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Noah’s World


Food Truck Festival


FOOD TRUCK FEST – 1 – 8:30 p.m. Celebrate Food Truck of Upstate New York. Features food trucks, live music, vendors, tastings of wine, craft beer, ciders, food competition, live performance from ZZ Top! beginning 8:30. 6th Ward Booster Club Field, 7 Scrambling Ave., Oneonta. Visit

FARM DAY – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Visit family farms around Otsego County to explore fish farming, beekeeping, maple syrup making, more. Find guide at

Faso Makes Three Stops On Oneonta Business Tour

Faso Visits Noah’s World,

Toonie Moonie In Oneonta

Congressman John Faso, R-19, above, meets with the owner’s of Noah’s World in Oneonta, Sheila Andreic and husband Aleksandar, during a visit to Oneonta today.  “The congressman … wanted to learn about initiatives in our county that focus on early learning and development.” said Barbara Ann Heegan, Otsego County Chamber of Commerce president. “I immediately thought of Noah’s World. They provide an excellent service for … parents who work struggle to find affordable, quality childcare.”   He then went next door to tour the production floor of Toonie Moonie Organics with owner Kim Condon, inset, seen overlooking their kitchen. (Ian Austin/

Rain Doesn’t Stop Oneonta Color Run

Rain Doesn’t Stop Oneonta Color Run

Oneonta’s Mason Hannan, 9, was one of the first runners to cross the finish line in the “5 and older” race at the 2018 Kid’s Color Run, put on by the Oneonta YMCA and Noah’s World Recreational Center. Despite the cold rain and snow, dozens of kids showed up with their parents to participate in the run. (Parker Fish/
Noah’s World Play Space Opens in Rail Yards

Noah’s World Play Space

Opens In Oneonta Rail Yards

Noah’s World, a play place for special-needs children and their families, hosted a grand opening this afternoon in its 3,800-square-foot space, where children can run, dance, climb or even take a few minutes to wind down in the Sensory Play area. “My son, Noah, is on the autism spectrum, and I wanted to create a place for kids like him to enjoy themselves, without a lot of over-stimulation, but that would also be open to all families,” said owner Sheila Andreic. Cutting the ribbon, above, from left, George Mills, Nick Andreic, Luna Zyndu, Mason Brown, Gavin Tandel, Meadow Luettger, Olive Remillard, Mayor Gary Herzig, Sheila, Georgia Elbert, Cassandra Hughes, Sandy Hitchcock and Thomas Wolf. At right, Olive and Gavin race through the indoor jungle gym. (Libby Cudmore and Ian Austin/

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