ONEONTA — Microenterprise grants totalling $52,600 were awarded this afternoon to four city businesses: Shakedown Street Share Your Wear Online Store; Noah’s World; Wolfhound Studios and Sunrise Catering, Inc.
The money is for equipment and working capital costs.
“I congratulate the recipients of this current round of microenterprise funding,” stated Mayor Gary Herzig. “These grants will help strengthen the city’s small business community.”
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, AUGUST 17
ART EXHIBIT – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Art By The Lake 12th annual juried art exhibit celebrating relationship between artists and landscape. Also features artist demonstrations, food by Origins Cafe, music, more. Lake front Lawn, Fenimore Art Museum, Coopersotwn. 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, AUGUST 25
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 cahpc.org/food_truck_event
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 www.familyfarmday.org
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/AllOTSEGO.com)
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/AllOTSEGO.com)