MOVEOUT DAY SALE—9 a.m. to noon. The public is invited to browse items donated by SUNY Oneonta students on move-out day. Held at the Otsego ReUse Center, 23 Duane Street, Oneonta. (607) 353-7831 or visit facebook.com/OtsegoReUseCenter
DINE FOR A CAUSE—Each Tuesday through May 31, eat out at Social Eats Project 607 and a percentage of the proceeds will go to support local non-profit, Helios Care. Social Eats Project 607, 546 Main Street, Oneonta. (607) 432-6773 or visit facebook.com/helioscarehospice
Pedals for Progress/Sewing Peace, in an ongoing effort to recycle unwanted items, will hold a used bicycle and sewing machine collection on Saturday, October 29 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Otsego ReUse Center, 23 Duane Street, Oneonta.
Rust free adult and children’s bicycles in repairable condition and working portable sewing machines and sewing notions can be dropped off rain or shine throughout the day. Bikes for parts, disassembled bikes, tricycles and fabric will not be accepted.
P4P/SP collects 3,000-5,000 items annually and transfers this material wealth to those more needy. To date, more than 164,000 bicycles and 5,600 sewing machines have been shipped to developing countries in Latin America, Africa, and Eastern Europe. There, bikes are reconditioned by partner agencies and distributed at low cost to poor working adults.
Maureen Murray, Cooperstown, and Barbara Deemer, Oneonta help separate Styrofoam and plastics for Eva Davey, Westford, to put on the truck for recycling during the annual Earth Fest event at Milford Central School this afternoon. At right, Bill Hardy, Oneonta, of the ARC’s Oneonta ReUse Center, holds before photos of their re-purpose contest winner; an industrial fan that was made into an unique coffee table by Joanne Mkytyn of Oneonta. Guests could browse the clothing swap, shred old papers, enjoy dog herding demonstrations, taste local food and enjoys a wide selection of informational tables from local organizations.(Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
HARVEST FESTIVAL – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 2 days of music, performances, activities, workshops, meet the animals, learn about old-time trades, participate in the harvest. Entry, $12/adult. The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1450 or visit www.farmersmuseum.org/Harvest-Festival
BENEFIT JAM SESSION – 3 – 10 p.m. “Play it Forward” all day jam session with musicians from Florida, Long Island, Brooklyn mix with local musicians. All instruments, genres, vocalists invited. Enjoy raffles, BBQ, music. All proceeds go to American Legion Legacy Run, helping children of fallen heroes since 9/11. Oneonta Vets Club, 279 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 607-432-0494 or visit www.alrpost259.org/legacy
ONEONTA – ARC Otsego celebrated the grand opening of their Otsego ReUse Center on Duane Street this morning with a ribbon cutting ceremony and tours of their location. Betty Li set up in the old Bresees’ warehouse, ReUse acts as a collection station for usable items that were destined for the landfill.
“Since our soft opening in November, we have already kept over fourteen tons of usable items out of our landfills.” remarked Pat Knuth, executive director of Arc Otsego.
“We have lots of people drop off great stuff!” said Bill Hardy, manager of the location. “Local contractors, Carpet Plus, Scholet furniture, Lowes, G&I Homes, SUNY Oneonta, they have all donated things here which we sell at a fraction of their original cost!”
The ARC plans to purchase the building from Mark Bresee in the fall and are currently looking for support to help with the purchase.The Otsego ReUse Center is open 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday – Saturday.