Village Board Approves Girl Scouts’ Inclusive Vision

Cherry Valley Board OKs Girl Scouts’ Inclusive Vision By CHRYSTAL SAVAGE • Special to CHERRY VALLEY – Girl Scouts, Bailey Thayer and Zola Palmer are making a difference in their community. When brainstorming service project ideas, the fourth and fifth-grade juniors suggested improving the village playground behind the Cherry Valley Community Center – formerly the Cherry Valley School – by adding more equipment. Specifically, Zola is excited to add spinners to the current equipment. “I like to spin,” she…


Playground Rising At OFO Emergency Housing

OFO Emergency Housing Receives New Playground Steve Prichardt, left, enlists the help of Alan Little in leveling the marks for a ladder rung on a new children’s playground they are helping construct at the Opportunities For Otsego Emergency Housing building in Oneonta this afternoon. At right, the newly installed climbing wall is kid-tested and approved by Alexis Chan. The project is part of the Community Outreach Project put on by first Baptist Church. The new playground features a jungle gym,…

Chief Russo Playground Unveiled

Y’s Frank Russo Unveils Playground In Memory Of Dad, Former Fire Chief Oneonta Family Y Executive Director Frank Russo, in top photo, is embraced by Jim Sawyer, former Crew 36 OFD firefighter, after he announced the opening of the Francis “Cootie” Russo Jr. playground on Scramling Avenue in memory of his father, a retired city fire chief who passed away last July.  Firefighter Shane Mattice looks on. “I have a huge family.” said the son. “I have my family, my Sixth Ward family…