OPENING DAY – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Kick of the 45th season the museum with guided tours of the water-powered sawmill, gristmill, woodworking workshop. Admission $9/adult. Hanford Mills Museum, 51 Co. Hwy. 12, East Meredith. Call 607-278-5744 or visit www.hanfordmills.org
FOOD FOR THOUGHT – 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. Tour the exhibit “Edward Weston: Portrait of the Young Man as an Artist” with Arts in Education coordinator and photographer Kevin Gray. Cost, $30 non-members. Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org/event/weston
RICHFIELD SPRINGS – Sometimes with apocalyptic descriptions, activists Bill Huston from Binghamton and Craig Stevens from Silver Lake, Pa., held sway for much of this evening’s informational meeting on XNG’s “virtual pipeline” of trucks bearing compressed natural gas across Otsego County.
For instance, if a “fully loaded” Titan, one brand of truck the two said XNG is using, exploded, it would be the equivalent of 92 tons of TNT, Huston said at one point.
But the evening ended with a reassuring note, as Fly Creek Fire Chief Mike Thayer, in full uniform, went to the front of the room and said of the XNG truck rollover on Route 205 Sept. 5 in the Town of Otsego, “I think it was handled very well.”
RICHFIELD SPRINGS – It looks like a rare contest is shaping up for president of a local chamber of commerce, in Richfield Springs.
When the notice went out in recent days for the chamber’s annual meeting, planned at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15, at the Lake House Restaurant on Canadarago Lake, it listed Christine Corrigan, Lake House proprietor with her husband, Gene, as proposed president.
Today, though, Karen Collins of Hidden Gems & Treasures circulated an e-mail stating her interest and saying, “If I am elected, I will be very active in the community and available when needed.” The wife of Chester “Skip” Collins, she has been in the village seven years and was recently active in the Winter Wonderlands committee.
Other officers on the official slate are Joann Christman, vice president, and board members Carole Bayzon, Randy Christian, Paul Palumbo, Onalee Sanford, Judie Stone and Daniel Sullivan, as well as Karen Collins. The vote will occur at the annual meeting.