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Dear Members,


We invite you to join us this evening at 5:30p.m. for Ribbon Cutting for new member Marlee Hinchey, LMT business as a massage therapist. See details below for directions. Join us at the B-Side following these event for drinks, finger foods and entertainment as a networking mixer among members.



52nd Annual General Clinton Canoe Regatta May 23-26, 2014
Bainbridge, New York – More than 1000 canoe racers and as many as 10,000 spectators will ascend on Bainbridge, NY for the 52nd Annual General Clinton Canoe Regatta. The Regatta is presented by the Bainbridge Chamber of Commerce. It features the longest one-day flat water canoe race in North America. Amateur and professional canoeists compete for cash and prizes.

The weekend starts Friday night with the generation gaps races. Saturday brings in the Boy and Girl Scouts from all over the Northeast. Sunday features the ten person Grand Prix relay races from Oneonta, NY. Monday brings professional and amateur canoeists from all over the world. They will challenge the Susquehanna River for 70 miles.

The General Clinton Park is home to the finish line, which will have much to offer for the spectators. Friday is the inaugural Regatta’s Got Talent .The B-G students will present a star studded entertainment event. The competition is open to all ages.

Saturday, features kids’ day children’s entertainment featuring Animal Adventure, Chee Chee the Clown and The Enchanted Wagon puppets. There also is the 7th Annual Dan Elwood 5k Run and 1 Mile Walk for Hospice at 9 AM. Main Event Amusements will be giving away a boys and a girl’s bike on SaturdaySaturday also marks the long awaited return of the Youth Wrestling Tournament, starting at 8 AMSaturday also features the annual Pam LeFever Memorial Canoe Parade. Everyone is invited to join Past chairman and past winners to float down the Susquehanna River at 1 PMfrom Sidney to Bainbridge. Following the parade will be the induction of the third class into the General Clinton Hall of Fame. A dinner will be held at 4 PM with tickets available for $25 until May 10 with the ceremony following. After the ceremony The Beadle Bros. Band will take the stage followed by a gigantic fireworks display at 10 PM sponsored by NBT Bank.

Main Event Amusements from Syracuse, again this year, will produce the carnival. They will be featuring wristband ride specials all weekend long! There will also be all of your favorite midway foods as well as a large Craft/Flea market that will be open all weekend for your shopping and dining pleasure.

Sunday features The Regatta Music Festival presented by Dundee Ales and Lagers from 2 to 11 Pm, with local favorites Woodshed Prophets headlining the day. Opening the festival features the return of regatta favorites Fetish Lane along with The Gravelding Bros. The day ends with another huge firework display by American Fireworks sponsored by MeadWestvaco. Sunday also will be a motorcycle ride in sponsored by The Red Knights motorcycle club. Bikers will get free admission with your bike on display for judging in front of pavilion. Monday will conclude the regatta with the 70 mile canoe race. The race will begin at 6 am at Otsego Lake shore in Cooperstown and will finish in Bainbridge, with the first canoes coming in approx 2 pm. You can tune to WCDO FM101/AM1490 for the live broadcast all day. This year WCDO will be streaming live online for every one all over the world to hear. The broadcast will provide updates at many points on the river. Also on Monday the BG Students will be hosting the first Battle of the Bands starting at 1PM.

Admission to the park is just $7 per carload Sat, Sun and Monday with Friday free admission compliments of Sidney Federal Credit Union.

The Bainbridge Chamber of Commerce would like to thank all our loyal sponsors – NBT Bank, Acco Brands, Sidney Federal Credit Union, Brewery Ommegang, Upturn Industries, Price Chopper, Northern Eagle Beverages, Unadilla Laminated Products, Coughlin and Gerhart, Dundee Ales and Lagers, Plexicomm, Budweiser, WCDO AM/FM, Clinton Tractor, Hacker Threads, Tioga Downs and Commerce Chenango.\

Information on directions, hours, event info, race entries, and any other information is available on our website www.canoeregatta.org.




Oneonta Job Corps Academy Presents:

Community Relations/Industrial Council Meeting

& Student Recognition Ceremony


Date: Thursday, June 12, 2014

Time3:30pm to 5:30pm

Location: Oneonta Municipal Airport
391 Airport Rd, Oneonta, NY 13820


We invite you to join the Oneonta Job Corps Academy and the Oneonta Airport Commission in celebrating the hard work that the students of OJCA have put into the Oneonta Municipal Airport.

Oneonta Job Corps Academy students have been working hard to become more integrated members of the community, and as a result they have learned valuable lessons and employability skills. The Community has played a large part in creating a well-rounded and healthy education experience for our students, and we would like to share that experience with the members of the community.

The meeting & ceremony will be led by the CRC’s chairperson, Mayor Richard Miller, and refreshments will be provided. Our special guest, Congressman Chris Gibson, has planned to be in attendance to show his support for our center, for our community and for the work being done by the talented students from Oneonta Job Corps.

Please RSVP by contacting Adina Feliu, Business & Community Liaison of Oneonta Job Corps, by Tuesday June 10, 2014. Please let Ms. Feliu know if you would like to be placed on the agenda.


Adina J. Feliu

Business & Community Liaison

Oneonta Job Corps Academy

21 Homer Folks Ave.

(607) 431-1455(office)

Email: [email protected]




Come Join Us!


Literacy Volunteers

of Otsego and Delaware Counties




4:00 PM on Thursday, May 22nd


254 Main Street, Oneonta, NY  13820

Corner of Main Street & Ford Avenue

directly across from Community Bank


(Enter on Main Street OR next to Eighth Note on South Main)



Literacy Volunteers of Otsego and Delaware Counties

would like to share our mission with you

and hope you can help us as well.


We need board members, tutors, and cash donations!


Our mission is to increase adult and family literacy through professionally trained volunteer tutoring.  We provide literacy skills crucial for more productive, prosperous and confident lives, thus improving the quality of life and empowering individuals in Delaware and Otsego Counties.


It is our philosophy that learning is a life-long process.

We are dedicated to recognizing and developing a learner’s potential.


Our student-centered and self-directed approach enables learners to reach their personal literacy goals at no cost to them.


Please come to find out more about our organization on

Thursday, May 22nd

Refreshments will be served.


For more info or to RSVP, please call:

Karen Rowe at (607) 433-3645 x331 — or 353-7099


Dear Superintendents of Schools, Businesses, Professional Organizations, and Institutions of Higher Learning:


The Milford Central School District’s is broadening its CORE (Career Opportunities in Rural Education) Initiative to include the development of STEM Focus Shared Programs throughout regional schools in and around Otsego County. We would like your support and partnership.


CORE is serving as a rural catalyst of collaboration between K-12 schools, institutions of higher learning, and business partners to assist the public with: 1) current and future employment opportunities, and 2) the training necessary to prepare individuals for those opportunities. CORE’s proposal to create shared STEM Focus programs at regional schools that align with career and education demands will provide the skills and knowledge necessary to compete in a global economy for the 21st Century. Small rural school students will now have increased opportunities to identify and focus their education, make connections with business partners and apply to colleges that provide certifications and degrees in a STEM specific field.


We are applying for several funding opportunities and letters of support and partnership are critical for project success. Please email your letter to [email protected] or fax it to 607-286-7879. We appreciate your support for this very important initiative. All documentation is due back by June 4th. See sample letter attached.

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