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Dear Members,


The 4th Annual Cooperstown High School Jazz Band Reunion Concert is 6 pm, Sunday, July 20 at Lakefront Park, Cooperstown.  Featured will be past and present Directors of the Cooperstown Central School Jazz Band and many returning alumni who are now professional musicians. The rain location is the Sterling Auditorium at the Cooperstown High School, Linden Avenue, Cooperstown.  There is no fee to attend.

Join the celebration; support music in our schools.  For more details, contact Mike Emory ‘76 at 877-866-2263 or[email protected].



SAVE THE DATE: Thursday, September 25, 2014 at the Otesaga Resort Hotel for a Networking Luncheon11:30a.m.-1:30p.m. Featuring guest speaker Glenn Spencer Vice President Workforce Freedom Initiative, U.S. Chamber of Commerce.  Topic: The Second Offensive: Federal Regulation and Your Business.


Grill Day Event at Oneonta Farmers’ Market

This Saturday, July 12, the Oneonta Farmers Market will hold its annual grill day event, featuring free samples of locally-raised foods hot off the grill, great BBQ recipe ideas, a free drawing and display by Latte Lounge, balloon give-aways, and live music with Heaven’s Back Door. The event is sponsored by Latte Lounge


Visit the manager’s table to try hot-off-the-grill free samples of chorizo and sweet Italian sausage by Stone & Thistle Farm made with grass-fed pork from their East Meredith farm. Pick up a free recipe for this delicious, easy to make meal, perfect for outdoor grilling, or purchase a copy of Otsego County’s local foods cookbook ‘From Farm To Table’. A portion of proceeds from book sales go to support the Oneonta Farmers’ Market’s special events program.

The sponsor’s table will feature a display by Latte Lounge, Oneonta’s favorite coffee shop, with information about their delicious menu offerings, including coffees, teas, desserts, bagels and freshly made salads and sandwiches. Enter a free noon-time drawing to win a $20 gift certificate from the Latte Lounge.


Live music at the event begins at 10am with Heaven’s Back Door, playing acoustic blues and jazz standards with some fun originals mixed in. Balloons are free for the asking and the children’s table will feature fun games and activities for the young and the young at heart.


This week’s vendors will offer a wide selection of fruits and vegetables, including tomatoes, broccoli, radishes, greens, beets, summer squash, strawberries, peas, potatoes, onions, garlic scapes, carrots, and more.  Visit Mulligan Creek Acres booth or Stone & Thistle Farm booth for poultry and farm fresh eggs.  The market will also have various cuts of locall-raised meats and sausage, cut flower bouquets, potted plants, homemade preserves, homemade granola, honey and gourmet baked goods including gluten free, and handmade crafts.
Authorized produce vendors accept WIC and Senior Coupons throughout the season. The Oneonta Farmers’ Market is held every Saturday from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm at Oneonta’s Main Street Plaza under the white canopies right in front of the Clarion Hotel. Rain or shine! For more information call 607-437-0158, visit www.OneontaFarmersMarket.com, or ‘like’ us on facebook.



On Wednesday July 9 and Wednesday July 16, the Greater Oneonta Historical Society is offering “Main Street Memories Walks”.
A couple years back we found that these informal and leisurely walks were a great opportunity to reminisce about the past, but also
reflect on the present, and propose ideas for the future. The July 9 walk will cover Main Street east of Dietz Street and the July 16
walk Main Street west of Dietz.


I hope that you join us for one or both of the walks. Meet in front of the Oneonta History Center at 7:00 PM for the hour-long walks.
It’s free.


Thanks for considering it.






Herbal Remedies at The Farmers’ Museum during Step Back in Time Weekend

Step Back in Time Weekend: Herbal Remedies

July 12-13, 2014, from 10 am–5 pm


Cooperstown, NY — July 4, 2014 — Discover the plants and herbs that keep us happy and healthy at The Farmers’ Museum on Saturday and Sunday, July 12-13. During Step Back in Time: Herbal Remedies Weekend, learn about patent medicines and ingredients to make home remedies, take a workshop, and tour the herb garden with our expert.


Roll up your sleeves and make your own herbal sachet, or perhaps grind herbs to be used to prepare medicine. In the blacksmith shop, watch laboratory equipment take shape.


Workshops will be highlights of the weekend. On Saturday at 1:00 pm, learn to improve your wellness and nutrition from Marguerite Uhlmann-Bower, herbalist, R.N., and outdoors educator of Weeds, Leaves, Seeds & Shoots, a nature-oriented wellness program with workshops on wild-crafting and wild foods foraging.


The workshop on Sunday at 1:00 pm is “Herbal Allies for the Dog Days of Summer,” featuring common plants that help ease the insect bites, sunburns, cuts, and rashes of summer (led by Judith Millar, herbalist, Sacred Ground Herbals).


Life in 1845 continues throughout the museum’s historic village and farmstead. Don’t miss the Empire State Carousel, the museum you can ride, and the Children’s Barnyard with its baby sheep, goats, and other animals.


Herbal Remedies Weekend is a way to experience history first-hand at the museum, bringing the past to life and enriching our lives today. The weekend is sponsored by Cooperstown Natural Foods and NBT Bank.


All Step Back in Time Weekends are held at the museum from 10:00 am–5:00 pm. Entry is included in the museum admission: Adults and juniors (13-64): $12.00; seniors (65+): $10.50; youth (7-12): $6.00; children (6 and under): Free. NYSHA members are always admitted free, as are active-duty and retired career military.  Through Labor Day, active-duty military and up to five family members are free, through the Blue Star Museum program.




Riverstone Restaurant – Crestview Heights Golf Club

Enjoy patio dining with magnificent views of the golf course and countryside.  Reservations or walk-ins welcome.  (607) 267-4866.  Open daily from 11 am to 9 pm.  Steaks, seafood, pasta, soup, salads and sandwiches.  169 Forest Lane, West Oneonta located across from the Town Hall.  Crestview Heights Golf Club is open daily at 7 am.  PGA head golf professional on site.  9 hole public course. Memberships available, leagues, tournaments, outings, lessons, pro shop, picturesque views. (607) 267-4862















Fidelis Care logo R-BW


July 8, 2014


Dear Otsego County Chamber of Commerce Members,


In our community, there are families who need quality, affordable health care coverage. They need help learning about their options, and finding a health plan that best meets their needs.  With a mission to reach the uninsured and to provide quality affordable health coverage, Fidelis Care is here to help.


From offering products through NY State of Health: The Official Health Plan Marketplace, to affordable options for seniors through our Medicare and Dual Advantage products, to Managed Long Term Care programs that help individuals remain safely at home for as long as possible, Fidelis Care serves local residents of all ages and at all stages of life. In fact, more than one million children and adults 61 counties, Fidelis Care is one of the largest health plans of its kind in New York State.


Partnering with local businesses and community organizations is the heart of our grassroots outreach.  A Fidelis Care representative is on site at Catholic Charities at 176 Main St., Oneonta every Monday 10AM-4PM. Fidelis also works closely with the Oneonta Community Health Center by volunteering the first and third Tuesdays of the month. Our professional and knowledgeable representatives are available to meet with individuals at your work place, a convenient location in the community, or in the comfort of their own homes.


I look forward to speaking with you soon about how Fidelis Care can work with you to meet the needs of your employees and make a difference in the communities we serve.  If you would like to contact me directly, my phone number is (607)221-5301 and my e-mail address is [email protected].




Patrick Abrams

Marketing Outreach Coordinator


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