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Dear Members,


Please NOTE: It has been brought to my attention by members that an e-mail was sent out today from someone by the name of Alfred asking about the 2014 membership directory. This is a spam e-mail and this is not from our office. Please do not respond to this e-mail.  Thank you for your attention to this matter.


YEA! Success Stories Across the Country

When you were a kid, did you ever wonder what it would have been like to put “CEO” on your résumé before graduating high school? For YEA! students, this dream is a reality!


YEA! students all across the country are accomplishing things they never thought they could! By taking the YEA! program, these students have built their confidence levels, improved their public speaking, improved their professional behavior and have all the tools they need to start and run a real and legal business. 100% of these students graduate high school and 99% end up going on to college—most at the college of their choice because of their YEA! experience!


To read just a handful of the many success stories across the country, visit this link!http://yeausa.org/pdf/YEA!%20Success%20Stories%202013.pdf


If you have a child, niece, nephew, grandchild that can benefit from being a part of our class starting this Fall on Hartwick College campus please call President Barbara An Heegan. (607) 432-4500 Ext. 202or e-mail at [email protected]. The Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) is a groundbreaking and exciting afterschool program on Hartwick College campus that transforms middle and high school students into real, confident entrepreneurs. Throughout the class, students develop business ideas, write business plans, conduct market research, pitch their plans to a panel of investors, and actually launch and run their own real, legal, fully formed companies and social movements. Complete with dynamic guest speakers from the local business community and exciting behind-the-scenes trips to local companies, the fun, projects-based YEA! approach empowers students to take charge of their futures in a profound way.




Oneonta Elks to Host 2nd Annual Adults Only

Halloween Costume Fundraiser

Friday, October 24th

7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

$20.00 Single ~ $30.00 Elks Member with Guest

$35.00 Non-Member Couple

Drinks, Hors D’oeuvres

and Desserts will be

included. Your entry

ticket will enter you to

win door prizes.

Bring five non-perishable food items per person to donate to our local

food pantry and be entered to win a raffle grand prize!

Keep holiday food items in mind!


Prizes will be given to the best male and female costumes.

Join us for an evening of fun, food , dancing and ghoulish surprises!!

Tickets can be purchased at door or in advance.

Contact Elks Member Susan Sheldon is hosting this wonderful fundraiser In Memory of her Dad



For more information call 607.437.2508 or e-mail

[email protected]

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Elks Club BPOE 1312 and the Tri-County Associations for the Education of

Young Children (AEYC) which supports the development of professionals to promote quality care and education for the well being

of all young children and their families.








Inaugural “Rockin’ Around Cooperstown Ugly Sweater Run and Walk” to take place on Main Street December 6

Holiday Event invites everyone to come to Cooperstown to enjoy the holiday season, meet Santa, and shop local

The Cooperstown Chamber of Commerce and Clark Sports Center will partner to host the inaugural “Rockin Around Cooperstown Ugly Sweater Run and Walk” on Saturday, December 6. The event will encourage runners and walkers to venture through historic Cooperstown in their ugliest holiday sweaters and encourage patrons to shop and eat local, while visiting Santa’s home.

The event will begin at Santa’s House in Pioneer Park at approximately 12:30 p.m with Santa himself giving opening remarks. Participants will be given a Santa hat and silver bells to wear during their choice of a 4-mile or a 2-mile loop around Cooperstown that will begin and end at Main Street. Upon completion of the race, participants will receive either a free coffee courtesy of Stagecoach Coffee or a free beer from Brewery Ommegang’s beer trailer. Following the race, Cooperstown’s Main Street will become a block party with live music, kid’s activities including bouncy houses, an Elf on the Shelf scavenger hunt, horse drawn carriage rides, and a window decorating competition. Prizes will be given out for the Ugliest Sweater, the Ugliest Team Sweaters, and based on participants finish in the race.

“We hope to see this event become a staple in the region,” says Matt Hazzard, Interim Executive Director for the Cooperstown Chamber of Commerce. “During the holiday season, Cooperstown is a magical place and the opportunity to showcase everything we have to offer is great for our community. We are excited and honored to partner with a great organization in the Clark Sports Center to bring this unique event to life.”

“The Clark Sports Center is excited to partner on this inaugural event.” says Val Paige, Director for the Clark Sports Center. “We take pride in promoting healthy lifestyles and with this event we get a chance to draw in people throughout the region to experience what makes Cooperstown such an extraordinary place all year round.”

The event will showcase Cooperstown’s beautiful Main Street and provide an opportunity for restaurants and retailers to showcase their businesses to the crowd of locals and visiting attendees. We encourage residents and visitors to attend the Cooperstown PTA Pancake Breakfast at 8 a.m. that morning and the Cooperstown Farmer’s Market beginning at 9 a.m.before heading to this event. Everyone is invited to attend this unique event. Main Street will be closed beginning at 11 a.m. from the Doubleday Field entrance to Hoffman Lane as well as Pioneer Street from Church St. to Stagecoach Coffee.

Beginning October 22, participants can register at www.active.com for $25 or $20 if you bring a toy donation for Toys for Tots on the day of the race. Registering will also be available at the Clark Sports Center. Sponsorship opportunities are available and interested businesses should contact the Cooperstown Chamber of Commerce at 607-547-9983 or[email protected] for information and details.

About the Cooperstown Chamber of Commerce:

Founded in 1917, the Cooperstown Chamber of Commerce is proud to represent our region’s businesses and our local community in welcoming guests to our area. The Chamber serves as a resource and catalyst to develop, promote, and support business in the Cooperstown area, while acting as an ambassador on behalf of the membership. Chamber programs foster a diverse business climate, benefit the membership, and promote tourism. Visitwww.cooperstownchamber.org for more information. Follow the Cooperstown Chamber of Commerce on Twitter: @CooperstownCofC, Facebook.com/cooperstownchamber, and Instagram: @WeAreCooperstown

About the Clark Sports Center: Founded in 1891, the Clark Sports Center takes an active role in the health, fitness, recreational and educational life of the Village of Cooperstown and its surrounding area. Our objective is to provide safe, high quality youth, adult, and family programming. Visit the Clark Sports Center at www.clarksportscenter.com for more information.


Enjoy a Night of Cultures at the Fenimore’s Night at Our Museum

Night at Our Museum

Fenimore Art Museum

Saturday, November 1



COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (10/20/2014) — An evening of family fun and creativity comes to the Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown on Saturday, November 1. Night at Our Museum opens the museum doors to the community from6:00-8:00 pm. Bring your family and enjoy a night of cultural encounters. Engage in a guided exploration of the exhibits and encounter Henry Hudson, folk art, and Native American objects on a “sail” up the Hudson River. Make your own origami or bead and pipe cleaner creatures. Contribute to a community-created art piece. Enjoy family-friendly live music. Night at Our Museum provides a wonderful way to bring families together in the lovely setting of the Fenimore Art Museum.


Snacks and drinks will be available. Cost: $7 (ages 13 and up); $5 for NYSHA members; free for children 12 and under.  No reservations are necessary.  Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.  For more information visitFenimoreArtMuseum.org or call (607) 547-1453.


This event is planned by students at the Cooperstown Graduate Program. Proceeds benefit the museum’s Education Department.



Create One-of-a-Kind Gifts during 19th-Century Learning Experiences at The Farmers’ Museum

COOPERSTOWN, NY — October 20, 2014 — In four workshops geared to the holidays, create one-of-a-kind gifts: Bake breads, cakes, and 19th-century holiday treats. Create a hand-sewn bandbox. Set type, ink, and print custom holiday greeting cards! Create bottles of lavender and rose water. On Saturday, November 15, resident experts  at The Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown offer a unique opportunity to learn a new skill or create special gifts. Make a lasting memory by sharing the experience with a friend or child; children ages 12 and older are welcome to register when accompanied by an adult.


Printing Holiday Cards: Experience a day at work with a 19th-century printer. Set type, ink, and print your very own custom cards! Learn the basics of 19th-century printing while using our historic presses to create unique holiday greetings.


Crafting a Bandbox: Hand-sewn bandboxes make wonderful gifts or keepsakes for protecting and storing treasured items. Create your own bandbox by shaping and stitching pasteboard around a wooden frame. Finish the box by covering it with eye-catching reproduction historic wallpaper.


Baking: Learn the art of baking in a brick bake oven and in a bake kettle, or Dutch oven during this hands-on experience in the historic More House. You help prepare (and then taste) breads, cakes, and some 19th-century holiday treats during this unique experience.


Creating Food Essences and Fragrant Waters: Create your own bottles of lavender and rose waters to take home or give away. Learn about historic tinctures and how to make the hot sauce and vanilla extract we sell at Todd’s General Store.


Workshops are held at The Farmers’ Museum on November 15. Each of the four workshops lasts from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, with a half-hour lunch break. Registration is required; call 607-547-1461. Cost: $75; or $70 for members of the New York State Historical Association. The Farmers’ Museum is located at 5775 State Highway 80, Cooperstown, N.Y.


For more information, visit FarmersMuseum.org.

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