area news; September 7, 2022 | community


Added Friday hours from Territory Bookstore

WORCESTER – The Library Used Bookshop at 168 Main St. in Worcester is open two days a week until further notice.

From Friday 9 September it will be open from 12pm to 4pm on Fridays and from 10am to 3pm on Saturdays.

The shop has new and used books, DVDs, audio books and collage material. Children’s books cost 50 cents each. New articles are added weekly.

The proceeds benefit the library.

Call 607-397-7389 for more information.

Last pit night in Ommegang

MIDDLEFIELD – The Erin Harkes Big Band will play the last Fire Pit Friday of the season on Friday, September 9 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the Ommegang Brewery at 656 County Highway 33 in Middlefield.

The event features music, a bonfire and beer.

Email [email protected] for more information.

Draping the pews for Saturday

FLY CREEK – The annual Draping of the Pews, a free quilt show and holiday boutique, will be held Saturday, September 10 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Fly Creek Methodist Church on County Route 26 in Fly Creek.

In addition to an exhibition and sale of quilts, there will be three quilts up for bid in a silent auction.

Pomona Grange to mark milestone

PIERSTOWN — The Otsego County Pomona Grange will celebrate its 130th anniversary when it meets at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 10 at Pierstown Grange Hall at 137 Wedderspoon Hollow Road in Pierstown.

Reports from the county’s subordinate and community granges will be presented and committee reports will be presented, according to a media release.

At noon, there will be a covered lunch that includes anniversary cake and ice cream.

A 1:00 p.m. program will feature State Grange Master/President Stephen C. Coye as a guest speaker, followed by the Butternut Valley Grange Singers, who will perform a selection of songs.

Pomona Grange was incorporated on October 11, 1892 with 59 original members. The first master of organization was WH Chamberlain of the Elk Creek Grange. Active veterans include Dale All, Roger Halbert, Leslie Rathbun and Norman Ritchey. The current champion of the Pomona Grange is Barton Snedaker.

At the national level, Pomona Granges assume leadership for the educational, legislative and business interests of the subordinate Granges in their jurisdiction.

Soul Sky takes place on the weekend train

MILFORD – The Cooperstown Blues Express presents Soul Sky for the ages of 21 and over on Saturday 10th September.

According to a media release, Soul Sky is a dynamic, bluesy, jammy rock band with excellent guitars and a great rhythm section. Jeremy Walz, Tom Dolan, Jeff Prescott, Joe Mele and Mark Emanatian will play music that moves body and soul. Boarding begins at 18:30 at Milford Depot for the 3 hour 19:00 train journey by launch. Tickets are $25 each. Call 607-353-8030 or visit for more information.

Rotary golf tournament scheduled for September 18th

RICHFIELD SPRINGS – More than $1,000 is on offer at this year’s Lyn Edingger Memorial Golf Tournament, scheduled for Sunday, September 18 at the Meadow Links Golf Course at 476 County Highway 27 in Richfield Springs.

According to a media release, the event is the premier fundraiser for the Cooperstown Rotary Foundation, a non-profit, tax-deductible organization. Funds raised from the tournament support community programs including the Michael Mayne Scholarship at ONC BOCES, Rotary Youth Exchange, and community funds like the Youth Food Movement.

Teams tee off at 1:30pm on the 18-hole course in captain-and-crew format.

The $60 per person entry fee includes a cart and green fee, as well as food and beverages at the awards ceremony and post-game reception.

First, second and third place winners will receive cash and gift card prizes, as well as a $25 Closest to the Pin prize and a $500 Hole in One prize.

Individuals and corporations can sponsor holes on the course for US$100 or donate to the auction taking place in the pavilion after the picnic dinner. The names of the hole sponsors will appear on the hole of their choice, but will also be mentioned, along with the auction donors, at the awards ceremony and in tournament advertising.

Contact Ellen Tillapaugh at 607.547.5646 or [email protected] for more information and to register.


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