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Bushel presents its June Community Film Pick: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Written By Editor on 6/6/23 | 6/6/23

DELHI, NY—As part of its Community Film Picks series, Bushel is pleased to present a screening of the 2018 animated film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, directed by Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman. This screening takes place on Friday, June 16; doors at 6:45 pm; screening begins at 7 pm. This program is free and open to the public. Bushel is located at 106 Main Street, Delhi.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is about a young man named Miles Morales, living in Brooklyn, who is bitten by a radioactive spider and develops spider-like powers. Following in the footsteps of Peter Parker, he discovers a machine beneath Brooklyn that can transport things and people from other dimensions into his own, which leads Miles to embark on a harrowing quest to save all of New York.

Delhi residents Augustus and Elizabeth Green picked this film for Bushel’s monthly Community Film Pick series. Augustus is an 11 year old who loves reading, films, listening to music, and playing. He moved to Delhi from Pittsburgh with his family in 2020. Elizabeth is a writer, teacher, and Augustus’s mom.

BUSHEL is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit, volunteer-led, mixed-use space dedicated to art, agriculture, ecology, and action. It is located at 106 Main Street in Delhi. For more information, go to

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Hyde Hall and Glimmerglass State Park Block Party on June 10th

Cooperstown, NY – The Hyde Hall and Glimmerglass State Park Block Party welcomes the summer season and has twenty local organizations coming together on June 10th,10 a.m. - 3 p.m. The day includes activities, animals, crafts, programs, guided hikes, and music around Glimmerglass State Park and Hyde Hall’s campus.

Participating in this year’s Block Party are the Rolling Meadows Clydesdales, the Leatherstocking Council BSA, the Girl Scouts, the Susquehanna SPCA, Springfield Center Library, Cooperstown Farmers Market, Glimmerglass Film Days, Otsego Outdoors, Cooperstown Police Department, Cooperstown Food Pantry, Catskill Regional Invasive Species Partnership (CRISP), NYS Field Education, Richfield Springs Fire Department, Otsego Lake Association, Hanzolo, Barbie’s Kettle Corn, Otsego County Boat Deputy, Otsego County Conservation Association (OCCA), Jim Loudon, Chef Dave Neil Mobile Kitchen & Catering Co., Glimmerglass Festival, and more!

Hyde Hall’s Executive Director Jonathan Maney says, “Come and enjoy our incredible views, listen to live music, eat good food, meet the animals, and see how our friends and partners are making Otsego County such a wonderful place!”

The event has live music throughout the day with artists from the Glimmerglass Festival performing live from 11 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. on Hyde Hall’s veranda, followed by Hanzolo from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Hyde Hall’s gift store will have a BOGO sale on books and offers a scavenger hunt for children. The New York State Park Environmental Team will have demonstrations, the Otsego County Conservation Association (OCCA) will offer guided hikes, and Otsego County Boat Deputy will provide boating-safely lessons. Fly Safe Wild Goose Management will have border collies and ducks for demonstrations.

The full list of participants is available on Hyde Hall’s website. The rain date is set for the following day, June 11th. If weather conditions are inclement, consult and Hyde Hall’s Facebook page for information. Glimmerglass State Park has a day-use fee for every vehicle, but outside activities in the park and at Hyde Hall are free and open to the public. Paid Hyde Hall mansion tours are available from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

This event is presented in cooperation with the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation – Central Region.

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ASF’s WIM Program Goes Mountain Biking Next Week

Written By Editor on 6/5/23 | 6/5/23

WINDHAM, N.Y. – After hosting two Warriors in Motion® (WIM) road cycling events, the Adaptive Sports Foundation (ASF) is breaking out its beefier bikes to host its first of two mountain biking programs next week from June 6-8.

The ASF will be welcoming six U.S. military veterans to the Gwen Allard Adaptive Sports Center for three days of biking through the wooded trails that Windham and its neighboring towns has to offer. Layna Roth, a veteran of the U.S. Marines Corps, will be participating in her first ever WIM event, though she participated in a one-day ski trip to Windham this past winter with the Albany VA. “I want to see how in shape I am for biking,” she said. “It’s been years since I’ve owned a bike, so it’s been a long time.”

The warriors and ASF volunteers will meet for the first time on Tuesday afternoon at the ASF Lodge for bike and equipment fitting and lunch before they raise their kickstands and go out for their first ride, a trip down to Windham Mountain’s “Wooly Bear” trail, where there is a beginner mountain biking course. The participants will be able to test their skills on their new bikes on the dirt trail with banked turns. After spending some time there, the plan is to then head over to Elm Ridge Wild Forest to bike down the warm-up loops. Once they’re done at Elm ridge, the warriors will then check into their hotels and get ready for a catered dinner at ASF.

Wednesday is an all-day affair, as the ASF shuttle bus will pick up the warriors from their hotels and bring them to CD Lane Park for a morning ride. After biking through the park and through the woods, the WIM team will stop for lunch before taking the shuttle to Elm Ridge once again to rip through the area’s fun loops. Once they finish biking for the day, the veterans will return to their hotel rooms to relax and get ready for another dinner at ASF.

The veterans and volunteers will meet again at the ASF lodge on Thursday morning before heading over to the Tannersville Bike Park, where they will ride some downhill paths and perhaps participate in time trials in a friendly competition. The group will then hop on the shuttle bus to head back to the ASF lodge for lunch before departing.

“I’m brand new to adaptive sports through the VA,” Roth explained. “Last year I started with PGA Hope I stayed with that program, then I got to do skiing with the ASF during the winter for one day, which put me in contact with the ASF, so I signed up.”

The Warriors in Motion program provides participating injured United States servicemen and women with a basic knowledge and practice of wellness and the importance of lifelong healthy living. All WIM programs are goal-oriented and empower the warrior to take charge of their own fitness and wellness.

The ASF’s Warriors in Motion program is funded by donations that were generously given to the organization. Thanks to these donations, the ASF is able to provide bicycle rentals (to those who need them), helmets, water bottles, all meals, hotel rooms, snacks, water, sports drinks, sunscreen, bug spray, ponchos (if necessary) and maps. If you’d like to donate to the Adaptive Sports Foundation’s Warriors in Motion program, or any of the other programs the ASF has to offer, visit

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How to Weather an Unexpected Job Loss

News of mass layoffs in major sectors of the economy has reignited interest in how to prepare financially for a job loss. If you’ve recently been laid off – or if you’re simply preparing for the prospect of job cuts at your organization – it can help to develop a game plan. Here are some strategies to keep in mind.

Reassess your financial situation

Start by reviewing your recent bank statements, current portfolio and upcoming financial obligations. Talk with your spouse or partner about how to reduce discretionary expenditures to ensure you meet all essential expenses such as mortgage, insurance, utility and car payments. Managing your budget carefully is critical in a period of job uncertainty. 

Understand your severance package

If you receive a severance package, be sure you understand the terms, timeframe and payment amount. Your deal may include several paychecks, reimbursement for unused paid-time-off or sick days, and stock options, among other possible sources of income. Consider reviewing the terms with a trusted attorney or financial professional, particularly if you have the option to negotiate your severance. Some companies also offer career coaching, human resources support or other non-monetary benefits that could be helpful in your transition and search for new employment. 

File for unemployment benefits

While government unemployment benefits aren’t likely to replace your previous income stream, they may help you meet your day-to-day living expenses while you are out of work. File as soon as you can, as there typically is a waiting period to begin collecting.

Manage your health care coverage

The loss of a job may also mean the loss of health insurance benefits. Take action right away to make sure you don’t experience a lapse in coverage. Unexpected illnesses or accidents can happen to anyone, and the financial impact can be significantly higher without the right insurance plan. If you received health insurance through your employer, you may qualify for COBRA insurance offered through the federal government. Costs, length of coverage and specific plan options (including coverage for your spouse, partner or dependents) may vary depending on your circumstances, so contact the U.S. Department of Labor or the Department of Health and Human Services for more information. Job loss is considered a qualifying event, which means you may shop the health care marketplace to find a plan that works best for you and your family. 

Keep long-term goals on track

To the extent possible, try to maintain making contributions toward your long-term goals, such as college or retirement. Even modest contributions add up over time, so continue to save what you can. Additionally, avoid dipping into your retirement accounts. Borrowing or withdrawing money from a 401(k) is taxable and will incur a 10 percent penalty fee. Further, you could also miss out on months’ or even years’ worth of compounding and potential market growth that can be challenging to make up.

Seek guidance from trusted professionals

Any change or interruption in your salary warrants a visit to a trusted financial professional. Meet with a financial advisor to review your financial position and determine what measures you can take during an income drought to minimize the impact on your portfolio. You may also consider meeting with a career counselor to plan the next phase of your career. 


Michael D. Lanuto, CRPC®, AWMA® is a Financial Advisor with S.M. Miller & Associates, a private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, LLC. in Albany, NY.  He specializes in fee-based financial planning and asset management strategies and has been in practice for 7 years. To contact him: 518-949-2039; 4 Atrium Drive, Ste 200, Albany, NY, 12205;; 

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It's gorgeous at Landis in June!

Written By Editor on 6/3/23 | 6/3/23

It's gorgeous at Landis in June!

Click on the name of the event below for more information and to register.

And don't forget that the Arboretum is open for you to enjoy dawn to dusk 365 days a year. For more information in general, email us at

Sly Fox and the Hustlers at the Landis Full Moon Music Series

Friday, June 2, 7:00 PM

Nature Writing

Sunday, Jun 4, 1:00 – 3:00 PM (also June 11)

Know and Nurture: Outdoor Yoga at Landis

Sunday, Jun 4, 2:00 PM (also July 9, August 6, and September 24)

Pruning - The Basics and Beyond!

Friday, Jun 9, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Moth Watch

Friday, Jun 9, 9:00 -10:30 PM

Landis Book Sale Saturday

Saturday, Jun 10, 10:00 AM – 2:00PM

Nature Writing

Sunday, Jun 11, 1:00 – 3:00 PM 

Recalibrate: Silent Excursions

Tuesday, June 20, 11:00 AM (also July 18, & August 22)

Hike to the Waterfalls 

Saturday, Jun 24, 2:00 – 3:00 PM

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The Arc Lexington Awarded $59,250 in Grants from NYSARC Trust Services

Written By Editor on 5/30/23 | 5/30/23

To support guardianship and recreational opportunities for people with disabilities in Fulton, Albany and Schoharie Counties

Gloversville, NY – The Arc Lexington, a not-for-profit organization supporting people with developmental disabilities in Fulton, Schoharie and Albany Counties, has been awarded $59,250 in grants from the Trustee Management Board of NYSARC Trust Services to support The Arc Lexington’s guardianship and recreation programs.


NYSARC Trust Services administers supplemental needs trusts (SNT) and pooled trusts that can make dramatic improvements to the lives of people with disabilities by enabling individuals to maintain financial eligibility for Medicaid and other means-tested government benefit programs. For 2023, NYSARC Trust Services is proud to fulfill its commitment to enhancing the lives of people with disabilities by awarding a total of $2,697,980 to The Arc New York Chapters statewide.


This year, The Arc Lexington received $42,250 to provide guardianship services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who would not otherwise have a legal guardian or advocate. Supported by Chapter staff and community volunteers, The Arc Lexington’s Guardianship Program currently provides guardianship supports and services to seven (7) people and is ready to assist four (4) more as a Standby or Alternate Standby guardian.


NYSARC Trust Services also awarded The Arc Lexington $17,000 to support new recreational opportunities and enrich the lives of the more than 500 individuals it serves. The Arc Lexington plans to use the recreation grant funds to support people to create wellness activities and clubs, like biking and hiking, excursions, sports games, adaptive sports and equipment, horticulture equipment and classes, and enhance the playground for the children that are supported.


To learn more about The Arc Lexington please visit us online at or call (518) 773-7931.

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SUNY Cobleskill Fighting Tiger Weekly Recap

COBLESKILL — SUNY Cobleskill baseball team members senior pitcher Devin Lewis, Cobleskill, N.Y., Cobleskill-Richmondville High School, and junior shortstop David Flora, Windsor, N.Y., Windsor High School/Herkimer Community College, have been named to the 2023 NABCA/Rawlings All-Region 1 Third Team. The talented duo helped lead the Fighting Tigers to the 2023 North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Western Division Championship with a 13-2 conference record for the third consecutive season and a program best single season record of 22-15 overall on the year.

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Schoharie Man Arrested for Alleged Auto Theft

COBLESKILL — On May 21, State Police of Cobleskill arrested Roger S. Clark Jr., 31, of Schoharie for Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree, Criminal Contempt in the First Degree, Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs and other Vehicle and Traffic Law offenses.  

On May 21, 2023, at about 8:44 a.m. Troopers responded to a home in Cobleskill for the reports of an unwanted guest at the location. Troopers located Clark Jr. inside the home in violation of an active stay-away order of protection. Further investigation located a stolen vehicle in the driveway. It was determined Clark Jr. reportedly stole the vehicle from a nearby business and operated it while impaired to the location. The owner of the vehicle, who was unaware of the theft, was notified, and the vehicle was returned to them.  

Clark Jr. was arrested and transported to SP Cobleskill for processing. Following processing, he was transported to the Schoharie County Correctional Facility to await arraignment.  

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Exploration Days Bird Walk at Hanford Mills June 17

EAST MEREDITH — Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society will host a morning bird walk starting at 8am on June 17 in conjunction with Exploration Days at Hanford Mills. Veteran birders Suzanne Gaynor and Kathryn Davino will co-lead the walk around the Hanford Mills property. Beginners and experienced birders alike are welcome to join in. The walk covers fairly level terrain and will last about 90 minutes. The trail traverses a variety of surfaces: grass, gravel, and boardwalk, and it includes an occasional step up/down and a few gentle slopes. The total distance traveled is about .5 miles. There are no rest areas along the route, but there are benches near the pond, and picnic tables at the parking lot. The parking lot has plenty of room to accommodate vans. Accessible bathrooms are available.

Participants should meet in the big event parking lot and bring binoculars, sturdy shoes, insect repellent, water, and curiosity about birds! Upon return to the parking lot, participants will be invited to drive a short distance to see a Bald Eagle nest that currently has a pair of adults caring for one or more fledglings.

This is a free program and pre-registration is appreciated as it allows leaders to contact participants if there is an issue with the weather. Pre-register using the form at and contact Kathryn Davino at (607-746-7396) with any questions.

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“Clash in the Catskills” July 8 & 9

Delhi Civil War Event

Delaware County Historical Association

Saturday & Sunday, July 8 & 9, 2023

9am – 4pm.


Mark your calendars and plan on a visit to the Delaware County Historical Association (DCHA) over the weekend of July 8 and 9. Please join us then in celebrating the return of the 144th New York State Volunteers as they form together to recognize, remember and reenact three battles of the Civil War.

The 144th Regiment was the largest and best-known regiment mustered in Delaware County during the Civil War, composed almost entirely of Delaware County residents. The regiment was formed during the summer of 1862 and was stationed at different locations throughout the war. The bloodiest battle in which it was involved was fought in South Carolina at the end of 1864 – Honey Hill.

Co-hosted by DCHA and the 144th New York Reenactment Group, the weekend events will include: three Civil War battlefield reenactments (two on Saturday, one on Sunday), living history demonstrations, military surgeon, kids’ activities, and much more. Participants will include re-enactors representing both Union and Confederate troops.

The event takes place at the Delaware County Historical Association on Saturday and Sunday, July 8 and July 9. Lunch is available on both Saturday and Sunday.

Admission: Adults $10.00; Military (retired or active) $5.00; DCHA Members $5.00; Children 12 and under free. Lunch is available on both Saturday and Sunday.

For more information, please call DCHA at (607) 746-3849; email:; website:

DCHA is located at 46549 State Hwy. 10, Delhi, NY. We are 2.5 miles north of the village of Delhi.

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Huyck Summer Happenings


With the arrival of spring and approach of summer, the research field season has kicked into gear. Last week, Huyck Research Grant recipient Morgan Vis, Ph.D. and the students working in her lab at Ohio University were here inventorying the Preserve's freshwater algae and especially red algae. Learn more about Dr. Vis' work in an upcoming edition of our biannual newsletter Myosotis Messenger, and come to our Thursday Night Lecture series to hear from upcoming visiting researchers beginning July 13.
Read + Hike Book Club Meeting on June 3, 3-4:30 PM. Starting from the Eldridge Research Center,

284 Pond Hill Road, Rensselaerville.

Join them for the second monthly meeting of our new book club. They will take a leisurely hike with stopping points for book discussion. The book selection for June's meeting is Beaverland: How One Weird Rodent Made America by Leila Philip.

Next Meeting: July 9. Book Selection: Bicycling with Butterflies: My 10,201-Mile Journey Following the Monarch Migration by Sara Dykman.

National Trail Day and

Potluck Lunch, June 3, 10 AM -noon. Meet at Eldridge Research Center.

Help them complete their paint blazing trail project. They will add blazes to the Partridge Path trails and then celebrate with a potluck lunch.

Full Moon Hike for Members, June 4, 8:30 - 9:30 PM. Meet at Eldridge Research Center.

Annual Membership Meeting, June 17, 1 - 3 PM

at Eldridge Research Center.

Current members, come hear what has been accomplished thanks to your support, learn more about the Huyck Preserve’s upcoming goals, and cast your vote in the board election.

Featured Speaker:

Walter Carson, Ph.D., Emeritus Professor, University of Pittsburgh,

Biodiversity collapse and the future of the

Eastern Deciduous Forest Biome

Lake Myosotis Beach Opening on June 24

at the Lake Myosotis Swimming Area.

Join them for a pizza party from 5-7 PM on the shore of Lake Myosotis to celebrate the start of the 2023 swimming season. The Be Golden Farms pizza truck will have fresh pizza available for purchase.

Memberships and beach passes may be purchased at the event.

Event Save-the-Dates:

Science Symposium - Forests and Climate Change - July 8

Thursday Night Lectures Begin - July 13

Benefit Gala - August 5

Visit the for more details on upcoming events and Preserve happenings.

There's nothing like summer at Lake Myosotis. Beach passes can be purchased now until the end of the swimming season and are available to current Huyck Preserve members.

Join or renew today and sign up for a beach pass at

Boat rack spaces are now full. If you missed out on a rental space, feel welcome to bring your non-motorized boat for the day.

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