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Written By Editor on 5/15/21 | 5/15/21

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Landis Hosting Spring Plant, Book, and Bake Sale

Written By Editor on 5/11/21 | 5/11/21

We'll have a special selection of rare and unusual plants available at our sale Members Only Pick of the Pots Sale (POPS) on on May 14 from 4 - 6 PM), and on May 15 - 16 from 10 AM - 4 PM for the general public. Our supply of these special plants is very limited - there is only ONE of most of them! 

Of course we'll have our usual wonderful selection of trees, shrubs, perennials (many of them natives), and annuals. Plus, we have great bedding plants for your culinary garden, and some sweet houseplants.

We've put some of our most rare and unusual plants in a document on our website. Click here to view it!

We hope to see you at the sale. We will be following the requirements set by the Schoharie Health Department; everyone is required to wear a mask or face covering over mouth and nose, and to practice social distancing. We can have 200 people on campus during this sale, compared with 50 for the Fall sale - things are improving!

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Hyde Hall Opens a Busy Season on May 29th

Written By Editor on 5/10/21 | 5/10/21

Hyde Hall opens on May 29th with a continued commitment to the health and safety of its guests and the community for a 2021 season full of events, tours, concerts, and new initiatives. 

In the first two weeks of the season, guests can view a special Flash Exhibit where some of Hyde Hall’s clothing collections are making a rare appearance. Visitors can only see the original garments—including an 1830s gown, a butler’s outfit, a hunting coat, and a livery uniform—between May 29th and June 13th.


This season also includes Thank You Bassett! month. Hyde Hall acknowledges that it has been stressful for individuals working in the medical field and wants to give back. As a way of saying thank you to Bassett Network employees and volunteers for their care of our community over the last year, Hyde Hall offers free admission to all Bassett Network employees and volunteers throughout June. Reservations are still needed, but by showing their Bassett Network ID, Hyde Hall will waive admission for any Bassett network employee or volunteer.

By observing protocols developed with the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, and following guidelines from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Hyde Hall plans a full calendar of low-risk events. Whether visiting for music, drama, food, or history, museum-goers will find something to enjoy. Event highlights include Chatham Baroque, Robin & Linda Williams, a German Singspiel, and concerts with the Musicians of Ma’alwyck. Visitors will even have the opportunity to join a one-night-only Ghost Hunt with paranormal investigators. Space is limited for all events and reservations are required, and guests must wear masks, at all times, regardless of vaccination status. To get tickets for events or to see the full itinerary for the season, guests can visit

Tours at Hyde Hall continue on a reservation-only basis for a maximum of eight guests per tour. Tours will run daily—on the hour—between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. until October 31st. To reserve tours, guests can call (607) 547-5098 X 1 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Hyde Hall asks that guests arrive 15 minutes before their scheduled visit. Admission rates include senior, military, and youth discounts, and children under five and members are free. 


Hyde Hall looks forward to seeing everyone soon!

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Greene County and Columbia-Greene Workforce NY to Host Hospitality Virtual Job Fair May 17-24

Written By Editor on 5/5/21 | 5/5/21

Greene County and Columbia-Greene Workforce NY is hosting a virtual job fair for hospitality businesses from Monday, May 17 to Monday, May 24. The virtual job fair is another tool that the County and Columbia-Greene Workforce NY is using to help employers and employees connect as the restrictions from the coronavirus lessen and businesses can once again fully operate.

Businesses with Greene County operations in hospitality, including the restaurant industry, are encouraged to participate. The virtual job fair will be using a new software package that Columbia-Greene Workforce NY recently obtained through grant funding. The virtual environment will allow job-seekers 24/7 access to virtual booths set up by employers that will describe their businesses and the opportunities available for job-seekers in those companies.

“As businesses begin to resume regular activities as more of the population is vaccinated and travel increases, there is a need for additional employees for tourism-related businesses,” said Deputy County Administrator Warren Hart. Particularly in the hospitality and restaurant industries, the coronavirus restrictions have had a major impact on employment and business operations. The virtual job fair is one way businesses can connect with employees and hopefully find matches, said Hart.

“With high unemployment rates and businesses in need of workers, the Workforce Office looks forward to connecting Greene County employers and workers safely and conveniently,” said Chris Nardone, Director of Columbia-Greene Workforce NY.

Plans are in the works for an expanded virtual job fair to include additional business sectors later in May and June.

For additional information on the hospitality virtual job fair or to register your business, please contact Danielle Palleschi at Columbia-Greene Workforce NY at 518-828-4181 ext. 3104 or by e-mail at

Virtual Job Fair Business Registration Information

Business wishing to take part in this virtual event are encouraged to follow the links below to help you register your business on the virtual platform and set up your booth.

Register for the Greene County Hospitality Job Fair
All you will need to register is an email address and to create a password.

Please view the video for more information

Please do not hesitate to contact the Columbia-Greene Workforce NY Office with any questions.

Danielle Palleschi, Business Services or 518-828-4181 ex. 3104

Chris Nardone, Director

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Preserving Family Heirlooms Workshop at Sharon Historical Society

We’re hosting a new event, and we’d love to see you there. Join us for Preserving Family Heirlooms, May 10, 2021 at 7:00 PM.

We all know how important it is to record and save your family history - both for future generations and for your community! But sorting through boxes of photographs and heirlooms can be a daunting task. In this presentation, you'll get a roadmap for tackling a family history preservation project, delve briefly into the science behind "archival" storage, and learn some museum standards that you can apply at home for safely storing photographs, documents, textiles, and other common heirlooms.

Kate Jacus is a trained museum collections professional, and is the founder of The Photo Curator, a business helping families preserve and share their photographs and heirlooms. She also is the Marketing Coordinator for Archival Methods, a Rochester, NY-based manufacturer of archival storage products.

Register soon because space is limited.

We hope you’re able to join us!

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Monday, May 10, 2021 7:00 PM

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Iroquois Museum Hosts Native Art Show

Written By Editor on 5/4/21 | 5/4/21

The “Identity/Identify” exhibit presents artistic responses from across Iroquois country that speak to who is considered Haudenosaunee and what constitutes membership. The show explores how these definitions and designations determine access to tribal and federal resources, rights, residency options, and other components of cultural and community participation.

Artwork created specifically for the exhibit presents political and polarizing issues surrounding blood quantum standards, the position and challenges of mixed-race individuals, those whose connections to heritage are through their father's (rather than mother’s) lines in this matrilineal culture, and those who grew up off reservation. 

The exhibit features video, sculpture, beadwork, and photography by Peter Jones, Hayden Haynes, and Michael Jones from Seneca territory; Margaret Jacobs and Natasha Smoke-Santiago from Akwesasne Mohawk territory; Robert D’Alimonte from Tuscarora; Karen Ann Hoffman from Oneida, Wisconsin; Danielle Soames from Manhattan; Andrea Chrisjohn from Kingston, NY; Sheila Escobar and Lance Hodahkwen from Syracuse; Rosy Simas from Minneapolis; Ric Glazer Danay from California; Melanie Printup Hope from Toronto; Erin Antonak from Mississippi, and Dawn Dark Mountain from Santa Fe, NM.

The show is curated by Iroquois Museum Curator Colette Lemmon and Haudenosaunee Artists Melanie Printup Hope and Andrea Chrisjohn.

A celebration with artists and special guests is planned for Indigenous Peoples Day Weekend, on Saturday, Oct. 9, at the Museum, 324 Caverns Rd. in Howes Cave, NY. 

Starting May 1, the Iroquois Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. For more information about the Museum and upcoming events, visit

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Teams Sought for 2021 Business Links Golf Tournament on June 9 in Delhi

Join us for a great day of golf fun!

WHERE: Delhi College Golf Course
               85 Scotch Mountain Road
               Delhi, NY 13753

WHEN:   June 9 Noon registration, 1:00 p.m. shotgun start

COST: Team of Four $300
               Tee-Box Sponsor $100
               Contest Sponsor $300

Captain and Crew Format
Hole in One Contest!
Invaluable Networking!

To register a team or to become a sponsor visit or call 607.746.2281.

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Word Thursdays Featuring V.P. Loggins

Bright Hill Press announces the winner of its full-length poetry competition, V.P. Loggins of Annapolis, Maryland, for his collection, The Wild Severance.

Bright Hill and Loggins will launch the new book with a featured, virtual reading on May 13 at Word Thursdays, BHP's reading series in its 29th year. Loggins's reading and question-and-answer session with editor Bertha Rogers and executive director Beatrice Georgalidis will take place after the Open Mic, which begins at 7 pm and hosts five poets and writers briefly reading from their own work.

To attend the virtual event on May 13, please click this link just before 7 PM: 

RSVP to the event on Facebook here.

Or visit the event on our website here.

Suggested donation is $3, and free to students. Donations to Bright Hill are gratefully accepted via Paypal with the email, with a credit card by visiting or by check, made out to Bright Hill Press Inc, and mailed to 94 Church Street, Treadwell, NY 13846, or by credit card by personal appointment by emailing

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V. P. Loggins (Annapolis, Maryland) is the author of The Green Cup (2017), winner of the Cider Press Review Editors’ Prize, The Fourth Paradise (Main Street Rag 2010) and Heaven Changes (Pudding House Chapbook Series 2007). He has published one book of criticism on Shakespeare, The Life of Our Design, and is co-author of another, Shakespeare’s Deliberate Art. His poems have appeared in The Baltimore Review, First Things, The Hampden-Sydney Poetry Review, The Healing Muse, Poet Lore, Poetry East, Poetry Ireland Review, The Southern Review and Tampa Review, among others. He has been a finalist for the T. S. Eliot Prize, the May Swenson Award, and the Tampa Review Prize. Talking Drums, an art exhibition and installation by sculptor and ceramicist Andrew Cooke, music by Paddy Craig, based on poems in The Fourth Paradise, appeared in Portaferry, Northern Ireland. His work has been featured in A Universe of Dreams, poetry and music performed nationally by Neal Conan of National Public Radio and Ensemble Galilei. Born in Birmingham, Alabama and raised in Illinois, V. P. Loggins holds a Ph.D. in English Renaissance literature from Purdue University and has taught most recently at the United States Naval Academy.
The Wild Severance contains six poems that serve as a prologue and an epilogue and introduce each of the book’s four sections. They form a loose narrative depicting a deadly encounter between a hawk and a crow and stand as an extended metaphor
exploring the difficulties of living a complex human life—loss, loneliness, desperation, joy, sorrow, love. As the poem “O” observes, ‘The hawk bows to the breast of the crow / with the abandon of a lover. Beak for teeth / tearing away at the heart’s cover.’ The book opens with a poem entitled “Orison,” which calls into consciousness its central symbol of brutality, the hawk, and is followed by “Crow,” which introduces the book’s first section and initiates an exploration of the dark dualities of predator and prey, perpetrator and victim, guilt and innocence, fear and fearlessness, terror and assurance. The Wild Severance concludes with “Hawk and Crow,” which begins ‘When morning returns’ and ends with ‘prayer.’ This book takes its reader, therefore, on an undulating flight through darkness to light.

   "The Wild Severance delivers on its title. Pelicans, crows, gulls, fireflies, robins, cardinals, blue jays fly from its pages messaging time, illuminating our lives 'in the falling darkness.' But it's not only the animal world this poet loves: he writes of literary and mythological figures, elevating them to existence with language. There are people to remember, too: 'where a second child fits; how coffee brings a mother and father back from memory; present-day family encounters,' while I watch from my chair I see five generations. This is a book rich with what is true and what lasts; V. P. Loggins makes us believe there's sanctity enough in this cold world."—Grace Cavalieri.

"With his newest collection of poems, The Wild Severance, V. P. Loggins startles us like crows taking flight after a gunshot. This book wraps around the human heart in all of its moods, reflecting the melancholy of late in the day, when 'The sky beyond is changing violet,' the unease of 'night / when the moon is burning,' and the hope that comes when 'light / outside the window hardens / the black morning into blue.' The poetry here is astonishing. Light spreads throughout these poems like sunrise through opened curtains. They are written with the meticulous and patient gaze of a bird watcher."—Stephen Roger Powers


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Watch for Alternating Single Lane Closures on Route 23A in Town of Catskill, Greene County, in May

Written By Editor on 5/3/21 | 5/3/21

The New York State Department of Transportation is advising motorists to expect an alternating single lane of traffic with flaggers on Route 23A between Whites Road and Under Hill Road in the town of Catskill, Greene County from Monday, May 3 through the end of the month for repaving from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, weather permitting. 


Motorists are reminded to obey flaggers’ directions, Move Over a lane, if safely possible, or slow down significantly whenever encountering roadside vehicles displaying red, white, blue, amber or green lights, including maintenance and construction vehicles in work zones.  


Motorists are urged to slow down and drive responsibly in work zones. Fines are doubled for speeding in a work zone. Convictions of two or more speeding violations in a work zone could result in the suspension of an individual’s driver license. 


For up-to-date travel information, call 511, visit or download the free 511NY mobile app. 


Follow New York State DOT on Twitter: @NYSDOT. Find us on Facebook at For tweets from New York State DOT Region 1 (covering the Capital Region), follow @NYSDOTAlbany. 

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Schoharie Library Weekly News

Here's our news for the upcoming issue. Thanks,


Don LaPlant
Library Director
Schoharie Free Library

Schoharie Library News  


The Schoharie Free Library is open to visitors Monday, Tuesday, and Friday, 11 am-6 pm; Thursday, 12 pm-7 pm; and Saturday, 10 am-5 pm. Properly-worn masks and social distancing are requested, regardless of patrons’ vaccination status.   


A library funding proposition will be on the ballot during the Schoharie Central School district budget vote this month. Voting will take place in-person in the gym of the Schoharie Junior-Senior High School from 12 noon to 9 pm on Tuesday, May 18. Please mark your calendars and remember to vote.  


All our programs are currently meeting online via Zoom. Here’s what we have scheduled for the coming week: 

Our UFO (Unfinished Object) Club will meet online at 10:00 am, Thursday, May 6 to work on craft projects and socialize with other crafters. 

Miss Heather’s Online Storytime will meet at 10:00 am on Friday, May 7 for stories, songs, crafts, and fun. This week’s meeting will feature stories about mothers in honor of Mother’s Day.  

Two regular meetings are scheduled for Monday, May 10. The Writing Club will meet at 6:30 pm and the Young Adult Advisory Council will meet at 7:00 pm to discuss new YA books. 

Tuesday, May 11 is also a busy day, with the Knitcetera group meeting at 10:30 am and the Books & Chocolate Club convening at 6:30 pm. 

Join Miss Sally on Wednesday, May 12 at 4:00 pm to learn about Australian didgeridoos and to make your own model using paper towel tubes you can decorate with your own designs. 

The Schoharie Free Library Association’s monthly Board of Trustees meeting is scheduled for 7:00 pm on Wednesday, May 12 and the public is welcome to attend. 


For more information or to sign up for any of the library’s upcoming programs, contact, see our Facebook events page, or visit the library’s Events & Programs page at 

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Otsego County Master Gardener Plant Sale returns May 29

Rain or shine, the Master Gardeners of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Otsego County will hold their annual plant sale on Saturday, May 29, from 9:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Cornell Cooperative Extension Education and Outreach Center, 123 Lake Street in Cooperstown. 


Due to COVID, the plant sale will not be like in past years.  Individuals will be required to check-in and wear face masks and maintain social distancing.  A limited number of buyers will be allowed into the sale area at one time.  There will be no early preview of plants offered.   


Perennials, annuals, vegetables, and herbs which are known to grow well locally are featured, including selections with a low-grazing preference by deer.  The majority of plants have been started by Master Gardener volunteers who have cultivated unusual, hardy, and some hard-to-find selections, including heirloom and blight-resistant tomato varieties.  Master Gardeners are also offering hand-dug perennials that have been bare-rooted and repotted in sterile potting mix. 


Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer questions and to assist in plant selections.  Customers are encouraged to bring boxes to carry home purchases.  Cash or checks are preferred, although credit cards are accepted.  For more information and continuing updates on plants offered, follow the webpage  Gardeners may also leave questions for a volunteer response at 607.547.2536 x228.   


Proceeds from the sale will benefit educational outreach of the Master Gardeners Volunteer Program of Otsego County and the Grow with CCE Campaign, an exciting comprehensive site design to “Create a Place for Learning through Gardening.”  To learn more about this project, please visit


Following your visit to the plant sale, stop at The Farmers’ Museum Heritage Plant Sale next door.  


For more information call Cornell Cooperative Extension Schoharie and Otsego Counties, 607.547.2536 x228, email, or visit or find us at www.facebook/cceschoharieotsegomg. The Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) educational system enables people to improve their lives and communities through partnerships that put experience and research knowledge to work. CCE provides equal program and employment opportunities. Accommodations for persons with special needs may be requested by contacting CCE Schoharie and Otsego Counties prior to the program.

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May Events at Landis Arboretum

May 8, Saturday, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Sounds of Spring Night Walk - Landis Arboretum


May 13, Thursday, afternoon

Plant Sale Set Up - contact out Volunteer Coordinator at for more information on times - Landis Arboretum

May 14, Friday, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

​Plant Sale Set Up - Landis Arboretum

May 14, Friday, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Members Only Pick of the Pots Sale (POPS) - Landis Arboretum

May 15 & 16, Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Landis Signature Spring Plant, Book, and Bake Sale - Landis Arboretum

May 29, Saturday, 6:00 PM – 9:00 AM

Early Morning Bird Walk - Landis Arboretum

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Sounds of Spring Night Walk at Landis May 8th

May 8, Saturday, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Join George Steele in person or virtually for a leisurely walk through the Arboretum’s forests and fields to explore the nighttime sounds of nature. Frogs, insects, owls and -- should we be lucky enough -- coyotes. Wear footwear for wet and muddy trails. Partial funding for this class provided through a grant from Stewart’s Shops Holiday Match Program.
​Location: Lower Parking Lot or Facebook Live
Instructor: George Steele, science educator
In person: Members - $5/person, $15/family; nonmembers - $15/person, $25/family 

Click here to register online using a credit card or PayPal account
Class registrants can also view the Facebook Live recording at their leisure as often as they wish.

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