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The Best Gifts from Schoharie County


Written By Editor on 3/26/23 | 3/26/23

The SUNY Cobleskill Hunt Seat Equestrian Team captured Reserve Champion Team honors at the 2023 Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) Zone 2 Region 3 Championships hosted by Skidmore College at the Van Lennep Riding Center in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. on Saturday. Fighting Tiger freshman Casey Van Nostrand, Schenectady, N.Y., Guilderland High School, was the reserve champion in the Intermediate Flat Zone to qualify for the IHSA National Championships in Lexington, Ky. 

The Fighting Tiger baseball team dropped an 8-7 road loss to SUNY Cortland on Tuesday in Cortland, N.Y. to fall to 4-8 overall on the year. Sophomore second baseman David Flora, Windsor, N.Y., Windsor High School/Herkimer Community College, went 2-for-5 in the game with a double and a pair of RBI. 

The men’s lacrosse team opened the 2023 North Atlantic Conference (NAC) season by losing a 19-5 decision to the host Broncos of SUNY Delhi on Saturday in Delhi, N.Y. to fall to 2-1 overall including a 0-1 mark in NAC action. Junior attackman Sean D’Amaro, Northport, N.Y., Northport High School, scored four goals and passed out an assist in the contest.  


Baseball vs. Castleton University 4/2, SUNY Polytechnic 4/7, SUNY New Paltz 4/12       

Softball vs. Russell Sage 3/25, SUNY Potsdam 4/1, St. Lawrence University 4/2                             

Men’s Lacrosse vs. SUNY Delhi 3/25, Thomas College 4/14, NVU-Lyndon 4/16  

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Gallupville House Unveils 2023 Open Mic Calendar

Open Mic at the Gallupville House.  Hosted by Richard Sherman and Tom White, this is a family-friendly, audience participation event open to all types of performers.   Join us at 3:00 pm on the following dates:

April 16

May 21

June 11

July 9

August 13

September 10

October 8

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BOVINA CENTER — As part of the annual RecruitNY statewide initiative, the Bovina Center Fire  Department and Emergency Squad will open its doors so residents can learn how they can serve their  volunteer community. 

Volunteer fire departments across New York state have been faced with decreased membership and  increased call volume. Like most volunteer fire departments, Bovina needs to bolster its ranks so it can  continue to provide the optimum level of protection for its residents.  

As part of RecruitNY Weekend, the Bovina Fire Station will open its doors on Saturday, April 22 from  8am until 4pm. The department is located at 36 Maple Ave (Just off County 6 behind the playground). It  will join hundreds of volunteer fire departments across New York to raise public awareness regarding  the need for volunteers and to highlight the rewards of being a member of a volunteer fire department.  

Throughout the day, they will conduct tours of the station and apparatus, allow visitors to try on gear,  demonstrate firefighting activities, provide information, and address questions on becoming a member.  These activities give visitors a taste of what it means to be in the fire service. Volunteer firefighters will  also be on hand to discuss the requirements and rewards of joining. All are welcome and encouraged to  attend, including families with children. Bovina has a rich history of volunteer firefighting starting in  1915. The Department still maintains their original hand drawn ladder and hose carts from that time  along with two other historical motorized apparatus that will be on display for the day. 

“We welcome the community to join us during RecruitNY Weekend,” said Kevin M. Brown (Chief). “This  is an excellent opportunity for people to meet their local volunteer firefighters and learn more about the fire service. We are always looking for new members, and it is our hope that after meeting us, more  people will be interested in becoming part of our family. There is a role for everybody in the volunteer  Fire and EMS services! No experience is necessary....we will train you.” 

Delaware County, NY is protected by 29 fire departments staffed entirely by volunteers from the  community. A recent study by the Firefighters Association of the State of New York (FASNY) concluded  that this saves the taxpayers of Delaware County around $68 Million in property taxes as opposed to  having paid firefighters. 

Bovina and Sidney are listed on as participating this year in the RecruitNY  open house weekend. If you are interested in more information about volunteering please visit one of  these stations or you can find your local department's contact information at 

Kevin M. Brown 

Chief, Bovina Center Fire Department 

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Diamond Hollow Books Exhibition

We are pleased to welcome the artist Denise Corley to start the Spring/Summer exhibition series at Diamond Hollow Books. DENISE CORLEY - COME WHAT MAY, RECENT WORK Saturday May 6 with a reception for the artist from 12-4 PM. The show will run through June 11 and be open during regular business hours, Thursday-Sunday 10-5 PM.
Denise Corley, working in a wide variety of media, has developed an astounding body of work over the past fifty years, and Diamond Hollow is pleased to present a selection of some recent pieces, largely from a series of paintings made on molded commercial packaging material. Vibrantly colored, sometimes brooding abstract forms explore the history of painting itself and the magnificence of the natural world, and reflect the deep seeing of an artist who strives to bring some order to a chaotic universe. The recent molded works represent a kind of epiphany which resolves but also extends issues raised by a many of her earlier series such as the wire works and the Tectonic and Synchronous paintings of past decades. 
A native of Detroit, Corley studied at Wayne State University with John Egner, Judy Rifka, Ron Gorchov and others. She has exhibited steadily in solo and group formats in New York City since the early 1980s. For an excellent overview and documentation of Corley's oeuvre, please refer to Further information upon request.




Top image : Outsider Modern, 2022, acrylic, press molded paper, 16 1/2 x 22 x 4 1/4” 

Bottom images : Installation view, (formerly) Side Show Gallery, 2019 



Denise Corley in her Brooklyn Studio 2023

At Diamond Hollow Books we show a revolving selection of Contemporary Art in our three main rooms and, beginning with the Denise Corley exhibition, will hold regular formal exhibitions. Our June show will feature Susie Bellamy, Sharon Horvath and Tom Pappas. For more information visit

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Written By Editor on 3/21/23 | 3/21/23


The Community Arts Network of Oneonta (CANO) and the Living Archive Project are pleased to announce The Day is a Book We Keep on Reading, a small group exhibition opening on Friday, March 31 with a reception from 5:00 to 8:00 pm at CANO, 11 Ford Avenue in Oneonta. The show will run through April 22, 2023. Artists include Adrianna Newell, Christina Hunt Wood, Ellen Blalock, Jacinta Bunnell, and Jonathan Macagba.


“The Living Archive Project presents CANO with an exciting opportunity for our galleries to be transformed into a safe space where visitors can listen to, and engage with, five unique approaches to interacting with the mundane through the lenses of regional, culturally underrepresented artists,” said Hope Von Stengel, CANO’s Executive Director.


According to artist and curator Christina Hunt Wood, each artist uses everyday objects, routine actions, and often overlooked moments to explore identity or personal histories and capture a sense of place. “The goal is to show viewers how the mundane can be a powerful tool for communicating a lived experience,” she said.


Oneonta’s Adrianna Newell is exhibiting photos documenting their morning ritual as a Black woman. Common objects are set against a chic, Pepto-pink background, but even in this studio setting, the objects remain true to themselves—a piece of toast on a plate includes scattered crumbs, and a set of combs includes the glisten and stain of oils and pomades with strands of hair tangled into their teeth.


Multimedia artist and the show’s curator, Christina Hunt Wood, is based in Delhi and works within the themes of rural life and everyday expressions of power. Her video work uses the “how-to” genre to explore the way ideas from multiple influences can come together and become a dissonant cultural belief. In her assemblages, Wood uses beer can litter found on the backroads of our region to make visually attractive and conceptually unnerving works of art.


Syracuse-based quilter, Ellen Blalock presents two quilts in the African American story quilt tradition. Her pieces replace quilts that were stolen from her family while also passing down her family’s history—one that also tells the disproportionately high incarceration rate of Black men in America.


Hudson Valley-based artist, Jacinta Bunnell uses old keys, decorated with paint and handmade yarn lanyards, as a metaphor for their childhood as a “latchkey kid” in the 80s. “Jacinta spent their days home alone crafting for hours—it kept them busy and from feeling alone. Jacinta has created joyful work that acknowledges that part of themself and is a monument to other latchkey kids whom Jacinta celebrates in her artist statement: “You are tender, tough, and unequivocally resilient. Also, I’m really proud of you. These keys are in honor of you.”


Jonathan Macagba’s photos were taken during the Covid-19 shutdown after the regular practice of documenting his everyday observations around his Brooklyn neighborhood was forced indoors. Common household objects, such as a lemon or an avocado, began taking on a new meaning. A small toy figurine placed on a table beside a lemon suddenly felt like an encounter in a magical land.


In conjunction with the exhibition, there will be an interactive wall where CANO visitors are provided with a prompt and invited to illustrate their responses. The wall will be photographed and included as part of the living archive at the show's conclusion. Additionally, Wood will offer a youth workshop on April 8 from 2-4 pm at CANO called “This Boring Life: Making the Ordinary Interesting,” where students will experiment with drawing, video, assemblage, and photography.


“This is not just a collaboration between The Living Archive Project and CANO," remarked Von Stengel. "What makes this exhibition such an unordinary experience is the interactive aspect that inspires viewers of all ages, especially children, to roll up their sleeves and collaborate with the artists' work.”


CANO’s Gallery hours are Monday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 12:00 to 2:00 pm (except holidays). For more information about The Day is a Book We Keep on Reading and other programs of the Living Archive Project visit or visit CANO’s website at for more information about their programs. This exhibition is made possible with a Creatives Rebuild New York Grant.

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Children’s Program "The Revery Garden" with Ashley Norwood Cooper at Fenimore Art Museum on Select Saturdays Beginning April 1

Children’s Programs:

"The Revery Garden" - Crafting, Stories, and Poetry with Ashley Norwood Cooper
Saturdays: April 1, 15, and 29 from 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. 
Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, NY
The program is included with museum admission. Ages 19 and under are admitted free.



Cooperstown, New York — Fenimore Art Museum invites the public to three special children’s programs with artist Ashley Norwood Cooper. "The Revery Garden" is a series of three, one-hour courses featuring crafting, stories, and poetry. Children will work with artist Ashley Norwood Cooper to make an art installation called the “Revery Garden.” The programs take place on  Saturdays: April 1, 15, and 29 from 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. with new activities offered each day.

The program is included with museum admission. Ages 19 and under are admitted free. For more information, please visit 


Program Details:

Saturday, April 1 • 11:00am-12:00pm
Ms. Cooper will discuss Emily Dickinson’s poem “To Make a Prairie” and the meaning of “revery,” exploring part of the art exhibit (made from “revery”).

Day One Activities: Make paper seeds, flowers, and trees to construct a garden, complete with butterfly eggs. Book: Emily by Barbara Cooney.


Saturday, April 15 • 11:00am-12:00pm
Day Two Activities: Craft bees, caterpillars, and cocoons to add to the children’s “Revery Garden” art installation. Book: Harlem Grown: How One Big Idea Transformed a Neighborhood by Tony Hillery.


Saturday, April 29 • 11:00am-12:00pm
Day Three Activities: Make butterflies, snakes, rabbits, and birds to add to the children’s “Revery Garden” art installation. Book: The Curious Garden by Peter Brown.

Ashley Norwood Cooper’s intensely colored, painterly, figurative work explores the creative lives of women, the awkwardness of family relationships, and the unpredictability of the natural world. She has exhibited in solo and group shows in the U.S. and Europe including First Street Gallery (NYC), ZINC Contemporary (Seattle) and Galerie Thomas Fuchs (Stuttgart, Germany). Her work has been featured in New American Paintings and on the I Like Your Work Podcast. Her debut at VOLTA NYC 2020 garnered write ups in the New York Times and Arcade Projects Zine (Columbia University). Ms. Cooper’s paintings are included in public and private collections in the United States and Europe including the McEvoy Foundation for the Arts (San Francisco) and Greenville County Museum of Art (South Carolina).

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A New Season of Preschool Tuesdays Starts April 4 at Fenimore Art Museum

Preschool Tuesdays now offers two sessions every Tuesday: 10:00am and 3:00pm




Children’s Program:

Preschool Tuesdays at Fenimore Art Museum

Tuesdays: April 4 – May 30, 2023

Two programs offered each day: 10:00am and 3:00pm 

Included with museum admission. Free for Museum Members. No registration required.

Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, NY 



Cooperstown, New York  Share a world of art with your young one! Bring your preschooler or toddler for a morning of exciting exploration to awaken their curiosity and wonder with Preschool Tuesdays at Fenimore Art Museum—now offering two sessions each Tuesday. The one-hour programs take place April 4 – May 30, with your choice of either 10:00am or 3:00pm. You and your young art lover will explore various works in our galleries with special hands-on activities, story time, art projects, and more! Preschool Tuesdays is included with museum admission and free for Museum members. No registration required. The first 30 non-member adults attending with their children will receive free admission (sponsored by the Black Family Foundation.) For more information, please visit 

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Bassett Healthcare Network Lifts Mask Requirements in Most Care Areas


Cooperstown, N.Y. – Bassett Healthcare Network announced today that masks are no longer required for patients, visitors, or staff members across most areas of the health system.

“Bassett’s experts in Infection Control, Incident Command, Employee Health, and other areas have been diligently reviewing COVID-19 community transmission rates weekly,” says Dr. Tommy Ibrahim, President & CEO of Bassett Healthcare Network. “They have been looking for a sustained trend of decreasing transmission rates. Bassett’s eight-county service area has now demonstrated declining community transmission rates for more than three weeks.”

Though mask restrictions are now lifted in most areas, an exception is in Bassett’s skilled nursing facilities at A.O. Fox Nursing Home, Valley Residential Services, and Valley Health Services, where masks will still be required for all employees and visitors. Long-term care facilities continue to follow stricter guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) based on community transmission rates to protect residents. 

Bassett Healthcare Network continues to follow CDC guidelines. In addition, building entrance screening procedures remain in place per New York State Department of Health regulations.

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An exhibition featuring the photography of Hall of Fame pitcher Randy Johnson opens April 1.


The summer is highlighted by an exhibition of the renowned Dutch artist M.C. Escher—featuring more than 160 works.


Fenimore reopens for the season on Saturday, April 1.






Cooperstown, New York  Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown, New York, presents twelve new exhibitions in 2023 alongside its world-renowned collections of fine art, folk art, and Native American art, which includes The Eugene and Clare Thaw Collection of American Indian Art.


The museum reopens on Saturday, April 1 with five exhibitions including Randy Johnson: Storytelling with Photographs (April 1 – September 17, 2023) which features photography from the Hall of Fame pitcher in his first-ever solo show. This exhibition features an array of vibrant images captured by Johnson during his many treks across Africa. The summer season is highlighted by M. C. Escher: Infinite Variations (May 27 – September 4, 2023), a major exhibition spanning the Dutch artist’s entire career with more than 160 works on display from a private collection.  Visitors will find some of Escher’s most iconic pieces including Day and Night, Drawing Hands, Waterfall, Eye, and Relativity, plus numerous seldomly displayed prints.


Fenimore Art Museum, nestled on the shore of picturesque Otsego Lake, offers visitors to the village of Cooperstown an opportunity to experience a wide variety of world-class art in an idyllic, small-town setting.


HOURS: Fenimore Art Museum is open April 1–December 31, 2023. Spring hours (April 1–May 26): 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday (closed Mondays). Summer hours begin May 27: open daily 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. 






M. C. Escher: Infinite Variations
May 27 – September 4, 2023


Infinite Variations spans Dutch artist M.C. Escher’s entire career with more than 160 works from a private collection. This comprehensive exhibition traces the imagery that made Escher one of the world’s most recognized artists.


M.C. Escher’s fascination with mathematical theory motivated him to produce imagery that constantly challenged notions of reality and its underlying structures. This exhibition chronicles his journey by presenting the full range of media in which he worked. Visitors will see many pieces which were originally part of the Escher Estate including woodcuts, lithographs, etchings and even a lithography stone. The exhibition displays some of his most iconic works including Day and Night, influenced by Moorish designs in Spain. Examples like Day and Night feature interlocking forms and transformation on a surreal canvas. Visitors will also see the fourteen-foot-long Metamorphosis and the well-recognized Ascending and Descending, a 1960 print of an impossible building with a staircase that mirrors a möbius strip.


Aside from additional iconic images that made this artist famous, such as Drawing Hands, Waterfall, Eye, and Relativity, the collection features numerous seldomly displayed prints including the Griffin of Borghese, Still Life and Street and the entire set of his mezzotints (eight in total), among numerous other works. It also includes one of the earliest and extremely rare large format drawings done by the artist.


This exhibition was organized by Pan Art Connections.



Randy Johnson: Storytelling with Photographs

April 1 – September 17, 2023


Hall of Fame pitcher, Randy Johnson, shares his forty-year passion for photography in his first-ever solo exhibition. Randy Johnson: Storytelling with Photographs features an array of images captured by Johnson during his treks across Africa. The work includes intimate shots of the people he engaged with and the abundance of wildlife he encountered. The vibrant imagery weaves together a visually appealing tour of the continent.


Randy Johnson: Storytelling with Photographs is the culmination of four visits to separate regions of the continent, with the goal of creating a visual document. The exhibition features sections on Ethiopia and its people; Rwanda and its silverback gorilla population; the great herd migrations of Eastern Africa; and portraits of various animals photographed in the wild. A total of 30 large prints will be on view.


Johnson’s career as a Major League pitcher is well documented, but his passion for photography is not as widely known. It began when he studied photojournalism at the University of Southern California from 1983-1985. Following his retirement from baseball in 2010, the five-time Cy Young Award winner was able to revive earlier aspirations and devote his full attention to the craft. 



Swarm: Works by Ashley Norwood Cooper

April 1 – May 14, 2023


Ashley Norwood Cooper is drawn to the idea that swarming shapes can hold paintings together even as they create chaos and disorder. This exhibition of her colorfully engaging paintings examines how humans interact with swarming bees, butterflies, and even ghost rabbits.

Cooper’s intensely colored, painterly, figurative work explores the creative lives of women, the awkwardness of family relationships, and the unpredictability of the natural world. She has exhibited in solo and group shows in the U.S. and Europe including First Street Gallery (NYC), ZINC Contemporary (Seattle) and Galerie Thomas Fuchs (Stuttgart, Germany). Her work has been featured in New American Paintings and on the I Like Your Work podcast. Her debut at VOLTA NYC 2020 garnered write ups in The New York Times and Arcade Projects Zine (Columbia University). Ms. Cooper’s paintings are included in public and private collections in the United States and Europe including the McEvoy Foundation for the Arts (San Francisco) and Greenville County Museum of Art (South Carolina).



Psychedelic: Rock & Roll Poster Art

April 1 – June 11, 2023


The late 1960s saw the arrival of a new counterculture in San Francisco. The hippies brought with them their own sense of style and musical taste. Two musical venues, the Avalon Ballroom and the Fillmore Auditorium, hosted “dances” that brought new psychedelic rock music onto the scene. The Grateful DeadJefferson Airplane, and The Doors were some of the notable bands to play at these shows. To promote their concerts, the venues employed young artists and printing shops to produce advertising posters. The artists used their assignments as a chance to experiment with color and visual techniques that were intentionally designed to fool the eye and mind. Poster artists Victor Moscoso and Wes Wilson were notable among others who cleverly concealed typography within their designs. The catchiness and complexity of the flyers worked as a promotional tool for the concerts, but these posters also became desired artwork in their own right.


Many posters from the original concerts were eventually re-printed in later editions for sale, however, the posters in this show were collected directly from first run prints. Teenagers in Berkeley, California would wait for the weekly deliveries of the newest additions; posters would be stolen out of shop windows or from the nearby UC Berkeley campus as soon as they were put up. These young collectors of the 1960s Bay Area recognized the value of these prints for their immediate and long-term appeal. They are still traded and collected today as significant documents of musical history, as well as for being visual pioneers in the field of design.


Imprinted: The American Painter-Etcher Movement

April 1 – May 10, 2023


Featuring twenty etchings and two paintings from Fenimore Art Museum’s collection, Imprinted examines the American Painter-Etcher Movement. Also known as the Etching Revival, the movement sought to re-establish public appreciation for etching and counter the popular view that engraving was solely a way to make affordable reproductions of artwork. Painter-Etchers rejected the hard line, tight handling, and high finish of engraving in favor of a freer, sketchier style, and a more personally expressive and spontaneous mood. This goal emphasizes the original training of the movement’s “members” who were trained painters and watercolorists, such as Thomas Waterman Wood and Samuel Colman. These artists aspired to embed their etchings with the same aesthetic originality as their paintings. 



Day to Night: Photographs by Stephen Wilkes

May 20 – September 10, 2023


Day to Night, photographer Stephen Wilkes’ most defining project, began in 2009. Working from a fixed camera angle, Wilkes captures the fleeting moments of humanity and light as time passes. After 24 hours of photographing and over 1500 images taken, he selects the best moments of the day and night. Using time as a guide, all of these moments are seamlessly blended into a single photograph in post-production, visualizing places that are part of our collective memory.


For this project, Wilkes and his team have traveled to some of the world’s most well-known locations, including the Grand Canyon, Paris, Venice and several celebrated places in New York City, such as the Flatiron Building and Coney Island. In each image, the landscape is beautifully captured with vibrant color and incredible detail. 


For more than two decades, Stephen Wilkes (b. 1957) has been widely recognized for his fine art and commercial photography. His photographs have appeared in The New York TimesVanity Fair, and Time, among many others. Day to Night has been featured on CBS Sunday Morning as well as dozens of other prominent media outlets.


Crafting Freedom: The Life and Legacy of Free Black Potter Thomas W. Commeraw

June 24 – September 24, 2023


The New-York Historical Society presents the first exhibition to bring overdue attention to Thomas W. Commeraw, a successful Black craftsman who was long assumed to be white. Formerly enslaved, Commeraw rose to prominence as a free Black entrepreneur, owning and operating a successful pottery in New York City. Over a period of two decades, he amassed property, engaged in debates over state and national politics, and participated in New York City’s free Black community.


For two centuries, the story of craftsman Thomas W. Commeraw was lost to history. Surviving vessels attest to his skill at the potter’s wheel, while historical records document his activities as business owner, family man, and engaged citizen. His story is unique, yet his experience is also representative of the countless Black Americans who obtained their freedom but still struggled to assert their equality in a nation that denied them full rights as citizens.






A Tale of Star-Crossed Lovers: Romeo and Juliet in Opera and Art

April 1 – September 10, 2023


A Cabinet of Curious Matters: Work by Callahan and Whitten

September 16 – December 31, 2023


Frog and Toad & Other Friends: The World of Arnold Lobel 
September 23 – December 31, 2023


Nature Composed: Paintings and Tapestries by Adrianne Lobel

September 23 – December 31, 2023


Shaped by the Loom: Weaving Worlds in the American Southwest

October 7 – December 31, 2023





Eugene and Clare Thaw Collection of American Indian Art


On the Shores of Lake Otsego (New for 2023)


Travelogue: American Artists Abroad (New for 2023)


American Memory: Recalling the Past in Folk Art

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If it's spring, it's the Flower and Garden Expo and Landis!

As we always do, Landis will have an information table at the Expo - we hope you'll drop by to see us when you visit to learn about all that's new in gardening!

And, as he always does, Fred "the Tree Man" Breglia will be representing for Landis with a wealth of information in his always well-received presentations.

This year, Fred's schedule looks like this:

Friday, March 24

12:00PM Improving Soils for Better Results in All Locations

2:00PM Promoting Plant Health Through Proper Pruning

Saturday, March 25

11:00AM Big Trees and Ancient Forests

1:00PM Improving Soils for Better Results in All Locations

Sunday, March 26

11:00AM Promoting Plant Health Through Proper Pruning

1:00PM Big Trees and Ancient Forests

Also as always, presentations are free with your admission to the Expo. Click here to access ticket sales.

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MHA of Columbia Greene (MHACG) Youth Clubhouses Hosts Harm Reduction Heroes (HRH) Youth Leadership Event 


Public Is Invited to the Event Slated for Monday, March 27, from   

4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at 455 Main Street, Catskill  


Catskill, NY (March 20, 2023) The Catskill Youth Clubhouse, an OASAS funded program of MHA of Columbia-Greene (MHACG), cordially invites the public from both Greene and Columbia counties, to attend a Harm Reduction Heroes (HRH) Youth Leadership event at the Youth and Recovery Center, 455 Main Street, Catskill. 


Community members of all ages are encouraged to attend the event and enjoy free refreshments and pizza. Several activities are planned: HRH youth presentations accompanied by photography and art exhibits, health and wellness information, and more. The goal of HRH Youth Leadership Team is to provide all people, especially youth, extensive drug education, harm reduction techniques, full Narcan® training including a free kit upon completion, and free fentanyl test strips.    

“The Clubhouses in both Hudson and Catskill welcome all youth 12-17 and young adults 18+ who are in recovery, who are seeking recovery, who have been impacted by substance use disorder (SUD) or are allies. Through peer-driven activities, health, wellness, and long-term recovery are promoted and realized,” said Program Director Kai Hillmann.  


About the MHA of Columbia Greene Youth Clubhouses  

The Clubhouses empower youth in Columbia and Greene Counties to work collectively to achieve personal and shared goals related to recovery and wellness. Through providing a safe, non-judgmental, reliable, thriving environment for members to participate, experience joy, achieve, and succeed we will see individuals achieve self-actualization, self-sufficiency, and recovery. Connections with the community will help youth, young adults, families, and professionals to build sustaining, positive support systems and foster opportunities for young people to overcome the current culture of addiction. 


MHA of Columbia Greene programs serve children, families, and individuals across Columbia Greene Counties who struggle with abuse, neglect, trauma, mental health challenges, educational difficulties, and assist with supportive housing, peer services and more to help ensure people in Columbia & Greene Counties can live the life they’ve always wanted to live. MHA of Columbia Greene is your bridge to wellbeing, helping bridge services together and connect you with total wellbeing. 


For more information, visit our website at or contact us at, call us at 518.828.4619; or connect with our Youth Clubhouses on Facebook or @c2clubhouse.  


MHA of Columbia Greene is a non-profit organization committed to advancing mental health as a critical part of the overall health and wellbeing of our communities. Support for our programs can be made at or mailed to our offices at 713 Union Street, Hudson, NY 12534.

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