November 10, 2023 – All Otsego

The display tables in the Major’s Inn banquet hall are filled with many handcrafted and manufactured items. Dishes, toys, jewelry, holiday decorations, linens and many decorative pieces will be available at the inn’s annual Holiday Bazaar on November 10 and 11. (Image available)

News summaries: November 10, 2023

The Major’s Inn is ready for its annual holiday bazaar

GILBERTSVILLE – The Major’s Inn, located at 118 Marion St., Gilbertsville, will hold its annual Holiday Bazaar on November 10 and 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. The inn’s ballroom will be filled with handcrafted items, holiday decorations, vintage pieces, baked goods and more. Lunch, including homemade soup and desserts, will be available starting at 11 a.m. “Our Holiday Bazaar is always a great opportunity for people to start buying gifts,” said Sissy Rowe, director of the Major Inn Foundation. Proceeds will go to the Major’s Inn Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to the restoration and maintenance of Major’s Inn, a Tudor-style edifice listed on the National Register of Historic Places. For more information, call (607) 783-2393 or (607) 783-2967.

4-H Horse program calendars are available

OTSEGO COUNTY – Otsego County 4-H has announced that the New York State 4-H Horse Program Calendar is available for order through November 10. All photos in the calendar were taken by New York 4-H youth; Proceeds support the statewide program. The calendars cost $25.00 and make good gifts for horse lovers. Checks should be made out to Cornell University. The application form can be found at

Bassett is recognized as a senior-friendly health system

COOPERSTON — Bassett Healthcare Network announced Wednesday, Oct. 18, that all five of its hospitals have been recognized as Age-Friendly Health Systems, an initiative of the John A. Hartford and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement in partnership with the American Hospital Association and the Catholic Health Association of the United States. Hospitals and health systems earn this designation with rigorous criteria and evidence-based interventions specifically designed to improve care for older adults.

“Caring for seniors in our region is a privilege and we are proud to be a leader in providing senior-friendly health care across our entire network,” said President and CEO Dr. Tommy Ibrahim. “As of 2021, one in six New York State residents are age 65 or older. This demographic is expected to continue to grow over the next few years and decades. Providing reliable and exceptional health care to this population is essential to rural health.

Book Salon to host Open Mic for students

ONEONTA — The Oneonta Book Salon Community Arts Network will hold a special evening open to students from SUNY Oneonta and Hartwick College at 7:30 pm on Thursday, November 16. All majors, as well as students from other faculties, are invited to participate in fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction. Cassandra Miller, author of the “Townie” blog of things to do in Oneonta, will be the guest host.

Dairy producers are facing packaging shortages

NEW YORK STATE – The Northeast Dairy Producers Association issued a statement on Wednesday, November 1 noting that a national cardboard shortage has limited the availability of individual milk containers and impacted the supply of milk to schools.

“To be clear, this is only a packaging issue and not a milk supply issue,” the statement said. “Dairy processors are working diligently with industry partners to find alternative solutions for providing nutritious fresh milk in schools as well as other institutions such as hospitals, nursing homes and prisons, including pouring milk from gallon jugs as well as exploring the possibility of installing milk dispensers. We encourage school food service managers to Contact dairy distributors to strategize which milk delivery system works best for their area until this packaging issue is resolved.

familiar To present the Susan Fenimore Cooper Lecture

COOPERSTONE – The Fenimore Art Museum will present “Susan Fenimore Cooper’s Reckoning with Native American Dispossession,” a live Zoom lecture with scholar and professor Rochelle L. Johnson at 7pm on Thursday 16 November. The presentation will address Cooper’s growing understanding of the Native American peoples of the region she called home. Through her historical writing, essays, and letters, audiences will experience her concern about continued land theft and land grabbing in the country. The program will feature a live question and answer session. Registration is required via the FAM website or on Eventbrite. There is a suggested donation of $15.00 for the lecture.

ASSE offers secondary study abroad

NEW YORK — ASSE International reminds the public that eligible high school students can spend an academic year, semester or summer in Europe, Asia, the Americas, Australia or South Africa as part of the ASSE International Student Exchange Program. It is a non-profit public benefit organization dedicated to promoting close cultural relations between the United States and other countries. Students ages 15-18 qualify on the basis of academic performance, personal references, and a genuine desire to experience life abroad with a volunteer host family. Prior knowledge of the host country’s language is not a requirement. Scholarships are available and are based on academic performance, leadership skills, and financial need. ASSE also provides hosting opportunities for local families. For more information, call 1 (800) 677-2773 or, or visit

SUNY Delhi receives major gift

Delhi – State University of New York Delhi has received a $75,000.00 gift from Barnard Construction to expand scholarship opportunities for students pursuing degrees in construction management. This gift aims to support the next generation of industry leaders and inspire students to pursue careers in heavy civil construction such as managing dams, tunnels and power delivery projects. Barnard Construction is a leading heavy civil construction company headquartered in Bozeman, Montana. It is a long-time partner of SUNY Delhi and is a member of the college’s Construction Management Advisory Board.

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