The Sidney Historical Association will host a free program of the history and current state of preservation of covered bridges in New York state.

The program will be presented by Wayne and Karen Marshfield in the Smart Room of the Sidney Memorial Public Library, corner of Main and River streets on Saturday, Sept. 30 at 10:30 a.m. The program will include interesting information and projected photos about the construction and restoration of our area covered bridges and is offered to the public and  other historical associations in our area. The Marshfields are currently leading members of the New York State Covered Bridge Society. Wayne Marshfield serves as Delaware County Supervisor for the Town of Hamden.

The Art of Bereavement – a healing grief workshop introducing various modalities to help move grief using art to explore grief and loss will be held Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27 and Nov. 3 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Community Cultural Center, 1 Bridge Street. This adult event is free. Registration required - call 607-432-5525. Space is limited.

Rotary Club of Sidney is having a mum fundraiser - a variety of colors in 9’ pots. Purchase a certificate from a Rotary member or stop at Main Street Paint and Hardware or Howard Hanna Real Estate to purchase certificate. Shop through Oct. 2 at S and S Landscaping Depot, Co Hwy 23, Sidney, Monday through Friday 10 to 5:30 and Saturday 9 to 4.

Food Bank is open Mondays and Thursdays from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Sidney United Methodist Church, 12 Liberty Street.

The Catholic Charities Emergency Food Pantry, 21 Liberty Street, is open by appointment Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Thursdays 8:30 to 6:30 p.m. Regular hours for Catholic Charities Monday through Friday 8:30 to 4:30. Closed for lunch 12:30 to 1:30.

Sidney Memorial Public Library, 8 River Street, is accepting books for the Friends of the Library Grand Book Sale Oct. 26 through 28. The book sale proceeds help fund the library’s programming.

Down–Home Fall Fest Sunday, Oct. 1 at Sidney Center Park from 2 to 6 p.m. Come celebrate the completion of the park and playground project. Fun fall activities for the whole family including pumpkin painting, live music, great food, desserts and drinks, pie eating contest and field day contests, a photo booth and the brand new playground. Sponsored by the Sidney Center Improvement Group, Inc. Visit

Red Cross Blood Mobile Thursday, Oct. 3 at Amphenol Corporation, 191 Delaware Avenue, Main Floor from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m.

The Sacred Heart Church Annual Harvest Festival will be held Oct. 6 and 7 in the Parish Hall on Liberty Street. There will be crafts galore, baked goods, farmer’s market, treasure chest and lunch available. 

The Tri-county Seniors will sponsor a presentation called Decluttering Your Home Thursday, Oct. 12 at 2 p.m. in the Smart Community Room at the Sidney Memorial Public Library. Christine Worth, a professional organizer and member of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO) and owner of Decluttering Chaos, will present ideas for decluttering every area of your home with safety in mind. The program is free and open to the public, but preregistration is requested. Sign up at the Tri-County Senior Center, 41 Pearl Street, open Wednesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or call Carol at 607-563-8065 by Oct. 6.

The Music Man will be presented by the Tri-Town Theatre at the Sidney High School Auditorium Oct. 20, 21 and on the 22 - a matinee.


Annual Tampon Fundraiser for local women in need is being held by House of Consignment, 214 Main Street. During the month of September stop in with a box of tampons or pads or bring to the special event Saturday, Sept. 30 from 6 to 8 p.m. for food and drink, BRA Pong, vendors, raffles and prizes. For more information

The annual pancake breakfasts will be held Sundays at the Unadilla Rod and Gun Club, 566 Butternut Road. Serving will be from 8 to 11 a.m. through Sunday, Nov. 12. The Club is also having a trap field improvement raffle and tickets may be purchased at the Sunday breakfast. The drawing will be held Dec. 19 at the club’s monthly meeting.

Tai Chi through Nov. 8, Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall of the First Presbyterian Church, 156 Main Street. To join you must register with Otsego County Office of Aging at 607-547-4232.

The Unadilla Public Library will have Clara Mae Barnhart continuing with her creative writing workshops held every third Wednesday - Oct. 18, Nov. 15 and Dec. 20 beginning at 6 p.m.

Unatego Cue and Curtain announces the annual fall musical “Willy Wonka!” - a family friendly classic with songs, dance and surprises. The show will be Nov. 3 and 4 at 7 p.m. and Sunday afternoon Nov. 5 at 2 p.m. Note: due to the building project at the Unatego High School, the show will be performed at Sidney High School auditorium.

The Unadilla Food Pantry, 172 Main Street, is open Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For more info call 607-563-7713.

Brooks chicken and ribs barbecue will be available Saturday, Oct. 7 at the Bishop Lot (across from the Kwik Fill) on Main Street from 10 a.m. until sold out. Sides of mac salad and baked beans will also be available by the Beta Sigma Phi Preceptor Beta Kappa Chapter.

The Green Giraffe, 179 Main Street, will have Halloween grand opening Friday, Oct. 27 from  6 to 9 p.m. Come enjoy the celebration party by dressing up in your favorite costume and having your picture taken in the former embalming room - and much more.

The First Presbyterian Church of Unadilla will celebrate its 200th anniversary Saturday, Oct. 28 beginning at 5 p.m. in the church sanctuary. A complimentary buffet dinner - by reservation only - will take place at 6:30 p.m. For dinner reservations contact Stephanie Frazier by Oct. 15 at 607-434-3277 or

This past week a Grange friend and I traveled to The Big E (Eastern States Exposition) in West Springfield, Mass. We volunteered as Grangers to help in the New England Grange building selling needlework of all kinds (knitting and crocheting) crafts made by Grangers from New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut and New York. We saw and visited with many fairgoers coming to the building who return each year to purchase jams, jellies, salsas, relishes, etc. under the name of New England Grange Building. We met Dawn, a very devoted Granger who is the assistant building manager for 25 plus years. One of our first stops Tuesday around noon was to have the Maine baked potato. We watched the “Big Parade” seeing the Budweiser Clydesdales and the New Orleans Mardi Gras celebration with beads galore thrown for youngsters. Our shift Wednesday ended at 3 p.m. and we had opportunity to look at a variety of unique crafts and stop at the Vermont Building to purchase a “Special B-E cheese labeled (XX Sharp). We had such a good time looking forward to going back next year.

September 29 will be a harvest/full moon.