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Win a Baseball Cookie Spending Spree

September 30, 2011

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MLB Postseason Now through November 30, 2011 place an order (of any amount), and you’ll be automatically entered to win a $100 Cooperstown Cookie Company spending spree. It’s our way of saying thank you to our wonderful customers!

It’s a great time to order baseball cookies. Have some on hand for the Postseason, and to give as gifts for your favorite baseball fans. (Order now, we’ll ship anytime you’d like.)

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The National Baseball Hall of Fame’s Annual World Series Gala October 22nd

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Cooperstown Farmers’ Market, SATURDAY, 9:00-2:00

September 29, 2011
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This image of farm fresh brown chicken eggs, at first thought, a simple ingredient. But the chicken egg is far more complex than I ever imagined. Many of our farmers keep laying hens for their own use and when the girls get crazy and lay too many eggs, they bring them to the market to sell. These are considered farm fresh eggs, often free range birds by day going to the coop to roost at night. They have a varied diet and are very good and particularly fresh at a farmers market. I only bring this up because we also have some special varieties of chicken eggs.

For those that have an allergy to soy, or those that have sensitive systems and are looking for soy free eggs, see Dan Byler at Mountain View Farm. Dan sells many varieties of cheese, all cuts of beef and pork, as well as SOY FREE eggs. How do eggs get to be soy free? The chicken has to eat a soy-free diet. If this is a topic of interest for you, please stop by to see Dan, he has all the information.

On the other hand, Kathleen of Acrospire Farm feeds her chickens certified organic feed – so if you seek an organic diet, talk to Kathleen.

…and remember, whatever you need,
we do have it at the Cooperstown Farmers’ Market!

If the soup weather continues, check out the leeks and potatoes this week, they are beautiful. The butternut squashes make a nice soup as well. French onion soup. Chicken Noodle. Beef and Barley. White Bean and Kale, mmm – I like soup.

The season lingers with fresh tomatoes, lettuces, lemon cucumbers as well as corn-on-the-cob. And we have a fine variety of peppers, with sausages, mmmmmmmm.

Peaches, plums, raspberries, A P P L E S melons and more. Jam, pies, short cakes, muffins, crumble, oh yes, I have tried them all.

Speaking of things I recommend – venison hot dogs, delicious! Highland Farm has

the best H O T D O G S from grass-fed European Red Deer if you are a hot dog lover, you owe it to yourself to try these.

P L E A S E N O T E : The Market has gone to FALL HOURS and will be opening at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, one hour later than the summer opening time.

At the Cooperstown Farmers’ Market you can look forward to the quality items local customers have come to expect. The selection is wonderful, from seasonal fruits and vegetables to all cuts of local meats and fresh poultry. We also have a bounty of local eggs, cheeses, and yogurt, honey and maple syrup, home-baked sweets and treats, flowers and greenery, as well as handmade crafts, like candles, soaps and much much MORE!

Become a Friend of the Cooperstown Farmers’ Market today!
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Consolidated Funding Application Workshops Announced

September 29, 2011

As you may know, a part of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s transformative plan to improve the state’s economic development model includes the introduction of a NYS Consolidated Funding Application. The CFA was created to streamline and expedite the state-assistance application process. The CFA marks a fundamental shift in the way state resources are allocated, ensuring less bureaucracy and greater efficiency to fulfill local economic development needs.

Using the CFA as the single point of entry for access to $1 billion in economic development funding, applicants will no longer have to slowly navigate multiple agencies and sources without any mechanism for coordination. Now, economic development projects will use the CFA as a support mechanism to access multiple state funding sources through one application, making the process quicker, easier and more productive.

The nine state agencies and authorities whose funding will be made available through the CFA process are Empire State Development; NYS Canal Corporation; Energy Research and Development Authority; Environmental Facilities Corporation; Homes and Community Renewal; Department of Labor; Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation; Department of State; and Department of Transportation. Applicants must submit their CFAs by October 31, 2011.

In addition, the New York Power Authority and Economic Development Power Allocation Board (EDPAB) will be using the CFA to implement “Recharge New York,” a new, low-cost power program for New York businesses and not-for-profits. CFAs for Recharge will be due November 30, 2011.

Application materials and a guidebook are available online at http://nyworks.ny.gov. Once the CFA is submitted by the applicant, it goes to the local Regional Economic Development Council to be reviewed and ranked as part of its strategic planning process.

To help potential applicants better understand the CFA process, a series of Workshops have been scheduled statewide, including Mohawk Valley sessions in Utica on the evening of Oct. 5, and in Cobleskill on the afternoon of Oct. 6. The workshops will include an overview of the application process, as well as breakout sessions covering the areas of Business Assistance, Community Development, and Energy and the Environment.

CFA Workshop Flyer_Mohawk Valley_Utica_20110929.pdf

CFA Workshop Flyer_Mohawk Valley_Cobleskill_20110929.pdf

MOHAWK VALLEY Detail Utica State Office Building 2011_10_05 (3).docx

The Farmers¹ Museum Presents An Evening of Native American Story Telling

September 29, 2011

The Farmers’ Museum Presents An Evening of Native American Story Telling

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (09/29/2011)Join us at The Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown, N.Y. for an evening of Native American Story Telling with Perry Ground. This special event will take place Thursday, October 13, at 7:00 p.m. at the The Farmers’ Museum’s Crossroads Café next to Bump Tavern in The Museum’s historic village. Admission is free. For further information, please contact Maria Vann at m.vann.

Perry Ground is a Turtle Clan member of the Onondaga Nation of the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Confederacy. He has been telling stories for over 15 years and educating about the culture, beliefs, and history of the Haudenosaunee. Ground continues to share oral traditions from the elders of various Native American communities.

2011 Henry Allen Moe Prize Awarded By The New York State Historical Association

September 29, 2011

2011 Henry Allen Moe Prize Awarded By The New York State Historical Association

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (09.29.2011) — The New York State Historical Association is proud to announce that the exhibition catalogue Dutch New York Between East and West: The World of Margrieta van Varick, edited by Deborah L. Krohn andPeter N. Miller with Marybeth De Filippis, has been selected as the recipient of the 2011 Henry Allen Moe Prize for Catalogs of Distinction in the Arts. The catalogue was published in conjunction with the exhibition of the same title held at the Bard Graduate Center fromSeptember 2009 through January 2010.

The Henry Allen Moe Prize is made possible by an endowment from Mrs. Henry Allen Moe in memory of her husband. Income from the endowment is used to foster and recognize scholarship in art history and decorative arts studies in the form of published catalogues of exhibitions and collections. Catalogues must feature collections from or exhibited in New York State.

The catalogue Dutch New York Between East and West, published by Yale University Press in conjunction with the New-York Historical Society and Bard Graduate Center,exemplifies the spirit of the Moe Prize. It greatly enriches understanding of life in Dutch New York in the seventeenth century through essays and catalogue entries on a wide variety of global objects. The inspiration for the book and exhibition—a 1695 inventory of a well-to-do Dutch resident of Brooklyn, Margrieta van Varick—provides a starting point for exploration, but the catalogue, which includes essays by ten authors, puts the life of this individual in the larger context of Dutch colonization through the careful reading of objects. Transcriptions of original documents, including the inventory, and numerous color photographs add to the significance of the volume.

This year’s Moe Prize committee was composed of Dr. Robin Campbell of Excelsior College, Dennis Carr of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and Dr. Cynthia Falk of the Cooperstown Graduate Program. Catalogues to be considered for the 2012 Moe Prize should be sent to The Henry Allen Moe Prize Committee, Attn: Cynthia G. Falk, New York State Historical Association, P.O. Box 800, 5798 State Hwy. 80, Cooperstown, N.Y., 13326. Four copies must be received by the February 15, 2012 deadline.

Comment on the Nonprofit Policy Agenda

September 29, 2011
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Please Give Us Your Feedback:
The Vital Need for a Statewide Nonprofit Policy Agenda

We probably don’t have to tell you that charitable nonprofits are vital to the social, health, educational, environmental, economic and cultural fabric of communities throughout New York State.

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Review the Nonprofit Policy Agenda & Submit Feedback Today.

Organizations like yours are dedicated to the public good, not private gain. Our work improves lives, strengthens communities, provides aid in times of crisis, creates jobs and builds the economy, and provides cost-effective solutions for government, taxpayers and society as a whole.

Our collective ability to be financially viable and to accomplish our various missions in a cost-effective and efficient manner is very dependent on state policy, laws, and regulations including those concerning procurement and contractual practices.

390.pngDespite this fact, our state has not had a strong, unified or collective voice for charitable organizations; rather, charities have traditionally been divided by mission-driven subsector and constituent differences, funding streams, IRS classification, size, and geographic boundaries and parochialism – particularly "downstate-upstate" and rural-urban divisions.

There is a saying that, "if you are not at the table, you are on the menu." This is certainly the case for the bulk of the charitable nonprofits when it comes to state policy-making in today’s troubled economic and social environment.

NYCON’s goal, as the state association of nonprofits with over 3,000 diverse members throughout New York, is to put forth and aggressively pursue a dynamic, "living and breathing" Statewide Policy Agenda that focuses on the needs and interests of community based nonprofits.

To that end, we know we cannot create this type of agenda without your input and guidance. Please take a moment to review NYCON’s draft proposed Policy Agenda here and feel free to give us your feedback, changes and support via our online form.

We look forward to hearing from you. Thank you again for all you do and for your continued dedication to the nonprofit sector and your community.

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Doug Sauer, CEO, NYCON, Inc.

Doug Sauer

CEO, New York Council of Nonprofits, Inc.

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This Thanksgiving, let Cooperstown’s Otesaga Hotel do the cooking!

September 28, 2011

This Thanksgiving, let The Otesaga do the cooking!

Bring the entire family to The Otesaga’s bountiful Thanksgiving Day Buffet from

11:30AM to 3:00PM. Dine on healthful salads, a variety of heavenly holiday

entrees, an assortment of fresh, cooked vegetables, as well as an array of

decadent desserts. Casual attire is welcome. Only $39.95 per person.

On Thanksgiving evening, from 6:00PM-8:30PM, The Hotel’s Main Dining Room dinner menu will include a traditional 4-course Thanksgiving Dinner with all the trimmings as well as all the delicious steak, seafood and pork entrees, savory sides, and delectable desserts. Only $55.00 per person. Jackets are required for gentlemen.

Enjoy live music while you dine all day long. Children, 8-years old & under, are half price for both meala. Space is limited so make your reservations now. For more information or to make reservations, call Lori Patryn at (800) 348-6222 or (607) 544-2519.

Celebrate A Casual Thanksgiving at the Hawkeye Bar & Grill

The Hawkeye’s savory regular menu is available all Thanksgiving Day from

11:30AM-9:30PM. Families are welcome. Casual attire is expected. For

reservations, please call (607) 544-2524 or (800) 348-6222.