The Chenango Arts Council announces that Diane Batson-Smith be Executive Director effective July 1st, replacing Victoria Kappel who announced her retirement in January. Batson-Smith has enjoyed a varied career in the arts including her own repertory company in Roanoke, Virginia, an independent film producer, Senior Producer & Project Supervisor for Dreamworks SKG, & a studio executive for Walt Disney Productions, and a Co-Producer for Paramount Pictures.
The New York Better Business Bureau is warning residents of summer scams, involving discount paving jobs from door to door salesman. Salesmen promise discount paving jobs, begin the process, only to find out they don’t have enough materials, promise to come back, & never return. Consumers are then left with a partial job, when they’ve paid for more. The Bureau said to watch out for anyone who pushes for a quick decision, requires cash only sales, or has an unmarked vehicle with out of state plates. A list of legitimate contractors can be found on bbb.org
Greater Maywood Rural Community Services is hosting a “Raise the Roof” fundraiser at Covered Bridge Gardens today, with a spaghetti dinner & Blue Grass music, starting at 5:00 PM. $10.00 donations are requested.
The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum will host a blood drive, sponsored by the American Red Cross & Bassett Healthcare, on Saturday, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM in Cooper Park adjacent to the Hall of Fame in a Red Cross bloodmobile. Blood donors will receive free admission to the Museum on Saturday. Volunteer donors who have not donated within the last 56 days of June 7 are eligible to donate blood on Saturday. The Museum will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday as it observes summer hours through the day before Labor Day.
Delaware county Public Health will hold a free rabies clinic today in Masonville. The clinic for dogs, cats & domesticated ferrets runs from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at the Masonville Fire Hall


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