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August 25, 2012

Fun in the Finger Lakes

Good wine and gorgeous gardens for a great cause!

Finger Lakes Bus Trip Fundraiser to benefit American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life

$57 per person (nonrefundable) includes: deluxe motor-coach transportation, all admission & tasting fees, guided tour and wine tasting at Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion, wine tasting at historic Belhurst Castle, wine tasting at Ventosa Vineyards, door prizes and more! All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.

For reservations, please contact Sonja Flansburg at (315) 360-7567.

Schuyler Lake Fire Department Annual Truck Pull

This event will take place 1 mile north of Schuyler Lake on State Hwy 28. Registration will begin promptly at 9:00am. The pull starts at 10:30. The event will support stock, street mod and diesel classes. There will also be food, trophies and a cash payback for top three places. The rain date for this event will be on August 26th at the same location and time.

*For more information, please call Debbie Bennett at (607) 282-0627*

Gloversville Farmer's Market

8:30AM 12:30PM

Gloversville Market Location: The new Elm Street Pavilion between Spring and Church Streets (behind Bleeker Square) Dates of Operation: May 5th-October 13th (2012 dates) Hours of Operation: Saturdays 8:30-12:30noon On most market days there is live entertainment at the market. Remember, rain or shine, tons of things to do.... don't miss us! You could be supporting your neighbor, isn't that nice to know? Sign up for the free email at the at the market. Crafts for the kids, every Saturday from 9 to 11am.

Forum on Ruffed Grouse and Woodcock

9:00AM 12:00PM

Ruffed grouse and woodcock, two common gamebirds of the Northeast, will be the focus of a special forum to be held at the White Otter Fish and Game Club at 10914 Woodgate.

The program will feature presentations arranged by the Ruffed Grouse Society, which is co-sponsoring the event.

Preferred habitat of these two birds, their life cycle, tips for locating them and more will highlight the morning sessions.

After lunch (included in the $5.00 admission cost) will be demonstrations with bird dogs and gamebird cookery.

Fly tier William Swiac will be making hand tied flies from grouse feathers throughout the program and one will be presented to every youth attendee. Other activities for young people will also be available and door prizes will be drawn.

Questions regarding the program may be addressed to Ruffed Grouse Society's Tripp Way at (607) 743-0760 or White Otter Secretary Alan Woodruff at (315) 392-4592.

DAV Harley-Davidson Heroes Tour

11:00AM 2:30PM

So many veterans feel confused about the benefits and services they've earned. There's so much to know...and so many changes from one year to the next. That's why the nonprofit Disabled American Veterans (D-A-V) and the Harley-Davidson Foundation have teamed up to offer help. The DAV Mobile Service Office will be at the Harley-Davidson of Utica, (Look for DAV's Portable Service Canopy), 4870 Commercial Drive, New York Mills to personally provide the best counseling and claim filing assistance available. This event is part of the nationwide Harley's Heroes tour and is free to all veterans and members of their families.

*For further information regarding this event, please contact NSO Howard Brittain at (716) 857-3354*

2nd Annual Pooch Plunge

12:00PM 4:00PM

Let your dog enjoy the last days of summer with a dip in the pool! The Montgomery County SPCA 2nd Annual Pooch Plunge at the Veterans Field swimming pool on Locust Avenue in Amsterdam.

Admission is $10 for the first dog, and $3 for each additional dog in the same household. Wading pools and a sprinkler will be available also. Swimming is reserved for dogs only.

Also featured are a barbeque, nail-clipping and microchip special, raffles, the Shelter Shop, and gifts for all dogs.

*For more information on this MCSPCA fundraiser, visit or Facebook, or email*