Kindergarten registration set for Jan. 16-17

The New Hartford Central School Kindergarten registration for the 2018-2019 school year will take place from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 16-17, in all three elementary schools.

To save time that day, parents can download the registration packet located on the district’s website: and click on the link "Enrollment and Registration" found under the "For Parents" tab, or you can call the elementary office and a registration packet can be mailed to you. Packets also will be available for pick up at each of the three elementary schools.

To be eligible for Kindergarten in New Hartford, a child must be five years of age by Dec. 1. The child’s birth certificate must be submitted at the time of registration as proof of age. Also, proof of residence must be submitted, and also proof of immunization for polio, measles, diphtheria, mumps, rubella, Hepatitis B and varicella.

The child need not be present for registration.



Thank you for … support of food pantry

We wish to acknowledge the unending kindness of our community for the many donations of hats, mittens, gloves, scarves and socks that we received for our “Giving Tree” at St. Margaret’s Food Pantry at Grace Church. With your generosity we were able to provide gifts of warm weather items to the hundreds of people who frequent our food pantry.

As always, we thank you for your generosity and continued support of this very important mission of Grace Church.

Cheryl Rossi-Walczak, parish administrator and director of St. Margaret’s Food Pantry



Christian Women's Club to host luncheon

The Mohawk Valley Christian Women's Club is hosting its monthly meeting titled, "A Winter Get-Away Luncheon" from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, at Hart's Hill Inn, 135 Clinton St.

The special feature will be: Good Times Bus Tours with Diane VanSlyke. Guest speaker Karen Whitcomb from Port Byron will speak on "How Good is Good Enough?"

The fee is $13 per person. Free child care by reservation. Bring a bag lunch for your child.

To make a reservation, call 315-733-2085 or 315-733-1638. Walk-ins welcome.



Poetry Writing Instruction workshops offered at Library

The Old Forge Library, 220 Crosby Blvd., is offering Poetry Instruction Workshops on Saturday, Jan. 20. The schedule is as follows.

• Veteran teacher and school administrator in the Inlet School District Christine Holt will lead a workshop for students in Kindergarten through Sixth Grade from 10 a.m. to noon.

• Retired teacher Alison Albright will lead a workshop for students in Seventh through 12th Grades from 10 a.m. to noon. During her teaching career she taught courses in AP literature, non-fiction writing, poetic forms, and Mythological and Biblical literature.

• Star Livingstone will lead the Adult Workshop from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Livingstone is a Writing Workshop facilitator and the author of "Harley" which received the Children’s Choice award.

The poetry workshops are being offered in conjunction with the Library’s upcoming 2018 Annual Poetry and Illustration Exhibit: Shaping Your Landscape. Entries to the exhibit will be accepted from Feb. 1, through March 1. Participants in the workshops are not required to enter their work and exhibit entrants are not required to attend the workshops.

To register for a workshop, call 315-369-6008.



Get in shape with Pilates program

OHM-BOCES, at 4747 Middle Settlement Road, is offering an Introduction to Pilates class.

Choose Mondays from Jan. 22, through April 2, or April 16 through June 25; or Thursdays from Jan. 25 through April 5, or April 19 through June 21.

All classes take place from 5 to 5:45 p.m.

Tuition is $65.

Registration deadline is Jan. 17.

To register or for information, call 315-793-8696 or register online at