Boy Scouts Deliver Food throughout Three Counties

(Madison, Oneida, Herkimer, NY – Nov. 2012) The Revolutionary Trails Council wants to thank and acknowledge the contributions of our Scouts and the entire community for their support of our annual Scouting for Food Good Turn.

More than 50,000 pounds of canned food and other non-perishables were collected and delivered to 26 local food banks […]

On a Mission for the Hungry; Canastota Crop Walk is Oct. 14

By Margo Frink

(Canastota, Lenox, NY – Sept. 2012) Canastota resident and former trustee for the village of Canastota Ann Marie Rossi is on a mission to help feed the hungry.

Rossi approached the Lenox Town Board at its Sept. 10 meeting to provide information about the annual Crop Walk. Crop Walk raises money for […]

Op Shop Thanks Community

To the Editor:

(Canastota, NY – Feb. 2012) The Board of Directors, volunteers and administrators of the Opportunity Shop would like to say thank you; we appreciate your continued support of all our programs.

Our food pantry served 1,264 households, which included 1,581 children, 2,368 adults and 189 seniors. We provided 125 Thanksgiving baskets filled […]

Canastota Churches to hold Advent Service Today

(Canastota, NY – Dec. 2011) The Canastota Area Association of Churches invites the public to its annual Ecumenical Advent Service at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 11 at the United Church of Canastota, 144 West Center St. Area clergy will present Scripture lessons, with seasonal music consisting of congregational singing and special presentations from various […]

Opportunity Shop Needs Volunteers


Pictured are Barb Ortman (left) and Joan Vanderhoff, RSVP volunteers at the Opportunity Shop in Canastota.


(Canastota, NY – Oct. 2011) The purpose of the Opportunity Shop located at 128 E. Center St., Canastota, is to provide low-income families with good, serviceable clothing at a minimum cost. Household goods and furniture […]

Community Chest helps Support Op Shop

To the Editor:

(Canastota, NY – Sept. 2011) The Opportunity Shop would like to thank the Canastota Community Chest for their continued support of our Food Pantry. With the funds we receive from them we are able to provide families in the Canastota area with much needed food.

We serviced 900 plus families in the […]

RSVP Holds Annual Recognition Banquet


Pictured are the RSVP 2011 award winners; from left are Marianne Simberg, Yvonne Alexander, Barbara Cukierski, Leland Fanning, Harold Mellen, Barbara Schwitter and Bruce Burke. Not pictured is Joan DiChristina.

More than 200 Volunteers and Friends Attend

(Madison County, NY – 2011) RSVP celebrated recently by honoring the President’s Volunteer Service Award winners. The […]

Canastota Lions: Women Welcomed

Looking for a few good men and women

By Margo Frink

(Canastota, NY – Jan. 10) Everyone has different reasons for becoming and remaining a member of the Lions Club, according to Lion Dr. Kerry Brown. At the Canastota Lions Club’s monthly meeting held Jan. 10 at Graziano’s, Brown encouraged invited guests to ask around […]