News from the region: August 9, 2022 | Community

Program to solve water problems

ARKVILLE – The Catskill Water Discovery Center will present “Water Stories: History, Cooperation, Conflict and Challenges” at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 10, at its headquarters at 669 County Highway 38 in Arkville.

The program is free and open to the public.

It will also be available on Zoom.

According to a press release, the guest speaker will be Dr. Sara Ahmed, founder of the Living Waters Museum, a virtual museum focusing on India’s water heritage. She is also one of the three vice-presidents of the World Network of Water Museums.

Ahmed’s talk will focus on storytelling as a way to inform and educate on issues related to the need and threats of clean, fresh water for all.

Cellist Michael Fitzpatrick will present a 25-minute program of water-themed pieces as well as his own.

Marcia Brewster, retired Senior United Nations Water Resources Officer in the Division for Sustainable Development, UN Headquarters, and Advisory Board Member of the Catskill Water Discovery Center, will moderate the program.

Ahmed and Brewster served together on the steering committee of the Gender and Water Alliance in the Netherlands in the early 2000s.

Visit www.waterdiscovereryorg for more information.

Mother-son duo to perform in a park

RICHFIELD SPRINGS — Double Chase will perform at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, August 10 in Spring Park as part of the Summer Concert Series sponsored by the Richfield Springs Area Chamber of Commerce.

According to a press release, Thelma and Matt Chase are a mother-son duo who have been performing country music together for 45 years. They specialize in the classic sounds of Dolly Parton, Patsy Cline, Jim Reeves and Merle Haggard.

The concerts take place rain or shine in the bandstand or the pavilion. It is suggested to bring garden chairs.

Richfield Spa Walking Tour

RICHFIELD SPRINGS – Otsego 2000 will offer a walking tour of Richfield Springs focusing on the interplay between resort and village architecture at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday August 14 at 4:30 p.m.

According to a press release, the water and the healing properties of the springs rich in magnesium, iron and sulfur have brought people to Richfield Springs for generations.

Richfield Springs also has buildings designed by renowned architects. Public buildings that still exist, such as the library, churches, and school, provided elegant community spaces that incorporated architectural fashions favored by elite seasonal guests.

“Understanding our historic built environment – ​​what distinguishes a Victorian building from a Greek Revival or Italianate building – helps interpret how our communities developed in relation to climate and fashions over time” , Otsego 2000 chief executive Ellen Pope said in the statement. “This knowledge is key to understanding how sense of place is created by our architectural history and what could be lost if these buildings are not preserved for future generations.”

The tour will be led by Cooperstown Graduate Program Material Culture Professor Dr. Cindy Falk, Otsego 2000 Advisor.

The cost of each visit is $10.

Visit or call 607-547-8881 for more information and to register.

FAM adds a family event to its schedule

COOPERSTOWN – The Fenimore Art Museum will present a performance of storytelling for the whole family by Perry Ground, a member of the Turtle Clan of the Onondaga Nation at 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 13, at the Lucy B. Hamilton Amphitheater at the edge of the museum lake.

According to a press release, Ground’s “Talking Turtle Stories” features traditional Haudenosaunee (also known as Iroquois) tales shared in a participatory performance format.

The program is suitable for all ages and is included in regular admission to the museum