Food and Nutrition students cook with Bugbee children

The children in the School Age Program at the Bugbee Children’s Center had a busy week during their February break from school. We packed in art projects, skating and laser tag at Interskate 88, fun activities at the AJ Read Science Discovery Center, swimming at Chase Pool and a movie with popcorn and hot chocolate.

The highlight of the week was the time spent with SUNY Oneonta’s Food and Nutrition Association in the Human Ecology building. The kids were given the awesome hands-on opportunity to make smoothies, hummus, cauliflower crust pizza and cookies. They learned about ingredients, recipes, nutrition, and trying new foods outside of their comfort zone. The SUNY students did a fantastic job of engaging all of the children through their organization, thoughtful menu choices, and kid-friendly tasks.  The children were also given recipes to share with their families. Thank you, students, for sharing your love of cooking with our kids!

Bugbee Children’s Center is the SUNY child care facility that serves children from 8 weeks to 5th grade. Please call us if you have any questions.  x2484


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UUP volunteers needed for Saturday’s Bread

On Saturday, March 16, 2019, UUP Oneonta will once again staff Saturday’s Bread, a community kitchen that dispenses hot meals and good cheer. Linda Drake will, as previously, coordinate our chapter’s participation in this worthwhile community service.  Although Saturday’s Bread is housed at the First United Methodist Church, 66 Chestnut Street, Oneonta, the program is a non-denominational and humanitarian service open to all. To be part of the volunteer group at Saturday’s Bread on March 16, you must be willing to work from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. As we need an exact list of the names and numbers of participants, please email Linda Drake at  to volunteer. When you contact Linda, please provide her with your full name, e-mail, and telephone number.

Kudos to Linda, the College at Oneonta’s Executive Director of the Center for Social Responsibility and UUP’s Director of Community Service, for continuing to facilitate the involvement of volunteers in a variety of benevolent enterprises. UUP Oneonta has participated in flood relief in our region, post-Katrina reconstruction in the Gulf, collection drives, Habitat for Humanity, and other volunteerism under Linda’s leadership. UUP is proud to staff this current Saturday’s Bread endeavor. Service is central to our union mission.

CASSC seeks enrichment instructors

The Catskill Area School Study Council is in search of instructors and course offerings for the 2019 Saturday Seminar Series. We are looking for enrichment courses in the following categories: STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math); as well Yoga, Music Theater, Foreign Language, Literature/Writing, and History. We will also consider course proposals in other subject areas. Courses are for students in grade 3 through 12. We are in need of courses focused at the middle and high school level this year. This is a great opportunity to build your resume! The courses take place in a regular classroom on campus. Instructors must be able to work all four Saturdays, October 19, 26; November 2, and 9 from 8:30 – 11:30.

For an application please contact Jarrin Hayen, CASSC Assistant Coordinator via e-mail, 436-2533 or stop by the Study Council Office in 243 Fitzelle. Please check out our Facebook page for more information about the Study Council. The deadline for applications is March 13, 2019.