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See the latest publications from Pathfinder Village, Otsego Academy, and the Kennedy Willis Center.

Pastoral succession continues over three decades of services supporting people with Down syndrome Edmeston, NY, January 23, 2024 ... The ringing of the chapel bell at Pathfinder Village several weekends ago marked the transition of spiritual leadersh...
New leader is a lifetime advocate for people with intellectual disabilities, brings experience in all facets of human service organizations Edmeston, NY, January 17, 2024 ... Karen M. Knavel of Willoughby Hills, Ohio, is the new president and ch...
COOPERSTOWN, NY … The Pathfinder Village Hand Bell Choir will help the National Hall of Fame and local families ring in the holidays at the museum’s annual Holiday Celebration on Saturday, Dec. 9 at 2 p.m. From noon through 5:00 p.m., local residents...
October 12, 2023 … Pathfinder Village honored its Community Heroes and Programs of Excellence during its Family Day on Saturday, October 7. The staff of the Bassett Health Center Edmeston-Burlington, Pathfinder School, and Pastor Douglas Burleigh wer...
Edmeston, NY, October 5, 2023 … The Kennedy Willis Center on Down Syndrome at Pathfinder Village is hosting a four-part Lunch and Learn webinar series this autumn, Nurturing Your Best Self through Music, Art, Movement & Mindfulness. The noontime ...
Edmeston, New York, September 27, 2023 … Pathfinder Village will celebrate the talents and community connections of individuals with Down syndrome through a new “I Am” campaign as part of its celebration of October as National Down Syndrome Awar...
COOPERSTOWN, NY, September 17, 2023 … The spirit of community was unfurled as tennis enthusiasts, golfers, and friends of Pathfinder Village gathered on Monday, September 11, at the Pathfinder Village Tennis Classic and the Pathfinder Village-Basebal...
COOPERSTOWN, NY, September 7, 2023 … The Pathfinder Village All-Stars showed heart and hustle last week at Doubleday Field. For the third summer, members of the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association hosted a skills clinic at the game’s sto...
Educational event highlights working trucks and equipment for families to discover Edmeston, New York, September 5, 2023 ...  Trucks, tractors, heavy equipment, and other working vehicles will be front-and-center at Pathfinder Village’s second a...
COOPERSTOWN, NY, August 20, 2023 … The love of our National Pastime will joyfully reunite MLB Player Alumni and Pathfinder Village residents at Cooperstown’s historic Doubleday Field during a third annual skills clinic set for Tuesday, August 29, sta...
Edmeston, New York, July 27, 2023 … Pathfinder Village will launch an exciting new summer music activity, “Mommy and Me” for babies and young children on Wednesday afternoons at 1 p.m., starting August 16. The four weekly sessions at the Pathfinder P...
NYCM Employees host community event for car & ice cream enthusiasts Edmeston, New York, July 18, 2023 ... Meet Syracuse University’s Otto the Orange, dance to Elvis’ hits, savor ice cream treats, and enjoy gleaming restored vehicles at this year’...
Edmeston, New York, June 21, 2023 ... Pathfinder Village recognized the dedication and diligence of its employees celebrating five-year service anniversaries at a luncheon at the Pathfinder Pavilion on Tuesday. Altogether, 26 staff have devoted over ...
Edmeston, New York, June 13, 2023 … Join the Pathfinder Village community as it celebrates its silver anniversary Summer Concert Series. A mainstay of the area’s summer arts scene, Pathfinder’s concerts feature free, live performances on Monday ...
Edmeston, New York, May 31, 2023 ... Pathfinder Village announced the graduation of eight staff through its Direct Support Professional 2.0 program last week. This training program aligns with direct care and human service competencies using a multi-...
Edmeston, NY, May 25, 2023… For a decade, Pathfinder Village’s Splash Path 5k and Fun Walk has colorfully celebrated community and offered an inclusive athletic event for people of all ages and abilities. This past Saturday, the color run and festiva...
The Pathfinder Village Foundation announces that Linda V.W. Clark, Patricia R. Hanft, and Raymond E. Holohan have been elected to the Board of Trustees.
Pathfinder Village invites community members and local families to “Color Our Community” in blue and yellow on March 21, World Down Syndrome Day 2023. WDSD is a celebration that highlights the talents and inclusion of people with Down syndrome in com...

Paul C. Landers, M.Ed., Cooperstown, will retire as the president and chief executive officer of Pathfinder Village, announced William F. Streck, MD, the chair of the Village’s Board of Directors.

Pathfinder Village pulled out all the stops with its eighth annual Community Trick-or-Treat event on Saturday. Over 340 trick-or-treaters enjoyed a safe and spooky afternoon visiting Pathfinder’s livable campus.

Stormy weather segued into magical anniversary moments in Cooperstown this past Monday as Pathfinder Village, a livable community and service provider for people with intellectual disabilities, raised over $85,000 for scholarships through its Pathfin...

Pathfinder Village will join other human service agencies in celebrating National Direct Support Recognition Week from September 11-17.

Pathfinder Village invites community members and local families to “Color Our Community” in blue and yellow on March 21, World Down Syndrome Day 2022. WDSD is a celebration that highlights the talents and inclusion of people with Down syndrome in com...
The Pathfinder Village Board of Directors has elected three new directors, William LeCates, MD, president of Bassett Medical Center, Cooperstown; Michael Perrino, Chief Financial Officer of NYCM Insurance; and Stephanie Fadale, a parent advocate and ...
The Pathfinder Village Tennis Classic and the Pathfinder Village-Baseball Hall of Fame Golf Invitational raised over $82,500 in support of Village scholarships. The annual assistance program provides direct financial aid to residents and students who...

Pathfinder Village recently announced service awards to recognize individuals and programs that exemplify leadership and advocacy, part of its observance of October as National Down Syndrome Awareness Month.

Sign up for colorful, affordable family fun at the Splash Path 5k and Fun Walk at Pathfinder Village on Saturday, October 2.

World Down Syndrome Day at Pathfinder Village featured an extra splash of color this year through a special donation by the employees of NYCM Insurance, Edmeston-- colorful pairs of polka-dotted socks.

As part of its “Staying Connected” initiative during the pandemic recovery, Pathfinder Village invites families, friends, and fans to take part in its new 3-21 Challenge leading up to World Down Syndrome Day on Sunday, March 21....
The Otsego County Chamber of Commerce named Pathfinder Produce as its Breakthrough Business of the Year during a virtual gathering last evening, one of four honorees recognized for their vision, focus on business strategies, and service to county res...
Pathfinder Village received a unique 40th anniversary gift this month from the Fly Creek Quilters, a custom designed masterpiece that now graces the campus' Program Office. The new quilt caps-off an entire month of “staying connected” activities in h...
Pathfinder Village residents and students are celebrating October, National Down Syndrome Month, through events and activities centered on the theme of "Staying Connected."
Beneath perfect skies and at the nation’s best-loved ball diamond, over 50 residents of Pathfinder Village honed their throwing, fielding, and hitting this past weekend with former Major League Baseball players and the staff of the non-profit, Baseba...
Pathfinder Village celebrated the career growth of eight staff this week as they were graduated from the agency’s new Direct Support Professional 3.0 training program.

Filmmaker Katherine Kerr introduces her new film, Pathfinders, in celebration of Down Syndrome Awareness Month.

The tenth annual Chobani Tennis Classic and fifth annual Chobani Juniors Tennis Classic raised over $25,000 for Pathfinder scholarships in two days of play at the Cooperstown Country Club.

The Pathfinder Village-Baseball Hall of Fame Golf Invitational, a charity event held at the Leatherstocking Golf Course, was held on Tuesday, September 4, and is expected to raise $50,000 in support of scholarships at Pathfinder, a nationally respect...
Through two gifts totaling $2.2 million, Pathfinder Village will embark on an expansion at its School for a new integrated preschool, new spaces for the Village Enrichment Department, and to complete renovations to existing classrooms and other enhan...

Hall of Famer Lee Smith, Class of 2019, will host the Golf Invitational on Sept. 3 in support of Pathfinder's Scholarship Fund

Pathfinder Village was honored as the 2019 NBT Distinguished Business of the Year by the Otsego County Chamber of Commerce in May.

Sign up for colorful, affordable family fun at the Splash Path 5k and Fun Walk at Pathfinder Village on Saturday, May 18.

Pathfinder Village, its families, and the developmental disabilities community mourn the death of Village visionary and Founding President & Chief Executive Officer Marian G. Mullet early Sunday, March 17.

Pathfinder Village will celebrate WDSD, 3-21, with Crazy Socks and our 6th anniversary specials at Pathfinder Produce!
Thanks to a grant from the LCHP, a new Mobile Market will be serving produce customers in 2019!
Defending Otesaga Hotel Seniors Open Champ John Elliott takes first round of 2018 Seniors Open
Hall of Famer Carlton Fisk returns to Cooperstown to lead off the Pro-Am, to benefit Pathfinder Village
Pathfinder Produce, Pathfinder Village’s community fresh fruits and vegetable market, will celebrate its fifth anniversary on Thursday, March 15, during its regular market hours in Edmeston. To mark five years of providing fresh and nutritious produc...
Pathfinder Village will offer another fun and engaging semester of OVER 21! classes this spring, running from March through May. Regular classes will focus on physical fitness and arts & crafts, and are open to the entire community. Several cours...
Pathfinder Village’s Chief Executive OfficerPaul C. Landers was recently named to the Board of Directors for Together for Choice, a national coalition of service providers, families and concerned citizens who are advocating solutions for the growing ...
Pathfinder Village Foundation recently was awarded a Community Fitness Award by Excellus BlueCross BlueShield in support of memberships at the Clark Sports Center, Cooperstown. The memberships create opportunities for residents and students with deve...

“Pathfinder Village helps people find their
way in life to independence, success, and
maturity — all the things you want for your family.”
Marian Mullet | Founder of Pathfinder Village