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June 18 Boscobel


Lunch at The Thayer Hotel West Point, NY  & Boscobel Estate tour Garrison, NY


Join us for a wonderful trip with two interesting venues on June 18, 2016

TRAVEL:      8:00 am – Leave from Oneonta Bus Lines @ 41 Orchard St., Oneonta

No stop on the way to West Point

Arrive:          11:00

11:30 – 1:00 for a buffet lunch at the Thayer Hotel, West Point

1:30 – 2:30 Tour of Boscobel House with docents

2:30 – 3:30 Garden Tour with Champagne and light Hors d’oeuvres

3:30 – 4:00 Gift shop/bathroom before departing

Depart:  4:00 pm – No rest stop on the way home

Arriving back in Oneonta approx.  7:00 pm

COST:            $124.00 for CCAL members and friends – (the same price for all)
Cost includes: Transportation, buffet lunch at the Historic Thayer Hotel, guided Boscobel tour of house and gardens, champagne and hors d’oeuvres in the garden, includes tip to our docents.

PAYMENT:  Checks must be made out to CCAL and sent to Nancy Kocher’s address below. There will be no refunds unless the trip is cancelled. If your plans change and you cannot go on the trip, please sell your reservation to someone else, or call me and I will try to sell it for you.

DEADLINE: for reservations/payment is May 5, 2016 (Sooner if possible)

Any questions or special needs, contact: NANCY KOCHER, 1777 County Highway 10, Laurens, NY 13796

Email:  or by Phone: 607-263-2014

Click on link below to download form:

2016 West Point Boscobel CCAL TRIP Sign up Form


Upcoming Summer 2016 Events

Upcoming Summer 2016 Events

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Giacomo Puccini’s La bohème. Tickets have been reserved for this 1:30 pm Sunday matinee performance at Glimmerglass Festival in Cooperstown, NY.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Jewels, a matinee performance at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) in Saratoga Springs. This three part ballet is by composers Gabriel Faure, Igor Stravinsky and Peter Tchaikovsky, choreographed by George Balanchine and performed by the New York City Ballet Company
Call Jean Seroka at 607.988.7007 or email Jean at

Please do NOT contact the CCAL office, as they do not have the details of these trips.

Saratoga Springs, NY – Victorian/Historical Guided Tour

New Trip!!   Saratoga Springs – Victorian Era/Historical Guided Tour

Message from Nancy Kocher (trip coordinator):
We will be going to Saratoga Springs on December 7th, where guides dressed in Victorian costumes will board the bus for a 2 hour tour of the Victorian mansions that still remain in Saratoga.  This will be a fun-filled event with lots of history, interesting stories and scandals of the era shared with us by an author and historian of the Saratoga area, Dr. Hollis Palmer. After our morning tour you will have free time to shop in the lovely village and to have lunch on your own.  Cost in the area for a nice lunch ranges between $10 – $15.

After shopping/lunch we will board the bus and go to the Batcheller Mansion where our guide Dr. Palmer will take on the role of Mr. Batcheller for our tour.

I already have a number of folks who want to come so please sign up as soon as possible because space will be limited.  This is a great time to do some holiday shopping. Cost for the trip is a bargain at $77!  I have a few surprises in store for everyone who takes the trip, so please come along. We board the bus at 8:00 am and will return home approx. 6:00 pm.

Please download and fill out the attached form: Saratoga Victorian Trip, then send to back to me with a check made out to CCAL.

Val-kill trip

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On May 29th, 37 of us traveled to Hyde Park to visit Eleanor Roosevelt’s Val-Kill cottage.

After a delicious lunch at the Beekman Arms in Rhinebeck, we visited the Wilderstein Mansion.


Travel Dates Summmer 2015

Travel Dates 2015 update from Jean Seroka

To All CCAL members,
I have reserved tickets for these events and want you to know the dates so you can make plans if you are interested in attending any of them. I have not finalized the details, but as soon as I do I will send the INFO to you.

  1. Mormon Tabernacle Choir at SPAC in Saratoga Springs – Monday June 29 at 7:30 PM
  2. NYC Ballet Company at SPAC – either Thursday July 9 at 1:30 or Thursday July 16 at 1:30
  3. Glimmerglass Festival in Cooperstown to see the opera The Magic Flute, by Mozart – Monday July 20 at 1:30

Any questions? Please do not contact Debra in our CCAL office. Either call or email Jean Seroka
607 988 7007