HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, AUGUST 17
FUNDRAISER – 5:30 – 10 p.m. Enjoy a train ride, live music to support The Susquehanna Animal Shelter. Meet the dogs. Cost, $40/person. Cooperstown Charlotte Valley Railroad, 136 Main St., Milford. 607-547-8111 or visit susquehannaanimalshelter.org/on-the-rails-for-tails/
ANNIVERSARY – 7 – 8:30 p.m. Celebrate 80th anniversary of Fairy Spring Park. Features local funk band Hanzolo, Stewarts’ ice cream floats, silent auction of painting of the park by local painter, May-Britt Joyce. Free admission, donations welcome. Fairy Springs Park, 136 Co. Rd. 31, Cooperstown.
WELLS BRIDGE – Doris Beckley, 92, who operated the Cly-Dor dairy farm in Otego with her husband Clyde for 40 years, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018.
She was born in 1925 in Walton, to Burton and Shirley Robinson. She attended Methodist Hospital School of Nursing in Brooklyn as a part of the World War II Cadet Nursing program.
She married Clyde Beckley in 1947.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, AUGUST 16
HARVEST FEST – 3 – 6 p.m. Celebrate Summer Harvest featuring Farmers Market, Live Music, kids zoomobile, more. Free admission, food. Guy Rathbun Park (behind firehouse), 117 Main St., Morris. Visit butternutvalleyalliance.org
CABARET – 7 – 8:30 p.m. Join the Guilty Pleasure Cabaret for a fun, all-levels, dance class sure to get you sweating. Combines elements of Jazz, Hip Hop, fitness, stiletto heals to bring out your inner diva, build confidence, find your fierce. Bring water, active wear, sneakers. Cost, $15/adult. THE CHURCH, 2381 NY-205, Mount Vision. 607-638-5119 or visit www.upsi-ny.com/upcoming-events-news/
ONEONTA – Constance Gallup passed away Aug. 7, 2018 after a lengthy battle.
She will be missed by her family Kim Nelson, Priscilla Davis, Joanne and William Fisher, Bunnie and Jack Hand. Her many friends including Sue, Levi, Karen, Diane, Gary and notably Mary Peterson will also miss her dearly. Not one to forget a birthday or a phone call, Connie loved her nephews and nieces.
ONEONTA – A dog was killed in a fire that engulfed a home at 89 Ford Avenue earlier this evening.
The Oneonta Fire Department was dispatched to the home at 5:45 p.m. after a 911 call. “You could see the smoke from Main Street,” said Fire Chief Pat Pidgeon.
When they arrived on the scene, the house was fully engulfed. “Flames were rolling out the front porch windows and onto the porch roof, into the upper floors,” said Capt. Brad Smith.
ONEONTA – Charles Briscoll, 83, partner in a former Southside Mall liquor store, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, at Fox Hospital.
He was born Aug. 25, 1934. He attended Oneonta High School, then joined the Armed Services.
Returning home, he was a jeweler at Gallin’s Jewelry, then a liquor salesman before partnering with his daughter, Sharon, in S&S Liquors in Southside Mall. (She now runs Best Wine & Spirits.)