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Cooperstown Central School

CCS DECLARES, LIFTS LOCKDOWN

CCS DECLARES,

LIFTS LOCKDOWN

COOPERSTOWN – An hour-long lockdown at Cooperstown Central School has now been lifted.

The lockdown was imposed as a precaution at 8:45 a.m. after a single, .22-caliber rimfire round was found near the auditorium, according to an announcement from the school.

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, NOV. 16
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, NOV. 16

Pies For The Holidays

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PIE NIGHT – 5:30-7:30 p.m. Make mini pies with either apple, blueberry, or pumpkin filling. Make your own or to donate. Participants are also encouraged to bring other items to donate. Please RSVP by 11/14. Elm Park United Methodist Church, 401 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Call 607-432-0001 or visit www.facebook.com/Family-Resource-Network-Teen-Scene-116757338406071/

VISITING WRITERS – 7 p.m. Professor Bradley J. Fest, The Shape of Things, and Poet Chelsea Jacobson kick off the colleges Visiting Writers Series. Eaton Lounge, Bresee Hall, Hartwick College, Oneonta. Call 607-431-4911 or visit www.hartwick.edu/news/poet-bradley-fest-open-hartwick-visiting-writers-series/

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Sister, Stranger Worked Together After Crash

Younger Sister Came

To Her Elder’s Rescue

Julie Ford’s car hit a patch of black ice and sent her and her sister, Abby, into a tree on Saturday morning.

By LIBBY CUDMORE • www.AllOTSEGO.com

COOPERSTOWN – Even though she herself was suffering from a concussion, Abby Ford was able to call 911 following the Saturday crash that left her sister, Julie, the driver, injured and in and out of consciousness.

“Abby managed to dial 911,” said their mother, Amy. “It’s a miracle they were able to get the call through. Wiley Town Road never has cell service.”

A stranger, later identified as Dennis Brassaw, Cooperstown, was also driving down the road and stopped to wait with the girls until state troopers and EMS arrived. “We’re so grateful to him,” said Amy. “I went to the site of the accident today, and he was there and introduced himself.”

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, NOV. 11
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, NOV. 11

Catskill Symphony Orchestra

Veterans Day Performance

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VETERANS DAY!

CONCERT – 7:30 p.m. the Catskill Symphony Orchestra presents their Veterans day concert featuring Angelo Xian Yu performing Beethoven, Timothy Perry performing Mozart, Victor Sungarian performing Strauss. Tickets, Free to Veterans, $30 all others. Hunt Union Ballroom, SUNY Oneonta. Call 607-436-2670 or visit catskillsymphony.net

VETERANS & COMMUNITIES – Noon-5 p.m. Enjoy free lunch buffet followed by workshops, readings, & discussion of war, peace, country. Free, open to the public. Bright Hill Press & Literary Center, 94 Church St., Treadwell. Call 607-829-5055 or visit brighthillpress.org

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, NOV. 9
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, NOV. 9

Kick Off Glimmerglass Film Days

14-19eventspage OPENING RECEPTION – 7:30-9:15 p.m. Celebrate the beginning of Glimmerglass Film Days. Meet filmmakers, artists, experts in their fields. Includes the companion exhibition “On Arrival.” Village Hall Ballroom, Cooperstown. Visit www.glimmerglassfilmdays.org/films-events/opening-party2017

HISTORY PROGRAM – 6:30 p.m. John Bowers, the Director of Marketing at Hyde Hall, presents “Lights of Hyde Hall.” Kinney Memorial Library, Co. Hwy. 11, Hartwick. www.facebook.com/OtsegoIsHistory/ or call Deb Mackenzie @ (607)293-6635 or Harriett Geywits @ (315)858-2575

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, SEPT. 19
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, SEPT. 19

Herb Farm On The Hill

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THE GATHERING PLACE – 2 p.m. Kathryn Mollach presents the History of Tanner Hill Herb Farm. Woodside Hall, 1 Main St., Cooperstown. Call (607)547-0600 ext. 101 or visit www.facebook.com/Woodside.Hall/

RESEARCH LAB – 5:15-7 p.m. “Reclaiming Roots Through Family Research.” Hands-on research lab and dinner. Bring laptop. Registration required. Chesebro Room, Dewar Hall, Hartwick College, Oneonta. Call (607)431-4031 or visit www.hartwick.edu/news/hartwick-college-celebrates-latinohispanic-heritage-month/

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Celebrate ’17 Graduates In This Week’s Papers

Celebrate ’17 Graduates

In This Week’s Papers

Celebrate Oneonta and Cooperstown high school graduates with five pages of photos and congratulations in this week’s Hometown Oneonta and The Freeman’s Journal, and there’s so much more. The newspapers will be on newsstands Wednesday afternoon.
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Rain Can’t Steal Thunder Of CCS Graduation

Rain Can’t Steal Thunder

Of Cooperstown Graduation

On the lawn of the Fenimore Art Museum this afternoon, graduates at the 138th Commencement of Cooperstown Central School may have arrived in the rain, but they left in the sun. A passing afternoon storm had students and onlookers holding their breath, but, as the rain came down and umbrellas went up, it became clear the show would go on. Applause came when clouds eventually cleared and the sun came out in time for the issuing of diplomas. Above, Maria Noto flashes a smile as she and her fellow classmates stand in the rain during the processional. Below, the crowd cheers as caps and spirits soar into sunny skies  as the CCS Class of ’17 are announced as being officially graduated. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JUNE 24
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JUNE 24

Wilber Pool Opens, Oneonta

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WILBER POOL OPENING – 1-5 p.m. The Wilber outdoor pool opens for the season. Featuring open swim, family swim from 5-7:30, and lap swimming. A great way to spend a hot day. Cost, free for Oneonta residents, $1 per child, $3 adult, $8 family. Wilber Pool, 1 Wilber Park Dr., Oneonta. Info, www.oneontaymca.org/upcoming-events.html

COMEDY – 8 p.m. Presenting the hysterical words of Kevin Johnson and his guests, local funk reggae ensemble, Hanzolo. Tickets, $15 adults, $12 youth, seniors, and veterans. The Church, at the decommissioned Baptist Church, 2381 St. Hwy. 205, Mount Vision. www.upsi-ny.com/upcoming-events-news/

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JUNE 17
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JUNE 17

Revamped Clark

Sports Center Opens

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OPENING DAY – 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Enjoy a coffee reception 8-10 a.m., and checkout the what’s new at The Clark Sports Center, Cooperstown. Info, www.clarksportscenter.com

COLOR RUN/WALK – 10 a.m. Take a 5K run/walk through the village of Cooperstown and 4 color splash stations as you complete the course. Supports the American Heart Association. Begins/Ends, Cooperstown Central School. Info, cooperstown5kcolorrunwalk.itsyourrace.com/event.aspx?id=6993

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