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A Day For Sun Worshipers

A Day For Sun Worshipers

Sun worshipers alongside Otsego Lake took a break at 2:40 p.m. to observe the moon crossing their beloved sun as the eclipse peaked locally.  May-Britt Joyce demonstrates the apparatus she devised to view the shadow, as, from left, Domenica Galati, Story Ducey and Francesca Vanasco look on.  (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
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New Friends:  Sun And Moon

New Friends:  Sun And Moon

The sun met the moon in this image taken in front of the newspaper offices at 21 Railroad Ave., Cooperstown, by Tara Barnwell, Hometown Oneonta and Freeman’s Journal ad director, with a Canon Rebel.
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Excitement As Moon Passes Over The Sun

At 2:40, Birds Stopped Singing

Excitement As Moon

Passes Over The Sun

There was much excitement in downtown Cooperstown and around Otsego County at 2:40 p.m., as the partial eclipse we’re seeing around here peaked. The birds had stopped singing about 20 minutes before, a sure signal something was awry. In front of Willis Monie Books, the  sisters Xantha, left, and Helena Soter try to share a pair of eclipse glasses to get a look at the historic happening, while mom Amelia and dad Peter (a Yankee fan) look on. The Soters are touring Central New York, from New Paltz to Syracuse, scouting campuses for Xantha, who will be a senior this year. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
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3 Local Artists Recognized With ‘Art By Lake’ Awards

3 Local Artists Recognized

With ‘Art By Lake’ Awards

Artist Tatiana Rhinevault poses with Victoria Wyeth and Fenimore Art Museum President Paul D’Ambrosio after winning the Fenimore Award.

COOPERSTOWN – Brent Delanoy of Oneonta, James Matson of Cooperstown and Wladek Putrycz of Franklin were local winners at the 10th annual Art by the Lake juried art invitational yesterday at The Fenimore Art Museum.

The winner of the top Fenimore Award went to Hyde Park artist Tatiana Rhinevault.  Sponsored by Dr. and Mrs. William Streck of Cooperstown, the award “recognizes the one work of art that can be considered museum quality.”

The other winners are:

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Civil War Memories Evoked At Hyde Hall

2-DAY ENCAMPMENT CONTINUES

Civil War Memories

Evoked At Hyde Hall

With stunning Otsego Lake as a backdrop, the 77th Regimental Balladeers perform “Battle Hymn of the Republican” on Hyde Hall’s front lawn during the National Historic Landmark’s first Civil War Weekend.  At right, members of New York’s 125th Regiment reenactors – clockwise from front, Jacob Manley of Hartwick, Dave Houghton of Colonie, John Orlop of Esperance, Richard Manley, Jacob’s dad, and Bob Peterson, Clifton Park.  Sunday, the reenactors will be hosting visitors at their camp until 3 p.m., plan a chapel service at 9:30 a.m. and a 1860s military drill at 11.  Mansion tours (tickets at Tin Top) are offered through the day.  (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)

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Hopsego Features Beer Samples, Music, Demonstrations, Kid Fun

Hopsego Features Beer Samples,

Music, Demonstrations, Kid Fun

Wyatt Crowley from the Red Shed, Cherry Valley, top photo,  pours a sample of the craft brewery’s offerings for Debbie Quick and Ray Kelly, both of Milford, this afternoon at The Farmers’ Museum first Hopsego Festival, celebrating the revival of Otsego County’s signature crop and related beer making in recent years.  At left, Linda Patterson of East Greenbush sports a hops corsage, the outcome of hops-related crafts pursued today at the Cooperstown museum; Linda and husband Tom are members and visit the museum 2-3 times a year.  (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)

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Art By Lake Event Attracts Painters, Fans To Fenimore

Art By Lake Event Attracts

Painters, Fans To Fenimore

TheTheThe littlest fan may have been Benedict Montecalvo, 10 months, at today’s Art By The Lake juried show on the back lawn of The Fenimore Art Museum, as mom Cali Riese of West Oneonta perambulates him past a depiction of the Glimmerglass Queen.  At right, a mom-daughter combination, Barb and Ellen Pope, man the Otsego 2000 food booth.  (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)

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Charlottesville Tells Us, Resist Evil, Pastors Say
COOPERSTOWN ECUMENICAL VIGIL

Charlottesville Tells Us,

Resist Evil, Pastors Say

The Revs. Tom LeBeau (United Methodist), foreground, and Joe Perdue (First Baptist) help Linda Kosmer, right, and others of the 50-some attendees light candles at a noontime vigil called today in Cooperstown in the wake of yesterday’s fatal confrontation in Charlottesville, Va.  Pastor Perdue, who hosted the gathering on his church’s front lawn on Elm Street, said, “I was horrified, but not surprised.  It’s 2017, and there are Nazis on the streets of America.”  He urged attendees to “stand against violence and hatred in any form,” recalling Dietrich Bonhoeffer:  “Silence in the face of evil is evil.”  At left, the Rev. Elsie Rhodes, First Presbyterian, and Jim Atwell, the Quaker minister, also spoke, as did LeBeau, the Rev. Sharon Rankins-Burd (Fly Creek UM) and Village Trustee Richard Sternberg, representing the Jewish tradition.  (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)

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11-Year-Old’s Murder Has County Reeling

11-Year-Old’s Murder

Has County Reeling

Revelations in the murder of 11-year-old Morris girl continue to surface. Get up to date in this week’s Freeman’s Journal and Hometown Oneonta, and follow day-to-day developments on www.AllOTSEGO.com. Hometown and The Freeman’s are on newsstands through Otsego County Wednesday afternoons.
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