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Gould W. Liddle, 76; Milford Center Farmer Hard Worker

IN MEMORIAM: Gould W. Liddle, 76;

Milford Center Farmer Hard Worker

MILFORD CENTER – Gould Warren Liddle, 76, a farmer who later worked in many jobs around the county, took his last breath Monday, July 2, at his home in Milford Center.

Gould was born at home in Index on Sept. 21, 1941, to Gladys and Frank Liddle.  He went to Cooperstown Elementary School until the eighth grade, when he left to go work on the family farm.

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Timothy West St.; State Police Mechanic, Fire Official

IN MEMORIAM: Timothy West St.;

State Police Mechanic, Fire Official

Tim West

HARTWICK – Timothy M. West, Sr., State Police Troop C auto mechanic and an assistant fire chief in Hartwick, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at home Monday afternoon, July 2, 2018, following a courageous battle with glioblastoma. He was 61.

A native of Long Island, Tim was born on Oct. 29, 1956, in Bethpage, a son of Hartland St. Claire West and Corinne Griffin Hanley West.

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Schumer Supports Small Breweries

At Ommegang, Schumer

Supports Beer Tax Cuts

Paying a visit to Brewery Ommegang this afternoon, New York Senator and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer announced that he was joining a bipartisan effort to lower taxes for breweries across the nation, including smaller breweries like Brewery Ommegang. “Small breweries throughout the Southern Tier, like Brewery Ommegang, not only brew great beer, they also pour jobs into the community,” said Senator Schumer. “By cutting taxes for breweries and increasing the number of federal inspectors to approve basic things like new beer labels, we can help breweries like Brewery Ommegang buy new equipment, hire more employees, and truly allow them capitalize on the growing craft beer culture in the Southern Tier.” After speaking, Schumer toured the brewery’s new $2 million renovations, and enjoyed a beer at the bar. (Parker Fish/AllOTSEGO.com)
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FULL OBITUARY: Homer M. Osterhoudt Dies At 100; Attended All But 3 Inductions

IN MEMORIAM

Homer M. Osterhoudt

Dies At 100; Attended

All But 3 Inductions

Homer Osterhoudt in 2012 at his 65th Hall of Fame Induction. (AllOTSEGO.com photo)

COOPERSTOWN – Homer M. Osterhoudt, 100, who mixed concrete to build the Baseball Hall of Fame and attended all Inductions since 1939 except three, passed away peacefully Saturday, June 30, 2018, at Woodside Hall.

He was born on Jan. 17, 1918, in Oneonta, the son of Maurice C. and Catherine Hopkins Osterhoudt.  Later that year, the family moved to 98 Lake St., Cooperstown, where his father worked for the Fenimore Farm Dairy delivering milk by horse and wagon.  His parents bought a farm in Phoenix Mills in 1920 where he lived until 1946.

He attended Phoenix Mills’ one-room school house through eighth grade, moving to Cooperstown High School in 1932.  For many years he organized annual reunions of his Class of 1936.  He was a member of the Cooperstown High School Alumni Association, and its president at one time.

As a young boy, he caddied at the Leatherstocking Golf Club and served a couple years as caddy master.  He worked for the local Grand Union grocery in 1939-41 as a clerk and delivered groceries by van.

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Boat Floats Float On Otsego Lake

Boat Floats Float On Otsego Lake

Cooperstown’s very own cowboys Kian Grady and Landon Collins ride on the front of their family’s pontoon boat, decorated to look like a frontier wagon. Their boat was one of several that was decorated for the fifth annual Independence Day Boat Parade, put on by the Otsego Lake Association. The boats paraded down the west side of the lake from Three Mile Point to the southern end of the lake, in front of Cooperstown’s Lakefront Park, where prizes were awarded to each boat. (Parker Fish/AllOTSEGO.com)
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CELEBRATE JULY 4TH IN OTSEGO COUNTY

CELEBRATE JULY 4TH

IN OTSEGO COUNTY

Sunday, July 1

PREVIEW – 3 p.m. Concert previewing the 2018 season. Benefit for Springfield Center 4th of July Committee. Tickets availble at Country Memories, Tom & Kelly’s. Glimmerglass Festival, 7300 St. Hwy 80, Cooperstown. Call 315-858-2691 or visit https://glimmerglass.org/events/springfield-appreciation-concert/

►Tuesday, July 3

INDEPENDENCE DAY PARTY – 3:30 p.m. Bring the kids to learn about the 4th of July, hear stories, make independence day crafts. Arkell Museum, 2 Eries Blvd., Canajoharie. Call 518-673-2314 or visit http://www.arkellmuseum.org/events-calendar

CONCERT – 7 p.m. Small Town Big Band features 14 piece band performing music from the ‘30s to present in the style of the Big Band Era. Lakefront Park, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-5256 or visit http://richcooperstown.org/lakefront-concert-series/

►Wednesday, July 4

Independence Day!
OPEN – 9 a.m. – Noon. This independence day learn about Adam Helmers run to warn the colonial army of an attack by the Indians and Tories. Find this and more about Edmeston’s early settlers. Edmeston Museum, 1 North St., Edmeston. Call 607-293-6635 or visit https://www.facebook.com/EdmestonMuseum/

COLOR RUN – 9 a.m. Fun 5K run for all fitness levels, ages, backgrounds. No winners or runtimes. All welcome. Cost, $25. Neahwa Park, Oneonta. Call 607-432-2031 or visit http://www.coloroneontarun.com/

CELEBRATION – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Old fashioned party features kids’ fishing derby, frog-jumping contest, homemade icecream (chilled with ice from the ice harvest festival), field day games, vendors, music, more. Hanford Mills Museum, 51 Co. Hwy. 12, East Meredith. Call 607-278-5744 or visit http://www.hanfordmills.org/programs/events/independence-day/

PARADE – 10 a.m. Celebrate the independence of United States of America followed by a BBQ with musical entertainment at the Sharon Springs Central School. This years parade them is ‘Music of America.’ Start at Dairyland, 664 St. Hwy. 20, Sharon Springs. Proceeds west on Rt. 20 to the Athletic Field, Chestnut St., Sharon Springs. Call 518-860-5513 or visit http://sharonspringschamber.com/events/

CELEBRATION – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Celebrate Independence day with the sites & sounds from the 1700s. Includes a militia muster, reading of the Declaration of Independence, food, traditional music. Farmers Museum, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-1450 or visit https://www.farmersmuseum.org/Independence-Day-July-4th-Celebration
PARADE – 11 a.m. Celebrate Independence day. Begins in Springfield Center. Followed by Patriotic celebration featuring live music, games, great food, the 4th of July Quilt Show, activities, more. Springfield Community Center, 6 Ann St., Richfield Springs. Call 315-217-1485 or visit https://www.richfieldspringschamber.org/?tribe_events=springfield-4th-of-july-parade-and-celebration

PARADE – Noon. Patriotic parade down Main St. to Neahwa Park. Lineup 11 a.m. at Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. Call 607-432 0090 Ext. 106 or visit https://www.facebook.com/Hometown4th/

FESTIVAL – 1 p.m. Celebrate Hometown 4th of July, features battle of the bands, live music, free Baseball game with the Oneonta Outlaws, arts & crafts, fireworks at 9:30 p.m. followed by after party on the main stage. Neahwa Park, Oneonta. Call 607-432 0090 Ext. 106 or visit https://www.facebook.com/Hometown4th/

CONCERT – 4 p.m. Independence day gathering in memory of founder Louise Porter Moore features program “Reminiscene’s & Reflections on West Side Store” featuring Maestro Charles Schneider. Potluck supper to follow. Bring a dish to share. Free-will donation, support the barn. Windfall Dutch Barn, 2009-2019 St. Hwy. 80, Fort Plain. Call 518-993-2239 or visit http://www.windfalldutchbarn.com/quiet-concert-for-the-4th.html

BASEBALL – 6 p.m. Support the Oneonta Outlaws against Amsterdam Mohawks. Damaschke Field, 15 James Georgeson Ave., Oneonta. Call 607-432-6326 or visit https://www.facebook.com/oneontaoutlawsbaseball/

CELEBRATION – 7:30 p.m. Concert featuring “Scattered Flurries” followed by 4th of July Fireworks at dusk. Glimmerglass State Park, 1527 Co. Hwy. 31, Cooperstown. E-mail Springfield.July4@gmail.com

 

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Rare-Book Sellers Converge On Cooperstown Book Fest

Rare-Book Sellers Converge

On Cooperstown Book Fest

Dennis E. Lauchman of Butternut Valley Books sorts his offerings at the annual Antiquarian Book Fair, which continues until 4 today at the Clark Sports Center in Cooperstown, and brings together rare-book dealers from Philadelphia to Fayetteville.  Lauchman, a perennial exhibitor here, lives in Gilbertsville, but operates his store at the Hobart Book Village near Stamford. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
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