HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JUNE 2
COMMUNITY CELEBRATION – 3 – 9 p.m. Great Retirement Rumpus celebrating the career of Martha Van Burek, Executive Director of West Kortright Center. Includes pet parade, Shakespeare retrospective performances, Brooks BBQ dinner, dancing. Admission by donation, RSVP appreciated. West Kortright Center, 49 West Kortright Church Rd., East Meredith. Call 607-278-5454 or visit westkc.org/event/community-celebration-marthas-retirement/
PRIDEFEST – Noon – 8 p.m. Celebrate human diversity, raise awareness in the community. Gather at Noon, rally at 1, parade thru downtown Oneonta at 2, family friendly festival 3-8 p.m. Neahwa Park, Oneonta. Call 607-386-1508 or visit www.facebook.com/otsegopride/
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, MAY 28
CANOE REGATTA – 6 a.m. Professional, recreational paddlers race 70 miles down the Susquehanna River. Launch at Brookwood Point, 6000 St. Hwy. 80, Cooperstown. Finish at General Clinton Park, 2507 Hinkley Ln., Bainbridge. Call 607-386-1351 or visit www.canoeregatta.org/6_00am_C4.html
PARADE – 11 a.m. Cooperstown Vets Club remembers the fallen soldiers. Main St., Cooperstown. Call 607-547-8282.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, APRIL 1
SUNRISE SERVICE – 6:30 a.m. Ecumenical service. Lakefront Park, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-9555 or visit www.christchurchcooperstown.org
EASTER SUNDAY – 8:30 a.m. Festival Easter Sunday Service with Holy Communion. St. John’s Episcopal Church, 98 W. Main St., Richfield Springs. Call 315-858-1121 or visit www.stjohnsrichfield.org
COOPERSTOWN – Hany Mikhail Ghaleb, 52 , the Richfield Springs dentist, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, March 1, 2018, in his home in Cooperstown.
Survivors includes his wife, Jhilmil Ghaleb, the lawyer and former state Supreme Court judge.
Funeral service are planned at 11 a.m. March 17 at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Richfield Springs. No calling hours are planned.
COOPERSTOWN – Stephen Hammond, Jr., 83, of Cooperstown, a retired teacher, principal and downtown merchant, died Feb. 28, 2018, AT Bassett Hospital after a long bout with cancer.
Known to all as Buddy, he was a familiar figure at local hotspots such as the Cooperstown Diner, and was known for his outgoing personality and wonderful story-telling.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, FEB.9
CHILI LUNCHEON – 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Enjoy Homemade chili or soup to warm the soul for Winter Carnival. All you can eat with bread, drink, tasty dessert. Donations support ongoing ministries. First Baptist Church, 21 Elm St., Cooperstown. Visit www.cooperstownwintercarnival.com/event-schedule
ART SHOW – 4 – 6 p.m. Opening “Art in Winter: Rural Resonance” features 3 well know local artists: Tracy Helgeson, Alice Hudson, & Lavern Kelly. The Art Garage, 689 Beaver Meadow Rd., Cooperstown. Call 607-547-5327 or visit www.facebook.com/TheArtGarageCooperstown/