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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, MAY 16
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, MAY 16

Hanford Mills Opening Day!!!

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OPENING DAY – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Kick of the 45th season the museum with guided tours of the water-powered sawmill, gristmill, woodworking workshop. Admission $9/adult. Hanford Mills Museum, 51 Co. Hwy. 12, East Meredith. Call 607-278-5744 or visit www.hanfordmills.org

BE INFORMED! – 6:30 – 8 p.m. Learn about food gardens, including what plants are best for our climate, when to start planting and how to care for your garden. Clark Sports Center, Cooperstown. Call 607-282-4087 or visit occainfo.org/calendar/be-informed-lecture-series-food-gardens/

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, MAY 12
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, MAY 12

Garden Party For Mom

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GARDEN PARTY – Noon – 3 p.m. Celebrate mom with a party featuring tea, treats, and a first look at the restored carpet, curtains, walls in the dining room. Hyde Hall, 267 Glimmerglass St. Park Rd., Cooperstown. Call 607-547-5098 or visit hydehall.org

PERFORMANCE – 11 a.m. Presenting “The Lions Whiskers” a performance by the Catskill Puppet Theater. Free family friendly performance for Mother’s day weekend. Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. Call 607-431-2080 or visit foothillspac.org

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Locals Brave Cold For Hanford Mills Ice Harvest

One Of Coldest Weekends Ideal

For Hanford Mills’ Ice Harvest

In it’s 29th year, the annual Hanford Mills Museum’s Ice Harvest Festival attracted hundreds of local families to East Meredith Saturday, eager to participate in the old fashioned ice harvest. Pictured above, Josh Coleman, 8, Windsor, helped cut ice blocks from the pond, pushed the blocks up a ramp on the bank, and pulled them on a sled to the ice house. Helping Josh in the photo is Milford resident Marvin Zachow. Besides the ice harvest, guests could observe ice sculptures, ride on a horse drawn wagon, and watch a live blacksmith demonstration. When guests got cold, Lori Solenstein, Milford, pictured at right, and many other volunteers were ready to serve soup which had been donated by many different local businesses. (Parker Fish/AllOTSEGO.com)

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, JULY 14
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, JULY 14

Opening The National Art Show

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NATIONAL ART SHOW – 5-7 p.m. 82nd National Juried Art Show opens with a preview party. Awards will be announced 6 pm.Displayed thru August 18. Cooperstown Art Association. www.cooperstownart.com

PERFORMANCE – 8-11 p.m. Local favorite, John Scarpula, performs with his full band and a horn section. Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. foothillspac.org/index.php/shows/the-john-scarpulla-band/

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, JULY 4
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, JULY 4

Happy Independence Day!

14-19eventspagePARADE – 11 a.m. Celebrate the signing of the Declaration of Independence at the 103rd Springfield 4th of July parade. Followed by a party with live music, Brooks chicken bbq, 4th of July Quilt Show, a Revolutionary War display by the Fort Plain Museum, the Utica Zoomobile, a bounce house, games, raffles, and more. Free parking. Springfield Community Center, 137 Co. Rt. 29A, Springfield Center. wskg.org/event/springfield-4th-of-july-parade-and-celebration-2/

FREEDOM – Noon. Listen to Frederick Douglas’ famous “History is a Weapon” speech about what freedom means to a slave as performed by one of the Templeton Players. Followed by a reading of the Declaration of Independence on the Tavern Green at 1 p.m. The Farmers Museum, Cooperstown. www.farmersmuseum.org/Independence-Day-July-4th-Celebration

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28

Book Signing At Hall Of Fame

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BASEBALL AUTHOR – 1 p.m. Richard Sandomir, author of “The Pride of the Yankees: Lou Gehrig, Gary Cooper, and the Making of a Classic,” comes to the Baseball Hall of Fame to discuss the book and take questions from the audience, followed by a book signing in the atrium. Bullpen Theater, Baseball Hall of Fame. baseballhall.org/events/author-series-Richard-Sandomir?date=0

FREE HEALTH SCREENING – 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Get tested for HIV. It’s free, fast, and confidential. Family Planning of South Central NY, 37 Dietz St., Oneonta. fpscny.org

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, MAY 27
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, MAY 27

Hall Of Fame Classic

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HOF CLASSIC GAME – 1:05 p.m. The seven inning Hall of Fame Classic game begins. Preceded by the Home Run Batting Contest by Big League Players at Noon. Tickets, $12.50 First and Third base seats, $11 general admission outfield seats. Doubleday Field, Cooperstown. Info, (877) 726-9028, baseballhall.org/visit/hall-of-fame-classic.

WWAST SOFTBALL GAME – Noon. Wounded Warrior Amputees play softball against the Oneonta Police and Fire Departments. Support your heroes. Admission by donation. Concessions open 11 a.m. Damaschke Field, 15 James Georgeson Ave., Oneonta. Info, woundedwarrioramputeesoftballteam.org/events/

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East Meredith Man Killed In Kortright Car Accident

East Meredith Man Killed

In Kortright Car Accident

KORTRIGHT – A 58-year-old East Meredith man was killed after his truck veered off the road and struck a culvert yesterday evening in the Town of Kortright.

In responding to a 911 report of a motor-vehicle accident on West Kortright Church Road, state troopers determined that Michael C. Berry was driving a 1996 Dodge Ram pickup truck southeast when he left the road for an unknown reason.  He struck a culvert, causing the truck to overturn.

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