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Betty P. Ingalls, 95; Worked In Family’s Printing Business

IN MEMORIAM:  Betty P. Ingalls, 95;

Worked In Family’s Printing Business

COOPERSTOWN – Betty P. Ingalls, 95, passed away Wednesday morning, July 25, 2018, at her home in the Cooper Lane Apartments in Cooperstown with her son and daughter-in-law at her side.

She was born Dec. 20, 1922, in Binghamton, a daughter of Walter F. and Beatrice (Marvin) Niles. After graduating from high school, she attended Wheaton College,  where she received a bachelor’s degree. She then attended the SUNY Oneonta,  where she became certified as a teacher.

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Dreams Park Opens For Its 26th Season

Dreams Park Opens

For Its 26th Season

Traffic was backed up at the Cooperstown Dreams Park entrance at Route 28, Hartwick Seminary, as the youth-baseball camp opened for its 26th season.  Opening ceremonies are this evening, with play beginning Saturday morning.  The camp will attract an estimated 10,000 players and their families to Otsego County over the next 13 weeks.  (AllOTSEGO.com photo)
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SHELTER NOW HAS 90 FARM ANIMALS AFTER POLICE RAID

DEPUTIES RESCUE

90 FARM ANIMALS

Help ‘Rehome’ Them, Director Pleads

Here are two of the pigs seized by deputies early today and now being house at the Susquehanna Animal Shelter. (Photos courtesy SAS)
A rescued donkey’s hoof was deformed by lack of care.

HARTWICK SEMINARY – The Susquehanna Animal Shelter assisted county sheriff’s deputies early this morning in an animal cruelty investigation, and now is helping “re-home” more than 90 farm animals, shelter Director Stacie Haynes reported a few minutes ago.

The shelter on Route 28 in Hartwick Seminary also took over the housing and caring of eight dogs and one cat.

If you are interested in rescuing a farm animal, please call the shelter up until 7 p.m. today at 547-8111.

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, SEPT. 23
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, SEPT. 23

Country Blues Concert

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CONCERT SERIES – 7:30 p.m. Presenting Jerron“Blind Boy” Paxton the most sensational newcomer to blues. First Presbyterian Church, 25 Church St., Cooperstown. Call (607) 547-8401 or visit cooperstownconcertseries.org/jerron-blind-boy-paxton-92317-at-cooperstown-first-presbyterian-church/

ENVIRONMENT – 6 p.m. Wildlife Pathologist Ward Stone presents a talk on environmental stewardship and activism. Begins with a potluck, followed by the talk, ending with Q&A. The Star Theater, Old Village hall, 44 Main St., Cherry Valley. Call (607)264-3099 or visit www.eventbrite.com/e/wildlife-pathologist-ward-stone-talk-tickets-37473656716?aff=es2

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Festival Of Cats Locates New Homes For Strays
NEW IDEA AT ANIMAL SHELTER

Festival Of Cats Locates

New Homes For Strays

Ari Ajakh, left, and Lily Vilacky, top photo, both of Cooperstown, are a little leery of the kittens available at Saturday afternoon’s Festival of Cats at the Susquehanna Animal Shelter in Hartwick Seminary. Because this is the kitten time of year, the shelter was overloaded, and Executive Director Stacie Haynes came up with the idea of waiving the adoption fee to find as many homes as possible for the strays. Hot dogs and other goodies added to the attraction. At right, the Fauths of Oneonta – mom Kristin and daughter Juliana – are tempted to take a kitten home, as Charlotte DeGarmo of Jefferson looks on. The shelter serves all Otsego County. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)

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Dreams Park Opens For Season

PLAY BALL!

Cooperstown Dreams Park Opens For Season

The flags were flying and parents and fans cheering at opening ceremonies as Cooperstown Dreams Park’s 2017 season got underway this afternoon under a cloudless sky. Over the next 13 weeks, what’s become the prime engine of Cooperstown’s summer economy will bring 60,000 players and their families here. (Tara Barnwell/AlOTSEGO.com)
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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, MAY 13
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, MAY 13

Meet The Veterans Club

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OPEN HOUSE – Noon-3 p.m. Talk to representatives of The American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, The Ladies Axiliaries, Amvets, Sons of the the American Legion, and others. Cooperstown Veterans Club, 60 Main St., Cooperstown.

GARDEN PARTY – 1-4 p.m. Treat Mom to a garden party that includes tea and treats on the veranda, a maypole and live music for dancing, activities, and a first look at a new exhibit by the Cooperstown Graduate Program. Free, all welcome. Hyde Hall, 267 Glimmerglass State Park Rd., Springfield. Info, hydehall.org/event/celebrate-mom-garden-party/ or call (607) 547-5098

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, MAY 12
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, MAY 12

CCS Art & Music Night

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K-12 ART & MUSIC NIGHT – 5-7 p.m. An exhibit of the art by Cooperstown students. The library will also be open with a craft program for children and a preview of the Library’s Summer Program. Cooperstown Art Association. Info, www.cooperstownart.com

EXHIBIT RECEPTION – 5-7 p.m. Opening the Lake Exhibit by the Cooperstown Graduate Program. Free and open to the public. Hyde Hall, 267 Glimmerglass State Park Road, Cooperstown. Info, hydehall.org/events-2/

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Shelter Tending 36 Rescued Cats

WEST ONEONTA HOME RAIDED

Shelter Tending

36 Rescued Cats

These two cats, in a cage on a feces-covered floor in a West Oneonta home, were among 36 rescued last Thursday and Friday now being tended at the Susquehanna Animal Shelter in Hartwick Seminary. Today, Shelter Director Stacie Haynes wrote an $1,800 check for medications alone for the animals, most of whom are facing at least respiratory problems. The West Oneonta Volunteer Fire Department conducted a drive over the weekend for supplies to tend the cats, but the shelter issued a call for emergency donations to help meet the crisis. Donations may be made via PayPal, or checks may be sent to SAS, 4841 NY-28, Cooperstown, NY 13326.
These two cats, in a cage on a feces-covered floor in a West Oneonta home, were among 36 rescued last Thursday and Friday now being tended at the Susquehanna Animal Shelter in Hartwick Seminary. Today, Shelter Director Stacie Haynes wrote an $1,800 check for medications alone for the animals, most of whom are facing at least respiratory problems. The West Oneonta Volunteer Fire Department conducted a drive over the weekend for supplies to tend the cats, but the shelter issued a call for emergency donations to help meet the crisis. Donations may be made via PayPal, or checks may be sent to SAS, 4841 NY-28, Cooperstown, NY 13326.
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