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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, FEB. 17
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, FEB. 17

Create Beautiful Home Decor

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CRAFT NIGHT – 6:30 p.m. Create some beautiful home decor our of some paint and a burlap canvas. Creative fun for crafters of any skill level. The Green Earth, 4 Market St., Oneonta. Info, www.facebook.com/branchandbloomny/

STEAK DINNER – 5-7 p.m. Includes salad, potato, vegetable, rolls, and dessert. Open to public. Cost, $20. Oneonta Vets Club, 279 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Reservations, 432-0494 by 2/16.

PERFORMANCE – 7:30 p.m. Local and regional talent perform Eve Ensler’s “The Vagina Monologues.” Ballroom Gallery of the Cooperstown Art Association, Cooperstown Village Library. www.cooperstownart.com/special-events.html or call (607)547-9777

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Minor Injuries, No Tickets in Milford Crash

Minor Injuries, No Tickets In Milford Crash

MILFORD – Both drivers and a passenger escaped with minor injuries after a car crash on Wednesday that shut down traffic on Main Street in Milford.

According to Trooper Nate Regal, State Police, a 2010 Cadillac was headed southbound on Route 28 when another vehicle, a 2011 Chevy Malibu attempted to enter traffic from the western shoulder and struck the Cadillac.  The driver and a passenger in the Cadillac were taken by ambulance to Bassett Hospital with minor injuries, and the driver of the Malibu was taken to Fox Hospital and treated.

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Franklin R. Scanlon, 82; Contractor Served On County Fair Board

IN MEMORIAM: Franklin R. Scanlon, 82;

Contractor Served On County Fair Board

WESTVILLE – Franklin R. Scanlon, 82, a plumber and carpenter by trade and Milford Rotarian who served on the Otsego County Fair Board, passed away Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016, at Alpine Rehabilitation & Nursing Center in Little Falls.

Born in Manlius, on Feb. 2, 1934, he was the son of the late Charles P. and Ruby M. Fields, Scanlon.  Frank was a graduate of Wilbur H. Lynch High School in Amsterdam.  He was a self-employed carpentry and plumbing contractor.

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, DEC. 6
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, DEC. 6

Meeting To Discuss Career

Politicians In State Legislature

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LWVNY MEETING – 7-9 p.m. League of Women Voters plans consensus study on issues in state legislature of outside income and full vs part time legislature. Presbyterian Church House, 25 Church St., Cooperstown. Info, Maureen Murray, President, (607)547-2853 or email coopmurray@msn.com or Martha Clarvoe, Membership Chair, (607)293-6654 or email martha.clarvoe@gmail.com

ELEMENTARY WINTER CONCERT – 7 p.m. Milford Central School, 42 W. Main St., Milford. Info, web.milfordcentral.org

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, DEC. 1
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, DEC. 1

Light The Oneonta Christmas Tree

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ONEONTA TREE LIGHTING – 5-8 p.m. Join us for the lighting of the Christmas Tree. There will be caroling, shops, warm drinks, an ugly sweater contestwith winners announced just before the lighting, Horsedrawn wagon rides, and visits with Santa. Muller Plaza, Oneonta.Info, call (607)432-2941 or email detinationoneonta@gmail.com

SCHOOL PLAY – 7 p.m. 7/8th grade. Milford Central School, 42 W. Main St., Milford. Info, web.milfordcentral.org

4-H EARN-AN-ANIMAL – Applications available. Gives youth the opportunity to purchase, raise, and show an animal. Info, cceschoharie-otsego.org/events/2016/12/01/4-h-earn-an-animal-program-2017-applications-available

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, NOV. 29
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, NOV. 29

Memorial Basketball Game,

Celebrating Coach Patt Grasso

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GIVING TUESDAY

MEMORIAL BASKETBALL GAME – 6 p.m. In memory of Coach Patt Grasso, Laurens Girls Varsity vs. Milford followed by Laurens Boys Varisty vs. Worcester. Admission by donation. Proceeds go to Patt Grasso scholarship fund. Laurens Central School, 55 Main St, Laurens. Info, www.laurenscs.org

HOLIDAY SHOW & SALE – 11 a.m.-3 p.m. browse and buy original arts and crafts by local and regional artists. Help us celebrate giving tuesday at the Coopertown Art Association, 22 Main St., Cooperstown. Info, www.cooperstownart.com

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, NOV. 12
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, NOV. 12

CSO Concert Features

Tenor Jon Fredric West

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THEATER – 7 p.m. High School musical, “Into the Woods.” Cooperstown Central School, 39 Linden Ave., Cooperstown. Info, cooperstowncs.org

SYMPHONY – 7:30 p.m. Catskill Symphony presents Concert II: Featuring Tenor Jon Frederic West performing Wagner and Vaughan Williams. Symphony also performs Brahms Symphony No. 2. Tickets $30, free admission for veterans, children and the adults who bring them. Hunt Union Ballroom, SUNY Oneonta. Info, tickets, (607) 436-2670, www.catskillsymphony.net

CHINESE AUCTION – 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Milford Central School District 42 W. Main St., Milford. Info, web.milfordcentral.org

HOLIDAY BAZAAR – 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Includes lunch and new Children’s Ornament Build $5..The Major’s Inn, 12 Marion Ave, Gilbertsville, Info, (607)783-2393 or (607)783-2967 or visit www.themajorsinn.com

HOLIDAY MARKET AND CRAFT SHOW – 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunnycrest Orchards Cidermill Gift Shop, 7869 NY-10, Sharon Springs. For more info visit www.sunnycrestorchards.com

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Robert J. Shirm, 65; Pennsylvanian Found Home In County

IN MEMORIAM: Robert J. Shirm, 65;

Pennsylvanian Found Home In County

MILFORD – Robert Joseph Shirm, 65, who worked for MOSA and, more recently, the National Baseball Hall of  Fame, passed away unexpectedly Monday evening, All Hallows Eve, Oct. 31, 2016, while communing with nature in the woods near his home.

He was born Oct. 9, 1951, in Williamsport, Pa., a son of the late Ralph and Mary (Roman) Shirm, and was raised and educated in Montoursville.

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Mallette’s 1974 Barracuda Wins Wanderers’ Praises

Mallette’s 1974 Barracuda

Wins Wanderers’ Praises

Kelly Mallette of Oneonta, left, wins two prizes, one from BOCES and "Best of Show," for his 1974 Barracuda that competed in the Wanderers' Club 17th annual show today at Milford's Wilber Park.  Making the presentation is Devan Hazen of South New Berlin, who won the club's scholarship to a BOCES student; he will be attending Onondaga Community College this fall, majoring in fire protection.  At right is Ron Greensmith, Cobleskill, club president.  Last year, 130 cars were on display; today, fear of downpours, which continued this afternoon, kept participating to about 50 cars.  (AllOTSEGO.com)
Kelly Mallette of Oneonta, left, wins two prizes, one from BOCES and “Best of Show,” for his 1974 Barracuda that competed in the Wanderers’ Club annual show today at Milford’s Wilber Park. Making the presentation is Devan Hazen of South New Berlin, who won the club’s scholarship to a BOCES student; he will be attending Onondaga Community College this fall, majoring in fire protection. At right is Ron Greensmith, Cobleskill, club president. Last year, 130 cars were on display; today, fear of downpours, which continued this afternoon, kept participating to about 50 cars, but – as usual – everyone who did attend was in good spirits.  (AllOTSEGO.com)
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Richard Gohde, 72; Dies One Week After Brother Kim

IN MEMORIAM: Richard Gohde, 72;

Dies One Week After Brother Kim

Richard Gohde
Richard Gohde

MILFORD – Richard Earl Gohde, 72, Tansey Hill Road, Milford, who retired from Bassett Hospital after 25 years as a painter there, passed away Sunday morning, Aug. 7, 2016, at Fox Nursing Home in Oneonta.

His passing occurred less than a week after that of his brother, former Middlefield Fire Chief Kim Gohde, who suffered a heart attack at the Otsego County Fair.

Richard was born Aug. 17, 1943, at Bassett Hospital, a son of Earl and Dorothy (Butler) Gohde.

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