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National Baseball Hall of Fame

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 9
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, AUG. 9

Past, Present, Future

Of Downtown Oneonta

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DRI WALKING TOUR – 7 p.m. Explore Main and Market Street areas covered by the Downtown Revitalization Initiative with Mayor Gary Herzig and the Greater Oneonta Historical Society. Learn about the Past, Present, and Future of Downtown Oneonta. Call (607)432-0960 or visit www.oneontahistory.org

THEATER – 7 p.m. The Glimmer Globe Theater presents William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” The Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. Call (607) 547-1492 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org/A-Midsummer-Nights-Dream

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, JULY 27
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, JULY 27

Community Concert In The Park

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SUMMER CONCERT SERIES – 7 p.m. Presenting “Oneonta Community Concert Band” at the Bandstand, Neahwa Park, Oneonta. www.oneonta.ny.us/departments/parks-and-recreation/summer-concert-series/

ART EXHIBITION – 5-7 p.m. The Arc Otsego’s 13th Annual Voice! exhibit celebrates Artists with Developmental Disabilities. Reception includes live music, refreshment, and art for sale. $1,500 prize will be awarded and guests can cast their vote for the People’s Choice award. Martin-Mullen Art Gallery, SUNY Oneonta. Call (607)432-8595 or visit www.facebook.com/arcotsego/

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, FEB. 10
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, FEB. 10

‘Not Too Far From Home’

Local Comedians Return

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Last day to register for the Farmers Conference on Corn. Info, cceschoharie-otsego.org/events/2017/02/14/2017-corn-day

COMEDY SHOW – 8 p.m. “Not Too Far From Home “ returns to the foothills staring Aaron David Ward and his team of homegrown comedians. Foothills Performing Arts Center, 24 Market St., Oneonta. Info, foothillspac.org

KISSING BOOTH – 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Meet the adoptable pooches of the Susquehanna Animal shelter. Dewar Hall, Hartwick College, Oneonta. Info, susquehannaanimalshelter.org/category/events/

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, FEB. 3
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, FEB. 3

Hot Soup Restarts Carnival

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SOUP ‘N’ CHILI – The Cooperstown Winter Carnival starts up for a second weekend 11 a.m.-2 p.m., with Chili, Beef Barley Soup, Broccoli, Bread, Dessert, and drinks.  Adults $8, Children $4 at First Baptist Church, 21 Elm St., Cooperstown. Info, 547-9371

CONTRADANCE – 7:15-10:30 p.m. Otsego Dance Society hosts. Music by Eleemosynary, Robby Poulette calls. No partner or experience needed. All dances taught. Newcomers welcome at 7:15 for an introduction to some basic steps. Suggested donation $8 adults; $4 students and teenagers; kids 12 & under free. First Presbyterian Church, 25 Church St., Cooperstown. Info, (607) 965-8232, 547-8164, www.otsegodancesociety.blogspot.com

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With Tears Of Joy, Piazza, Griffey In

HALL OF FAME INDUCTION 2016

With Tears Of Joy,

Piazza, Griffey In

Frequently tearful during their acceptance speeches, former Marlin Ken Griffey Jr., left, and former Met Mike Piazza were inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in a ceremony in Cooperstown under a clear blue, 92-degree sky. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Frequently tearful during their acceptance speeches, former Mariner Ken Griffey Jr., left, and former Met Mike Piazza were inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame today in a ceremony in Cooperstown under a clear blue, 92-degree sky. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

GO THERE WITH INDUCTION SLIDE SHOW

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Howard C. Talbot Jr., 89, Cooperstown, former Hall of Fame director

HOWARD C. TALBOT OBITUARY

Calling Hours Tuesday, Funeral Wednesday

For Retired Baseball Hall Of Fame Director

Howard C. Talbot Jr. (Milo V. Stewart/Baseball Hall of Fame)
Howard C. Talbot Jr. (Milo V. Stewart/Baseball Hall of Fame)

COOPERSTOWN – Howard Chase Talbot, Jr., retired National Baseball Hall of Fame director – the equivalent at the time of today’s president – from 1976 to 1993, passed away with his family by his side Saturday evening, July 18, 2015, at Bassett Hospital.  He was 89.

Born Oct. 6, 1925, in New Berlin, Howard was the son of Howard C. Talbot, Sr. and Gladys Jacobs Talbot.

Raised in Edmeston, “Juney,” as he was known to his parents, attended Edmeston Central School and later Manlius Military Academy.  He spent many summers of his youth on the shores of Otsego Lake as an attendee and counselor of Camp Chenango.  Howard would go on to share a lifelong enjoyment of the outdoors with his family and friends.

On Dec. 15, 1943, he was inducted into the Army, serving his country during World War II with the 426th Field Artillery Battalion.  Upon receiving his Honorable Discharge from the Military on May 6, 1946, Howard returned home and obtained a degree from the Utica School of Commerce.

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Tourism Industry Donates $8,000+ In Sweat Equity

Tourism Industry Provides

$10,000 In Sweat Equity

Ashlee Lansing, who handles sports bookings for the Holiday Inn, Albany, helps paint a bleacher wall at Doubleday Field this morning.  She was part of the Tourism Cares contingent.  (Jim Kevlin/allotsego.com)
Ashlee Lansing, who handles sports bookings for the Holiday Inn, Albany, helps paint a bleacher wall at Doubleday Field this morning. She was part of the Tourism Cares contingent. (Jim Kevlin/allotsego.com)

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Doubleday Field manager  Quinton Hasak leads a group of Tourism Cares volunteers into the field this morning.
Doubleday Field manager Quinton Hasak leads a group of Tourism Cares volunteers into the field this morning.

COOPERSTOWN – Three dozen volunteers from Tourism Cares are painting the bleachers at Doubleday Field at this hour, part of a national effort that allows hundreds of tourism professionals to “give back” annually.

The volunteers will be able to say, “I painted the outfield wall at Doubleday Field and swung a bat at home plate,” said Jay Smith of Sports Travel & Tours, Hatfield, Mass., the official travel agent of the National Baseball Hall of Fame.  He estimated the volunteers will do $8,000-$10,000 worth of work today.

Smith, who worked with Mayor Jeff Katz, Destination Marketing of Otsego County exec Deb Taylor, and tourism agencies in Albany and Oneida counties, pointed out that the NTA (National Tourism Association) logo includes the phrase, “Save Our Sites,” and that the intent of the undertaking, as well as to familiarize tourism professional with attractions around the country.

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