HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JUNE 17
OPENING DAY – 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Enjoy a coffee reception 8-10 a.m., and checkout the what’s new at The Clark Sports Center, Cooperstown. Info, www.clarksportscenter.com
COLOR RUN/WALK – 10 a.m. Take a 5K run/walk through the village of Cooperstown and 4 color splash stations as you complete the course. Supports the American Heart Association. Begins/Ends, Cooperstown Central School. Info, cooperstown5kcolorrunwalk.itsyourrace.com/event.aspx?id=6993
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JUNE 10
OTSEGO LAKES FESTIVAL – 10 a.m.-3 p.m. A celebration of Otsego lake held in conjunction with Clark Sports Centers “Race the Lake Marathon.” Other activities include free paddle board demonstrations, ‘touch tanks’ with live plants and animals found in our lake, a guided nature walk, music, and food and beer samplings from local vendors. Glimmerglass State Park, Cooperstown. Info, occainfo.org/otsego-lakes-festival/
CAT CARNIVAL – 1-4 p.m. The SAS opens their ‘adopt a shelter cat month’ with an open house and a carnival with a tour of the shelter, kids face painting, raffles, and refreshments. All adult cat adoption are 20% off, or buy one get one free for the month of June. Susquehanna Animal Shelter, 4841 NY-28, Cooperstown. Info, susquehannaanimalshelter.org or call (607)547-8111
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, JUNE 2
OMMEGANG CONCERT – 5 p.m. The Avett Brothers return for the summer concert series. Advance tickets, $50. Brewery Ommegang, 656 Cty. Hwy. 33, Cooperstown. Info, www.ommegang.com
MANSION SHOW RECEPTION – 5-8 p.m. Theme: RESIST!. Artists use their own interpretation be it political, personal, formal, or otherwise. Juried Art show open to all artist in all mediums. Community Arts Network of Oneonta. Info, www.canoneonta.org/event/exhibition-2017-mansion-show/?instance_id=777
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, MAY 26
TASTE OF THE REGATTA – 6 p.m. Taste the products of local producers before the canoe regatta. General Clinton Canoe Regatta Park, Bainbridge. Info, cooperstownchamber.org/calendar-of-events/#!event/2017/5/26/2nd-annual-taste-of-regatta
OPENING RECEPTION – 5-7 p.m. Opening “8×10: Recent Paintings by Edward McDaniel, Leatherstocking Brush and Palette Club Fine Arts Exhibition, and the 26th Annual Essential Art Regional Juried Art show. Cooperstown Art Association. Info, www.cooperstownart.com
Three Philosophers Shines In State Contest
COOPERSTOWN – Brewery Ommegang tied with Roscoe Beer Co. of Delaware County in a blind taste test featuring the five breweries that received the most online votes in the Taste NY Inaugural Craft Beer Challenge.
Governor Cuomo announced the grand winners Wednesday evening at Pier A on Battery Place in Manhattan.
The rest of the top five were Genesee Brewing, Rochester, Prison City Pub & Brewery, Auburn, and Southern Tier Brewing, Lakewood.
All of the finalists in the call-in contest that preceded the blind taste test were from Upstate New York, a fact not lost on amny.com, which headlined its story, “New York City Snubbed in Beer Taste Challenge.”
Former Ommegang President
To Lead Largest Independent
COOPERSTOWN – Pabst Brewing Company, America’s largest independent brewer, announced today it has named former Brewery Ommegang President Simon Thorpe as chief executive officer, effective tomorrow, Dec. 1.
Eugene Kashper, current Chairman and CEO, will remain full-time chairman of the board and continue to play an active role in the business. There will be a 60-day transition period between Kashper and Thorpe to ensure a smooth handover.
“We are thrilled to have Simon join the Pabst team,” said Eugene. “He is both a true beer industry visionary and a highly respected operator. I have no doubt that Simon’s breadth of experience and proven leadership capabilities will enable us to realize our ambition to become a best-in-class beer supplier and a truly great American brewing company.”