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HOF Inductee Tim Raines Tours Pathfinder Village

HOF Inductee Tim Raines

Tours Pathfinder Village

Paul Landers, CEO of Pathfinder Village, gives a tour of the grounds and facilities to Hall of Fame Inductee Tim Raines, who was on site today as part of his participation in the 35th annual Otesaga Seniors Open Tournament on Wednesday. During the tour, Raines played kickball with 50 of the residents and even took time to sign some baseballs. “They knew all about me!” remarked a surprised Raines, “They really did their homework on me an my career.” While visits by Hall of Famers is not new, this marks the first year one has been a newly inducted star. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.Com)
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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, AUG. 12
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, AUG. 12

Tour County Farms

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FAMILY FARM DAY – 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Visit local farms in Otsego and Schoharie counties and bring home a cooler of farm fresh goods. Call (518) 234-4303, ext. 119 or visit FamilyFarmDay.org

CLOSING CONCERT – 8 p.m. End the season with an exploration of feminine sovereignty through dance, song, and text by Laura Carelss, dancer, choreographer, and actress, in the World Premier of “She Wolves.” Tickets, $15 adults, $12 youth, seniors, and veterans. The Church, at the decommissioned Baptist Church, 2381 St. Hwy. 205, Mount Vision. www.upsi-ny.com/upcoming-events-news/

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, AUGUST 5
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, AUGUST 5

Art and Music In

The City Of The Hills

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FESTIVAL – 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Take a walk through the City of the Hills Art and Music Festival and the Sidewalk Sale. Main St., Oneonta. www.facebook.com/CANOneonta/

FISHING DERBY – 4-5 p.m. Free “catch and release” fishing competition for children. Bring your own pole, bait/lures, and a clean bucket. Includes refreshments for participants and families. Enter a raffle by the Susquehanna Bass Association. Hodges Pond, Neahwa Park, Oneonta. Call 607-432-0680 or visit oneonta.ny.us/departments/parks-and-recreation/fishing-derby/

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JULY 29
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JULY 29

Awards At Doubleday

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AWARDS PRESENTATION – 4:30 p.m. Features the presentation of the Ford C. Frick award for baseball broadcasting excellence and the J.G. Taylor Spink Award for meritorious contributions to baseball writing. Gates open 3 p.m. Followed immediately by the Parade of Legends Doubleday Field, Cooperstown. baseballhall.org/events/Awards-Presentation-2017?date=0

PARADE OF LEGENDS – 6 p.m. The Legends of baseball ride down Main St. to the Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown. baseballhall.org/events/Parade-of-legends-17?date=0

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JULY 22
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JULY 22

Deowongo Island Picnic

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DEOWONGO ISLAND DAY – Noon-3 p.m. Paddle to the island for a picnic that includes live music, food, and a kayak raffle. Or ride the ferry from Bakers Beach, 8114 State Highway 28, Richfield Springs. www.facebook.com/OtsegoLandTrust/

PAINTING PARTY – Noon-7 p.m. Paint the Turning point. FORDO will provide pizza, soda, and a FORDO shirt to volunteers. The Turning Point, 22 Elm St., Oneonta. Call (607)267-4435 or visit www.facebook.com/Friends-of-Recovery-of-Delaware-and-Otsego-Counties-Inc-FOR-DO-134786876605003/

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JULY 15
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JULY 15

Pets At The Plains

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PLAINS PET DAY – 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Bring your 4 legged friends for a day of fun. Features a pet parade, pet photography, a dog kissing booth, vendors, music, food, silent auction/raffle, pet costume contest, the Binghamton zoomobile, and adoptable pets from the Susquehanna Animal Shelter. The Plains, 163 Heritage Cir., Oneonta. www.facebook.com/Susquehanna-Animal-Shelter-121696841223218/

MUSIC FESTIVAL – 8 p.m. Works by Mozart, Bach, Faure, De Falla, and Schumann performed by Kenneth Renshaw on violin and Yang Bao on piano. Honest Brook Music Festival, 1885 Honest Brook Rd., Delhi. Call (607)746-3770 or visit hbmf.org

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JULY 8
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JULY 8

See The Art Of Dance

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DANCE DEMONSTRATION – 10 a.m. Informative demonstration in the art of dance presented by Jillian’s Dance Arts. Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. foothillspac.org

ART RECEPTION – 5-7 p.m. “Migration-Immigration: A Creative Depiction” opens depicting the arduous and dangerous path that has led many immigrant to the US throughout our history. Features the work of local artists working in water color, acrylics, oils, pen, ink, sculptures, and more. Cherry Branch Gallery, 25 Main St., Cherry Valley. cherrybranchgallery.com

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Stephen Peter Waters, 53; Contender in Special Olympics
IN MEMORIAM

Stephen Peter Waters, 53;

Special Olympics Contender

EDMESTON –  Stephen Peter Waters, 53, a swimmer, bowler and Special Olympics concenter, died Friday, Oct. 7, 2016, at Chenango House, Pathfinder Village.

He was born Dec. 4, 1962, in Montclair, N.J., to George J. and Margaret (Ryan) Waters. Stephen was raised in Essex Fells, N.J., and moved to Pathfinder Village when he was 19.

Stephen participated in the Special Olympics, bowling and had a special interest in swimming. He loved animals, especially dogs. Stephen had a keen sense of humor and a quick wit. He was a loveable guy and if you were lucky enough to meet him you had a friend for life.

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7th Annual Chobani Tennis Tourney Reaches $100,000 Pathfinder Goal

7th Annual Chobani Tennis Tourney

Reaches $100,000 Pathfinder Goal

seventh annual Chobani Foundation Tennis Classic, held at the Cooperstown Country Club.  Finalists from Flight A included Charlie Kieler, Chris Wilcox, Chris Clark and Waldie Johnston.  Finalists in Flight B included Patrick Kinley, Bob Poulson, Maryann Dietz and Bob Holstead.  (Photos by Lisa Clark and Lori Grace, courtesy of Pathfinder Village).
Flight A winners of the seventh annual Chobani Foundation Tennis Classic are, from left, Charlie Kieler, Chris Wilcox, Chris Clark and Waldie Johnston.   (Pathfinder Village photos)
Finalists in Flight B included Patrick Kinley, Bob Poulson, Maryann Dietz and Bob Holstead.
Finalists in Flight B are, from left, Patrick Kinley, Bob Poulson, Maryann Dietz and Bob Holstead.

COOPERSTOWN – This year’s Chobani Foundation Tennis Classic, the seventh, reached the fundraising goal of $100,000 for Pathfinder Village, the Edmeston facility for people with Down syndrome and disabilities announced.

Sept. 6 play was organized by a volunteer committee led by co-chairs Bob and Pat Hanft of Cooperstown, who have guided the growth of the tournament since it began in 2010.

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Pathfinder Receives $1.2 Million Bequest

Pathfinder Receives

$1.2 Million Bequest

Mother, Son’s Gift To Fund Scholarships

pathfinder logoEDMESTON – Pathfinder Village has announced a $1.2 million bequest establishing the J. Couper Lord Jr. Endowment, an unrestricted gift to benefit the community for children with Down syndrome.

The announcement was made Tuesday evening at The Otesaga during Pathfinder’s annual Pro-Am and Tennis Classic Awards Banquet, part of an annual week of fund raising events that support Pathfinder scholarhips.

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