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Richfield Springs

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14

Baseball Author

John Carvalho Q&A

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BASEBALL AUTHOR – 1 p.m. John Carvalho, author of “Frick: Baseball’s Third Commissioner,” comes to the Baseball Hall of Fame to discuss the book and take questions from the audience, followed by a book signing. Bullpen Theater, Baseball Hall of Fame. Info, baseballhall.org/events/author-series-john-carvalho

FLAG BURNING – 6 p.m. This Flag Day, the American Legion and the local Boy Scouts host an American Flag Burning Ceremony to respectfully dispose of damaged American Flags. The Soldiers’ Monument, Commercial St., Gilbertsville. E-mail Roberta Halbert berth@frontiernet.net or call (607)783-2691

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JUNE 3
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JUNE 3

Family Fun At The Duck Derby

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DUCK DERBY – Noon-3 p.m. Family Fun Day with duck racing, free pony rides, and a surprise princess guest. Neahwa Park, Oneonta. Info, call (607)432-0001 or visit www.facebook.com/FamilyRN/

TRAIL HIKE – 9-11 a.m. Hike the Blue Trail of the Basswood Pond State forest with OCCA program director Jeff O’Handley. Meet in the parking area of the park. Basswood Pond State Forest, 500 Conservation Rd., Burlington. Info, occainfo.org/calendar/blue-trail-basswood/

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, MAY 31
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, MAY 31

Showing ‘The Young Lords’

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FILM SERIES – 5:45 p.m. “The Young Lords.” Includes a vegetarian meal and childcare. No charge. RSVP requested. Unitarian Universalist Society of Oneonta, 12 Ford St., Oneonta. Info, (607) 432-3491, uuso@uuso.org or visit uuso.org

TALKING OPERA – 7 p.m. Joseph Colaneri, Glimmerglass Festival’s Music Director and conductor of this rarely performed Donizetti opera, will give a presentation on his production of “The Seige of Calais.” The Fenimore Art Museum, 5798 NY-80, Cooperstown.

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Roy Wilson Jr., 90; Horse Groomer At Fiddlesticks Farm

IN MEMORIAM: Roy Wilson Jr., 90;

Horse Groomer At Fiddlesticks Farm

Roy Wilson

RICHFIELD SPRINGS – Claude Leroy “Roy” Wilson, Jr., 90, for years a horse groomer at Fiddlesticks Farm in Cooperstown, passed away peacefully on Monday May 15, 2017, at Homelife at Folts.  He had the comfort of knowing his family was at his side.

He was born on Dec. 21, 1926, in Fort Edward, a son of the late Claude L. and Dorothy V. Wilson. Raised and educated in Hudson Falls, the family then moved to Central New York.  He retired from Fiddlesticks Farm in 1982.

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, MAY 17
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, MAY 17

Pest Management For

The Greenhouse & Garden

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GARDENING LECTURE – 6:30-8:30 p.m. Learn tips and tricks for keeping pests off your plants in your greenhouse and your garden. Presented by Mohican Farm Manager Bob Sutherland. Program is free, space is limited. Mohican Farm, 7207 St. Hwy. 80, Cooperstown. Info, occainfo.org/calendar/informed-lecture-series-integrated-pest-management-home-greenhouse-garden/

BROCHURE EXCHANGE – 5 p.m. Tourism businesses and professionals are invited to annual brochure exchange and network. Hyde Hall, 267 Glimmerglass State Park Road, Cooperstown. Info/registration, (607) 547-5098 ext. 6, johnbower@hydehall.org

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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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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, MAY 10
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, MAY 10

Hip-Hopera Premiers Locally

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HIP-HOP OPERA – 7 p.m. See the world premier of “Stomping Grounds,” a show that blends hip-hop and opera to tell a story about survivors of gentrification, the disruption of sacred land, and the fracturing of tradition and history by contemporary realities. Cooperstown Farmers Market. Info, glimmerglass.org/festival/second-stages-2017/stomping-grounds/

SCHOOL PROJECT INFORMATION – 6 p.m. Oneonta City School District presents plan for the maintenance of the school. Followed by question and answer session. District Office, 31 Center St., Cooperstown. Info, www.oneontacsd.org

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, MAY 3
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, MAY 3

Oneonta Student Art Show

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ART SHOW – 5-6:30 p.m. Art exhibit featuring works by students of the Oneonta City School District opens at Fox Care Center, Oneonta. Info, www.oneontacsd.org

DEBATE – 7 p.m. The Candidates for the CCS Board of Education will debate each other and answer questions from the audience. Hosted by the League of Women Voters. Jr./Sr. Library, Cooperstown High School. Info, www.cooperstowncs.org/league-of-women-voters-to-hose-board-of-education-candidates-debate/

CLIMATE CHANGE LECTURE – 7 p.m. “US Energy Transition: The Plight of Fossil Fuels and the Rise of Renewables.” A talk by Village Trustee Lou Alstadt on the urgent need to confront climate change by adopting a national carbon tax and dividend policy. Templeton Hall, 63 Pioneer St., Cooperstown. Info, Adrian Kuzminski, moderator, Sustainable Otsego, adriankuzminski@gmail.com

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26

Railroad History Presentation

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FCAHS MEETING – 7 p.m. Meeting will be followed by a presentation by Jim Howarth on the “Early days of the Cooperstown & Charlotte Valley Railroad.” Fly Creek Area Historical Society, 210 Cemetery Rd, Fly Creek. Info, fcahs.org

FILM SERIES – 5:45 p.m. “A Time of Burnt Oranges.” Includes a vegetarian meal and childcare. No charge. RSVP requested. Unitarian Universalist Society of Oneonta, 12 Ford Ave., Oneonta. Info @ uuso@uuso.org, call (607)432-3491, or visit uuso.org.

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