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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13

Tour Old Oneonta Fair Grounds

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WALKING TOUR – 7 p.m. Wayne Wright, of the Greater Oneonta Historical Society, leads a tour of the former grounds of the Oneonta Central Fair (1873-1926). Cost, $3. Meet corner of Belmont Place & Hudson, Oneonta. Call 607-432-0960 or visit www.oneontahistory.org

AUTHORS SERIES – 1 p.m. Baseball authors Randy Roberts and Johnny Smith present and discuss their book “A Season in the Sun: The Rise of Mickey Mantle.” Followed by a book signing in the Atrium. Included with Museum admission. The Bullpen Theater, Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-7200 or visit baseballhall.org/node/17195?date=0

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, JUNE 7
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, JUNE 7

Walk Through Oneonta Armory

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WALKING TOUR – 7 p.m. Bob Brzozowski & Jim Hawver lead tour of former Armory, built in 1905, on the State & National Registers of Historic Places. Asa Allison Jr Municipal Building, 4 Academy St., Oneonta. Call 607-432-0960 or visit www.oneontahistory.org

TEA TASTING – 4 – 7 p.m. Nini Ordoubadi, founder of Tay Tea, presents her hand-blended artisanal teas. Enjoy a variety of iced teas and tea cocktails perfect for summer enjoyment. The Green Toad Bookstore, 198 Main St., Oneonta. Call 607-433-8898 or visit www.facebook.com/TheGreenToadBookstore/

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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 TUESDAY, AUGUST 1
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, AUGUST 1

Opening Day At

The Otsego County Fair

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OTSEGO COUNTY FAIR – 8 a.m. Gates. Buildings open 10 a.m. Open to 9 p.m. Adimission $1 for the first day only. Fair Grounds, 469 Mill St., Morris. Visit www.otsegocountyfair.org

WALKING TOUR – 7 p.m. Tour the historic property of the Emmons Farm with the Greater Oneonta Historical Society. Begins at The Farmhouse at emmons restaurant, 5649 St. Hwy. 7, Oneonta. Call (607)432-0960 or email info.Oneonta History.org or visit www.oneontahistory.org

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, JULY 26
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, JULY 26

Baseball Authors

At Hall Of Fame

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BASEBALL AUTHOR – 1 p.m. Bernie Carbo and Peter Hantzis, authors of “Saving Bernie Carbo,” comes to the Baseball Hall of Fame to discuss the book and take questions from the audience, followed by a book signing in the atrium. Bullpen Theater, Baseball Hall of Fame. baseballhall.org/events/author-series-bernie-carbo-peter-hantzis?date=0

WEDNESDAY WORKSHOP – 1-3 p.m. Try a new activity in a small group setting with a knowledgeable instructor. This week its Metal Detecting on the grounds of the museum with Alex & Michelle Osterhout and Christ & Kim Altman. Reservations required. The Swart-Wilcox House Museum, Wicox ave., Oneonta. Call (607)287-7011 or visit swartwilcoxhouse.wordpress.com/wednesday-workshops-2017/

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, JULY 12
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, JULY 12

Old Country Concert

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COMMUNITY CONCERT – 7-8.30 p.m. Presenting classic old time country music by “Country & Wes.” Held at the Historic Bandstand, Spring Park, Main St., Richfield Springs. www.richfieldspringschamber.org

DIGGING KNOTWEED – 6:30-8 p.m.Help dig Japanese Knotweed out before it can crowd out other plants at the Mohican Farm. Meet at the Mohican Farm Office, 7207 St. Hwy. 80, Cooperstown. occainfo.org/calendar/digging-knotweed-2/

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Commissioner of Housing and Urban Renewal Tours Downtown

State Homes Commissioner

Tours ‘The New Downtown’

Mayor Gary Herzig and Sandy Mathis lead a tour of 'The New Downtown', area of Market Street slated for development thanks to the $10 million dollars the city received last week. On the tour was Senator Jim Seward, commissioner of homes and urban renewal James Reuben, president of the office of Community Renewal Chris Leo, program director for the economic development program Jason Purvis, Meg Hungerford, Jeff House and Jeff Bishop. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
James Rubin, state commissioner of Homes & Community Renewal, foreground, completed a tour of Oneonta’s downtown a few minutes ago, hosted  by, from left, Mayor Gary Herzig, Otsego Now President Sandy Mathes and state Sen. Jim Seward, R-Milford.  The group examined “The New Downtown,” the Market Street slated for development thanks to the $10 million Downtown Revitalization Grant the city received from the Cuomo Administration last week.  Jeff House, interim Community Development director, and Herzig gave brief summaries of  downtown businesses and discussed future restaurant and housing projects.  On Market Street, they described the “food hub,” transportation center, housing and parking plans.  “There is still a glow here in the city since the announcement last week.” said Mathes. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

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Self-Guided Walking Tour Revived This Very Afternoon In Cooperstown

Self-Guided Walking Tour Revived

This Very Afternoon In Cooperstown

CGP Professors Will Walker and Cindy Falk, center left, oriented history buffs who this afternoon are participating in something of a historic event – the revival of a long-dormant walking-tour of Cooperstown, dormant since The Otesaga ran out of maps a few years ago, according to organizer Rich McCaffery. McCaffery told the gathering that repeated demanded for the map cause him to collaborate with Otesaga Marketing Manager Meg Kiernan
CGP Professors Will Walker and Cindy Falk, center left, orient history buffs who this afternoon are participating in something of a historic event – the revival of a long-dormant self-guided walking-tour of Cooperstown, dormant since The Otesaga ran out of maps a few years ago, according to organizer Rich McCaffery. McCaffery told the gathering that repeated demand for the map inspired him to collaborate with Otesaga Marketing Manager Meg Kiernan in preparing a new map, and with the Cooperstown Graduate Program in today’s walk.  In the orientation, Falk pointed out that, while the walk began at The Otesaga, Judge Cooper focused early development east of Pioneer Street (then West Street) and south of Lake Street (then Front Street).  To the left of Walker is Tom Heitz, Otsego town historian.  To the right of Falk are Karen and Randy Crissman and their chihahua Chili, recently moved to Cooperstown.  The crowd also included Janet Potter, president, Greater Oneonta Chamber of Commerce.  (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
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