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Memorial Service Nov. 2 For Kenneth Robinson, 53

Memorial Service Nov. 2

For Kenneth Robinson, 53

Kenneth Robinson

WORCESTER – Kenneth W. Robinson’s memorial service will be 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at the VFW  in Schenevus. Those that attend are welcome to bring a dish to pass if wanted.

A carpenter, Robinson, 53, was born on June 27, 1966, and passed away Oct. 10, 2019.

He is survived by his mother Sharon and father Paul; children Desiree, Cory and Aiden; brothers Frank, John, Jeff and Dustin; sister Kathy, and several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.

To send online condolences visit www.ottmanfuneralhome.com  Arrangements were entrusted to the Ottman Funeral Home, Cherry Valley.

This Week — Oct. 31-Nov. 1, 2019

 

THIS WEEK’S NEWSPAPERS

The Freeman’s Journal • Hometown Oneonta

Oct. 31-Nov. 1, 2019

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

HISTORY IS MADE!  Kathy Chase of Cooperstown, center, was the first Otsego County voter to cast a ballot under the state’s new early voting law. Polls opened Saturday, Oct. 26, at the county’s Meadows Office Complex, and early voting continues daily through Sunday, Nov. 3.  For schedule, click here.   (James Cummings/AllOTSEGO.com)

FRONT PAGE

Vote Expected Nov. 6 On County Manager

Trustees Remove Dorms From New Zoning

Schenevus, Worcester Schools Revisit Merger

Oneonta Christian Academy Seeks Otego Site

SUNY Team Bus, Moose Collide In Adirondacks

6-Month Moratorium Planned On Dunkin’ Site

Fire-Extinguisher Drive Honors Fallen Fireman

EDITORIAL

Early Voting Offers Opportunities, Dangers

COLUMNS

LEAGUE: 5¢ Deposit Creates Right Incentives

ZAGATA: Democrats Blame The Other Guy

McEVOY: Let’s Give Democrats A Chance

POLITICAL LETTERS

McHUGH: Basile Promises Energy, Openness

NORTHRUP: Broadband, Renewables, Pot, Why Not?

SHUE: Harrington Rooted In 6th Ward Politics

MANNION: Drnek Knows Most About Ward 8

HUNTSMAN: Basile Qualified For County Board

SERAFIN: Tonner Passionate, Determined, Confident

BUTTERMANN: Basile Assumes Growing Responsibility

MOWERS: Holleran Wants Oneontans To Run Town

MARIETTA: Bi-Partisanship Moves County Forward

AVANZATO:  Drnek Knows How To Promote Business

MALLOY: Buccheri Understands Laurens’ Needs

ALLOTSEGO.life

Travisano’s New Book Reveals Poet’s Trauma

SUNY Chorus Bring World’s Music To Oneonta

HISTORY COLUMNS

BOUND VOLUMES: Oct. 31, 2019

HOMETOWN HISTORY: Nov. 1, 2019

IN MEMORIAM

Joseph Kenyon, 86; Served 20 Years On County Board

Lawrence Gennarino, 85; Navy Vet Worked At Bendix

Edith M. Catella, 93; Head Bookkeeper At Sears

Kenneth Robinson, 53: Memorial Service Nov. 2

Betty Jo Chase, 69; 20-Year Bassett Nurse’s Aide

Josephine Bertino, 89; Planned SSPCA Fashion Show

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Celebrate This Christmas Eve

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Christmas Eve

Chanukah begins at sundown.
CHRISTMAS DINNER – 12:30-2:30 p.m. Annual Friends of Christmas dinner. First United Methodist Church, 66 Chestnut St., Onoenta. Info, Ann Steen 432-1283 or Kelly Ahlqvist 432-1871

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE – 6:45 p.m. Includes a Living Nativity scene. Main St. Baptist Church, 333 Main St., Oneonta. Info, msbchurch.org/ or call 607-432-5712

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE – 7 p.m. Family Service with Childrens pageant followed by Christmas Tea and Candlelight service at 10. First United Methodist Church, 66 Chestnut St., Onoenta. Info, firstumc-oneonta.org

FATHER DEAD; LIVES IN RUINS

ANATOMY OF A TRAGEDY

FATHER DEAD;

LIVES IN RUINS

Outside Worcester Town Court on Thursday, Oct. 17, Stephanie Robinson, the dead man’s niece, declares her uncle “the best father.” Robinson’s girlfriend, Jennifer Ives, is at left.  (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

By LIBBY CUDMORE • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

Dylan Robinson, 15, is led into Otsego County Court, Cooperstown. (Libby Cudmore/AllOTSEGO.com)

WORCESTER – At age 15, Dylan Robinson is the youngest person to be tried in Otsego County Court for murder.

Ken Robinson

The OHS student allegedly shot and killed his father, Kenneth Robinson, 53, during a burglary Thursday, Oct. 10, at the father’s mobile home on Head Road, Town of Worcester.

State police said four other teenagers and a 32-year-old Oneonta man were with him, looking to rob Robinson of $5,000 in cash and marijuana that Dylan had said were in the house.

Once inside, Dylan woke his father, nudging him with the barrel of the gun, and when he tried to wrestle the gun away, the son shot his father, once in the chest and once in the head.

“It doesn’t matter that some of them didn’t pull the trigger; they’re just as guilty.”

Dylan, along with Alexander Borgreen, 16, and Anais Soto, 15, appeared in front of County Judge John Lambert on Wednesday, Oct. 17, in Cooperstown. The three are charged with second-degree murder and first-degree burglary.

“The facts established that Robinson, Borgreen and Soto were in the residence at the time of the shooting,” District Attorney John Muehl told Lambert. “They all had weapons. It doesn’t matter that some of them didn’t pull the trigger; they’re just as guilty.”

All three are Oneonta High School students.

Robinson, 53, was shot twice with a .30-06 rifle.

Soto – Muehl said she stood lookout out front during the burglary – sobbed in the courtroom, while Alex and Dylan made no outward displays of emotion.

Muehl is filing the paperwork to have the three charged as adults.

Two other teens, Alexis Lotterman, 16, Walton, and Tatiana Febo, 17, Downsville, were accused of burglary. “No evidence shows Lotterman was in the residence or that she even knew what the plan was,” said Muehl.

Though Alexis was arraigned with the other teens, Tatiana was arrested and arraigned Tuesday, Oct. 22. Muehl alleged that she drove the getaway car to and from Robinson’s house. Both were released to the custody of their parents and will likely be charged as juveniles, said Muehl.

At one point during Wednesday’s hearing, Alexis mouthed “I love you” to her family, gathered in the courtroom. Her attorney, Paul Madison, brought her a handful of tissues, and she put her head down on the table and wept.

Alexis, Ace, Alex, Tatiana and D-Money

The night of the shooting, the teens gathered at 37 Fairview Ave., Apartment 2½, Oneonta, occupied by Nicolas Meridy, 32, to plan the robbery, State Police Investigator Ronald Lussi told Town Justice William Fisher at Meridy’s hearing in Worcester Town Court.

“Did Mr. Meridy tell you who was involved in the planning?” Muehl asked.

“Alexis, Ace, Alex, Tatiana and D-Money,” said Lussi. “The defendant was unable to provide last names.”

“Ace” is believed to be Soto, “D-Money” Dylan.

After the planning session, Tatiana drove them to the scene, where Dylan opened the door and let Meridy and Alex in the home, Lussi testified.

Soto stood watch at the door, while Alexis and Tatiana waited in the car, Muehl said.

Once inside, according to Lussi’s account, Dylan went to the bedroom where his father was sleeping alongside Dylan’s 5-year-old half-brother, and woke his father with the shotgun in hand; when a struggle ensued, the son shot his father twice.

During a 4½-hour interrogation, Meridy told Lussi that Dylan struck him with the gun during the struggle, “causing the gash on his forehead,” the investigator testified.

Meridy had two guns on him, but told Lussi that, after the shooting, he went outside and waited in the car for Alex and Dylan to exit the home.

State Police Investigator Lester Burton was the first trooper to arrive at the scene, and found Robinson lying dead on the threshold.

Robinson’s other son, 12, was asleep in his bedroom.

Attorney Andy Puritz, representing Meridy, did not call any witnesses. “There is no evidence that my client entered without permission,” he said. “The deceased’s son let him into the home.”

“That’s not permission for robbery,” said Muehl. “He admitted to being let into the house in order to rob it, that he had guns and during that robbery, Kenneth Robinson was killed.”

Fisher sided with Muehl and transferred the case to Otsego County Court. He remanded Meridy back to the Otsego County Jail without bail.

He told everyone he was going to kill his dad, and then he did.”

The police believe that Robinson’s death was part of a botched robbery. But, when the hearing ended, his niece, Stephanie, said she thinks otherwise.

“I think Dylan went in there with the intent of killing his dad,” she said. “He told everyone he was going to kill his dad, and then he did.”

During the hearing, Stephanie had sat next to Kenneth’s girlfriend, Jennifer Ives, comforting her while she wept audibly. Both held a photo of Robinson and battery-operated candles in their laps.

“Dylan stole those guns,” said Stephanie, “He knew that his dad didn’t have any money or weed there, and he led everyone there to kill his dad.”

They held the photos again outside the courthouse as Meridy was led past them and into the Sheriff’s transport van.

“Kenneth was an amazing man,” said Stephanie. “But it doesn’t matter who killed him or why. He’s still gone.”

 

SON FIRED FATAL SHOT

Troopers: Robbery Planned in Oneonta

TESTIMONY AT HEARING:

SON FIRED FATAL SHOT


Nicolas Meridy, 32, is led out of a felony hearing in the Town of Worcester court, where he was accused of helping orchestra the robbery that led to the murder of Kenneth Robinson at his home in Worcester. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)


By LIBBY CUDMORE • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

Stephanie Robinson, Kenneth’s niece, recalled how her uncle would do anything for his kids. “He was an amazing father,” she said.

WORCESTER – Dylan Robinson, 15, the son of Kenneth Robinson, woke up his father and shot him during a struggle for the gun, Senior Investigator Ronald Lussi told Worcester Town Justice William Fisher during a felony hearing for Nicolas Meridy, 32, the Oneonta man accused of helping orchestrate the robbery that lead to Robinson’s death.

“During my interview with Mr. Meridy, he did state that there was a planning session at his house at 37 Fairview Ave, Apt. 2 ½, where they planned to rob Mr. Robinson of money and marijuana,” said Lussi. “They then acquired weapons and drove to the residence.”

When they arrived, Lussi said, Dylan opened the door and let Meridy and the others – including Alex Borgreen, 16 – into the home. Anais Soto, 17, is believed to have been waiting outside.

Covid-19 Cancellations

Events Cancelled Or

Postponed by Covid-19

TOURNAMENT – Saturday, March 14. Have fun & support MCS at 3v3 March Madness Basketball Tournament. Cheer on the teams, see who wins. Milford Central School, 42 W. Main St., Milford. 607-286-7721 ext. 8408 or visit www.milfordeducationfoundation.org

FAMILY ART DAYS – 10 a.m. – Noon. Parents & children work together on fun, hands-on art projects to support community organizations. This month learn how to help care for the environment, enjoy fun hands-on craft project with Otsego Land Trust. Louis C. Jones Center, The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org

BOOK SALE – Noon – 5 p.m. Find your next read, support the library at used book sale. Canajoharie Library, 2 Erie Blvd., Canajoharie. 518-673-2314 or visit www.facebook.com/canajoharielibrary/ – POSTPONED

OPERA – Saturday, March 14. Performance of “Der Fliegende Hollander,” by Handel, streaming live from Metropolitan Opera House. Cost, $20/adult. Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. 607-431-2080 or visit www.foothillspac.org

LOCAL HISTORY – 2 – 3:30 p.m. Join author/historian Marty Podskoch for power point presentation on new book ‘Adirondack Civilian Conservation Camps: History, Memories and Legacy.’ Will also speak about the camps in our local area during the Great Depression. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 607-432-1980 or visit www.facebook.com/hmloneonta/POSTPONED

SHAMROCK SWING – Saturday, March 14. 5th annual Mother & Son dance includes dinner, activities, prizes, more. Cost, $65/1 parent + 1 child. Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. 607-431-2080 or visit www.foothillspac.orgPOSTPONED

POTLUCK & MOVIE – Saturday, March 14. Bring a dish to pass with friends. Drinks, dinnerware provided. Movie to follow. Fly Creek United Methodist Church, 852 Co. Hwy. 26, Fly Creek. 607-547-9946 or visit www.facebook.com/FlyCreekUMChurch

CABARET CONCERT – Saturday, March 14. Catskill Symphony Cabaret Concert featuring America’s Got Talent ‘Golden Buzzer’ Winner Mandy Harvey & Music Director Designee Maciej Żółtowski. Alumni Field House, SUNY Oneonta. 607-436-2670 or visit catskillsymphony.net

ST. BALDRICK’S FOUNDATION FUNDRAISER – Saturday, March 14. Volunteers have their head shaved to support research into childhood cancer. www.stbaldricks.org

MOVIE NIGHT – Saturday, March 14. Bring the whole family to enjoy a movie. Blankets, snacks, beverages, anything to get comfortable is welcome. This time showing ‘Playing with Fire’ (2019) in which straightlaced firefighters must deal with their toughest job yet, baby-sitting! Clark Sports Center, Cooperstown. 607-547-2800 or visit www.facebook.com/clarksportscenter

SUGARING OFF SUNDAY – Every Sunday in March. Featured delicious pancake breakfast, then historic and contemporary demonstration of the science of making maple sugar. Farmer’s Museum, Cooperstown. www.farmersmuseum.org

SUNDAY SPEAKER – Sunday, March 15. Antoinette Kuzminski presents ‘Emerging Contaminants in Otsego Lake and the Susquehanna River’ She will review the toxicology from the study, implications of endocrine disrupters in water, & suggest corrective measures. Free, open to public. Ballroom, Cooperstown Village Library. 607-547-8344 or visit www.facebook.com/VillageLibraryOfCooperstown/

HEALTH – Monday, March 16. ‘Know The 10 Signs’ learn the facts & signs of Alzheimers disease with Ann Thayer, Alzheimer’s Association.. Cooperstown Senior Community Center, behind St. Mary’s Church, 31 Elm St., Cooperstown. coopseniorcenter@gmail.comPOSTPONED

PARENTS NIGHT – Monday, March 16. Parents are invited to Junior Ballroom Dance Class. Gym, Cooperstown Elementary School. 607-547-8181 or visit www.cooperstowncs.org

3D TINKERING – Tuesday, March 17. Create your own custom stamp with free design software and 3D printer, now with 2 nozzells instead of 1. For ages 8+. Free. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 607-432-1980 or visit www.facebook.com/hmloneonta/

COOPERSTOWN ROTARY CLUB – Tuesday, March 17. Lunch meeting at The Otesaga, Cooperstown. portal.clubrunner.ca/3556

CLUB ODYSSEY GRAND OPENING – Tuesday, March 17. Grand opening of Oneonta’s teen hangout. Club Odyssey, 80 Water St., Oneonta. 607-267-4435 or visit www.facebook.com/ClubOdysseyOneonta/POSTPONED

BINGO – Tuesday, March 17. Enjoy fun community bingo night to celebrate St. Patricks Day. Chance to win big screen TV. Free admission. Chestnut Park Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, 330 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 607-432-8500 or visit www.facebook.com/ChestnutParkRehabAndNursing/

ELECTION – Wednesday, March 18. Cast your vote in the village election. Make your voice heard. Cooperstown Fire Hall, 24 Chestnut St., Cooperstown. 607-547-2411 or visit www.cooperstownny.org – POSTPONED to April 28.

CLOTHING DRIVE – Wednesday, March 18. Bring clean, gently worn clothing items to donate to those in need in Oneonta community. All items including coats, shirts, pants, winter wear, shoes, socks, more for all ages are accepted. Professional attire will be donated to the Red Closet to aid SUNY Oneonta students. Dewar Arena, Alumni Field House, SUNY Oneonta. 607-436-2106 or visit oneontabulletin.wordpress.com/2020/03/04/student-athlete-advisory-council-athletics-organizing-clothing-drive/

SOUP TO GO – Wednesday, March 18. Stop by for free, homemade soup with neighbors. No age, socio-economic, or church membership requirement. Just because we’re neighbors. Elm Park United Methodist Church, 401 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 607-432-6552 or visit elmparkumconeonta.org

LOCAL GOVERNMENT TRAINING WORKSHOP – Wednesday, March 18th @ The Meadows Office Complex 140 Co. Hwy. 33, Cooperstown. www.facebook.com/Otsego-County-Planning-and-Solid-Waste-Department-974719492662975/

INTERNATIONAL NIGHT – Wednesday, March 18. Enjoy 3-course international themed dinner. Experience flavors from around the world. This week, try food form England. Cost, $20/person. The Otesaga, Cooperstown. 607-547-9931 or visit www.otesaga.com/dining/seasonal-dining

ADIRONDACK MOUNTAIN CLUB – Wednesday, March 18. Join ADK for monthly meeting featuring potluck dinner followed at 7 by Sarah Coney presenting on the ecological impact of the Dams along the Susquehanna watershed on species like the American Eel, riverine pearly mussel, others. Elm Park United Methodist Church, 401 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 607-267-4586 or visit susqadk.org/node/2

BE INFORMED – Wednesday, March 18. ‘Coronavirus: Perspectives from the sciences’ presenting panel discussing Coronavirus with perspective from across the sciences. Includes Jill Fielhaber (Biology), Kelly Gallagher (Chemistry and Biochemistry), and Alanna Rudzik (Anthropology). Moderated by Sallie Han (Anthropology). Perna Lecture Hall, SUNY Oneonta.

CLASSIC FLIX – Thursday, March 19. Showing ‘Smokey and the Bandit’ (1977). Tickets, $6/person. Walton Theater, 30 Gardiner Pl., Walton. 607-865-6688 or visit waltontheatre.org/classic-flicks/

PRODUCE MARKET – Thursday, March 19. Celebrate World Down Syndrome day with door prizes, festive decorations, contests, delicious fresh fruit & vegetables, and baked goods from the Pathfinder Bakery. Pathfinder Village Commons, 3 Chenango Rd., Edmeston. 607-965-8377 or visit pathfindervillage.org

DISCUSSION GROUP – Thursday, March 19. Read ‘Seneca Falls and the Origins of the Women’s Rights Movement’ by Sally McMillen. Enjoy casual discussion about women’s past struggles, efforts to win the vote, local women’s contributions to Edmeston. Free, refreshments available. Registration preferred. Edmeston Free Library, 6 West St., Edmeston. 607-965-8208 or visit www.facebook.com/Edmestonfreelibrary/

SAFETY – Thursday, March 19. Week 2 of workshop ‘A Matter Of Balance’ with Becky Sears, Bassett. Registration required. Cooperstown Senior Community Center, behind St. Mary’s Church, 31 Elm St., Cooperstown. coopseniorcenter@gmail.com POSTPONED TO APRIL 23 (tentatively)

FRUIT DAY – Thursday, March 19. Celebrate the fruits of tropical cultures around the world. Features tastings, food-related activities, live music, more. Free, open to public. A.J. Read Science Discovery Center, SUNY Oneonta. 607-436-2011 or visit www.facebook.com/AJReadSDC/

POETRY – Thursday, March 19. Spend an evening with poetry of Langston Hughes, poet laureate of the Harlem Renaissance, as performed by David Mills. Alumni Little Theater, SUNY Oneonta.

WRITERS SALON – Thursday, March 19. Begin with Open Mic session followed by presentation by poet Tessa Yang. Community Arts Network of Oneonta, Wilber Mansion, 11 Ford Ave., Oneonta. 607-432-2070 or visit www.canoneonta.orgPOSTPONED

ONEONTA ROTARY CLUB – Thursday, March 19. Lunch meeting at The Quality, Oneonta. oneontarotary.org

SENIOR PLAY – March 19, 20, 21, 22. CCS Seniors present ‘Clue.’ Auditorium, Cooperstown High School. 607-547-8181 or visit www.cooperstowncs.org POSTPONED

CONFERENCE – Friday, March 20. Students from across the Northeast present their research in Political Science. Includes presentations on topics ranging from feminism, economics, sustainability to Locke’s Theory of Authority. Includes debate College Democrats V. Young Americans For Liberty on free college tuition. Followed by networking event. Morris Conference Center, SUNY Oneonta.

SQUARE DANCE – Friday, March 20. Join Doubleday Dancers Modern Western Square Dance Club for St. Patrick’s Day Dance. Bring the friends, enjoy fun music/dance. Cost, $5/person. Cooperstown Elementary School. 607-264-8128.

FILM – Friday, March 20, 21, & 22. Presenting “Frozen II.” Cost, $3/person. Red Dragon Theater, SUNY Oneonta.

PLANETARIUM – Friday, March 20. Public is invited to enjoy presentation on outer space with new Digistar 6 digital planetarium system. Followed by star gazing at College Camp, weather permitting. Free, advance registration REQUIRED. A. J. Read Science Discovery Center, SUNY Oneonta. 607-436-2011 or register at ScienceDiscovery.eventbrite.com

FLY CREEK PHILHARMONIC – Friday, March 20. The Fly Creek Philharmonic presents ‘What’s So Funny ‘Bout Peace, Love, & Understanding.’ Tickets available at Fly Creek General Store. Fly Creek Methodist Church, 852 Co. Rd. 26, Fly Creek.

TOURNAMENT – Saturday & Sunday, March 21 & 22. Enjoy 16th annual Pattrick C. Fetterman Basketball Tournament. Features boys & girls from 6th grade and below from the local area. Clark Sports Center, Cooperstown. 607-547-2800 or visit www.facebook.com/clarksportscenter POSTPONED

WRITERS GROUP – Saturday, March 21. Join other writers to help improve your craft. Hosted by published author, Jennifer Donohue. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 607-432-1980 or visit hmloneonta.org/adult-programs/

COOKING CLINIC – Saturday, March 21. Explore the possibilities of the muffin tin multiple recipes, more to take home. Photograph what you made, start you recipe collection. Gilbertsville Baptist Church, Commercial St., Gilbertsville. 607-547-2536 ext. 225 or visit cceschoharie-otsego.org/events/2020/03/21/4-h-muffin-tin-magic-cooking-clinic-otsego

CRAYON CARNIVAL – Saturday, March 21. Support Parent Teacher Association initiatives, programs for students at Crayon Carnival. Gym & Wrestling room, Cooperstown High School. 607-547-8181 or visit www.cooperstowncs.org

SNOWMEGANG – Saturday, March 21. Invitational Beer Festival featuring entertainment, drinks, souvenirs, live entertainment, more. Cost, $55/adult. Muller Plaza, Oneonta. 607-544-1800 or visit www.ommegang.com/event/snommegang-invitational-beer-festival/

SCOREBOARD DEDICATION – Saturday, March 21. Don Axtell Scoreboard dedication and Baseball field ribbon cutting. SUNY Oneonta. POSTPONED to Fall, 2020.

CONCERT – Saturday, March 21. Enjoy performance by ‘The Black Feathers’ featuring a meld of Americana, folk, more styles that sound both modern & ancient. Cost, $20/adult. The Otesaga, Cooperstown. 607-547-1812 or visit cooperstownconcertseries.org/the-black-feathers-march-21-2020/

DREAM VACATIONS – Saturday, March 21. Meeting to learn about Cruises by Royal Carribean, North East Ports, & Group Cruising. Free, open to public. Elm Park United Methodist Church, 401 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 607-441-8223 or visit www.dreamvacations.com/travel/HomePage.html

WORKSHOP – Saturday, March 21. Stock your medicine cabinet with homemade remedies for everyday ailments made from natural ingredients. Learn to turn plants from the backyard to the spice rack to treatments for burns, bruises, more. Cost, $75/person. Registration required. Creamery Classroom, The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1450 or visit www.farmersmuseum.org/stec_event/salves/

WRITERS GROUP – Saturday, March 21. Join other writers to help improve your craft. Hosted by published author, Jennifer Donohue. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 607-432-1980 or visit hmloneonta.org/adult-programs/

PERFORMANCE – Saturday, March 21. The Fly Creek Philharmonic presents ‘What’s So Funny ‘Bout Peace, Love, & Understanding.’ Tickets available at Fly Creek General Store. Fly Creek Methodist Church, 852 Co. Rd. 26, Fly Creek.

TREP$MARKETPLACE – Sunday, March 22. Support local student entrepreneurs. Includes door prize raffle, food. Richfield Springs Central School Elementary Gym, 93 W. Main St., Richfield Springs. 315-858-0610 or visit www.richfieldcsd.org

CAMPAIGN RECEPTION – Sunday, March 22. Reception for Jim Barber, candidate for New York State Senate. Visit www.facebook.com/JimBarberforSenate/

WEATHER – Monday, March 23. ‘Skywarn Training’ Learn to report weather info to National Weather Service, discuss our region’s severe weather. Cooperstown Senior Community Center, behind St. Mary’s Church, 31 Elm St., Cooperstown. coopseniorcenter@gmail.com

POP-UP SHOP – Monday, March 23. Find gold & silver jewelry for sale by Faith Tiemann of FC Jewelry Design. The Autumn Cafe, 244 Main St., Oneonta. 607-432-6845 or visit www.facebook.com/theautumncafe/

TEEN SCENE – Monday, March 23. Teens learn about, try out healthy coping mechanisms for stress from making stress balls to variety of exercises. Dinner provided, RSVP required by Friday before event. Elm Park United Methodist Church, 401 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 607-432-0001 or visit familyrn.org/event/march-teen-scene-healthy-coping-skills/ POSTPONED

DOCUMENTARY – Monday, March 23. Showing ‘Knock Down The House’ following journey of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Amy Vilela, Cori Bush, Paula Jean Swearengin to challenge congressional incumbents over America’s unsolved issues. Red Dragon Theater, SUNY Oneonta.

FUN HIKE – 10 a.m. Enjoy relaxing hike on Greenway Trail along Susquehanna River. Call Maureen Dresser for meet location. Oneonta. 607-286-9821 or visit susqadk.org/node/4

FILM SOCIETY – Tuesday, March 24. Cooperstown film society presents ‘Bonnie & Clyde’ (1967). Cooperstown Village Library, 22 Main St., Cooperstown. Visit www.facebook.com/FilmSocCoop/

TECHIE TUESDAY – Tuesday, March 24. Bring your laptop, cellphone, or i-pad to have tech experts help you with any problems. Franklin Free Library, 334 Main St., Franklin. 607-829-2941 or visit www.franklinfreelibrary.org

COOPERSTOWN ROTARY CLUB – Tuesday, March 24. Lunch meeting at The Otesaga, Cooperstown. portal.clubrunner.ca/3556

FOOD BANK – Wednesday, March 25. Experiencing food insecurity. Come out for mass food distribution by Regional Food Bank of Northeastern NY. All welcome, continues till food is gone. Northern Eagle Beverages, 41 Browne St., Oneonta. 607-267-2091 or visit www.unitedwaydo.org

INTERNATIONAL NIGHT – Wednesday, March 25. Enjoy 3-course international themed dinner. Experience flavors from around the world. This week, try food form Belgium. Cost, $20/person. The Otesaga, Cooperstown. 607-547-9931 or visit www.otesaga.com/dining/seasonal-dining

DOCUMENTARY – Wednesday, March 25. Showing ‘Masters of Modern Design: The Art of the Japanese American Experience’ which explores the effect of WWII imprisonment had on the second generation Japanese-American artists who’s work had a massive impact on American culture. Red Dragon Theater, SUNY Oneonta.

SAFETY – Thursday, March 26. Week 3 of workshop ‘A Matter Of Balance’ with Becky Sears, Bassett. Registration required. Cooperstown Senior Community Center, behind St. Mary’s Church, 31 Elm St., Cooperstown. coopseniorcenter@gmail.com

WOODSIDE HALL – Thursday, March 26. Presentation ‘Owls of New York State’ with local birding enthusiast Charlie Scheim. Learn NYS varieties, sounds, behaviors & unique abilities through picture, sound & video. Refreshments to follow. Free, open to public. Woodside Hall, 1 Main St., Cooperstown. 607-547-0600, Ext 101 or visit www.facebook.com/Woodside.Hall/

OPENING DAY – Thursday, March 26. Celebrate first day of baseball season with showings of live games from around Major League Baseball. Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown. 607-547-7200 or visit baseballhall.org/events/opening-day-2020?date=0

READING SERIES – Thursday, March 26. Reading by novelist Jamie Colbert, author of ‘Wild Things’ set in rural upstate New York. Craven Lounge, Morris Conference Center, SUNY Oneonta.

WORKSHOP – Thursday, March 26. Kids learn how to make music out of some cardboard, copper tape, and the power of coding. Registration required. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 607-432-1980 or visit www.facebook.com/hmloneonta/

ONEONTA ROTARY CLUB – Thursday, March 26. Lunch meeting at The Quality, Oneonta. oneontarotary.org

DISCUSSION GROUP – Thursday, March 26. Read ‘Seneca Falls and the Origins of the Women’s Rights Movement’ by Sally McMillen. Enjoy casual discussion about women’s past struggles, efforts to win the vote, local women’s contributions to Edmeston. Free, refreshments available. Registration preferred. Edmeston Free Library, 6 West St., Edmeston. 607-965-8208 or visit www.facebook.com/Edmestonfreelibrary/

THEATER – March 26, 27, 28, & 29. Mask & Hammer Theater Club presents ‘I And You’ by Lauren Gunderson about a house bound girl and the boy who interrupts with waffle fries and a project due the next day which reveals the pairs hopes, dream, the bond that connects them. General Admission, $5/person. Hamblin Theater, SUNY Oneonta.

CANCER AWARENESS – Friday, March 27. Main Street turns blue for Colon Cancer Awareness Celebration featuring opening remarks by Dr. Charles Casale, Chief of Bassett Digestive Disease, then giveaways, refreshments, music, more. Free. Muller Plaza, Oneonta. 1-888-345-0225 or visit www.bassett.org/events/2020/03/main-street-goes-blue-get-screened-colon-cancer POSTPONED

CONCERT – Friday, March 27. Enjoy performance by the Lysander Piano Trio, known for innovative programming of masterworks alongside new works and hidden gems. First United Methodist Church, 66 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 607-433-7252 or visit oneontaconcertassociation.org

SPRING DINNER – Friday, March 27. Celebrate springs arrival wit delicious Roast Beef Dinner. Reservations required, takeout available. Dinner by donation. Middlefield Baptist Church, 121 Rezen Rd., Middlefield. 607-547-9093.

CANCER WALK – Friday, March 27.  Join Oneonta Fights Cancer Club for walk to support Oneonta Families affected by Cancer. Alumni Field House, SUNY Oneonta.

FILM – March 27, 28, & 29. Presenting “Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker.” Cost, $3/person. Red Dragon Theater, SUNY Oneonta.

THEATER – Friday, March 27. Milford Central School Music Association presents ‘Shreck – The Musical.’ Tickets, $9/adult. Milford Central School Performing Arts Center, 42 W. Main St., Milford. 607-4353889 or visit www.web.milfordcentral.org

PSYCHIC FAIR – Saturday March 28. Fun event featuring psychics, healers, Reiki, angel readings, astrology, crystals, palm readings, more. Old School Gymnasium, 2 Genesee St., Cherry Valley. 607-264-3769 or visit www.facebook.com/ghostlady2013/ – POSTPONED to July 18.

PLANETARIUM – Saturday March 28. Public is invited to enjoy presentation on outer space with new Digistar 6 digital planetarium system. Free, advance registration REQUIRED. A. J. Read Science Discovery Center, SUNY Oneonta. 607-436-2011 or register at ScienceDiscovery.eventbrite.com

PLAY READINGS – Saturday March 28. NEXT! Readings of New Works by Regional Playwrights. ‘KP’ by Peter Reich and Linda Crawford, about the struggles of the KP team on an army base during Vietnam as they deal with the war, race relations, & a draconian commanding officer. Free, donations accepted. The Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1453 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org

THEATER – Saturday March 28. Milford Central School Music Association presents ‘Shreck – The Musical.’ Tickets, $9/adult. Milford Central School Performing Arts Center, 42 W. Main St., Milford. 607-4353889 or visit www.web.milfordcentral.org

HUNTER SAFETY – Saturday March 28. Learn how to stay safe while hunting in NY State. Required for first time hunter permits. Accepts hunters aged 11+. Registration on DEC website required. Oneonta Sportsmen’s Club, 251 Rod & Gun Club Rd., Oneonta. 607-433-0515 or visit www.facebook.com/OneontaSportsmensClub/

CRAFT SHOW – Saturday March 28. Celebrate spring and find unique items from 70+ vendors. Win door prizes, enter basket raffle, enjoy lunch at cyber cafe. FoxCare Center, 1 FoxCare Dr., Oneonta. 607-432-2000 or visit www.facebook.com/FoxCareCenter/

BALLET – Sunday, March 29. Direct from Moscow, showing of Bolshoi Ballet production of “Romeo & Juliet.” Cost, $20/adult. Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. 607-431-2080 or visit foothillspac.org

THEATER – Sunday, March 29. Milford Central School Music Association presents ‘Shreck – The Musical.’ Tickets, $9/adult. Milford Central School Performing Arts Center, 42 W. Main St., Milford. 607-4353889 or visit www.web.milfordcentral.org

EPICUREAN FEAST – Sunday, March 29. Feast featuring extraordinary selection of delicious wines, hors d’ouvres, specialty dishes, & desserts. Held by Helios Care to honor Lola Rathbone for her exemplary service and commitment to hospice care, and the Otesaga hotel for their 20 years of partnership and support of the Epicurean experience. Included live music and a silent auction. The Otesaga, Cooperstown. helioscare.org

COMEDY –Monday, March 30. Laugh with Francisco Ramos who was a top ten finalist on ‘Last Comic Standing,’ and has other appearances in Showtime’s ‘Shameless,’ ‘Angie Tribeca,’ others. Waterfront Room, Hunt Union, SUNY Oneonta.

POP-UP SHOP –Monday, March 30. Find revamped clothes by textile artist Claudia J Koeppel, who uses cast off clothes & her custom print designs to create works of art. The Autumn Cafe, 244 Main St., Oneonta. 607-432-6845 or visit www.facebook.com/theautumncafe/

SAFETY – Monday, March 30. ‘Balance Your Daily Living’ about accessing adaptive devices/equipment, know when to replace them, work with what’s already around the house with Kari Mullin. Cooperstown Senior Community Center, behind St. Mary’s Church, 31 Elm St., Cooperstown. coopseniorcenter@gmail.com

COMEDY – Monday, March 30. Laugh with Francisco Ramos who was a top ten finalist on ‘Last Comic Standing,’ and has other appearances in Showtime’s ‘Shameless,’ ‘Angie Tribeca,’ others. Waterfront Room, Hunt Union, SUNY Oneonta.

FUN HIKE – Tuesday, March 31. Enjoy relaxing hike through Wilber Park Oneonta. Call Currie & Ginny Marror meet location. 607-432-5434 or visit susqadk.org/node/4

GENEOLOGY – Tuesday, March 31. Learn to use the 4 county library system to research your family tree. Franklin Free Library, 334 Main St., Franklin. 607-829-2941 or visit www.franklinfreelibrary.org

CONCERT – Tuesday, March 31. CCS Choral Spectacular featuring grades 4-12. Auditorium, Cooperstown High School. 607-547-8181 or visit www.cooperstowncs.org

CCAL  – March Meeting and remaining 6 March classes. Center for Continuing Adult Learning hosts classes on topics ranging from art, history, literature, science, more. ccaloneonta.org

OPENING – Wednesday, April 1. Art Museum opens with exhibits ‘The World of Jan Brett,’ ‘Blue Gardens: Photographs by Gross and Daley,’ & ‘Prismatic Beauty: American People and American Art.’ The Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org/future-exhibitions/jan-brett – Tentative

ADAPTIVE SWIMMING – Wednesday, April 1.  EDD Adaptive sports presents adaptive swimming lessons for individuals with disabilities. Concludes with friendly races. Clark Sports Center, Cooperstown. 607-547-2800 or visit www.facebook.com/clarksportscenter – POSTPONED
CRITERION CLUB – Wednesday, April 1. Birthday dinner for members is cancelled.

ADAPTIVE SWIMMING – Wednesday, April 1. EDD Adaptive sports presents adaptive swimming lessons for individuals with disabilities. Concludes with friendly races. Clark Sports Center, Cooperstown. 607-547-2800 or visit www.facebook.com/clarksportscenter – POSTPONED

BOOK DISCUSSION – Wednesday, April 1. Join Palatine Literary Society to discuss ‘Silas Marner: The Weaver of Raveloe’ by George Elliot. Bring a brown bag lunch, beverages provided. Canajoharie Library, 2 Erie Blvd., Canajoharie. 518-673-2314 or visit www.facebook.com/canajoharielibrary/ – POSTPONED

INTERNATIONAL NIGHT – Wednesday, April 1. Enjoy 3-course international themed dinner. Experience flavors from around the world. This week, try food form Philippines. Cost, $20/person. The Otesaga, Cooperstown. 607-547-9931 or visit www.otesaga.com/dining/seasonal-dining

STAMP CLUB – Thursday, April 2. Bring stamp collections, get your questions answered, discuss with other stamp enthusiasts. Tillapaugh Home, 28 Pioneer St., Cooperstown. 607-547 5646 or e-mail kuchtill@gmail.com

NETWORKING MIXER – Thursday, April 2. Join Community Arts Network of Oneonta to mingle, make connections, more leading up to City of the Hills Festival. Cooperstown Beverage Exchange, 73 Main St., Cooperstown. 607-432-2070 or visit www.canoneonta.org/event/monthly-mixer-at-cbe/?instance_id=1176

HEALTHY LIVING – Friday, April 3. 3rd annual Living Healthier Expo on ‘Living Healthier Throughout Your Lifetime.’ Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. 607-431 2080 or visit www.facebook.com/foothillsoneonta/ – POSTPONED
COVID-19 – Friday, April 3. Communicable Disease Coordinator, Theresa Oellrich presents what you need to know about Corona Virus at Living Healthier Expor. Followed by question & answer session. Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. 607-547-4230 or visit www.facebook.com/OtsegoCountyDepartmentofHealth/ – POSTPONED

FILM – Friday, April 3. Presenting “A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood.” Cost, $3/person. Red Dragon Theater, SUNY Oneonta.

THEATER – Friday, April 3. 4-H Theater club presents spring production of ‘Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.’ Tickets free, reservations required. Hartwick Community Center, 450 Co. Rt. 11, Hartwick. 607-547-2536 ext. 225 or visit cceschoharie-otsego.org/events/2016/06/03/4-h-theater-club-spring-production – POSTPONED

FENIMORE MEMBERS RECEPTION – Friday, April 3. Spring members reception. Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. www.fenimoreartmuseum.org

PLANETARIUM – Friday, April 3. Public is invited to enjoy presentation on outer space with new Digistar 6 digital planetarium system. Followed by star gazing at College Camp, weather permitting. Free, advance registration required. A. J. Read Science Discovery Center, SUNY Oneonta. 607-436-2011 or register at ScienceDiscovery.eventbrite.com

TOLKEIN ESCAPE ROOM – Saturday, April 4. Travel back in time to prevent fantasy-hating bandits from erasing Tolkiens works from history. Solve puzzles to foil the plot. 6 people/1-hour timeslot. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 607-432-1980 or visit www.facebook.com/hmloneonta/

ARKELLEBRATION – Saturday, April 4. Celebrate opening of 2 exhibits ‘Garth Williams: Illustrator of the Century’ and ‘Winslow Homer: Illustrator’ featuring opportunities to chat with friendly docents on the artworks, storytime for kids featuring books by Garth Williams, a scavenger hunt, games from Little House on the Prairie, Basket Raffle to support the libraries acquisition of new books. Free admission. Arkell Museum, 2 Erie Blvd., Canajoharie. 518-673-2314 ext. 113 or visit www.arkellmuseum.org/events-calendar – POSTPONED

COMPETITION – Saturday, April 4. See who can lift the most, cheer on your favorites at this years Monster Bench Press competition. Cost, $35 to register for competition. Clark Sports Center, Cooperstown. 607-547-2800 or visit www.facebook.com/clarksportscenter

WORKSHOP – Saturday, April 4. Make your own die-cut Spring Greeting Cards with Linda Shea. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 607-432-1980 or visit www.facebook.com/hmloneonta/

WRITERS GROUP – Saturday, April 4. Join other writers to help improve your craft. Hosted by published author, Jennifer Donohue. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 607-432-1980 or visit hmloneonta.org/adult-programs/

LEARTHERSTOCKING CREDIT UNION ANNUAL MEETING Saturday, April 4. Annual meeting of members of Leatherstocking Credit Union. The Otesaga, Cooperstown. www.lsrfcu.org – POSTPONED

THEATER – Saturday, April 4. 4-H Theater club presents spring production of ‘Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.’ Tickets free, reservations required. Hartwick Community Center, 450 Co. Rt. 11, Hartwick. 607-547-2536 ext. 225 or visit cceschoharie-otsego.org/events/2016/06/03/4-h-theater-club-spring-production – POSTPONED

COVID-19 – Saturday, April 4. Communicable Disease Coordinator, Theresa Oellrich presents what you need to know about Corona Virus at Living Healthier Expor. Followed by question & answer session. Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. 607-547-4230 or visit www.facebook.com/OtsegoCountyDepartmentofHealth/ – POSTPONED

EXHIBIT RECEPTION – Saturday, April 4. Celebrate opening of exhibit “Celebrating the Life and Works of Sondra Freckleton” Oneonta artist whose works have been celebrated & displayed across the country. Brighthill Press & Literary Center, 94 Church St., Treadwell. 607-829-5055 or visit brighthillpress.org

OPENING RECEPTION – Saturday, April 4. Celebrate opening of Exhibit featuring works by local artists Lindsay France – ‘Abandoned History’ bringing out the beauty of decay, Gia Sabatani – paintings exploring the relationship between human’s and nature, Vernon Burnett – ‘Trails From The Emerald Ash Borer.’ Refreshments available. Free, open to public. Community Art Network of Oneonta, Wilber Mansion, 11 Ford Ave., Oneonta. 607-432-2070 or visit www.canoneonta.org

FILM – Saturday, April 4. Presenting “A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood.” Cost, $3/person. Red Dragon Theater, SUNY Oneonta.

FILM – Sunday, April 5. Presenting “A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood.” Cost, $3/person. Red Dragon Theater, SUNY Oneonta.

DOG OBEDIENCE – Sunday, April 5. Learn to train your pouch or refresh your (and their) skills. 2 sessions for beginning dog handlers (1 – 2:30) & experienced handlers (2:30 – 4). Crates required. Continues for 8 weeks in various locations. Free, advance registration required. New Lisbon Town Hall, 908 Co. Hwy. 16, Garrattsville. 607-267-2011 or visit cceschoharie-otsego.org/events/2019/04/07/4-h-dog-obedience-workshop-otsego

THEATER – Sunday, April 5. Enjoy one-woman show by award winning playwright/performer Nancy Hasting about the incredible life of Jackie Cochran, a record-breaking WASP (Women’s Airforce Service Pilot) during WWII! Admission, $15/adult. Glimmerglobe Theater, Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org

TEA WITH ELSA – Sunday, April 5. Bring the kids for Afternoon Tea with Elsa & Anna. Dress up and enjoy tea, scones, table side visit from the sisters. Cost, $18/adult, $13/child. Reservations required. The Otesaga, Cooperstown. 607-544-2524 or visit www.otesaga.com

SPRING CONCERT – Sunday, April 5. Performance featuring SUNY Oneonta World Percussion Ensemble and the World Chorus. Ballroom, Hunt Union, SUNY Oneonta.

BOARD GAMES – Tuesday, April 7. Night of fun Board & Party games with Serenity Hobbies. Ages 16+ welcome. Huntington Memorial Library, 61 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 607-432-1980 or visit hmloneonta.org/adult-programs/

BIRD WALK – Tuesday, April 7. Enjoy walk through the woods with environmental educator Chris DeCesare & Otsego Land Trust Board Member, Joe Homburger to observe spring mating ritual of Woodcocks. Waterproof footwear & headlamp/flashlight recommended. Parslow Road Conservation Area, 127 Parslow Rd., Hartwick. 607-397-3815 or visit www.facebook.com/DelawareOtsegoAudubonSociety/

VISITING AUTHOR – Tuesday, April 7. Enjoy reading by Poet Brendan Walsh, Hartwick graduate, known for works published in American Literary Review, & ‘Buddha Vs. Bonobo’ (2017). Free, open to public. Eaton Lounge, Bresee Hall, Hartwick College, Oneonta. 607-431-4921 or visit www.hartwick.edu/news/mcauliff-walsh-10-to-present-work-at-hartwicks-visiting-writers-series/

WORD THURSDAY – Thursday, April 9. Presentation by novelist Fred Schneider, Cooperstown resident, whose works ’The Distance of Fathers,’ and ‘Last Stop, Ronkonkoma’ have earned critical acclaim. Bright Hills Press & Literary Center, 94 Church St., Treadwell. 607-829-5055 or visit www.facebook.com/brighthp/

FILM – April 10, 11, 12. Presenting “Birds of Prey: And The Fantabulous Emancipation Of One Harley Quinn.” Cost, $3/person. Red Dragon Theater, SUNY Oneonta.

EGG HUNT – Saturday, April 11. Annual Easter Egg Hunt on the lawn of Hyde Hall. Prizes, raffles, visits with the Easter Bunny. Free. Hyde Hall, 267 Glimmerglass State Park, Cooperstown. 607-547-5098 or visit hydehall.org

WRITERS GROUP – Saturday, April 11. Join other writers to help improve your craft. Hosted by published author, Jennifer Donohue. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 607-432-1980 or visit hmloneonta.org/adult-programs/

EASTER BREAKFAST – Saturday, April 11. Enjoy delicious pancake breakfast with the Easter Bunny, send the kids on an Easter Egg Hunt, pose for photos, enjoy activities, more. Quality Inn, 5206 St. Hwy. 23, Oneonta. 607-432-2941 or visit www.facebook.com/DestinationOneonta/

FOOD FOR THOUGHT – Saturday, April 11. Bring the family for fun tour, story time, art activity celebrating works of childrens book author Jan Brett. Lunch included. Cost, $23/adult. Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org

PLANETARIUM – Saturday, April 11. Public is invited to enjoy presentation on outer space with new Digistar 6 digital planetarium system. Free, advance registration REQUIRED. A. J. Read Science Discovery Center, SUNY Oneonta. 607-436-2011 or register at ScienceDiscovery.eventbrite.com

INTERNATIONAL NIGHT – Wednesday, April 15. Enjoy 3-course international themed dinner. Experience flavors from around the world. This week, try food form Egypt. Cost, $20/person. The Otesaga, Cooperstown. 607-547-9931 or visit www.otesaga.com/dining/seasonal-dining

WRITERS SALON – Thursday, April 16. Begin with Open Mic session followed by presentation by short story writer/local writers workshop facilitator Jennifer Donohue. Community Arts Network of Oneonta, Wilber Mansion, 11 Ford Ave., Oneonta. 607-432-2070 or visit www.canoneonta.org

PLANETARIUM – Friday, April 17. Public is invited to enjoy presentation on outer space with new Digistar 6 digital planetarium system. Followed by star gazing at College Camp, weather permitting. Free, advance registration required. A. J. Read Science Discovery Center, SUNY Oneonta. 607-436-2011 or register at ScienceDiscovery.eventbrite.com

HISTORY – Saturday, April 18. Learn about the life of Aaron Burr after the fateful duel that ended the life of Alexander Hamilton. Join historian Douglas Ambrose for exploration of treason, exile, debt, & folly that followed Burr to his death in 1836. Auditorium, Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org

WORKSHOP – Saturday, April 18. Learn to techniques to cook on 1870s woodstove. Make hearty soup, home baked bread, top it off with a sweat treat. Cost, $85/non-member. Bump Tavern, The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1450 or visit www.farmersmuseum.org/stec_event/woodstove/

BIRD WALK – Saturday, April 18. Join Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society to celebrate the Earth, enjoy walk in the woods to view local birds. Experience not required. Expect to return in time for Milford CS Earth Festival. Carpool leaves from parking lot, Milford Central School, 42 W. Main St., Milford. 607-397-3815 or visit www.facebook.com/DelawareOtsegoAudubonSociety/

WORKSHOP – Saturday, April 18. Introductory blacksmithing class for those interested beginning to learn the art. Learn to build a forge fire, heat metal, hammer control, more to craft a letter opener, fire poker, or key chain to take home. Cost, $100/non-member. Lunch included. Blacksmith Shop, The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1450 or visit www.farmersmuseum.org/stec_event/woodstove/

POSTCARDS & EPHEMERA – Saturday, April 18. Show and sale featuring historical postcards, papers, more from Greater Oneonta Historical Society, others. Social Hall, Elm Park Methodist Church, 401 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 607-432-0960 or visit www.oneontahistory.org – POSTPONED

CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT – Saturday, April 18. Come enjoy 2 sports tournaments, cornhole & youth 3-on-3 basketball, concessions, games, activities for the whole family. Support Opportunities for Otsego while having fun. Oneonta Boys & Girls Club, 70 River St. #2358, Oneonta. 607-433-8000 or visit www.facebook.com/ofoinc/ – POSTPONED

WRITERS GROUP – Saturday, April 18. Join other writers to help improve your craft. Hosted by published author, Jennifer Donohue. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 607-432-1980 or visit hmloneonta.org/adult-programs/

TRAIL HIKE – Wednesday, April 21. Take a ramble through the woods to visit F. Ambrose Clark’s ‘Irish Tower’ just outside Cooperstown with program director Jeff O’Handley, Susquehanna chapter of Adirondack Mountain Club. Features 3.5 mile walk through wooded landscapes, up/down hills, near wetlands. Release forms required. Meet on Beaver Meadow Rd., South of Co. Rd. 52. Cooperstown. 607-282-4087 or visit occainfo.org/calendar/the-hidden-tower/

INTERNATIONAL NIGHT – Wednesday, April 22. Enjoy 3-course international themed dinner. Experience flavors from around the world. This week, try food form Australia. Cost, $20/person. The Otesaga, Cooperstown. 607-547-9931 or visit www.otesaga.com/dining/seasonal-dining

WORD THURSDAY –Thursday, April 23. Presentation by poets Cicada Musselman (Walton) and Bill Stratton (Colchester, VT). Bright Hills Press & Literary Center, 94 Church St., Treadwell. 607-829-5055 or visit www.facebook.com/brighthp/

WRITERS GROUP – Saturday, April 25. Join other writers to help improve your craft. Hosted by published author, Jennifer Donohue. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 607-432-1980 or visit hmloneonta.org/adult-programs/

PLANETARIUM – Saturday, April 25. Public is invited to enjoy presentation on outer space with new Digistar 6 digital planetarium system. Free, advance registration REQUIRED. A. J. Read Science Discovery Center, SUNY Oneonta. 607-436-2011 or register at ScienceDiscovery.eventbrite.com

THEATER – April. Stuff of Dreams production of Maxwell Anderson’s ‘The Bad Seed’ is cancelled with possibility of performance this summer. Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. www.facebook.com/GEStevensOneonta/

SPRING RUMMAGE SALE – May 15. Rescheduled for fall, 2020. Church of Christ Uniting, Richfield Springs. 315-858-1451 or visit rschurchofchristuniting.com

HALL OF FAME CLASSIC – May 22-24. Game bringing together previous inductees to the hall of fame for a game of baseball, the BASE race, and the classic clinic where children receive instruction from hall of famers. Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown. baseballhall.org

PLANT SALE – Saturday, May 23. Find plants raised, selected by Master Gardeners to do well in Otsego County. Features perennials, vegetables, annuals, herbs, more. Bring a soil sample from your garden for free PH testing. Cornell Cooperative Extension, 123 Lake St., Cooperstown. 607-547-2536 ext. 228 or visit cceschoharie-otsego.org/events/2020/05/23/otsego-master-gardener-spring-plant-sale

PRIDEFEST – June 6. Replaced with virtual event. Celebrate Pride 2020 with pride parade through Main St. followed by family friendly festival featuring entertainment, vendors, food, kids activities, more. This years theme is ‘Colors of Pride.’ Neahwa Park, Oneonta. 607-386 1508 or visit www.facebook.com/otsegopride/

GARDEN & FLOWER SHOW – June 6 & 7 Enjoy state-wide flower show. Also includes floral parade, flower and garden presentations, vendors, entertainment, more. Sharon Springs. 518-860-5513 or visit  sharonspringschamber.com

FRIENDSHIP CRAFT FESTIVAL – June 13. Craft festival featuring Brooks BBQ, more. Returning Spring 2021. Church of Christ Uniting, Richfield Springs. 315-858-1451 or visit rschurchofchristuniting.com

 

BUSINESSES, ORGANIZATION, & INSTITUTIONS CLOSED BY COVID-19

Arkell Museum – Closed to minimum March 31. 2 Erie Blvd., Canajoharie. www.facebook.com/canajoharielibrary/

Autumn Cafe – Closed for the next couple of weeks beginning 4/6. Visit www.facebook.com/theautumncafe/

B Side Ballroom – Closed until further notice. Oneonta. www.facebook.com/BSideBallroom/

Baseball Hall of Fame – Closed to the public until further notice. Cooperstown. baseballhall.org/news/hall-of-fame-classic-weekend-canceled

Brewery Ommegang – Closed through April 3. Cooperstown. www.facebook.com/ommegang/

Bright Hill Press & Literary Center – All in person upcoming programs, including Word & Image Gallery exhibit ‘Celebrating the Life and Works of Sondra Freckleton’ scheduled for April 3, are cancelled through May 31. 94 Church St., Treadwell. 607-829-5055 or visit www.facebook.com/brighthp/

Canajoharie Library – Closed to minimum March 31. 2 Erie Blvd., Canajoharie. www.facebook.com/canajoharielibrary/

Center For Continuing Adult Education – March & April classes are cancelled. ccaloneonta.org

Cherry Valley Artworks – 2020 season is on hold until further notice. If you have a song or story idea you would like to share, message it on facebook. www.facebook.com/cherryvalleyartworks/

Chestnut Park Rehab – Closed to Visitor. 401 Chestnut St., Oneonta. www.facebook.com/ChestnutParkRehabAndNursing/

Christ Church Episcopal – Closed for the forseeable future. Cooperstown. www.facebook.com/christchurchcooperstown/

Clark Sports Center – Closed effective Saturday, March 14. Bassett Medical Center Physical Therapy Clinic will remain open. Patients may use main entrance. Cooperstown. www.clarksportscenter.com

Club Odyssey – Physical location closed. Check back for digital services. Open Monday – Friday, 3-8 p.m. Oneonta. Visit www.facebook.com/ClubOdysseyOneonta/

Community Arts Network of Oneonta – Closed till further notice. Will spotlight works of local artists on facebook. Wilber Mansion, 11 Ford Ave., Oneonta. Visit www.facebook.com/CANOneonta

Cooperstown Art Association – Closed until further notice, check facebook for updates and Online Art Exhibit, see what area artists are creating while practicing social distancing. www.facebook.com/cooperstownart/

Cooperstown Central School – Closed through April 13. Meal program and instructional program available. Visit www.cooperstowncs.org/article/210331?org=cooperstown-csd for more information.

Cooperstown Center – Closed to visitors except for medical necessity. 128 Phoeenix Mills, Cooperstown. cooperstown-center.facilities.centershealthcare.org/

Cornell Cooperative Extension – All non-essential gatherings including meetings, programs, or events are cancelled, postponed, or offered virtually through April 15. Cooperstown. Visit cceschoharie-otsego.org

Cooperstown Senior Community Center – Closed Thursday March 19 till further notice. behind St. Mary’s Church, Cooperstown. coopseniorcenter@gmail.com

Cooperstown Village Library – Closed effective March 16 until further notice. Cooperstown. www.facebook.com/VillageLibraryOfCooperstown/

The Depot Restaurant – Closed until further notice. Oneonta. www.facebook.com/OneontaDepot/

Earlville Opera House – Closed, shows cancelled throug April 14. Earlville. www.earlvilleoperahouse.com/

Edmeston Free Library – Closed till further notice effective Wednesday March 18. Edmeston. www.facebook.com/Edmestonfreelibrary/

Fenimore Art Museum – Closed until further notice. Cooperstown. www.fenimoreartmuseum.org

Foothills Performing Arts Center – Closed March 17 through April 1. www.foothillspac.org

FoxCare Fitness – Closed effective Monday, March 16 at 8 p.m. . Oneonta.

Harris Memorial Library – Closed through March 30. Otego. www.facebook.com/harrislibrary/

Honest Brook Music Festival – Cancelled. www.facebook.com/Honest-Brook-Music-Festival-115728758479086/

Huntington Memorial Library – Closed effective Monday, March 16. Oneonta. www.facebook.com/hmloneonta/

Junk Be Gone – All removals are postponed until further notice. Oneonta. www.facebook.com/JunkBeGone13820/

Morey’s Family Restaurant – Closed until further notice. Oneonta. www.facebook.com/Moreys-Family-Restaurant-169748199714802/

Munson Willaims Proctor Institute – Closed effective Tuesday, March 17. Utica. www.mwpai.org

Nina’s Restaurant & Pizzeria – Closed for 2 weeks starting March 26. Oneonta. www.facebook.com/ninasoneonta/

Oneonta City School District – Closed through April 13. Meal program and instructional program available. Oneonta. www.oneontacsd.org

Oneonta City Buildings – Effective Tuesday, March 17, all City buildings are closed to the public. Oneonta. www.oneonta.ny.us/covid19/

Oneonta History Center – Closed until further notice. March meetings are cancelled, April events postponed. Local history research queries will continue to be handled as able, purchases from the gift shop may be conducted online. 607-432-0960 or visit www.facebook.com/OneontaHistory/

Oneonta Sportsmen’s Club – Closed. All team & individual practices cancelled. Instructional classes also canceled through May 17. 251 Rod and Gun Club Rd., Oneonta. www.facebook.com/OneontaSportsmensClub/

Orpheus Theater – Productions of ‘Big the Musical’ (originally scheduled for May 1-3) and ‘Newsies’ (originally scheduled for June 12-14) are postponed. Schedule to be reevaluated April 13. Oneonta. www.facebook.com/OrpheusTheatre/

Oneonta World of Learning – Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday open play hours are cancelled. Oneonta. www.facebook.com/OneontaWorldofLearning/

Otsego ReUse Center – Closed until further notice. www.facebook.com/OtsegoReUseCenter/

Red Jug Pub – Closed until further notice. Oneonta. Visit www.facebook.com/redjugpub.oneonta.1/

Richfield Springs Public Library – Closed Thursday March 19 until Governor Cuomo’s coronavirus mandate has been lifted. Richfield Springs. www.facebook.com/Richfield-Springs-Public-Library-1068210423236404/

The Smithy Clay Studio – Open Studio & Spring classes scheduled to begin March 16 are postponed til further notice. Cooperstown. www.smithyarts.org

Southside Mall Cinema – Closed till further notice. Oneonta. www.facebook.com/southsidemall/

Stagecoach Coffee – Dining area closed. Takeout, curbside pick-up, limited delivery available. Cooperstown. www.facebook.com/Stagecoach-Coffee-Cooperstown-117224288375860/

Susquehanna SPCA – Adoptions and surrenders by appointment only. 4841 St. Hwy. 28, Cooperstown. 607-547-8111 ext. 108 or visit www.facebook.com/SASthriftshop/

Susquehanna SPCA Thrift Shop – Physical shopping is temporarily suspended. Find items for purchase on Facebook Market Place. Items will be thoroughly disinfected before shipping. Staff will also continue to accept donations. 4841 St. Hwy. 28, Cooperstown. 607-547-9462 or visit www.facebook.com/SASthriftshop/

The Tulip & The Rose Cafe – Dining room closed till further notice. Instead offers takout, limited delivery, meal prep. Franklin. www.facebook.com/thetulipandtherosecafe/

YMCA – Closed through March 30. Oneonta. www.facebook.com/OneontaFamilyYMCA/

Walton Theater – Closed until further notice. waltontheatre.org

Focus Execs Fined $1K Each, 250 Hours Community Service

2 Focus Execs Fined

$1K Each, 250 Hours

Of Community Service

Zupnik, Herman Split $1M State Fine

By JIM KEVLIN • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

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Zupnik

FLY CREEK – The president and another top executive of Focus Otsego were fined $1,000 each and sentenced to 250 hours of community service each at 12:55 p.m. today in Otsego Town Court here.

Joseph Zupnik, the president, and financial officer Daniel Herman appeared before Town Justice Gary Kuch in a hearing that lasted about an hour.

Attorney Kathleen Boland from the state Attorney General’s Office said the two men will also split a $1 million fine imposed by her office.

Memorial Service Saturday For Mona Buckley 82, Cooperstown
IN MEMORIAM

Memorial Service Saturday For

Mona Buckley 82, Cooperstown

Mona Buckley with great-grandson on her lap.

COOPERSTOWN – A memorial service for Mona Buckley, 82, of Cooperstown, is planned at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 3, at the Old Stone Community Church in Schuyler Lake, where she and her late husband, Bruce Buckley, established the St. Albans Anglican parish in the 1990s.

Mrs. Buckley passed away on Christmas Eve in McLean, Va., where she had been living with her daughter, Valerie Pineo, for the past year. A Cooperstown resident since 1964, she will be laid to rest at Hartwick Seminary Cemetery on June 3.

The service will be conducted at the Schuyler Lake church by the Rev. Dwight Dibble, who is pastor of the St. Alban Parish, (currently located in Edmeston.)

One of six siblings, Mona was born in Seymour, Ind., on Feb. 20, 1934, to Merle and Essie Graham. While a staff member at Indiana University Bloomington, she met and eventually married the late Dr. Bruce R. Buckley.

Gary Dunbar’s Memorial Service June 25

Gary Dunbar’s Memorial Service June 25

Gary Dunbar
Gary Dunbar

COOPERSTOWN – A memorial service for Gary Seamans Dunbar (June 8, 1931 – Aug. 16, 2015), UCLA professor emeritus who retired to Cooperstown,  will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 25, at the First Presbyterian Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the New York State Historical Association, The Farmers’ Museum, the First Presbyterian Church or to a charity of your choice.

Carl Good Memorial Service Is Saturday

Carl Good Memorial Service Is Saturday

COOPERSTOWN – A Memorial Service celebrating the life of Carl B. Good, 79, will be at 3 p.m. this Saturday, May 7, at First Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Elsie Rhodes, pastor, officiating.  Mr. Good, a businessman who retired to Cooperstown from Princeton, N.J., passed away March 14, 2016.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, DEC. 24
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, DEC. 24

Christmas Eve Pageants & Services

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CHRISTMAS PAGEANT – 10:30 a.m. Celebrate the holiday with the family. Unitarian Universalist Society of Oneonta. 12 Ford Ave., Oneonta. Call 607-432-3491 or visit www.facebook.com/UUSOneonta/

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES – 10:30 a.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. & 11 p.m. Christmas Eve Candlelight and Communion Services. Elm Park united Methodist Church, 401 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Call 607-432-6533 or visit elmparkumconeonta.org

Jackie Robinson’s Widow Wins 4th O’Neil Award For Character

Jackie Robinson’s Widow Wins

4th O’Neil Award For Character

Rachel Robinson

COOPERSTOWN – The Baseball Hall of Fame board of directors today announced it has selected Rachel Robinson, Jackie Robinson’s widow, as the 2017 recipient of the John Jordan “Buck” O’Neil Lifetime Achievement Award.

She becomes the fourth winner of the Buck O’Neil Award, established in 2007 to honor an individual whose efforts broadened the game’s appeal and whose character, integrity and dignity is comparable to the late O’Neil, who passed away in 2006 after eight decades of contributions to the game.

45-Year Employee Dorothy Johnson Honored At Fox Recognition Luncheon

45-Year Employee Dorothy Johnson

Honored At Fox Recognition Luncheon

Dorothy Johnson, the longest serving Fox employee, shares a laugh with Fox President Jeff Joyner, right, and Dan Robinson, who chairs the board of directors.  (Justine Johnson photo)
Dorothy Johnson, the longest serving Fox employee, shares a laugh with Fox President Jeff Joyner, right, and Dan Robinson, who chairs the board of directors. (Justine Johnson photo)

ONEONTA – Fox Hospital today announced the 85 employees recognized for longevity last Friday at the annual Employee Service Awards reception, with a special tribute to Dorothy Johnson, director of human resources, a 45-year employee.

In total, the hospital celebrated 1,200 years of experience during the luncheon at  Stella Luna Ristorante.  Each honoree received a commemorative pin and gift card, presented by Fox President Jeff Joyner, and Dan Robinson, president of NYCM Insurance who chairs the Fox board of directors.

“It’s the loyal dedication of the Fox family that sets it apart from other hospitals,” Joyner told the gathering.  “Fox Hospital is a special place because of you.”

Here is the list of honorees:

Parts Of Cooperstown Without Internet, Phone Service Today

Parts Of Cooperstown Without

Internet, Phone Service Today

A Time Warner team works today on a signal box at Grove Street and Glen Avenue, the cause of Internet and phone service loss to a portion of Cooperstown.  (Jim Kevlin/allotsego.com)
A Time Warner team works today on a signal box at Grove Street and Glen Avenue, the cause of Internet and phone service loss to a portion of Cooperstown. (Jim Kevlin/allotsego.com)
Repairs began at mid-morning and were continuing at mid-afternoon.
Repairs began at mid-morning and were continuing at mid-afternoon.

COOPERTOWN – Time Warner customers in the southwest corner of Cooperstown lost Internet and phone service shortly after 10 a.m. today.

While some customers reported regaining service shortly after 2 p.m., Time Warner was saying all service would not be restored for another two hours.

The source of the problem was a modem on a pole at Grove Street and Glen Avenue, in front of the Clara Welch Thanksgiving Home, where a two-men crew was at work much of the day.

The person who answered Time Warner’s customer service line called it “a signal issue.”  He likened the signal leaving the modem to “a care driving through very, very dense fog. “ So the modem was being replaced, he said.

Time Warner customers along Railroad Avenue reported losing Internet and phone service, and so did Mayor Jeff Katz, who lives on Chestnut Street.  However, DPW Superintendent Brian Clancy, who answered the phone in the Village Clerk’s Office, said service had not been interrupted at Village Hall.

Mom’s Service Built A Family, And A Community

Mom’s Service Built A Family, And A Community

Edition of Thursday-Friday, Dec. 4-5, 2014

Editor’s Note: Family and friends of Joan Moyer, the former Oneonta school board president and civic leader who passed away July 28, gathered over Thanksgiving for a memorial mass. This is an excerpt from the eulogy delivered by her son, Scott, raised in Oneonta but now living with his family in San Mateo, Calif.

One of my favorite memories from my childhood involves my dad driving the boat and my mom on the waterskis. Mom was not a daredevil or a thrill seeker, she was a person who saw something that looked fun and said, I’ll give it a try. She taught me that life is about enjoying our time together, the joy of the opportunities we’re given, and about wonders that we find around every corner.

In my teenage years, I’m sad to admit, I didn’t understand my mom at all. I’d come home from school, and she would have a million questions about my day. She seemed to mistakenly think that my life was far more interesting than it actually was.

What I came to realize was that mom didn’t see my life as I did. Mom saw possibility and potential in me long before I was able to see it for myself. Like God, my mom was loving me into the person I was created to be. She never settled for the limits of my imagination.

As I moved out into the world, I learned that God’s love and my mom’s love is not limited by time and space. God loves each one of us individually in every moment, and it is that love that literally holds us in existence.

My mom shared that love by letting me know that she was always remembering me and loving me. How many of us received a handwritten note or a newspaper clipping that my mom sent just because she was thinking of us. She cherished every relationship, when you were apart you knew you were not forgotten; when you were together, you knew there was no where else she wanted to be.

…My mom’s service was a quiet service, not seeking recognition or reward. Whether it was driving us kids around town for countless activities, or making dad a smoothy, or planning a family reunion, or making a dish for the bereavement committee, or working for the Executive Service Corp, or gathering her book club.

We were all on the receiving end of her service. It was a service that drew us in, made us feel at home, made us feel valued, made us feel special. It was a service that built family and community. A service that bound us together in love.

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