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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

BOOK COLLECTION – June 20. Friends of the Village Library Book Collection to support the Cooperstown Library.

CIVIL WAR WEEKEND – August 14-16. Experience civil war encampment complete with soldiers in authentic uniforms drilling/performing tactical maneuvers, performing period songs. Continues Saturday, Sunday. Hyde Hall, 267 Glimmerglass State Park Rd., Cooperstown. 607-547-5098 or visit hydehall.org

CONCERT –September 13. Members of world famous ‘Chatham Baroque’ return to perform 17th & 18th century music on instruments of the era. Cost, $30. Hyde Hall, 267 Glimmerglass State Park Rd., Cooperstown. 607-547-5098 or visit hydehall.org

DROP OFF – September. Households are invited to dispose of hazardous waste such as paint, pesticides, solvents, chemical cleaners, antifreeze, more. Contact Otsego County Solid Waste Department for list, restrictions. Unadilla Highway Building, 216 Co. Hwy. 3, Unadilla. 607-547-4225.

HALLOWEEN BALL – October 31. Get out for Once In A Blue Moon Halloween costume ball. Hyde Hall, 267 Glimmerglass State Park Rd., Cooperstown. 607-547-5098 or visit hydehall.org

 

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

Plan HALLOWEEN Fun With Special Calendar

SPOOKY DAY IS MONDAY, OCT. 31

Plan HALLOWEEN Fun

With Special Calendar

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(Printed Version in Hometown Oneonta, Freeman’s Journal)

FRIDAY, October 28

SUNY CARNIVAL – 5-6 p.m. Halloween Carnival. Order of Omega honor society hosts family carnival & dorm trick or treat. Info, (607) 436-2514. Hunt Union, 108 Ravine Pkwy., SUNY Oneonta.
FRIGHT FEST 2016 – 5 p.m. performance by They sent the Followers, 7 p.m. Haunted House,. $10 per ticket includes snacks, beer, wine. Body by Stacy, 5514 State Hwy. 7, Oneonta.

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Otsego County Rep. Andrew Marietta gets into the spirit of Halloween by dressing as a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle. Marietta walked down Main Street in Cooperstown with his family during the annual village Halloween Parade
Cooperstown resident Bill Weldon, dressed as Broadway Joe Namath, roller-blades down Main Street in Cooperstown during the annual Halloween Parade
Eight-year-olds, from left, Luke Miosek, Dylan Craig, and Gavin Grady, enjoy participating in the Halloween parade in Cooperstown
Surya Daniel, a CCS junior, plays flute in the school’s marching band, while dressed as a leopard during the annual Halloween parade
Akhlys, a 10-year-old Bull Mastiff, wears a hat and a tutu as part of her adorable Halloween costume.
Nathan Tweedie (right) who is an employee at the Baseball Hall of Fame, poses for a photo with nine year old Mason Campbell (left) of Richfield Springs
Collin Aldycki, 4, of Cooperstown, dressed up as a Policeman for Halloween. Collin went trick-or-treating on Main Street and got candy from all of the different stores participating
(left to right) David and Hannah Skabelund decorated their wagon to look like a firetruck, which went well with their fire fighter costumes
Two year old Hailey McGrowder of Edmeston examines a piece of candy in her Minnie Mouse costume. McGrowder participated in the annual Halloween parade in Cooperstown by following the marching band down Main Street
Izzy Miller, 3, of Cooperstown, was excited to see how much candy she got in her witch costume on Main Street in Cooperstown
Parker Davidson, who is only 15 months old, dressed up as a puppy to go trick or treating around Cooperstown. Davidson seemed awestruck by all of the other costumes around him
Rita Payne blows bubbles with a bubble gun on Main Street in Cooperstown just before the annual Halloween parade down Main Street
Kallen Dempsey (left), 11, dressed up as a scary clown, while Ella McGown (right) wore a werewolf costume while trick-or-treating in Cooperstown for Halloween
Barry Shelley (left) dressed as a hockey player from the movie “Slap Shot” while Tim Walker dressed as a Union Soldier in the Civil War for Halloween in Cooperstown
Art Boden spent his day off decorating the entire New York Pizzeria building to make it more spooky for Halloween
Spooky Activities Around The County

HALLOWEEN 2019

Spooky Activities

Around The County

?Friday, October 25
TRUNK OR TREAT – 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Decorate your car, bring candy to hand out. Must be child-friendly, candy must be store-bought & individually
wrapped. Cash prizes for best dressed cars. E-mail to sign up your car. Cherry Valley Springfield Central School, 597 Co. Hwy. 54, Cherry
Valley. 607-264-3265.
GHOST TOURS – 5:30 – 9 p.m. Join a guide to explore the museum after dark, learn about the mysteries, ghostly happenings in the village. Learn what Things Go Bump In The Night. Cost, $17/non-member. The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1450.
HYDE & SHRIEK – 6 p.m. Ghost tour visits places where ghostly manifestations have been reported by the Ghost Hunters Halloween special. Cost, $20/person. Reservations required. Hyde Hall, 267 Glimmerglass State Park Rd., Cooperstown. 607-547-5098.
PARANORMAL – 7 – 9 p.m. & 10 – Midnight. Join seasoned investigator for fun, education, exploration of paranormal possibilities of the opera house. Earlville Opera House, 18 E. Main St., Earlville. 315-691-3550.
HALLOWEEN COMEDY – 8 p.m. Theatrical performance ‘Blithe Spirits,’ farcical tale of novelist who becomes haunted by the spirits of his 2 dead wives after a seance. Performed by Catskill Community Players, written by Noel Coward in 1941. General admission, $18. Wieting Theatre, 168 Main St., Worcester. 607-397-8500.

?Saturday, Oct. 26
BOO WITH BEAR – 1 – 5 p.m. Bring the kids in their halloween costumes for party. We will be having a competition so make sure you get your creative hat out and go crazy. From facepaint to halloween embroidery designs, now is your time to shine and show us what you’ve got! After this there will be ice cream, decorated playhouses, treats, pumpkins, more. Polar Bear Homemade Ice Cream & More, 5212 St. Hwy. 28 South, Oneonta. 607-432-0901.
TRICK OR TREAT – 1 – 5 p.m. Bring the kids to trick or treat through the historic village. Admission free to kids, accompanying adult with donation. The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1450.
ESCAPE ROOM EAST BAY– As a team, solve the mystery of who killed Mr. Body before you become the next victim. Enjoy atmospheric room, puzzles. Approximately 6 people/room, aged 12+. The game lasts for 1 hour. Call ahead to ensure a booking.
TRIVIA TOURNAMENT – 2 – 5 p.m. Museum hosts Trivial Pursuit Tournament for Edmeston Spook Fest. Edmeston Museum, 1 North St., Edmeston.
HAUNTED HOUSE – 4 – 8 p.m. Celebrate the spooky season with treats, exciting tricks, & haunted fun. Chestnut Park Nurshing & Rehab, 330 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 607-432-8500.
MURDER MYSTERY – 5 – 9 p.m. Foothills annual fundraiser presents “Chicago Caper.” Dinner theater murder mystery where clues, red herrings, motives and mystery abound. Solve the mystery, win a prize. Cost, $120/person. Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. 607-431-2080.
GHOST TOURS – 5:30 – 9 p.m. Join a guide to explore the museum after dark. See 10/25 Listing.
HAUNTED HOUSE – 6 – 10 p.m. Get your heart racing as you explore house filled with terrifying creatures, specters,
more. Recommended ages 12+. Admission, $2 or dona-
tion to Toiletries Closet. Oneonta Teen Center,
4 Academy St., Oneonta.
607-441-3999.
HYDE & SHRIEK – 6 p.m. Ghost tour visits places where ghostly manifestations have been reported over the yearsSee 10/25 Listing.
HAUNTED OPERA – 7 – 9 p.m. Test your bravery against the ghoulish creatures infesting funeral parlor, the Arts Cafe, & the theater graveyard. Enjoy candy at the end, if you survive. Free, donations welcome. Earlville Opera House, 18 E. Main St., Earlville. 315-691-3550.
HALLOWEEN COMEDY – 8 p.m. Theatrical performance ‘Blithe Spirits.’ See 10/25 Listing.

?Sunday, October 27
COOP LOOP – 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 19th annual 5k & 10k race through streets of Cooperstown. Begins at 1. Cost, $30/adult for 5k, $35/adult for 10K, day of race. Win prizes for scariest, funniest, best costumes. Starts, ends at Clark Sports Center, Cooperstown. 607-547-2800.
MALLOWEEN – Noon – 2 p.m. Enjoy fun crafts, games, snacks, and costume contest at 1. Followed by Zumba Fright Fest. Southside Mall, Oneonta. 607-432-4401.
DROP OFF – 1 – 6 p.m. Bring your carved pumpkins (with candles) to show at the Pumpkin Glow. Cooperstown Art Associaiton, 22 Main St., Cooperstown. 607-547-9777.
ZUMBA – 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Enjoy fun dance at fright fest. Includes bake sale to benefit Oneonta YMCA. Southside Mall, Oneonta. 607-432-0010.
HALLOWEEN COMEDY – 8 p.m. Theatrical performance ‘Blithe Spirits.’ See 10/25 Listing.
PUMPKIN GLOW – 6 – 7 p.m. See carved pumpkins on display, enjoy treats, cider, spooky stories by Bruce Markusen. Cooperstown Art Association, 22 Main St., Cooperstown. 607-547-9777.

?Tuesday, October 29
FILM – 7 p.m. Showing ‘The Dragon Murder Mystery’ (1934) by Oneonta author S.S. Van Dine. Includes introductory remarks & talk session. Oneonta History
Center, 183 Main St., Oneonta. 607-432-0960.

?Wednesday, Oct. 30
CARNIVAL – 5 – 6 p.m. Bring the kids to enjoy annual Halloween Carnival followed by trick or treating through Residence Halls. Hunt Union Ballroom, SUNY Oneonta. 607-436-2514
HORROR IN THE MUSEUM – 6 – 8 p.m. Annual story-telling event features readings/performances of classic & current tales of spooky fiction, poetry, songs. Yager Museum, Hartwick College, Oneonta. 607-431-4480.
ART IN THE DARK – 6:30 p.m. Tour folk art exhibit by Lantern Light, learn some of the mysterious untold stories behind the pieces. Limited to 15/tour. Cost, $14/non-member. Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1400.

?HALLOWEEN!!! Thursday, Oct. 31
HALLOWEEN PARTY – 9 -11 a.m. Bring the kids for preschool party featuring spooky ghosts, spiders, more. Bring a dish to pass. Cider provided. Costumes encouraged. Clark Sports Center, Cooperstown. 607-547-2800, ext. 109.
TRICK OR TREAT – 3:30 – 6 p.m. Bring the kids for safe trick or treating at participating businesses. Includes activities in the Plaza. Main St., Oneonta. 607-432-2941.
CELEBRATION – 3:30 – 5 p.m. Children in costume, with parent/guardian, receive free admission to museum. Then trick or treat through Plaque Gallery. Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown. 607-547-7200.
PARADE – 5 p.m. Dress your best and show off your costume in this years Halloween parade down Main St., Cooperstown.
ESCAPE ROOM – 5 – 6 & 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. See Oct. 26.
PUMPKIN GLOW – 6 – 7:30 p.m. Bring your carved pumpkin to enter in a contest or just to display to the trick-or-treaters. After dark, stroll through park. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 607-432-1980.
PARADE – 7 p.m.
Celebrate Halloween, enjoy various costumes and floats on parade. Main St., Oneonta. 607-432-2941.

?Friday, November 1
GHOST TOURS – 5:30 – 9 p.m. Join a guide to explore the museum after dark, learn about the mysteries, ghostly happening associated with the village. Learn what Goes Bump In The Night. Cost, $17/non-member. Famers’ Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1450.
FILM – 6:30 p.m. Visit exhibit ‘Duane Michals: The Portraitist’ then enjoy film, starting at 7, connected to exhibit with introduction. This week “Bram Stokers Dracula” with Francis Ford Coppola & Tom Waits (Rated R). Cost, $7/non-member. Fenimore Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1400.

?Saturday, Nov. 2
SPIRIT FEST – 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Celebrate All Souls Day with psychic readers, energy healers, a bake sale, more. Registration encouraged. Institute for Spiritual Development, Lotus Center, 41-45 Dietz St., Oneonta. 607-267-4693.
FALL FEST – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 6th annual craft & vendor fair features beautiful items to jump start your Christmas shopping. Southside Mall, Oneonta.
DAY OF THE DEAD – 10 a.m. – Noon. Experience Dia De Muertos and the Latinx community by telling stories in Spanish & English, participating in family activities, enjoy traditional food, more. Cooperstown Village Library. 607-547-8344.
ESCAPE ROOM – 1 – 2 & 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Solve the mystery of who killed Mr. Body before you become the next victim. Enjoy atmospheric room, puzzles that won’t scare you out of your skin. Great for fans of game and 1985 movie. 6 people/room, aged 12+. Registration required. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 607-432-1980.
GHOST TOURS – 5:30 – 9 p.m. Join a guide to explore the museum after dark, learn about the mysteries, ghostly happening associated with the village. Learn what Goes Bump In The Night. Cost, $17/non-member. The Famers’ Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1450.

?Sunday, November 3
FALL FEST – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 6th annual craft & vendor fair features beautiful items to jump start your Christmas shopping. Southside Mall, Oneonta.

FULL OBITUARY Paul J. Lambert, 87, Cooperstown; Former Principal, Superintendent
IN MEMORIAM • FULL OBITUARY

Paul J. Lambert, 87, Cooperstown;

Former Principal, Superintendent

Paul J. Lambert

COOPERSTOWN – Paul J. Lambert, former Cooperstown Central School principal and superintendent of schools and later director of the Clark Foundation Scholarship Program, as well as a coach and well-respected member of the community, passed away late Wednesday night, Dec. 27, 2017, at Bassett Hospital.

A loving and supportive husband, father and grandfather, he was 87.

Born March 24, 1930, in Sayre, Pa., he was one of nine children of Harry F. and Mary A. (Murphy) Lambert.

A graduate of Athens High School, he attended Hartwick College, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in history.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, FEB. 4
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, FEB. 4

Enjoy Final Day-Long Celebration

Of Coop’s  50th Winter Carnival

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FUN IN THE SNOW! Final day of the 50th anniversary Cooperstown Winter Carnival features snowman building, soup’n’ chili, soccer slushing in Pioneer Park,  the “Fatty Bumppo” bike race ghost tours, wine tasting, a chicken wing competition, the Fire & Ice Bar at The Otesaga, Annie & The Hedonists concert, and the carnival closer.  For full schedule of events, see  www.cooperstownwintercarnival.com/event-schedule

Howard C. Talbot Jr., 89, Cooperstown, former Hall of Fame director

HOWARD C. TALBOT OBITUARY

Calling Hours Tuesday, Funeral Wednesday

For Retired Baseball Hall Of Fame Director

Howard C. Talbot Jr. (Milo V. Stewart/Baseball Hall of Fame)
Howard C. Talbot Jr. (Milo V. Stewart/Baseball Hall of Fame)

COOPERSTOWN – Howard Chase Talbot, Jr., retired National Baseball Hall of Fame director – the equivalent at the time of today’s president – from 1976 to 1993, passed away with his family by his side Saturday evening, July 18, 2015, at Bassett Hospital.  He was 89.

Born Oct. 6, 1925, in New Berlin, Howard was the son of Howard C. Talbot, Sr. and Gladys Jacobs Talbot.

Raised in Edmeston, “Juney,” as he was known to his parents, attended Edmeston Central School and later Manlius Military Academy.  He spent many summers of his youth on the shores of Otsego Lake as an attendee and counselor of Camp Chenango.  Howard would go on to share a lifelong enjoyment of the outdoors with his family and friends.

On Dec. 15, 1943, he was inducted into the Army, serving his country during World War II with the 426th Field Artillery Battalion.  Upon receiving his Honorable Discharge from the Military on May 6, 1946, Howard returned home and obtained a degree from the Utica School of Commerce.

Alice Talbot, 94, Cooperstown; Widow Of Hall Of Fame Director
IN MEMORIAM

Alice Talbot, 94, Cooperstown;

Widow Of Hall Of Fame Director

Alice L. Talbot

COOPERSTOWN – Alice L. Talbot, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, passed away peacefully with her family by her side early Thursday morning, May 10, 2018, at The Clara Welch Thanksgiving Home.

The widow of Howard C. Talbot, Jr., former director (the title is now president) of the National Baseball Hall of Fame, she was 94.

Born June 11, 1923, in White Plains, Alice Caroline Losee was the eldest child of Edward Samuel Losee and Bertha Weiss Losee.

In her youth she attended East New York School in Brooklyn, near Ebbets Field.  She was first employed as an IBM operator for National City Bank in Brooklyn.

Bob Lettis, Cooperstown; Retired Art Professor Helped Capture Bridge At Remagen During WWII

IN MEMORIAM

 Bob Lettis, Cooperstown; Retired Art Professor

Helped Capture Bridge At Remagen During WWII

Bob Lettis
Bob Lettis

COOPERSTOWN – Donald Robert (Bob) Lettis, one of the last surviving combatants in the Allied capture of the Bridge at Remagen during World War II and a retired art professor, passed away early Monday morning at his home.  He was 88.

Born July 29, 1925, in Cooperstown, he was a son of Donald F. and Charlotte (Hall) Lettis.  Raised in Cooperstown, Bob graduated from Cooperstown High School, Class of 1943.  He enlisted in Army and fought in the Battle of the Bulge and other engagements.

The Ludendorff bridge at Remagen was the last intact span over the Rhine, and its capture greatly assisted the Allied invasion of Germany and subsequent drive to the Danube.  Bob’s role included establishing several observation posts that located German artillery trying to destroy the bridge.  He received a Bronze Star and was honorably discharged on March 10, 1946.

Oneonta, Cooperstown Shine At Don Howard Invitational

MORELL, JENSEN LIFT TEAMS

Oneonta, Cooperstown Shine

At Don Howard Invitational

The winning OHS Yellowjackets are, front row from left, Erin Stalder, Ting Poon (holding trophy) and Yuliah Johnson; back row, from left, Sabrina Scianimanico, Jocelyn Turley, Jillian LaHood, Samantha Ficano, Olivia Hanbridge, Miriam Fonjweng, Randy Odago, Autumn Nealis, Oliva O’Donnell, Danielle Basdekis, Morgan Jipson. (Connie Herzig/AllOTSEGO.com)

Editor’s Note:  With this report, Connie Herzig becomes the weekly sports columnist for AllOTSEGO.com, Hometown Oneonta and The Freeman’s Journal.   An Oneonta resident and retired 25-year elementary phys-ed teacher at Cooperstown Elementary, she is active in the life of both communities, and expert in both sports scenes.  Send Connie news, story tips and any other inputs at herzig@stny.rr.com

OHS’ Brad Morell won both throwing events, pushing his team into first place.  (Photo courtesy David Morell)

The 29th Annual Don Howard Track & Field Invitational last Saturday, May 4, at Cooperstown High School had an unlikely star – the sun popped through for a while on a cloudy, windless and not-rainy day.  The spring season has been cold, wet and windy for much of the young season, but perfect conditions led to many season-best performances.  The great one himself, Don Howard, was there with his wife, Doris, to cheer on the teams.

The Oneonta girls’ team won the 13-team meet with 140.5 points, while Cooperstown’s girls were nipping at their heels in second with 119.5.

The two teams battled head to head in several key events, which were highlighted by the sprints, hurdle races and the jumping events.  In the 400m relay, the Oneonta team of Erin Stalder, Morgan Jipson, Yuliah Johnson and Reece Thorsland posted a time of 53.19, almost a second better than they had previously run this season.

The Cooperstown girls, Ashley Kiuber, Ireland Gable, Samantha Vezza and Nora Jensen, were second, improving their seed time by almost a second at 53.44.  Oneonta’s 1600m relay team also won, with Staldler, Thorsland, Danielle Basdekis and Randy Odago shaving five seconds off their time.

Cooperstown’s Nora Jensen won the 100m hurdles and was second to Oneonta’s Basdekis in the 400m hurdle race. (Cheryl Clough/AllOTSEGO.com)

Cooperstown’s Jensen had a great day in the hurdle races, winning the 100m hurdles and coming in second to Oneonta’s Basdekis in the 400m hurdle race.  Basdekis also won the 200m with teammate Johnson getting third.  Between them was Cooperstown’s freshman sprinter Gable.  Johnson also won the 100m for Oneonta.  In the 400m, Oneonta’s Stalder won the race, taking 3 seconds off her season best.  Teammate Olivia O’Donnell was third and Cooperstown’s Abby Ford was fourth.

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Ongoing Events

ONEONTA FARMERS MARKET – 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays. Market runs indoors at Main St. Garage Walkway during winter, outdoors on Muller Plaza during summer. For the health of the community, patrons are asked to limit hand-to-hand contact, frequently wash/sanitize hands. Customers can also reach out to vendors for pre-order & market pick-up. Muller Plaza, Main St, Oneonta. Info, www.oneontafarmersmarket.com

COOPERSTOWN FARMERS MARKET – Saturdays 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.  Tuesday Market (June-September) 3 – 7 p.m. Open, requesting all patrons wash their hands before entering, only one person per household should shop, do not touch produce or goods yourself, allow vendors to bag the items for you, pay by credit card if possible or exact change if not, no seating available. maintain social distance of 6 feet, and if you are sick then stay home. 101 Main St., Pioneer Alley, Cooperstown. Rain or shine. Info, www.facebook.com/CooperstownFarmersMarket/

COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS — 8-9 a.m. Tuesdays. Join local officials and others in the community to talk about local issues at The Green Earth, 4 Market Street, Oneonta.

ONEONTA HISTORY CENTER — Rotating public exhibits on local history. Free. One exhibit celebrates 150th anniversary of the center’s home building, at 183 Main St. The center is seeking anniversary donations. Oneonta History Center, 183 Main St. (at Dietz St.), Oneonta. Hours, info, www.oneontahistory.org or (607) 432-0960

EDMESTON MUSEUM — 9 a.m. – Noon. Every Saturday. View permanent displays of rural upstate NY and rotating “pop-up” exhibits on specific topics on rural living. 1 North St., Edmeston. Visit www.facebook.com/pages/category/Community-Museum/Edmeston-Museum-219562458817938/

TOASTMASTERS – 6-7 p.m. 2nd and 4th Thursdays. Improve speaking and leadership skills in supportive club. Green Earth Market, 4 Market St., Oneonta. Info, www.oneonta.toastmastersclubs.org

NICOTINE ANONYMOUS –  7 p.m. Mondays. Meetings for those who desire to live free of nicotine. Front Meeting Room, St. James Episcopal Church, 305 Main St., Oneonta. 845-332-7803 or visit nicotine-anonymous.org

AL-ANON MEETING – Daily Conference call at 2 p.m. Support meeting for the families and friends of Alcoholics or those suffering from chemical addictions. Cooperstown Center Nursing Home, 128 Phoenix Mills Cross Rd., Cooperstown. 425-436-6360 access code 422932.

ART EXHIBIT ONLINE – Submit works of art created during this time of Social Distancing to online exhibit by Cooperstown Art Association. Visit www.cooperstownart.com

ROSEBOOM SHOW – Online Photography Exhibit featuring look back at 3 photo installations held at the Roseboom Historical Association. May The Circle Be Unbroken 1998, Sacred Spaces in Everyday LIfe 2000, Heart of the Country 2002. Visit www.facebook.com/theroseboomshows/ to view.

SCAVENGER HUNT – July 1 – August 31. Youths and families are invited to participate in 2020 Historic Oneonta’s Main Street Architectural Detail Scavenger Hunt. Search for architectural details on Main Street Oneonta and tell the Oneonta History Center about them. A great lead in to upcoming exhibit ‘Building Blocks Of A City: 100 Years of Architecture In Oneonta.’ Visit www.oneontahistory.org/upcomingevents.htm for info.

 

Tuesday,

August 11

STORYTIME – 10 a.m. Join Miss Kathryn for Facebook Live storytime featuring stories, songs, fun activities based around Birds & Bugs with Huntington Memorial Library. All ages welcome. Visit www.facebook.com/hmloneonta/ for info.
ASK AN EXPERT – 3 p.m. Learn all about how curators create an exhibit, from brainstorming and goals to storytelling and understanding the audience. Free, registration for Zoom conference required. Presented by The Baseball Hall of Fame. Visit baseballhall.org/events/virtual-ask-the-expert-exhibits-1?date=0 for info.

ARTIST TALK – 7 p.m. Tune in on Facebook for short, informal talk and Q&A with artist Grand Prize Winner of the National Juried Art Show, Doug Whitfield. Presented by Cooperstown Art Association. Visit www.cooperstownart.com for info.

 

Wednesday,

August 12
MINI LESSON – Noon. Take 10 minutes to learn a skill, craft, or lesson. This week, Thanksgiving Address with Mike Tarbell. Presented By The Iroquois Indian Museum. Visit www.facebook.com/iroquoismuseum/ for info.
RABIES CLINIC – 1 – 6 p.m. Free rabies vaccination for cats, dogs, ferrets. Scheduling for 30 minute intervals to follow social distancing. First come, first serve. Susquehanna SPCA, Rt. 28, Cooperstown. 607-547-4230 or visit sqspca.org/free-weekly-rabies-clinics/
CONSERVATION – 2 – 3 p.m. Learn about invasive Japanese Knotweed, from its natural history to why it’s so good at taking over everything from roadsides to backyards. Free Zoom conference hosted by Otsego County Conservation Association. Visit occainfo.org/calendar/knot-your-ordinary-weed/ for info.
AUTHOR SERIES – 7 – 8 p.m. Join Zoom meeting with local author Alice Lichtenstein whose latest book ‘The Crime Of Being’ is nominated for a Pullitzer prize. Talk followed by Q&A session. Presented by Huntington Memorial Library. Visit www.facebook.com/hmloneonta/ for info.

 

Thursday,

August 13
JOB FAIR – 9 a.m. – Noon. Job seekers meet up to 25 local employers without leaving the car. Just follow the signs, keep your mask on, and get flyers/applications for employers in many different sectors that are currently hiring. Parking Lot, Oneonta Outlaws, Damaschke Field, Neahwa Park, Oneonta. 607-432-4500 or visit members.otsegocc.com/events/details/drive-thru-job-fair-in-damaschke-field-parking-lot-neahwa-park-oneonta-388

RABIES CLINIC – 9 – Noon. Free rabies vaccination for cats, dogs, ferrets. Scheduling for 30 minute intervals to follow social distancing. First come, first serve. Susquehanna SPCA, Rt. 28, Cooperstown. 607-547-4230 or visit sqspca.org/free-weekly-rabies-clinics/
BLOOD DRIVE – 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Donate blood, help save lives. Community Bible Chapel, 577 Greenough Rd., Cooperstown. 800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org
CURATOR SPOTLIGHT – 2 p.m. Discover new exhibit ‘Is This Heaven’ highlighting film ‘Field of Dream’ and exploring its inspiration and legacy in American culture. Free, registration for Zoom conference required. Hosted by The Baseball Hall of Fame. Visit baseballhall.org/events/virtual-curator-spotlight-if-you-build-it?date=0 for info.
TOWN HALL – 5:30 p.m. Discuss treatment of the incarcerated with activist, minister Helen Prejean who wrote ‘Dead Man Walking’ about the inmates on Death Row she spiritually advised, and Teresa A. Miller who helped rewrite the Standards on the Legal Status of Prisoners. Hosted by The Glimmerglass Festival. Visit glimmerglass.org/events/town-hall-prejean-miller/ for info.
MUSIC ON MAIN – 6 – 8 p.m. Get outside to enjoy a live performance by the Triple Play Jazz Trio. Pioneer Park, Main St., Cooperstown. Visit www.wearecooperstown.com/free-fridays/ for info.
WORD THURSDAY – 7 – 9 p.m. Hop online to enjoy prerecorded open-mic by area poets followed by presentation featuring poets Richard Newman (Words for What Those Men Have Done, 2017) and Margot Farrington (The Blue Canoe Of Longing, 2019). Presented by Bright Hill Press. Visit www.facebook.com/brighthp/ for info.
BIRD CHAT – 7 p.m. New to birding, sign up to chat with experience birders of the Delaware Otsego Audubon Society. Bring your questions and observations for virtual discussion. Visit www.facebook.com/DelawareOtsegoAudubonSociety/ for details.
CONCERT SERIES – 7 – 9 p.m. Live From The Park, Oneonta Summer Concert series to feature band The Country Express performing live online. Visit www.facebook.com/oneontarec/ for info.

 

Friday,

August 14
MUSIC ON MAIN – Noon – 1:30 p.m. Get outside to enjoy a live performance by performer Will Walker. Pioneer Park, Main St., Cooperstown. Visit www.wearecooperstown.com/free-fridays/ for info.

MUSIC ON MAIN – 6 – 8 p.m. Get outside to enjoy a live performance by the Small Town Big Band, 14 socially distanced musicians including music educators & a talented vocalist. Repetoire includes songs from the ‘30s to present day. Pioneer Park, Main St., Cooperstown. Visit www.wearecooperstown.com/free-fridays/ for info.

 

Saturday,

August 15
ART BY THE LAKE – Annual art exhibit goes virtual. View artworks celebrating Otsego Lake presented by The Fenimore Art Museum online at www.fenimoreartmuseum.org
ONEONTA FARMERS MARKET – 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Find locally produced food, crafts, more. For safety, please wash hands frequently, maintain social distancing. Preorder and pick-up is available. Muller Plaza, Main St, Oneonta. Info, www.oneontafarmersmarket.com
COOPERSTOWN FARMERS MARKET – 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.  Find food, crafts and more by local growers, artisans. All patrons are requested to wash hands before entering, maintain social distance. Preorder and pickup available. 101 Main St., Pioneer Alley, Cooperstown. Rain or shine. Info, www.facebook.com/CooperstownFarmersMarket/
DINE ON MAIN – 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Celebrate the 1950s with food, music, & shopping deals while Main St. is closed to traffic. Support your local businesses while staying socially distanced. Main Street Oneonta. Visit www.facebook.com/supportoneonta/ for info.
LIFE SKILLS – 4 – 6 p.m. Teens learn everything from laundry to banking & budgeting with Lynn of the Oneonta Teen Center. Located at The Sol Center, 50 Dietz St., Oneonta. 607-441-3999 or visit www.facebook.com/oneonta.teencenter

 

Sunday,

August 16
ART BY THE LAKE – Annual art exhibit goes virtual. View artworks celebrating Otsego Lake, vote on your favorite for viewers choice award, and purchase works to support our local artists. Contest results announced Monday 8/17. The Fenimore Art Museum online at www.fenimoreartmuseum.org
FARMER’S MARKET – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Stop by for crafts & produce by local farmers and artisans. 3909 St. Hwy. 28, Curry Park, Milford. 607-287-2460 or visit www.facebook.com/groups/2048911982045357/
FARMER’S MARKET – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Come out for farm fresh produce, crafts by local artisans for sale in the fresh air & sunshine. For your, others safetyt, please obey all guidelines during the Covid-19 pandemic. Franklin Farmer’s Market, 15 Institute St., Franklin. 615-592-1337 or visit franklinlocal.org/farmers-market/
PADDLE & PULL – 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Enjoy fun socially distanced day to help pull up Water Chestnut & European Frog Bit from scenic lake. Canoes & Kayaks will be provided, outside craft not permitted. Registration required. Silver Lake, Silver Lake Rd., New Berlin. 607-547-4488 or visit occainfo.org/calendar/paddle-and-pull-silver-lake-3/
SUNDAY SERIES – 1 – 3 p.m. Learn about River Street with Bob Brzowski of the Greater Oneonta Historical Society, S.S. Van Dine with Crime Novelist and journalist Libby Cudmore, and Philo Vance with Rev Hunter at The Swart-Wilcox House Musuem, Wilcox Ave., Oneonta. Visit www.facebook.com/SwartWilcoxHouseMuseum/ for schedule updates.
WORSHIP – 3 p.m. Come worship with Hip Hop Pastor Rev. LaDana Clark & the ChurchNtheHood Movement. Outdoors (weather permitting), mask required. First Presbyterian Church, 25 Church St., Cooperstown. 607-547-8401.
BIRD WATCHING – 7 – 8 p.m. Learn the basics of birding as a hobby with Delaware-Otsego Audubon. Free, open to public. Visit doas.us/event/beginning-bird-photography-chat-part-1-your-camera-and-accessories/ for info.

 

Monday,

August 17
BLOOD DRIVE – 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Donate blood, help save lives. Registration required. Main Street Baptist Church, Briggs Hall, 333 Main St., Oneonta. 800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org

 

Tuesday,

August 18
STORYTIME – 10 a.m. Join Miss Kathryn for Facebook Live storytime featuring stories, songs, fun activities based around Castles! Dragons! Royalty! with Huntington Memorial Library. All ages welcome. Visit www.facebook.com/hmloneonta/ for info.
AUTHOR SERIES – 2 p.m. Double feature of former major league pitcher Luis Tiant, discussing his book, ‘Son of Havana,’ and Kat Williams, discussing her book, ‘Isabel “Lefty” Alvarez: The Improbable Life of a Cuban American Baseball Star.’ Includes Q&A session. Free, registration for Zoom conference required. Hosted by The Baseball Hall of Fame. Visit baseballhall.org/events/virtual-author-series-luis-tiant-kat-williams?date=0 for info.

 

Wednesday,

August 19
MINI LESSON – Noon. Take 10 minutes to learn a skill, craft, or lesson. This week, learn about Iroquois Women in Leadership with Brenda LaForme. Presented By The Iroquois Indian Museum. Visit www.facebook.com/iroquoismuseum/ for info.
TOWN PLANNING – 1 – 2 p.m. Learn how to lay the groundwork for a towns vibrant future through a Comprehensive Plan with OCCA Environmental Planner Danny Lapin. Free Zoom conference presented by Otsego County Conservation Association. Visit occainfo.org/calendar/laying-the-groundwork-for-a-vibrant-future-the-comprehensive-plan/ for info.
RABIES CLINIC – 1 – 6 p.m. Free rabies vaccination for cats, dogs, ferrets. Scheduling for 30 minute intervals to follow social distancing. First come, first serve. Susquehanna SPCA, Rt. 28, Cooperstown. 607-547-4230 or visit sqspca.org/free-weekly-rabies-clinics/

 

Thursday,

August 20
RABIES CLINIC – 9 – Noon. Free rabies vaccination for cats, dogs, ferrets. Scheduling for 30 minute intervals to follow social distancing. First come, first serve. Susquehanna SPCA, Rt. 28, Cooperstown. 607-547-4230 or visit sqspca.org/free-weekly-rabies-clinics/
BLOOD DRIVE – 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Donate blood, help save lives. Registration required. Franklin Methodist Church, 101 Main St., Franklin. 800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org
GOLF TOURNAMENT – 1 p.m. With new safety protocols, the Otsego County Chamber hosts 34th annual Chamber Classic Golf Tournament featuring lunch wraps from Roundhouse Pub and Grill. Proceeds of Tournament will go to Community Foundation of Otsego County. Registration required. Hosted by The Oneonta Country Club, 9 Country Club Dr., Oneonta. members.otsegocc.com/events/details/34th-annual-chamber-golf-classic-386
CONCERT SERIES – 7 – 9 p.m. Live From The Park, Oneonta Summer Concert series to feature band Doug Decker & The Poor Cupines performing live online. Visit www.facebook.com/oneontarec/ for info.
WRITER SALON – 7:30 p.m. Join online Zoom Meeting to listen to contributing poets read from ‘Seeing Things: An Anthology of Poetry,’ which includes works by local poets who participated in the 2019 ‘Seeing Things’ poetry workshop. Presented by Community Arts Network of Oneonta. 607-432-2070 or visit www.canoneonta.org/event/seeing-things-poetry/?instance_id=1182 for info.

 

Friday,

August 21
THEATER – 7 p.m. Enjoy virtual performance of Oscar Wildes ‘A Woman of No Importance’ presented by the Glimmerglobe Theater. Fenimore Art Museum. www.facebook.com/fenimoreartmuseum/

 

Saturday,

August 22
ONEONTA FARMERS MARKET – 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Find locally produced food, crafts, more. For safety, please wash hands frequently, maintain social distancing. Preorder and pick-up is available. Muller Plaza, Main St, Oneonta. Info, www.oneontafarmersmarket.com
COOPERSTOWN FARMERS MARKET – 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.  Find food, crafts and more by local growers, artisans. All patrons are requested to wash hands before entering, maintain social distance. Preorder and pickup available. 101 Main St., Pioneer Alley, Cooperstown. Rain or shine. Info, www.facebook.com/CooperstownFarmersMarket/
DINE ON MAIN – 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Support your local businesses while staying socially distanced. Main Street Oneonta. Visit www.facebook.com/supportoneonta/ for info.
LIFE SKILLS – 4 – 6 p.m. Teens learn everything from laundry to banking & budgeting with Lynn of the Oneonta Teen Center. Located at The Sol Center, 50 Dietz St., Oneonta. 607-441-3999 or visit www.facebook.com/oneonta.teencenter
DINE ON MAIN – 4:30 p.m. Enjoy a socially distanced evening out. Enjoy diner and support local businesses on Main Street Oneonta.

 

Sunday,

August 23
FARMER’S MARKET – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Stop by for crafts & produce by local farmers and artisans. 3909 St. Hwy. 28, Curry Park, Milford. 607-287-2460 or visit www.facebook.com/groups/2048911982045357/
FARMER’S MARKET – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Come out for farm fresh produce, crafts by local artisans for sale in the fresh air & sunshine. For your, others safetyt, please obey all guidelines during the Covid-19 pandemic. Franklin Farmer’s Market, 15 Institute St., Franklin. 615-592-1337 or visit franklinlocal.org/farmers-market/
SUNDAY SERIES – 1 – 3 p.m. ‘Hartwick College: A Greater Hartwick, A Greater Oneonta’ presented by Shelley Wallace The Swart-Wilcox House Musuem, Wilcox Ave., Oneonta. Visit www.facebook.com/SwartWilcoxHouseMuseum/ for schedule updates.
ARTIST TALK – 2 – 3 p.m. Free Zoom talk with artist Christina Hunt Wood whose works are displayed in the Community Gallery. Presented by The Fenimore Art Museum. 607-547-1400 or visit www.facebook.com/fenimoreartmuseum/ for info.

 

Monday,

August 24
VIRTUAL BBQ – 11 a.m. Participate in Zoom meeting to learn different BBQ recipies, share your own, and have fun with the Family Resource Network. Visit www.facebook.com/FamilyRN/ for info.

Ernest W. Chase, 98, Cooperstown; Ran Farm Machinery Dealership
IN MEMORIAM

Ernest W. Chase, 98, Cooperstown;

Ran Farm Machinery Dealership

COOPERSTOWN – Ernest Wilson Chase, 98, who operated a farm machinery dealership in Cooperstown of decades, passed away Friday night, June 1, 2018, at Dogwood Forest Assisted Living Community in Acworth, Georgia.

Born December 13, 1919, in Cooperstown, Ernest was one of three sons of Earl Campbell and Lulu Belle (Wilson) Chase. Raised on the family dairy farm in Whig Corners, he graduated from Cooperstown High School with the Class of 1937.

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ANDREW MARIETTA

COUNTY BOARD OF REPRESENTATIVES, DISTRICT 8

COMMUNITY OF RESIDENCE: Fly Creek 

EDUCATION: Andrew has a bachelor’s degree in history and certificate in business administration from Creighton University.  He has a master’s in museum studies from the Cooperstown Graduate Program.  He also has a NYS insurance broker’s license.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: Andrew is a VP of Regional Development for the New York Council of Nonprofits, and for the past 14 years, has assisted over a hundred Otsego County community organizations in the areas of governance, strategic planning, marketing, human resources, revenue generation and risk management. He has worked with organizations like the Cooperstown Food Pantry, Family Service Association, Family Resource Network, Opportunities for Otsego, Girls on the Run Central New York, Cooperstown Art Association and The Smithy, Cooperstown Concert Series, Otsego County Conservation Association, Otsego Land Trust, Susquehanna Animal Shelter, Habitat for Humanity Otsego County, and many other organizations serving our community. In addition, he is a licensed broker, providing insurance assistance and guidance to local businesses. He served for six years on the Cooperstown Chamber Board, with two years as the Board President, and he rejoined the Board two years ago and now serves as the Treasurer. He understands the value of the Chamber to businesses and the community. A strong Chamber means success for everyone. He has worked in marketing and tourism, and continues to assist cultural organizations like museums and arts councils locally and all across NYS. Andrew also has his own apartment business, which includes 15 rentals offering 12 month leases and providing homes to over 20 community members. He is often working on these buildings and takes pride in providing quality housing for local and new Cooperstown residents. Andrew has invested in Cooperstown, and he understands that rebuilding our population is crucial to our area’s future success. Because of that, he only rents to year-round renters, forgoing short term profit from tourist rentals for year-round residents who add to, and become part of, our community. He understands the needs and challenges of the community and region and the importance of vision and action to bring success to Cooperstown and the Town of Otsego.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: Andrew has been involved and dedicated to community service for decades and continues this important work in helping our community. Andrew served 4 years on the Cooperstown Central School Board. Andrew is a past Chair of the Cooperstown Winter Carnival Committee. Andrew served for 6 years on the Cooperstown Chamber of Commerce Board and rejoined two years ago and serves as the Treasurer. He presently serves on the Board of Mothers and Babies Perinatal Network, a service organization helping families in Otsego and surrounding counties, where he is the Vice President and serves on the Marketing and Governance Committees. He is on the Board of Cornell Cooperative Extension Otsego and Schoharie Counties. He and his wife Melissa founded and installed Cooperstown’s first Little Free Library at their Chestnut rental property. The Cooperstown Little Free Library is focused on increasing access to free books for readers of all ages and offering the opportunity to exchange books. 

FAMILY: Andrew and Melissa have two children, Caroline (11) and Charlotte (7).

PHILOSOPHY OF GOVERNMENT:  Andrew’s philosophy regarding Otsego County government is focused on transparency, clear communication and partnership. He has made a significant impact and brought about positive change by working with his Republican colleagues and also by promoting and sharing Otsego County government information and documents through www.facebook.com/iloveotsego. Furthermore, he strongly advocated for videotaping the County Board meetings and worked with www.allotsego.com to make this possible. And yet, there is still a lack of communication coming from our County leadership, which is problematic and creates a transparency issue, miscommunication, misinformation and mistrust. Andrew is committed to strengthening the County’s management and governance operations and building on the current bi-partisan partnership between Representatives. He understands that the operating committees need to be improved and open dialogue encouraged with County department heads. Restoring trust and confidence is dependent on communication and accessibility of information. Otsego County government can better leverage information and develop policies and procedures that will bring success to Otsego County departments, partners, local businesses and municipalities.

 MAJOR ISSUES FACING OTSEGO COUNTY:

Key Reasons for Re-election of Andrew Marietta as County Representative for District 8:

  • Continue the bi-partisan work with my Republican colleagues on the County Board to develop and hire a County Manager/Administrator, bringing a central point of contact and management to strengthen Otsego County operations. This position will bring continuity to a County Board that changes every two years (2016 had 7 new Reps out of 14- a 50% turnover), as well as the County committee system drastically changing every year (County Chair Clark changed the majority of the committees, putting new chairs in place who were not even on their committee the previous year). 
  • Institute term limits for County Representatives. This is key to keeping Representatives engaged and for them to maintain a high level of commitment to their public service role. 
  • Elect a new County leader, which will open the lines of communication amongst the County Representatives and County personnel. A new County Chair is essential to the future of Otsego County.  The current Chair has never outlined a vision for Otsego County or delivered a state of the County laying out aspirations and goals to address. The current County leadership has undermined the strategic planning process and given little support the finalized strategic plan. Otsego County needs a Chair that will work with all parties and department heads and fully support the implementation of Otsego County’s strategic plan.    
  • Implement County management meetings that include County Representatives and County department heads meeting and working together as a group (no such meetings have ever happened in the history of the County).
  • Implement an orientation process for all new County Representatives elected, including developing a governance and operations manual outlining how the County operates and defining policies and procedures key for County Representatives. No such orientation or infrastructure exists.
  • Restructuring Otsego County Representatives operating committees to become more efficient and eliminate duplication and micromanagement. The County’s Administration Committee should be populated by chairs from all operating committees. This approach will strengthen committee decision making and eliminate duplication.  
  • Reestablish OtsegoNow as an active, economic development agency for Otsego County. An actual working partnership must be created with OtsegoNow and Otsego County that involves information sharing and shared goals. This effort will also include appointing new County Representative leadership to the OtsegoNow Board that better represents Otsego County. More importantly, new County Representative leadership will proactively communicate and share information about OtsegoNow with the Otsego County Board of Representatives.
  • Strengthen and expand the partnership with Destination Marketing to better leverage Otsego County’s investment in tourism, including growing bed tax revenues.

MY QUALITIES:

Andrew first moved to Otsego County, coming to Cooperstown to attend the Cooperstown Graduate Program and then joining the Fenimore Art Museum and The Farmers’ Museum to work in tourism and revenue development. Andrew came to learn how Cooperstown and the Town of Otsego, including our many museums and other tourist attractions and small businesses, are economic drivers for Otsego County. Andrew transitioned to the New York Council of Nonprofits, and has assisted numerous community organizations that support our social safety net and cultural activities. He came to understand the infrastructure needs of our community and how we come together to support each other. He started his own business and invested in offering quality 12 month rental housing. He came to see the importance of small business to Cooperstown and the Town of Otsego and the impact of investing in the community. He joined the Cooperstown School Board and worked in partnership with his fellow board members and the administration to achieve significant health insurance savings and better leverage Cooperstown Central School as an asset for the County. He learned the importance of education to our community and providing the tools and resources to make our students more successful and attract more residents. Andrew has the community knowledge, business experience, entrepreneurial skills, governance understanding and public service record that is required to serve successfully and effectively as Otsego County Representative for District 8.

STATEMENT: As a collaborator, I have and will continue to work behind the scenes to strengthen Otsego County government, leveraging the assets we have to achieve the best return on investment. I am dedicated to improving the quality of life and economic impact of Cooperstown and Town of Otsego by building upon Otsego County’s opportunities. I understand the planning process and have worked with organizations throughout our community to map out a vision and plan for the future. There are no silver bullet solutions for Otsego County. In all my interactions and community involvement, I have learned our success is interconnected. As a business owner, father, community volunteer, and public servant, I ask for your vote to re-elect me as the Otsego County Representative for District 8, and together, we will usher in a new era of collaboration and bi-partisanship in Otsego County government. 

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, DEC. 3
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, DEC. 3

Run Of The Ugly Sweaters

At 3 p.m. In Cooperstown

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UGLY SWEATER RUN – There’s still time to take in the Ugly Sweater Run:  It departs at 3 p.m. from Pioneer Park in downtown Cooperstown.  (The listing incorrectly reported 1:30 p.m.)  Info, clarksportscenter.com/events/rockin-around-cooperstown-ugly-sweater-run-walk/index.php

CONCERT – 7 p.m. Juice Newton performs her greatest hits. Foothills Performing Arts Center, 24 Market St. Oneonta. Info, foothillspac.org  List to “Angel in the Morning.”

HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR – 9 a.m.-4 p.m. featuring quality, handmade crafts by local and regional crafters. Free admission. Hunt Union Ballroom, SUNY Oneonta, 108 Ravine pkwy, Oneonta.

PTA HOLIDAY BREAKFAST/MARKET – 8 a.m.-Noon Cooperstown Elementary School,  21 Walnut St, Cooperstown. Info, www.cooperstowncs.org

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