HARVEST CELEBRATION – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Celebrate the harvest season in 1800s style. walk around the historic village, learn from the historic interpreters and enjoy the activities fall activities from wagon rides, to corn shelling/grinding, and tinsmithing with the blacksmith, and more. Included with admission. The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1450 or visit www.farmersmuseum.org/event/celebration-of-autumn/
GARLIC FESTIVAL – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. The Susquehanna Valley Garlic Festival returns with local growers selling many varieties of garlic for eating or planting. Will also include music, food, and other garlic related vendors. Free, donations appreciated. Wood Bull Antiques, 3920 Co. Hwy. 28, Milford. Visit svgarlicfestival.com
CRAFT FESTIVAL – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Crafters from near and far come to show and sell their handmade items. Event takes the place of the June Friendship Craft Festival which was cancelled these past 2 years. There will be food available on site from the Richfield Youth Sports. Event is coordinated by the Women’s Guild of the Church of Christ Uniting. Held at The Cullen Pumpkin Farm, 587 Cullen Rd., Richfield Springs. 315-858-1451 or visit rschurchofchristuniting.com
OAKSVILLE – Richard Frederick Smith, Jr., a life-long area resident and long-time employee of Remington Arms, passed away following a lengthy illness Monday afternoon, September 13, 2021, at Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown. He was 78.
Born August 21, 1943, at Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown, he was one of four children of Richard Frederick Smith, Sr. and Dorothy Arlene Roseboom Smith. He attended Cooperstown schools and was a member of the Cooperstown High School Class of 1961.
On March 17, 1962, Dick married Patricia Ann Edwards in a ceremony at the Cooperstown Methodist Church, and they went on to enjoy a total of 60 wonderful years together.
Following in the footsteps of his grandfather and father, Dick proudly served his country with the United States Army from 1962 until 1968. Upon receiving his honorable discharge from the military, he returned to the Cooperstown area, and was employed for 34 years with Remington Arms in Ilion, first as a forend sander and then as an inspector.
In a very special episode of The AllOtsego Report, Greg and Kevin break format to discuss last week’s 20th anniversary of 9/11 memorials and their feelings about the event. Both men were living in the New York City suburbs at the time and both know people who were in the towers, who had/have PTSD from the experience or have gotten sick and/or died from 9/11 syndrome. Several people in Kevin’s world also died that day or soon after from the attack or the aftermath.
Trigger warning: We discuss the events of 9/11 and its aftermath in a way that might cause stress for other people directly affected by the terrorist attack. And some of our opinions may offend, too, but we make no apologies for that because we are testifying about our experiences that day and our feelings about where it has taken our county in the past 20 years since that awful day.
Prayers, love and respect to the first responders and victims (and their families) that day and to everyone who volunteers or works to help people in emergency situations.
The Yellowjackets had a good day in Southern Tier Athletic Conference play Thursday, Sept. 16, beating Chenango Valley in four sets in volleyball and blanking Windsor in boys soccer, 4-0.
In Binghamton, Oneonta lost the first set, 20-25, but then swept the next three, 25-15, 25-16, 25-23.
Emily Lobb had 18 kills, 10 digs and for aces to lead Oneonta, which also got eight kills, 17 digs and one block from Haley Utter, 17 assists from Madie Denning and seven kills and five blocks from Bella Gracias.
Saniah Reeves five aces and five kills for CV, while Cicero Bianco had nine digs and Priscilla Soule had nine assists.
In Oneonta, Finley Oliver scored twice and Zeshaan Khan scored the other goal as Oneonta beat visiting Windsor, 3-0, at Wright National Soccer Campus.
Matthew Rubin and Evan Gould each had assists for the Jackets.
Otsego County’s Department of Health reported Thursday, Sept. 16, that another county resident has died of the coronavirus.
The death brings Otsego’s total number of COVID deaths to 67, and 48 in 2021.
In addition, 20 new positive cases were reported Thursday, bringing the current number of positive cases to 173. According to county figures, there are about 200 cases per 100,000 people and a 5.5% positivity rate, meaning Otsego is considered to be at a high level of community transmission.
CHICKEN DINNER – 4:30 – 6 p.m. Enjoy a take-out Brooks chicken dinner including a half chicken, coleslaw, baked potato, and a roll. Cost, $12/dinner. Pre-orders by Wednesday encouraged. First Baptist Church of Cooperstown, 21 Elm St., Cooperstown. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with name, number, quantity.
RUMMAGE & BOOK SALE – 9 a.m. – Noon. Bring your own bag and fill it up with whatever you find for $2. First United Methodist Church, 66 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 607-432-4102 or visit www.firstumc-oneonta.org
First published in The Freeman’s Journal on Aug. 16, 1978.
TonyYackey – that’s not a name that falls easily from one’s lips. However, it is a name that fell frequently from the lips of Cooperstown residents during the summer of 1919.
Lt. Tony Yackey was a decorated aviator, an honored veteran of the air war in France and one of the convalescents at the Army Hospital here. Tony was from Detroit and Tony was tough. He was brash, adventurous and “called ’em as he saw ’em.” His speech had not yet been refined.
Larissa Ryan Office Manager Draping the Pews Quilt Show
Sometimes, I just want to slow down and focus on the little things. For me that means knitting or reading or playing computer games.
A craft I’ve been considering adding to the list is quilting. It is a beautiful pastime with a huge amount of applications, including the classic blanket, purses, wallets, window coverings and so much more.
This past weekend I stopped by the “Draping the Pews” quilt show by the Fly Creek Quilters at the Fly Creek Methodist Church to see what they’d been working on this past year and found myself in a church awash with color.
We have two goldens, Chloe, 6, and Bonnie, 14½. They have been together since Chloe was a puppy.
Sadly, Bonnie died suddenly this past Wednesday. Along with our anguish and moping about, Chloe seems to have picked it up also. She seems very flat.
Is this normal? Can you suggest anything we can do or just wait it out?
I have a problem with at least one of my chickens. She’s been eating eggs out of the laying boxes. It’s hard to determine which one is the culprit, but if left unchecked, the habit will be contagious. Egg eaters are aggravating. I’ve already consulted local experts, Vaughn and McNulty, who told me the problem is likely because of a calcium deficiency. “If you don’t have oyster shells,” Vaughn said, “you could give them some Tums which are loaded with calcium.” After taking a Tums myself, I broke up the rest of the roll and mixed it in the feed.