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Inge Otten Roemer, 100  February 1, 1921 – October 16, 2021

In Memoriam

Inge Otten Roemer, 100

 February 1, 1921 – October 16, 2021

Inge Otten Roemer

Inge Otten Roemer, 100, a resident of Sand Hill, Otego, Fly Creek and Oneonta in Otsego County for 75 years, passed away Saturday night, October 16, 2021, at her home in Otego.

A native of Germany, Inge was born February 1, 1921, in Hamburg, a daughter of Ernest and Elizabeth (Bartels) Bondiek. When she was 2 ½ she and her parents moved from Germany to Fairview, New Jersey, to live with an uncle who paid their way to the States. One of her earliest memories was witnessing the opening of the George Washington Bridge in 1931. As a teenager she worked in the summer as kitchen help for a wealthy family, and also on a farm that had summer boarders. After graduation from Cliffside High School in 1938, she traveled to Germany to live with relatives still in the old country, as well as to begin her training as a school teacher, studying the methods of kindergarten founder Friedrich Wilhelm August Froebel at the Froebel School in Hamburg.

Her training was interrupted in August 1939, when the American Consulate sent a message to “leave immediately” because the German borders were closing at midnight. With the help of friends and strangers, Inge was able to take a ferry to Sweden, then drive through the night to Oslo, Norway. As her German Reichsmarks were suddenly worthless, it was only through the kindness of an American – who happened to live near where her parents were living in New Jersey – that she was able to book passage on the Norwegian  SS Bergensfjord.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Catskill Symphony Orchestra Returns 10-23-21
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23

Catskill Symphony Orchestra Returns

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SYMPHONY – 7 p.m. The Catskill Symphony Orchestra returns after a nearly 2 year hiatus. The first concert will be titled ‘Archissimo’ and will feature evergreens of the string orchestra reqertoire from MOZART Serenata Notturna, to BARTÓK Romanian Folk Dances. Health guidelines will be followed. Cost is $32/adult. Foothills Performing Art Center, Oneonta. Visit catskillsymphonyorchestra.org

BENEFIT DINNER – 5 – 8 p.m. Enjoy delicious pasta dinner featuring homemade bolongnese, alfredo and other sauces to help a local women battling against breast cancer. Cost, $10/plate. Anything extra will help toward costs not covered by insurance. The Black Barn, 3522 Co. Hwy. 11, Cooperstown.

Calendar 11-4-21

What’s fun in Otsego County

►Thursday, Nov. 4
LIBRARY RESOURCES –
10 a.m. Learn how to access eBooks, eAudio, and eMagazines through Libby/Overdrive apps. Cooperstown Village
Library. 607-547-8344.

ART EXHIBIT – 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Enjoy exhibit by award winning artist Enid Baxter Ryce, whose film, ‘War and the Weather,’ is included in the Glimmerglass Film Days film festival. The Smithy Gallery, 55 Pioneer St., Cooperstown. 607-547-8881.

SENIOR DINING – 11:30a.m. Residents aged 60+ are invited to enjoy lunch of Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, vegetables, more. Cost, $3.50/person. Reservations required. Presented by Otsego County Office for the Aging. Richfield Springs Community Center, 6 Ann St., Richfield Springs. 315-858-3200.

NUTRITION – 2 p.m. Join nutrition educator Kimberly Ferstler, CCE, to discuss cooking for 1 – 2 people, barriers to cooking at home, and how to overcome these barriers. Cooperstown Senior Community Center, 31 Elm St., Cooperstown. coopseniorcenter@gmail.com.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Salute to Veterans with the Oneonta Community Concert Band 11-07-21
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 7

Salute to Veterans with the
Oneonta Community Concert Band

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VETERAN SALUTE – 3 p.m. Join the Oneonta Community Concert Band for a patriotic concert saluting our Veterans. Free, open to the public. Pandemic protocols will be observed. Foothills Performing Art Association, Oneonta. 607-376-7485 or visit www.facebook.com/oneontacommunityconcertband/

Calendar 11-11-21

What’s fun in Otsego County

►Thursday, Nov. 11
BOOK CLUB – Pick up a copy of ‘Writers & Lovers’ by Lilly King, then discuss it with the group on Zoom on 11/30 at 7 p.m. Presented by Huntington Memorial Library, Oneonta. Visit facebook.com/hmloneonta/ for info.
CELEBRATION – 9 a.m. Celebrate Hall of Famers who served in the armed forces. Visitors will also have a chance to write a letter to military personnel and veterans from noon – 2 p.m. which will be sent through Operation Gratitude. Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown. 607-547-7200.
FOREST WALK – 9 – 10:30 a.m. Learn about ‘The Forest from the Ground Up’ with Jeff O’Handley. Walk focuses on the forest floor and how it supports everything above. Registration required. Presented with Glimmerglass Film Days. Presented by Otsego County Conservation Association. Meet at gate of Clark Tower Trail, Beaver Meadow Rd., Cooperstown. 607-547-4488.

Calendar 11-18-21

What’s fun in Otsego County

►Thursday, Nov. 18
SHOEBOXES FOR SENIORS – Create a box with non-perishables to give to area seniors. Drop-off locations are receiving up to 12/15 at The Green Earth, Southside Mall, NY Skin & Vein, The Working Kitchen in Oneonta. Visit facebook.com/otsegocountyOFA/
ART CONTEST – Calling all artists. Enter your rendition of an Exoplanet Tourism poster to celebrate the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope. The winner receives a $20 gift card to Goddard Space Flight Center’s NASA store. Must enter by 12/10. Presented by The Huntington Memorial Library, Oneonta. 607-432-1980.
SENIOR DINING – 11:30 a.m. Residents aged 60+ are invited to enjoy lunch of an omelette, hash browns,
orange juice, more. Cost, $3.50/person. Reservations required. Presented by Otsego County Office for the Aging. Richfield Springs Community Center, 6 Ann St., Richfield Springs. 315-858-3200.
ARTFUL JOURNAL – 1 p.m. Record feelings/experiences through sketch, collage, calligraphy, with supportive group. Bring your own supplies.
Springfield Library, 129 County Rd. 29A, Springfield. 315-858-5802.
PERSONAL SECURITY – 2 p.m. Seniors are invited to learn about ‘Personal Safety and Security’ with
Diana Nicols. Lesson on awareness techniques/safety assessment. Cooperstown Senior Center, 31 Elm St., Cooperstown. coopseniorcenter@gmail.com
ARTIST TALK – 5:30 p.m. Enjoy a night of art/food with artist Noelle Adamoschek who makes stained glass mosaics and owns 25 Main Art Collective. Stay for discussion and 4-course meal by the Rose & Kettle, cost $50. 25 Main
Collective, 25 Main St., Cherry Valley. 607-264-5340.
AUTHOR READING – 7 p.m. Award winning author Uri Shulevitz reads from newest book ‘Chance: Escape from the
Holocaust’ about a family fleeing the Nazis across Europe. Open to all. Presented by
the Franklin Free Library.
607-829-2941.
WORD THURSDAY – 7 p.m. Open mic with local writers, then presentation by featured writers Jen Karetnick and Jennifer K. Sweeney. Suggested donation, $3. Presented by Bright Hill Press, Treadwell. 607-829-5055.
WRITERS SALON – 7:30 p.m. Open mic followed by presentation by poet Roger Hecht, author ‘Farmers Awake!’ rally songs and poems from New York’s Anti-Rent War.’ Free, open to public. Presented by Community Arts Network of Oneonta. 607-432-2070.
►Friday, November 19
BLOOD DRIVE – 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Community Bible Chapel, 577 Greenough Rd., Cooperstown. 800-733-2767.
HOLIDAY BAZAAR – 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Unique hand-crafted gifts, homemade baked goods, more. Presented by Schoharie Colonial Heritage Association. Proceeds go to Schoharie Valley Railroad and 1743 Palatine House Museums. At the Schoharie Valley Railroad Museum Complex, 143 Depot Ln., Schoharie. 518-295-7505.
BOOK CLUB – 1 p.m. Discuss novel ‘The Alice Network’ by Kate Quinn with the group. Available at library desk. Springfield Library, 129 County
Rd. 29A, Springfield Center. 315-858-5802.
OPEN HOUSE – 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Support local artists at open house/reception featuring Tracy Helgeson and Ashley Norwood Cooper, paintings, and Marcie Schwartzman, sculpture. Includes warming pit outside the gallery and warm refreshments inside. The Art Garage, 689 Beaver Meadow Rd., Cooperstown. 607-547-5327.
CHICKEN DINNER – 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Enjoy Brooks chicken dinner and pie sale to benefit The Cooperstown Food Pantry’s for Thanksgiving. Cost, $12/dinner. Take out only. Christ Church Episcopal, 69 Fair St., Cooperstown. 607-547-9555.
BENEFIT AUCTION – 5:30 – 8 p.m. 15th annual auction for the Greater Oneonta Historical Society. Find cool items to bid on and support this local historical society. Quality Inn, 5206 State Hwy 23, Oneonta. 607-432-0960.
BIRD BEHAVIOR – 7:30 p.m. Join behavioral ecologist Anne Clark for ‘Through the Eyes and Lives of Crows:
Opportunities and Challenges of Anthropogenic Change.’ Clark presents the results of a study of the crow population of Ithaca and the wider implications for the species globally. Registration required for Zoom. Presented by the Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society. Visit doas.us/through-the-eyes-and-lives-of-crows/
►Saturday, Nov. 20
VACCINE CLINIC – 8:15 – 11:30 a.m. Established Bassett patients aged 18+ are invited to receive a flu shot or the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Bassett Family Medicine, Ste 9, 739 Rte 28, Southside Oneonta. 607-431-1015.
BOOSTER CLINIC – 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Eligible people are invited to receive their booster shot for the Pfizer, Moderna, or J&J COVID-19 vaccine. Must be aged 18+ and bring vaccine and insurance card. Walk-ins welcome. Foxcare Center,
1 Foxcare Dr., Oneonta.
HOLIDAY SHOPPING – 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Find gifts for your
loved ones among the antiques, cookies, natural products, crafts and more available at this years holiday bazaar. Also enjoy soup, chili, & take-out. First United Methodist Church, 66 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 607-432-4102.
HOLIDAY MARKET – 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Get the holiday shopping done and help local charities. Participating vendors will be donating 25% of profits to Orpheus Theater and Foothills Performing Arts Center. There will be everything from make-up to woodwork available. Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. 607-431-2080.

►Saturday, Nov. 20
HOLIDAY BAZAAR – 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Unique hand-crafted
gifts, homemade baked goods, and daily raffle for basket filled with specialty items. Presented by Schoharie Colonial Heritage Association. Proceeds go to Schoharie Valley Railroad and 1743 Palatine House Museums. At the Schoharie Valley Railroad Museum Complex, 143 Depot Ln., Schoharie. 518-295-7505.
AUTUMN SOUP & STEW –
Noon till soup is gone! Drive in and order cup of soup or stew to support local church. Donations will go to repair the churches foundation. Take-out only. United Methodist Church of Cooperstown Junction, 6367 St. Hwy. 7, Maryland.
THEATER – 1 & 6 p.m. Enjoy theatrical production ‘The Song of Pandora,’ $5 suggested donation. The Red Door Church, 381 Main St., Oneonta. 607-432-7520.
ROAST BEEF DINNER – 4 – 8 p.m. Support a local fire department and enjoy dinner of roast beef, roast potatoes,
salad, more. Dine in or eat out. Cost, $20/dinner. Hartwick Fire Department Co. #2, 4877 State Hwy. 28, Hartwick Seminary. 607-547-8091.
LIFESKILLS – 4 – 6 p.m. Teens learn to cook with Lynn. Menu posted to FB. Seating limited, reservations required. Presented by The Oneonta Teen Center. 50 Dietz St., Oneonta. 607-441-3999.
SYMPHONY – 7 p.m. The Catskill Symphony Orchestra presents serenades by a trio of master composers: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Antonín Dvořák, Richard Strauss. Health guidelines will be followed. Cost is $32/adult. Foothills Performing Art Center, Oneonta. Visit catskillsymphonyorchestra.org
►Sunday, Nov. 21
HOLIDAY BAZAAR – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. At the Schoharie Valley Railroad Museum. See Saturday Listing.
DECORATING – 2 p.m. Join Cooperstown Christmas
Committee to help decorate Santa’s cottage and the
village lampposts for the holidays. Decorations provided, bring gloves and ladders. Meet at Pioneer Park, Cooperstown. E-mail cooptownchristmas@gmail.com to reserve a pole.
AUCTION – 5 p.m. Online benefit auction for the Greater Oneonta Historical Soceity concludes. Visit oneontahistory.org/event/gohs-online-annual-benefit-auction/ before it’s too late.
►Monday, Nov. 22
HISTORY PROGRAM – 7 p.m. “The Assassination of John F. Kennedy – 58 Years Later” with Washington D.C. History Center. Free webinar, pre-registration required. Presented by Sharon Historical Society. Call 518-860-5513 or visit sharonhistoricalsocietyny.org to register.
►Thursday, Nov. 25
SENIOR LUNCH – Noon. The Otsego County Office for the Aging invites residents aged 60+ to lunch. Must call 24 hours ahead. Suggested donation $3.50. Milford United
Methodist Church, 113 N. Main
St., Milford. 607-547-6454.
►Friday, November 26
THANKSGIVING – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Stroll through The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown. See Friday Listing.
BLOOD DRIVE – Noon – 6 p.m. Elm Park Methodist Church, 401 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 1-800-733-2767.
SANTA ARRIVES – 5 p.m. Greet Santa as he arrives at his
cottage. Refreshments and music. Please wear a mask to visit Santa’s cottage. Pioneer Park, Cooperstown.
►Saturday, Nov. 27
SPRINGFIELD READS – 10 a.m. Springfield community members present stories of thankfulness for the youth of Springfield. In collaboration with Hyde Hall. Springfield Library, 129 County Rd. 29A, Springfield Center. 315-858-5802.
WREATH FESTIVAL – 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Stop by to bid on holiday wreaths created by community members and businesses. Holiday raffle, silent auction, holiday cheer. Benefits the association and the Scholarship Fund. Cooperstown Art Association, 22 Main St., Cooperstown. 607-547-9777.
THANKSGIVING – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Stroll through The Farmers’ Museum. See Friday Listing.
VIRTUAL TOUR – 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Explore ‘Believe in Yourself: What We Learned From Arthur.’ See original illustrations spanning the career of Marc Brown, the creator of the Arthur adventure book series. Free, registration required. Suggested donation, $10. Presented by The Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1400.
►Tuesday, Nov. 30
BLOOD DRIVE – 1 – 6 p.m. Garrattsville Fire Department, 4413 St. Rt. 51, Garrattsville, 800-733-2767.
OPEN HOUSE – 4:30 p.m. Congressman Brian Miller hosts open house at new district office. Bring questions, comments, or concerns about the state legislature, plus non-perishable food to donate to ‘Feed Our Vets’ food drive. Ribbon cutting at 4:45. Brian Miller’s District Office, 48 Genesee St., New Hartford. 315-736-3879.
CRIMINAL ELEMENT –
6 p.m. Mystery and thriller
authors come together to write a short story live on this edition of ‘Once Upon a Crime’.Presented by Huntington
Memorial Library, Oneonta. 607-432-1980.
►Wednesday, Dec. 1
SANTA VISITS – 6 p.m. Bring the kids to tell Santa their Christmas wishes. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 607-432-1980.
►Thursday, Dec. 2
ARTFUL JOURNAL – 1 p.m. Record your feelings/experiences through sketch,
collage, calligraphy, and more with a supportive group. Please bring your own supplies. Springfield Library, 129 County Rd. 29A, Springfield. 315-858-5802.
CHRISTMAS TREE – 6:30 p.m. Learn the properties of different varieties of Christmas trees from scent to needle
retention and more. Hybrid class offers either in-person discussion or online. Presented by The Cornell Cooperative Extension, 173 S. Grand St., Cobleskill. 607-547-2536.
►Friday, December 3
HOLIDAY TOUR – 3 –
8 p.m. Tour the historic
village by lantern. See it dressed in its winter finery, learn about winter celebration including Christmas and how they were celebrated in
Upstate New York in years past. Cost, $20/adult. The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1450.
►Saturday, Dec. 4
HOLIDAY TOUR – 3 – 8 p.m. Tour the historic village by lantern. The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown. See Friday Listing.
LIFESKILLS – 4 – 6 p.m. Teens learn to cook with Lynn. Menu posted to FB. Seating limited, reservations required. Presented by The Oneonta Teen Center. 50 Dietz St., Oneonta. 607-441-3999.

 

 

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Baseball Author Series presents ‘Heroes: Stories of Sports, Courage, and Class.’ 08-19-21
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, AUGUST 19

Baseball Author Series presents
‘Heroes: Stories of Sports, Courage, and Class.’

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AUTHOR SERIES – 2 p.m. Join award winning writer Ralph Wimbish to discuss his latest book ‘Heroes: Stories of Sports, Courage, and Class.’ Wimbish has compiled a collection of stories from his 40-years in sports journalism and it includes entries on Jackie Robinson, Elston Howard, Bill White, and Buck O’Neil. Free, registration for Zoom required. Presented by The Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown. 607-547-7200 or visit baseballhall.org/events/virtual-author-series-ralph-wimbish?date=0

VACCINE CLINIC – 2 – 4 p.m.  The DOH is offering free vaccines to all aged 12 and older. Stop in and be entered to win a $50 gift card for Brooks BBQ. Schenevus Central School, 159 Main St., Schenevus. 1-800-227-7388.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Art Garage Opens BLM Art Exhibit 08-14-21
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, AUGUST 14

Art Garage Opens BLM Art Exhibit

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ART OPENING – 4 – 6 p.m. Celebrate the 3rd entry in the ongoing art series ‘High Alert, Artists Speak Out on social justice.’ This time enjoy a preview of a 2021 in-progress documentary on the creation of a 9000 sq. ft. mural in NJ and works by 5 of the muralists will be on display on the walls. All welcome. The Art Garage, 689 Beaver Meadow Rd., Cooperstown. 607-547-5327 or visit www.facebook.com/TheArtGarageCooperstown/

Douglas Stratton Fielder July 22, 1940 – April 28, 2021

In Memoriam

Douglas Stratton Fielder

July 22, 1940 – April 28, 2021

Douglas S. Fielder

Oneonta – A celebration of life service with military honors for Douglas Stratton Fielder will be held 3 p.m. Saturday, July 24, 2021 at the First United Methodist Church, 66 Chestnut St., Oneonta, with the Rev. Marti Swords-Horrell officiating.  The interment will follow at the church columbarium.  For the zoom link please contact the church at 607-432-4102.

In lieu of flowers, gifts should be given to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, PO Box 6003, Albert Lea MN 56007 or to the Douglas and Dorothy Scott Fielder Scholarship, c/o Ellen M. Blaisdell, 308 Netzer Administration Building, State University College, Oneonta NY  13820.

Online condolences may be made at, www.lhpfuneralhome.com.  Arrangements are with Oneonta’s only family-owned funeral home, Lewis, Hurley & Pietrobono at 51 Dietz Street.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Curators on Fantasy Baseball 06-08-21
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, JUNE 8

Curators on Fantasy Baseball

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CURATOR SPOTLIGHT – 2 p.m. Explore display ‘A Whole New Ballgame’ about fantasy baseball with a hall of fame curator. Begins with the 19th century game of Parlor Base Ball, and up to today’s online leagues. Free, registration for Zoom meeting required. Presented by The Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown. 607-547-7200 or visit baseballhall.org/events/virtual-curator-spotlight-fantasy-baseball?date=0

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: What Happened to the Songs of the Erie Canal? 06-10-21
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, JUNE 10

What Happened to the
Songs of the Erie Canal?

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NEW YORK HISTORY – 6:30 p.m. Learn about the culture and music from when the Erie canal connected Buffalo to New York City in video ‘Where Did the Songs Go? The Musical Legacy of the Historic Erie Canal Part 1.’ Part 2 will debut June 17. Presented by the Arkell Museum, Canajoharie. 518-673-2314 ext. 113 or visit www.arkellmuseum.org/events-calendar

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