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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: 12-08-22
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8

Oneonta Holiday Festivities

HOLIDAY PARADE—5 p.m. Get into your holiday finery and welcome Santa Claus to Oneonta at the holiday parade. Followed by tree lighting and other holiday festivities. Main Street, Oneonta. (607) 376-7599 or visit facebook.com/DestinationOneonta/

ONEONTA TREE LIGHTING—5:30-7:30 p.m. Celebrate the lighting of the Onoenta Christmas Tree (at 6 p.m.). Includes horsedrawn carriage rides, Nutcraker Dancers in the windows of downtown businesses, and much more. Muller Plaza, Oneonta. (607) 376-7599 or visit destinationoneonta.com/holiday-fun

SANTA VISIT—5:30-7:30 p.m. Bring the kids to visit Santa and tell him what they want most this Christmas. Santa’s Cottage, Muller Plaza, Oneonta. (607) 376-7599 or visit destinationoneonta.com/holiday-fun

BE AN ANGEL – The community is invited to adopt a family and then find Christmas gifts for each of the children listed. Gifts are due unwrapped and without tags to either the office of The Freeman’s Journal at 21 Railroad Ave. in Cooperstown, or at the Salvation Army Church at 25 River St. in Oneonta. Visit allotsego.com/angel-tree-program/ for details

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: 12-06-22
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6

Celebrate Relocation & Re-Opening

REOPENING—10 a.m.-4 p.m. Join the Helios Care Thirft Shop and Boutique to celebrate their reopening at their new location. At this thrift shop 100% of the proceeds go to support local hospice families in their time of personal need. The shop is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at 5626 State Highway 7, Price Chopper Plaza, Oneonta. (607) 432-6773 or visit facebook.com/helioscarehospice/

BE AN ANGEL – The community is invited to adopt a family and then find Christmas gifts for each of the children listed. Gifts are due unwrapped and without tags to either the office of The Freeman’s Journal at 21 Railroad Ave. in Cooperstown, or at the Salvation Army Church at 25 River St. in Oneonta. Visit allotsego.com/angel-tree-program/ for details

BLOOD DRIVE—Noon to 5 p.m. Save up to three lives with the American Red Cross. SUNY Oneonta. Register at redcrossblood.org

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: 12-05-22
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, December 5

Book Signing & Discussion
At Huntington Library

BOOK DISCUSSION—1:30 p.m. Author Joanne Tubbs Kelly, an Oneonta Native, will be sign her book “Walking Him Home: Helping My Husband Die with Dignity” about her and her husband’s experience with receiving medical aid in dying in Colorado. All are invited for the potentially lively discussion. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut Street, Oneonta. (607) 432-1980 or visit facebook.com/hmloneonta/

BLOOD DRIVE—Noon to 5 p.m. Save up to three lives with the American Red Cross. Worcester Municipal Building, 19 Katie Lane, Worcester. Register at redcrossblood.org

BE AN ANGEL – The community is invited to adopt a family and then find Christmas gifts for each of the children listed. Gifts are due unwrapped and without tags to either the office of The Freeman’s Journal at 21 Railroad Ave. in Cooperstown, or at the Salvation Army Church at 25 River St. in Oneonta. Visit allotsego.com/angel-tree-program/ for details

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: 12-04-22
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, December 4

Richfield Springs Holiday
Celebration & Tree Lighting

HOLIDAY CELEBRATION—3:30 p.m. Bring the kids out for the “Christmas For The Children” open house by the Richfield Springs Garden Club at the library to explore, enjoy the decoration, cookies and punch. Richfield Springs Public Library, 102 Main Street, Richfield Springs. (315) 977-0090 or visit facebook.com/Richfield-Springs-Public-Library-1068210423236404/

TREE LIGHTING—5:30 p.m. Light the village Christmas tree in Spring Park, Richfield Springs. Visit facebook.com/Richfield-Springs-Public-Library-1068210423236404/

BE AN ANGEL – The community is invited to adopt a family and then find Christmas gifts for each of the children listed. Gifts are due unwrapped and without tags to either the office of The Freeman’s Journal at 21 Railroad Ave. in Cooperstown, or at the Salvation Army Church at 25 River St. in Oneonta. Visit allotsego.com/angel-tree-program/ for details

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: 12-02-22
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, December 2

Cherry Valley Marks
Beginning Of Holiday Season

HOLIDAY WEEKEND—10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Visit the shops of Cherry Valley throughout the day with a tree lighting from 5-8 attended by Santa, The Happy Haggs, a fire juggler, as well as live music and entertainment at various locations throughout the village. Cherry Valley. Visit cherryvalley.com/events/cherry-valley-holiday-weekend

HOLIDAY MARKET—5-8 p.m. The holiday season has arrived and the gallery at 25 Main is celebrating the opening of the Holiday Marketplace (open through 12/24). Open house includes refreshments, tree and business light-up, and a kick-off for the Cherry Valley Holiday Weekend. 25 Main Collective, 25 Main Street, Cherry Valley. (607) 264-5340 or visit facebook.com/25maincollective

HOLIDAY OPEN MIC—6 p.m. Stop in for the first Friday open mic featuring local artists sharing original poems, song, dance, short story and much more. Children present first, followed by adults. The theme this month “Family Traditions.” Admission is by donation. Enjoy this vibrant evening and stop at the other art, shops, and more this first Friday. The Telegraph School, 83 Alden Street, Cherry Valley. Visit thetelegraphschool.org

BLOOD DRIVE—1:30-6:30 p.m. Save up to three lives with the American Red Cross. Unadilla Community, 77 Clifton Street, Unadilla. Register at redcrossblood.org

BE AN ANGEL – The community is invited to adopt a family and then find Christmas gifts for each of the children listed. Gifts are due unwrapped and without tags to either the office of The Freeman’s Journal at 21 Railroad Ave. in Cooperstown, or at the Salvation Army Church at 25 River St. in Oneonta. Visit allotsego.com/angel-tree-program/ for details

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: 11-30-22
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30

Make Origami Snowflakes

CRAFT—6 p.m. Enjoy cookies, hot cocoa and Christmas music while you learn to make an origami snowflake. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. (607) 432-1980 or visit facebook.com/hmloneonta/

BE AN ANGEL – The community is invited to adopt a family and then find Christmas gifts for each of the children listed. Gifts are due unwrapped and without tags to either the office of The Freeman’s Journal at 21 Railroad Ave. in Cooperstown, or at the Salvation Army Church at 25 River St. in Oneonta. Visit allotsego.com/angel-tree-program/ for details

BLOOD DRIVE—12:30 – 5:30 p.m. Save up to 3 lives with the American Red Cross. St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, 31 Elm Street, Cooperstown. Register at redcrossblood.org

Editorial Our Appreciation and Our Thanks
Editorial

Our Appreciation and Our Thanks

As we mark the traditional beginning of the holiday season with Thanksgiving celebrations this week, we at “The Freeman’s Journal” and “Hometown Oneonta” are thankful to be part of the life of Otsego County. But, as thankful as we are for the many bountiful aspects of life here, like many others, we are always mindful that suffering and need are still more plentiful in our region than in many other places. As Otsego County residents pause to give thanks this week, we ask that you consider sponsoring a family in need.

For the past 101 years, we have joined The Salvation Army to help make Christmas enjoyable for area families through the Angel Tree Program. We are proud to help our neighbors provide this assistance to others less fortunate.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: 11-20-22
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20

Autumn Concert ‘Diversions’ With
The Catskill Valley Wind Ensemble

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AUTUMN CONCERT—3 p.m. The Catskill Valley Wind Ensemble presents their Fall Concert. The theme is “Diversions” and will be conducted by Andrew Pease and Amy Hoxie. Free, open to the public. Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. Visit catskillwinds.com

BE AN ANGEL – The Angel Tree Program has returned. The community is invited to adopt a family and then find Christmas gifts for each of the children listed. Gifts are due unwrapped and without tags to either the office of The Freeman’s Journal at 21 Railroad Ave. in Cooperstown, or at the Salvation Army Church at 25 River St. in Oneonta. Visit allotsego.com/angel-tree-program/ for details

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: 11-18-22
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18

Photographer Presents on
Local Bird Watching

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AUDUBON PRESENTATION – 7:30 p.m. Enjoy presentation from Rick Bunting, local photographer & naturalist extraordinaire titled ‘Got Cavities.’ The presentation is a compilation of local photos about local cavity nesting bird species and the family lives they create. Free, open to the public. Refreshments available. No recording will be provided. Presented by the Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society at Elm Park United Methodist Church, 401 Chestnut Street, Oneonta. (607) 397-3815 or visit doas.us/got-cavities-an-evening-with-rick-bunting/

BLOOD DRIVE – 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Save up to 3 lives with the American Red Cross. Community Bible Chapel, 577 Greenough Road, Cooperstown. Register at redcrossblood.org

BLOOD DRIVE—12:30 – 6:30 p.m. Save up to 3 lives with the American Red Cross. Bassett Hall, 1 Atwell, Cooperstown. Register at redcrossblood.org

BE AN ANGEL – The Angel Tree Program has returned. The community is invited to adopt a family and then find Christmas gifts for each of the children listed. Gifts are due unwrapped and without tags to either the office of The Freeman’s Journal at 21 Railroad Ave. in Cooperstown, or at the Salvation Army Church at 25 River St. in Oneonta. Visit allotsego.com/angel-tree-program/ for details

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: 11-16-22
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16

OCCA Presents On Invasive Species

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MOUNTAIN CLUB MEETING – 6 p.m. Bring a dish to pass and enjoy dinner with friends followed by presentation on the monitoring of terrestrial invasive species. Focus will be on monitoring for the Hemlock Wooly Adelgid. A hike to apply what is learned will be held 11/29. Elm Park United Methodist Church, 401 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Visit facebook.com/SusquehannaADK

BE AN ANGEL – The Angel Tree Program has returned. The community is invited to adopt a family and then find Christmas gifts for each of the children listed. Gifts are due unwrapped and without tags to either the office of The Freeman’s Journal at 21 Railroad Ave. in Cooperstown, or at the Salvation Army Church at 25 River St. in Oneonta. Visit allotsego.com/angel-tree-program/ for details

BLOOD DRIVE – Noon – 5 p.m. Save up to 3 lives with the American Red Cross. 101 C Alumni Hall, SUNY Oneonta, Oneonta. Register at redcrossblood.org

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: 11-13-22
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13

Veterans Concert & Resource Fair

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VETERANS—1-3 p.m. Veterans are invited to explore the resource available to them in Otsego County at the Resource fair. Then, the Oneonta Community Concert Band will present “A Tribute To America’s Veterans” at 3. Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. (607) 431-2080 or visit foothillspac.org

BE AN ANGEL – The Angel Tree Program has returned. The community is invited to adopt a family and then find Christmas gifts for each of the children listed. Gifts are due unwrapped and without tags to either the office of The Freeman’s Journal at 21 Railroad Ave. in Cooperstown, or at the Salvation Army Church at 25 River St. in Oneonta. Visit allotsego.com/angel-tree-program/ for details

Readers give Christmas to families in need for the 100th year

Readers give Christmas
to families in need
for the 100th year

L to Right, Larissa Ryan, The Freeman’s Journal and Salvation Army representatives Captain Selah Bender, Kyanne Clark and Kenny Clark.

For 100 years now, The Freeman’s Journal has worked with the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree initiative to provide gifts for families less fortunate. This year the newspaper sponsored 13 families, and because of the generosity of our readers, we were able to fill the back of the van with gifts. Many thanks to our readers and our communities, and many thanks to the Salvation Army for doing this event year after year.

 

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Hall Of Fame Curator Q&A 12-08-20
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8

Hall Of Fame Curator Q&A

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ASK THE EXPERT – 3 p.m. Join the Curator of the Baseball Hall of Fame to discuss how the collections are selected and organized. Includes Q&A session. Free, registration for Zoom meeting required. Presented by The Baseball Hall of Fame. 607-547-7200 or visit baseballhall.org/events/virtual-ask-the-expert-curatorial?date=0

ANGEL TREE PROGRAM – Give the Gift of Christmas this holiday season. Adopt a family in need. Visit www.allotsego.com/angel-tree-program/ to learn how.

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