angel tree program


Editorial: There Are Angels Among Us

Twenty-four angels, from 10 families, are on the tree at “The Freeman’s Journal’s” office at 21 Railroad Avenue, Cooperstown, awaiting their “adoption.” Those interested in helping to make their holiday season a happy one can call Larissa at (607) 547-6103.…


Editorial: The 101st Year

Editorial The 101st Year Since 1921, “The Freeman’s Journal” has sponsored a Christmas Fund drive to help our local families in need, assisting them in putting clothes on their children, food on their tables and presents under their trees at a time when it seemed the holiday season would leave them bereft and out of the festive swirl of things. The fund was created by Rowan D. Spraker, Sr., then the editor and publisher of “The Freeman’s Journal,” and it…


Santa’s Helpers Convene on Railroad Avenue

Santa’s Helpers Convene on Railroad Avenue COOPERSTOWN—It looked like a winter wonderland when the Salvation Army came to The Freeman’s Journal/Hometown Oneonta’s office to pick up the toys and other gifts that were donated for the Angel Tree Program. Fifteen families will have a happier holiday thanks to the generosity of our readers. Shown above are Salvation Army Director Margie Aitken, The Freeman’s Journal/Hometown Oneonta Office Manager Larissa Ryan and Angel Tree Coordinator Kyanne Clark.…



HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, DECEMBER 12 Bring the Kids for a Visit with Santa SANTA VISIT—11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bring the kids to visit with Santa and get the holiday shopping done at the Southside Mall, Oneonta. (607) 432-4401 or visit BLOOD DRIVE—1-6 p.m. Save up to three lives with the American Red Cross. Christ Episcopal Church, Marion Avenue, Gilbertsville. Register at BLOOD DRIVE—2:30-6:30 p.m. Save up to three lives with the American Red Cross. Richfield Springs Community Center, 6…

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