News of Otsego County

Serving Otsego County, NY, through the combined reporting of Cooperstown's Freeman's Journal and the Hometown Oneonta newspapers.


Animal Friends VisitA.O Fox Nursing Home

Animal Friends Visit

A.O Fox Nursing Home

ONEONTA – Jordan Shindler of The Ross Park Zoo in Binghamton holds Fluffy, an African Pygmy hedgehog for A.O. Fox Nursing Home resident Betty Jones to pet — down her back, not up! — while resident Lois Benedict, right, waits her turn. The nursing home’s Activities Department invited zoo staff to bring some of their people-friendly animals and teach residents about them to celebrate National Nursing Home Week. (Jennifer Hill/
Oneonta, Pizza Enjoyed!

Oneonta, Pizza Enjoyed!

With the sudden onset of winter conditions, many squirrels can be seen gathering nuts for their winter hibernation. But this furry Oneontan seems to have hit the foraging jackpot as he is seen enjoying a slice of pizza this afternoon in Huntington Park. (Ian Austin/

Canines & Kisses At Southside Mall

Canines & Kisses

At Southside Mall

Oneonta’s Jaelyn Privitera, and sisters Gracie and Gianna look on as their brother Benny Privitera, gets a smooch from Reggie at the kissing booth put on by Super Heroes In Ripped Jeans at the Southside Mall this afternoon. For fifty cents you can get your picture taken with your doggy love until 4 p.m. today. All proceeds go toward the Super Heroes In Ripped Jeans animal rescue agency. (Ian Austin/


Zoomobile Brings Animals To Huntington Library

Snakes To Ferrets, Zoomobile

Bring Animals To Huntington

Abby Johnston, Oneonta, and her mother Kate get up close and personal with Indy the Milk Snake as the Zoomobile visited The Huntington Memorial Library this afternoon. In addition to the snake, speakers Ian Jensen and Mike Kuntz from the Ross Park Zoo in Binghamton, brought a turtle, a ferret and an owl. (Ian Austin/

Explore Cooperstown’s

Finest Restaurants


“COOP EATS” RESTAURANT WEEKEND – 11/10-13 Participating restaurants offer Prix-Fixe dinner menu in addition to regular menus. Join us in exploring Cooperstown’s finest restaurants. Info,

ART EXHIBIT RECEPTION – 5-7 p.m. Includes lecture by the featured artist Sue Coe titled”Porkopolis – Animals and Industry.” Martin-Mullen art gallery, SUNY Oneonta, 108 Ravine pkwy, Onoenta. Info, call Gallery Director Tim Sheesley at (607)436-2445 or (607)436-3456 or visit

THEATER – 7 p.m. High School musical, “Into the Woods.” Cooperstown Central School, 39 Linden Ave., Cooperstown. Info,

BLOOD DRIVE – 2-6 p.m. In the gym, Oneonta Family YMCA 20-26, Ford Ave., Oneonta. To learn more check their FACEBOOK page.

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