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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JUNE 9
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JUNE 9

Otsego Lake Marathon

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RACE THE LAKE – 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Race around the lake includes classes for 26.2 mile, 13.1 mile, 5K races. All races end together at Glimmerglass State Park, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-2800 or visit www.clarksportscenter.com/events/2018-race-the-lake-marathon-half-marathon/

KNIT DAY – 1:30 – 3 p.m. Celebrate World Wide Knit in Public Day with the HML Yarn Club. Knitters, Crocheters of all skill levels welcome. Huntington Park, Oneonta. Call 607-432-1980 or visit hmloneonta.org/adult-programs/

Telltale Paw Indicates Bear On Glockler Porch

Telltale Paw Indicates

Bear On Glockler Porch


From the wilds of the Town of Middlefield, Bill Glockler reports a path of bear paws across his back porch yesterday morning.  “He’s using our property as a short cut!” Bill exclaimed. “He walked across our porch, stopped as if to look out into the ‘wilderness,’ then proceeded past our cars and down the driveway as if to say, ‘I’m not walking in the deep snow when I have a clear path!'”  Bill reports a neighbor’s bird feeders were wrecked the other day, with a bear pulling down a 2-foot maple to get at one of them.  “Ain’t nature grand,” he concludes.
Heavenly Heron

Heavenly Heron

Mary Jane O’Malley of Cooperstown sent along this stunning shot of a heron during a “take off” this week near Cooperstown’s Fairy Spring Park on the east side of Otsego Lake. “I was in my kayak and he/she was trying to get away from me,” Mary Jane reports. She was responding to our invitation, after that bold bear appeared Wednesday Brigitte Priem’s deck in that same neighborhood, to share wildlife photos by sending images to jimk@allotsego.com.  Join in!  “Hope I’ll see the bear on shore next time I go out!” said O’Malley.
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