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23 Teams Take To Trails In NYS MTB Race

23 Teams Take To Trails

In 3rd NICA Bike Race

The woods around Oneonta High School and Wilber Park were filled with the sounds of skidding tires and cheering fans this morning as 23 teams from around the state gathered for the third race of five in the NICA (National Interscholastic Cycling Association) race series. This is the first time the event is being held in Oneonta.  Above, Mikeeli Hanson, Cooperstown, a member of the Clark Sports Center’s Otsego Composite Mountain Bike Race Team, flies past crowds along the course during the JV race. At right, Mayor Gary Herzig gives the countdown to the start of the JV Boys race at the starting line on the high school’s soccer fields. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29

Explore World Of Fiber

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FIBER ARTS FEST – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Explore world of natural fibers through demonstrations, exhibits, hands-on-activities showing how they’re harvested, processed, transformed to wearable, utilitarian, and decorative items. Included with admission, $12/adult. The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1450 or visit www.farmersmuseum.org/fiber-weekend

GARLIC FEST – 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Features locally grown garlic for planting or cooking. Sample products like cheese, honey, garlic recipes, more from local vendors. Free parking, admission. Sunnycrest Orchards, 7869 St. Rt. 10, Sharon Springs. 518-284-2256 or visit www.facebook.com/Sunnycrest-Orchards-Farm-Market-and-Greenhouses-174470682568232/

Brose, Tarbell Take First At Fatty Bumpo

Brose, Tarbell Win

Fatty Bumpo Race

Getting a quick start at the beginning of the race, Andrew Gracey established a big lead during the first lap of the third annual Fatty Bumpo bicycle race at the Clark Sports Center in Cooperstown. Taylor Brose took first in the men’s division, and Tamara Tarbell took first in the women’s division. Gracey came just short of the podium, finishing in fourth place. (Parker Fish/AllOTSEGO.com)
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, MAR. 17
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, MAR. 17

St. Patrick’s Day Benefit Buffet

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BREW & STEW – Noon – 5 p.m. St. Patrick’s day Brew and Irish Stew Buffet in support of the Oneonta Outlaws. Tickets on sale at The Shipping Room. Cost, $25/person. Damaschke Field Clubhouse, Neahwa Park, Oneonta. Call 607-432-6326 or visit www.facebook.com/oneontaoutlawsbaseball/

PLAY READING – 4 – 6 p.m. Presenting “Miz MacQuillin” a new work by Central New York Playwright John Paul Porter. Feedback welcome. Admission by donation. Next reading, 3/17. The Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org/event/next-readings-new-works-regional-playwrights-3

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, FEB.3
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, FEB.3

Festival Of Ice

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ICE HARVEST FESTIVAL – 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Participate in a traditional ice harvest using tools from the 19th century. Includes ice carving demos, hot soup buffet, horse-drawn sleigh rides, local vendors, an a snowman village. Hanford Mills Museum, 51 Co. Hwy. 12, East Meredith. Call (607)278-5744 or e-mail info@hanfordmills.org or visit www.hanfordmills.org

PLAY READING – 4-6 p.m. Presenting “Helen of Troy,” a new work by Central New York Playwright Kathrine Ambrosio. Feedback welcome. Admission by donation. Next reading, 2/17. The Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org/event/next-readings-new-works-regional-playwrights-play-reading-series

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, FEB. 4
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, FEB. 4

Enjoy Final Day-Long Celebration

Of Coop’s  50th Winter Carnival

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FUN IN THE SNOW! Final day of the 50th anniversary Cooperstown Winter Carnival features snowman building, soup’n’ chili, soccer slushing in Pioneer Park,  the “Fatty Bumppo” bike race ghost tours, wine tasting, a chicken wing competition, the Fire & Ice Bar at The Otesaga, Annie & The Hedonists concert, and the carnival closer.  For full schedule of events, see  www.cooperstownwintercarnival.com/event-schedule

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