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Brookwood Point

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, AUGUST 9
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, AUGUST 9

Youth Opera Performs ‘Odyssey’ 

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THEATER – 2 p.m. Operatic rendition of Homer’s “Odyssey” features rollicking sailor songs, storms, siren songs, more. General admission, $20. Auditorium, Cooperstown Central School. 607-547-2255 or visit glimmerglass.org/events/odyssey/

CONCERT – 7 p.m. Performance by Sidney Community band. Bandstand, Neahwa Park, Oneonta. 607-432-7997 or visit oneonta.ny.us/departments/parks-and-recreation/summer-concert-series/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, AUGUST 2
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, AUGUST 2

Young Artists In The Park

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CONCERT – 7 – 8 p.m. Glimmerglass Opera Young Artist Quartet performs mix of opera, classic musical theater, including selections from West Side Story. Huntington Park, Oneonta. 607-432-1980 or visit hmloneonta.org/calendar/

THEATER – 1:30 p.m. Showing “Silent Night.” About the Christmas Eve Truce between German, Scottish, French soldiers during WWI. Cost, $26-$126. Glimmerglass Festival, 7300 St. Hwy. 80, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-2255 or visit glimmerglass.org/events/silent-night/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, JULY 26
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, JULY 26

Presentation On Hall Of Famers

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ROUNDTABLE – 7 – 8 p.m. Presenting TV personality who hosted “One on One,” author Jane Mitchell discusses Hall of Famers Trevor Hoffman and Alan Trammell, other sports celebrities from Ted Williams to Dick Enberg. Cooperstown Village Library. 607-547-8344 or visit www.facebook.com/VillageLibraryOfCooperstown/

DEBUT – 7:30 p.m. Midwest A Cappella group “No Promises” makes NY Debut/release album. Performance features innovative arrangements, harmonization of jazz, motown, contemporary music. Admission, $10. The Star Theater, The Foundry, 44 Main St., Cherry Valley. 607-264-3080 or visit www.facebook.com/The-Star-Theater-at-The-Foundry-1921514351442514/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, JULY 23
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, JULY 23

History Of Brookwood Point

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HISTORY TOUR – 6 p.m. Learn about Brookwood Point from Native American era to the founding of Cooperstown, to present day with Ed Rowley. Brookwood Point, 6000 St. Hwy. 80, Cooperstown. 607-547-2236 or visit otsegolandtrust.org/the-news/programs-a-events/417-brookwood-point-history-and-garden-tours

BASEBALL – 7 p.m. Support the Oneonta Outlaws against Albany Dutchman. Damaschke Field, 15 James Georgeson Ave., Oneonta. Call 607-432-6326 or visit www.facebook.com/oneontaoutlawsbaseball/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, JULY 19
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, JULY 19

Jazz Concert In Neahwa

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CONCERT SERIES – 7 – 8 p.m. Chris Wolf-Gould Jazz Ensemble performs in Neahwa Park, Oneonta. Visit www.destinationoneonta.com/events/

FIREMANS CARNIVAL – 6 p.m. – Midnight. Features rides, Elk Creek Sky Divers at 6:30 to kick off the festivities, live music by the Jason Wicks Band. Free Parking/admission. Rt. 7, Schenevus. Visit www.thisiscooperstown.com/events/schenevus-firemans-carnival-2018

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, MAY 28
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, MAY 28

Memorial Day

Regatta & Parades

14-19eventspageCANOE REGATTA – 6 a.m. Professional, recreational paddlers race 70 miles down the Susquehanna River. Launch at Brookwood Point, 6000 St. Hwy. 80, Cooperstown. Finish at General Clinton Park, 2507 Hinkley Ln., Bainbridge. Call 607-386-1351 or visit www.canoeregatta.org/6_00am_C4.html

PARADE – 11 a.m. Cooperstown Vets Club remembers the fallen soldiers. Main St., Cooperstown. Call 607-547-8282.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, MAY 27
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, MAY 27

Paddle Board Race

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SUP RACE – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. All skill levels welcome to the 2 mile Stand Up Paddle board race. Demonstration available to 3 p.m. Brookwood Point, 6000 St. Hwy. 80, Cooperstown. Call 607-286-7349 or visit www.canoeandkayakrentals.com/brookwood-opening/2018/5/27/3rd-annual-sup-race

MUSICAL PERFORMANCE – 8 p.m. Presenting LADAMA, a band of 4 women performing a blend of Pan-American Traditional music mixed with soul, R&B, & pop. Cost, $28 at-the-door. West Kortright Center, 49 West Kortright Church Rd., East Meredith. Call 607-278-5454 or visit westkc.org/event/ladama/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, MAY 6
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, MAY 6

‘Visions & Miracles’

With Argus String Quartet

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CONCERT – 4 p.m. The prize winning Argus Quartet perform program entitled “Visions and Miracles” featuring music from the renaissance to the present with composers like Josquin, Haydn, Mendelssohn, others. Christ Episcopal Church, 46 River St., Cooperstown. Call 877-666-7421 or visit www.cooperstownmusicfest.org

PANCAKE BREAKFAST – 8 a.m. – Noon. Enjoy all-you-can-eat breakfast of pancake, eggs, sausage, maple syrup, applesauce, more with your friends. All donation go to upkeep of the Historical Building. Suggested donation, $8/adult. The Old Grange, 210 Cemetery Road, Fly Creek. Call 607-547-1275.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, NOV. 5
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, NOV. 5

‘All In Timing’ Comic Sketches

14-19eventspageDAYLIGHT SAVINGS ENDS – 2 a.m. Turn clocks back one hour!

THEATER – 2 p.m. The Catskill Community Players present comedy drama “All in the Timing” consisting of six comic sketches about language, life, and complicated romances. Wieting Theater, 168 Main St., Worcester. Call 607-397-8500 or visit catskillplayers.org

FALL CLEAN UP – 1-4 p.m. Have fun outdoors and prepare the gardens for winter. No experience required, tools provided. Rain or shine. Brookwood Point, 6000 St. Hwy. 80, Cooperstown. call 607-547-2366 or visit otsegolandtrust.org

New Parking Lot Packed As Brookwood Is Reborn

New Parking Lot Packed

As Brookwood Is Reborn

Traffic – pedestrian traffic – was steady throughout the day and the new parking lot was filled as the 22-acre Brookwood Point nature refuge and non-motorized recreation hub celebrated its Grand Reopening under the auspices of the Otsego Land Trust.  Entertainment (such as in top photo of John Sullivan & Friends – Hannah Kubica, right, of Little Falls, and John Phillips, left, of Cooperstown) was the order of the day, plus kayaking (see Brent Baysinger of Canoe & Kayak Rentals in top right of photo) and garden tours, led by former Brookwood caretaker Pat Thorpe, in right photo.  The day marks a new beginning for Brookwood, one of the last public-access sites available on Otsego Lake, which was endangered with sale for development twice in the past seven years.  The Land Trust board, which has controlled the former Cook estate for five years, voted last December that maintaining the property a mile up West Shore Road from Cooperstown was more aligned with its mission.  Attending on behalf of the National Park Service was Bob Campbell, its planning and development director, and his wife, Becky Shiffer, National Park Service program manager.  Campbell explained that the Park Service provided a grant for Brookwood’s new mission as the northernmost point of the Capt. John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail.   (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, MAY 20
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, MAY 20

Spring Street Fair & Market

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SPRING FLING – Noon-5 p.m. 2-day event featuring farmers, crafts-people, food vendors, and live music. Doubleday field parking lot, 1 Doubleday Ct., Cooperstown. Info, www.thisiscooperstown.com/events/spring-fling-street-fair

RELAY FOR LIFE – 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Support the search for a cure to cancer, remember the dead, and support the living. Wilber park, 1-19 S. Main St., St. Hwy. 28, Milford. Info, Lauren.Ferraro@cancer.org

BROOKWOOD POINT REOPENING – Noon-5 p.m. Enjoy food, lawn games, music, kayaking, demonstrations, and more at Brookwood Point, 6000 State Highway 80, West Lake Rd., Cooperstown. Info, otsegolandtrust.org

HISTORY REMEMBERED – 1 p.m. Unveiling Cato Freedom historical marker. In memory of Cato Freedom who gained his freedom due to his service in the Revolutionary War. Butternut Valley Cemetery, Co. Hwy. 16, Burlington Flats. Info, Deb Mackenzie, President Otsego County Historical Association, (607) 293-6635.

Ed Rowley’s Portfolio

BROOKWOOD POINT

Ed Rowley’s Portfolio

SCARLET TANAGER: A Monet-like spot of red sets off Ed Rowley’s study of Brookwood Point’s Garden House.

Raised in the Town of Oneonta, Ed Rowley spent many boyhood summers at his family’s camp on Otsego Lake, soon becoming familiar with such Glimmerglass’ charms as Brookwood Gardens, about a mile up the west wide of the lake, then owned by the late Bob Cook.   Later, as Rowley pursued a lifelong interest in photography, he captured hundreds of images of the much-beloved property.   With Otsego Land Trust’s Grand Reopening of the 22-acre lakeside parcel noon-5 p.m. Saturday as Brookwood Point, Ed sent along these recent images of the property to give the public a taste of the delights it will be experiencing for years to come.

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New Oneonta Manager; New Cooperstown Virus

New Oneonta Manager;

New Cooperstown Virus

With much enthusiasm, Oneonta Common Council unanimously voted to hire George Korthauer, a city manager with 25 years’ experience in Petoskey, Mich., as its chief executive. Meanwhile, a computer virus shut down Otsego County government’s communications before it was foiled by the IT Department. And much more … in this week’s Hometown Oneonta and The Freeman’s Journal, on newsstands today.
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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, MAY 7
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, MAY 7

The Music Festival Begins

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SPRING CONCERT – 4 p.m. The first performance of the Summer Music festival presents Brahms Horn Trio and other classics. The Otesaga, Cooperstown. Info, www.cooperstownmusicfest.org

VOLUNTEER – 1-4 p.m. Help clean up the gardens. Tools and refreshments provided. Brookwood Point, 6000 State Highway 80, West Lake Rd., Cooperstown. Info, otsegolandtrust.org

Land Trust Will Report Back On Brookwood Plans Oct. 25

Land Trust Will Report Back

On Brookwood Plans Oct. 25

 The Otsego Land Trust will report back Oct. 25 on the results of a community brainstorming session last evening at Templeton Hall in Cooperstown, the first of a two-part process to develop a vision for Brookwood Point, the trust’s 22-acre parcel on Otsego Lake.  Albert Weiss, right, offers his view.  Among the listeners are, from left, Wendell Tripp, Marge Landers and C.R. Jones, all of Cooperstown.  At 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 25, again at Templeton Hall, the Land Trust will present a “design schematic for the activities and amenities and community selected,” according to a press release.  The public is welcome.
The Otsego Land Trust will report back Oct. 25 on the results of a community brainstorming session last evening at Templeton Hall in Cooperstown, the first of a two-part process to develop a vision for Brookwood Point, the trust’s 22-acre parcel on Otsego Lake. Albert Weiss, right, offers his view. Among the listeners are, from left, Wendell Tripp, Marge Landers and C.R. Jones, all of Cooperstown. At 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 25, again at Templeton Hall, the Land Trust will present a “design schematic for the activities and amenities and community selected,” according to a press release. The public is welcome.
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