HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28
ANGEL TREE PROGRAM – Give the Gift of Christmas this holiday season. Adopt a family in need. Visit www.allotsego.com/angel-tree-program/ to learn how.
TURKEY TROT – 9 a.m. Start your holidays with fun 5k run to support Helios Care & their patients. 7:30 a.m. registration cost, $35 on race day. Oneonta Boys & Girls Club, 70 River St., Oneonta. Visit www.itsyourrace.com/event.aspx?id=9965
COOPERSTOWN – Earl Nathaniel Buffett, Jr., 93, a retired state trooper and former head of security for the Clark family interests,passed away, Jan. 1, 2019, at Chestnut Park Rehabilitation & Nursing Center in Oneonta.
A native of Long Island himself, he was born May 9, 1925, in Huntington, a son of Earl Nathaniel and Estelle May Conklin-Buffett.
After graduating from high school, Buffett enlisted in the Army Air Corps on March 30, 1943, and served as an aviation cadet during World War II at Randolph Field in San Antonio, Texas. He received training as a B-24 Aerial Gunner, Bombardier and Navigator. He served as a second lieutenant with the 231st Army Air Force Base Unit from Nov. 11, 1944, until his discharge on Dec. 19, 1945.
He married Jennie May Sammis Easter Sunday, April 17, 1948. They began raising their family on Long Island and in 1956 moved to Cooperstown.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, APRIL 21
EARTH DAY FESTIVAL – 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Celebrate Earth Day, have fun, and learn about your environment at fun interactive exhibits, workshop, and more. Milford Central School, 42 Main St., Milford. Call 607-547-2536 Ext 0 or visit occainfo.org/earth-festival/
CIDER RUN – 10 a.m. 5K/10K run open to children and adults to benefit the Susquehanna Animal Shelter. Fly Creek Cider Mill, 288 Goose St., Fly Creek. Call 607-547-9692 or visit www.flycreekcidermill.com
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, FEB. 4
Enjoy Final Day-Long Celebration
Of Coop’s 50th Winter Carnival
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