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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2020
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1

Ice Harvest Festival

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ICE HARVEST FEST – 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Participate in traditional ice harvesting as was done 100 years ago (as long as ice is at least 8”). Also includes ice carving, fishing, hot soup buffet, exhibits by local businesses, more. Cost, $9/adult/teen. Children under 12 enter free. Hanford Mills Museum, 51 Co. Hwy. 12, East Meredith. 607-278-5744 or visit www.hanfordmills.org

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, JANUARY 23, 2020
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, JANUARY 23

Auction To Benefit Wigs & Wishes

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FUNDRAISER – 5:30 – 8 p.m. Support Tracy Abrams to provide wigs to local community members who have lost their hair to chemotherapy. Enjoy Quarter Auction, food, drink, preview items. Partnered with 501c organization Wigs & Wishes. Oneonta Vets Club, 279 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 607-287-4294 or visit www.facebook.com/OneontaVetsClub

MCS Bleachers Filled With Polar Jump Fans

MCS Bleachers Filled

With Polar Jump Fans

Chinese Auction Leads Up To Feb. 16 Event

Ezra Wilber of Cherry Valley, now 14, a beneficiary of the 2004 Goodyear Lake Polar Bear Jump, helps distribute merchandise to winning bidders at today’s Chinese auction in the Milford Central School gym to benefit this year’s plunge, planned for Saturday, Feb. 16.  The winners were Michelle Zuk, Oneonta, accompanied by a friend, Barbara Finkelstein.  At right, young Maverick Bliss, 4, shows glee at mom Jamie Bliss bids on an item.  Mascot Goodie the Polar Bear was among the VIPs at today’s event, where hundreds of items, from a night at the Holiday Inn Express to a $25 gift certificate at Mel’s at 22, were auctioned off; proceeds will help pay for treatment of 10 youngsters, with some also going to the Catskill Area Hospice, Milford Fire Department & EMS, and the Portlandville Methodist Church.  (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, JANUARY 27
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, JANUARY 27

Trep$ Marketplace

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MARKETPLACE – 1 – 3 p.m. Support our youngest entrepreneurs as they demonstrate their skills, sell their products at Trep$ Marketplace. Richfield Springs Central School, 93 W. Main St., Richfield Springs. 315-858-0610.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JULY 21
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JULY 21

Deowongo Island Day

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SUMMER PICNIC – Noon – 3 p.m. Day of summer fun featuring food, party barge rides to Deowongo Island, live music. Bakers Beach, St. Hwy. 28, Richfield Springs. 607-547-2366 or visit www.otsegolandtrust.org/the-news/programs-a-events/420-deowongo-island-day-clia-picnic-july-21

DANCE PARTY – 6 – 10 p.m. Back to the 80’s with cover band “Flux Capacitor.” Includes snacks, beer, wine, soft drinks. Cost, $25. Proceeds to Greater Oneonta Historical Society building fund. Deer Haven Campground, 180 Deer Haven Ln., Oneonta. 607-432-0960 or visit www.facebook.com/OneontaHistory/

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