By LIBBY CUDMORE • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com
ONEONTA – It could be the biggest secret in Greater Oneonta – perhaps 100 feet tall.
Crews from Lynn Warren Lawn Maintenance & Landscaping in Newburgh have been at the 3851 State Highway 23 property since Monday, prepping the tree owned by “Daddy Al” Dick.
In much the same way, crews prepped Angie and Graig Eichler’s 94-foot tall spruce before sending it to be the 2016 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree.
In an interview, Graig Eichler said there’s a good reason it’s so hush-hush: “It’s to protect the tree, and to protect the family so there’ s no trespassing or vandalism to the tree.” Rockefeller Center provided 24-hour security was the tree’s been chosen and certainly after it’s announced.
Baby Boy From Walton First 2019 Bassett Birth
Austin James Robinson is the first baby born in 2019 at the Bassett Birthing Center in Cooperstown. Austin arrived at 3:01 a.m. New Year’s Day to his mother and father, Destiny Grant and Adam Robinson of Walton, Austin weighs 6 lbs.,13 oz,, and is 19¾ inches long. Destiny noted that Austin’s birthday is exactly 30 days before her own birthday. 2018 was another record setting year with 1,081 babies born at Bassett.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, DEC. 2
Give the gift of Christmas to children in need. To participate in the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program CLICK HERE!
HOLIDAY PARADE – 10 a.m.-Noon. Join area businesses, organizations, as well as Santa, Elsa, and Anna for a fun parade. Line up at 10, parade begins 11. Main St., Oneonta. Call 607-432-2941 or visit www.destinationoneonta.com/events/2017/12/2/home-for-the-holidays-parade
HOLIDAY RUN – Noon. Pull out your ugliest holiday sweater. It’s the Rockin’ Around Cooperstown Ugly Sweater Run/Walk. Check 10:30-11:30 a.m. Enjoy a hot chocolate or beer upon completion. Cost $25/individual. Begin at Santa’s House, Pioneer Park, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-2800 or visit www.clarksportscenter.com/events/2017-rockin-around-cooperstown-ugly-sweater-runwalk/
ONEONTA – The towering Norway Spruce in Angie and Greg Eichler’s Oneonta yard is destined to become the 2016 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, according to a press release sent this morning.
“It’s a gorgeous tree,” said Brady Littlefield, the VP of Rubenstein, the marketing company promoting the tree lighting for Rockefeller Center. “We’re very excited.”