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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: 01-12-23
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, JANUARY 12

Make Your Own Photo
Book at the Clark Sports Center

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PHOTO BOOKING—1:30-2:30 p.m. Seniors are invited to learn about the current trend of digital photo books with Heather Amendolare. Learn about the vendors, how to upload photos, select a layout, and choose between custom or let the company do the work. Hosted by the Otsego County Council of Senior Citizens at the Clark Sports Center, Cooperstown. connectionsatcsc@gmail.com

BLOOD DRIVE—Noon to 5 p.m. Save up to three lives with the American Red Cross. Hartwick College, 1 Hartwick College Drive, Oneonta. Register at https://www.redcrossblood.org/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: 01-09-23
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, JANUARY 9

Learn About The Exciting Lives of
Cherry Valley Settlers Col. Samuel
Clyde & Catharine Wasson

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LOCAL HISTORY—7 p.m. Sharon Historical Society presents “Col. Samuel Clyde and Catharine Wasson of Cherry Valley” who were some of the first settlers in Otsego County and their exciting life from Captain Clyde’s participation in the French and Indian War to the couples resilience during the Revolutionary War and their struggles on the frontier in the early years of the Republic. Presented online. Reserve your spot at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/col-samuel-clyde-and-catharine-wasson-of-cherry-valley

Senior Group Joins Sports Center To Launch Revamped Program
Shaping up the Seniors

Senior Group Joins Sports Center
To Launch Revamped Program

Mahjong is just one of the games seniors can enjoy as part of the new Connections program.

By CASPAR EWIG
COOPERSTOWN – On Thursday, January 5, the Otsego County Council of Senior Citizens—in partnership with the Clark Sports Center—will host an Open House at the CSC from noon to 2:30 p.m. to inaugurate a program designed to bring senior citizens together for fellowship, exercise and entertainment. Formerly the Cooperstown Senior Community Center, the new “Connections at the Clark Sports Center” program is open to all seniors 55 years or older residing in Otsego County.

Connections will meet each Monday and Thursday and the core activities will include morning walks and wellness programs. Those who are also members of the Clark Sports Center will be able to participate in additional activities, such as pickleball and yoga. After a bring-your-own lunch, Connections members can enjoy card and board games including cribbage and mahjong, as well as ping pong and puzzle making.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: 01-05-23
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, JANUARY 5

Connections Open House
at Clark Sports Center

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OPEN HOUSE—Noon to 2:30 p.m. Join Otsego County Office for the Aging and Otsego County Council of Senior Citizens to learn about the Connections program. Meet friends, meet the staff and learn about the programs. Hosted at the Community Room, Clark Sports Center, Cooperstown. Visit facebook.com/otsegocountyOFA/

BLOOD DRIVE—2-6 p.m. Save up to three lives with the American Red Cross. American Legion Post 259, 279 Chestnut Street, Oneonta. Register at redcrossblood.org

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: 12-23-22
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23

Explore The Holiday
Lights at Neahwa Park

FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS—5 to 10 p.m. Drive through beautifully decorated Neahwa Park, featuring more than 40 displays from local businesses, individuals and organizations celebrating the holidays. Open evenings 12/18 through 1/1. Neahwa Park, 1 Neahwa Place, Oneonta. (607) 376-7599 or visit https://www.destinationoneonta.com/calendar

BLOOD DRIVE—10 a.m.-3 p.m. Save up to 3 lives with the American Red Cross. Clark Sports Center, Cooperstown. Register at redcrossblood.org

BLOOD DRIVE—1-6:30 p.m. Save up to 3 lives with the American Red Cross. Quality Inn, 5206 State Highway 23, Oneonta. Register at redcrossblood.org

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: 12-19-22
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, DECEMBER 19

Dinner for Seniors presented by
the Otsego Office for the Aging

SENIOR MEALS—Noon. Seniors are invited to enjoy a delicious meal. Suggested donation is $3.50 for seniors, $8.60 for guests accompanying a senior. Today enjoy baked fish with lemon butter sauce, seasoned noodles, green beans and banana cake with topping. Cherry Valley Facilities Corporation Café, 2 Genesee Street, Cherry Valley. (607) 547-6454 or visit otsegocounty.com/departments/office_for_the_aging/index.php

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: 11-28-22
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28

Local Democracy with
David Bliss & Ben Bauer

DISCUSSION—6:30 p.m. The League of Women Voters of Cooperstown present “Making Democracy Work Close to Home: A Conversation with Two Local Officials” featuring County Board Chair David Bliss and and Otsego Town Supervisor Ben Bauer. The two officials will be discussing the importance of running for office, delineating its challenges and rewards, and what compelled them to run for office. Held in the Community Room at the Clark Sports Center, Cooperstown. Visit my.lwv.org/new-york/cooperstown-area/calendar

BLOOD DRIVE—1 – 6 p.m. Save up to 3 lives with the American Red Cross. New Lisbon Town Hall, 908 County Road 16, Garratsville. Register at redcrossblood.org

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: 11-18-22
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18

Photographer Presents on
Local Bird Watching

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AUDUBON PRESENTATION – 7:30 p.m. Enjoy presentation from Rick Bunting, local photographer & naturalist extraordinaire titled ‘Got Cavities.’ The presentation is a compilation of local photos about local cavity nesting bird species and the family lives they create. Free, open to the public. Refreshments available. No recording will be provided. Presented by the Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society at Elm Park United Methodist Church, 401 Chestnut Street, Oneonta. (607) 397-3815 or visit doas.us/got-cavities-an-evening-with-rick-bunting/

BLOOD DRIVE – 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Save up to 3 lives with the American Red Cross. Community Bible Chapel, 577 Greenough Road, Cooperstown. Register at redcrossblood.org

BLOOD DRIVE—12:30 – 6:30 p.m. Save up to 3 lives with the American Red Cross. Bassett Hall, 1 Atwell, Cooperstown. Register at redcrossblood.org

BE AN ANGEL – The Angel Tree Program has returned. The community is invited to adopt a family and then find Christmas gifts for each of the children listed. Gifts are due unwrapped and without tags to either the office of The Freeman’s Journal at 21 Railroad Ave. in Cooperstown, or at the Salvation Army Church at 25 River St. in Oneonta. Visit allotsego.com/angel-tree-program/ for details

Cooperstown Rotary Readies for Fall Fling

Cooperstown Rotary
Readies for Fall Fling

By Richard Sternberg
Joan Badgley, Cooperstown, mans the Basket Auction at past Spring Fling.

On Saturday, October 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Rotary Club of Cooperstown will hold its popular Fall Fling—a family-friendly event—on the grounds of the Clark Sports Center, 124 County Road 52 (Susquehanna Avenue), Cooperstown.

According to Fall Fling Co-Chair Sydney Sheehan, “Like Fall and Spring Fling in years past, Rotary is planning an event that brings our community together for a fun-filled day with local vendors, music, food, and much more. Fall Fling allows us to showcase the best that autumn in Cooperstown has to offer, from local pumpkins and hot cider to arts and entertainment.”

Cooperstown Law Enforcement Helps Special Olympics

Cooperstown Law Enforcement
Helps Special Olympics

“We are so happy to be included in the Special Olympics for the Law Enforcement Torch Run. The organization reached out to us to do a fundraiser for the Special Olympics and it’s this Sunday, August 14,” Cooperstown Police Chief Frank Cavalieri said.

It’s a fundraiser torch run and the torch gets lit at the Special Olympics.

“The fundraising helps to bring people in to these games with special needs. Ithaca College will host these games in 2023 and 2024. We’re trying to help out to bring in as much money. Law enforcement helps out and tries to collect as much money as we can,” the chief said.

It starts at the Clarks Sports Center at 10 am on Sunday, August 14, in Cooperstown and will be a 1.75 mile scenic course. It ends at Doubleday Field with light refreshments. For more information and to register, contact Michaela Darbyshire at mdarbyshire@nyso.org or call 315-625-3625.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: 08-11-22
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, AUGUST 11

Cruise-In Car Show
at Pathfinder Village

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CAR SHOW – 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Enjoy a cruise-in car show featuring muscle cars, restored classics, and street rods. Show will include an award for the Best In Show as well as a Name The Flavor contest for a new ice cream flavor. Pathfinder Village, 3 Chenango Rd., Edmeston. 607-965-8377 or visit pathfindervillage.org

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