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Color Run

Oneonta Enjoys A Colorful 4th of July

CLICK FOR SLIDES FROM NEAHWA PARK

Colors Abound

At Oneonta’s 4th

Dr. Joe Rufrano barrels through a cloud of color during the annual Color Run that kicked off today’s annual Hometown Fourth of July celebration in Neahwa Park.  The celebration continued with a parade at noon, followed with live music, food, vendors, bounce houses, demonstrations, and more. Fireworks will follow this evening night. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Color Run Fun Starts Oneonta 4th Festivities

Color Run Fun Starts

Oneonta 4th Festivities

Sabrina Beckerink and Mica Halleran, Oneonta, run past Abby Lederman, Oneonta, who douses them in blue powder during the Color Run, held this morning in Neahwa Park as part of the city’s annual Hometown 4th of July festivities. The fun continues with a parade at noon, followed by music, games and more in Neahwa park, an Outlaws baseball game and fireworks at dusk. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, JULY 4
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, JULY 4

July 4th Celebrations

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PARADE – 11 a.m. Celebrate Independence day. Begins in Springfield Center. Followed by Patriotic celebration featuring live music, games, great food, the 4th of July Quilt Show, activities, more. Springfield Community Center, 6 Ann St., Richfield Springs. Call 315-217-1485 or visit www.richfieldspringschamber.org/?tribe_events=springfield-4th-of-july-parade-and-celebration

FESTIVAL – 1 p.m. Celebrate Hometown 4th of July, features battle of the bands, live music, free Baseball game with the Oneonta Outlaws, arts & crafts, fireworks at 9:30 p.m. followed by after party on the main stage. Neahwa Park, Oneonta. Call 607-432 0090 Ext. 106 or visit www.facebook.com/Hometown4th/

Running Colors

Running Colors

Kayleigh Butler, 10, Cooperstown, leads her friends, Evie Baldo, 10, and Alexis Wolfell, 11, both of Cooperstown, through a cloud of colored powder at the finish of the 3rd annual Cooperstown 5k Color Run. 70 runners participated in the 5k color run, with all of the proceeds going toward the American Heart Association. (Parker Fish/AllOTSEGO.com)
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JUNE 16
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JUNE 16

Join The Choir

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PERFORMANCE – 8 p.m. Sing an original arrangement with Toronto based group “Choir! Choir! Choir!” Cost, $23/adult at-the-door. West Kortright Center, 49 West Kortright Church Rd., East Meredith. Call 607-278-5454 or visit westkc.org/event/choir-choir-choir/

COLOR RUN – 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Run/walk through several color stations with friends/family to support the American Heart Association. Registration 7:30-8:30. Start & End at Cooperstown High School. Call 607-547-8181 or visit www.cooperstowncs.org

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, APRIL 29
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, APRIL 29

YMCA Color Run

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COLOR RUN – Noon – 3 p.m. Kids enjoy a run through a half-mile course. Features games, prizes, more. Pre-register for free T-shirt and sunglasses. 6th Ward Playground, 22 W. Broadway, Oneonta. Call 607-432-0010 or visit www.facebook.com/YKidsColorRun/

SPRING CONCERT – 2 p.m. Catskill Valley Wind Ensemble performs the Light Cavalry Overture, Give Us This Day, City Trees, more. Free, open to the public. First United Methodist Church, 66 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Call 607-432-7085 or visit www.facebook.com/CatskillValleyWindEnsemble/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, JULY 4
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, JULY 4

Happy Independence Day!

14-19eventspagePARADE – 11 a.m. Celebrate the signing of the Declaration of Independence at the 103rd Springfield 4th of July parade. Followed by a party with live music, Brooks chicken bbq, 4th of July Quilt Show, a Revolutionary War display by the Fort Plain Museum, the Utica Zoomobile, a bounce house, games, raffles, and more. Free parking. Springfield Community Center, 137 Co. Rt. 29A, Springfield Center. wskg.org/event/springfield-4th-of-july-parade-and-celebration-2/

FREEDOM – Noon. Listen to Frederick Douglas’ famous “History is a Weapon” speech about what freedom means to a slave as performed by one of the Templeton Players. Followed by a reading of the Declaration of Independence on the Tavern Green at 1 p.m. The Farmers Museum, Cooperstown. www.farmersmuseum.org/Independence-Day-July-4th-Celebration

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JUNE 17
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JUNE 17

Revamped Clark

Sports Center Opens

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OPENING DAY – 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Enjoy a coffee reception 8-10 a.m., and checkout the what’s new at The Clark Sports Center, Cooperstown. Info, www.clarksportscenter.com

COLOR RUN/WALK – 10 a.m. Take a 5K run/walk through the village of Cooperstown and 4 color splash stations as you complete the course. Supports the American Heart Association. Begins/Ends, Cooperstown Central School. Info, cooperstown5kcolorrunwalk.itsyourrace.com/event.aspx?id=6993

Holiday Colors

Holiday Colors

Montana Miller and Elizabeth Cleveland, Oneonta, emerge from a cloud of orange smoke as they pass a color station in the 1st LEAF color Run, held throughout Neawah Park this morning before the parade.
Montana Miller and Elizabeth Cleveland, both of Oneonta, emerge from a cloud of orange smoke as they pass a color station at the first LEAF Color Run this morning in Oneonta’s Neahwa Park prior to the city’s Fourth of July parade down Main Street.  (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Color Run is Color Fun at CCS

Color Run is

Color FUN at CCS

Liz Millea throws pigment at the runners as they pass by her station in the Cooperstown Color Run this morning. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Liz Millea throws pigment at the runners as they pass by her station in the Cooperstown Color Run this morning. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Kristin Ratliff is all bright colors and a brighter smile, and with good reason. In May, the track star suffered cardiac arrest at a meet and underwent surgery to fix an undiagnosed heart condition. She said in an earlier interview that she was looking forward to returning to running.
Kristin Ratliff is all bright colors and a brighter smile.

COOPERSTOWN – Runners had more than just smiles and sweat to show for their efforts at this morning’s Color Run, which saw participants splashed with colored pigments as they ran a 5k through the streets of Cooperstown.

The race’s 300 participants had to pass through four color stations, where volunteers threw colored pigments as they ran by.

The race benefited the American Heart Association and was sponsored by the school’s Leadership Training for Athletes program.  The winner was Lydia Dillon, Oneonta, and Kristin Ratliff, the CCS track star who suffered a cardiac arrest at a meet in May, also ran part of the course.

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