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Leading Hall Of Fame Is About ‘We,’ Not ‘I’

MEAD TELLS FANS AT Q&A

Leading Hall Of Fame

Is About ‘We,’ Not ‘I’

By JENNIFER HILL • Special to AllOTSEGO.com

Tim Mead, the Hall of Fame’s new president, answers fans questions during a Q&A in the Grandstand Theater this morning during Community Day. (Jennifer Hill/AllOTSEGO.com)

COOPERSTOWN  – In a Q&A this morning, Community Day at the Baseball Hall of Fame and Cooperstown’s two other museums, the Hall’s new president Tim Mead told of his humble beginnings.

He was born in Greece, and adopted, along with his sister, when he was 6 months old.

He joined the Los Angeles (then Anaheim) Angels as an intern in 1980 after writing three letters.

Hall Of Fame President Mead Plans Q&A With Community

SATURDAY, HALL ADMISSION FREE

Hall Of Fame President Mead

Plans Q&A With Community

Tim Mead, in his first year as Baseball Hall of Fame president, will participate in a Q&A with the public during tomorrow’s Community Day at 25 Main. (AllOTSEGO photo)

COOPERSTOWN – The Baseball Hall of Fame’s new president, Tim Mead, plans a Q&A with visitors at 10 a.m. tomorrow (Saturday) during Community Day, where local fans will be admitted for free, (a $23 value for adults with drivers’ license or other ID).

Mead , who succeeded Jeff Idelson at the end of the 2019 Induction, spent a career at the Los Angeles Angels, the last decade at vice president/communications.  Following the Q&A in the Grandstand Theater, a film, “Generations of the Game,” will be screened.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11

Celebrate Our Veterans

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PARADE – 10:30 a.m. Celebrate Veterans Day. Start at Cooper Park, Cooperstown. Visit www.cooperstowncs.org

VETERANS CONCERT – 3 p.m. Oneonta Community Concert band honors our Veterans with performance of Star Spangled Banner, Overture Courageous; March in Uniform, The Blue and the Gray (Civil War Suite), General Willie March; The Honored Dead ,more. Parish Hall, St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 39 Walnut St., Oneonta. 607-437-0152.

Community Enjoys Free Admission To Area Museums

Fiber Fest & Free Admission

At Cooperstown Museums

At the Fiber Arts Festival, Garry Aney, master interpreter of textiles at the Farmer’s Museum in Cooperstown, removes a batch of Wool from a copper cauldron in preparation for dying. Black eyed susans and gloriosa daisies are then added to the water for half an hour, then the wool is added back into the bath to be dyed yellow. Today is also Community Day and the general public can enjoy free admission to the Farmer’s Museum, the Fenimore Art Museum and the Baseball Hall Of Fame. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29

Explore World Of Fiber

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FIBER ARTS FEST – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Explore world of natural fibers through demonstrations, exhibits, hands-on-activities showing how they’re harvested, processed, transformed to wearable, utilitarian, and decorative items. Included with admission, $12/adult. The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1450 or visit www.farmersmuseum.org/fiber-weekend

GARLIC FEST – 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Features locally grown garlic for planting or cooking. Sample products like cheese, honey, garlic recipes, more from local vendors. Free parking, admission. Sunnycrest Orchards, 7869 St. Rt. 10, Sharon Springs. 518-284-2256 or visit www.facebook.com/Sunnycrest-Orchards-Farm-Market-and-Greenhouses-174470682568232/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JULY 28
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JULY 28

Parade of Legends

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PARADE – 6 p.m. Following awards presentation, Hall of Famers ride trucks down Main Street to special reception at Baseball Hall of Fame. Staging on Doubleday Field, Cooperstown. 607-547-7200 or visit baseballhall.org

ZUMBATHON – 1 – 4 p.m. Zumbathon, vendor fair to benefit Days For Girls, helping girls stay in school. Cost, $10/adult. Greater Plains Elementary School, 60 West End Ave., Oneonta. 607-643-8209 or visit www.facebook.com/Days-for-Girls-Unadilla-NY-Team-136991406948185/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, JULY 8
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, JULY 8

Kick Off Junior Livestock Show

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LIVESTOCK SHOW – 5 p.m. Open the 4-H Junior Livestock show with a chicken BBQ for public & exhibitors followed by an ice cream social at 7:30 p.m. Cost, $10 for the BBQ. Iroquois Farm Showgrounds, 1659 Co. Hwy. 33, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-1452 or visit www.farmersmuseum.org/Junior-Livestock-Show

PADDLE & PULL – 1 – 4 p.m. Bring your canoe/kayak, or reserve one of OCCA’s, and help pull invasive water chestnuts from the stump portion of Goodyear Lake. Bring water, sunscreen, & a hat. Registration requested. Meet at Portlandville Fishing Access, St. Hwy. 28, Portlandville. Call 607-547-4488 or visit occainfo.org/calendar/paddle-and-pull-goodyear-lake/

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