The Susquehanna SPCA is having a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10:45 a.m. Saturday, July 17, in order to celebrate the completion of its animal shelter and campus.
The ribbon-cutting will be followed by an open house until 4 p.m.
The new shelter is at 5082-5088 State Route 28, just south of Cooperstown.
Cooperstown Center to host circus shows
There will be a free circus on Friday, July 16, at the Cooperstown Center and Centers Home Care on Phoenix Mills Road in the town of Otsego.
There will be two performances, at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. There will be food vendors on site.
Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs. Seating is limited. Call 607-544-2600 for more information.
Cooperstown will host the Lakefront Concert series, which began Tuesday, July 6, and will take place every Tuesday from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Attendees are encouraged to bring chairs, blankets and non-alcoholic beverages. The next concert will be Tuesday, July 13, and will feature the Kennesaw Mountain Boys.
Richfield to host concerts in the park
The Richfield Springs ‘Concert in the Park’ series, a free event, will be held at 7 p.m., Wednesdays on state Route 20, starting Wednesday, July 14.
Attendees should bring a blanket or chair.
The first event will feature classic country from the Nelson Brother’s Band.
The Cooperstown Fire Department announced Tuesday, June 29, that it has received a donation to honor the memory of Fred Kerr.
The donation will go to the purchase of an extractor washer/dryer for cleaning turnout gear and lowering the risk of cancers in volunteers.
Kerr served as fire chief in Bristol, Ohio, in the 1980s. He loved Cooperstown and his family had a cottage on Otsego Lake for more than a century, his widow Carol Kerr said in the media release.
The donation came from the D Squared Fondation.
Village to hold hearing about 20 Glen Avenue
The Cooperstown Board of Trustees will hold a public hearing at 7 p.m., Monday, July 26, at Village Hall, about subdividing and issuing a special-use permit to the owners of 20 Glen Avenue.
Cooperstown’s Friends of the Village Library will hold its annual book sale at 22 Main St. in Cooperstown, beginning Saturday, June 26.
The sale will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., daily, through Sunday, July 4. Saturday, June 3, and Sunday, July 4, all books are $5 per bag for people who bring their own bags.
OLA to hold annual holiday boat parade
The annual holiday boat parade, sponsored by the Otsego Lake Association, will take place at 3 p.m., Saturday, June 3.
This year’s theme is “Here Comes the Sun,” based on a song by The Beatles.
As with the 2020 parade, because of the coronavirus pandemic, there will be no judging or awards.
Contact Wayne Bunn at firstname.lastname@example.org or 518-542-6630 for more information.
Juneteenth, a celebration of the emancipation of African-Americans during the Civil War, will be celebrated at 3 p.m., Saturday, June 19, in Neahwa Park in Oneonta.
There will be music, food and art.
Oneonta Mayor Gary Herzig will speak at 5 p.m., before an introduction to Juneteenth from Jonathan Brown.
School merger passes first hurdle
According to officials at both schools, the Board of Educations at Worcester Central School and Schenevus Central School have both unanimously voted Tuesday, June 15, to approve a potential merger. The plan will now go to a non-binding community straw poll Sept. 22, followed by a binding resolution Dec. 3.
COOPERSTOWN – Otsego County has announced it will reopen its grant program for community events through Friday, May 28.
Sponsors must explain their event and tell the Board of Representative’s Intergovernmental Affairs Committee how the event will draw visitors to the area. If it is a new event, the application must describe the market segment the sponsors are trying to attract.
Go to www.otsegocounty.com and click on Community Events Grants Application 2021 for more information.
COOPERSTOWN – Two incumbents and a newcomer are running unopposed for Village Board Tuesday, March 19.
Incumbents Jeanne Dewey and Richard Sternberg seeking three-year terms; newcomer MacGuire Benton is seeking a one-year term. All are Democrats.
COOPERSTOWN – Baseball star Bryce Harper, now 26, who played at Cooperstown Dreams Park in 2003-05, has just signed a 13-year, $330-million contract with the Philadelphia Phillies. It is the largest contract in MLB and pro-sports history.
WELCOME, DST: The long dark season ends at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 10, when we’re advised to turn our clocks forward one hour: Daylight Savings Time is here!
►OTSEGO COUNTY’S NEW “Energy Task Force” held its first meeting Wednesday, Feb. 28 at the Oneonta Town Hall. Read exclusive report.
►FIVE HOMES were evacuated north of Cobleskill Saturday, March 3, after a rig carrying compressed natural gas flipped off I-88. The truck did not belong to XNG, which had been routing rigs through Otsego County.
COOPERSTOWN – Paula DiPerna, the Cooperstown-based consultant, has been invited back to the Vatican March 7-9 to confer with Pope Francis on U.N. goals for social and economic development, called SDGs.
She first met the Pope last June, while attending special Vatican conference of environmental leaders in Rome.
Six business, including the Baseball Hall of Fame, the Cooperstown Farmers’ Market and Stagecoach Coffee were selected from 25 finalists to be the 2019 inductees into the Cooperstown Chamber of Commerce’s 2019 Chamber Business Hall of Fame.
As much as 20 inches of snow could fall on Otsego County this weekend, according to Accuweather.
The strong snowstorm is predicted to start in the Midwest and sweep up central Pennsylvania and into central New York by Thursday or Friday.
Though snow will start on Friday and continue on Saturday, the majority of the snow will fall on Sunday. Snow is also predicted through the rest of next week.
Follow developments on www.AllOTSEGO.com
►CONGRESSMAN DELGADO introduced his first bill in Congress: to extend veterans’ benefits to their spouses. He also refused a paycheck until the shutdown ends.
►2018 TEMPERATURES hit record highs, but was also 6/10ths of a degree below normal overall, Oneonta weather watch Dave Mattice reports.
►SENATOR SEWARD will also serve on the education, finance, higher education, insurance and rules committees.
►YOUNG REPUBLICAN Bobby Walker of Cooperstown is
COOPERSTOWN – Concerns about cars running the stop sign at Cooperstown Elementary raised by crossing guard Stretch Redding have led to the installation this week of solar-powered flashing lights that will blink, blink 24-7.
Trustee Cindy Falk, Streets Committee chair, said this week she, Redding and Trustee Ellen Tillapaugh had independently observed similar lights at Center and Dietz in Oneonta, and though they might keep drivers alert at the student crosswalk in the village.
EXPERT ARRIVES: Consultant Kennedy Smith, former president of the National Main Street Center, was here Monday, Nov. 9, meeting with the Comprehensive Plan committee on ways to diversity retail in downtown Cooperstown.
AIDING FOOD BANK: The Scriven Foundation has again provided a holiday season grant to match donations to the Cooperstown Food Pantry for up to $5,000 during November and December. Donations may be sent to the food pantry, 25 Church St., Cooperstown NY 13326.