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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Virtual Splash Path To Support Pathfinder Village 05-30-20
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, MAY 30

Virtual Splash Path To

Support Pathfinder Village

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SPLASH PATH – Run/Walk through your neighborhood to support Pathfinder Village. Then upload a photos sharing run/walk, personal color bursts with confetti, colored water, colorful running costume, more. Unleash your imagination. Visit raceroster.com/events/2020/31323/virtual-splash-path-2020 for info & registration.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, APRIL 11, 2020
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, APRIL 11

Local Farmer’s Markets Open

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ONEONTA FARMERS MARKET – 9 a.m. – Noon Saturdays. For the health of the community, patrons are asked to limit hand-to-hand contact, frequently wash/sanitize hands. Customers can also reach out to vendors for pre-order & market pick-up. Main St, Oneonta. Info, www.oneontafarmersmarket.com

COOPERSTOWN FARMERS MARKET – Saturdays 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.  Tuesday Market (June-September) 3 – 7 p.m. Open, requesting all patrons wash their hands before entering, only one person per household should shop, do not touch produce or goods yourself, allow vendors to bag the items for you, pay by credit card if possible or exact change if not, no seating available. maintain social distance of 6 feet, and if you are sick then stay home. 101 Main St., Pioneer Alley, Cooperstown. Rain or shine. Info, www.facebook.com/CooperstownFarmersMarket/

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Masked Bagging Crew Help Farmers’ Market Adapt

With Masked Baggers,

Farmers’ Market Adapts

At the Cooperstown Farmer’s Market, Sherrie Kingsley, Otsego 2000 Executive Director Ellen Pope and Deb Dalton wear protective masks as they fill 40 orders for curbside pick-ups.  “People order online and we follow the list going from vendor to vendor,” explained board member Robert Nelson, who was at the door making sure customers washed their hands before entering. “The vendors have been really prepared and organized, numbering the bags and making sure everything is organized. With this many orders, we kept this many people out of the market and kept that many safe. We hope this is successful.” Signs ask patrons to adhere to 6-foot social distancing and not to touch any of the produce; the sellers bag it themselves. At right, Seth Friedman, Greentopia Farm, Davenport, was offering some of his own masks (which he uses for harvesting mushrooms) to customers. “When you pick mushrooms you have to wear gloves and masks because you don’t want to be exposed too much to their spores,” he said. “So these safety measures are normal for me.”  The markets, in Pioneer Alley, is open until 2 p.m. today (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

Donations Filling Boot For Injured Firefighters

GIVE AT FARMERS’ MARKET ‘TIL 1 P.M.

Donations Filling Boot

For Injured Firefighters

Ellen Pope, Otsego 2000 executive director, mans the boot at the Cooperstown Farmers Market, which was already near full by 10:30 today with checks and cash donations to benefit the five firefighters injured in Wednesday’s garage-fire explosion in Middlefield hamlet, including Scott Monington and Jon Roach, who are at Upstate Medical Center’s burn unit. Donations will be accepted until 1 p.m. (JIm Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2020
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9

Summertime In Winter Concert

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WINTER CARNIVAL – All Day. Info at www.cooperstownwintercarnival.com

CONCERT – 3 p.m. Enjoy mix of American music for ‘Good Ol’ Summertime in Winter’ concert. Beat the winter blues with pieces like Carousel, America The Beautiful, more performed by Oneonta Community Concert Band. FoxCare Center, 1 FoxCare Dr., Oneonta. 607-432-7085.

Chamber Inducts 6 More Of Its Best Into Hall Of Fame

OMMEGANG’S NEW CAFE HOSTS

Chamber Inducts

6 More Of Its Best

Into Hall Of Fame

Stacey Grady Is Elected President;

New Executive Director Introduced

Pathfinder Village‘s contingent last evening accepts the plaque marking the community’s entry into the Cooperstown Chamber of Commerce Hall of Fame with elation, but also reflection on the accomplishment of its founder, Marian G. Mullet, 91, who passed away on March 17. Pathfinder President/CEO Paul C. Landers holds the plaque, surrounded by his Senior Leadership Team.  From left are William F. Streck, MD, chair of the Pathfinder Village Board of Directors;Kathleen Gozigian, chair of the Pathfinder Village Foundation Board of Trustees; Sally Trosset (behind Gozigian) development  associate & executive assistant;Brittany Goodrich, Adult Day Services & Mobile Market coordinator (behind Landers); Kelly Meyers, senior director of admissions; Maura Iorio, Sr., director of education, and Tina Heyduk, senior director, support services. Pathfinder was one of six honorees at the chamber’s annual meeting at the new Ommegang Cafe, where Stacey Grady, Springbrook director of development, was elected board president.  Also at the meeting, Tara Burke was introduced as the Chamber’s new executive director.  (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)

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Cooperstown Farmers Market Profiled In Country Folks Magazine

Cooperstown Farmers’ Market

Profiled In ‘Country Folks’

COOPERSTOWN – The Cooperstown Farmers’ Market was profiled in the most recent issue of Country Folks Magazine, a weekly regional agricultural industry magazine for the East Coast.

A story by Troy Bishopp highlighted the market’s history, the winter market and profiles market manager Josie Maroney, calling her “a youthful, exuberant, passionate leader.”

Baseball Hall of Fame, Stagecoach, Farmers Market Named to Chamber Hall of Fame

Baseball Hall, Stagecoach,

Farmers’ Market Named

To Chamber Hall of Fame

COOPERSTOWN – In all, 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.

Also named to the Hall of Fame were Pathfinder Village, The Cooperstown Bat Company and the Cooperstown Fire Department.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10

Grilled Cheese For A Cause

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FUNDRAISER – 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Grilled Cheese for a Good Cause features gourmet sandwiches prepared by favorite local chefs with local ingredients, live music. Support Otsego 2000’s historic preservation program in Otsego county. Tickets, $30/adult. Farmers Market, Cooperstown. 607-547-8881 or visit www.otsego2000.org/2019/01/08/grilled-cheese-good-cause-february-11th/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2

Ice Harvest Fest At Mills

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ICE HARVEST – 10 – 3 p.m. Participate in traditional ice harvest. Includes ice carving, ice fishing, horse-drawn sleigh rides, snowman village, hot soup buffet, food truck, blacksmithing, cooking demonstration, exhibits by local businesses, farmers. Cost, $9/adult. Hanford Mills Museum, 51 Co. Hwy. 12, East Meredith. 607-278-5744 or visit www.hanfordmills.org/programs/events/ice-harvest/

Coop Farmers’ Market Makes Parade’s Top 25

CHECK OUT OTHERS ON NATIONAL LIST

Coop Farmers’ Market

Makes Parade’s Top 25

Through August, the Cooperstown Farmers’ Market is open 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, and noon-5 p.m. Tuesdays.  Hours are reduced slightly the rest of the year.

This is the Farmers’ Market’s new logo, introduced in the past year.

COOPERSTOWN – Parade, the national in-newspaper magazine, has named the Cooperstown Farmers’ Market one of the 25 best in the nation.

Sponsored by Otsego 2000, the market “draws 30 growers, producers and artisans from within 50 miles,” Parade reports, “who offer up New York apples and cider, summer corn, maple syrup, pastured meats, poultry and farmstead cheeses – there’s even a local spirit distillery – along with baked goods and crafts.”

Students Gather For Youth Food Movement

Students Gather For

Youth Food Movement

COOPERSTOWN – Cooperstown sisters Kristen and Dana Leonard spoke in front of a large gathering of local high school students this morning during the Otego County Youth Food Movement, an event organized by the sisters to raise awareness for local agriculture and farming. The students listened to multiple presenters speak about locally sourced food. District 19 Congresisonal Candidate Erin Collier, D-Cooperstown, pictured at right, was one of the speakers, who talked about her experience growing up on a farm in Cooperstown, and why local agriculture is important.

Afterwards, the students visited three different stations where they learned hands-on about locally sourced produce. The students also made “disco soup,” which is soup made from produce that was rejected from supermarkets based on appearance. The soup that the students made will be served at tomorrow’s farmer’s market in Cooperstown. (Parker Fish/AllOTSEGO.com)

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, APRIL 27
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, APRIL 27

Art & Poetry Opening Gala

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ART & POETRY – 6 p.m. Contest to explore the beauty of living life free from the negative impacts of addiction. Opening Gala in the CANO Gallery, Wilber Mansion, 11 Ford Ave., Oneonta. Call 607-432-0090 Ext 106 or visit www.facebook.com/LEAFArtContest/

SPRING SUMMIT – 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 a.m. Event for Youth Food Movement featuring film, school garden discussion, Disco soup, live music, seed starting, internship/job info, Community Building. Cooperstown Farmers Market, 101 Main St., Pioneer alley, Cooperstown. Call 607-437-2862 or visit www.celebrateorigins.com/yfm

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