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Cooperstown Fire Department

Santa, Games, Kids Aplenty At Cooperstown Fire’s Hall

 80-YEAR TRADITION STILL STRONG

Santa, Games, Kids Aplenty

At Cooperstown’s Fire Hall

Now you see it, now you don’t!  It’s magic, in evidence this afternoon at the Cooperstown Fire Department’s annual kids’ Christmas Party.  Delighted by the mystery are, from left, Haley Kehoe, 14, and sister Natalie, 8, from Hartwick, Angelo Martinez, 8, Hartwick, and Alex Pernat, 11, Fly Creek.  Inset, Abigail Pierce, 3, is determined to win a contest of skill.   The annual Christmas party has been a Cooperstown FD tradition since 1940, according to Joe Carentz, who joined the department in the 1960s.  He and Bob Satriano said the party used to begin in Smalley’s Theater, a half block away, then end up at the fire hall on Chestnut Street.  (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7

Oneonta Christmas

Parade, Tree Lighting, More

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HOLIDAY PARADE – 3 p.m. Celebrate the holidays on Main St. Line up at 3, parade at 4. Main St., Oneonta. Visit www.foothillspac.org

TREE FESTIVAL – 3 – 7 p.m. View Christmas Trees beautifully decorated by area individuals, businesses. Production Center, Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. 607-431-2080 or visit www.foothillspac.org

TREE LIGHTING – 5:30 – 8 p.m. Celebrate the lighting of the Christmas Tree in Muller Plaza, Oneonta.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2019
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30

Celebrate Thanksgiving On The Farm

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ANGEL TREE PROGRAM – Give the Gift of Christmas this holiday season. Adopt a family in need. Visit www.allotsego.com/angel-tree-program/ to learn how.

THANKSGIVING – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Walk off holiday meal on scenic stroll through historic village with your loved ones. Admission by donation. The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1450 or visit www.farmersmuseum.org

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)

CLICK FOR SLIDE SHOW OF CHAMBER FESTIVITIES

With Temperatures In 60s, Brush Fire Season Begins

With Temperatures In 60s,

Brush Fire Season Begins

It didn’t take long. With temperatures in the 60s today for the first time since last fall, the Cooperstown Volunteer Fire Department was responded to the first brush fire of the season, near the intersection of Route 33 and Kraham Road just north of the Village of Cooperstown. No damage was reported. But be sure, more brush fires are to come. (Bill Waller/AllOTSEGO.com)

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.

Head-On Collision Blocks Rt. 166

Head-On Collision

Blocks Route 166

Both Drivers Transported To Bassett

Cooperstown Fireman Brian Murphy helps to clean up the remnants of one of the totaled cars involved in a crash this morning on rt. 166 in Middlefield. (Parker Fish/AllOTSEGO.com)

By PARKER FISH • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

TOWN OF MIDDLEFIELD – Two vehicles collided head-on this morning on Route 166 and Cornish Hill Road, sending both drivers to Bassett Hospital, according to Sheriff’s Deputy James Mateunas.

When the emergency call was placed at 9:11 a.m., Cooperstown firefighters and sheriff’s deputies responded.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, APRIL 21
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, APRIL 21

Celebrate The Earth

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EARTH DAY FESTIVAL – 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Celebrate Earth Day, have fun, and learn about your environment at fun interactive exhibits, workshop, and more. Milford Central School, 42 Main St., Milford. Call 607-547-2536 Ext 0 or visit occainfo.org/earth-festival/

CIDER RUN – 10 a.m. 5K/10K run open to children and adults to benefit the Susquehanna Animal Shelter. Fly Creek Cider Mill, 288 Goose St., Fly Creek. Call 607-547-9692 or visit www.flycreekcidermill.com

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, MAR. 9
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, MAR. 9

Opening Students Exhibit

‘An Artistic Discovery’

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OPENING RECEPTION – 5 – 7 p.m. Celebrate the opening of “An Artistic Discovery,” featuring works by 100 Otsego County students. Displayed thru 3/31. Cooperstown Art Association. Call 607-547-9777 or visit www.cooperstownart.com

FILM SERIES – 7 – 10 p.m. Race Matters Film Series features a screening of a major motion picture, followed by discussion led by community/religious leaders. This months film is “Get Out” (2017). Rated R. Rescheduled from 3/2. Free. The Community room, near JC Penny, Southside Mall, Oneonta.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, NOV. 24
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, NOV. 24

Thanksgiving On The Farm

14-19eventspage Give the gift of Christmas to children in need. To participate in the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program CLICK HERE!

THANKSGIVING FUN – 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tour the farm, watch interpreters bake treats at the farmhouse, visit the blacksmith, more for this special holiday weekend. Admission by donation. The Farmers Museum, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-1450 or visit www.farmersmuseum.org

VIKING FORGE – 5 p.m. Prepare for battle with BORAN who will teach how to make foam weaponry. Bring 1-3 rolls of duct tape to share. All other materials provided. The Oneonta Teen Center, 4 Academy St., Oneonta. E-mail OurOTC@gmail.com

Accident at Bocca Osteria Closes NY-28

Accident At Restaurant

Closes NY-28 to Traffic

Cooperstown Fire Chief Jim Tallman hurries to the scene of an accident outside of Bocca Osteria on Route 28, just south of Cooperstown, a few minutes ago. The accident happened when a car pulled out of the Bocca parking lot and was struck by a vehicle coming up 28. . There were no injuries, but traffic is being diverted. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, MAY 28
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, MAY 28

Wounded Warrior

Softball Double Header

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DOUBLE HEADER – 12:30 p.m. The Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team face off against 1st the Cooperstown Fire Dept. and then a team of representatives from the sponsors of the game. Doubleday Field, Cooperstown. Info, woundedwarrioramputeesoftballteam.org/event/cooperstown-ny/

PADDLE BOARD DEMOS – 10 a.m.-3 p.m. If you’ve ever wanted to try stand-up paddling, here’s your chance. Free. General Clinton Park, 2507 Hinkley Ln., Bainbridge. Info, www.canoeregatta.org/SUP.html

5 Cooperstown EMTs Honored For Answering Over 1,000 Calls

5 Cooperstown EMTs Honored

For Answering Over 1,000 Calls

The Cooperstown Volunteer Fire Department last evening honored five members who have responded to more than 1,000 calls for the Cooperstown Emergency Squad.  From left are, Kevin “Kap” Preston, Steve Clancy, Vic Carrascoso, Frank Capozza and Eric Pierce.   Steve and Frank also hold the plaques bearing the names of all members who have surpassed the 1,000-call mark.  Preston, Clancy, Capozza and Pierce are also drivers/firefighters.  (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
The Cooperstown Volunteer Fire Department last evening honored five members who have responded to more than 1,000 calls for the Cooperstown Emergency Squad. From left are, Kevin “Kap” Preston, Steve Clancy, Vic Carrascoso, Frank Capozza and Eric Pierce. Steve and Frank hold the plaques bearing the names of all members who have surpassed the 1,000-call mark. Preston, Clancy, Capozza and Pierce are also drivers/firefighters for the fire department. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
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