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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Community Plant Sales 05-29-21

Community Plant Sales


ONEONTA PLANT SALE – 9 a.m. – Noon. Join Oneonta Federated Garden Club for annual plant sale featuring perrenial and house plants from members gardens. Will also include a ‘garden shed’ where gently used garden tools may be purchased. Huntington Park, Oneonta. Visit

COOPERSTOWN PLANT SALE – 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Stop by the Master Gardeners spring 2021 plant sale for perennials, annuals, vegetables, and flowers chosen to do well in Otsego County. Mask/social distancing required. Proceeds support education & outreach conducted by Master Gardener volunteers. Cornell Cooperative Extension, 123 Lake St., Cooperstown. 607-547-2536 ext. 228 or visit

HERITAGE PLANT SALE – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Find organic plants of olden days to get a jump start on your gardening endeavors. Outside the main entrance of The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1450 or visit

Cooperstown & Around: May 27, 2021

Cooperstown & Around

Village to hold Memorial Day parade Monday

The Cooperstown Memorial Day Parade will start at 11 a.m., Monday, May 31.
The parade will begin at the Cooperstown Veterans Club and make its way up Main St. to the Otsego County Courthouse. Masks and social distancing will be required.

VFW dedication at Pierstown Grange

There will be a dedication by the Cooperstown VFW of World War I and World War II memorial plaques at 2 p.m. on Saturday May, 29, outside the Pierstown Grange Hall in the town of Otsego.

Cooperstown & Around: April 29, 2021
Cooperstown & Around

Bobby Atwell

Inspired by the roadside dedication in honor of John Kempe Winslow on state Route 205, the village of Cooperstown will work with the Cooperstown Veterans Club to find an appropriate place to honor Robert “Bobby” W. Atwell, who was killed March 21, 1968, in Vietnam.

A private first class in the Army, Atwell, 20, was the only village resident who died in Vietnam. He was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star Medal, The Purple Heart and the Good Conduct Medal.

In October, the state dedicated a section of 205 in the hamlet of Hartwick in honor of Winslow, a Marine Sgt. who was killed in Vietnam in 1969.

Parade time?

The village of Coopers-town’s Board of Trustees has tentatively approved a permit for the Cooperstown Veterans of Foreign Wars to hold its annual Memorial Day Parade.

The trustees conditionally approved the permit for Monday, May 31, providing state laws regarding the coronavirus pandemic are obeyed.

Doug Lindsey, 92; World War II Vet Helped Found Cooperstown VFW Post On His Return

IN MEMORIAM:  Doug Lindsay, 92; World War II Vet

Helped Found Cooperstown VFW Post On His Return

COOPERSTOWN – Douglas E. Lindsay, 92, a founding member of VFW Post 7128, Cooperstown, passed away Tuesday June 30, 2015, in his sleep.

He was born in Cooperstown on Feb. 25, 1923, the son of Edward D. and Sophia (Creighton) Lindsay.

He served as a Seabee in the Navy during WWII in communications.

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