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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Celebrate Independence Day! 07-04-21
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, JULY 4

Celebrate Independence Day!

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CELEBRATION – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Celebrate the nations independence with sights and souds of the 18th century. The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1450 or visit www.farmersmuseum.org/event/independence-day-celebration/

INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE – 1 p.m. The parade will line up at Noon at Foothills and proceed down Main Street to Neahwa Park for remarks and festivities. All essential workers are invited to participate and will have a chance to win door prizes from local businesses when they register. Bassett CEO Tommy Ibrahim will be serving as Grand Marshall. Main Street, Oneonta. Visit www.facebook.com/FNOneonta/

INDEPENDENCE DAY FESTIVAL – 2 – 11 p.m. After the Parade enjoy food, entertainment on the main stage, support local artisans, and much more at the festival. Mayor Gary Herzig and mayoral candidates will be presenting remarks to honor our essential workers. Neahwa Park, Oneonta. Visit www.facebook.com/FNOneonta/

INDEPENDENCE DAY FIREWORKS – 9:30 p.m. Five Star Subaru will be presenting the fireworks display, dedicated to Essential Workers, which will be ‘twice as intense’ as years past. Neahwa Park, Oneonta. Visit www.facebook.com/FNOneonta/

Cooperstown & Around: May 6, 2021

Cooperstown & Around

Closed for abatement

An asbestos abatement project will be taking place in The Cooperstown Art Association’s Gallery A and as a result the Village Hall, including all CAA galleries and their gallery shop and The Village Library of Cooperstown, will be closed Saturday, May 8.

CAA and the library are normally closed Sundays and Mondays. Both institutions will reopen and resume normal activities Tuesday, May, 11.


Mental health month helpers

May is National Mental Health Awareness Month. User-friendly accurate information on mental illness and helpful resources can be found at www.naminys.org.

People with ongoing mental health challenges can find support by calling upon peers at The Warm Line at 607-433-0661. Information about regular support meetings for families and friends can be obtained by emailing namidelawareco@gmail.com. Crisis?: MCAT 844-732-6228 (24 hr) or the National Suicide Prevention Helpline: 800 273-8255/ text TALK to 741741.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Hanzolo Virtual Concert  02-20-21
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20

Hanzolo Virtual Concert 

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VIRTUAL CONCERT – 7 p.m. Dance to local alt rock band Hanzolo in the safety of your home this Cooperstown Winter Carnival. Visit www.cooperstownwintercarnival.com for info.

COVID-19 TESTING – 8 a.m. Free rapid testing for people with no symptoms of Covid-19. Appointments required. Oneonta Health Center, 125 Main St., Oneonta. 607-433-6510 or visit www.bassett.org/covid-19

Cooperstown Library Seeks New Director

Cooperstown Library

Seeking New Director 

Veteran David Kent Plans To Retire

David Kent

COOPERSTOWN – The Cooperstown Village Library is seeking a “chief visionary and leader” to succeed David Kent, who is retiring after 22 years as director of the library at 22 Main St.

The library board hopes to have a new director in place by this spring, according to the announcement on the library Facebook page.

Kent originally moved to Cooperstown from Palo Alto, Calif., he told mediashift.com, to be near the National Baseball Hall of Fame library.  Instead of joining the Hall, he got a job in the local library, eventually rising to director on his predecessor’s retirement.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Civil Rights Tour Down South 12-06-20
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, DECEMBER 6

Civil Rights Tour Down South

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SUNDAY SERIES – 3 – 4 p.m. Friends of the Village Library presents ‘From Antebellum to Anti-Racism: Redirecting Your Down South Tourism’ featuring Sydney Waller discussing sites to include on a Civil Rights themed trip through the American South. Cooperstown Village Library. 607-547-8344 or visit www.facebook.com/VillageLibraryOfCooperstown/

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.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Benefit Auction For Oneonta History Center 11-15-20
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 15

Benefit Auction For

Oneonta History Center

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GOHS BENEFIT AUCTION – Noon. The Greater Oneonta 14th annual auction goes online at www.32auctions.com/GOHSBenefitAuctionand continues to 5 p.m. 11/21. Find art, antiques, furniture, gift cards, more available. Many items on view at the Oneonta History Center, 183 Main St., Oneonta. 607-432-0960 for info or visit www.instagram.com/oneontahistoricalsociety/ to view items.

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.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Celebrate Day Of The Dead 11-07-20
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7

Celebrate Day Of The Dead

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CELEBRATION – 1 p.m. Celebrate Dia De Los Muertos on Zoom with Coop Graduate Program. Features storytime & craft activity. Pick up materials at the Library during 11/5 & 11/6 (3-5 p.m.). During the week public is invited to place a copy of a photograph of a deceased loved one on the ofrenda (altar) to celebrate & honor loved ones who are no longer with us. Cooperstown Village Library. Visit diademuertoscgp.wordpress.com

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Cooperstown Reflects Series ‘On Racism In Healthcare’ 10-28-20
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28

Cooperstown Reflects Series

‘On Racism In Healthcare’

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COOPERSTOWN REFLECTS – 7 p.m. Join panel on Zoom to for ‘Cooperstown Reflects on Racism and Healthcare’ discussion with Reggie Knight, Spine Care Institute; Dr. Subashini Daniel, Attending Surgeon, Cardiac Surgery; Dr. Jim Dalton, Director of Medical Education, Bassett Healthcare; Vince Solomon, Psychiatric Social Worker; and Candice Shannon, Social Psychologist/Sociologist. Presented by Cooperstown Village Library. Visit fovl.eventbrite.com to register.

VOTE – 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Early Voting open. Meadows Office Complex, 140 Co. Hwy. 33W, Cooperstown. Visit www.otsegocounty.com/departments/board_of_elections/index.php for info.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Carved Pumpkins On Display 10-25-20
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25

Carved Pumpkins On Display

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PUMPKIN GLOW – 6 – 7 p.m. See artistically carved/decorated pumpkins for this Halloween season. Wear a mask, social distance, be safe. There will be no indoor gathering this year. Cooperstown Village Library. 607-547-9777 or visit www.cooperstownart.com

VOTE – 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Early Voting open. Meadows Office Complex, 140 Co. Hwy. 33W, Cooperstown. Visit www.otsegocounty.com/departments/board_of_elections/index.php for info.

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