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Council Rock Park

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, MAY 20
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, MAY 20

Council Rock To Council Rock

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COUNCIL ROCK RACE – 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Annual race from Council Rock park to Council Rock Brewery 4.4 mile race. Enjoy spring in Otsego County. Cost $25/individual. Council Rock Park, 11 River St., Cooperstown. Call 607-547-2800 or visit www.facebook.com/clarksportscenter

FUNDRAISER – 3 – 6 p.m. Get into the spirit of the holiday, paint something patriotic on a large 16”x20” canvas while enjoy a glass of wine or beer. Includes professional instruction by Linda of The Artful Spirits. Cost, $35. Support the Oneonta Vets Club, 279 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Call 607-432-0494 or visit www.facebook.com/OneontaVetsClub/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JULY 1
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JULY 1

Sounds Of Independence

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CELEBRATION – 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mark Independence Day weekend with a muster of the militia and a reading of the Declaration of Independence on the village green at 1 p.m. The Farmers Museum, Cooperstown. www.farmersmuseum.org/Independence-Day-July-4th-Celebration

WRITERS CAMP – 1:30-3:30 p.m. Join Jen and the HML Writers Group for a NaNoWriMo style weekly workshop. Jen will present prompts and other activities to get you writing. Registration required. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. hmloneonta.org/calendar/

Bassett Descendant Departs On Trip To Chesapeake Bay

Bassett Descendant Departs

On Trip To Chesapeake Bay

Bob Bassett, a descendant of Cooperstown's Bassett family and president of the Charles H. Bassett Youth Foundation in Owego, departed at 10 a.m. today on what he estimates will be a 16-day trip from the source of the Susquehanna at Cooperstown to Chesapeake Bay. He is commemorating a 1992 trip by his cousin Armond Bassett, who was state Canoeist of the Year that year, and a classmate's wife, Marilyn Beidleman, who succumbed to early onset Ahlzeimer's. Bob Bassett is the great, great grandson of William Bassett, the brother of Mary Imogene Bassett's father Wilson, Cheering him on his way at Council Rock Park this morning are, from left, Friends of Bassett Executive Director Josh Truman, Ann Thayer, executive director of the Otsego-Delaware chapter of the Ahlzeimer Foundation, and Carolyn Lewis, also at the Friends of Bassett. Also on scene was attorney Martin Tillapaugh, who knew Bob Bassett when Owego village attorney. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Bob Bassett, a descendant of Cooperstown’s Bassett family and president of the Charles H. Bassett Youth Foundation in Owego, departs at 10 a.m. today on what he estimates will be a 16-day trip from the source of the Susquehanna at Cooperstown to Chesapeake Bay. He is commemorating a 1992 trip by his cousin Armond Bassett, who was state Canoeist of the Year that year, and a classmate’s wife, Marilyn Beidleman, who succumbed to early onset Ahlzeimer’s. Bob Bassett is the great-, great-grandson of William Bassett, the brother of Mary Imogene Bassett’s father Wilson. Cheering him on his way at Council Rock Park this morning are, from left, Friends of Bassett Executive Director Josh Truman, Ann Thayer, executive director of the Otsego-Delaware chapter of the Ahlzeimer Foundation, and Carolyn Lewis, also with the Friends of Bassett. Also on scene was attorney Martin Tillapaugh, who met Bob Bassett while serving as Owego village attorney. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
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