Helios Care Receives $1,200 Donation

Helios Care Receives $1,200 Donation On Friday, August 19, Helios Care, the hospice and palliative care organization for Schoharie, Otsego, and Delaware Counties was pleased to accept a check for $1,200 from the Hudson Highlands Retread Motorcycle group. This very generous donation represented a year’s worth of fundraising efforts on Helios Care’s behalf. Helios Care will use the money to continue providing bereavement services free to all residents throughout the 3 counties served. Call Helios Care for more information at…


HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Donate Your Gently Used Art 03-01-21

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, MARCH 1 Donate Your Gently Used Art DONATIONS – 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Weekdays. Check your closets for gently used artworks to donate to the CAA Spring Cleaning Bazaar. Support the local art association, clear some space at home. Drop off weekdays through March 5. Cooperstown Art Association, 22 Main St., Cooperstown. 607-547-9777 or visit…


HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Otsego Winter Hikes 02-22-21

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22 Try 8 Winter Hikes OTSEGO OCTET – Feb.1 – Apr. 30. Explore local trails at the state parks, forests, and land trust sites. Once you’ve completed eight of the 12 trails send in a form & $5 to receive the Otsego Octet Patch. Participants are encouraged to post pictures. Visit for info.…


TALLMAN: CFD Foregoes Donations In Pandemic

LETTER from JIM TALLMAN CFD Foregoes Donations In Pandemic To the Editor: On behalf of the Cooperstown Fire Department, I would like to let you know we will not be doing our annual Equipment Fund Drive this year. Due to COVID-19 and the economic impact it has had on us all we feel that we should forgo asking for donations. Through your generous past donations we have been able to purchase the most necessary equipment we needed to replace. Although…


Farewell, Mrs. Claus!

Farewell, Mrs. Claus! By IAN AUSTIN • Special to ONEONTA – The end of the Christmas season will mark the end of an era for a Southside Mall mainstay. For over two decades, Vera Stewart, aka Mrs. Claus, has been volunteering for the Salvation Army by ringing bells and holding doors at her station outside of JCPenney, spreading cheer to holiday shoppers. Dressed in red velvet with white trim, the Southside Mrs. Claus has become a mainstay of the Christmas…



HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JUNE 30 Independence Day Fireworks FIREWORKS – Dusk. Celebrate the declaration of Independence. Lake Front Park, Cooperstown. Visit!event/2018/6/30/fireworks-in-cooperstown BOOK FAIR – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Find rare, interesting books and ephemera the Cooperstown Antiquarian Book Fair. Clark Sports Center, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-2800 or visit…



HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, MAY 15 Benefit Spaghetti Dinner SPAGHETTI DINNER – 4 – 7 p.m. Donation dinner to benefit the Milford Class of 2019. Milford Central School Cafeteria, 42 W. Main St., Milford. Call 607-286-3349 or visit TINKERING TUESDAY – 10:30-11:30 a.m. Design and Print a custom fidget spinner. Material fee applies. Registration required. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Call 607-432-1980 or visit…

Putting the Community Back Into the Newspaper

Special Subscription Offer

Now through September 30, new annual subscribers to “The Freeman’s Journal” and have an opportunity to help their choice of one of four Otsego County Charitable organizations.

$5.00 of your subscription will be donated to the nonprofit of your choice:

Community Arts Network of Oneonta, Cooperstown Art Association, Helios Care or Susquehanna Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.