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Easter

Bookout Breaks Easter Egg Hunt Record

Big Hearts, Big Numbers

At Bookout Easter Egg Hunt

The annual Easter Egg Hunt at Bookout Funeral Home broke it’s previous attendance record this morning as 93 children and their families came to enjoy the festivities. Children could search for candy-filled eggs in four different rooms, enjoy tasty treats and enter for and chance to win prizes. Above, Kayleigh Deloge, left, and Jordan-Lynn Bordieri, right, Oneonta dig for eggs in the balloon room. At right,  Connor Stokes, left, Oneonta, stands with his friend Patrick Grace who he presented with a new bike during the raffle. “His bike was falling apart and I knew he needed a new one. I put my tickets in to win the bike and I said if I won, I would give it to him.” (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, MAR. 31
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, MAR. 31

Easter Fun

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EGG HUNT – 10 a.m. Bring the kids for some Easter fun. Find Easter Eggs and visit with the Easter bunny at this free annual event. Hyde Hall, 267 Glimmerglass St. Prk. Rd., Cooperstown. Call 607-547-5098 or visit hydehall.org/event/leatherstocking-federal-credit-union-2018-easter-egg-hunt/

EASTER – Noon – 1 p.m. Festivities include sack races, Easter basket toss, egg & spoon race, a surprise visit from the Easter bunny, more. Fun for all ages. Pioneer Park, Cooperstown. Call Rich McCaffrey at 607-547-5256 or visit richcooperstown.org/easter-in-cooperstown/

Breakfast With Easter Bunny A Huge Success

Easter Bunny Breakfast

A Hopping Success!

Crowds flooded into the Foothills Atrium this morning to enjoy Breakfast with the Easter Bunny! Children and their families enjoyed pancakes, sausage and fruit, hunted for Easter eggs, decorated cookies, colored Easter pictures and or course, got their photo with the Easter Bunny! Above, Toni Goodrich, Otego and her daughter Page color an Easter themed picture for the coloring contest. At right,  Brenna Byrnes, DuPont, gives the Easter Bunny a big, fluffy hug. The event was sponsored by Destination Oneonta and the Kiwanis Club as a fundraiser for their future family events. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

 

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, APRIL 15
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, APRIL 15

Annual Hunt For Easter Eggs

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EASTER EGG HUNT – 10 a.m. Lots of eggs, prizes, raffles, and a visit from the Easter Bunny. Great fun for the kids at Hyde Hall, 267 Glimmerglass State Park Rd, Cooperstown. Info, hydehall.org or call (607) 547-5098

EASTER BUNNY EXPRESS – 1 p.m. Hop aboard the train with the Easter Bunny and friends. Cost, $20 adults, $19 seniors, $17 children, children 3 and under ride free. Free snacks and refreshments for all. Milford Depot, 136 E. Main St., Milford. Info, call (607)432-2429 or visit www.lrhs.com

BAKE SALE – 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Support the ABC Dream team, members of the Interscholastic Equestrian Association, in their trip to the National Finals to represent the NE in reigning and horsemanship competition in Oklahoma. Outside TJMaxx, Southside Mall, Oneonta. Info, www.gofundme.com/abc-trip-to-national-finals

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, APRIL 10
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, APRIL 10

Fishing In Reservoirs?

What You Need To Know

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TROUT UNLIMITED MEETING – Features presentation “The NYS Water Releases Legislation and the NYC Reservoir System,” by retired, region 3, fisheries biologist Tony Bonavist. The Plains, 163 Heritage Dr., Oneonta. Info, Dave Plummer 563-1978 or email dplummer@stny.rr.com

OPEN PLAY – 3:30-7:30 p.m. Work on your 3-D Print designs. NY Room, Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Info, hmloneonta.org/calendar/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, APRIL 9
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, APRIL 9

Bowl-A-Thon For Arc Otsego

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PALM SUNDAY

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BOWL-A-THON – 1-4 p.m. Includes 3 games, shoes, 50/50 raffle, door prizes, and more. Individuals and teams of 4 welcome. Come support the developmentally disabled of Otsego County. Holiday Lanes Recreation Center, 5198 NY-23 #1, Oneonta. Info, arcotsego.org

EASTER BUNNY EXPRESS – 1 p.m. Hop aboard the train with the Easter Bunny and friends. Cost, $20 adults, $19 seniors, $17 children, children 3 and under ride free. Free snacks and refreshments for all. Milford Depot, 136 E. Main St., Milford. Info, call (607)432-2429 or visit www.lrhs.com

Easter Bunny Arrives At Southside Mall

Easter Bunny At Mall

Arriving to have her photo taken, Kaolynn McGrew, Oneonta, gets acquainted the Easter Bunny this afternoon at the Southside Mall. Children, and even pets, may also get their photo with the bunny from noon to 4 p.m. tomorrow, and next weekend, April 14-15. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5

Poetry Reading

With Ishion Hutchinson

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POETRY READING – 7 p.m. Reading by Jamaican poet Ishion Hutchinson. Author of 2 collections, “Far District” and “House of Lords and Commons.” Martha Daniel will open the event by reading her poem “On the Table.” Celebration room, Shineman Chapel Hall, Hartwick College, Oneonta. Info, email David Lubell at lubelld@hartwick.edu

EGG DECORATING – 6:30 p.m. Pysanky, Ukranian egg decorating workshop using traditional materials and designs to create a folk patterned easter egg. Material fee, $5. Registration required. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Info, hmloneonta.org/adult-programs/#crafts

ART DISCUSSION – 12:30-2:30 p.m. Join director of exhibitions Chris Rossi for this weeks Food for Thought discussion “50 Years, 50 Works, 50 Reasons. Maurice Sendak: The Memorial Exhibition.” Registration required. Cost, $25 members, $30 non-members. The Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. Info, www.fenimoreartmuseum.org/lectures or call (607) 547-1461

Golden Egg Still Out There At The Farmers Museum

Golden Egg Still At Large 

At The Farmers’ Museum

On your mark....get set...GO! Amelia Walker, Cooperstown, and scores of other children race onto common lawn of The Farmers' Museum in search of the golden egg containing a season pass for the Empire State Carousel. However, once all the eggs had been collected, the pass remained at large! Will the ticket surface? Only time will tell! (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
On your mark….get set…GO!  Eleanor Walker, Cooperstown, and scores of other children race across the common lawn of The Farmers’ Museum Sunday in search of the golden egg containing a season pass for the Empire State Carousel. However, once all the eggs had been collected, the pass remained at large! Will the ticket surface? Only time will tell! (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Hyde Hall Egg Hunt

Flurries Fail to Hinder Hyde Hall Easter Egg Hunt

Flurries and chilly winds didn't stop the annual Hyde Hall Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday morning. Here, Parker Sitterly, Middlefield, in orange, dashes into the field of Easter eggs to find one of three chicks, which earned him a special Easter basket from John Manney. (Ian Austin/allotsego.com)
Flurries and cold winds blowing in from Otsego Lake  didn’t stop the ever popular annual Hyde Hall Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday morning. Here, Parker Sitterly, Middlefield, in orange, dashes into the field of Easter eggs to find one of three chicks, which earned him a special Easter basket from Jon Maney. (Ian Austin/allotsego.com)
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