COOPERSTOWN – For Ellen Pope, Otsego 2000 executive director, The Cooperstown Farmers’ Market isn’t just a place to pick up some fresh produce for dinner. It’s a piece of the community.
“Having it here has added to our quality of life,” she said. “It gives people a reason to come downtown on the weekends.”
The Farmers’ Market is one of six businesses that will be inducted into the 2019 class of the Cooperstown Chamber of Commerce’s Business Hall of Fame at a March 28 ceremony at Brewery Ommegang.
The market was founded in 1991, with a handful of farmers renting stalls. “Farmers were facing a declining landscape, and this was a way of connecting them directly with their customers,”
After serving as mayor for the Village of Milford for 20 years, Sabine Curry now serves as the manager of the Milford Farmers’ Market. Today, the village recognized her service by naming a new Milford Community Park at the village’s north end in her honor. The dedication was a surprise to Curry, who reacted with tears as the sign was unveiled. The newly dedicated Sabine Curry Outdoor Recreational Park is the village’s newest park, and has served as the home for the village farmers’ market which, under Curry’s management, opened this year. At today’s noontime announcement are, from left, Assistant DPW Chief John Muir, Village Clerk Kitty Ruling, Village DPW Chief Paul Francis, Trustee Taylor Brose, Deputy Mayor Dave West, Sabine Curry, Mayor Brian Pokorny and Otsego County Sheriff (and village resident) Richard J. Devlin, Jr. Inset, West hugs Curry after the announcement. (Parker Fish/AllOTSEGO.com)
CONCERT – 6:30 p.m. Tom Golden presents a selection of classics ranging from Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennet, Nat King Cole, and Elvis Presley. The Empire House & Restaurant, 136 Marion Ave., Gilberstville. Call 607-783-2859 or visit www.empirehousefinedining.com/
VIGIL – 5 p.m. The Feast of the Holy Family. Saint Mary’s Catholic Church, 39 Walnut St., Oneonta. Call 607-432-3920 or visit www.stmarysoneonta.org
CHRISTMAS DINNER – 12:30-2:30 p.m. Enjoy a homemade Christmas dinner. Transportation to the meal and home delivery available. The First United Methodist Church, 66 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Call Ann Steen @ 432-1283.
CONCERT – 4:30 p.m. Enjoy the Bach Christmas Oratorio as presented by the Voices of Cooperstown. Concert begins 5 p.m. Cost, $25/adult. Christ Church, Episcopal, 46 River St., Cooperstown. Visit www.facebook.com/events/909332185899869/
DANCE PARTY – 8 p.m.-Midnight. Enjoy a night of Dancing in the 90s. Enjoy the music, & wear a costume. Cost, $3/costume, $5/no costume. The Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. Call 607-431-2080 or visit foothillspac.org
CANDLELIGHT EVENING – 3-7 p.m. Experience the magic of the holidays with tasty holiday treats, performances by the Catskill Chamber Singers, Snowflight, others performing holiday favorites. Tickets, $12/adult, $10.50/senior, $6/junior. The Farmers Museum, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-1450 or visit www.farmersmuseum.org
BEATLES MUSIC – 8 p.m. Enjoy music from the 60’s by the Beatles. Tickets, $15. Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. Call 607-431-2080 or visit foothillspac.org
Give the gift of Christmas to children in need. To participate in the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program CLICK HERE!
WREATH FESTIVAL – 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. See what’s Adorning the Doors this Christmas season. Place bids on your favorites. Enter the raffle for the “Dinner’s On Us,” a weeks worth of gift certificates to local restaurants. Cooperstown Art Association. www.cooperstownart.com
CONCERT – 7:30 p.m. the Catskill Symphony Orchestra presents their Veterans day concert featuring Angelo Xian Yu performing Beethoven, Timothy Perry performing Mozart, Victor Sungarian performing Strauss. Tickets, Free to Veterans, $30 all others. Hunt Union Ballroom, SUNY Oneonta. Call 607-436-2670 or visit catskillsymphony.net
VETERANS & COMMUNITIES – Noon-5 p.m. Enjoy free lunch buffet followed by workshops, readings, & discussion of war, peace, country. Free, open to the public. Bright Hill Press & Literary Center, 94 Church St., Treadwell. Call 607-829-5055 or visit brighthillpress.org
FOOD & FARMING – 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Conference “Careers and New Ventures,” features knowledgeable speakers, vendors, breakout sessions, panel discussion to inform and inspire NYS farmers and the public. Free, open to all. The Farmers Museum, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-1450 or visit www.farmersmuseum.org/food-farm
VETERANS TRIBUTE – 5-9 p.m. Concert in tribute to our Veterans featuring Joe Diffie. Cost, $25/adult, Veterans/active duty enter free. The Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. Call 607-431-2080 or visit foothillspac.org
LATINO HERITAGE – Noon-2 p.m. Celebrate Day of the Dead. Activities include games, sharing of stories and Mexican Cultural Traditions, coloring sugar skulls, building colorful displays to honor important people in your life. Cooperstown Village Library. Call 607-547-8344 or visit www.facebook.com/VillageLibraryOfCooperstown/
SCARE FEST – 2-7 p.m. Bring the kids to a fun fall event featuring potato sack races, wheel barrow races, hayride, pumpkin painting, country music, a costume contest, more. Otsego County Fair Grounds, Mills St., Morris. Call 607-263-5289 or visit www.facebook.com/otsegocountyfair/
WOODSMENS FESTIVAL – 10 a.m.-4 p.m. A showcase of logging, sawing, and woodworking history. Includes lumberjack skill, and woodworking demonstrations, food, and music. Hanford Mills Museum, 51 Co. Hwy. 12, East Meredith. www.hanfordmills.org or call (607)278-5744 or e-mail email@example.com