HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20
ART IN THE DARK – 6:30 & 7:30 p.m. Tour museums galleries of folk & fine art by Lantern Light with guides. Learn some of the mysterious, melancholy, untold stories behind the pieces & discover secrets with ultra-violet light. Limited to 10/tour. Cost, $15/non-member. Masks, pre-registration required. Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, OCTOBER 4
PHOTOGRAPHY EXCURSION – 7 – 8 a.m. Enjoy early morning walk and photo lesson all about how to photograph Otsego lake at sunrise. Presented by staff member Kevin Gray providing tips on composition, light & shadow, techniques and more. Cost, $17/non-member. Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2
ART BY THE LAKE – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Join artists of upstate New York to celebrate the beauty of nature and Otsego Lake. On show will be pastels, watercolor, oil, acrylics, photography, and many more mediums with demonstrations throughout the day. On the lawn of the Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 4
HEROES RUN – 9 a.m. Come Commemorate 20 years since 9/11 with local firefighters, Assemblymen Salka and Oberacker, and others. An a capella group will be singing ‘God Bess America’ and there will be a flag raising ceremony ahead of the run. Will feature a 5K and 10K run starting at 10 a.m. Cost, $20 for the 10K. Proceeds will go to the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation. Begins and Ends at the Fly Creek Fire Station, 607-547-5469 or visit www.facebook.com/Fly-Creek-Volunteer-Fire-Company-409995299193467/
RECOVERY RUN – 9 a.m. Join the Rothenberger Road to Recovery Run in the 10K, 5K, or 1K run or walk. This run is in memory of Lucas Rothenberger and for those who have lost a loved one to addiction and to provide knowledge and education on the reality of recovery. The whole family is invited. Cost, $30 for the 10K. Neahwa Park, Oneonta. 607-267-4435 or visit rothenbergerrun.itsyourrace.com/event.aspx?id=11053
200 YEARS AGO
Taken Up – By the subscriber, on the 26th, near Lippitt’s Mills in Hartwick, a chestnut-colored horse, about ten or 11 years old, with white hind feet and a few white hairs in his forehead, and a white spot on the left side of his lower jaw — shod all round. The owner is requested to prove property, pay charges and take him away. Seth Hacket, Hartwick, August 28.
August 31, 1811
Staff Report • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com
The Keith Haring Radiant Vision exhibition has been extended to Monday, Oct. 11, in order to allow additional visitors to see the exhibit.
Staff Report • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com
The Fenimore Art Museum is hosting a spooky way to have fun with art at their Art in the Dark tours.
The tours will be Wednesdays and Thursdays Oct. 21, Oct. 22, Oct. 27 and Oct. 28.
They will involve visiting folk and fine art paintings with a tour guide by candlelight, who will explain some of the history behind them. Tours are 45 minutes long and can be done at either 6:30 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. each evening.
Tours are limited to 10 guests each.
Prices are $12.50 for members and $15 for non-members.
Go to fenimoreartmuseum.org for more details.
Compiled by Tom Heitz/SHARON STUART with resources courtesy of The Fenimore Art Museum Research Library
210 YEARS AGO
The Great Western Canal – To save expense in the execution of this great national work, Mr. Fulton has invented a machine for digging or removing earth by means of horses, or a steam engine. A steam engine of eight horses’ power, and rendered portable, will do the work of 150 men. The wages of 150 men may be estimated at 120 dollars a day – four men can attend the steam engine 12 hours whose wages will be $6. Two cords of wood at a cost of $2 bring the total to $8. This gives an economy of $112 a day, or for 300 days which the machine would work in a year, the saving in expense would be $32,000 – and five of these machines which would cost about $30,000, would economize about $168,000 a year.
August 24, 1811
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, AUGUST 21
OUTDOOR GAMES – 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Find more Lumberjack competitions (including a strongman competition), Archery, Tractor show, Tough Cookie 5k benefit walk, and much more. The Field, 2 Genesee St., Cherry Valley. email@example.com or visit cherryvalleyoutdoorgames.com.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, AUGUST 20
OPENING RECEPTION – 5 – 7 p.m. Celebrate opening of ‘Made in New York: The Art of Wood’ a fine craft invitational exhibit. Also opening is the ‘Daily Draw: Revisited.’ On show 8/20 thru 9/24. Cooperstown Art Association. 607-547-9777 or visit www.cooperstownart.com
210 YEARS AGO
Regarding the affair with the British Ship Little Belt – We are sorry to hear, upon authority which we cannot doubt, that the article purporting to be Captain Bingham’s official letter to Admiral Sawyer, giving an account of the affair between the President frigate and the Little Belt, is a shameful forgery, fabricated by some young men at New York, in a fit of wantonness. It would be difficult to speak in terms of appropriate reprobation of a transaction so unwarrantable. It has already been productive of no little mischief by irritating the feelings of the public, and may yet be followed by consequences still more serious.
August 17, 1811
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, AUGUST 16
PHOTOGRAPHY EXCURSION – 6 – 7 a.m. Enjoy early morning walk and photo lesson all about how to photograph Otsego lake at sunrise. Presented by staff member Kevin Gray providing tips on composition, light & shadow, techniques and more. Cost, $17/non-member. Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org
By PATRICK DEWEY• Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com
Television shows, books and the artwork in them have the power to teach life lessons and transport viewers back in time. This is the case with the children’s TV show and book series “Arthur,” about a talking aardvark, his sister, D.W., and his classmates.
The Fenimore Art Museum is marking the 25th anniversary of “Arthur,” a cartoon TV show, with the exhibit “Believe in Yourself: What We Learned from Arthur,”
The exhibit opened Saturday, Aug. 7, and is on display through Dec. 31.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 11
BEACH CONCERT – 7 p.m. Bring out your lawnchair to enjoy a concert by the Cooperstown Community Band. Also on hand will be the Cherry Valley-Springfield class of 2023 hosting a bake sale. Glimmerglass State Park, 1527 Co. Rd. 31, Cooperstown. 607-547-8662 or visit www.facebook.com/GlimmerglassStatePark/