It’s hard to believe but Oct. 16, is right around the corner. It’s a day I like to call “Soccer Saturday” as the Tri-Valley, Delaware and MAC leagues all hold their conference championship games at the Wright National Soccer Campus fields in Oneonta.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, AUGUST 16
BIRD WATCHING – 7 – 8 p.m. Learn the basics of birding as a hobby with Delaware-Otsego Audubon. Free, open to public. Visit doas.us/event/beginning-bird-photography-chat-part-1-your-camera-and-accessories/ for info.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, AUGUST 2
SUNDAY SERIES – 1 – 3 p.m. ‘Swart Dye Pot – Textiles’ presented by Jeanne Westcott. Learn how the Swarts, other Colonial Americans would have used the plants and resources at hand to color their fabrics, and textiles at The Swart-Wilcox House Musuem, Wilcox Ave., Oneonta. Visit www.facebook.com/SwartWilcoxHouseMuseum/ for schedule updates.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, JULY 19
SUNDAY SERIES – 1 – 3 p.m. Learn about Ned Buntline with Karen Cuccinello. Hailing from Stamford, Ned Buntline was a fascinating figure whose many occupations inculded author, soldier, patriot, temperance lecturer, tavern customer, and was also husband to many. Learn the history at The Swart-Wilcox House Musuem, Wilcox Ave., Oneonta. Visit www.facebook.com/SwartWilcoxHouseMuseum/ for schedule updates.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, JULY 12
LANDSCAPE & GARDENS – 1 – 4 p.m. Fun self-guided tour around scenic Bovina-Andes-Roscoe area to view how others have beautified the landscape through their gardens. Cost, $23 day-of to support West Kortright Center. Visit westkc.org/eventbrite-event/2020-landscape-garden-tour/
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21
HOLIDAY CONCERT – 4 p.m. Wonderful works by Mozart including Missa brevis, more with The Voices of Cooperstown. Christ Episcopal Church, 46 River St., Cooperstown. 607-547-9555 or visit www.wearecooperstown.com/events/voices-of-cooperstown-concert/
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, DECEMBER 22
TREE LIGHTING – 4:30 – 6 p.m. Inaugural ceremony with Otego Mayor Ernie Kroll followed by Christmas tree lighting at the library, then caroling. Bring non-perishable food for Otego Food Bank. Begins at Otego Firehouse, 5 River St., Otego. 607-988-6661 or visit www.facebook.com/harrislibrary/
ONEONTA – David F. Mattice, 89, of Oneonta, passed away Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, at home surrounded by his loving family.
He was born Jan. 8, 1929, in North Franklin, the son of the late Kenneth W. and Violet (Loreman) Mattice Sr.
Dave was the owner/operator of Tiny’s Inn from 1978 to 1989, where he loved to spend time on the dance floor.
In his younger years he was a dairy farmer, but left the farm to go to work as a tool man at Bendix/Scintilla for 34 years. His heart was always in farming, and following his retirement Dave helped his son Ron out with his farm.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, AUGUST 17
FUNDRAISER – 5:30 – 10 p.m. Enjoy a train ride, live music to support The Susquehanna Animal Shelter. Meet the dogs. Cost, $40/person. Cooperstown Charlotte Valley Railroad, 136 Main St., Milford. 607-547-8111 or visit susquehannaanimalshelter.org/on-the-rails-for-tails/
ANNIVERSARY – 7 – 8:30 p.m. Celebrate 80th anniversary of Fairy Spring Park. Features local funk band Hanzolo, Stewarts’ ice cream floats, silent auction of painting of the park by local painter, May-Britt Joyce. Free admission, donations welcome. Fairy Springs Park, 136 Co. Rd. 31, Cooperstown.
FRANKLIN – Lois J. Clark Stalter, 85, a lifelong farmer and mother of the late Dr. Kenneth D. Stalter, passed away on Wednesday, April 4, 2018.
Lois was born on Feb. 28, 1933, in Delhi, to Lynn S. and Mildred (Truscott) Clark. She grew up on the family farm on Elk Creek Road with her brothers, David and Peter, and sister, Celia.
Lois was a farm girl and proud to drive the team of horses in the fields for her father.
She graduated from Delaware Academy, Class of 1951. She was the drum majorette in the band and played basketball and field hockey.