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General Clinton Canoe Regatta

56th Annual Regatta Brings Out Local Pros

56th Annual Regatta

Brings Out Local Pros

Oneonta residents Trevor LeFever, front, and Benedict Schlimmer, rear, paddle on the Susquehannah through Emmons, near Fortin Park, during today’s 56th annual General Clinton Canoe Regatta. The 70-mile canoe race brings professional paddlers from all over North America to the Susquehanna every year on Memorial Day weekend. LeFever and Schlimmer, racing in the Pro class, came through Oneonta in second place, behind veterans Steve Lajoie and Andy Triebold. Pictured at right,  Congressional candidate Erin Collier, Cooperstown, cheers on her brother Todd Collier and his partner Luke Banner. Collier, who is running against six other Democrats in the June 26 primary for the chance to challenge U.S. Rep. John Faso, R-Kinderhook, was part of her brother’s pit crew, and waded into the river to give him a fresh water bottle and a quick snack. (Parker Fish/AllOTSEGO.com)

 

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, MAY 28
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, MAY 28

Memorial Day

Regatta & Parades

14-19eventspageCANOE REGATTA – 6 a.m. Professional, recreational paddlers race 70 miles down the Susquehanna River. Launch at Brookwood Point, 6000 St. Hwy. 80, Cooperstown. Finish at General Clinton Park, 2507 Hinkley Ln., Bainbridge. Call 607-386-1351 or visit www.canoeregatta.org/6_00am_C4.html

PARADE – 11 a.m. Cooperstown Vets Club remembers the fallen soldiers. Main St., Cooperstown. Call 607-547-8282.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, MAY 27
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, MAY 27

Paddle Board Race

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SUP RACE – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. All skill levels welcome to the 2 mile Stand Up Paddle board race. Demonstration available to 3 p.m. Brookwood Point, 6000 St. Hwy. 80, Cooperstown. Call 607-286-7349 or visit www.canoeandkayakrentals.com/brookwood-opening/2018/5/27/3rd-annual-sup-race

MUSICAL PERFORMANCE – 8 p.m. Presenting LADAMA, a band of 4 women performing a blend of Pan-American Traditional music mixed with soul, R&B, & pop. Cost, $28 at-the-door. West Kortright Center, 49 West Kortright Church Rd., East Meredith. Call 607-278-5454 or visit westkc.org/event/ladama/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, MAY 26
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, MAY 26

9th Annual Hall Of Fame Classic

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HOF CLASSIC – Noon. Get hyped for the game with the Home Run Contest then enjoy the 9th Hall of Fame Classic Game. First pitch scheduled for 1:05 p.m. Doubleday Field, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-7200 or visit baseballhall.org/events/classic-18?date=0

LIVE AUCTION – 3 p.m. Find beautifully painted tables, chairs, and paddles for auction. General Clinton Park, 2507 Hinkley Ln., Bainbridge. Call 914-262-3216 or visit www.jerichoarts.com

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, MAY 25
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, MAY 25

History Exhibit: State Militia

& National Guard in Oneonta

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EXHIBIT RECEPTION – 2 p.m. “Oneonta’s Own: The State Militia & the National Guard in Oneonta, 1812 – 2003” features Oneonta-related items on loan from NYS Military Museum, & from the collections of GOHS, Hartwick College. Oneonta History Center, 183 Main St., Oneonta. Call 607-432-0960 or visit www.oneontahistory.org

JURIED ART SHOW – 5 – 7 p.m. Opening reception of the 27th annual regional show, the exhibit “A Singularity of Vision,” by E.A. Pilbeam, and The Leatherstocking Brush & Pallette Club Fine Arts Exhibit. Awards at 6 p.m. Cooperstown Art Association. Call 607-547-9777 or visit www.cooperstownart.com

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, MAY 29
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, MAY 29

Memorial Day Parades,

Plus Clinton Canoe Regatta

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ONEONTA MEMORIAL DAY PARADE – 10 a.m. Line up on Market St., members of the armed services, and many more organizations will proceed down Main St. to Neahwa Park for memorial services by the American Legion. Info, Vic Bronner, (607) 263-5349, vicjbronner@frontiernet.net

COOPERSTOWN MEMORIAL DAY PARADE – 11 a.m., from the Cooperstown Vets Club up Main Street to the Soldiers & Sailor Monument in front of the county office building, where commemorations are planned.

GENERAL CLINTON CANOE REGATTA – 7 a.m. Entrants in the 55th annual, 70 mile canoe regatta, enter the river for this test of endurance. Brookwood Point, 6000 St. Rt. 80, West Lake Rd., Cooperstown. The finish line is in the General Clinton Park, Bainbridge. Info, otsegolandtrust.org/places-to-explore-103/brookwood-point

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, MAY 28
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, MAY 28

Wounded Warrior

Softball Double Header

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DOUBLE HEADER – 12:30 p.m. The Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team face off against 1st the Cooperstown Fire Dept. and then a team of representatives from the sponsors of the game. Doubleday Field, Cooperstown. Info, woundedwarrioramputeesoftballteam.org/event/cooperstown-ny/

PADDLE BOARD DEMOS – 10 a.m.-3 p.m. If you’ve ever wanted to try stand-up paddling, here’s your chance. Free. General Clinton Park, 2507 Hinkley Ln., Bainbridge. Info, www.canoeregatta.org/SUP.html

Yes, Summer Season Here!

With Memorial Day Weekend,

Chamber Opens Tourist Kiosk

With the Memorial Day Weekend marking the start of the summer season, the Cooperstown Chamber of Commerce’s tourist information kiosk opened today in Pioneer Park. Here, the chamber’s Debbie Dow receives information to distribute from Ronnie Stalzer, new owner of the Brain Freeze ice cream parlor. Debbie said the kiosk will be open weekends until Father’s Day Weekend, June 16-18. Forecasters are predicting sunny weather Saturday and Sunday, with more iffy weather on Memorial Day itself. Check our Happenin’ Otsego Calendar for many weekend events. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
54th Annual General Clinton Regatta Underway

54th Annual Clinton Regatta

Underway On Susquehanna

Cindy MiHeager, Cooperstown, hands bags of snacks and fresh bottles of water to John Bugyi and Mike Silicato, Morris, as they paddle down the Susquehanna Rvier as part of the annual General Clinton Canoe Regatta. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Cindy Heager, Cooperstown, hands bags of snacks and fresh bottles of water to John Bugyi and Mike Silicato, Morris, as they paddle down the Susquehanna River en route to Bainbridge in of the 54th annual General Clinton Canoe Regatta. Today’s started at 6 a.m. – the Pro Class at 8 – off Cooperstown’s Lakefront Park.  The trophy presentations are at 5 p.m. in Bainbridge.  (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
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