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Glimmerglass State Park

State Parks Open: Glimmerglass, Too

BATHERS AT BEACHES TODAY

State Parks Open:

Glimmerglass, Too

Margot Williams and her boyfriend John Blackwood, above, were over from Schoharie today, enjoying the opening of Glimmerglass State Park, among those that Governor Cuomo Sunday ordered reopened for the summer.  Admission was free, but people were handed a list of rules to follow to limit the spread of COVID-19.  Inset right, the beach was open to swimmers, but beachgoers were required to space their blankets 10 feet apart.  Inset left, even trash cans were emphasizing the message:  Exercise social distancing!  The playground was fenced in and closed, and drivers were required to skip a space in parking their cars. (Cheryl Clough/AllOTSEGO.com)

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2020
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19

Learn To Ice Fish

On Canadarago Lake

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FISHING CLINIC – 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. All ages are welcome to come learn basics of ice fishing with DEC. Bait & tackle provided. Experienced anglers encouraged to bring your own. Dress warmly. Free. Relocated to Canadarago Boat Launch, 135 Dennison Rd., Richfield Springs. 607-547-8662 or visit www.facebook.com/GlimmerglassStatePark/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2020
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9

Summertime In Winter Concert

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WINTER CARNIVAL – All Day. Info at www.cooperstownwintercarnival.com

CONCERT – 3 p.m. Enjoy mix of American music for ‘Good Ol’ Summertime in Winter’ concert. Beat the winter blues with pieces like Carousel, America The Beautiful, more performed by Oneonta Community Concert Band. FoxCare Center, 1 FoxCare Dr., Oneonta. 607-432-7085.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2020
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1

Ice Harvest Festival

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ICE HARVEST FEST – 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Participate in traditional ice harvesting as was done 100 years ago (as long as ice is at least 8”). Also includes ice carving, fishing, hot soup buffet, exhibits by local businesses, more. Cost, $9/adult/teen. Children under 12 enter free. Hanford Mills Museum, 51 Co. Hwy. 12, East Meredith. 607-278-5744 or visit www.hanfordmills.org

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, JANUARY 19, 2020
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, JANUARY 19

Celebrate The Life Of

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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CELEBRATION – 2 – 4 p.m. Celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with NAACP featuring songs from the Civil Rights movement, speech from Gary Herzig, NY Attorney General Letitia James, the ‘I Have A Dream’ speech, more. First United Methodist Church, 66 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Visit www.facebook.com/Oneonta-Area-NAACP-183152115619038/

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