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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Cook-A-Long With Cornell Extension 04-08-21
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, APRIL 8

Cook-A-Long With Cornell Extension

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COOK-A-LONG – 4:30 p.m. Join nutrition educator Kimberly for fun lesson on the ‘why’ & ‘how’ of eating healthy. Includes time for a cook-a-long dish. Free, registration required. Presented by Cornell Cooperative Extension. 518-234-4303 ext. 120 or visit cceschoharie-otsego.org/events/2021/04/08/whats-for-dinner

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Composers Discuss Conservation With Hanford Mills Museum 03-25-21
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, MARCH 25

‘Ashokan Farewell’ Composers

Featured At Hanford Mills Talk

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CONSERVATION – 7 p.m. Join the museum for discussion with Jay Ungar and Molly Mason, traditional musicians and co-founders of the Ashokan Center whose composition “Ashokan Farewell,” became the musical hallmark of Ken Burn’s “The Civil War” on PBS. Presented by the Hanford Mills Museum, East Meredith. 607-278-5744 or visit www.hanfordmills.org/interactions/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Ice Harvest Family Fun 02-06-21
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6

Ice Harvest Family Fun

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ICE HARVEST – 11 a.m. Hanford Ice Harvest goes online. Presenting family program ‘Ice Harvesting and Ice Houses’ with Luke Mills, education coordinator. Learn how ice houses work and experiment to see which materials work best. Free, registration required. Presented by Hanford Mills Museum, East Meredith. 607-278-5744 or visit www.hanfordmills.org

COVID-19 TESTING – 8 a.m. Free rapid testing for people with no symptoms of Covid-19. Appointments required. Oneonta Health Center, 125 Main St., Oneonta. 607-433-6510 or visit www.bassett.org/covid-19

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Annual Ice Harvest Goes Online 02-04-21
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4

Annual Ice Harvest Goes Online

14-19eventspageICE HARVEST – 7 p.m. Hanford Ice Harvest goes online. Presenting ‘Winter’s Coolest Crop: Ice Harvesting History and Culture’ with staff Liz Callahan, Andrew Robichaud, assistant professor of History whose in-progress book is a history of the ice trade in North America. They will also discuss the annual festival celebrates this community tradition. Free, registration required. Presented by Hanford Mills Museum, East Meredith. 607-278-5744 or visit www.hanfordmills.org

Master Carver Lavern Kelley Topic Of Hanford Mills Talk

Master Carver Lavern Kelley

Topic Of Hanford Mills Talk

Sydney Waller, owner of the Art Garage in Cooperstown, holds a selection of photographs from the life of Lavern Kelley, during talk on the famed wood carver this afternoon at the Hanford Mills Museum learning center. “He was my favorite human being and is my favorite subject.” said Waller. The talk discussed his upbringing and the origins of his love for wood carving, which began when her was hospitalized for appendicitis and received a pocket knife as a gift. Kelly went on to create many scale carvings of farm animals, machinery and people which eventually gained him national recognition. His works are now featured in a permanent position at the Smithsonian, with other pieces in The Fenimore Collection and the museum at Hamilton College. The talk was part of a new show at Hanford Mills Museum showcasing the works of several are wood carvers, including pieces by Kelley. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: ‘Two Presidents’ Exhibit Opening 09-05-20
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 5

‘Two Presidents’ Exhibit Opening

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EXHIBIT OPENING – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. View exhibit ‘Two Presidents, One Photographer’ showing 56 photographs by Pete Souza of Democratic President Barack Obama and Republican President Ronald Reagan. On view through 12/31. The Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1400 or visit www.facebook.com/fenimoreartmuseum/

COVID-19 TESTING – 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Stop in for free Covid Test with results in 15 minutes. Help stop the spread. Testing by appointment only. 3 locations in Oneonta. Oneonta Armory, 4 Academy St.; Foothills Performing Arts Center, 24 Market St.; St. James Church, 305 Main St. Call 833-NYSTRNG for an appointment.

Warmer Temps Don’t Deter Ice Harvest

Warmer Temp Don’t

Stop Ice Harvest Event

It may not have been cold enough to haul ice from the lake, but the volunteers kept crowds happy with warm soup and demonstrations around the grounds at the annual Ice Harvest Event at the Hanford Mills Museum this afternoon. Above, Janet Rigby, right, Cooperstown, serves a bowl of turkey chili from the Oneonta Bagel Co. to Nancy Tarr and Liane Hirabayashi. Members from the Cooperstown Graduate Program were also helping volunteer with demonstrations on ice insulation while students from the SUNY Delhi culinary program demonstrating ice sculpture carving. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
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 SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2019
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7

Food, Fun, & More

At Country Living Festival

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COUNTRY LIVING FEST – 1 p.m. Celebrate country life with vendors, cornhole tournament (1-6:30), pumpkin patch, farmers’ market, more. Includes demonstrations on backyard beekeeping, floral arrangements, fly fishing, cider pressing, metal detecting, more. Kallan Fields, Well’s Ave., Hartwick. 607-293-8123 or visit www.facebook.com/TownofHartwick/

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