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This Week: 09-22-22

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The Freeman’s Journal • Hometown Oneonta

September 22, 2022

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

A real life rodeo took place in the Schuyler Lake Firemen’s Field on Sunday morning, September 18. Left to right on horseback: Joseph Milton, Jacob Rounds, and Steve Batchelder assembled with their dogs left to right: Scooby, Tinsley and Nova, try to capture a few roaming heifers who escaped from down the road. CLICK HERE to read the whole article.

FRONT PAGE

Home, Home on the Range. Where the Deer and the Heifers Play?

Weekly Medical Briefs: 09-22-22

Inside The Paper

Glimmerglass Festival Guild Contributes $25,000

Cooperstown Community Harvest Supper Returns

Grow with CCE Garden Project

6th Ward Receives Proclamation

Waller Grandson Wins International Soccer Championship

Raw. Real. Romance … and Giving Back.

Hanford Mills Exploration Day

Perspectives

Editorial

Re-Charge!

Columns

STERNBERG: Mr. President, COVID Is NOT Over

News from the Noteworthy: Building Homes, Community and Hope

Letters

MACMILLAN: Thanks To All Involved With CAA Flowerbeds

NORTHRUP: Carefree Gardens + Origins = Paradise

BOUND VOLUMES

BOUND VOLUMES: September 22, 2022

Fall Photo

This week’s Fall Photo is from Blend Hill Road in Oneonta, submitted by Alex Lau.

Obituaries

Leon K. Beach

Barbara Steckler

Philip J. LaFratta

Karen Louise Ingham

Summer Dreams

Kite Festival Returns to Cherry Valley

CALENDAR

Happenin’ Otsego

Exploration Days at Hanford Mills

Exploration Days at Hanford Mills

The 2022 Exploration Days at Hanford Mills have been successful in giving visitors a chance to explore the Mill and experience a variety of engaging activities and programs offered by local presenters and staff at Hanford Mills.

As part of the August 13th Exploration Day, they will again welcome cooper, Bob Allers. He will demonstrate historic coopering skills, sharing the tools and techniques of constructing buckets, tubs, casks, and other containers. Allers taught Earth Science for 34 years. For 12 summers, he worked as a seasonal National Park Service Park Ranger at Fort Stanwix National Monument where he began learning the trade of coopering.

Cooperative Extension welcomes Liz Callahan

Cooperative Extension welcomes Liz Callahan as new Executive Director

Cooperstown resident Liz Callahan will bring her more than 25 years of experience in leading non-profit organizations in the region when she steps in as Executive Director of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Schoharie and Otsego Counties (CCE SO) on April 12.

“Cornell Cooperative Extension is all about community resilience,” Ms. Callahan said in a conversation with The Freeman’s Journal / Hometown Oneonta. “The entire staff has a deep commitment to help families, farms, and individuals find answers that will work for them. The healthier our smaller units – our families, for instance – the healthier the communities will be.”

CCE SO, affiliated with Cornell University as part of the national land grant university system, is a non-profit community education agency. CCE helps preserve the region’s agricultural heritage, protect ecological infrastructure, support families, and provide youth opportunities for community service and research-based education in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Ms. Callahan grew up in Western New York, where she participated in 4-H, served as a VISTA volunteer, and moved to Cooperstown in 1991 to pursue her Master’s in History Museum Studies from the Cooperstown Graduate Program.

“Cooperative Extension is so much bigger than its visible role in 4-H,” she said. “The resources we have aren’t solidly defined with sharp corners. We’re focused on figuring out what communities need; that’s something that will be different in the rural and less rural parts of our counties.”

“Using the talents of the professional staff we have on hand and the resources of the Extension system, I know we can provide practical and constructive responses,” she said.

CCE SO’s remit spans a spectrum addressing the needs of long-established family farms to start-up agricultural endeavors, from professional gardeners to home hobbyists, from families needing

Village: Vote Firemen Into Chamber Hall

Village: Vote Firemen Into Chamber Hall

 

Cooperstown visitors at the Hanford Mills Museum’s 30th annual Ice Harvest Saturday, Feb. 2, saw a familiar face, Fire Chief Jim Tallman directing traffic on that chilly morning.

 

COOPERSTOWN – The Village of Cooperstown is encouraging residents to vote for the Cooperstown Fire Department for the 2019 Cooperstown Chamber of Commerce Hall of Fame.  The Fire Department is one of 25 candidates on the ballot, which also includes Bruce Hall, the Cooperstown Farmers Market and the Cooperstown Food Pantry. Voting open to public at www.AllOTSEGO.com.

►THE FENIMORE ART MUSEUM
has received a $186,330 grant for a comprehensive catalog of the works of the 19th-century artist Eastman Johnson from The Mr. and Mrs. Raymond J. Horowitz Foundation for the Arts.

Old Mill Society Tours Fly Creek Cider Mill

Old Mill Society Tours

Fly Creek Cider Mill

Proprietor Bill Michaels welcomes a bus load of SPOOMERS, old mill enthusiasts, to the Fly Creek Cider Mill this morning.  The SPOOMERS are here from around the country this weekend for the annual convention of the Society for the Preservation of Old Mills (SPOOM), which is underway at Hanford Mills Museum in East Meredith. At right, Charlie Michaels, Bill’s dad, shows off a freshly peeled and cored apple from a Daisy  corer from the early 1900s. The Daisy is one of 200 apple peelers on display upstairs at the mill, which has been turning apples into cider with its water-powered Boomer & Boschert press since the mid 19th century.   (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13

Lumberjacks, Woodworking,

More At Hanford Mills Festival

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WOODSMEN’S FESTIVAL – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Festival celebrates way people use, work with wood. Features lumberjack events, woodworking demonstrations, horse-drawn wagon rides, local vendors, mill tours, food, music, crafts, science exhibits, more. Cost, $9/adult. Hanford Mills, 51 Co. Hwy. 12, East Meredith. 607-278-5744 or visit www.hanfordmills.org

FALL ART SHOW – 1 – 3 p.m. Fall show features works by Leatherstocking Brush & Pallete Club, local artists. Includes bake sale to benefit Springfield Historical Society. Gym, Springfield Community Center, 29A, Springfield Center. 607-264-3375 or visit springfieldhistoricalsocietyny.org

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 1
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 1

Upstate Arts, Crafts,  & More

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ARTISAN FESTIVAL – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Artists, Crafters, Makers from throughout the region come together to sell their works. Find handmade jewelry, textiles, soap, furniture, glass art, pottery, photography, more at Otsego County Campus, 197 Main St., Cooperstown. 607-547-9983 or visit www.cooperstownartisanfestival.info

FAMILY SATURDAY – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Field trip for families features hands-on activities for kids, guided tours, demonstrations of the water-powered sawmill, the gristmill, and woodworking shop. Admission, $9/adult. Hanford Mills Museum, 51 Co. Hwy. 12, East Meredith. Call 607-278-5744 or visit www.hanfordmills.org

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JULY 28
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JULY 28

Parade of Legends

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PARADE – 6 p.m. Following awards presentation, Hall of Famers ride trucks down Main Street to special reception at Baseball Hall of Fame. Staging on Doubleday Field, Cooperstown. 607-547-7200 or visit baseballhall.org

ZUMBATHON – 1 – 4 p.m. Zumbathon, vendor fair to benefit Days For Girls, helping girls stay in school. Cost, $10/adult. Greater Plains Elementary School, 60 West End Ave., Oneonta. 607-643-8209 or visit www.facebook.com/Days-for-Girls-Unadilla-NY-Team-136991406948185/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JUNE 16
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JUNE 16

Join The Choir

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PERFORMANCE – 8 p.m. Sing an original arrangement with Toronto based group “Choir! Choir! Choir!” Cost, $23/adult at-the-door. West Kortright Center, 49 West Kortright Church Rd., East Meredith. Call 607-278-5454 or visit westkc.org/event/choir-choir-choir/

COLOR RUN – 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Run/walk through several color stations with friends/family to support the American Heart Association. Registration 7:30-8:30. Start & End at Cooperstown High School. Call 607-547-8181 or visit www.cooperstowncs.org

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, MAY 16
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, MAY 16

Hanford Mills Opening Day!!!

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OPENING DAY – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Kick of the 45th season the museum with guided tours of the water-powered sawmill, gristmill, woodworking workshop. Admission $9/adult. Hanford Mills Museum, 51 Co. Hwy. 12, East Meredith. Call 607-278-5744 or visit www.hanfordmills.org

BE INFORMED! – 6:30 – 8 p.m. Learn about food gardens, including what plants are best for our climate, when to start planting and how to care for your garden. Clark Sports Center, Cooperstown. Call 607-282-4087 or visit occainfo.org/calendar/be-informed-lecture-series-food-gardens/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, APRIL 28
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, APRIL 28

Maestro Schneider’s

Final Performance

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FAREWELL CONCERT – 7:30 p.m. The Catskill Symphony Orchestra performs works by Beethoven, Rutter, followed by Maestro Charles Schneider’s farewell performance of the 2nd, 3rd, 4th movements of Symphony No. 5 by Dimitri Shostakovich followed by a reception. Tickets, $30. Hunt Union Ballroom, SUNY Oneonta. Call 607-436-2670 or visit catskillsymphony.net

BABY SHOWER – 9 a.m. – Noon. Annual community baby shower featuring information & mini-classes from providers on pregnancy, breastfeeding, fatherhood, babies, birth, breastfeeding, and beyond. Door prizes & games galore. FoxCare Center, Oneonta. Call 607-433-8000 or visit www.facebook.com/ofoinc/

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