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Hanford Mills

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, JULY 4
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, JULY 4

Happy Independence Day!

14-19eventspagePARADE – 11 a.m. Celebrate the signing of the Declaration of Independence at the 103rd Springfield 4th of July parade. Followed by a party with live music, Brooks chicken bbq, 4th of July Quilt Show, a Revolutionary War display by the Fort Plain Museum, the Utica Zoomobile, a bounce house, games, raffles, and more. Free parking. Springfield Community Center, 137 Co. Rt. 29A, Springfield Center. wskg.org/event/springfield-4th-of-july-parade-and-celebration-2/

FREEDOM – Noon. Listen to Frederick Douglas’ famous “History is a Weapon” speech about what freedom means to a slave as performed by one of the Templeton Players. Followed by a reading of the Declaration of Independence on the Tavern Green at 1 p.m. The Farmers Museum, Cooperstown. www.farmersmuseum.org/Independence-Day-July-4th-Celebration

Perfect Day For Ice Harvest At Hanford Mills

Perfect Day For Ice Harvest

At Hanford Mills Museum


The Hanford Mills Museum in East Meredith may have drawn a record crowd to today’s annual Ice Harvest.  Visitors to the mill could cut and haul ice, sample soups and drinks from the area, ice fish and take a sleigh ride courtesy of Seth Finch and his two Pecherons, Roxy and Cheyenne, above.  At right, Juliana Patterson and her brothers Nathan and Adrian Johnson help haul a sled of ice blocks with their grandfather Paul Patterson, Oneonta, who they were visiting from Albany. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, FEB. 4
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, FEB. 4

Enjoy Final Day-Long Celebration

Of Coop’s  50th Winter Carnival

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FUN IN THE SNOW! Final day of the 50th anniversary Cooperstown Winter Carnival features snowman building, soup’n’ chili, soccer slushing in Pioneer Park,  the “Fatty Bumppo” bike race ghost tours, wine tasting, a chicken wing competition, the Fire & Ice Bar at The Otesaga, Annie & The Hedonists concert, and the carnival closer.  For full schedule of events, see  www.cooperstownwintercarnival.com/event-schedule

No Snow, Plenty of Ice At Hanford Mills Festival

No Snow, Plenty of Ice

At Hanford Mills Festival

There was no snow on the ground, but the recent cold snap meant there was plenty of ice for harvesting the Hanford Mills Ice Harvest Festival today in East Meredith.  Here, Freddy Cargill, Ella Gerster and Amber Cargill, Davenport, pull a freshly cut block of ice from the pond to the ice house in the East Meredith mill's annual celebration of winter farmtime fun.  The fun continues until 4 p.m. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
There was no snow on the ground, but the recent cold snap meant there was plenty of ice for harvesting the Hanford Mills Ice Harvest Festival today in East Meredith.  Here, Freddy Cargill, Ella Gerster and Amber Cargill, Davenport, pull a freshly cut block of ice from the pond to the ice house in the East Meredith mill’s annual celebration of winter farmtime fun.  The fun continues until 4 p.m. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
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