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Middlefield Community Day

Town of Middlefield Historical Society plans Community Day fun

Town of Middlefield Historical Association hosts the town’s Community Day on Sunday, July 10, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Old District No. 1 Schoolhouse in the hamlet of Middlefield.     

This year’s Community Day features a vendor extravaganza with talented artisans exhibiting a variety of media ranging from art works to woodworking products made on site, handmade children’s clothing to locally collected products like honey and wax items to maple syrup. There will be activities such as face painting for the children.

The town’s historical schoolhouse will be open to the public, with featured displays downstairs and a self-guided tour through the upstairs museum. The Old School Gift Shop will also be open all day.

The day includes a non-denominational church service to be offered outdoors at 10:30 a.m.  The Tickled Pink food truck and Triple K’s Kandy will be on hand, along with music by Sarah & John and a Lucky Draw Auction table to take a chance on an item donated by the local crafters.   All auction proceeds will benefit the Historical Association.  

Private yard sales are also going on throughout the day so make sure to take a ride around the Middlefield Hamlet to find that treasured item.   

This family friendly event is free and open to the public.

Group saves Cooper murals

Mamaroneck group saves Cooper murals in against-the-odds race

Work, fundraising remains

The Mamaroneck Historical Society succeeded in its ambitious quest to raise the funds needed to save James Fenimore Cooper murals from destruction, but more work remains as the group strives to rescue the artwork from the walls of Mamaronek High School.

The Freeman’s Journal / Hometown Oneonta first reported on the endangered murals as word spread of the high school’s plan to cover – and in some cases, destroy – eight Depression-era murals depicting scenes from James Fenimore Cooper’s Leatherstocking novels and his life as a resident of the Westchester County town. The murals stand in the way of the Mamaroneck High School’s plans to build new computer learning labs, and the Historical Society leapt into action to spare them from the wrecking ball.

“It’s good news but it’s different news,” Mamaroneck Historical Society’s co-president John Pritts said of the group’s success to date. “We had no idea until we started how complicated it would become to save the artwork.

Cooper murals running out of time

Cooper Murals face looming Mamaroneck deadline

Backers set up GoFundMe page

Time is running out on the James Fenimore Cooper murals hanging on the walls of a Westchester County high school, but the county’s Historical Society has pushed its effort to rescue the paintings into high gear as an April 1 deadline draws near.

The Society’s past president, Carol Akin – a summertime Cooperstown resident – said Mamaroneck High School granted a two-week delay on construction originally slated to begin March 15. Now they’re rushing to raise the $175,000 necessary to save the murals through a GoFundMe page and a public relations push to keep awareness and interest at a peak throughout the month of March.

“We raised $21,000 in the first week,” Mrs. Akin told The Freeman’s Journal / Hometown Oneonta. “It’s helpful, but at that rate, we aren’t going to make it.”

The Freeman’s Journal / Hometown Oneonta first reported on the mural standoff several weeks ago as word spread of the high school’s plan to cover – and in some cases, destroy – eight Depression-era murals depicting scenes from James Fenimore Cooper’s Leatherstocking novels. The murals stand in the way of the Mamaroneck High School’s plans to build new computer learning labs.

“Two or three of the murals would be destroyed in the reconstruction,” Mrs. Akin said. “The rest

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, MAY 3
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, MAY 3

‘An American Miscellany’

Choral Society Spring Concert

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CONCERT – 7:30 pm Catskill Choral Society’s Spring Concert, “An American Miscellany: 250 years of American Choral Music.” Reception w/light refreshments. Adv/At the door: Adults $19/$22 Seniors $15/$18 Students $5 Under 12 Free. First United Methodist Church, 66 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Info, 607-431-6060 or CatskillChoralSociety.com.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, JAN. 29
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, JAN. 29

Try Grilled Cheese For Good Cause

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GRILLED CHEESE DINNER – 5-8 p.m. Enjoy an evening of comfort food utilizing local cheeses prepared by local chefs. Also with 4 seasonal soups, beer, wine, cider, dessert, and live music. Benefits Cooperstown Farmers Market. Tickets adult $25, Child $15. under 6 free.Cooperstown Farmers market, 101 Main St. in Pioneer Alley, Cooperstown. Info, www.otsego2000.org

RECEPTION – 1-3 p.m. Celebrating the Oneonta Trolley Line exhibit. Free and open to the public. Greater Oneonta Historical Society, 183 Main St., Oneonta. Info, www.oneontahistory.org/upcomingevents.htm#More

WINTER CONCERT – 3-5 p.m. The Little Delaware Youth Ensemble perform under the direction of Uli Speth. Anderson Theater, Hartwick College, Oneonta. Info, www.ldye.org

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, NOV. 10
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, NOV. 10

Explore Cooperstown’s

Finest Restaurants

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“COOP EATS” RESTAURANT WEEKEND – 11/10-13 Participating restaurants offer Prix-Fixe dinner menu in addition to regular menus. Join us in exploring Cooperstown’s finest restaurants. Info, cooperstownchamber.org

ART EXHIBIT RECEPTION – 5-7 p.m. Includes lecture by the featured artist Sue Coe titled”Porkopolis – Animals and Industry.” Martin-Mullen art gallery, SUNY Oneonta, 108 Ravine pkwy, Onoenta. Info, call Gallery Director Tim Sheesley at (607)436-2445 or (607)436-3456 or visit http://www.oneonta.edu/academics/art/gallery/gallery.html

THEATER – 7 p.m. High School musical, “Into the Woods.” Cooperstown Central School, 39 Linden Ave., Cooperstown. Info, cooperstowncs.org

BLOOD DRIVE – 2-6 p.m. In the gym, Oneonta Family YMCA 20-26, Ford Ave., Oneonta. To learn more check their FACEBOOK page.

Second Mandigo Mural Unveiled at GOHS

GOHS Unveils 2nd Mural 

The Laskaris Mural, installed on the side of the Greater Oneonta Historical Society, was unveiled at 6pm today by artist Carol Mandigo and Bob Brzozowski. The mural is the second in a series tracing the history of businesses that have occupied 183 Main St. since the 1800's. (Ian Austin/ allotsego.com)
“Laskaris,” a mural depicting the candy store that used to be in 183 Main St., now home to the Oneonta History Center, was unveiled at 6 p.m. today by artist Carol Mandigo and Bob Brzozowski, executive director of the Greater Oneonta Historical Society.  The mural is the second in a series tracing the history of businesses that have occupied 183 Main St. since the 1860s. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

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