HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, AUGUST 26
ICE CREAM SOCIAL – 1 – 3 p.m. Seniors are invited to come socialize with other seniors, play bingo, and enjoy ice cream with the Otsego County Office for the Aging. Open to adults aged 60+ with a guest. Outdoor Pavilion, Betty and Wilbur Davis State Park, 133 Davis Rd., Schenevus. 607-547-4232 or visit www.facebook.com/otsegocountyOFA/
The Middlefield Town Democrats will sponsor a candidates meet-and-greet from 3 to 5 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 1, at 190 Ottoway Road. Tents will be up in case of rain.
“The ice cream social will be an occasion to meet Democratic candidates for Middlefield offices in an open, natural setting,” Owen Weikert, chair of Middlefield Democrats, said. “We welcome family, friends and neighbors. We’ll have live music, too!”
Among those present will be David Karl, a write-in candidate for town supervisor. Karl was the director of engineering at Bassett Hospital. Other candidates present will be two residents running to be members on the town board. Peggy Leon, an earlier successful write-in candidate, is seeking re-election. Joining Leon on the ballot is Jennifer Pindar, a local high school teacher and girls’ soccer coach. Incumbent Highway Superintendent Brendan Kraham is seeking re-election. Arthur Weinstock, a former business executive who works at the Baseball Hall of Fame, is the candidate for Town Clerk.Charlie Varney, a former respiratory therapist and current local busines owner with deep roots in the community, is the candidate for Otsego County Board of Representatives.
Organizers ask residents to RSVP with numbers attending at www.tinycurl.com/MiddlefieldDems.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, MAY 4
SPRING FESTIVAL – 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Copes Corners Park Spring Fest offers family-fun events, fishing derby, zoomobile, ice cream social & more. FREE. RV & tent camping available Fri & Sat nights, $10 RV $5 tent. 620 NY-51, Gilbertsville. Info, 607-783-2203, copescornerspark.org
75 Cooled By Ice Cream
At Fox Nursing Home Social
Out of 130 total residents at the Fox Nursing Home in Oneonta, 75 gathered to enjoy an evening of ice cream and music to celebrate the end of summer. Nursing supervisor Chris Brooks organized the event, with the help of residents like Vivian Nelson, pictured at right, who helped create signs to get the word out for the event. Many nursing home staff members came back to the home on their night off to enjoy the evening with the residents. (Parker Fish/AllOTSEGO.com)
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, JULY 6
FOOD CONTEST – 5:30 – 8 p.m. Find out which restaurants have the best mac & cheese. See the judges taste them, get samples for yourself. Muller Plaza, Oneonta. Call 607-432 2941 or visit www.facebook.com/oneontafabulousfridays/
ICE CREAM SOCIAL – 5 – 8 p.m. Annual event features hot dogs, hamburgers, veggie burgers, salads, many homemade cakes, and ice cream. Rain or Shine. Proceeds benefit Living Waters Honduras Mission and Women’s Fellowship. Cost, $11 dinner + dessert. First Presbyterian Church, 25 Church St., Cooperstown. 607-547-8410 or visit www.facebook.com/CooperstownPres/
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, JUNE 10
ICE CREAM SOCIAL – Noon – 4 p.m. Bring the kids for free ice cream, fun activities, performances, demonstrations, outdoor games with Oneonta World of Learning and other organizations. Fortin Park, Youngs Rd., Oneonta. Call 607-431-8543 or visit www.facebook.com/OneontaWorldofLearning/
ART RECEPTION – 1 – 3 p.m. Discuss art installation on the global refugee crisis by artist Christine Heller. Chapel, First Presbyterian Church, 25 Church St., Cooperstown. Call 607-547-8401 or visit www.facebook.com/CooperstownPres/
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, JUNE 8
BASEBALL – 7 p.m. Support the Oneonta Outlaws against the Utica Blue Sox. Damaschke Field, 15 James Georgeson Ave., Oneonta. Call 607-432-6326 or visit www.facebook.com/oneontaoutlawsbaseball/
CONTRADANCE – 7:30 p.m. Have fun at the Ice Cream Social Dance with friends. Admission, $5/person. Cooperstown Elementary School. Call 607-264-8128.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, JULY 9
PADDLE & PULL – 1-3 p.m., Bring your Canoe or Kayak and enjoy a leisurely paddle on Goodyear Lake. OCCA has been working to remove invasive Water Chestnuts and now you can enjoy the benefits. If you find any stumps, OCCA will pull them up. Bring water, sunscreen, and a hat. Meeting at the Portlandville Fishing Access site on Rt. 28. occainfo.org/calendar/paddle-pull-goodyear-lake-2/
SW BIRTHDAY – 1-3 p.m. Celebrate the 30th birthday of the Swart-Wilcox House Museum. Features “Remembrances” by the Friends of Swart-Wilcox, music by Kathy Shimberg and Local Seisiun Trio, and a birthday cake. Free and open to the public with informal tours. Bring your own lawn chair. Swart-Wilcox House, Junction of Wilcox Ave. & Henry St., Oneonta. swartwilcoxhouse.wordpress.com
The annual OWL Ice Cream Social was the place to be this afternoon and families flocked to Fortin Park to enjoy dancing, arts & crafts, martial arts and dancing demonstrations and of course, ice cream! Above, Amelia Mosher Campoli, Oneonta harnesses a passing breeze to make a giant bubble at one of the children’s activities stations. Right, Noah Pfeiffer, Oneonta, does his best at enjoying a bowl of brownie sundae ice cream, courtesy of Stewart’s Ice Cream. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JUNE 10
OTSEGO LAKES FESTIVAL – 10 a.m.-3 p.m. A celebration of Otsego lake held in conjunction with Clark Sports Centers “Race the Lake Marathon.” Other activities include free paddle board demonstrations, ‘touch tanks’ with live plants and animals found in our lake, a guided nature walk, music, and food and beer samplings from local vendors. Glimmerglass State Park, Cooperstown. Info, occainfo.org/otsego-lakes-festival/
CAT CARNIVAL – 1-4 p.m. The SAS opens their ‘adopt a shelter cat month’ with an open house and a carnival with a tour of the shelter, kids face painting, raffles, and refreshments. All adult cat adoption are 20% off, or buy one get one free for the month of June. Susquehanna Animal Shelter, 4841 NY-28, Cooperstown. Info, susquehannaanimalshelter.org or call (607)547-8111