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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, MAY 6
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, MAY 6

Festival In The Park

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SPRING FEST – 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Features music and events including the Ross Park Zoomobile and a Fishing Derby by Trout Unlimited. Copes Corner Park, on Rte. 51 between Gilbertsville and Mt. Upton. Info, www.townofbutternuts.org/copes-corners-park/

FLOWER SHOW – 5-7 p.m. Opening reception of The Cherry Valley Flower Show on display to June 4. The Cherry Branch Gallery, 25 Main St., Cherry Valley. Info, call (607)264-9530 or email info@cherrybranchgallery.com or visit cherrybranchgallery.com

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, APRIL 30
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, APRIL 30

Activities At The Yager

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FAMILY FUN DAY – Noon-3 p.m. Spend an afternoon at the museum with the kids creating masks, playing art detective, doing a junior archaeology dig, and more arts and crafts. Each activity will tie in with the theme of storytelling. Yager Museum, Hartwick College, Oneonta. Info, www.hartwick.edu/news/hartwicks-yager-museum-host-2nd-family-fun-day-event/

OCCA GARAGE SALE – 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle items to raise money for county-wide environmental programs by OCCA. At the Cooperstown Farmers Market. Info, occainfo.org/calendar/save-date-reduce-reuse-recycle-garage-sale/ or call (607) 547-4488

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

Hundreds Get Treats At Annual Mall-o-ween

Hundreds Get Treats

At Annual Mall-o-ween

Over 500 children and their families packed the halls of the Southside Mall this afternoon during the annual Mall-O-Ween event. Here, Harlow Foster, Nyah Stanley and her sister Draya, dressed as two gnomes and a strawberry, all of Oneonta, march down the halls in search of holiday treats. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Over 500 children and their families packed the halls of the Southside Mall this afternoon during the annual Mall-O-Ween event. Here, Harlow Foster, Nyah Stanley and her sister Draya, dressed as two gnomes and a strawberry, all of Oneonta, march down the halls in search of holiday treats. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

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Frozen-themed Party Warms Kids Up To Healthy Fun

Frozen-Themed Party At Y

Warms Kids To Healthy Fun

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Marissa Stanton, Oneonta, is twirled around the dance floor by the Hill City Ice Queen at Elsa’s Royal Party at the Oneonta YMCA Saturday morning. The sold-out event featured games, arts and crafts, snacks, yoga, obstacle course, dancing, wall climbing and a snowball fight, all in the company of Elsa from Disney’s “Frozen.” (Ian Austin/ AllOTSEGO.com)

Students, Friends Send Off Sharkey in Style

Students, Friends Send Off

Sharkey in Style

Nearly 100 students, friends and co-workers gave Sharkey Nagelschmidt, center, Cooperstown, an honorable send off by walking with him from CCS to the Clark Sports Center, where he will be holding his last day of children's after school activities before his retirement. (Ian Austin/ allotsego.com)
Nearly 100 Cooperstown Elementary students, friends and co-workers gave Sharkey Nagelschmidt, center, Cooperstown, an honorable send-off by walking with him from CCS to the Clark Sports Center, where he will be holding his last day of children’s after-school activities before his retirement. (Ian Austin/ allotsego.com)
Hyde Hall Egg Hunt

Flurries Fail to Hinder Hyde Hall Easter Egg Hunt

Flurries and chilly winds didn't stop the annual Hyde Hall Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday morning. Here, Parker Sitterly, Middlefield, in orange, dashes into the field of Easter eggs to find one of three chicks, which earned him a special Easter basket from John Manney. (Ian Austin/allotsego.com)
Flurries and cold winds blowing in from Otsego Lake  didn’t stop the ever popular annual Hyde Hall Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday morning. Here, Parker Sitterly, Middlefield, in orange, dashes into the field of Easter eggs to find one of three chicks, which earned him a special Easter basket from Jon Maney. (Ian Austin/allotsego.com)
YMCA Jr. Firefighters

YMCA Junior Firefighters Given

Up-Close Look At EMT Helicopter

Participants in the annual YMCA Jr. Firefighters program, which is held at the 6th Ward Booster Club, got an up close and personal look at the Life Net EMT helicopter from flight nurse Lindsey Stone, who landed in the park on Tuesday afternoon for the program. The YMCA Jr. Firefighters program teaches children fire safety and is made possible through a collaboration between the Oneonta YMCA and the Oneonta Fire Dept. with assistance from Life Net, Oneonta Police Dept. and the State Police K-9 unit.
Participants in the annual the Oneonta Family Y’s Junior Firefighters program, held at the 6th Ward Booster Club Playground, got an up-close and personal look at the LifeNet EMT helicopter from flight nurse Lindsey Stone, who landed in the park this afternoon. The Junior Firefighters program teaches children fire safety and is made possible through a collaboration between the Y and the Oneonta Fire Department with assistance from LifeNet,the  Oneonta Police Department and the State Police K-9 unit. (Ian Austin/allotsego.com)
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