LETTER from JOHN A. RUDY
To the Editor:
The insurrection directed by Donald Trump against the U.S. Capitol has prompted me to begin Barack Obama’s recent memoir, “The Promised Land.”
I look forward to reading of a time when America had a decent, intelligent and honorable president worthy of the respect and admiration of its citizens.
That is my plan for getting through the remaining days of this nightmare presidency. What’s yours?
JOHN A. RUDY
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, AUG. 17
HARVEST FESTIVAL – 3-6 p.m. Celebrate the bounty of summer with the Butternut Valley Alliance and the Morris Farmer’s Market. Guy Rathbun Park (behind the firehouse), 117 Main St., Morris. Visit butternutvalleyalliance.org
NATURE WALK – 6-7:30 p.m. Walk through Riddell State Park with Patricia Riddell Kent and Steve Kent. Visit historic structures, fields, and forests along the Schenevus creek and learn the history of the land. Meet at the Main Entrance of the Robert V. Riddell State Park, Riddell Rd., Davenport. Call (607) 547-4488 or visit occainfo.org/calendar/nature-walk-robert-v-riddell-state-park/
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, JUNE 15
ARTIST TALK – 4 p.m. “Pushing Boundaries” artist, Marcie Schwartzman, gives a talk discussing her work. Moderated by Robert Seward, professor emeritus of Tokyo University. The Art Garage, 689 Beaver Meadow Rd., Cooperstown. www.facebook.com/TheArtGarageCooperstown/
WRITERS SALON – 7:30-9 p.m. Opens with an open mic followed by a presentation from author of the month, Mona Sen. She is the author of her memoir, The Shifting Creek. Community Arts Network of Oneonta. Wilber Mansion, 11 Ford Ave., Oneonta. Info, www.canoneonta.org/event/writers-salon-mona-sen/?instance_id=847
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, APRIL 22
INTERFAITH COMMUNITY GATHERING – 3 p.m. Program titled “With Malice Toward Non: Honoring America’s Legacy of Religious Inclusion.” Affirming America’s principles of democracy, religious freedom, compassion, and unity for people of all faiths. Temple Beth El, 83 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Info, Ken Sider, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.templebetheloneonta.org/2017/04/with-malice-toward-none/
EARTH FESTIVAL – 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. 13th annual festival featuring interactive exhibits, activities, vendors, and entertainment. Milford Central School, 42 W. Main St, Milford. Info, occainfo.org/calendar/earth-festival-2017/