Milford 3rd Graders Release Trout
They Raised Into Schenevus Creek
Students from Mrs. Polomcean’s third grade class at Milford Central School bid farewell to a school of 50 brown trout that they have been raising in their classroom by releasing them into Schenevus Creek earlier this morning. Above, as fellow students sing “Bye Bye Trout,” Topanga Miller releases of of the fish under the watchful eye of Mike Zurn, Franklin, from Trout Unlimited. At right, Katelyn Smith prepares to release a fish alongside Keven Kelley, Oneonta, left, and Bob Wikoff, Oneonta. The trout-raising project, in its first year at Milford, was the idea of third-grade teacher Kim Burkhart, who had done it with another class in Sherburne, and the tank in her classroom was donated by Trout Unlimited. She plans to continue the project next year. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, APRIL 13
EARTH FEST – 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Annual Earth Festival features a clothing swap, an art contest, free paper shredding, workshops and more. Milford Central School, 42 West Main St., Milford. Info, (607) 547-4488. occainfo.org/earth-festival/
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, APRIL 5
HEALTH EXPO – 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Lectures, panels and presentations on everything from Rabies and Lyme Disease awareness to substance abuse and mental health awareness. Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. 607-547-4230, www.LHEOtsego.com
HVAC, Bathrooms, Fire Alarms To Be Upgraded,
Energy Efficiencies Planned, Superintendent Says
By LIBBY CUDMORE • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com
MILFORD – Work is slated to begin this summer on $4.69M in upgrades to the Milford Central School after a 244-184 vote approved the capital improvement project on Tuesday, March 12.
“It’s a win for the community, students and staff,” said Superintendent Mark Place. “The building is 30 years old, and this project addresses some upgrades that regular maintenance can’t take care of.”
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, JANUARY 27
MARKETPLACE – 1 – 3 p.m. Support our youngest entrepreneurs as they demonstrate their skills, sell their products at Trep$ Marketplace. Richfield Springs Central School, 93 W. Main St., Richfield Springs. 315-858-0610.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23
WRITING CLUB – 4:15 p.m. Join local writers to improve your craft, share ideas/progress in supportive environment. All ages/abilities welcome. Harris Memorial Library, 334 Main St., Otego. 607-988-6661 or visit www.facebook.com/harrislibrary/
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JANUARY 19
BEFORE TRAVELING CHECK FOR DANGEROUS ROAD CONDITIONS.
THEATER CONCERT – 7 p.m. Sing A Song of Broadway presents “Wishes, Lies, & Dreams” featuring music from My Fair Lady, Seussical, Les Miserable, 1776, Into The Woods, many more. Don’t miss one night only show. Admission, $18/adult. First United Methodist Church, 66 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 607-432-4102 or visit firstumc-oneonta.org
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9
BAKE SALE – 3 – 4 p.m. Support class of 2020. PAC Milford Central School, 42 W. Main St., Milford. 607-286-7721 or visit www.web.milfordcentral.org
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, DECEMBER 11
COMMUNITY PROGRAM – 2 p.m. The Gathering Place presents “Santa’s Second Home” featuring Mary Kuhn aka Mrs. Claus shares artwork & story of Santa’s Cottage at pioneer park. Woodside Hall, 1 Main St., Cooperstown. 607-547-0600 ext. 101 or visit www.facebook.com/Woodside.Hall/
MILFORD – A public hearing is scheduled for 6 p.m. tomorrow (12/4) on a proposed $4.69 million capital project to improve the bathrooms, entrance, HVAC and accessibility of the Milford Central School. It will be held in the Distance Learning Room.
The vote on the spending plan will be the following Tuesday, Dec. 11, in the Performing Arts Lobby.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10
VETERANS TRIBUTE – 6 p.m. Tribute Concert featuring Thompson Square. Free to Veterans, Active Duty military personnel with IDs. Cost, $20/adult. Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. 607-431-2080 or visit foothillspac.org
POKER TOURNAMENT – 6 – 8 p.m. Texas Hold ‘Em poker tournament featuring trophies, non-cash prizes. Benefit for Susquehanna Animal Shelter. Game entry, $40. Participants must be aged 18+. New York Pizzeria, 75 Chestnut St., Cooperstown. 607-547-8111 or visit www.facebook.com/Susquehanna-Animal-Shelter-121696841223218/
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27
NETWORKING – 6 – 8 p.m. Mixer featuring opportunity to sample beers, meet other young professionals, maybe win a door prize with Young Professionals Network of Otsego County. Cooperstown Brewing Company, 110 River St., Milford. 607-432-4500 or visit www.facebook.com/YoungProfessionalsNetworkYPN/
RUMMAGE SALE – 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Find good used clothing for women, girls, children, toddlers, babies, men, boys. Also, sheets, blankets, beach towels, bath towels, linens, curtains, kitchen utensils, toys, games, jewelry, more. First Presbyterian Church, 25 Church St., Cooperstown. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org visit www.facebook.com/CooperstownPres/
Milford Central School’s Jolene Chase serves Brooks’ chicken to Milford’s April Banks. Banks was one of dozens of village residents who turned out for the school’s second annual community BBQ, put on by the Milford Education Foundation and the Milford Central School Booster Club. The highlight of the event for many of the students was the laser tag put on by Adrenaline Zone. Pictured at right, Stone Phillips, above, and Censon McWaters, below, take cover during a competitive laser tag match. Their pink team won the match with Phillips being one of the last players standing. (Parker Fish/AllOTSEGO.com)
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14
THEATER – 7 – 8:30 p.m. Performance by Tom Morgan “Tales from the Empire” telling the story of the Morgan family, former owners of The Empire Hotel in Gilbertsville. Adapted from autobiographical stories in newspaper columns, radio show “Moneytalk.” Cost, $15/adult. Auditorium, Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org/calendar-a
TEDX ONEONTA – 6 – 9 p.m. Locally organized evening of lectures on topics from exercise, genocide, happiness, child rearing in the digital age, the opiod epidemic, more. Goodrich Theater, SUNY Oneonta. www.tedxoneonta.com