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Neahwa Park

Up, Up And Away!

Up, Up And AWAY!

Balloon Fest Begins In Neahwa Park

Dave Markowitz, Town of Maryland, and Ben Wagoner, Bristol, sit inside the basket of the Wild Ride balloon surrounded by crew members Stephanie Douglas, Gofftown, Michael Butler, Cooperstown, Nick Scherer, Schenevus, and Beth McGown, Cooperstown,  as they illuminate the hot air balloon during tonight’s balloon glow in Neahwa Park. At right, Savannah Wilson, Morris, and Emily Leonard, Pittsfleld, enjoy one of the inflatable attractions from the New York Bounce House. The festivities continue Saturday with the second annuall Rothenberger Run, live music, face painting, vendors, hot air balloons and more. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

OPEC: Oneonta Dog Park A Possibility

OPEC: Oneonta Dog Park

A Possibility in Neahwa

By LIBBY CUDMORE • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

Here’s a photo from Wikipedia of a typical dog park.

ONEONTA – It’s not just dogs that will benefit from the proposed Oneonta dog park.

“There are a lot of dog lovers in Oneonta,” said Common Council member Michele Frazier, First Ward. “People who love dogs meet each other at dog parks, it fosters community.”

The dog park, which has been proposed several times over the past few years, was once again brought to the table during the city’s Operations, Planning and Evaluations Committee meeting on Monday, Aug. 26.

Pups Parade For Superheroes In Ripped Jeans

Pups Parade In Neahwa For

Superheroes In Ripped Jeans

Rich and Janine Rosener rest with their puppy, Derby, alongside  Karen Bazan and Snickers, Liz Hall and Pongo, and Marietta Maben and Tinker following the Super Heroes in Ripped Jeans’ walk-a-thon in Neahwa Park earlier this afternoon. The $1,325 raised from pledges from the walkers will go toward paying for the building of the Super Heroes new animal shelter.  (Jennifer Hill/AllOTSEGO.com)
All Welcome At Neahwa Park Free Lunch Program

All Welcome For Lunch

At Neahwa Park Pavilion

Volunteer Christy Houck makes up a tray of lunch at the Summer Food Service program as she gets a carton of milk from her son Josh, also a volunteer. The annual free lunch program, sponsored by Catholic Charities in partnership with the First United Presbyterian Church, offers a sandwich, fruit, vegetables and milk from Noon – 1 p.m. Monday – Friday, through Aug. 23 in the large pavilion at Neahwa Park. Now in it’s sixth year, the Summer Food Program has expanded to offer meals to children and their families, as well as the homeless, and has added programs from Huntington Library and Cornell Cooperative Extension. In addition, they are running buses to three of Oneonta’s mobile home parks to assist residents in accessing the meal program.  (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Oneonta Enjoys A Colorful 4th of July

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Colors Abound

At Oneonta’s 4th

Dr. Joe Rufrano barrels through a cloud of color during the annual Color Run that kicked off today’s annual Hometown Fourth of July celebration in Neahwa Park.  The celebration continued with a parade at noon, followed with live music, food, vendors, bounce houses, demonstrations, and more. Fireworks will follow this evening night. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, JULY 4, 2019
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, JULY 4

Independence Day

Otsego County Celebrates

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OLDEST PARADE – 11 a.m. The second oldest parade in the country kicks off again, with a full day of festivities to follow, including a concert and fireworks at dusk. Springfield Center Community Center, 129 Co Rd 29A, Springfield Center.

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