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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2019
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29

Celebrate Community At Fall Potluck

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COMMUNITY POTLUCK – 4 – 7 p.m. Celebrate our community at 8th annual community harvest supper. Bring a dish to pass, cutlery, plates, beverages, pull up a chair and enjoy the company of your neighbors. Includes games on the Library Lawn for the kids. Main St. between River & Fair Sts., Cooperstown. E-mail kristenmgriger@gmail.com or visit www.facebook.com/GrowingCommunityCooperstown/

Welcome To Oneonta, Frank!

Welcome To Oneonta, Frank!

Frank Romeo was the guest of honor at the Oneonta Vets Club’s weekly fish fry, where he spoke about “Walk With Frank,” his about his walk across New York State to raise awareness of PTSD. He had T-shirts, sweatshirts, lapel pins and other items for sale to raise funds for the project. And at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 6, everyone is invited to walk with Frank, starting at 31 Main St. and ending at the Vietnam Veteran’s memorial in Neahwa Park. (Jennifer Hill/AllOTSEGO.com)
‘Walk With Frank’ Advocate Arrives In Oneonta Tonight

‘Walk With Frank’ Advocate

Arrives In Oneonta Tonight

Frank Romeo

ONEONTA – Frank Romeo, the Vietnam veteran who is walking across New York to raise awareness of PTSD, will arrive in Oneonta tonight.

Romeo will be at the Oneonta Vets Club 5-7 p.m. tonight for the weekly fish fry dinner. At 10 a.m. Saturday, Gene Schmitt has organized a local walk, where supporters will walk with Frank to the Vietnam Veteran’s memorial in Neahwa Park.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, DECEMBER 31
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, DECEMBER 31

Ring In New Year

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CELEBRATION – 6 p.m. – Midnight. Fireworks at 10. Ring out 2018 with pizza party before parade down Main St. Ring in 2019 with performances by Alex Torres and his Latin orchestra. Free admission.  Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. Visit firstnightoneonta.com

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15

Celebrate The Harvest Season

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HARVEST FESTIVAL – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 2 days of music, performances, activities, workshops, meet the animals, learn about old-time trades, participate in the harvest. Entry, $12/adult. The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1450 or visit www.farmersmuseum.org/Harvest-Festival

BENEFIT JAM SESSION – 3 – 10 p.m. “Play it Forward” all day jam session with musicians from Florida, Long Island, Brooklyn mix with local musicians. All instruments, genres, vocalists invited. Enjoy raffles, BBQ, music. All proceeds go to American Legion Legacy Run, helping children of fallen heroes since 9/11. Oneonta Vets Club, 279 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 607-432-0494 or visit www.alrpost259.org/legacy

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8

9/11 Memorial Event

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HERO RUN/WALK – 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Memorial run/walk for all the heroes who lost their lives on 9/11/01 and honoring the heroes who still answer the call. Fly Creek Volunteer Fire Company., 832 Co. Hwy. 26, Fly Creek. Visit hero5k.itsyourrace.com/event.aspx?id=6181

RODEO – 4 – 11 p.m. Support your hometown baseball team at Saturday Night Showdown. Pre-rodeo features games, food, music. Rodeo kicks off at 7, followed at 9 by party with music, cash bar, snacks. Tickets, $20/adult. Available at SFCU locations, ISD, The Shipping Room, or Online. Oneonta Outlaws, Damaschke Field, 15 James Georgeson Ave., Oneonta. 607-432-6326 or visit www.facebook.com/oneontaoutlawsbaseball/

Faso Supports Local Biker’s Recovery After Accident

Faso Supports Local Biker’s

Recovery After Accident

Looking to garner local support on the campaign trail across the NY-19 congressional district, congressman John Faso stopped in Oneonta this afternoon to enjoy a local fish-fry dinner put on by the Legion Riders motorcycle club at the Vets Club in Oneonta earlier this evening. The dinner was held to raise money for Ed Telfer, a local biker who was severely injured in a motorcycle accident on Aug. 7. Faso made a donation to the Telfer family to show his support. Pictured, Faso is seen talking with WWII and Korean War veteran Fred Hickein of Oneonta. (Parker Fish/AllOTSEGO.com)
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, JUNE 29
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, JUNE 29

Small Town, Big Band

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CONCERT – 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Return to swing music with the Small Town Big Band. Bring lawn chairs, blankets & a picnic and enjoy. Free, open to the public. South Lawn, Hyde Hall, 267 Glimmerglass State Park Rd., Cooperstown, NY. Call 607-547-5098 or visit hydehall.org/event/small-town-big-band-in-concert/

BENEFIT DINNER – 5 – 7 p.m. Enjoy fish fry dinner with coleslaw, french fries, cake, refreshments for $10. Proceeds benefit the Greater Oneonta Historical Society’s Building Fund Challenge. Oneonta Vets Club, 279 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Call 607-432-0960 or visit www.OneontaHistory.org

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, MAY 20
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, MAY 20

Council Rock To Council Rock

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COUNCIL ROCK RACE – 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Annual race from Council Rock park to Council Rock Brewery 4.4 mile race. Enjoy spring in Otsego County. Cost $25/individual. Council Rock Park, 11 River St., Cooperstown. Call 607-547-2800 or visit www.facebook.com/clarksportscenter

FUNDRAISER – 3 – 6 p.m. Get into the spirit of the holiday, paint something patriotic on a large 16”x20” canvas while enjoy a glass of wine or beer. Includes professional instruction by Linda of The Artful Spirits. Cost, $35. Support the Oneonta Vets Club, 279 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Call 607-432-0494 or visit www.facebook.com/OneontaVetsClub/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, MAY 19
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, MAY 19

Ring In The Spring

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SPRING FLING – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Find crafts, vendors, food trucks, live music, a gift basket auction, more. Doubleday Parking Lot, Cooperstown. Visit www.facebook.com/cooperstownrotaryclub/

DUCK DERBY – 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Family festival features games, bounce house, music, food, cake walk, vendors, more. Duck Derby begins 12:30 p.m. Cost, $5/duck or $25/6 ducks. Fortin Park, 167 Youngs Rd., Oneonta. Call 607-432-4592 or visit www.destinationoneonta.com/events/2018/5/19/rubber-duck-derby-and-family-festival

Fernandez Kicks Off Campaign

Fernandez Plans

Primary Vs. Devlin

Trooper Makes Bid For Sheriff Official

Bob Fernandez announces he’ll challenge incumbent Sheriff Richard J. Devlin, Jr., in a Sept. 19 Republican primary. (Parker Fish/AllOTSEGO.com)

ONEONTA – Retired state trooper Bob Fernandez plans to challenge incumbent Sheriff Richard J. Devlin Jr. in a Sept. 19 primary for the Republican nomination, he announced at his official campaign kickoff Saturday at the Oneonta Vets Club.

“We really are going to try to turn this sheriff’s office around,” Fernandez told a crowd of well-wishers. “We going to make it a better office, a more cooperative office within our community, and use the resources that are available to us in order to safeguard our communities.”

In early March, the Otsego County Republican Committee, meeting in Milford, endorsed Devlin over Fernandez, who is husband of former county Board Chairman Kathy Clark, R-Otego.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, JULY 28
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, JULY 28

‘On Golden Pond’ At Foothills

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MUSICAL – 8 p.m. Presenting “On Golden Pond” starring Carol Dean and Gary E. Stevens. Tickets, $10-15. The Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. Call 607-432-5047 or visit foothillspac.org

FISH FRY BENEFIT – 5-7 p.m. Order haddock, coleslaw, fries, dessert, and coffee or tea. $10 to benefit the Greater Oneonta Historical Society. VFW, 279 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Call (607)432-0494 or visit www.oneontany.com/VETSCLUB/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, FEB. 17
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, FEB. 17

Create Beautiful Home Decor

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CRAFT NIGHT – 6:30 p.m. Create some beautiful home decor our of some paint and a burlap canvas. Creative fun for crafters of any skill level. The Green Earth, 4 Market St., Oneonta. Info, www.facebook.com/branchandbloomny/

STEAK DINNER – 5-7 p.m. Includes salad, potato, vegetable, rolls, and dessert. Open to public. Cost, $20. Oneonta Vets Club, 279 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Reservations, 432-0494 by 2/16.

PERFORMANCE – 7:30 p.m. Local and regional talent perform Eve Ensler’s “The Vagina Monologues.” Ballroom Gallery of the Cooperstown Art Association, Cooperstown Village Library. www.cooperstownart.com/special-events.html or call (607)547-9777

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