GOVERNOR’S ORDER SPURS INNOVATION
COOPERSTOWN – As of Monday, March 16, The Otesaga’s Hawkeye Grill also reacted to Governor Cuomo closing restaurants by implementing a “To Go” service, allowing patrons to order the famous Butcher’s Burger, signature pizza and more.
When they arrived in the parking lot, customers find their orders ready and delivered to their car windows.
To order, call 544-2524.
“The community’s made me feel welcome, and I’d like to return the favor,” said John Shideler, who became Otesaga general manager in early July. “At this time, I’d like the community to feel welcome to come to us for Hawkeye favorites.”
COOPERSTOWN – Helios Care will honor Lola Rathbone of Milford, former president/CEO of its predecessor, Catskill Area Hospice, and The Otesaga at its 20th annual Epicurean Food & Wine Tasting, planned 3-6 p.m. Sunday, March 29, at The Otesaga.
The event is open to the public and will benefit nonprofit Helios Care, the leading provider in palliative and hospice care and grief counseling locally.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19
FISHING CLINIC – 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. All ages are welcome to come learn basics of ice fishing with DEC. Bait & tackle provided. Experienced anglers encouraged to bring your own. Dress warmly. Free. Relocated to Canadarago Boat Launch, 135 Dennison Rd., Richfield Springs. 607-547-8662 or visit www.facebook.com/GlimmerglassStatePark/
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12
BOOK SIGNING – 6:30 p.m. Signing , reception to celebrate new book ‘Driving While Black’ by Cooperstown Graduate Program Director Gretchin Sorin. Roots Brewing Company, 175 Main St., Oneonta. 607-433-8898 or visit www.facebook.com/TheGreenToadBookstore/
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22
INTERNATIONAL NIGHT – 5:30 – 9 p.m. Enjoy 3-course international themed dinner. Experience flavors from around the world. This week, try food form Russia. Cost, $20/person. The Otesaga, Cooperstown. 607-547-9931 or visit www.otesaga.com/dining/seasonal-dining
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15
FILM SOCIETY – 7 p.m. Cooperstown film society presents ‘Yesterday: What if no one remembered the Beatles but you?’ (2019) with long time rock tour manager John Draper welcoming all to the third season of Film Society. Cooperstown Village Library, 22 Main St., Cooperstown. Visit www.facebook.com/FilmSocCoop/
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JANUARY 11
CONCERT – 7:30 p.m. Enjoy performance by the red hot Alex P. Sutter Band. Cost, $20/adult. The Otesaga, Cooperstown. 607-547-1812 or visit cooperstownconcertseries.org/alexis-p-suter-band-saturday-january-11-2020/
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8
CONCERT – 6 – 7:30 p.m. Presenting ‘Songs of Struggle’ a concert of political & rights music by John O’Connor. Coincides with exhibit “Art/Politics: Power, Persuasion, and Propaganda” Free, open to public. Yager Museum, Hartwick College, Oneonta. 607-431-4480 or visit www.facebook.com/yagermuseum/
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8
GINGERBREAD JUBILEE – 1 – 4 p.m. View gingerbread houses by area individuals, businesses. This years theme is your favorite movie. May the best house win. Atrium, Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. 607-431-2080 or visit www.foothillspac.org
LANGWORTHY: GOP ‘COMING ALIVE’
At his first public appearance locally, Nick Langworthy (inset, left) of Buffalo, elected chairman of the state Republican Committee in July, advises 100 candidates and party members at The Otesaga today that the GOP “is a party that’s coming alive” in the face of the state Democrats’ downstate tilt. Albany decisionmakers come “from five square miles” in New York City, he said. “There’s no one in the power structure right now who understands us.” A Republican revival is necessary because Governor Cuomo “taxes too much and spends to much, and he’s driving people out of the state” — 2 million since taking office in 2011. Langworthy was speaking at the party’s “Pre-Election Celebration” in advance of Tuesday’s polling. Candidates in contested races, top, then posed for photos between Langworthy, right, and county Chair Vince Casale, left. Front row, from left, are state Supreme Court candidates Chris Baker, Oliver Blaise and Mark Masler; back row, from left, are Josh Bailey, Oneonta Common Council, Ward 8; Rick Brockway, county board District 3 (Laurens-Otego); Len Carson, Oneonta Common Council, Ward 5, and Marcia Hoag, county board District 2, (Butternuts, Morris, Pittsfield) (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Janet and David Campbell of Pittsburgh pose alongside their 1912 Rolls Royce in downtown Cooperstown a few minutes ago, but their not alone. The Campbells are among 57 people driving 27 cars in the Friends of Ancient Road Transportation (figure out the acronym) who are using The Otesaga as a base of operations through Saturday. Today, they visited the Northeast Classic Cars Museum in Norwich. Tomorrow, they drive to Hamilton (home of Colgate University) and Saturday to Utica, according to Bob Williams, one of the organizers. The club was founded in 1980, and is unusual in that only cars that are older than 1915 can participate. This is the Spring Tour, Williams said; the Fall Tour will be in Virginia this year. Inset is Tom Whitlock, who works for Off Brothers, Richland, Mich., discussing panel instruments on a 1913 Fiat with a passerby outside The Otesaga. Most of the cars were delivered her by truck. Classic cars are loved by many and the market for them is very high, some car enthusiasts will buy used cars and build one up from the parts that are spare from sites such as https://www.zemotor.com, doing this means that they get their own unique car without the high cost of buying straight from vintage. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)