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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, OCT. 20
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, OCT. 20

Enjoy Farce From Cold War

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THEATER – 8 p.m. Performance of Woody Allen’s “Don’t Drink The Water.” Cost, $10-$15. The Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. Call 607-431-2080 or visit foothillspac.org

POETRY FESTIVAL – 6:30-7:30 p.m. Free reading open to the public features nationally recognized poets; Marie Howe, Major Jackson, Robert Pinsky. Auditorium, Sharon Springs Central School. Call 518-284-3426 or visit www.klinkhart.org/poetry

Richard J. Bachand, 58; Connecticut Native Resided At Pathfinder

IN MEMORIAM:  Richard J. Bachand, 58;

Connecticut Native Resided At Pathfinder

Richard J. Bachand

COOPERSTOWN – Richard James Bachand, 58, a resident of Pathfinder Village in Edmeston, passed away Saturday morning, Sept. 30, 2017, at Bassett Hospital, surrounded by his loving family.

This kind, sweet and gentle man was born April 2, 1959, in Hartford, Conn., a son of Edward A. Bachand, Sr. and Kathleen A. née DiPaola Bachand. Raised in Connecticut, he attended schools there. Then, in the late 1970s, he and his parents moved from Connecticut to Walden, Orange County, and he graduated from Valley Central High School in Montgomery.

HOF Inductee Tim Raines Tours Pathfinder Village

HOF Inductee Tim Raines

Tours Pathfinder Village

Paul Landers, CEO of Pathfinder Village, gives a tour of the grounds and facilities to Hall of Fame Inductee Tim Raines, who was on site today as part of his participation in the 35th annual Otesaga Seniors Open Tournament on Wednesday. During the tour, Raines played kickball with 50 of the residents and even took time to sign some baseballs. “They knew all about me!” remarked a surprised Raines, “They really did their homework on me an my career.” While visits by Hall of Famers is not new, this marks the first year one has been a newly inducted star. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.Com)
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, AUG. 12
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, AUG. 12

Tour County Farms

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FAMILY FARM DAY – 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Visit local farms in Otsego and Schoharie counties and bring home a cooler of farm fresh goods. Call (518) 234-4303, ext. 119 or visit FamilyFarmDay.org

CLOSING CONCERT – 8 p.m. End the season with an exploration of feminine sovereignty through dance, song, and text by Laura Carelss, dancer, choreographer, and actress, in the World Premier of “She Wolves.” Tickets, $15 adults, $12 youth, seniors, and veterans. The Church, at the decommissioned Baptist Church, 2381 St. Hwy. 205, Mount Vision. www.upsi-ny.com/upcoming-events-news/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, AUGUST 5
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, AUGUST 5

Art and Music In

The City Of The Hills

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FESTIVAL – 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Take a walk through the City of the Hills Art and Music Festival and the Sidewalk Sale. Main St., Oneonta. www.facebook.com/CANOneonta/

FISHING DERBY – 4-5 p.m. Free “catch and release” fishing competition for children. Bring your own pole, bait/lures, and a clean bucket. Includes refreshments for participants and families. Enter a raffle by the Susquehanna Bass Association. Hodges Pond, Neahwa Park, Oneonta. Call 607-432-0680 or visit oneonta.ny.us/departments/parks-and-recreation/fishing-derby/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JULY 29
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JULY 29

Awards At Doubleday

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AWARDS PRESENTATION – 4:30 p.m. Features the presentation of the Ford C. Frick award for baseball broadcasting excellence and the J.G. Taylor Spink Award for meritorious contributions to baseball writing. Gates open 3 p.m. Followed immediately by the Parade of Legends Doubleday Field, Cooperstown. baseballhall.org/events/Awards-Presentation-2017?date=0

PARADE OF LEGENDS – 6 p.m. The Legends of baseball ride down Main St. to the Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown. baseballhall.org/events/Parade-of-legends-17?date=0

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JULY 22
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JULY 22

Deowongo Island Picnic

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DEOWONGO ISLAND DAY – Noon-3 p.m. Paddle to the island for a picnic that includes live music, food, and a kayak raffle. Or ride the ferry from Bakers Beach, 8114 State Highway 28, Richfield Springs. www.facebook.com/OtsegoLandTrust/

PAINTING PARTY – Noon-7 p.m. Paint the Turning point. FORDO will provide pizza, soda, and a FORDO shirt to volunteers. The Turning Point, 22 Elm St., Oneonta. Call (607)267-4435 or visit www.facebook.com/Friends-of-Recovery-of-Delaware-and-Otsego-Counties-Inc-FOR-DO-134786876605003/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JULY 15
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JULY 15

Pets At The Plains

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PLAINS PET DAY – 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Bring your 4 legged friends for a day of fun. Features a pet parade, pet photography, a dog kissing booth, vendors, music, food, silent auction/raffle, pet costume contest, the Binghamton zoomobile, and adoptable pets from the Susquehanna Animal Shelter. The Plains, 163 Heritage Cir., Oneonta. www.facebook.com/Susquehanna-Animal-Shelter-121696841223218/

MUSIC FESTIVAL – 8 p.m. Works by Mozart, Bach, Faure, De Falla, and Schumann performed by Kenneth Renshaw on violin and Yang Bao on piano. Honest Brook Music Festival, 1885 Honest Brook Rd., Delhi. Call (607)746-3770 or visit hbmf.org

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JULY 8
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JULY 8

See The Art Of Dance

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DANCE DEMONSTRATION – 10 a.m. Informative demonstration in the art of dance presented by Jillian’s Dance Arts. Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. foothillspac.org

ART RECEPTION – 5-7 p.m. “Migration-Immigration: A Creative Depiction” opens depicting the arduous and dangerous path that has led many immigrant to the US throughout our history. Features the work of local artists working in water color, acrylics, oils, pen, ink, sculptures, and more. Cherry Branch Gallery, 25 Main St., Cherry Valley. cherrybranchgallery.com

Stephen Peter Waters, 53; Contender in Special Olympics
IN MEMORIAM

Stephen Peter Waters, 53;

Special Olympics Contender

EDMESTON –  Stephen Peter Waters, 53, a swimmer, bowler and Special Olympics concenter, died Friday, Oct. 7, 2016, at Chenango House, Pathfinder Village.

He was born Dec. 4, 1962, in Montclair, N.J., to George J. and Margaret (Ryan) Waters. Stephen was raised in Essex Fells, N.J., and moved to Pathfinder Village when he was 19.

Stephen participated in the Special Olympics, bowling and had a special interest in swimming. He loved animals, especially dogs. Stephen had a keen sense of humor and a quick wit. He was a loveable guy and if you were lucky enough to meet him you had a friend for life.

7th Annual Chobani Tennis Tourney Reaches $100,000 Pathfinder Goal

7th Annual Chobani Tennis Tourney

Reaches $100,000 Pathfinder Goal

seventh annual Chobani Foundation Tennis Classic, held at the Cooperstown Country Club.  Finalists from Flight A included Charlie Kieler, Chris Wilcox, Chris Clark and Waldie Johnston.  Finalists in Flight B included Patrick Kinley, Bob Poulson, Maryann Dietz and Bob Holstead.  (Photos by Lisa Clark and Lori Grace, courtesy of Pathfinder Village).
Flight A winners of the seventh annual Chobani Foundation Tennis Classic are, from left, Charlie Kieler, Chris Wilcox, Chris Clark and Waldie Johnston.   (Pathfinder Village photos)
Finalists in Flight B included Patrick Kinley, Bob Poulson, Maryann Dietz and Bob Holstead.
Finalists in Flight B are, from left, Patrick Kinley, Bob Poulson, Maryann Dietz and Bob Holstead.

COOPERSTOWN – This year’s Chobani Foundation Tennis Classic, the seventh, reached the fundraising goal of $100,000 for Pathfinder Village, the Edmeston facility for people with Down syndrome and disabilities announced.

Sept. 6 play was organized by a volunteer committee led by co-chairs Bob and Pat Hanft of Cooperstown, who have guided the growth of the tournament since it began in 2010.

Pathfinder Receives $1.2 Million Bequest

Pathfinder Receives

$1.2 Million Bequest

Mother, Son’s Gift To Fund Scholarships

pathfinder logoEDMESTON – Pathfinder Village has announced a $1.2 million bequest establishing the J. Couper Lord Jr. Endowment, an unrestricted gift to benefit the community for children with Down syndrome.

The announcement was made Tuesday evening at The Otesaga during Pathfinder’s annual Pro-Am and Tennis Classic Awards Banquet, part of an annual week of fund raising events that support Pathfinder scholarhips.

‘Second Family’ Thanks Bill Streck

‘Second Family’ Thanks Bill Streck

$1.2 Million Clinic Named In Honor Of Former Bassett CEO

COOPERSTOWN – Bill Streck had every reason to be humbled by the opening of the Dr. William F. Streck Health Center at Pathfinder Village.

“I was talking to a friend about it, and he said, ‘Let me get this straight. Bassett starts a clinic in a farmhouse. Then you became president of Bassett. You retire. Dr. Vance Brown opens a clinic and they name it after you’?” he recalled during his remarks at the clinic’s opening reception Friday, Nov. 6.

From Farm House To Pathfinder, Basset Names Clinic In Streck’s Honor

Clinic At Pathfinder Honors Bill Streck

Dr. William Streck, Cooperstown, stands in the lobby of the newly completed William F. Streck Health Center, named in his honor at tonight's reception at Pathfinder Village. The Bassett clinic, which opens to the public on Monday, Nov. 9, features five exam rooms, a considerable upgrade from the former Edmeston clinic, a one-room space in a converted farmhouse. In addition to serving the public, the clinic will also provide Pathfinder residents with access to dental care. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Bill Streck, Cooperstown, the retired Bassett president/CEO, poses in the lobby of the newly completed William F. Streck Health Center on the Pathfinder Village campus in Edmeston, during an opening reception this evening.   Operated by the Bassett Healthcare Network, the clinic opens to the public on Monday featuring five exam rooms.  The new building is a considerable upgrade from the former Edmeston clinic – one room in a converted farmhouse to the west of the new locale on Route 80. In addition to serving the public, the clinic will also provide Pathfinder residents with access to dental care. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
In Appreciation, Pathfinder Village Names Health Clinic For Dr. Streck

In Appreciation, Pathfinder Village

Names Health Clinic For Dr. Streck

Those breaking ground on the William F. Streck Community Health Center this morning included, from left, Marian Mullen, Congressman Gibson, Senator Seward and the honoree, Dr. Bill Streck.  Two past Streck is Dr. Vance Brown, his success as Bassett president/CEO.  (Jim Kevlin/allotsego.com)
Those breaking ground on the William F. Streck Community Health Center this morning included, from left, Marian Mullen, Congressman Gibson, Senator Seward and the honoree, Dr. Bill Streck. Two past Streck is Dr. Vance Brown, his success as Bassett president/CEO. (Jim Kevlin/allotsego.com)

By JIM KEVLIN • allotsego.com

After catching Old Glory before it could his the ground, Congressman Gibson stood sentinel by the flag through the rest of the ceremony, including remarks by Bill Streck, right.
After catching Old Glory before it could hit the ground, Congressman Gibson stood sentinel by the flag through the rest of the ceremony, including remarks by Bill Streck, right.

EDMESTON – Just before dignitaries this morning at Pathfinder Village held a ceremonial groundbreaking on the William F. Streck Community Health Clinic, state Sen. Jim Seward, R-Milford, announced he had obtained a $250,000 state grant which will largely complete the $1.2 million needed for the facility.

Among audience members were Marian Mullen, the executive director in the early 1980s who envisioned the New England-style village that has been home to the center for Down syndrome children for the past three decades.

Dr. Streck, who retired last summer after 30 years as president/CEO of the Bassett Healthcare Network, chaired the Pathfinder board for much of that time, and continues in that role today.

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