Bright Hill Press To Host Poetry Workshops

Popoff writes: “The beauty of haiku is its brevity, as well as its challenge, but haiku is just the first step into the forms made popular by the Japanese mystics. We will look at tanka, examine the sister forms of haiku and senryu, explore choka, haibun and zuihitsu, and create a renga together.”…


Greetings, Friends (with apologies to The New Yorker)

Greetings, Friends (with apologies to The New Yorker) Greetings, Friends! The time is nigh To bid this Covid Year good-bye. We’ve had enough, we’ve played our parts Stayed home alone filling Amazon carts. And cleaning our closets and working online Making do with our WiFi that’s not always fine. We’ve said goodbye to some friends, to some relatives too Our families we’ve not seen, travel’s been so taboo. Goodbye ’21, au revoir, off you go Adios and kwaheri, arrivederci, adjo.…


HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Writers Discussion with CANO 11-18-21

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18 Writers Discussion with CANO WRITERS SALON – 7:30 p.m. Open mic followed by presentation by Poet Roger Hecht, author ‘Talking Pictures,’ ‘Witness Report,’ and ‘Farmers Awake! Rally Songs and Poems from New York’s Anti-Rent War.’ Free, open to public. Presented by Community Arts Network of Oneonta. 607-432-2070 or visit…


Editorial: Rural Hours

Editorial Rural Hours This week, as we watch the forests magically change their colors, wave fond goodbyes to the squawking flocks and ponder the stillness of the lake in its reflective glory, Susan Fenimore Cooper comes to mind. And while we were planning to offer our own reflections on the beauty of the changing season, Cooper’s enchanting treatment of the subject would be hard to top, so we let her speak for herself. It was in 1850 that her book,…


HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Chamber Classic Golf Tournament 08-20-20

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, AUGUST 20 Chamber Classic Golf Tournament GOLF TOURNAMENT – 1 p.m. With new safety protocols, the Otsego County Chamber hosts 34th annual Chamber Classic Golf Tournament featuring lunch wraps from Roundhouse Pub and Grill. Proceeds of Tournament will go to Community Foundation of Otsego County. Registration required. Hosted by The Oneonta Country Club, 9 Country Club Dr., Oneonta. COVID-19 TESTING – 9 a.m. – Noon. Healthy Otsego County residents are invited to drive-thru testing for Covid-19,…



HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24 Benefit Concert To Support Emergency Shelter Program PERFORMANCE – 7 – 10 p.m. Support Emergency Shelter program by Opportunities for Otsego while enjoying evening of music by Steve Fabrizio Band. Features light hors d’oeuvres, raffles, cash bar. Cost, $25 at door. B Side Ballroom, 1 Clinton Plaza Dr., Oneonta. 607-433-8000 or visit…



HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 Charity Cup Pitch Party PITCH PARTY – 6 – 9 p.m. Come pitch next years recipient for the funds raised by this years Oneonta Charity Cup. Pitch a local person, animal, or cause to receive support. B Side Ballroom, 1 Clinton Plaza Dr., Oneonta. E-mail or visit…


Avanzato Releases Oneonta Inspired Poetry Collection

Avanzato’s Poetry Focuses On Oneonta Gianluca Avanzato, with his mother Rosemarie and father Antonio, poses with his new collection of poetry inspired by growing up in Oneonta, aptly titled “City Of The Hills.” Gianluca was on hand at Stella Luna this evening where he read from the collection and signed copies. The book will be available at Greater Oneonta Historical Society, The Green Toad Bookstore and on (Ian Austin/…

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Putting the Community Back Into the Newspaper

Now through July 31st, new or lapsed annual subscribers to the hard copy “Freeman’s Journal” (which also includes unlimited access to, or electronically to, can also give back to one of their favorite Otsego County charitable organizations.

$5.00 of your subscription will be donated to the nonprofit of your choice:

Cooperstown Farmers’ Market, Cooperstown Food Pantry, Greater Oneonta Historical Society or Super Heroes Humane Society.