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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, AUG. 23
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, AUG. 23

See Ecology With OCCA

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LECTURE SERIES – 6-8 p.m. Go ‘Up The Creek’ with Dr. Orzetti. Learn stream ecology, collect water quality & critter samples. Learn about a new program starting this fall. Mohican Farm, 7207 St. Rt. 80, Cooperstown. Call (607) 547-4488 or visit occainfo.org/calendar/save-date-informed-lecture-series/

BLOOD DRIVE – 1-6 p.m. Help save patients in the hospital. Donate blood and platelets at Main Street Baptist Church, 33 Main St., Oneonta. Call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit www.redcrossblood.org

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, MAY 6
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, MAY 6

Festival In The Park

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SPRING FEST – 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Features music and events including the Ross Park Zoomobile and a Fishing Derby by Trout Unlimited. Copes Corner Park, on Rte. 51 between Gilbertsville and Mt. Upton. Info, www.townofbutternuts.org/copes-corners-park/

FLOWER SHOW – 5-7 p.m. Opening reception of The Cherry Valley Flower Show on display to June 4. The Cherry Branch Gallery, 25 Main St., Cherry Valley. Info, call (607)264-9530 or email info@cherrybranchgallery.com or visit cherrybranchgallery.com

History For Sale At GOHS Ephemera Show

‘Men Walk On The Moon’

In This Year’s Ephemera

Treasures from the past were plentiful at the Greater Oneonta's 12th annual Postcard and Ephemera held at the Elk's Club in Oneonta on Saturday afternoon. Here, GOHS board member and co-chair of the show Bill Pietraface holds up a historic issue of the Daily News commemorating the moon landing. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Treasures from the past were plentiful (and affordable!) at the Greater Oneonta Historical Society’s 12th annual Postcard & Ephemeraat the Elk’s Club in Oneonta on Saturday afternoon, as crowds browsed through boxes of historical postcards, photographs, menus and more.   Among GOHS board member Bill Pietraface’s favorite finds was a historic issue of the New York Daily News from 1969 reporting on the event.  Pietraface, the retired chairman of SUNY Oneonta’s Biology & Chemistry Department, was a co-chair of the show. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

 

Lois Herrick’s Love Of Oneonta Postcards Packs Swart-Wilcox Presentation Today

Lois Herrick’s Love Of Oneonta, Postcards

Fill Swart-Wilcox House Presentation Today

Kevin Herrick, the well known Oneonta auctioneer, reflects his his mother Lois' love of postcards at this afternoon's presentation, "Postcards from a Friend," at the Swart-Wilcox House.   (Jim Kevlin/allotsego.com)
Kevin Herrick, the well known Oneonta auctioneer, reflects on his mother Lois’ love of postcards at this afternoon’s presentation, “Postcards from a Friend,” at the Swart-Wilcox House.  Presenter John Carney is seated at left. (Jim Kevlin/allotsego.com)
Lois S. Herrick • 1930-2014
Lois S. Herrick • 1930-2014

ONEONTA – “If Lois was here, she’d be able to tell us,” retired SUNY Oneonta professor and emphemera enthusiast John Carney remarked several times this afternoon during his discussion of local postcards during “Postcards from a Friend:  A Tribute to Lois Herrick,” this afternoon at the Swart-Wilcox House.

Close to 50 wellwishers packed the downstairs of Oneonta’s oldest surviving home, causing her son, Kevin Herrick, the auctioneer, to remark, “It’s a great tribute to my mother.”  Mrs. Herrick, a Philadelphia native who moved to Oneonta in 1960 and taught at Morris for 32 years, passed away April 22.

Helen Rees, a leader of the Friends of the Swart-Wilcox House, recalled Mrs. Herrick’s affection for her adopted community:  Her license plate – “ONEONTA” – said it all.

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