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Relay for Life

Rain Or Shine, Relay Marches On

Rain Or Shine,

Relay Marches On

Carleen Henderson, Schenevus, Jim Wolff, Fly Creek,Thatcher Handy, Cobleskill and Sallie Herrington, Cooperstown, bear the banner during the Survivor’s lap of the Relay For Life at Wilber Park in Milford this afternoon. Despite a constant rain, family, friends, survivors and care-givers came out to show their support in finding a cure for cancer. The event continues through the night and features raffles, prizes, food, events and vendors.(Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, FEB.15
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, FEB.15

Kick Off The Relay Season

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RELAY FOR LIFE – 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Otsego County Kick-Off event. Upstate Bar & Grill, 5418 NY-28, Cooperstown. Call 607-766-6925 or visit www.RelayForLife.org/OtsegoCountyNY

PUBLIC MEETING – 3:30-4:30 p.m. Discuss and comment on the Otsego county Draft Local Solid Waste Management Plan. Available for comment through Mar. 18. Huntington Memorial Library, 3rd Floor, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Call 607-547-4225 or visit otsegocounty.com/depts/sw/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, MAY 20
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, MAY 20

Spring Street Fair & Market

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SPRING FLING – Noon-5 p.m. 2-day event featuring farmers, crafts-people, food vendors, and live music. Doubleday field parking lot, 1 Doubleday Ct., Cooperstown. Info, www.thisiscooperstown.com/events/spring-fling-street-fair

RELAY FOR LIFE – 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Support the search for a cure to cancer, remember the dead, and support the living. Wilber park, 1-19 S. Main St., St. Hwy. 28, Milford. Info, Lauren.Ferraro@cancer.org

BROOKWOOD POINT REOPENING – Noon-5 p.m. Enjoy food, lawn games, music, kayaking, demonstrations, and more at Brookwood Point, 6000 State Highway 80, West Lake Rd., Cooperstown. Info, otsegolandtrust.org

HISTORY REMEMBERED – 1 p.m. Unveiling Cato Freedom historical marker. In memory of Cato Freedom who gained his freedom due to his service in the Revolutionary War. Butternut Valley Cemetery, Co. Hwy. 16, Burlington Flats. Info, Deb Mackenzie, President Otsego County Historical Association, (607) 293-6635.

Hundreds Walk For A Cure At SUNY

Hundreds Walk For Cure

At SUNY Oneonta ‘Relay’

Cancer survivors Nelson Wells, Moira Beach and caregiver Sue Hawley, all of Oneonta, above, applaud in appreciation as over 1,100 walked at the at the ninth annual Relay For Life in the SUNY Oneonta Alumni Field House.  The event had already collected $23,000 from preregisters, and has raised over $270,000 to date for the he American Cancer Society. Participants enjoyed live music from bands and DJs, games, food and guest speakers like twice Assembly candidate John Salka, Bridgewater, left, who lost his daughter Emily to brain cancer. “It’s important to not lose hope, and to give support to those in need.” said Salka, “Sooner or later we will have a  cure for cancer.” (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

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300+ Survivors March In Today’s Relay For Life

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300+ Survivors March

In Today’s Relay For Life

Holding the banner at today's Cooperstown/Northern Otsego Relay For life are, from right, survivors Ed Bellow and Jim Domion, both of Richfield Springs, and Michael Hall, West Oneonta. At the far end is Helen Gregory, executive director of the local chapter of the American Cancer Society. The Relay continues until 10 p.m. at Cooperstown Dreams Park in Hartwick Seminary. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Holding the banner at today’s Cooperstown/Northern Otsego Relay For life are, from right, survivors Ed Bellow and Jim Domion, both of Richfield Springs, and Michael Hall, West Oneonta. At the far end is Helen Gregory, executive director of the local chapter of the American Cancer Society. More than 300 survivors are scheduled to participate, Gregory said.  The Relay continues until 10 p.m. at Cooperstown Dreams Park in Hartwick Seminary. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Cooperstown Dreams Park Hosts Relay for Life

Cooperstown Dreams Park Hosts Relay for Life

Area Cancer survivors Allison Wilber, Burlington Flatts, Joyce Boyde, Fly Creek, Janet McCarthy, East Springfield, and Susan Carpenter, Edmestone carry the survivors' banner during the Survivors' lap of the Relay for Life walk hald at the Cooperstown Dreams Park on Friday evening. (Ian Austin/allotsego.com)
Area Cancer survivors Allison Wilber, Burlington Flatts, Joyce Boyde, Fly Creek, Janet McCarthy, East Springfield, and Susan Carpenter, Edmeston carry the survivors’ banner during the Survivors’ lap of the Relay for Life walk held at the Cooperstown Dreams Park on Friday evening. (Ian Austin/allotsego.com)
SUNY Hosts 13th Annual Relay For Life at Field House

SUNY Hosts 13th Annual Relay For Life

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The SUNY Alumni Field House hosted the annual Relay For Life last night, which, at 11pm, had made over $51,000 dollars. Seen here are members of Team Mimi, which was formed three weeks ago to honor the late Jackie Ruff who had worked at SUNY. Under the leadership of Laurie Emmett they have started a peer lead support group for people living with Cancer and their families on the 3rd Wed. of every month at the Hunt Union. From left: Ethan Lowe, Otego, Elaine Lowe, Otego, Moira Beach, Oneonta, Diane Loveland, Otego, Laura Emmett, Maryland, Judi McWherter, Oneonta, Rachael Price, Oneonta, Kate Bronk, Oneonta, and Natalia Allen, Oneonta. (Ian Austin/ allotsego.com)
The SUNY Alumni Field House hosted the annual Relay For Life last night, which, at 11pm, had made over $51,000 dollars. Seen here are members of Team Mimi, which was formed three weeks ago to honor the late Jackie Ruff who had worked at SUNY. Under the leadership of Laurie Emmett they have started a peer lead support group for people living with Cancer and their families on the 3rd Wed. of every month at the Hunt Union. From left: Ethan Lowe, Otego, Elaine Lowe, Otego, Moira Beach, Oneonta, Diane Loveland, Otego, Laura Emmett, Maryland, Judi McWherter, Oneonta, Rachael Price, Oneonta, Kate Bronk, Oneonta, and Natalia Allen, Oneonta. (Ian Austin/ allotsego.com)
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