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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Architectural Scavenger Hunt 07-01-20
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for  WEDNESDAY, JULY 1

Architectural Scavenger Hunt

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SCAVENGER HUNT – July 1 – August 31. Youths and families are invited to participate in 2020 Historic Oneonta’s Main Street Architectural Detail Scavenger Hunt. Search for architectural details on Main Street Oneonta and tell the Oneonta History Center about them. A great lead in to upcoming exhibit ‘Building Blocks Of A City: 100 Years og Architecture In Oneonta.’ Visit www.oneontahistory.org/upcomingevents.htm for info.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Discuss History Of Baseballs Negro League 06-25-20
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for  THURSDAY, JUNE 25

Negro League Heroes’ Discussed

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VIRTUAL FIELD TRIP – 1 p.m. Celebrate 100 years since the founding of the Negro Leagues with virtual program about their history in their heyday of the 1920s, 30s, & 40s. Learn about founder Rube Foster, and the great Black Baseball players Satchel Paige, Josh Gibson, Cool Papa Bell, and many more with the Baseball Hall of Fame. Visit baseballhall.org/events/virtual-field-trip-celebration-of-the-negro-leagues?date=0 for info.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: On Spring Bird Watching With The Audubon Society 06-17-20
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17

On Spring Bird Watching

With The Audubon Society

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WEBINAR – 4 – 5 p.m. Join the experts of Audubon Connecticut and Audubon New York to learn about what birds are nesting around us, what their behaviors are, how to identify them without disturbing them, how to become a citizen scientist by participating in the Breeding Bird Atlas. Visit www.facebook.com/DelawareOtsegoAudubonSociety/ for info.

Touched By Disabled Cat Intern Returns, Brings ‘Ocean’ Home

Touched By Disabled

Cat, Intern Returns,

Brings ‘Ocean’ Home

He Takes Little Wheelchair With Him

By DARLA YOUNGS • Susquehanna Animal Shelter

Lucia Lopez was reunited with “Ocean” on May 24. She returned with him to Queens. (SQSPCA photo)

HARTWICK SEMINARY –  On Sunday, May 24, Lucia Lopez made the 384-mile round trip from Maspeth, Queens, to the Susquehanna Animal Shelter here to adopt Ocean, a two-year-old male cat unable to stand or walk since birth due to a neurological disorder.

Ocean had been at the animal shelter, located at 4841 State Route 28, since February. His friendly personality and ability to move around quickly and even climb in spite of his impairment had made him a favorite of the SQSPCA staff.

Lopez is no stranger to the SQSPCA. A recent graduate of the SUNY-Cobleskill Animal Science program, she had interned at the shelter for several months last year.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Film Screening ‘The Pollinators’ With Oneonta Federated Garden Club 06-11-20
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for  THURSDAY, JUNE 11

Oneonta Garden Club

Screens ‘The Pollinators’

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FILM SCREENING – 7 – 9 p.m. Join the Oneonta Federated Garden Club for free virtual screening of ‘The Pollinators,’ a documentary film following migratory beekeepers around the country as they pollinate commercial fields. Learn about the challenges facing the beekeepers and our current food system. Live panel discussion and Q&A to follow. Registration required. www.facebook.com/Oneonta-Federated-Garden-Club-133855897358767/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Learn About Aquatic Invasive Species 06-10-20
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10

Learn About Aquatic Invasive Species

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CONSERVATION – Noon – 1 p.m. As summer warms up learn about aquatic invasive species with intern Sierra Stickney. Learn what to look for, what you can do to stop the spread. Zoom meeting with Otsego County Conservation Association. Registration required. Visit occainfo.org/calendar/spotlight-on-invasives-aquatic-invasives-to-watch-for/ for info.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Vaccinate Your Furry Friends 06-04-20
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for  THURSDAY, JUNE 4

Vaccinate Your Furry Friends

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RABIES CLINIC – 9 – Noon. Free rabies vaccination for cats, dogs, ferrets. Scheduling for 30 minute intervals to follow social distancing. First come, first serve. Susquehanna SPCA, Rt. 28, Cooperstown. 607-547-4230 or visit sqspca.org/sqspca-offering-free-weekly-rabies-clinics-on-first-come-first-served-basis/

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Baseball Cards In Pop Culture 06-03-20
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3

Baseball Cards In Pop Culture

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FIELD TRIP – 1 p.m. Learn about history of pop culture through study of baseball cards, application of baseball terminology to everyday life. Learn about the effect of the Civil War on the growth of the game, tobacco and gum cards, more with the Baseball Hall of Fame. Registration required. Visit baseballhall.org/events/encore-virtual-field-trip-pop-culture-through-baseball-cards?date=0 for info.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Discuss Geography Of Baseball 05-21-20
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, MAY 21

Discuss Geography Of Baseball

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FIELD TRIP – 1 – 2 p.m. ‘Geography: Baseball Coast To Coast’ teaches students about effect of Geography on people through baseball. Answer the questions where are baseball teams formed & why, how do people & physical environment influence the game, more through research and fun creative activities. Free, registration required. Visit baseballhall.org/events/geography-baseball-to-coast-20?date=0 for info.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Planning: During & After The Pandemic 05-20-20
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, MAY 20

Planning: During & After The Pandemic

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WEBINAR – 1 – 2 p.m. Join Otsego County Conservation Association for free program “The Power of Planning, During and After The Pandemic.’ Join Danny Lapin, OCCA Environmental Planner to learn how communities can adapt in a post Covid-19 world. Registration required. Visit occainfo.org/calendar/occa-webinar-the-power-of-planning-during-and-after-the-pandemic/ for info.

$100,000 Match Offered To Shelter Us Campaign

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$100,000 Match Offered

To Shelter Us Campaign

INDEX – With construction underway at the new Animal Shelter here, Susquehanna SPCA today announced receiving a $100,000 challenge grant, which will match every dollar contributed to the $5 million project between now and Aug. 1.

“To have an anonymous donor offer us a challenge grant of this magnitude at such a crucial time for our project is truly amazing,” said SQSPCA Executive Director Stacie Haynes.

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