Happenin’ Otsego: 04-21-24

SPRING CLEANING—1 p.m. Rink Roll Up. Prepare the park for spring pickleball and basketball. Wear waterproof shoes, gloves and bring a push-broom if you have one. Badger Park, Cooperstown. (607) 547-2411 or visit…



HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, JUNE 6 Share Your Stories Of Baseball In Oneonta BASEBALL STORIES – 6-8 p.m. Local fans are invited to share their stories about Oneonta’s baseball history. Hosted by Bob Brzozowski and Chris Vredenburg at the Oneonta History Center, 183 Main Street, Oneonta. (607) 432-0960 or visit PLANTING – 1-4 p.m. Join Otsego Land Trust to beautify the gardens at Brookwood Point, 6000 New York 80, Cooperstown. (607) 547.2366 or visit…



HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, JUNE 4 Pride Festival at Barnyard Swing FAMILY PRIDE DAY  – Noon to 3 p.m. Celebrate Pride month with a festival featuring face painting, spin art, fossil safari and much more, presented by The Barnyard Swing, 4604 State Highway 28, Milford. Visit PLANTING – 1-4 p.m. Join Otsego Land Trust to beautify the gardens at Brookwood Point, 6000 New York State 80, Cooperstown. (607) 547-2366 or visit…



HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, APRIL 29 Pink Floyd Tribute Concert at Foothills Performing Arts Center TRIBUTE CONCERT—6:30 p.m. Enjoy a performance by Dark Sarcasm, a tribute band to Pink Floyd, performing songs from “The Dark Side of the Moon” to “Wish You Were Here” and more. Admission, $30. Foothills Performing Arts & Civic Center, Oneonta. (607) 431-2080 or visit PARK CLEAN-UP—10 a.m. Break out your rakes and gloves, prepare to meet some neighbors, and come help the Friends of the Village…



HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, MARCH 25 Learn About Kitten Fostering With The SuperHeroes Humane Society KITTEN FOSTER TRAINING—1 p.m. SuperHeroes Humane Society is seeking volunteers to learn how to foster kittens ahead of the spring kitten season. Learn the ins and outs of kitten care in the Community Room at Southside Mall, Oneonta. (607) 441-3227 or visit VOLUNTEER—10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Enjoy hiking? Maybe you’ll enjoy maintaining the trails, too. Presented in conjunction with Otsego Outdoors, the Otsego County Conservation…


Otsego County EMS Reaches Crossroads

Otsego County EMS Reaches Crossroads Part 1: The County Service By TED MEBUSTOTSEGO COUNTYIn December of 2021, the Otsego County Board of Representatives, at the recommendation of its Public Safety and Legal Affairs Committee, implemented a 24-hour, county-based advanced life support ambulance service, buying two ambulances and staffing 16 full-time and 10 part-time paramedics. Previously, pre-hospital emergency medical services had been largely carried out by the 17 volunteer-based EMS agencies serving the county, most associated with local fire departments. However,…


New York State Recognizes Otsego County Volunteerism

New York State Recognizes Otsego County Volunteerism By TED MEBUST Otsego County residents Sheila Serbay and Neil Riddell were recognized by New York State’s Office for the Aging at a celebration of Older New Yorkers’ Day on November 4. The pair, along with 92 others from around the state, received honors for their volunteerism and service to older adults in their communities. “These are two individuals who unselfishly give up their time, resources, and skills in order to make someone…

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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.