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Wilber Park

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, JULY 12
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, JULY 12

Old Country Concert

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COMMUNITY CONCERT – 7-8.30 p.m. Presenting classic old time country music by “Country & Wes.” Held at the Historic Bandstand, Spring Park, Main St., Richfield Springs. www.richfieldspringschamber.org

DIGGING KNOTWEED – 6:30-8 p.m.Help dig Japanese Knotweed out before it can crowd out other plants at the Mohican Farm. Meet at the Mohican Farm Office, 7207 St. Hwy. 80, Cooperstown. occainfo.org/calendar/digging-knotweed-2/

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.

Rain Doesn’t Dampen OCCB Teddy Bear Picnic

Rain Doesn’t Dampen

City’s Teddy Bear Picnic

As a dreary storm made it's way though the area it was a good day for ducks...and teddy bears! The Oneonta Community Concert Band held it's annual Teddy Bear's Picnic in Wilber Park this afternoon playing a wide selection of music from marches to Mambos. Following tradition, a teddy bear was raffled off to a child who came to see the show. "It is most important to us to make live music accessable to young people." said director Renee Prins, Oneonta, on right. "We made it a rule years ago that the child has to be present to receive the bear." This year, the winner of the bear was Ashley Buol, who was visiting from North Carolina. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
A rainy Sunday afternoon created a good day for ducks…and teddy bears! The Oneonta Community Concert Band’s  annual Teddy Bear Picnic in Wilber Park played a wide selection of music from marches to Mambos. Following tradition, a teddy bear was raffled off to a child who came to see the show. “It is most important to us to make live music accessible to young people.” said the band’s director, Rene Prins, Oneonta, on right. “We made it a rule years ago that the child has to be present to receive the bear.” This year, the winner of the bear was Ashley Buol, who was visiting from North Carolina. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

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Snow Thrills in Wilber Park

Snow Thrills in Wilber Park

Eveline Ainsworth, rear, goes tobogganing with Keira and Robin Brown, Oneonta, in Wilber Park on Monday afternoon.
Eveline Ainsworth, rear, goes tobogganing with Keira and Robin Brown, Oneonta, in Wilber Park on Monday afternoon.   With Oneonta schools closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, youngsters hit the slopes.  (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Ribbon Cut On $180,000 Bridge, Part Of Wilber Park Master Plan

Ribbon Cut On $180,000 Bridge,

Part Of Oneonta Park Master Plan

Retiring Oneonta Common Council member Larry Malone cuts the ribbon this on a new pedestrian bridge in Wilber Park (part of Ward 2, which he represents), along with representatives of Eastman Associates, the contra ctor, and Unalam, the Unadilla-based company that provided the wooden pressure-treated decking.    Participants included Senior Engineer Technician Greg Mattice of City Hall’s Engineering Department, Unalam Vice President/Communications  Zoe van der Meulen, Unalam President Craig Van Cott, Eastman Associates’ Michelle and Rick Eastman, City Manager Martin Murphy, and Amy HeilveilHorvath, candidate for county board.  The $180,000 project was built as part of a parks’ master plan now being implemented.  (Jim Kevlin/allotsego.com)
Retiring Oneonta Common Council member Larry Malone cuts the ribbon this morning on a new pedestrian bridge in Wilber Park (part of Ward 2, which he represents), along with representatives of Eastman Associates of Oneonta, the contractor, and Unalam, the Unadilla-based company that provided the wooden pressure-treated decking. Participants, from left, included Senior Engineer Technician Greg Mattice of City Hall’s Engineering Department, Unalam Vice President/Communications Zoe van der Meulen, Unalam President Craig Van Cott, Eastman Associates’ Michelle and Rick Eastman, City Manager Martin Murphy, and Amy HeilveilHorvath, candidate for county board. The $180,000 project was built as part of a parks’ master plan now being implemented. (Jim Kevlin/allotsego.com)
Work Starts On Lower Wilber Park Pedestrian Bridge

Work Starts On Lower Wilber Park Pedestrian Bridge

ONEONTA – The Lower Wilber Park Pedestrian Bridge will close Friday as Eastman Associates begins a replacement project.

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