HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JAN. 28
DOG COMPETITION – 10:30 a.m. Check out the Fido Fest Dog show where dogs and their owners compete for titles in categories like best trick, waggiest tail, and best mirror image. Part of the Winter Carnival Festivities. Pioneer Park, Cooperstown. Info, susquehannaanimalshelter.org/category/events/
WINTERFEST – 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Stay warm and have fun with outdoor activities like sledding, hiking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing,campfires and more. Cost, free. Gilbert Lake State Park, 18 CCC Road, Laurens. Info, www.cabinfeverwinterfest.com
CABIN FEVER FILM SERIES – 6:30 p.m. “The Jungle Book” (1967). Refreshments available with proceeds benefiting Susquehanna animal Shelter. Clark Sports Center, 124 Cty. Hwy. 52, Cooperstown. Info, baseballhall.org/events/cabin-fever-2017
50th ANNIVERSARY WINTER CARNIVAL
Beads Evoke Age Of Aquarius,
When Winter Carnival Began
A bead-wearing contingent from the Baseball Hall of Fame enjoys The Party of the Decades, an opening salvo of the Cooperstown Winter Carnival ongoing at Brewery Ommegang until 8 p.m. this evening. Clockwise from fronft left are Kelli Bogan, Nate Tweedie, John Janitz, Jamie Brinkman, Stephanie Hazzard, Francois Dillinger and Cassidy Lent. At the door, carnival volunteer Colleen Donnelly was handing out those mementos of the 1960s, when the enduring celebration began. At right, carnival chairs from those early years, Charlotte Koniuto and Bill Waller, share memories of the fun from a half-century ago. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Young Tim Feury this afternoon claims the $500 check from 2016 Cooperstown Winter Carnival Committee chair Marissa Davidson that he won by finding the Carnival Medallion – a golden football – Friday afternoon at Badger Park. For the ninth year, the prize was underwritten by The Freeman’s Journal & Hometown Oneonta. Seated behind them are Jim and Teresa Donley and their daughter Deirdre. In photo at right, Carnival Committee member Shirley Tyler announces that Eggar Stevens, a Vets Club member, won the $1,000 raffle. Christine Bell is at right. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
New Cooperstown Winter Carnival Clue Incoming!
NOW AVAILABLE AT CHURCH AND SCOTT PHARMACY, STEWART’S CONVENIENCE STORE, TAYLORS, AND PRICE CHOPPER IN COOPERSTOWN.
Be sure to hit the newsstands early so you can be one of the first to discover the SECOND CLUE for this year’s Cooperstown Winter Carnival Medallion Hunt! Somewhere in Cooperstown is hidden a medallion, which if you find will win you $500!!! So find the clue in every issue of The Freeman’s Journal and Hometown Oneonta reaching newsstands this afternoon in Cooperstown, Oneonta, Richfield Springs, and beyond.
Follow the clues. Find the medallion.
THE FIRST CLUE IS OUT!
Check back for updates on when the papers hit newstands! We will keep you informed so you can be among the first to get your hands on the first clue.
Follow the clues exclusively in issues of The Freeman’s Journal and Hometown Oneonta during this year’s Cooperstown Winter Carnival and you could find the hidden medallion that wins you $500!
Edmonds Wins Smullens 5.6K Run.
But This Time It’s Caleb, Not Josh
COOPERSTOWN – A younger Edmonds brothers, Caleb, 22, took the baton from older brother Josh, 27, this afternoon, in the 5.6K Smullens Run, an annual high point of the Cooperstown Winter Carnival, (which wraps up with the Roald Dahl Carnival Closer at Mel’s, 22 Chestnut, beginning at 3.)
Josh, who has dominated 5K runs for the past couple of years, finished the run, from the flagpole, up East Lake Road, and back to Cooper Park, in 19:31, for second place. Forty-four seconds earlier, Caleb had crossed the finish line in 18:47, first place.
The Edmonds 15-year-old sister, Heidi, came in fifth, at 24:43. A third brother, Peter, competed in the 10K. (Dad, Bassett doc Lee Edmonds, is a runner himself, getting the kids interested while they were growing up.)