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Winter Carnival

Warm Winter, But Enough Snow Fell For Carnival Fun
50th ANNIVERSARY WINTER CARNIVAL

Warm Winter, But Enough

Snow Fell For Carnival Fun

The Geertjens family – dad Paul, Elianna, Jeana, Tommy and Douglas – warm up for the sled races at Lakefront Park this afternoon, one of a day’s worth of events associated with the 50th anniversary Cooperstown Winter Carnival. Lower, left, Blue, 4, escorted by Corinne Brooks, won Most Unique Looking category at the SAS FidoFest Dog Show in Pioneer Park this morning. Lower right, Ethan Pine, Oneonta, followed by Steve Ratliff, Cooperstown, lead off the Bob Smullen 5K/10K run this morning, and came in first and second at the end of the race.  (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JAN. 28
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JAN. 28

Fido Fest At Winter Carnival

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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

Beads Evoke Age Of Aquarius, When Winter Carnival Began
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)

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$1,000, $500 Checks Claimed As Winter Carnival Winds Up

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$1,000, $500 Checks Claimed

As Winter Carnival Winds Up

Young Tim Feury claims the $500 check from 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 presented at this afternoon's Carnival Closer came from The Freeman's Journal & Hometown Oneonta. Seated behind them are Jim and Teresa Donley and their daughter Dierdre. In photo at right, Carnival Committee member Shirley Tyler announces that Edgar Stevens, a Vets Club member, won the $1,000 raffle. Christine Bell is at right. (AllOTSEGO.com)

carnival vets clubYoung 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)

WITH A BOOM! CARNIVAL ON

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WITH A BOOM!

CARNIVAL ON

The grand finale of the 15th annual Carnival Fireworks lit up the dark night a few minutes ago. Shot from the Leatherstocking Golf Course, Otsego Lake captured its reflection. The officials elected countywide, Clerk Kathy Sinnott-Gardner, D.A. John Muehl, Treasurer Dan Crowell and Sheriff Richard J. Devlin Jr. personally contributed funds to make the event happen. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
The grand finale of the 15th annual Carnival Fireworks lit up the dark night a few minutes ago. Shot from the Leatherstocking Golf Course, Otsego Lake captured its reflection. The officials elected countywide, Clerk Kathy Sinnott-Gardner, D.A. John Muehl, Treasurer Dan Crowell and Sheriff Richard J. Devlin Jr. personally contributed funds to make the event happen. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
The first blast of fireworks also lit up the faces of little Jaylynn Banner and her mom, Kayla, from Hartwick, who were watching from Lakefront Park.
The first blast of fireworks also lit up the faces of little Jaylynn Banner and her mom, Kayla, from Hartwick, who were watching from Lakefront Park.
FOMA Talent Fills Ballroom As Carnival Weekend Begins

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FOMA Talent Fills Ballroom

As Carnival Weekend Begins

CCS' Harmonia chorus, conducted by Sal Salvaggio, fills The Otesaga as the Friends of Music and Art's Cabaret Night launched weekend of Cooperstown Winter Carnival events this evening. Front row, from left, are Josie Hovis, Lauren Lionetti, Alexandra Russo and Maria Noto. Back row are Anthony Birch, left, and William Freidman. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
The sounds of “Impossible Dream,” from Cooperstown Central’s Harmonia chorus, conducted by Sal Salvaggio, fill The Otesaga Ballroom as the Friends of Music and Art’s “Your Hometown Halftime Show” Cabaret Night launched a weekend of Cooperstown Winter Carnival events this evening. Front row, from left, are Josie Hovis, Lauren Lionetti, Alexandra Russo and Maria Noto. Back row are Anthony Birch, left, and William Freidman.   (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
WIN $500 From Cooperstown Winter Carnival

WIN $500!!!

New Cooperstown Winter Carnival Clue Incoming!

NOW AVAILABLE AT CHURCH AND SCOTT PHARMACY, STEWART’S CONVENIENCE STORE, TAYLORS, AND PRICE CHOPPER IN COOPERSTOWN.

2016 LOGO snowman colorBe 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.

FULL WINTER CARNIVAL DETAILS HERE

Cooperstown Winter Carnival First Clue

WIN $500

Follow the clues. Find the medallion.A medallion is hidden somewhere in Cooperstown. Medallion Hunt! Win $500! Find the lcues to the medallion inside issues of The Freeman's Journal and Hometown Oneonta!

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

Edmonds Wins Smullens 5.6K Run.

But This Time It’s Caleb, Not Josh

Well ahead of the pack, Caleb Edmonds rounds the curve at Woodside Hall, en route to the Cooper Park finish line – and victory.  (Jim Kevlin/allotsego.com)
Well ahead of the pack, Caleb Edmonds rounds the curve at Woodside Hall, en route to the Cooper Park finish line – and victory. (Jim Kevlin/allotsego.com)
First-place Caleb, right, and second-place Josh, left, greet their sister, fifth-place Heidi.
First-place Caleb, right, and second-place Josh, left, greet their sister, fifth-place Heidi.

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.)

‘Willy Wonka’ Fans Delighted As ‘Charlie Bucket’ Tells All

‘Willy Wonka’ Fans Delighted

As ‘Charlie Bucket’ Tells All

After the scene from "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory," where Charlie Bucket and his grandfather have to burp to return to earth, Peter Ostrum, who played Charlie as a boy, had to spring to his feet to describe how the special effects worked.  Ostrum, now a large-animal vet in Lowell, west of Utica, was being interviewed by the Hall of Fame's Bruce Markusen in the Grandstand Theater at 25 Main.  This year's carnival theme is "Cooperstown and the Chocolate Factory."  After Ostrum's appearance, "Wonka" fans planned to stay for a screening of the 1971 movie, a Cabin Fever series offering scheduled to correspond with the carnival, which continues Saturday and Sunday.  (Jim Kevlin/allotsego.com)
After the scene from “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,” where Charlie Bucket and his grandfather have to burp to return to earth, Peter Ostrum, who played Charlie as a boy, had to spring to his feet to describe how the special effects worked. Ostrum, now a large-animal vet in Lowell, west of Utica, was being interviewed by the Hall of Fame’s Bruce Markusen in the Grandstand Theater at 25 Main. This year’s carnival theme is “Cooperstown and the Chocolate Factory.” After Ostrum’s appearance, “Wonka” fans planned to stay for a screening of the 1971 movie, a Cabin Fever series offering scheduled to correspond with the carnival, which continues Saturday and Sunday. (Jim Kevlin/allotsego.com)
CCS Cabaret Talent Fills Otesaga Ballroom

CCS Cabaret Talent Fills Otesaga Ballroom

While Kamryn Koffer performs "Turning Tables" at this evening's CCS Cabaret, held this year in conjunction with the Cooperstown Winter Carnival, her grandmom, Diane Koffer, seated at left, snaps mementos of her own.  Instead of the CCS cafeteria, this year's event happened in The Otesaga's ballroom.  (Jim Kevlin/allotsego.com)
While Kamryn Koffer performs “Turning Tables” at this evening’s CCS Cabaret, held this year in conjunction with the Cooperstown Winter Carnival, her grandmom, Diane Koffer, seated at left, snaps mementos of her own. Instead of the CCS cafeteria, this year’s event happened in The Otesaga’s ballroom. (Jim Kevlin/allotsego.com)

 

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