HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, AUGUST 18
HOPSEGO – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Family friendly festival featuring activities, fun, games, opportunities to learn local history and craft brewing. The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1450 or visit www.farmersmuseum.org/Hopsego
ANTIQUE TRACTORS – 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Antique tractors, engines, working exhibits on display. All brands, sizes, shapes, colors, conditions accepted. Fun for all. Roseboom. 607-264-9327 or visit www.farmershotline.com/farm-events/18th-annual-roseboom-antique-power-days
ONEONTA – The city and town of Oneonta yesterday applied for an $8.7 million state DOT grant to make Lettis Highway safer and more attractive and to build sidewalks between Home Depot and Lowes on Southside.
The grant application was approved at a special common council meeting Wednesday night to meet the deadline. Mayor Gary Herzig said he expects to hear on the application by January.
Out of 130 total residents at the Fox Nursing Home in Oneonta, 75 gathered to enjoy an evening of ice cream and music to celebrate the end of summer. Nursing supervisor Chris Brooks organized the event, with the help of residents like Vivian Nelson, pictured at right, who helped create signs to get the word out for the event. Many nursing home staff members came back to the home on their night off to enjoy the evening with the residents. (Parker Fish/AllOTSEGO.com)
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, AUGUST 17
FUNDRAISER – 5:30 – 10 p.m. Enjoy a train ride, live music to support The Susquehanna Animal Shelter. Meet the dogs. Cost, $40/person. Cooperstown Charlotte Valley Railroad, 136 Main St., Milford. 607-547-8111 or visit susquehannaanimalshelter.org/on-the-rails-for-tails/
ANNIVERSARY – 7 – 8:30 p.m. Celebrate 80th anniversary of Fairy Spring Park. Features local funk band Hanzolo, Stewarts’ ice cream floats, silent auction of painting of the park by local painter, May-Britt Joyce. Free admission, donations welcome. Fairy Springs Park, 136 Co. Rd. 31, Cooperstown.
WELLS BRIDGE – Doris Beckley, 92, who operated the Cly-Dor dairy farm in Otego with her husband Clyde for 40 years, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018.
She was born in 1925 in Walton, to Burton and Shirley Robinson. She attended Methodist Hospital School of Nursing in Brooklyn as a part of the World War II Cadet Nursing program.
She married Clyde Beckley in 1947.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, AUGUST 16
HARVEST FEST – 3 – 6 p.m. Celebrate Summer Harvest featuring Farmers Market, Live Music, kids zoomobile, more. Free admission, food. Guy Rathbun Park (behind firehouse), 117 Main St., Morris. Visit butternutvalleyalliance.org
CABARET – 7 – 8:30 p.m. Join the Guilty Pleasure Cabaret for a fun, all-levels, dance class sure to get you sweating. Combines elements of Jazz, Hip Hop, fitness, stiletto heals to bring out your inner diva, build confidence, find your fierce. Bring water, active wear, sneakers. Cost, $15/adult. THE CHURCH, 2381 NY-205, Mount Vision. 607-638-5119 or visit www.upsi-ny.com/upcoming-events-news/