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Fairy Springs Turns 80, Gets $10k Gift

Fairy Springs Turns 80, Gets $10k Gift

Cooperstown Trustee Jeanne Dewey poses for a photo with Friends Of The Park President John O’Dell as he presents Dewey, chair of the parks commission, a $10,000 check to help supplement the costs of the multiple improvements made in Fairy Springs Park. The ceremony also marked the 80th anniversary of the park, celebrating with live music by Hanzolo, and ice cream and cake. (Parker Fish/AllOTSEGO.com)
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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, AUGUST 18
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, AUGUST 18

Hops History Festival

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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

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$8.7 M. SOUGHT TO UPGRADE LETTIS, BUILD SIDEWALKS

$8.7 M. SOUGHT TO

UPGRADE LETTIS

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.

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Original Painting Up For Auction At Fairy Springs Birthday Party

Original Painting Up For Auction

At Fairy Springs Birthday Party

Artist May-Britt Joyce holds up an original painting of swimmers at the village’s Fairy Spring Park that will be sold at silent auction during 80th anniversary of the park’s opening 7-8:30 p.m. Friday at the East Lake Road facility.  The artist began the painting from a kayak offshore from the park.  The local fun band Hanzolo will perform, and Stewart’s will provide free ice-cream floats.  Public welcome.
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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, AUGUST 17
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, AUGUST 17

Ride The Rails For Tails

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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.

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Doris Beckley, 92; Operated Otego Farm With Husband

IN MEMORIAM: Doris Beckley, 92;

Operated Otego Farm With Husband

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.

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Roseboom Power Days Coming This Weekend

Roseboom Power Days

Coming This Weekend

One of the favorite perennial events around here, Roseboom Antique Power Days – in its 18th year – is coming up this weekend, with something for tractor enthusiasts of all ages, as rides conducted by Ron Van Buren a few years ago testifies.  Power Days, featuring hundreds of pieces of machinery from times’ past, plus food and a giant tag sale in the former grange, will occur Saturday and Sunday on Jack and Norma Van Buren’s farm just east of the corner of Routes 166 and 165.  A highpoint is the antique tractor parade through the hamlet, beginning at 1 p.m. Sunday.  Any questions, call Jack Van Buren at 607-264-3015.  (AllOTSEGO.com file photo)
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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, AUGUST 16
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, AUGUST 16

Butternut Valley Summer Harvest Fest

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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/

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OCCA Executive Orzetti Lake Association’s ‘Citizen’

OCCA Executive Orzetti

Lake Association’s ‘Citizen’

At the Otsego Lake Association’s 25th annual meeting Saturday at the Glimmerglass Festival, Paul H. Lord, Biological Field Station dive master, left, congratulates Master Scuba Diver Dale E. Webster, who received the OLA’s 2018 Diver Commendation Award.  In the center is Leslie Orzetti, executive director, Otsego County Conservation Association, who received the Lake Citizen Award.  The program, “Winter on Otsego Lake,” was presented by Tom Heitz.  (Paul Donnelly photos for AllOTSEGO.com)
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