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Treat Dad To Chainsaw Contest, Or Fishing Clinic In Oneonta Park

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ake time this weekend to tell Dad how much you love him – if you can both hear over the roar of the chainsaws! The Cherry Valley Outdoor Games is one of the Stihl Timbersports qualifiers, so there are plenty of lumberjack competitions to watch throughout the weekend, as well as a barbeque, an obstacle course, a car show

and more. 9 a.m., runs all day Friday-Sunday June 15-17, Alden Field, 2 Genesee St., Cherry Valley. Visit cherryvalleyoutdoorgames. com for full schedule. • While in Cherry Valley, be sure to say hi to Joe Gray, star of Busch Beer’s latest ad campaign – you won’t be able to miss the “Buy Joe Gray a Beer” signs hanging

all over the village! • If your Dad is more the quiet type, take a walk through the Edmeston Museum, currently featuring an authentic barbershop display, as well as a variety of farm equipment. Free admission, open 10 a.m.2 p.m. Friday, June 16, Edmeston Museum, 1 North St., Edmeston.

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• the gallery in floral design. And to wind down Opening reception, 5-7 your Saturday night, Sam p.m. Friday, June 15 at the Whedon and friends will Community Arts Network host an evening of music of Oneonta, Wilber Manand memories from sion, 11 Ford Ave., 9 p.m. – Midnight Oneonta. Info, (607) things on Saturday, June to do! 432-2070. 16 at The Otesaga in • Cooperstown. Call But if you prefer (607) 547-9931. that you be the color• ful one, head to the The Dave Brandt starting line of the chapter of Trout Unannual Color Run 5K limited is hosting a – every station you Father’s Day fishing pass gets you dusted clinic, complete with LIBBY with another color, educational program CUDMORE all to benefit the in the skate house American Heart Asand fishing events throughsociation. Registration 7:30 out the day. 11 a.m. Sunday, – 8:30 a.m., run starts at 10 June 17, Hodges Skating a.m Saturday, June 16, start Pond, Neahwa Park, Oneon- and end at Cooperstown ta. Call (607) 563-1978. High School. Call (607) • 547-8181. If you’re looking for a ►ON THE COVER little color, there’s plenty Interpreter Garry Aney inside and out. Stop by the leads a “Hoppy Trails” tour, opening reception for “Art offered at 11 a.m. Fridays, In Bloom” at CANO to see Saturdays and Sundays at the Oneonta Garden Club The Farmers’ Museum. interpreting the works in

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AT THE FARMERS’ MUSEUM

‘Hoppy Trails’ Mixes History, Local Brewing Learn the history of local brewing, beginning in The Farmers’ Museum Bump Tavern. Interpreter Garry Aney leads the way.

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Conn., and other visitors learned on a “Hoppy Trails” Tour Friday, June 8, at The Farmers’ Museum. The tour COOPERSTOWN is new this year, and will be offered at 11 a.m. Fridays, Saturdays and id you know beer wasn’t Sundays through Sept. 16. commonly consumed in “Hops was to 1880s Cooperstown the U.S. until the 1820s? what baseball is today,” declared It spoiled too quickly, so taverns gen- John Ferguson, the museum’s manerally served grain-based whiskeys. ager of interpretative programs. Did you know hops were origiBill and Marge O’Dea of Woodnally added to beer as a preservative? bury, Conn., – she’s an avid Mets Only later did people come to apfan – have been making an annual preciate hops’ bitter pilgrimage to Cootaste that connoisperstown for years ►THIS WEEK AT seurs savor today. now. They had FARMERS’ MUSEUM Did you know heard about Hoppy that, by the 1880s, Trails Friday, June • “Hoppy Trails” tours. Learn local brewing history amid 19thsix Central New 8, at breakfast at century Upstate village. York counties The Inn at Cooper11 a.m. Fridays, Saturdays, Sunproduced 80 perstown. days, starting at Bump Tavern, cent of the hops Marge had been visit hopyard, historic hop-drying in the country? growing hops for barn. Fifty percent of that • For youngsters, The Farmers’ the past six years, production was in and two years ago Museum features Empire Carouthe Greater Cooper- sel and other activities for kids. had their hops stown area. included in a batch 5775 Route 80, Cooperstown These were of beer customHours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. some of the many brewed near their (607) 547-1450 facts the O’Deas Please See farmersmuseum.org of Woodbury, BREWS, Pg. 5

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Lake George Brew House is now brewing Cooperstown Brewing Company, and is home to the new Northway Brewing Company.

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From Calamari To Barbeque To Overstuffed Sandwiches, Wow! Editor’s Note: Here are Summer Dreams’ staff picks of fun and fine places to eat while you’re in town.

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occa Osteria is one of my favorite places in Cooperstown. It has a laid-back atmosphere and it’s a great place to meet for lunch or drinks and dinner. Bocca serves warm pita bread with an olive oil and balsamic vinegar dipping sauce while you peruse the menu. Take note of the specials they have every day on the board when you walk in. Chef Antonio, straight from just outside of Naples, is one of the many chefs that will delight your palate. They make ultra creative specials with everything from salmon to lamb to steak; it makes trying to decide what to have even harder! Start with the gluten-free Calamari Fritti, it’s lightly fried in a rice flour then sautéed in olive oil. Nice and light! If you are a mushroom lover like me, the Funghi Formaggi pizza made in a straight-from-Italy woodfired oven is great

and quick! But my favorite for dinner is the Risotto alla Pescatora, tender risotto with baby shrimp and scallops, braised to perfection, then combined with a truffle cream sauce. Yum! My husband’s first choice is a salmon special – not everyone cooks a perfect salmon but if it’s on as a special, FINE DINING, try it. If FUN DINING you’re in the mood Staff Picks for a nice salad, the BLT Chopped Salad is so refreshing, it has bacon, tomatoes and corn tossed in a homemade dressing. Check out their kid’s menu and gluten-free items as well. (Bocca Osteria, 5438 State Highway 28, Cooperstown. (607) 282-4031)

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n a chilly night, there’s nothing like a bowl of hot chili at The Yellow Deli. Menu of sandwiches, soups and salads – all fresh and delectable – also offered amid hand-carved pillars, chairs

WHERE TO EAT in Cooperstown

Alex Bistro, Continental cuisine, 149 Main St., (607) 547-4070, http://chef-alexwebster.com/ Back Alley Grille, casual fine food, 8 Hoffman Lane, (607) 322-4048, cooperstownbackalleygrille.com/ Blue Mingo Grill, fine dining, 6098 Route 80, (607) 547-2543, bluemingogrill.com Bocca Osteria, Italian specialties, 5438 Route 28, (607) 282-4031, www.boccaosteria.com/ Cooperstown Diner, comfort food, 136½ Main St., (607)

547-9201, cooperstowndiner. com Doubleday Café, casual dining, 93 Main St., (607) 5475468, facebook.com/doubledaycafe Glimmerglass, fine dining, The Otesaga, 60 Lake St., (607) 544-2519, www.otesaga/dining Hawkeye Bar & Grill, casual American cuisine, The Otesaga, 60 Lake St., (607) 544-2524, www.otesaga/dining Lake Front, casual fine dining, 10 Fair St., (607) 547-8188, lakefrontcooperstown.com MORE ON PG. 7

and tables, and booths. Unique place. From Sunday through Thursday, the Yellow Deli is the only establishment in Otsego County open 24 hours a day, ideal for youth-

baseball camp attendees after a late, late game. (The Yellow Deli, 134 Main St, Oneonta (607) 431-1155,) JIM KEVLIN Editor/Publisher

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Beer History Made In Cooperstown Area

BREW/From Pg. 3 Connecticut home. They christened the resulting three cases of 24-ounce bottles O’Dea’s Irish Ale. Great Christmas gifts, husband Bill reported. So at 11 that morning, the O’Deas found themselves in the bar room of the 1795 Bump Tavern, which was bought and moved here in 1952 when The Farmers’ was assembling its collection of early American buildings. For the next hour, the O’Deas were among likeminded visitors listening raptly to interpreter Garry Aney, first in the tavern, relate how such enterprises were required to close their bars while serving meals to protect the women and children present.

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A few dozen steps from the tavern is a hopyard of towering bines – not vines; they are actually called bines. In its heyday, most local hops were grown in 6-8 acres on dairy farms, and harvested by family and friends. On exception was Jimmy Clark’s 150-acre hop farm in that big field on the east side of Route 28 just south of Cooperstown. It was “one

of the largest in New York State,” Aney said, and Clark would import train-loads of young hop pickers – men and women alike – from Utica, Schenectady and other cities for the AugustSeptember annual harvest. The result was hard work during the day, dances and celebrations in the evening, and, inevitably, romance. Another few steps and you’re at Samuel Pope’s hophouse, which pressed, dried and processed hops locally between the 1840s and 1910. “It was all here,” said Danielle Henrici, the museum’s director of education. “It was just a matter of bringing it all together.” New York State’s resurPlease See BREW/Pg. 8

Interpreter Haney, an eighth generation farmer in the Town of Warren, has worked for The Farmers’ Museum for 30 years. He has been studying malting methods and deepening a “Hoppy Trails” presentation rolled out in mid-May. SUMMER DREAMS

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...And What About That Smoke House Sandwich At Danny’s? PICKS/From Pg. 4 rubbed to perfection, then smoked all day, they’re the best ribs north of the Mason-Dixon line even before you drizzle on a little of either Andre’s BBQ Sauce or Eastern Carolina Pork Sauce, both made in-house. You get two sides, so add a baked sweet potato and some cornbread, and make sure to get a “Half & Half”

to drink—it’s what owners Patrick and Theresa call their homebrewed half iced-tea, half lemonade mix. (Andre’s Blue Ribbon BBQ, 6047 NY-7, Oneonta. (607) 222-1816.) LIBBY CUDMORE Managing Editor

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to undersell it by far. This crisp, clean and colorful establishment has set the bar for sandwiches in Oneonta and I have never tried one here I didn’t love! $8.95 will get you one of their many quirkily named sandwiches (on their own bread) with a side of their perfect pasta salad that somehow goes with everything. Each sandwich is packed with

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unique pairings and flavor itting down to eat in combinations not found anya greenhouse is an where else in town. And rest experience. The table assured, there are no small at Origins Cafe was next portions here. Even their to a set of citrus trees all BLT almost requires you to of which either had ripenunhinge your jaw to eat it! ing fruit or flowers hangDesserts, extensive drink selections, deep salads, indoor & outdoor seating and breadloaf sized pretzels complete the experience. Personal recommendations: The Mary Heywang, The One-Stop or the Hertha Winch. Whatever you choose, you need Parker Fish/SUMMER DREAMS to look no farther Danny’s proprietor Phil Andrews than this staple of whips up the Smoke House Oneonta dining Sandwich, turkey, ham, bacon, for sandwich per- lettuce, tomato and chipotle fection. (Undermayo. cover Eggplant, 421 Chestnut St, Oneonta. ing from the branches and (607) 432-9900. the area was filled with the IAN AUSTIN scent of the orange blosStaff Photographer soms. I ordered the Peanut Sesame Noodles which were he Smokehouse buckwheat noodles with carsandwich at Danny’s rots, cabbage, peas, onions, Market, layered with and cilantro tossed with a black forest ham, turkey, sesame sauce and served and bacon, is a sure-fire hit cold making for an interestwith any meat lovers looking combination of chewy ing for a quick lunch just noodles and crunchy vegsteps away from the Hall etables. (Origins Café, 558 of Fame. Resting atop the Beaver Meadow Rd, Coothree meats sits just the right perstown, (607) 437-2862) amount of lettuce, tomato, LARISSA RYAN and Cajun dressing, adding Office Manager just a little heat to this tasty sandwich. In terms of meatto-dollar ratio, it just might be the best bang for your buck in Cooperstown. The at sandwich pairs excellently with kettle cooked potato 11 Main Street Cherry Valley, NY chips on the side, where the 607 264 9500 crunchiness of the chips complements the soft sub roll that has made Danny’s OPEN Wednesday—Saturday Market a favorite among 5pm to 10pm locals and tourists alike. (Danny’s Market, 92 Main Sunday St, Cooperstown, (607) 54711am to 10 pm Brunch served 11 am—3 pm 4053) PARKER FISH chef-alex-webster.com Staff Reporter

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WHERE TO EAT in Cooperstown FROM PG. 4 Mel’s at 22, American cuisine, 22 Chestnut St., (607) 435-7062, mels@22.net Mount Fuji, Japanese steakhouse, 134 Main St., (607) 5441088, http://mtfujicooperstown.com/ New York Pizza, 75 Chestnut St., (607) 547-2930, nypizza.biz Nicoletta’s Italian Café, 96 Main St., (607) 547-7499, nicolettasitaliancafe.com Sal’s Pizzeria, 110 Main St., (607) 547-5721 Toscana, Northern Italian, 64 Main St., (607) 547-2400, toscananorthernitaliangrill. com/ Upstate Bar & Grill, gastropub, 5418 Route 28, (607) 282-4525, www.upstatebarandgrill.com

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Cornelius Deep of Frankfort ran the 26-mile marathon in a record 2:56. Stamford’s Sean O’Connor won the half-marathon; Laura Batalis, North Reading, Mass., the 5K.

Brewery Ommegang, Belgian Brewery and café, 656 Co Hwy 33, Cooperstown, (607) 544-1800 www.ommegang. com

Otsego County’s new dairy princess, Hailey Seaman, and ambassador Natalie Brotherton, both of Coopertown, greet runners with smiles – and milk.

Red Shed, craft brewery, light American cuisine, 709 County Highway 33, Cooperstown, (607) 282-4380, www.redshedbrewing.com Redneck BBQ, BBQ food, 4938 State Highway 28, Hartwick, (607) 547-2678, www.redneckbarbque.com Dunnie’s Diner, Comfort food, 4847 St. Rt. 28, Cooperstown, (607) 322-4003 Jim Kevlin/SUMMER DREAMS

Marathon enthusiast Tom Chase was giving high-fives to passing runners – and what a hand!

Bill Hartmann of Cincinatti, Ohio, took a break from Cooperstown Dreams Park, where grandson Austin Dick was playing, to run the 5K event in the annual Race The Lake Marathon around Otsego Lake Saturday, June 8. He carried Old Glory the distance.

Council Rock Brewery, Craft Brewery, American Cuisine, 4861 State Highway 28, Cooperstown NY (607) 643-3016 www.councilrockbrewery.com MORE WHERE TO EAT, PG. 10


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Museum Growing Hops Exhibits, Programs

HOPS FACTS FROM FARMERS’ MUSEUM

BREW/From Pg. 5 gence began in 2012 when Governor Cuomo’s Farm Brewery Act became law. It created incentives for craft breweries. And by 2022, it requires such breweries to use 100-percent ingredients grown in-state, a boon to farmers looking for new crops. The new focus out of Albany has helped the growth of Brewery Ommegang, founded 30 years ago on Route 33 south of Cooperstown, and the Cooperstown Brewing Co., East Main Street, Milford. Tours are available at each. Brew pubs have also popped up, from Council Rock Brewery, Route 28, Hartwick Seminary, to the Red Shed, Route 33, Cooperstown, and Roots in downtown Oneonta.

►What are hops? They’re the cone-shaped flower of the

The Farmers’ Museum also benefited, receiving a $92,000 state grant this year through Marketing NY to fund beer-related promotions like “Hoppy Trails,” according to Henrici and museum spokesman Todd Kenyon. Also benefiting are “Hopsego,” a celebration of local brewing and its history on Saturday, Aug. 16, a “Hops & Brewing” agricultural conference Nov. 3, and – beginning in the 2019 season – a “Hops On Tap” display that will fill the museum’s main barn. The museum is also collaborating with the Beverage Trail, a joint marketing effort of local breweries, wineries and the Fly Creek Cider Mill.

humulus lupus plant. The long vine grows on an upright pole or pole-and-string (or wire) canopy in a field – often called a hop yard. The cones are harvested in the late summer then they’re dried, pressed into bales, and sold to brewers to flavor beer.

►Why here? Hops grow very fast

– plants can reach 25 feet tall in just a few months of growing time. To support that growth rate, they need a lot of water. This area has good rainfall and a mix of hills, flats, and waterways for adequate drainage. Winter cold also plays an important part in the dormancy cycle for the roots that support summertime growth.

►Who grew? Farmers entering the hop market grew a

large cash crop for sale to brokers. The market was risky, and growers had to successfully navigate the volatile market to win big. Labor-intensive cultivation and harvest processes made the up-front investment significant.

►Who harvested? Harvest season required many pairs

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of hands. Growers hired migrant labor from urban areas during the short late-summer harvest. Just one grower, James F. Clark, who owned a large hop yard just south of Cooperstown, hired, housed, and fed 1,000 extra workers for two months each year. In the late 1800s, Cooperstown and Otsego County communities experienced annual late-summer population swells, not unlike the area’s current summer tourist season.

►What was the harvest like? Harvest happened in

the field where it was often hot in August and September; plants were sticky, so long sleeves were essential. Harvest season brought new people to the village and surrounding areas. Workers were young men and women (even children), who lived communally (in sex-segregated temporary dormitories) for the harvest season. Most of the time, everyone got along. Sometimes there were clashes between locals and migrant laborers, other times romances developed.

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Visitors, Try A Day Pass At Futuristic Clark Sports Center

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Dating back 120 years, The Clark Sports Center has been brought up to date by a multi-million-dollar redo.

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hile the Clark Sports Center has been a staple of the Cooperstown community for over 120 years, the center serves the fitness and well-being needs of village residents looking to burn some calories. But don’t let the age

throw you off; the Sports Center – formerly the Alfred Corning Clark Gym – is a state-of-the-art recreational center, staying on the cutting edge of fitness since it was founded in 1891. “It’s just an amazing facility with the latest and greatest equipment avail-

able,” said Director multiple racquetball Val Paige. “While BAT & BALL courts, a bowling we’re a family-orialley, and a revoluented place, we’re tionary gaming room also a place for elite which incorporates athletes who are movement and exerlooking for a place cise into video games. to train.” “One of our rules The Sports Center for kids after school features a full-size is no electronics,” gymnasium with said Paige. “But basketball hoops and PARKER the kids seemed to an upper-level indoor FISH always want to play track, a full 7,000video games, whethsquare-foot, two-level fitness er it’s on their phone, on a center, Olympic-size pool, tablet, or on gaming systems

like Xbox. So we incorporated the gaming room, where all of our games are powered by exercise.” The gaming room features a row of stationary bikes placed in front of screens where kids can play video games, as long as they are peddling their bikes. “The kids really love it down there,” said Paige. In the off-season, the Clark caters to a local clientele, but at this time of Please See CLARK, Pg. 10

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Special Fitness Training Also Available CLARK/From Pg. 9 year, many visitors partake as well. It offers day passes to all, $10 for adults, and $5 for kids, with an extra $5 fee for use of the fitness center. “I think overall, the Clark Sports Center is one of the best community sports centers that I’ve ever seen. We have so many different things going on, it’s incredible,” said Paige. The sports center offers swimming lessons for all ages, sports leagues for basketball, futsal, soccer, softball volleyball, and dodegball, while also offering classes for

yoga, spinning, and pound fitness, which incorporates rhythm and percussion into exercising. The sports center recently underwent a major expansion, doubling the size of the entire facility, according to Paige. “We started talking about the expansion five or six years ago. We wanted to increase membership, which was already increasing at the time.” With 5,400 members in a village of only 1,700, Paige and her staff are very pleased with the direction that the Clark Sports Center is headed in.

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WHERE TO EAT

►HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO COUNTY ►Friday, June 15

OUTDOOR GAMES – 9 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. Features lumberjack competition, BBQ contest, open obstacle course, more. Alden Field, 2 Genesee St., Cherry Valley. E-mail cwatbeau@gmail.com or visit cherryvalleyoutdoorgames.com/ HOPPY TOURS – 11 a.m. - Brief history, discussion of beer, brewing, and hops, followed by a tour of the hop yard, hop house. The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-1450. ART IN BLOOM – 5 - 7 p.m. Opening reception for show featuring flower arrangements by the Oneonta Garden Club interpreting works from the Mansion Show. Community

Arts Network of Oneonta, Wilber Mansion, 11 Ford Ave., Oneonta. Call 607-432-2070. TRACTOR SHOW – 5 p.m. Field demonstrations, a Stone Boat Pull, more. Sunnycrest Orchards, 7869 St. Rt. 10, Sharon Springs. Call 518-2318080. MOVIE NIGHT – 5:30 - 8 p.m. Kids enjoy a movie, build a box car (while supplies last), bring broken crayons for The Great Crayon Project. Muller Plaza, Oneonta. Call 607-4322941. AUDITIONS – 7 p.m. Try out for a role in the theatrical production of Agatha Christie’s “And Then There Were None� (aka 10 Little Indians). Production Center, Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. Call 607-432-5407.

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PUB THEOLOGY – 7 p.m. Enjoy beer, wine, or a non-alcoholic drink while discussing theology. Bring questions, curiosity and be ready to engage with different philosophies. Upstairs, Alex’s Bistro, 149 Main St., Cooperstown. E-mail cynthia.g.falk@gmail.com CONCERT – 7 p.m. Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience with their sweet blend of New Orleans funk-reggaeflavored-world-blues rooted in Creole tradition. Cost, $27. The Earlville Opera House, 18 East Main St., Call 315-6913550. MUSIC – 9 p.m. - Midnight. Enjoy a mix of folk, blues, and light rock played by the Jeff Syman Quartet. The Otesaga, Cooperstown. Call 607-5479931.

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Our Town CafĂŠ & Pub, Casual American, 5206 NY-23, (607) 433-2250, www.ourtowncafeoneonta.com

Mt Fuji Japanese Restaurant, Hibachi and Sushi, 5006 NY-23, (607) 432-8889, www. mtfujioneonta.com Tiger Asian Cuisine, Asian fusion, 195 Main St, (607) 441-3397, www.tigerasiancuisineoneonta.com Jay’s Place, Steaks and Seafood, 453 Chestnut Street (607) 432-9584, www.jaysplaceoneonta.com

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Star Mix Grill, Mediterranean take-out, 381 Chestnut St, (607) 441-3016

The Farmhouse at Emmons, Elegant Dining, 5626 NY-7, (607) 376-1662, www.thefarmhouseatemmons.com

Fiesta Mexican Grill, Modern Mexican, 19 Clinton Plaza Drive, (607) 431-9898,

Sandy’s Diner, Classic American, 5626 NY-7, (607) 376-1662

Humphrey’s Gourmet to Go, Classic American, 437 Main St, Oneonta, (607) 4413366

Sloan’s New York Grill, Steakhouse, 337 Chestnut St, (607) 267-4779, sloansnygrill. com

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Thursday-Friday, June 14-15, 2018

►HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO COUNTY ►SATURDAY, June 16

OUTDOOR GAMES – 8 a.m. - 10 p.m. Lumberjack competition, archery shoot, cornhole tournament, car show, BBQ contest, open obstacle course, more. Alden Field, 2 Genesee St., Cherry Valley. Email cwatbeau@gmail.com PLANT/BAKE SALE – 9 a.m.3 p.m. Plant sale, unusual varieties, by the Community Garden Group, bake sale by Grange featuring small animal swap with pigs, geese, lambs, more. Food, refreshments available. Book signing of “The Promise,” by Lona Smith. Pierstown Grange, 137 Wedderspoon Hollow Road, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-8261. FOREST CLEANUP – 9 a.m.Noon. Carve a new trail in the forest, maintain existing trails. Tools, guidance, refreshments provided. Dress for the weather, hiking. Fetterly Forest, 302 Roses Hill Rd., Richfield. Call 607-547-2366. CARS & COFFEE – 9-11 a.m. Join fellow gearheads for a relaxed display of multibrand, multi-period cars. Fly Creek Cider Mill, 288 Goose St., Fly Creek. Call 607-5479692. TRACTOR SHOW – 10 a.m. Competitive tractor pull in 2500-lb to 10,000-lb classes. Plowing, excavating demonstrations all day. Sunnycrest Orchards, 7869 St. Rt. 10, Sharon Springs. Call 518-2318080. COLOR RUN – 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Run/walk through several color stations with friends/family to support the American Heart Association. Registration 7:30-8:30. Start & End at Cooperstown High School. Call 607-547-8181. FAMILY SATURDAY – 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Field trip for

families features hands-on activities for kids, guided tours, demonstrations of the water-powered sawmill, the gristmill, and woodworking shop. Admission, $9/adult. Hanford Mills Museum, 51 Co. Hwy. 12, East Meredith. Call 607-278-5744. KIDS SCIENCE SATURDAY – 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Morning story hour, learn about electrons at the Electricity Alive demonstration at 11:30, learn about robots at 1, tap your sense of wonder at the planetarium matinee show at 2. Free, registration required. A.J. Read Science Discovery Center, SUNY Oneonta. Call 607-436-2011. HOPPY TOURS – 11 a.m. - Brief history, discussion of beer, brewing, and hops, followed by a tour of the hop yard, hop house. The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-1450. SAFETY DAY – 11:30 a.m. & 1 p.m. Learn ATV safety with a NYS Certified Safety instructor. Bennet Motors, 6453 St. Hwy. 28, Fly Creek. THEATER – 12:30 p.m. “A Case For Eviction” following the struggle of Frank and Dora to evict a temporary resident from their guest room. Leatherstocking Stage, The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-1450. WORKSHOP – 1 - 4 p.m. Discover the origins of flavor in beer. From techniques, materials, to identifying common flavors. Ideal for home brewers, industry professionals. Cost, $25/non-member. Call 607-547-1450. AUDITIONS – 1 p.m. Try out for a role in the theatrical production of Agatha Christie’s “And Then There Were None” (aka 10 Little Indians). Pro-

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duction Center, Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. Call 607-432-5407. BOOK SIGNING – 2 - 4 p.m. Get your copy of “Theater Artists Play: A Theater Artist’s Guide to Making and Creating Your OWN Theater Work!” signed by author Barbara Gregson. The Green Toad Bookstore, 198 Main St., Oneonta. Call 607-433-8898. VIGNETTES – 2 p.m. Guided tour showcasing three sitespecific performances by the Templeton Players on the struggle for Women’s Rights. Included with museum admission. The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown. Call 607-5471450. PERFORMANCE – 8 p.m. Sing an original arrangement with Toronto-based group “Choir! Choir! Choir!” Cost, $23/adult at-the-door. West Kortright Center, 49 West Kortright Church Rd., East Meredith. Call 607-278-5454. MUSIC – 9 p.m. - Midnight. Enjoy an evening of great songs and memories by Sam Whedon and 3 other musicians. The Otesaga, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-9931.

►SUNDAY, June 17 FATHER’S DAY

HOPPY TOURS – 11 a.m. - Brief history, discussion of beer, brewing, and hops, followed by a tour of the hop yard, hop house. The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-1450. TRACTOR SHOW – 7 a.m. Tractor Road Run followed by pancake breakfast. Tractor pull at 10 a.m. Then Tractor Soccer with a 6’ ball. Sunnycrest Orchards, 7869 St. Rt. 10, Sharon Springs. Call 518-231-8080. OUTDOOR GAMES – 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Features lumberjack

competition, archery shoot, cornhole tournament, car show, BBQ contest, open obstacle course, more. Alden Field, 2 Genesee St., Cherry Valley. E-mail cwatbeau@ gmail.com or visit cherryvalleyoutdoorgames.com/ OPEN – 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Bring Dad to browse through the museum displays featuring an authentic barbershop, a variety of farm equipment, more. Free, all welcome. Edmeston Museum, 1 North St., Edmeston. FISHING CLINIC – 11 a.m. Families celebrate Father’s Day with the Dave Brandt chapter of Trout Unlimited. Includes educational assembly in the skate house, and non-competitive fishing events. Hodges Skating Pond, Neahwa Park, Oneonta. Call 607-563-1978. SUNDAY BRUNCH – 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Treat your father to delicious omelettes made to order, carving stations, waffles, more. Cost, $34.95/ person. The Otesaga, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-9931. INTERFAITH – Noon. A Season of Faith and Understanding continues with a presentation by Omar Siddiqi of Osmanli Dergahi (Islam), 1663 Wheat Hill Rd., Sidney Center. E-mail ksider@hotmail.com THEATER – 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. See the “Box and Cox Trunk Show” featuring the best performers in the region. Included with museum admission. Meet on the Tavern Green, The Farmers Museum, Cooperstown. Call 607-5471450. FABULOUS FATHERS – 1 p.m. Celebrate Father’s Day with The Celebration Brass featuring pieces like Proko-

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fiev’s Peter and the Wolf, more. Federated Church, 452 E. Main St., West Winfield. Call 315-822-6743. GARDEN HACKS – 1 - 2 p.m. Learn tried and tested gardening tips. The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-1450. ANTI-RENT WAR – 2 p.m. Enjoy performances by the Templeton Players depicting the Anti-Rent Movement. Included with museum admission. Meet on the Village Green, The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-1450. CONCERT – 3 p.m. Enjoy music by prize-winning quintet WindSync. Admission by donation. Suggested, $12/adult 13+. No advance sales. Stamford United Methodist Church, 88 Main St., Stamford. E-mail caitlynregina@gmail.com. ORGAN RECITAL – 4 p.m. Commemorative Father’s Day recital features Alfred V. Fedak, Minister of Music & Artsat Westminster Presbyterian Church on Capitol Hill in Albany, presents music by famous fathers and sons in music history. The Old Palatine Church, Rt. 5, between Nelliston & St. Johnsville. Call 607-282-2350.

►MONDAY, June 18

FIGURE DRAWING – 6:30 - 9 p.m. Non-instructional drawing with live model. Poses chosen by consensus. Cost $12/class. The Carriage House Art Studio, 11 Ford Ave., Oneonta. Call 607-4358718.

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