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Neighbors Gather Downtown For Harvest Supper

Neighbors Gather Downtown

For Cooperstown Harvest Supper

Eileen Dean and Vera Talebi, Cooperstown, wine and dine at the 5th annual Growing Community Harvest Dinner held this evening on Main St. in Cooperstown. Neighbors brought out all their signature dishes to share with friends and family as they usher in fall in upstate New York. (Ian Austin/ALLOTSEGO.com)
Eileen Dean and Vera Talebi, Cooperstown, wine and dine at the 5th annual Growing Community Harvest Dinner held this evening on Main St. in Cooperstown. Neighbors – including the Beekman Boys Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Dr. Brent Ridge from nearby Sharon Springs – brought out all their signature dishes to share with friends and family as they usher in fall in upstate New York. (Ian Austin/ALLOTSEGO.com)

 

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Orrin D. Higgins, 76; Served County, State, Community
IN MEMORIAM •  Full Obituary

 Orrin D. Higgins, 76; Served

County, State, Community 

Orrin D. Higgins
Orrin D. Higgins

HARTWICK – Orrin Dixon Higgins, 76, a former state trooper, undersheriff for the Otsego County Sheriff’s Department and longtime Hartwick town justice, passed away Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 21, 2016, at his home in Hartwick with his family by his side.

He was born June 8, 1940, in Hunter, a son of  Leland and Mildred (Nicholls) Higgins.

After graduating from high school, he attended SUNY Oneonta with the idea of becoming a teacher. He became a student teacher, but changed course and went on to attend and graduate from the New York State Police Academy .

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TV Commercial Filmed In Cooperstown Today

TV Commercial Filmed

In Cooperstown Today

If you're in downtown Cooperstown over the next hour, you may see this crew from Opposable Thumbs, a San Diego based marketing agency, creating footage for a TV ad campaign planned by Mavis Discount Tire. Producer Jason Taragan said the spot is built around a family vacation and, "as a destination, Cooperstown's a great place for a family get-away." The spot begins with a dad, mom, son and daughter coming out of Cooperstown Bat Co. onto the Main Street sideway. This afternoon, the crew, which is based in New York City, planned to shoot additional footage at the Stokes Farm on Pink Street, Town of Middlefield. Taragan said Nancy Angerer of Cooperstown was the local contact in setting up the shoot; "she's been great," he said. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
If you’re in downtown Cooperstown over the next hour, you may see this crew from Opposable Thumbs, a San Diego marketing agency, creating footage for a TV ad campaign planned by Mavis Discount Tire. Producer Jason Taragan said the spot is built around a family vacation and, “as a destination, Cooperstown’s a great place for a family get-away.” The ad begins with a mom, son and two daughters coming out of Cooperstown Bat Co. onto the Main Street sidewalk.  Taragan said this is Mavis’ first foray into regional TV advertising, aimed to benefit its stores in the Northeast U.S.  This afternoon, the crew, which is based in New York City, planned to shoot additional footage at the Stokes Farm on Pink Street, Town of Middlefield. Taragan said Nancy Angerer of Cooperstown was the local contact in setting up the shoot; “she’s been great,” he said. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
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Royalty Crowned, Bleachers Filled For Homecoming Game
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Royalty Crowned, Bleachers

Filled For Homecoming Game

Fans hailed royalty a few minutes ago as Maria Noto and Reilly Hall were introduced, top photo, as Cooperstown Central School's 2016 Homecoming king and queen. The court, from left, are Taylor Price, Leland Morris, Ginger Miller and Tessa Grigor. Lower right, Elementary School Phys Ed Teacher Buzz Lippitt prepares the K1-2 flag football team to participate in half-time exercises. Lower left, Hawkeye Duncan Clark, left, prepares to tackle
Fans hailed royalty a few minutes ago as Maria Noto and Reilly Hall were introduced, top photo, as Cooperstown Central School’s 2016 Homecoming king and queen. The court, from left, are Taylor Price, Leland Morris, Ginger Miller and Tessa Grigor. Lower right, Elementary School Phys Ed Teacher Buzz Lippitt prepares the K1-2 flag football team to participate in half-time exercises. Lower left, Hawkeye Duncan Clark, left, prepares to tackle the Waterville Indians’ quarterback Nick Salm as the clock runs down on the first half.  Coop stalled that drive and the score was 8-7 CCS at halftime.  The game is still underway, if you’d like to catch the last few minutes.  (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
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‘Out Of The Darkness’ Walk Raises Suicide Awareness

‘Out Of The Darkness’ Walk

Raises Suicide Awareness

Aubrianna Robinson, Emily Runblad and Deli Lang, front, and event ornagize Donna Lang and Lyla Banhart embrace during a moment of remembrance at the 5th Out Of The Darkness Community Walk at the Moose Lodge in Oneonta on Saturday morning. Friends and families who had lost someone to suicide gathered to show support and to release the stigma surrounding suicide. The names of those lost were read aloud and balloons and pigeons were released before the walk began. The event is part of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. More info at afsp.org. (Ian Austin/ALLOTSEGO.com)
Aubrianna Robinson, Emily Runblad and Deli Lang, front, and event ornagize Donna Lang and Lyla Banhart embrace during a moment of remembrance at the fifth annual Out Of The Darkness Community Walk at the Moose Lodge in Oneonta on Saturday morning. Friends and families who had lost someone to suicide gathered to show support and to release the stigma surrounding suicide. The names of those lost were read aloud and balloons and pigeons were released before the walk began. The event is part of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. More info at afsp.org. (Ian Austin/ALLOTSEGO.com)
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Up, Up And Away In Cherry Valley

SEE SLIDE SHOW OF FUN

Up, Up And Away

In Cherry Valley

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Kids run after the Giant Fugu kite made and owned by the New York Kite Enthusiasts today at the Cherry Valley Kite Festival, From left are Felix Palmer, Cooperstown, Kira Ostovar, Cooperstown, Shun Horie, Oneonta, Toby Hands, Cooperstown, and Delilah Harrington, Cherry Valley and, at right, Kasper Ostovar, Cooperstown.  The festival wraps up Sunday morning, 7-11 a.m., with a pancake breakfast at the firehouse.  (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com).
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Anna M. Miller, 83; Raised 9 Children In Oneonta Area

IN MEMORIAM:  Anna M. Miller, 83;

Raised 9 Children In Oneonta Area

Anna M. Miller
Anna M. Miller

ONEONTA – Anna M (Flanagan) Miller, 83, who raised nine children in the Oneonta area, passed away Sept. 22, 2016. Ann spent her final days surrounded by her children and the caregivers that loved her.

Ann was born on Nov. 29, 1932, in Philadelphia, to Hannah (Hamilton) Flanagan and Francis Flanagan. She and Ed Miller, childhood friends and sweethearts, attended The Nativity B.V.M Elementary School. After finishing Little Flower Catholic High School in 1951, Ann worked as a clerk at Food Fair Grocery and GB Goldman Paper Co. for the next five years, as she waited for Ed to return from military service.

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SUNY Family Day Features

SUNY Family Day Features

Arts, Crafts At Hunt Union

Cindy Struckle of Oneonta tries on a pair of earrings at the arts and crafts fair underway until 4 p.m. at SUNY Oneonta's Hunt Union, part of the college's Family Day activities underway this weekend.  (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Cindy Struckle of Oneonta tries on a pair of earrings at the arts and crafts fair underway until 4 p.m. at SUNY Oneonta’s Hunt Union, part of the college’s Family Day activities underway this weekend. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
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