HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, MAY 20
COUNCIL ROCK RACE – 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Annual race from Council Rock park to Council Rock Brewery 4.4 mile race. Enjoy spring in Otsego County. Cost $25/individual. Council Rock Park, 11 River St., Cooperstown. Call 607-547-2800 or visit www.facebook.com/clarksportscenter
FUNDRAISER – 3 – 6 p.m. Get into the spirit of the holiday, paint something patriotic on a large 16”x20” canvas while enjoy a glass of wine or beer. Includes professional instruction by Linda of The Artful Spirits. Cost, $35. Support the Oneonta Vets Club, 279 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Call 607-432-0494 or visit www.facebook.com/OneontaVetsClub/
Despite the relentless downpour outside, Hartwick College held their 87th Commencement Ceremony today, under a large tent on Elmore Field. Graduates were processed in by the Broome County Celtic Pipe and Drum Corp. to the applause of the thousands of friends and family gathered to celebrate the occasion.
COOPERSTOWN – George-Ann Hyde Doty Ryland, 81, the granddaughter of William Trustlow Hyde, died Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown.
Born May 17, 1936, in Chicago, Illinois. George-Ann was the daughter of George Edward and Ann Hyde Doty and the granddaughter of William Truslow Hyde, who established the Glimmerglen estate on Cooperstown’s Otsego Lake in 1916.
George-Ann was raised in Winnetka, Ilinois, graduated from New Trier High School and thereafter from St. Lawrence University, Class of 1958. At St. Lawrence she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority.
After college George-Ann moved to San Francisco and was a school teacher. While in San Francisco, George-Ann was introduced to her brother’s college roommate, William Hugh Ryland to whom she was wed on July 2, 1960. George-Ann and Bill settled in Baltimore, Md., where she continued to teach school and where she raised her three children.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, MAY 19
SPRING FLING – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Find crafts, vendors, food trucks, live music, a gift basket auction, more. Doubleday Parking Lot, Cooperstown. Visit www.facebook.com/cooperstownrotaryclub/
DUCK DERBY – 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Family festival features games, bounce house, music, food, cake walk, vendors, more. Duck Derby begins 12:30 p.m. Cost, $5/duck or $25/6 ducks. Fortin Park, 167 Youngs Rd., Oneonta. Call 607-432-4592 or visit www.destinationoneonta.com/events/2018/5/19/rubber-duck-derby-and-family-festival
ONEONTA – Madeline “Diddy” Prescott, 95, a former Pentagon secretary, died May 15, 2018. She was born Dec 17, 1922, in Graniteville, Quebec, to Marjorie Sartwell and Charles Hanson.
She married Charles Prescott in 1944.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, MAY 18
FAMILY DANCE – 6 p.m. Put on your semi-formal best and bring the whole family for a fun night out, families of all sorts welcome. Cost, $25/family. Unitarian Universalist Soceity of Oneonta, 12 Ford Ave., Oneonta. Call 60-7-386-1508 or visit www.facebook.com/otsegopride/
ART CLASS – 3:15 – 5 p.m. Kids learn about “The Great Wave” print by Japanese artist Hokusai, then make their own prints. Cooperstown Art Association. Call 607-547-9777 or visit www.cooperstownart.com/for-kids.html