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- The Cooperstown Carol for 2012 For a number of years now, we have faithfully penned, with apologies to any number of Christmas carols, a Cooperstown Carol in which we have included the seemingly important comings and goings of the village during the year. And this year will not be an exception to the tradition. Thus we offer the Cooperstown Carol for 2012.
- The wonder of it all ... Somehow it seems to us that the last part of the year has presented us with any number of things about which we can wonder. It all started when the Otsego County Board voted, seemingly hastily without much advance notice, to sell Otsego Manor, the county's nursing home.
- Upcoming events...
- From Thanksgiving to Christmas ... Not long before Thanksgiving we got a call from a woman who wondered if we might have our late mother-in-law's recipe for pumpkin bread. Evidently our caller had gotten the recipe years ago and had, unfortunately, lost it somehow this past year.
- Cuts here, there and everywhere ... When we recently expressed our thoughts about Otsego County cuts at the Office for the Aging, we were encouraged to attend the upcoming county budget hearing which is scheduled to take place at the county courthouse at 6 p.m. Nov. 28.
- It's time to work together ... As the recent election drew near, we found ourselves restricting more and more of our Facebook friends from posting on our wall because we were simply tired of all the negative comments from both sides.
- This and that and the other... We are pleased to note that on Friday, Nov. 16, from 4:30 until 7 p.m., there will be a Brooks barbecue chicken dinner at Christ Episcopal Church to benefit the church's Global Mission Outreach.
- Human nature ... consistently inconsistent We were pleased to hear the recent "Fall for Cooperstown" event was well-received by those who took part in the various activities.
- The things you learn... Several weeks ago now we had the opportunity to partake of lunch with the Hartwick Senior Group at The Hartwick Restaurant on Route 205 just south of the hamlet of Hartwick.
Coming right up ...
Since we are going to hit one of those big birthdays in December, we find ourselves in the midst of dealing with switching our health insurance from a private insurer to Medicare. And so far, we think we are handling the transition rather well due in great part to the fact that we made an appointment with David Polley at the Otsego County Office for the Aging. To say that we are amazed by his knowledge on what we consider to be a relatively confusing topic is an understatement.
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