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May 2, 2013

'Dubious' about weather, Hawkeyes 'suitable' nickname

Unfortunately, it seems to us that this spring has, thus far, been anything but spring like. In fact, we are still more than happy to stay bundled up in our polar fleece.

Even on those days that have seemed somewhat warm, there has still always been a rather cool breeze. Yet, in spite of the weather, we have taken note of those events which we tend to associate with the coming of spring.

The Otesaga Hotel is once again open for the year. Pop’s Place has opened for the season. And we have enjoyed eating at both places. We have received our invitation to Derby Doings and Major League Baseball is, as we have discovered, in full swing. There also seems to be an increased number of visitors to our fair village, which we always see as a harbinger of things to come. Plus the snow birds are beginning to arrive back home having spent their winters in warmer climes. In fact, everything has fallen nicely into place with the exception of the weather. But then, we seem to recall that April has long been called the cruelest month.

Nonetheless, even though we are somewhat dubious about the weather, we are not at all dubious about the value of the recent top to bottom spring house cleaning we had done this past week. Normally we pretend to clean the house ourselves even though we have never developed a particular liking for the undertaking. Thus, we decided last spring that we needed to call in some reinforcements. And we liked the result so much that we decided a repeat performance was in order this year. In fact, we are seriously considering adding an addition fall cleaning to our thinking. We figure that if once a year is a good idea, twice a year must be a better idea.

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    July 24, 2014

  • American victories at Chippewa From an authentic source, we are happy to be able to state, that our army under the command of maj. gen. Brown, crossed from Buffalo to the Canada shore on the 3d of July inst. and that Fort Erie surrendered to our arms at 6 o'clock in the morning.

    July 17, 2014

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    July 10, 2014

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    July 3, 2014

  • Attack on Wareham undertaken Wareham [near New Bedford], June 14.... Yesterday morning we were informed of the approach of the enemy, and at about eleven o'clock A.M. they landed at the village called the Narrows, with a flag. There were six barges containing two hundred and twenty men.

    June 26, 2014

  • Victory won at Sandy Creek "I have the honor to transmit herewith Major Appling's report of the gallant affair which took place yesterday morning between a detachment of the 1st Rifle Regiment and Oneida Indians under his command, and a detachment from the British fleet, consisting of sailors and marines commanded by Captain Popham of the Royal Navy.

    June 19, 2014

  • Downfall of Napoleon Boston, June 4, 1814: We are able to give in our paper to-day the history of another surprising revolution in France.

    June 12, 2014

  • New ferryboat speeds travel Progress of the arts -- For several days past, the new ferry boat, invented by Moses Rodgers, Esq. of this city, propelled by the draught of six horses, has been plying between this city and Brooklyn, a distance of three quarters of a mile.

    June 5, 2014

  • Jackson victorious in Creek War Despatch from Gen. Jackson to Tennessee Governor [Willie] Blount, [from] Camp at the junction of the Coosee and Talapoosie, April 18th, 1814.

    May 29, 2014

  • Passing out bibles The annual meeting of the Otsego County Bible Society, will be held at the Meeting-House in Cooperstown, on Thursday the 9th day of June next. A sermon will be delivered by the first Vice-President at half past ten o'clock A.M.

    May 22, 2014