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July 5, 2012

Let the celebration continue

— The Fourth of July falls midweek this year, shortening for some what we normally enjoy as the “long holiday weekend.” The celebration of Independence Day is one that has not been converted to a Monday holiday to create a three-day weekend.

Yes, the Fourth of July has officially come and gone but some festivities are planned for this weekend. The Cooperstown Volunteer Fire Department will have its annual Fourth of July fireworks celebration over Otsego Lake on Saturday, at about 9 p.m.

Before the fireworks, head down to Lakefront Park where the Cooperstown Community Band will perform at 8 p.m. The band has been entertaining the community for more than 150 years.

The Otsego Land Trust will also host a holiday celebration from 5 p.m. to dusk on Saturday, featuring croquet and refreshments, at Brookwood Point. Those who attend are invited to watch the fireworks from the site. For more information, call 547-2366 or email In honor of “the rockets’ red glare, the bombs bursting in air,” our local skies will light up with fireworks this Fourth of July holiday weekend.

Fireworks and Fourth of July are tied together like peas and pods. However, we ask that you leave the setting off of  the loud bangers to the professionals. Accidents happen, butwe can reduce the number of accidents — and in turn, the injuries and fatalities that accompany them.

Be sure to get out and celebrate Independence Day this weekend, but remember to be safe.