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February 28, 2013


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---- — Roses to the Cooperstown varsity girls basketball team for winning the Section Three Class C-1 championship over Little Falls on Saturday at Onondaga Community College.

The Lady Redskins (19-2) will play C-2 winner Weedsport at 6:45 p.m. today in the championship at the Carrier Dome. Cooperstown is in search of its first overall Section Three title since advancing to the Class C state semifinals in 2008. Good luck, ladies.

Roses to the hundreds of people who took the plunge into Goodyear Lake on Saturday, Feb. 16, to raise money for organizations and ill children and adults. The event raised more than ever, surpassing $106,000. It takes courage to jump into the icy-cold water, and many keep coming back year after year to support the cause. The organizers and volunteers also deserve credit. The event would not even exist if it were not for them. 

The event is certainly something to be seen. And if you do not have what it takes to jump into the frigid cold water, think about volunteering or donating in another way. There is a lot that goes into an even like this, and it just continues to grow. Who would have thought an event that only had 11 jumpers who participated just for fun would turn into such a community event? Probably not even Jamie and Brenda Waters, who came up with the idea in 1996.

Roses to the Cooperstown Winter Carnival committee for putting on such a great event this year. Mother Nature did not want to cooperate at first, but not even cold weather and a snowstorm could keep carnival-goers inside. 

The carnival took on a “British Invasion” theme this year and no events had to be canceled due to lack of snow. There is always something to look forward to, whether it is just one event or a bunch of them. There are always activities for those of all ages to enjoy.   

The Cooperstown Winter Carnival began in 1967 with the intention of offering a variety of activities for residents and tourists to Cooperstown during February. The event’s website states: “The event brings people out into the cold and gives them a reason to celebrate with their friends, neighbors and visitors. Each year there are new and exciting events, while bringing the same traditions back that people have come to expect.” 

Special thanks go out to all the sponsors that make the event possible. The event could not be such a success if it were not for them.