Friday 5- 5 Places to Nourish Your Inner Artist

5 Places to Nourish Your Inner Artist The Smithy Gallery Visit Cooperstown’s oldest standing building, once a black smith shop, now a stunning art studio. On view now through Labor Day Weekend, check out the exhibit titled “The Truth”. This show incorporates works from both guest & member artists on all 3 floors, works include ceramics, photography, multi-media and oil paintings. Want to get hands on with your art? The Smithy offers year-round class. Find out more here!   The Art Garage Experience this unique contemporary art gallery that lies just on the outskirts of Village of Cooperstown. Currently on
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Hanna’s Hints – The Most Wonderful Time of the Year for BEER!

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year for BEER!   The most wonderful time of the year for beer…obviously that is a trick statement. The answer, of course, is all year! In Cooperstown you can find a beer for every season and every flavor and a beer festival to go along with it. This week I am going to tell you about 3 can’t miss events for all craft beer lovers!   Main Street Cooptoberfest Saturday, October 6th, 2018 This event is near and dear to my heart. Through my job at the Cooperstown Chamber of Commerce, I have had the
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Friday 5 – 5 Ways to Unwind and Re-energize

5 Ways to Unwind and Re-energize   Whether you are spending your vacation time in Cooperstown or you are a local and just realized that the summer is half way over (eeeekkkk!) … you’re probably looking to unwind, kick back, relax and re-energize! This week’s Friday 5 features a few of our favorite ways to find relaxation in Cooperstown.   Play Golf with a View What’s more relaxing than playing a leisurely round of golf next to beautiful Lake Otsego?! Overlooking the north end of the lake is Otsego Golf Club a 9-hole course that was opened over 125 years ago. At the South end
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Friday 5 – 5 Things Every Baseball Fanatic Needs!

5 Things Every Baseball Fanatics Need for Induction Weekend   Baseball Cap Weather it’s reppin’ your favorite team or America’s favorite village (Hint: It’s Cooperstown!) all baseball fans need a baseball cap. Mickey’s Place is Cooperstown’s baseball cap headquarters with over 500 different styles of caps available and one of the largest collections of New Era brand caps in the country!   Baseball Bat What baseball weekend is complete without a baseball bat? The Cooperstown Bat Company will hook you up, whether you want a bat that is diamond worthy or a mini trophy bat engraved to remember the weekend,
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Hanna’s Hints- Navigating HOF Induction Weekend Like a Pro

Navigating Hall of Fame Induction Weekend like a Pro     Each year, thousands of baseball fanatics make the trip to Cooperstown, New York for the National Baseball Hall of Fame’s Annual Induction Weekend. This is the weekend, each July that truly puts Cooperstown on the map. In 2018, 60 Hall-of-Famers are expected to return to Cooperstown to welcome this year’s inductees, followed by nearly 50 thousand of their biggest fans, and lovers of the game. Hold on to your caps, Cooperstown, it is sure to be a wild weekend! Hall of Fame Weekend 2018 will be July 27th-30th with
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Friday 5 – Shop ’til You Drop!

Shop ’til You Drop! Everyone need’s a little retail therapy now and then. This week’s Friday 5 features five places where you can shop until you drop!   Kate’s Upstate Kate’s has everything from beautiful tops and dresses to adorable handbags and shoes. She also carries seven local vendors and Bare Minerals! How could you not buy something?   All About The Girls by May This cute little shop, located on Main Street in Cooperstown offers all of your accessories needs! They have fresh water pearls, designer handbags, and baseball jewelry!   LJ’s Sassy Boutique Formerly known as the Village
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Hanna’s Hints – Outdoor Entertainment

3 Places for Outdoor Entertainment This Summer One of the best parts about Cooperstown is the natural beauty of the entire region. Summer in Cooperstown is a magical time of year with the rolling green hills, the glistening turquoise lake, and the bright blue sky that fades into the most brilliant sunsets. Spending every second possible outdoors in the summer is highly encouraged and luckily this week I am going to tell you about 3 events that happen each week outdoors.   Cooperstown Lake Front Concert Series Tuesday at 7:00pm – Cooperstown’s Lake Front Park – FREE Each Tuesday evening of
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Friday 5- Did Someone Say Ice Cream?!

Did Someone Say Ice Cream?!   I’m sure everyone already knows this, and you have been counting down the days, but just in case I am here to tell you…. National Ice Cream Day is Sunday, July 15th. For a holiday so special, this week’s Friday 5 comes with a bonus because you can never have too much ice cream! Here are 6 place to get a delicious frozen treat, this weekend and ALL summer long!         Tin Bin Alley Did you know Cooperstown’s favorite candy store also serves DELICIOUS ice cream?! Gifford’s is world class ice
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Hanna’s Hints – Shattering Perceptions of the 3 P’s

Shattering Perceptions of the 3-P’s   This week, I want to shake things up a bit and give you some hints that may rock your world a bit and shatter some perceptions about summers in Cooperstown that I hear all the time. I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve heard a statement similar to the following from Upstate New Yorkers … “I don’t go to Cooperstown in the summer because there is no PARKING, the village is PACKED, and things are over-PRICED.” Well, I’m here to tell you it’s not true and if you feel this way, you
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Friday 5 – How to Stay Cool in Cooperstown

5 Ways to Stay Cool in Cooperstown   It’s not very often Cooperstown, NY experiences a heat wave like we have seen this week. Here are a few ways on how to beat the heat and stay cool in Cooperstown!   Chill Out with Some Art and History! The best part about visiting a museum on a hot day… it just might the climate controlled environment. Ice down your pitching arm with the greats at the National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum, catch the cool breeze portrayed in Thomas Cole’s landscapes at the Fenimore Art Museum, or get frozen
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