The Lake, a new wedding and special event venue, celebrated their grand opening with an open house Sunday. The facility is located at 280 Blakely Lake Drive about eight miles south of downtown Oneonta. The property has been in the Blakely family for more than 50 years. Bruce and Janice Blakely just acquired it a few years ago. Janice said, “There is something about the setting that just feels magical and we wanted to share it with other people as they celebrate their special occasions.” To book your next event, call Bruce or Janice at 205- 446-7474.