ONEONTA – With the applause of dozens who turned up to learn more about the new startup company in Oneonta, Michael D’Agostino cut through the orange ribbon in front of one of his trademark camp sites. D’Agostino, founder of the new camping company Tentrr, has high hopes for the company that he created just three years ago.
“We’re on track to have 1000 campsites across the country,” D’Agostino said. The new manufacturing facility in Oneonta’s Pony Farm business district has already created 20 new jobs.
SQUARE DANCE – 7:30 – 10 p.m. Celebrate St. Patrick’s day with the Doubleday Dancers of Cooperstown. Admission, $5. Cooperstown Elementary School. Call 607-547-8665.
THEATER – 7:30 p.m. Mask and Hammer Theater club present “Doubt: A Parable” set in 1964 about the doubt of a nun in the guilt or innocence of a priest. Hamblin Theater, SUNY Oneonta. Call 607-436-3456 or visit suny.oneonta.edu/theatre-department/season-shows
ONEONTA — SUNY Oneonta’s Science One building will be named the “Janet R. Perna Science Building” in recognition of a distinguished alumna who has announced that she will give $5 million to the College at Oneonta Foundation.
The SUNY Board of Trustees approved the new name at its meeting today, making the action official in accordance with the SUNY Naming Opportunities Policy and Procedure.
“Since graduating from SUNY Oneonta, Janet Perna has remained committed to the campus, helping promote its academic excellence and supportive environment for students,” SUNY Chairman of the Board H. Carl McCall said Thursday. “She continues to generously give her time and financial support. It is my pleasure to help recognize her many contributions today.”
COMMUNITY PROGRAM – 6:30 p.m. Patricia Szarpa, Executive Director, Otsego Land Trust, shares how to identify different species of blackbirds in her presentation “Birds of a Feather Flock Together: Blackbird ID.” Woodside Hall, 1 Main St., Cooperstown. Call 607-547-0600, ext. 101 or visit www.facebook.com/Woodside.Hall/
EXHIBIT RECEPTION – 5 – 7 p.m. Public reception for the opening of “Old Dog, New Tricks.” An exhibition of oil paintings exploring a range of portraits by artist Page, and landscape close-ups revealing seasonal changes by artist Falco. Project Space Gallery, Fine Arts Building, SUNY Oneonta. Visit oneonta.campuslabs.com/engage/event/1920415
ONEONTA – Despite Hartwick College and SUNY Oneonta students protesting that the “Social Hosting” law could have “unintended consequences,” Common Council voted unanimously to pass a law which would create a fine of up to $1000 for any person holding a party or social gathering where minors were found to be consuming alcohol or using other illicit drugs.
“I’m concerned that many students at both Oneonta and Hartwick will start drinking in other places,” said James Kavanaugh, a SUNY senior and president of the Inter-fraternity Council at SUNY Oneonta. “God forbid someone were to fall off Table Rock after drinking a little bit. I believe that there could be unintended consequences if [the council] were to vote yes on this resolution.”