2018 COOPERSTOWN WINTER CARNIVAL
It wasn’t formally associated with the 26th annual Cooperstown Winter Carnival, but it could have been. For the 15th year, Bassett Hospital doctors and staff – from left, Dr. Laura Kilty, R.N. Barbara Petersen and Dr. Bruce Kramer, and Ken Stanford, who works in the Cardiac Care Unit – plunged into the Susquehanna at Mill Street, Cooperstown, at 3:45 p.m. today, a “warm-up” to the main event, Goodyear Lake Polar Bear Jump next Saturday, Feb. 17. Afterwards, Kramer, Lexi Stanford, Mike Rutledge, photo at right, and the rest of the participants made snow angels in the nearby snow, then hurried to the Cramer-Keilty’s for a warm fire and hot chili. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
ONEONTA – Elite Dance Academy today announced it will be opening for the Harlem Globetrotters and performing at the halftime show of the basketball legends at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Hartwick College’s Lambros Arena.
Elite Dance Academy is preparing a hip-hop-inspired five-minute opening routine as well as a seven-minute half-time number for the Globetrotters’ Oneonta stop of their worldwide tour. Forty-five young dancers from the studio, ranging in age from 5 to 17, will be participating in the performance.
With schools closed for the storm, families and friends took to the slopes around town for some sledding. Above, Micheal Alston, flashes a smile as he sleds down an embankment near Huntington Memorial library this morning. Behind him, his cousin Devonte and uncle Winston also join in the fun. At right, friends Lucy Hartill and Lily Beers, both fifth graders at Valleyview, sled in the fresh powder in Wilber Park. A travel advisory remains in affect at this time. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Above, Members of the Delhi culinary team Jessica Shultis, Juli Chavez, Carly Yezzo, Peter Blayne, Alex Johnson and Dan Hess of the Delhi Culinary Team took top honors with their beef and duck chili in both People’s Choice and Firefighter’s choice this year at the 14th Annual Chili Bowl held at CANO this afternoon. Chili fans could sample nearly thirty different chilies that ranged from sweet to spicy. At right, Tim Gargash, Oneonta receives his Most Artistic Bowl award from CANO President Jim Maloney for his winning bowl that depicted a sculpted octopus climbing over a ship. As popularity of the event grown, so have the crowds. To help elevate the issue, CANO moved some of the chili contestants to an outdoor tent, thereby providing guetst with some much appreciated elbow room. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)