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Frank Wilsey Claims Laurels At Annual Bob Smullens 5K

2018 COOPERSTOWN WINTER CARNIVAL

Frank Wilsey Claims Laurels

At Annual Bob Smullens 5K

A determined Alexander Kahn (108) led runners off the starting line at this morning’s Bob Smullens 5K Run, part of the 26th annual Cooperstown Winter Carnival. But it was Christian Hill’s Frank Wilsey (116), in red top, who crossed the finish line minutes ahead of the second-place winner.  In this day where there’s a 5K or more every weekend, Clark Sports Center Special Events Coordinator Doug McCoy, the official at today’s race, noted the Bob Smullens, under various names, is Cooperstown’s oldest 5K.  (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
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Quilts Abound At 22 Main As Fenimore Show Opens

2018 COOPERSTOWN WINTER CARNIVAL

Quilts Abound At 22 Main

As Fenimore Show Opens

Susan Newman of Cooperstown examines a crazy quilt this morning as the Fenimore Quilt Club Annual Show opened in the Cooperstown Art Association, 22 Main, in connection with the 26th annual Cooperstown Winter Carnival. Quilts, from across the region, range from historic examples to just-completed creations. The show is opening until 4 p.m. today and 1-4 p.m. Sunday, then continues through Feb. 25. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
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Bassett Docs Warm Up For Goodyear Plunge

2018 COOPERSTOWN WINTER CARNIVAL

Bassett Staff Warms Up

For Goodyear Plunge

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)

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Soup ‘r’ Chili Luncheon Launches Weekend Fete

2018 COOPERSTOWN WINTER CARNIVAL

Soup ‘r’ Chili Luncheon

Launches Weekend Fete

For the 25th year, Cooperstown’s Dick Sliter pours broccoli and cheddar chowder at the Soup ‘r’ Chili celebration underway until 2 at Cooperstown Baptist Church, Elm Street. Sliter, a local businessman who has also acted as interim pastor for the local Baptists, first began ladeling at the event in 1993. The chowder, he said, contains 8 pounds of broccoli and 8 pounds of potatoes. The luncheon is the traditional start of the Cooperstown Winter Carnival, which has events planned throughout the weekend.  Soup ‘r’ Chili will also be served 11 a.m-2 p.m. Saturday at the Baptist Church.  (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
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Oneonta’s Elite Dancers Open For Globetrotters

Oneonta’s Elite Dancers

Open For Globetrotters

Choreographer Krista Melton puts Elite Dance Academy dancers through their paces in advance of Tuesday’s performance with the Harlem Globetrotters. (Riikka Olson photko)

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.

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Snow Day in Oneonta!

Snow Day in Oneonta!

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)

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Oneonta Plows Out From Under Superbowl Storm

Oneonta Plows Out From

Under Superbowl Storm

While many roads are clear after last night’s heavy snow, many of our neighbors are are still digging out driveways and shoveling sidewalks. When his plowman called in sick this morning, Chuck Bace, above, owner of Oneonta’s Center Street Deli, donned his warmest winter wear to plow out the student apartments he manages at 33 Maple St.. Vehicles are still prohibited from parking on city streets but municipal parking lots remain open for overnight parking.  More snow is forecast for Wednesday.  (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
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Cold Outside, Chili inside

Cold Outside, 

Chili Inside

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)

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Janitz and Marvel Find Medallion In Snow

Winter Carnival Medallion Found

Janitz and Marvel Find Medallion In Snow

John Janitz Jr. and his girlfriend Katie Marvel pose with this year’s Winter Carnival Medallion. Janitz, Fly Creek, spent two hours searching for the medallion this morning with his girlfriend Katie Marvel, Oneonta, when Janitz found the medallion in a small bag under a tree stump near Council Rock. The two have already decided to split the prize money. (Parker Fish/AllOTSEGO.com)
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Award Winning Author Speaks In Cooperstown

Award Winning Author

Speaks In Cooperstown

Author Dana Spiotta, former owner of the Rose and Kettle in Cherry Valley, spoke at the Cooperstown Village Library this afternoon. Spiotta read from her book, “Innocents and Others,” which references the town of Gloversville and is based off of her time in Upstate New York. (Parker Fish/AllOTSEGO.com)
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