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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19

DoubleDay Dancers Mark 45th

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45TH BIRTHDAY – 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. Celebrate The DoubleDay Square Dance Club of Cooperstown with 2 days of square dancing. Exercise, meet people, see your friends. No costume/age requirements. Refreshments provided. Cooperstown Elementary School. 607-264-8128 or visit doubledaydancers.com

CHESS MEETING – 6 – 11 p.m. Weekly meeting welcomes players of all levels. No fees. Cafeteria, College Union, SUNY Oneonta. Call Dom at 607-484-7240.

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5

XNG ‘Bomb’ Truck Presentation

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PUBLIC SAFETY – 7 p.m. Presentation “#Bomb Trucks 101: Understand the Risks” with Craig L. Stevens, co-written w/ William Huston. Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. 607-431-2080 or visit stopthebombtrucks.blogspot.com

FOOD FOR THOUGHT – 12:30 p.m. “Behind the Scenes at Fenimore Art Museum” with Chris Rossi, Director of Exhibitions. Cost, $30/non-member. South Terrace, Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547–1510 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org/calendar-a

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AgZeit Chosen For Otego Elementary

Unatego To Sell

School To Agzeit

Unatego Central school board member Dick Downey was one of two board members to vote tonight against AgZeit’s proposal to redevelop the Otego Elementary School building into an indoor produce-growing enterprise. The board narrowed the building’s fate from four to two proposals: one from AgZeit, which intend to create an indoor farming facility; and The Kildonan School, which hoped to open a secondary school for students with Dyslexia. The board opted for AgZeit’s proposal, voting 4-2 in favor of the Endicott-based company. (Parker Fish/AllOTSEGO.com)

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Unatego Board Sets Hearing For Otego School

Otego School Sale

Possible In 2 Weeks

Unatego Central school board Chair James Salisbury addresses a packed house at last night’s meeting of the school board, where the pending sale of Otego Elementary was discussed.  To his left is Dave Richards, superintendent of schools.  (Parker Fish/AllOTSEGO.com)

By PARKER FISH – Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

Kimberly More, representing Kildonan School, describes how its plan might save taxpayers money in the long run.

OTEGO – At its first public meeting since the June 30 deadline for RFPs, the Unatego Central school board last night agreed in front of a packed crowd to hold a public hearing on three perspective buyers for the former Otego Elementary School building at 5:30 p.m. Monday, July 30.

The school board may choose a buyer that evening.

Each applicant will be given 15 minutes to discuss their plans for the building. Each presentation will be followed by 15 minutes of questions from the public before voting.

After initially sending out a request for proposals, the board received three proposals for the building from:

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6

CCS Spring Concert

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SPRING CONCERT – 7 – 9 p.m. Band & Chorus classes present their performances. Auditorium, Cooperstown High School. Call 607-547-8181 or visit www.cooperstowncs.org

DISCUSSION GROUP – 3 – 5 p.m. Discuss current events. Cooperstown Village Library. Call 607-547-8344 or visit www.facebook.com/VillageLibraryOfCooperstown/

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, MAY 2
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, MAY 2

‘Too Big To Read’

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FACULTY LECTURE – 12:20 p.m. Assisstant English Prof. Dr. Bradley J. Fest presents “Too Big to Read: The Megatext in the Twenty-First Century” on the proliferation of multi-million page novels, massive video games, huge cinematic universes & what they tell us about contemporary life. Eaton Lounge, Bresee Hall, Hartwick College, Oneonta. Call 607-431-4865 or visit www.hartwick.edu/news/hartwick-english-professor-introduces-a-digital-age-phenomenon/

FOOD FOR THOUGHT – 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. Tour the Thaw collection of American Indian Art with Eva Fognell, curator of the collection. Cost, $30. Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org/calendar-a

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, NOV. 15
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, NOV. 15

When Susan B.

Anthony Came To Town

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FCAHS MEETING – 7 p.m. Tom Heitz presents “The Strong-Minded Women Are Coming,” about Susan B. Anthony’s visit to Cooperstown to meet the women and male supporters interested in forming a Woman’s Rights Committee and the reaction of local citizens. Fly Creek Area Historical Society, 210 Cemetery Rd, Fly Creek. fcahs.org

LECTURE SERIES – 6:30-8 p.m. Learn the what, why, and how of reduce, reuse, recycle with featured speakers Karen Sullivan, Karey Foster, Bob Sutherland. Free, registration required. Mohican Farm, 7207 St. Hwy. 80, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-4488 or e-mail programdirector@occainfo.org or visit occainfo.org/calendar/be-informed-lecture-series-the-what-why-and-how-of-reduce-reuse-and-recycle/

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, OCT. 18
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, OCT. 18

Developing, Improving

Communication Skills

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LECTURE – 7:30 p.m. Guest speaker Michael Burns, artistic director for the Mopco Improv Theater, presents on how communication skills can be developed, improved. Free, open to the public. Anderson Theater, Hartwick College, Oneonta. Call 607-431-4790 or visit www.hartwick.edu/news/artistic-director-burns-deliver-hartwicks-oconnor-chair-lecture/

PARENTING WORKSHOP – 6-8 p.m. 2-dy, “Kids in the Middle” workshop for single parents/caregivers, co-parenters, children involved in their lives. Includes childcare, refreshments. Continued 10/25. First United Methodist Church, 66 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Register, 607-432-2870 or visit www.facebook.com/thefamilyserviceassociation/

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 6
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 6

Tour School Improvements

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SCHOOL TOUR – 6 p.m. The community is invited to tour the improvement and upgrades from the 2014 Capital Project. Followed by the BOE Meeting at 7. Cooperstown Elementary School. Call (607)547-5364 or visit www.cooperstowncs.org

MAMMO VAN – 8:30 a.m. Free cancer screening services available. Southside Mall, Oneonta. Call 1-888-345-0225 or visit www.bassett.org/csp

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, AUG. 23
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, AUG. 23

See Ecology With OCCA

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LECTURE SERIES – 6-8 p.m. Go ‘Up The Creek’ with Dr. Orzetti. Learn stream ecology, collect water quality & critter samples. Learn about a new program starting this fall. Mohican Farm, 7207 St. Rt. 80, Cooperstown. Call (607) 547-4488 or visit occainfo.org/calendar/save-date-informed-lecture-series/

BLOOD DRIVE – 1-6 p.m. Help save patients in the hospital. Donate blood and platelets at Main Street Baptist Church, 33 Main St., Oneonta. Call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit www.redcrossblood.org

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