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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JUNE 16
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JUNE 16

Join The Choir

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PERFORMANCE – 8 p.m. Sing an original arrangement with Toronto based group “Choir! Choir! Choir!” Cost, $23/adult at-the-door. West Kortright Center, 49 West Kortright Church Rd., East Meredith. Call 607-278-5454 or visit westkc.org/event/choir-choir-choir/

COLOR RUN – 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Run/walk through several color stations with friends/family to support the American Heart Association. Registration 7:30-8:30. Start & End at Cooperstown High School. Call 607-547-8181 or visit www.cooperstowncs.org

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CCS Seniors Walk Halls One Last Time

CCS Seniors Walk

Halls One Last Time

Cooperstown Central School Seniors Pierce Snyder, front, and Tom Knight, lead the Class of 2018, all donning caps and gowns for the occasion,  down the halls of the high school this afternoon, extending a 30-year tradition.  They were cheered by friends, family and fellow students.  (Parker Fish/AllOTSEGO.com)
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Early Morning Rush At Cooperstown Ballots

Early Morning Rush Seen

At Cooperstown Balloting

Fly Creek residents Jim and Jackie Brophy vote just before 10 a.m. today.  By then, 80 people had already voted at the high school on Cooperstown Central School’s proposed budget and the three vacancies on the school board.  Four candidates are vying:  Nancy Areliusson, Marcy Birch, Tony Scalici and Matt Schuermann.  This morning,  Election Inspectors Mary Balcom, Tom LeBeau, and Les Rathbun were surprised by the size of the early morning turnout.  The polls will be open until 8 p.m.  Balloting in the Oneonta City School District begins at noon at Foothills, and continues until 9 p.m.   City school board members Jamie Reynolds and Susan Kurkowski are unopposed.  (Parker Fish/AllOTSEGO.com)
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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, MAY 10
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, MAY 10

Chamber Celebrating

Commerce & Community

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OPENING RECEPTION – 5:30 – 7 p.m. Opening an exhibit Celebrating Commerce and Community. By first year CGP students, celebrates this years inductees to the Chamber of Commerce Hall of Fame and includes refreshments, snacks, friends, furry friends, more. The Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org

HISTORY – 6:30 p.m. Learn about the Hartwick College Archives, which include the Cooper Papers among other cool items, with Shelley Wallace. Free, Open to the public. Kinney Memorial Library, 3140 Co. Rd. 11, Hartwick. Call 607-293-6600 or visit www.facebook.com/OtsegoIsHistory/

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, MAY 9
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, MAY 9

CCS Art & Music Night

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ART & MUSIC – 5 – 7 p.m. Cooperstown students showcase their visual arts and musical accomplishments. Includes food, drink, and a performance by the students. Cooperstown Village Library. Call 607-547-8344 or visit www.facebook.com/VillageLibraryOfCooperstown/

DEMONSTRATION – 1 – 3 p.m. See how to use the 3D printer. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Call 607-432-1980 or visit hmloneonta.org/calendar/

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, MAY 3
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, MAY 3

Student Art Shows

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OPENING RECEPTION – 5:30 – 7 p.m. Celebrate the opening of the “Our Town” exhibit by the Cooperstown High School. Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org/calendar-a

SPRING ART SHOW – 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. OCSD invites the community to their art show featuring works by students. Foxcare Center, Oneonta. Call 607-433-8200 or visit www.oneontacsd.org

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Board Of Education Candidates Cover All Bases

CCS Board Candidates

Express Views At Forum

Gathering in the CCS Middle-High School library, four candidates vying for three open seats discussed a wide range of topics tonight at a forum organized by the League of Women Voters, Cooperstown Chapter.  Current board members Marcy Birch and Tony Scalici faced off against challengers Nancy Areliusson and Matt Schuermann. Topics covered included technology in schools, business-oriented classes, the current drug epidemic, special education, school safety, budgeting priorities, and extra-curricular activities.   The polls will be open 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, for school board elections and for a vote on the 2018-19 school budget. (Parker Fish/AllOTSEGO.com)
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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 THURSDAY, APRIL 26
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, APRIL 26

Student Fashion At CCS

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FASHION SHOW – 7 p.m. 11th annual show by Cooperstown Students followed by desert reception. Admission, $5. Auditorium, Cooperstown High School. Call Nicole Idelson @ 607-437-3059 or visit www.cooperstowncs.org

PUBLIC FORUM – 6:30 – 9 p.m. Discussion on “Editing Evolution: Rewriting the Human Genome” with featured speaker Dr. Jill Fielhaber, SUNY Oneonta Department of Biology. A.J. Read Science Discovery Center, SUNY Oneonta. Call 607-436-2011 or visit www.facebook.com/AJReadSDC/

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, APRIL 16
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, APRIL 16

Future Of Waste

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PRESENTATION – 1 – 2 p.m. Casella presents “The Future of Waste.” Red Dragon Theater, SUNY Oneonta. Visit oneonta.campuslabs.com/engage/event/1973841

FIGURE DRAWING – 6:30 – 9 p.m. Non-instructional drawing with live model. Poses chosen by consensus. Cost $12/class. The Carriage House Art Studio, 11 Ford Ave., Oneonta. Call 607-435-8718 or visit www.canoneonta.org/event/figure-drawing-open-studio/?instance_id=984

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