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Cooperstown Graduate Program

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, OCT. 29
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, OCT. 29

Halloween Display

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PUMPKIN GLOW – 6-7 p.m. See the carved pumpkins and hear spooky stories by Bruce Markusen. On the steps of the Cooperstown Art Association. Visit www.cooperstownart.com

COOP LOOP RACE – 1 p.m. Enjoy a 5K or 10K run through the beautiful roads of Cooperstown. Check-in/register 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Cost, $35. Begins/ends Clark Sports Center, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-2800 or visit www.clarksportscenter.com/events/2017-coop-loop-5k-10k-race/

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, OCT. 22
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, OCT. 22

The Press & McCarthy

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DOCUDRAMA – 7 p.m. This month, explore the relationship between politicians and the press with a focus on Edward Murrow’s reporting of Joseph McCarthy’s anti-communist activities in 1953. Free, open to the public. First Baptist Church, 21 Elm St., Cooperstown. Call (607) 547-9371 or visit www.facebook.com/ctownfirstbaptist/

CCAL MEETING – 1:30-3:30 p.m. Learn about upcoming courses for Continuing Adult Education. The Otsego Grill, Morris Conference Center, SUNY Oneonta. Call 607-441-7370 or e-mail ccaloneonta@stny.rr.com

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, MAY 12
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, MAY 12

CCS Art & Music Night

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K-12 ART & MUSIC NIGHT – 5-7 p.m. An exhibit of the art by Cooperstown students. The library will also be open with a craft program for children and a preview of the Library’s Summer Program. Cooperstown Art Association. Info, www.cooperstownart.com

EXHIBIT RECEPTION – 5-7 p.m. Opening the Lake Exhibit by the Cooperstown Graduate Program. Free and open to the public. Hyde Hall, 267 Glimmerglass State Park Road, Cooperstown. Info, hydehall.org/events-2/

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, APRIL 20
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, APRIL 20

Otsego Folklore And History

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LECTURE – 7:30 p.m. Bruce Buckley series presents Robert Baron speaking on “Contemporary Resonances of Mid Century Cooperstown Public Folklore and Public History.” The Fenimore Art Museum Auditorium, Cooperstown. Info, Amanda Berman bermal72@oneonta.edu

TEEN SCENE – 5:30-7:30 p.m. Teens meet to discuss events that are important to them. This months meeting will have a Paint & Dip in which teens will paint a pattern with a twist of their own. Led by artist Diane Stensland. Reservations required. Elm Park United Methodist Church, 401 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Info, visit www.familyrn.org/news_events/event_calendar.html/event/2017/04/20/1492727400/teen-scene/153288 or contact Kristin Winn, info@familyrn.org or call (607)432-0001

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, APRIL 6
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, APRIL 6

Professional Networking Event

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YOUNG PROFESSIONALS –  6-8 p.m. Come meet young professionals from the Otsego area in this networking event. J&D’s Wagon Wheel, Main St., Oneonta. Info, www.facebook.com/YoungProfessionalsNetworkYPN/

OPEN HOUSE – 5-7 p.m. The Otsego Area Occupational Center open house includes display’s games, open enrollment for adult education classes, child fingerprinting, and demonstrations from the CTE programs. Otsego Nothern Catskills BOCES, 1914 Co. Hwy. 35, Milford. Info, www.facebook.com/ONCBOCES/

ALDEN SCHOLAR SERIES – 7 p.m. “Rethinking Clutter: An Anthropological Take on the Stuff that’s Hard to Let Go” presented by Dr. Sallie Han. Free reception to follow. Alden Room, Milne Library, SUNY Oneonta. Info, E.K Lee, (607)436-2159

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, MAR. 30
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, MAR. 30

Preserving Oral Histories

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ORAL HISTORIES – 6:30 p.m. Cooperstown Graduate Program students Emily Pfeil and Kate Webber demonstrates the discussion of oral histories with residents of senior communities. Woodside Hall, 1 Main St., Cooperstown. Info, Karen Cadwalader, LCSW @ (607)547-0600

SPAGHETTI FUNDRAISER – 5-8 p.m. Enjoy a spaghetti dinner to support the local Calcio United Soccer club based out of Fortin Park, Oneonta. 6th Ward Athletic Club, West Broadway, Oneonta. Info, www.facebook.com/calciounitedsoccerclub/

OPEN MIC – 7-9 p.m. Share your travel stories whether they be close to home or far and wide. The Roots Brewing Company, 175 Main St., Oneonta. Info, www.facebook.com/TheGreenToadBookstore/

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Former SUNY Oneonta Professor Wins 2016 National Book Award

Former SUNY Oneonta Professor

Wins 2016 National Book Award 

Ibram X. Kendi
Ibram X. Kendi

ONEONTA – Ibram X. Kendi, former SUNY Oneonta assistant history professor, just won the National Book Award for Nonfiction for “Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America.”

“In the midst of the human ugliness of racism, there was the human beauty,” he said in his acceptance speech when the awards were announced Wednesday in New York City. “There is the human beauty in the resistance to racism.”

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CGP Grad Roddy Moore Shares Secrets of Thunderbird Jewelry

CGP Grad Roddy Moore Shares

Secrets of Thunderbird Jewelry

Roddy Moore, a 1971 Cooperstown Graduate Program alumni, returned tonight to give the annual Bruce Buckley lecture on "Thunderbird Jewelry of the Santo Domingo Pueblo." The jewelry was also known as "Depression Jewelry" and was made from records, plastic and other salvage, then sold to tourists. Before he began studying it, no other studies had ever been done, and most antique stores hid it in the back. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Roddy Moore, a 1971 Cooperstown Graduate Program graduate and director of the Blue Ridge Institute in Ferrum, W.Va., returned tonight to give the annual Bruce Buckley lecture on “Thunderbird Jewelry of the Santo Domingo Pueblo.” The jewelry was also known as “Depression Jewelry” and was made from records, plastic and other salvage, then sold to tourists at local trading posts and hotel gift shops. Before he began studying the jewelry, no other formal documentation had been done, and most antique stores hid it in the back. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
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Bruce Hall Hosts Kitchen Retrospective

Bruce Hall Hosts 

Kitchen Retrospective

Cindy Falk, a professor with the Cooperstown Graduate Prodram, center, Cooperstown, stands with her students Melissa Olsen, Alex Sniffen, Samantha Smithson, Lynds Jones, Matt Wagner, Miranda Pettengill and Tori Lee. With Falk, the students were presenting Kitchens In America, a retrospective through the ages of styles, gadgets and trends in the American kitchen at the Bruce Hall Home Center this evening. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Cindy Falk, Cooperstown Graduate Program professor, foreground, stands with her students Melissa Olsen, Alex Sniffen, Samantha Smithson, Lynds Jones, Matt Wagner, Miranda Pettengill and Tori Lee this evening at Bruce Hall Home Center, which was hosting the CGP students’ presentation, “Kitchens In America,” a 500-year retrospective on styles, gadgets and trends in the American kitchen. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
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New Boat-Washing Station Expected At Cooperstown’s Lakefront Park By ’16

New Boat-Washing Station Expected

At Cooperstown’s Lakefront Park In ’16

Paul Lord, an Otsego Lake Association board member from the Town of Otsego, reports a boat-washing station, aimed at preventing invasive species from entering Glimmerglass' waters, will be functioning in Cooperstown's Lakefront Park by next May.  The apparatus, which will be next to the park's restrooms on Fish Road, will be connected with the village's wastewater system to speed up the process of filling and emptying a portable pool.  Also at the meeting, held on the porch of the Otsego Golf Course clubhouse at the lake's north end, also including a report on historic structures around the lake by CGP Professors Cindy Falk and Will Walker,.  Tim Pokorny, a biologist at SUNY Oneonta's Biological Field Station, reported that zebra mussels have made the lake's waters so clear that alewives, introduced illegally into the lake in 1985, can now be seen by their natural predators and have all but disappeared, allowing native fish -- trout, smelt and whitefish -- to rebound strongly.  (Jim Kevlin/allotsego.com)
Paul Lord, an Otsego Lake Association board member from the Town of Otsego, reports a new boat-washing station, aimed at preventing invasive species from entering Glimmerglass’ waters, will be functioning in Cooperstown’s Lakefront Park by next May. The apparatus, which will be next to the park’s restrooms on Fish Road, will be connected with the village’s wastewater system to speed up a process that now involves filling and emptying a portable pool. Also at the meeting, held on the porch of the Otsego Golf Course clubhouse at the lake’s north end, there was a report on historic structures around the lake by CGP Professors Cindy Falk and Will Walker. Tim Pokorny, a biologist at SUNY Oneonta’s Biological Field Station, reported that zebra mussels have made the lake’s waters so clear that alewives, introduced illegally into the lake in 1985, can now be seen by their natural predators and have all but disappeared, allowing native fish – trout, smelt and whitefish – to rebound strongly. (Jim Kevlin/allotsego.com)
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