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Oneonta’s 1st TEDx Talk Greeted With Enthusiasm

Oneonta’s 1st TEDx Talk

Greeted With Enthusiasm

Speakers at the first Oneonta TEDx Talk, above, bringing a national phenomenon to the City of the Hills, recognize applause from attendees at the end of this afternoon’s program at Foothills. From left are retired SUNY philosophy professor Ashok Malhotra; Green Earth proprietor Dean Roberts, Core Energy leadership coach Bill Berthel, Bainbridge, Westchester Symphonic Winds conductor Curt Ebersole, Australian tennis coach Emma Doyle, LEAF Executive Director Julie Dostal, and Sara Elbert and Sohail Zandi, proprietors of Brushland Eating House, the Bovina restaurant.  The 100 attendees –  the number was limited by the national Ted Talks organization until Oneonta has a track record, also brainstormed on Oneonta’s challenges and opportunities, identifying outmigration of young people and lack of good jobs as key problems.  TEDx Talks, the local version, is now planning TEDx Oneonta Women on Nov. 2, Dan Buttermann, who chaired the organizing committee and emceed today, announced at the end of the afternoon.  In photo at left, Butterman gets a congratulatory hug from wife Ana Laura.  Hartwick College, NYCM and the Otsego County Chamber were major sponsors.   (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, SEPT. 17
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, SEPT. 17

Race On The Lake

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GLIMMERGLASS REGATTA – 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Celebrate the 50th regatta with Otsego sailing club. See the races on Otsego Lake. Otsego Sailing Club, 5992 St. Rt. 80, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-9473 or visit www.facebook.com/Otsego-Sailing-Club-810835935714714/

THEATER – 2 p.m. Orpheus Theater presents “Spring Awakening.” Hamblin Theater, SUNY Oneonta. Call (607) 432-9392 or visit www.orpheustheatre.org

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, SEPT. 16
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, SEPT. 16

Celebrate The Harvest

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HARVEST FESTIVAL – 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Celebrate the fall harvest with food, music, and activities for all. The Farmers Museum, Cooperstown. www.farmersmuseum.org/Harvest-Festival

LUMBERFEST – 9 a.m.-5 p.m. See timbersports, enjoy activities with Hanford Mills, go on a train ride, do a project, see a demonstration, more. Free, open to public. Co. Rt. 35a, Portlandville. Visit WightmanLumber.com

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, SEPT. 8
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, SEPT. 8

Big Band Swing Concert

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BIG BAND CONCERT – 6:30-8:30 p.m. Travel to a time when “Swing was the Thing.” Bring a lawn chair, relax, and enjoy. Hyde Hall, 267 Glimmerglass State Park Rd., Cooperstown. Call (607)547-5098 ext. 6 or visit hydehall.org/event/small-town-big-band-in-concert-at-hyde-hall/

CONCERT – 7:30 p.m. The New York Connection: Traditional Irish Music, Dance and Song. The Oneonta Concert Association brings the sounds of Ireland to the Goodrich Theater, SUNY Oneonta. oneontaconcertassociation.org

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, AUG. 25
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, AUG. 25

Classics From Broadway

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STARSTRUCK – 7:30 p.m. Local teens perform classic Broadway hits from plays like Annie, Wicked, Matilda, more in Starstruck Summer Cabaret. Tickets, $15. Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. Call (607) 432-9392 or visit www.orpheustheatre.org

ART RECEPTION – 5-7 p.m. Opening reception for the Fine Art invitational exhibit showing the work of Upstate New York artisans working in wood and the Solo Exhibition in Watercolor by Patrice Downes Centore. Cooperstown Art Association. www.cooperstownart.com

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, JULY 14
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, JULY 14

Opening The National Art Show

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NATIONAL ART SHOW – 5-7 p.m. 82nd National Juried Art Show opens with a preview party. Awards will be announced 6 pm.Displayed thru August 18. Cooperstown Art Association. www.cooperstownart.com

PERFORMANCE – 8-11 p.m. Local favorite, John Scarpula, performs with his full band and a horn section. Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. foothillspac.org/index.php/shows/the-john-scarpulla-band/

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, JUNE 16
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, JUNE 16

Cherry Valley Outdoor Games

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TIMBERSPORTS COMPETITION – 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Athletes from around the NE compete with tools not used commercially since the invention of the Chain saw. Watch the STHIL Timbersports Women’s Division qualifying rounds. Alden Field, Cherry Valley Community Center. Info, www.facebook.com/northeastqualifier/

SUNNY MOMENTS EXHIBIT – 5-7 p.m. The opening reception of the “Sunny Moments” exhibition. This is a chance to meet the artists, purchase the art, and enter to win a quilt. The Arc Otsego’s Main View Gallery & Studio, 73 Main St., Oneonta. www.arcotsego.org

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, JUNE 8
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, JUNE 8

USAF Brass Band Performs

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BRASS CONCERT – 6-8 p.m. Free Brass band concert performed by the US Air Force Heritage of America Band. The Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. Info, foothillspac.org

FILM – 1:30 p.m. Presenting “The Other Side of the Kennel” the documentary on the 100 year history of the Susquehanna Animal Shelter. St James Retirement Community, 9 St. James Place, Oneonta. Info, www.stjamesmanor.com

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, MAY 19
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, MAY 19

Catch An Art Walk & Car Show

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FABULOUS FRIDAY – 5-8 p.m. Take an Art Walk through the galleries of Oneonta, hear from the artists and view the car show by Tom and Doug’s Cruise-In. Main St., Oneonta. Info, www.facebook.com/oneontafabulousfridays/

MUSIC SHOWCASE – 7 p.m. Singer and Songwriters show their talents. Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. Info, foothillspac.org

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, MAY 16
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, MAY 16

Third Times The Charm,

Presenting The Election Of 1800

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THE GATHERING PLACE – 2 p.m. Learn the story of the American Presidential Election of 1800 and how it changed the United States with Dr. Richard Sternberg, Village of Cooperstown Trustee. Woodside Hall, 1 Main St., Cooperstown. Info, Karen Cadwalader @ (607)547-0600.

BUDGET VOTE – 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Cast your ballot on the proposed school budget for the 2017-18 school year, choose the new board members, and cast your ballot on the bus lease program. Cooperstown High School rooms 304 & 305. Info, www.cooperstowncs.org/budget/

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