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Day 1 of Otsego Health Fair Already ‘A Phenomenal Success’
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Day 1, And Otsego Health Fair

Already ‘Phenomenal Success’

At the first Otsego County Healthy Living Expo today, organizer Mathew Johnson, left, and Julie Dostal, right, look on as Bassett physician Richard Brown briefs state Sen. Jim Seward, R-Milford, on National Take Back Week, an initiative to collect outdated prescriptions. Inset photo, Allistair, left, and Alex Scorzafava, center, present Michael Gardner, Milford, with a brand new bicycle provided by New York Central Mutual; the company will be giving out another 25 bike tomorrow (Saturday), when the Expo resumes from 10 to 4 in Foothills’ Atrium.  The event features 40 local organizations providing information on healthy living. Visitors can get information and resources, plus fresh produce courtesy of Pathfinder village.  You can pet animals from the Utica Zoo, listen to guest speakers, or have your feet checked for weight distribution.  (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

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Breakfast With Easter Bunny A Huge Success

Easter Bunny Breakfast

A Hopping Success!

Crowds flooded into the Foothills Atrium this morning to enjoy Breakfast with the Easter Bunny! Children and their families enjoyed pancakes, sausage and fruit, hunted for Easter eggs, decorated cookies, colored Easter pictures and or course, got their photo with the Easter Bunny! Above, Toni Goodrich, Otego and her daughter Page color an Easter themed picture for the coloring contest. At right,  Brenna Byrnes, DuPont, gives the Easter Bunny a big, fluffy hug. The event was sponsored by Destination Oneonta and the Kiwanis Club as a fundraiser for their future family events. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

 

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Mothers And Sons Fill Foothills For Shamrock Swing

Mothers, Sons Elated

At Shamrock Swing

Oneonta’s Matthew Rubin, 10, dances with his mother and his younger brother Luca Rubin, 8, during Oneonta’s third annual Shamrock Swing Mother Son Dance at the Foothills Performing Arts Center. Tickets were sold out ahead of the event, and the dance floor was packed with young men dressed to impress as they danced the night away with their mothers. (Parker Fish/AllOTSEGO.com)
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Oneonta Wedding Expo Fills Foothills

Oneonta Wedding Expo

Fills Foothills’ Atrium

With friend Tracy Ross of Sidney Center looking on, Milford’s Deanie Lord, left, models a wedding gown on the runway during Oneonta’s annual Bridal Expo at the Foothills  Performing Arts Center. The center was filled with the area’s top wedding vendors, including catering services, venues, photographers, DJs and florists, which attracted dozens of soon-to-be brides and their bridesmaids, as they planned for the big day. (Parker Fish/AllOTSEGO.com)
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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Above, members of OHS’s Uncle John and the Turtle Ella Pawkett, Ben Airhart and Gabe House belt out classic rock tunes in the Foothills atrium to close out the evening. Right: fireworks light up the night sky as Jessie Morville, spins fire with Cosmic Karma Fire outside of Foothills Preforming Arts Center as Otsego County heads into 2018. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

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First Night 2018 Underway At Foothills

First Night 2018

Underway At Foothills

Above, Sensei Brooke Chilson, Oneonta, center, helps two of her students Oneonta’s Ethan Risley and Noah Harding, prepare for their demonstration this evening as they represent Harmony Martial Arts as part of the entertainment line-up at the 2018 First Night celebration at Foothills. At right, Raelyn Sinstack, Oneonta, dances with The Hill City Ice Queen to the sounds of the Realtime Dixieland Band in the mezzanine.  Entertainment is ongoing throughout the building until the stroke of midnight, with a fireworks show at 10:18pm.(Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

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Gilbert Gottfried Headlines Taste Of Foothills Event

Gilbert Gottfried Headlines

Taste Of Foothills Fundraiser

Comic legend Gilbert Gottfried drew plenty of laughs as he headlined the annual Taste of Foothills fundraiser, held earlier this evening. Gottfried, who performed on “Saturday Night Live” and “Hollywood Squares,” as well as the films “Beverly Hills Cop 2,” “Aladdin” and “Problem Child,” did a wide selection of his classic material as part of the dinner-and-show fundraiser for the performing arts center. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
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Faso, LeCates Discuss Doing More For Veterans At Bassett

Faso, LeCates Discuss Doing

More For Veterans At Bassett

Congressman John Faso, R-19, center left, and Dr. William LeCates, Bassett Hospital medical director, center right, discuss ways the Cooperstown hospital might better serve veterans when they met this morning at a veterans’ resource fair organized by the congressman’s office at Foothills in Oneonta.  With them are the county board’s chair, Kathy Clark, R-Otego, and vice chair Ed Frazier, R-Unadilla. Shortterm, LeCates, a lieutenant colonel in the National Guard who has served in the Middle East, agreed to be a point of contact at Bassett for county Veterans Director Jack Henson. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
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Otsego Democrats Gather At Foothills Dinner

Otsego County Democrats

Gather For Foothills Dinner

Above, Oneonta Mayor Gary Herzig, along side Rich Abbate, Otsego County Democratic Chairman, addresses the democrats gathered at the annual Henry Nichols Democratic Dinner held at Foothills on Saturday evening. Local representatives were able to network and meet upcoming candidates while enjoying a prime rib dinner from Mel’s at 22 in Cooperstown. At left, guest of honor Jeff Katz, Mayor of Cooperstown, was the recognized for his work and leadership as an Otsego County Democrat. He is seated next to guest speaker Sabrina Ty, the president and CEO of the New York State Environmental Corporation. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

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