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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, NOV. 17
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, NOV. 17

Tribute Concert To Fleetwood Mac

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CONCERT – 7-9 p.m. Tusk, one of the nations top tribute bands, perform Fleetwood Mac’s greatest hits. Cost, $20. Followed by the 70s Dance Party 9 p.m.-Midnight. The Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. Call 607-316-2870 or visit foothillspac.org

BENEFIT AUCTION – 5:30 p.m. Great items up for sale to benefit the Greater Oneonta Historical Society. Bring items to sell, or bid on interesting items for auction. Holiday Inn, 5206 NY-23, Oneonta. www.oneontahistory.org or call (607)432-0960.

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, NOV. 12
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, NOV. 12

Final Glimmerglass Film Day:

More Movies, Wrap-Up Party

MORE FILM FESTIVAL:  The Wrap Party and Live Auction  at the of the fifth annual Glimmerglass Film Days will take place on Sunday at 7:30 pm at the Cooperstown Distillery. Enjoy Turkish mezza prepared by the Empire House, talk about your favorite films, and take part in a live auction.  But there are plenty of films left view; click here for Sunday’s schedule.

MUSICAL – 2 p.m. CCS presents “Little Women” about Jo March and her 3 sisters during the Civil War as they grow up. Cooperstown High school Auditorium. Call 607.547.8181 or visit www.cooperstowncs.org/4460-2/#.WfjUrltSyUk

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, OCT. 21
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, OCT. 21

Halloween Festival

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SCARE FEST – 2-7 p.m. Bring the kids to a fun fall event featuring potato sack races, wheel barrow races, hayride, pumpkin painting, country music, a costume contest, more. Otsego County Fair Grounds, Mills St., Morris. Call 607-263-5289 or visit www.facebook.com/otsegocountyfair/

CONCERT SERIES – 7:30 p.m. Presenting “Friction Farm,” a modern fold duo of traveling troubadours who combine storytelling, social commentary and humor to create their songs. First Presbyterian Church, 25 Church St., Cooperstown. Call 607-547-1812 or visit cooperstownconcertseries.org/friction-farm-102117-at-cooperstown-first-presbyterian-church/

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GOHS Honors Art Torrey With Eduard Hofbauer Award

GOHS Honors Art Torrey

With Eduard Hofbauer Award

The Greater Oneonta Historical Society this evening honored Art Torrey, who is leaving the board of directors after 15 years, with the fifth annual Eduard Hofbauer Outstanding Service Award, after the longtime downtown merchant (owner of the Alpine Hut) and supporter of local causes.  Congratulating Art are, from left, Executive Director Bob Brzozowski, Hofbauer’s daughter Heidi Hofbauer-Buzzy and President Corinne Bresee Smith. As treasurer, Torrey took the organization’s financial records from index cards and an ink-on-paper ledger into computerization. He was also a common presence greeting visitors at the History Center. During this evening’s GOHS annual meeting, Smith, Darryl Lincoln and Adrian Van Essendelft were reelected president, vice president and secretary respectively. Alex Miller succeeded Torrey as treasurer. Three new members joined the 16-member board: Jim Havener, John Pontius and Gary Wickham. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, OCT. 4
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, OCT. 4

GOHS To Honor Torrey

 For Outstanding Service

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AWARD PRESENTATION – 6:30 p.m. The GOHS presentsthe Eduard Hofbauer Outstanding Service Award to Arthur T. Torrey, Jr. following the annual business meeting. Oneonta History Center, 183 Main St., Oneonta. Call 607-432-0960 or visit www.oneontahistory.org

4-H INFO MEETING – 6:30 p.m. Learn how you can volunteer/become a member with your local 4-H club. 31 Maple St., Oneonta. Call 607-547-2536 ext. 225 or e-mail otsego@cornell.edu or visit cceschoharie-otsego.org/events

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SEWARD BRINGS $250M TO REDO HISTORY CENTER

SEWARD BRINGS

$250K TO REDO

HISTORY CENTER

GOHS Board Member Bill Pietraface presents Senator Seward with a commemorative statuette reflecting Oneonta’s love of baseball and proximity to Cooperstown, and praises him for “hitting a 250-grand slam.” (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)

Grant Will Largely Complete

15 Years OF GOHS Strivings

Applauding Senator Seward’s announcement are, from left, GOHS member Wayne Wright, the retired NYSHA library director, GOHS President Corinne Bresee Smith, past president John Carney, and Carney’s daughter Caralee.

ONEONTA – State Sen. Jim Seward, R-Milford, this afternoon joined Greater Oneonta Historical Society officers in announcing a $250,000 state grant to largely complete the renovations of the second and third floors of the Oneonta History Center, 183 Main St.

The history center, Seward said, “is a showcase for the city’s past and a key component of the downtown revitalization taking place in Oneonta.”

In thanking the senator, GOHS President Corinne Bresee Smith expressed her organization’s gratitude, calling him “a native son of Oneonta (who) knows the value of our past and is invested in the vitality of our future.”

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, AUGUST 1
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, AUGUST 1

Opening Day At

The Otsego County Fair

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OTSEGO COUNTY FAIR – 8 a.m. Gates. Buildings open 10 a.m. Open to 9 p.m. Adimission $1 for the first day only. Fair Grounds, 469 Mill St., Morris. Visit www.otsegocountyfair.org

WALKING TOUR – 7 p.m. Tour the historic property of the Emmons Farm with the Greater Oneonta Historical Society. Begins at The Farmhouse at emmons restaurant, 5649 St. Hwy. 7, Oneonta. Call (607)432-0960 or email info.Oneonta History.org or visit www.oneontahistory.org

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, JUNE 2
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, JUNE 2

The Avett Brothers Return

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OMMEGANG CONCERT – 5 p.m. The Avett Brothers return for the summer concert series. Advance tickets, $50. Brewery Ommegang, 656 Cty. Hwy. 33, Cooperstown. Info, www.ommegang.com

MANSION SHOW RECEPTION – 5-8 p.m. Theme: RESIST!. Artists use their own interpretation be it political, personal, formal, or otherwise. Juried Art show open to all artist in all mediums. Community Arts Network of Oneonta. Info, www.canoneonta.org/event/exhibition-2017-mansion-show/?instance_id=777

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, MAY 5
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, MAY 5

Support History, Win Cake

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CAKEWALK – 5-8 p.m. Enter for a chance to win a cake and support the Greater Oneonta Historical Society. Kay Jewelers, Southside Mall, Oneonta.. Info, www.oneontahistory.org or call (607)432-0960

ART EXHIBIT RECEPTION – 5-8 p.m. Opening reception for exhibits: “Maternal Matters,” by Carrie Mae Smith & Suzanne Schireson; “Painted Portraits,” by Nancy Gossett; and “Stitching The Seasons,” by Mayumi Sarai. Exhibit showing thru May 21. Community Arts Network of Oneonta. Info, www.canoneonta.org/event/exhibition-smith-schireson-gossett-sarai/?instance_id=761

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, MAY 2
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, MAY 2

Topic: Oneonta Theater’s Fate

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COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS – 8 a.m. Join discussion of the Oneonta Theater’s fate, in light of owner’s failure to sell building.  Kathleen Gasperini, a theater expert with summer home in Schenevus, will be present. Greater Oneonta Historical Society, 183 Main St., Oneonta. Info, call 432-0960 or e-mail info@OneontaHistory.org or visit www.oneontahistory.org

IDENTITY DISCUSSION – 7 p.m. Learn about how mental health differs for people from different cultural and physical diasporas. Chesebro room, Hartwick College, Oneonta. Info, Joanne Georges georgesj@hartwick.edu or call (203)518-1880 or visit calendar.hartwick.edu:8080/calendar/ViewCal.html

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