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A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie To Headline OH Fest 2018

A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie

To Headline OH Fest 2018

(Photo Courtesy of Billboard.com)

ONEONTA – With over 1.2 million subscribers on YouTube and 8.8 Million monthly listeners on Spotify, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie is set to be named as the headline act at Oneonta’s OH Fest XIII this year.

The 22 year old Bronx born rapper burst on the Hip-Hop scene in 2016 and quickly rose through the ranks, eventually releasing his debut album “The Bigger Artist” in September of 2017, with his lead single “Drowning” peaking at 38 on the US Billboard Hot 100.

Previous headliners include Jesse McCartney, Pitbull, and Sammy Adams.

No date has been formally announced for this year’s festivities.

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, JAN. 15
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, JAN. 15

Museum Tours For MLK Day

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MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY – Visit www.thekingcenter.org/meaning-king-holiday to learn more.

CELEBRATION – 9 a.m. Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day at the museum. Features guided tours, opportunity to learn about Jackie Robinson & Roberto Clemente. Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-7200 or visit baseballhall.org/node/15910?date=0

FILM & DISCUSSION – 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Showing civil rights film “Martin Luther King, I Have A Dream,” with Harry Bradshaw Matthews as facilitator. Location TBA. Call 607-431-4428 or visit www.hartwick.edu/campus-life/intercultural-affairs/

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, JAN. 14
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, JAN. 14

MLK Birthday Celebration

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MLK BIRTHDAY – 2 – 4 p.m. Celebrate the Birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. with Saint Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, 39 Walnut St., Oneonta. Call 607-431-4428 or visit www.hartwick.edu/campus-life/intercultural-affairs/

WRITING LETTERS – 4 – 5:30 p.m. Create an avalanche of letters to rise above hate speech in our community with the Tri-County Women’s Coalition and Otsego Pride Alliance. Roots brewing Company, 175 Main St., Oneonta. Visit www.facebook.com/groups/1837352163146400/ or e-mail tcwcoalition@gmail.com 

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Winners Sworn In On New Year’s Day

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FROM SHINEMAN CHAPEL EVENT

Winners Sworn In

On New Year’s Day

Mayor Gary Herzig, left, seated with wife Connie, daughter Sasha and her boyfriend Jacob Miner, is introduced  at Hartwick College’s Shineman Chapel prior to taking his oath this afternoon for a second term.   Former mayor Kim Muller emceed the event, and Greater Oneonta candidates for Common Council, Oneonta Town Board and the Otsego County Board of Representatives were sworn in by City Judge Lucy Bernier.  (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
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County Reps, 100 Attendees Consider County’s Future

County Reps, 100 Attendees

Consider County’s Future

Dr. Gerald Benjamin, SUNY New Paltz vice president for regional engagement, presents “County Manager v. County Executive” to a full house at Springbrook’s new Family Engagement Center this morning. The 45-minute presentation, moderated by Hartwick College President Margaret Drugovich, outlined the pros and cons of both governmental structures, as well as ideas for how the Otsego County Board of Representatives might begin the process of considering new management models for the county. At right, incoming county Rep. Danny Lapin, D-City of Oneonta, asks what resources might be available to the county board for further study. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

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Royal Chrysler Gives $10,000 Of Christmas Joy To Toys For Tots

Royal Chrysler Gives $10,000

Of Holiday Joy To Toys For Tots

With help from college students, police and Royal Chrystler employees, more than $10,000 worth of toys were donated to Toys for Tots annual toy drive. “Every year, we set an increasing goal,” said manager Rob Howard. “We hope to hit $12,000 next year.” The toys will be distributed to local families. Students, on left, are Austin Hughes, Jaclyn Logotto, Natalie Longo, Caroline Roman, Kate Wood, Karlene Ziegler, Nicole Johnston, and Emma Romeo. Royal Chrystler employees, on right, Amy Williams, Jeremy Hoyt, Tony Ross, Jim Westcott, Scott Pickwick, Brandon Shelly, Lee Bartlett, Erica Utter, Rob Howard, Heather Canahan and Josh Roe. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, DEC. 1
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, DEC. 1

Unique Gifts At The Holiday Bazaar

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BAZAAR & BAKE SALE – 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Find tree trimmings, crafts, knitted and crocheted and quilted items, a white elephant sale, more. Lunch available including soups, chilis, hot dogs, brownie sundaes. Elm Park United Methodist Church, 401 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Call 607-432-6552 visit elmparkumconeonta.org

SALE & LUNCHEON – 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Find wreaths, fresh arrangements, and a holiday bake sale by the Oneonta Federated Garden Club. Soup & sandwich luncheon also available. St. James Episcopal Church, 300 Main St., Oneonta. E-mail Angie.Eichler@oneonta.edu

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, NOV. 29
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, NOV. 29

Walk For Hurricane Relief

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HURRICANE RELIEF – 6-9 p.m. Walk to raise money for Hurricane victims. Admission, $3. Hunt Union Ballroom, SUNY Oneonta. Visit oneonta.campuslabs.com/engage/event/1622705

LECTURE SERIES – 12:20 p.m. Dr. Elena Chernyak presents “Intimate Partner Violence in The Former Soviet Union Societies: Risk Markers and Protective Factors.” Eaton Lounge, Bresee Hall, Hartwick College, Oneonta. Call 607-431-4865 or visit www.hartwick.edu/news/hartwicks-chernyak-present-next-faculty-lecture/

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, NOV. 28
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, NOV. 28

Giving Tuesday At

The History Center

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GIVING TUESDAY! – All Day. Support your charitable, community, other non-profit organizations. Visit www.nygivesday.org

OPEN HOUSE – 9 a.m. 4 p.m. Visit the Oneonta History Center on this national day for giving to non-profits. Oneonta History Center, 183 Main St., Oneonta. Call 607-432-0960 or visit www.oneontahistory.org

AROMATHERAPY WORKSHOP – 6:15 p.m. Learn how to make your own body wash with your preferred scents & also, essential oil safety with David Kropp, Owner of Essentials by DK. Materials fee, $7.50 required with registration. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Call 607-432-1980 or visit hmloneonta.org/adult-programs/

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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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