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Hartwick College

On WAMC’s ‘Morning Headlines’, Editor Previews Ceremony At Cato Freedom’s Grave

On WAMC’s ‘Morning Headlines’, Editor

Previews Ceremony At Cato Freedom Grave

In the Butternut Valley Cemetery a year ago April, Hartwick College Professor Harry Bradshaw Matthews outlines plans for a historical marker at Cato Freedom’s grave. It will be unveiled at 1 p.m. Saturday. (AllOTSEGO.com)

In today’s weekly report, “Morning Headlines,” on WAMC/Northeast Public Radio, Jim Kevlin, editor/publisher of www.AllOTSEGO.com (and Hometown Oneonta & the Freeman’s Journal), previewed this weekend’s plans to unveil a historical marker at Cato Freedom’s grave in the Town of Burlington.   A former slave, Cato Freedom ended his enslavement by enlisting in the Continental Army during the American Revolution.  He later settled north of Garrattsville.

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, APRIL 30
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, APRIL 30

Activities At The Yager

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FAMILY FUN DAY – Noon-3 p.m. Spend an afternoon at the museum with the kids creating masks, playing art detective, doing a junior archaeology dig, and more arts and crafts. Each activity will tie in with the theme of storytelling. Yager Museum, Hartwick College, Oneonta. Info, www.hartwick.edu/news/hartwicks-yager-museum-host-2nd-family-fun-day-event/

OCCA GARAGE SALE – 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle items to raise money for county-wide environmental programs by OCCA. At the Cooperstown Farmers Market. Info, occainfo.org/calendar/save-date-reduce-reuse-recycle-garage-sale/ or call (607) 547-4488

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TKE Fraternity Hosts Dinner To Help Brother

TKE Fraternity Hosts

Dinner To Help Brother

TKE brothers Tyler Fish, Sal Schaper and Dan Eagles work in the kitchen of the Oneonta Veteran’s Club preparing baked Ziti.
Michael Bucci, who re-founded the fraternity at Hartwick College, was invited to the dinner.

Hartwick College TKE fraternity brothers Tyler Fish, Sal Schaper and Dan Eagles prepare pans of ziti and meatballs ahead of their monthly volunteer dinner at the Oneonta Veteran’s Club. But where they usually serve to help raise money for the club, tonight, the proceeds will go to Michael Bucci, the local chapter’s refounding president from 1993-94, who is battling cancer. The dinner, which includes ziti, meatballs, salad, bread, beverage and dessert, is $10 and runs until 7 p.m. at the Vet’s Club, 279 Chestnut St, Oneonta. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, APRIL 28
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, APRIL 28

Rebuilding Schools

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‘LOST BOYS’ LECTURE – 5 p.m. Cousins Sebastian Maroundit and Mathon Noi present “Building Minds in South Sudan” discussing their efforts to rebuild schools in their homeland. Celebration Room, Shineman Chapel House, Hartwick College, Oneonta. Info, Dr. Elizabeth Bloom @ (607)431-4945 or email bloome@hartwick.edu or visit www.hartwick.edu/news/hartwick-host-lecture-sudanese-lost-boys/

ART & POETRY CONTEST – 6-9 p.m. This years theme is Blue Skies, Smilin’ At Me: Exploring the Beauty of living a life free of the negative impacts of addiction. Opening gala features the exhibit, poetry reading, awards ceremony, & music. Wilber Mansion, 11 Ford Ave., Oneonta. Info, www.canoneonta.org/event/opening-reception-leaf-art-poetry-contest-2/?instance_id=752

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, APRIL 27
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, APRIL 27

Get Inspired

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INSPIRATION WORKSHOP – 6:30 p.m. Work with Linda Foote to create your own Inspiration/Vision Board to help you visualize your path to your ideal life. Woodside Hall, 1 Main St., Cooperstown. Info, Karen Cadwalader, LCSW @ (607)547-0600 or visit www.facebook.com/Woodside.Hall

BLOOD DRIVE – Noon-5 p.m. Celebration Room, Hartwick College, Oneonta. Info, www.redcross.org

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Political Peeps On Parade At Hartwick Peep Show

Political Peeps On Parade

At Annual Hartwick Event

Paula Freedman, a student at Hartwick College, admires “The Overpeepulation Of Our Jails” by Steph Rozen and Laura Cemik at the college’s annual “Peeps Show” at the Anderson Center this afternoon. The show features a wide variety of art created with the familiar Easter candy through a humorous celebration of satire and sugar. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, APRIL 21
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, APRIL 21

Inspirational Broadway Cabaret

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INSPIRATIONAL CABARET – 7:30-10 p.m. “Hope Spring Eternal” cabaret of hopeful and inspirational Broadway songs presented by Orpheus Theater. Admission, $15 and includes a dessert buffet. Oneonta Elks Club, 84 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Info, www.facebook.com/OrpheusTheatre/

MUSIC – 7:30 p.m. The Oneonta Concert Association presents The Todd Williams Quartet. Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. Info, oneontaconcertassociation.org

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, APRIL 17
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, APRIL 17

E-Branding From The Expert

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HACKONOMY – 7:30-9 p.m. Bonin Bough, host of TV program ‘Cleveland Hustles’ and author of ‘Txt Me: Your Phone Has Changed Your Life. Let’s Talk About It,” presents “Hackonomy: Lessons from the Largest Brands in the World.” The lecture is free an open to the public. Followed by a book signing. Hartwick College, Oneonta. Info, www.hartwick.edu or call Joanna Cacciola @ (607)431-4013 or cacciolaj@hartwick.edu

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, APRIL 14
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, APRIL 14

Production Of Shakespeare’s

‘Twelfth Night, Or What You Will

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ART & POETRY CONTEST DEADLINE – Last day to enter the CANO LEAF Art & Poetry contest. The theme is ‘Blue Skies Smilin’ at me: Exploring the beauty of living a life free from the negative impacts of addiction.’ Info, www.canoneonta.org/event/opening-reception-leaf-art-poetry-contest-2/?instance_id=752

THEATER – 8 p.m. “Twelfth Night, or What You Will” by William Shakespeare. The classic story of mistaken identity and love is adapted by the Hartwick College Theater Arts Department to the setting of a 1980s night club. Admission, $5 students, $10 public. Slade Theater, Yager Hall, Hartwick College, Oneonta. Info/reservations, call (607)431-4227 or email theatre@hartwicki.edu. Additional info, Alyssa Fox at foxa@hartwick.edu

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, APRIL 13
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, APRIL 13

History Of WWI, Bassett Hospital

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HISTORY PRESENTATION – 6:30 p.m. Tom Heitz opens history season with some stories from WWI about shell shocked aviators recovering at Bassett Hospital and the good-natured hijinks they got into with the Cooperstown community. Event is free and open to all. Includes light refreshments. Kinney Memorial Library, Co. Rt. 11, Hartwick. Info, Deb Mackenzie, President Otsego County Historical Association, (607)293-6635

ART RECEPTION – 5-7 p.m. Opening of “Off Your Walls: A Tribute to Lisa Rodewald” and “The Fabric of Life: Textiles From
Around the World” art exhibits.  Cooperstown Art Associeation. Info, www.cooperstownart.com

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