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Allstadt Lectures On Fossil Fuels Vs. Renewables At SUNY

Allstadt Lectures At SUNY:

Shift To Renewable Energy

Retired Mobil executive vice president Lou Allstadt, now a fossil-fuels foe and Cooperstown village trustee, addresses a SUNY Oneonta this afternoon during “Green Dragon Week” on the need to shift to renewable energies. Through production, transmission and final use, 60 percent of the energy in fossil fuels dissipates, he said.  Easily accessible fossil-fuel reserves are dwindling, he said, and the U.S. should follow the examples of China and India, which are accelerating the shift to more more environmentally friendly wind and solar power. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, APRIL 20
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, APRIL 20

Otsego Folklore And History

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LECTURE – 7:30 p.m. Bruce Buckley series presents Robert Baron speaking on “Contemporary Resonances of Mid Century Cooperstown Public Folklore and Public History.” The Fenimore Art Museum Auditorium, Cooperstown. Info, Amanda Berman bermal72@oneonta.edu

TEEN SCENE – 5:30-7:30 p.m. Teens meet to discuss events that are important to them. This months meeting will have a Paint & Dip in which teens will paint a pattern with a twist of their own. Led by artist Diane Stensland. Reservations required. Elm Park United Methodist Church, 401 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Info, visit www.familyrn.org/news_events/event_calendar.html/event/2017/04/20/1492727400/teen-scene/153288 or contact Kristin Winn, info@familyrn.org or call (607)432-0001

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, APRIL 18
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, APRIL 18

Learn About The Returning Birds

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THE GATHERING PLACE – 2-4 p.m. Learn about the habitat and feeding of the Baltimore Oriole and Ruby Throated Hummingbird as they return to our area this spring. Also touches on the patterns of other migratory birds. Woodside Hall, 1 Main St,. Cooperstown. Info, Karen Cadwalader @ 607-547-0600 or visit www.facebook.com/Woodside.Hall/

CLIMATE LECTURE – 6 p.m. Learn about issues in climate change with Wenonah Hauter, Executive Director of Food and Water Watch, author of Foodopoly and Frackopoly. Hunt Union, Red Dragon ballroom, SUNY Oneonta.

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12

Decorate Pysanky Easter Eggs

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EGG DECORATING – 6:30 p.m. Pysanky, Ukranian egg decorating workshop using traditional materials and designs to create a folk patterned easter egg. Material fee, $5. Registration required. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Info, hmloneonta.org/adult-programs/#crafts

MEMORIAL LECTURE – 7 p.m. NYS Sen. James Seward delivers the Leslie G Rude Memorial Lecture titled “Politics, Protests, and PR: Public Service in the Age of Fake News, Alt-Left vs. Alt-Right, and Twitter wars.” Free and open to the public. Anderson Center for the Arts Theater, Hartwick College, Oneonta. Info, www.hartwick.edu/academics/annual-celebrations-lectures/leslie-g-rude-lecture/ or Alicia Fish @ (607)431-4021 or email fisha@hartwick.edu

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, APRIL 4
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, APRIL 4

Job Opportunities, Otsego County

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JOB FAIR – 1-4 p.m. Come see what jobs are available in the area and listen to employers give a 10 minute presentation about their business and the opportunities you could have. Holiday Inn, 5206 NY-23, Oneonta. Info, otsegocc.com/events/#id=228&cid=673&wid=301

HEALTHCARE LECTURE – 6-7:30 p.m. Dr. William Streck, former president and CEO of Bassett, presents “Repeal and Replace the Affordable Care Act? What Social and Economic Impacts for New York?” Q&A session to follow. Craven Lounge, Morris Conference Center, SUNY Oneonta. Info, Gina Keel Gina.Keel@oneonta.edu

COMMON COUNCIL – 7 p.m. Oneonta Mayor Gary Herzig delivers his State of the City address. Common Council chambers, City Hall, 258 Main St., Oneonta. Info, www.oneonta.ny.us/common-council/

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, MAR. 19
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, MAR. 19

Hops In Otsego County

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PROGRAM – 3 p.m. “Otsego County Hops – Our History, Our Future” with Al Bullard and Ian Porto. Village meeting room, Library, 22 Main St., Cooperstown. Info,  www.villagelibraryofcooperstown.org/calendar

SENIOR PLAY – 2 p.m. “Miss Nelson is Missing.” Admission, $10 adults, $5 student/senior citizens. Auditorium, Cooperstown Central School, 39 Linden Ave., Cooperstown. Info, www.cooperstowncs.org

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

Cancellations Possible

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DUE TO 10-14 INCHES OF SNOW BEING FORECAST SUNDAY AND MONDAY, BE SURE TO CHECK TO SEE IF AN EVENT IS CANCELLED BEFORE YOU VENTURE FORTH

CANCELLED!! TREP$ MARKETPLACE – 1-3 p.m. Come support CCS students bring their businesses alive. Cooperstown High School. Info, www.facebook.com/Cooperstown-TREP-1508685209401557/

CONCERT – 3 p.m. Oneonta Community Concert band presents its annual “Summertime in Winter” concert featuring numbers like “Hail to the Spirit of Liberty”, “I’ve Made My Plans for the Summer”, and “Our Flirtations.” Free and open to the public. Fox Care Center, Oneonta. Info, 437-1052

TOURNAMENT – 4 p.m. Valentine “Hearts” Tournament to benefit Susquehanna Animal Shelter. Trophies and door prizes awarded, with beverages and food available. Cooperstown Beverage Exchange, 73 Main St, Cooperstown. Info, susquehannaanimalshelter.org/category/events/

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, NOV. 20
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, NOV. 20

With Santa, Decorate

Downtown Cooperstown

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To Learn How You Can Help Area Families This Holiday Season CLICK HERE.

SANTA’S COTTAGE –2 p.m. Decorating Party. Help Cooperstown Committee decorate Santa’s cottage and the village lampposts for the holidays. All decorations provided; please bring wirecutters, gloves, and ladders, if available. Meet in Pioneer Park. Free photo of your family in front of Santa’s Cottage as a thank you. To reserve a pole, email Meg Kiernan, megk@oecblue.com Meet in Pioneer Park, Cooperstown.

FILM SERIES –2 p.m. “The Snows of Kilimanjaro” (1952). Fenimore Auditorium, 5798 NY-80, Cooperstown fenimoreartmuseum.org/fenimore/films

CELEBRATE NATIVE AMERICAN MONTH – 1 p.m. Roger Longtoe Sheehan, Chief of the El Nu Abenaki tribe of Vermont, will tell traditional tales and display tools and crafts of Northeastern woodland cultures. Program is free and open to the public. Suny Oneonta College Camp Lodge, 119 Hoffman Rd., Oneonta. For more info call 436-3455 or CLICK HERE.

PROGRAM – 3 p.m. “The Very Greatest Victory: Recognizing Women’s Right to Vote in NY State” with Dr. Susan Goodler. Friends of the Village Library Lecture Series. Village Meeting room, Library, 22 Main St., Cooperstown. Info @ Sunday Programs page villagelibraryofcooperstown.org

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, NOV. 3
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, NOV. 3

Forum Addresses State

Of Upper Susquehanna

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FORUM – 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Address on state of Upper Susquehanna, panel on local government, BMP project success panel, discussion of funding, collaborative opportunities, and more. Morris Conference Center, SUNY Oneonta, 108 Ravine Pkwy., Oneonta. Info, allianceforthebay.org/2016/09/upper-susquehanna-watershed-forum/

CAREER EXPO – 9 a.m.-noon. Showcase to students career opportunities in Otsego area. Oneonta Chamber of Commerce session at ONC BOCES, 1914 Cty. Route 35, Milford. Info, Kelly Zack-Decker (607)432-4500 ext. 207 kelly@otsegocc.com or visit http://otsegocc.com/events/#id=220&cid=673&wid=301

ONEONTA COMMON COUNCIL MEETING – 7 p.m. Public is invited to attend this discussion of the 2017 budget. Common Council Chambers, City Hall, 258 Main St., Oneonta. Info, (607)432-6450

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