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Oneonta Rallies In Solidarity With Charlottesville

 Oneonta In Solidarity

With Charlottesville

Over 100 people gathered in Muller Plaza this evening to rally in solidarity in response to the violence in Charlottesville, VA. and to denounce white supremacy.   The gathering was organized by Craig Schwalenburg of the Unitarian Universalist Society of Oneonta. After an invocation by Schwalenburg, the mic was available for anyone to use to share their thoughts and experiences. Above, Christina Hunt Wood, above, Delhi, tells the crowd of her recent experiences at the Delaware County Fair when her protest group approached the Fair Board about banning the sale of Confederate flags, they were barred from the fairgrounds. The crowd closed the evening by singing “This Little Light of Mine.” (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

 

 

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Latin Food Arrives With Opening Of Trendy Foods

Latin Food Arrives With

Opening Of Trendy Foods

Above, owners Deggie Monroy, husband Antonio, and mother Elvira Nieves cut the grand opening ribbon alongside their extended family and Mayor Gary Herzig as they celebrate the official opening of Trendy Foods on the corner of Muller Plaza in Oneonta this evening. At right, Elizabeth Karson, Oneonta, brings out colorful menu selections for the public to sample during following the opening.(Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, APRIL 6
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, APRIL 6

Professional Networking Event

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YOUNG PROFESSIONALS –  6-8 p.m. Come meet young professionals from the Otsego area in this networking event. J&D’s Wagon Wheel, Main St., Oneonta. Info, www.facebook.com/YoungProfessionalsNetworkYPN/

OPEN HOUSE – 5-7 p.m. The Otsego Area Occupational Center open house includes display’s games, open enrollment for adult education classes, child fingerprinting, and demonstrations from the CTE programs. Otsego Nothern Catskills BOCES, 1914 Co. Hwy. 35, Milford. Info, www.facebook.com/ONCBOCES/

ALDEN SCHOLAR SERIES – 7 p.m. “Rethinking Clutter: An Anthropological Take on the Stuff that’s Hard to Let Go” presented by Dr. Sallie Han. Free reception to follow. Alden Room, Milne Library, SUNY Oneonta. Info, E.K Lee, (607)436-2159

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, DEC. 23
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, DEC. 23

Game Night For Whole Family

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FAMILY GAME NIIGHT – 5-10 p.m. Bring Family and Friends to Board Game Night. Serenity Hobbies, 254 Main St, Oneonta. Info, serenityhobbies.com

CHRISTMAS DINNER DONATIONS – 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Donations of food to the Friends of Christmas Dinner should be dropped off at First United Methodist Church, 66 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Accepting baked pies, fruit breads, Christmas cookies, fresh fruit, apple and cranberry juice. Volunteers needed as cooks, drivers, servers and cleaning. Info, Ann Steen 432-1283 or Kelly Ahlqvist 432-1871

SOUTHSDIE MALL SANTA – 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Southside Mall, 5006 State Highway 23, Oneonta.

COOPERSTOWN SANTA – 1-4 p.m. Christmas Cottage, Pioneer Park, Cooperstown. Info, cooperstownchamber.org/santas-house-in-cooperstown/

ONEONTA SANTA – 4-6 p.m. Muller Plaza, Main St., Oneonta.

MUSIC – 6-9 p.m. Come de-stress with Dan Schilling. Timber Creek Saloon and Restaurant, 2957 ST. HWY. 23, West Oneonta. Info, www.facebook.com/TimberCreekLLC

KARAOKE – 8 p.m. With DJ Donna. Empire House 136 Marion Ave, Gilbertsville. Info, www.facebook.com/theempirehouse

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, DEC. 10
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, DEC. 10

Live Christmas Tradition

At Candlelight Evening

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We still have 6 families in the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program in need of a benefactor this holiday season. CLICK HERE to learn how you can help them.

CANDLELIGHT EVENING – 3-7 p.m. Participate in a beloved holiday tradition. The museum is decorated with greenery and candles with wagon rides, a dramatic reading of “A Christmas Carol”, arts & crafts for the kids, visits with Saint Nicholas, complimentary wassail, a bonfire on the Tavern Green, and Caroling by the Catskill Chamber Singers. The Farmers Museum, 5775 NY-80, Cooperstown. Info, www.farmersmuseum.org/Candlelight-Evening

WASSAIL WEEKEND – 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Demonstration on how to make Wassail, the traditional holiday dring. Savory spices blended with sweet cider at The Fly Creek Cider Mill, 288 Goose St., Fly Creek. Info, 1-800-505-6455, flycreekcidermill.com

OPERA – 12:55 p.m. “L’Amour de Loin.” The Met streaming live in HD. Foothills Performing Arts & Civic Center, 24 Market St., Oneonta. Cost $18/seniors, $20/adults, 10/students. Season pass $200. Box Office: (607) 431-2080, foothillspac.org/index.php/shows/metropolitan-opera-in-hd

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Treelighting Brings Throngs Downtown

ONEONTA TRADITION LIVES!

Treelighting Brings

Throngs Downtown

Hundreds turned out again this evening for the community treelighting in downtown Oneonta, a highlight of the season in the City of the Hills.  In top photo, posing in front of the just-lit tree are, from left, Santa's elf Allison Green, Mayor Gary Herzig (just back from last night's tree lighting at Rockefeller Center), You Know Who and Oneonta Town Supervisor Bob Wood.  The four soloists in the upcoming Fokine Ballet "Nutcracker" – from left, Hannah Reynolds, Rose Wake, Gabriella Basdekis and Siarra Goodhue – flashing winning smiles at passing fans.  Lower left, Keegan Head, 16 months, of Oneonta, peers from his dad Kevin's shoulders at the tree-lighting fun. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Hundreds packed Muller Plaza this evening for the community treelighting in downtown Oneonta, a highlight of the season in the City of the Hills. In top photo, posing in front of the just-lit tree are, from left, Santa’s elf Allison Green, Mayor Gary Herzig (just back from last night’s treelighting at Rockefeller Center), You Know Who, and Oneonta Town Supervisor Bob Wood.  Lower right, the four soloists in the upcoming Fokine Ballet “Nutcracker” – from left, Hannah Reynolds, Rose Wake, Gabriella Basdekis and Siarra Goodhue – flashing winning smiles at passing fans. Lower left, Keegan Head, 16 months, of Oneonta, peers from his dad Kevin’s shoulders at the tree-lighting fun. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
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Desserts, Cars, Music Highlight Fab Friday

Desserts, Cars, Music

Highlight Fab Friday

Kim Snyder, Oneonta, and her son Nathan, dance to the classic rock sounds of Off The Record, who was preforming in Muller Plaza during the Cruise In at this evening's First Friday. Main st. was closed off and filled with classic cars and food, including brownie sundaes at the Greater Oneonta Historical Society. (Ian Ausin/AllOTSEGO.com
Kim Snyder, Oneonta, and her son Nathan, dance to the classic rock sounds of Off The Record, who was preforming in Muller Plaza during the Cruise In at this evening’s First Friday. Main st. was closed off and filled with classic cars and food, including brownie sundaes at the Greater Oneonta Historical Society. (Ian Ausin/AllOTSEGO.com

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Community Vigil Planned To Honor Victims Of Gun Violence

Vigil To Honor Gun-Violence Victims

ONEONTA – A candlelight vigil to honor victims in the latest acts of gun violence, including Philando Castile, Alton Sterling and Dallas police officers, is planned at 5 p.m. Thursday, July 14, in Muller Plaza.

“The focus of the vigil will be to mourn the recent unnecessary loss of lives of police officers and young black men and to respect their memory,” said NAACP leader Regina Betts. “We stand with loved ones, friends and colleagues affected by violence.  We decry social injustices, especially racism, and seek  reconciliation and understand with those we somehow fear, resent or threaten.”

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Scarves Spread Cheer As Winter Looms Near

Scarves Spread Cheer

As Winter Looms Near

Once again, free scarves have appeared in downtown Oneonta, this time, in the walkway between Main Street and the Parking Garage. Lacey Layton, who hung scarves in Muller Plaza this past winter, worked with Russ Southard to hang hooks in the walkway so the scarves would stay dry. Those in need are encouraged to take a scarf free of charge, and those with extras are invited to hang scarves on the hooks.
Once again, free scarves have appeared in downtown Oneonta, this time, in the walkway between Main Street and the Parking Garage. Lacey Layton, who hung scarves in Muller Plaza this past winter, worked with Russ Southard to hang hooks in the walkway so the scarves would stay dry. Those in need are encouraged to take a scarf free of charge, and those with extras are invited to hang scarves on the hooks.
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