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Seward Delivers Funding To OFO To Combat Domestic Violence

Seward Delivers Funding 

To Fight Domestic Violence

State Sen. Jim Seward, R-Milford, announces funding for Opportunities for Otsego’s domestic-violence prevention program at OFO’s West Broadway headquarters Monday afternoon.   With him, from left, are OFO Crisis Intervention Director Will Rivera, Catholic Charities Executive Director Lynn Glueckert, Delaware Opportunities Executive Director Shelly Bartow and OFO CEO Dan Maskin. OFO and Catholic Charities of Otsego and Schoharie counties will receive $15,000 each, and $7,000 each goes to Delaware Opportunities and Liberty Resources (Chenango County). “These community programs provide vital services for those in dire need,” said Seward, “We are fortunate to have so many local organizations providing help to vulnerable individuals, and I am pleased to assist them in their efforts to make our communities safer. These agencies are lifelines and, in many cases, are all that stand between a domestic violence victim and further harm.” (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, APRIL 10
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, APRIL 10

Knit With Friends

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KNITTING GROUP – 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Cooperstown Village Library, 22 Main St., Cooperstown. Call 607-547-8344 or visit www.facebook.com/VillageLibraryOfCooperstown/

NAVIGATORS – 8 a.m. – Noon or 1 – 5 p.m. Communication Across Barriers returns to perform training of community members who choose to become Navigators, people who choose to use their time and contacts to help neighbors in poverty. Opportunities for Otsego, 3 W. Broadway, Oneonta. Call 607-433-8005 or visit www.ofoinc.org

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Playground Rising At OFO Emergency Housing

OFO Emergency Housing

Receives New Playground

Steve Prichardt, left, enlists the help of Alan Little in leveling the marks for a ladder rung on a new children’s playground they are helping construct at the Opportunities For Otsego Emergency Housing building in Oneonta this afternoon. At right, the newly installed climbing wall is kid-tested and approved by Alexis Chan. The project is part of the Community Outreach Project put on by first Baptist Church. The new playground features a jungle gym, slide, climbing wall, rope ladder, see-saw and more. The site is also getting a cement slab poured so occupants have a place for a BBQ. The Community Outreach project is at work at other locations around town as well, including building a deck at the Oneonta World of Learning, making a Deck at Crossroads and re-painting city fire hydrants. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

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100 Women Who Care Choose 2016 Recipient

100 Women Who Care 

Choose OFO as Recipient

Aida Rogers, Colleen Andrew, Cathy Deleski, Melinda Murdock, Terry Basdakis and Julia Goff pose for a photo on the stage at the B-Side Ballroom this evening where 100 Women Who Care Otsego donated $7,200 to OFO's Violence Intervention program. The group, now in it's fourth year, selects three charity organizations at random from selections offered by members. Representatives must then pitch their 501c3 program in front of the group for a chance to be chosen to receive the funds collected that year. Past winners have included The Lord's Table, Family Services and Athelas Therapeutic Riding. OFO's violence Intervention Program currently employs 12 people and offers emergency shelter, counseling, crime victim compensation, medical and crime accompaniment relief, and group counseling; all for free. In the past year they have served 63 women and 19 children, given 1900 counseling sessions, and taken 894 calls through their 24 hour hotline. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com
Aida Rogers, Colleen Andrew, Cathy Deleski, Melinda Murdock, Terry Basdakis and Julia Goff pose for a photo on the stage at the B-Side Ballroom this evening where 100 Women Who Care Otsego donated $7,200 to OFO’s Violence Intervention program. The group, now in it’s fourth year, selects three charity organizations at random from selections offered by members. Representatives must then pitch their 501c3 program in front of the group for a chance to be chosen to receive the funds collected that year. Past winners have included The Lord’s Table, Family Services and Athelas Therapeutic Riding. OFO’s violence Intervention Program currently employs 12 people and offers emergency shelter, counseling, crime victim compensation, medical and crime accompaniment relief, and group counseling; all for free. In the past year they have served 63 women and 19 children, given 1900 counseling sessions, and taken 894 calls through their 24 hour hotline. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

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OFO President Dan Maskin President Of Oneonta Rotary

 OFO’s Dan Maskin Elected

Oneonta Rotary President

Opportunities for Otsego President Dan Maskin, second from left, was installed as president of the Oneonta Rotary Club for the 2016-17 year at the annual Pass The Gavel Dinner Thursday, June 23, at the Oneonta Elks. The Rotary’s administrative year begins tomorrow, July 1. Others, from left are, David Mattice, Chesser Realty, 2017-18 president elect; outgoing president Dave Rowley, the retired school superintendent, and Cindy Struckle, ONC BOCES data manager, 2018-19 president elect.
Opportunities for Otsego President Dan Maskin, second from left, was installed as president of the Oneonta Rotary Club for the 2016-17 year at the annual Pass The Gavel Dinner Thursday, June 23, at the Oneonta Elks. The Rotary’s administrative year begins tomorrow, July 1. Others, from left are, David Mattice, Chesser Realty, 2017-18 president elect; outgoing president Dave Rowley, the retired school superintendent, and Cindy Struckle, ONC BOCES data manager, 2018-19 president elect.
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Opportunities for Otsego, Carol Blazina and Baseball Hall of Fame Take Top Honors at Chamber Awards

200 Celebrate Carol Blazina, OFO,

Hall Of Fame At Chamber Dinner

The three honorees of the 2015 Otsego County Annual Dinner & Celebration of Business pose after festivities ended last evening at SUNY Oneonta's Hunt Unio Ballroom.  From left are Dan Maskin, Opportunity for Otsego CEO; Carol Ann Blazina, retired SUNY Oneonta vice president and former president of the Foothills Board, and Sean Gahagan, Baseball Hall of Fame vice president.   OFO was the first recipient of the Quality of Life Award; Blazina is the Eugene A. Bettiol Jr. Distinguished Citizen; and the Hall is NBT's Distinguished Business.  (Ian Austin/allotsego.com)
The three honorees of the 2015 Otsego County Annual Dinner & Celebration of Business pose after festivities ended last evening at SUNY Oneonta’s Hunt Unio Ballroom.  From left are Dan Maskin, Opportunity for Otsego CEO; Carol Ann Blazina, retired SUNY Oneonta vice president and former president of the Foothills Board, and Sean Gahagan, Baseball Hall of Fame vice president. OFO was the first recipient of the Quality of Life Award; Blazina is the Eugene A. Bettiol Jr. Distinguished Citizen; and the Hall is NBT’s Distinguished Business.  (Ian Austin/allotsego.com)
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