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

Walk For Heart Health

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HEALTH FAIR – 9 a.m. – Noon. Participate in the indoor Heart Walk, learn hands-only CPR, get free blood pressure, cholesterol, and glucose check, visit the pet therapy booth, more. FoxCare Center, 1 Foxcare Dr., Oneonta. Call 607-432-2000 or visit www.bassett.org/heartwalk/

QUILT SHOW – 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. The 28th Annual Fenimore Quilt Club Show opens with spectacular pieces both old and new on display thru Feb. 25. Quilt Club members will be available each day to demonstrate their craft or answer questions. Cooperstown Art Association. Call 607-547-9777 or visit www.cooperstownart.com

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, NOV. 25
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, NOV. 25

Wreaths For Christmas

14-19eventspageGive the gift of Christmas to children in need. To participate in the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program CLICK HERE!

WREATH FESTIVAL – 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. See what’s Adorning the Doors this Christmas season. Place bids on your favorites. Enter the raffle for the “Dinner’s On Us,” a weeks worth of gift certificates to local restaurants. Cooperstown Art Association. www.cooperstownart.com

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, NOV. 24
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, NOV. 24

Thanksgiving On The Farm

14-19eventspage Give the gift of Christmas to children in need. To participate in the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program CLICK HERE!

THANKSGIVING FUN – 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tour the farm, watch interpreters bake treats at the farmhouse, visit the blacksmith, more for this special holiday weekend. Admission by donation. The Farmers Museum, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-1450 or visit www.farmersmuseum.org

VIKING FORGE – 5 p.m. Prepare for battle with BORAN who will teach how to make foam weaponry. Bring 1-3 rolls of duct tape to share. All other materials provided. The Oneonta Teen Center, 4 Academy St., Oneonta. E-mail OurOTC@gmail.com

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JULY 1
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JULY 1

Sounds Of Independence

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CELEBRATION – 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mark Independence Day weekend with a muster of the militia and a reading of the Declaration of Independence on the village green at 1 p.m. The Farmers Museum, Cooperstown. www.farmersmuseum.org/Independence-Day-July-4th-Celebration

WRITERS CAMP – 1:30-3:30 p.m. Join Jen and the HML Writers Group for a NaNoWriMo style weekly workshop. Jen will present prompts and other activities to get you writing. Registration required. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. hmloneonta.org/calendar/

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, MAY 13
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, MAY 13

Meet The Veterans Club

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OPEN HOUSE – Noon-3 p.m. Talk to representatives of The American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, The Ladies Axiliaries, Amvets, Sons of the the American Legion, and others. Cooperstown Veterans Club, 60 Main St., Cooperstown.

GARDEN PARTY – 1-4 p.m. Treat Mom to a garden party that includes tea and treats on the veranda, a maypole and live music for dancing, activities, and a first look at a new exhibit by the Cooperstown Graduate Program. Free, all welcome. Hyde Hall, 267 Glimmerglass State Park Rd., Springfield. Info, hydehall.org/event/celebrate-mom-garden-party/ or call (607) 547-5098

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Council Discussed Options To Keep Teen Center Open

Council Discusses Options

To Keep Teen Center Open

"We are looking forwards for to other parties coming in to operate the Teen Center," Council member John Rafter tells his colleagues this evening. At left is Council member Joe Ficano. (AllOTSEGO.com photo)
“We are looking forwards for to other parties coming in to operate the Teen Center,” Council member John Rafter tells his colleagues this evening. At left is Council member Joe Ficano. (AllOTSEGO.com photo)

By JASON BRICKELBACK • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

Council member Rissberger: " think the program's important to the kids."
Council member Rissberger: “I think the program’s important to the kids.”

ONEONTA – Common Council this evening discussed options to continue operation of the Oneonta Teen Center despite the YMCA’s choice not to carry the program beyond Dec. 31, when the Y’s contract with the city expires.

“At first we were led to believe that the Y would be able to continue after the 31st until we find another operator,” Council member Dave Rissberger told his colleagues. “That is not happening.”

A portion of the 2017 budget has already been allocated for teen activities and programs. The city can take on the program if its insurance liability policy covers it. The city owns the Armory on Academy Street, where the teen center is located.

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, NOV. 26
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, NOV. 26

Unique Holiday Wreaths

At CAA’s Adorn-A-Door

Horse hair, seed pearls and porcelain curlers adorn the wreath outside the wig-maker's shop in Colonial Williamsburg. (Susan Reimer/Baltimore Sun)

SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY!

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

ADORN-A-DOOR – 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Silent Auction of Decorated Wreaths. Cooperstown Art Association, 22 Main St., Cooperstown. To learn more CLICK HERE.

CONCERT – 7:30 p.m. “Front Country” performs live at the Otesaga Resort Hotel, 60 Lake St., Cooperstown. Info, (607)547-1812, info@cooperstownconcertseries.org, cooperstownconcertseries.org/front.html

VIKING DINNER – 7-10 p.m. Oneonta Teen Center, 4 Academy St., Oneonta.

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