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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, FEB. 26
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, FEB. 26

Colony Collapse At  SUNY-O

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SUNY THEATER – 2 p.m. Theater department production of “Colony Collapse.” Hamblin Theater, Fine Arts Building, 108 Ravine Pkwy., Oneonta. Info,                          oneonta.edu/academics/theatre/

ADULTING WORKSHOP – 1-4 p.m. Through conversation and practice, learn about the skills and lessons a young college graduate may need in their adult life. Golisano 103-104, Hartwick College. Info, Kristin Bergene, bergenek@hartwick.edu

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

Conservation Training

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CONSERVATION TRAINING – Noon-3 p.m. Learn to map stands of Eastern Hemlock to volunteer with conservation services in the effort to counter the spread of the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid. Free, registration required. Mohican Farm, 7195 State Route 80, Cooperstown. Info, occainfo.org/calendar/hemlock-woolly-adelgid-finding-hemlock-stands/ or call (607) 282-4087

OPERA – 12:55 p.m. “Rusalka.” 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/

PLAY READING – 6:30 p.m. Reading of “Memorial Night” by local playwright Jonathon Ward. Fenimore Art Museum Auditorium, 5798 NY-80, Cooperstown. Info, www.fenimoreartmuseum.org

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

‘Colony Collapse’ 

Presented By SUNY O

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Last Day to register for the MuniSkies workshop with the Otsego County Chamber of Commerce. Info, bit.ly/SmartAndDigital

SUNY THEATER – 8 p.m. Theater department production of “Colony Collapse.” Hamblin Theater, Fine Arts Building, 108 Ravine Pkwy., Oneonta. Info, oneonta.edu/academics/theatre/

LIFEGUARDING – 1-3:30 p.m. Have fun in the pool and learn about water safety and lifeguarding. 11-14 year olds. Members $35, non-members $50. Oneonta YMCA, 20 – 26 Ford Avenue, Oneonta. Info, www.oneontaymca.org

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, FEB. 23
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, FEB. 23

Hike A Winter Wonderland

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KIDS HIKE – 10 a.m.-Noon. Jeff Handley leads a hike through “Winter Wonderland” at Riddell State Park to learn about the life of a forest in the past, present, and future. Free. Registration preferred. Info, occainfo.org/calendar/get-the-kids-out/ or call Jeff @ (607)547-4488

CIVIL RIGHTS DISCUSSION – 6-7 p.m. “Racial Profiling: A Panel Discussion,” hosted by the Black Student Alliance Interest Group. Eaton Lounge, Bresee Hall, Hartwick College, Oneonta. Info, Harry Matthews Matthewsh@hartwick.edu

TOASTMASTERS – 6:15-7:30 p.m. Come practice your public speaking in a supportive environment. The Green Earth, 4 Market St., Oneonta. Info, oneonta.toastmastersclubs.org

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Here’s The Latest Study On Oneonta Innovation District

Here’s The Latest Study On

Oneonta Innovation District

Editor’s Note: At recent public meetings in Oneonta – the latest being Tuesday night Common Council meeting — people have said they are unclear about the Mohawk Valley Food & Beverage Innovation District planned at the site of the former Oneonta Ford building. This is the most current feasibility survey issued last month by Karen Karp & Partners, the consultant on the project, which includes artist’s renderings and floor plans. Keep checking back to www.allotsego.com for information on Oneonta’s downtown projects.

HERE’S THE LATEST FEASIBILITY STUDY

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Classifieds 2-24-2017

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22

Learn To Fish On Ice

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Last Day to reserve for Chicken & Biscuit Dinner Theater, First United Methodist Church of Oneonta. 432-4102.

ICE FISHING WORKSHOP – 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Learn to ice-fish with instructors from NYS Parks and the NYS DEC “I Fish NY” Program. Includes Gear and bait, a chance to win your own tackly, fish filleting demonstration, and a chance to learn about winter lake ecology. Glimmerglass State park, Cooperstown. Info, www.thisiscooperstown.com/events/get-hooked-ice-fishing

LIFEGUARDING – 1-3:30 p.m. Have fun in the pool and learn about water safety and lifeguarding. 11-14 year olds. Members $35, non-members $50. Oneonta YMCA, 20 – 26 Ford Avenue, Oneonta. Info, www.oneontaymca.org/

CLUBHOUSE – 6-8 p.m.  Includes free food and give-aways. A judgement free zone where teens can relax with their friends. Richfield Springs Community Center, 6 Ann St., Richfield Springs. Info, Blake Stensland @ bstensland@familyrn.org or Jon Ramirez @ jramirez@familyrn.org or call the Family Resource Network @ (607)432-0001 or www.facebook.com/ClubhouseProject/

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John D. Guntert, 68; Marine, Master Mechanic In Oneonta

IN MEMORIAM: John D. Guntert, 68;

Marine, Master Mechanic In Oneonta

John D. Guntert

DAVENPORT – John D. Guntert, 68, a master mechanic at Country Club Automotive for 35 years, passed away at his home on Feb. 16, 2017.

He was born Oct. 11, 1948, in Stamford, the son of Ernest and Jean (Wiltsie) Guntert.

A Marine, he served in Vietnam.

He married Joanna Irwin on June 29, 1991, in Binghamton. They have been friends since the ninth grade.

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Viola Reed, 87, Oneonta; Ran Daycare Service At Home For 21 Years

IN MEMORIAM: Viola Reed, 87, Oneonta;

Ran Daycare Service At Home For 21 Years

ONEONTA – Viola M. Reed, 87, who operated a daycare service in her Oneonta home for 21 years while raising her own children, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, at Chestnut Park Rehab. & Nursing Center.

She was born Aug. 8, 1929, in Fleischmanns the daughter of the late Harley and Florence (Caniff) Haynes.  Viola graduated from Treadwell Central School.
On May 7, 1948, Viola married Leo W. Reed in Oneonta. Leo predeceased her on Aug. 5, 2009.

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