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Otsego County Chamber of Commerce

Faso Makes Three Stops On Oneonta Business Tour

Faso Visits Noah’s World,

Toonie Moonie In Oneonta

Congressman John Faso, R-19, above, meets with the owner’s of Noah’s World in Oneonta, Sheila Andreic and husband Aleksandar, during a visit to Oneonta today.  “The congressman … wanted to learn about initiatives in our county that focus on early learning and development.” said Barbara Ann Heegan, Otsego County Chamber of Commerce president. “I immediately thought of Noah’s World. They provide an excellent service for … parents who work struggle to find affordable, quality childcare.”   He then went next door to tour the production floor of Toonie Moonie Organics with owner Kim Condon, inset, seen overlooking their kitchen. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

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Airport Host Soiree, Honors Organizations

Airport Hosts Chamber Soiree

Honoring Job Corps, OCCA

Oneonta Job Corp Academy Director Chris Kuhn, above left,  accepts the NBT Bank Quality of Life Award from Jamie Reynolds, the bank’s regional executive and senior VP, this evening at the Otsego County Chamber of Commerce’s first Summer Soiree under a tent on the tarmac of Oneonta Municipal Airport. Inset, OCCA President Vicky Lentz, left, and Executive Director Leslie Orzetti accept a proclamation from state Sen. Jim Seward, R-Milford, after the Otsego County Conservation Association received the chamber’s NBT Insurance Agency Environmental Stewardship Award. (Parker Fish/AllOTSEGO.com)

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27

Discover Nature In The Park

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NATURE WALK – 10 – 11:30 a.m. Get the kids out exploring different habitats in the park, identify plants, animals, use a journal to record observations. Meet at Spruce Street entrance, Wilber Park, Oneonta. Call 607-547-4488 or visit occainfo.org/calendar/get-the-kids-out-nature-identification/

AUTHORS SERIES – 1 p.m. Baseball author David Kelly present and discuss book “Ballpark Mysteries: The Cardinals Caper” Followed by a book signing in the Atrium. Included with Museum admission. The Bullpen Theater, Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-7200 or visit baseballhall.org/node/17198?date=0

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Bettiol, NBT Honored At Chamber Dinner

Bettiol, NBT Honored

At Chamber Dinner

Being escorted by her grandsons, Eric Michelitch, left, and Ryan Laytham, right, Betty Bettiol accepted her late husband’s distinguished citizen award tonight. (Parker Fish/AllOTSEGO.com)
NBT Bank Senior Vice President and Regional Manager Jamie Reynolds accepted NBT Bank’s Distinguished Business Award this evening. (Parker Fish/AllOTSEGO.com)

By PARKER FISH • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

ONEONTA – The crowd rose to its feet with a roaring applause at the annual Otsego County Chamber of Commerce dinner Thursday evening as Betty Bettiol made her way to the podium to accept the Distinguished Citizen Award, given posthumously to her husband, Eugene A. Bettiol Sr.

Accepting the award for her husband that was named in honor of her late son, Gene Bettiol, Jr., was an emotional moment for everyone in attendance, most of which knew Gene through many years of business in Oneonta.

Betty, her daughter Jaci, and her two grandsons Ryan Laytham and Eric Michelitch took to the stage to accept the award, with Jaci making an acceptance speech in her father’s honor.

“My father was not fond of receiving recognition, and would always say, ‘it’s not my time’,” said  Jaci. “Well dad, time is up, and this is for you.”

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, APRIL 20
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, APRIL 20

Presenting ‘Of Mice And Men’

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THEATER – 8 p.m. Presenting a performance of “Of Mice and Men.” Tickets, $17/adult. Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. Call 607-431-2080 or visit foothillspac.org

MOVIE NIGHT – 7 – 8:30 p.m. Screening of “Landfill Harmonic,” a film about ‘The Recycled Orchestra,’ a group of children from a Paraguayan slum who play instruments made entirely of garbage. Milford Central School, 42 Main St., Milford. Call 607-547-4488 or visit occainfo.org/calendar/earth-festival-movie-night-2/

 

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, MAR. 16
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, MAR. 16

Mother Son Dance

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SHAMROCK SWING – 6 – 9 p.m. Mother’s and Sons, enjoy dinner, dancing, activities, and win prizes. Cost, $65/couple. Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. call 607-431-2080 or visit foothillspac.org

CHAMBER ENSEMBLE – 7:30 p.m. The Capital Trio performs works by Dvorak & Haydn. Free, open to the public. Anderson Theater, Hartwick College, Oneonta. Call 607-431-4000 or visit www.hartwick.edu

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

Showing ‘Punch Drunk Love’

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FILM SOCIETY – 7 – 8:40 p.m. The Film Society of Cooperstown presents, for its premier event, “Punch Drunk Love” which follows an emotionally unstable business man whose mundane life radically changes when he falls in love. Cooperstown Village Library. Call 607-547-8344 or visit www.facebook.com/VillageLibraryOfCooperstown/

READING SERIES – 7:30 p.m. Red Dragon reading series presents writer & actor David Mills, reading from “Talking to the Bones,” the first poetic work on New York’s African American Burial Ground, the Oldest & largest slave cemetery in America. Lee Hall, SUNY Oneonta. Call 607-436-2571 or visit www.oneonta.edu/academics/english/reddragonreading/reddragonreadingseries.asp

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

Trends In The Workforce

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WORKFORCE SEMINAR – 8:30 a.m. Melinda Mack, Executive Director of the NY Association of Training & Employment Professionals, will speak on trends in employment and workforce development. Cost, $10, continental breakfast included. Bullpen Theater, Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-9983 or visit otsegocc.com

MINDFULNESS – 6-7 p.m. Come prepared to discuss “Peace Is Every Step” by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. The Green Toad Bookstore, 198 Main St., Oneonta. Call 607-433-8898 or visit www.facebook.com/TheGreenToadBookstore/

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, JAN. 19
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, JAN. 19

Seussical The Musical

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SEUSSICAL – 7 p.m. The 7th & 8th Graders present their first ever musical based on several tales by Dr. Seuss. Cooperstown Central School. Call 607-547-8181 or visit www.cooperstowncs.org/its-a-debut-the-first-ever-7th-and-8th-grade-musical-at-ccs-suessical-junior/#.WlUXPFWnGUk

THEATER – 8 p.m. Presenting “Love, Loss, And What I Wore.” The Production Center, The Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. Call 607-432-5407 or visit foothillspac.org

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, NOV. 8
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, NOV. 8

Scrabble With Friends

14-19eventspage SCRABBLE & POTLUCK – 6-9 p.m. Bring a dish to share and enjoy a game of scrabble with friends. Unitarian Universalist Society of Oneonta, 12 Ford Ave., Oneonta. Call (607) 432-3491 or visit uuso.org

BOOK SIGNING – 6:15-7:15 p.m. Enjoy a book signing and reading of “Her Rocky Mountain Hero” by Jennifer D. Bokal. The Green Toad Bookstore, 198 Main St., Oneonta. Call 607-433-8898 or visit www.facebook.com/TheGreenToadBookstore/

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