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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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NBT-Mang Insurance In Bank Financial Center

NBT-Mang Insurance

In Bank Financial Center

Now dubbed the NBT Financial Center, the ribbon was cut on the new offices of the NBT-Mang Insurance Agency, relocated from River Street to the NBT building at One Wall Street. Cutting the ribbon are NBT Vice President Jamie Reynolds and Tucker Lounsbury, NBT-Mang Insurance Agency president.  Others, from left, are Oneonta Mayor Gary Herzig, Otsego Chamber Board Chair Jim Potts, Otsego Chamber President Barbara Ann Heegan and, at right, state Sen. Jim Seward, R-Milford.
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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, OCT. 6
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, OCT. 6

Sally Ride, Space Flight,

& The Women’s Movement

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SPACE RACE HISTORY – 7-8 p.m. Discussion of “Heavenly Bodies: Manned Space Flight and the Women’s Movement,” by Neil H. Maher. Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. Call (607)431-2080 or visit foothillspac.org

FILM SERIES – 7-10 p.m. Race Matters Film Series features a screening of a major motion picture, followed by discussion led by community/religious leaders. Films rated PG-13 or R. Free. The Community room, near JC Penny, Southside Mall, Oneonta.

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, SEPT. 29
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, SEPT. 29

Old School Band Performs

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CONCERT – 7 p.m. The Nate Gross Band performs with special guest Mike Herman. Show starts at 8 p.m. Includes a cash bar for those age 21+. Admission $5. The Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. foothillspac.org

ART RECEPTION – 5-7 p.m. Opening exhibit “The Wednesday Painters… Past & Present,” “Break out of The Box” an invitational miniature challenge, “Autumn Harvest” a retrospective in watercolors and mono-types by Betty Kratzenstein. The Cooperstown Art Association. Visit www.cooperstownart.com

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