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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27

Young Professionals Networking Mixer

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NETWORKING – 6 – 8 p.m. Mixer featuring opportunity to sample beers, meet other young professionals, maybe win a door prize with Young Professionals Network of Otsego County. Cooperstown Brewing Company, 110 River St., Milford. 607-432-4500 or visit www.facebook.com/YoungProfessionalsNetworkYPN/

RUMMAGE SALE – 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Find good used clothing for women, girls, children, toddlers, babies, men, boys. Also, sheets, blankets, beach towels, bath towels, linens, curtains, kitchen utensils, toys, games, jewelry, more. First Presbyterian Church, 25 Church St., Cooperstown. E-mail joycejones@stny.rr.comor visit www.facebook.com/CooperstownPres/

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Exhibits, Lectures Mark Research Library’s 50th

Exhibits, Lectures Mark

Research Library’s 50th

Alex Dickson, Fly Creek, a former volunteer at The Fenimore Research Library, examines a local atlas at today’s 50th anniversary commemoration of the fieldstone library building’s completion in 1968. At right is Fenimore President Paul D’Ambrosio, chatting with Bruce MacLeish, a former librarian there. Behind them is Wayne Wright of Oneonta, retired library director, who delivered the keynote address. Activities continue until 4 p.m., when James Fenimore Cooper’s 229th birthday will be celebrated with cake. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, AUGUST 9
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, AUGUST 9

Youth Opera Performs ‘Odyssey’ 

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THEATER – 2 p.m. Operatic rendition of Homer’s “Odyssey” features rollicking sailor songs, storms, siren songs, more. General admission, $20. Auditorium, Cooperstown Central School. 607-547-2255 or visit glimmerglass.org/events/odyssey/

CONCERT – 7 p.m. Performance by Sidney Community band. Bandstand, Neahwa Park, Oneonta. 607-432-7997 or visit oneonta.ny.us/departments/parks-and-recreation/summer-concert-series/

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Seward Brings $125k Grant For New York History Day

Seward Brings $125K Grant

For New York History Day

As some of the 500 visiting students from around the state file by, Farmers’ Museum President Paul D’Ambrosio, left, confers with state Sen. Jim Seward, R-Milford, a few minutes ago on the economic impact and other benefits of New York History Day, underway today in Cooperstown. Seward dropped by to announce a $125,000 grant to to support the activity. D’Ambrosio said Seward’s continuing support allows the museum to more fully promote the activity statewide, hence the record turnout this year. Some 150 schools and 10,000 students statewide create projects – this year’s theme is “Conflict and Compromise.” Projects are set up in the Louis C. Jones Center to be judged today, and statewide winners will compete for national honors June 10-14 at the University of Maryland. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
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On WAMC’s ‘Morning Headlines’, Editor Reviews Gene Thaw’s Contribution Locally

On WAMC’s ‘Morning Headlines’, Editor

Reviews Gene Thaw’s Contribution Locally

The gallery built for the Thaw Collection at The Fenimore Museum.

In today’s weekly report, “Morning Headlines,” on WAMC/Northeast Public Radio, Jim Kevlin, editor/publisher of www.AllOTSEGO.com (and Hometown Oneonta & the Freeman’s Journal), discusses Gene Thaw’s contribution of 1,000 Native American art pieces The Fenimore Art Museum.

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21

Learn About Baseball’s

Greatest Heroes & Moments

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BASEBALL AUTHOR – 1 p.m. Stephen Wong, author of “Game Worn: Baseball Treasures from the Game’s Greatest Heroes and Moments,” comes to the Baseball Hall of Fame to discuss the book and take questions from the audience, followed by a book signing in the atrium. Bullpen Theater, Baseball Hall of Fame. Info, baseballhall.org/events/author-series-stephen-wong?date=0

ART DISCUSSION – 12:30-2:30 p.m. Join President and CEO Paul D’Ambrosio for this weeks Food for Thought discussion “Spirit of the Ice: The Art of Figure Skating Through the Ages” exploring the new Dick Button exhibit. Registration required. Cost, $25 members, $30 non-members. The Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. www.fenimoreartmuseum.org/fenimore/programs/special_events or call (607) 547-1461

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From Cooperstown, Thaw Exhibit On Display At Met This Summer

From Cooperstown, Thaw Exhibit

On Display At Met This Summer

Fenimore Art Museum President Paul D’Ambrosio addresses the opening of “American Indian Art from the Fenimore Art Museum: The Thaw Collection,” last evening at the Metropolitan Museum in New York City.   Selections from the Cooperstown museum’s nationally known collection of Native American art will be on display at the Met throught the summer.  Also attending the reception was Eva Fognell, Thaw Collection curator.
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On WAMC’s ‘Morning Headlines’, Editor Previews Fenimore’s Dick Button Exhibit

On WAMC’s ‘Morning Headlines’, Editor

Previews Fenimore’s Dick Button Exhibit

Fenimore President Paul D’Ambrosio shows off a 1,000-year-old skate with a stone runner, the oldest in Olympian Dick Button’s collection this summer at The Fenimore Art Museum. (AllOTSEGO.com)

In today’s weekly report, “Morning Headlines,” on WAMC/Northeast Public Radio, Jim Kevlin, editor/publisher of www.AllOTSEGO.com (and Hometown Oneonta & the Freeman’s Journal), previews Dick Button’s “The Art of Figure Skating Through the Ages,” which opens Saturday for the season at Cooperstown’s Fenimore Art Museum.

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Bank Of Cooperstown Underwrites NYSHA Tractor Fest, Sugaring Off

Bank Of Cooperstown Underwrites

NYSHA Tractor Fest, Sugaring Off

On Wednesday, Bank of Cooperstown presented a check for $7,500 to The Farmers’ Museum and Fenimore Art Museum to generously sponsor 2016 educational programming, Tractor Fest and Sugaring Off Sundays. Scott White (left), President of Bank of Cooperstown, assisted by Branch Supervisor, Peggy Pashley, presented the check to the President and CEO of the museums, Dr. Paul S. D’Ambrosio.
NYSHA President Paul D’Ambrosio, right, yesterday received a $7,500 check from Bank of Cooperstown President Scott White and Branch Supervisor Peggy Pashley.  The money will sponsor 2016 educational programs, the Tractor Fest and Sugaring Off Sundays.
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Membrinos Win Otsego Lake Scenic

Membrinos Win Otsego Lake Painting

Joseph and Martha Membrino of Cooperstown won an oil painting of the Sleeping Lion, the Otsego Lake landmark, at NYSHA’s annual Holiday Members’ Reception Sunday evening at The Fenimore Art Museum. The Membrimos were randomly chosen from a group of 200 members who recently completed an extension survey on the museum. From left are Joseph Membrino, artist Susan Jones Kenyon, Martha Membrino and Dr. Paul S. D’Ambrosio, NYSHA president. (Fenimore Art Museum photo)
Joseph and Martha Membrino of Cooperstown won an oil painting of the Sleeping Lion, the Otsego Lake landmark, at NYSHA’s annual Holiday Members’ Reception Sunday evening at The Fenimore Art Museum. The Membrimos were randomly chosen from a group of 200 members who recently completed an extension survey on the museum. From left are Joseph Membrino, artist Susan Jones Kenyon, Martha Membrino and Dr. Paul S. D’Ambrosio, NYSHA president. (Fenimore Art Museum photo)
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