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Ribbon Cutting

Denny’s Celebrates Remodel With Ribbon Cutting, Specials

Denny’s Celebrates Remodel

With Ribbon Cutting, Specials

From left: Benjamin Cruz, michelle Arnecke, Kimberly Simmons, Frank Aviles, Mae Van Alstyne-Davis, Kitty Cruz, Rita Strobeck, Abu Morshed, Jane Brown, Erica VanWarner, Aria Morsted, Sharon Teator, David Johnson, Mike Hall, Dustin Hummell and Paul Ferguson cut the ribbon at the Oneonta Denny’s during their Grand Slam celebration for the newly remodeled restaurant on Monday morning. Stop on in for specials that including the newly launched 3-course meals, or buy a mug and get free coffee for a month! (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
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Springbrook Cuts Ribbon On Facility For Families

Springbrook Cuts Ribbon

On Facility For Families

Thomas Maggs, president of Springbrook’s Board of Directors, addresses the donors, residents, families, and staff yesterday who gathered to celebrate the opening of the organization’s new Family Engagement Center. The center provides a place for residents and their families, who often visit from afar, to meet, and for visitors to stay.  The building is visible to passersby on Route 28, Milford Center. (Luke Moran photo)
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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, JULY 20
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, JULY 20

‘Seussical,’

The Broadway Musical

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SEUSSICAL – 7 p.m. Sing a Song of Broadway presents the award winning musical based on the Dr. Seuss stories and characters. Admission, $15 adults, $10 students, $7 children 7 and under. First Presbyterian Church, 296 Main St., Oneonta. www.facebook.com/Sing-a-Song-of-Broadway-679324148783927/

WRITERS SALON – 7:30-9 p.m. Presentation from a panel of authors on entering the publishing world. Includes local authors such as our own Libby Cudmore, Jennifer Donohue, April Benson, and April Ford. Community Arts Network of Oneonta. Wilber Mansion, 11 Ford Ave., Oneonta. www.canoneonta.org/calendar/

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Paperkite Cuts Ribbon On New Headquarters

Paperkite Cuts Ribbon

On New Headquarters

Anders Green, with the help of brothers Henrik and Al, cuts the ribbon on Paperkite’s new headquarters at 218 Main St., Cooperstown. The marketing/creative agency is operated by Anders’ mom, Susan Green, who stands behind him with dad Will. Others, from left, are Cooperstown Chamber Executive Director Matt Hazzard, Deputy Mayor Ellen Tillapaugh, Art Director Jennifer Tesiero, Office Manager Veronica Pokorny with daughter Mariana, Megan Haggerty, Ali Harahan, Morgan Behnke, Katie Cotton and Elle Kenyon.
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Latin Food Arrives With Opening Of Trendy Foods

Latin Food Arrives With

Opening Of Trendy Foods

Above, owners Deggie Monroy, husband Antonio, and mother Elvira Nieves cut the grand opening ribbon alongside their extended family and Mayor Gary Herzig as they celebrate the official opening of Trendy Foods on the corner of Muller Plaza in Oneonta this evening. At right, Elizabeth Karson, Oneonta, brings out colorful menu selections for the public to sample during following the opening.(Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

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Southside Welcomes Five Star Urgent Care

Southside Welcomes

Five Star Urgent Care

Owner John Radford, M.D., Andrea Knowles, LouAnne Giangreco, M.D, and Patrick Sexton, Regional Practice Manager stand outside Five Star Urgent Care that opened this morning on Southside in Oneonta. The practice, located across from the Southside Mall, offers x-rays on site, tests for strep throat, mono, flue, RSV, pregnancy and more. They are also equipped to treat sprains, cuts and to administer stitches. “We understand that time is valuable,” said LouAnne Girangreco, “We aim to see people within 30 minutes. We want a warm, comforting environment for patients and their families, so we also offer toys, free arcade games and slushies.” Bob Wood, who attended the ribbon cutting, said “This is a real asset to our community and a great location. We are happy to welcome you.” They also partnered with A&D Taxi services to offer free rides for college students to and from the clinic when they show their student ID. Five Star Urgent Care is open 365 days a year from 8am-8pm.(Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
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ORDER UP! Five Guys Opens in Southside Mall

ORDER UP!

Five Guys Opens In Southside Mall

Cutting the ribbon on their 12th Five Guys Burgers & Fries at Southside Mall this morning are franchisees Tej and Savita Hada.  Assisting, from left, are Regional Manager Bill Greer, Ken Brownell, real estate broker; Luisa Montanti, Southside Mall general manager, Oneonta Town Supervisor Bob Wood, Savida’s cousin Bhanu Gaur of Oneonta, her dad Madan Rathore, and Otsego County Chamber President/CEO Barbara Ann Heegan.  The line stretched out the door as patrons awaited a chance to try Five Guys’ much-touted customizable hamburgers.  Full details in this week’s Hometown Oneonta and The Freeman’s Journal, on newsstands Wednesday. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
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Foxcare Fitness Unveiled At Foxcare Center

Foxcare Fitness Unveiled

Cutting the ribbon this morning at Oneonta’s renovated Foxcare Fitness are, from left, Jennie Gliha, Ryan Scott, Mary Hansen, Jeff Joyner, Louise Sandoli, Doug Decker, Seth Haight, Chris Raverra, Barbara Ann Heegan, Stephanie Paluch, Amanda Stanley, Al Rubin, Celeste Gray, Oneonta Town Supervisor Bob Wood, Dave Greene and Alan Sessions.  At right, tours of the facility in the Foxcare Center on Route 7 on Oneonta’s East End were led by Ryan Scott, showing off highlights of the gym – the new Strength & Conditioning Studio that features an Olympic lifting platform, a full suspension training rack, a flipping tire, sand bags, jump boxes, heavy bags, speed bags, heavy rope and more. The studio will always be open during business hours. “I’ve been to a lot of gyms in the area,” said Rubin after the tour, “And the equipment they have in there is as good as it gets.” Other upgrades include a new roof over the pool, new flooring and new machines. The public is invited to try out the facility free of charge  9 a.m.-noon Saturday, where a opening  party will feature give-aways. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

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SUNY Opens New Physical Science Building

SUNY President Cuts Ribbon

On Renovated Science Building

SUNY Oneonta President Nancy Kleniewski cut the ribbon Wednesday afternoon on the renovated, state-of-the-art Physical Science Building, assisted by Provost Jim Mackin, left, and state Sen. Jim Seward, R-Milford.  “This building will help our students not only be consumers of knowledge, but producers of it,” said Kleniewski.  Behind them are, from left, Chuck Rodriguez, Vanket Sharma, Fran and Albert Read, John Hall, Nicole Pereira, Tatiana Boba,William Holt and Assistant VP for Facilities Tom Rathbone, who has been overseeing the systematic renovations of the original 1960s-era buildings.  Tours were then given of the buildings and its classrooms, many of which feature glass observation walls to fit with the “Science On Display” theme of the building. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
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Enthusiastic Crowd Welcomes Renovated Coop Library Wing

Enthusiastic Crowd Welcomes

Renovated Coop Library Wing

While the crowd filling the Village Library of Cooperstown hallway at 3 this afternoon, village Library Board Chair Kim Jastremski thanks all the people who contributed to the renovation of the former children's room. She and Mayor Jeff Katz then cut the ribbon, and youngsters charged into the roomier space created by removal of a wall down the center of the room. The new space includes the Nancy Dunn Room, named after a former librarian (and wife of the late Frank Carpenter, a partner in The Freeman's Journal), and the Richard Carr Reading Area, named after the former owner of Augur Books. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
While a waiting crowd filled the hallway at 3 this afternoon, village Library Board Chair Kim Jastremski thanks all the people who contributed to the renovation of the former children’s room in the Village Library of Cooperstown at 22 Main. She and Mayor Jeff Katz then cut the ribbon, and youngsters charged into the roomier space created by removal of a center wall. The new space includes the Nancy Dunn Room, named after a former librarian (and daughter of the late Frank Carpenter, a partner in The Freeman’s Journal), and the Richard Carr Reading Area, named after the former owner of Augur Books.  The renovations were done at no cost to the public, with a state Library Construction Grant and the Friends of the Village Library picking up the 25 percent local match.  (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
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