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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JULY 29
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JULY 29

Awards At Doubleday

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AWARDS PRESENTATION – 4:30 p.m. Features the presentation of the Ford C. Frick award for baseball broadcasting excellence and the J.G. Taylor Spink Award for meritorious contributions to baseball writing. Gates open 3 p.m. Followed immediately by the Parade of Legends Doubleday Field, Cooperstown. baseballhall.org/events/Awards-Presentation-2017?date=0

PARADE OF LEGENDS – 6 p.m. The Legends of baseball ride down Main St. to the Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown. baseballhall.org/events/Parade-of-legends-17?date=0

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Heather Hotaling, 53; Graduate, Manager At SUNY Oneonta

IN MEMORIAM: Heather Hotaling, 53;

Graduate, Manager At SUNY Oneonta

Heather Hotaling

ONEONTA – Heather T. Hotaling, 53, who graduated from SUNY Oneonta and then worked there for 30 years,  passed away on Tuesday, July 25, 2017, at Bassett Hospital.

She was born on June 10, 1964 in Ridgewood, N.J., the daughter of John O. and Nancy E. (Scarr) Thompson. She married Glenn R. Hotaling on July 27, 1985, at the First Presbyterian Church in Oneonta.

A graduate of Oneonta High School, Heather received a bachelor’s degree from SUNY Oneonta, where she then worked for almost 30 years as a billing and collections manager in the Student Accounts Office.

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, JULY 27
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, JULY 27

Community Concert In The Park

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SUMMER CONCERT SERIES – 7 p.m. Presenting “Oneonta Community Concert Band” at the Bandstand, Neahwa Park, Oneonta. www.oneonta.ny.us/departments/parks-and-recreation/summer-concert-series/

ART EXHIBITION – 5-7 p.m. The Arc Otsego’s 13th Annual Voice! exhibit celebrates Artists with Developmental Disabilities. Reception includes live music, refreshment, and art for sale. $1,500 prize will be awarded and guests can cast their vote for the People’s Choice award. Martin-Mullen Art Gallery, SUNY Oneonta. Call (607)432-8595 or visit www.facebook.com/arcotsego/

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JULY 8
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JULY 8

See The Art Of Dance

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DANCE DEMONSTRATION – 10 a.m. Informative demonstration in the art of dance presented by Jillian’s Dance Arts. Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. foothillspac.org

ART RECEPTION – 5-7 p.m. “Migration-Immigration: A Creative Depiction” opens depicting the arduous and dangerous path that has led many immigrant to the US throughout our history. Features the work of local artists working in water color, acrylics, oils, pen, ink, sculptures, and more. Cherry Branch Gallery, 25 Main St., Cherry Valley. cherrybranchgallery.com

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, JULY 7
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, JULY 7

3 Artist Exhibit Opens

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CANO EXHIBIT – 5-8 p.m. Opening reception for the art exhibit by Christine Heller showing “NYS Suffragettes – Centennial Anniversary”, drawings & lithographs; Pooh Kaye showing “Clapper Lake Landscapes”, ink washes & animation; and Sarah Nguyen “Cave Dwellers”, paintings & paper cuttings. Community Arts Network of Oneonta, Wilber Mansion, 11 Ford Ave., Oneonta. www.canoneonta.org/event/art-exhibit-christine-heller-pooh-kaye-sarah-nguyen/?instance_id=789

FABULOUS FRIDAY – 6-8:30 p.m. Come out for a 2-part show. Bring the kids for a fun audience participation, magic and more. Stay for hits from the 60s, 70s, and 80s performed by Oneonta native Mary-Anne Ferree and her husband Ken. Includes Strawberry Shortcake served by the Oneonta History Center, and a chicken wing contest. Muller Plaza, Oneonta. www.facebook.com/oneontafabulousfridays/

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JULY 1
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JULY 1

Sounds Of Independence

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CELEBRATION – 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mark Independence Day weekend with a muster of the militia and a reading of the Declaration of Independence on the village green at 1 p.m. The Farmers Museum, Cooperstown. www.farmersmuseum.org/Independence-Day-July-4th-Celebration

WRITERS CAMP – 1:30-3:30 p.m. Join Jen and the HML Writers Group for a NaNoWriMo style weekly workshop. Jen will present prompts and other activities to get you writing. Registration required. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. hmloneonta.org/calendar/

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Donations to SUNY Oneonta Up 24 Percent In Single Year
ENDOWMENT AT $54.7 MILLION

Donations To SUNY Oneonta

Up 24 Percent In Single Year

ONEONTA  – In a report delivered to campus last week, SUNY Oneonta Vice President for College Advancement Paul J. Adamo announced that gifts and grants raised through the Division of College Advancement are on pace to exceed last year’s total by 24 percent.

The college raised more than $2.5 million through May 15 of the 2015 fiscal year. Commitments totaling over $3.1 million had been received through May 15 of this year. The 2016 fiscal year will close on June 30.

The donations helped raise the value of the college’s endowment to $54.7 million, the larget of the SUNY systems 13 comprehensive campuses.

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Memorial Service Saturday For Mona Buckley 82, Cooperstown
IN MEMORIAM

Memorial Service Saturday For

Mona Buckley 82, Cooperstown

Mona Buckley with great-grandson on her lap.

COOPERSTOWN – A memorial service for Mona Buckley, 82, of Cooperstown, is planned at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 3, at the Old Stone Community Church in Schuyler Lake, where she and her late husband, Bruce Buckley, established the St. Albans Anglican parish in the 1990s.

Mrs. Buckley passed away on Christmas Eve in McLean, Va., where she had been living with her daughter, Valerie Pineo, for the past year. A Cooperstown resident since 1964, she will be laid to rest at Hartwick Seminary Cemetery on June 3.

The service will be conducted at the Schuyler Lake church by the Rev. Dwight Dibble, who is pastor of the St. Alban Parish, (currently located in Edmeston.)

One of six siblings, Mona was born in Seymour, Ind., on Feb. 20, 1934, to Merle and Essie Graham. While a staff member at Indiana University Bloomington, she met and eventually married the late Dr. Bruce R. Buckley.

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Three Cheers For SUNY Grads!

Three Cheers For SUNY Grads!

Dr. Nancy Kleniewski, President of SUNY Oneonta, applauds the class of 2017 at the conclusion of the 128th Commencement Ceremony for Social Sciences at the Alumni Field House this morning. She commended the class on being instrumental in helping SUNY become a green school.  At right, Scott Conrad, Oneonta, is all smiles as he takes to the stage to accept his Bachelor of Science degree. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

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