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Swart Wilcox House

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, JULY 23
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, JULY 23

Opening The Hyde Hall Art Show

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OPENING RECEPTION – 6:30-8:30 p.m. Hyde Hall’s Bicentennial art show featuring artists renderings of their favorite aspect of Hyde Hall, opens with a reception. The exhibit will continue thru October 6. Kent Center, Hyde Hall, Cooperstown. hydehall.org/call-to-artists/

KITE FESTIVAL – All Day. Come fly a kite with the NY Kite Enthusiasts. Includes food, vendors, and professional kite flyers to help get your kite in the air. Edgewood Mountain, 216 Crow Hill Rd., Laurens.

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, JULY 16
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, JULY 16

Ages Of Aluminumware

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SUMMER SUNDAY SERIES – 1-3 p.m. Learn about Aluminumware with Jim & Diana Hickling. Learn its history from a collector and share your own stories. Junction of Wilcox Ave. & Henry St., Oneonta. swartwilcoxhouse.wordpress.com

SQUARE DANCE – 5-9 p.m. An evening of Round and Square dancing with Dr. Weismore. All persons age 18+ are invited. Cost, $9 per person. Oneonta Moose Club, 87 W. Broadway St., Oneonta. Contact Sandy @ 988-7753

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This Old House

This Old House

Swart-Wilcox House Celebrates 210th Birthday

Fran Bliven, Linda-Rae Nichols, Linda Reese, Debby Clough, Yolanda Sharpe, Ann Shultz and Joan Kollgaard sing ‘Happy Birthday’ in front of the Swart Wilcox House this afternoon where the Friends of the Swart-Wilcox House celebrated the 30th anniversary of the organization and the 210th year the house has stood. Built in 1807, the Swart-Wilcox house Oneonta’s oldest standing structure. It was occupied by the Swart and Wilcox families for 103 years, until it was closed in 1970. The City of Oneonta bought the house in 1976, but it wasn’t until 1987 that four school teachers approached the city about rehabbing the site and turning it into a historic destination. Speakers detailed the history of the house’s occupants and it’s extensive restoration, highlighting the corn crib, wall paper and flooring. At right, Debby Clough, one of the founding members of the organization, and Milly Parish, cut an intricately detailed cake made by Barbara Clark of Otego, to serve to the guests. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

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Colleges Head Into The Streets For Day Of Service

Colleges Go ‘Into Streets

For Annual Day Of Service

SUNY Oneonta students Alyssa LaMantia, right, and Rachel Drabczyk, clear the grounds of the historic Swart Wilcox House, Oneonta’s oldest, during annual “Into The Street” activities today, organized by the college’s Center for Social Responsibility & Community. Students, raked, painted, planted, organized, carried, scraped and cleaned at various locations across Oneonta and beyond.  The center’s director, Linda Drake, reported 600 students participated this year on 45 projects.  (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, APRIL 29
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, APRIL 29

Mozart Concert For 

Hans & Edith Wilk

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MEMORIAL CONCERT – 7:30 p.m. The Oneonta community remembers “Hans & Edith Wilk.” Features the combined voices of the Hartwick College Chorus and SUNY Oneonta Concert Choir performing Mozart’s Symphony #35 Haffner and Requiem with the Catskill Symphony Orchestra. Hunt Union Ballroom, SUNY Oneonta. Info, catskillsymphony.net/news-events/upcoming-events.html

SPIRITUAL ARTS & PSYCHIC FAIR – 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 2 day fair featuring reading by psychics, vendors, and workshops to help you heal, and find direction in your life. Oneonta Holiday Inn, 5206 State Highway 23, Oneonta. Info, www.shiftnewyork.com

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Last Summer Sunday Showcases Brenner’s New Book, Historic Correspondence

Former Mayor Brenner

Reads From New Book

Former Mayor David Brenner was reading correspondence selections from his new book selections from his book The Life and Letters of Christopher F. Kompare U.S.N at the Swart Wilcox house as the last of their Summer Sunday series of talks and readings. In his hands he holds a folio of the original postcards that were collected and organized by Kompare's sister in the 1940's. (Ian Austin/ allotsego.com)
Former Oneonta Mayor David W. Brenner reads selections from his new book, “The Life and Letters of Christopher F. Kompare U.S.N,” at the Swart Wilcox House.  Brenner’s appearance was the final program in the Summer Sunday Series.  In his hands he holds a folio of the original postcards the sailor mailed home during World War II that were collected and organized by sister in the 1940s.   Kompare, whose family moved from Albany to Oneonta while he was at war, died in a Kamikaze attack near the war’s end.  (Ian Austin/ allotsego.com)
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