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The Otesaga

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, MAY 26
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, MAY 26

Local Food At The Regatta

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TASTE OF THE REGATTA – 6 p.m. Taste the products of local producers before the canoe regatta. General Clinton Canoe Regatta Park, Bainbridge. Info, cooperstownchamber.org/calendar-of-events/#!event/2017/5/26/2nd-annual-taste-of-regatta

OPENING RECEPTION – 5-7 p.m. Opening “8×10: Recent Paintings by Edward McDaniel, Leatherstocking Brush and Palette Club Fine Arts Exhibition, and the 26th Annual Essential Art Regional Juried Art show. Cooperstown Art Association. Info, www.cooperstownart.com

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Matthew J. Pardy, 40; Most Recently, Chef Worked At Otesaga

IN MEMORIAM:  Matthew J. Pardy, 40;

Most Recently, Chef Worked At Otesaga

Matthew J. Pardy

COOPERSTOWN – Matthew J. Pardy, 40, of Hobart, most recently employed at The Otesaga, passed away at home on Tuesday morning, May 9, 2017, after complications from heart failure.

Born on June 12, 1976, in Stamford, Matt was the son of Margaret A. Cohn Titch and John O. Pardy.

He was a 1994 graduate of Catskill High School, where he played on the soccer team.  Following graduation, he enlisted in the Navy.

Matthew was a chef, working for numerous local restaurants including Summit Plus Pizza and the Blue Mingo on Otsego Lake before joining The Otesaga.

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, MAY 7
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, MAY 7

The Music Festival Begins

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SPRING CONCERT – 4 p.m. The first performance of the Summer Music festival presents Brahms Horn Trio and other classics. The Otesaga, Cooperstown. Info, www.cooperstownmusicfest.org

VOLUNTEER – 1-4 p.m. Help clean up the gardens. Tools and refreshments provided. Brookwood Point, 6000 State Highway 80, West Lake Rd., Cooperstown. Info, otsegolandtrust.org

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A Night To Remember

A Night To Remember

With the annual Cooperstown Cotillion underway, middle-schoolers will be floating across the dance floor at The Otesaga ballroom until 10 this evening.   A tearful Jeannette Weldon, top photo, watches son Will escort his partner across The Otesaga lobby.  Lower left are Finn Holohan and Heartland Frable.  Middle right, Tulip Bailey, left, and Gracie Agostino excitedly await the start of the promenade.  Lower right, Audrey Dutcher sails along on Nathan Savoie’s arm.  Six weeks of dance instruction – this year, from Dr. Matthew Curtis and wife Alma – lead up to the annual event, designed to teach the young participants both ballroom dancing and etiquette.  (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
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Chamber Cheers 1st Hall Of Famers

ON 100TH BIRTHDAY

Chamber Cheers

1st Hall Of Famers

8 Venerable Businesses Honored

Inducted in the Cooperstown Chamber of Commerce’s first Hall of Fame class this evening are, from left, Marc and Sherrie Kingsley, and Mary Ann Bez and – one place to the right – Mike Jerome (Inn at Cooperstown), Jim Miles, Jane Forbes Clark and Val Paige (The Otesaga and The Clark Sports Center), Jim and M.J. Kevlin (The Freeman’s Journal), Robert Makofske, Dave Adsit and Bill Adsit (Church & Scott Pharmacy), Claire Satriano and Diana Pearson (Mohican Flowers), John Bower and Jon Maney (Hyde Hall), and Bill and Brenda Michaels (Fly Creek Cider Mill).   More than 200 members attended the celebration in the Hall of Plaques, which marked the 100th anniversary – to the day – of the Cooperstown Chamber’s founding.   Baseball Hall President Jeff Idelson welcomed the honorees, and Chamber Executive Director Matt Hazzard and President Danielle Henrici emceed.  (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Celebrants raise a champagne toast in the Hall of Plaque to the first inductees in the Chamber of Commerce Hall of Fame. In the front row, from left, are Baseball Hall of Fame spokesman Jon Shestakofsky, Stephanie Hazzard, Greg Bergene and Matt Schuermann, Chamber vice president.
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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, APRIL 21
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, APRIL 21

Inspirational Broadway Cabaret

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INSPIRATIONAL CABARET – 7:30-10 p.m. “Hope Spring Eternal” cabaret of hopeful and inspirational Broadway songs presented by Orpheus Theater. Admission, $15 and includes a dessert buffet. Oneonta Elks Club, 84 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Info, www.facebook.com/OrpheusTheatre/

MUSIC – 7:30 p.m. The Oneonta Concert Association presents The Todd Williams Quartet. Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. Info, oneontaconcertassociation.org

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, APRIL 13
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, APRIL 13

History Of WWI, Bassett Hospital

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FIND HOLY WEEK SERVICES HERE!

HISTORY PRESENTATION – 6:30 p.m. Tom Heitz opens history season with some stories from WWI about shell shocked aviators recovering at Bassett Hospital and the good-natured hijinks they got into with the Cooperstown community. Event is free and open to all. Includes light refreshments. Kinney Memorial Library, Co. Rt. 11, Hartwick. Info, Deb Mackenzie, President Otsego County Historical Association, (607)293-6635

ART RECEPTION – 5-7 p.m. Opening of “Off Your Walls: A Tribute to Lisa Rodewald” and “The Fabric of Life: Textiles From
Around the World” art exhibits.  Cooperstown Art Associeation. Info, www.cooperstownart.com

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, APRIL 9
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, APRIL 9

Bowl-A-Thon For Arc Otsego

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PALM SUNDAY

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BOWL-A-THON – 1-4 p.m. Includes 3 games, shoes, 50/50 raffle, door prizes, and more. Individuals and teams of 4 welcome. Come support the developmentally disabled of Otsego County. Holiday Lanes Recreation Center, 5198 NY-23 #1, Oneonta. Info, arcotsego.org

EASTER BUNNY EXPRESS – 1 p.m. Hop aboard the train with the Easter Bunny and friends. Cost, $20 adults, $19 seniors, $17 children, children 3 and under ride free. Free snacks and refreshments for all. Milford Depot, 136 E. Main St., Milford. Info, call (607)432-2429 or visit www.lrhs.com

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, APRIL 2
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, APRIL 2

Spring Music & Crafts

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SPRING CRAFT SHOW – 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Come find unique items for gifts from the many vendors. Includes drawings for door prizes and a basket raffle. FoxCare Center, 1 FoxCare Drive, Oneonta.

VIOLIN RECITAL – 1 p.m. Performance by Imad Rajib Altaha with free will offering to benefit the Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees. Mr. Altaha received his Bachelor of Music Arts from Bagdad Univeristy in 1994 and has played the violin for 30 years. Inlcudes light refreshments, open to the public. First Presbyterian Church, 25 Church St., Cooperstown. Info, call 547-8401

HAWKEYE REVUE – 2 p.m. CCS Students and guest faculty members perform musical numbers. This years theme is “Songs from Shows We Won’t Do.” Each performance will be accompanied by a large student orchestra with a few professionals. Open to the public. Suggested donation, $10 adult, $5 children. Cooperstown High School Auditorium. Info, www.cooperstowncs.org/hawkeye-revue-returns-to-cooperstown-csd-on-april-1-and-april-2/

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, MAR. 24
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, MAR. 24

Learn Financial Skills

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FINANCE WORKSHOP – 5-9 p.m. Learn how to manage a budget and file your taxes and more real life necessities with professor Charlene Deno. Includes free food and door prizes. Ages 18-21. Free admission. Club Odyssey, 22 Elm St., Oneonta. Info, www.facebook.com/ClubOdysseyOneonta/

SOUP & PIE BENEFIT – 4:30-6:30 p.m. Enjoy a delicious dinner of homemade soups and pie. Includes a chinese auction. Donation, $7.50 adult, $5 children. To benefit the Richfield Springs Community Center, 6 Ann St., Richfield Springs. Info, www.richfieldzone.org/ or call 858-3200

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