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IN MEMORIAM: Eugene Lissandrello, 95; Artist Retired To Oneonta

IN MEMORIAM: Eugene Lissandrello, 95;

World War II Vet, Artist Retired To Oneonta

Eugene Lissandrello

ONEONTA – Eugene Lissandrello, 95, an artist whose work was shown at CANO, peacefully died of old age on Sept. 30, 2019, at Fox Nursing Home.

Eugene was born to Italian immigrant parents, Giorgio and Marietta Lissandrello, of Ragusa, Sicily, in Brooklyn, in 1924.

Artist, teacher, and World War II veteran, Gene’s first opportunity to discover his love for art was through free classes offered by the WPA near his home in Bensonhurst. Though accepted at the Cooper Union School of Art, with free admission, he was drafted into the US Army at 19 years of age. His ordnance unit supported the Normandy invasion in 1944. Following the war, he graduated from the Pratt Institute of Art on the G.I. Bill in ’49. He met his true love, Mary Colleen Moore, of Villisca, Iowa, in their painting class while pursuing his MFA at Columbia University, in 1951. Their love would abide for 69 years to this day.

Otsego County Events Calendar

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Cooperstown, Oneonta

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Ongoing Events

ONEONTA FARMERS MARKET – 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays. Market runs indoors at Main St. Garage Walkway during winter, outdoors on Muller Plaza during summer. Main St, Oneonta. Info, www.oneontafarmersmarket.com

COOPERSTOWN FARMERS MARKET – Saturdays 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.  Tuesday Market (June-Septemgber) 3 – 7 p.m. 101 Main St., Pioneer Alley, Cooperstown. Rain or shine. Info, www.CooperstownFarmersMarket.org

COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS — 8-9 a.m. Tuesdays. Join local officials and others in the community to talk about local issues at The Green Earth, 4 Market Street, Oneonta.

ONEONTA HISTORY CENTER — Rotating public exhibits on local history. Free. One exhibit celebrates 150th anniversary of the center’s home building, at 183 Main St. The center is seeking anniversary donations. Oneonta History Center, 183 Main St. (at Dietz St.), Oneonta. Hours, info, www.oneontahistory.org or (607) 432-0960.

TOASTMASTERS – 6-7 p.m. 2nd and 4th Thursdays. Improve speaking and leadership skills in supportive club. Green Earth Market, 4 Market St., Oneonta. Info, www.oneonta.toastmastersclubs.org

NICOTINE ANONYMOUS –  7 p.m. Mondays. Meetings for those who desire to live free of nicotine. Front Meeting Room, St. James Episcopal Church, 305 Main St., Oneonta. 845-332-7803 or visit nicotine-anonymous.org

AL-ANON MEETING – 7:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Support meeting for the families and friends of Alcoholics or those suffering from chemical addictions. Cooperstown Center Nursing Home, 128 Phoenix Mills Cross Rd., Cooperstown.

 

Thursday,

November 21
INTERVIEW TRAINING– 9 a.m. -4 p.m. Course on Theory and Practice of Motivational Interviewing. Free with limited space. Reserve seat in advance. St. James Episcopal Church. 305 Main St, Oneonta. Call 607-432-1458
BOOKMOBILE – Check out the mobile library.
10-10:30 a.m. Schenevus Valley Lodge, 4 Main Street, Schenevus.
10:45-11:30 a.m. Fire Station, 1812 County Highway 34, Westford.
12:30-1 p.m. a.m. First Christian Church, 1160 State Highway 165, South Valley.
1:15-2 p.m. a.m. Town Hall, 3717 County Highway 35, Middlefield. www.4cls.org or call 607-723-8236
OPEN HOUSE – 4 – 6 p.m. Come take a tour of the Woodside Hall senior home and learn about their services. Woodside Hall, 1 Main St, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-0600.
TURKEY DINNER – 5 – 6:30 p.m. Senior citizens are invited for delicious dinner sponsored by Lions Club, LEOs, CCS PTA. Take-out available. Cafeteria, Cooperstown High School. 607-547-2401.
AWARDS – 5:45 p.m. Celebrate Entrepreneurial spirit of Rustic Ridge Winery & Helios Care with Otsego County Chamber. Features cocktail reception followed by dinner, awards at 7. Dinner, $100/person. The Otesaga, Cooperstown. 607-432-4500 ext. 2 or visit otsegocc.com
MARBLE COMPETITION– 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Build a marble run and see if yours is slower than the rest. Last place wins at this competition. Ages 8 to 12. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 607-432-1980 register at www.eventbrite.com/e/steam-ahead-marble-slow-motion-registration-79775674189
COMMUNITY PROGRAM – 6:30 p.m. Antique hardware expert Bill Rigby shows art of creating Zinn Brilliant Ornaments, refreshments after presentation. Woodside Hall, 1 Main St. Cooperstown 607-547-0600, ext. 101 or visit www.facebook.com/Woodside.Hall/
SPEAKING EVENT – 6:30 p.m. Fort Plain Museum presents Marinus Willet on the Battle of Johnstown and Death of Walter Butler by Terry McMaster. $5 admission fee. Fort Plain Museum, 1160, 389 Canal St, Fort Plain. Call 518-993-2527.
CLASSIC FIX – 7 p.m. Presenting “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence” in which a senator tells the truth about his shooting a notorious outlaw. Tickets, $6. Walton Theater, 30 Gardiner Pl., Walton. 607-865-6688 or visit waltontheatre.org
WRITERS SALON – 7:30 p.m. Writers open mic followed by featured author Ginna Howard whose novel ‘Rope & Bone: A Novel in Stories’ was listed as one of the best of the best indie books of 2015 by Publishers Weekly. Free, open to public. Community Arts Network of Oneonta, Wilber Mansion, 11 Ford Ave., Oneonta. 607-432-2070 or visit www.canoneonta.org/event/writers-salon-ginnah-howard-2/?instance_id=1113

 

Friday,

November 22
HOLIDAY BAZAAR – 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Elm Park Church is hosting annual holiday bazaar. Christmas decorations, gently used items, and baked goods available. 401 Chestnut St., Oneonta.
CHICKEN DINNER – 4:30 – 7 p.m. Enjoy Brooks BBQ chicken dinner & pie sale to support Global Mission Outreach. All welcome. Cost, $10/dinner. Christ Episcopal Church, 69 Fair St., Cooperstown. 607-547-9555 or visit www.ceccoop.net
DANCE – 5 p.m. Students of fall dance class present their work on stage. Tickets not required. Goodrich Theater, SUNY Oneonta.
FILM – 6:30 p.m. Presenting “It Chapter 2” Cost, $3/person. Red Dragon Theater, SUNY Oneonta.
MUSICAL – 7 p.m. SUNY Delhi College Players present Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast.’ Free, open to public. SUNY Delhi, 454 Delhi Dr., Delhi. 607-746-4000 or visit www.facebook.com/sunydelhi/

 

Saturday,

November 23
HOLIDAY MARKET – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Find fabulous gifts from handcrafted wooden items, christmas ornaments, floral & succulent arrangements, bath & body products, more. Admission, 2 non-perishable food items for Oneonta School Backpack program. The Working Kitchen, 5514 St. Hwy. 7 Oneonta. 607-441-3242 or visit www.facebook.com/theworkingkitchenltd/
HOLIDAY MOVIE – 10 – 11:30 a.m. Come watch Charlie brown thanksgiving movie, make Peanuts inspired crafts. Richfield Springs Public Library, 102 Main St., Richfield Springs. 315-858-0230 or visit www.facebook.com/Richfield-Springs-Public-Library-1068210423236404/
HOLIDAY BAZAAR – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 2nd annual holiday market includes wide variety of vendors, a bake sale, special visit from a jolly old elf. Unitarian Universalist Society of Oneonta, 12 Ford Ave., Oneonta. 607-386-1508 or visit www.facebook.com/otsegopride/
EXHIBIT OPENING – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Discover new winter exhibit “Otsego On Ice: Histories of Wintertime Sport” featuring Fenimore’s outstanding collection of ice skates, snow shoes, sleds, more. Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org
SUPPORT GROUP – 10 a.m. – Noon. Family, friends, & people with Multiple Sclerosis are invited to group. Open dialogue encouraged, no questions is too big or small. Sunshine Room, Elm Park United Methodist Church, 401 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Call Phil Young 607-435-3653 or visit elmparkumconeonta.org
PAINTING CLASS – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Local artist Mary Nolan will teach class on how to use palette knife in painting. Sponsored by Leatherstocking Brush and Palette Club. Art supplies required, $15.00 for members, $25.00 for non-members. Springfield Community Center, County Hwy 29A, Springfield Center. Call Carole Westerman 315-858-6013 or email lbandpclub@gmail.com
FESTIVAL OF TREES – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Over a dozen trees will be displayed at Edmeston Museum. Appearance by Santa at 6:45 p.m. and tree lighting at 7 p.m. Event is free to community. Light refreshments will be served. 1 South St., Edmeston.
OPERA – 12:55 p.m. Performance of “Akhnaten,” by Philip Glass, streaming live from Metropolitan Opera House. Cost, $20/adult. Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. 607-431-2080 or visit foothillspac.org
CHILDREN’S WORKSHOP – 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. The Greater Oneonta Historical Society presents a harvest craft workshop. Learn how to make a traditional cornhusk craft. Free for children. Space is limited. Oneonta History Center, 183 Main St, Oneonta. Call 607-432-0960 for reservations or visit www.oneontahistory.org/index.htm
WRITERS GROUP – 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Join other writers to help improve your craft. Hosted by published author, Jennifer Donohue. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 607-432-1980 or visit hmloneonta.org/adult-programs/
ANATOMY – 2 – 4 p.m. College biology students lead small group interactive workshops to dissect frog, discuss the anatomy. Also, take an in depth look at a pigs heart. Ages 11+. A. J. Read Science Discovery Center, SUNY Oneonta. 607-436-2011 or visit www.facebook.com/AJReadSDC/
PAINT PARTY – 3 – 5 p.m. Bring the kids to paint themselves ‘Dragon Friend.’ Features visit from Tracey West, author of childrens series ‘Dragon Masters.’ Cost, $20/child. Community Room, Southside Mall, Oneonta. 607-643-8360 or visit www.facebook.com/TheArtfulSpirits/
FUNDRAISER – 5 – 7 p.m. Enjoy wine tasting, food pairings, more to benefit Super Heroes in Ripped Jeans mission to improve lives of local animals. Cost, $30/person. Tickets avaiable at Thrift Shop at 4 S. Main St., Oneonta. 607-441-3227 or visit www.facebook.com/superheroesirj/
FUNDRAISER – 5 p.m. Annual ‘Eye On The Future’ chicken dinner, bake sale, Chinese auction to support Pediatric Retinal Research Foundation. Hosted by the Abbruzzese family. Tryon Inn, 124 Main St., Cherry Valley. 607-264-3331 or visit www.tryoninn.com
PAINT & SIP – 6 – 8:30 p.m. Create a painting for your walls or gift while enjoying non-alcoholic beverages. Supplies provided. Cost, $35/painter. Community Room, Southside Mall, Oneonta. 607-643-8360 or visit www.facebook.com/TheArtfulSpirits/
FILM – 6:30 p.m. Presenting “It Chapter 2” Cost, $3/person. Red Dragon Theater, SUNY Oneonta.
CONCERT – 7 – 9 p.m. Enjoy fun old American music with the Canal Street String Band. Cost, $28/seat in A-Section. Earlville Opera House, 18 E. Main St., Earlville. 315-691-3550 or visit earlvilleoperahouse.showare.com
MUSICAL – 7 p.m. SUNY Delhi College Players present Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast.’ Free, open to public. SUNY Delhi, 454 Delhi Dr., Delhi. 607-746-4000 or visit www.facebook.com/sunydelhi/
COFFEE HOUSE – 7 – 9 p.m. Music in range of genres by amateur local performers; light refreshments; all welcome. Schuyler Lake United Methodist Church. Church Rd., Schuyler Lake.

SUNDAY, NOV. 24
FILM – 1 & 6:30 p.m. Presenting “It Chapter 2” Cost, $3/person. Red Dragon Theater, SUNY Oneonta.
MUSICAL – 7 p.m. SUNY Delhi College Players present Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast.’ Free, open to public. SUNY Delhi, 454 Delhi Dr., Delhi. 607-746-4000 or visit www.facebook.com/sunydelhi/
CONCERT – 2 p.m. Enjoy fascinating musical narrative of formative years of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton performed by Musicians of Ma’alwyck, actress/singer Eileen Mack. Free. Arkell Museum, 2 Erie Blvd., Canajoharie. 518-673-2314 ext. 113 or visit www.arkellmuseum.org/events-calendar
DECORATION – 2 p.m. Help decorate Santa’s cottage, village lamp poles for the holidays. E-mail to reserve a pole. Decorations provided, bring gloves/ladders if available. Pioneer Park, Cooperstown. cooptownchristmas@gmail.com
MUSICAL – 7 p.m. SUNY Delhi College Players present Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast.’ Free, open to public. SUNY Delhi, 454 Delhi Dr., Delhi. 607-746-4000 or visit www.facebook.com/sunydelhi/

 

Monday,

November 25
POP-UP SHOP – 5 p.m. Find bold artwork & jewelry for sale by Mixed Media Artist Renee Stanley. Autumn Cafe, 244 Main St., Oneonta. 607-432-6845 or visit www.facebook.com/theautumncafe/
MEETING – 5:30 p.m. Angel Network meets to discuss 2019 Gala, opportunities for different committees (Christmas, my neighbors closet, etc.), 2020 gala, 2020 goals, more. Find opportunities to volunteer. Cafeteria, Cooperstown High School. Visit www.facebook.com/Cooperstown-Angel-Network-373232176025689/
HOLIDAY WORKSHOP – 6 p.m – 7 p.m. Make a holiday centerpiece with florist Jess Beretz. Cost is $30 and covers materials. CCE Extension Center, 173 South Grand Street, Cobleskill. Pre-registration by Nov. 22nd required. Register online at cceschoharie-otsego.org/events or call 518-234-4303, ext. 111

 

Tuesday,

November 26
KNITTING GROUP – 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Work on current projects & hang out with the Knit-Witts. Cooperstown Village Library. 607-547-8344 or visit www.villagelibraryofcooperstown.org
PUMPKIN CENTERPIECE – 6 – 7 p.m. Get ready for Thanksgiving with Branch & Bloom. Create a centerpiece from pumpkins, fresh flowers to take home. Registration required, cost $10/person. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 607-432-1980 or visit www.facebook.com/hmloneonta/
BOARD GAMES – 6 – 8 p.m. Night of fun Board & Party games with Serenity Hobbies. Ages 16+ welcome. Huntington Memorial Library, 61 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 607-432-1980 or visit hmloneonta.org/adult-programs/
FLOAT NIGHT – 6:45 – 8:30 p.m. Families have fun floating in the pool, enjoy a movie. Oneonta YMCA, 20-26 Ford Ave., Oneonta. 607-432-0010 or visit www.oneontaymca.org
THANKSGIVING SERVICE – 7:30 p.m. Community Interfaith Thanksgiving service. Donations of money and non-perishable food to Oneonta Food Pantries requested. Reception with refreshments will follow service. Temple Beth El, 83 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Call 607-434-5463.

 

Thursday,

November 28
DINNER & SERVICE – 10 a.m. Thanksgiving Ecumenical service followed at 10 by Thanksgiving dinner featuring Turkey, Ham, Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy. Bring your favorite side dish to share. Christ Church, 46 River St., Cooperstown. 607-547-9555 or visit https://www.ceccoop.net/
BUFFET – 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Eat, drink, and be thankful at this years Thanksgiving buffet. Includes turkey with all the fixings. Cost, $26/adult. Quality Inn, 5206 NY-23, Oneonta. 607-433-2250.

 

Friday,

November 29
THANKSGIVING – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Walk off holiday meal on scenic stroll through historic village with your loved ones. Admission by donation. The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1450 or visit https://www.farmersmuseum.org/
CHRISTMAS CRAFT SHOW – 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Handmade crafts for sale at Cooperstown Vets Club. Free admission. 60 Main St, Cooperstown. Call 697-287-0877.
SANTA’S ARRIVAL – 5 p.m. Celebrate Santa’s arrival in Cooperstown to receive gift requests at the winter cottage in Pioneer Park, Main St., Oneonta. 607-547-9983 or visit https://www.wearecooperstown.com/

 

Saturday,

November 30
SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY – All Day. Support your local small businesses this holiday season.
HOLIDAY KICK-OFF – 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Enjoy historic village, holiday spirit. Includes Shoppers Rally & Raffle, artisan demos, ornament making, refreshments, tree lighting, more. Many shops participating. 192 Main St., Sharon Springs. Visit https://www.facebook.com/themostwonderfultimeoftheyearsharonsprings/
PET PICTURES – 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Bring your 4 legged BFFs for pictures with Santa. Must be leashed. All proceeds benefit Otsego County 4-H Dog program. Cost, $10/photo. Dog Wild, 4785 St. Rt. 28, Cooperstown. 607-267-2011 or visit http://cceschoharie-otsego.org/events/2015/12/05/pet-pictures-with-santa
THANKSGIVING – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Walk off holiday meal on scenic stroll through historic village with your loved ones. Admission by donation. The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1450 or visit https://www.farmersmuseum.org/
ADORN-A-DOOR – 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Create unique Christmas wreath for wreath festival at Cooperstown Art Association. 607-547-9777 or visit http://www.cooperstownart.com/
SANTA VISIT – 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Bring the kids to visit Santa while shopping for the holidays. Southside Mall, Oneonta. 607-432-4401 or visit https://www.facebook.com/southsidemall/
SANTA VISIT – 1 – 5 p.m. Bring the kids to visit with Santa, tell him their Christmas wishes, enjoy free hot chocolate & cookies. Santa’s Cottage, Pioneer Park, Cooperstown. 607-547-9983 or visit https://www.wearecooperstown.com/events/santa-at-the-cooperstown-christmas-cottage-see-schedule-for-times/
WRITERS GROUP – 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Join other writers to help improve your craft. Hosted by published author, Jennifer Donohue. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 607-432-1980 or visit http://hmloneonta.org/adult-programs/
BOOK SIGNING – 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Meet and greet with Oneonta author Jim Koury, reading of his first book “Unredacted,” refreshments provided. Books available for $15.00. Green Earth Health Food Market Community Room. 4 Market St, Oneonta. Call 607-432-6600.
CONCERT – 7:30 p.m. Enjoy performance by Cherish The Ladies, American female super group who performs Celtic Music. Cost, $20/person. Walton Theater, 30 Gardiner Pl., Walton. 607-865-6688 or visit https://waltontheatre.org/concerts/
CONCERT – 7:30 p.m. Coop Concert Series presents Annie & The Hedonists returning for 3rd year running. Tickets, $20/adult. The Otesaga, Cooperstown. 607-547-1812 or visit https://cooperstownconcertseries.org/

 

Sunday,

December 1
BENEFIT – 8:30 – 10 a.m. Work of the holiday meal for a good cause. Join 90 minute spinning ride to benefit Cooperstown Food Pantry. Cost, $10 minimum donation. Clark Sports Center, Cooperstown. 607-547-2800 or visit https://www.facebook.com/clarksportscenter
HOLIDAY KICK-OFF – 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Enjoy historic village, holiday spirit. Includes Shoppers Rally & Raffle, artisan demos, ornament making, refreshments, tree lighting, more. Many shops participating. 192 Main St., Sharon Springs. Visit https://www.facebook.com/themostwonderfultimeoftheyearsharonsprings/
HOLIDAY BAZAAR – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Browse tables of 40+ artists, crafts people, more. Enter for ‘Winner Takes All Raffle’ and get all your holiday shopping done. American Legion, 41 Page Ave., Delhi. 607-746-6690 or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/delhi-american-legion/church-girls-holiday-bazaar/2531170403778680/
SANTA VISIT – 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Bring the kids to visit Santa while shopping for the holidays. Southside Mall, Oneonta. 607-432-4401 or visit https://www.facebook.com/southsidemall/
SANTA VISIT – Noon – 2 p.m. Bring the kids to visit with Santa, tell him their Christmas wishes, enjoy free hot chocolate & cookies, get pets pictures with Santa. Santa’s Cottage, Pioneer Park, Cooperstown. 607-547-9983 or visit https://www.wearecooperstown.com/events/santa-at-the-cooperstown-christmas-cottage-see-schedule-for-times/
CHRISTMAS SERVICE – 2 p.m. Blue Christmas Service for families who’ve lost a loved one to suicide. Elm Park United Methodist Church, 401 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 607-432-6552 https://www.facebook.com/Elm-Park-UMC-113490525350280/
SANTA PICTURES – 2 – 4 p.m. Bring the kids to take pictures with Santa, Mrs. Claus. Santa’s Cottage, Pioneer Park, Cooperstown. 607-547-9983 or visit https://www.wearecooperstown.com/events/santa-at-the-cooperstown-christmas-cottage-see-schedule-for-times/
COMMUNITY CONCERT – 3 p.m. Friends of Music present chamber music concert featuring works by Bach, Knorr, Schumann, others performed by Robin Lacey & Dan Chien on Saxophone & Piano. Free, open to public. Stamford United Methodist Church, 88 Main St., Stamford. Visit www.friendsmusic.org
AUDITIONS – 7 p.m. Try out for role in Orpheus Theater’s production of ‘Spamalot.’ St. Mary’s Parish Center, 39 Walnut St., Oneonta. 607-432-1800 or visit https://www.facebook.com/OrpheusTheatre/

 

Monday,

December 2
DISCUSSION – Noon – 3 p.m. Students are invited to discuss where to draw the line on gun control with the Young Americans for Liberty. Hogdon IRC, SUNY Oneonta.
AUDITIONS – 7 p.m. Try out for role in Orpheus Theater’s production of ‘Spamalot.’ St. Mary’s Parish Center, 39 Walnut St., Oneonta. 607-432-1800 or visit https://www.facebook.com/OrpheusTheatre/

STATE OF CITY: ‘We’re Onta Something,’ Mayor Declares

STATE OF CITY:

‘We’re Onta Something,’

Mayor Declares

Oneonta Mayor Gary Herzig delivers his 2019 State of the City address Tuesday, March 5, at Foothills Performing Arts Center.

Editor’s Note: This is the text of Oneonta Mayor Gary Herzig’s 2019 State of the City address, delivered Tuesday, March 5, at the Foothills Performing Arts Center. He also announced $2.3 million in grants through the city/state Downtown Revitalization Initiative.

During the past year, some have questioned whether we have lost some of our momentum in revitalizing and reinventing the City of Oneonta. I want you to know that the answer to that is absolutely “no.”
We have been taking the time to go about this process the right way. We have engaged the entire community in the planning process, and we have been listening.
Literally, hundreds of people – residents; business and property owners; member of our boards and commissions; committee and focus group volunteers, our truly dedicated city staff, and our Common Council members – have participated and enthusiastically contributed their energy, their ideas and their aspirations to create a blueprint for a new Oneonta.

IN MEMORIAM: Jim Georgeson, 95; Former Mayor, Civic Leader In City

IN MEMORIAM:  Jim Georgeson, 95;

Former Oneonta Mayor, Civic Leader

JAMES N. GEORGESON
JAMES N. GEORGESON

ONEONTA – One of Oneonta’s foremost citizens, James Nicholas Georgeson, 95, a former mayor, businessman and SUNY Oneonta official, passed away Wednesday at Focus Otsego Manor.

In recent years, he lived in Oneonta and Green Valley, Ariz.

Jim was born Oct. 4, 1919, in Oneonta, the son of Christina Vlahos and Nicholas Georgeson, both natives of Greece. He married Charlotte Lunn of Oneonta in 1951.

Jim was a lifetime resident of Oneonta except for his teenage years, when he lived in Norwich. After graduating from Norwich High School in 1937, he attended State Teachers College (now SUNY Oneonta) and then Hartwick College.

His formal education was interrupted by World War II:  In February 1942, he entered the Army Air Corps. Jim spent four years stationed at Tyndall Field in Panama City, Fla., where he served as supervising officer of 80 aerial gunnery instructors. Following his discharge from active duty in 1946, Jim remained in the Air Force Reserve for 23 years, retiring at the rank of lieutenant colonel in 1969.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, APRIL 22
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, APRIL 22

Honoring Our Legacy Of Inclusion

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INTERFAITH COMMUNITY GATHERING – 3 p.m. Program titled “With Malice Toward Non: Honoring America’s Legacy of Religious Inclusion.” Affirming America’s principles of democracy, religious freedom, compassion, and unity for people of all faiths. Temple Beth El, 83 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Info, Ken Sider, ksider@hotmail.com or visit www.templebetheloneonta.org/2017/04/with-malice-toward-none/

EARTH FESTIVAL – 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. 13th annual festival featuring interactive exhibits, activities, vendors, and entertainment. Milford Central School, 42 W. Main St, Milford. Info, occainfo.org/calendar/earth-festival-2017/

Samuel C. Sandoli, 74; Retired Oneonta Teacher
IN MEMORIAM

Samuel C. Sandoli, 74;

Retired Oneonta Teacher

Samuel C. Sandoli

ONEONTA – Samuel C. Sandoli, 74, who retired from Oneonta Middle School after a 35-year teaching career, passed away on Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, at Bassett Hospital.

He was born on July 16, 1944, in Albany, the son of Salvatore and Thomasina (Spinola) Sandoli.

A 1962 graduate of Oneonta High School, and a life-long area resident, as well as an active community member, Mr. Sandoli most recently taught social studies at the Oneonta Middle School, retiring in 2006 after an amazing 35-year teaching career.

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

Patricia A. Allen, 82; SUNY Oneonta Department Secretary

IN MEMORIAM: Patricia A. Allen, 82;

SUNY Oneonta Department Secretary

ONEONTA – Patricia A. Allen, 82, retired secretary at SUNY Oneonta’s Speech & Theatre Department, passed away Thursday, May 18, 2017, at Bassett Hospital.

She was born Dec. 16, 1934, in Mount Kisco, the daughter of the late George C. and Marie (Hanley) Supple.  Pat graduated from Somers High School, attended SUNY Oneonta and was a Katharine Gibbs graduate. She then worked at General Foods in White Plains.

Plan HALLOWEEN Fun With Special Calendar

SPOOKY DAY IS MONDAY, OCT. 31

Plan HALLOWEEN Fun

With Special Calendar

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(Printed Version in Hometown Oneonta, Freeman’s Journal)

FRIDAY, October 28

SUNY CARNIVAL – 5-6 p.m. Halloween Carnival. Order of Omega honor society hosts family carnival & dorm trick or treat. Info, (607) 436-2514. Hunt Union, 108 Ravine Pkwy., SUNY Oneonta.
FRIGHT FEST 2016 – 5 p.m. performance by They sent the Followers, 7 p.m. Haunted House,. $10 per ticket includes snacks, beer, wine. Body by Stacy, 5514 State Hwy. 7, Oneonta.

Eugene A. Bettiol Sr., 85; Entrepreneur, Benefactor

IN MEMORIAM

Eugene A. Bettiol Sr., 85;

Entrepreneur, Benefactor

Eugene A. Bettiol Sr.

ONEONTA – Eugene A. Bettiol Sr., 85, prime mover in the development of Southside Oneonta and a community benefactor for decades, passed away suddenly on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, at Albany Medical Center surrounded by his loving family.

He was born Aug. 24, 1932, in Oneonta, to Anthony and Fannie Bettiol.  He married Elizabeth Ann Bump on June 27, 1953, in Otego.

He was raised in Morris, where he helped his family operate their farm.  After graduating from Morris Central School, he attended Hartwick College for one semester before needing to return home to resume farm operations.

Nancy J. Meade, 67; Retired From OFO, SUNY Oneonta

IN MEMORIAM: Nancy J. Meade, 67;

Retired From OFO, SUNY Milne Library

Nancy J. Meade

ONEONTA – Nancy J. Meade, 67, of Oneonta, who retired after years with OFO and SUNY Oneonta’s Milne Library, passed peacefully on Friday, Aug. 30, 2019, at home in Oneonta, surrounded by family.

She was born in Corry, Pa., the daughter of the late Donald and Myrtle (Scott) Ruslink.

She married William “Bill” L. Meade on Aug. 19, 1978. He predeceased her on Dec. 12, 2017.

Nancy was a graduate of SUNY Oneonta. She retired after many years employed with Opportunities for Otsego and SUNY Oneonta in the Milne Library.

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, APRIL 14

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AUCTION – 5:30 p.m. Annual event with live & wall auction featuring Phish tickets, art, jewelry, vacation, antiques, more. Free child care available. Unitarian Universalist Society of Oneonta, 12 Ford Ave., Oneonta. Call 607-432-3491 or visit www.facebook.com/UUSOneonta/

HISTORY SHOW – 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Visit the Postcard and Ephemera Show featuring a display of vintage postcards, sheet music, posters, documents, trading cards, more. Elm Park Methodist Church, 401 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Call 607-432-0960 or visit www.oneontahistory.org

Jon Osborn, 75; Retired Trooper, Top Oneonta Elk

IN MEMORIAM:  Jon Osborn, 75;

Retired Trooper, Top Oneonta Elk

Jon Osborn

ONEONTA – Reginald “Jon” Davis Osborn, 75, a retired state trooper and past exalted ruler of the Oneonta Elks, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 16, at his home in Crystal River, Fla., surrounded by his children.

Jon was born March 26, 1943, at Oneonta’s Parshall Hospital to Warren and Mildred (Reed) Osborn.

Raised in South Valley, Jon graduated from Cherry Valley Central School in 1960. He earned a degree in business administration from SUNY Cobleskill in 1962, and joined the Army Reserves in 1965, retiring in 1993 as a major.

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