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News Briefs: August 10, 2023

Opportunities for Otsego’s Head Start program has opened enrollment for pregnant people and children up to the age of 5 for the 2023-2024 program year. Head Start is a no-cost preschool program that prepares 3- and 4-year-old children for kindergarten. Open play and guided activities promote learning skills, language, and physical and socio-emotional development.…


News Briefs: August 9, 2023

The City of Oneonta will host a “welcome home” block party at the corner of Dietz and Main streets from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, August 12. Local organizations will have tables with community resource information and all residents are encouraged to attend, mingle and welcome new neighbors. The party will feature a Q&A with Mayor Mark Drnek, street painting by artist and Common Council member Emily Falco, and street games and activities.…


News Briefs: August 3, 2023

The Oneonta Rotary Club announced that it will hold a summer wine tasting fundraiser from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, August 18 at Social Eats Café-Project 607, 546 Main Street in Oneonta. Guests will try a five-course wine tasting, or can opt for non-alcoholic specialty mocktails. Tickets are $75.00 and must be ordered in advance. All proceeds benefit the club and its activities. To register, visit the Oneonta Rotary Facebook page or call (607) 431-4808.…


Time Out Briefs: July 30, 2023

On Sunday, July 30 at 1 p.m., while supplies last, TCC Oneonta invites local families to their location at 762 State Highway 28 to pick up a backpack filled with pencils, paper, a pencil box, folders, a ruler and glue. One backpack per child present will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis. Any leftover backpacks will be donated to local schools. The giveaway is part of Round Room, LLC’s 11th annual School Rocks Backpack Giveaway through participating TCC…


Best Bets: July 27, 2023

The Upper Unadilla Valley Association will host demonstrations of unique hobbies by Steve Davis and Richard Sherman at 654 U.S. Route 20, West Winfield from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday, July 30. Davis, who is hosting the event at his residence, will demonstrate the antique windmill and sawmill he has painstakingly restored.…


News Briefs: July 27, 2023

The Cancer Services Program will hold a mobile cancer screening event at the Otsego County Fair on Tuesday, August 1. Mammograms, breast exams, pelvic exams, Pap tests and HPV tests are available to eligible uninsured and underinsured individuals 40 and older. Insurance is billed for those with insurance…


Sports Snippets: July 26, 2023

The Oneonta Outlaws took a 5-0 lead in the first inning and held on to defeat the Boonville Lumberjacks 9-5 on Wednesday, July 5. Oneonta scored three more times in the fourth inning and once in the fifth. Christopher Baillargeon made two hits and drove in two runs. Caden Marsters and Ethan Duda each hit a double, and Duda batted in two runs. Starting pitcher Justin Decastro earned the win after striking out three in five innings. Martin Thorsland, of…


News Briefs: July 21, 2023

Former Center Street School librarian Mark Parmerter will provide a brief history of Oneonta’s longest serving elementary school (1897-2012) on Sunday, July 23 at the Swart-Wilcox House Museum. Parmerter’s talk, part of the museum’s Summer Sunday Series, begins at 1:15 p.m. and will be followed by a sharing of memories and anecdotes honoring Center Street School’s 115 years serving the Oneonta community…


News Briefs: July 20, 2023

Historic House Trust of New York City named Meredith Sorin Horsford (right) as executive director on February 13. She will hold dual roles as HHT executive director and director of historic houses at the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation. Horsford has spent her career stewarding New York historic house museums, including a previous tenure as deputy director of the HHT and as executive director of Gracie Mansion Conservancy.…


Sports Snippets: July 20, 2023

Oneonta High School graduate and former Green Wave player Teddy McGraw was selected by the Seattle Mariners in the third round of the MLB draft on Monday, July 10. The 92nd draft pick overall, he is the eighth OHS alumnus to be selected in the draft, and the first since 2008.…

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