HUNTINGTON LIBRARY CENTENNIAL BEGINS
Sixty curious Huntington Memorial patrons and enthusiasts packed the library’s first-floor space this evening to hear Tom Breiten of Templeton Landscape Architects, Fly Creek, discuss a preliminary redevelopment of the adjacent Huntington Park, both gifts to the people of Oneonta from tycoon Henry Huntington. The Park Terrace Overlook, top photo, is one of a dozen features proposed for the five-acre space, including a tented pavilion/entertainment venue, an arboretum, a children’s garden (where children might play – or actually garden), a picnic area, new plantings and a “formalized” sledding slope. The benches and open spaces are also in the proposal, intended to minimize “persons of a loitering nature,” as Breiten described them, who might keep the general public away. The audience listened attentively, but asked no questions when the presentation was over. The next steps include formalizing the proposal and initiating fundraising. Adult Services Library Sarah Livingston set the stage by a presentation on Oneonta’s Huntington family, which included Collis Huntington, who went out to San Francisco and became one of the “Big Four” who built the Central Pacific Railroad, linking the nation when it rails met the Union Pacific’s at Promontory Point, Utah, in 1869. Inset at left, Library Director Tina Winstead and Breiten prepare to begin the presentation. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, DEC. 19
READING CIRCLE – 6:30-8 p.m. Celebrate the 100th anniversary of Women’s Suffrage in New York State. Discussing “Votes for Women: The Struggle for Suffrage Revisited” edited by Jean H. Baker. 5838 NY-80, Cooperstown. For info email email@example.com or call (607) 547-2586.
COOPERSTOWN SANTA – 1-4 p.m. Christmas Cottage, Pioneer Park, Cooperstown. Info, cooperstownchamber.org/santas-house-in-cooperstown
3-D PRINTING – 3:30-7:30 p.m. Open hours. Learn to turn your logo from 2d to 3d. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St, Oneonta. Info, hmloneonta.org
SPORTS CLUB MEETING – 7:30-8:30 p.m. High school faculty room, 39 Linden Ave, Cooperstown. Info, www.cooperstowncs.org/juniorsenior-high-school/
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, DEC. 5
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3-D PRINTING – 6-7 p.m. Make a 3-D ornament in this workshop Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St, Oneonta. Info, hmloneonta.org
HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE – 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Come see holiday decoration, art, gifts, Santa, and more. Cherry Valley Museum, 49 Main St., Cherry Valley. Info, cherryvalleymuseum.com, (607)264-3033
READING CIRCLE – 6:30-8 p.m. Celebrate the 100th anniversary of Women’s Suffrage in New York State. Discussing “African American Women in the Struggle for the Vote” by Rosalyn Tarborg-Penn. 5838 NY-80, Cooperstown. For info email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (607) 547-2586.
STRESSBUSTERS – 6-7:30 p.m. Jackie and Bonni’s top 10 tips to reduce stress. For info/schedule call Bonni (607)316-8341. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St, Oneonta. Info, hmloneonta.org
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, NOV. 14
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD – 4-6 p.m. Pack a shoebox with items that will bring joy to children as they are delivered around the world. Collection point at Main St. Baptist Church, corner of Main and Maple Sts., Oneonta. Info, @ www.msbchurch.org/occ or email email@example.com or call (607)432-5712
READING CIRCLE – 6:30-8 p.m. Celebrate the 100th anniversary of Women’s Suffrage in New York State. Discussing “Sex Wars: A Novel of Gilded Age New York” by Marge Piercy. 5838 NY-80, Cooperstown. For info email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (607)547-2586
GARDEN CLUB – 7 p.m. Ideas for Holiday arrangements will be presented by Gary Burman and Bob Opalecky, formerly of Gary’s Flowers. St. James Episcopal Church, 305 Main St, Oneonta. For Info email Angie Eichler at Angie.Eichler@oneonta.edu