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100th anniversary

Not A Discouraging Word As Library Park Plan Aired
HUNTINGTON LIBRARY CENTENNIAL BEGINS

Not A Discouraging Word

As Library Park Plan Aired

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. 5
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, DEC. 5

Create 3-D Ornaments

At Huntington Library

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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 hartj35@oneonta.edu 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

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, NOV. 14
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, NOV. 14

Give A Shoebox Of

Smiles For The Holidays

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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 msbc@msbchurch.org 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 hartj35@oneonta.edu 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

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