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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: 09-02-22
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2

Fun Social Dance

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CONTRADANCE – 7:30 – 10:30 p.m. Enjoy a fun social dance with the Otsego Dance Society. Will feature music by the Mandigo Blue band with Robby Poulette calling the dances. Suggested donation, $8/adult. New location at Cornfield Hall, 655 Co. Rd. 26, Fly Creek. Visit otsegodancesociety.weebly.com

BLOOD DRIVE – 12:30 – 5:30 p.m. American Legion Post 259, 279 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 1-800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org

In Memoriam Carl F. Hecker, 86 April 22, 1935 – January 25, 2022

In Memoriam

Carl F. Hecker, 86

April 22, 1935 – January 25, 2022

Carl F. Hecker

WEST EDMESTON – Carl F. Hecker, 86, of West Edmeston, passed away on Tuesday January 25, 2022 at his home, with his Godson and nurses at his side.

Carl was born on April 22, 1935 in Queens, NY the son of the late Curt and Wilma Germann Hecker, and predeceased by his brother Kurt A.Hecker. He is survived by many nephews and nieces throughout the Hecker family.

Carl was employed in the construction trade for many years with the Grumman Corporation on Long Island. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran serving from 1953 to 1957. He was a life member of the VFW and a 38 year member of the American Legion.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Tree Identification Walk With OCCA 01-17-2022
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, JANUARY 17

Tree Identification Walk With OCCA

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MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY

WINTER WALK – 10 – 11:30 a.m. Enjoy the beauty of winter on this tree ID walk while you stretch your legs, get some fresh air. Dress appropriately for weather on this , bring your own water. Free, registration required. Presented by Otsego County Conservation Association at Robert V. Riddell State Park, Davenport. 607-547-4488 or visit occainfo.org/calendar/winter-walk/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Seniors Walk with Friends 01-07-2022
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, JANUARY 7

Seniors Walk with Friends

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WALKING CLUB – 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Enjoy a fun walk on Mondays & Fridays. with friends old and new and listen to music of the 70s. Free for members, non-members aged 50+. Clark Sports Center, Cooperstown. 547-2800, ext. 109 or visit www.clarksportscenter.com

COVID-19 TESTING – 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Get tested and protect your friends and relatives. Appointments appreciated. Walk-ins accepted. American Legion, 86 W. Main St., Milford. Visit appointments.bioreference.com/nystatecovidtesting to sign up.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Oneonta Housing Commission Discussion 01-05-2022
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5

Oneonta Housing Commission Discussion

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HOUSING – 7 p.m. Learn about the assistance available through the New York State Homeowners Assistance Fund, from housing counseling to legal and negotiating assistance. Learn about the program during the City of Oneonta Housing Commission meeting in the Common Council Chambers, City Hall, 258 Main St., Oneonta. Visit www.facebook.com/otsegocountyOFA/

COVID-19 TESTING – 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Get tested and protect your friends and relatives. Appointments appreciated. Walk-ins accepted. American Legion, 86 W. Main St., Milford. Visit appointments.bioreference.com/nystatecovidtesting to sign up.

Mary M. Antonucci, 97 Joined Women’s Army Corps for WWII, Settled in Oneonta

In Memoriam

Mary M. Antonucci, 97

Joined Women’s Army Corps
for WWII, Settled in Oneonta

Mary M. Antonucci

ONEONTA – Mary M. Antonucci of Country Club Road, Oneonta NY died peacefully at Fox Nursing Home after a brief illness.

Born on May 24, 1924, Mary was the second of seven children born to Konstanty and Julia Sroczyk Guszcza. She grew up in Auburn, NY. Her parents were Polish immigrants who taught her the importance of hard work and helping others.

In 1944, Mary joined the Women’s Army Corps. She was stationed in Tampa, Florida where she met and married Air Force Sergeant Frank R Antonucci in 1946. Mary and Frank were both excellent dancers and enjoyed going dancing at parties and family weddings.

Frank remained in the Air Force and the family lived in Cleveland Ohio, Auburn, NY, Munich and Wiesbaden, Germany before settling in Oneonta in 1955.

Mary was a parishioner at St. Mary’s Church where she was a member of the Rosary Society. She was active in the American Legion where she was Secretary/Treasurer.

State Opens COVID Testing Site in Milford Wednesday

State Opens COVID Testing
Site in Milford Wednesday

Governor Kathy Hochul responded to a request from Otsego County officials and will locate a new, state-run COVID-19 testing site in Milford.

The new site opens Wednesday, December 29 at the American Legion Post at 86 West Main Street; its hours of operation are as follows: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.; Saturday from 8 a.m. until noon.

To make an appointment, visit:

appointments.bioreference.com/nystatecovidtesting

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Senior Social & Trivia Night 09-15-21
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15

Senior Social & Trivia Night

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SENIOR SOCIAL – 1 p.m. Otsego County Seniors (and a guest) are invited to test out their trivia on the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s. Bring a team or we will make one for you. Prizes awarded for each round. Donuts and cider will be provided. Presented by the Otsego County Office for the Aging. American Legion Pavilion, Willow St., Otego. 607-432-3279 or visit www.facebook.com/otsegocountyOFA/

BLOOD DRIVE – Noon – 5 p.m. Quality Inn, 5206 St. Hwy. 23, Oneonta. 1-800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org

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