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Angie Eichler

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2019
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5

Indigenous Art Group Exhibit

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OPENING RECEPTION – 5 – 7 p.m. Celebrate group art exhibit “The Land On Which We Gather,” honoring new SUNY president Barbara Jean Morris. Features 40+ works by 8 artists of native descent in various mediums from painting to beading, sculpture. Martin-Mullen Art Gallery, SUNY Oneonta. 607-436-3456 or visit suny.oneonta.edu/art-department/art-galleries

SUNY President Hosts Cookie Bake-Off

SUNY President Hosts

Christmas Cookie Bake-Off

SUNY Oneonta President Dr. Barbara Jean Morris, left, readies a tray of Double Double Chocolate Chip cookies for the oven as part of a staff-wide cookie bake-off held at SUNY this afternoon. But My Kitchen chef Donna Bond and Angie Eichler, Student Life, have their own entry coming out of the oven – Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies. The cookies will be blind taste-tested this afternoon and a winner announced. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
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

Eichler’s Tree Cut Down, En Route To Rockefeller Center

NEXT STOP, ROCKEFELLER CENTER

HUNDREDS WATCH

AS SPRUCE FELLED

The crowd ooh and ahh'd as the Eichler's 94 foot tall spruce was cut and loaded onto a flatbed truck in front of their Country Club Road home this morning (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
The crowd ooh and ahh’d as the Eichler’s 94 foot tall spruce was cut and loaded onto a flatbed truck in front of their Country Club Road home this morning (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

By LIBBY CUDMORE • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

ONEONTA – Graig and Angie Eichler’s 94-foot-tall Norway spruce is down and Rockefeller-bound.

“It’s such a great day,” said Angie Eichler.  “A lot of people came out, and we’re having a lot of fun.”

Nearly 200 people gathered this morning on the lawn of VF Supply Co., Browne Street and Country Club Road, to watch the tree come down.  At 8 a.m., the chainsaw revved up, and by 8:30, the tree was high in the air above the crowd before being slowly lowered onto a truck.

The truck will deliver the tree to the plaza in the early morning hours of Saturday, Nov. 12.

Eichler’s Norway Spruce Selected As Rockefeller Center Tree

Eichlers’ Spruce Selected

As Rockefeller Center Tree

This season, Greg and Angie Eichler's tree will be THE tree of Rockefeller Center.
This season, Greg and Angie Eichler’s tree will be THE tree of Rockefeller Center.

ONEONTA – The towering Norway Spruce in Angie and Greg Eichler’s Oneonta yard is destined to become the 2016 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, according to a press release sent this morning.

“It’s a gorgeous tree,” said Brady Littlefield, the VP of Rubenstein, the marketing company promoting the tree lighting for Rockefeller Center.  “We’re very excited.”

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