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D.A.R Celebrates Milestones With Shirley Skinner

DAR Celebrates Milestones

As 75-Year Member Turns 103

The Iroquois chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution met this afternoon at the Weiting Building in Worcester for two special events; celebrating the 103rd birthday of  Shirley Skinner, their oldest member, and presenting her with a pin commemorating her 75 years with the Otsego County chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.  Above, after being presented with a carrot cupcake from Chapter Regent Lauren Milavee, left, Shirley blows a kiss to the crowd, who sang her “Happy Birthday.” She is joined by the youngest member of their chapter, Callen Little, Jefferson, State Chaplain Nancy Zwetsch, and state Sen. Jim Seward, R-Milford. At right, Zwetsch presents Skinner with her 75-year pin.  (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3

Performance Of Sophocles ‘Antigone’

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SHAKESPEARE – 7 p.m. Hartwick Theater Arts Department presents production of “Antigone” by American Shakespeare Center. Reservations required. Slade Theater, Yager Hall, Hartwick College, Oneonta. 607-431-4227 or visit www.hartwick.edu/news/hartwick-presents-american-shakespeare-centers-antigone/

FOOD FOR THOUGHT – 12:30 p.m. Lecture “Seen and Unseen: Photographs by Imogen Cunningham” with Kevin Gray, Manager of Arts Education & photographer. Cost, $30/non-member. Study Center, Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, OCT. 4
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, OCT. 4

GOHS To Honor Torrey

 For Outstanding Service

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AWARD PRESENTATION – 6:30 p.m. The GOHS presentsthe Eduard Hofbauer Outstanding Service Award to Arthur T. Torrey, Jr. following the annual business meeting. Oneonta History Center, 183 Main St., Oneonta. Call 607-432-0960 or visit www.oneontahistory.org

4-H INFO MEETING – 6:30 p.m. Learn how you can volunteer/become a member with your local 4-H club. 31 Maple St., Oneonta. Call 607-547-2536 ext. 225 or e-mail otsego@cornell.edu or visit cceschoharie-otsego.org/events

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, NOV. 15
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, NOV. 15

Recognizing Tom Salo,

Conservationist Of Year

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CONSERVATION DINNER – 6 p.m. Otsego Co. Conservation Association Annual Dinner, recognizing Tom Salo as Conservationist of the Year for his work with Bald Eagles. Templeton Hall, 63 Pioneer St., Cooperstown. Info & reservations, call OCCA Executive Director Leslie Orzetti, (607) 547-4488. To learn more CLICK HERE.

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

SAFETY PROGRAM – 7-10 p.m. “Solar Power: Strategy & Tactics for 1st Responders” Worcester Volunteer Fire Department quarters. Registration at www.FASNY.com or at the Worcester Volunteer Fire Department. Worcester Hose Company, 36 Church Street, Worcester. For more info CLICK HERE.

Jackson Forbes Wins Casella Art Contest

Third-Grader’s Art Wins

Spot On Casella Calendar

Jackson Forbes, a third grader at Greater Plains Elementary, was speechless when it was announced that his artwork had been chosen as one of 13 winners in New York to be featured in Casella's 2017 calendar. At a school assembly this afternoon, Adam Critti, sales representative for Casella,  awarded Jackson with a $25 TD Bank gift card, five copies of the calendar and a framed copy of his artwork.  Jackson is the first local winner of the contest to receive this honor. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Jackson Forbes, a third grader at Greater Plains Elementary School., Oneonta, was speechless when it was announced that his artwork had been chosen as one of 13 winners in New York State to be featured in Casella’s 2017 calendar. At a school assembly this afternoon, Casella Sales Representative Adam Critti presented Jackson with a $25 TD Bank gift card, five copies of the calendar and a framed copy of his artwork.  Jackson is the first local winner of the annual contest. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Miller, Blazina Receive Posthumous Award At Taste Of Foothills

Foothills’ 1st Distinguished Service

Awards Honor Miller, Blazina Roles

Foothills board members Jim Kevlin, Roxana Hurlburt and Bill Youngs, executive director, posthumously awarded Mayor Dick Miller and Carol Blazina with the inaugural Foothills Distinguished Service awards at tonight's annual Taste of Foothills fundraiser. Both individuals were instrumental in the creation and success of the Foothills Preforming Arts Center and passed away in 2014. (Ian Ausin/ AllOTSEGO.com)
Foothills board member Jim Kevlin, left,  and Executive Director Bill Youngs applaud after board member Roxanna Hurlburt reads the plaque honoring Mayor Dick Miller with one of the first Foothills Distinguished Service Awards at tonight’s annual Taste of Foothills fundraiser.   Carol Blazina, who succeeded Miller as board president, was also honored.   Miller passed away in October 2014, and Blazina this past June.  (Ian Austin/ AllOTSEGO.com)
Elks Award Citizen of the Year

Carla Balnis Elks’ Citizen of the Year

Exalted Ruler of The Elks Club Barbara Ann Heegan, right, gives Carla Palmer Balnis, Oneonta, the Elks Citizen of the Year Award during a ceremonial dinner on Wednesday evening. Other award winners were Elk of the Year Robert Pondolfino, Jr. , Officer of the Year Nancy Bates, with JoAnn LaMonica and Patrick Pidgeon both receiving the Grand Exalted Ruler Award. (Ian Austin/ allotsego.com)
Exalted Ruler of the Oneonta Elks, Barbara Ann Heegan, right, gives Carla Palmer Balnis, Oneonta, the Elks Citizen of the Year Award during a ceremonial dinner on Wednesday evening. Other award winners were Elk of the Year Robert Pondolfino, Jr. , Officer of the Year Nancy Bates, with JoAnn LaMonica and Patrick Pidgeon both receiving the Grand Exalted Ruler Award. (Ian Austin/ allotsego.com)
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