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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2019
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21

Turkey Dinner For Senior Citizens

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ANGEL TREE PROGRAM – Give the Gift of Christmas this holiday season. Adopt a family in need. Visit www.allotsego.com/angel-tree-program/ to learn how.

TURKEY DINNER – 5 – 6:30 p.m. Senior citizens are invited for delicious dinner sponsored by Lions Club, LEOs, CCS PTA. Take-out available. Cafeteria, Cooperstown High School. 607-547-2401.

Volunteers Bruce, Wright & Smith Honored For Service To GOHS

GOHS Honors President Corinne Smith,

Volunteers Deb Bruce, Wayne Wright

The Greater Oneonta Historical Society honored three of its own this evening during the Annual Meeting & Awards Reception. Above, Executive Director Bob Brzozowski stands with honorees Corinne Smith, outgoing president, right, and Deb Bruce, who were awarded Eduard Hofbauer Outstanding Service Awards, and Wayne Wright, recipient of the Albert E. Morris Award for  contributions to local history. Smith has served two terms as president of the Board of Trustees, overseeing the near-completion of the Oneonta History Center in the former Laskaris store.  Bruce most recently served as the database coordinator, in addition to being a trustee, board member and on the Collections Committee over 15 years . Wright, a former trustee, has served as GOHS librarian,  compiled a topical index of Ed Moore’s volumes of “In Old Oneonta,” and worked with the  Cooperstown Graduate Program students as they learned to become museum professionals. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2019
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2

Historical Society Awards Night

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AWARDS PRESENTATION – 7 p.m. Celebrate presentation of Eduard Hofbauer Outstanding Service Awards to Deb Bruce, Corine Smith. Wayne Wright will receive Albert E. Morris Award for contributions to local history followed by short business meeting. Free, open to public. Refreshments included. Oneonta History Center, 183 Main St., Oneonta. 607-432-0960 or visit www.oneontahistory.org/upcomingevents.htm

United Way’s Awards  Go To Marcus, McGraw

2019-20 CAMPAIGN UNDERWAY

United Way’s Awards

Go To Marcus, McGraw

At the United Way of Otsego & Delaware Counties’ campaign kickoff last evening, Deb Marcus, center left, director of Family Planning of South Central New York, received the M. Cheri Albrecht Executive Director Excellence Award. And Tim Mcgraw, center right, Onegroup NY account executive, received the Alan Donovan Community Leadership Award. They are flanked by Kimberley Lorraine, left, United Way executive director, and Bryan Birdsall, board president. Albrecht held Lorraine’s job for 29 years; Donovan, retired SUNY Oneonta president, served five years on the United Way board, including as president and campaign chairman, and continues to coordinate the annual golf tournament. The gathering was at J&D’s Wagon Wheel in downtown Oneonta. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

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Ames, Mandigo Honored As Oneonta’s 2019 Trailblazers

Ames, Mandigo Honored

As City’s 2019 Trailblazers

Oneonta’s 2019 Woman Trailblazer Award winners Kelly Ames, left, and Carol Mandigo were honored this evening with a City Hall reception before the Common Council meeting. Mayor Gary Herzig and Joyce Miller, chair of the city’s Commission on Community Relations & Human Rights, presented the annual award before a gathered crowd of friends, family and public officials. “(Kelly) embodies the phrase ‘service above self'” said Herzig, “whether it is through her work, volunteering, or her personal life, she makes life better for the under-privileged.” He went on to praise Mandigo, saying, “I can think of no one else more deserving of this award. Her combination of her talents, energy, doing coordinating large groups and doing whatever it takes has lead to events like First Night and the Hometown 4th of July Celebration, two of the City’s most successful events, and ones that are enjoyed by tens of thousands.” (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, MARCH 25
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, MARCH 25

TAI CHI FOR SENIORS

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TAI CHI – 10-11 a.m. Tai Chi for Arthritis classes for ages 60 and older. Free, donations accepted, registration and commitment to a minimum of 11 classes required. Meadows Complex, 140 County Hwy 33W, Cooperstown. Info, (607) 547-4232.

Delhi Culinary Earns Top Honors At Chili Bowl

Delhi Culinary Earns

Top Chili Bowl Honors

More people voted in this year’s 15th annual Chili Bowl in Oneonta than at any other in the history of the event. Guests and chefs waited in suspense for over an hour as CANO volunteers and staff sorted through more than 400 ballots, then announced a Caribbean-inspired dish from SUNY Delhi Escoffier Club members Jessica Shultis, Peter Blayne, John Gougoutris and Carly Yezzo, in top photo with CANO President Jim Maloney.  Maloney took both the Fireman’s Award and the People’s Choice Awards for Best Chili. Second place went to the Tulip & Rose of Franklin with The B-Side taking third place.  At right, Kirsten Gargash and daughter Skylar stir up their beef and venison chili before the first guests arrive. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26

Awards At Hartwick College

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AWARDS CEREMONY – 4 p.m. 2018 Quinquennial Awards Celebration recognizing milestones in faculty, staff service to college. Celebration Room, Shineman Chapel House, Hartwick College, Oneonta. 607-431-4315 or visit www.hartwick.edu/news/quinquennial-awards-to-recognize-service-to-hartwick-4/

PUBLIC SPEAKING – 5:30 p.m. Practice public speaking with the toastmasters. All welcome. The White House Building, The Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-1466 or e-mail b.fischer@fenimoreart.org.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, JUNE 7
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, JUNE 7

Walk Through Oneonta Armory

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WALKING TOUR – 7 p.m. Bob Brzozowski & Jim Hawver lead tour of former Armory, built in 1905, on the State & National Registers of Historic Places. Asa Allison Jr Municipal Building, 4 Academy St., Oneonta. Call 607-432-0960 or visit www.oneontahistory.org

TEA TASTING – 4 – 7 p.m. Nini Ordoubadi, founder of Tay Tea, presents her hand-blended artisanal teas. Enjoy a variety of iced teas and tea cocktails perfect for summer enjoyment. The Green Toad Bookstore, 198 Main St., Oneonta. Call 607-433-8898 or visit www.facebook.com/TheGreenToadBookstore/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, MAY 28
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, MAY 28

Memorial Day

Regatta & Parades

14-19eventspageCANOE REGATTA – 6 a.m. Professional, recreational paddlers race 70 miles down the Susquehanna River. Launch at Brookwood Point, 6000 St. Hwy. 80, Cooperstown. Finish at General Clinton Park, 2507 Hinkley Ln., Bainbridge. Call 607-386-1351 or visit www.canoeregatta.org/6_00am_C4.html

PARADE – 11 a.m. Cooperstown Vets Club remembers the fallen soldiers. Main St., Cooperstown. Call 607-547-8282.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, MAY 10
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, MAY 10

Chamber Celebrating

Commerce & Community

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OPENING RECEPTION – 5:30 – 7 p.m. Opening an exhibit Celebrating Commerce and Community. By first year CGP students, celebrates this years inductees to the Chamber of Commerce Hall of Fame and includes refreshments, snacks, friends, furry friends, more. The Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org

HISTORY – 6:30 p.m. Learn about the Hartwick College Archives, which include the Cooper Papers among other cool items, with Shelley Wallace. Free, Open to the public. Kinney Memorial Library, 3140 Co. Rd. 11, Hartwick. Call 607-293-6600 or visit www.facebook.com/OtsegoIsHistory/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, APRIL 23
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, APRIL 23

History Day Awards

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HISTORY DAY – 4 – 6:30 p.m. Award Ceremony for student history presentations. The Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-8181 or visit www.cooperstowncs.org

TEEN SCENE – 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Teens participate in alternative group exercise POUND. Teens are given weighted drum sticks which they use to pound to the beat of the music. Dress to exercise. Dinner is provided. RSVP required. Elm Park United Methodist Church, 401 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Call 607-432-0001 or visit www.facebook.com/FamilyRN/

SUNY Alumni Recognize General German, Others

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SUNY Alumni Recognize

General German, Others

Dr. William Pietraface, Oneonta, heads for the podium at the SUNY Oneonta Alumni Weekend brunch this morning at the Hunt Union Ballroom, where he was awarded the Emeritus Faculty Outstanding Service Award by the SUNY Oneonta Alumni Association. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Dr. William Pietraface, Oneonta, heads for the podium at the SUNY Oneonta Alumni Weekend brunch this morning at the Hunt Union Ballroom, where he was awarded the Emeritus Faculty Outstanding Service Award by the SUNY Oneonta Alumni Association. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Gen. Anthony German
Gen. Anthony German

ONEONTA – The SUNY Oneonta Alumni Association today presented an award to Maj. Gen. Anthony German, ’81, adjutant general for the State of New York, and the first general from Oneonta since the Civil War, during the college’s Alumni Weekend brunch this morning at the Hunt Union.

The Schoharie County native, SUNY Oneonta grad and Oneonta resident was appointed commander of the New York State National Guard by Governor Cuomo March 9.  He had previously commanded the state’s Air National Guard.

Also receiving 2016 Alumni Awards were:

Opportunities for Otsego, Carol Blazina and Baseball Hall of Fame Take Top Honors at Chamber Awards

200 Celebrate Carol Blazina, OFO,

Hall Of Fame At Chamber Dinner

The three honorees of the 2015 Otsego County Annual Dinner & Celebration of Business pose after festivities ended last evening at SUNY Oneonta's Hunt Unio Ballroom.  From left are Dan Maskin, Opportunity for Otsego CEO; Carol Ann Blazina, retired SUNY Oneonta vice president and former president of the Foothills Board, and Sean Gahagan, Baseball Hall of Fame vice president.   OFO was the first recipient of the Quality of Life Award; Blazina is the Eugene A. Bettiol Jr. Distinguished Citizen; and the Hall is NBT's Distinguished Business.  (Ian Austin/allotsego.com)
The three honorees of the 2015 Otsego County Annual Dinner & Celebration of Business pose after festivities ended last evening at SUNY Oneonta’s Hunt Unio Ballroom.  From left are Dan Maskin, Opportunity for Otsego CEO; Carol Ann Blazina, retired SUNY Oneonta vice president and former president of the Foothills Board, and Sean Gahagan, Baseball Hall of Fame vice president. OFO was the first recipient of the Quality of Life Award; Blazina is the Eugene A. Bettiol Jr. Distinguished Citizen; and the Hall is NBT’s Distinguished Business.  (Ian Austin/allotsego.com)
Dollars for Scholars

 

Dollars for Scholars Recognizes 57 City Students

Oneonta Dollars for Scholars program honored 57 local young people in a ceremony in the Hunt Union Ballroom on Monday evening.
Oneonta Dollars for Scholars program gave scholarships to 56 Oneonta High School seniors and one from Oneonta Christian School at a ceremony this evening in SUNY Oneonta’s Hunt Union Ballroom.  (Ian Austin/allotsego.com)

 

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