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B-Side Ballroom

First Ever Charity Cup Sees Excellent Turnout

First Ever Charity Cup

Sees Excellent Turnout

Oneonta residents Patti Canner, Todd Carrington, Jamey Novick, Wayne Carrington, Cricket Keto, and Tom Thetford all pose for a photo together just before teeing off on the 18th hole at the Inaugural Oneonta Charity Cup. 31 teams signed up for the charity tournament, with proceeds, an estimated $20k, going to the Wounded Warrior Project. The tournament continues tomorrow, with teams teeing off at 2:00 and finishing with a celebration dinner at the B Side Ballroom in Oneonta.
Sarah Lee Guthrie At B-Side Ballroom

ARLO, WOODY KIN IN ONEONTA

Sarah Lee Guthrie

Packs B-Side Venue

The much anticipated Sarah Lee Guthrie took to the stage tonight to a packed house at The B-Side Ballroom to bring her own flavor of folk music to Oneonta. Throughout the show Sarah Lee shared many personal stories, including where she “borrowed” Jerry Jeff Walker’s guitar from her father Arlo Guthrie and adapting lyrics from her grandfather Woody Guthrie into children’s songs. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

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Christmas In July

Christmas In July

EDD Memorial Fund Beneficiary

of 100 Women Who Care Event

Three not-for-profits, each chosen at random, made their pitch this evening in hopes of being chosen as the recipient of the 100 Women Who Care event, who gathered at the B-side this afternoon. The event, now in it’s 5th year has donated over 20,000 over the last four years to local not-for-profits. Above, Gretchen D. Owens, Executive Director of the Eric D. Dettenriedder Memorial Fund, named in honor of her late brother, an OHS alumni who enjoyed the outdoors and teaching disabled children to ski. Eric was killed in a skiing accident in 1997. The fund was created by his friends and family to carry on his memory by helping children with terminal illnesses or disabilities to learn and enjoy all manner of sporting activities. The fund was chosen by the women to be this year’s recipient of $7700, the largest amount so far, all raised in an hour. At right, Eric’s sister Gretchen and his mother Sharon embrace as it was announced they were chosen at the recipients. Donations to the EDD Memorial Fund can be made through August 8th by mailing checks to event organizer Colleen Andrew at 2 Nancy Driver in Otego, NY. 13825 (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JUNE 17
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JUNE 17

Revamped Clark

Sports Center Opens

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OPENING DAY – 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Enjoy a coffee reception 8-10 a.m., and checkout the what’s new at The Clark Sports Center, Cooperstown. Info, www.clarksportscenter.com

COLOR RUN/WALK – 10 a.m. Take a 5K run/walk through the village of Cooperstown and 4 color splash stations as you complete the course. Supports the American Heart Association. Begins/Ends, Cooperstown Central School. Info, cooperstown5kcolorrunwalk.itsyourrace.com/event.aspx?id=6993

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, MAY 26
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, MAY 26

Local Food At The Regatta

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TASTE OF THE REGATTA – 6 p.m. Taste the products of local producers before the canoe regatta. General Clinton Canoe Regatta Park, Bainbridge. Info, cooperstownchamber.org/calendar-of-events/#!event/2017/5/26/2nd-annual-taste-of-regatta

OPENING RECEPTION – 5-7 p.m. Opening “8×10: Recent Paintings by Edward McDaniel, Leatherstocking Brush and Palette Club Fine Arts Exhibition, and the 26th Annual Essential Art Regional Juried Art show. Cooperstown Art Association. Info, www.cooperstownart.com

Hundreds Bid Farewell To Autumn Cafe Owners

Hundreds Bid Farewell

To Autumn Cafe Owners

Though Oneonta’s Autumn Cafe closed after today’s Sunday brunch, the doors and taps remained open as hundreds of patrons, past employees, friends and family filled the downtown landmark to bid farewell to co-owners Tim Johnson and Andy Resney, who are retiring after 37 years.  (Tim is behind wife Nancy, who is wearing the pink hat, and Andy is next to her, in plaid shirt).   The operation has been sold to Wayne and Rebecca Carrington, who currently operate the B-Side Ballroom. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, JAN. 6
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, JAN. 6

Contradancing For All

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CONTRADANCE – 7:15-10:30 p.m. Otsego Dance Society hosts. Music by Traverse, Casey Mullaney calls. No partner or experience needed. All dances taught. Newcomers welcome at 7:15 for an introduction to some basic steps. Suggested donation $8 adults; $4 students and teenagers; kids 12 & under free. First Presbyterian Church, 25 Church St., Cooperstown. Info, (607) 965-8232, 547-8164, www.otsegodancesociety.blogspot.com

THEATER –  7 p.m. Auditions are open for the Orpheus Theater’s production of “Steel Magnolias.” The Rowe House, 31 Maple St., Oneonta. Info, www.orpheustheatre.org

TIm Johnson To Retire, Sell Autumn Cafe To Carringtons

 Tim Johnson To Retire, Sells

Autumn Cafe To Carringtons

Tim and Andy, owners of the landmark Autumn Cafe in downtown Oneonta, have announced that they will be retiring after 37 years and on Jan. 16 “will be passing to torch” of the restaurant to Wayne and Rebecca Carrington, owners of The B-Side Ballroom. Regular business hours will continue until Sunday, Jan. 15, when an informal fare-thee-well party is planned at 3 p.m.  All are welcome to attend to send them off in style.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, DEC. 31
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, DEC. 31

Ready To Kick Off New Year?

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New Years Eve!!!

FROSTBITE 5K – 1 p.m.  3rd race of the O’town Triple Crown. Begins on Market St., Oneonta near Sidney Federal Credit Union. Info, www.oneontaymca.org

NEW YEAR’S EVE DANCE PARTY FUNDRAISER –  8 p.m.-2 a.m. Come out to support the Standing Rock Medic and Healer Council with DJ Raphael. Tickets at door $25. Cantina de Salsa, 11 Main St., Cherry Valley. Info, www.facebook.com/events/249553308797227/

NEW YEAR PARTY –  9 p.m.-2 a.m. Ring in the new year with champagne and a midnight breakfast buffet with Burning Moonlight. Timber Creek Saloon and Restaurant, 2957 ST. HWY. 23, West Oneonta. Info, www.facebook.com/TimberCreekLLC/

100 Women Who Care Choose 2016 Recipient

100 Women Who Care 

Choose OFO as Recipient

Aida Rogers, Colleen Andrew, Cathy Deleski, Melinda Murdock, Terry Basdakis and Julia Goff pose for a photo on the stage at the B-Side Ballroom this evening where 100 Women Who Care Otsego donated $7,200 to OFO's Violence Intervention program. The group, now in it's fourth year, selects three charity organizations at random from selections offered by members. Representatives must then pitch their 501c3 program in front of the group for a chance to be chosen to receive the funds collected that year. Past winners have included The Lord's Table, Family Services and Athelas Therapeutic Riding. OFO's violence Intervention Program currently employs 12 people and offers emergency shelter, counseling, crime victim compensation, medical and crime accompaniment relief, and group counseling; all for free. In the past year they have served 63 women and 19 children, given 1900 counseling sessions, and taken 894 calls through their 24 hour hotline. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com
Aida Rogers, Colleen Andrew, Cathy Deleski, Melinda Murdock, Terry Basdakis and Julia Goff pose for a photo on the stage at the B-Side Ballroom this evening where 100 Women Who Care Otsego donated $7,200 to OFO’s Violence Intervention program. The group, now in it’s fourth year, selects three charity organizations at random from selections offered by members. Representatives must then pitch their 501c3 program in front of the group for a chance to be chosen to receive the funds collected that year. Past winners have included The Lord’s Table, Family Services and Athelas Therapeutic Riding. OFO’s violence Intervention Program currently employs 12 people and offers emergency shelter, counseling, crime victim compensation, medical and crime accompaniment relief, and group counseling; all for free. In the past year they have served 63 women and 19 children, given 1900 counseling sessions, and taken 894 calls through their 24 hour hotline. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

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