The disposal kiosks are available at Bassett, Foxcare and O’Connor pharmacies to help people avoid prescription misuse and help stem addictions tied to over-the-counter or controlled medication.
Winter Fest At Gilbert Lake Means Winter Fun
OFO Selects 2019 Board of Directors
ONEONTA – Sita Fey has been named as the president of the Opportunities for Otsego Board of Directors for 2019.
In addition to Fey, Bryce Fredrick was elected vice president, Dr. Benjamin Friedell was elected secretary and David Merzig was elected treasurer.
Members at Large include Katie Bottger, Dan Butterman, Fanny Clements, Alan Donovan, Catarinna Ferrara, Lynn Kent, Melinda Murdock, Tim Parsons, Lisa Samols, Erin Seeley, Ana Vendemmia, and Lorrie Wolverton.
The Board of Directors sets policy for the organization and gives guidance to senior staff in assisting low income people in Otsego County.
THREE ON TOP: Mary Catella, Oneonta, was named to the Dean’s List at Cazenovia College.
Also on the list were:
• Gloria Banks, Oneonta
• Eliya Pickwick, Maryland.
WHEELER LAUDED: Kyla Wheeler, Oneonta, has been named to the Champlain College Dean’s List for the Fall 2018 semester.
Security-Guard’s Death Prompts Bassett To Give Away CO Detectors
COOPERSTOWN – Having lost one of their own – Wade Bostwick, a Milford resident and well-liked security guard who died Saturday, Nov. 24, a victim of carbon-monoxide poison – the Bassett Hospital community is taking steps to prevent it from happening again.
Working with Kidde, the fire-safety products manufacturer, the healthcare network has arranged to provide carbon-monoxide detectors free to anyone who might need one, Executive Vice President & COO Ronette Wiley announced.
Department heads will be coordinating distribution in the next few weeks.
Since Bostwick’s passing, “We have had a number of patients who have required treatment for this,” said Wiley in a message to employees. “With our bitter cold and snow, this is the time of the year where there is an increased danger.”
She pointed out carbon monoxide “is an odorless and colorless gas that can build up indoors and poison people and animals who unknowingly breathe it in. This gas comes from fumes produced when fuel is burned in lanterns, grills, fireplaces, gas ranges, and furnaces.”
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3
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, SEPTEMBER 26
FOREST WALK – 9 – 11 a.m. Trek through John W. Chase Memorial Forest with Forest Technician Joe Sweeney. Learn about sustainable forest management, pests, invasive species, multi-use land management. Free, open to public. Pre-registration preferred. Meet at intersection of Middlefield, Van Cleef and Pearsall Roads, Middlefield. 607-547-4488 or visit occainfo.org/calendar/county-forest-walk/
POETRY SLAM – 8 – 10:30 p.m. Open mic open to 10 students followed by featured slam poet Caroline Harvey, performance poet, punk folk theater artist, educator, social justice advocate and has been featured on HBOs Def Poetry. Free, open to public. Waterfront room, Hunt College Union, SUNY Oneonta. Visit oneonta.campuslabs.com/engage/event/2674906
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19
45TH BIRTHDAY – 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. Celebrate The DoubleDay Square Dance Club of Cooperstown with 2 days of square dancing. Exercise, meet people, see your friends. No costume/age requirements. Refreshments provided. Cooperstown Elementary School. 607-264-8128 or visit doubledaydancers.com
CHESS MEETING – 6 – 11 p.m. Weekly meeting welcomes players of all levels. No fees. Cafeteria, College Union, SUNY Oneonta. Call Dom at 607-484-7240.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12
COMMUNITY PROGRAM – 2 p.m. The Gathering Place presents “Jack The Banjo Man” performing toe tapping tunes that will get you singing along. Free, open to public, reservations required. Woodside Hall, 1 Main St., Cooperstown. 607-547-0600 ext. 101 or visit www.facebook.com/Woodside.Hall/
POETRY SLAM – 8 – 10:30 p.m. Open mic open to 10 students followed by featured slam poet Devin Devine, host of Spokane Poetry Slam. Free, open to public. Waterfront room, Hunt College Union, SUNY Oneonta. Visit oneonta.campuslabs.com/engage/event/2674854
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, JUNE 8
BASEBALL – 7 p.m. Support the Oneonta Outlaws against the Utica Blue Sox. Damaschke Field, 15 James Georgeson Ave., Oneonta. Call 607-432-6326 or visit www.facebook.com/oneontaoutlawsbaseball/
CONTRADANCE – 7:30 p.m. Have fun at the Ice Cream Social Dance with friends. Admission, $5/person. Cooperstown Elementary School. Call 607-264-8128.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11
BIRD WATCH & HIKE – 7 – 8 p.m. Search for American Woodcocks performing their spring “sky dance” with local birder Bob Donnelly. Parslow Road Conservation Area, 127 Parslow Rd., Town of Otsego. RSVP, 607-547-2366 or visit otsegolandtrust.org/the-news/programs-a-events/409-woodcock-walk-april-4th
THEATER – 8 p.m. Presenting “Hand to God” following the story of a troubled teen boy and his relationships with his pastor, his neighbor, the school bully, and his mother. Admission, $10. Slade Theater, Yager Hall, Hartwick College, Oneonta. Call 607-431-4227 or visit www.hartwick.edu/news/hartwick-college-theatre-arts-department-presents-hand-to-god/
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, DEC. 13
FLU CLINIC – 8:30 a.m.-Noon. Adults 18+ can receive vaccination for the flu. Cost, $30. Bassett Medical Center, 1 Atwell Rd., Cooperstown. Call 607-547-7973 or visit www.bassett.org/information/myhealthy-decisions/news/fluclinic2017/
CHESS NIGHT – 7-11 p.m. Chess enthusiasts of all levels welcome to play. Includes free lessons for beginners. Hunt Union Cafeteria, SUNY Oneonta. Call 607-386-3589
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, NOV. 16
PIE NIGHT – 5:30-7:30 p.m. Make mini pies with either apple, blueberry, or pumpkin filling. Make your own or to donate. Participants are also encouraged to bring other items to donate. Please RSVP by 11/14. Elm Park United Methodist Church, 401 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Call 607-432-0001 or visit www.facebook.com/Family-Resource-Network-Teen-Scene-116757338406071/
VISITING WRITERS – 7 p.m. Professor Bradley J. Fest, The Shape of Things, and Poet Chelsea Jacobson kick off the colleges Visiting Writers Series. Eaton Lounge, Bresee Hall, Hartwick College, Oneonta. Call 607-431-4911 or visit www.hartwick.edu/news/poet-bradley-fest-open-hartwick-visiting-writers-series/
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, NOV. 14
CRAFT AUCTION – 6 p.m. Support the scholarships of the Oneonta Business Women’s Club. 6th Ward Athletic Club, 22 W. Broadway, Oneonta.
KNITTING GROUP – 1:30-3:30 p.m. Cooperstown Village Library, 22 Main St., Cooperstown. www.villagelibraryofcooperstown.org/calendar
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, NOV. 11
CONCERT – 7:30 p.m. the Catskill Symphony Orchestra presents their Veterans day concert featuring Angelo Xian Yu performing Beethoven, Timothy Perry performing Mozart, Victor Sungarian performing Strauss. Tickets, Free to Veterans, $30 all others. Hunt Union Ballroom, SUNY Oneonta. Call 607-436-2670 or visit catskillsymphony.net
VETERANS & COMMUNITIES – Noon-5 p.m. Enjoy free lunch buffet followed by workshops, readings, & discussion of war, peace, country. Free, open to the public. Bright Hill Press & Literary Center, 94 Church St., Treadwell. Call 607-829-5055 or visit brighthillpress.org
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, OCT. 20
THEATER – 8 p.m. Performance of Woody Allen’s “Don’t Drink The Water.” Cost, $10-$15. The Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. Call 607-431-2080 or visit foothillspac.org
POETRY FESTIVAL – 6:30-7:30 p.m. Free reading open to the public features nationally recognized poets; Marie Howe, Major Jackson, Robert Pinsky. Auditorium, Sharon Springs Central School. Call 518-284-3426 or visit www.klinkhart.org/poetry
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, SEPT. 15
SQUARE DANCE – 7:30-10 p.m. First dance of the season with the Doubleday Dancers Western Square Dance Club of Cooperstown. Ray Taylor will call, Elma Taylor will cue. Admission, $5. Cooperstown Elementary School. Call (607)264-8128
THEATER – 7:30 p.m. Orpheus Theater presents “Spring Awakening.” Hamblin Theater, SUNY Oneonta. Call (607) 432-9392 or visit www.orpheustheatre.org