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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2019
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16

Cardiff Giant 150th Birthday Bash

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CELEBRATION – 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Celebrate 150th birthday of Cardiff Giant. Pay $0.50 to see the giant, enjoy a GIANT cake, hear the stories of the hoax, enjoy a performance of the show, party like its 1869. The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1450 or visit www.farmersmuseum.org/stec_event/birthday/0

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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 TUESDAY, JUNE 12
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, JUNE 12

Hall Of Fame Anniversary Party

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BIRTHDAY – 9 a.m. Celebrate the 79th anniversary of the Hall of Fame, enjoy special programs throughout the day and sign the card in the Museum Lobby. Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-7200 or visit baseballhall.org/events/HOF-79th-birthday?date=0

TINKERING TUESDAY – 3:30 – 4:45 p.m. Design, print a custom object. Material fee applies. Registration required. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Call 607-432-1980 or visit hmloneonta.org/adult-programs/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, MAY 25
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, MAY 25

History Exhibit: State Militia

& National Guard in Oneonta

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EXHIBIT RECEPTION – 2 p.m. “Oneonta’s Own: The State Militia & the National Guard in Oneonta, 1812 – 2003” features Oneonta-related items on loan from NYS Military Museum, & from the collections of GOHS, Hartwick College. Oneonta History Center, 183 Main St., Oneonta. Call 607-432-0960 or visit www.oneontahistory.org

JURIED ART SHOW – 5 – 7 p.m. Opening reception of the 27th annual regional show, the exhibit “A Singularity of Vision,” by E.A. Pilbeam, and The Leatherstocking Brush & Pallette Club Fine Arts Exhibit. Awards at 6 p.m. Cooperstown Art Association. Call 607-547-9777 or visit www.cooperstownart.com

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, JAN. 14
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, JAN. 14

MLK Birthday Celebration

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MLK BIRTHDAY – 2 – 4 p.m. Celebrate the Birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. with Saint Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, 39 Walnut St., Oneonta. Call 607-431-4428 or visit www.hartwick.edu/campus-life/intercultural-affairs/

WRITING LETTERS – 4 – 5:30 p.m. Create an avalanche of letters to rise above hate speech in our community with the Tri-County Women’s Coalition and Otsego Pride Alliance. Roots brewing Company, 175 Main St., Oneonta. Visit www.facebook.com/groups/1837352163146400/ or e-mail tcwcoalition@gmail.com 

Local Resident Celebrates A Century Plus A Few

At Focus, Resident

Marks 102nd Birthday

Local resident Asa Skaloud, who was born in Czechoslovakia in 1915, celebrated her 102nd birthday this afternoon at the Focus Nursing Home in the town of Otsego. Residents of the nursing home gathered in the auditorium to celebrate the milestone with cake and music.  Dressed in purple to her left is her friend Louise Puylara, Activity Director Amy Rose, and to Asa’s right is her friend Claire Cardinale.

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