Heather Pikul, owner of 221 Bakery in Oneonta, hands bowls of her smoky turkey chili to SUNY Delhi culinary students Carly Yezzo and Jessica Shultis during the annual CANO Chili Bowl at the Wilber Mansion on Sunday, Feb. 3. 400 chili fans cast their votes, finally selecting a Caribbean-inspired dish from SUNY Delhi Escoffier Club as their top favorite.
TWO LAUDED: Nicole Harmer and Shane Miller, both of Oneonta, were named to the Fall 2018 Dean’s List at Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
FOTI ON TOP: George Foti, a senior at Lasell College, was named to the Fall 2018 Dean’s List. He is majoring in Elementary Education.
GILLETTE ACHIEVES: Kinsey Gillette, Otego, was named to the Dean’s List at Emmanuel College for the Fall 2018 semester.
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 FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19
BOWL DECORATING – 6 – 9 p.m. Create bowls on potters wheel or paint pre-made bowl to be sold at CANO’s Chili Bowl Cook-Off, raising money to support local art, music, literature programs. Community Arts Network Of Oneonta, Wilber Mansion, 11 Ford Ave., Oneonta. 607-432-2070 or visit www.canoneonta.org/event/chili-bowl-decorating-ages-21-byob/?instance_id=1059
BUMP IN THE NIGHT – 5:30 p.m. Tour historic village in lantern light. Visit sites with tales of ghostly happenings, see performance of Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Tell Tale Heart.” Hour long tour departing every half hour to 8 p.m. Children must be accompanied by adult, small children recommended for early tours. Cost, $15/non-member. The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1450 or visit www.farmersmuseum.org/ghost-tours
Above, Members of the Delhi culinary team Jessica Shultis, Juli Chavez, Carly Yezzo, Peter Blayne, Alex Johnson and Dan Hess of the Delhi Culinary Team took top honors with their beef and duck chili in both People’s Choice and Firefighter’s choice this year at the 14th Annual Chili Bowl held at CANO this afternoon. Chili fans could sample nearly thirty different chilies that ranged from sweet to spicy. At right, Tim Gargash, Oneonta receives his Most Artistic Bowl award from CANO President Jim Maloney for his winning bowl that depicted a sculpted octopus climbing over a ship. As popularity of the event grown, so have the crowds. To help elevate the issue, CANO moved some of the chili contestants to an outdoor tent, thereby providing guetst with some much appreciated elbow room. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, FEB.4
COOK-OFF FUNDRAISER – Noon-4 p.m. The Chili Bowl cook off returns with hand-painted bowls, delicious entries by area cooks. Cost, $25/bowl. Community Arts Network of Oneonta, 11 Ford Ave., Oneonta. Call 607-432-2070 or visit www.facebook.com/CANOneonta/
SUNDAY PROGRAM – 3 – 4:15 p.m. Author Dana Spiotta, award winning author of “Innocents and Others,” “Stone Arabia,” more, speaks at the Sunday Afternoon Program. Free, open to the public. Cooperstown Village Library. Call 607-547-8344 or visit www.facebook.com/VillageLibraryOfCooperstown/
Delhi Culinary, Oneonta Bagel Co.
Take Top Prize At 13th Chili Bowl
ONEONTA – Chili lovers from around the area turned out in droves to taste the areas best chilies at the ever-popular Chili Bowl at CANO this afternoon. CANO’s biggest fundraiser, celebrating its 12th year, sold over 430 bowls made by local artisans at the nearby Carriage House Art Studio. This year’s top prizes went to the Oneonta Bagel Company, who won the People’s Choice award with their Bungalow Bills Bayou Chili, and Oneonta Hots, who took home the Fireman’s Choice award. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Another Super Chili Bowl for CANO