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Deliveries Up At Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner

Happy Thanksgiving! Deliveries Up At Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner The Oneonta Elks Club enjoyed another full house at this year’s annual community Thanksgiving dinner, serving hundreds of guests and delivering nearly 300 meals to locals! Above, Ambrose Santiago gets a laugh thanks to Ed Leone’s turkey hat as he ladles up gravy for his turkey. Whether your preference is  white or dark meat, event volunteers Janet Quackenbush and Debra Berrios , right, had you covered. Guests could also enjoy selections…


Thanksgiving Chef Preps Final Thanksgiving Meal

Since A Teen, He’s Served His Community Thanksgiving Chef Preps Final Thanksgiving Meal Oneonta’s Nick Carpenter, is seen above preparing gravy base for tomorrow’s community Thanksgiving dinner at The Elk’s Club, which will mark his final night as head chef of the event. Nick has been a part of the dinner since he was twelve years old, and two years ago took over as head of the kitchen with help from sisters Molly, Maddie and father Neil. “The numbers of…


Community Gathers To Give Thanks Together

Community Gathers To Give Thanks Together The tables and plates were packed as people flocked to the annual Thanksgiving Day Community Dinner this afternoon at the The Elks Club and sponsored by St. Mary’s Church and The Lord’s Table. Above, event volunteers Ambrose Santiago, Oneonta, and Emily Berrios, Oneonta, serve salad and fruit to Theodora Barber, Oneonta during the first hour of the doors opening. At right, Bill Abbott, Oneonta, goes to find his seat with a full plate. (Ian…



HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 Community Potluck Dinner HARVEST SUPPER – 4 – 7 p.m. Community potluck supper to celebrate autumn. Bring a dish to pass, tableware, beverages, enjoy meal with friends. Features live music by Stoddard Hollow String Band, games for kids on library lawn. Main St. between River & Fair St., Cooperstown. E-mail kristen or visit BENEFIT BREAKFAST – 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Pancake breakfast, raffles to support Corena Martin, who has worked as Laurens School Nurse and…



HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 Animal Shelter Fundraiser MEMORIAL FUNDRAISER – 6 – 8 p.m. Celebrate wonderful life of Dr. Gahleb with wife Jill, Susquehanna Animal Shelter. Cost, $100/person includes 2 drinks, heavy hors d’oeuvres, silent auction. RSVP by 9/20. Veranda, The Otesaga, Cooperstown. 607-547-8111 ext. 101 or visit BENEFIT 5K/MILE – 9 a.m. Run/walk in Mindful Mile & Fight Hunger 5K to benefit the Riverside Back Pack Program, providing Oneonta school children food over the weekend. Registration from 8-8:45…



HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JUNE 30 Independence Day Fireworks FIREWORKS – Dusk. Celebrate the declaration of Independence. Lake Front Park, Cooperstown. Visit!event/2018/6/30/fireworks-in-cooperstown BOOK FAIR – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Find rare, interesting books and ephemera the Cooperstown Antiquarian Book Fair. Clark Sports Center, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-2800 or visit…



HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, JAN. 19 ‘Local Heroes’ Exhibit Opening Reception   ART RECEPTION – 5-7 p.m. Meet the artists behind the “Local Heroes” exhibit. Project Space Gallery, SUNY Oneonta, 108 Ravine Pkwy., Oneonta. Info, PICKLEBALL – Noon-2 p.m. Come learn the sport. Gymn floor, Clark Sports Center, 124 Cty. Hwy. 52, Cooperstown. Info, CONSERVATION MEETING – 12:30-3:30 p.m. Discussion of manure spreading strategies to reduce nutrient runoff. A must for farmers spreading or storing manure this winter. Otsego…

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