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Stewart’s Shops Donates To First Night Oneonta

Stewart’s Shops Donates

$1,000 To First Night

Andrew Zeh, manager of the Oneonta’s Stewart’s Shops, presents Carol Mandigo,  First Night Oneonta chair, with a $1,000 check in support of annual Hometown Fourth of July celebration and New Year’s Eve events. “They have been one of our signature supporters for these events.” said Mandigo, “God bless them.” Zeh, who has been manager for the last three years, said they have been giving ever since he took the position. “As a company, we give as much as we get.” said Zeh, “It keeps us local and keeps our areas running. We have to take care of our communities, kids and adults.” (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Susquehanna Valley Animal Shelter Receives 5 Star Donation

Susquehanna Animal Shelter

Receives ‘Share Love’ Grant

As part of Subaru’s Share The Love program of community giving, Five Star Subaru today donated $9,822 to the Susquehanna Animal Shelter, which serves the county from Hartwick Seminary. Here, Five Star proprietor Ben Guenther presents a check to SAS board member Peter Gould, Executive Director Stacie Haynes, and board members Jill Basile and Merilyn Gould at the Oneonta car dealership. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, JUNE 16
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, JUNE 16

Cherry Valley Outdoor Games

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TIMBERSPORTS COMPETITION – 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Athletes from around the NE compete with tools not used commercially since the invention of the Chain saw. Watch the STHIL Timbersports Women’s Division qualifying rounds. Alden Field, Cherry Valley Community Center. Info, www.facebook.com/northeastqualifier/

SUNNY MOMENTS EXHIBIT – 5-7 p.m. The opening reception of the “Sunny Moments” exhibition. This is a chance to meet the artists, purchase the art, and enter to win a quilt. The Arc Otsego’s Main View Gallery & Studio, 73 Main St., Oneonta. www.arcotsego.org

Cycles of Generosity

Cycles of Generosity

Cyclists Donate Winnings To Girls On The Run
Members of the CNYC/NYCM Insurance Bicycle team Marc Kingsley, center, and Taylor Brose, left, present Jill Feury, Council Director with Girls On The Run with a donation of $250 the team won from a first place finish in the Cazenovia Hill Bender last Saturday. The program, which encompass five counties, is a 10 week after school program that helps girls in third to eighth grade build self esteem and with the goal of running a 5K race. “A lot of girls would be unable to participate if it wasn’t for donations like this to help subsidize costs,” said Feury. “It’s a really great cause,” said Kingsley. “We are glad to support an event like this that gets girls outside and builds confidence.” (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
A&D Transport Gives $500 In Free Ride Vouchers To United Way

A&D Transportation Donates

$500 In Vouchers To United Way

Al Rubin, owner of A&D Transportation Services, this morning donated $500 in ride vouchers to United Way of Delaware & Otsego Counties.   With him are United Way Executive Director Sue Kurkowski, left, Teri Basdekis, secretary of the board.   “Transportation is a huge issue in rural areas like ours.” said Kurkowski. “I have had a dozen calls in the last several days from people needing rides to hospitals or the Department of Social services. This program allows us to coordinate rides and save money.”  Said Rubin, “$500 can help a lot of people. This is not a one time donation. I want this to be a continuing program and I encourage other organizations to donate as well. This is just one more dimension of assisting in this sharing economy.”  Anyone in need of a ride can call 211, or, the United Way office at 607-432-8006. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, DEC. 3
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, DEC. 3

Run Of The Ugly Sweaters

At 3 p.m. In Cooperstown

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UGLY SWEATER RUN – There’s still time to take in the Ugly Sweater Run:  It departs at 3 p.m. from Pioneer Park in downtown Cooperstown.  (The listing incorrectly reported 1:30 p.m.)  Info, clarksportscenter.com/events/rockin-around-cooperstown-ugly-sweater-run-walk/index.php

CONCERT – 7 p.m. Juice Newton performs her greatest hits. Foothills Performing Arts Center, 24 Market St. Oneonta. Info, foothillspac.org  List to “Angel in the Morning.”

HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR – 9 a.m.-4 p.m. featuring quality, handmade crafts by local and regional crafters. Free admission. Hunt Union Ballroom, SUNY Oneonta, 108 Ravine pkwy, Oneonta.

PTA HOLIDAY BREAKFAST/MARKET – 8 a.m.-Noon Cooperstown Elementary School,  21 Walnut St, Cooperstown. Info, www.cooperstowncs.org

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, NOV. 29
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, NOV. 29

Memorial Basketball Game,

Celebrating Coach Patt Grasso

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GIVING TUESDAY

MEMORIAL BASKETBALL GAME – 6 p.m. In memory of Coach Patt Grasso, Laurens Girls Varsity vs. Milford followed by Laurens Boys Varisty vs. Worcester. Admission by donation. Proceeds go to Patt Grasso scholarship fund. Laurens Central School, 55 Main St, Laurens. Info, www.laurenscs.org

HOLIDAY SHOW & SALE – 11 a.m.-3 p.m. browse and buy original arts and crafts by local and regional artists. Help us celebrate giving tuesday at the Coopertown Art Association, 22 Main St., Cooperstown. Info, www.cooperstownart.com

Five Star Subaru Donates to Family Services

5 Star ‘Shares Love’ With Family Services

Blaine Jennings and Ben Guenther of Five Star Subaru present a check fo $14, 564 to Kim DeFalco, Rudy Ballard, Vicki Salmon and Fred Albrecht of Family services. The donation comes from Five Star Subaru's Share the Love Event back in Dec. where anyone buying a car could donate part of the purchase cost to the cause. This is the first year that they have been able to donate to a local charity. (Ian Austin/ allotsego.com)
Blaine Jennings, Ben Guenther and the rest of the staff at Five Star Subaru present a check for $14, 564 to Kim DeFalco, Rudy Ballard, Vicki Salmon and Fred Albrecht of Family Services Association of Oneonta. The donation comes from Five Star Subaru’s “Share the Love” promotion last December, where anyone buying a car could donate part of the purchase cost toward a charitable purpose. (Ian Austin/ allotsego.com)
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