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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2019
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22

Find Fun Items For The Holidays

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ANGEL TREE PROGRAM – Give the Gift of Christmas this holiday season. Adopt a family in need. Visit www.allotsego.com/angel-tree-program/ to learn how.

HOLIDAY BAZAAR – 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Elm Park Church is hosting annual holiday bazaar. Christmas decorations, gently used items, and baked goods available. 401 Chestnut St., Oneonta.

Habitat For Humanity Celebrates 30 Years

LATEST FAMILY READY TO MOVE IN

Habitat Slide Show Applauds

36 Homes, 2 Renovations

Habitat For Humanity celebrated 30 years of building homes in Otsego County at the Elm Park Methodist Church this evening. A slideshow of the 36 homes and two major renovations was played for the guests as they enjoyed refreshments and cake. Above, Brad Conforti, wife Colleen and their children Abrielle and Micah, Town of Maryland, show off the most recent Habitat newsletter that features the home they will move into. The home is one of the newest residences Habitat is building on McFarlane Road off of Route 205 between West Oneonta and Laurens.  At right, Habitat president Mary Ann Dowdell, Oneonta,  who gave the evening’s keynoter, recognizes those who have donated time and talents over the past three decades by having their names included on an honorary plaque. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, MAY 3
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, MAY 3

‘An American Miscellany’

Choral Society Spring Concert

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CONCERT – 7:30 pm Catskill Choral Society’s Spring Concert, “An American Miscellany: 250 years of American Choral Music.” Reception w/light refreshments. Adv/At the door: Adults $19/$22 Seniors $15/$18 Students $5 Under 12 Free. First United Methodist Church, 66 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Info, 607-431-6060 or CatskillChoralSociety.com.

Solar, Wind, Pellets, Geothermal Promoted As Energies Of Future

70-80 ATTENDEES FILL ROOM

Energies Of Future

Promoted At Forum

Among Them, Solar, Wind, Geothermal,

Pellets Seen As Fossil-Fuel Replacements

Len Carson, the Oneonta entrepreneur, asks about the viability of small-scale wind devices instead of industrial windmills at tonight’s forum, which brought 7-80 people to Elm Park United Methodist Church in Oneonta. (Jim Kevln/AllOTSEGO.com)

By JIM KEVLIN • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

“Cheap energy will kill us,” said Hartwick Professor Karl Seeley. Conservation and renewables will save us, he said.

ONEONTA – Fossil fuels – gasoline, fuel oil, propane and natural gas – that power Otsego County today were like an unexpected inheritance, allowing the Industrial Revolution and the world as we know it.

Buttermann

But 200 years later, Hartwick College Economics Professor Karl Seeley told 70-80 attendees at the Concerned Citizens of Oneonta forum this evening at Elm Park United Methodist Church, you discover the hidden costs of the bequest are bankrupting.

“It makes you rich enough to destroy your home,” Seeley said.  “But not rich enough to build a new one.”

The dynamics of the evening, moderated by Hartwick Professor Kate O’Donnell, followed an outline another panelist, Dan Buttermann, brought back from Al Gore’s “Climate Reality Project” forum last year in Los Angeles:  “Must we do it? Can we do it? Will we do it?”

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, MAR. 7
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, MAR. 7

Practice Your Chess Game

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CHESS NIGHT – 7 – 11 p.m. Chess enthusiasts of all levels welcome to play. Includes free lessons for beginners. Hunt Union Cafeteria, SUNY Oneonta. E-mail dmv2012@aol.com

PLANNING – 1 – 3 p.m. Farmers interested in participating in 2018 Family Farm Day are invited to the meeting of the FFD Planning Committee. Cornell Cooperative Extension, 123 Lake St., Cooperstown. Call 607-547-8886 or visit cceschoharie-otsego.org

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, FEB.28
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, FEB.28

Preparing For Climate Change

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CLIMATE LECTURE – 7:30 p.m. Dr. Michael Young, Geologist, presents “Mid-Century Resilience in the Face of Climate Extremes and Population Growth: How Lessons From the Lone Star State Can Benefit the Nation,” at the Rude Memorial Lecture. Free, open to the public. Anderson Center, Hartwick College, Oneonta. Call 607-431-4021 or visit www.hartwick.edu/news/hartwick-welcomes-michael-young-83-rude-memorial-lecture/

JUSTICE FILM SERIES – 5:30 p.m. Screening of “The Times of Harvey Milk” (1984). Includes vegetarian dinner at 6, screening begins at 7. Unitarian Universalist Society of Oneonta, 12 Ford Ave, Oneonta. Call 607-432-3491 or visit www.uuso.org

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, FEB.7
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, FEB.7

Otsego Land Trust Presents

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LIONS CLUB – 6:30 p.m. At this meeting Patricia Szarpa, Executive Director of the Otsego Land Trust, will speak. The Tunnicliff Inn, 34 Pioneer St., Cooperstown. Visit www.facebook.com/CooperstownLionsClub/

HISTORY DISCUSSION – 6:30 – 8 p.m. Introductory Session  of 6 discussions on “Making Sense of the Civil War” facilitated by SUNY Oneonta’s Susan Goodier. Readings available for loan while supplies last. Registration required. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Call 607-432-1980 or visit hmloneonta.org/adult-programs/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, JAN. 24
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, JAN. 24

Practice Your Chess Game

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CHESS NIGHT – 7-11 p.m. Chess enthusiasts of all levels welcome to play. Free lessons for beginners. Hunt Union Cafeteria, SUNY Oneonta. E-mail dmv2012@aol.com

SOUP-TO-GO – 4-5 p.m. Enjoy a bowl of free, homemade soup. The Elm Park Church, 401 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Call 607-432-6552.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, JAN. 10
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, JAN. 10

Learn To Draw

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DRAWING CLASS – 5-7 p.m. Free Beginners class on how to draw. The Turning Point, 22 Elm St., Oneonta. Call 607-267-4435.

BOE MEETING – 5 p.m. Open budget discussion with section focused on the Program portion beginning at 5:30 p.m. Cooperstown Central School. Call 607-547-5364 or visit www.cooperstowncs.org

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, OCT. 13
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, OCT. 13

Saxophone Quartet Performance

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CONCERT – 7:30 p.m. The Ancia saxophone Quartet presented by the Oneonta Concert Association. First United Methodist Church, 66 Chestnut St., Oneonta. oneontaconcertassociation.org

COUNTRY MUSIC – 7 p.m. The Barnyard Saints perform foot stomping, outlaw, country music with special guest Everett Farrell. Show at 8. Admission, $5. Cash bar for those 21+. the Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. Call 607-431-2080 or visit foothillspac.org

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JULY 29
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JULY 29

Awards At Doubleday

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AWARDS PRESENTATION – 4:30 p.m. Features the presentation of the Ford C. Frick award for baseball broadcasting excellence and the J.G. Taylor Spink Award for meritorious contributions to baseball writing. Gates open 3 p.m. Followed immediately by the Parade of Legends Doubleday Field, Cooperstown. baseballhall.org/events/Awards-Presentation-2017?date=0

PARADE OF LEGENDS – 6 p.m. The Legends of baseball ride down Main St. to the Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown. baseballhall.org/events/Parade-of-legends-17?date=0

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, MAR. 8
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, MAR. 8

Concert Celebrating

International Women

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MUSIC – 7:30 p.m. Concert “Honoring International Women Through Music.” Anderson Theater, Hartwick College, Oneonta. Info, www.hartwick.edu/campus-life/student-affairs/intercultural-affairs/ or contact Matthews at matthewsh@hartwick.edu or call (607)431-4428

FILM SERIES – 7 p.m. Winter Wednesday’s film series showing of “12 Years A Slave.” Foothills Performing Arts Center, 24 Market St., Oneonta. Info, foothillspac.org

CLUBHOUSE PROJECT – 6-8 p.m. Teens 12-17 welcome for a night of fun, friends, giveaways and free food. Meet new people and enjoy a substance-free night. The discussion will focus on “Adulting.” Unadilla Teen Center, 16 Watson St., Unadilla. Info, www.facebook.com/ClubhouseProject/ or call (607)432-0001 or email Blake at bstensland@familyrn.org

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, MAR. 1
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, MAR. 1

Museum Reopens, Features

Fun Activities For All Ages

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MUSEUM REOPENING – 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The A.J. Read Science Discovery Center reopens to the public featuring new exhibits and activities for all ages. SUNY Oneonta. Info, www.oneonta.edu/sdc/ or email douglas.reilly@oneonta.edu

GUITAR BASICS – 5-7 p.m. Free workshop with instructor John Arlet to learn to play guitar. Bring your own instrument. Space is limited. Registration required. The Library Room at The Turning Point, 22 Elm St., Oneonta. Info, www.friendsofrecoverydo.org/events

SUNY THEATER – 8 p.m. Theater department production of “Colony Collapse.” Hamblin Theater, Fine Arts Building, 108 Ravine Pkwy., Oneonta. Info, oneonta.edu/academics/theatre/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, DEC. 2
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, DEC. 2

Festival Of Holiday Trees

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To Learn How You Can Help Area Families This Holiday Season CLICK HERE.

FESTIVAL OF TREES – 6:30-8:30 p.m. Family night. Take a wagon to see the holiday light displays, see Santa and his elves. Decorate trees with ornaments for wildlife, and watch holiday movies. Glimmerglass State Park, 1527 Co. Hwy. 31, Cooperstown. Info, www.friendsofglimmerglass.com

CHRISTMAS BAZAAR – 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Includes Christmas tree trimmings, knitted and crocheted items, holiday decorations, a white elephant sale, bake sale, and a luncheon. Elm Park Church, 401 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Info, (607)432-6552

MLK Honored with Song and Speeches

Martin Luther King’s Birthday

Celebrated With Songs, Speeches

Line Christensen and Robin Seletsky play " O Mary Don't You Weep, Don't You Mourn" while the the MLK Chorus; TJ Wooden, Lee Fisher, Yolanda Sharpe and Denise Michaelson provide vocals  during the Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday celebration at the Elm Park Methodist Church on Sunday. The event was sponsored by the Oneonta area branch of the NAACP and the City of Oneonta Commission on Community Relations and Human Rights.
Line Christensen and Robin Seletsky play  “O Mary Don’t You Weep, Don’t You Mourn” while the the MLK Chorus – TJ Wooden, Lee Fisher, Yolanda Sharpe and Denise Michaelson – provide vocals during the Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday celebration at the Elm Park Methodist Church on Sunday. The event was sponsored by the Oneonta area branch of the NAACP and the City of Oneonta Commission on Community Relations & Human Rights.  (Ian Austin/allotsego.com)
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