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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: 10-20-22
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20

Learn About Oneonta’s Haunted History

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HISTORY AFTER HOURS – 5 – 7 p.m. The whole family is invited for fun history activities. This month ring in Halloween with the Haunted History of Oneonta. Learn the local ghost stories and unsolved mysteries. And also enjoy making delicious fudge, some arts & crafts, and more. Oneonta History Center, 183 Main St., Oneonta. 607-432-0960 or visit facebook.com/OneontaHistory

BLOOD DRIVE – Noon – 5 p.m. Save up to 3 lives with the American Red Cross. Southside Mall, Oneonta. Register at redcrossblood.org

Oneonta Program Has Spooky Side

Oneonta Program Has Spooky Side

On Thursday, October 20 from 5-7 p.m., the Greater Oneonta Historical Society’s “History After Hours!” series at the Oneonta History Center will feature ghost stories and unsolved mysteries, spooky treats, “cup cooking,” a reading of “The Chocolate Chip Ghost” in the Sally Mullen Children’s Corner, and arts and crafts including paper jack-o’-lantern baskets and ghost ornaments.

This “Haunted History!” event for adults and children of all ages is free and open to the public. GOHS first introduced its new monthly history-based series in September; the topic for the November 17 program is to be announced. The Oneonta History Center is located at 183 Main Street, Oneonta.

For more information, e-mail info@oneontahistory.org, call 607-432-0960 or visit www.OneontaHistory.org.

Celebrate Harvest History

Celebrate Harvest History

Wilber Hop Farmers, ca. 1870s – 1890s

This fall, the Greater Oneonta Historical Society (GOHS) introduces a new series of events, History After Hours!

“The program series will offer a variety of events for adults and children of all ages at the Oneonta History Center (183 Main Street) from 5 to 7 p.m., once a month on September 22, October 20 and November 17,” said Marcela Micucci, Executive Director Greater Oneonta Historical Society. “This is going to be a great series.”

The first event is on Thursday, September 22 (5 – 7 p.m.), GOHS’s History After Hours will celebrate Harvest History.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: 09-09-22
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9

Find Vintage Items, Furnishing,
More For Sale To Support The
Greater Oneonta Historical Society

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ON-SITE SALE – Noon – 4 p.m. Find surplus furninshings, ephemera, and more ranging form vintage items like the Caprice Model organ by Conn, to a slab of marble, to extra display cases. All proceeds benefit the Greater Oneonta Historical Society. Held on the 3rd Floor of the Oneonta History Center, 183 Main St., Oneonta. 607-432-0960 or visit facebook.com/OneontaHistory/

BLOOD DRIVE – 1 – 6 p.m. Clark Sports Center, Cooperstown. 1-800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org

Greater Oneonta Historical Society

GOHS builds oral history of the city in ‘Remembering Oneonta’ exhibition

Dr. Marcela Micucci

Growing up in Cooperstown in the 1960s and 70s meant looking forward to a drive down to Oneonta, shopping at Bresee’s, Woolworth’s, Barker’s, Jamesway, and others – made special by the fact that Main Street stores stayed open until 9 p.m. on Thursdays. Surely it was the same for others in the era, be they Oneonta residents or visitors from nearby villages – and it’s an era coming back to life through a summer-long exhibit open to the public at the Greater Oneonta Historical Society’s 183 Main Street headquarters.

“History is all around us here,” said Dr. Marcela Micucci, the Oneonta native appointed to become GOHS’s new director in February 2021. She made the comment after we had chatted briefly about the Woolworth’s door handles still remaining on the long-gone discount store’s front doors a few steps away at 203 Main Street.

“I just saw noticed those again on one of our guided walking tours around Oneonta,” she said. “When I was growing up here I can’t tell you how many times I used to go into ‘Building 203’ and never really noticed that detail. It’s just another example of how we live in this amazing historical space.”

Our discussion of all things Oneonta stemmed from a look at the Society’s Remembering Oneonta in the 1960s exhibition – a photographic and burgeoning oral history of the city during a decade of growth and transition. A photo display sparks memories of front-window displays and Bresee’s, students moving books to the new library at SUCO, buildings long gone or transformed, a city in transition.

“When we were envisioning what the 1960s exhibit could be, we wanted to do something different,” Dr. Micucci said. “Instead of writing a script, we could make the crux of the exhibition these oral history interviews, and they would become the script. Then it became a lot like our walking tours – kind of a nostalgic walk through Oneonta in the 1960s.”

Greater Oneonta Historical Society to unveil new exhibit at Grand Reopening

Greater Oneonta Historical Society
to unveil new exhibit at Grand Reopening

On Friday, May 13, 2022, the Greater Oneonta Historical Society (GOHS) will reopen the doors to its History Center at 183 Main Street in the heart of downtown Oneonta. The reopening follows a four-month closure for renovations to the first floor, including updates to the walls, floors, and lighting.

At the grand reopening, GOHS will unveil Small Community, Big Ideas: Greater Oneonta, a new exhibition exploring the history of the town and city of Oneonta, New York. The exhibit will include modern, interactive, and digital features and a variety of different, formerly unseen objects from GOHS’s object and archival collections.

“Small Community, Big Ideas will feature five chronological modules, each shedding light on the everyday people, places, and events that have shaped the town and city of Oneonta over the past three centuries,” Dr. Marcela Micucci, GOHS Executive Director said. “It will tell the stories of how Natives, settlers, immigrants, and residents created a community, and how they built and rebuilt Oneonta to become a destination city — one that was adaptable and evolved with the changing geography, economy, culture, and society.”

This Week – 05-05-22

THIS WEEK’S NEWSPAPERS

The Freeman’s Journal • Hometown Oneonta

May 5, 2022

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

The National Baseball Hall of Fame welcomed David Ortiz, a member of the Class of 2022 Hall of Fame Inductees, to the museum this week. “Only one percent of all the men who ever played Major League Baseball is honored in this Hall,” said Jane Forbes Clark, Chairman of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. “Congratulations and welcome, Mr. Ortiz.” “This is my first time ever being here, and I have goosebumps. I’m so honored,” Mr. Ortiz said. “As a kid you dream of this, to be among the greatest players of the game. And here I am!” Left to right: Josh Rawitch, President of the Hall of Fame; Ms. Jane Forbes Clark and David Ortiz.

FRONT PAGE

Community pay tribute to Bob Schlather

Senator Schumer visits Oneonta to plug job accelerator center

Inside The Paper

Greater Oneonta Historical Society to unveil new exhibit

Nelson Mondaca nominated for Culinary Student Chef of the Year

Music biz track matches science and art at SUNY Oneonta

Perspectives

Editorial

Great Choice, Governor

COLUMNS

POTRIKUS: The unifying power of baseball

KEVLIN: Hello from Arizona and Jim Kevlin

BERKSON: Bunnies Don’t Crow

LETTERS

PATTERSON: Thanks, power heroes

OWENS: Editorial Unfair!

THE WHITES: West Oneonta needs a guardrail

NORTHRUP: A constitutional right to abort

BOUND VOLUMES

Bound Volumes: May 5, 2022

OBITUARIES

Robert B. Schlather, Esq.

Carl Lusins

Ann Lois Edwards

CALENDAR

Happenin’ Otsego

In Memoriam David W. Brenner December 20, 1931 – March 04, 2022

In Memoriam

David W. Brenner

Dec. 20, 1931 – Mar. 04, 2022

David W. Brenner

ONEONTA – David W. Brenner, 90, passed away March 4, 2022 at Cooperstown Center Rehabilitation and Nursing Home.

David was born December 20, 1931 in Blooming Grove, NY, the son of Lee D. and Henrietta (Maxwell) Brenner.  He was the oldest of 10 children.  The family lived in various towns in and around Newburgh NY.

David Graduated from Washingtonville High School in 1949.  In 1950 he enlisted in the United States Army, achieving the rank of 1st Lieutenant.  His assignments included Germany and several posts in the United States. He was honorably discharged in 1954 at the completion of his service.

David married Lois I. Erickson on September 5, 1954 at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Brooklyn NY.

Following their marriage, they moved to Oneonta so that David could attend SUNY Oneonta on the G.I. Bill, graduating in 1957 and achieving a master’s degree in 1959.  After graduating college, he taught at Schenevus Central School and at Clarkstown Central School in New City, NY.  He then returned to SUNY Oneonta as Student Teacher Supervisor, before becoming Director of Registration and Records, and eventually Associate Dean of Students, retiring after 35 plus years.  During his time at SUCO, David was very proud to have received his Ph.D. from SUNY Albany School of Public Affairs.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Cooperstown Decorates Main Street 11-21-21
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 21

Cooperstown Decorates Main Street

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CHRISTMAS – Be an Angel. Sign up to give the gift of Christmas to local families in need with this years Angel Tree Program. Visit www.allotsego.com/angel-tree-program/ for details.

DECORATING – 2 p.m. Join the Cooperstown Christmas Committee to help decorate Santa’s cottage and the village lampposts for the holidays. Decorations provided, bring gloves and ladders if available. Meet at Pioneer Park, Cooperstown. E-mail cooptownchristmas@gmail.com to reserve a pole.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Benefit Auction for Oneonta Historical Society 11-19-21
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19

Benefit Auction for
Oneonta Historical Society

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CHRISTMAS – Be an Angel. Sign up to give the gift of Christmas to local families in need with this years Angel Tree Program. Visit www.allotsego.com/angel-tree-program/ for details.

BENEFIT AUCTION – 5:30 – 8 p.m. Come out for 15th annual auction for the Greater Oneonta Historical Society. Find cool items to bid on with auctioneer Kevin Herrick, and support this local historical society. Quality Inn, 5206 St. Hwy. 23, Oneonta. 607-432-0960 or visit www.oneontahistory.org

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Retirement Celebration 10-19-21
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, OCTOBER 19

Retirement Celebration

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RETIREMENT RECEPTION – 6 – 8 p.m. Celebrate the 20 year tenure and recent retirement of the Greater Oneonta Historical Society’s Executive Director Bob Brzowski. Refreshments, cake will be served. A cash bar will be available. Covid safety protocols will be followed. Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. 607-432-0960 or visit oneontahistory.org/event/bob-brzozowskis-retirement-reception/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Oneonta History Soceity to hold annual dinner 10-14-21
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14

Oneonta History Society
to hold annual dinner

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ANNUAL DINNER – 5:30 p.m. Fundraising dinner with the Greater Oneonta Historical Society. Celebrate their accomplishments and raise money for the future. Cost, $55/non-member. Hosted at Toscana Northern Italian Grill, 76 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 607-432-0960 or visit oneontahistory.org/event/gohs-annual-dinner/

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