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Oneonta Photographers Exhibit On Display At City Hall

Oneonta Photography Exhibit

Now On Display At City Hall

Wayne Wright, the Greater Oneonta Historical Society’s, shows off a two-lens stereoscopic camera that is featured in three panels from the “Oneonta Photographers, 1850-1900” he staged for GOHS during the fall now being installed in the City Hall lobby. The show features work from William Mereness, Perry Young and Howard N. Smith, who took some of the earliest images of Oneonta. At right, Wright shows Mayor Gary Herzig a stereoscope of the D&H rail yards. Stereoscopes, photographs, cameras and other ephemera will be on display through the end of March. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

Slot Machine Stirs Up Bidding War At Auction

Slot Machine Stirs Up

Bidding War At Auction

Volunteers Taylor Knox, a SUNY Oneonta senior, and Brenda Korthauer, above, cheer as a slot machine, donated by Marc and Elaine Bresee, delivers a jingling prize, setting off a bidding war at this evening’s Benefit Auction, the Greater Oneonta Historical Society’s major annual fundraiser.  Inset right, Alan Michael Rubin, attending the event at the Qualilty Inn with dad Al and mom Michelle, signals his $560 bid and wins the apparatus, all for the good cause. Other items up for auction included a weekend getaway at a Lake George camp and a lamp with a stained-glass shade, courtesy of stained-glass artist Doug Halberg.  After a 10-year hiatus, Kevin Herrick of Lettis Auctions, who has rejoined the GOHS board, was the auctioneer. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8

Glimmerglass Film Days

Opening Night Party

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OPENING NIGHT PARTY – 8 – 10 p.m. Traditional opening night bash for Glimmerglass film days. Features buffet, complimentary beverage, cash bar, chance to meet artists, filmmakers. Enjoy video, sculpture exhibit by Ted Lott and Yeon Jin Kim. The Smithy, Cooperstown. 607-547-8881 or visit www.glimmerglassfilmdays.org/films-events-01/opening-night-party-and-companion-exhibition

VISITING WRITERS – 7 p.m. Kick off writers series with fiction writer Stephanie King, interim coordinator of Hartwick’s Writing Center, award winning author. Celebration Room, Shineman Chapel House, Hartwick College, Oneonta. 607-431-4921 or visit www.hartwick.edu/news/stephanie-king-kicks-off-hartwicks-2018-19-visiting-writers-series/

Fifth History Center Mural Unveiled, Completing Cycle

Fifth History Center Mural

Unveiled, Completing Cycle

Young Felix Palmer of Cooperstown mimics the pose he took for the photo that became the basis of the fifth of five murals for the Dietz Street side of the Oneonta History Center, unveiled this afternoon. The photo was taken when he was 7; next week, he turns 13. Also depicted in the mural are Felix’ mom, Angelica, and Gary Aney, Jordanville, a Farmers’ Museum docent who appears as David Wilber himself.   The mural’s subject is Wilber National Bank, one of the History Center building’s occupants over the 150-year history of the first brick building in Oneonta’s downtown. At left is artist Carol Mandigo, who created the murals with the help of a NYSCA grant under the sponsorship of the Greater Oneonta Historical Society.  Murals already completed are of Laskaris’ candy store, Gallin’s Jewelry, Brown Hardware and Joann Dress Shop.  Wilber National Bank merged into Community Bank five years ago,  (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28

Fall Run Through Cooperstown

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COOP LOOP RACE – 1 – 3 p.m. 5K & 10K race of moderate difficulty through scenic Cooperstown. Includes costume contests. Cost, $25/adult for 10K race. Begins & Ends at Clark Sports Center, Cooperstown. 607-547-2800, ext. 111 or visit www.facebook.com/clarksportscenter

TASTE OF FOOTHILLS – 5:30 p.m. Enjoy dinner from local vendors followed by show featuring ‘extraordanist’ Craig Karges. Cost, $20/person. Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. 607-431-2080 or visit www.eventbrite.com/e/experience-the-extraordinary-w-craig-karges-foothills-annual-fundraiser-tickets-48071305569

Final Mural’s Unveiling Due At Oneonta History Center

Final Mural’s Unveiling Due

At Oneonta History Center

AllOTSEGO.com Managing Editor Libby Cudmore and photographer Ian Austin were models for Brown’s Hardware. (AllOTSEGO.com photo)

ONEONTA – Wilber Bank, the last of the Dietz Street murals depicting the five historic occupants of the Oneonta History Center, 183 Main St., will be unveiled at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3.

Wilber Bank’s first location in Oneonta was in the southwest corner of the first floor of Walter  Brown’s hardware store in the building now owned by the Greater Oneonta Historical Society. After a fire in David Wilber’s bank in Milford, his friend Walter Brown offered space in his business.

Brzozowski Named Recipient Of Annual GOHS Morris Prize

Brzozowski Named Recipient

Of Annual GOHS Morris Prize

Brzozowski

ONEONTA – Robert Brzozowski, Greater Oneonta Historical Society executive director and past president, will receive the GOHS’ 18th annual Albert E. Morris Award for contributions to local history on Sunday, Oct. 28.

Bob Brzozowski and his family moved to Oneonta in 1996 from Milwaukee, where he was active in Historic Milwaukee, Inc. The Bachman-Brzozowski family joined GOHS in 2000.

In January 2003 the late Sally Mullen named him to a vacancy on the Board of Trustees.  In October 2003, he was elected president of the board and served in that capacity for five of the next six years.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, OCTOBER 8
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, OCTOBER 8

Kids Day At The Farm

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COLUMBUS DAY!

GET KIDS OUT – 10 – 11:30 a.m. Bring kids out for Columbus day, explore world of trees. Kids explore property, learn tree identification, understand trees roles in world, have fun. Mohican Farm, 7207 St. Hwy. 80, Cooperstown. 607-547-4488 or visit occainfo.org/calendar/get-the-kids-out-trees/

GARDEN CLUB – 7 p.m. Presentation by Dr. Robinson, curator of The Jewell and Arline Moss Settle Herbarium containing specimens from the North East spanning 1898-2015. Learn about history, function of teaching herbariums, their importance to past, future of plants. Club also offering free bags of daffodil bulbs. Includes refreshments, free, open to public. St. James Episcopal Church, 305 Main St., Oneonta. E-mail Wendy at millerwillis3@gmail.com

GOHS Honors Liz Morley With The Hofbauer Award

GOHS Honors Liz Morley

With The Hofbauer Award

Bob Brzozowski and Corinne Smith, President of GOHS, presenting the Eduard Hofbauer Outstanding Service Award to Liz Morley at the Greater Oneonta Historical Society Annual Meeting earlier this evening. Morley, a board member since 2015, and Chair of the Programming Committee, received the award in recognition of her hard work and dedication to the GOHS, which she has displayed many areas including setting up exhibits, planning and hosting events, soliciting donations and more. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3

Performance Of Sophocles ‘Antigone’

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SHAKESPEARE – 7 p.m. Hartwick Theater Arts Department presents production of “Antigone” by American Shakespeare Center. Reservations required. Slade Theater, Yager Hall, Hartwick College, Oneonta. 607-431-4227 or visit www.hartwick.edu/news/hartwick-presents-american-shakespeare-centers-antigone/

FOOD FOR THOUGHT – 12:30 p.m. Lecture “Seen and Unseen: Photographs by Imogen Cunningham” with Kevin Gray, Manager of Arts Education & photographer. Cost, $30/non-member. Study Center, Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org

Ahead of OHS Athletic Hall Induction, GOHS Honors Carl Delberta

Ahead of Athletic Hall Induction,

GOHS Honors Carl Delberta

Jennifer Delberta adjusts a boxing robe belonging to her grandfather Carl Delberta in a display of his boxing memorabilia soon to be on display at Greater Oneonta Historical Society. Delberta, founder of the Oneonta Boys and Girl’s Club, will join Geoff Bean, ’03, Terry Deery, ’68, George McGurl, ’67 and the 2002 Boys Track team in the Athletic Hall of Fame, while Everett Baroni, the 2018 Alumni of Distinction,leads Harold Anderson, ’48, Howard Canfield, ’32, Maryann Corrao Feree, ’72 and Diane Georgeson, ’75 on the Wall of Distinction. The induction ceremony will be held Saturday, Oct. 6. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, AUGUST 31
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, AUGUST 31

Festival Of Balloons

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BALLOON FEST – 4 – 9 p.m. See balloons inflate, take a ride in one, more. Neahwa Park, Oneonta. 607-432 2941 or visit www.facebook.com/BalloonFestOneonta/

OPENING RECEPTION – 5 – 7 p.m. Celebrate opening of 2018 finale art show “Poetica Obscurum.” Featuring works by Robert Grinder, S. Worcester artist Pooh Kaye (screening zany stop motion animations for dancers and objects from The Backyard Series), and Gail Peachin exhibiting compelling collages based on black & white photographs. The Art Garage, 689 Beaver Meadow Road, Cooperstown. 607-547-5327 or visit www.facebook.com/TheArtGarageCooperstown/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, JULY 31
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, JULY 31

Walking Tour At Historic Farm

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WALKING TOUR – 7 p.m. Explore historic Emmons Farm with descendants, followed by refreshments outside Woodchuck Knoll. Cost, $7/person. Reservation required. Meet at The Farmhouse at Emmons, 5649 St. Hwy. 7, Oneonta. 607-432-0960 or visit www.oneontahistory.org/upcomingevents.htm

CONCERT – 7 p.m. Hanzolo performs groovy originals, funky covers. Lakefront Park, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-5256 or visit richcooperstown.org/lakefront-concert-series/

Susan (Ford) House Plantz, 84; Ancestor Of Early City Leaders
IN MEMORIAM

Susan (Ford) House Plantz, 84;

Early City Leaders’ Descendant

Susan Plantz

ONEONTA – Susan (Ford) House Plantz, descendant of Oneonta’s earliest leading citizens, passed away on July 22, 2018, at O’Connor Hospital in Delhi. She was 84.

Susan was born in Oneonta on Sept. 12, 1933, the daughter of Alice (Ford) House and Dr. Leroy S. House.  She was the granddaughter of Dr. Merton L. Ford who, in business with his father, Newton Ford, owned and operated Oneonta’s first drugstore.  In addition, Dr. Ford helped organize the electric power plant in Oneonta and was an original investor in the Computer Tabulating Co., which later became IBM.

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