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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: CCS Students to Receive Scholastic Awards 05-12-22
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, MAY 12

CCS Students to Receive Scholastic Awards

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SCHOLASTIC AWARDS – 7 p.m. CCS honors the works of students whose work their teachers have found to be exemplary. Sterling Auditorium, Cooperstown High School. 607-547-8181 or visit www.cooperstowncs.org

BLOOD DRIVE – 12:30 – 5:30 p.m. Donate through May 19 for chance to win a travel trailer camper that sleeps eight. Hartwick College, Oneonta. 1-800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org

BLOOD DRIVE – 1 – 5 p.m. Donate through May 19 for chance to win a travel trailer camper that sleeps eight. Community Bible Chapel, 577 Greenough Rd., Cooperstown. 1-800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org

Community pays tribute to Bob Schlather

Community pays tribute
to Bob Schlather

CLICK HERE to view the full obituary

Last week, the community lost an exceptional friend in Bob Schlather. Those who attended the Mass at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Cooperstown on Saturday were graciously asked upon entry if they were with a particular organization, to be shown where others from their group were seated. This spoke volumes about Bob, who was involved in a dizzying array of groups and causes encompassing healthcare, human services, education, arts, historical associations, Rotary — basically, anything established for the betterment of the community. And it was with compassion, dedication, gentleness and a legendary and comforting sense of humor that Bob jumped into his volunteer roles as advisor, advocate, contributor and leader. In her homily during the Mass, the Rev. Betsy Jay referred to Bob as “invincible;” he was always there to get things done, and he did so with understated deliberation.

The Glimmerglass Festival was incredibly fortunate to be a keystone cause of Bob’s. He and his wife, Karen, first became involved as volunteers and supporters in 1979, when the Opera was still in its infancy. By 1984 he was elected to the Board and during his nearly 40 years as a Trustee, Bob served as: Treasurer for seven, Vice President of Personnel for four, Vice President of Legal Affairs, Chairman of the Audit Committee, an At-Large member
of the Executive Committee, and importantly, the Chairman of the Board of Trustees for an impressive six years — in tandem with Peter Duchin as his President, with whom he then swapped the Presidency and Chairmanship positions for a year.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Lecture ‘The Palisades Around Us: Akwesasne Experiences with Pretendian Cults’ 05-03-22
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, MAY 3

Lecture ‘The Palisades Around Us:
Akwesasne Experiences with Pretendian Cults’

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LECTURE – 6 p.m. Presentation ‘The Palisades Around Us: Akwesasne Experiences with ‘Pretendian’ Cults’ about the problem of self-indigenizing people and negotiating this in the domains of Mohawk cultural property and heritage with former elected chief Darren Bonaparte from Akwesasne. Yager Musuem, Hartwick College, Oneonta. 607-431-4480 or visit www.facebook.com/yagermuseum/

Winter Storm Prompts Opening Of 2 Overnight Shelters

Winter Storm Prompts
Opening Of 2 Overnight Shelters

With ongoing power outages affecting the County, the Office of Emergency Services, in cooperation with the American Red Cross, Clark Sports Center, and the City of Oneonta,  is opening 2 Emergency Shelters to accommodate residents who are without power. They are set to open at 8 this evening.

The South Otsego County Shelter will be located at the Oneonta Armory, 4 Academy St. in the City of Oneonta.

The North Otsego County Shelter will be at the Clark Sports Center, 124 Co. Hwy. 52, Cooperstown.

Neither facility will be able to accommodate pets.

In addition, SUNY Oneonta is working on accommodations for both SUNY students at the Alumni fieldhouse on SUNY Oneonta campus.

The county will be distributing water and dry ice later this evening.

Currently, over 18,000 Otsego County residents are without power across the NYSEG, REA, and National Grid networks with these outages potentially lasting for up to 72-hours according to a press release from Otsego County Office of Emergency Services.

Hartwick College artist-in-residence

Hartwick College welcomes printmaker as artist-in-residence

Hartwick College’s Department of Art and Art History welcomes print artist Emily L.R. Adams as Round House Press’s artist-in-residence, on campus from April 6-12.

The college’s professors of printmaking, letterpress/book arts, and photography founded Round House Press in the 1980s; each RHP project invites an artist-in-residence to work in the studio alongside students with the printmaking professor. Students in Katharine Kreisher’s Round House Press class will act as print assistants to Ms. Adams, developing a series monoprints using “safe” Akua inks; several of the prints will become part of the Round House Press portion of the Fine Arts Collection at the college’s Yager Museum.

As part of the residency, Ms. Adams delivers a lecture on Thursday, April 7, at 7 p.m. in Room 138 of the Anderson Center for the Arts, as well as a print-signing and exhibition on Tuesday, April 12, from 3 – 5 p.m. in the Hallway Gallery, second floor, outside Room 229 in the Anderson Center. Both events are open to the public. Professor Kreisher also can make appointments at other times for individuals and groups to meet the artist and observe her while she works.

Ms. Adams is a multi-media print and installation artist living in Olympia, Washington, where she teaches interdisciplinary printmaking and drawing at The Evergreen State College and St. Martin’s University. Her work explores the influences of historic gender binaries and the impact on social mobilities for women. Her piece Looking Glass, for example, is about the depiction of women posing for commercial pin-up photography during a time when work for women was not as prevalent and supported. The metal plates on which the photographs are printed were former serving vessels, which now become frames around the photographic images, suggesting objectification of the women.

The Round House Press artist-in-residence program is supported by a grant from the Foreman Institute for the Creative and Performing Arts. For additional information, e-mail Professor Katharine Kreisher at kreisherk@hartwick.edu.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Seniors Walking Group 03-28-22
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, MARCH 28

Seniors Walking Group

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WALKING CLUB – 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Enjoy a fun walk on Mondays & Fridays with friends old and new and listen to music of the 70s. Free for members, non-members aged 50+. Clark Sports Center, Cooperstown. 547-2800, ext. 109 or visit www.clarksportscenter.com

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

Gallery seeks red dress donations for installation

Gallery seeks red dress donations for installation

Artist Jaime Black will exhibit her REDress project at Hartwick College’s Foreman Gallery from August 22 – October 20, 2022, and is putting out a call for donations of red dresses to be installed throughout the college and gallery.

Gallery and Exhibitions Coordinator Sydney Sheehan said the REDress Project “draws attention to the absence, while evoking the presence, of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women.”

“Black’s project is an aesthetic response to the staggering rates of violence that Indigenous women face and serves as a visual reminder of the women who are no longer with us,” she said. “The empty red dresses, hanging in public spaces, confront viewers with the horrifying number of Indigenous women who have been taken from their homes, families, and communities; a number which has only increased since the start of the pandemic.”

Ms. Sheehan said the gallery hopes to collect red dresses from local residents as a way to raise awareness and offer a tangible show of support for the REDress Project.

For more information on the Project and/or how to donate a red dress for the upcoming installation, contact Hartwick College’s Sydney Sheehan at sheehans@hartwick.edu.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: ‘Songs From The Heart’ with the USAF Heritage of America Bands 03-16-22
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16

‘Songs From The Heart’ with the
USAF Heritage of America Bands

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HERITAGE CONCERT – 7 p.m. Public Concert of Love songs celebrating Romance, Service, and America presented by the USAF Heritage of America bands. Free, proof of vaccine, masks, & id required. Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. 607-431-2080 or visit www.facebook.com/foothillsoneonta/timeline

BLOOD DRIVE – Noon – 4:30 p.m. Quality Inn, 5206 St. Hwy. 23, Oneonta. 1-800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Online Tour of Exhibit ‘Elegant New York’ 03-08-22
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, MARCH 8

Online Tour of Exhibit
‘Elegant New York’

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VIRTUAL TOUR – 2 – 3 p.m. Join live tour of exhibit ‘Elegant New York – Historical Garments made in NY’ with Cassidy Percoco, Collections Manager of Fenimore Art Museum and The Farmers’ Museum. Free, suggested donation $10. Presented by The Fenimore Art Museum. 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org

BLOOD DRIVE – 1 – 6 p.m. Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. 1-800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Hartwick Presents Visiting Writer Series 03-02-22
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2

Hartwick College Presents
Visiting Writer Series

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WRITERS SERIES – 7 p.m. Hartwick’s spring visiting writers series presents Krys Malcom Belc for a reading followed by a Q&A session. Belc is known for ‘The Natural Mother of the Child: A Memoir of Nonbinary Parenthood’ and has won contests at Redivider and Pigeon Pages. Free, in-person, open to the public. Eaton Lounge, Bresee Hall, Hartwick College. 607-431-4921 or visit www.hartwick.edu/academics/academic-departments/english-department/visiting-writers-series/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Book Signing with Local Author 03-01-22
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, MARCH 1

Book Signing with Local Author

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LOCAL AUTHOR – 6 p.m. Welcome local author Chelsea Lauren for discussion of her YA Fantasy novel ‘Creatures Most Vile.’ Followed by Q&A session and a book signing. Copies will be available for purchase. Hosted at The Village Library of Cooperstown. 607-547-8344 or visit www.facebook.com/VillageLibraryOfCooperstown/

BLOOD DRIVE – 2 – 7 p.m. Laurens Fire Department, 34 Main St., Laurens. 1-800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Tour Art Exhibit of the American Landscape 02-22-22
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 22

Tour Art Exhibit of the
American Landscape

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VIRTUAL TOUR – 2 – 3 p.m. Join live tour of exhibit ‘Cooper, Cole, and the Hudson River School’ with assistant curator Ann Cannon discussing the friendship of Cooper, Cole, and how their works inspired the Hudson River School and a love for the sublime American landscape. Free, suggested donation $10. Presented by The Fenimore Art Museum. 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org

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