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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: 01-03-23
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, JANUARY 3

Yager Museum Reopens For The Season

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MUSEUM REOPENING—11:30 a.m. Yager Museum opens for the 2023 season with an exhibit of works by Oneonta native Margaret Huntington (Watkeys) Boehner, who taught at Syracuse University and earned an honorary degree from Hartwick College. Yager Museum, Hartwick College. (607) 431-4480 or visit facebook.com/yagermuseum/

BLOOD DRIVE—1-6 p.m. Save up to three lives with the American Red Cross. St James Episcopal Church, 305 Main Street, Oneonta. Register at redcrossblood.org

BLOOD DRIVE—1-6 p.m. Give blood to save a life with the American Red Cross. Laurens Fire Department, 34 Main Street, Laurens. Visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment.

Organization Changes Name, Prepares for Holiday Events

Organization Changes Name,
Prepares for Holiday Events

ONEONTA – First Night Oneonta has announced a name change to Hill City Celebrations and a new collaboration with the Otsego County Chamber of Commerce. This expansion and re-branding better reflects the year-round events and activities First Night organizes for the community.

The mission of First Night has always been to provide healthy, alcohol-free activities and events for families, the announcement reads. Community partners include LEAF Council on Alcoholism and Addictions, Five Star Subaru and dozens of generous local foundations, individuals, and businesses. Hill City Celebrations also works closely with the City of Oneonta, SUNY Oneonta, Hartwick College and Bassett Healthcare Network to produce events such as the Oneonta Festival of Lights, First Night at the Foothills, and the Hometown 4th of July.

‘HartLand Promise’ Targets Local Students

‘HartLand Promise’
Targets Local Students

By TED MEBUST

ONEONTA – Hartwick College has announced its commitment to furthering educational avenues for students from rural upstate areas with its HartLand Promise, which will make attending Hartwick, a private school, comparable to attending a four-year public college or university in New York State.

“We understand a liberal arts education may seem financially out of reach by many in our region, but we feel important, life-changing decisions should not feel restricted because of where you live,” explained Darren Reisberg, who assumed the office of college president this past August.

News from the Noteworthy: Funny Hats and Serious Business
News from the Noteworthy

Funny Hats and Serious Business

Mortarboards and tassels have been on my mind (and head).

What a wonderful couple of weeks! The City of Oneonta hosted two college inaugurations within 8 days. They were spectacular. There was genuine pageantry.

And pomp. They also featured a similar and particular circumstance.

Which is this: That in this moment in Oneonta’s history, we’ve been blessed. In the inauguration of these two men, we’ve been gifted with exactly what we need.

News from the Noteworthy: Celebrate Fall in Many Ways
News from the Noteworthy

Celebrate Fall in Many Ways

The beauty of fall—as it ushers us from the heat and activity of summer to the chill and serenity of winter—is celebratory and full of hope. Fall does not meekly transition; it sings out with color as it triumphantly faces winter. With our magnificent landscape’s celebration on full display, I have recently thought about how much our community has to celebrate.

On Friday, October 14, Dr. Alberto J.F. Cardelle will be inaugurated as SUNY Oneonta’s ninth president. The theme of his inauguration is “Community Connections.” Our connections will define this community’s future—our ability to work together to address the very real challenges we face. I applaud Dr. Cardelle’s efforts to prove out this theme. With Springbrook, he has cultivated our partnership by showing his genuine commitment to learning about the people we support, our employees, and our organizational goals (even guest lecturing at our “Management Institute,” a six-week course offered to new and aspiring Springbrook managers). With this kind of commitment already provided, I find that Dr. Cardelle’s inauguration is definitely worth celebrating.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: 09-08-22
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8

Auditions Open for Theatrical
Production of ‘August: Osage County’

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AUDITIONS – 7:30 – 9 p.m. Bigger Dreams productions is seeking community members who enjoy acting and the theater to audition for roles in the upcoming performance of ‘August: Osage County.’ Performances to take place February 3 through 12, 2023. Rehearsals begin week of November 7. Auditions held in the Production Center, Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. Visit biggerdreamsproductions.org/auditions

A Lot to Learn Here at Hartwick

A Lot to Learn Here at Hartwick

“I’m very excited to be here and in this new capacity. We are still moving in and getting a used to everything here. I understand we will need to make some changes but we are ready!” said Darren Reisberg, newly appointed 11th president of Hartwick College.

“We were in Chicago for 22 years, so it’s great to be back on the east coast. My family is from New Jersey so they are happy and appreciate we are back too!”

Mr. Reisberg has an impressive resumé. He’s been a vice president for Strategic Initiatives and Deputy Provost at The University of Chicago, He was also an executive director at The University of Chicago Institute of Politics.

In Memoriam: Joseph L.G. Mone, 85 November 18, 1936 – July 12, 2022

In Memoriam

Joseph L.G. Mone, 85

November 18, 1936 – July 12, 2022

Joseph L.G. Mone

KNOXVILLE, TN – Joseph L.G. Mone will be sorely missed by his loving family and the many students and music communities he influenced and inspired over the years. Known to all as Joe, he was born in Suffern, NY on November 18, 1936. He attended Ithaca College for music education, and then stepped into a lifetime of music!

Joe was an accomplished musician. Playing upwards of 30 instruments, he was most known for drums, percussion, trumpet, flugelhorn, and woodwinds. He performed his entire life as a professional musician as well as being a formidable force as a music teacher. 

‘Crafternoons’ at Hartwick

Hartwick College brings back popular ‘crafternoons’ summer fun

Hartwick College’s Yager Museum of Art & Culture brings back its popular series of Summer Crafternoons for children aged 5-12, starting July 6 from noon until 3 pm.

Summer Crafternoons are designed to allow children to explore their creativity in the setting of the Museum’s galleries. The Museum will set up craft tables filled with all the supplies needed for kids to make something brilliant and beautiful. Snacks will also be available in the Museum classroom to help power participants’ creativity. The programs are free to the public, no reservation is needed, and participants can drop in any time between 12 noon and 3 p.m. An adult will be required to stay with children during the programs.  In accordance with College policy, the Museum requires that all visitors to campus aged 12 years and over to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Each week will feature a new theme and the Museum will have provide supplies specific to each theme. Budding artists may make any kind of art they choose, however. The weekly themes are:

  • July 6 – Flags
  • July 13 – Artifacts
  • July 20 – Places
  • July 27 – Masks

During June and July, the Museum is open Wednesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Museum and offices will be closed on July 4 in observance of Independence Day.

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

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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.

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