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Into the streets

Volunteers Do $70k In Service During Into The Streets

Volunteers Do $70k In Service

During Into The Streets

Ethan Stortecky, Treyvon Johnson, Lauren Weaver and Michelle Hansen clean up cigarette butts and other garbage from in front of Cynthia Marsh’s First People mural on Chestnut Street Extension as part of the 18th annual Into The Streets event. The event is put on by SUNY Oneonta students who, together with other volunteers from JobCORPS and citizens did over $70,000 worth of service around the city. Locations included the YMCA, Friends of Recovery, CANO, The Lord’s Table, Main Street and more. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Colleges Head Into The Streets For Day Of Service

Colleges Go ‘Into Streets

For Annual Day Of Service

SUNY Oneonta students Alyssa LaMantia, right, and Rachel Drabczyk, clear the grounds of the historic Swart Wilcox House, Oneonta’s oldest, during annual “Into The Street” activities today, organized by the college’s Center for Social Responsibility & Community. Students, raked, painted, planted, organized, carried, scraped and cleaned at various locations across Oneonta and beyond.  The center’s director, Linda Drake, reported 600 students participated this year on 45 projects.  (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

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‘Into The Streets’ Students Prepare Chamber For 100th

‘Into The Streets’ Students

Prepare Chamber For 100th

chamber -- into the streets

COOPERSTOWN – SUNY Oneonta’s “Into the Streets” program was in evidence all around Cooperstown (as well as Oneonta) today, particularly at the Chamber of Commerce on Chestnut Street, where students were ripping up the rugs and clearing out the first floor in anticipation of 100th anniversary renovations.  From front to back are Andrew Jensen, Sandy Hook, Conn.; Amanda Barcia, Somers; Connor Day, Bellmore, L.I., and Shane Irwin, Westbury, L.I.  The students are members of Beta Gamma Sigma, the business honor society.  The next step comes in the next few days, when Dave Bertram refinishes the floors.   Chamber Executive Associate Hannah Bergene said bids are out to complete the renovations by Memorial Day Weekend.  (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)

SUNY Student To Council: Take It To The Streets

SUNY Student To Council:

Take It To The Streets

SUNY's Jessica Levy, student coordinator for Into The Streets, hands an event tee shirts to Michelle Osterhoudt before the start of the Common Council meeting this evening. Levy invited council to join the volunteer efforts alongside students in cleaning up downtown on April 30th. Council members Michelle Osterhoudt, Joe Ficano, John Rafter and Melissa Nicosia accepted. "When I came to school here, I wanted Oneonta to to feel like a community to me." said Levy. "I was able to get that through volunteering. I love it so much I want to share that love with you all." Mayor Gary Herzig went on to commend Levy, saying "We love having you here and are so appreciative of your work." (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
SUNY Oneonta student Jessica Levy, Into The Streets coordinatoe, presents event T-shirts to Common Council member Michelle Osterhoudt, Fourth Ward, before the start of the Common Council meeting this evening. Levy invited Council members to join students in cleaning up downtown on Saturday, April 30.  In addition to Osterhoudt, Council members Joe Ficano, Eighth Ward, John Rafter, Seventh Ward, and Melissa Nicosia, Second Ward, accepted. “When I came to school here, I wanted Oneonta to to feel like a community to me,” said Levy. “I was able to get that through volunteering. I love it so much I want to share that love with you all.” Mayor Gary Herzig commended Levy, saying, “We love having you here and are so appreciative of your work.” (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
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