ONEONTA—Chelly Nicholson, above, placed third in the Community Arts Network of Oneonta’s 18th annual Chili Bowl Cook-Off and Fundraiser on Saturday, February 11, in the “People’s Choice, Amateur” category. Nicholson is pictured with CANO Board President Jim Maloney. The full list of prize winners is below. Judges Choice: 1. Our Town Cafe; 2. SUNY Delhi; 3. Soda Jerks. People’s Choice, Amateur: 1. Tie: Sean and Doria Hall; 2. Lorraine Brady; 3. Chelly Nicholson. People’s Choice, Professional: 1. SUNY Delhi; 2. Wise Guy’s Sammy’s; 3. Our Town Cafe.
The Community Arts Network of Oneonta had a fundraiser Saturday, Sept. 18, for the 2022 City of the Hills Festival.
It was billed as a block party and it had that feel with music being played by Jump the Shark and Hanzolo, as well as craft beers being served provided by Roots Brewery. There was also a silent auction and a raffle.
More people voted in this year’s 15th annual Chili Bowl in Oneonta than at any other in the history of the event. Guests and chefs waited in suspense for over an hour as CANO volunteers and staff sorted through more than 400 ballots, then announced a Caribbean-inspired dish from SUNY Delhi Escoffier Club members Jessica Shultis, Peter Blayne, John Gougoutris and Carly Yezzo, in top photo with CANO President Jim Maloney. Maloney took both the Fireman’s Award and the People’s Choice Awards for Best Chili. Second place went to the Tulip & Rose of Franklin with The B-Side taking third place. At right, Kirsten Gargash and daughter Skylar stir up their beef and venison chili before the first guests arrive. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
The opening of CANO’s annual Mansion Show featured regional, national and international artists showcasing their interpretations of this year’s theme “Conceal/ Reveal”. First prize went to Rose Mackiewicz, pictures at right, Jefferson, for her abstract piece “Fragments”. James Nefsey took 2nd place and Carol Segese taking 3rd. Above, CANO President Jim Maloney, right, listens as Doug Hallberg, Oneonta, center, announces that after five and a half years he will be leaving the Carriage House art studio effective June 2nd. CANO will assume control of the space and offer classes and workshops from area artists and authors. Anyone interested in teaching a class can contact CANO for more details.(Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Above, Members of the Delhi culinary team Jessica Shultis, Juli Chavez, Carly Yezzo, Peter Blayne, Alex Johnson and Dan Hess of the Delhi Culinary Team took top honors with their beef and duck chili in both People’s Choice and Firefighter’s choice this year at the 14th Annual Chili Bowl held at CANO this afternoon. Chili fans could sample nearly thirty different chilies that ranged from sweet to spicy. At right, Tim Gargash, Oneonta receives his Most Artistic Bowl award from CANO President Jim Maloney for his winning bowl that depicted a sculpted octopus climbing over a ship. As popularity of the event grown, so have the crowds. To help elevate the issue, CANO moved some of the chili contestants to an outdoor tent, thereby providing guetst with some much appreciated elbow room. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)