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Milford Central School

Milford Approves $4.69M In School Upgrades

$4.7M Bond OK’d, MCS

Work Due This Summer

HVAC, Bathrooms, Fire Alarms To Be Upgraded,
Energy Efficiencies Planned, Superintendent Says

By LIBBY CUDMORE • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

MILFORD – Work is slated to begin this summer on $4.69M in upgrades to the Milford Central School after a 244-184 vote approved the capital improvement project on Tuesday, March 12.

“It’s a win for the community, students and staff,” said Superintendent Mark Place. “The building is 30 years old, and this project addresses some upgrades that regular maintenance can’t take care of.”

At Milford, Seward Declares March As ‘Youth Art’ Month

At Milford, Seward Declares

March As ‘Youth Art’ Month

Earlier this morning, State Sen. Jim Seward, R-Milford, presented Jill Accordino, the art teacher at Milford Central School, with a resolution asking Governor Mario Cuomo to officially proclaim March as Youth Art Month. “This is a national designation.” said Seward, “We want to show how important art is. Art and education go hand-in-hand.” The presentation took place in Accordino’s classroom where her 6th graders were making Greek columns to coincide with their unit on Greece in history. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEO.com)
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JANUARY 19
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JANUARY 19

Sing A Song Of Broadway 

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BEFORE TRAVELING CHECK FOR DANGEROUS ROAD CONDITIONS.

THEATER CONCERT – 7 p.m. Sing A Song of Broadway presents “Wishes, Lies, & Dreams” featuring music from My Fair Lady, Seussical, Les Miserable, 1776, Into The Woods, many more. Don’t miss one night only show. Admission, $18/adult. First United Methodist Church, 66 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 607-432-4102 or visit firstumc-oneonta.org

Public Meeting Planned For $4.69 Million Milford School Project

Public Meeting Tomorrow On

$4.7M Milford School Project

MILFORD – A public hearing is scheduled for 6 p.m. tomorrow (12/4) on a proposed $4.69 million capital project to improve the bathrooms, entrance, HVAC and accessibility of the Milford Central School.  It will be held in the Distance Learning Room.

The vote on the spending plan will be the following Tuesday, Dec. 11, in the Performing Arts Lobby.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10

Thompson Square

Veteran Tribute Concert

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VETERANS TRIBUTE – 6 p.m. Tribute Concert featuring Thompson Square. Free to Veterans, Active Duty military personnel with IDs. Cost, $20/adult. Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. 607-431-2080 or visit foothillspac.org

POKER TOURNAMENT – 6 – 8 p.m. Texas Hold ‘Em poker tournament featuring trophies, non-cash prizes. Benefit for Susquehanna Animal Shelter. Game entry, $40. Participants must be aged 18+. New York Pizzeria, 75 Chestnut St., Cooperstown. 607-547-8111 or visit www.facebook.com/Susquehanna-Animal-Shelter-121696841223218/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27

Young Professionals Networking Mixer

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NETWORKING – 6 – 8 p.m. Mixer featuring opportunity to sample beers, meet other young professionals, maybe win a door prize with Young Professionals Network of Otsego County. Cooperstown Brewing Company, 110 River St., Milford. 607-432-4500 or visit www.facebook.com/YoungProfessionalsNetworkYPN/

RUMMAGE SALE – 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Find good used clothing for women, girls, children, toddlers, babies, men, boys. Also, sheets, blankets, beach towels, bath towels, linens, curtains, kitchen utensils, toys, games, jewelry, more. First Presbyterian Church, 25 Church St., Cooperstown. E-mail joycejones@stny.rr.comor visit www.facebook.com/CooperstownPres/

Brooks Chicken, Laser Tag Bring Milford Together

Brooks Chicken, Laser Tag

Bring Milford Together

Milford Central School’s Jolene Chase serves Brooks’ chicken to Milford’s April Banks. Banks was one of dozens of village residents who turned out for the school’s second annual community BBQ, put on by the Milford Education Foundation and the Milford Central School Booster Club. The highlight of the event for many of the students was the laser tag put on by Adrenaline Zone. Pictured at right, Stone Phillips, above, and Censon McWaters, below, take cover during a competitive laser tag match. Their pink team won the match with Phillips being one of the last players standing. (Parker Fish/AllOTSEGO.com)

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14

Tales From The Empire Hotel

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THEATER – 7 – 8:30 p.m. Performance by Tom Morgan “Tales from the Empire” telling the story of the Morgan family, former owners of The Empire Hotel in Gilbertsville. Adapted from autobiographical stories in newspaper columns, radio show “Moneytalk.” Cost, $15/adult. Auditorium, Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org/calendar-a

TEDX ONEONTA – 6 – 9 p.m. Locally organized evening of lectures on topics from exercise, genocide, happiness, child rearing in the digital age, the opiod epidemic, more. Goodrich Theater, SUNY Oneonta. www.tedxoneonta.com

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4

Print A Jack-O-Lantern

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TINKERING TUESDAY – 3:30 – 4:45 p.m. Design, print a custom Jack-O-Lantern. Material fee applies. Registration required. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 607-432-1980 or visit www.eventbrite.com/e/3d-design-tinkering-tuesday-jack-o-lantern-registration-49478291903

BOOK CLUB – 6 – 7 p.m. Come discuss “The Color of Law: A Forgotten History Of How Our Government Segregated America” by Richard Rothstein. The Green Toad Book Store, 198 Main St., Oneonta. 607-433-8898 or visit www.facebook.com/TheGreenToadBookstore/

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