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Treasure Hunter Claims $10K Prize

Richer, Morris Man Returns From Idaho Treasure Hunter Claims $10K Prize By MICHAEL FORSTER ROTHBART • Special to Kristian House, proprietor of Oneonta’s former Monkey Barrel Toys, loves puzzles. In fact, he’s found a way to make a living by solving them. In the decade since he moved back to the county, he’s earned income as a toy store owner, math teacher and writer of crosswords and math problems. (His crosswords show up in newspapers including the New York…


Fokine Mice Scurry Throughout Downtown

Fokine Mice Scurry Throughout Downtown If your were in downtown Oneonta this morning, you may have noticed a lot of mice running around, but not to worry, it is not an infestation, they were taking part in the annual Mice On Main Street event promoting the Fokine Ballet’s upcoming production of The Nutcracker on December 8-9 at Goodrich Theater! The mice hid in various stores throughout downtown and if you found them all, you Above, Jillian Lifgren, Oneonta, plays with…

All I Want For Christmas is Toys That Fascinate, Toys That Inspire

All I Want For Christmas is Toys That Fascinate, Toys That Inspire By LIBBY CUDMORE • Edition of Thursday-Friday, Nov. 27-28, 2014 Kristian House at Oneonta’s Monkey Barrel Toys isn’t interested in being just another toy store. “We don’t carry the hot toys like one of the big box stores,” he said. “We carry the cool toys.” “We don’t want to give the same experience as you get everywhere else,” said Todd Gibbons, owner of Riverwood in Cooperstown. “It’s…

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