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Where The Action Was Today In Oneonta – OWL Paintfest

Where The Action Was Today

In Oneonta – OWL Paintfest

Escaping mom Amanda, Ava Wilber, 2, of Oneonta, makes a bee-line for where the action was – painting, painting and more painting – this morning at the annual OWL Paintfest at the Foxcare Center in Oneonta. This year’s theme was The Five Senses, which resulted in a lot of hands-on activity. Inset, Darcie Cooperman’s boys – from left, Emmett, 3, Gabriel, 6, Henry, 8, and Avery, 5 – eyes pop as they pick from a display of chocolate bars. The New Jersey family stopped by Paintfest while visiting grandmom Donna Cooperman, Hobart.   The event was organized by Oneonta World of Learning (OWL), with support from Fox Hospital. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)

Girl Scout Troop Presents Their Silver Award Project

Oneonta Girl Scouts Honor

Cancer Victims With Garden

Oneonta Girl Scout Liv Robinson, above,  places a commemorative stone in the center of the Interactive Cancer Memorial & Survivor Garden she and other members of Troop 30132 built at the OWL Nest in Fortin Park. The two-year project includes a stone walkway, an interactive arbor where names of those lost may  be written, and a forthcoming “wind phone” booth, where people can send their memories out on the wind. Following the dedication, each girl was presented with the Girl Scouts’ Silver Pin, one of the highest awards. At right, from left, Julia Rissberger, Bailey Roy, Sasha Dudek and Liv Robinson pose for a group photo as they cut a celebratory cake. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, OCT. 6
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, OCT. 6

Sally Ride, Space Flight,

& The Women’s Movement

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SPACE RACE HISTORY – 7-8 p.m. Discussion of “Heavenly Bodies: Manned Space Flight and the Women’s Movement,” by Neil H. Maher. Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. Call (607)431-2080 or visit foothillspac.org

FILM SERIES – 7-10 p.m. Race Matters Film Series features a screening of a major motion picture, followed by discussion led by community/religious leaders. Films rated PG-13 or R. Free. The Community room, near JC Penny, Southside Mall, Oneonta.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, SEPT. 16
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, SEPT. 16

Celebrate The Harvest

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HARVEST FESTIVAL – 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Celebrate the fall harvest with food, music, and activities for all. The Farmers Museum, Cooperstown. www.farmersmuseum.org/Harvest-Festival

LUMBERFEST – 9 a.m.-5 p.m. See timbersports, enjoy activities with Hanford Mills, go on a train ride, do a project, see a demonstration, more. Free, open to public. Co. Rt. 35a, Portlandville. Visit WightmanLumber.com

Roots Brewing Co. Hosts OWL Fundraiser

Roots Brewing Co.

Hosts OWL Fundraiser

The Board of The Oneonta World of Learning (OWL), Amy Pondolfino, Rachel Rissberger, Elayne Mosher-Campoli, Caitlyn Davey, Aaron Sorensen and Caroline Cooper invite you down to Roots Brewing Co. this evening for a OWL fundraiser. There is a silent auction, a 50/50 raffle and lots of games for the whole family! A portion of all drinks sold will go toward finalizing OWL’s new home at the Fortin House at Fortin Park.  Auction ends at 9pm, event goes until 10pm.(Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, FEB. 2
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, FEB. 2

Design, Print 3-D Valentine’s Gift

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Check back at 5 p.m. for tomorrow’s events.

3-D PRINTING – 10-11:30 a.m. Design a keepsake heart box for someone special. Fee based on weight Registration required. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Info, hmloneonta.org/calendar/

YPN NETWORKING – 6-8 p.m. Come meet young professionals from the Otsego area. The topic for this evening is community involvement. The Beverage Exchange, 73 Main St., Cooperstown. Info, www.facebook.com/YoungProfessionalsNetworkYPN/

FUNDRAISER – 7 p.m. Live music will be performed. The public may donate for the opportunity to perform. Donations go to the Cooperstown Lion’s Club fund to support area residents to lessen financial stress. Mel’s at 22, Cooperstown. Info, www.facebook.com/Melsat22/

OWL Migrates To Fortin Park

OWL Migrates To Fortin Park

By LIBBY CUDMORE •  for AllOTSEGO.com

OWL is moving its "nest" from downtown Oneonta to the house at Fortin Park.
OWL is moving its “nest” from downtown Oneonta to the house at Fortin Park.

ONEONTA – OWL, the Oneonta World of Learning, will take up a permanent nest in the house at Fortin Park.

The Town of Oneonta has given OWL use of the house, starting in late August, for their play space, as well as use of the playgrounds, fields and pavilions.  With this arrangement, OWL will also be able to add outdoor activities to its offerings, which include PaintFest, Dig Dirt Day and the Ice Cream Social.

Creative Kids Enjoy Community Themed Paint Fest

Works Of Art!

Sisters Elizabeth and Olivia Collins, Unadilla, got a little carried away and started painting themselves at OWL's 8th annual Paint Fest held this afternoon. The theme of this year's event was 'paint the town', and featured many community themed projects for children to experience from painting rocks, buildings and portraits. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Sisters Elizabeth and Olivia Collins, Unadilla, got a little carried away and started turning themselves into works of art at OWL’s eighth annual Paint Fest this afternoon at the Arc Otsego daycare building on lower River Street. The event’s theme was “paint the town,” and featured many community themed projects for children to experience from painting rocks, buildings and portraits. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
OWL Brings Solar System To Our Backyard During Pluto Party

OWL Pluto Party Brings

Solar System To Our Backyard

Aaron Sorenson helps launch the water bottle rocket of Maceo Viragh, East Merideth, in Neahwa Park this afternoon during OWL's Pluto Party, in honor of Pluto's recent re-classification as a planet. Youngsters and their families received a Planetary Passport and traveled to stations representing each of the plantes in our solar system where they learned about relative gravity, distance, physics and cosmic facts. (Ian Austin/ allotsego.com)
Aaron Sorenson helps launch the water bottle rocket of Maceo Viragh, East Meredith, in Neahwa Park this afternoon during OWL’s Pluto Party, in honor of Pluto’s recent re-classification as a planet. Youngsters and their families received a Planetary Passport and traveled to stations representing each of the plants in our solar system where they learned about relative gravity, distance, physics and cosmic facts. (Ian Austin/ allotsego.com)

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