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Santa’s Helpers Convene on Railroad Avenue

Santa’s Helpers Convene on Railroad Avenue COOPERSTOWN—It looked like a winter wonderland when the Salvation Army came to The Freeman’s Journal/Hometown Oneonta’s office to pick up the toys and other gifts that were donated for the Angel Tree Program. Fifteen families will have a happier holiday thanks to the generosity of our readers. Shown above are Salvation Army Director Margie Aitken, The Freeman’s Journal/Hometown Oneonta Office Manager Larissa Ryan and Angel Tree Coordinator Kyanne Clark.…

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Salvation Army, Price Chopper Launch Kettle Donation Program

Salvation Army, Price Chopper Launch Kettle Donation Program SCHENECTADY—Price Chopper/Market 32 is once again playing host to the Salvation Army’s “Red Kettle” holiday campaign at all 130 of its stores in New York, Vermont, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. The Salvation Army and Price Chopper/Market 32 have been collaborative partners in the communities they serve for more than 35 years.…

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Editorial Our Appreciation and Our Thanks

Editorial Our Appreciation and Our Thanks As we mark the traditional beginning of the holiday season with Thanksgiving celebrations this week, we at “The Freeman’s Journal” and “Hometown Oneonta” are thankful to be part of the life of Otsego County. But, as thankful as we are for the many bountiful aspects of life here, like many others, we are always mindful that suffering and need are still more plentiful in our region than in many other places. As Otsego County…

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: 11-18-22

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18 Photographer Presents on Local Bird Watching AUDUBON PRESENTATION – 7:30 p.m. Enjoy presentation from Rick Bunting, local photographer & naturalist extraordinaire titled ‘Got Cavities.’ The presentation is a compilation of local photos about local cavity nesting bird species and the family lives they create. Free, open to the public. Refreshments available. No recording will be provided. Presented by the Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society at Elm Park United Methodist Church, 401 Chestnut Street, Oneonta. (607) 397-3815 or…

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: 11-16-22

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16 OCCA Presents On Invasive Species MOUNTAIN CLUB MEETING – 6 p.m. Bring a dish to pass and enjoy dinner with friends followed by presentation on the monitoring of terrestrial invasive species. Focus will be on monitoring for the Hemlock Wooly Adelgid. A hike to apply what is learned will be held 11/29. Elm Park United Methodist Church, 401 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Visit facebook.com/SusquehannaADK BE AN ANGEL – The Angel Tree Program has returned. The community is…

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Readers give Christmas to families in need for the 100th year

Readers give Christmas to families in need for the 100th year For 100 years now, The Freeman’s Journal has worked with the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree initiative to provide gifts for families less fortunate. This year the newspaper sponsored 13 families, and because of the generosity of our readers, we were able to fill the back of the van with gifts. Many thanks to our readers and our communities, and many thanks to the Salvation Army for doing this event…

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Gifts Pile Up; Salvation Army Can Help 500 Kids

IN COVID ERA, PEOPLE REACHED OUT Gifts Pile Up; Salvation Army Can Help 500 Kids At the Salvation Army gym, 25 River St., Oneonta, volunteers Joan Hill and Judy Barnum, top photo, yesterday were sorting piles of Christmas presents, enough to help 216 family with a total of 500 children. “This year has been really great.” said Capt. Selah Bender. “A lot of bank lobbies have been closed, so it has been difficult for people to get tags from the…

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Outpouring Helps Buoy ‘Angel Tree’

Outpouring Helps Buoy ‘Angel Tree’ By LIBBY CUDMORE • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com Yes, there are more families in need of Christmas cheer. But Salvation Army Capt. Selah Bender can report, there are many more angels to help make the season merry. Take the Angel Tree program, where shoppers can pluck a tag off a tree with the name of a child in need of a Christmas present. “We’ve had entire Angel Trees emptied almost as soon as we put them…

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Learn About Diversity In Baseball 12-09-20

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9 Learn About Diversity In Baseball VIRTUAL FIELD TRIP – 1 p.m. Learn about Cultural Diversity in the ‘National Pastime’ and how the game changes around the world. Includes Q&A session. Free, registration for Zoom meeting required. Presented by The Baseball Hall of Fame. 607-547-7200 or visit baseballhall.org/events/virtual-ask-the-expert-curatorial?date=0 ANGEL TREE PROGRAM – Give the Gift of Christmas this holiday season. Adopt a family in need. Visit www.allotsego.com/angel-tree-program/ to learn how.…

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Hall Of Fame Curator Q&A 12-08-20

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8 Hall Of Fame Curator Q&A ASK THE EXPERT – 3 p.m. Join the Curator of the Baseball Hall of Fame to discuss how the collections are selected and organized. Includes Q&A session. Free, registration for Zoom meeting required. Presented by The Baseball Hall of Fame. 607-547-7200 or visit baseballhall.org/events/virtual-ask-the-expert-curatorial?date=0 ANGEL TREE PROGRAM – Give the Gift of Christmas this holiday season. Adopt a family in need. Visit www.allotsego.com/angel-tree-program/ to learn how. CLICK HERE FOR THE LIST OF CANCELLED EVENTS…

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