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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

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, DECEMBER 31
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, DECEMBER 31

Ring In New Year

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CELEBRATION – 6 p.m. – Midnight. Fireworks at 10. Ring out 2018 with pizza party before parade down Main St. Ring in 2019 with performances by Alex Torres and his Latin orchestra. Free admission.  Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. Visit firstnightoneonta.com

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5

Great War Memorials, Controversies

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PRESENTATION – 7 p.m. “Commemorative Controversies: British Memorials in the Aftermath of the Great War, 1918-1939” by Dr. Stephen Heathorn on controversies around British WWI memorials in context. IRC 5, SUNY Oneonta. Visit oneonta.campuslabs.com/engage/event/2842330

SIT N’ KNIT – 1 – 2 p.m. Work on knitting or hand stitching project. Richfield Springs Public Library, 102 Main St., Richfield Springs. 315-858-0230 or visit www.facebook.com/Richfield-Springs-Public-Library-1068210423236404/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, OCTOBER 29
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, OCTOBER 29

CGP Online Auction Opens

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OPENING – Cooperstown Graduate Program auction opens, continues through November 9. Proceeds go to scholarships, activities of SUNY Oneonta Alumni Association. Visit www.biddingforgood.com/CGAauction

SIT N’ KNIT – 1 – 2 p.m. Work on knitting or hand stitching project. Richfield Springs Public Library, 102 Main St., Richfield Springs. 315-858-0230 or visit www.facebook.com/Richfield-Springs-Public-Library-1068210423236404/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, OCTOBER 22
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, OCTOBER 22

Folklore & History

Of Monsters & Undead

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MONSTERS & UNDEAD – 6 – 7 p.m. Presentation by Dr. Tracy Betsinger, bioarcheologist at SUNY Oneonta shares research on deviant burials, such as vampires buried in 17th-18th century Poland. Free, open to community. A. J. Read Science Discovery Center, SUNY Oneonta. 607-436-2011.

SPAGHETTI DINNER – 5 – 7 p.m. Support Cooperstown Boy Scouts, enjoy spaghetti with homemade sauce, sausage, meatballs, salad, dessert, more. Takeout available. Cost, $10/adult. Cooperstown Vets Club, 60 Main St., Cooperstown.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, OCTOBER 15
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, OCTOBER 15

History Of Work – The Night Shift

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HISTORY PRESENTATION – 7 – 8:30 p.m. “Working the Night Shift: Life After Dark in the Ancient World” presented by archaeologist Dr. April Nowell on how night work differed in history from blacksmiths, hunters, agriculturalists, poets, rebellion leaders, navigators, more. A.J. Read Science Discovery Center, SUNY Oneonta. 607-436-2011 or visit oneonta.campuslabs.com/engage/event/2839174

WRITERS EVENING – 7 p.m. Local writers present works in progress followed by moderated Q&A session. New writers welcome to supportive community. Stamford Village Library, 117 Main St., Stamford. 607-326-7908 or visit roxburyartsgroup.org/2017/03/15/october-15-writers-evening/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, OCTOBER 8
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, OCTOBER 8

Kids Day At The Farm

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COLUMBUS DAY!

GET KIDS OUT – 10 – 11:30 a.m. Bring kids out for Columbus day, explore world of trees. Kids explore property, learn tree identification, understand trees roles in world, have fun. Mohican Farm, 7207 St. Hwy. 80, Cooperstown. 607-547-4488 or visit occainfo.org/calendar/get-the-kids-out-trees/

GARDEN CLUB – 7 p.m. Presentation by Dr. Robinson, curator of The Jewell and Arline Moss Settle Herbarium containing specimens from the North East spanning 1898-2015. Learn about history, function of teaching herbariums, their importance to past, future of plants. Club also offering free bags of daffodil bulbs. Includes refreshments, free, open to public. St. James Episcopal Church, 305 Main St., Oneonta. E-mail Wendy at millerwillis3@gmail.com

Robert H. Wood, 85, City Teacher Active In Oneonta Community Life
IN MEMORIAM

Robert H. Wood, 85, City Teacher

Active In Oneonta Community Life

Robert H. Wood

ONEONTA – Robert H. Wood, 86, a career teacher in Oneonta schools, community leader and father of Town Supervisor Bob Wood, passed away Sept. 21, 2018, at Fox Hospital.

Bob was born Nov. 8, 1931 in Buffalo, the fifth child of Grace and Harold Wood. He married Constance Kavanaugh Aug. 21, 1953 at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Buffalo and they shared 65 happy years.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, MAR. 12
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, MAR. 12

Tips For The Indoor Garden

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GARDEN CLUB – 1 p.m. Get tips on creating an indoor garden of houseplants from Tony Antes from the NYS Federated Garden Club. Refreshments served.St. James Episcopal Church, 305 Main St., Oneonta. E-mail Angie Eichler at Angie.Eichler@oneonta.edu

BLOOD DRIVE – 2:30 – 6:30 p.m. Save lives, donate blood or platelets. Community Center, Walnut St., Richfield Springs. Call 1-800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org

In Memoriam: Donald R. Stiefel, 92; Worked for D&H Railroad

In Memoriam:

Donald R. Stiefel, 92;

Worked for D&H Railroad

Donald Stiefel

ONEONTA –  Donald R. Stiefel, 92, a former D&H Gang leader, passed away March 6, 2018 at Bassett Medical Center, Cooperstown after a brief illness.

He was born Dec. 27, 1925 in Oneonta, the son of Frederick and Mabel (Moon) Stiefel.

Don was a United States Navy veteran serving from 1944 to 1946 in the Merchant Maines Convoy duty.

He married Margaret “Peg” Jordan on Sept. 19, 1946 at the Zion Episcopal Church in Morris.

On 500th Anniversary Of Reformation, Debate

On 500th Anniversary

Of Reformation, Debate

With the 500th anniversary of what many consider the start of the Protestant Reformation coming this Tuesday, the Rev. Paul Messner, pastor of the Otsego County Lutheran Parishes, during an ecumenical discussion at St. James Episcopal Church, Oneonta, this evening, describes a century of attempted reconciliations after Martin Luther famously nailed his 95 theses on the door of the Cathedral in Wittenberg, Germany, in 1517.   About 70 people attended the discussion, which followed a screening of the 2003 movie, “Luther,” starring Joseph Fiennes.  The 30-Years War (1618-48), ended efforts at reconciliation, said Messner, “and we didn’t talk to each other for 400 years.”  At center, Father David Mickiewicz, pastor, St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Oneonta, likened what happened then to the rigidity evident in today’s political debate, with no one willing to give the other side any credit.  At left is the Rev. Vicky Hunter, St. James’ deacon and wife of the pastor, the Rev. Kenneth Hunter. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
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