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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, MARCH 5, 2020
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, MARCH 5

Cooperstown Trustee

Candidates To Debate

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DEBATE – 7-9 p.m. Three candidates for two seats on the Cooperstown Village Board – Democrats MacGuire Benton and Joe Membrino, and Republican Mary Margaret Robbins Sohns – will debate in the Village Board room, lower level, at Village Hall, 22 Main.  Sponsored by the League of Women Voters.  Election is Wednesday, March 18.

Martha Delello, 78; Filled Key Roles At St. Mary’s Parish

IN MEMORIAM: Martha Delello, 78;

Filled Key Roles At St. Mary’s Parish

Martha Delello

ONEONTA – Martha Mary Delello, 78, who filled many leadership roles over the years at Oneonta’s St. Mary’s Roman Catholic parish, passed away on Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester.

She was born on Aug. 12, 1941, in Oneonta, the daughter of Patsy and Matilda (Martin) Delello. She was the youngest of 13 children.

A lifelong area resident, Martha was a graduate of St. Mary’s School and Oneonta High School.

She was employed by Wilber Bank and Key Bank in Oneonta and retired after 25 years from SUNY Delhi.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, JANUARY 30, 2020
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, JANUARY 30

Glass Art Exhibit

‘Catching Light’ Reception

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EXHIBIT RECEPTION – 5 – 7 p.m. Explore exhibit “Catching Light: 3 Glass Artists,” featuring works by Erik Halvorson, Fred Tschida and David Wilson who each use different tools to create lively works of glass and light. Includes artist talk 6, refreshments, live music by SUNY Oneonta Jazz ensemble. On show thru 3/20. Martin-Mullen Art Gallery, SUNY Oneonta. 607-436-2445 or visit suny.oneonta.edu/art-department/art-galleries

IN MEMORIAM: Deacon Thomas P. O’Connell, 84; Served St. Mary’s Locally

IN MEMORIAM

Deacon Thomas O’Connell, 84;

Served St. Mary’s Churches

In Oneonta, Cooperstown

Deacon Thomas P. O’Connell

ONEONTA – Deacon Thomas P. O’Connell, 84, who served at churches in Oneonta and Cooperstown, died Jan 4, 2020 at Bassett Hospital, in Cooperstown.

He was born on December 23, 1935 in Astoria, the son of Michael and Lillian (West) O’Connell.

After graduating from St. John’s University 1960, and Siena College (Masters) 1963, he taught at Christian Brothers Academy (1960-1963), Wappingers Central School (1963-1970), and SUNY Delhi (1970-1995). At Delhi he taught English and Philosophy and in 1977 received the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. From 1996-2000 he taught Theology and was the department chair at Bishop McGuinness High School in Winston-Salem, N.C. He also served on the Board of Education for the Delaware Academy Central School District.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2019
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, DECEMBER 2

Hartwick To Honor Longevity

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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.

AWARDS – 4 p.m. Hartwick college holds 2019 Quinquennial Awards Celebration recognizing milestones faculty & staff service to the college. Celebration Room, Shineman Chapel House, Hartwick College, Oneonta. 607-431-4315 or visit www.hartwick.edu/news/quinquennial-awards-to-recognize-service-to-hartwick-5/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2019
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1

Holiday Market Kick-Off Event

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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.

HOLIDAY KICK-OFF – 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Enjoy historic village, holiday spirit. Includes Shoppers Rally & Raffle, artisan demos, ornament making, refreshments, tree lighting, more. Many shops participating. 192 Main St., Sharon Springs. Visit www.facebook.com/themostwonderfultimeoftheyearsharonsprings/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8

Glimmerglass Film Days

Opening Night Party

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OPENING NIGHT PARTY – 8 – 10 p.m. Traditional opening night bash for Glimmerglass film days. Features buffet, complimentary beverage, cash bar, chance to meet artists, filmmakers. Enjoy video, sculpture exhibit by Ted Lott and Yeon Jin Kim. The Smithy, Cooperstown. 607-547-8881 or visit www.glimmerglassfilmdays.org/films-events-01/opening-night-party-and-companion-exhibition

VISITING WRITERS – 7 p.m. Kick off writers series with fiction writer Stephanie King, interim coordinator of Hartwick’s Writing Center, award winning author. Celebration Room, Shineman Chapel House, Hartwick College, Oneonta. 607-431-4921 or visit www.hartwick.edu/news/stephanie-king-kicks-off-hartwicks-2018-19-visiting-writers-series/

Ballots Open For Democrats In 19th

Polls Open In Democratic Primary

Cooperstown Baptist Church Pastor Joe Perdue signs his name in the log book, as he prepares to cast his ballot for the NY-19 Democratic Primary. With seven candidates vying for the chance to face off against incumbent John Faso, R-Kinderhook, in the general election, many are saying that the race is a toss-up with no clear front runners. Polls are open in Cooperstown at the St. Mary’s Parish Hall behind the church and at Foothills in Oneonta until 9 p.m. tonight. (Parker Fish/AllOTSEGO.com)
Spirit Of MLK Lives On At St. Mary’s Celebration

Spirit Of MLK Lives On

At St. Mary’s Celebration

Reginald Brunson, Hobart, delivers his rendering of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” speech at this afternoon’s MLK Day commemoration organized by the NAACP, Oneonta Chapter, at the St. Mary’s Church this afternoon. At Right, Mayor Gary Herzig takes to the podium to read a Oneonta City Proclamation, remarking “Fifty years after the death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. we find ourselves withe a President who is a racist. I feel that this is the time where every community, no matter how small, needs to speak out and do what is right.”  The annual celebration featured a large selection of talents with music from LadyJam, DJ Wooden, St. Mary’s Choir, Eight Is Enough, and the Steve Fabrizio Jazz Ensemble as well as keynote speaker Dr. Luvelle Brown, superintendent of Ithaca Public Schools, Gary Stevens,  and remarks from NYS Attory General Eric Schneiderman to name a few. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

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