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Thanksgiving

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27

Craft Auction By Oneonta

Business Woman’s Club

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GIVING TUESDAY – All Day. Give back to your community, the world Tuesday after Thanksgiving. Visit www.givingtuesday.org

CRAFT AUCTION – 5:30 p.m. Auction of craft items to support the Oneonta Business Woman’s Club. 6th Ward Athletic Club, 22 W. Broadway, Oneonta. Visit www.facebook.com/oneontabusinesswomansclub/

KNITTING GROUP – 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Cooperstown Village Library. 607-547-8344 or visit www.facebook.com/VillageLibraryOfCooperstown/

Community Gathers To Give Thanks Together

Community Gathers

To Give Thanks Together

The tables and plates were packed as people flocked to the annual Thanksgiving Day Community Dinner this afternoon at the The Elks Club and sponsored by St. Mary’s Church and The Lord’s Table. Above, event volunteers Ambrose Santiago, Oneonta, and Emily Berrios, Oneonta, serve salad and fruit to Theodora Barber, Oneonta during the first hour of the doors opening. At right, Bill Abbott, Oneonta, goes to find his seat with a full plate. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23

Thanksgiving On The Farm

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FARM THANKSGIVING – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Walk off Thanksgiving dinner with a stroll through the historic village, see treats baked at lippitt farmstead, find recipes at print shop, ride carousel, more. Continues 11/24. Admission free by donation. The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1450 or visit www.farmersmuseum.org/Thanksgiving-at-the-Farm

SANTA ARRIVES – 5 p.m. Celebrate Santa’s arrival for holiday season at Santa’s Cottage. Enjoy warm refreshments, music. Pioneer Park, Cooperstown. 607-547-9983 or visit cooperstownchamber.org/calendar-of-events/#!event/2018/11/23/santa-apos-s-arrival-at-the-winter-cottage

COLD TURKEY!

COLD TURKEY!

Single Digits Chill Annual Hospice 5K

It was a frigid morning in Oneonta with blustery winds making it feel like 0º, but that didn’t keep 713 runners and walkers from turning out to run the annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot 5K for Hospice! Above, Mary Dirig, Oneonta, Johanna Jurrison, Kirkwood, and Angela Silvernail, Oneonta, race down Wilcox Ave. towards the finish line. At left, Michael Hamilton, Oneonta, finishes in first place with a time of 17:09. Amanda Lopiccolo took 1st place in the women’s with 18:10.(Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 22
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 22

Thanksgiving 5K Run

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THANKSGIVING

TURKEY TROT – 9 a.m. Start Thanksgiving day with a 5K run or 2.5K walk to support Catskill Area Hospice & Palliative Care. Registration, $35 day-of. Oneonta Boys & Girls Club, 70 River St., Oneonta. 607-432-5525 or visit www.Hospice5k.com

COMMUNITY DINNER – 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. Celebrate Thanksgiving with the community. Transportation or takeout available. All welcome, no charge. Oneonta Elks Lodge, 84 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 607-433-0356 or visit www.facebook.com/LEAFinc/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16

GOHS Benefit Auction Arrives

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BENEFIT AUCTION – 5:30 p.m. Annual benefit for Greater Oneonta Historical Society features hundreds of items up for live, silent, bucket auctions. Kevin Herrick of Lettis Auction will be auctioneer. Quality Inn, 141 Courtyard Dr., Oneonta. 607-432-0960 or visit www.oneontahistory.org/upcomingevents.htm

UPSTAIR/DOWNSTAIRS TOUR – 10:30 a.m. 95 minute look into both sides of English Country Manor House through 5 generations of family, staff. Hyde Hall, 267 Glimmerglass State Park Road, Cooperstown. 607-547-5098 or visit hydehall.org/event/upstairs-downstairs-special-tours-nov-16-2018/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3

Day Of The Dead Celebration

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FAMILY PROGRAM – Noon – 2 p.m. Celebrate Latino Heritage month with Day of the Dead event. Make paper flowers, learn about Mexican traditions, listen to story time, more. Participants encouraged to bring photo of loved one who’s passed away. Designed for children aged 4-12 + family. Light snacks provided. Cooperstown Village Library. 607-547-8344 or visit www.facebook.com/VillageLibraryOfCooperstown/

FUNDRAISER – 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Construct you cat a cardboard castle with Superheroes in Ripped Jeans. Materials provided. Bring goods or monetary donation. 3rd floor, Community Room, Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 607-432-1980 or visit www.facebook.com/hmloneonta/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2

Shop For The Holidays

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HOLIDAY BAZAAR – 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. ‘Tip Toe Through The Holiday’ features items for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentines Day. Includes gifts, decorations, crafts, more. Lunch available. Elm Park United Methodist Church, 401 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 607-432-6552 or visit elmparkumconeonta.org

CONTRADANCE – 7:30 p.m. Fun social dance featuring music by Tailwind, caller Hilton Baxter. Arrive at 7:15 for introduction to steps. Admission, $8/adult. First Presbyterian Church, 25 Church St., Cooperstown. 607-547-8164 or visit otsegodancesociety.blogspot.com

Building An Appetite At The Turkey Trot

Building An Appetite

At The Turkey Trot

Above: Dylan Shaughnessy, Oneonta, brother Tyler, Mary Kilmer, Walton, and Makayla Lambrecht, Walton, take off from the starting line of the annual Turkey Trot 5K near Riverside school this morning. 867 runners participated in the event which raises money for the local area Hospice. At right, some runners like Vasiliki Draponiotis, Gilbertsville, with Katie Lishansky, Oneonta, on left, got in the spirit of the race by wearing turkey-themed headgear. Sean O’connor, Stamford, came in 1st place with a time of 15:23. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, NOV. 23
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, NOV. 23

Turkey Trot For Hospice

THANKSGIVING

Give the gift of Christmas to children in need. To participate in the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program CLICK HERE!

TURKEY TROT – 9-10:30 a.m. Run/Walk at 5K or 2.5K to start the holiday. Cost $30. Proceeds benefit Catskill Area Hospice & Palliative Care. Starts at The Oneonta Boys & Girls Club, 70 River St., Oneonta. Call 607-432-6773 or visit thanksgivingday5kturkeytrotforhospice.itsyourrace.com/event.aspx?id=9965

DINNER – 2-5 p.m. Celebrate Thanksgiving with the Unitarian Universalist Society of Oneonta, 12 Ford Ave., Oneonta. Call 607-432-3491 or visit www.facebook.com/UUSOneonta/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, NOV. 26
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, NOV. 26

Unique Holiday Wreaths

At CAA’s Adorn-A-Door

Horse hair, seed pearls and porcelain curlers adorn the wreath outside the wig-maker's shop in Colonial Williamsburg. (Susan Reimer/Baltimore Sun)

SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY!

To Learn How You Can Help Area Families This Holiday Season CLICK HERE.

ADORN-A-DOOR – 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Silent Auction of Decorated Wreaths. Cooperstown Art Association, 22 Main St., Cooperstown. To learn more CLICK HERE.

CONCERT – 7:30 p.m. “Front Country” performs live at the Otesaga Resort Hotel, 60 Lake St., Cooperstown. Info, (607)547-1812, info@cooperstownconcertseries.org, cooperstownconcertseries.org/front.html

VIKING DINNER – 7-10 p.m. Oneonta Teen Center, 4 Academy St., Oneonta.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, NOV. 25
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, NOV. 25

1840s Thanksgiving

At Farmers’ Museum

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To Learn How You Can Help Area Families This Holiday Season CLICK HERE.

THANKSGIVING AT THE FARM – 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Learn about Thanksgiving Traditions of the 1840s. The Farmers’ Museum, 5775 NY-80, Cooperstown. Info, farmersmuseum.org/Thanksgiving-at-the-Farm

THANKSGIVING BOOK SALE – 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 30% for books in 6 local bookshops. Hobart Book Village, Main St., St. Rte. 10, Hobart. Info, www.hobartbookvillage.com

BOOK SIGNING – 1-4 p.m. Local mystery/thriller author Adam Cornell signing his latest book “Hollow Pointe.” Mysteries and More, 688 Main Street, Hobart. Info, www.hobartbookvillage.com/mysteries–more.html

SANTA TRAIN – 2-4:30 p.m. Afternoon train ride with Santa and Mrs. Claus and their helpers with holiday music, goodies and refreshments. Dress. Tickets $20 adults, $19 seniors, $17 for children (3-12), under 3 free. Weekends through Dec. 17., reservations required, seating limited. Milford Depot, 136 East Main Street, Milford. Info, reservations, (607) 432-2429 or visit www.lrhs.com.

COOPERSTOWN SANTA – 5:30 p.m. Santa arrives at his Christmas Cottage in Pioneer Park, Cooperstown.

FAMILY FLOAT NIGHT – 6:45-7:30 p.m. Family fun in YMCA pool Members free, family $18, youth $5. Oneonta Family YMCA, 20-26 Ford Ave., Oneonta. Info, oneontaymca.org

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JCPenney Employees Treated To Homemade Holiday Feast

JCPenney Employees Treated 

To Homemade Holiday Feast

As after-dinner shoppers hit the aisles at JCPenney looking for bargains, General Manager Pam Morrissey was making sure her employees were able to have a Thanksgiving dinner. Morrissey, center, is seen here serving up turkey to Ashley Velez, Ashley Goble, Cheyenne Adamo, Bridgette Eggle, Heather Caffray and Jenn Brant.  "All these girls volunteered to work on Thanksgiving." said Morrissey. "I'm so glad we got to did this!" said Morrissey. "If they are willing to give up time with their families I felt I should provide them with a good Thanksgiving dinner." And boy, did they! 40 employees enjoyed turkey, stuffing, gravy, squash, pies, and cookies, all supplied by Morrissey. "We're all like family here." said Morrissey, "Everyone seemed to really enjoy it." (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
As after-dinner shoppers hit the aisles at JCPenney looking for bargains, General Manager Pam Morrissey was making sure her employees were able to have a Thanksgiving dinner. Morrissey, center, is seen here serving up turkey to Ashley Velez, Ashley Goble, Cheyenne Adamo, Bridgette Eggle, Heather Caffray and Jenn Brant. “All these girls volunteered to work on Thanksgiving.” said Morrissey. “If they are willing to give up time with their families I felt I should provide my JCPenney family with a good Thanksgiving dinner.” And boy, did she! Eating in shifts, 40 employees enjoyed turkey, stuffing, gravy, squash, pies, cookies and drinks all supplied by Morrissey herself. “We’re all a family here.” said Morrissey, “Everyone seemed to really enjoy it. I’m so glad we did this.” (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

 

Elks Club Packed For Community Thanksgiving

Elks Club Packed For

Community Thanksgiving

Mary Ann Hartmann, West Oneonta, who has been volunteering at the Elks Annual Thanksgiving Dinner for 20 years, was in her element preparing plates of food for dinner guests this afternoon. Volunteers and organizers worked through the night preparing food for the event, sponsored by The Lord's Table and St. Mary's Food Bank,  before delivering 225 meals around the area and serving hundreds in the Elks social hall. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Mary Ann Hartman, West Oneonta, who has been volunteering at the Elks Annual Thanksgiving Dinner for 20 years, was in her element preparing plates of food for dinner guests this afternoon. Volunteers and organizers worked through the night preparing food for the event, sponsored by The Lord’s Table and St. Mary’s Food Bank, before delivering 225 meals around the area and serving hundreds in the Elks social hall. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, NOV. 24
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, NOV. 24

Thanksgiving Day!!!

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To Learn How You Can Help Area Families This Holiday Season CLICK HERE.

TURKEY TROT – 7:30 a.m. 5k run 2.5k walk. Starting at Riverside Elementary School, 39 House St., Oneonta. Info, cahpc.org/turkeytrot.htm or (607)432-6773

THANKSGIVING CHURCH SERVICE – 11 a.m.-Noon Followed by Thanksgiving Dinner. Christ Episcopal Church, 69 Fair St., Cooperstown. Info, (607)547-9555

THANKSGIVING MEAL – Noon-2 p.m. Ecumenical Thanksgiving Dinner. Free. Christ Episcopal Church, 69 Fair St., Cooperstown. Info, (607)547-9555

COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING DINNER – 12:30-2:30 p.m. Annual Oneonta Elks Club Community Thanksgiving Dinner. Free, also delivery to elderly and shut-ins. Traditional turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce, coleslaw, vegetables, bread and rolls, beverages and desserts. To donate call Cindy Korb, (607) 267-0539. To arrange for transportation or to have a meal delivered to the homebound, call Deb Bruce, (607) 433-0356. Oneonta Elks Club, 86 Chestnut St., oneonta. Info, oneontathanksgiving@gmail.com

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