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    What is a Therapeutic Massage?

    A massage can be a relaxing and invigorating treat, a gift you give yourself or a loved one. But, when practiced by a licensed massage therapist with training and skills that address many of the body’s specific and often painful ailments, massage can be a therapeutic treatment. By incorporating a number of advanced modalities, therapeutic […]

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    How Do You Find a Good Mechanic?

    You can’t overstate the importance of a reliable vehicle. It’s how you get to work, buy your groceries, and visit your loved ones. But, every car and truck will eventually need maintenance (or more) so finding a good mechanic is one of the first priorities for every automobile owner. Begin your search locally. There are […]

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    Selling Your Silver & Gold

    Have you reached a point in your life or your personal finances where you’ve begun to consider parting with Grandma’s “heirlooms”or otherwise accumulated gold, silver, and jewelry? No doubt you’ve seen the TV commercials hawking money for gold and silver and wondered about the legitimacies of the deals being offered. Skepticism is an appropriate first […]

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    What Are They Building Up There?

      Have you driven past the Southside McDonald’s and wondered about the construction at the top of the hill?  What are they building? The Courtyard by Marriott is getting a new neighbor; The same owners are currently building a brand new Holiday Inn Express! Set to open in the early fall, it’ll have 91 guestrooms, an […]

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    Downtown Oneonta Over 100 Years Ago

    Downtown Oneonta Over 100 Years Ago A recent visitor to the History Center brought in this postcard of Main Street. Postmarked 1910, the message on the reverse mentions a plane crash, probably during an air show at the Oneonta Fair. The Bissell Block, the oldest brick building on Main Street, is at the right of […]

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    Oneonta’s Own

    The Greater Oneonta Historical Society opens a new exhibition at the Oneonta History Center on Friday May 25 that explores the history of the state militia and Army National Guard in Oneonta. Entitled “Oneonta’s Own: The State Militia & National Guard in Oneonta, 1812-2003,” the exhibition features artifacts and images drawn from the collection of […]

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    ONE of a Kind

    By the Greater Oneonta Historical Society ONE stickers are seen on vehicles in Oneonta and far afield. The stickers originated with the Greater Oneonta Historical Society, which introduced them in Spring 2015. ONE magnets followed. The stickers and magnets are sold at the Oneonta History Center as well as several other Oneonta venues. What does […]

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    Homer Folks Tuberculosis Hospital

    Homer Folks Tuberculosis Hospital (HFTH) was one of several New York hospitals dedicated to serving TB patients. The hospital operated from 1935 to 1973 on its West Street grounds. The state-owned property today includes the Oneonta Job Corps Academy (OJCA). For several years OJCA has worked with the Greater Oneonta Historical Society to remember the […]

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    From Capone to the Spanish-American War

    Written by Bob Brzozowski Chauncey Herrick was born in Laurens in 1876. His family moved to Oneonta when he was 10. After working in cigar making, plumbing, and other jobs, he became a special agent for the IRS. His work took him all over the country. In the 1920s he was appointed head of the […]

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    Urban Renewal Trends
    & Oneonta

    Written by GOHS executive director Bob Brzozowski (607)432-0960,  director@OneontaHistory.org.  On Sunday March 25 at 2:00 PM, the Greater Oneonta Historical Society at 183 Main Street will host a panel discussion on past and current trends in urban renewal policy and how they have affected Oneonta. The panelists will be Carli Ficano, professor of economics at […]

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    GOHS Spring 2018

    The Greater Oneonta Historical Society presents the following Spring 2018 events: Sunday March 25 – 2 PM Panel discussion on trends in urban renewal policy with Hartwick economics professor Carli Ficano, SUNY Oneonta president Nancy Kleniewski, and City of Oneonta mayor Gary Herzig. Sunday April 8 – 2 PM Edison Gramophone talk & demonstration with […]

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    Urban Renewal &
    The DRI

    Main Street Oneonta in 1973 The current exhibition at the Oneonta History Center, Envisioning Downtown Oneonta Then & Now, takes a look at the urban renewal program of the 1960s and 1970s as the City’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) becomes reality in 2018 with the greatest changes to downtown since those efforts. At the core […]

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    Local Woman Publishes Christian Romance Novel

    Written by Rev. Frank Westcott Beth (Martin) Westcott was raised in Otego and graduated from Unatego High School in 1969. She graduated from Hartwick College in 1973. She is the daughter of Rhoda Martin and the late Earl J. Martin, Sr. After college she married Frank Westcott, a native of Stamford, N.Y. They have three […]

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    A Team of Saving Angels

    -By Kaler Carpenter   On a brisk Saturday morning in November, around 2am, I spotted a girl on Center Street by herself, crying, and wearing a halter top in 30-degree weather. I immediately pulled over and offered assistance. She was shivering so I invited her inside my warm car. She accepted and I recognized her […]

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    Making Saves #1

    Kindness Team volunteers Pat Raczkowski and Rakesh Gonsalves literally saved a woman’s life while serving at the downtown Kindness Station on Friday night, 9-27-17. At the end of the night a very intoxicated young lady thought it was a good idea to climb the iron fence separating the elevated Water Street from the parking garage. […]

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    Nina’s Customer Review

    Customer review: “Nina’s has changed quite a few times over the years, so experiences have changed over time. On this visit I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food and people. The food was great, the staff was attentive and the (owner?) seemed very passionate about the restaurant. The chicken parmigiana was really […]

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    Mt Fuji Review

    Restaurant: Mt Fuji Japanese Steak House Oneonta Monday-Thursday 11 AM-10 PM Friday-Saturday 11 AM-10:30 PM Sunday 12 PM – 9 PM Food in this review: “Hibachi Chicken” “Hibachi Steak” “Miso Soup” “Sushi Lunch” Mt Fuji is located on Southside in Oneonta. I’ve been many times and had generally good experiences. The staff has always been […]

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    Undercover Eggplant Review

    Oneonta, NY Mon-Sat 11am-7pm Food in this review: “The One Stop” Breaded chicken cutlet with melted mozzarella, red onion, artichoke hearts and pesto mayonnaise “Vegetable Pizza” Green peppers, onion, mushrooms and broccoli “Original Pizza” Cheese pizza The Undercover Eggplant is a great place to get a good sandwich, salad, or small pizza. While I’ve been […]

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    An Introduction…

    Hello readers,Some of you may have heard of Oneonta Eats before either from Facebook or friends, but a proper introduction has been missing. Today we would like to introduce the page so that there is a better understanding of who we are and what we do. Oneonta Eats started on Facebook around late 2014, but […]

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    COMPUTER SCAMS & SCARE TACTICS

     by Personal Computer Services Its Monday, 9:30am and you sit down with the morning’s second cup of coffee and push the start button on your computer, your window into the world and all its goings-on. You open your favorite browser where your usual news site is bookmarked, inwardly anticipating what catastrophe will await its front […]

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    Getting Back to the Basics

    Written by Jill Morgan-Meek   Pondering the direction of further columns I decided in this column we should take us back to the basics. Before we talk about shopping and adding to your closet, let’s talk about what’s there and how to make room for new treasures. When I moved to Rochester, NY, in the […]

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    Who Doesn’t Like Shopping?

    Over the course of the next several weeks we are going to talk shopping, clothes shopping.  Who doesn’t love to shop? Shopping has become a social outing.  We shop for fun.   We shop when we are bored. Of course we still shop when we need something. With all that shopping what does your closet look like?  […]

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    Pairing Wines

    White wine. Red wine. Fish, pork, chicken, or beef? Pasta? Fruits? Chocolates? Pairing Wine with food is one of mankind’s oldest traditions. Fermented grapes and delicious food can combine to turn a good meal into a great meal, and all that’s needed to make that happen is a little knowledge and a good bottle of wine. […]

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    Got Yer Summertime Blues

    Here’s some much-anticipated news for local fans of the blues, and a good time in general. The Chenango Blues Festival has announced their lineup for their 26th annual extravaganza, slated for Friday the 17th and Saturday, the 18th of August at the fairgrounds in Norwich. On Friday (which, by the way, is a free show) […]

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    Three New Creatives

    By Deborah Blake One of the great things about this time of year at The Artisans’ Guild is that we always get a few new artists. (We always seem to get a bunch of new people coming into the shop to be juried in the spring, and right before the holidays, although a few folks wander […]

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    Welcoming Spring

    By Deborah Blake It is finally starting to feel like spring at last! At the Artisans’ Guild, a not-for-profit artists’ cooperative located at 148 Main Street in Oneonta, that means a couple of fun things. For one, our Artist of the Month, Robin Briguglio, has a great assortment of beautiful items that she covers with […]

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