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Serving Otsego County, NY, through the combined reporting of Cooperstown's Freeman's Journal and the Hometown Oneonta newspapers.
Before The Super Bowl There Is The Chili Bowl

Before The Super Bowl

There Is CANO’s Chili Bowl

Chili artisans brought out droves of food lovers to the ever popular Chili Bowl at CANO this afternoon. The event, celebrating its 12th year, boasted chilis for any taste. The event, the main CANO fundraiser sold over 430 bowls made by local artisans at the nearby Carriage House Art Studio. This year's winners were the Oneonta Bagel Company, who won the People's Choice award with their Bungalow Bills Bayou Chili, and Oneonta Hots, who took home the Fireman's Choice award. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
We may root for different teams in tonight’s Super Bowl, but we’re all winners at the CANO Chili Bowl! (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

 

ONEONTA – Chili lovers from around the area turned out in droves to taste the areas best chilies at the ever-popular Chili Bowl at CANO this afternoon. CANO’s biggest fundraiser, celebrating its 12th year,  sold over 430 bowls made by local artisans at the nearby Carriage House Art Studio. This year’s top prizes went to the Oneonta Bagel Company, who won the People’s Choice award with their Bungalow Bills Bayou Chili, and Oneonta Hots, who took home the Fireman’s Choice award. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

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$1,000, $500 Checks Claimed As Winter Carnival Winds Up

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$1,000, $500 Checks Claimed

As Winter Carnival Winds Up

Young Tim Feury claims the $500 check from Winter Carnival Committee chair Marissa Davidson that he won by finding the Carnival Medallion – a golden football – Friday afternoon at Badger Park. For the ninth year, the prize presented at this afternoon's Carnival Closer came from The Freeman's Journal & Hometown Oneonta. Seated behind them are Jim and Teresa Donley and their daughter Dierdre. In photo at right, Carnival Committee member Shirley Tyler announces that Edgar Stevens, a Vets Club member, won the $1,000 raffle. Christine Bell is at right. (AllOTSEGO.com)

carnival vets clubYoung Tim Feury this afternoon claims the $500 check from 2016 Cooperstown Winter Carnival Committee chair Marissa Davidson that he won by finding the Carnival Medallion – a golden football – Friday afternoon at Badger Park. For the ninth year, the prize was underwritten by The Freeman’s Journal & Hometown Oneonta. Seated behind them are Jim and Teresa Donley and their daughter Deirdre. In photo at right, Carnival Committee member Shirley Tyler announces that Eggar Stevens, a Vets Club member, won the $1,000 raffle. Christine Bell is at right. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)

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At Y, Dads, Daughters Dance The Night Away

 

At Y, Dads, Daughters

Dance The Night Away

Shane Couse and daughter Shayanna, left, Oneonta, and Ron Coe with daughter Veronica, Oneonta, right, slow dance at the YMCA's annual Father Daughter Dance this evening, held at SUNY Oneonta's Hunt Union Ballroom. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Shane Couse and daughter Shayanna, left, and Ron Coe with daughter Veronica, all of Oneonta, slow dance at the YMCA’s annual Father Daughter Dance this evening, held at SUNY Oneonta’s Hunt Union Ballroom. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
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John H. Murphy, 68; Retired Sergeant Died In Job Accident

IN MEMORIAM:  John H. Murphy, 68;

Retired Sergeant Died In Job Accident

ONEONTA – John H. Murphy, 68, of Oneonta, a retired Army staff sergeant, died Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, in an accident at the Stericycle plant on Lower River Street.   Calling hours and the funeral will be tomorrow.

He was born June 5, 1947, in Oneonta the son of the late John H. and Ruby (Jenkins) Murphy.
John grew up in the 6th Ward and graduated from Oneonta High School, Class of 1964.

He proudly served in the Army, first from 1966 to 1969, then from 1971 to 1988 when he retired as a staff sergeant from Fort Drum.

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Runs, Run, Food Punctuate Carnival

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Runs, Fun, Food

Punctuate Carnival

Surrounded by four-legged participants and their two-legged owners, Susquehanna Animal Shelter Executive Director Stacie Haynes reviews the rules for the Susquehanna Animal Shelter's dog show, a highpoint of today's Wiinter Carnival events. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Surrounded by four-legged participants and their two-legged owners, Susquehanna Animal Shelter Executive Director Stacie Haynes reviews the rules for the Susquehanna Animal Shelter’s dog show, a highpoint of today’s Winter Carnival events. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
SLIDE SHOW CAPTURES MORNING AT WINTER CARNIVAL
PLAN WHAT YOU’RE DOING FOR REST OF BIG WEEKEND
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No Snow, Plenty of Ice At Hanford Mills Festival

No Snow, Plenty of Ice

At Hanford Mills Festival

There was no snow on the ground, but the recent cold snap meant there was plenty of ice for harvesting the Hanford Mills Ice Harvest Festival today in East Meredith.  Here, Freddy Cargill, Ella Gerster and Amber Cargill, Davenport, pull a freshly cut block of ice from the pond to the ice house in the East Meredith mill's annual celebration of winter farmtime fun.  The fun continues until 4 p.m. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
There was no snow on the ground, but the recent cold snap meant there was plenty of ice for harvesting the Hanford Mills Ice Harvest Festival today in East Meredith.  Here, Freddy Cargill, Ella Gerster and Amber Cargill, Davenport, pull a freshly cut block of ice from the pond to the ice house in the East Meredith mill’s annual celebration of winter farmtime fun.  The fun continues until 4 p.m. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
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WITH A BOOM! CARNIVAL ON

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WITH A BOOM!

CARNIVAL ON

The grand finale of the 15th annual Carnival Fireworks lit up the dark night a few minutes ago. Shot from the Leatherstocking Golf Course, Otsego Lake captured its reflection. The officials elected countywide, Clerk Kathy Sinnott-Gardner, D.A. John Muehl, Treasurer Dan Crowell and Sheriff Richard J. Devlin Jr. personally contributed funds to make the event happen. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
The grand finale of the 15th annual Carnival Fireworks lit up the dark night a few minutes ago. Shot from the Leatherstocking Golf Course, Otsego Lake captured its reflection. The officials elected countywide, Clerk Kathy Sinnott-Gardner, D.A. John Muehl, Treasurer Dan Crowell and Sheriff Richard J. Devlin Jr. personally contributed funds to make the event happen. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
The first blast of fireworks also lit up the faces of little Jaylynn Banner and her mom, Kayla, from Hartwick, who were watching from Lakefront Park.
The first blast of fireworks also lit up the faces of little Jaylynn Banner and her mom, Kayla, from Hartwick, who were watching from Lakefront Park.
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FOMA Talent Fills Ballroom As Carnival Weekend Begins

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FOMA Talent Fills Ballroom

As Carnival Weekend Begins

CCS' Harmonia chorus, conducted by Sal Salvaggio, fills The Otesaga as the Friends of Music and Art's Cabaret Night launched weekend of Cooperstown Winter Carnival events this evening. Front row, from left, are Josie Hovis, Lauren Lionetti, Alexandra Russo and Maria Noto. Back row are Anthony Birch, left, and William Freidman. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
The sounds of “Impossible Dream,” from Cooperstown Central’s Harmonia chorus, conducted by Sal Salvaggio, fill The Otesaga Ballroom as the Friends of Music and Art’s “Your Hometown Halftime Show” Cabaret Night launched a weekend of Cooperstown Winter Carnival events this evening. Front row, from left, are Josie Hovis, Lauren Lionetti, Alexandra Russo and Maria Noto. Back row are Anthony Birch, left, and William Freidman.   (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
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Tim Feury, 3, Finds Medallion

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Tim Feury, 3,

Finds Medallion

Golden Football In Badger Park

Tim Feury, 2, holds up the 2016 Winter Carnival Medallion – in the form of a golden football – that he found this afternoon tucked against the outside of the east-end backboard at the Badger Park Rink. With him is dad Ted. (JIm Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Tim Feury, 3, holds up the 2016 Winter Carnival Medallion – in the form of a golden football – that he found this afternoon tucked against the outside of the east-end backboard at the Badger Park Rink. With him is dad Ted. (JIm Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)

COOPERSTOWN – Young Tim Feury – he’ll be 4 on Monday – found the 2016 Cooperstown Winter Carnival Medallion (a golden football) along the outside of the Badger Park Rink about 3 o’clock this afternoon.Tim will received the $500 prize at the Winter Carnival

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