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Dear Members,


Open Call for Artists

Interested in having your artwork shown at CANO’s Wilber Mansion Galleries? Our Open Call for Artists for the 2015 Exhibition Schedule is underway. The deadline to apply is February 1st, 2015 so be sure to get your images and show proposals in soon. You can submit all your application materials easily on our new website. Use this link for details on the Call for Artists http://www.canoneonta.org/exhibits/call-for-artists/



Chili Bowl Fundraiser

We’re gearing up for our 11th annual Chili Bowl Fundraiser coming up on February 1st, 2015. This is a culinary challenge for amateur and professional chefs, as well as a creative showcase for area potters, artists, and bowl-decorating enthusiasts. The purchase of a “chili bowl” is your ticket to sample the wares of the chili cook-off contestants. Proceeds from your purchase will be used for the maintenance of CANO’s Wilber Mansion, as well as for art scholarships to Carriage House Art Studio. Please contact us if you are interested in becoming a Chili Bowl Contestant or Sponsor or visit us at http://www.canoneonta.org/events/chili-bowl/



You are invited to the Tri-County Young Professionals Mixer for dinner on Thursday, January 29th at 6:00pm at Alfresco’s Italian Bistro.


The evening will include:

  • A panel discussion on volunteer opportunities and community involvement.
  • An opportunity to network and meet with other young professionals.


Stay connected to what’s happening.


$20.00 per person.  Please RSVP to Shelly Giangrant at (607) 432-4500 ext. 207 or email [email protected]. We look forward to seeing you!





Nominations are now being sought for the 9th Annual

Woman Trailblazer Award

Presented by the Oneonta City Commission on Community Relations and Human Rights


In honor of Women’s History month, this award recognizes a woman in the Oneonta Area who, by demonstrating outstanding achievement in her field or in the community, has enhanced the visibility and stature of women.   A Trailblazer is defined as one who has opened the pathways for others to follow: a pioneer; a forerunner; a trail breaker; a mover and shaker.


For more information, call Joyce Miller, Commission Chair at 607-432-8751 or City Clerk, Doug Kendall at 607-432-6450 or at e-mail: [email protected]


Deadline for submitting nominations:

February 20, 2015

The award will be presented at a March Common Council Meeting, City Hall, Oneonta, New York

A reception will precede the common Council meeting in the City Hall Lobby

A complete nomination form is available at City Hall or on the City Web site at: www.oneonta.ny.us and click on City Government, then Commissions, then Community Relations & Human Rights.


Oneonta City Commission on Community Relations and Human Rights 


Nomination Requirements


In honor of Women’s History month, the Trailblazer Award recognizes a woman in the Oneonta Area who, by demonstrating outstanding achievement in her field or in the community, has enhanced the visibility and stature of women.

A Trailblazer is defined as one who has opened the pathways for others to follow: a pioneer; a forerunner; a trail breaker; a mover and shaker.


Awards will be given in two categories:  Ages 25 and under; and over 25.

To nominate an individual, please submit any and all of the following that apply:


  1. Role Model Statement  (100 words or less)

In what manner has the nominee served as a role model for other women in her chosen profession or Community Service?


  1. Outstanding Achievements and/or Accomplishments (in particular, citing any “firsts” the nominee can claim)


  1. Professional Statement (250 words or less)
  2. How has the nominee uniquely contributed to the development and success of her profession and the organization within which she works?  How has she demonstrated initiative and leadership qualities within her profession?


  1. Community Service Statement (250 words or less)

Consider the following aspects of the nominee’s community service.

  • Nominee’s volunteer commitments

o Organization(s)

o Dates

o Responsibilities

o Significant contributions

  • Manner in which nominee has shared expertise with others
  • Demonstrations of leadership in the community


  1. Two (2) letters of reference. 


Mail completed nomination form to:

            Doug Kendall, City Clerk

258  Main Street, Oneonta  NY  13820

or e-mail: [email protected]

Nomination forms are also available on the City Web Site:  www.oneonta.ny.us

Click on city government, then commissions, then Community Relations and         Human Rights.



2015 Nomination Form


Award Category

Please check the category that applies to the age of the nominee.

___  Age 25 or under ___  Over 25


Nominee:  (The person you want to win)

Name: ____________________________  Organization (if applicable) ______________

Address: ________________________ City _____________________ Zip Code _______

Telephone:  _____________________  E-mail: _________________________________

Nominator:  (The person completing this form)

Name: ___________________________   Organization (if applicable) _______________

Address: _________________________  City ____________________ Zip Code _______

Telephone: _______________________ E-mail: _________________________________


Please include two letters of reference from persons that know the nominee’s qualifications for this award.  References cannot be the nominee or the nominator.

Name: _________________________  Telephone: ___________________________

E-mail: ______________________________________

Name: ___________________________  Telephone: _________________________

E-mail: ______________________________________









The Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown, New York, has announced its schedule of ten new exhibitions running April 1 through December 31, 2015.  The season is filled with exceptional works of art presented through a variety of intriguing curations.  Exhibitions highlight well-known artists such as Marc Chagall, Maxfield Parrish, Raymond Han, Steven Skollar, as well as masterpieces in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the world-renowned Eugene and Clare Thaw Collection of American Indian Art at the Fenimore Art Museum.

The season opens with six exhibitions including Marc Chagall’s Magic Flute: Highlights from the Metropolitan Opera (April 1 – December 31), 50 at 20: Masterpieces of American Indian Art from the Thaw Collection (April 1 – December 31), andColorama (April 1 – June 21).

The summer season is highlighted by Maxfield Parrish: The Art of Light and Illusion (May 23 – September 7), Raymond Han: Still Lifes and Figures (June 20 – December 31), and Real and Imagined: The Paintings of Steven Skollar (April 1 – December 31)

Other 2015 exhibitions include Photographs by Brenda Mitten: The 10th Contemporary Iroquois Art Biennial (April 1 – June 7), Autopsy for a Nation: The Death of Abraham Lincoln (April 1 – December 31), Lavern Kelley: The Art of the Farm(September 19 – December 31), and our fall folk art related exhibit “A Perfect Likeness”: Folk Portraits and Early Photography (October 3 – December 31).

For more information on our 2015 exhibitions, related programs, and our $2.00-off admission coupon, please visitFenimoreArtMuseum.org.  The Fenimore Art Museum is open April 1 – December 31, 2015.  Spring hours: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday (closed Mondays).  Summer hours: open daily 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (beginning May 11).

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Scott started Neighbors Insurance Agency in 1996 in Sidney and opened our Oneonta location in 2001.  He specializes in commercial insurance and group health insurance helping businesses find the best product at a competitive price.  Scott is very involved in the local community serving as President of the Sidney Community Foundation, current Rotarian and past President while also serving as a member of the Otsego County Member Services Committee.  He lives in Sidney with his wife Rose and children Nicole, Kyle and Steven.



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