3, 2, 1 and it’s August...






1 Clinton Plaza Dr. Fresh Food~Classic Cocktails~Live Music

Dinner Served: 4-10pm

Cocktails: T-Th 4-11pm, F & S 4-1am

THURS 8/1, 7PM


This is a Must See for any Beatles Fan!! Scholarship Fundraiser

SAT 8/3, 9PM $5


Best of the Grateful Dead & Phish

WED 8/7, 7PM $5


Scottish Traditional

FRI 8/9, 9PM $8



SAT 8/17, 9PM $5


Raw Power Rockin’ Americana

SAT 9/21, 9PM $15



SAT 9/28, 8:30PM $8


Traditional Country




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We are officially booking parties at our BRAND NEW office 389 Chestnut! We plan on moving there in August! 

What we provide: 

  • 1 bottle of wine or bubbly 

  • Coffee and all the fixin’s

  • Parking for 10 of your closest friends

  • Amazing inventory to shop from in a relaxed and spacious atmosphere

Let us do the work! All you have to do is gather your friends and come hang out for a a couple of hours! Best of all, you earn FREE LuLaRoe! 

Now booking September, October, November and December dates. 

  • Think fundraisers (LLR matches dollar for dollar)

  • Gather ladies from work and have Happy Hour with us! 

  • On a weight loss journey and need new clothes? Have a party! Celebrate that victory with your tribe!

  • The list goes on and on! Send me an email lularoetaragates@gmail.com and we'll schedule your next event!

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The Greater Oneonta Historical Society will be busy in August. Two exhibitions are closing and one is opening, and there are three off-site events, one of which is sold out. Read on for details on events and other news. 

Saturday August 3 is the last day of "The Oneonta Theatre: Reflecting Popular Culture Since 1897." If you miss it, a 3D video of the exhibition will soon appear at the GOHS website. 

The Emmons Farms walk on Sunday August 4 is sold out!

Sunday August 11 is the last day of "Broadway Revealed: Behind the Theater Curtain" at Hartwick's Foreman Gallery. Open 2 PM to 8 PM. Free. 

On Tuesday August 13, GOHS and Huntington Memorial Library will sponsor a free concert by the Glimmerglass Young Artists beginning at 7 PM. The Young Artists' performance will include opera and musical theater. The concert will take place at the gazebo near the main entrance to the library. GOHS' sponsorship of this event is made possible by a grant from the Jackson H. Fenner Foundation to encourage the appreciation of music. There will be an inside location in case of inclement weather. 

The History Center's new exhibition opens on Friday August 16, and tells the story of "The Oneonta 49ers." In 1849, storekeeper Collis Huntington left Oneonta to open a branch store and find his fortune in California. He was accompanied by five other local men - Leroy Chamberlain, Daniel Hammond, George Murray, Egbert Sabin, and Carleton Watkins. The exhibition will include life in the newly incorporated village of Oneonta, the group's trip to California, their intertwined lives, and their legacies. It promises to be a fascinating look at how the Gold Rush changed lives in a village in Upstate New York and the great influence at least some of these new Californians from Oneonta had. 

There will be a reception for The Oneonta 49ers exhibition on Sunday August 18,from 2 to 4 PM. The event, with refreshments, is free and open to the public. 

GOHS will take a walk around the former campus of the Homer Folks Tuberculosis Hospital (1935-1973) on Wednesday August 21. The land is owned by the State of New York, and currently occupied by the Oneonta Job Corps Academy (OJCA), the NYS Department of Health, and Broome Developmental Services Transitional Center. The tour begins at the parking lot just off West Street at 6:30 PM. Homer Folks walking tour leaders are Janice Downie, who was a nurse at Homer Folks, Chris Kuhn, OJCA director, and me. Walking along the campus' roads and paths, the tour leaders will discuss the past and present uses of the various buildings. Participation is by donation and is limited to thirty persons. Pre-registration is recommended. Register by contacting the History Center at (607) 432-0960 or info@oneontahistory.org . 

The next GOHS bus trip will be to Mohonk Mountain House on Tuesday September 17. (Please note that the date of the trip has been changed). The coach will leave the Hale Bus Garage for the day trip to Mohonk. After arrival, participants will be given a tour of the historic hotel, followed by Mohonk's legendary buffet lunch. After lunch, participants will have the opportunity to walk the grounds, including the beautiful gardens, perhaps participate in some of the activities offered at Mohonk, or simply enjoy the view from a rocking chair on the porch. Prior to leaving, lemonade and cookies will be served. Cost is $155 per person. I’ve had the good fortune of attending several meetings at Mohonk over the past 20+ years. The hotel is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year, is on the Register of Historic Places, and is still owned by descendants of the founding family. The hotel overlooks Mohonk Lake. The views of the surrounding valleys are superb and the food is amazi ng! Click here for a rave review from Travel + Leisure: https://www.msn.com/en-us/travel/tripideas/new-yorks-best-kept-secret-is-this-castle-resort-thats-straight-out-of-a-fairy-tale/ar-AAEKj2p?li=BBnb7Kz . Registration forms are available at the History Center and at the GOHS website. For more information, contact Bill or Marge Pietraface at (607) 432-1385. The registration deadline is Friday August 30. 

Last year's GOHS exhibition on the has returned to Oneonta in a truncated form. Courtney Burns, director of military history at the NYS Military Museum, has installed a version of the exhibition, complete with many of the Armory artififacts that are now part of the collections of the Military Museum. The display in the lobby of City Hall is expected to remain to the end of 2019. 

And here's a historical program, though not a GOHS one: On Thursday August 15 at 7:30 PM, railroad historian Jim Loudon will speak on "Railroads of the Upper Susquehanna" at the CANO Writers Salon at the Wilber Mansion. 

New in the Shop: GOHS is one of ten venues selling City of the Hills caps. Sweet Home Productions will donate $2 to Family Services Association for every cap sold, and GOHS will receive $2 for each cap sold at the History Center. GOHS is one of two venues - the Destination Oneonta Welcome Center is the other - selling We're Onta Something tee shirts. Also new in the shop are new Swart-Wilcox House refrigerator magnets; new designs of Jennifer Kemper mugs, tankards, and magnets; and expanded offerings of Lynn & Dale Price's jewelry from re-purposed buttons, Bakelite, and coins. 

Sidewalk Sales: Last week, GOHS' sidewalk sale of used books and postcards was moved inside because of the heat and threat of rain. The sale will continue at least through Saturday August 3. 

Update on Grants: John Pontius and I are making progress with the Grants Gateway and DASNY (Dormitory Authority of the State of New York) on meeting the pre-qualifications for the $250,000 legislative grant to complete of the third floor of the History Center, as well as exterior brick and tile restoration. GOHS also awaits the OK from Albany on the Downtown Improvement Fund's $8000 grant to GOHS for blade signage and a new west door to the second floor.


After much deliberation, Green Earth Southside is now open for business! We have a full cafe, bulk foods and spices, grocery, a large salad bar, vitamin supplements, CBD products, and cold brew coffee on tap!

Located at 5252 State Hwy 23 across from Lowe’s Hardware. 10am-6pm Mon-Sat.

Donna Schulz can help you find the perfect home! Call her today!

Donna Schulz can help you find the perfect home! Call her today!


The Celebration of Local Musicians Goes Public! 

Oneonta, NY – The “Celebration of Local Musicians,” a previously private music festival that was held in 2016 and 2018, is re-launching as an annual public event on August 4th in Oneonta.  

Sponsored by Cleinman Performance Partners, Autumn Café and BSide Ballroom, this free-to-the-public event will feature five local bands and a host of individual musicians throughout the afternoon on Sunday, August 4th at Maple Street Park in Oneonta.  The event will run from 1pm to 8pm.

“We are very proud to launch this event as a public festival in celebration of our 30thanniversary,” said Alan Cleinman, CEO and Founder of Cleinman Performance Partners, the Oneonta-based business consultancy for optometrists.  “We started the event in my backyard back in 2016 and it has simply outgrown our space.”

This third edition of the Celebration of Local Musicians will feature artists Mike Herman, JV Johnson and Friends, Steve Fabrizio and Company, the B-Siders, Blues Maneuver, and Charlie and the Roomers as well as other talented performers throughout the day.  The event will be located at Maple Street Park, which is located at the north end of Maple Street near Bugbee School in Oneonta.      

The Celebration of Local Musicians serves as a fund-raiser for the Gary Johnson Memorial Music Scholarship Fund.  There is no admission fee.  Attendees will be provided the opportunity to make a donation to the Fund which provides scholarships to Oneonta students in pursuit of a career in music. “My brother Jim and I established the fund to honor our father, who was an Oneonta fireman and local working musician”, said Rebecca Carrington, co-proprietor, with her husband Wayne, of the Autumn Café and BSide Ballroom. “We now annually provide monetary awards to 4 Oneonta Middle School students who participate in the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) and 2 Oneonta High School graduating seniors who show a unique passion and drive for music,” she said. 

This free, family-friendly event is open to all. Guests are encouraged to bring chairs. Musicians are welcome to bring instruments as there will be opportunities to play and collaborate. Refreshments will be available from Cowboy BBQ and J-Doggs Gourmet Hot Dogs. The event will be held rain or shine.

For additional information, contact Alan Cleinman at 607-431-1001.


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Wednesdays at 6pm: Intro to Dungeons & Dragons
2 Full Size Intro Level D&D Games: Intro to D&D and D&D Adventurers League
FREE Entry and new players welcome! https://www.facebook.com/events/336555356998407/  

Thursdays at 6pm: Board Game Night

All skill levels and experience welcome! We're always happy to teach! 

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M - 10:30am - 4pm
T - 11:30am - 5pm
W - 11am - 5pm
Th - 11:30am - 5pm
F - 11am - 6pm
S - 1pm - 5pm
S - 1pm - 5pm

The Glimmerglass Festival Young Artists Program will perform their second Concert in the Park on Tuesday, August 13 at 7 pm in the Huntington Park. Bring a blanket or chair and enjoy the talented musical entertainment of some of the country’s finest young vocalists and musicians. The concert will take place at the gazebo near the main entrance to the library and is co-sponsored by the Huntington Memorial Library and the Greater Oneonta Historical Society.

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Hello! I hope you're enjoying our summer! I just spent a week at Goodyear Lake with my family and took lots of photos!
This year we're combining our Summer Sale with an all day workshop. If you can't attend the workshop please stop in to the sale to see new product and pick up some great specials! Bring a friend new to us and receive a gift!

Here are the dates - Please mark your calendars:Super Sizzling Workshop and Sale - August 17 at the Elm Park Church Croptoberfest - October 5 at the Elm Park Church Fall Scrapbooking Retreat - October 24 to 27 at the Quality Inn, Oneonta
Attached is the registration form for the Super Sizzling Workshop and Sale. There is an option to come for 12 hours - 9 AM to 9 PM for $30.00 or choose Session 1 from 9 AM to 5 PM for $20.00 or Session 2 from 1:00 PM to 9 PM for $20.00. This is for Early Bird Registration - at the door it's $40.00 for 12 hours or $25.00 for 8 hours. Please send in your Early Bird registration by August 12. It's free if you just come to shop!

Please bring a dish to pass or snack.