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Feb
2
Sun
Chili Bowl Cook-off Fundraiser 2020
Feb 2 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us at the 16th annual Chili Bowl Cook-off & Fundraiser, a culinary challenge for amateur and professional chefs and a creative showcase for area potters, artists, and bowl-decorating enthusiasts. Come to Wilber Mansion to purchase a hand-made ceramic “chili bowl,” sample savory chili recipes, and vote for your favorite. Proceeds will help CANO fulfill its mission to link artists, promote the arts, and educate the community. This annual fundraiser takes place each year on Super Bowl Sunday. Last year, we raised over $6000!

Featuring:
25 Chili recipes to sample & vote on
Prizes for People’s Choice Chili (Professional & Amateur), Firefighter’s Blind Taste-test, Bowl Design, & Spirit Award.
Music provided by the Wilber Mansion Jam Band & John Scarpulla Band.
Quilt Display by Susquehanna Valley Quilters.
Beer by Northern Eagle Beverages.
50/50 raffle.

2020 Chef Contestants: 
Autumn Cafe
B’Side Ballroom
Cooperstown Cheese Company – Bob Sweiter
Copper Fox
Elks Club
Feel Good Smoothie Bar & Cafe – Deniel Feely
Jim’s Flutes – Jim Verrelli
Matthews Ford – Nathan Gordon
My Father’s Place – Devin Yorke
Nick’s Diner – Jim
Oneonta Bagel Company – Jennifer Westbrook
Our Town Cafe – Jordan Tolley
Panache Naturals – Lynn Bailey
Soda Jerks Diner – Heather Mann
SODEXO:SUNY Oneonta – Billy O’Donnell
SODEXO:SUNY Oneonta Mills Dining Hall – Ward White
SODEXO:SUNY Oneonta Wilsbach Hall – Patrick Hingos
SODEXO:SUNY Oneonta Hulbert Hall & Bakery – Lynn Cross-Matteson & Chris Consler
SUNY Delhi – David Brower
The Gender Wellness Center – Carolyn Wolf-Gould

Thank you to lead sponsor UNALAM, a leader in custom Glulam wood manufacturing & an affirmative action equal opportunity employer!

Also sponsored by FOF Future for Oneonta Foundation, thank you for your continued community support!

All Sponsors: 6th Ward Athletic Club, Ace Glass, All Star Bookkeeping & Tax Service, Bank of Cooperstown, Bella Michaels, Bill Ellis, Blue Stone Country Real Estate, Carpets Plus, Chantique Spa, Flo Loomis, FOF, Green Toad Bookstore, Humphrey’s, Jean Kohler, Logan’s Trucking, Munson’s Building Supplies, Inc., One Stop Auto, Otsego County Chamber of Commerce, Oneonta Veterinary Hospital, Haircuts by Pam, Silks & Treasures Consignment Shop, Sloan’s New York Grill, Stringers Auto Body Shop, Sunshine pRN, Table Rock Fitness, Inc., The Pine Shop, Theresa’s Emporium, Tri-County Glass, Inc., Unalam, Wolf Wilde Goldsmith, Tim Gargash, Morris Tent Rental, Moreys Restaurant, Northern Eagle Beverage, Oneonta Rent-a-Jon, PDQ, Morris Tent Rental, Moreys Restaurant, Northern Eagle Beverage, Oneonta Rent-a-Jon, Five Star Subaru, Wilber Mansion Jam Band.

Visit our Chili Bowl page for more details.

Feb
7
Fri
Susquehanna Valley Quilters Exhibit
Feb 7 @ 5:00 pm – Feb 23 @ 5:00 pm

The Susquehanna Valley Quilters present their annual quilt exhibit!  All three galleries adorned with vibrant handmade quilts, table-runners, and more. Many available for purchase.

Reception party on Friday, February 7th, 5-8 pm.

Gallery open Tuesday – Sunday 11 am – 5 pm through February 23rd.

Trunk Show & Quilt Raffle drawing on Sunday February 23rd at 1 pm.

Quilts also on display during CANO’s Chili Bowl Cook-off Fundraiser on Sunday February 2nd from 12 – 4 pm.

Feb
20
Thu
Writers Salon – Jack Nanuq, plus open mic
Feb 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Writers Salon – Jack Nanuq, plus open mic @ CANO

PARABELLUM: When you live in Peace, prepare for War

How does a POW become a spy? And why? And what the hell is a GALCO? These are only a few of the questions Carson Nowak needs answers to.

CARSON NOWAK is a CIA contractor like none you’ve ever met before. Carson is tasked with retrieving a trunk full of documents. The order comes not from the Agency or even the President, but a higher authority; his nana. In addition to the documents the trunk also contains a war relic tied to a mysterious death just before D-Day. Tracing the provenance of this relic triggers a chain of events that not only unlocks Carson’s family history but garners the interest of a South American hit squad. Carson must navigate the challenges of protecting his family, maintaining his business, ensuring the safety of a young refugee developing a revolutionary weapons system, and deal with an infuriating curmudgeon. Along the way he falls in love. To navigate these challenges, he enlists the help of a pencil-thin code breaker, a claustrophobic corpsman and a Haitian nurse.
PARABELLUM, the novel, is spy/mystery/thriller novel set in Upstate NY, with flashbacks to both World War I and World War II.
PARABELLUM, the word, is a Latin term which loosely translates to “When you live in peace, Prepare for war”.
The writing style is a mash-up of C.J. Box meets Daniel Silva, meets John le Carre.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

JACK NANUQ currently makes his living as a Private Investigator; hence the nom de plume (and no profile photo). Prior this occupation he lived the nine lives of a cat. He has been a teacher, police officer, equipment operator, freight handler, park ranger and even a ranch hand.
He has lived and worked in Egypt, Alaska, Oregon and New York (the State, not the City). Snorkeled in the Red Sea. Slept on the Nile River and under the Northern Lights (but not at the same time). Walked among grizzlies, ridden his bike by the light of the midnight sun, climbed Mt St Helens, and even jumped out of a perfectly good airplane.
He and his wife currently live on a small farm near Albany, NY. They share this property with three dogs, three cats, a handful of chickens and two peacocks. He enjoys, outdoor activities, writing, Tae Kwon Do and teaching self-defense.

Writers Salon takes place the 3rd Thursday each month. Readings begin promptly at 7:30 pm (please arrive by 7:15). Beginning with open mic, guests are encouraged to read personal works in this casual & welcoming environment (open mic is limited to 5 minutes per reader). Afterwards, enjoy a reading and presentation by a featured published author. Free & Open to the public. Donations greatly appreciated. Refreshments Served.

Mar
19
Thu
Writers Salon – Tessa Yang, plus open mic
Mar 19 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Tessa Yang–poetry

Writers Salon takes place the 3rd Thursday each month. Readings begin promptly at 7:30 pm (please arrive by 7:15). Beginning with open mic, guests are encouraged to read personal works in this casual & welcoming environment (open mic is limited to 5 minutes per reader). Afterwards, enjoy a reading and presentation by a featured published author. Free & Open to the public. Donations greatly appreciated. Refreshments Served.

Apr
16
Thu
Writers Salon – Alice Lichtenstein, plus open mic
Apr 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Writers Salon - Alice Lichtenstein, plus open mic @ CANO

Alice Lichtenstein graduated from Brown University and received her MFA from Boston University. She has received a New York Foundation of the Arts Grant in Fiction and has twice been a fellow at the MacDowell Colony.

Her first novel, The Genius of the World (Zoland Books, 2000), received favorable reviews, most notably in The New York Times Book Review and on National Public Radio. Her second novel, Lost (Scribner, 2010) was touted as a “Great Read” (People Magazine) and “a novel that delivers much reading pleasure” (Alan Cheuse reviewing for “All Things Considered”). In 2011, Lost was a long-list Finalist for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. Alice’s third novel, The Crime of Being, is forthcoming from Upper Hand Press, November 2019.

In addition to the above, Lichtenstein’s short stories have appeared in several literary journals. Most recently, the Pushcart Prize-nominated “Revision,” (Narrative Magazine, Fall 2018); Dead Friends ( Post Road, Winter, 2010) and White Ladies (Short Story, Spring, 2010).

Alice lives in Oneonta, New York, where she teaches fiction-writing at Hartwick College, and in Surry, Maine.

Writers Salon takes place the 3rd Thursday each month. Readings begin promptly at 7:30 pm (please arrive by 7:15). Beginning with open mic, guests are encouraged to read personal works in this casual & welcoming environment (open mic is limited to 5 minutes per reader). Afterwards, enjoy a reading and presentation by a featured published author. Free & Open to the public. Donations greatly appreciated. Refreshments Served.

May
21
Thu
Writers Salon – Jennifer R. Donohue, plus open mic
May 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Jennifer R. Donohue grew up at the Jersey Shore and now lives in New York. Though she got a bachelor′s degree in psychology, she has always wanted to write. She currently works at her local public library, where she also facilitates a writing workshop. Her work has appeared in Daily Science Fiction, Mythic Delirum, Syntax & Salt, and Escape Pod.

Writers Salon takes place the 3rd Thursday each month. Readings begin promptly at 7:30 pm (please arrive by 7:15). Beginning with open mic, guests are encouraged to read personal works in this casual & welcoming environment (open mic is limited to 5 minutes per reader). Afterwards, enjoy a reading and presentation by a featured published author. Free & Open to the public. Donations greatly appreciated. Refreshments Served.

Jun
18
Thu
Writers Salon – drama (Women Behaving Badly), plus open mic
Jun 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

drama (Women Behaving Badly)

Writers Salon takes place the 3rd Thursday each month. Readings begin promptly at 7:30 pm (please arrive by 7:15). Beginning with open mic, guests are encouraged to read personal works in this casual & welcoming environment (open mic is limited to 5 minutes per reader). Afterwards, enjoy a reading and presentation by a featured published author. Free & Open to the public. Donations greatly appreciated. Refreshments Served.