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John D. Ramsey, 75; Bon Vivant Enjoyed Golf, Socializing

IN MEMORIAM: John D. Ramsey, 75;

Bon Vivant Enjoyed Golf, Socializing

COOPERSTOWN – John D. Ramsey, 75  died in his Frog Hollow home in Cooperstown on Tuesday, June 12, 2018.

Born in the Bronx on March 3, 1943, John was raised from an early age by his grandmother in New York and southern California.

John grew up in a privileged manner.  From his childhood on he was surrounded by and in the company of his grandmother’s many adult friends and often accompanied them on their social outings.  He often shared memories of dining and their experiences at the Stork Club, the 21 Club and many other trendy New York and California venues.  He was, from a young age, an accomplished golfer, and in his later years was still able to turn in a respectable score carrying only three clubs, a driver, putter and chipper.

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20

Discussing ‘Silent Night’

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TALKING OPERA – 7 p.m. Director Tomer Zvulun and Conductor Nicole Paiement share perspectives on Pulitzer prize-winning opera “Silent Night.” Parish Hall, Christ Episcopal Church, 69 Fair St., Cooperstown. Call 607-547-2255 or visit www.facebook.com/glimmerglassfestival/

BOOK SIGNING – 5 – 7 p.m. Get your copy of “Lewis Hine: Photographer and American Progressive,” signed by the author Tim Duerden and enjoy a presentation about the famous photograher. The Green Toad Bookstore, 198 Main St., Oneonta. Call 607-433-8898 or visit www.facebook.com/TheGreenToadBookstore/

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Teen Drowns In Canadarago Lake

Teen Drowns In

Canadarago Lake

RICHFIELD SPRINGS – A Jordanville teen drowned in Canadarago Lake after his kayak capsized during last night’s storm.

According to State Police, Dustin Groat, 19, Jordanville, was with another teenager when they got into their kayaks at the Canadarago Lake Boat Launch at approximately 7:30 p.m. and paddled to Deowongo Island.  As the storm approached, the teens began to paddle back to the boat launch but Groat’s kayak capsized.  Groat was not wearing a floatation device.  The other teen was unable to locate Groat, but was able to get back to shore and call for help.

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Otsego County Phone Lines Down

Otsego County

Phone Lines Down

COOPERSTOWN – Otsego County Government phone lines are down due to an issue with the county’s telephone provider. according to a press release by Brian Pokorny, IT director for the county.

911 is still operational, and for non-emergencies, Porkony said, the Sheriff’s Office line can be reached at (607) 547-1697.

Pokorny believes the issue will be resolved within a few hours.

 

 

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, JUNE 19
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, JUNE 19

‘Ah Coopella’ At Woodside Hall

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COMMUNITY PROGRAM – 6:30 p.m. “Ah Coopella” performs live at Woodside Hall, 1 Main St., Cooperstown. Call 607-547-0600 ext. 101 or visit www.facebook.com/Woodside.Hall/

RABIES CLINIC – 6 – 8 p.m. Bring pets to be vaccinated or to receive their 3-year booster shot with Dr. Fassett. Edmeston Town Barns. Call 607-547-8111 or visit susquehannaanimalshelter.org/2018-otsego-county-free-rabies-clinics/

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, JUNE 18
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, JUNE 18

Practice Drawing

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FIGURE DRAWING – 6:30 – 9 p.m. Non-instructional drawing with live model. Poses chosen by consensus. Cost $12/class. The Carriage House Art Studio, 11 Ford Ave., Oneonta. Call 607-435-8718 or visit www.canoneonta.org/event/figure-drawing-open-studio/?instance_id=993

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Nation’s Best Lumberjacks Qualify In Cherry Valley

Nation’s Best Lumberjacks

Qualify In Cherry Valley

Local Timbersport duo Nathan and Holly Waterfield saw through a log during the semi-finals of the Jack-and-Jill two person saw competition during the second annual Cherry Valley Outdoor Games. Nathan serves as the president of Cherry Valley Outdoor Games Inc. and organized this year’s event. Waterfield also participated in the Men’s Springboard competition, where he advanced to the finals, winning his qualifying heat handedly. (Parker Fish/AllOTSEGO.com)
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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, JUNE 17
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, JUNE 17

Tractor Festival

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FATHERS DAY

TRACTOR SHOW – 7 a.m. Tractor Road Run followed by pancake breakfast. Tractor pull at 10 a.m. Then Tractor Soccer with a 6’ ball. Sunnycrest Orchards, 7869 St. Rt. 10, Sharon Springs. Call 518-231-8080 or visit www.facebook.com/Northeast-Antique-Power-Assoc-Branch-101-413124412060126/

FISHING CLINIC – 11 a.m. Families celebrate Father’s day with the Dave Brandt chapter of Trout Unlimited. Includes educational assembly in the skate house, and non-competitive fishing events. Hodges Skating Pond, Neahwa Park, Oneonta. Call 607-563-1978.

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ARC Otsego Opens Otsego ReUse Center

ARC Otsego Opens

Otsego ReUse Center

Pat Knuth, Executive director of the Arc Otsego, Liz Shannon, Otsego County District 14 representative, Karen Sullivan, Otsego County, Bill Hardy, manager of Otsego ReUse Center, Ryan Eldred, assistant and Otsego ReUse Center, Barbara Ann Hegan, Otsego County Chamber of Commerce, Thomas Wolf, Otsego Chamber board member, and Darcy Dibble, CFO of the ARC, cut the ribbon at the grand opening of their location on Duane Street in Oneonta this morning. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Pat Knuth examines a selection of door and dresser fixtures.

ONEONTA – ARC Otsego celebrated the grand opening of their Otsego ReUse Center on Duane Street this morning with a ribbon cutting ceremony and tours of their location. Betty Li set up in the old Bresees’ warehouse, ReUse acts as a collection station for usable items that were destined for the landfill.

“Since our soft opening in November, we have already kept over fourteen tons of usable items out of our landfills.” remarked Pat Knuth, executive director of Arc Otsego.

“We have lots of people drop off great stuff!” said Bill Hardy, manager of the location. “Local contractors, Carpet Plus, Scholet furniture, Lowes, G&I Homes, SUNY Oneonta, they have all donated things here which we sell at a fraction of their original cost!”

The ARC plans to purchase the building from Mark Bresee in the fall and are currently looking for support to help with the purchase.The Otsego ReUse Center is open 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday – Saturday.

 

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