Thank you to all of the businesses, organizations, and residents in the Cooperstown/ Northern Otsego County Relay for Life region who made Paint the Town Purple a spectacular and colorful event on Friday, May 11. The villages of the area were certainly “bloomin’ with hope for a cure”!
Dawne Dietz co-chairs
Paint the Town Purple Scholarship founder says thanks
The Second Leadership Scholarship, founded by me and administered by the Cooperstown Chamber of Commerce, thanks the individuals and business donors for not only their generous financial support but their belief in the purpose of this scholarship.
The following have made the launching of this possible and take it to its second year: $500.00+ Rich McCaffery, Cooperstown (2011 & 2012); $100.00+ Grace Kull, Cooperstown (2011 & 2012); Janice Eichler, Cooperstown (2011 & 2012); Samuel Wilcox, Cooperstown (2011 & 2012); Anne Keith, Cooperstown (2011 &2012); Bob & Christine Amos, Oneonta (2011);Claire Kepner, Fly Creek (2011 &2012); The Meadowlark Inn, East Springfield, George & Tina Macaluso (2011 & 2012); Cooperstown College Services, Jason Tabor, Cooperstown (2011 & 2012); Martha & Paul Clarvoe, Hartwick (2011 & 2012); Leatherstocking Cooperative Insurance Company, Philip Lewis, Cooperstown (2011 & 2012); Mary Wright, Cooperstown (2011 & 2012); Jeanne & John Dewey (2012); $50.00+ Dan Crowell, Cooperstown (2011 & 2012); Jeff & Susan O’Handley, Hartwick (2011); Starry Night Bed & Breakfast, Marcia Kozubek, Oneonta (2011 & 2012);Deborah Taylor, Hartwick (2011 & 2012); Cooperstown B&B, Linda & John Smirk; (2012); Irene Ekstrom, Cooperstown (2011 & 2012); Erin McKay, Cooperstown (2011 & 2012); Lyoncher B & B, Cooperstown, Tom & Jean Lyon (2012); Patricia Szarpa, Cooperstown (2012); $25+ John & Maureen Rowley, Cooperstown (2011); Jim & Carol Roe, Laurens (2011); Jim & Teresa Donley, Cooperstown (2012); Central NY Mobile Marketing, Susan O’Handley (2012) and Mary Beth Dow, Hartwick (2012).
This scholarship recognizes a student embarking upon a career focused on Volunteerism, Community Development/Organizational Leadership, or hospitality/ tourism either with a private enterprise, not-for-profit organization or government entity.
This is a worthy initiative for the Cooperstown Chamber as it supports the organizations mission of collaboration toward advancing the business, cultural and civic welfare of the greater Cooperstown community.
This scholarship purpose emphasizes the value of leadership and volunteerism and how this dimension is crucial toward overall community development. It also positions the Chamber with a commitment to “growing” future community leaders.
Also thanks is extended to the scholarships first recipient Sarah Dewey who officiatedat this years program and presented the check to this years recipient, Rachael Fort, a 2012 graduate of Cooperstown High School and also to Brewery Ommegang for again hosting and donating the reception and providing their superb hospitality.
Donations to this scholarship are accepted at any time by contacting the Cooperstown Chamber of Commerce at 547-9983 or www.cooperstownchamber.org.
- Our Opinion
Hopefully HOF Classic date change is a hit
The National Baseball Hall of Fameâ€™s annual seven-inning exhibition game has seen a drop in attendance in the last couple of year. The Hall of Fame Classic began as a Fatherâ€™s Day event, was then moved to the Saturday before the holiday, and is now being held on Memorial Day Weekend.Continued ...
Congratulations Cooperstown softball
It is hard to believe that Cooperstown's softball team had never won a division or playoff title until this week.Continued ...
Happy CYB has found a home
Cooperstown Youth Baseball has finally found a home. However, it is a bit sad it could not be in the village that is often referred to as the "home of baseball."Continued ...
Change is never taken lightly
We are glad the Cooperstown Central School Board finally chose a nickname, but were surprised by the plummeting attendance rate at meetings pertaining to the matter. What seemed to be a hot-button issue attracting nearly 100 people for and against a name change at initial meetings seemed to simmer to complete no shows toward the end.Continued ...
Tax cap is deceiving
As if figuring out one's tax bill isn't mind boggling enough. In its second year of implantation, the 2 percent limit on property tax increases makes things all that more complicated. One cannot just assume his or her individual taxes will not increase more than the cap threshold.Continued ...
- Thursday, April 11, 2013
Earth Festival is a good start to spring
We hope Mother Nature brings us some sunshine and spring weather this weekend. But if not, there is a predominantly inside event coming up that should help get visitors thinking about spring.Continued ...
- Thursday, April 4, 2013
Education heading in wrong direction
It is good to see that with teachers changing their curriculums to teach for the Common Core State Standards that there is still some hands-on learning going on locally.Continued ...
- Thursday, March 28, 2013
Good luck, Tommy
Perhaps the third time will be the "charm" for Cooperstown Central School seventh-grader Tommy Knight.Continued ...
- Thursday, March 21, 2013
Eliminate the gap elimination adjustment
Despite Gov. Andrew Cuomo's promise in his budget address to increase funding for education, local school officials are saying they are not receiving enough state aid to fund even basic services.Continued ...
- Thursday, March 14, 2013
Groff is off to good start
Former Cooperstown Central School student and athlete Sarah Groff visited Cooperstown in November to share her dream of making it to the Olympics. She had just missed the podium at the London Games.Continued ...
- Hopefully HOF Classic date change is a hit
- Your Opinion
- In our readers' opinion
Our readers' opinion
I received this statement from Christine Drew Martin, a former resident of Oaksville, who is the daughter of the late Ruth Yule, beloved English teacher at CCS.Continued ...
- In our readers' opinion
- Our Readers' Opinions: Nov. 21, 2012
- Our Readers' Opinions: Nov. 15, 2012
In Our Readers' Opinion
Kudos to Mayor Jeff Katz and the board of trustees for revisiting the possibility of using paid parking to raise the funds necessary to keep our village streets in good condition.Continued ...
- In your opinion: Oct. 25, 2012
- Our Readers' Opinions: Oct. 18, 2012
- Our Readers' Opinions: Oct. 11. 2012
- Our readers' opinions: Sept. 20