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Cooperstown’s sense of community ...
As regular readers of this column no doubt know, we have from time to time of late, lamented what we perceive as a decline in the village’s sense of community.
Summer flies by ...
We note, although we find it hard to believe, that the next meeting of the Literary Discussion Group, sponsored by the Women’s Club of Cooperstown, will be held dangerously close to Labor Day at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23.
History here, there and everywhere
This week we are most pleased to be able to share a picture of the old Cooperstown Union and Free School. Cooperstown native, Elena Dickison, who now resides in Milford, was kind enough to lend us this picture so we could use it in the column. We suspect there is no one still alive who remembers this structure when it was used as a school. However, since the building was not torn down until 1939, there must be those who remember the building when it was used as an apartment house.
In These Otsego Hills: Visitors to the village ...
Although the summer always seems to be ever so more hectic here than is the rest of the year, we are always happy to see our many visitors enjoying our fair community. And this past week, we found ourselves enjoying the various activities of the area with some of those summer visitors, namely our son Christopher, our daughter-in-law Annie and our 2½-year-old granddaughter Abby, a.k.a. The Widge.
In These Otsego Hills: What memories are made of
Recently we received a request wondering what we might know about a sign that was found in the basement of 81 Main St. for “Pappas Candy Kitchen.” The sign includes the dates of 1906 and 1921.
In These Otsego Hills: Both puzzling and pleasing ...
Not long ago a friend asked us why parents allow, and in some cases seem to encourage, their children playing in the streets. We must admit we did not have an answer to the question, having often wondered about it ourselves when we see children in the street. We were always taught that it was never a good idea to play in places that are basically designated for motor vehicles, such as streets, driveways and parking lots.
In These Otsego Hills: How’s that again?
There are times when information that comes across our desk is fairly straight-forward, being backed up by what appears to be solid facts. An example of this would be the next meeting of the Literary Discussion Group, sponsored by the Women’s Club of Cooperstown.
In These Otsego Hills: This and that ...
It is with sadness that we note the passing of Tom Harris. Those of us long-time residents of Upper Pioneer Street claim Tom as one of our own as he spent a great part of his youth as a resident of the street. In fact we knew Tommy before we actually moved back to Cooperstown as he would come over and play with Christopher when we were visiting during the summer. But we perhaps remember Tom most for his absolute dedication to the football program at CCS where he served as manager of the team. And even after he graduated he would attend the football game, cheering the team on.
In These Otsego Hills: Catching up is hard to do ...
We have decided that each time we go away, we find, upon our return, that it takes us longer and longer to get back into our Cooperstown routine. In fact, we suspect that we would be quite happy to continue in the state of oblivion, which we so enjoyed while we were away. But alas, that does seem most difficult to do. And thus we find we must spend time dealing with that which we find on our plate here.
In These Otsego Hills: Back in the swing
While we enjoyed our time away this past spring, we do consider ourselves fortunate that we did return to Cooperstown in time to take in several annual Memorial Day Weekend festivities.
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