COOPERSTOWN – You may have noticed: 450 middle and high school students – plus family members and teachers – from around the Empire State are in Cooperstown today for New York History Day, organized by The Fenimore Art and Farmers’ museums.
History Day uses space at numerous Cooperstown venues for students to present their papers, documentaries, exhibits, websites and performances – in addition to the two museums, the Baseball Hall of Fame and The Otesaga. The awards ceremony is at Cooperstown High School at 5.
SUNY To Name Katrina Johnson Today
ONEONTA – SUNY Oneonta President Nancy Kleniewski this morning praised the choice of Dr. Katrina Johnson as SUNY chancellor, calling her “an accomplished scientist, entrepreneur and educator.”
Johnson, who co-founded Cube Hydro, a hydroelectric company, after serving as under secretary of the Department of Energy, is expected to be appointed by the SUNY trustees at 3 p.m. today in Albany. She would succeed Nancy Zimpher, who is retiring.
“Dr. Johnson has been a leader at the highest levels of government, business, and academia,” Kleniewski said. “I am confident that she will build on Chancellor Zimpher’s initiatives to make the State University of New York the most successful system of higher education in the country. I am looking forward to meeting her this afternoon and working with her in the coming year.”
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, APRIL 24
HISTORY DAY – All Day. Students from the Catskill region of NYS compete to see who has created the best History Day Project and continue on to the Statewide competition. The Farmers Museum, Cooperstown. Info, nyshistoryday.org
SPRING DINNER – 6 p.m. Roast Pork dinner. Individual seating only, reservations required. Take-out available, ready for pick-up by 5:45 p.m. Middlefield Baptist Church. Info, call Dorothy @ (607)547-9093 or Sue @ (607)264-8042
SCHENEVUS – The SUNY Cobleskill student killed in an early Saturday morning crash on I-88 near Schenevus when he was thrown from a car as it rolled over several times, state police report.
Douglas Alvarez, 19, of Mamaroneck, Westchester County, was a first-year Business Administration student.
IN MEMORIAM: Larry Gallup Calling Hours May 11
FLY CREEK – Larry G. Gallup passed away Friday, April 21, 2017, at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester following an extended illness. Beloved husband of Terriann Sammis, he was 64.
The family will be present to receive friends 2-4:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 11, at the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home, 82 Chestnut Street, Cooperstown.
The Throwback Time Machine, top, described as a “video dance party that transports the audience back in time to the beginnings of pop music and takes them through its evolution right up to the present day,” plays for throngs of cheering concertgoers in Oneonta’s Neahwa Park last evening during the 12th annual OH-Fest, a spring celebration co-sponsored by SUNY Oneonta and Hartwick College. Time Machine warmed up the crowd for the main event: Jesse McCartney, the actor and singer. Before the event, Mayor Gary Herzig took to the stage welcoming the attendees to the concert and thank them for being a part of Oneonta’s diversity. He also reminded them to please be respectful of the community as they ventured home after the revelry has ended. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)