By LIBBY CUDMORE • Special To www.AllOTSEGO.com
ONEONTA – With two standing ovations, a few tears shed and the unveiling of her official portrait, retired college president Dr. Nancy Kleniewski said goodbye to SUNY Oneonta during a reception held this evening at the college.
“After working for 37 years, it’s going to be a little weird,” she said. “I looked at my July calendar and for the first time, there’s nothing on it.”
Kleniewski teared up as she talked about the 10 years she spent at the college. “This is a day of mixed emotion,” she said. “I’m proud of what we’ve done together and how we’ve made this campus better and more welcoming. And I’m sad to be leaving. The people here really care about the students.”
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, JUNE 22
SUMMER KICK-OFF – 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Take a ride in a horse drawn carriage, get your face painted, enjoy food, a bouncy house, face painting, more. Admission by donation. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Call 607-547-1980 or visit www.facebook.com/hmloneonta/
GRADUATION – 7 – 8 p.m. Milford High School Seniors receive graduate. Milford Central School, 42 W. Main St., Milford. Call 607-286-7721 or visit www.web.milfordcentral.org
WORCESTER – Heather D. Koncelik, 37, of Worcester, was arrested Wednesday for having heroin and suboxone in her possession, state police reported today.
Troopers arrested Koncelik at 6:23 p.m. after she was found to have heroin and suboxone in her possession.
UNADILLA – Marilyn E. Martin, 93, who helped manage her husband’s veterinary practice here for many decades, passed away following a brief illness at Waterville Residential Care Center on Sunday, June 17, 2018, surrounded by the love and support of her family.
Marilyn was born in Ancram, Columbia County, on March 28,1925, to Gladys and Peter Piester. She graduated from Roeliff Jansen School in Hillsdale. She worked at Western Printing in Poughkeepsie, doing color work on Walt Disney comics for Whitman Publishing Co., then went on to attend the Barbizon Modeling School in New York City.
EDMESTON – Pathfinder Village celebrated the longevity of 16 employees – 280 years combined – at a luncheon Tuesday at The Otesaga.
Honorees included Senior Director Dan Osborn and Eva Pickens of the Ancillary Department, who each have served 35 years. Those celebrating 30-year anniversaries included Pathfinder School Teacher Nancy Kelly, Direct Support Professional Cindy Holbert, and Assistant Director of Enrichment Services Charleen Orendorff.
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ALBANY – State Sen. Jim Seward’s bill designating baseball New York’s official state sport has passed the Senate, the Milford Republican’s office announced today.
“It is time that we formally recognize baseball as our official state sport,” Seward said.
“Baseball is known as our national pastime but the game has deep roots and a rich history here in New York State,” he continued. “From the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in storied Cooperstown, to the Mets and Yankees – the pinnacles of Major League Baseball, to countless college, high school, and Little League teams, New York State is clearly the epicenter of baseball history and greatness. “
RICHFIELD SPRINGS – Dustin Norman Groat, 19, of Richfield Springs, who passed away Tuesday, June 19, 2018, when his kayak capsized on Canadarago Lake during a storm.
He was born on Feb. 2, 1999, in Cooperstown, the son of Eric Groat and Evelyn Seward, and graduated from Richfield Springs Central School, Class of 2017.
Dustin and his dad had a special connection and he loved spending time on the farm with him. His favorite place to be, and where he was happiest, was outside. Whether he was working on the farm, mowing lawns, or just hanging out with family. He enjoyed operating heavy farm equipment in the fields.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, JUNE 21
SUNSET STROLL – 7 p.m. Walk through the forest and enjoy the views of Canadarago Lake this summer solstice. Fetterly Forest, 302 Roses Hill Road, Richfield Springs. Call 607-547-2366 or visit www.otsegolandtrust.org
EXHIBIT – 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Artwork by Tom Soloman featuring 6 inductees, Yankees, Red Sox, Dodgers, current players. 30 one of a kind items. Displayed thru July 31. Heroes of Baseball Wax Museum, 99 Main St., Cooperstown. Call 607-547-1273.
BAINBRIDGE – The funeral service was this morning for Edson and Mary Kitchen, the Bainbridge couple killed in a two-car crash in the Broome County town of Colesville Tuesday, June 12, 2018.
Edson and Mary were married May 18, 1985. After 33 years of marriage, they still showed us all what a devoted couple should be. You never saw Ed without Mary or Mary without Ed. They will forever be known for their love and commitment to their family.