HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18
READING SERIES – 7:30 p.m. Sandra Steingraber, acclaimed ecologist & author exploring links between human rights & the environment, shares her writings for the Red Dragon Reading series. Craven Lounge, Morris Conference Center, SUNY Oneonta. Call 607-436-3446 or visit www.oneonta.edu/academics/english/reddragonreading/reddragonreadingseries.asp
FOOD FOR THOUGHT – 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. Tour the exhibit “Edward Weston: Portrait of the Young Man as an Artist” with Arts in Education coordinator and photographer Kevin Gray. Cost, $30 non-members. Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org/event/weston
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, APRIL 17
READING SERIES – 7:30 p.m. Christine Kitano, author of 2 poetry collection including “Who You: The Issei” a collection of oral histories about first generation immigrants in Hawai’i, shares her writings for the Red Dragon Reading series. Craven Lounge, Morris Conference Center, SUNY Oneonta. Call 607-436-3446 or visit www.oneonta.edu/academics/english/reddragonreading/reddragonreadingseries.asp
ART STUDIO – 3:30 p.m. Young artists and their families are invited to explore basic art techniques, from acrylics to water colors. All welcome. Arkell Museum, 2 Erie Blvd., Canajoharie. Call 518-673-2314 or visit www.arkellmuseum.org/events-calendar
By JIM KEVLIN • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com
COOPERSTOWN – Two Town of New Lisbon residents, William J. Desimone, 43, and Gabrielle Bastian, 52, were charged with torturing and injuring animals and other counts following the seizure of more than 100 animals in a farm near Garrattsville over the weekend.
Sheriff Richard J. Devlin Jr. announced the details a few minutes ago.
Responding to a report Friday evening of a goose caught in an electrified fence, deputies discovered seven dogs living in poor conditions in the house at 166 Backus Road.
ONEONTA – Carl L. Hughes, 76, a lifelong farmer, passed away April 13, 2018 at Cooperstown Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing.
He was born Dec. 2, 194, in Oneonta, the son of Abram and Ermal Ruby (McLean) Hughes.
He married Marguerite Hollenback, on April 29, 1967, in Worcester.
ONEONTA – A graveside service for Freda “Fritz” Beliles Shultis 94, who died Dec. 16, 2017 will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 21, 2018 at the Oneonta Plains Cemetery.
Following the service there will be an open house at 40 Walnut St. until 2 p.m. with parking in The Main Street Baptist Church parking lot.
Arrangements are entrusted with Lewis, Hurley & Pietrobono Funeral Home, 51 Dietz St., Oneonta.
Oneonta’s Michael Roda
Wins The SADD Run
Runners take off up East Street in Oneonta this morning as the start annual SADD Run 5K. Mike Roda, Oneonta, in blue, finished in first place with a time of 16:33. Behind him are Alexander Kahl, Jon Hendley, Tom Slicer, Scott Hornung, Michael Hamilton, Paul Zimmer, Gavin Fetterman and Jeffrey Bullis. At right is Suzanne Swantak-Furman, first woman to cross the finish line with a time of 25:24. The race was proceeded by a information fair in the gymnasium of the Oneonta High School where many local organizations were tabling. Afterwards, runners enjoyed Chobani yogurt and bagels provided by Hannaford. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, APRIL 16
PRESENTATION – 1 – 2 p.m. Casella presents “The Future of Waste.” Red Dragon Theater, SUNY Oneonta. Visit oneonta.campuslabs.com/engage/event/1973841
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=984
HARTWICK – William G. Ronk, a U.S. Army Reserves major (ret.) and past commander of the Cooperstown veterans’ post, passed away unexpectedly Thursday morning, April 12, 2018, at his daughter’s home in Hartwick. He was 71.
He was born March 16, 1947, at the Benedictine Hospital in Highland, a son of George Carpenter Ronk and Madaline (Loos) Ronk. After attending Clintondale and Triboro schools and graduating from Highland High School, he studied nursing at the Hudson River State Hospital School of Nursing and eventually became a registered nurse.