Pennsylvania Perimeter Riders arrived safe and sound this evening after riding 107 miles from Glens Falls to Milford, where, after a quick stop at Ommegang, they were fed a hot meal of lasagna, salad, sandwiches and dessert by Milford United Methodist Church at the Milford Community Center. Above, Sonja McCann, Schenevus, brings a tray of sandwiches for riders Mark Taylor and Nate Amate, who were taking a rest at the end of Day Three of their six-day journey. Since the bi-annual ride began in 1981, participants have raised over $1.5 million for the American Cancer Society. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
By LIBBY CUDMORE • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com
ONEONTA – With Damaschke Field’s box seats condemned and its supports rusting, Common Council voted tonight to apply for a grant to demolish the 80-year-old city landmark.
“It’s a touchy thing, but the building is old and it needs to come down,” said Gary Laing, Oneonta Outlaws owner. “We’ve been talking about it for a few years now, but it’s reached a critical stage.”
“It’s beyond repair,” said Mayor Gary Herzig. “It needs to be completely replaced.”
The grandstand was built in 1939 and seats 500. Earlier this season, the entire set of top boxes was condemned by the city. “That’s when it really came to the forefront,” said Laing. “It’s decrepit.”
Celebrated figure skating Olympians Jojo Starbuck, Dorothy Hamil and Dick Button, seen above with Todd Kenyon, Cooperstown, shared their stories from the figure skating world in front of a packed house this afternoon at the Fenimore On Ice Symposium. The two-hour panel, featured clips of performances, commentary, and even Hamil’s ‘Short and Sassy’ conditioner commercial. Right, professional skating pair Erika Choi Smith and AJ Reiss preform Tableaux Vivant on Glice in the Louis C. Jones Center at the Fenimore Art Museum thanks to a synthetic ice rink made of Glice. (Ian Austin/AllOTSGO.com)
Above, Guest speaker Craig Buckbee, Burlington Flatts, international fly fisherman, gives a talk on Spey casting techniques to fellow Trouts Unlimited members Barbara Loeffer, Davenport, Mike Empey, Davenport, and Matt Tavross, Milford, and Dave plumber, Oneonta, this evening at Fortin Park where the Charlotte Creek meets the Susquehanna River. Buckbee brought a selection of rods which he used to illustrate how to cast and recover the line with minimal effort by using ‘the snake’ and ‘D’ method of recovering and re-directing a line with minimal effort and water disruption. Right, Craig Buckbee in action, demonstrating the ‘D Spey’ cast, as it forms the shape of a ‘D’. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
COOPERSTOWN – Cooperstown Central’s Maria Noto won first-team all-state honors from the New York State Sportswriters Association and Coaches Organization for Girls Sports, the Utica Observer Dispatch is reporting today.