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Nation’s Best Lumberjacks Qualify In Cherry Valley

Nation’s Best Lumberjacks

Qualify In Cherry Valley

Local Timbersport duo Nathan and Holly Waterfield saw through a log during the semi-finals of the Jack-and-Jill two person saw competition during the second annual Cherry Valley Outdoor Games. Nathan serves as the president of Cherry Valley Outdoor Games Inc. and organized this year’s event. Waterfield also participated in the Men’s Springboard competition, where he advanced to the finals, winning his qualifying heat handedly. (Parker Fish/AllOTSEGO.com)
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Joe Gray’s Busch Commercial Hits Youtube

Joe Gray’s Busch Beer

Commercial Hits YouTube

With a cardboard cutout of their dad, Joe Gray, hinting at what he’d like for Father’s Day, Scott and Justin Gray pick up a case of Busch Beer at the end of a walk through downtown Cherry Valley, where banners, posters and even coasters reminded them that all Joe wanted was a Busch, all as part of a national ad campaign by the Busch Beer company. The ad, shot Sunday, June 3 in Cherry Valley, premiered today, and a second ad, also starring the Gray family, will premier on Father’s Day.

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Cherry Valley Want To Buy Joe Gray A Beer

Cherry Valley Rallies

To Buy Joe Gray A Beer

Joe Gray, center, Cherry Valley, had to get used to being in the spotlight this morning as film crews followed him around village, taking footage for an extensive ad campaign for Busch beer featuring himself. Banners, and posters cover windows, telephone poles, store fronts and even adorn the sides of buildings, all with Joe’s “subtle” hints to his family about what to get him this Father’s Day Joe was hand-selected by Busch to be an “every-man” in their upcoming national ad campaign which will also feature his wife Kim and sons Scott and Justin.  Teasers are expected out soon with the full commercial premiering on Father’s Day. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

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Dr. DeLong Poised To Lead National Physicians’ Society

Dr. DeLong Poised To Lead

National Physicians’ Society

Douglas M. DeLong

COOPERSTOWN – Douglas M. DeLong, MD, FACP, chief of internal medicine at Bassett Hospital, has been named chair-elect of the Board of Regents of the American College of Physicians (ACP), the national organization of internists.

His term began during Internal Medicine Meeting 2018, ACP’s annual scientific meeting held in New Orleans from April 19-21. The Board of Regents is the main policy-making body of the College.

A resident of Cherry Valley, Dr. DeLong is also an associate clinical professor of medicine in the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University.

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Jean Cobb Zeller Roy, 87; Retired Teacher Active In Methodist Church

IN MEMORIAM: Jean Cobb Zeller Roy, 87;

Retired Teacher Active In Methodist Church

CHERRY VALLEY – Jean Cobb Zellers Roy, who retired to Cherry Valley 30 years ago after a career in education, passed away peacefully on Feb. 22, 2018, in Utica.

She was born Aug. 20, 1930, in Washington Township, N.J., to George Byran Zellers and Jessie May Cobb, and grew up on her father’s farm outside of Hackettstown, N.J.

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Gene Thaw, 90, Helped Reinvent The Fenimore

IN MEMORIAM

Gene Thaw, 90, Helped

Reinvent The Fenimore

Gene Thaw at the dedication of a Native American totem pole on the law of The Fenimore Art Museum in May 2010. (AllOTSEGO.com photo)

COOPERSTOWN – Nationally renowned art collector Eugene Thaw, whose donation of his Native American art collection reinvented The Fenimore Art Museum in the 1990s, died Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, at his home in Cherry Valley.

His wife and collaborator, Clare, a Cherry Valley native, passed away last June 29.

Eugene Thaw was also a foremost collector of European old master art, and a benefactor of the Morgan Library.  His personal collection of more than 400 artworks includes works by Goya, Van Gogh and Rembrandt.

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Deanna Nicole Brown, 21, Succumbs To Diabetes, Addison’s Disease

IN MEMORIAM: Deanna Nicole Brown, 21,

Succumbs To Diabetes, Addison’s Disease

Deanna Brown

CHERRY VALLEY – Deanna Nicole Brown died unexpectedly at the young age of 21, on Nov. 24, 2017. Just 3 weeks shy of her 22nd birthday. Deanna fought a long, courageous battle with Type 1 diabetes, and a fairly recent diagnosis of Addison’s Disease.

Deanna was a truly amazing girl who had so much life ahead of her. She was one of the sweetest, most loving ladies and anyone who met her truly fell in love with her spunky sass and her strong willed attitude.

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Interiors, Exteriors On Display 

Interiors, Exteriors On Display 

The exhibiting artists gathered this evening at the Cherry Branch Gallery, Cherry Valley, where “Artistic Reflections: Interior & Exterior,” opened.   Seated are Linda Suskind, Fly Creek, foreground, and Linda Tracz, Roseboom. Standing, from left, are Mary Nolan, Fly Creek, Elizabeth Schula, Cherry Valley, Mark Mastroianni, Cherry Valley, Bob Buck, Fort Plain, and Marc Pelletier, who maintains a studio in New York. The exhibit features 11 artists and and runs through Oct. 29, said Tamara Saba, the gallery director.  The gallery is open 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Thursdays through Sundays. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
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Ex-Wife, Her Boyfriend, Suspect’s Target, DA Says

Ex-Wife, Her Boyfriend,

Suspect’s Target, DA Says

Baldwin

ONEONTA – The Cherry Valley man charged with hiring a hitman was looking to kill his estranged wife and her boyfriend, according to Otsego County District Attorney John Muehl.

Danny Baldwin, 56, was arrested Tuesday, March 21, on charges that he had allegedly paid a man $20,000 to murder his estranged wife, as well as her boyfriend. The man went to the State Police at Richfield Springs, and Baldwin was charged with Conspiracy in the second degree, a class B felony in the Town of Richfield court.

This afternoon, Baldwin’s case was transferred to Otsego County Court. No grand jury trial date has been set.

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