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Jane Forbes Clark

Fetterman Honorees Welcome Bud Lippitt

Fetterman Honorees

Welcome Bud Lippitt

Cooperstown Elementary phys-ed teacher Bud Lippitt, in right photo, receives the 24th Fetterman Award for service to youth from Clark Foundation President Jane Forbes Clark at today’s luncheon in his honor at The Otesaga.  In accepting the honor, Lippitt said, “I’ve never had a bad day – I always look forward to coming to work.”  In top photo, the honoree poses with wife Nicole, daughters Marley, left, and Emmy, and son Tommy.   About 50 attended the luncheon, including many past honorees.   The award is sponsored by the foundation and the Clark Sports Center.  (Parker Fish/AllOTSEGO.com)

 

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Ice Dance Headliners Wow Fenimore Gala

Ice Dance Headliners

Wow Fenimore Gala

Performers from Ice Dance International AJ Reiss, Carly Donowick and Brad Vigorito (skating on artificial Glice), electrified the annual Fenimore Art Museum gala-goers last evening at the Glimmerglen Estate on Otsego Lake; watching behind the skaters, top photo, at right, is Patricia Kennedy, Springbrook president. Attendees included state Sen. Jim Seward, R-Milford, and wife Cindy, lower left, posing with Olympian Dorothy Hammill. At right, hostess Jane Forbes Clark chats with guests; in the foreground is Tom McReynolds, Franklin, the retired Oneonta investment counselor and nationally syndicated business columnist. (Leah McDonald/AllOTSEGO.com)

SYMPOSIUM IS SOLD OUT, BUT

SKATING DEMONSTRATIONS TODAY

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Clark Sports Center Re-opens, Bigger & Better Than Ever!

Clark Sports Center Re-opens,

Bigger & Better Than Ever!

Before the doors even opened this morning, people were gathering outside the doors of the Clark in anticipation of the grand re-opening of the sports complex which had spent the two years undergoing extensive renovations.  Above, Gunter Weldon, Cooperstown, gets a leg up from Adventure Staff member Steph Talaia-Murray on the rock-climbing wall during the grand re-opening of the Clark Sports Center this morning. Right:  Staff member Peg Wilson, Dr. Rodman Carter and wife Imogene congratulate board chair Jane Forbes Clark on the state-of-the-art sports center. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

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Jane Forbes Clark Most Influential Woman In MLB

30TH ON USA TODAY LIST

Jane Forbes Clark 

Most Influential

Woman In MLB

USA Today caught up with what everyone in Cooperstown already knows: Jane Forbes Clark is the most influential woman in baseball. (AllOTSEGO.com photo)

COOPERSTOWN – Jane Forbes Clark was ranked as the most influential woman in baseball in USA Today’s list of the 100 most influential people in the National Pastime.

Ranked 30th, she nonetheless led the field for women.    The second most influential was Kim Ng, MLB’s senior VP of baseball operations, ranked 40.

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TWO TITANS

TWO TITANS

Jane Forbes Clark, Peter Macris

Featured In This Week’s Editions

ONE: Peter Macris, who passed away Saturday, Jan. 9, transformed the Otsego County art scene, leading efforts to found the Glilmmerglass Opera, Foothills Performing Arts Center and much more. Read his life story. TWO, Jane Forbes Clark, who presides over a 150-year-old legacy of local philanthropy. Hear her tell the story of her amazing family in her own words. Both in this week's Hometown Oneonta & The Freeman's Journal, on newsstands this afternoon.
Two amazing stories appear in this week’s newspapers.  ONE: Peter Macris, who passed away Saturday, Jan. 9, transformed the Otsego County art scene, leading efforts to found the Glimmerglass Opera, Foothills Performing Arts Center and much more. Read his life story. TWO: Jane Forbes Clark, who presides over a 150-year-old legacy of local philanthropy. Hear her tell the story of her amazing family in her own words. Both in this week’s Hometown Oneonta & The Freeman’s Journal, on newsstands this afternoon.
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Jane Clark Wins Standing Ovation

Jane Clark Wins

Standing Ovation

Rare Appearance Draws Overflow Crowd

In a rare public address locally, Jane Forbes Clark, Cooperstown's #1 citizens, packed the Hall of Fame's Grandstand Theater to overflowing this afternoon with a talk on her family's legacy here. She detailed the activities of the Clark Foundation (college scholarships, plus much more), Scriven Foundation (support for local charities, plus much more), and the one for-profit entity, the Leatherstocking Corp., which operates The Otesaga, Inn at Cooperstown and Leatherstocking Golf Course. She was greeted with warm applause, her remarks and answers to questions were frequently interrupted by more applause, and the hour-long presentation was capped by a standing ovation. Miss Clark speaks locally only occasionally

jane -- gary kuch

In a rare local public address, Jane Forbes Clark, Cooperstown’s #1 citizen, packed the Hall of Fame’s Grandstand Theater to overflowing this afternoon with a talk on her family’s legacy in Cooperstown and Otsego County. She detailed the activities of The Clark Foundation (college scholarships, plus much more), The Scriven Foundation (support for local charities, plus much more), and the one for-profit entity, The Leatherstocking Corp., which operates The Otesaga, The Cooper Inn and The Leatherstocking Golf Course.  In all, she said, the Clark interests employ 4,000 people.  She was greeted with warm applause, her remarks and answers to questions were frequently interrupted by more applause, and the hour-long presentation – 20 minutes formal; 40 minutes Q and A – was capped by a standing ovation. In particularly, the scholarship program, which has helped 11,000 high school graduates attend college since 1961, was singled out for repeated praise.  At Miss Clark’s urging, Gary Kuch, scholarship program director, at right, recounted receiving a note from a recipient and her family, which read, “You have given us back our dream.”   The theater’s 190 seats were filled, folding chairs were added, and some folks sat on the stage, but more than 100 people were still lined up when capacity was reached; Miss Clark agreed to repeat the talk at a later date to accommodate everyone who hoped to attend.   The event was organized by the Friends of the Village Library as part of its Sunday Series.  (Ian Austin photos for AllOTSEGO.com)

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Carlton Fisk Helps Cut Ribbon On Hall’s “Whole New Game’

Carlton Fisk Helps Cut Ribbon

On Hall’s ‘Whole New Game’

Hall of Fame Carlton Fisk, right, joins, from left, Hall of Fame president Jeff Idelson, Chairman of the Board Jane Forbes Clark and members of the Janetschek family this morning in cutting the ribbon to formally open the "Whole New Ballgame" exhibit on the Hall's second floor.    The exhibit, which traces changes in the game since 1970, is in the "reimagined" Janetschek Gallery.  (Milo Stewart, Jr. / National Baseball Hall of Fame)
Hall of Fame Carlton Fisk, right, joins, from left, Hall of Fame president Jeff Idelson, Chairman of the Board Jane Forbes Clark and members of the Janetschek family this morning in cutting the ribbon to formally open the “Whole New Ballgame” exhibit on the Hall’s second floor.    The exhibit, which traces changes in the game since 1970, is in the “reimagined” Janetschek Gallery.  (Milo Stewart, Jr. / National Baseball Hall of Fame)

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Hall Leadership Remembers Yogi As Icon, Legend, Great American

Hall Leadership Remembers Yogi

As Icon, Legend, Great American

Jane Forbes Clark
Jane Forbes Clark

“Yogi Berra was an American icon, whose impact on baseball and everyday American culture was enormous. Yogi connected with every baseball fan, as a 10-time World Series winner with the New York Yankees, as one of the world’s most notable personalities, and as one of baseball’s most beloved Hall of Fame members. His contributions to our game and to our country will never be forgotten. The National Baseball Hall of Fame sends its sympathies to his family and to every baseball fan who adored him.”

 – Jane Forbes Clark, Chairman, Baseball Hall of Fame

Jeff Idelson
Jeff Idelson

“The Hall of Fame mourns the loss of a baseball legend, great American, tremendous family man and modern day philosopher. His baseball abilities and acumen are evidenced by his Hall of Fame election in 1972 and as the only manager in history to take both the Yankees and Mets to the World Series.  He joined the Navy at 18, was married to his beloved wife Carmen for 65 years, and had more fun with the English language than any player in history. He will especially be missed in Cooperstown where he was beloved by his fellow Hall of Famers and his adoring fans.”

Jeff Idelson, Hall of Fame President

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Howard C. Talbot Jr., 89, Cooperstown, former Hall of Fame director

HOWARD C. TALBOT OBITUARY

Calling Hours Tuesday, Funeral Wednesday

For Retired Baseball Hall Of Fame Director

Howard C. Talbot Jr. (Milo V. Stewart/Baseball Hall of Fame)
Howard C. Talbot Jr. (Milo V. Stewart/Baseball Hall of Fame)

COOPERSTOWN – Howard Chase Talbot, Jr., retired National Baseball Hall of Fame director – the equivalent at the time of today’s president – from 1976 to 1993, passed away with his family by his side Saturday evening, July 18, 2015, at Bassett Hospital.  He was 89.

Born Oct. 6, 1925, in New Berlin, Howard was the son of Howard C. Talbot, Sr. and Gladys Jacobs Talbot.

Raised in Edmeston, “Juney,” as he was known to his parents, attended Edmeston Central School and later Manlius Military Academy.  He spent many summers of his youth on the shores of Otsego Lake as an attendee and counselor of Camp Chenango.  Howard would go on to share a lifelong enjoyment of the outdoors with his family and friends.

On Dec. 15, 1943, he was inducted into the Army, serving his country during World War II with the 426th Field Artillery Battalion.  Upon receiving his Honorable Discharge from the Military on May 6, 1946, Howard returned home and obtained a degree from the Utica School of Commerce.

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Memorial Day Activities

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By the end of his successful fundraising drive to build a Vietnam Memorial in Oneonta, Gene Schmidt kept tearing up.  Get the details in Hometown Oneonta.  In The Freeman's Journal detailed Jane Forbes Clark's $20 million expansion of the Clark Sports Center that's about to begin.
By the end of his successful fundraising drive to build a Vietnam Memorial in Oneonta, Gene Schmidt kept tearing up. Get the details in Hometown Oneonta. In The Freeman’s Journal detailed Jane Forbes Clark’s $20 million expansion of the Clark Sports Center that’s about to begin.

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