Whether you went to the Foxcare Center, The Unitarian Universalist Church, or first United Methodist, the place to be today was shopping at many of the holiday bazaars throughout town for that special gift. Above, at the Mandy’s Tees booth, Arlene and Watty George, Arkville present Mary Knapp, Oneonta, with her freshly made heat-press sweater at the craft fair at the Foxcare Center. At right, Janet Frankl and Mary Konstantine stand at the First United Methodist Holiday Bazaar with a table full of cookies they were selling to raise money for the 1st United Methodist Women’s missions locally and abroad. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Volunteers Taylor Knox, a SUNY Oneonta senior, and Brenda Korthauer, above, cheer as a slot machine, donated by Marc and Elaine Bresee, delivers a jingling prize, setting off a bidding war at this evening’s Benefit Auction, the Greater Oneonta Historical Society’s major annual fundraiser. Inset right, Alan Michael Rubin, attending the event at the Qualilty Inn with dad Al and mom Michelle, signals his $560 bid and wins the apparatus, all for the good cause. Other items up for auction included a weekend getaway at a Lake George camp and a lamp with a stained-glass shade, courtesy of stained-glass artist Doug Halberg. After a 10-year hiatus, Kevin Herrick of Lettis Auctions, who has rejoined the GOHS board, was the auctioneer. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Still, It’s Colder Than Usual, Mattice Says,
And More Snowfall Predicted For Sunday
It may have a surprise, but it shouldn’t have been, according to National Weather Service weather Dave Mattice of Oneonta.
Mid-November snows are not unusual, he said a few minutes ago, just as Cooperstown DPW chief Mitch Hotaling declared the village snow emergency, originally due to last until this evening, at an end.
“This is definitely not the most snow we’ve had in November,” said Mattice. “I remember a Thanksgiving snow, riding a snowmobile up Chestnut Street all the way to East Street.”
If anything, Otsego County got it easy in the overnight storm. “We were spared,” Mattice said. “Hancock got 12-13 inches. I only got 5 inches” at his Oneonta home. In Cooperstown, it appeared 6-8 inches had fallen.
Drivers are reminded that anytime there is more than 2 1/2″ of snowfall, vehicles must be removed from city streets or they are subject to ticketing and/or towing at the vehicle owners expense.
ONEONTA – Citing an insufficient building permit application, the City of Oneonta will once again bring the owners of the former Oneonta Hotel to court.
“The application did not even come close to remedying the deficiencies,” said Mayor Gary Herzig.
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ONEONTA – Brin R. Mileski, 83, a career lineman with Bell Telephone and a railroad enthusiast, died peacefully on Nov. 11, 2018 at the state Veterans Home in Oxford.
He was born Feb. 23, 1935 in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. to Alfred and Dorothy Meleski. In 1952, his family moved to Syracuse. He enlisted in the Marine Corps in September 1953. After three years of active duty, he returned to civilian life but remained in the Reserves until 1961.
ONEONTA – Leon Kalmus, 91, of Oneonta, a surveyor in Oneonta for decades who was also active in local Democratic politics, passed away on Monday, Nov. 12, 2018 at Fox Nursing.
At his request there will be no calling hours or service. Arrangements are by the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home of Oneonta.
ONEONTA – Sculptor Dr. Stefanie Rocknak, the Hartwick College professor of philosopher, was awarded the $5,000 Alex J. Ettl Grant from the National Sculpture Society.
The annual award is presented to a figurative or realist sculptor who has demonstrated a commitment to sculpting and outstanding ability in his or her body of work.