RICHFIELD SPRINGS – Hany Mikhail Ghaleb, D.D.S., 52, passed away suddenly from natural causes, on Thursday evening March 1, 2018, at Bassett Medical Center, Cooperstown, with the comfort of his loving wife, Jhilmil (Jill) Ghaleb, at his side.
He was born on January 29, 1966 in Heliopolis, Cairo, Egypt, son of Samira Shafik Ghaleb and the late Dr. Mikhail F. Ghaleb. Hany came to the U.S.A. at eight years old and graduated from New York Mills High School. He furthered his education receiving a Bachelor’s Degree of Chemistry from Utica College where he met his soul mate Jhilmil. They have been inseparable ever since. He then went on to graduate from New York University Dental School. He completed his residency at Saint Luke’s Medical Center in New Hartford.
RICHFIELD SPRINGS – Ronald J. Pavlus, 71, of Division Street, Richfield Springs, Vietnam veteran and retired Jordanville postmaster, passed away Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, at Albany Medical Center, Albany.
He was born on Oct. 28, 1946, in Cooperstown, son of the late John and Anna (Devan) Pavlus. He graduated from Owen D. Young High School, Van Hornesville, with the Class of 1964.
RICHFIELD SPRINGS – George P. Mravlja, Jr., 48, a lifelong dairy farmer, passed away suddenly Nov. 14, 2017, at Bassett Hospital.
He was born Jan. 4, 1969, in Cobleskill, the son of George and Elizabeth (Medved) Mravlja.
George grew up in Worcester on the family farm, a calling her pursued. He graduated from Worcester Central School.
OPENING RECEPTION – 5-7 p.m. The Holiday Show & Sale opens for the holidays. Find one-of-a-kind gifts by area artists. Cooperstown Art Association. Call 607-547-9777 or visit www.cooperstownart.com
MUSICAL – 7:30 p.m. CCS presents “Little Women” about Jo March and her 3 sisters during the Civil War as they grow up. Cooperstown Highschool Auditorium. Call 607.547.8181 or visit www.cooperstowncs.org/4460-2/#.WfjUrltSyUk
RICHFIELD SPRINGS – Julie Ann Attridge, 25, of Levittown, Pa, formerly of Richfield Springs, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017.
She was born Sept. 11, 1992, in Cooperstown a daughter to Carol Ann the late Christopher C. Attridge. Julie was raised and educated locally, graduating from Richfield Springs High School. She attended Herkimer County Community College and Mohawk Valley Community College.
THEATER – 8 p.m. Performance of Woody Allen’s “Don’t Drink The Water.” Cost, $10-$15. The Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. Call 607-431-2080 or visit foothillspac.org
POETRY FESTIVAL – 6:30-7:30 p.m. Free reading open to the public features nationally recognized poets; Marie Howe, Major Jackson, Robert Pinsky. Auditorium, Sharon Springs Central School. Call 518-284-3426 or visit www.klinkhart.org/poetry
“Mirabito” replaced “Taylor” on the sign in front of the Goodyear Lake quick-stop this afternoon as the worst-kept secret in Otsego County in recent days became public.
Word is that Binghamton-based Mirabito is buying Cooperstown-based Taylor Heating & Mini Marts. Of the seven stores, five are in Otsego County, including the lighthouse-adorned one, a landmark as you enter Cooperstown on Route 28 from the south.
In addition to Goodyear Lake and Cooperstown, Mirabito is acquiring the Mini Mart in Oneonta’s East End, plus the ones in Laurens and Richfield Springs. Outside Otsego County, Mini Marts in Norwich and Richmondville are part of the package.