It was colors, colors everywhere as art lovers flocked to the annual Art On The Lake event this afternoon at the Fenimore Art Museum to find that next perfect piece for their home. Above, R.C. Oster, Utica, shows a piece he is working on to Tariq and Rafat Hussain, Norwich, and Becky Gretton, Richfield Springs. At right, artist Chris Wakefield, Edmeston, was enjoying his first time at the show and won the Audience Choice Award for his beautiful wood carvings. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, AUGUST 18
EXHIBIT RECEPTION – 2 – 4 p.m. Celebrate exhibit “The Oneonta ‘49ers” about Oneonta storekeeper Collis Huntington who left to open a branch store and find his fortune in California, accompanied by 5 other Oneontans. Oneonta History Center, 183 Main St., Oneonta. 607-432-0960 or visit www.oneontahistory.org/upcomingevents.htm
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, AUGUST 17
ART EXHIBIT – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Art By The Lake 12th annual juried art exhibit celebrating relationship between artists and landscape. Also features artist demonstrations, food by Origins Cafe, music, more. Lake front Lawn, Fenimore Art Museum, Coopersotwn. 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org
MILFORD – Margery Norris Armstrong, R.N., who served for many years as head nurse of Bassett Hospital’s ICU, passed away peacefully Monday morning, Aug. 12, 2019, at her beloved home on Arnold Lake. She was 85.
Margery was born on November 25, 1933, in Carbondale, Pa., to William Melville Norris and Amy née Quinlan Norris of Wales, U.K., but spent most of her youth growing up in Oneonta.
Marge and her siblings were an adventurous group, easily recognized around town by their fiery red hair. She displayed an interest in science and math at an early age and was the first girl in her high school to take chemistry and physics. She began volunteering at Fox Hospital at age 14 and started working as an intern at Bassett Hospital in 1952 while a nursing student at Hartwick College.
MORRIS – Kathleen L. Hungerford, 64, of Morris, a “mom away from home” for SUNY Oneonta students during 20 years working for the campus food service, passed away unexpectedly at her home on Tuesday, Aug. 13, with her fur babies by her side.
Kathy was born in Sidney, the daughter of Richard and Marion (Edwards) Tracy. Kathy graduated from Morris Central School in 1974. She lived in Otego for many years, before returning to her hometown of Morris in 2002. Kathy married Dale A. Hungerford on Aug. 1, 2009.
CHERRY VALLEY – Mildred Wolny, 92, who operated the Friendly Corner Store here for 12 years, passed away on Friday, Aug. 2, 2019, at Palatine Nursing Home.
Born in Brooklyn, in 1927, Mildred spent her early life with her family in Queens. She graduated from Newtown High School studying business and interned at Tiffany’s in Manhattan. She attended Barbizon School of Modeling and also modeled jewelry while at Tiffany’s.
ONEONTA – Florence Emily Kespert, 86, who had lived the Plains at Parish Homestead for the past five years, passed away peacefully on Aug. 10, 2019, at Fox Hospital.
Florence was born on July 19, 1933, in White Sulphur Springs, Sullivan County. She was the daughter of Dorothy and Leo Bryan. She graduated from Liberty High School.
On May 16, 1953, in Liberty, Florence married Harold Kespert. They settled down in Youngsville to raise their family. They were happily married for 51 years.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, AUGUST 16
CIVIL WAR WEEKEND – 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Experience civil war encampment complete with soldiers in authentic uniforms drilling/performing tactical maneuvers, performing period songs. Continue Saturday, Sunday. Hyde Hall, 267 Glimmerglass State Park Rd., Cooperstown. 607-547-5098 or visit hydehall.org/events-2/
PRESS OFFICE STATEMENT:
With the 19th Congressional District election still 14 months away, U.S. Rep. Antonio Delgado declined to engage with Adjutant Gen. (ret.) Tony German, the Oneonta Republican who filed papers yesterday to challenge the freshman incumbent next year.
His press office issued this statement: “Congressman Delgado is focused on making life better for the people in our region, and working to find bipartisan solutions to lower health care costs, expand rural broadband and support family farmers and veterans. That’s why he has held 21 town halls across the district, and will continue to serve with accessibility, accountability and transparency.”
RICHFIELD SPRINGS – Dennis C. Mang, 69, of Richfield Springs, passed away unexpectedly on Friday Aug. 9, 2019, in Cooperstown.
Dennis was born on Jan. 2, 1950 in Cooperstown, the son of the late Charles F. and Elsie Mae Cardarelli Mang. A lifetime resident of the area, Dennis attended Richfield Springs Central School before serving in the Air Force from 1969 to 1973.
Dennis was employed with CP, Remington Arms, Bassett Hospital, Sitrin Home and the ARC.
ONEONTA – William Patrick Powers, 61, passed peacefully into the arms of his savior Jesus Christ on Aug. 12, 2019, at home, where he wanted to be.
He was born Oct. 21, 1957, in Oneonta, the son of William Joseph and Mary Jane (Campbell) Powers.
Bill was a lifelong Oneonta resident. He was a carpenter, merchandiser, truck driver and jack-of-all-trades. He was meticulous with his work, believing in taking your time and doing the job right the first time.
ONEONTA – Richard Allen Sager, 83, a Navy veteran and professional electrician, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, at Robinson Terrace in Stamford.
Richard was born on April 9, 1936, in Newburgh, son of Edward and Theresa Sager and brother of Robert, Edward, Andy and John.
He served in the Navy from 1954 to 1958 and was an electrician for 31 years.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, AUGUST 15
CRUISE-IN CAR SHOW – 5:30 – 7 p.m. Enjoy ice cream, music, horse powered wagon rides, as well as Kyle Busch’s M&M’s #18 NASCAR Show Car, restored vintage cards, muscle cars, street rods from car enthusiasts. Pathfinder Village, 3 Chenango Rd., Edmeston. 607-965-8377 or visit pathfindervillage.org