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Guenther H. Dammer, 84; German Immigrant Settled In New Lisbon

IN MEMORIAM: Guenther H. Dammer, 84;

German Immigrant Settled In New Lisbon

Guenther Dammer

NEW LISBON – Guenther H. Dammer, 84, a German immigrant and painter, of New Lisbon, passed away at the Bassett Hospital on Aug. 22, 2019.

Born on Dec. 14, 1934 in Cologne, Germany the son of Paul and Maria Dammer.  After immigrating from Germany in 1965,  Guenther enjoyed a 34-year career as a painter, beginning with AT&T, finally retiring from Bell Atlantic. An avid Mets fan, he was happiest outdoors hunting, fishing, and the occasional (wink) drink with friends.

Guenther is survived by his daughters Erika Dammer and Kristen Dammer-Stigi, son-in-law Tom and grandson Jack; his sister and brother-in-law Helga and Arthur Breen; nephews and niece Arthur Jr. and Eric Breen, James and Stephanie Dammer, cousin Rosemarie and second cousin Eckhard.

Clarvoe, Guenther Honored for OCCA Contributions

Clarvoe, Guenther Honored

For OCCA Contributions

The Otsego County Conservation Association honored Ben Guenther and Martha Clarvoe tonight at their annual dinner and meeting at the south side Holiday Inn. Clarvoe, who has just retired from 15 years on the OCCA board, and who would volunteer for them 20-40 hours a week, is honored with a Lifetime Achievement award for commitment and environmental excellence, leadership and accomplishment. Guenther, who has worked extensively with OCCA, is being awarded with the Community Partner award for his work to promote environmental initiatives. Seen here are OCCA executive director Darla Youngs, Martha Clarvoe, husband Paul Clarvoe, Sandy Guenther, husband Ben Guenther and OCCA President Vicky Lentz. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
The Otsego County Conservation Association honored Ben Guenther and Martha Clarvoe tonight at their annual dinner and meeting at the Holiday Inn on Southside. Clarvoe, who has just retired from 15 years on the OCCA board, and who would volunteer for them 20-40 hours a week, is honored with a Lifetime Achievement award for commitment and environmental excellence, leadership and accomplishment. Guenther, who has worked extensively with OCCA, is being awarded with the Community Partner award for his work to promote environmental initiatives. From left, OCCA executive director Darla Youngs, Martha Clarvoe, husband Paul Clarvoe, Sandy Guenther, husband Ben Guenther and OCCA President Vicky Lentz. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Guenther, Covert Honored At Annual Recovery Dinner

Guenther, Covert Honored

At Annual Recovery Dinner

Five Star Subaru proprietor Ben Guenther, left, receives LEAF's 2016 Sioussat Award from Julie Dostal, LEAF executive director, at last evening’s annual Recovery Dinner at the Holiday Inn/Southside in Oneonta. At right, Cooperstown Police Chief Michael Covert receives and annual Amethyst Award from Kelly Liner, executive director of FORDO, the Friends of Recovery for Delaware & Otsego Counties. (Tara Barnwell/AllOTSEGO.com)
Five Star Subaru proprietor Ben Guenther, left, receives LEAF’s 2016 Sioussat Award from Julie Dostal, LEAF executive director, at last evening’s annual Recovery Dinner at the Holiday Inn/Southside in Oneonta. At right, Cooperstown Police Chief Michael Covert receives and annual Amethyst Award from Kelly Liner, executive director of FORDO, the Friends of Recovery for Delaware & Otsego Counties.   Five Star has co-sponsored such LEAF events at the TUFF eNUFF obstacle-course race, and Covert has pioneered PAARI in Otsego County.    Pioneered in Gloucester, Mass., the Police Assisted Addiction & Recovery Initiative, encourages addicts to turn in their “kit” without fear of arrest, and to immediately enter rehab.   (Tara Barnwell/AllOTSEGO.com)
Auto Dealers Bullish As Showrooms Reopen

Auto Dealers Bullish

As Showrooms Reopen

With People Avoiding Airplane Travel,

Travelers May Drive On Local Vacations

Ben Guenther surveys his Five Star Subaru lot, where 20 of 100 cars have been sold since the pandemic started. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

By LIBBY CUDMORE – Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

Tom Armao discusses implementing the new state guidelines at Country Club Automotive.

INDEX – Kevin Harris believes that the road trip is due for a resurgence.

“There’s reluctance for people to fly or do cruises,” said the proprietor of Kevin’s Royal Automotive here. “But they still want to travel, and I think that bodes well for us in the third and fourth quarter.”

In a surprise to many, on Thursday,

May 7, Governor Cuomo lifted restrictions on auto dealerships statewide, allowing in-person sales – by appointment; sales had previously been restricted to online only.

This Week Aug. 29-30, 2019

THIS WEEK’S NEWSPAPERS

The Freeman’s Journal • Hometown Oneonta

Aug. 29-30, 2019

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

Capt. Paula Wikoff and husband Terry pause next to Pirate Smell de Feet, The Glimmerglass Queen’s mascot. For people intending to enjoy Otsego Lake this fall, the one-hour cruises are a prime opportunity. Details in Summer Dreams; see below. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO,.com)

Lou Presutti, 75; Lifelong Quest Led To Dreams Park
IN MEMORIAM

Lou Presutti, 75; Lifelong

Quest Led To Dreams Park

Louis A. Presutti II
Louis A. “Coach” Presutti II

Editor’s Note:  This is Mr. Presutti’s official obituary, prepared by Guenther Funeral Home in Olean.

COOPERSTOWN – Louis A. “Coach” Presutti II, 75, of Salisbury, N.C., Cooperstown Dream Park founder, died peacefully Wednesday, July 6, 2016, in Cooperstown.

Born and raised in Olean, the son of Louis and Lena DiCerbo Presutti, Louis attended Olean High School before enlisting and serving in the Army for four years.

First ’20 Under 40′ Class Named,

20 under 40

First  ’20 Under 40′ Class Named,

Awards Reception Planned Feb. 26

The first class of Otsego County’s “20 Under 40”, designed to recognize younger citizens who are excelling in their fields, was chosen Tuesday, Feb. 10, by an independent panel of six judges.

The honorees are:

► Chad Angellotti, Oneonta, staff social worker, Otsego County Mental Health

► Brent Baysinger, owner, Canoe & Kayak Rentals and Sales, Portlandville.

►  Dan Buttermann, Oneonta, casualty supervisor, New York Central Mutual, Edmeston

► Dan Crowell, Fly Creek, Otsego County treasurer

► Jessica Guenther, Oneonta, Internet & marketing specialist, Five Star Subaru

► Stacie Haynes, Cooperstown, CROP program manager, ONC BOCES, Milford

► Danielle Henrici, Cooperstown, NYSHA, director of education

► Dana Leonard, Cooperstown, co-owner, Origins Café

► Kristen Leonard, Cooperstown, co-owner, Origins Café

► Harold “Bud” Lippitt, Cooperstown, teacher and coach, Cooperstown Central School

► Sarah Manchester, Oneonta, financial adviser, Edward Jones,

► Heather Mann, Oneonta, owner, Mann Made Cakes and Soda Jerks

► Andrew Marietta, Cooperstown, New York Council of Nonprofits, Oneonta

► Shannon McHugh, Oneonta, Lil’ Ladybug Day Care, teacher

► Hannah Morgan, Oneonta, sustainability coordinator, SUNY Oneonta

► JonathAn Philby, Oneonta, adaptive phys-ed teacher, Springbrook

► Megan Scrivener, Oneonta, internship coordinator, SUNY Oneonta

► CorinNe Smith, Cooperstown, nurse practitioner, Bassett Hospital

► Zoë van der Meulen, vice president/marketing, Unalam, Unadilla

► Chad Welch, finance and Internet manager, Smith Ford, Cooperstown.

The honorees will be recognized at a reception 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, at Springbrook’s new Oneonta campus on Route 7, (the former St. Mary’s School).  $12.50 per person.  Reservations, call 547-6103.

Five Star Subaru Donates to Family Services

5 Star ‘Shares Love’ With Family Services

Blaine Jennings and Ben Guenther of Five Star Subaru present a check fo $14, 564 to Kim DeFalco, Rudy Ballard, Vicki Salmon and Fred Albrecht of Family services. The donation comes from Five Star Subaru's Share the Love Event back in Dec. where anyone buying a car could donate part of the purchase cost to the cause. This is the first year that they have been able to donate to a local charity. (Ian Austin/ allotsego.com)
Blaine Jennings, Ben Guenther and the rest of the staff at Five Star Subaru present a check for $14, 564 to Kim DeFalco, Rudy Ballard, Vicki Salmon and Fred Albrecht of Family Services Association of Oneonta. The donation comes from Five Star Subaru’s “Share the Love” promotion last December, where anyone buying a car could donate part of the purchase cost toward a charitable purpose. (Ian Austin/ allotsego.com)
5-Star Subaru Donates $16.9K To ‘Shelter Us’

5-Star Subaru Donates

$16.9K To ‘Shelter Us’

Drive $1.2M Short Of $5M Target

SQSPCA Executive Director shows off the donation check from Subaru of America along with adoptable dog Tasha.

COOPERSTOWN – A $16,963.64 check this week has brought the Shelter Us drive one-third of the to its latest matching challenge grant of $100,000.

The SQSPCA is $1.2 million away from its Shelter Us campaign target of $5 million.

Ben Guenther, proprietor of Five Star Subaru, Oneonta, presented the check this week SQSPCA Executive Director Stacie Haynes.

Sidewalk Sales OK’d All Summer In Village

OUTDOOR DINING ENCOURAGED, TOO

Sidewalk Sales OK’d

All Summer In Village

Mel’s at 22 proprietor Brian Wrubleski and daughter Alex Guenther were setting up tables on the sidewalk yesterday with social distancing in mind.  The upgrades at the Main and Chestnut intersection in Cooperstown is giving Mel’s more space for outdoor dining, which is being encouraged in the village this year, along with sidewalk sales. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)

By LIBBY CUDMORE • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

COOPERSTOWN – It may not feel like a “special event,” but this summer, Cooperstown is going to celebrate – with a sale.

“By establishing a ‘special event,’ we can allow for sidewalk vending in certain locations,” said Deputy Mayor Cindy Falk told her Village Board colleagues Tuesday, May 26. “A lot of our shops are in smaller spaces, so it may be advantageous to them to be able to sell on the sidewalk.”

Steele Summer Interns Arrive At Hall Of Fame

Steele Summer Interns

Arrive At Hall Of Fame

Eighteen students from 17 colleges arrived in Cooperstown, part of the Baseball Hall of Fame’s 19th annual Frank and Peggy Steele Internship Program for Youth Leadership Development. From row from left are Leah Buhagiar, Kallan Jackson, Michael Belmont, Eric St. Peter, John Sullivan, Rachel Kingham; middle row, Mickey Lanning, Presley Favre, Sara Bennett, Jenna Guenther, Erin Carmody, Anthony DeSimone, and back row, Janey Murray, Kristina Abicca, Jerry Goosenberg, Matthew Carter, Garrett Allen, Patrick LaBella. The 18, whose internships are in curating, education, digital collections, membership, photo archives, collections, public relations, library research, sales and licensing and special events, were chosen from 500 applicants nationwide.
‘Community Heroes’ Saluted As 3-Year Recognition Ends

‘Community Heroes’ Saluted

As 3-Year Recognition Ends

Artist Janet Wentworth Erickson’s Dream
Honors 37 With 51 Portraits, Photographs
A Hartwick College colleague, Phil Young, praises Harry Bradshaw Matthews as an inspiration to many at this evening’s “Community Heroes in Portraiture” reception at SUNY Oneonta’s Martin-Mullen Gallery. The three-year recognition program was envisioned by artist Janet Wentworth Erickson, right, as a way to honor “unsung heroes” in Otsego and Delaware counties.   She enlisted student photographers and artists in the effort, including, from left, Anna Graziosi and Zena Ballas. The three-year cycle began in 2014 with a similar reception at The Fenimore Art Museum. Portraits on the wall depict some of this year’s honorees, from left, Carleton Clay, Ben Guenther and Dr. Matthews. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)

CLICK HERE FOR SLIDE SHOW OF ‘COMMUNITY HEROES’

Otsego County Office For The Aging Recognizes Volunteers at Luncheon

Otsego County Office For The Aging

Recognizes Volunteers at Luncheon

The Otsego County Office for the aging recognized a group of their volunteers at the Otesaga Hotel on Friday afternoon. Top row from left: Norma Ralph, Mary Carson, Ruth Schaffer, Jessica Guenther, Moira Beach, Janet Quackenbush, Marie Lusins, Jane Clark. Bottom row: Elliot Dubois, Patricia Dubois, Betty Bettiol and Sheila Serbay. (Ian Austin/allotsego.com)
The Otsego County Office for the aging recognized a group of their volunteers at the Otesaga Hotel on Friday afternoon. Top row from left: Norma Ralph, Mary Carson, Ruth Schaffer, Jessica Guenther, Moira Beach, Janet Quackenbush, Marie Lusins, Kathy Clark. Bottom row: Elliot Dubois, Patricia Dubois, Betty Bettiol and Sheila Serbay. (Ian Austin/allotsego.com)
Heroes slide show

Heroes slide show

 

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