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40 ARTIST LOFTS, 26 APARTMENTS, PLANNED ON DIETZ

1ST DRI HOME RUN

40 ARTIST LOFTS,

26 APARTMENTS,

PLANNED ON DIETZ

Father-Son Development Team

Will Brief City Council July 16

The Lofts on Dietz – a prospective four-story building containing 40 artist studios and 26 middle-income apartments – will be on Tuesday’s Common Council agenda. The developers, a father-son team from the Hudson Valley, will brief Council members July 16.

By JIM KEVLIN • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

ONEONTA – Attention, Oneonta: The Lofts on Dietz are coming.

Mayor Herzig is “excited” about the biggest DRI prospect so far.

Common Council will vote Tuesday on making Parkview Development & Construction, Inc., a father and son development team from the Hudson Valley, Ken and Sean Kearney, the “preferred developer” on a local version of Artspace – 40 lofts for artists and another 26 middle-income apartments  – planned for the Dietz Street parking lot.

All 66 units in the four-story building are “affordable,” Mayor Gary Herzig emphasized a few minutes ago, adding, “I’m very excited about this.”  If all goes as planned, a ground-breaking could occur next summer.

“This really kick-starts transforming downtown Oneonta,” he said.

DOUBLE YOUR DONATION: SSPCA Benefactress To Match Gifts Up To Total Of $250,000 

DOUBLE YOUR DONATION

SSPCA Benefactress To Match

Gifts Up To Total Of $250,000 

By LIBBY CUDMORE • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

SSPCA Executive Director Stacie Haynes hugs Anita Vitullo after the benefactress praised Hayes in announcing the $250,000 matching gift. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)

HARTWICK SEMINARY – When it comes to taking care of animals, Stacie Haynes never gives up.

“Stacie approached me multiple times about fundraising,” said Anita Vitullo, Staffworks president and Susquehanna SPCA benefactress. “She was tenacious! But I was happy to help.”

On Tuesday, April 30, Vitullo and Haynes announced a $250,000 gift to the $2 million “Shelter Us” campaign to build a new expanded shelter building on the lot across from Smith Ford on Route 28, south of Cooperstown.

But there’s a catch.

“This gift is a challenge grant,” said Haynes. “Through Oct. 1, any grant given to us will be matched. If you give $5, she’ll give $5, and we get $10. And if we can generate $250,000 in donations, we get $500,000 towards our capital campaign.”

Donations can be made online, by mail or, ideally, in person. “We love when people stop in to bring a donation and tell their stories,” said Haynes. “And then when they come visit in our new building, they can see the difference their donation made.”

The new shelter will have a surgical suite, separate entrances for adoptions and surrenders, and rooms where potential families can meet and play with animals to find the best fit for their pet.

SSPCA Benefactor Offers $250K, But We Must Match It

SSPCA Benefactor

Offers $250K Match

For New Donations

Public Share Would Put $2 Million

‘Shelter Us’ Target Within Reach

Susquehanna SPCA benefactor and Staffworks President Anita Vitullo, Clinton, above center, poses with SSPCA board members after announcing a few minutes ago that, dollar-for-dollar, she will match forthcoming donations to the “Shelter Us” fund drive up to $250,000.  If fully realized, Vitullo’s contribution will bring the $2 million drive to build a new animal shelter to $1.75 million, only $250,000 short of its $2 million.  Posing with her after the announcement at the current shelter in Hartwick Seminary are, from left, Jill Basile, Oneonta; Shannon Stockdale, Maryland; board Chairman Gaylord Dillingham, Springfield; Merilyn Gould, Morris; Executive Director Stacie Haynes, and Peter Gould, Morris.  Inset, after introducing Vitullo, Haynes hugs her as the benefactor prepares to make the announcement.  The new state-of-the-art shelter will be located on Route 28 next to St. Mary’s Cemetery.  More details in this week’s Freeman’s Journal & Hometown Oneonta, on newsstand tomorrow afternoon.  (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)

CLICK HERE TO DONATE TO ‘SHELTER US’

IN MEMORIAM: Kim Millisor, 82, Modeled High Fashion At The Otesaga

IN MEMORIAM: Kim Millisor, 82;

Modeled High Fashion At The Otesaga

COOPERSTOWN – Kim Millisor, 82,  who modeled poolside at the Otesaga in the 1960s,  died peacefully in her sleep on May 11, 2016.

Born in Albany on March 11, 1934, Kim moved to Columbus, Ohio and attended Ohio State University where she met her future husband, Jim Millisor. During their 62 years of marriage, they moved 27 times, ending up in St. Petersburg, Florida, where they raised their family.

SUNY Students Celebrate Earth Day With Recycled Fashion

SUNY Oneonta Fashion Students

Recycle Gowns For Earth Day

SUNY Oneonta students celebrated Earth Day Thursday afternoon with the fashion show featuring recycled materials at the Human Ecology building. Here, sophomore Kirsten Bellek, center, stands with her models Yukiyo Masuva, left, and Deniece Luckey, right. The dresses, titled “Set in Stone” and “Around the World,” were made from paper, stone, maps and other recycled materials to create wearable works of art. (Ian Austin/allotsego.com
SUNY Oneonta students celebrated Earth Day Thursday afternoon with the fashion show featuring recycled materials at the Human Ecology building. Here, sophomore Kirsten Bellek, center, stands with her models Yukiyo Masuva, left, and Deniece Luckey, right. The dresses, titled “Set in Stone” and “Around the World,” were made from paper, stone, maps and other recycled materials to create wearable works of art. (Ian Austin/allotsego.com
CCS Couturiers Preparing For Annual Fashion Show

CCS Couturiers Preparing

For Annual Fashion Show

Couturiers preparing for CCS’ Cooperstown Fashion Show at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 21, are, from right, 11th graders Megan Lohan, Rachel Carpenter and director Lindsay Brown (standing next to one of her creations); 10th grader Ilsa Dohner, Lindsay’s assistant; and eighth graders Mikeeli Hanson and Kara Gildea.    The show will be in the school’s Sterling Auditorium, followed by a reception.   Admission $5. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Couturiers preparing for CCS’ annual Cooperstown Fashion Show at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 21, are, from right, 11th graders Megan Lohan, Rachel Carpenter and director Lindsay Brown (standing next to one of her creations); 10th grader Ilsa Dohner, Lindsay’s assistant; and eighth graders Mikeeli Hanson and Kara Gildea. The show will be in the school’s Sterling Auditorium, followed by a reception. Admission $5. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Unity Counter-Rally Planned Vs. Biker Rally In Islamberg

Unity Counter-Rally Planned

Vs. Biker Rally In Islamberg

Unity-Button-(0899)ONEONTA – The Oneonta chapter, NAACP, is planning an Anti-Discrimination & Unity Session 2:30-4:30 p.m. Sunday, May 1, to counter a Bikers Rally planned in Islamberg, Delaware County, in mid-May.

“The whole community and surrounding areas are urged to attend,” said Lee Fisher, NAACP president, in an e-mail distributed today.

Fisher said the NAACP has been in touch with state police, the state Office of the Attorney General, clergy and Legal Redress of the NAACP New York State Conference to express concern.

Service Planned For Elinor Pollock, 87, Cooperstown
Service Planned For Elinor Pollock, 87, Cooperstown

COOPERSTOWN — A memorial service is planned Saturday, Nov. 14, for Elinor Pollock, 87, at First Presbyterian Church, Cooperstown, with the Rev. Elsie Rhodes officiating.

Mrs. Pollock passed away peacefully Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015, at Bassett Hospital, surrounded by her family. A complete obituary will be forthcoming.

Arrangements are entrusted to Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown.

 

Mass Planned For William Kraham, 94; Decorated Pilot, Expert In Aviation Law

IN MEMORIAM

Funeral Mass Planned

For William Kraham, 94;

Decorated Pilot, Lawyer

William R. Kraham, 94

COOPERSTOWN – A funeral mass is planned for William Rohan Kraham, 94, a decorated bomber pilot during the D-Day invasion who then pursued a legal career specializing in aviation, at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at St. Mary’s “Our Lady of the Lake” Catholic Church.

Interment will follow in the Kraham family plot at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Index.

Mr. Kraham, a Cooperstown native and longtime resident of Gaithersburg, Md., died of heart failure on Feb. 23, 2018, at the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home, St. Mary’s County, Md.

Bike Rack Under Construction At Pioneer Park, More Planned

Bike Rack Under Construction

At Pioneer Park; More Planned

Scott Foster of the Upstate Companies, Mount Upton, today works on the foundation of a new Pioneer Park bike rack under the watchful eye of Steve Austin, supervising engineer with Barton & Loguidice. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)

By JIM KEVLIN • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

Trustee Cindy Falk, Streets Committee chair, last evening examined the progress, which has been held up by the rain.

COOPERSTOWN – Village Trustee Cindy Falk foresees a “pocket oasis in the downtown” when the work now underway in Pioneer Park is done.

Beginning last week, a trench is being dug to create a foundation for a bike rack and bike repair station, and a final plan for the whole park is now being prepared by landscape architect Michael Haas of Delta Engineering, Endwell.

But, as part of the $2 million federal grant to be implemented next year, the final park should include a space for gatherings and performances, a drinking fountain with bottle-filling station, a cobblestone surface and new plantings.

Celebration of Charlotte Georgeson’s Life Planned Saturday, Oct. 22, In Oneonta

Celebration of Charlotte Georgeson’s Life

Planned Saturday, Oct. 22, In Oneonta

Charlotte Georgeson
Charlotte Georgeson

ONEONTA – The family is inviting friends Charlotte Lunn Georgeson to a time of memory and celebration of her life 4-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at the Oneonta Country Club.

A lifelong resident of Oneonta and widow of former Mayor Jim Georgeson, Charlotte died Sept. 12 at Focus Otsego in Cooperstown.

She was born July 13, 1927, the daughter of Dorothy Hanks and William H. Lunn, Sr. A 1944 graduate of OHS, Charlotte attended Connecticut College for Women in New London, and in 1949 earned a bachelor of science degree from Cornell University. After a brief career in hotel management in Washington, D.C, she returned to Oneonta, where she married her husband in 1951.

Celebration Of Life Planned Sept. 7 For Monica Anne O’Leary Pawkett

Celebration Of Life Planned Sept. 7

For Monica Anne O’Leary Pawkett

Monica Anne O’Leary Pawkett

ONEONTA – A celebration of life for Monica Anne O’Leary Pawkett, 40, is planned at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at First Presbyterian Church.

She was born on Jan. 23, 1979, and was a bright light until Aug. 1, 2019 when she left this world surrounded by the love of family and friends.

Monica courageously fought cancer for nearly eight years. But she didn’t let it define her.

Monument Planned For 20 Killed In Limousine Crash

Monument Planned For 20 Killed In Limousine Crash

By LIBBY CUDMORE

Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.life Josh Loden, whose family owns the Apple Barrel, looks at the touching makeshift crosses at the site of a fatal crash that took the lives of 17 young people plus three others, and envisions a permanent monument there. He’s participating in a fund drive to make that a reality.

SCHOHARIE – Within days of the Oct. 6 limo crash that killed 20 people in the parking lot of the Apple Barrel Country Store, memorials began to spring up.
“There were 20 crosses, and wooden deer that John and Anita Borst built,” said Josh Loden, Apple Barrel director of operations. “The people Matt (Coons) worked out with built a cross, and people who came to pay their respects would sign it.”
Now Loden and the Reflections Memorial Foundation are raising money to install a permanent memorial to the crash victims, who were en route to Brewery Ommegang when the modified 2001 Ford Excursion limousine they were riding in plowed into a parked car in the Apple Barrel parking lot before crashing into the ravine.

 

Mass For SUNY VP Carol Blazina Planned June 22

Mass For SUNY VP Carol Blazina Planned June 22

Carol Blazina
Carol Blazina

ONEONTA – A funeral mass for Carol A. Blazina, 70, the retired SUNY Oneonta vice president/communications, is being planned for 10:15 a.m. Monday, June 22, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, the Bookhouse Funeral Home announced.

She passed away on June 2, 2015, after a year-long battle with stomach cancer.

Carol was born on July 29, 1944 to Mary and H. Enrico Blazina in New York City’s most ethnically diverse neighborhood where friends and neighbors helped each other to get by, no matter what was needed. It formed her approach to a life that would forevermore revolve around helping others.

Steven D’Esposito, 65; Celebration Of Life Planned On Nov. 1

IN MEMORIAM:  Steven D’Esposito, 65;

Celebration Of Life Planned On Nov. 1

Steven J. D'Esposito
Steven J. D’Esposito

COOPERSTOWN – A celebration of life for Steven J. D’Esposito, 65, is planned at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 1, at the Main Street B&B.  Steve passed away peacefully in his sleep on June 27, 2015, at Bassett Hospital.

He leaves behind his wife, Patti, owner of Rose & Thistle B&B.

He was born Aug. 3, 1949, in Mountain Lakes, N.J.  He attended Paul Smiths College, but soon joined his family’s restaurants, where he worked most of his life.  They included Neil’s and Suds in New York’s financial district, and Neil’s New York, a dinner-theater and catering enterprise in Mountain Lakes.

The hospitality business was in his blood and he enjoyed it immensely, evidenced in his love of cooking.

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