Full-scale masterpieces, representing more than 500 years of fashion, history and artifice, expressed in paper by celebrated contemporary Belgian artist Isabelle de Borchgrave, will be showcased in “Fashioning Art from Paper,” opening Saturday, Oct. 17, in the Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute in Utica.
Through her manipulation of paper and paint, de Borchgrave fashions meticulously detailed reinterpretations of historic garments found in early European paintings and collections from around the world. Her work includes representations of the Renaissance finery of the Medici family, gowns worn by Queen Elizabeth I and creations of the grand courtiers of the 19th and 20th centuries.
Cooperstown’s most famous boat, Chief Uncas, is moving to a new home.
The 55-foot-long boat, which is 109 years old and has been ridden by President Herbert Hoover, among other dignitaries, is set to be moved to Lake Clarke, Pennsylvania, so it can give boat tours on the Susquehanna River by the Susquehanna National Heritage Area.
Mark Platts, president of the Susquehanna National Heritage Area, said he has gotten “very intimate” with the boat, which has become a staple for Otsego Lake.
“We’ve come to appreciate how much people in Cooperstown really care about this boat,” Platts said, who mentioned he traveled up to Cooperstown seven times. “I think people’s reaction to this boat is just visceral, emotional.”
A legendary member of the Otsego Lake community has bid us farewell this week. Ownership of the Chief Uncas, the 55-foot electric launch that has continuously plied these ancient waters for just fewer than 110 years, has been transferred to the Susquehanna National Heritage Area, in Wrightsville, PA, a not-for-profit organization focused on the cultural and natural resources of the Susquehanna River and the communities along its shores.
The Chief Uncas arrived on the lake June 15, 1912, delivered to Adolphus Busch, founder of the Anheuser Busch Company, who had just eight years earlier purchased Uncas Lodge, the large house and farm at Three-Mile Point. And so began the storied history of a remarkable craft and the loving family that cared for her.
David Adsit, owner of Church and Scott Pharmacy, retired Wednesday, Oct. 13. His brother Bill, whom he worked alongside for many years, retired in March.
Their father bought Church and Scott Pharmacy in 1950 from Al Meehan, 71 years ago, when it was at the corner of Main and Pioneer Streets in Cooperstown. It remained there until 1993 when the business moved to State Route 28, in front of Ace Hardware, just outside of the village.
“I’ve enjoyed doing this for the last 41 years. Cooperstown has meant a lot to me and my family,” David said. “It’s been a great community and the support has been incredible. I’ll forever be indebted to our loyal customers and to our staff. Now I will try to do nothing for a while, except, of course, my horseracing.”
In episode 20 of The AllOtsego Report, The mental health edition, Greg and Kevin go off script and speak about mental health as Greg shares the grief and trauma of the unexpected death of a 17-year-old relative Sunday.
Trigger warning: Suicide and mental health are discussed in this episode and tears are shed.
The national suicide prevention hotline number is 800-273-8255. They are ready to listen 24/7 and ready to help in any way they can.
This episode is dedicated to the memory of Noah Matthew Daigle, 2004 to 2021, and his family. If you would like to express your sympathy to the family, Noah’s mom asks that in lieu of flowers, people consider donating to the Jason Foundation (www.jasonfoundation.com), a wonderful organization dedicated to the prevention of youth suicide.
ONEONTA — The new SUNY Oneonta President, Alberto Cardelle, said he is aiming to make things easier and safer for students as well as to improve town-gown relationships.
Prior to taking over the role of SUNY President, Cardelle was a provost and vice president for academic affairs at Fitchburg State
University in Massachusetts. Before that, he spent 15 years at East Stroudsburg University, where he began as an assistant professor for public health in 1999, eventually becoming a department chair in 2001.
Cardelle spoke about his experiences growing up and what led him to take over the mantle of president at the largest college in the area.
ANNUAL DINNER – 5:30 p.m. Fundraising dinner with the Greater Oneonta Historical Society. Celebrate their accomplishments and raise money for the future. Cost, $55/non-member. Hosted at Toscana Northern Italian Grill, 76 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 607-432-0960 or visit oneontahistory.org/event/gohs-annual-dinner/
According to school officials at Unatego Central School, a teacher and elementary school student have tested positive for COVID-19.
In addition, the school is delaying two football games originally scheduled for the next two weeks and will be picking up a game against Moravia at 7 p.m. Thursday Oct. 14.* The football rescheduling was done based on COVID issues with one of the opposing teams.
According to a message posted on the UCS website by Superintendent David Richards on Tuesday, Oct. 12, the school was informed Tuesday about the two positive tests. The student was last in school Thursday, Oct. 7, and the teacher was last in school Friday, Oct. 8, Richards said.
In the case of the student no contact tracing or quarantines will be necessary, Richards said, but with the teacher, the district is working with the Otsego County Department of Health on contact tracing.
Otsego Lake is saying goodbye to a century-old resident this week.
The Chief Uncas, a 55-foot electric launch, has been transferred by descendants of the Busch family to the Susquehanna National Heritage Area, in Wrightsville, Pennsylvania, where it will be preserved and used to tell the story of the river and its headwaters at Otsego Lake.
Using a crane and flatbed, the boat was loaded Wednesday, Oct. 13, and will depart for Pennsylvania on Thursday.
See this week’s papers and www.allotsego.com Thursday for more information.
After more than a year of planning, Oneonta opened a dog park in Neahwa Park with a ribbon cutting Tuesday, Oct. 12.
The dog park will be open during daylight hours for the remainder of this fall. The facility will close for the winter months, but will reopen in the spring 2022. The dog park is located near the skatepark and public parking is available for visitors to both facilities in that section of the park.
The park features two play areas, one for larger dogs and one for smaller ones.
Top seeded Schenevus and No. 2 Franklin won Tri-Valley League playoff games Tuesday, Oct. 13, to advance to Saturday’s league-championship game.
In Franklin, Kayla Campbell scored the game winner on a pass from Marissa Campbell with 3:04 left in the game to send the Purple Devils to the championship with a 2-1 win over third-seeded Milford.
Franklin started the scoring Tuesday when seventh grader Shannon Kingsbury scored on a pass from Valentina Temple with 17 minutes left in the first half.
However, Milford answered quickly, tying the game three minutes later when Kara Mertz scored on a through ball from Mikenna Buriello.
In Schenevus, Taylor Knapp had two goals and an assist and Angie Competiello scored twice to lead top-seeded Schenevus to an 8-0 win over No. 4 Morris.
Lilly Competiello had a goal and an assist for the Dragons, which also got goals from Liana Darling, Hannah Sulas and Val Beardslee and two assists from Shawna Whiteman.
Schenevus (15-0, 11-0) and Franklin (12-1-2, 9-1-1) will play the title game at 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13, at Wright National Soccer Campus in Oneonta. The Dragons won at Franklin, 7-4, Friday, Oct. 1, in a league match.