January 18, 2013 E-Edition
The Freeman’s Journal
ONEONTA – One of Oneonta’s foremost citizens, James Nicholas Georgeson, 95, a former mayor, businessman and SUNY Oneonta official, passed away Wednesday at Focus Otsego Manor.
In recent years, he lived in Oneonta and Green Valley, Ariz.
Jim was born Oct. 4, 1919, in Oneonta, the son of Christina Vlahos and Nicholas Georgeson, both natives of Greece. He married Charlotte Lunn of Oneonta in 1951.
Jim was a lifetime resident of Oneonta except for his teenage years, when he lived in Norwich. After graduating from Norwich High School in 1937, he attended State Teachers College (now SUNY Oneonta) and then Hartwick College.
His formal education was interrupted by World War II: In February 1942, he entered the Army Air Corps. Jim spent four years stationed at Tyndall Field in Panama City, Fla., where he served as supervising officer of 80 aerial gunnery instructors. Following his discharge from active duty in 1946, Jim remained in the Air Force Reserve for 23 years, retiring at the rank of lieutenant colonel in 1969.
SCAVENGER HUNT – July 1 – August 31. Youths and families are invited to participate in 2020 Historic Oneonta’s Main Street Architectural Detail Scavenger Hunt. Search for architectural details on Main Street Oneonta and tell the Oneonta History Center about them. A great lead in to upcoming exhibit ‘Building Blocks Of A City: 100 Years og Architecture In Oneonta.’ Visit www.oneontahistory.org/upcomingevents.htm for info.
DIGITAL EARTH FEST – 7 – 8 p.m. Celebrate our Earth from home, in dinner hour program to learn how to reduce food waste and your grocery bill through composting, planning, using odd parts of food & leftovers. Visit occainfo.org/calendar/
WEEKLY CHALLENGE – 10 a.m. Have fun at home competing in creative weekly challenge. Submit via Facebook or Instagram with inspiration photo. Submissions due by 5 p.m. Thursday. Visit www.facebook.com/oneonta.teencenter for info.
FIELD TRIP – 1 p.m. Learn about history of pop culture through study of baseball cards, application of baseball terminology to everyday life. Learn about the effect of the Civil War on the growth of the game, tobacco and gum cards, more with the Baseball Hall of Fame. Registration required. Visit baseballhall.org/events/encore-virtual-field-trip-pop-culture-through-baseball-cards?date=0 for info.
RABIES CLINIC – 1 – 6 p.m. Free rabies vaccination for cats, dogs, ferrets. Scheduling for 30 minute intervals to follow social distancing. First come, first serve. Susquehanna SPCA, Rt. 28, Cooperstown. 607-547-4230 or visit sqspca.org/sqspca-offering-free-weekly-rabies-clinics-on-first-come-first-served-basis/
EDUCATION ADVOCACY – 9 a.m. – 11 p.m. Learn to advocate for your child’s success in school in spite of disabilities or suspected disabilities with the Family Resource Network. 3 part series begins with talk on special education regulations. Registration required. Visit www.facebook.com/FamilyRN/ for info.