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10th anniversary

BOCES Unveils Plaque In Fallen GI’s Memory

BOCES Unveils Plaque

In Fallen GI’s Memory

Michael Mayne’s Family At Ceremony

ONC BOCES Principal Ryan DeMars, top photo,  examines the plaque dedicated yesterday at the Milford campus in memory of Army Cpl. Michael L. Mayne of Burlington Flats, who died Feb. 23, 2009, a decade ago, while  serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom. In Corporal Mayne’s memory, BOCES Assistant Superintendent Joe Booan led a candlelight ceremony, which was attended by his parents, Lee and Cathy, inset photo.  Mayne, then 21, was killed by insurgents while on patrol in Balad, near Baghdad. Killed with him were two other American soldiers, Cpl. Michael Alleman, 31, of Logan, Utah, and Cpl. Zachary Nordemeyer, 21, of Indianapolis, as well as an interpreter. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO; BOCES)

Guru, Followers Mark Retreat House’s 10th

PHAKCHOK RINPOCHE IN COUNTY

Guru, Followers Mark

Retreat House’s 10th

Phakchok Rinpoche, the direct descendant of Taklung Kagyu, founder of Tibetan Buddhism, ministers to his followers this afternoon at his Rangjung Yeshe Gomde Meditation Center on Glimmerglen Road, outside of Cooperstown, at an open house marking the 10th anniversary of the retreat house’s founding.  The guru’s wife, Khandrola, is to his right; translator Oriane LaVole, to his left. The weekend-long celebration included local followers, as well as Tibetans from a center in Brooklyn. Today’s open house also featured a buffet of Tibetan specialities, including momos, inset photo – meat, onion and garlic dumplings considered a delicacy in the Himalayan country – according to Doris Motta, one of the retreat house managers. The guru, who has visited once or twice annually over the past decade, plans to be here for three weeks. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, JULY 15
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, JULY 15

Take Garden & Landscape Tour

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TOUR – 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Travel the country roads and discover the landscape and how people have enhanced it with their garden schemes. This years tour will be through the Cooperstown area. Pre-registration required for directions to first garden. All must being tour before 1 p.m. Cost, $18. 607-278-5454 or visit westkc.org/event/2018-landscape-garden-tour/

MEET & GREET – 4 – 6 p.m. Meet Joyce St. George who is running for the State Senate. 6th Ward Athletic Club, 22 W. Broadway, Oneonta. Visit www.facebook.com/groups/1837352163146400/events/?source=4&action_history=null&filter=events

Business Booms, As TREPs Marks 10th Anniversary Here

Business Booms, As TREPs

Marks 10th Anniversary Here

Business is booming, and will continue to be until 4:30 this afternoon in Cooperstown Central’s Bursey Gym, as the TREPS Marketplace, a training ground for young entrepreneurs, is marking its 10th anniversary. Here, Sophia Hotaling, left, and Jillian Lifgren, proprietors of Paw Protectors, explains their specialty dog-care products to prospective buyers, and there’s much more.  This year, a record 15 entrepreneurs from Richfield Springs Central participated, and that village’s mayor, Ron Frohne, was among honorees at the ribbon-cutting that opened the event.   (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Empire Carousel Carver Tells How Small Effort Grew Large
HOLZMAN RETURNS ON 10TH

Empire Carousel Carver Tells

How Small Effort Grew Large

Gerry Holzman tells how the Empire State Carousel started as one man's idea – his – but before the 20-year project was complete, more than 1,000 carvers, quilters and painters had participated in its creation.  Holzman was at The Farmers' Museum today at a ceremony marking the carousel's 10th anniversary in Cooperstown.   Rides on the carousel are free today and Sunday, and Holzman will be giving tours at 11 a.m. and 1, 2, 3 and 4 p.m. tomorrow.  (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Gerry Holzman tells how the Empire State Carousel started as one man’s idea – his – but before the 20-year project was complete, more than 1,000 carvers, quilters and painters from around the state had participated in its creation. Holzman was at The Farmers’ Museum today at a noontime ceremony marking the carousel’s 10th anniversary in Cooperstown. Rides on the carousel are free today and Sunday, and Holzman will be giving tours at 11 a.m. and 1, 2, 3 and 4 p.m. tomorrow. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
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