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Beekman Boys, Christ Church Village Hall Among Honorees
OTSEGO 2000 PRESERVATION AWARDS

Beekman Boys, Christ Church,

Village Hall Among Honorees

Recipients of Otsego 2000’s Historic Preservation Awards for Otsego and Schoharie counties are, front row, from left, Maureen Culbert, Mary Ann Larkin and Kathy Merrick.  At right are the Beekman Boys – Brent Ridge, foreground, and Josh Kilmer-Purcell.  Second row, from left, are Cindy Falk, Paul Hager and Otsego 2000 President Nicole Dillingham.  Back row, from left, are Jeff Katz, Jim Dean and Bill Waller.  (AllOTSEGO.photo)

SPRINGFIELD CENTER – For its ongoing restoration of 22 Main, the Village of Cooperstown was among honorees at Otsego 2000’s annual Historic Preservation Awards presentation and reception yesterday evening at the renovated Chapin Chapel here.

Accepting the honor on the village’s behalf were Mayor Jeff Katz and Trustees Jim Dean and Cindy Falk.

At Hartwick College, Beekman Boys Will Discuss The Wisdom Of Goats

At Hartwick College, Beekman Boys

Will Discuss The Wisdom Of Goats

The Beekman Boys' enterprises at headquarters in Sharon Springs.
The Beekman Boys’ enterprises are headquartered in Sharon Springs.

ONEONTA – Fabulous Beekman Boys Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Brent Ridge will discussed “The 10 Things We Learned About Life From Goats” at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22, at Hartwick College’s Slade Theater in Yager Hall.

The lecture is part of the 2015-16 Hartwick Campus Theme, “Food and the Community.” The event is free and open to the public.

COBLESKILL – The Beekman Boys will receive honorary doctorates at SUNY Cobleskill’s commencement Saturday, May 9, and stage a debate, “The Reality of Life After College,” the college announced today. Dr. Brent Ridge and Mr. Joshua Kilmer-Purcell of Sharon Springs, the TV stars and agri-entrepreneurs, will compete with each other to see who can offer the best advice to the grads. Dr. Debra H. Thatcher, acting president of SUNY Cobleskill, will moderate the debate. Upon its conclusion, graduates and guests will vote to select the winner. Dr. Ridge played a leading role in the development and funding of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine’s Acute Care for the Elderly – now known as the Martha Stewart Center for Living. The two have used their successful business ventures to fund philanthropic ventures in rural New York State, including the “Mortgage Lifter” program that supports creative projects designed by local farmers to enhance farming operations.

Beekman Boys To Debate, Receive

Honorary Doctorates At Cobleskill

The Beekman Boys, seen here at the CSO's Cabaret Concert in 2014 in Oneonta, will receive honorary doctorates at SUNY Cobleskill next month.  (allotsego.com photo)
The Beekman Boys, seen here at the CSO’s Cabaret Concert in 2014 in Oneonta, will receive honorary doctorates at SUNY Cobleskill next month. (allotsego.com photo)

COBLESKILL – The Fabulous Beekman Boys will receive honorary doctorates at SUNY Cobleskill’s commencement Saturday, May 9, and stage a debate, “The Reality of Life After College,” the college announced today.

Dr. Brent Ridge and Mr. Joshua Kilmer-Purcell of Sharon Springs, the TV stars and agri-entrepreneurs, will compete with each other to see who can offer the best advice to the grads.

Dr. Debra H. Thatcher, acting president of SUNY Cobleskill, will moderate the debate. Upon its conclusion, graduates and guests will vote to select the winner.

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