CHERRY VALLEY – After 15 years, the Cherry Branch Gallery is closing at the end of the year, proprietor Bill Isaac announced today.
The gallery is currently exhibiting a ceramics exhibition entitled: “From the Ground Up: Clay Forms,” which continues to Dec. 2.
It will participate in the village-wide Holiday Market with a two-day, all-day open house Dec. 8-9, featuring Christmas gifts. The Holiday Market will continue until Dec. 20, the gallery’s last business day.
“My intention in starting the gallery was to provide a venue where local artists could exhibit and market their work,” Isaac recalled.
CHERRY VALLEY – Cherry Valley-Springfield Central School voters today authorized the school board, 119-83, to negotiate with a Boston developer, Omni Navitas, to build a solar farm on 25 acres near the high school.
“I thought it was going to be a close vote,” Supt. of Schools TheriJo Climenhaga said a few minutes ago. “I’m pleased with the overall outcome.”
The hundreds of people turned out in the fields of Campbell Rd in Cherry Valley today at the annual Kite Fest where dozens of colorful kites of all shapes and sizes filled the sky. Above, Marieanne Coursen, Edmeston, flies a kite with her enthralled granddaughter Laurelye Tafel, New Berlin. At right, Antonio Delgado, the Democratic candidate for the NY-19th Congressional District who made an appearance at the event, shakes hands with Ginger Heitz, Cooperstown, and Kat Chiba, Cherry Valley. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
CHERRY VALLEY – Joseph Roger Keegan, 91, a World War II veteran and retired statistician in state and federal governments, passed away on Friday, Sept. 7, 2018 in St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany, surrounded by his loving family.
He was born in New York City on Jan. 20, 1927, the eldest son of the late Roger and Beatrice (Reape) Keegan, both immigrants from Ireland. He married Patricia (Ford) Keegan on Dec. 15, 1962, at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Cherry Valley.
CHERRY VALLEY – Virginia Mae (Oliver) Ethington, 95, who rose from a one-room schoolhouse to Syracuse University and a nursing career, passed away Thursday, July 12, 2018 at Centers Health Care in Cooperstown.
Born on Feb. 13, 1923, in Summit, she was the daughter of James and Hilda (Sperbeck) Oliver.
CHERRY VALLEY – A structure fire destroyed a garage on County Highway 50 in Cherry Valley last night, according to Robert J. O’Brien, county 911 director.
The fire at 1697 County Highway 50 broke out around 8:45 p.m. and was fully involved by the time the Cherry Valley Volunteer Fire Department arrived on the scene. Mutual aid came from Springfield, Middlefield, South Minden and Sharon Springs.
CHERRY VALLEY – Loretta E. (Pabst) Herr, 81, who retired from the couty’s Office for the Aging, passed away Friday, June 29, 2018 at Cooperstown Center for Rehabilitation & Nursing.
Loretta was born on Feb 9, 1937 in Brooklyn, daughter of Joseph & Margaret (Murdock) Pabst. Loretta met Fredy E. Herr at their church Sunday School. They were married on Sept. 10, 1955 in Brooklyn, and had eight children. She resided in Brooklyn, Queens, Cherry Valley and Springfield.