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Church & Scott

Virginia M. Gracey, 86; Church & Scott Store Clerk For 29 Years

IN MEMORIAM: Virginia M. Gracey, 86;

Church & Scott Store Clerk For 29 Years

Ginny Gracey

COOPERSTOWN – Virginia M. Gracey, long-time sales clerk at Church & Scott, passed peacefully Saturday afternoon, March 2, 2019, at Bassett Hospital. A native and life-long resident of Cooperstown, she was 86.

Born Virginia Mae Potter on Oct. 16, 1932, in Cooperstown, she was one of five children of William Leigh Potter and Florence Elizabeth Smith Potter. Graduating from Cooperstown High School, Class of 1950, she joined Remington Rand in Ilion.

Chamber Cheers 1st Hall Of Famers

ON 100TH BIRTHDAY

Chamber Cheers

1st Hall Of Famers

8 Venerable Businesses Honored

Inducted in the Cooperstown Chamber of Commerce’s first Hall of Fame class this evening are, from left, Marc and Sherrie Kingsley, and Mary Ann Bez and – one place to the right – Mike Jerome (Inn at Cooperstown), Jim Miles, Jane Forbes Clark and Val Paige (The Otesaga and The Clark Sports Center), Jim and M.J. Kevlin (The Freeman’s Journal), Robert Makofske, Dave Adsit and Bill Adsit (Church & Scott Pharmacy), Claire Satriano and Diana Pearson (Mohican Flowers), John Bower and Jon Maney (Hyde Hall), and Bill and Brenda Michaels (Fly Creek Cider Mill).   More than 200 members attended the celebration in the Hall of Plaques, which marked the 100th anniversary – to the day – of the Cooperstown Chamber’s founding.   Baseball Hall President Jeff Idelson welcomed the honorees, and Chamber Executive Director Matt Hazzard and President Danielle Henrici emceed.  (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Celebrants raise a champagne toast in the Hall of Plaque to the first inductees in the Chamber of Commerce Hall of Fame. In the front row, from left, are Baseball Hall of Fame spokesman Jon Shestakofsky, Stephanie Hazzard, Greg Bergene and Matt Schuermann, Chamber vice president.
COOPERSTOWN CHAMBER ANNOUNCES HALL OF FAME

COOPERSTOWN CHAMBER

ANNOUNCES HALL OF FAME

COOPERSTOWN – The Cooperstown Chamber of Commerce is announcing its first entries in its Hall of Fame.  Bruce Markusen is in the process of announcing eight winners:

  1. Church & Scott Pharmacy
  2.  The Clark Sports Center
  3. Fly Creek Cider Mill
  4. The Freeman’s Journal & Hometown Oneonta
  5. Hyde Hall
  6. The Inn at Cooperstown
  7.  Mohican Flowers
  8. The Otesaga

The eight winners will be honored at a reception in the Baseball Hall of Fame’s Hall of Plaques in April, part of the Cooperstown Chamber’s celebration of its 100th anniversary.

LISTEN TO BRUCE MARKUSEN’S ANNOUNCEMENT
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