Clark Foundation


Clark Foundation Announces Beautification Contest Winners

Since 1954, Village of Cooperstown residential and business properties are judged annually on their horticultural beautification efforts in three categories: Most Attractive Floral Display in a Business Setting; Most Effective Overall Planting Which Enhances a Residential Property, As Seen From the Street; and, Most Appropriate Residential or Business Window Box or Boxes and/or Hanging Basket or Baskets.…


THIS WEEK: 06-01-23

THIS WEEK’S NEWSPAPERS The Freeman’s Journal • Hometown Oneonta June 1, 2023 Front Page Clark Foundation Grants Support for Continued HAB Testing by BFS Kirkby Keeps Coop in Sectionals Tournament Memorial Day Weekend 2023 Highlights Inside Still Time to Sign Up for Memorial Golf Tourney Sponsors, Donors Sought in Conjunction with SQSPCA Benefit Event People and Business in the News, June 1, 2023 Sen. Oberacker Hosts Local Students Sponsored by LWV Historic Clock Among Museum’s Current Exhibits Oneonta Community Comes…


Reasons to be Cheerful

Reasons to be Cheerful Editorial: March 31, 2022 In the beautiful 1979 movie “Being There,” Peter Sellers portrays a gentle and illiterate gardener who implausibly becomes a national sensation in a world gone wrong amid deep recession and winter malaise. A talk show host asks him for his outlook on the nation’s economic future. He pauses for a moment and says, “In the garden, growth has its seasons. First comes spring and summer, but then we have fall and winter.…


News from the Noteworthy: Spotlight on county’s Hunger Coalition

News from the Noteworthy: Spotlight on county’s Hunger Coalition The Community Foundation of Otsego County (CFOC), a 501c3 nonprofit public charity founded in 2019 to bring together financial and human resources to address challenges and increase opportunity in Otsego County, recently conducted a survey asking respondents to prioritize the work we should address. Nearly 300 people told us the greatest needs fall in the category of Basic Human Services: food insecurity, affordable housing, transportation, child care, mental health/addiction, special needs…


ROBBINS-SOHNS: Village money should improve lives of villagers

LETTER from MARY-MARGARET ROBBINS-SOHNS Village money should improve lives of villagers In regard to the pier in the lake “viewing deck,” I urge the Board of Trustees to stop spending money on tourist attractions. Rather focus on our neglected community. Sidewalks, piers, etc., don’t make a village. Its people do. The viewing deck/dock may sound fun, but it provides little to the community. It is not environmentally friendly and poses numerous liability issues, not to mention potentially risking our water…


Clark Foundation announces scholarship awards

Clark Foundation announces scholarship awards STAFF REPORT • Special to The Clark Foundation announced the scholarship recipients for 2021 in a Tuesday, June 15, media release. The scholarships were awarded to 188 students, with a total of $742,600. “The board and I are pleased to recognize the accomplishments of this distinguished group of graduating seniors by assisting them in their undergraduate studies,” Janes Forbes Clark said in the release. “Despite having to navigate and manage the impact of the…