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‘DRIVING WHILE BLACK’ HEADLINED
COOPERSTOWN – SUNY Oneonta Distinguished Professor Gretchen Sullivan Sorin is a finalist for a 2021 NAACP Image Award in the category of Outstanding Literary Work – Non-Fiction for her book “Driving While Black” (W. W. Norton & Company). The 52nd NAACP Image Awards ceremony will air live on BET March 27 at 8 p.m.
“I am tremendously honored and very grateful,” said Sorin, director of the Cooperstown Graduate School in Museum Studies. “I hope that this book in some small way helps to shine a light on the origins of restricted mobility for Black Americans and their relationship with law enforcement and serves as a call to action that will help to end racial profiling.”
4 Outdoor Operas Offered
COOPERSTOWN – Opera will be back on Otsego Lake’s shores this summer.
The Glimmerglass Festival announced today it will build an outdoor stage on the festival grounds, where it will present four operas.
The 2021 season will run July 15 through Aug. 17 with performances of Mozart’s “The Magic Flute,” Verdi’s “Il Trovatore,” Offenbach’s “Songbird” (La Périchole), and the world premiere of “The Passion of Mary Cardwell Dawson,” a new play with music about the founder of the National Negro Opera Company.
Goal: To Redevelop Cooperstown
Parking Lot As Horticulture Hub
COOPERSTOWN – The Grow With Cornell Cooperative Extension fund drive is more than 70 percent toward its $200,000 goal so its Master Gardener program can convert its parking lot at 123 Lake St. into a center of teaching and education.
“Our success demonstrates the investment in planning conducted by Master Gardener Volunteers and staff, and the value the gardens will bring for residents living throughout the county,” said Don Smyers, executive director of Otsego and Schoharie county extension programs.
The capital campaign was launched in November, and Smyers said the response “is especially rewarding in light of the December holidays and the COVID pandemic.”
COOPERSTOWN – Edward F. Danielski, Jr., a radiologist at Bassett Hospital and later director of Fox Hospital’s radiology department, passed away at home on Sunday, Feb. 14, 2021.
The son of Edward Danielski Sr. and Jennie Danielski, Edward was born on July 12, 1930, in Greenfield, Mass.
He attended Deerfield Academy and graduated from Harvard College, cum laude, in 1953. He went to Columbia Medical School and served his internship and residency at the Columbia division of Bellevue Hospital under the service of Drs. Andre Cournand and Dickinson Richards, who had recently received Nobel prizes in medicine.
Until 2 p.m. today and 11-2 Saturday, Dick Sliter, for the 28th year in a row, is serving up chili, beef barley soup and broccoli chowder at First Baptist Church of Cooperstown’s annual Soup ‘n’ Chili Luncheon in the 21 Elm St. church hall, as part of the 2021 Cooperstown Winter Carnival. Due to COVID, the event is all takeout this year, offering to-go pints ($5 suggested price) and quarts ($10) are available. To order, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 607-547-9371. Inset left Maria Palumbo, Richfield Springs, is manning the front desk. Sliter, longtime member of First Baptist, is continuing to serve as pastor of Columbus Community Church in Chenango County. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
COOPERSTOWN – “Driving While Black: Race, Space & Mobility,” based on the book by Gretchen Sorin, Cooperstown Graduate Program director, will be broadcast at 9 p.m. this evening on WSKG-TV. It is also available on the PBS streaming service.
The documentary, directed by Ken Burns’ brother Ric, is based on Sorin’s “Driving While Black: African American Travel & the Road to Civil Rights,” published in 2020. The book grew out of her 2009 thesis.
COOPERSTOWN – Clayton Harvey Bantham Jr., whose father managed Iroquois Farm, passed away Friday morning, Feb. 5, 2021, at Saratoga Hospital. He was 90 and lived in Wilton, Saratoga County.
Born Oct. 30, 1930, in Utica, Harvey was the son of Clayton Harvey Bantham, Sr. and Ruth Lucille Kline Bantham. In 1936, he moved to Cooperstown with his family when his father became Iroquois Farm manager.
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HAMDEN – Thomas Dominic Parrotti, 72, passed away following complications from COVID-19 at 11:15 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 14, 2021.
He was born on May 12, 1948 in Binghamton, and was raised there by his mother Dorothy “Dottie” (Chervenka) and Dominic Parrotti. After high school Thomas studied at the Traphagen School of Fashion in New York City.
Thom worked in many professions over the years, including owning his own clothing store and interior design business. He worked for the former mayor of Binghamton, Juanita Crabb; together they brought in the Binghamton Mets Stadium.
BASSETT EASES RESTRICTIONS
COOPERSTOWN – Beginning today, Bassett Healthcare Network is resuming partial visitation for inpatients at its hospitals: Bassett in Cooperstown, Fox in Oneonta, Cobleskill Regional, Little Falls and O’Connor in Delhi.
Visitation hours are limited to 1-3 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. weekdays. On weekends, hours will be 1-5 p.m. One visitor at a time will be allowed, with a maximum of two patients a day — four hours total per patient.
COOPERSTOWN — Six award-winning artists have donated prints to the Friends of Doubleday to help raise funds dedicated to continuing improvements and programs at the baseball shrine.
“To have six award winning artists — six! — from around the world donate their unique talents to help secure its preservation is truly a blessing,” said Friends President Jeff Katz, the former Cooperstown mayor. “Each artist has created a unique artistic impression of the field.”