A solemn and longest-serving superintendent of schools, Romona Wenck, the top administrator at Laurens Central School for 23 years, announces awards and scholarships at this evening’s graduation. She shared the duty with Bill Dorritie, left, the high school principal and her successor in the top job. Inset left, graduate Elvia Allen prepares to lead the processional of 21 seniors into the open-air commencement in front of the school. Main Street had been closed off, to allow social distancing so all members of the community could attend. Valedictorian was Jordan Weir, and salutatorian, Jazmin LaPilusa. Class President Zachary Shaul welcomed family and friends. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTEGO.com)
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JANUARY 11
CONCERT – 7:30 p.m. Enjoy performance by the red hot Alex P. Sutter Band. Cost, $20/adult. The Otesaga, Cooperstown. 607-547-1812 or visit cooperstownconcertseries.org/alexis-p-suter-band-saturday-january-11-2020/
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JAN. 20
COMMUNITY ART DAY – 10 a.m.- Noon. Create an underwater scene with the Japanese art of “gyotaku,” (fish printing) using rubber replicas of Otsego Lake fish. The Farmers Museum, Cooperstown. Info, www.FenimoreArt.org.
BROADBAND INFO – 2 p.m. Public meeting to update the community on the Broadband project. Questions welcome. Laurens Central School, 55 Main St., Laurens. Call 607-432-2050 or visit www.facebook.com/otsegoelectriccooperative/
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, NOV. 29
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MEMORIAL BASKETBALL GAME – 6 p.m. In memory of Coach Patt Grasso, Laurens Girls Varsity vs. Milford followed by Laurens Boys Varisty vs. Worcester. Admission by donation. Proceeds go to Patt Grasso scholarship fund. Laurens Central School, 55 Main St, Laurens. Info, www.laurenscs.org
HOLIDAY SHOW & SALE – 11 a.m.-3 p.m. browse and buy original arts and crafts by local and regional artists. Help us celebrate giving tuesday at the Coopertown Art Association, 22 Main St., Cooperstown. Info, www.cooperstownart.com
LAURENS – Stopping into classrooms and talking with students were all on the agenda as Senator Jim Seward and MaryEllen Elia, Commissioner of Education, visited Laurens Central School this morning to tour the facilities and to discuss the needs of the teachers and changes in NY State testing standards.