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Mel’s

Shirley M. (Busse) Walrath, 76; Cook At Many Local Restaurants
IN MEMORIAM

Shirley M. (Busse) Walrath, 76;

Cook At Many Local Restaurants

Shirley Busse Walrath

COOPERSTOWN – Shirley M. (Busse) Walrath, 76. One of Cooperstown’s gems “Shirl the Pearl” Walrath responded to her final job interview and joined the staff in heaven on March 20, 2019.

The job description stated, “searching for qualified individual to maintain order using a hands on, no nonsense approach.” Those who knew Shirley are sure that the job will be well done.

Born June 5, 1942, in Cooperstown, Shirley was the daughter of Cecil and Hilda (Bennett) Chandler.

She was a lifelong Cooperstown resident and a well-known “local institution.” Shirley was one of Cooperstown’s biggest fans; she loved living in the village.

Cooperstown Rocks Into The New Year

Cooperstown Rocks

Into The New Year

Performing at Mel’s At 22 on Main Street in Cooperstown, Carl Loewenguth and his band Hanzolo are currently ringing in the new year with covers and original songs written by the band. Mel’s was filled with locals ready to celebrate the beginning of 2018 with good music and even better company. (Parker Fish/AllOTSEGO.com)
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, FEB. 2
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, FEB. 2

Design, Print 3-D Valentine’s Gift

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Check back at 5 p.m. for tomorrow’s events.

3-D PRINTING – 10-11:30 a.m. Design a keepsake heart box for someone special. Fee based on weight Registration required. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Info, hmloneonta.org/calendar/

YPN NETWORKING – 6-8 p.m. Come meet young professionals from the Otsego area. The topic for this evening is community involvement. The Beverage Exchange, 73 Main St., Cooperstown. Info, www.facebook.com/YoungProfessionalsNetworkYPN/

FUNDRAISER – 7 p.m. Live music will be performed. The public may donate for the opportunity to perform. Donations go to the Cooperstown Lion’s Club fund to support area residents to lessen financial stress. Mel’s at 22, Cooperstown. Info, www.facebook.com/Melsat22/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, FEB. 1
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, FEB. 1

Play Pong With Friends, At Mel’s

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PONG TOURNAMENT – 6-9 p.m. Mel’s at 22, 22 Chestnut St, Cooperstown.

CHILDREN’S STORY HOUR – 10:30-11:30 a.m. Cooperstown Village Library, 22 Main St., Cooperstown. Info, www.villagelibraryofcooperstown.org/calendar

DISCUSSION GROUP – 3-5 p.m. Discussion of current events. Cooperstown Village Library, 22 Main St., Cooperstown. Info, www.villagelibraryofcooperstown.org/calendar

ICE SKATING – 3-7 p.m. Badger Park, Cooperstown.

GAGA BALL – 3:30-5 p.m. Clark Sports Center, 124 Cty. Hwy. 52, Cooperstown.

At Mel’s, Thursday’s Dinner Echoed Titanic’s Fateful One

At Mel’s, Thursday’s Dinner

Echoed Titanic’s Fateful One

Recalling the Titanic story at Mel's last evening are, from left, Marge Landers, Bruno and Vera Talevi, and Ed Landers. (Bill Waller photo for AllOTSEGO.com)
Recalling the Titanic story at Mel’s last evening are, from left, Marge Landers, Bruno and Vera Talevi, and Ed Landers. (Bill Waller photo for AllOTSEGO.com)

COOPERSTOWN – Mel’s on 22 joined many restaurants last evening in commemorating the fateful last meal aboard the “unsinkable” Titanic, which sank in the North Atlantic on April 15, 1912, after colliding with an icebear.

Mel’s propietor Brian Wrubleski served a menu that echoed the Titanic’s, including local wild ramp, roasted halibut, duck breast and bison, finishing the meal for a dozen participating dines with a duo of desserts, all matched with Napa Valley’s Trinchero Estates wines. 

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