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Jan Kerr, 83; CCS Mainstay, Volunteer Across Community
IN MEMORIAM

Jan Kerr, 83; CCS Mainstay,

Volunteer Across Community

COOPERSTOWN – Jan Ann Kerr, 83, lost her determined and courageous battle with multiple myeloma just after midnight, Dec. 8, holding hands with her children. Her will to live and love of her family gave her extraordinary strength, and her love kept her family close.

Jan was born in Ayer, Mass., to David and Alice Sargent, who predeceased her in 1994 and 1995, respectively. She loved life on her family farm in Groton, Mass., and graduated valedictorian of her 1953 high school class. College led her to UMass, where she graduated in 1957. She earned her master’s degree from SUNY Oneonta.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JULY 29
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JULY 29

Awards At Doubleday

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AWARDS PRESENTATION – 4:30 p.m. Features the presentation of the Ford C. Frick award for baseball broadcasting excellence and the J.G. Taylor Spink Award for meritorious contributions to baseball writing. Gates open 3 p.m. Followed immediately by the Parade of Legends Doubleday Field, Cooperstown. baseballhall.org/events/Awards-Presentation-2017?date=0

PARADE OF LEGENDS – 6 p.m. The Legends of baseball ride down Main St. to the Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown. baseballhall.org/events/Parade-of-legends-17?date=0

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, MAY 6
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, MAY 6

Festival In The Park

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SPRING FEST – 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Features music and events including the Ross Park Zoomobile and a Fishing Derby by Trout Unlimited. Copes Corner Park, on Rte. 51 between Gilbertsville and Mt. Upton. Info, www.townofbutternuts.org/copes-corners-park/

FLOWER SHOW – 5-7 p.m. Opening reception of The Cherry Valley Flower Show on display to June 4. The Cherry Branch Gallery, 25 Main St., Cherry Valley. Info, call (607)264-9530 or email info@cherrybranchgallery.com or visit cherrybranchgallery.com

Balnis Honored By Destination Oneonta

Destination Oneonta Honors

Carla Balnis’ Volunteerism

Carla Balnis, left, is recognized for outstanding volunteer contributions by Destination Oneonta Treasurer Rachel Jessup at DO’s annual meeting  Wednesday evening Roots Brewing on Main Street.  Carla, a member of the DO Events Committee, helps plan free public events like First Night, Fabulous Fridays, the Susquehanna Balloon Fest, holiday parades, the tree lighting ceremony, the gingerbread house competition and more. “She is full of great ideas that take our Events Committee above and beyond so we don’t become stale.” said Jessup. “She always is giving her time without question. If I am in need of a performer, she knows somebody. She does so much and she volunteers her time for it all.”  Destination Oneonta also announced its new officers; Dave Weaver (Gordon Roberts), president; Faith Teimann SUNY Oneonta, vice president; Kirsten Oehl (Hartwick College), secretary, and Rachel Jessup (Bank of Cooperstown), treasurer. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

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