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September 24, 2009

Letters to the Editor: September 24, 2009

Comment was offensive



While I wholeheartedly applaud the Village of Cooperstown (Parking Revenue Exceeds Outlook 9/27/09) for generating a nearly 100 percent increase in revenue than the previous season, I found the comment regarding the possibility of expanding paid parking to downtown streets offensive, 'especially for those of us who contribute to the Cooperstown economy' year-round.



Deterring locals is not a wise idea; has the Village Board' played a round of ``Sim Town’’ lately?



Lisa Panzeri



Springfield Center



Lions Club says thanks



The Lions Club of Cooperstown would like to express our appreciation to the many individuals who participated in the Great American Duck Race at the Fly Creek Cider Mill on September 12 and 13.



We are especially grateful to the Mill and the Michaels Family for allowing us to participate in this wonderful event. The generosity of the Mill, and all those who attended, allowed us to raise over $1000.



These funds will be used to support local projects that directly benefit members of our community, along with aiding Lions International in our mission to empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding through Lions clubs.



John Rowley



President



Cooperstown Lions Club



Dance program is a success



On Aug. 9, students participating in the 2009 Cooperstown Junior Ballroom Dance program enjoyed a wonderful evening at Glimmerglass Opera for a production of La Cenerentola.



The Opera staff were very helpful in arranging use of the pavilion for a pre-Opera dinner dance as well as providing an informative overview of the opera to our students.



The Junior Ballroom Dance Program has a 50- year history of instructing our area’s seventh and eighth grade boys and girls in the areas of social dancing and manners. The lessons culminate in a Cotillion.



The Opera Evening has become an eagerly-anticipated post-Cotillion event where the students can revisit the dance steps, eat a light supper, and enjoy an opera together.

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