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?
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.
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.
The Junior Ballroom Dance Committee would like to extend our sincere thanks to the Glimmerglass Opera for helping us make this year’s Opera Night so successful. We are indeed fortunate to have such a wonderful institution in our community.
The 2009 Cooperstown Junior Ballroom Dance Committee
Thanks for the hospitality
I’ve just completed my 4th annual trip to Cooperstown. Although I always enjoy visiting the Hall of Fame and checking out the new exhibits, the purpose of the trip has grown beyond that. Every year I meet new friends from around the country and more importantly, renew friendships with Cooperstown residents.
I won’t embarrass anybody by naming names (wouldn’t want to omit anybody), but the planning for the next year’s vacation always begins on the ride home. You’ve got a special town with special people. Thank you again for your hospitality and I can’t wait to return in 2010.
- Please Click Here Never have I written back-to-back letters to the editor, but so many Cooperstown people have called our home or talked with me on the street to comment on my previous letter about the Furthur concert.
- Our Readers' Opinions Once again nature is wreaking havoc with our properties surrounding the lake! The amount of rain we have received in the last month is approximately 13 inches -- three times the normal amount!
- Honest Brook Music Festival to celebrate 25th anniversary The Honest Brook Music Festival has announced its 25th anniversary summer season classical concerts.
- Our Readers' Opinions After living in the western southern tier for 10 years, my wife and I decided to visit the Hall of Fame today, June 20, before moving out of the area in a few weeks. We enjoyed the museum, but parking in Cooperstown proved to be a formidable gauntlet.
- Our Readers' Opinions To Those members of the local government who care about the economic future of Cooperstown and the maintenance of its character: Has Town Hall gone mad here?
- Our Readers' Opinions I applaud the Baseball HOF's move of the Classic to Memorial Day Saturday. I just wished it had not been rained out.
- Our Readers' Opinions Regarding the April 4 letter from Margaret McGown et al, I understand why the letter's authors are disappointed with the decision of Otsego Land Trust to discontinue renting private dock space. All concerned should understand that we did not take any actions without careful consideration and ultimate approval by our Board of Directors.
- Please Click Here We read, with great interest, the article regarding Brookwood Point and the statement by Mr. Harry Levine that the Otego Land Trust is in need of donors to keep up the property and raise enough money to match the Historic Byways grant.
- In Our Readers' Opinions The organizers of the seventh annual Empty Bowls fundraiser would like to thank everyone who volunteered, donated and attended our event on March 2.
- Our readers' opinions I find myself in the awkward position of asking for your vote for the unopposed position of village trustee for a three-year term in the March 19 election.
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