Roses to Doug Geertgens of Hartwick. Geertgens returned recently from the USA Track and Field Outdoor Masters Championships that were held this year at the Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea, Ohio. He said he last competed in a national meet in 2008, but decided to give it another try. Competing in the 65 to 69-year-old-age group, Geertgens took part in the long jump,  triple jump, high jump, 100-meter dash, 100-meter hurdlesand the 300-meter hurdles.

Geertgens, age 68, came away from the meet with gold medals in both the long jump and the triple jumps with marks of 4.41 meters and 8.92 meters respectively. He won silver medals in each of the hurdle races, while also earning a fifth place finish in the 100-meter dash and a sixth place finish in the high jump. Roses to Cooperstown Central School for brining back its reading camp to Hartwick. The camp is free for students needing a little extra help with their reading skills and by hosting the program in Hartwick, it cuts down on travel for parents.

According to Mary Tedesco, head teacher, the program has been offered to CCS students for more than 20 years. It is good to see it back in Hartwick so more students can get the extra help they need before heading back to school. Roses to the Brookwood Citizens’ Committee for getting public input before making decisions about the future of Brookwood Point. The committee has done a good job keeping the public informed about the steps in the planning process.

The Brookwood Citizens’ Committee hosted a second  meeting last week to get public input on what to do with theformer Cook estate on the western shore of Otsego Lake. The 22-acre property is being acquired by the Otsego Lake Trust in a merger with the Cook Foundation, which had overseen the property previously.

The property has a main house, parts of which date to the early 1800s, a garden house, extensive gardens, wetlands, flood plains, and more than a quarter mile of frontage on Otsego Lake.

The meeting provided an overview of the proposed site improvements to allow safe, public access to the site, including options for the estate house