CGP Community Stories

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Dr. Vicky Lentz has been involved with the Otsego County Conservation Association (OCCA) since 2007, and currently serves as the president of the Board of Directors. She is an Assistant Professor of Biology at the State University of NewYork Oneonta.…

Joan Bruneau, the owner of Middlefield Orchard, has become an important part of the Cooperstown community because of the farm-grown goods she brings to the area. Joan Bruneau, and her husband Willy, have owned and operated Middlefield Orchard for…

Howard Talbot was born in 1925 in New Berlin, New York. Talbot grew up in Edmeston, New York, where he lived for most of his childhood and adolescence. Talbot was drafted into a Tank Destroyer battalion during World War II, eventually serving…

Brian Ryther is an independent maple producer in New Lisbon, New York, the town where he was born. Alongside his father and brother, Ryther spent his childhood collecting and boiling maple sap from the family’s trees. Having attended Castleton…

In 1978, Nancy Kesler recorded an interview with Mrs. Verna Shillieto of Burlington Flats, New York. A prominent family in the area, Verna’s daughters, Carolyn Lindberg and Marjorie Schellhammer, were interviewed in 2010 and 2009 respectively. Her…

Mrs. Edna Cushman interviewed on December 4, 1971 describes her life in Schuyler Lake, NY. Houses and businesses are described, including a former tannery. Mrs. Cushman also talks about dairy farming in the area.
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