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August 29, 2012

Sport Tech's closing sale finishes sooner than expected

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The Daily Star — Sport Tech in Oneonta will be closing for good Friday, a month earlier than planned.

The response to the store closing “has been amazing,” owners Ed and Cameron Lorenz and Bob and Nancy Scanlon said in a memo to customers.

The retailer of outdoor apparel and equipment at 166 Main St. will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today through Friday. The owners announced at the end of July that the store would close Oct. 1.

“There is very little left to sell,” Bob Scanlon said Tuesday afternoon. Fixtures, hangers, display forms, gift boxes and bags are among remaining items, he said. “Thank you for 28 great years. — I think I have the best customers in the world.’’

There isn’t enough to open Sept. 8 for the Grand and Glorious Garage Sale as previously announced, he said. Scanlon said post-closing plans for employment are in the offing.

Ed Lorenz said he continues working on opening a shop with bicycle sales and service, plus service for skis and ski boards. A tentative target date for opening is Dec. 1 if details work out, he said.

 Walton hospital begins renovations

UHS Delaware Valley Hospital  in Walton has begun a project to enhance inpatient stays, thanks to local fundraising efforts, a news release issued this month said.

Dotti Kruppo, vice president for community health services, said the project will convert seven rooms into private rooms with private, handicapped-accessible baths. Each room will have a chair that converts into a bed so relatives may stay overnight, she said, and furnishings also will include a small dining table and chairs.

UHS Delaware Valley Hospital, a 25-bed facility, offers diagnostic and treatment services, acute and 24-hour emergency care.

“Creating a more home-like environment will enhance our patients’ recovery,” Kruppo said in the release.  Many patients are admitted for rehabilitative care, she said.

The hospital will renovate two rooms at a time, as money becomes available, she said, and each room renovation is projected to cost about $22,000.

“Our skilled and talented  maintenance staff will do much of the work, saving us thousands of dollars,” she said. For more information, call Kruppo at 865-2409 or send a check payable to Enhance DVH to 1 Titus Place, Walton NY 13856.      

Employees to present artwork

Employees of Golden Artist Colors will exhibit artwork at the fifth annual Governors Island Art Fair, a free event in New York City open on weekends in September, a media release from the Columbus company said.

The fair will be open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

“We’re thrilled that so many employees are able to participate in this event,’’ said Mark Golden, chief executive officer. “It’s a valuable opportunity for them to show their artwork, network with other artists, and be inspired by the diversity and vastness of the work being shown.’’

The fair features works by more than 100 artists that were selected on merit. 

Golden Artist Colors Inc., with 155 employees, produces paints and products for fine-arts markets.

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