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January 9, 2013

Step Back in Time: Jan. 9, 2013

The Daily Star

---- — Step Back in Time features news items from The Daily Star 25 and 50 years ago.

25 years ago

Jan. 9, 1988

Otsego Orthopaedics of Oneonta and three partners have bought the Victory Market in Stamford to convert into new offices, said members of the newly formed Stamford Professional Associates Friday.

“Our hope is to have a sports medicine, rehabilitative, physical therapy center as we have here,” said Dr. James Elting at his Oneonta clinic at 35 Academy St. during a press conference.

Stamford Professional Associates includes Otsego Orthopaedics; Dr. John Pfail, dentist, and Dr. Joseph Carrozza, internist, both of Stamford; and Catskill Care Enterprises. The association has been in the works about six months, Elting said.

The 10,000 square-foot Victory Market building will be renovated and could open toward the end of the summer.

Otsego Orthopaedics has been in business 15 years. The Oneonta offices were converted from a 7,000-square-foot junior high school cafeteria.

About 30 percent of the clinic’s 1,000 patients are from Delaware County, said Vince Toscano, Otsego Orthopaedics business manager.

50 years ago

Jan. 9, 1963

COOPERSTOWN — The second Public Hike of the 1962-1963 season in Cooperstown, will be staged on Sunday, Jan. 20, from the Village Library Building at 1 p.m.

The destination will be the woods of Harris G. Clark, east of the village. Reminiscent of hikes in Cooperstown a generation ago, when conducted by George N. “Cap” Smith, a life member of Otsego Lodge F.&A.M., at the time of his death, Otsego Lodge is now in its second consecutive season of sponsoring the public hikes.

An average of 50 persons of all ages, most of whom have been repeaters, were joined by new hikers each time. Present Lodge Committee in charge of the hikes includes Robert M. Bailey, Robert G. Bailey, William N. Bliss, Clyde K. Ballard, Charles C. Root, Alton G. Dunn Jr., Perry R. Hotaling, Howard C. Talbot Jr., and host, Harris G. Clark.

Anyone interested, of any age, married or single, groups or otherwise, may register at Withey’s Drug Store any time up to 6 p.m., on Friday, Jan. 18.

The charge will be $1 per person. Meat sandwiches, soup, crackers, coffee, hot chocolate and doughnuts will await the hikers at the end of the trek.