Fr. Kenneth Hunter welcomes viewers to the opening night of the Philo Vance film series at GOHS with a showing of “The Green Murder Case” from 1921. The film features William Powell (of ‘The Thin Man’ fame) during a turning point in his career, as Philo Vance. The film was also the first detective movie to feature audio dialogue as pictures moved away from the silent film era. Paul Jensen, right, a retired professor, was on hand to give a little background on Powell’s career before the start of the film. After reading an article in a Hometown Oneonta article about the local house owned by S.S. Van Dine, the creator of Philo Vance, Fr. Hunter felt inspired to create the film series to introduce more locals to this famous local author. The next film will be Tuesday, Oct 22, followed by third Oct 29.(Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
PORTLANDVILLE – Virginia Winsor Martindale of Portlandville, 93, peacefully passed on Oct. 11, 2019, at Fox Nursing Home with loving family at her side.
Virginia was born on Oct. 16, 1925, in Oneonta, and was the daughter of Genevieve Deane Winsor and Gilbert Daniel Winsor.
She spent her childhood on the Winsor homestead in Portlandville, established in the mid-1800s.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16
CELEBRATION – 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Celebrate 150th birthday of Cardiff Giant. Pay $0.50 to see the giant, enjoy a GIANT cake, hear the stories of the hoax, enjoy a performance of the show, party like its 1869. The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1450 or visit www.farmersmuseum.org/stec_event/birthday/0
COOPERSTOWN – Barbara J. Rankin, 74, who worked for Icelandair for 27 years, passed away peacefully Saturday morning, October 12, 2019, at their home on Brooklyn Avenue in Cooperstown.
Born July 1, 1945, in Chippewa Falls, Wisc., Barbara was the only child of the Rev. Robert J. and Margaret (née Marohn) Koch. Her father and maternal and paternal grandfathers were Lutheran ministers, so it was only natural that Barbara was raised in the Lutheran faith and traditions.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15
UPSTATE STORIES – 1:30 p.m. Local radio host Chuck D’Imperio will be sharing stories from best selling book “A Taste of Upstate New York,” which features 40 food favorites from across the upstate. Free, public welcome. St. James Manor, 9 St. James Place, Oneonta. 607-436-9974 or visit www.stjamesmanor.com
WORCESTER – Melvin R. Force, 84, who moved here from New Jersey, joined Corning in Oneonta and became active in Worcester’s community life, passed away at home on Oct. 13, 2019.
He was born Sept. 21, 1935 in High Bridge, N.J., the son of Edgar and Elsie (Young) Force.
MILFORD – Arthur C. Strong, 91, of Milford, passed away early Friday morning, Oct. 11, 2019, at his home in the Town of Westford.
He was born May 21, 1928, at Parshall Hospital in Oneonta, a son of Milo and Florence (Wood) Strong.
Art attended kindergarten at the Bugbee School in Oneonta, then the Middlefield School No. 2 in Westville, and graduated from Milford Central School with the Class of 1946.
SHARON SPRINGS – Erica Jong, who became prominent for her 1973 novel, “Fear of Flying,” and novel attitudes toward female sexuality, is among the headliners at this week’s third annual Sharon Springs Poetry Festival Friday-Saturday, Oct. 18-19, at the Linkhart Hall Arts Center.
Jong will first appear at 7 p.m. Friday, at readings by all the participating poets in the Sharon Springs Central School Auditorium.
At 5 p.m. on Saturday is “Erica Jong in Conversation with Jean Hanff Korelitz,” described as an “intimate talk” that will explore “the author’s process and inspiration.”
Fifth Suspect – Fourth Juvenile – Held
For Burglary In Murder Investigation
By LIBBY CUDMORE • Special To www.AllOTSEGO.com
ONEONTA – State police confirmed today that Kenneth Robinson, 53, was shot multiple times with a “long gun” in the course of a robbery at his home on Head Road on Thursday, Oct. 10.
“The first responding troopers saw a man lying just inside his door,” said BCI Capt. Scott Heggelke, Troop C, in a 12:30 press conference at the State Police Oneonta Barracks. “The house was on fire, but the trooper pulled him outside, and it was obvious that he was the apparent victim of multiple gunshot wounds.”
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, OCTOBER 14
KIDS HIKE – 10 – 11:30 a.m. Kids explore the world of trees, learn to identify the varieties using science/senses, learn the role trees play in our world. Mohican Farm, 7207 St. Hwy. 80, Cooperstown. 607-282-4087 or visit occainfo.org/calendar/get-the-kids-out-trees-2/
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13
TRACTOR FEST – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. See Over 60 tractors and machines they powered on NYS farms. Features classic, small engine, more. Famers’ Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1450 or visit www.farmersmuseum.org/Tractor-Fest
ANNUAL EVENT LURES ENTHUSIASTS
The first day of The Farmers’ Museum annual two-day Tractor Fest is winding down toward 5 o’clock, but the weekend’s highlight is yet to come: the tractor parade, which begins at noon Sunday on the museum grounds. Above, three members of the Central NY Antique Tractor Club, from left, Jim Price, Homer; Tom Bassett, Syracuse, and Duane Arnold, Kirkville, discuss the merits of Bassett’s relatively rare wide-front 1951 Case tractor, which he picked up a few years ago at a bean farm outside Erie, Pa. The company made 130,000 of the narrow-front model, but only 4,900 of the wide-front ones ~ the front wheels lining up with the back ones allowed the machine to straddle rows of vegetables, Inset, dad Tony Capraro of Laurens brought son Myles, 4 months old, to his first (but likely not his last) tractor fest, along with other members of the Capraro-Beers clan from the Laurens-Mount Vision area. The fest is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)