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Christina Schermerhorn, 69; Lifelong Oneontan Hairdresser, Office Clerk

IN MEMORIAM: Christina Schermerhorn, 69;

Lifelong Oneontan Hairdresser, Office Clerk

Christina (Burdick) Schermerhorn

ONEONTA – Christina L. (Burdick) Schermerhorn, 69, a lifelong Oneontan, passed away July 28, 2019, at Bassett Hospital, after a lengthy illness.

She was born March 19, 1950, in Oneonta, the daughter of Zina Ervin Burdick, Jr. and Lois J. (Yates) Burdick.

Christina was a retired hairdresser and clerical assistant.

She is survived by her daughter, Jennifer Schermerhorn; her son, Bryan Schermerhorn (Andrea); grandchildren, Kyle William Schermerhorn and Anna Christina Schermerhorn.

LINDLEY: Agent Catapulted Christina Lindley’s Modeling Career To Heights In U.S., World
LETTER from CHRISTINA ‘LINDLEY’ LINDERMAN

Agent Catapulted Christina

Lindley’s Modeling Career

To Heights In U.S., World

To the Editor:

My legal name is Christina Linderman, and my modeling, Screen Actors Guild Union, and professional poker player “stage” name is Christina Lindley. I have known Victoria Pressly since I was 24, and I turned 38 this week.

Lindley was featured in a clothed photo spread in Playboy magazine.

I called Victoria from Tennessee out of the blue where I lived at the time at 24, after my research online showed that a model I looked up to had worked with her. I told her I wanted to leave Tennessee and pursue a career in Hollywood. I asked her if she would represent me as my publicist. She said to call her again when I got to Hollywood.

I did, she represented me, and over the course of roughly six years of working together she personally booked me on several of what I deem to be my greatest stepping stones in my career as a model, actress, and professional poker player including, but not limited to, the following:

  • A Maxim magazine feature that led to two years of paid promotional appearances, which helped me make a living in Hollywood while I was pursuing acting and poker full time
  • A Playboy non-nude celebrity pictorial called “Babe of the Month”
  • “Fear Factor,” the TV show’s “models edition”
  • Cover of Fitness RX magazine and pictorial which helped me book paid fitness spokesperson multi-year contracts with national brands such as Muscletech, Bodybuilding.com, and BSN by boosting my profile within the fitness industry
  • A guest appearance on “Home James,” a VH1 reality show
  • The cover of Poker Pro magazine
  • A contract with Foxwoods Casino, representing their World Poker Tour televised $10,000 event, along with all of the press surrounding the event, as well as Foxwoods paying the $10,000 buy-in for me to play in the tournament
  • Photoshoots with some of the best photographers I have ever worked with for my modeling portfolio that wound up published in magazines around the world
  • The cover of Australian Poker Weekly

I have been out of the entertainment industry for several years and am now working in the business sector. Regardless of this, Victoria has continued to stay in touch for years wishing me well.

We have become friends over the years, and in my personal experience of my time working with Victoria, the value she brought to the table, and what she achieved for me in bookings and press across all three of my professional entertainment endeavors of acting, modeling and professional poker playing, far outweighed what I believe to be very reasonable costs she charged as a professional publicist.

She was an enormous asset to me in my professional pursuits, and I am confident I would not have gotten to where I did without her help.

CHRISTINA “LINDLEY’ LINDERMAN

Las Vegas, Nev.

Christina M. Clark Dies After Long Fight With Illness

IN MEMORIAM: Christina M. Clark

Dies After Long Fight With Illness

Christina M. Clark

ONEONTA – Christina M.  (Whitehead) Clark passed away Aug. 23, 2018, after a long fight with illness. She was graced with Hundreds of friends and family who came to saygoodbye. She passed away in peace with her family by her side.

Crissie was pre-deceased by her daughter, Brianna E. Clark; grandparents Edna and George Remillard of Clifton Park.

Christina Nichols, 68; 8 Grandchildren Survive Unatego Retiree

IN MEMORIAM: Christina Nichols, 68;

8 Grandchildren Survive Unatego Retiree

Tina Nichols

OTEGO – Christina “Tina” Nichols, 68, a lifetime resident of Otego and retiree of the Unatego Central School District, passed away on Monday, Aug. 5, 2019, at Bassett Hospital with her loving family by her side.

She was born on Jan. 29, 1951, at Fox Hospital. She graduated from Unatego Central School in 1970. She married the love of her life, George W. Nichols, on Feb. 3, 1973.

Tina enjoyed living on her family farm, gardening, feeding birds, ordering from QVC and spending summers at East Sidney Lake, where she was known as Granny by many.

This Week: Aug. 1-2, 2019

THIS WEEK’S NEWSPAPERS

The Freeman’s Journal • Hometown Oneonta

Aug. 1-2, 2019

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

A herd of 75 buffaloes broke loose at a Town of Sharon farm and spent a week wandering around the towns of Roseboom and Cherry Valley, before their herding instinct caused them to gravitate home Tuesday. At the Proper farm on Honey Hill Road, Roseboom, the herd ate the second hay cutting, which the family planned to use to pay their property taxes for the year. Also, when Frank Proper was shaving Saturday, he looked in the mirror to see a big bull bison staring through the bathroom window. (Photo courtesy of Lucy Proper)

FRONT PAGE

Buffalo Herd Escapes, Roams In County

SUNY-O President Atop Kilimanjaro

Vendor: Selling Stars & Bars = Freedom

Pride Flag Will Fly Over Village Hall

At Town Hall, Delgado Touts Moderation

Campbell Memorial Evokes Old Oneonta

EDITORIAL 

What Is It About Flags, Anyhow?

Marijuana Law May Be Just Enough

COLUMNS

CAMPBELL:  Dad Loved Teaching, Coaching, Radio

D’IMPERIO:  Campbell Loved Life, Was Loved

ATWELL:  Accidents Will Happen … And How

FALK: People Want To Live In Cooperstown

ZAGATA:  Capitalism Works, ‘Squad’ Proves It

HISTORY COLUMNS

BOUND VOLUMES: Aug; 1, 2019

HOMETOWN HISTORY: Aug. 2, 2019

Summer DREAMS

1909, Elegant Dining Addition At The Otesaga

‘Hot Glass’ Punctuates MWP Tiffany Exhibit

FINE, FUN FOOD: Noor’s, Bomber’s Burrito Bar

THINGS TO DO: Red Shed Hosts 1st Music Fest

IN MEMORIAM

KellyAnn Wolner, 54, 30-Year Unatego Coach

Andrea Schleicher, 73; Retired Bay State Teacher

Christina Schermerhorn, 69; Lifelong Oneontan

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO

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Volunteer Diving Team Recovers ‘Blue Jeans,’ Sailboat Lost In 1995

Volunteer Diving Team Recovers

‘Blue Jeans,’ Sailboat Lost In 1995

 The divers who recovered "Blue Jeans," lost in 1995, are, from left, Kevin Shemerhorn, Kaylee Herzog, Jennifer Piacente, Dave?  from Pathfinder, Pat McCormack, and Lee Ferrara. (Paul Lord photo)
The divers who recovered “Blue Jeans,” lost in 1995, are, from left, Kevin Shemerhorn, Kaylee Herzog, Jennifer Piacente, Dave? from Pathfinder, Pat McCormack, and Lee Ferrara. (Paul Lord photo)

COOPERSTOWN – The SUNY Oneonta Biological Field Station Volunteer Divers Team located and refloated the sailboat “Blue Jeans” that sank in Otsego Lake in 1995.

In late July, the dive team investigated side scan sonar images from a July 2012 remote sensing survey and found the sailboat, with sails and rigging intact.

A series of dives to 98 feet was undertaken to bring the Blue Jeans back to the surface undamaged. The dives were part of a long-term project to map the lake to gain a greater understanding of the cultural and biological resources in the historic waterway.

Fundraiser Planned For Baby Bryce Miller, Premature Baby Being Treated In Albany

Fundraiser Saturday For Bryce Miller,

Preemie Baby Being Treated In Albany

ONEONTA – A pancake breakfast and Chinese auction to benefit the premature baby son of Patrick and Christina Miller of Mount Vision is planned 9 a.m-12:30 p.m. Saturday, May 9, at SUNY Oneonta’s Morris Conference Center.  A fund-raising campaign is also underway at http://www.gofundme.com/nijnes

Mary Ann Benjamin, 90; 22-Year Teacher At Center Street School 

IN MEMORIAM: Mary Ann Benjamin, 90;

22-Year Teacher At Center Street School 

Mary Ann Benjamin

ONEONTA – Mary Ann (Georgeson) Benjamin’s life ended peacefully, surrounded by family at her residence on June 23, 2019.

Mary was born to Nicholas and Christina Georgeson on July 21, 1928, in Oneonta, and spent the first years of her life in Oneonta.

At age 5, while her father remained in America, Mary moved with her mother to her parents’ homeland of Zoupana, Greece, for a year. Believing a better life awaited his family in America, her father brought Mary and her mother back from Greece and the family moved to Norwich for a few years before settling back in Oneonta, where she spent the remainder of her life.

Timothy Drayton Jr., 20; ALS Claimed Him After 6-Year Struggle

IN MEMORIAM: Timothy Drayton Jr., 20;

ALS Claimed Him After 6-Year Struggle

Tim Drayton

BAINBRIDGE – Timothy Wade Drayton, Jr., 20, formerly of Galloway, N.J., passed away on Wednesday, April 3, 2019, at Albany Medical Center after a six-year battle against ALS, Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

He was born on May 26, 1998 in Pomona, N.J., son of Timothy Drayton, Sr. and Christina Swain.

Tim loved riding bike and being outdoors, mechanics and go-carts.

Bryce Miller Pancake Breakfast

Bryce Miller Benefit Pancake Breakfast

Draws 175 Friends, Family, Co-Workers

Christina Smith, center, Fly Creek, is embraced by members of her extended family who came out to support her son Bryce at a Benefit Pancake breakfast and auction held at the Morris Hall Grill at SUNY on Saturday morning. Brice weighed only 1lb 2oz when he was born prematurely on Feb. 25th. Christina, who works in the SUNY President's office as an administrative assistant, was on hand to greet and thank the 175 friends, familiy and co-workers who attended. The family is happy to report that Bryce is doing well and is up to 4lbs, 7oz, but still remains at Albany Med. To donate, go to gofundme.com/nijnes (Ian Austin/allotsego.com)
Christina Miller, center, Fly Creek, is embraced by members of her extended family who came out to support her son Bryce at a benefit pancake breakfast and auction Saturday morning at SUNY Oneonta’s Morris Hall.  Bryce weighed only one pound, two ounces when he was born prematurely on Feb. 25. Christina, who works in the SUNY president’s office as an administrative assistant, was on hand to greet and thank the 175 friends, family and co-workers who attended. The family is happy to report that Bryce is doing well and is up to four pounds, seven 0unces, but still remains at Albany Med. To donate go to:  gofundme.com/nijnes
(Ian Austin/allotsego.com)
GOP Challenging Signature Of Voter With Cerebral Palsy

GOP Challenging Signature

Of Voter With Cerebral Palsy

Democratic Chair Asks Rick Hulse To Withdraw Lawsuit

Republicans are challenge Patrick Dewey's signature on Democrat Andy Marietta's petitions to run for the District 8 seat on the county Board of Representatives.  Because he has Cerebral Palsy and cannot sign his name, Dewey uses a stamp, then write his "mark" above it.  (allotsego.com photo)
Republicans are challenging Patrick Dewey’s signature on Democrat Andy Marietta’s petitions to run for the District 8 seat on the county Board of Representatives. Because he has Cerebral Palsy and cannot sign his name, Dewey uses a stamp, then writes his “mark” above it. (allotsego.com photos)

By JIM KEVLIN • for allotsego.com

Patrick Dewey.  The pluckky lad earned a standing ovation on graduating from CCS with honors.
Patrick Dewey. The plucky lad earned a standing ovation on graduating from CCS with honors in June.

COOPERSTOWN – Since he has Cerebral Palsy, Patrick Dewey is unable to sign his name: Instead, he uses a rubber stamp with his “mark” above it.

That’s not good enough for the county Republican Committee, according to Democratic Committee chair Richard Abbate of Cooperstown.

Abbate, left, and Casale set aside partisan rancor at the Cooperstown Rotary's election day pancake breakfast last November.
Abbate, left, and Casale set aside partisan rancor at the Cooperstown Rotary’s election day pancake breakfast last November.

In a lawsuit challenging the petitions of Democratic candidate Andrew Marietta, who is running against Republican county Rep. Rick Hulse for the Cooperstown-Town of Otsego seat, the GOP is seeking to knock off Patrick’s signature.

“Rick knows him (Patrick) personally,” said Abbate, and he called for Hulse to withdraw the challenge to Marietta’s petitions.  Hulse didn’t immediately return a call, but his response will be added to this post when received.

Dewey received a standing ovation at CCS’ commencement Sunday, June 28, when he graduated with honors.  He plans to attend Edinboro University in Pennsylvania and pursue a career in radio.

“It’s things like this that gives the political process a bad reputation and makes people not want to get involved,” said Abbate.

“He’s only half right,” responded GOP county chair Vince Casale, also of Cooperstown.  “He’s half right, because people are upset with politicians who skirt the law … There are thousands of candidates across the state that had to follow the same set of rules, and nobody is exempt from that.”

Home Sweet Home!

Home Sweet Home! 

Oneonta Heights Now Accepting Applications
Courtney Moteyunas, Housing Visions regional property manager, shows Christina Drayton, Jesse Hunter and their children, Jayda, Romello and Wesley, around their future home at Oneonta Heights, where an open house is ongoing until 3 p.m. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

By LIBBY CUDMORE • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

ONEONTA – Christina Drayton and her family got their first tour of their new apartment today as Housing Visions hosted an open house of its latest housing project, Oneonta Heights at 4 Monroe Ave.

“I am in love with it,” said Drayton. “The kids have already picked out their rooms.”

The Heights, part of Housing Visions’ 60 new units of affordable housing, will feature eight townhouse-style apartments with three bedrooms each, scheduled to open in April. “How many people get to say they’ve moved into a brand-new apartment?” said Courtney Moteyunas, assets manager for the Syracuse-based company. “These apartments have a really upscale feel for affordable housing.”

IN MEMORIAM: Harriet C. Lyon, 97; Active With Scouting, Youth Sports
IN MEMORIAM

Harriet C. Lyon, 97;

Active With Scouting

Harriet Lyon

COOPERSTOWN — Harriet C. Lyon, 97, a Queens native who moved to East Springfield in her retirement, died peacefully Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, at home with her daughter Melissa and her family by her side.

Born on June 9, 1920 in Brooklyn, to Christina and Harry Brunn, Harriet grew up in Queens. After graduating from high school, she went to work at Metropolitan Life. Harriet married Charles F. Lyon IV on Nov. 17, 1940, moving to Westhampton Beach, in 1944 where she and Charlie adopted and raised two children.

Cooperstown Leadership Scholarship Winners Unite

Cooperstown Leadership Scholarship Winners Unite

Rich McCaffrey, originator of the Cooperstown Chamber of Commerce annual Leadership Scholarship given to a CCS student, sent along this photo a few minutes ago.  It shows
Rich McCaffery, originator of the annual Leadership Scholarship given to a CCS student, sent along this photo a few minutes ago. It shows this year’s winner, Christina Noto and McCaffrey, at center, flanked by, from left, Christopher Harloff, 2013 co-winner; Ellen Vibbard, 2014; Sarah Dewey, 2011, and Kayla Haggerty, 2013 co-winner.  Missing at Thursday’s scholarship reception at The Otesaga was Rachael Fort, 2012 winner.
IN MEMORIAM: Thomas Ray Blaske, 65; Oversaw BOCES’ Culinary Arts Program

IN MEMORIAM:  Thomas Ray Blaske, 65;

Oversaw  BOCES’ Culinary Arts Program

Thomas R. Blaske
Thomas R. Blaske

HARTWICK – Thomas Ray Blaske, 65, known as “B,” who ran the Culinary Arts Program at BOCES in Milford for over 30 years, died Tuesday at Bassett Hospital.

He was born May 23, 1949, to Helen J. Reamer of Michigan.  He graduated from the Culinary Institute of Technology.  In addition to working at BOCES, he was a certified executive chef and a certified culinary educator through the American Culinary Federation.

In 35 years living in Hartwick, Cooperstown and Milford, he enjoyed cooking, working with people, gardening and providing for those he loved.

Survivors include his children, Matthew Thomas Blaske, Hartwick; Jason Thomas Blaske, Boston, and Alicia Ann Blaske, California; his close friend Gerald Snyder, Hartwick; the mother of his children, Deborah Blaske; his protégé Christina Quadrio, and the hundreds of students he inspired over the years and the many lives he touched.

A celebration of his life is planned at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19, at 15 Wells Ave., Hartwick.  Open to all.

Arrangements were entrusted to the Ottman Funeral Home, Cherry Valley.

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