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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Democratic Chair Asks Rick Hulse To Withdraw Lawsuit
By JIM KEVLIN • for allotsego.com
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.
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.”
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.”
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.
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.