Valery Worden, who chaired the organizing committee for today’s annual soup luncheon at the Mount Vision Methodist Church, replaces a place setting for the 60-80 soup lovers attending. With her are committee members Kay Brick, right, and Lucie Edwards. Inset, young Weston Lindberg, 2, of Fly Creek, attended with his great-grandmother Constance Tilley, right, and great-aunt Paula Robinson, both of Mount Vision. Fifteen tureens of soup ranged from chili and pasta fagiole to cheese and cauliflower, and potato and lamb. And brownies, cookies and other desserts. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY POSSIBLE
ONEONTA – The field is filling up with Democrats aiming to challenge freshman Assemblyman John Salka, R-121, whose district includes Oneonta and Cooperstown, as well as Madison and past of Oneida counties.
Nick Chase, a Hartwick College students and Oneonta native, this week joined Oneonta City school board member Dan Buttermann and Corey Mosher, a Hamilton farmer and board chair of Madison County Cooperative Extension.
Chase entry makes a Democratic primary next June more certain.
Żółtowski To Conduct With Left Hand
ONEONTA – The show must go on.
Walking back from his interview with the Catskill Symphony Orchestra board, Maciej Żółtowski, the final of the three contenders for the music director of the CSO, slipped on the ice on the SUNY Oneonta campus and dislocated his right elbow, according to Laurie Zimniewicz, chair of the search committee.
An EMT assisted Żółtowski back to the Red Dragon Building, and an ambulance was called.
Trying to assist Żółtowski, CSO Executive Director Thomas Wolfe fell on the stairs and dislocated his right shoulder, Zimniewicz said. A second ambulance was called and both were treated at the Fox Hospital emergency room.
ONEONTA VETERANS DAY
Veterans’ organizations still have a way to go in accepting women in their ranks, Beth Akulin, commander of VFW Post 1206 in Oneonta, inset at right, said during her address at Veterans Day ceremonies at the top of Neahwa Park’s Memorial Parkway at 11-11-11 this morning. While there are 1.3 million female veterans today, she said, “I have been yelled at for parking in a veterans parking place, or because I ask for a military discount, because they assumed my husband served and not me. It is important: People need to know and recognize that women have served and done the same job as men.” she said, “Veterans come in all sizes, shapes and genders. We need to thank all of them.” Top photo, the Oneonta Vets Club honor guard – from left, American Legion Post 259 Commander Terry Harkenreader, and veterans Len Carson, Wayne Gregory, Gary Walters, Bruce Von Holtz, Bernie White and Jim Williams – carry the colors to this morning’s commemoration. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
COOPERSTOWN VETERANS DAY
Framed in a flag held by Juliet Cunnington, CCS Marching Band Director Kerri Hogle, in top photo, directs the National Anthem at annual ceremonies next to Cooperstown’s Doughboy Statue today at 11-11-11, the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, signifying the day and time of the Armistice that ended World War I. In front of the statue, which commemorates local men who died in the Great War, are officers of the Cooperstown Vets’ Club, from left, Chaplain David Jackson, Commander John Famulare and Auxiliary President Mary Balcom. Inset, Joan Clark, the Vets’ Club’s grand dame, sings “Oh say can you see…” Next to her are Deb Green and her daughter, Meg Lindberg, and grandchildren Weston, 2, and Izzy, 8. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
GALA WEDNESDAY IN NEW YORK CITY
Almost 60 years after his death, Owen D. Young is still receiving kudos.
The Van Hornesville native, who rose to found RCA and preside as president and chairman of the nation’s first radio company, will be inducted into the Consumer Technology Hall of Fame Wednesday at an awards banquet in New York City.
Young, who was Time magazine’s “Man of the Year” in 1929 and was a considered as a presidential contender in 1932, eventually retired to his natal place, where he endowed the local school, which was named in his honor. He died in 1962.
SCHOLARS GATHER AT FMCC
William A. Starna, above, SUNY Oneonta professor emeritus of anthropology, describes a schematic of what Clinton’s Dam might have looked like. It was built across the Susquehanna River in Cooperstown, probably in the vicinity of today’s Main Street bridge, during the summer of 1779 and breached on that Aug. 8; the resulting torrent floated 200 bateaux down the Susquehanna in Gen. James Clinton’s expedition against the Iroquois during the American Revolution. Starna, who was Hartwick College Distinguished Visiting Professor in 2014, described data that showed what probably happened to the river that year, and what didn’t. Inset at right, Peter Jemison, a Seneca and manager of the Ganondagan State Historic Site in Canandaigua, suggested George Washington was guilty of genocide in ordering the expedition against four of the Six Nation tribes, a conclusion that was much disputed at today’s Sulllivan-Clinton Symposium at Fulton-Montgomery Community College in Johnston, organized by the Fort Plain Museum and attended by 80 scholars and Revolutionary War history enthusiasts. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
FULL REPORT ON TODAY’S CONFERENCE
IN THIS WEEK’S FREEMAN’S, HOMETOWN
DOZENS OF TRICK, TREATERS VISIT
From the back, he looked like the Headline Organist. From the front, it was Tim Iversen, CCS band director and virtuoso organist, churning out spooky sounds that wafted throughout Cooperstown’s First Baptist Church, which Thursday evening doubled as a Haunted House. Inset photo, Cooperstown’s Juan Alamo family partakes of the scarey offerings in the church’s lobby. For much of the evening, trick or treaters were lined up down the front steps of the Elm Street – yes, Elm Street – church, waiting to get in. (Jim Kevlin/www.AllOTSEGO.com)
A three-generation tradition is alive and well at Jackie’s Restaurant in Milford where Jackie Folts, left, her sisters and the next generation were in full Halloween regalia today. Right of Jackie is sister Brenda Alton, Jordyn Scott, Brooke Sisson and sister Sue Sisson. The ladies pose with Bones and his dog, No-Barc. After the photo, the mother of the family, Sandy Chase of Cooperstown, showed up and posed with Jordyn. When her daughters were kids, Sandy said, they would say “oh, mom,” whenever she would encourage them to celebrate Halloween. Now, she said, the sisters are enthusiastic about it on their own. (Jim Kevlin /AllOTSEGO.com)