MOUNT VISION – State police arrived at the 23rd annual NY Harvest Fest & Freedom Fair/Political Rally at 2 p.m. today looking to “serve an arrest warrant,” according to a security officer who identified himself as proprietor of N.E.S. Solutions, Providence, R.I.
He said N.E.S. has provided security at the event for the past nine years.
“It’s always been a freedom rally,” said the security chief, “rallying for legalization of marijuana.”
The troopers remained until 4:30, but when they found the individual they were seeking, he was no longer the “land leasee.”
MOUNT VISION – Mary Helen Evans Kinney, 81, of Mount Vision, passed away in Orlando, Florida, on Dec. 22, 2019, from respiratory complications.
Mary was born in Mount Vision, to parents Leah and Clarence “Poppy” Evans. She graduated from Laurens High School in 1956.
She married Richard Lavern Kinney Sr., of Schuyler Lake, on July 14, 1956. A journeyman printer, he passed away on Jan. 8, 2019, also in Orlando. They raised four children together. They subsequently celebrated 63 years of marriage.
MOUNT VISION – Marjorie E. Luke, 74, a seamstress at Sanyo in Pony Farm, passed away peacefully Tuesday, March 26, 2019, in Chestnut Park Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Oneonta.
She was born July 4, 1944, in Weymouth, N.J., the daughter of the late David and Marjorie (Jones) Daub. Marjorie married Christopher Luke on Dec. 11, 1960, in Nesco, N.J., but she had lived locally for 30 years.
Marjorie worked for many years at Sanyo in Oneonta as a seamstress. She loved the outdoors where she enjoyed feeding the birds and deer on her lawn. She also had a passion for gardening both flowers and vegetables.
MOUNT VISION – Richard Lavern Kinney Sr., 83, a Guardsman, printer and county highway department employee, passed away on Jan. 8, 2019, in Orlando, Fla., as a result of cardiac issues.
He was born in Schuyler Lake, in the bedroom of his parent’s home in September 1938. Richard and Mary Helen Evans of Mount Vision married on July 14, 1956, and subsequently celebrated 63 years of marriage.
CONCERT – 7:30 p.m. Enjoy Embi Esti, intercontinental fusion band incorporating Afrobeat, North African, Romani traditions in soulful music. The Star Theater, 44 Main St., Cherry Valley. Call 607-264-3080 or visit www.facebook.com/cherryvalleyartworks/
GRADUATION – 10:30 a.m. Seniors graduate. Gilbertsville-Mt. Upton Central School District, 693 St. Hwy. 51, Gilbertsville. Call 607-783-2207 or visit www.gmucsd.org