KITE FESTIVAL – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. All day outdoor kite fly for all. Includes Rev Riders Team Performances, Fighter Kite Battles, more. Admission, $5/adult. Campbell Road, Cherry Valley. 607-264-3080 or visit www.facebook.com/cherryvalleyartworks/
BLOCK PARTY – 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Benefit for Family Resource Network features free hot dogs, vendors, children’s activities, opportunity to dunk Pastor Paul, 3 tries/$1, Noon – 12:30 p.m. Bring friends, meet more. Atonement Lutheran Church parking lot, 1 Center St., Oneonta. 607-432-6852.
ONEONTA – Allan Rich Beach, 91, a former fire chief and founding member of the West Oneonta Fire Department passed away October 1, 2016 at Manor Care in Lebanon, Penn.
He was born March 3, 1925 in Hobart, the son of Ethel Eliza Rich and Almeron Allan Beach. He graduated from South Kortright Central School. In 1947, Allan and Elfreda moved to West Oneonta. In 1952, they built a home on Route 23 where they lived for 50 years. Subsequently, they lived in Mill Creek Estates in Otego, Juno Beach, FL, and most recently in New Holland, PA.
In 1947, Allan operated a poultry farm in West Oneonta and Emmons and later operated a AAA towing service for many years while owning local gas stations. He was a tractor trailer driving instructor and national placement director for a tractor trailer driving school.