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February 2016


Fleischmanns First Monthly Meeting

Highlights February 2016

Meeting was called to order by President, Winifred

Zubin at 9:30am
Maple Festival plans are underway for the two day
event of April 2 and 3. Promotional materials are
being printed and will be ready for distribution in
the villages of the Route 28 Scenic Byway by the
end of February. Call out for bakers, artists, runners, volunteers and sponsors are in the works.
Events include Maple Pancake Breakfast, Childrens craft program at Skene and Maple Sugaring
in the Catskills, Maple on Main Art Exhibit in
conjunction with RAG, Artist Reception, Wagon
ride to Davis Sugar Shack, 5K Sap House Run/
walk to begin at Vly Creek Maple Farm, The Maple Bake-Off Caf, and the Crowing of the Maple
Winifred would like to start Fleischmanns Forums
again. Looking for subjects.
Peg Ellsworth, MARK Project, reported that a) the
Marquee of the Theater is being restored. New wiring will be installed in the front half of the building, b) Regional Main Street Revitalization information meeting February 22-see article.
East Branch Recreational Access Project: recommendations have bee made to enhance public access to publicly owned property adjacent to streams
at the east entrance, Brush Ridge Unit and the
stream entrance by Slavin's cement plant. The recommendations will be review by the Village board
and then prioritized. .
FAB is organizing the Great Catskill Mountain
Barbeque, a Kansas City Barbeque sanctioned
event, to be held on August 27th.
Two properties on Wagner Avenue, one at the corner of Wagner and Main St, the other on Depot
Street, have been transferred to the county under
the flood buyout program. Ideas for how these
properties might be used should be sent to the Village Board.
Next monthly meeting of Fleischmanns First, Saturday,
March 5th, 9:15am La Cabana

New York Main Street

(NYMS) Program
MARK Project invites you to attend an informational session regarding the NY Main Street Program on February 22
at 5pm. This session is important for owners of, commercial
or mixed use buildings on a Main Street in Andes, Halcottsville, Arkville, Fleischmanns, Margaretville, New Kingston, Roxbury, Grand Gorge or Pine Hill, or business owners on any of these Main Streets or elected officials or
members of a larger community organization.
MARK will be hosting an information session concerning
program requirements and process for participation in the
recently funded Regional Main Street Program. Those interested in applying for funding should plan to attend. Following an extensive presentation and Q & A there will be a
networking event, sponsored by MTC, designed to get everyone talking about regional approaches to Main Street Revitalization and business and community collaborations.
If you plan to attend, please call MARK to reserve your
seat at 845 586 3500. Plan to attend at:
Roxbury Arts Center,
5025 Vega Mountain Road, Roxbury

On behalf of Fleischmanns First and the

Fleischmanns Community we would
like to wish Linda Rogers, Librarian,
Skene Library a speedy recovery following her knee replacement surgery!

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Maple on Main Art Exhibit

Open Call
The Roxbury Arts Group is partnering with Fleischmanns
First to create Maple on Main, an exciting two-day exhibit
accompanying the Annual Maple Festival in Fleischmanns,
NY. Maple on Main opens April 2, with an artist reception
from 4-6 pm. The exhibit will feature a wide array of maple
inspired work and will bring life to a vacant storefront, 1053
Main Street, for the duration of the Festival.
We ask artists to submit works for
consideration that are inspired by,
based on, or created from maple
trees, syrup, leaves, etc. Artists
are encouraged to use this exhibit
as a challenge to go outside their
comfort zone and experiment with
new ideas. Looking for inspiration? Check out Edward Ruschas, Annie, Poured from Maple Syrup (1966), and
Grandma Moses, Sugaring Off (1943).
Possible mediums could include 3-dimensional objects,
paintings, prints, photographs and drawings or a combination thereof. If selected, works will need to be gallery ready
for installation and delivered to the Roxbury Arts Group office by March 18, 2016.
Deadline for Submissions: March 2, 2016
Submission Format: One jpeg image for each piece to be
considered. Submissions should be accompanied by a brief
artist statement. An artist can submit up to three works for
Other Information Requested: Artist name, mailing address,
phone number, email address, title of work, medium, dimensions, price, and a brief artist bio.
How to submit: Send an email to
For more information, please
contact the Roxbury Arts Group
at 607.326.7908

Union Grove Distillery Opens

Fleischmanns resident Todd Pascarella and his
partner, Brian Mulder, have opened their
farm licensed distillery for business earlier
this month. Named for the lost town of Union
Grove, now under the Pepacton, the distillery
recently had a soft opening
and then debuted for Presidents week. Union Grove
offers tours of their facilities
and tastings of their freshly
distilled vodka, and will also
have mixed cocktail specials
featuring their vodka in the
tasting room, as well as by
the bottle sales, and other
merchandise. Union Grove
Distillery products are available in local liquor
stores as well as local drinking establishments.
Located at the corner of Routes 28 and 36,
they are open Wednesday through Saturday,
noon to 9pm. For more information visit, and their Facebook page

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Fleischmanns Red Letter Names,
from the Greater Fleischmanns Museum of Memories
One of the most well-known residents of our area in the years between the World Wars was coloratura soprano
Amelita Galli-Curci. Sul Monte, her home in Highmount, was her summer retreat for many years. (The main
house was actually on the Delaware County side of the line, but other buildings were on the Ulster side.) But
her first visit to the Catskills (long before her 1921 debut at the Metropolitan Opera) was to Fleischmanns,
where she rented a home on Depot Street. The Galli-Curci Theatre
in Margaretville was named in her honor, and
she performed there on its 1922 opening night.
She left our region for good in 1937, but was
fondly remembered here for many years. She
died in California in 1963
Mme. Galli-Curci was born in Italy, initially
studying to be a pianist. But her voice impressed
the noted composer Mascagni, who advised her
to sing. She made her operatic debut in 1906.
Her first performances in the US were in 1916, and she enjoyed
great success both in the opera house, and as one of the major recording stars for RCA Victor. She retired from singing in 1937.
The Greater Fleischmanns Museum of Memories has a multi-item
Galli-Curci display.

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February/April Calendar
Fleischmanns Events ~ Save the Date!
Feb. 25th

Thursday, FAB Meeting at Skene Memorial Library

March 5th

Saturday, Fleischmanns First Monthly Meeting at 9:30 am, LaCabana

Come & meet your neighbors and support your village

March 7th

Monday, Village Board Meeting at 6:00 pm at the Skene Memorial Library

Fleischmanns Flyer
Rob Alverson
Paula DeSimone
John Duda
Jeanne Malaxos
Michelle Sidrane

April 2nd &

Saturday & Sunday, Maple Festival Weekend
The Village Planning Board Meeting, as needed, (1st Tuesday) @ 5:30 pm, Skene Library
Zoning Board Meeting, as needed, (3rd Thursday) @ 6:30 pm, Skene Library
Check with Village Clerk regarding meeting statuses & agendas.
For Village info, please contact the Village Clerk, Lorraine DeMarfio @ 845 254 5514
To have your activity posted here, please contact the Fleischmann's Flyer

If you have something youd like to submit to be included in the

Fleischmanns Flyer please write to: or
PO Box 111, Fleischmanns, NY 12430

Printing and distribution of the Fleischmanns Flyer is

made possible in part by grants from A. Lindsay and
Olive B. O'Connor Foundation and The Pasternak
Family Foundation.

MARK Project
PO Box 516
Arkville, NY 12406

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