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August 2013


Fleischmanns First
August Meeting Notes
Highlights of Fleischmanns First Monthly Meeting August 3, 2013 FF to participate in the Cauliflower Fest, September. John Hoeko will coordinate the booth and volunteers. Fleischmanns First membership renewals and acquiring new members is a primary goal of the event. FF t-shirts will be available for sale. Community Garden is completed, 7 out of 12 plots have been taken and are planted. Pumpkin patch is flourishingsee pictures! Pumpkin Fest and Fleischmanns History Day scheduled for October 12th Howlween planning underway-see articleChildrens party October 26th from 3-5pm; Adult costume party from 7pm Fiscal year 2014 budget proposed and passed. Budget available upon request August 29th Community Day, Thursday 4-8pm at Wagner Avenue park Gazebo in need of scraping and painting. Please contact Rob Alverson who is forming a volunteer group

To commemorate the 2nd Anniversary of Hurricane Irene and celebrate the 250th Anniversary of the Town of Middletown and the 100th Anniversary of the Village of Fleischmanns Lots of fun, games, food and live music, kids crafts etc...

2nd Annual Community Picnic

Thursday, August 29th 4 pm to 8 pm Fleischmanns Village Park

ext Flesichmanns First meeting, Sept. 7th, 9:30am at La Cabanna to be followed by Town Supervisor candidate presentations .

Town Supervisor Candidates to speak at Fleischmanns Forum

Marjorie Miller, Supervisor of Middletown, and Nelson Delameter, candidate for Supervisor, will each have the opportunity to speak with members of our community at the next Fleischmanns First meeting on September 7th. We will discuss regular business when the meeting convenes at 9:30am. Coffee and continental breakfast will be available at 9:15am. Each candidate will speak for not more than 20 minutes. A question and answer period will follow each presentation. The first candidate will appear at 10am and the second at 11am. This is not a debate format but rather an informational session. The question and answer section will be moderated. This is your chance to hear the candidates talk about their vision for the township and for Fleischmanns in particular. It is your opportunity to ask questions about your concerns that each of them have or might effect. We hear all too often that Fleischmanns is overlooked by our elected officials. This is your opportunity to make the candidates aware of your point of view and to see which of them is better suited to represent you and your vision for Fleischmanns. Dont miss this opportunity this important meeting!

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100th Anniversary Historic Marker for Fleischmanns

An historic marker in honor of the 100th year of Fleischmanns incorporation as a Village is to be placed in the new garden surrounding the Village Gazebo on October 12th. Funds for the marker are needed. Please send a donation in support of the marker to GFMMPO Box 914,Fleischmanns NY 12430. Tee shirts commemorating the anniversary, proceeds from which go to the cost of the marker are available for $10 and up at the Skene Memorial Library which is open Thursday through Saturday, 11am -3pm.

Fleischmanns Factoid
The Fleischmann family built their family compound on the outskirts of Griffin Corners in the 1880's. Picture a 19th Century version of the Kennedy Compound at Hyannis. There were five (one source says six) houses, and numerous outbuildings. Several riding stables. There was even a heated swimming pool--an amazing luxury for that era. Here is a view of that pool, and the bath house.

Skene Library Hosts Writer raised in Fleischmanns

September 7th, 2-4pm Marilyn Mayes Kaltenborn, author of An Unconventional Childhood, Growing up in the Catskills in the 1950s and 60s, will read from her book and present a slideshow. As of September, Skene hours will be Tuesday through Friday, 1-5pm, Saturday, 10am-2pm. The Library will be closed Sunday and Monday.

New Exhibit of Alfred Santos Works at Zoom Alfred Santos who worked prodigiously in Fleischmanns many years ago has new works on view at the Zoom gallery. The show which opened on August 22ne will be on view through September 17th . The Zoom gallery is open from 10am-5pm, Thursday through Sunday.

August Calendar Fleischmanns Events - Save the Date!

August 29th September 5th September 7th September 9th Middletown Picnic and Community Day at Fleischmanns Park, 4-8pm Thursday, Fleischmanns Business Group, 4:30 at Zoom Gallery, Main St Saturday, Fleischmanns First Monthly Meeting at 9:30 am, LaCabana Come & meet your neighbors and support your village Monday, Village Board Meeting at 6:00 pm at the Skene Memorial Library

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 listed here, contact the Flyer @

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Thank You, Thank You, Thank You...A huge Thank You to all those involved with this years flower barrels, the 2013 Season has been the Best Ever!

Fleischmanns 2013 Flower Barrel Campaign

The Fleischmanns Revitalization Committee along with Fleischmanns First Membership wish to acknowledge and thank the following individuals and businesses for their generous donations and on-going support for the spectacular 2013 annual Summer Flower Barrels. We could not have done this without all of your good will & generosity. You really helped make the difference. Thank You. Business & Organization sponsors: Todds Green House The Tinderbox Ltd. Community Bank, N.A. Qualteries Garden Ctr Sams Country Store Tanglewood Doors, Inc Darmstadt Overhead Doors Wadler Brothers, Inc. . Individual sponsors: Pam & Carl Grocholl John Granito, Jr. Brigitta & Jens-Michael Seidel Marilyn Ringel Anita & Harold Olson Muriel Stone Fleischmanns First Membership Fleischmanns-Pine Hill Rotary Club Shear Madness HairStudio Inc. Hemlockridge Tree Service

Milton Valk Jacqualine Purdy Rob Alverson

To all the following who came out to lend a helping hand with the setup & plantings of the barrels, we thank you: Pam Grocholl Marilyn Ringel Alma Hernandez Michelle Sidrane Rob Alverson Yvonne Reuter Winifred Zubin Phyllis Bailey

Special Thanks to our Village crew, Mike Myers & Leland Johnson (Corky) For all that you do A very special Green Thumb Award goes to Pam Grocholl and helpers who keep the barrels looking beautiful all season long

Halloween in August
Committee members for the Howl...ween parties, led by Yvonne Reuter, are planning this years event s and hope to add more Halloween fun throughout the Village during the month of October. October 12th, Fleischmanns First will host a Pumpkin Festival fund raiser from 10- 4pm. Our pumpkin plants are growing nicely and we expect a large crop of carving and eating pumpkins as well as mini gourds. The patch will be open as a pick your own that Saturday; already harvested pumpkins will be available for sale at the Gazebo where pumpkin decorating activities will take place for children of all ages. Build your own scarecrows will be an highlight and we want to encourage all business owners and house owners on Main Street and Wagner Ave to build a scarecrow to place in their front yards and in front of their stores. Prizes will be awarded for the best scarecrow on Main Street and Wagner Avenue. The Committee is seeking donations of used jeans, flannel shirts, bandannas, hats, gloves and burlap. Bring your donations to either of the next two Fleischmanns First monthly meetings, September 7th and October 5th. October 26th, from 3-5pm, the childrens Howlween party will take place at the Birman building across from the supermarket. The costume party for adults begins at 7pm. The childrens party will once again feature exciting and creative activities. So get your creative juices flowing and plan your costumes.

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Letter from Mayor Pascarella ..

Fleischmanns Flyer Editors

Dear Fleischmanns Community, Summer has now almost completely slipped away, but we will be hosting an event at the park that should be a proper conclusion to the summer of our 100th Anniversary. See you at the August 29th picnic in the park! Sincerely, Todd Pascarella, Mayor

Rob Alverson Linda Anderson Paula DeSimone John Duda Joyce Greenberg Jeanne Malaxos Michelle Sidrane

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