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July 2013


Fleischmanns First
July Meeting Notes
Treasurer Winifred Zubin reported that all is in order for FY 2013. Ongoing projects for FY 2014 include Fleischmanns Flyer, Village decorating, Halloween party, Maple Festival, and Memorial Day Weekend Event. Budget for FY 2014 will be presented at the August meeting. October 12th will be the celebration of Fleischmanns 100th anniversary of incorporation with Fleischmanns History Day and Fleischmanns Pumpkin Fest-details herein. Fleischmanns First to participate in the Arkville Parade on July 13th. Fleischmanns Maple Royalty to ride in vintage car. August 29th Community Day in celebration of Fleischmanns 100th and Middletowns 250th. All Fleischmanns restaurants will participate as vendors at the celebration which will be from 4-8. See inside story for more information Yvonne Reuter is chairing the Howl..ween party again this year. Volunteers for planning and decorating should call Yvonne at 254-3030. Rob Alverson is chairing the Gazebo refurbishing project. The goal is to scrape and paint the Gazebo in time for the August 29th event. Volunteer should contact Rob Alverson. Next meeting is August 3rd at 9:30 at La Cabana

Update on Pedestrian Bridges at Bridge Street and Lake Street

The Fleischmanns Village and Planning Boards are working with the Delaware County Department of Public Works to design and build pedestrian bridges at Bridge Street and Lake Street. The bridges that were previously at those sites were lost to flooding from Hurricane Irene in 2011. Previously the Department of Public Works had not planned to install any type of bridge at either location. After months of pushing for new vehicular bridges at those sites by village government, the fire department and citizens groups, a compromise was reached to put in pedestrian bridges. Upon completion of the new pedestrian bridges, the village government will assume ownership of them. As a result, the village is working closely with Delaware County DPW and its engineering team to ensure that the bridges are not only durable and low-maintenance but also that they aesthetically enhance the village and serve as a centerpiece and a destination for residents and visitors alike. Design details and constraints are still being determined but the village is working toward structures that will accommodate both cyclists and pedestrians and that will function as a place where people can pause and enjoy beautiful views of the streams. Currently, the bridge sites are being assessed for the best engineering approach and initial design sketches are being generated. Groundbreaking for both bridges is scheduled for spring 2014 with completion in the summer.

Fleischmanns First Maple Princesses Ride In Style

Maple Princesses, Amelia Pascarella, Fatima and Vanessa Duque, participated in the Arkville Parade on Saturday, July 13th. They were driven in a vintage police car, with lights and sirens, by Denny Herzberg of Roxbury Run and a member of Fleischmanns First. Had the weather been sunny as hoped for, Denny would have driven the Maple Princesses in a vintage convertible as he did once before during the Fleischmanns Memorial Day Parade. Thank you to Denny for his support of the Fleischmanns First Maple Royalty and thank you to Amelia, Fatima and Vanessa and their Moms who walked behind the car for the entire parade.

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Historic Marker for Fleischmanns

The Greater Fleischmanns Museum of Memories is hard at work on the Historic Marker for Fleischmanns, to be unveiled on October 12 as part of Fleischmanns History Day events. (Also that day, Skene Library will host a history program, and Fleischmanns First will be holding the Pumpkin Patch event.) The marker will cost approximately $1100, and fund-raising efforts are underway. Fleischmanns First has already generously stepped up with a donation, as have several individuals. We have raised over $400, but still have a ways to go. To donate towards this project, please make a check out (in ANY amount) to: The Greater Fleischmanns Museum of Memories; in the note section, please mention historic marker. As the Museum is a 501(c)3, all donations are tax-deductible. We thank you for your support. The Trustees of the Greater Fleischmanns Museum of Memories GFMM PO Box 914 Fleischmanns NY 12430

Fleischmanns Factoid
Back in the day, Fleischmanns boasted a far greater number of hotels and guest houses than we have today. The 1904 Ulster & Delaware Rail Road guide lists 54 establishments guests would reach from the Fleischmanns Depot. Rooms were available for over 1500 visitors. The accommodations ranged from simple rooms in a farmhouse to the opulence of hotels such as The Hotel Switzerland and the Hotel Washington. All that remains of the Washington today are the gate posts, still on Main Street, at the intersection with Brush Ridge Road.

Upcoming events at Skene

Summer finds Skene Memorial Library in high gear. There are a number of events in the next several weeks, ranging from two children's films to a performance of a Tennessee Williams play and two gardening talks. Thursday, July 25 4 PM Children's Film: The Princess Bride. Thursday, August 8 4 PM Children's Film: Hugo Saturday, August 10 1 PM Gardening Talk by Mermer Blakeslee 'Learning from the Ground Up.' Saturday, August 17 4 PM Reading of 'Two Character Play' by Tennessee Williams Thursday, August 22 7 PM Family film Saturday, August 24 1 PM Gardening talk by Mel Bellar All events are free and open to the public.

August Calendar Fleischmanns Events - Save the Date!

August 3rd August 5th August 29th 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 Thursday, Community Day at Fleischmanns Park, 4-8pm 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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Community Day-August 29th to be Celebrated at Fleischmanns Park

Town Supervisor Marge Miller formed a committee to organize celebrations in honor of Middletowns 250th and Fleischmanns 100th anniversaries. The installation of the Middletown historic marker on Friday, July 12th with the Arkville Parade and Fair on July 13th kicked off the summer long celebration and events. A beard growing contest, similar to one from 1963 in celebration of Middletowns 200th anniversary was announced at the Memorial Day Street Fair with sign up opportunities at events throughout the summer. Judging will take place at the Cauliflower Festival on Saturday, September 29th. Community Day on August 29th will include vintage games and activities for children. Art activities provided by Catskill Artisans Group will include making dolls from cornhusks and wind catchers. Games will be pre electronic and feature good old wholesome fun. So start practicing your three legged racing skills etc. Music will be provided by our own Catskill Mountain Boys and when they arent playing music they may well be playing vintage baseball. The game begins at 5pm. Food will be available for sale by Fleischmanns restaurants. So come on down and bring the whole family!

Pumpkin Fest in Fleischmanns on October 12th Our pumpkins are growing and have really benefited from the almost daily rain of the last few weeks. Happily all of the seedlings and mini gourd seeds planted in May are thriving and we should see a very good crop of carving and eating pumpkins as well as decorative gourds. On Saturday, October 12 th , Fleischmanns First will hold a pick your own pumpkin at the patch, location to be disclosed later on, and will sponsor pumpkin decorating activities at the Gazebo in cooperation with the Catskill Artisans Group. In addition, we will have a make your own scarecrow center. We welcome donations of used jeans, flannel shirts, straw and burlap. We will be collecting on Saturdays, August 3rd ad September 1, at our regularly scheduled FF monthly meetings at La Cabana. Please join us on October 12th, Fleischmanns History Day.more information to come!

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Letter from Mayor Pascarella ..

Fleischmanns Flyer Editors

Dear Fleischmanns Community, We were well represented in the Arkville Day Parade last Saturday. The Maple Princesses, Fleischmanns Fire Department, and several tractors were part of a wonderful parade and fair. It is great to see Fleischmanns supporting its neighbors this way. Keep up the good work. Hope you all are enjoying summer. Sincerely, Todd Pascarella, Mayor

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

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