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April 2015


Fleischmanns First
Highlights of the Fleischmanns First Monthly MeetingApril 11, 2015

Maple Festival Report-Lynne Collins reported that the
Maple Breakfast was very successful; approx. 70 people
attended. Michelle reported that the Maple Bake Off was
well attended and the auction was very lively. There was
a good deal of interest in the Sap House 5K, 12 people
registered in advance. Although the race was cancelled
due to weather, we have a good base for next year. Tshirts are available for purchase. Congratulations to the
2015 Maple Princesses!
Memorial Day event-plans are underway. Renewals of
vendors have been good. New this year will be a return
to the “Out of the Attic” theme, vendor table sharing and
lower table prices. Country Express will play in the
morning and a DJ will be on hand for the afternoon.
Pumpkin Patch-Michelle reported that the DEP has approved the patch to be located behind the Community
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Memorial Day Street Fair, May 23rd
Come and be part of the biggest event of the year in Fleischmanns,
our annual Memorial Day Street Fair. In the past years, over 40
vendors have participated and lined Main Street with tables selling
wares from crafts, antiques and collectibles to food and ice cream.
This year we are bringing back the “Out of the Attic” theme, lowering our vendor prices per space, and encouraging table sharing.
Please consider a little early spring cleaning and come sell your
nearly new treasures.
The Margaretville hospital mobile unit will be on hand for free
blood pressure and blood “ticker tests’ along with updated new
health information.
This event is also Skene Memorial Library’s biggest fundraiser of
the year, its annual book and plant sale and in conjunction the
Greater Fleischmanns Museum of Memories opens its doors for
their 2015 Summer season.
A food court will be set up in front of the Gazebo. Tables and
chairs will be in place so visitors can take in the all-day entertainment provided by Country Express & Top Dog DJ spinner…

Congratulations to our 2015 Maple Princesses and
Marge Miller and Larry Reilly for performing the
Crowning ceremony!

Fleischmanns First is looking for good condition furniture, artwork, lamps and collectibles for its fund raising table too. Please
call Yvonne Reuter at 254-3030 to discuss your donations.
All our fundraising goes right back into our immediate community!
See you at the Fair!

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Fleischmanns Then

Making a Living in Fleischmanns…
For many decades, providing local hotels and restaurants with their food to be prepared for guests was
much more of a local affair than it is today. Although the growth of the ‘locovore’, farm to table, movement is creating renewed interest in locally-sourced food again, regional and national food service companies such as Sysco and Ginsbergs have dominated the market for decades. From the turn of the 20th century, local vendors provided meat, vegetables, and other food products to the many hotels in the Fleischmanns area. This post card, printed in Griffin Corners and postmarked 1909, shows how it was done before the advent of the automobile and truck. In later years, local firms still delivered foodstuffs to the hotels. Roy Todd tells of working summers in the 1960’s for Clausen’s Farm Stand and delivering food to a
number of Fleischmanns hotels, including the St Regis. His route extended as far as Oliverea. The ad is
from the Catskill Mountain News in 1964.

Skene Memorial Library announces
new additions to its collections


The Burning Room by Michael Connelly
Revival by Stephen King
The Escape by David Baldacci
Descent by Tim Johnston
Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
Redeployment by Phil Kay
Lisette’s List by Susan Vreeland
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
The Painter by Peter Heller
Burn by James Patterson
Us by Davis Nichols
The Train to Crystal City by Jan Jarboe Russell
A Backpack, a Bear and Eight Crates of Vodka
by Lev Golinkin

Skene Library to Participate .in
Seed Swap
Skene Memorial Library is participating in
the Delaware Countywide Seed Swap program, beginning in April and running until
the end of May. Those with extra seeds are
encouraged to bring them to the Library,
where they will be filed alphabetically.
Bring in your left over seeds from last year,
or earlier this year. Folks are then encouraged to come and help themselves to some
of the seeds, to discover new flowers and
vegetables for the garden. By sharing with
fellow gardeners, all
will benefit; encouraging people to cultivate their gardens
will help to spruce
up our community.

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Maple Fest 2015
Despite the brisk and snowy weather on March 21, the Maple
Pancake Breakfast and Maple Bake Off Café brought more than
100 people to Main Street to eat maple inspired pancakes and
The Fleischmanns Community Church Maple Pancake Breakfast started serving breakfast at 8am and continued until noon.
Over 80 breakfasts were served throughout the morning.
Congratulations to the Blue Ribbon winners of the Maple Bake Off; Laurie Merwin in the traditional category
for her Maple Pecan Cheese Cake, Beth Caspar for her Maple Walnut Crostata in the Gluten Free category and
Christel Buckholz and Laurie Merwin for their Maple Cream Puffs in the Inter-generational category. The
judges, Devon Mills of Peekamoose, Mike Cioffi of Phoenicia Dinner and Mark Birman of Tennis Everyone,
were so impressed with Aida Perez’s Maple and Pecan Impossible Cake that they awarded her second prize in
the traditional category. Everyone in attendance at the Maple Bake Off had an opportunity to sample all the
entries and select their own favorite for which they could bid at the auction. The event was a Fleischmanns
First fundraiser, the proceeds from which will go to support future events and programs.
Thank you to everyone who volunteered for and participated in these events. A special thanks to La Cabana for
hosting the Maple Bake Off!

Meeting Notes Continued….

Main Street Boot Camp- Winifred Zubin reported that the
two day conference brought together local representatives of
organizations, Village governments, funders and grant makers to discuss Main Street Revitalization. It was inspiring!
The fundamental idea is that Main Street Revitalization includes expanding housing for visitors, full time or seasonal
residents and setting priorities for initiatives for such revitalization.
Fleischmanns Clean Up- In conjunction with NY State I Love
MY Park Day. Roxbury is organizing an afternoon clean up
in Kirkside Park, followed by a pot luck supper. Winifred
suggested that FF organize a clean-up day for Fleischmanns.
Kim O’Brien of FAB has offered for Tinderbox to do a barbecue for all the volunteers.
Village Report- Don Kearney, new Mayor, introduced himself by giving his background details and timeline of his
move to the area. He is concerned about infrastructure and
believes that the first priority should be getting the roads repaired. He can be reached at Mayor
Kearney asked for Fleischmanns First to participate in the
Memorial Day Parade and asked if the Maple Princesses
could participate as well.
New Business- Paula DeSimone has agreed to chair, nominating committee. Slate to be announced at May 2nd meeting,
elections at June meeting.
Next meeting of Fleischmanns First will be Saturday, May 2nd at
La Cabana, 9:30am, coffee and at 9:15.

Village-wide Clean-up
Saturday, May 2
11am - 3pm
In conjunction with NY State- I Love My
Park Day, please join in for a general debris cleanup after winter; Main Street gutter cleaning, village mini garden cleanup
and refreshing, and other efforts to be undertaken.
Please volunteer and come to the Gazebo
at 11 am, immediately after the Fleischmanns First monthly meeting, with work
gloves and high spirits.
Plans for an appliance pickup and disposal
are underway.
Pot Luck and Barbecue at 3pm on Main
Street outside the Tinderbox.

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April/May Calendar
Fleischmanns’ Events ~ Save the Date!

Fleischmanns Flyer

April 23rd

Thursday, Fleischmanns Alliance for Business meeting, Skene Memorial Library, 5:30pm

May 2nd

Saturday, Fleischmanns First Monthly Meeting at 9:30 am, LaCabana
Come & meet your neighbors and support your village

May 13th

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

May 23rd

Saturday, Fleischmanns Memorial Weekend Street Fair, Main Street

May 25th

Monday, Memorial Day Parade

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

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
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Olive B. O'Connor Foundation and The Pasternak
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