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April 2015

April 2015 ***CELEBRATING ONE HUNDRED YEARS*** Fleischmanns First Highlights of the Fleischmanns First Monthly Meeting -

***CELEBRATING ONE HUNDRED YEARS***

Fleischmanns First

Highlights of the Fleischmanns First Monthly Meeting- April 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. T- shirts 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 ap- proved the patch to be located behind the Community

Garden.

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be located behind the Community Garden. Continued on page 3 Congratulations to our 2015 Maple Princesses

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

and Larry Reilly for performing the Crowning ceremony! Memorial Day Street Fair, May 23 r d

Memorial Day Street Fair, May 23 rd

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, low- ering 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 entertain- ment provided by Country Express & Top Dog DJ spinner…

Fleischmanns First is looking for good condition furniture, art- work, 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

Page 2 - FLEISCHMANNS FLYER - April 2015 Fleischmanns Then Making a Living in Fleischmanns… For
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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, move- ment is creating renewed interest in locally-sourced food again, regional and national food service compa- nies such as Sysco and Ginsbergs have dominated the market for decades. From the turn of the 20th cen- tury, local vendors provided meat, vegetables, and other food products to the many hotels in the Fleisch- manns area. This post card, printed in Griffin Corners and postmarked 1909, shows how it was done be- fore the advent of the automobile and truck. In later years, local firms still delivered foodstuffs to the ho- tels. 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

Fiction:

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

Nonfiction:

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 pro- gram, 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 encour- aged 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; encour- aging people to cul- tivate their gardens will help to spruce up our community.

gardeners, all will benefit; encour- aging people to cul- tivate their gardens will help to spruce

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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 confections.

The Fleischmanns Community Church Maple Pancake Break- fast 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!

special thanks to La Cabana for hosting the Maple Bake Off! Meeting Notes Continued….  Main
special thanks to La Cabana for hosting the Maple Bake Off! Meeting Notes Continued….  Main

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Main Street Boot Camp- Winifred Zubin reported that the two day conference brought together local representatives of organizations, Village governments, funders and grant mak- ers to discuss Main Street Revitalization. It was inspiring! The fundamental idea is that Main Street Revitalization in- cludes expanding housing for visitors, full time or seasonal residents and setting priorities for initiatives for such revitali- zation.

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 bar- becue for all the volunteers.

Village Report- Don Kearney, new Mayor, introduced him- self 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 re- paired. He can be reached at cmrailz@aol.com 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, nominat- ing committee. Slate to be announced at May 2 nd meeting, elections at June meeting.

Next meeting of Fleischmanns First will be Saturday, May 2 nd at La Cabana, 9:30am, coffee and at 9:15.

Fleischmanns 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 de- bris cleanup after winter; Main Street gut- ter cleaning, village mini garden cleanup and refreshing, and other efforts to be un- dertaken.

Please volunteer and come to the Gazebo at 11 am, immediately after the Fleisch- manns 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 23rd

May 2nd

May 13th

May 23rd

May 25th

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

Thursday, Fleischmanns Alliance for Business meeting, Skene Memori- al Library, 5:30pm

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 Li- brary

Saturday, Fleischmanns Memorial Weekend Street Fair, Main Street

10am-4pm

Monday, Memorial Day Parade

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.

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