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November 2014

November 2014 ***CELEBRATING ONE HUNDRED YEARS*** Fleischmanns First November 1st Meeting Notes The meeting was called

***CELEBRATING ONE HUNDRED YEARS***

Fleischmanns First

November 1st Meeting Notes

The meeting was called to order by President Yvonne Reuter at 9:30am

Yvonne reported on the Howl…ween parties, held

on October 25 th .

The children’s party was well attended; approxi- mately 35-45 children participated in the event and then paraded in their costumes to the Gazebo where they received goodie bags.

The adult party was attended by fewer people than in previous years. The committee will discuss the events and suggestions for next year on November 15th at Yvonne’s home at 3:30.

Art Project-In follow up to the groups’ interest in moving forward with a mural painting on one of Fleischmanns building exterior walls, Yvonne has contacted the artist who successfully painted a mu- ral on the Pizza/laundry building in Arkville. The artist, Joanna Murphy, is excited about working on a project in Fleischmanns. Yvonne to confirm pre- viously obtained permission from the owner of the Post Office/Supermarket building.

Membership Renewal-Anita Rubin and Marilyn Ringel will call all those who have not renewed for Fiscal Year 2015 ending June 1, 2015. Please send in your membership renewal, suggested minimum donation of $10, if you have not done so already, to PO Box 111, Fleischmanns, NY 12430.

John Hoeko reported on his meeting with Senator Seward during which he discussed the economy of the Central Catskills region…Phoenicia to Andes. Senator Seward considers the Belleayre resort an important issue and top priority.

Larry Reilly gave the Village report in Todd Pas- carella’s absence. Drainage work will begin shortly between Depot and Bridge Streets. A second phase will address the drain replacement in front of The Tinderbox. NY State Parks Department is currently reviewing the bid for the park concession.

is currently reviewing the bid for the park concession. Thank You Veterans Fleischmanns First HOWL…WEEN Event!

Thank You Veterans

the bid for the park concession. Thank You Veterans Fleischmanns First HOWL…WEEN Event! Meeting Notes

Fleischmanns First HOWL…WEEN Event!

Thank You Veterans Fleischmanns First HOWL…WEEN Event! Meeting Notes Continued……  Rob Alverson has

Meeting Notes Continued……

Rob Alverson has contacted the manufacturer of the LED Snowflakes regarding cost of purchasing additional lights for the eastern entrance of the Village. He has pur- chased smaller snowflakes for the Fleischmanns sign and will research whether any of the LED Snowflakes pur- chased last year need replacement. Rob will purchase new holiday decorations shortly. Please join Rob for hol- iday decorating on November 30 th at 10am.

The following resolution was passed by consensus and is to be presented to the Village of Fleischmanns leader- ship.

Fleischmanns First requests that the Village explore with an attorney conversant with legal options that would al- low the Village to retain consent over the transfer of his- toric assets in the Village of which the Theater is one, such as a “net net net lease.”

The next FF meeting is December 6 th , 9:30am at La Cabana.

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Fleischmanns Then and Now

FLEISCHMANNS FLYER - November 2014 Fleischmanns Then and Now Tennis has always been a popular pastime
FLEISCHMANNS FLYER - November 2014 Fleischmanns Then and Now Tennis has always been a popular pastime

Tennis has always been a popular pastime here in Fleisch- manns. Courts have graced the Vil- lage Park for many years. During the tenure of mayor Murray Mayes, the number of courts grew from 2 to 4. The Fleischmanns Tennis Tourna- ment began in 1974; when the addi- tional courts were added, the tourna- ment was expanded to include dou- bles as well as singles competition. The registration fee for the first year's tournament was $1. Sadly the courts were heavily damaged due to the Hurricane Irene flooding. Their restoration has recently been com- pleted, and folks are playing again. The 'then' image shows the courts just after the flood in 2011.

image shows the courts just after the flood in 2011. Fleischmanns to get new Barber Shop
image shows the courts just after the flood in 2011. Fleischmanns to get new Barber Shop

Fleischmanns to get new Barber Shop

I stopped by the storefront at 1033 Main Street to see the renovations that Marino Delacruz was do- ing in advance of opening his new venture in Fleischmanns. The ceiling is painted a charcoal grey and three barber chairs are ready to be placed. Vivae Colores will open later this month; the telltale sign of the barber pole is already installed outside. Marino will be opened Monday-Thursday from 9am to 7pm and 9am to 8pm on Fri- days and Saturdays. Watch for the official opening towards the middle of the month!

Skene’s New Books

The following books have been acquired and add- ed to the Skene Library lending collection:

The Children Act by Ian McEwan

The Bone Clocks: A Novel by David Mitchell

History of the Rain: A Novel by Niall Wil- liams

The Drop: A Novel by Dennis Lehane

The Long Way Home by Louise Penny

Personal (A Jack Reacher Novel) by Lee Child

The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters

Mrs. Hemingway: A Novel by Naomi Wood

by Sarah Waters  Mrs. Hemingway: A Novel by Naomi Wood Fleischmanns Children’s Holiday Party The
Fleischmanns Children’s Holiday Party
Fleischmanns Children’s
Holiday Party

The Fleischmanns Annual Children’s Holiday Party will be held on Sunday, December 7 th from 2-4pm at the Fleischmanns Fire Hall. This is a fantastic annual event that has be- come a real community tradition. Games, crafts, homemade snacks, music, and a very special visit from Santa always make the af- ternoon special. Free all ages welcome!

always make the af- ternoon special. Free all ages welcome! This is our final issue for

This is our final issue for 2014 ~ wishing you and your families a wonderful Holiday Season!

See you in January!

November/December Calendar ~ Fleischmanns’ Events - Save the Date!

Nov. 30th

Dec. 6th

Dec. 7th

Dec. 8th

Dec. 21st

Sunday, Holiday Decorating-meet at the Gazebo at 10am

Saturday, Fleischmanns First monthly Meeting, 9:30 am, La Cabana Come & meet your neighbors and support your village

Sunday, Children’s Christmas Party at Fleischmanns Firehouse, 2 to 4pm

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

Saturday, Christmas Caroling, meet at 3:00pm at Fleischmanns Church parking lot

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

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Fleischmanns First HOWL…WEEN Event!!

FLYER - November 2014 Fleischmanns First HOWL…WEEN Event!! Museum Volunteers Luncheon On Saturday, November 1 s
FLYER - November 2014 Fleischmanns First HOWL…WEEN Event!! Museum Volunteers Luncheon On Saturday, November 1 s
FLYER - November 2014 Fleischmanns First HOWL…WEEN Event!! Museum Volunteers Luncheon On Saturday, November 1 s

Museum Volunteers Luncheon

On Saturday, November 1 st , the Greater Fleischmanns Museum of Memories hosted its annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon, again held at Mi Lupita. The yearly event is held to thank the volunteers who help in so many ways during the year. As always, Martin served up a feast that was enjoyed by all. Pictured are Don Kearney, Mary Chesire, John Duda, Peggy Kearney, Marilyn Ringel, Mabel West, Dan Chesire, and Ron Morse. It ended up being a working lunch, as plans for next year's season were discussed, and some recent donations to the Museum were reviewed. A huge thank you goes out to our volunteers.

were reviewed. A huge thank you goes out to our volunteers. Native Daughter Put to Rest
were reviewed. A huge thank you goes out to our volunteers. Native Daughter Put to Rest

Native Daughter Put to Rest

It is with sadness that we note the death of Hilda Finkel, 96, who died in Florida on October 14 th and was buried in Congregation Bnai Israel Cemetary, Fleischmanns on Monday, October 21 st . Her father was Max Silverman, the owner and builder of the Fleischmanns Theater, Maxbuilt. Hilda last visited Fleischmanns in September 2008. Below is the Fleischmanns Flyer story about her last visit to the Village where she was raised.

A Native Daughter returns Home to Fleischmanns!

A few months ago, I received a call from Idalynn Finkel who explained that her mother, Hilda Silverman Finkel, now 90 years old

wanted to visit Fleischmanns where she had been raised. It had been over 50 years since Hilda had moved away from Fleischmanns and it had been over 10 years since her last visit. Idalynn booked a suite at Breezy Hill Inn for her mother, herself and Edele, her adopted sister. They would stay for five days. A couple of days later Hilda called with excitement about the visit. She had been in

touch with Adele Siegel and was eager to meet up with members of Congregation B’nai Israel. Her father was one of the founding members. She graduated from Fleischmanns High School in the 1930s and was eager to find out about her classmates and Fleisch- manns childhood friends.

The Finkel’s arrived in Fleischmanns on August 14 th . The first day was spent walking up and down Main Street and Wagner Ave- nue. The Silverman family had lived for a while in the house next to the synagogue when Hilda was a child and then moved further up Wagner Avenue to a larger house, still standing across from the park. Hilda and her daughters visited both houses. Hilda was re- luctant to tour her second childhood home for fear that her memories might be compromised. But fearful of meeting up with Fleisch- manns natives she was not. She talked with several longtime Fleischmanns family members and exchanged memories from long ago.

Saturday the family attended services at Congregation B’nai Israel and were surrounded by Hilda’s nieces, nephews and grandnieces and grandnephews all of whom had traveled from Long Island back to the ancestral home village. The members of the congregation welcomed the family and especially Hilda home!

Hilda told us of dances at the Halcott Grange, wagon trips through the back roads of Fleischmanns, Red Kill and Halcott Center. Her stories of the heyday of Fleischmanns were colorful and evocative! We hope Hilda will come back to visit with us all soon again!

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Letter from Mayor Pascarella…

Dear Fleischmanns Community,

This year the fall colors were as spectacular as anyone could remember. What a beauti- ful natural gift. It was all over too soon though. People are busy around the Village getting those last few projects done before winter, with the memory of last winter's se- verity as motivation. Two projects that will however have to wait until spring will be the playground and the concession stand at the park. I already have them on my Christ- mas list, along with many others, and I have not been naughty, rather I have been quite nice so I have full confidence they will happen. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Sincerely,

Todd Pascarella, Mayor

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