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May 2015

***CELEBRATING ONE HUNDRED YEARS***

Fleischmanns First
Highlights of the Fleischmanns First Monthly MeetingMeeting was called to order by President Yvonne Reuter
 Financial Report-Winifred Zubin reported that the financial status was positive. New revenue from Memorial
Day Street Fair is coming in strong.
 Memorial Day Street Fair- Yvonne stated, in order to
minimize expenses, entertainment has been modified
and will include Country Express and Top Dog DJ. Ads
will appear in CMN, The Almanac, Daily Freeman, Daily Star and Watershed Post. Over 40 vendors are expected!
 Membership Committee-Marilyn Ringel and Anita Rubin have been instrumental in getting new members and
lapsed members to renew.
 Fleischmanns Pool was not funded by the Village. As
previously reported, an excavation of the relay lines is
forthcoming and will hopefully locate the leak so that
repairs can be made and the pool opened this summer.
 Pumpkin Patch will move to a plot adjacent to the
Fleischmanns Community Garden this spring/summer.
DEP has given its permission to expand the use of the
property.
 Route 28 Scenic By-Way has been approved and marketing resources will be available to each Village for
event promotion.
 Mark Project contract has been renewed by the Village
and will continue to support the Village of Fleischmanns
with Grant writing and Economic Development initiatives.
 Mayor Kearney has invited FF to participate in the Memorial Day Parade.
 Fleischmanns First Nominations for FY 2016 are as follows:
Winifred Zubin: President
Yvonne Reuter: Vice President
Treasurer: Vacant
Secretary: Irene / Isabel Vazquez
Leadership Committee: Rob Alverson, Michelle Sidrane,
Carole Birnbaum, Todd Pascarella, Peg Ellsworth, Mark
Project, Carole O’Beirne, Central Catskill Chamber of Commerce, Janet Steighliner, Don Kearney, Mayor
Next Fleischmanns First Meeting- June 6th 9:30am at La Cabana

2015 Flower Barrel CampaignMay 22nd, Planting Day
It has been a long and very hard winter but
happily spring is here and the daffodils have
pushed through, forsythia are budding and it is
time to start planning for our Summer Flower Barrels along
Main Street. Flower Barrel Planting Day is Friday, May 22nd ,
10am at the Gazebo. Come join us in this fun and beautifying
activity!
We will plant around 30 barrels throughout the Village. A new
barrel with potting soil and flowers cost approximately $65. Just
soil and flowers to refurbish an existing barrel is approximately
$35 each.
Please consider sponsoring a barrel or contributing to the campaign by sending a check made out to the Village of Fleischmanns, PO Box 339, Fleischmanns, NY 12430 and annotate it
for the flower barrels.
For more information or to help with the planting, please contact
Pam Grocholl, 254-4325.

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Fleischmanns Then

Making a Living in Fleischmanns…
The first Post Office in our area opened in Clovesville in 1824. By 1851,
Grifffin's Corners had its own Post Office, with Matthew Griffin as Postmaster. In 1888, a separate Fleischmanns Post Office opened at the Depot, to
handle the business from the Fleischmann Family Estate and nearby. These
two offices combined in 1915. There was a Post Office in Bedell from 1903
to 1961, and one in Halcott from 1862 until the early 1990's. For many
years, postal work provided one of the few steady year-round sources of
work. The last Postmaster of Fleischmanns to LIVE here was Jim Fuller,
whom many will remember. A number of postal clerks and carriers still call
Fleischmanns home. The card depicts the Post Office, next to the Movie
Theatre, where it conducted business from 1978 until the late 1990's when it
moved to its present location.

Fleischmanns Museum Opens for 2015

Scenic Byway Advances

The Greater Fleischmanns Museum of Memories will open for
the 2015 season on Saturday, May 23rd, in conjunction with the
Fleischmanns First Memorial Day Weekend Street Fair. There
will be an exhibit of newly-donated items, and a special exhibit
this year on the Pepacton Reservoir and the
towns lost as a result of building it. Hours
from May 23rd to June 28th, and again in
September and early October, will be Saturdays from noon to 3 PM. During July &
August, the Museum will also be open
Thursdays & Fridays noon - 3 PM. (Also
look for it to be open some Sundays, by
chance.)

On Friday, May 1st, members of the Central
Catskills Collaborative went to Albany to present the case for the creation of The Central
Catskills Scenic Byway. The New York State
Scenic Byways Advisory Board had reviewed
the proposed submission, and after a brief
presentation, voted to approve it. The final, formal step will be approval by the Legislature and Governor, but
this was the big step. In
the works for seven
years, the Byway will
soon
be
calling increased attention
to our Catskills and the Route 28 corridor as a
tourism destination.

As part of this year’s Headwaters History Days, there will be a
special walking tour of Fleischmanns on Sunday, May 31st, starting at the Museum at 11 AM. (HeadwatersHistoryDays.org.)

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Clean up Day: Thank you to volunteers, (pictured) Derik Donchek,
Cookie Donchek, Jon Frank, Peggy Kearney, Yvonne Reuter, Kathleen
Green, Doug Green, Adrian Todd, Michal Keeley, Alan Powell, (not
pictured) Carol Birnbaum, Don Kearney, Isabel Vasquez

Fleischmanns Community Garden
Spring has Sprung! Time to
plant those juicy tomatoes,
crunchy cucumbers, delicious leafy kale, splendid
spinach, and lots more!!
The Fleischmanns’ Community Garden, an organic garden, is now accepting applications for planting in
our raised bed garden. The fee for a plot is $10,
however assistance and comradery are free and
everyone is welcome to join us. Also available are
3 plots that don’t require bending or stooping
over, and are wheelchair accessible.
For an application, further information and/or a
guided tour of the garden please contact
Carol Birnbaum at (845) 254-5616 or
carol.birnbaum@gmail.com.

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May/June Calendar
Fleischmanns’ Events ~ Save the Date!
May 15th

FAB Salsa Party, 8-10pm La Cabana

May 21st

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

May 22nd

Friday, Flower Barrel Planting, 10am, Gazebo

May 23rd

Saturday, Fleischmanns Memorial Weekend Street Fair, Main Street
10am-4pm

May 25th

Monday, Fleischmanns Memorial Day Parade

June 6th

Saturday, Fleischmanns First Monthly Meeting, 9:30 am, La Cabana

June 8th

Monday, Village Board Meeting, 6pm, Skene Memorial Library

Fleischmanns Flyer
Editors
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
Family Foundation.

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