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Fleischmanns First Monthly Meeting Highlights

November 2015
President, Winifred Zubin opened the meeting at 9:30.

Financial Report-In fourth month of the fiscal budget. The

howl-ween party grossed $1,300, of which $400 came from
raffles, new this year.
Howlween parties were very successful. Thank you to all
volunteers and supporters
Membership: Marilyn Ringel and Anita Rubin are handling
membership renewals. Marilyn has made many phone calls
to people in the 12430 zip; Anita to do so as well. It was
suggested that the Fleischmanns First Banner be used at all
of our events as well as the Fleischmanns First logo..
Maple Festival has been an event since 2013. In 2016, the
festival will be our signature event to promote our village
as part of the Scenic By Way. Michelle Sidrane has drafted
the proposal for submission to the Scenic Byway Committee, due December 1.
On April 2, 2016,
Fleischmanns Community Church Maple Pancake
Culture/History: Childrens Maple themed crafts
activity at Skene. John Duda is working on a program about the history of how maple syrup is
made and the equipment that was used with
presentations by families currently and previously
producing maple syrup.
Hayride transportation to two maple sugar shacks.
Sunday, April 3
Sap Run/Walk.
The Maple Bake-Off Caf with food vendors selling maple-infused food.
The Fleischmanns First Cookbook to be published. Anyone to contribute maple inspired recipes, contact Michelle Sidrane.
Possible Maple themed Art Exhibition.
Crowning of Maple Court.
FF to organize a kids activity at the Village holiday party.
Kathleen Green, Irene Vazquez will make maple leaf ornaments with the kids.
FAB: planning a barbecue competition for August.
Old Business: Snowflakes purchased for the Village eastern
entrance. Rob reported we are awaiting permission from
NYSEG to use their utility poles since August.
New Business: Holiday Decorating: Entrance to village,
library, museum and the Gazebo. Any new ideas? Contact
Rob Alverson. We will be decorating Sunday November
29,2015 at 10:00.
Meeting adjourned at 11:00am

Next monthly meeting of Fleischmanns First, Saturday,

November 6th, 9:30am La Cabana

Howl.ween Parties a Howling Success!

Over 40 children attended the Childrens party held on
Saturday, October 31st at La Cabana where there were
games, activities and treats. Later that evening a high
spirited group of 60 or more costumed adults partied
and danced to the live music. The Adults party was a
fundraiser which covered the cost of the childrens
party which was free to all participants.
Join us next year for the Howl.ween fun!

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Fleischmanns Then
Making a Living in Fleischmanns
As the nineteenth century waned, and the twentieth century dawned and advanced, the advent of machinery meant people had more leisure time. A vast
array of entertainment options, both for local residents in Fleischmanns and
for the guests at the many hotels here, grew. The New Mountain Casino was
built and although the name implies gambling, it was an amusement hall.
The Maxbilt Theatre, built in 1929, replaced an earlier building that burned
in 1928. Later known as Whipple's, first-run movies were shown there for
many years. Efforts are currently underway to restore that structure, and
new windows have recently been installed. The marquee is in storage but
will be brought back after the current work is completed. Planning for new
uses for the building will be underway soon so that it meets the different
entertainment and amusement needs of the twenty-first century.

Skene Memorial Library News

.from the desk of Librarian, Linda Rogers

Just ordered and received books added to our collection:

The Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks

The Tsar of Love and Techno by Anthony Marra
The Crossing by Michael Connelly
Thirteen Ways of Looking by Colum McCann
The Survivor by Vince Flynn
The Lake House by Kate Morton
Purity by Jonathan Franzen
After You by Jojo Moyes
Rogue Lawyer by John Grisham
A Strangeness in My Mind by Orhan Pamuk
Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff
Above the Waterfall by Ron Rash
Avenue of Mysteries by John Irving
M Train by Patti Smith
The Bookman's Tale by Charles Lovett
Deep South by Paul Theroux

Make Main Street Festive for the

Holidays on Sunday, November 29th
We will be decorating the Gazebo and surrounding park for the upcoming Holidays.
Looking for volunteers to come out to give a
hand and join in for some holiday cheer on Sunday November 29th starting at 10 am and finishing up by noon. Supplies of lights and garlands will be on hand. Dress warm; it's usually
chilly. In the meanwhile for any questions, contact Rob Alverson. He can be reached on his
cell at 212.254.5958.

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Fleischmanns Maple Festival to be First Scenic Byway Designated event!

We are adding new events and activities to celebrate the great tradition of maple tapping and making Maple
Syrup in the Fleischmanns area. Fleischmanns First in conjunction with Skene Memorial Library and the
Fleischmanns Museum of Memories are planning a day of programming for kids and adults as part of the new
augmented Maple Festival which will be held Saturday, April 2nd and Sunday, April 3rd.
Do you have any images of tapping and information on Maple Tapping and Sugar-making both in the past
and now, both commercial and for home use? Have any old brochures for the past Maple Festivals of the mid
20th century? We will copy them and return them to you.
Those with images and information to share are encouraged to contact John Duda. royalzrus@aol,com or 2544104.

This is our final issue for

2015 ~ wishing you and
your families a wonderful
Holiday Season!
See you in January!

Gobble, Gobble.....Ho, Ho, Ho

Fleischmanns First wishes you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving!
As the holiday season is just around the corner, Fleischmanns elves are busy at
work planning the Fleischmanns Children's Christmas Party which is taking
place on Sunday, December 6th at the Firehouse from 2-4pm.
Games and activities for children of all ages will be offered including "Pin the
nose on Rudolph" and "Beanbag Toss", face painting, Santa letter writing and crafts activities.
Don't miss the tractor pulled hayride or that special visit from St. Nick with an opportunity to visit
with him, make a Christmas wish, get a photo and a personal gift.
A good time will be had by all!

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November/December Calendar
Fleischmanns Events ~ Save the Date!
Nov. 26th

Happy Thanksgiving!

Nov. 29th

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

Dec. 5th

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

Come & meet your neighbors and support your village

Dec. 6th

Sunday, Childrens Christmas Party at Fleischmanns Firehouse, 2 to 4pm

Fleischmanns Flyer
Rob Alverson
Paula DeSimone
John Duda
Jeanne Malaxos
Michelle Sidrane

Dec. 6-14th Happy Chanukah!

Dec. 7th

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

Dec. 25th

Merry Christmas!

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

If you have something youd like to submit to be included in the

Fleischmanns Flyer please write to: or
PO Box 111, Fleischmanns, NY 12430

Printing and distribution of the Fleischmanns Flyer is

made possible in part by grants from A. Lindsay and
Olive B. O'Connor Foundation and The Pasternak
Family Foundation.

MARK Project
PO Box 516
Arkville, NY 12406

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