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May 2016


Fleischmanns First Monthly Meeting

Highlights May 2016

Yvonne Reuter reported that the Memorial Day Street

Fair is on schedule and well planned. More venders in
place, Bounce House returning, posters and publicity being placed, Country Express providing music. Furnishings and other items stored in the theater to be sold, pending approval of the village board.
Flower barrel planting to take place Friday, May 27, at
10:00am at the Gazebo. Volunteers welcomed. Fleischmanns First providing $250 funding of flower barrels
approved by consensus.
Fleischmanns Forums-plan discussed to seek consultation/presentation on designating Fleischmanns as a Historic Village, in addition to the existing individual properties currently so designated. Dates of July 9, August 6, or
September 9 suggested. New Kingston and Pine Hill as
examples. Paula DeSimone and Kathy Green to follow
Community Gardens-only 3 of the 12 plots remain available. Cleanup and startup dates confirmed for Saturday,
May 14 at 11:30am and Sat. June 4 at 11:30am. For garden applications contact
Plans for pollinator garden within the community garden
circulated. Plans to be presented to the village for approval.
Great Catskill Mountain BBQ Fest-Governors proclamation received for the event. Marc Levenshus gave update
and orientation to the event and the prospect of this event
being a game-changer for the visibility and economic
vitality of the village.
Museum of Memories cleanup scheduled for Tuesday and
Wednesday May 10 and 11, at 1pm reported by Peggy
Next monthly meeting of Fleischmanns First, Saturday,
June 4th, 9:30am La Cabana



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Fleischmanns Red Letter Names
from the Greater Fleischmanns
Museum of Memories
The Fleischmann Family summered here for over 30 years.
They contributed greatly to the growth of the village. When
they left for good in 1913, they generously donated the land
that is today the Village Park on Wagner Avenue. As a result
the Village of Griffin Corners was changed in name to
FLEISCHMANNS to honor them. Charles Fleischmann
bought the land that became their family compound in 1883,
and quickly five mansions were built for various family
members. (Picture a 19th century version of the Kennedy
Compound.) The yeast business was the foundation of the
family fortune, begun shortly after the family came to this
country from Austria in the 1860s. But there were also liquor and restaurant interests as well. Julius, the son of Charles,
served several terms as Mayor of Cincinnati, and was partowner of the Cincinnati Reds baseball team. As boys, Julius
and his brother Max loved baseball, so Charles created the
ball field on Wagner Avenue, and brought in some big-name
baseball players such as Miller Huggins and Honus Wagner
to play ball here.
Visit the Greater Fleischmanns Museum of Memories to
learn more about this important family; new this year is a
special display on their presence here in the Catskills.

Focus on History in Fleischmanns, Saturday, June 4

The focus will be on history in Fleischmanns on Saturday, June 4th. As part of the third year of Headwaters
History Days, Skene Library will be hosting a program by the Museum on The Fleischmann Family at
Fleischmanns, taking place at 4 PM.
The Museum which opens for the season on Memorial Day weekend will be open that afternoon from noon to 3 PM, and again Sunday. Of note will be a display created to accompany the Fleischmann Family program, as well as the 2016 version of the New Acquisitions exhibit.
Kicking off Headwaters History Days 2016 will be a concert at the Halcott Grange Hall on Friday evening, June 3.
For more information on these happenings in and around Fleischmanns, and on the many other events taking place in Delaware and
Ulster counties as part of Headwaters History Days on June 3, 4, & 5, visit the website This year, Headwaters History Days is the Scenic Byway Signature Event for the Town of Middletown.

Skene Memorial Library Acquisition List for May 2016


Peacekeeping by Mischa Berlin

Off The Grid by C.J.Box
House of the Rising Sun by James Lee Burke
At the Edge of the Orchard by Tracy Chevalier
The Promise by Robert Crais
Fool Me Once by Harlan Coben
Bazaar of Bad Dreams: Stories by Stephen King
Waters of Eternal Youth by Donna Leon
My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Stout
The Verdict by Nick Stone
Year of the Runaways by Sunjeev Sahota
Innocents and Others by Dana Spiotta
Journey to Munich by Jacqueline Winspear

The Road to Little Dribbling: Adventures of an American in Britain by
Bill Bryson
When Breath Becomes Air by Paul
Spain in our Hearts by Adam

Fleischmanns Community

Now is the time to plan your garden!

We still have a few plots left at the
Fleischmanns Community Garden
across from the Village Park. 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.
For an application, further
information and/or a guided tour of
the garden please contact: Carol Birnbaum at (845) 254-5616 or

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Beberts Continued.
Berbert Attias, a chef who has worked
at some of New York Citys best hotels
including the Pierre, Hilton and Crowne
Plaza, and his partner Diane Adema are
poised to open their new retail shop on
Main Street any day now. The former
Zoom Gallery is now fitted with a full commercial kitchen where
Berbert will prepare vegetarian meals as well as sell his condiments,
chutney, preserved lemons, fruit compote, organic herbs and spices
already known to area residents and visitors who have visited his
stand at the annual Cauliflower Festival in Margaretville.
Berbert who was born in Morocco is looking forward to sharing
foods prepared in the Moroccan tradition. Diane, an artist, has tastefully decorated the space with her own artwork which is also for
The adjacent yard has table seating and a deck where they hope
local farmers will offer fresh produce. Beberts Condiments is a
member of Pure Catskills.
They plan to open as soon as the inspector gives them the go ahead
which should be any day. Beberts Condiments will be open Thursday through Sunday to start. We welcome them to Fleischmanns
and wish them success!

Largest Street Fair of the season is here in

Fleischmanns on Saturday May 28th
On Memorial Day Weekend, Saturday, May 28 th10-4pm,
Fleischmanns will once again host a village-wide celebration
and street fair.
Look forward to a day of music, food and
shopping as well as fun. As many as 50 vendors are expected and the sidewalks of Main
Street will be lined with enticing booths. Enjoy lunch at the food court with tables and
chairs placed in front of the Gazebo where
music entertainment will be in full force.
Watch for our very own Maple Princesses as
they ride down Main Street in a spectacular vintage car. Listen to the music of Country Express.
Last year the bounce house was such a success that we are
bringing it back. When the kids are done bouncing, theyll be
thrilled with ice cream from The Pine Hill/Fleischmanns Rotary. Check out the Fleischmanns First booth where you can
buy your very own Maple Bake-Off Cookbook, make a donation and renew your membership and get a free shopping
bag or even buy a flashy Fleischmanns First Tee Shirt.
See you on Saturday May 28th!

SAVE THE DATE-August 27th

Fleischmanns Alliance for Business and the MARK Project are excited to announce THE GREAT CATSKILL MOUNTAIN BBQ FEST, a Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS- a nonprofit national organization
dedicated to promoting and enjoying barbeque) sanctioned BBQ contest, scheduled to debut in 2016. This
event is designed to effectively boost economic exposure, prior to and during the event, with an emphasis on
supporting local businesses. THE GREAT CATSKILL MOUNTAIN BBQ FEST is expected to attract a
large, diverse audience and spark a rejuvenated enthusiasm among community partners and retail businesses.
In our ongoing effort to keep the public eye on small town Main Street, this will be the first ever KCBS sanctioned event to be held in the Catskill Park Region: Fleischmanns Wagner Avenue Park, 10am-4pm

Nominations for
Fleischmanns First
officer positions and
leadership committee
are being sought. You
can self nominate or
nominate others. Slate
will be discussed at
June Meeting for election in July.

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May/June Calendar
Fleischmanns Events ~ Save the Date!
May 26th

Thursday, Fleischmanns Alliance for Business meeting, Skene Memorial

Library, 5:30pm

May 27th

Friday, Flower Barrel Planting, 10:00am, Gazebo

May 28th

Saturday, Fleischmanns Memorial Weekend Street Fair, Main St. 10-4

May 30th

Monday, Fleischmanns Memorial Day Parade

June 4th

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

June 13th

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

Fleischmanns Flyer
Rob Alverson
Paula DeSimone
John Duda
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
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

Fleischmanns First


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