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January 2017


Fleischmanns First Monthly Meeting

Highlights January 2017
Meeting was called to order by President, Winifred Zubin,
January 9, 2017 at 9:30am
Budget report: Winifred stated that the budget is on plan
and in its 7th month for the fiscal year. Membership renew-
als at projected level for year end.
Maple Festival 2017: Michelle Sidrane reported that plan-
ning is underway for Maple Fest 2017, Saturday March 25 th Fleischmanns First Announces Maple Festival 2017
and Sunday March 26th. New for this year will be a pop up
retail store, Everything Maple. See inside story for more Now that snow is on the ground and the colder weather has set
information. in, maple syrup production time will soon be upon us. Fleisch-
Communications: FF to list all monthly meeting dates with manns First will celebrate the age old tradition of collecting
media outlets as well as events. maple sap and turning it into syrup on Saturday and Sunday,
March 25th and 26th. There will be events each day throughout
Next meeting: Saturday, February 5th, 9:30am La Cabana the weekend including the Maple Pancake Breakfast, Maple
Childrens Activities, Maple on Main Art Exhibit, 5K Sap House
Heard at the Village Board Meeting January 9 Run/Walk, Maple Princess Crowning Ceremony and the Maple
Bake- Off Caf.
Fleischmanns Pool: A pool committee was formed and in-
cludes Harriet Grossman, Glenna Herz, Don Kearney, Patty New to the Maple Festival this year is Everything Maple Shop,
Rudge, and Roy Todd. A grant has been received from the New a pop up store on Main Street featuring local maple products.
York State Dormitory Authority for $135,000 for the pool. Pre- The store will be open throughout the Festival weekend; we
liminary engineering studies show that the expect many local producers both commercial and private will
current filtration system can accommodate want to have a Village location for selling their wares. As the
a pool of the same size as the current pool, store name says we hope it will offer items inspired by or made
and possibly slightly larger. from maple trees. Contact Paula DeSimone for more infor-
mation at
Bridge Street Footbridge: Design work for
the footbridge is 50% complete as reported by Wayne Reyn- More information to come on all events and how to participate.
olds, County Dept. of Public Works, who is responsible for the Save the Date! Visit us on Facebook at Fleischmanns First Ma-
bridge. Studies of relocation of water and sewer lines that cur- ple Festival 2017!
rently cross the stream need to be completed before the bridge
design can be completed.
Lake Switzerland Footbridge: The bridge span is complete,
ramps to the bridge need to be completed. It is expected to be
open in late spring.
Theater: The roof over the front portion of the building was
completed last year, securing the property from further water
damage. The windows have been replaced, the front faade has
been repaired and painted. The vertical sign and marquee were
temporarily removed during the faade work. The storefront
windows have been enhanced with painted artwork; salvagea-
ble items in the storefronts have been removed; plans for com-
pletion of trash removal are underway; plans for restoration of
the vertical sign are underway; plans for restoration or replica-
tion of the marquee are being considered.
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IT HAPPENED IN FLEISCHMANNS FAB Holiday Decorating Contest a Success!

Memories from childhood of holiday decorated houses
and businesses inspired Lisa VanSteenburg and Kim OBri-
en to initiate a new tradition for Fleischmanns, the
Fleischmanns Alliance for Business Holiday Decorating
Contest. Our goal is to make our village cheerful and
inviting for everyone. It would almost be like taking a step
back in time to when everyone decorated their homes
and businesses for the holidays said Lisa. Announced in
November, over 13 entries were received. A panel of
judges including Glen Pederson, Peggy Bellar, David Shep-
pard, Jeff Tichenor and Candace Rudd selected the resi-
dential winners and commercial winners by awarding 1st,
2nd and 3rd prizes in each category. See below for the win-

The early years of the 20th Century were the absolute heyday
for Fleischmanns. After the Rail Road arrived in the early
1870's, and the Fleischmann family a decade later, our area
became QUITE the place to visit. If you got off the train at
Fleischmanns in 1903, the Ulster & Delaware Guide listed 59
places for you to stay. The Fleischmann family had welcomed
many visitors over the years since they first came here, and
many of their guests found the area so congenial that they
built summer homes as well. The baseball team created by
the Fleischmann family drew throngs of spectators to the ball
field on Wagner Avenue. And in the years around 1907, the
village also hosted military maneuvers. Yes, that's right--there
were military encampments here--that era's version of Nation-
al Guard exercises. The post card from around 1907 shows
Main Street, filled for a parade of both troops and ball players.

Fleischmanns Forum: Visioning Main Street

A group of over 40 people attended the Fleischmanns Forum held
on December 5th and entitled Visioning Fleischmanns Main Street.
Robert and Victor Dadras of the Dadras Architects , consultants on
Main Street Revitalization for NY State, asked members of the au-
dience to share their thoughts about Fleischmanns Main Street of
the future. Some attendees were eager and preferred to hear the
findings and recommendations of the study begun in the aftermath
of Hurricane Irene. The study was funded by a grant from NY State
Department of State.
Attendees visions included thoughts on Fleischmanns becoming
Belleayre Mountains village, utilizing the stream as a center of
activity for nature exploration, expanding retail on Main Street
and restoration of the theater as a community center for perform-
ing and cultural events. Fleischmanns represented in the Parade on Main
The Dadras brothers presented their findings and as expected the
Fleischmanns First participated in Margaretvilles
theater featured largely in their recommendations as did a concept Parade on Main to launch the holiday shopping sea-
similar to San Antonios waterwalk. The slides from the presenta- son. With Hiram Davis in the drivers seat, Winifred
tion as well as the report will be available on the Mark Projects Zubin, Larry Reilly and our Maple Princesses were
website in the near future. awarded first prize for the royal wave!
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Decorating the Gazebo for the Holidays

Every year members of Fleischmanns First decorate the Gazebo

on Main Street for the holidays and this year was no eeption.
Thanks to Rob Alverson who leads this effort and all the volun-
teers who came out to help. Pictured to the left are Winifred
Zubin, Yvonne Reuter, and Rob Alverson and friends.

Maple on Main Art Show

to feature a wide array of maple inspired art work.

The second annual Maple on Main Art Show, one of many Maple Festival 2017 ac-
tivities, will take place at 1053 Main Street, Fleischmanns on the weekend of March
25 and 26.

Please plan to enjoy the artist reception which will be held on Saturday from 4-

Artists are asked to submit works that are inspired by, based on, or created from
Maple trees, syrup, leaves etc. Artists are encouraged to be creative and experi-
ment with new ideas. Possible mediums include painting, prints, photographs and
drawings or a combination thereof, as well as three dimensional works.

This is not a juried show. Artists are invited to submit up to three works for dis-
play. Space is limited, but efforts will be made to include all of the art that is sub-
mitted. All art must be gallery ready for installation. Appropriate display tables or
pedestals must be provided for 3 dimensional works.

How to Submit Art for Maple on Main 2017:

Deadline for Submission of images is: March 1, 2017

Submission Format: For each piece to be considered: send one jpeg image, accom-
panied by the title of the work, the medium, the dimensions (important for plan-
ning), and the price.

Submissions Must Include: The artists name, mailing address, phone number,
email address, and a brief artist statement.

Submit by email to:

For additional information: Contact Kathy by email at, or

call and leave a message with a return number at 609-468-6912.

We look forward to another exciting, creative, fun festival.

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January/February Calendar
Fleischmanns Flyer
Fleischmanns Events ~ Save the Date! Editors
Jan. 26th Thursday, FAB meeting, 5:15pm Sams Country store Rob Alverson
Paula DeSimone
Saturday, Fleischmanns First Monthly Meeting at 9:30 am, La Cabana John Duda
Feb. 4th
Come & meet your neighbors and support your village Jeanne Malaxos
Michelle Sidrane
Feb. 13th Monday, Village Board Meeting, 6:00pm at the Skene Memorial Library

Feb. 14th Tuesday, Happy Valentines Day!

March 25th
Maple Festival Weekend
& 26th
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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