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2005 News

Edmeston December 26, 2005Last week I made mention of the shortest day of the year and the official start of Winter. This brought a few coments, so this week I’d like to give a little “ray of encouragement” and say that I received my first seed catalogue of the Season, Saturday, so that means that Spring is scheduled to take place again this year.Because New Years Day will be Sunday, the Legion breakfast will take place on January 8th.A growing concern about the disappearing snow for the snowblower races. The sponsors may have to truck in snow or cancel the first annual snowblower races if Mother Nature doesn’t co-operate. If it takes a snowblower race to make the snow go away, I say, lets schedule another one and soon!Resolutions for the coming year will be made. Some will actually keep them, but for many, they will be broken. Regardless if you make or break, have a Happy New Year!

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Edmeston December 19, 2005

At the December 7th meeting, four members of the Edmeston Volunteer Fire Department, were recognized by the New York State Firemans Association, for having 50 plus years of service. Receiving certificates and plates were: John Chesebrough, Guy Carey, Seeber Robinson and Don Howard. Congratulations to these dedicated men!

Employees of the New Berlin and Edmeston branches of NBT Bank, enjoyed a social hour and dinner at the Riverbend Golf course, Saturday Night.

There are at least five confirmed entries for the “Snow blower” race on New Years Eve. To some extent, the contestants will be in costume. Starting time is midnight, behind Dave Kent’s house. An interesting, fun way to usher in the New Year.

A new selection of books has been received at the library, from the Four County Library system. Dottie Blackman, librarian, will be only too happy to help you select a book or two. A great way to spend some time these cold nights.

By the time this goes to press, we will officially be into Winter. December 21st was the first day, also the shortest day of the year.

Merry Christmas!

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Edmeston December 12, 2005

The BYF were around Town Saturday night, singing Christmas Carols. As it has been the custom for many years, the group ends up at the home of John and Dottie Blackman where they enjoy fellowship and refreshments.

With the addition of fresh snow, almost daily, it looks like there could be some fun at the first Snow blower races, New Years evening. The organizers of the event still haven’t given me times or location, but I understand the contact person is Dave Kent.

Don’t forget the Christmas Cantata, Sunday night at the Burlington Flats Baptist Church, 7:00 P.M. All are Welcome!

The American Legion Hall was nicely decorated for the season and the Legion Christmas Party. The event was catered by L & L catering and was enjoyed by everyone.

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Edmeston December 5, 2005

The “Christmas Around the World” dinner was held at the Edmeston Central School cafeteria, Sunday, December 4th, with a very good attendance. The late Eleanor Rider was very instrumental in starting this event over thirty years ago, through the Area Council of Churches. A moment of silence was observed in memory of Eleanor.
The area Ministers sang carols, Dana Mockovciak and Chuck Arnold spoke about the Alaska Missions project and had a short DVD showing the camp. The “GEMS” (Gail and Monte Smith) also provided music for the occasion.

The Edmeston Rotary Club is again sponsoring their “Christmas Project”. They are asking for toys and clothing to be given to needy families in the Edmeston-Burlington area. New toys may be left in the collection box at the NBT Bank. New and used items may be left at the Second Baptist Church Annex before Friday afternoon, December 16th.
Warm clothing and Winter coats and jackets are especially needed. These items should be in good condition. Distribution of the toys and clothing will be Saturday, December 17th at the Edmeston Central School from 9:00 – 11:00 A.M. If you know of a family who could benefit from this project, please contact any Rotarian.

Something NEW in the works. I understand plans are being made for snow-blower races to take place New Years Eve. This event will be for walk behind snow blowers only. More information will be available soon.

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Edmeston – November 28, 2005

Several fender benders resulted because of the snow storm. The first snow always seems more slippery, but guess it is because we aren’t used to it. It takes awhile to adjust our driving habits after having a nice Summer and Fall.

Sunday, December 4th, will be Breakfast time again. A great breakfast can be had at the Legion Hall from 7:00 to 10:30 A.M. The first Sunday of each month through the Winter. This is by donation.

Alice Quintin and Jeanne Westcott, recently visited former Edmeston resident, Roger Blackman, in Binghamton.

The Edmeston Senior Citizens Club have decided not to meet during the Winter months. Regular meetings will resume the third Saturday of each month, stating March 18th.

Wes Stephens has returned home after having by-pass surgery at MIB Hospital in Cooperstown. At this writing he seems to be doing fine and gaining every day.

With the banner flags in place and many homes starting to decorate for the Holidays, Edmeston is starting to look quite festive.

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Edmeston – November 21, 2005

If you see Royce Terry, Allen Wengert, Raven Brown, Justin Bowen, Susan Arnold, James Arnold, Kimberly Rathbone or Cayden Tomlins, ask them how they enjoyed the day in Saratoga! These eight youths from the Second Baptist Church BYF, attended the Veteran’s Ceremony, at the Saratoga National Cemetery on Veteran’s Day. The ceremony included Presenting and Retiring of the Colors, and a Twenty One Gun Salute. Joan Terry took the group for a tour of the grounds, including the unique Columbarium and traditional grave sites. Pictures were taken in front of the USS Saratoga Bell. Its unique story is also displayed at the Wharton Valley American Legion Post 1311. Special thanks to Ranger Mike, Gloria Robinson and Denise Arnold for helping make this trip memorable and enjoyable.

Thirty young snowmobile enthusiasts (ages 10 to 17) completed a “Snowmobile Safety Courst”, held at the American Legion Hall on November 12th. The Safety Course was sponsored by the Edmeston Panther Tracks Snowmobile Club.

The banner flags along the streets are scheduled to be changed right after Thanksgiving. The Holiday Season flags will be put up. I understand a few new flags will appear welcoming anyone to Edmeston.

A couple of local hunters started the deer season early! They didn’t have guns, but did manage to “corral” a deer on one of the new playing fields of the Edmeston Central School. Before they left the scene, they did let the captive deer go. For more details on how you corral a deer, contact either Ron Tasior or Dave Green.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Edmeston – November 14, 2005

Don’t forget the Edmeston Tea Circle Bake Sale at the Legion Hall, Saturday, November 19th from 8:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. The miniature replicas of the “Old School” available.

The members of the Edmeston Free Library Board, met at the Home of Don and Irene Howard, Monday evening.

Jim Atwell will be at the Edmeston Free Library (10:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.) Saturday, November 19th signing copies of his book “From Fly Creek”. The illustrator, Anne Geddes Atwell, will be present and her work will also be for sale.

On Friday, May 24, 2002, Rachel Bagg was presented with the “N.Y.S. Achievement Award”. Rachel has been working with the developmentally disabled for more than 67 years. In honor of her 90th Birthday, a celebration will be held at the Howard Johnsons, 75 North Broad Street, Norwich, N.Y. from 1:00 P.M. to 3:30 P.M.. Friday, November 25, 2005. Everyone is invited! Gifts are not necessary, instead a personal appearance or card would be fine.

The Pittsfield and West Edmeston Fire Departments joined the Edmeston Fire Department, Sunday morning for a controlled burn. The debris from a fire a couple of years ago at the Bessie Chase home was burned and pushed into the cellar. This makes the area look much better — Great Job!

The Peet Hook Players met Sunday night at the Second Baptist Church to select a play to be presented during the Winter. If Winter seems to drag for you, why not join the Players and have some fun?

Halil’s Market (formerly Schworm’s Store) has a new sign and a large selection of groceries. Breakfast, lunch and dinner is now available (eat in or take out) The name has changed, but not the phone number (965-2334) Give it a try.

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Edmeston – November 7, 2005

The Edmeston Tea Circle will be holding a Bake Sale at the Legion Hall, Saturday, November 19th, from 8:00 a.M. to ll:00 A.M. The miniature replica building for this year is the “Old School”. Anyone who pre-ordered, can pick them up at this time. A few will be available for $20.00. The sale must end promptly at 11:00, as the Hall is to be used by the Senior Citizens at noon!

I understand Audry Lohnas is in the hospital. This information was given to me on Friday, so perhaps she is out and back home by now, lets hope so!

Olive Utter, a former Edmeston resident, was taken to MIB Hospital, Cooperstown, suffering from a heart attack. No report on her condition or progress. This information was also given to me on Friday.

Banner Flags have been placed on the light poles in front of the school and up the back driveway. These were placed there by the school and is a nice addition. The Banner Flags, sponsored by the Edmeston Rotary Club, are to be changed soon from the American Flag to the Holiday Season ones. Doesn’t seem like it is time for the Holiday Season, but it will be here before we know it.

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Edmeston October 30, 2005

2nd Lt. John Kent, son of David and Lynn Kent, Edmeston, recently graduated from the U.S. Army Airborne School at Ft. Bening, Ga. He is presently assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division, Ft. Bragg, N.C., as a Military Intelligence Officer. John is a 1997 graduate of Edmeston Central School and a 2001 graduate of Cornell University.

You carefully checked the batteries for the Great Pumpkin Hunt and Halloween, now don’t forget the ones in your smoke detectors!

Dave Green has returned home after visiting his parents, Owen and Alice Green, in North Carolina. Said he didn’t hit any snow until Sidney, and was glad we saved some for him to see when he got home.

Just a thought with the time change – – If you can’t be Bushy-Tailed, at least try to be bright eyed!

Don’t forget to vote on November 8th., You may not think it is important, but your vote does count!

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Edmeston October 24, 2005

On Monday, many people stopped by the bank of wish Shawn Pylinski well. This was the first day Shawn was on duty as manager of the Edmeston Branch of the NBT Bank. Good luck Shawn! You will find the Staff as well as the customers very friendly.

Jeannine Palmiter I understand is able to be home and is recovering very well from the hip replacement operation she recently had.

The Rotary Club will be sponsoring the Annual Halloween Party, Monday, October 31st, starting at 6:30 P.M. and ending at 8:00 P.M. Cider, Donuts, games and prizes, plus the “Haunted House”. This is a free event for those who reside in the Edmeston School District.

An Ice Cream cake, as well as a regular Birthday cake, was enjoyed by family members, who gathered Sunday afternoon to help Lisa Jensen celebrate her 15th Birthday. Happy Birthday Lisa!

Well, its that time of year again. Yes, this Saturday night when you go to bed, don’t forget to set your clocks BACK one hour as daylight savings time ends! For many it means getting that hour back they lost in the Spring, while for others it means it will be dark in the morning when they go to work and dark in the evening when they come home.

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Edmeston October 17, 2005

Jeannine Palmiter has had a hip replacement. When she is able to come home, her sister, Priscilla will come to stay awhile with her. Hope to see you out and about soon Jeannine!

The fire department Explorer members, recently took part in a competition in Sidney. The Explorer team came home with four blue ribbons. Great job Explorers!

The United Methodist Church will not sponsor the Election Day dinner this year. To many conflicts with those who do the work. It is hoped the public will understand. They expect to resume the tradition next year.

The Annual Halloween Party, sponsored by the Edmeston Rotary Club, will be Monday, October 31st. Being a school night, they plan to start at 6:30 P.M. and be finished by 8:00 P.M. Cider, donuts and games, along with the usual parade and prizes will take place.

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Edmeston October 10, 2005

The Annual Turkey Dinner (with all the trimmings) sponsored by the Edmeston Fire Department and Auxiliary, is Saturday, October 15th at the firehouse. Take-outs 4 – 5 P.M. and serving 5 – 8 P.M. Free Will Offering.

Shawn Pylinski will soon be the NBT Bank manager in Edmeston. At present he is in Oneonta, but has been selected by NBT to manage the Edmeston Branch. Darlene MacDonald, a valued teller, has left the Edmeston Branch to work at Bassett Hall as a Physician’s Biller.

Congratulations to Michael and Jenilee Bolton on the birth of their son. Bryce James Bolton was born October lst and weighed 5lb 15oz.

Mike Rifanburg has purchased the Quitzau home on Route 80. Juergen and Ingabord Quitzau will be moving to the “”Little Red School House Community” (Senior Housing) in Laurens about November 1st.

Edmeston Librarian, Dottie Blackman, tells me that on November 19th at the library from 10:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M., Jim Atwell will be signing copies of his book “From Fly Creek”.
Copies will be available for sale. The illustrator, Anne Geddes Atwell, will also be present with some of her work, which also will be for sale.

Once again the Rotary Club is planning a Halloween Party. The times and date haven’t been given to me yet, but I’ll try to get that information for next week. In the mean time, get your costume ready…..It’ll be here before you know it.

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Edmeston October 3, 2005

Sunday, September 25th, volunteers from the Second Baptist Church Jr. Youth Group, cleaned the sidewalk for Doreen Chase. John Axtell backed his truck so they could load extra dirt, etc. Group leader, Joan Terry, said the group consisted of Raven Brown, Mallory Eckert, Royce Terry and Allen Wengert. A great job and fellowship enjoyed by the group.
Congratulations to Cana and Scott White on the birth of their daughter. Emma Lee-Ann White came into this world on September 30th and weighed 7lb 6oz.

Rick and Brenda Spencer have sold Schworm’s store to Hilil Marinovic, Meto Marinovic and Fatmira Viveloic, who I understand are planning to continue with the store and deli. Stop in and meet the new owners and wish them well.

Save Saturday, October 15th for the Annual Turkey Dinner at the Edmeston Fire House. Serving time: 4-5 P.M. Takeouts, 5-8 P.M. Serving at the firehouse. This is free will offering and will benefit the Edmeston Fire Department and Auxiliary.

The Firemens Auxiliary is still looking for new members. If you are interested or have questions, call Linda Eriksen (965-8544) or Joan Terry (965-8187). You do have to live in the Edmeston Fire District, but your spouse does not have to be a fireman.

Dave Green has been out of work for a few days with back trouble. Guess he twisted the wrong way and hurt his back. Get well soon Dave!

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Edmeston September 19, 2005

The Edmeston Fire Department Auxiliary is reaching out for new members. Founded over 70 years ago, members have been women who understand the importance of the support they offer our fire department members and surrounding community individuals. They supply beverages and light food to the firefighters who fight to protect and control fires. They run fund raisers throughout the year to aid the Fire Department financially. If interested in joining this group or have any questions call: Linda Eriksen 965-8544 or Joan Terry 965-8187. You do need to live within the Edmeston Fire District; however, your spouse does not need to be a fireman.

The Edmeston Free Library will be holding a book sale, Saturday, September 24th at the library, from 9:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. An ideal time to pick up some good reading.

The evacuation drill, September 15th at the school was observed by an outsider. She was very impressed with the way the students and staff left the building in a very mannerly way and in a short period of time.

Helen Mockovciak and Barbara Utter recently flew to Tucson, Arizona. While there they went to the USS Manchester Reunion. This is the ship John was on while serving in the Navy. They had a great flight and a real good time. Upon return, Helen found out that her sister, Jan Piazza of Kingston had been in a bad automobile accident and was in the Kingston Hospital with a broken pelvis.

Thursday, September 22nd at 5:23 P.M., we experience the Autumn Equinox (the start of Autumn)

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Edmeston Sep. 12, 2005

Perfect weather Sunday for the rededication services at the West Burlington Community Cemetery. In case you didn’t make it, stop by the cemetery and see what a wonderful job they have done.

Guess people were just waiting for the Legion Breakfasts to start as there was an excellent turn-out. These take place the first Sunday of each month until Spring.

The Edmeston Free Library Board met Monday night at the home of Leon Schworm on Wharton Creek Road. This will be a busy week for the library board members. In addition to the meeting Monday evening, they will serve the Rotary Club on Wednesday and then on Saturday the Annual Chicken & Biscuit dinner (which by the way will be held in the new cafeteria at the Edmeston Central School.) The dinner is donation and serving from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. (take-outs available)

Appearing Saturday night at the school, in concert, the Delaney Brothers. Show starts at 7:00 P.M. and opens with the Benjamins, followed by the Delaney Brothers. Tickets are: Adults $8.00, Children (6-12) $2.00, under 5 free. Proceeds from the concert will benefit the Edmeston Free Library.

Word was received that former resident, Richard “Red” Benson, passed away in Florida. If you care to send Teresa a note, her address if P.O. Box 1783, Belleview, Florida 34421.

Sunday morning there were reports of a light frost in places. Makes you think what is ahead. This would be a good time to replace the batteries in your smoke detectors.

Paul Jensen was Co-winner for the track championship at Thunder Mountain Speedway, Saturday. Congratulations, Paul.

Many friends gathered at the Blackman’s Sunday night to help Dottie celebrate her birthday. John had made all the arrangements and a good time was enjoyed by all, especially the “Birthday Girl”. Happy Birthday, Dottie!

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Edmeston Sep. 05, 2005

Don’t forget the rededication ceremony of the West Burlington Community Cemetery, Sunday, September 11th, starting at 1:00 P.M.

The Aqua Valley Water Company, Edmeston, New York, was contacted by FEMA, for water for Hurricane Katrina victims. A crew worked until about 9:00 P.M. Saturday. When they finished, they had three tractor trailers loaded with water ready to go to the airport and on to New Orleans. I understand they will ship one tractor trailer load a week until they are notified by FEMA to stop.

The first Legion Breakfast of the season will be this Sunday, Sep. 11th. Serving from 7:00 to 10:30 A.M. (Donation) Menu: Pancakes, French Toast, Eggs (the way you like them) Sausage, Bacon, Home Fries, Hash, Tomato or Orange Juice, Coffee, Tea or Milk.

On Sunday, September 11, 2005, the Second Baptist Church Jr. Youth Group will meet at the Church annex from 5 – 7 P.M. For more information call Group Leader, Joan Terry at 607-965-8187.

Appearing in Concert, September 17, 2005, The Delaney Brothers. Proceeds from the concert will benefit the Edmeston Free Library. The Benjamins will open the show, followed by the Delaney’s, at the Edmeston Central School. Tickets: Adults $8.00, Children $2.00 (6-12) and under 5 free. Tickets available at the door or advance tickets, call 607-965-6443

The Annual Chicken & Biscuit Dinner (Family Style), sponsored by the Edmeston Free Library, will be Saturday, September 17th at the new school cafeteria. (Donation) Serving from 5 – 7 P.M. Takeouts available. Advance orders appreciated. Call 965-6255 or 965-8688. Proceeds to benefit the Edmeston Free Library.

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Edmeston Aug. 29, 2005

With school starting Tuesday, lets all sharpen our driving skills and be alert for children getting on and off the busses and crossing the streets in town. The children have gotten away from the safety habits over the summer and some are going to school for the first time and need our help.

The West Burlington Community Cemetery Assoc. will be holding a cemetery rededication on Sunday, September 11th. This will be to celebrate and invite the community to see what has been done.
From l:00 – l:30 there will be an ecumenical church service in the former Christ Episcopal Church (Moss Memorial). Celebrants will be Fr. Charles Tayler, St. Andrews and Pastor Jay Henderson, Burlington Flats Baptist. Dr. Mark Anderson will provide music.  Following the service (l:30) at the cemetery, honored guests will present readings, have a ceremony by representatives of Burlington veterans, and lay a wreath. All are invited to walk about the cemetery. There will also be for sale “SADLY WE MISS THEE” a booklet about the cemetery and the community.

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Edmeston Aug. 22, 2005

The youth groups from the Second Baptist Church, Edmeston and Brookfield, went to Utica-Rome Speedway on July 17th. Gene & Gloria Cole had made arrangements for John Keegan to take the group on a tour of the pits and to meet the raceway Chaplin. It was autograph night, so checker flags were purchased for signatures. Those attending from the Edmeston Church were: Royce Terry, Hannah & Bryden Burchill, Mallory Eckert, Dave & Zac Ruffles, Corey Simmons, Cayden Tomlins, Allen Wengert, Arielle Zaleski, Mark Johnston, Dustin Lewandowski and Scott Simmons. A good time was had by all.

Gordon, Joan & Royce Terry, recently went to Strasburg, Pa. where they stayed at the Red Caboose Motel and toured Train Museums and Amish Farms. Following this, they went to Gettysburg for a private tour of the battlefield. Joan is partial to both Longstreet and Chamberlain, so the guide focused on day two of the battle. Ranger Gene explained the Gettysburg National Cemetery. To this day they are still finding Union and Confederate remains. Even if you don’t believe in ghosts, no visit would be complete without a “Ghost Tour”. Their trip ended at Hershey Park where Gordon and Royce tested out the roller coaster rides, some twice, while Joan hung out in the shade.

Bob & Bernie Nonenmacher recently went to Ashland, Virginia, to attend the wedding of their grand daughter, Jennifer Fern DesRoches. Jenny is the daughter of Dani Nonenmacher and Ron DesRoches, formerly of Edmeston. The Nonenmacher family took advantage of the event to hold one of their frequent family reunions. All five Nonenmacher children, twelve grand children and two great grandchildren were present.

The Legion Breakfasts will be starting in September. Because of the Labor Day weekend, the first breakfast will be September 11th. After that, they will take place the first Sunday of each month.

Members of the Schworm family gathered at the home of Leon Schworm for a family reunion Saturday.

The Edmeston Free Library Board prepared and served dinner, Wednesday evening, to the Edmeston Rotary Club where the District Governor was making his official visit.

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Edmeston Aug 15, 2005

During a recent wind storm, one of the trees at Audry Lohnas’ house blew down, causing loss of power for a couple of homes. No other damage occurred.

Bobby and Ann Schworm picked up Joy Beeching, Saturday, who thought they were taking her to Red Lobster in honor of her 60th Birthday. They stopped at the Edmeston
Firehouse where relatives and friends were waiting for a surprise Birthday Party. It was a complete surprise, arranged by her children. A good time was had by all. Happy Birthday, Joy!

Mr. and Mrs. Earl Schworm, Placida, Florida, are spending a few days here visiting friends and relatives before continuing on to Nova Scotia.

Why not take a minute to drop Eleanor Rider a card or note? Her address is: Mrs. Eleanor Rider, Maplewood Manor, 149 Ballston Avenue, Ballston Spa, N.Y. 12020. I know she would appreciate hearing from Edmeston Folks.

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Edmeston Aug. 8, 2005

The warm weather and the County Fair didn’t seem to keep the attendance down. Over 325 people attended the Peet Hook Players production of “Lagooned”. The crowd enjoyed the production and the cast had a ball. Following the show Sunday, the cast and crew went to the home of Don and Irene Howard for a pizza party.

The Town Water Board has asked residence to restrict the use of water. The lack of rain and the extremely hot weather has put a strain on the water supply. Please refrain from using water on lawns, gardens and washing cars.

Millers convenience store and gas station is making great progress. It shouldn’t be long before we can get gas and supplies without driving some distance.

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Edmeston Aug. 1, 2005

Ray and Lori Fuller, Syracuse, New York, were in the area Thursday, and called on friends and relatives.

On July 1st, Officers for the Edmeston Rotary Club changed. The new Officers are: President, Maria Syke, Vice President, Martha Winsor, Secretary, David Green, and Treasurer, Barb Fallis. Board of Directors: Maria Syke, Martha Winsor, Jim Seitz, Martin Winsor, Carl Higgins, David Green and Barb Fallis.

The 56th Wedding Anniversary of Irene & Don Howard, Bernie & Bob Nonenmacher, and Marge & Dick Holdridge was celebrated with a brunch at the Holdridges’ on Tuesday, July 26th. Dottie & John Blackman, who recently celebrated their 50th, rounded out the guests, to make a total of 218 years of marriage.
Since their previous get-together was in 1999, at the time of their 50th anniversary, it proves that some couples just keep on going. Watch for the next installlment in 2009.

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Edmeston July 25, 2005

Guess everyone is on vacation or the humidity is keeping them home as there doesn’t seem to be any news to report. I tried to find something for last week and could’t and this week doesn’t seem to be any better.

The Pittsfield Community days certainly had good weather as did the Pathfinder concert.

Happy Birthday wishes were extended to Rosemary Stephens Saturday night. The cake didn’t have any candles on it, guess Wes forgot to get them. It was too hot anyway – Happy Birthday Rosemary.

The Peet Hook Players musical “Lagooned” is coming up. An enjoyable musical-comedy. Show dates are Aug. 5 & 6 at 8:00 P.M. and Sunday, Aug. 7 at 2:00 P.M.

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Edmeston July 11, 2005

The Edmeston Free Library Board had a meeting and picnic, Monday Night, at the home of Dick and Lorie Saunders. Librarian, Dottie Blackman, reported that the books that are on loan from the Four County Library System are going very well.

Rick Spencer and his crew, catered a picnic for the Cooperstown Emergency Squad on Otsego Lake, Saturday.

The Summer Concerts at Pathfinder Village have started. These concerts are free to the public and run through July and August, Saturday evenings.

The Peet Hook Players are busy getting ready for this Summers play, which is called, “Lagooned”. The show dates are August 5 and 6 at 8:00 P.M. and August 7 at 2:00 P.M.

Howard Turnbull and Sally Pickens, recently provided “Special” music for church. Howard on the violin and Sally on the organ. It was very enjoyable and took the place of the choir which is off for the Summer.

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Edmeston July 4, 2005

Several graduation parties over the weekend, some with fireworks. The weather was just perfect for campers and picnics. All in all a great 4th of July.

Tim, Cindy and Jennifer Davis were here from Ohio for the Alumni Banquet. Tim graduated 30 years ago from New Berlin Central and Cindy graduated 30 years ago from Edmeston Central. While here, they were able to see many old friends and relatives. Tim was even able to get in some golf with friends.

Gavin, Hannah and Chad Goodier spent a few days camping near Indian Lake. The first time the kids had been on a camping trip like that and they are ready to go again, the question is dad ready to go again?

“C” is for caring. “C” is for cards. Lets show that we care by sending cards to Ethel Edwards, who will have a birthday, Monday, July 11th. Ethel will be 99 years old, so lets shower her with cards and good wishes! Happy Birthday Ethel!

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Edmeston June 27, 2005

Over 190 attended the Alumni Dinner and Reunion. Officers were elected for next year as follows: President, Shirley Larsen, Vice President Laura Zimmerman Brown, Secretary, Beverly Colegrove Holcomb, Treasurer,
Artie Klingler. Even though it was a very warm evening, a good time was had by all.

Gary Green, Wilmington, North Carolina, was here over the weekend. During the school year, Gary is a teacher, but during the summer, he is an avid genealogist and was searching the cemeteries in Oneonta.

The Edmeston Baseball Team and Coach Ron Tasior, having won the Class D State Championship, were guests of honor at a Community Baseball recognition night, Tuesday, held at the Central Dining Inn pavilion. At this event, Coach Tasior, who retired, was presented with a plaque which read as follows: In appreciation for 25 years of coaching and dedicated service to the E.C.S. program, the Edmeston Central School Baseball Field will hereafter be so named “Ron Tasior Field” by resolution of the Board of Education, June 9, 2005.

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Edmeston June 20, 2005

The Alimni Dinner and Reunion, Saturday, June 25th and Graduation, Sunday, June 26th, marks the close of another school year. With all the celebrations and parties, please use caution and drive carefully. Congratulations and best wishes to the Graduates.

The 50th Anniversary Party for John and Dottie Blackman was extremely will attended. The Blackman children were all home, as were the Grand Children. Guests mingled and old time remembered. A great day for a great couple. Congratulation John and Dottie!

Time for picnics, vacations, travel, etc., Summer officially started, Tuesday, June 21st (also the longest day of the year). Pathfinder Village once again will be sponsoring concerts during July and August. A great way to spend an evening doing something a little different. Watch for schedules and times. Have a great day!

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Edmeston June 05, 2005

CONGRATULATIONS to the Edmeston Baseball Team and coach Ron Tasior! May 30th, the team went to Watertown, where they played Copenhagen, and won. Saturday, they played in Binghamton against Waterford, and won 8 – 3. Following that game, they played in Binghamton again and defeated Solomon – Schechter, with a score of 8-6. This win made the Edmeston Team, Class D, State Champions, and the only team in New York State, undefeated. What a fitting tribute to Coach Tasior as he is retiring after this season.

Along with many Edmeston supporters at the games, was Ron’s wife Gail, their daughter, Angie, Charlotte, North Carolina and son Terry, Orlando, Florida. What an ideal time to be able to watch “Dad” finish his coaching career in such a grand manor.

The Alaska Mission Team, left at 2:30 A.M., Saturday from the Second Baptist Church. They went to Albany where they left by plane for Alaska. While there they will be helping construct cabins for a youth camp. There were eleven taking part from here.

Word has been received that Carroll Blackman, a former resident, passed away May 24th. A memorial service will be held at the Root Funereal Home, Greene, New York, 1:00 P.M., June 25th. Expressions of Sympathy may be sent to Roger Blackman, 100 Chenango Place, Apt. 1208, Binghamton, N.Y. 13901.

The ladies of the United Methodist Church have been busy getting ready for the quilt show, Saturday, June 11th from 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. Don’t forget the Model A & T car show at the bank parking lot on Sunday (rain date, June 19th) from 11:30 A.M. to 2:30 P.M. The Edmeston Museum will be open (Handicapped accessible) both days.

Looking for something a little different to do Sunday evening? Why not come to the United Methodist Church to hear the Singing Waiters? This group is known throughout Central New York for their Gospel Singing. Concert starts at 7:00 P.M.

A lovely buffet supper was put on Wednesday night by the Library Board for the Rotary Club. It was ladies night and the program was put on by the exchange student, Miguel Medina, about his native country, Mexico.

John & Doittie Blackman, Howard & Priscilla Turnbull, went to the Four County Library System in Vestal, Friday, where they selected 500 books to be on loan to our Library for awhile. These books should arrive aroung the 12th, so stop by and checkout the selection!

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Edmeston 05-30-05

For the thirteenth consecutive year, students in the “Morning Program” at Edmeston Central School, will celebrate Flag Day (June 14th). Miniature American Flags, presented by Gordon and Joan Terry, owners of the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston, will be given to each student. In past years, the students have gathered outside around the flagpole at school for a flag raising ceremony and patriotic songs.

Joan Kuhn Terry, presented a program on Tuesday, May 24, 2005, at the Brookfield Central School, during Career Days. The Funeral Profession as a career was given to a portion of the Senior Class.

Saturday, June 11th (10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.) will be the Quilt Show at the Edmeston United Methodist Church. Quilts, old and new, will be on display and Tea too! June 12th, (11:30 A.M. to 2:30 P.M.) is the model A and model T car show (NBT Bank parking lot) Rain date, June 19th. No registration fee. To register a vehicle, contact Elwyn M. Smith, 5606 St. Hwy. 51, Burlington Flats, N.Y. 13315 (Phone 965-6742) no later than June 6th. Both the Quilt Show and the Car Show are in connection with the Church celebrating 100 years on North Street.
In honor of the Church celebration, the Edmeston Museum will be open Saturday, 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. and Sunday 11:30 A.M. to 2:30 P.M. (handicapped accessible) featuring 100 years of The Edmeston United Methodist Church.

The web site,, will enable you to add to class list, find e-mail addresses for classmates and much more – give it a try!

The “EFD” done in marigolds on the bank by the firehouse is the work of Brent Benjamin, Scott Convis, Patti Cimorelli, Tammy Waite and Patty Green. Great Job!

The Edmeston Baseball Team, left Monday morning for Watertown, where they played Copenhagen in the lst round for the State Championship.

Friday, May 20th at the Community Center in Hartwick, the Annual EMS Dinner was held. This years dinner was held in Honor and Memory of Dr. John Spoor. The Memorial Award for dedication and excellence was presented to the Edmeston EMS Squad. Dan Osborn was the recipient of the Dr. John Spoor EMS provider of the year award.

“Ladies Night” at the Edmeston Rotary Club, will be held on June 8th at the Legion Hall. The exchange student, Miguel Medina, Celaya, Mexico, will present a program on his native country.

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Edmeston 05-23-05

Guess the Ice Cream Shop is open for the season as Saturday afternoon, a couple of girls were crossing the street eating Ice Cream Cones.

According to the sign in front of the store, May 26th is the opening day for the New and Used Furniture and Woodworking Shop at the lower end of South Street.

The American Legion Auxiliary have been selling poppies. If you didn’t get one and there isn’t an Auxiliary member selling them at the time, they are available in the stores and businesses in Town.

Edmeston won the first round, Section IV, Class D Baseball, Saturday, with a score of
8 to 2 over Hunter-Tannersville.

The Annual Chicken BB-Q, sponsored by the Rotary Club, will take place Memorial Day, May 30th at the four corners.

Memorial Day Parades will take place, Monday, May 30th. 9:00 A.M. at West Edmeston, 11:00 A.M. at Edmeston, and 1:30 P.M. at Burlington Flats.

Have a Safe Memorial Day!

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Edmeston 05-16-05

The Edmeston Baseball Team went to Keene Valley last weekend. This is an exchange type program. The Keene Valley team came here last year, played ball and toured the Baseball Hall of Fame. Our team were guests this year of Keene Valley.

Howard, Priscilla and Barb Turnbull, went to Albany Saturday to Erin’s house, where they attended a Birthday party for John Turnbull. They said the day was perfect and the trees, shrubs and tulips were in full bloom, making for a very enjoyable trip.

Paul and Michelle Tasior are now home at 33 South Street. Still getting settled in their new home, they are happy to be moved in.

The Town Board has appointed Katie Jennings to fill the position of Town Clerk after Tina Colegrove leaves in June.

The Annual Bike-a-thon, under the direction of Lisa Berryment, took place Sunday. The event was held in the New York Central parking lot. Attendance was down with only about 20 riders, but a good time was had by all.

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Edmeston – 5-09-05

The Firemen’s auction was a big success. Thanks to all who donated and a big thanks to those who attended.

Jim Seitz, President of the Edmeston Rotary Club, attended the District Rotary Conference over the weekend.

For those who have a computer, try the Official Town Web Site.  You will be able to read notes from Town Board meetings, obtain forms, find out what is happening in the area and many other things – give it a try!

Dave Kent and Mike Molloy went to Talladega, Alabama, last week where they attended the NASCAR race.

The Annual rummage sale, sponsored by the women of the United Methodist Church, will be held at the Legion Hall, Thursday, May 12 from noon to 5:00 P.M. and Friday, May 13th 9:00 A.M. to noon, with a bag sale from noon to 3:00 P.M. Proceeds to go for a new stove and wiring in the Church.

The Edmeston Free Library Board met Monday evening at the home of John and Dottie Blackman.

The Alaska Mission Team, will be sponsoring a Pork Dinner, May 13th at the Second Baptist Church, starting at 2:30 P.M. (eat in or take-out). The final breakfast sponsored by the Team will be Sat. May 21st, with serving from 7:00 to l0:00 A.M. This is the final fund raising event before the Team leaves for 8 days, June 4th to Alaska.

Memorial Day, May 30th will once again find the Edmeston Rotary Club sponsoring their annual chicken BBQ on the four corners at the gazebo.

Chuck and Sandi Muhl, Clay New York, were Saturday guests of Wes & Rosemary Stephens.

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Edmeston – 05-02-05

Jeannine Palmiter, Susan & Mark Docteur and Lorraine Corts, have returned from spending a week in Myrtle Beach.

Lots of excitement in downtown Edmeston, Tuesday, when Paul & Michelle Tasior’s new house came through town. Final work is being done on it now, and they hope to be able to be in it this weekend.

A Memorial Service for Margaret Bolton Zotto, will be held at the Second Baptist Church, Wednesday, May 11th at 11:00 A.M.

Gordon & Joan Terry recently spoke to the Elder Kin Fellowship at the Whitney House in Columbus. The program was PrePlanning/PreFunding Funerals. Written materials provided came as a grant from the Tribute Foundation, a division of the New York State Funeral Directors Association.

Gordon, Joan and Royce Terry, cruised to Pennsylvania last weekend to visit one of Gordon’s past students and family. Rain didn’t dampen spirits and a good time reminiscing was enjoyed.

May Fellowship Day Luncheon, of the Area Council Church Women, will be hosted by the Edmeston United Methodist Church Women at the Legion Hall on Friday, May 6th at noon.

Congratulations to Ron Tasior, who last Tuesday had the 300th baseball win of his coaching career.

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Edmeston – 04-25-05

The school project really moved along last week, with the nice weather and no school. The plastic has been removed and plans for landscaping and paving are being made.

The West Burlington Community Cemetery is again fenced! Joe Quintin provided labor, expertise and equipment, while Dale, Tom & Gordon Bennett provided labor. Traffic Control was under the direction of Donna Sweet, assisted by Mike Stevens, Denny Payne, Roger Slentz and Alice Quintin. Jean Wescott has been at the cemetery, mapping out the need for replacement monuments. Virgil Zinninger provided input from his long tenure on the cemetery committee. Thanks to all for a great job, well done!

Word has been received that Vonnie Blanchard, wife of Roy Blanchard and former resident, passed away April 19th in Barstow, California. Roy passed away two years ago. He was instrumental in getting the Edmeston Emergency Squad started, and was the first captain.

When I talked to Bob Nonenmacher about the Methodist Church 100th Anniversary, he reminded me about the “Great Flood” 100 years ago. In addition to the church display at the museum, he will have pictures and informaton on the flood. This is coming up in June.

Just a reminder, Sunday, May 1st will be the last Legion Breakfast for the season. Serving is from 7:00 – 10:30 A,M, The Americam Legion Post 1311 would like to thank all who supported them, and look forward to seeing you again in the Fall.

Scott Convis has been busy getting the greenhouse ready for opening day. “Watercress Farm Greenhouse” will be open for business, Saturday, April 30th. All kinds of plants and flowers will be available.

Items are still needed for the firemens auction May 7th. To donate or have items picked up, call “Peppermint Patty” (Patty Green) 965-9930.

Gail Tasior is home! Each year she stays in Florida a little longer waiting for our weather to be nice, and each year we get bad weather after she returns, so if you should see her, please suggest to her that she come home in February and that way we can have nice weather earlier. Welcome home Gail!

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Edmeston 04- 18-05

The Alaska Mission Team is sponsoring a chicken BBQ, April 22nd, at the gazebo, starting at 2:30 P.M.

Bob & Ann Schworm left Monday for Syracuse where Bob will enter the hospital. He is scheduled for serious back surgery Tuesday morning. If all goes well, they expect he will be able to come home by Friday.

Wes & Rosemary Stephens, Bob & Helen Alcott, Tom & Gert Reed, recently enjoyed a trip to Washington, DC, with Eastern Travel/Oneonta Bus Line, for the cherry blossom festival and sight-seeing.

The Edmeston United Methodist Church will be celebrating their 100th Anniversary, June ll & l2. Bob Nonenmacher will have a special display in the museum. There will be a quilt show in the church on Saturday, a model T car show in the bank parking lot on Sunday, and several other events.

The Fire Department is looking for donations for an Auction on May 7th. Auction starts at l:00 P.M. at the firehouse. To donate or have items picked up, call “Peppermint Patty” (Patty Green) at 965-9930.

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Edmeston 04-11-05

The peepers were out in full force Sunday night, another good sign that Spring is here.

The baseball team would like to thank everyone who made their chicken BBQ a huge success. Now that you have attended the BBQ, why not attend the games?

Guy and Nancy Carey are home after spending part of the Winter in the South.

Laura Porter is looking for old sap buckets to decorate and use in displays. She doesn’t even care of the leak, so if you have some kicking around, give her a call at 965-9882.

Paul Tasior has been busy getting ready for his new home. If we don’t have a flood, hurricane, or tornado, he expects to pour the foundation on Wednesday, and the house is to arrive April 26th.

With the water receding from our recent rain storms, the trout fishermen were out in full force this past weekend. Don’t know if any trout were caught or not, but bet there were lots of fish stories.

They say April showers bring May flowers. The way April started out the May flowers should be in bloom way into June. Several area homes had water problems, some water damage, but not like in areas around us. Hope this doesn’t happen again!

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Edmeston 04-04-05

The time change or the rain didn’t seem to effect the attendance at the Legion breakfast Sunday. A very good turn out!

Schworm’s Store has started new hours for the Spring and Summer. Store now open Monday to Saturday, 7:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. and Sunday 7:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M.

The Olde lamp lighter, (Gordon Terry) was recently on a ladder, fixing the lights on the lamp post in front of the funeral home. Wonder if he makes house calls?

Several area people are on a bus trip to Washington, D.C. to see the sights and the cherry blossoms. Hope the weather is good for them.

What happens when a deer smashes the driver side door of your truck so you can’t open it from the outside, the keys are in the ignition and the passenger side door is locked? Ask Dave Green! Thank goodness for a coat hanger and a partially open window.

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Edmeston 03-28-05

In last weeks Gazette, I gave an e-mail address for Luke Stephens. This was in error. His correct address is LJS1213@RIT.EDU.

Sunday, April 3rd is Legion breakfast time again. Serving from 7:00 – 10:30 A. M. at the Legion Hall.

The Annual meeting of the Union/Deming Cemeterys was held at the home of Henry and Ella Simmons, County Route 20, March 28, 2005.

A complete surprise 25th Wedding Anniversary party was given to Mike and Lindora Molloy at Richfield Springs, Saturday night. The surprise party was organized and given by their children.

The Annual chicken BBQ, sponsored by the Edmeston Baseball Team will be held at the Gazebo on April 6th, starting at 3:30 P.M.

I have always heard that the pussy willows come out in March, regardless of the weather. Guess this is true as there is a small clump of them, in a sheltered spot on County Route 49. Another sign that Spring has sprung.

He always likes to be the first kid on the block to mow his lawn. Don’t think this year is any different. Gary Harrington was seen checking his mower and measuring the grass where the snow has melted. Do you suppose he knows something we don’t?

It’s that time of year when we will hear a lot of moaning and complaining. Sorry folks, but I can’t do a thing about it. Yes, daylight savings time starts Sunday, April 3rd. Don’t forget to set your clocks ahead one hour when you go to bed Saturday night.

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Edmeston 3-21-05

The Edmeston Free Library met at the home of Lorraine Corts, March 14th. A delicious corned beef and cabbage dinner was enjoyed, followed by a business meeting.

David Green has returned home after spending a week with his parents (Owen & Alice) in North Carolina.

Word has been received that Ann Pratt, a former Edmeston resident, passed away on March 18th in Georgia.

Some Edmeston people remember Ken Cady. He is recovering from a bout with pneumonia. Ken will be 85 on March 25th. Why not send him a card or note? The address is Ken Cady, 7390 State Highway 205, Hartwick, N.Y. 13348.

Luke Stephens, son of Bruce & Mary Stephens, a student at Rochester Institute of Technology, is presently studying at ACM, a travel management school at Dubrovnik, Crotia. Luke’s major at RIT is Travel and Resort Marketing. He enjoys hearing from the folks back home, so if you would like to e-mail him, the address is http.//

Before the call goes out “Play Ball”, the Edmeston Central baseball team will be holding their annual chicken BB-Q at the gazebo, April 6th starting at 3:00 P.M.

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Edmeston 3-14-05

After having successful knee surgery, Ella Simmons is home and gaining every day.

The Alaska Missions Team will be holding a public donation breakfast at the Second Baptist Church, March 19th
7:00 – l0:00 A.M.

What can Brown do for you? Schworm’s Store has just been designated as a drop off/shipping point for the United Parcel Service (UPS).

Barb Turnbull, daughter Patty, sister, Rita Jane, Duanesburg, N.Y., and brother Danny, Portland, Maine, have just returned from a trip to Southern Ireland, where they visited relatives.

The donation breakfast to benefit the Eagle Scout project for Thomas Tophoven, is Sunday, March 20th. 7:00 – ll:00 A.M. at the firehouse.

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Edmeston 3-7-2005

March came in like a lion, lets hope it will go out like a lamb. The calendar says that Spring starts on Sunday, March 20th. sure hope that is right.

Joan and Gordon Terry, owners of the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, recently presented a program to the Burlington Flats Domestic Engineers. Several had questions about pre-planning and pre-paying funerals. Joan and Gordon designed a program encompassing Social Trends and Funeral Law. Material from the NYS Funeral Directors Assoc. (NYS Tribute Foundation) was passed out. Funeral related programs are available. To schedule a program call (607) 965-8242.

Over the Winter break from school, Tina Ruffles and Joan Terry, took Davin, Zac, Jordan & Danielle Ruffles, Royce Terry, Cayden Tomlins & Corey Simmons to Labrador Mountain, snowboarding. While there they caught up with the Edmeston Central School Ski Club (which included Farrell Ruffles) and Troop 9 Boy Scouts. Beautiful day, Perfect to be on the mountain.

The Baptist Youth Fellowship (7th & 8th Graders), during February went to see Fiddler on the Roof, sold candles as a fund raiser, and had a pizza party at the Church Annex. February 27th found the group at the home of Mr. & Mrs. Gerald Wells, Burlington Flats, for a sledding party. Davin and his siblings had groomed the trails & added three jumps. Mr. & Mrs. Wells provided hot dogs, chips, soda, hot chocolate, desserts and a large bonfire. A big thanks from the BYF.

March 20th at the firehouse, 7:00 – ll:00 A.M., donation breakfast to benefit Thomas Tophoven who is working on his Eagle Scout rank. Thomas has selected a project of a new sign, lighted flag pole and landscaping at the Burlington Flats Fish & Game Club. Lets turn out to help Thomas and his Eagle Scout project.

John Parker recently had a hip replacement. His birthday was March 9th and he is in hopes of being able to be out and about by then. He didn’t say what number birthday this one was.

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Edmeston  2-28-2005

The old saying goes: “Thunderstorm in February – frost in June.” We didn’t get a thunderstorm, so lets hope that means we can have a nice, warm June!

The Tasior house on South Street, was razed over the weekend, cleaning up after the fire. Sure looks strange to see the house gone, but much better than a few other locations in the area.

In celebration of their 61st Anniversary, Howard and Priscilla Turnbull went to the Jericho Tavern in Bainbridge, Saturday evening, then attended the bluegrass concert. Congratulations on your Anniversary!

I understand David Slentz is home from the hospital and improving every day. Hope he continues on his road to recovery and that we will soon see him out.

Just a reminder, Legion breakfast, Sunday, March 6th. Serving from 7:00 – 10:30 A.M. Pancakes, French Toast, Bacon, Sausage, Home Fries, Hash, Eggs, just the way you like them, Tomato or Orange Juice and Coffee – Donation – What more could you ask for?

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Edmeston 2-14-2005

As the days begin to lengthen, the cold begins to strengthen, or that is the old saying. The days are noticeable longer. A new dusting of snow appears almost daily, but the sun is getting high enough and warm enough so that it is starting to cut into the snow.

Haven’t seen any yet, but there is lots of talk about hanging sap buckets. Even though the ground hog saw his shadow, things are pointing toward Spring.

First Chicken Bar-B-Que of the season. The firemans auxiliary will be having their annual Chicken BBQ at the firehouse, Thursday, Feb. 17th, starting at 3:00 P.M. This is usually a sell-out, so get there early.

Just a reminder, school will be closed from Feb. 21 to Feb 25, for Winter Vacation.

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Edmeston 2-07-05

Beautiful weather for the Winterfest. With over 30 crafters, patrons had a nice selection of merchandise to choose from and a fine selection of food. The Library Board thanks everyone who helped in any way to make this a big success.

There was an excellent attendance at the Legion Breakfast.

The Baptist Church Youth Fellowship have been active this winter with projects to help support the various trips and excursions. Selling candles from Windy Hill Candles, Port Crane N.Y. has raised $600.00. Thanks to all who have supported them.
In December, they went to Endicott to a cabaret performance of “A Christmas Carol”. Last week, they attended a Broadway production of “Fiddler on the Roof”, in Utica. Members of the BYF are: Hanna Burchill, Justin Bowen, Raven Brown, Stefanie Cornell, Mallory Eckert, Max Gorence, Megan Lawrence, Justin Osario, Jennifer Roberts, Davin Ruffles, Corey and Ashley Simmons, Royce Terry, Cayden Tomlins, Allen and Danielle Wengert, and Arielle Zaleski. Currently they are undertaking the study of the Ten Commandments. They meet on select Sundays 5 – 7 P.M. at the Second Baptist Church. Group leaders are Joan Terry and Gloria Robinson.

Monday February 14th is Valentines Day. It is a fact – once love strikes, you can kiss common sense good-bye.

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Edmeston 1-31-05

Congratulations to AnnMarie Hill, who is now writing a column for Gilbertsville. Readers enjoy local news, but are hesitant to give the correspondents items. Good luck in your new venture AnnMarie.

Over 100 friends and relatives assembled at the Firehouse Sunday, to wish Bob Alcott a Happy 70th Birthday.

Did you notice that in the Early Files, Jan 21 and Jan 28, that Mr. & Mrs. W. H. Belden, had a son, born Jan. 17th, seventy years ago? By being in there two weeks in a row, does this mean that Warren Ellis is 140? Happy belated Birthday Warren!

This weekend is a busy one in Edmeston. Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, the Peet Hook Players present “The Butler Did It”. Saturday is the Annual Winterfest, sponsored by the Edmeston Free Library, and Sunday morning will be the Legion Breakfast.

By the time this goes to press, Lorraine Corts should be home from the hospital. She underwent emergency surgery Sunday morning. Hope she is doing well, and will soon be back to normal.

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Edmeston 01-26-05

Youth for Christ Breakfast Club” will be starting at the Second Baptist Church, Jan. 26th. This will take place every Wednesday morning and will run from 7:00 – 7:45 A.M. All denominations are welcome! For further information contact Rev. Jay Noll at 965-8540.

The “Peethook Players” will be presenting a mystery/comedy “The Butler Did It” by Tim Kelley, at the Edmeston Central School, Feb. 3 (Thur) Feb. 5 (Sat) at 8:00 P.M. and Feb. 6 (Sun) at 2:00 P. M.

Crafts, Flea Market, live entertainment and food will fill the cafeteria at the Edmeston Central School on Sat. Feb. 5th, when the 17th Annual Winterfest takes place. It runs from 9:30 A.M. until 2:30 P.M. and is sponsored by the Edmeston Free Library.

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Edmeston 01-19-05

Thanks to the reader who caught the “Limo” error in the Gazette 1-07-05. Can’t say if it was my fault or at the office, but at least we know the column is being read.

The Annual meeting of the Edmeston Fire Department, was held January 8, 2005. Officers for the year 2005 were elected. Chief Lauren Waite, 1st Asst. Chief, Art Klingler, 2nd Asst. Chief, Scott Convis. Executive committee President, Barb Bateman, Vice President, Ed Stevens, Secretary, Mike Hume, Treasurer, Ruth Hill. Dinner was delayed a bit as the Department was called out for an accident, but upon return, everyone enjoyed the dinner and had a good time.

The Edmeston Free Library held its annual meeting at the library building, Friday, January 14th, 2005. Elected were Pres. Priscilla Turnbull, Vice Pres. John Blackman, Secretary, Lorraine Corts, Treasurer, Leon Schworm.

Spaces are filling fast for the Annual Winterfest sponsored by the Library. Information is available by calling Bob Alcott at (607) 965-8915. The Winterfest will be Saturday, February 5, 2005, from 9:30 A. M. to 2:30 P. M. at the Edmeston Central School and will feature crafts, flea market, live entertainment, soup and sandwiches. Benefit: Edmeston Free Library.

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Edmeston 10-18-04

Thanks to all who attended the Turkey Dinner, sponsored by the Fire Department and
Auxiliary. Over 100 take out dinners were served and at least that many or more eat-in
dinners. It’s great to see such support as if any of us has an emergency, we expect these
people to respond.

Bob and Helen Alcott have returned from an enjoyable trip to Branson.

On October 10th, 35 members of the Smith Family gathered to help Sonny Smith
(a patient at Chase Nursing Home) celebrate her 80th Birthday. Happy Birthday, Sonny!

Many people took advantage of the book sale, Saturday, sponsored by the Edmeston
Free Library.

The Edmeston Rotary Club will once again be sponsoring a Halloween Party. This will
be held at the School on Saturday evening, October 30th, and starts at 6:30 P.M.

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Edmeston     10-04-04

Several couples have recently purchased homes in Edmeston. Congratulations on your purchases and welcome to our community:
Mike and Jenilee Bolton the Marge Rowlands home on South Street
Shawn and Regina Pylinski, the Howard Lull home on South Street
Vincent and Tina VanVorst, the Mary Whiting home on North Street
John and Shelly Wust have moved into the Willie Wust home on South Street

New home owners, Mark and Amy Bolton, are now the new parents of a daughter. Arissa Bolton was born September 23, 2004 at Bassett Hospital and weighed 6lbs 10 oz.

Six members of the Class of 1944, met for lunch and to talk over old times, Saturday. Those present were: Bill Hawver, Cortland, Nordica Holuchuck, Kingston, Marjorie Schellhammer, Cooperstown, Sally Lidell, Sourth Edmeston, Stephen Winters, Garrattsville and Priscilla Turnbull, Edmeston.


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