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2006 News

Edmeston December 31, 2006

When the sun started to set, Sunday afternoon, Mayor Dave Kent, was forced to cancel the snow blower races (lack of snow). This would have been only the second year for the races, but there were a lot of people who were looking forward to them. Kevin and Irene Maggrett, were here from Long Island, at their home on Wharton Creek Road, and were looking forward to the races. Disappointed, they decided to go back to the Island to spend New Years Eve.

Several people who have flower beds facing the South, tell of the early Spring bulbs pushing up through the ground. Hope this warm spell doesn’t hurt the trees and flowers as we know there is still a lot of Winter ahead of us.

The Bicentennial Committee will meet at the Town Clerks Office on January 8, 2007.

The Annual meeting of the Edmeston Free Library will be held, January 12, 2007, at 7:00 P.M. at the library.

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Edmeston December 24, 2006

With the shortest day of the year behind us, we are reminded of the old saying “as the days begin to lengthen, the cold begins to strengthen”. We have certainly had some unusual weather for December. The seed catalogues are already starting to arrive in the mail.

The Annual meeting of the Edmeston Volunteer Fire Department, will be held January 13, 2007. All members of active status are highly encouraged to attend.

There are still “Flood 2006” books available at the Bank. Proceeds from the sale of these books go to the Bicentennial Committee to use in preparation for the celebration in 2008 when Edmeston will be 200 years old. The books come in an envelope so can be mailed to someone out of town. An ideal gift for birthday, anniversary or just remembering a friend.

A note received fro the Greens (Alice & Owen) stating they received many cards and notes when they celebrated their 60th Anniversary. They were surprised and pleased and want to thank everyone who remembered them.

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Edmeston December 17, 2006

The employees of the NBT Bank, Edmeston and New Berlin Offices, enjoyed a joint Christmas Party, at the Red Pines Golf Course, Friday evening.

If you have forgotten someone on your list, or just need another gift, why not consider the “Edmeston Flood, 2006” book. These books are on sale and the bank and the proceeds will benefit the Bicentennial in 2008.

Over 50 people took advantage of the Edmeston Rotary Club “Christmas Project”. This is an annual event where deserving families receive gift certificates, toys, food and clothing. Families who otherwise wouldn’t have much of a Christmas can enjoy the season, thanks to the efforts of the Rotary Club.

Church services at the United Methodist Church, 3 North Street, Edmeston for December 24th have been set as follows: Communion Service, 10 am; Candlelight Service, 8 pm. Heather Hoffman will sing the solo, “O Holy Night” at the candlelight service. Everyone is welcome to attend the services. Pastor Douglas B. Besemer will lead the services. For additional information, contact Pastor Besemer at (607) 639-1841 or 965-8046.

Rotary President, Martha Winsor, welcomed two new members at the meeting on December 13th. Joining the Rotary Club at that time were, Christine Lindberg and John Chesebrough.

Mayor Dave Kent was seen out checking the snow blower track, Saturday. I understand he also had a talk with “Mother Nature”, trying to make arrangements for snow for the New Years Eve event. Lets see what powers he has!

Have a safe and Merry Christmas!

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Edmeston December 10, 2006

After a couple of delays, the “Flood of 2006” book is now available! Bernie Nonenmacher did a great job putting this together. The book has photos of our area, taken by Edmeston people. The book is available at the Edmeston Bank and is $10.00. A copy is also available by mail by sending check or money order for the amount, plus $1.00 postage, to Bernie Nonenmacher, Box 179, Edmeston, New York 13335. (Be sure to include name and address when ordering) Proceeds from the book sale will benefit the Edmeston Bicentennial celebration in 2008.

Congratulations to Madaline Convis who celebrated her 92nd birthday on November 23rd (Thanksgiving Day)

Congratulations are in order for another Convis. Kristopher Scott Convis, came into this world Nov. 27th and weighed 8lb 1/2 oz, was 21 inches long. The proud parents are Scott & Terri Convis of Edmeston.

Patty Rose Hawes, daughter of Daryl & Jody Hawes, Brookfield, N.Y. gave birth to a son, Peter Caleb Hawes, Dec. 8, 2006 – 8lb 9oz 20 inches long. Contratulations!

“Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse”. This is not true for the NBT Bank in Edmeston. Thursday, a little field mouse decided to visit the bank. After a lengthy chase, Deb and Shawn were able to catch the little fella and return him to the outside world.

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Edmeston December 3, 2006

With a strong wind blowing, snow flurries in the air, Santa arrived at the Legion Hall, Saturday, via firetruck. About 50 children came to have “Breakfast with Santa” and tell the jolly old sole what they wanted for Christmas. In addition to breakfast, pictures were taken and each child received cookies & gifts from Santa. The event was sponsored by the firemens auxiliary.

Jan Marsi, Superintendent of the Oneonta District Annual Wyoming Conference, United Methodist Church, has appointed Douglas Besemer, pastor of the Wharton Valley Charge. The Wharton Valley Charge comprises the Burlington Flats – West Exeter United Methodist Church and the Edmeston United Methodist Church.
Pastor Besemer and wife, Joyce, were introduced to the congregations November 26th., at the Edmeston United Methodist Church, followed by a social hour. Pastor & Mrs. Besemer reside in Coventryville, but are anxious to become familiar with the ministers and people of our area. Pastor Besemer can be contacted at the Edmeston United Methodist Church on Tuesdays 10:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M. and Thursdays 2:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. or call
(607) 639-1841 Burlington Flats-West Exeter services are Sundays at 8:30 A.M. and Edmeston Services 10:00 A.M. All are welcome!

Paul Tasior contacted Mayor Dave Kent, to see about entering his snow blower in the races set for New Years Eve. Paul has a new John Deere tractor with snow blower on front. He was turned down as the races are for walk behind only. Mayor Kent did say in the event of little snow, they may let Paul blow some from outside onto the track.

The Bicentennial Committee met Monday evening in the Town Clerks Office to continue working on plans for the celebration in 2008, when Edmeston will be 200 years old.

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Edmeston Nov. 26, 2006

Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone, the big Christmas push will begin. The weather has been ideal for anyone who decorates outside, and there seems to be more and more every year.

The Bicentennial Committee will meet Monday Night at the Town Clerks Office. They had a couple of West Edmeston residents at the last meeting, which is good. Now if we could only get some one to represent South Edmeston.

Saturday morning, December 2nd, will be a busy time at the Legion Hall. That is when “Breakfast with Santa” will take place. 9 – 11 A.M. This event is being sponsored by the Firemen’s Auxiliary.

Just a reminder that Sunday December 3rd, is the Legion Breakfast. Serving from 7 – 10:30 A.M. This is by donation and features: Juice, coffee or tea, pancakes, French toast, sausage, bacon, home fries, corned beef hash, and eggs just the way you like them.

Plans are starting to take shape for the 2nd Annual “Snow Blower Races” This event will be held at the same location as last year on South Street. Starting time is midnight New Years Eve. Snow Blowers have to be the walk behind kind. The public is invited to attend, and urged to come out for some fun. For information or to register your snow blower, contact Town Mayor, Dave Kent at 965-8283.

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Edmeston November 19, 2006

Hunting on Sunday produced a lot of noise with the amount of shots being fired. Don’t know how many deer were taken, but in the process, an albino deer was seen on Wharton Creek Road.

Holly and Jack have been spending some time with Grandpa and Grandma Alcott (Bob & Helen), remaining until after Thanksgiving.

Complete with pizza, DJ, and cake, friends and relatives Friday night enjoyed a Birthday party in celebration of Heather McCoy’s 13th Birthday. Happy Birthday Heather!

NBT Bank, Edmeston, has a new teller! Stella Schworm has completed the Teller Training Program and started work at the Edmeston Office on Monday.

Come join the fun on December 2nd, at the Legion Hall, when the firemen’s auxiliary will sponsor “Breakfast with Santa” 9 – 11 A.M. Each child will receive a gift.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Edmeston November 12, 2006

The firemen’s auxiliary will sponsor a “Breakfast with Santa” at the American Legion Hall, December 2, 2006 from 9 – 11 A.M. Each child will receive a gift! Come join the fun!

Rusty and Jean Dutcher spent Oct. 12th to 16th in Harrisburg, Pa., where they attended the 2nd reunion of sailors from the submarine USS Corporal (SS346) on which Rusty served from Jan. ’68 to Jan. ’72. Approximately 35 submarine sailors attended. Plans are under way for another reunion in 2007.

Dottie Blackman tells me there is a new selection of books from the four county library system. Stop in for some good reading!

The Veterans Day Service, presented by the American Legion Post 1311, at the Edmeston Central School, on Saturday, was attended by about 40 people. A choir made up of friends and members of the Area Council of Churches, and a solo by David Gregory provided the music. Lt. Col. Donna (Johansen) Dorminey, was guest speaker.

Employees of the Edmeston Branch of NBT Bank, brought in pictures and memorabilia of veterans who have served, or are presently serving, our Country. The public response to this was so great that the display was left for a few days.

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Edmeston November 5, 2006

A Special Veterans Day Service will be held at the Edmeston Central School, Saturday, November 11th, at 2:00 P.M. All are invited!

Time is getting short to order your miniature “Edmeston Train Station” building. Call Joyce Hickling, 965-8119 to place your order.

The annual “Edmeston Pumpkin Hunt”, was held October 28th, with over 30 people attending. Hosts for this years event were: Paul Jensen, Stella Schworm, Dave & Lynn Kent, and Shawn Pyllinski. The route covered roughly 53 miles and despite the weather, all had a great time. Clues led the contestants over hill and dale, from Woolly Hill to the infamous “Bear Crossing”. Winners were: Paul Schulz, Doug Rifanburg, JoAnn Van Vranken and Jay Johnson. Special thanks to New York Central for the use of their parking lot as starting point and the Edmeston Fire Hall for the finish line.

Bake Sale and Train Station miniature pick up, November 18th at the Legion Hall, 9-11 A.M., sponsored by the Edmeston Tea Circle. Proceeds to go to local people in need, and to projects that benefit the greater Edmeston Community.

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Edmeston October 29, 2006

All patriotic people who enjoy singing, and paying tribute to all our Heroes, in and out of the military, are invited to join us for choir rehearsals, Nov. 2nd, Second Baptist Church, Edmeston, 8:00 p.m. and Nov. 5th, Burlington Flats Baptist Church, 8:00 p.m.
This choir will sing at a special Veterans Day service, Nov. 11th at the Edmeston Central School, 2:00 p.m. Thank you from the Wharton Valley American Legion and Auxiliary.

For the past four years, Kay York, has created miniatures of Edmeston buildings (Five Sisters, Barber Shop, Gaskin House and Old School House). The miniature for this year is the “Edmeston Train Station”. To order your train station, call Joyce Hickling (965-8119). She needs to know your name, phone number and number of miniatures you desire. The price is $20.00, with proceeds going to the Edmeston Tea Circle. Your “Train Station” can be picked up at the Legion Hall, Nov. 18th from 9 – 11 a.m., when the Tea Circle will sponsor a Bake Sale. Proceeds from the Tea Circle’s bake sale and miniatures go to local people in need, and to projects that benefit the greater Edmeston Community.

Sunday, Nov. 5th is the Legion Breakfast. Serving from 7:00 – 10:30 a.m. Juice, pancakes, French toast, bacon, sausage, home fries, corned beef hash, coffee, tea or milk and eggs, the way you like them. Donation

Election Night Dinner (Nov 7th 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.) at the Edmeston Central School cafeteria, sponsored by the Edmeston United Methodist Church. Menu: Roast Turkey and dressing, mashed potatoes & gravy, butternut squash, cabbage salad, rolls, cranberry sauce, choice of homemade pies and beverage. The dinner is a free-will-donation with proceeds applied to the repair of flood damage in the church basement. (take-out requests will begin at 5:30 p.m.)

Don’t forget to VOTE – Tuesday, November 7th!

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Edmeston October 22, 2006

The Annual Rotary Halloween Party, is going to be October 31st. at the school. Being a school night, the party will run from 6:30 – 8:00 P.M. There will be games, prizes, cider and donuts and yes, even a “Haunted House”.

“School House Rock Live” is a musical that will be presented at the school by students from grades 4 to 6. It is scheduled to take place November 2 & 3 at 7:00 P.M. Admission: Children $3.00 and Adults $4.00.

Royce & Ruth Hill are back from Murfreesboro, Tennessee, where they participated in the wedding of Mary Miller and James C. Jensen on October 24th. Mr. & Mrs. Jensen will make their home in Kent, Washington.

The Senior Class will present “Hollywood Hillbillies” on November 9th & 10th, starting at 7:30 P.M. Admission: Adults $5.00 and Children $3.00.

Lisa Jensen entertained family members Sunday, with cake and Ice Cream, to celebrate her 16th Birthday. Happy Birthday Lisa!

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Edmeston Oct. 15, 2006

The Edmeston Rotary Club will once again sponsor a Halloween Party. Watch for times and dates.

The Senior Class is busy working on the play they will present, November 9th at 7:30 P.M.

Congratulations to Paul and Stella on the new addition to their family.

Edmeston United Methodist Women will be honoring Dorothy Blanchard, Elsa Lampron, and Rena Lull, at the Oneonta District Fall meeting. This event will be held at the Pathfinder Village with a candle lighting service, October 21st. These ladies have moved from our area and Edmeston UMW would like to recognize them for their dedication and service to God.

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Edmeston October 1, 2006

Sunday evening, the Edmeston Emergency Squad, held their monthly meeting in the meeting rooms of the firehouse.

Marilyn Carnrike has been transferred from MIB Hospital, Cooperstown to Chase Nursing, in New Berlin, for rehabilitation after suffering a broken hip.

Dave Green is spending a few days with his parents, Owen and Alice Green, in North Carolina. While there, he plans to try to get chores done and things buttoned up for Winter.

The Bi-centennial Committee met Monday evening, in the Town Clerks Office, where they are starting to formulate plans for the Bi-centennial in 2008, when Edmeston will be 200 years old.

The Ladies of the United Methodist Church, will be holding a Rummage Sale at the Legion Hall, Thursday and Friday, October 5 & 6, from 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. Starting at noon on Friday, they will have a Bake Sale and a $2.00 Bag Sale.

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Edmeston September 24, 2006

With the days getting shorter, and many activities moving inside, what better way to spend an evening than with a good book. Dottie Blackman, Edmeston Free Library librarian, will be hosting a book sale at the library, Saturday, September 30th from 9:00 A.M. to l:00 P.M. Stop by and pick up some good reading!

Marilyn Carnrike had the misfortune to break her hip and is now a patient in MIB Hospital in Cooperstown.

The first Annual Youth Festival was held Saturday. Even though it was a wet, rainy day, the activities took place, and most everyone enjoyed the day.

In addition to the first Annual Edmeston Youth Festival, there was another first that day, that being the first day of Autumn. The trees are starting to show some color now. Wonder with all the rain we have had if they will be bright and colorful this year?

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Edmeston September 17, 2006

Thursday evening, September 14th, Don Turnbull was the auctioneer at an Auction/Picnic, sponsored by the Wharton Valley Parish (Burlington Flats, Edmeston, West Exeter) United Methodist Churches. Proceeds to go to the Edmeston United Methodist Church to help repair the damage caused by the flood.  A wide assortment of food started the picnic off, followed by the Auction, which had many, many items, some of which were new.

The first Annual Edmeston Youth Festival, will be this Saturday, September 23rd, and will have, Community Garage Sales, Youth Soccer Games, Craft Show, Chicken BBQ and 5K Road Race. Sounds like a full, fun day!

The Bicentennial Committee, met Monday evening, at the Town Clerks office. This group is making plans for the 200th Anniversary of Edmeston, which will be in 2008!

Good news! The Election Day Dinner will once again take place. Members of the Edmeston United Methodist Church are making plans for the event, after missing it last year.

Rehearsals have started for grades 4 through 6 students, who will be presenting “School House Rock Live, Jr”, based on the popular Saturday morning cartoon series.  Performance dates are scheduled for November 2 & 3.

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Edmeston September 10, 2006

Don Turnbull will be the Auctioneer, Thursday evening, September 14th, when the Wharton Valley Parish (Burlington Flats, Edmeston and West Exeter United Methodist Churches) will host a covered dish picnic and auction to raise funds for repair of the flood damaged basement of the Edmeston United Methodist Church. The activities take place at the Smith residence at the corners of St. Hwy 80 & 51 North. The auction will feature unknown treasures along with vouchers for services.
Come, bring a dish to pass, table service, a chair (required), something for the auction (if desired) and some friends and neighbors. The picnic is at 5:30 and Auction to start promptly at 6:15 to make this an early evening event. (eating may continue on even after the auction begins.) Ample parking.

1st Annual Edmeston Youth Festival, September 23rd. Youth Soccer Games, Community Garage Sales (Call Lynn Kent 965-8283 for details.) Craft Show (Call Laura Porter 965-9882 for details.) Chicken BBQ and 5K Road Race.

Stefanie Cornnell, daughter of Rob & Cindy Cornnell, took first place in the photography division at the Otsego County Fair and best overall. This makes three years in a row Stefanie has won!

The Edmeston Free Library, had its bi-monthly meeting Monday evening at the home of Leon Schworm on Wharton Creek Road.

The Bicentennial Committee group, will meet in Edmeston September 10, 2006

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Edmeston September 3, 2006

With the opening of school, we must re-think and re-adjust our driving habits. Children just starting school may be upset or excited, and dart out into the road. Be alert for stopped school buses! Lets have a safe school year!

The first Legion Breakfast for the Fall will be Sunday, Sept. 10th. Serving from 7:00 to 10:30. Menu: Juice, Coffee, Tea or Milk, Pancakes, Toast, French Toast, Hash Browns, Home Fries, Bacon, Sausage and Eggs, the way you like them. (Donation)

S. Talbot Thayer, Freeport, N.Y., Bill & Maria Parker, Denver CO., were recent guests of Roger and Mary Porter. Ann Hughes, John & Jordan Reese, Fort Myers, FL. also visited. A surprise 45th wedding anniversary party, given by the Porter children was held at the home of Scott & Laura Porter. A delicious meal made by New York Pizzeria of New
Berlin, was enjoyed by all. Roger and Mary were delighted to see so many friends and family gathered in their honor.

Dance classes are to be offered in Edmeston by a qualified instructor. Starting this Fall, Ballet and/or Jazz for Pre-k to 12th grade and Adult Jazz aerobics classes will be available at the Grange Hall on Thursday evenings under the instruction of Leanne Arnold. For more information, contact Leanne at 437-2087 or e-mail

Your Vote is Important! Primary Day – Sept. 12, 2006 Noon to 9:00 P.M.

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Edmeston August 28, 2006

The Edmeston Free Library would like to thank everyone who donated to the furnace fund. The new furnace has been installed and is operational.

Tina Fisk became the bride of Patrick Hill in a lovely lawn wedding at noon on Saturday, August 19th. The service was performed by retired Justice, Leon Schworm.

Congratulations to Mike and Sharon Stevens on the arrival of their new daughter. Victoria Elizabeth arrived August 14th and weighed 6lb 5 oz and was 18 inches long.

Mums, Mums, and more Mums. Scott Convis, owner of the Watercress Farm and Greenhouse, tells me he will be open on September 2nd with a large selection of mums, all colors.

For some reason my column didn’t get in, but I understand there was trouble on the internet.

Bernie and Bob Nonenmacher have returned from a trip to Alaska. They had a very enjoyable time and said the scenery is just breath taking.

Bernie is still looking for pictures of the “2006 Flood” in Edmeston and surrounding area. If you haven’t given her pictures, please do so. She is especially looking for pictures of North Street flooding, but any others are welcome. Please put your name and address and where the picture was taken on the back so when she is finished with it, you will get it back.

Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 23rd, as that is when the Edmeston Youth Festival will take place. Events to happen that day: Youth Soccer, Community Garage Sales, Chicken BB-Q, 5K Road Race and Craft Sales.

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Edmeston August 13, 2006 

Last week I reported about the Jaquay Reunion, saying it had been held for a number of years. A family member tells me they keep attendance records and minutes, and that the reunion has been going for one hundred ten years. Congratulations!

Wednesday evening, the Edmeston Office of the NBT Bank, sponsored an open house with Christine Gumaer speaking about U.S. Savings Bonds. Topics included: Taxation, Income Alternatives, Wealth Transfer, Beneficiary Strategies.

Gordon, Joan and Royce Terry recently spent 10 days in New Mexico traveling to Alamogordo, Silver City, Santa Fe and Albuquerque. They went horseback riding, visited the White Sands National Park and traveled the “Turquoise Trail”. While in Albuquerque, Gordon attended the National Funeral Directors 2006 Leadership Conference from July 30th – August 2nd.

A family gathering was held Sunday at the home of Leon Schworm, Wharton Creek Road. Thirty relatives attended and came from Duanesburg, Greene, Burlington Flats, New Berlin, Syracuse and Edmeston.

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Edmeston August 6, 2006

Congratulations to the Edmeston Firemen on taking first place marching at the Otsego County Fair, Tuesday.  I understand they came in 2nd at the County Convention. Great job fellas. John Chesebrough was able to march with them. Perhaps that is why they took first.

The Annual Jaquay reunion was held Sunday in Sherburne as it has been for many years. They certainly had a good day for it.

It seems like knee operations are in this Summer. The latest one is Ann Schworm, who had her left knee operated on in Herkimer. She is home and expected to be able to return to work Tuesday or Wednesday.

Chad Goodier took part in the Demo Derby, Thursday Night at the Otsego County Fair, and came in 3rd. Congratulations Chad!

While listening to the scanner this past week end, it made me realize just how lucky we are with our Fire Departments and Emergency Squads. A couple of times one department or squad would be out and another call would come in, so an adjoining department or squad would answer the call. Working hand in hand to help each other out is a great thing, and we are very lucky to have such cooperation and dedicated people.

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Edmeston July 30. 2006

The Turnbull reunion was held in Garrattsville, Sunday, with a good attendance and of course great food.

Dick and Marge Holdridge, were guests of Pauline Smith, New Berlin, July 23rd at Gus’s Steakhouse, Norwich, in honor of their 57th Wedding Anniversary. Congratulations!

Earlier this Spring, John and Dottie Blackman took the older grand children to Niagra Falls and Canada. They have just returned from taking the younger grand children on the same trip. Both times, they went by train. I’m sure this is something they will always remember, I know Dottie will, especially the “Arcade”.

A note to Betty……I do remember the baby carriage,,,,thanks!

Members of the Junior Jaquay family had a gathering at the home of Tom and Linda Eriksen’s, Sunday. Other than a family get-to-gether, it was so Hannah and Gavin could see everyone again as they will soon be going back to Pa. and starting school.

Several donations have been received by the Library toward the purchase of a new furnace. If you would care to donate, please send it to the Library, Box 5117, Edmeston.

By the time this goes to press, the Otsego County Fair will be in full swing, then next week the Chenango County Fair, then its almost time for back to school. Where does the time go?

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Edmeston July 23, 2006

Bernie Nonenmacher is still looking for pictures of the “Flood of 2006” to put into a book. Perhaps you took some and just haven’t gotten around to sending them to her. Please be sure to include your name and address, so the pictures can be returned to you. Be sure to give the location of the picture (not digital photo numbers). She would like to complete this by late August, so an early submission would help.

The rain Saturday once again caused flooding, but it didn’t dampen the spirits of those attending a wedding at the Riverbend Golf Course. At 2:30 P.M., Saturday, Lynn Naubereit became the bride of Michael Robertson. The double ring ceremony was performed by retired justice, Leon Schworm.

Thursday, July 27th, will be “Customer Appreciation Day” at the Edmeston branch of NBT. Stop and enjoy some cake and conversation!

The Edmeston Free Library basement suffered damage from the recent flooding. The furnace was completely under water and can not be repaired. A plea is going out to the public for donations to help cover the cost of a new furnace. Please send donations to the Library at box 5117, Edmeston, New York 13335

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Edmeston July 16, 2006

Last week when I listed those who had lunch at “Remember When Cafe”, New Berlin, I omitted the name of Betty Schriber, New Berlin. It’s hard enough to get people to give you news, and when they do, you omit part of it. Betty is a loyal Gazette reader – sorry Betty!

On the “Get Well” list is Joy Beeching, recovering nicely at home after a complete knee replacement. Linda Eriksen is also coming along after having an operation on her shoulder.

Tom & Gert Reed, Bob & Helen Alcott have just returned from a visit to Bemidji, Minn., where they visited Holly, Joe & Jack Mortzhein. While in the area, they saw the Paul Bunyan & Babe the Blue Ox statues. While standing near them, Bob said “Boy, they make me feel small”. On the way home, they stopped in Mackinaw, Mich. and had dinner with Karen & Gary Lewis (former Edmeston residents).

Berni Nonenmacher has been getting requests for a picture book of the 2006 flood. This will be a project for the museum, so if you have any pictures you would like considered, mail them or e-mail them to Berni. Please make sure you give the location (not digital photo number) and your name for credit. Photographs submitted should have names and addresses on them so you will get them back. It is hoped this can be completed by late August. The e-mail address: Regular address: Box 179, Edmeston, New York 13335.

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Edmeston July 9, 2006

As friends and neighbors worked together to try to recover from the flooding, our great country celebrated the 4th of July.

Dick and Marge Holdridge recently had an interesting trip to the Outer Banks of North Carolina, which included a lighthouse tour, Ocracoke and Roanoke Islands and the Wright Brothers memorial at Kitty Hawk.

For several years, Pathfinder Village has sponsored Saturday evening concerts during July and August. An ideal evening and a good attendance last Saturday night. If you are looking for some entertainment, check out the concert schedule.

Nordica and John Holochuck of Kingston, N.Y., were recent guests of the Holdridges (Dick & Marge). Nordica attended the E.C.S. Alumni Banquet and a class of 1944 get-together at Priscilla Turnbull’s on the following Sunday.

The Edmeston Free Library board met Monday night at the home of Mr. & Mrs. Richard Saunders. The Library was one of the many places hit by the recent high water.

Julia Houk Cooley of High Point, North Carolina, recently visited friends and relatives in the area. On June 25th, she and her grandson, Jeremy Dunkelbarger, Brooklyn, N.Y., and sister-in-law, Shirley Houk, South Otselic, met friends at “Remember When Cafe”, New Berlin. Hannah Jones, Leonardsville and Marge Holdridge joined her for a pleasant time of “Catching Up”.

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Edmeston June 25, 2006

Word has been received from Saratoga Springs, that Helen P “Billie” Hile, a former Edmeston resident, passed away, Sunday, June 18th, at the Saratoga Hospital.

The meeting rooms at the Edmeston Firehouse were the scene Saturday for a Bridal Shower, in honor of Angie Tasior.

The employees of the Edmeston Branch of NBT Bank, were invited to a BB-Q, Saturday, at the home of Branch Manager, Shawn Pylinski. The BB-Q was his way of saying “Thanks for a job well done”. The Edmeston Bank received a number one status in an audit recently conducted. It is rare the #1 status is given, but his crew made it happen! Congratulations to the employees!

Over 180 attended the 99th Annual Alumni Banquet and Reunion, Saturday night at the Edmeston Central School. Officers for the next years event are: Laura Zimmerman Brown, President. Diana Parker, Vice President. Beverly Holcomb, Secretary and Artie Klingler, Treasurer.

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Edmeston June 18, 2006

Members of the Class of 2006, attended the Baccalaureate Service, Sunday evening. This year the service was held in the United Methodist Church.

Fathers Day turned out to be a great day! Some would say a little too warm and humid, but at least we didn’t have any rain.

Hannah and Gavin Goodier are spending the Summer with Grandma and Grandpa Eriksen, and Dad Chad.

Shawn Pylinski and his sons, have returned after hiking 71 miles of the Appalachian Trail. They have been doing this for several years. Shawn said upon their return, “we’re a little woodsy and rank, but we had a great time”!

June 25th is Graduation Day. Sincere congratulations to all the graduates! As they each receive their diplomas, we wish them well in what ever they plan to do in the future. Have a safe, happy graduation!

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Edmeston June 11, 2006

Last Wednesday, the Edmeston Free Library board served the Rotary Club a picnic style dinner. When the menu was planned it was sunny and warm, but come time to serve, it had cooled down and was raining. The only change to the menu was coffee instead of Iced Tea and lemonade, but everyone seemed to enjoy it anyway.

For the past several years, Shawn Pylinski and his sons have hiked the Appalachian Trail or at least part of it. Shawn and the boys are at it again! They started Saturday and expect to hike 71 miles of the Trail by next Saturday. Good luck fellas!

Fathers Day is June 18th. Circulation of the Gazette is so that at this time I’d like to wish all the fathers a Happy Fathers Day!

The first day of Summer is rapidly approaching. June 21st is the day. That is also the longest day of the year.

June 25th will find Seniors marching down the aisle to receive their diplomas. Congratulations of the members of the Class of 2006.

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Edmeston June 4, 2006

Ronnie & Phyllis Beadle, New Smyrna Beach, Fla., have been visiting friends and relatives in the area. While here, their daughter, Melanie Morrow, organized an Anniversary Party for them as they celebrated 40 years of marriage.

Lee Hoagland, Burlington Flats, was the lucky winner of the gas grill, sponsored by the Alaska Mission Team, on Memorial Day. Congratulations Lee!

June is dairy month! Dairy foods and products remind us to have a “Dairy Nutritious Day”.

Sunday evening, the Edmeston Emergency Squad held its Annual EMS Appreciation Dinner. Officers for the year 2006-07 are: Captain: Dan Osborn, lst Lt. John Chesebrough, 2nd Lt. Darlene Camenga, 3rd Lt. Gloria Robinson, Secretary, Brent Benjamin, Treasurer, Lisa Norton, Training Coordinator, Dana Mockovciak, Trustees, Don Howard and Van Robinson.
The squad puts in many hours of training and service for our community and we should all be very proud of them.

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Edmeston May 29, 2006

The invitations are out for the Annual Alumni Dinner and Reunion at Edmeston Central. This is the 99th year for the event, and marks the end of another school year.

The price of gas didn’t seem to hold the Holiday traffic down. Just a beautiful weekend for the parades, picnics and camping. Hope everyone was able to enjoy it.

The Women of the Edmeston United Methodist Church will be conducting the service on June 11th. During the service, they plan to recognize the ladies, who for so many years served the Rotary Dinners, which helped the Church financially. A rose bush is to be planted in front of the Church to honor these women.

The Firemens Auxiliary recently welcomed Joan Reed as a new member. They are still looking for new members, so if you are interested or would like more information about the group and what they do, contact Joan Terry (965-8187) or Linda Eriksen (965-8544).

Annual Perennial Plant Sale, Saturday, June 17th, sponsored by the Women of the Edmeston United Methodist Church. The sale will be held at the home of Mr. & Mrs. Elwyn Smith, at the intersection of State Rout 51 & 80 (Barretts Corners)

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Edmeston May 21, 2006

For two years, 8 year old Mackenzie Porter, let her hair grow so she could donate it to “Locks of Love”. On Saturday, May 6th, she had her long brown hair cut at Cassies Hair Studio. “Locks of Love” makes wigs with donated hair for young cancer patients. Congratulations Mackenzie for making this very worth-while donation.

Legion Auxiliary Members are again selling poppies. Donation cans and poppies are also available in the businesses around town.

The Edmeston Rotary Club will once again have a Chicken BBQ at the four corners Memorial Day.

Almost 80 people took part in the “1st Annual Dale Palmiter ” golf tournament held at the Red Pines Golf Course on Saturday, May 20th. The winning team was made up of Marc Doctuer, David Palmiter, Diane Weinheimer and Doug Miller. Congratulations! The weather didn’t co-operate, but I understand everyone had a good time.

Memorial Day parade schedule: 9:00 A. M. West Edmeston 11:00 A. M. Edmeston 1:30 P.M. Burlington Flats.

Have a Safe – Happy Memorial Day!

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Edmeston May 14, 2006

Mother wasn’t able to put her hanging plant out on Mothers Day because of the strong cold wind, but all in all not a bad day.

The annual meeting of the Union Cemetery Association was held Monday night. Officers were elected and Cemetery business transacted.

The K. A. R. E. store that has been operating up town, has moved back to the lower part of South Street, where they were before.

The Edmeston Rotary Club will once again be sponsoring a chicken barbecue on Memorial Day.

High on a hill, overlooking the beautiful Wharton Valley, off Louie Dickenson Road, Vicki Miller became the bride of Ryan Buchanan. The Mothers Day double ring ceremony was performed by retired Justice Leon Schworm.

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Edmeston May 7, 2006

The Edmeston Free Library board held its bi-monthly meeting Monday evening at the home of John and Dottie Blackman on High Street.

A dark, cloudy, cool day, Saturday, but that didn’t seem to hold the people attending the donation auction back. The attendance was good and there was a nice selection of items to be auctioned off. This was sponsored by the Fire Department.

Sunday was the last Legion breakfast until Fall. The turn out was really great and the Legion would like to thank everyone who has supported them and they look forward to starting the breakfasts again in September.

If you are looking for something a little different to have with your dinner, try the Brooklyn style bread that is being made in the old Higgins Grocery Store. At present there is just a selection of bread, but he is planning on expanding and will have all kinds of goodies.

For those of you who qualify, I’d like to say “Happy Mothers Day!”

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Edmeston April 30, 2006

The firemen’s donation auction is Saturday! There is still time to donate or have items picked up. Call Patty Green at 965-9930. Auction starts at 1:00 P.M.

Sunday, May 7th, will be the last Legion Breakfast until Fall. Serving is from 7:00 A.M. to 10:30 A.M. Donation!

A bus trip to the “Sight and Sound Theater” in Pa., is being sponsored by the Burlington Flats Baptist Ladies Tea Group. The date is July 12th, but they need to know how many as soon as possible to finalize arrangements. The approximate cost will be $90. (teens and children less expensive) The price includes, bus, dinner and the show, which is “Ruth”. To make reservations or for more information, call Alice Quintin 965-2352.

Congratulations to Tim, Vicki and the kids (Johnson) as they spent the weekend moving into their new home, high on the hill overlooking Edmeston.

The Annual Rummage Sale sponsored by the Edmeston United Methodist Church, will be at the Legion Hall, Thursday, May 11th noon to 5:00 P.M. and Friday, May 12th, 9:00 A,M. to noon. Bag sale from noon to 2:00 P.M.

Sunday, May 7th, Rev. Bill Highfield will be at the Edmeston United Methodist Church for Holy Communion. Service at 10:00 A.M.

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Edmeston April 23, 2006

If you are wondering why our nice weather changed, wonder no more! Ron and Gail Tasior have returned home from the South, and we always welcome them back with nasty weather, sometimes even a snow flake or two! Welcome home Ron and Gail.

The firemen’s donation auction is fast approaching. Saturday, May 6th is the date. Auction starts at 1:00 P.M. If you have items to donate (no junk please) call Patty Green at 965-9930 for pick up.

Scott Convis has been busy working in and around the greenhouse. He will open his “Watercress farm and greenhouse” for business May 6th.

The United Methodist Church will have its annual rummage sale at the Legion Hall. The sale will be from noon to 5:00 P.M., Thursday, May 11th and 9:00 A.M. to noon on Friday, May 12th, with a bag sale from noon to 2:00 P.M. Friday.

Sunday, April 30th guest preacher at the United Methodist Church will be James Atwell. Service is at 10:00 A.M. Everyone welcome! For information regarding the Edmeston United Methodist Church, contact Rev. Beverly Butler at 847-6350.

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Edmeston April 16, 2006

A little dark and cloudy for the Sunrise Services, but as the day progressed, it turned out to be a beautiful Easter Sunday.

Sunday, April 23, 2006, the Second Sunday of Easter, Pastor Beverly Butler will perform baptism and receive new members at the Edmeston United Methodist Church. Service is 10 A.M., with a coffee hour to follow. For information regarding the Edmeston United Methodist Church, contact Rev. Butler at 847-6350.

The Fire Department annual auction is fast approaching. The Auction is May 6th at 1:00 P.M. For information or to have items picked up (no junk please) call Patty Green at 965-9930.

School is out this week for Spring Vacation. It was to have started Good Friday, but because they had an unused snow day, they were able to start Thursday. Skate boarding, bike riding, baseball, are just a few of the activities being enjoyed.

Members of the Edmeston Emergency Squad, spent time Saturday evening, transferring equipment from our ambulance to one on loan to us while ours is in the shop having some work done on it.

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Edmeston April 9, 2006

A little cool, but other wise, the first annual Easter Egg Hunt, sponsored by the firemen’s auxiliary, was a big success. Over forty children, 10 years and under, looked for the colorful plastic eggs on the back lawn of 63 South Street. The Easter Bunny was on hand to greet everyone. A very enjoyable time was had by all.

A rumor had been circulating around town that Roger Porter was on oxygen. Scott assured everyone at Rotary Wednesday night, that this was not true.

Alyssa McCoy had family members at her house on Saturday, to celebrate her birthday. The actual day is Wednesday, April 12th, but everyone enjoyed ice cream and cake. Happy 7th Birthday Alyssa!

“Remember When” the restaurant in New Berlin, was the setting Saturday evening for the marriage of David Nahlik to Judy McCall. Leon Schworm, retired Justice, officiated.

The second meeting of the Bicentennial Committee was held at the Town Hall on Monday night. Many ideas and suggestions were discussed. Some sub-committees were formed.

Virgil Zinninger has been released from MIB Hospital, and has returned home.

Keep in mind the Firemen’s Auction, May 6, 2006. Items are needed. Call Patty Green at 965-9930.

Happy Easter!

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Edmeston – April 2, 2006

Virgil Zinninger, is a patient at MIB Hospital, Cooperstown. In addition to our prayers, I’m sure he would appreciate cards.

The pussy willows are out along the road sides. The peepers are also making their song heard. According to folklore, they have to be frozen in three times before Spring is actually here. The long range forecast sounds like they might just do that before the week is over.

The nice few sunny, warm, days we had, found people raking lawns and cleaning up outside after the Winter. Crocus are in bloom and other Spring flowers are getting ready to show their colors.

Sorry I didn’t remind people about day light savings time. A few late folks going to church, but all in all, think everyone made the change.

The Edmeston Fire Department will be holding its annual donation auction on Saturday, May 6, 2006, starting at 1:00 P.M. They are looking for donated goods and services (no junk please) to be auctioned. If you have something to donate, contact Patty Green at 965-9930.

Don’t forget the Easter Egg Hunt at 63 South Street, Saturday, April 8, 2006, starting at 11:00 A.M. This is being sponsored by the Firemen’s Auxiliary and is for children 10 years and under. Rain date, April 9th.

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Edmeston – March 26, 2006

By the time this goes to press, we should know if March is going out like a lion or a lamb. According to the news media, the cherry blossoms are out in Washington, so perhaps Spring is here!

A good number of people attended the open house at the bank Thursday evening. Nicholas Cupps, Financial Services Representative was present. Shawn Pylinski, Branch Manager (Edmeston Office) was also on hand to greet people. A very enjoyable evening!

John and Sylvia Chesebrough are slowly making progress at Albany Medical Center. If all goes well, there is a slight chance that John may be able to come home by the week-end.

Hannah and Gavin Goodier, spent the weekend here with Dad, Grandma and Grandpa Eriksen.

Congratulations to Corrie Demulis and Lisa Jensen for their participation on the Speech and Debate Team. Matt Cole and Ashley Simmons were also a part of the team of four.  This is the first year for Speech and Debate in Edmeston.

Don’t forget the Easter Egg Hunt at 63 South Street, starting at 11:00 AM, April 8th. This is for kids 10 and under, and is sponsored by the Edmeston Firemen’s Auxiliary. (Rain date April 9th)

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Edmeston – March 19, 2006

Joan & Gordon Terry, owners of the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, spoke on March 3rd about Funeral Directing as a career, to Mr. Chase’s 7th grade Social Studies Classes. They spoke of educational choices and education requirements to become a licensed funeral director. A question and answer period, suggested by Mr. Chase, to include the concept words they have been using this year, such as empathy, choice, technology and environment. Joan & Gordon will design an informal program for any association or group. Call (607) 965-8242 or visit their website

The BYF Youth Group had a dance, Saturday, March 11th at the Edmeston Fire House. Area churches from Brookfield and New Berlin were invited. Bob Snyder, DJ, and his youth group from Brookfield started off with Christian Rock. Finger food, punch and desert were furnished. Special thanks to Marge Rowlands, Gisela Simonetti, Carol Robinson, Darlene Camenga, Dottie Blackman, Tony Zaleski, Marie Johansen, Gail Smith, Laura Porter, Belle Tophoven, Tammy Waite and Kathy Sheldon who provided food or entertainment. Help to supervise and assist in this event was provided by: Denise & Jeff Arnold, Keith Carpenter, Larry Brown, Gloria Robinson, Sue Lewandowski and her step-daughter, Leann.  The youth group collected 36 items for a Chinese Auction. The most coveted item was a motorcycle helmet donated by Mark’s ATV. The winner for this was Dustin Lewandowski.

John & Sylvia Chesebrough are now in Albany Medical Center. The address there is: Albany Medical Center #A300b Room C505A, Building C, 47 New Scotland Ave. Albany, New York 12208

Hey Kids! On April 8th, at 11:00 A.M., The Edmeston Firemen’s Auxiliary is going to have an Easter Egg Hunt. This is for kids 10 and under and will be held on the back lawn of the home of Shawn Pylinski, 63 South Street, Edmeston (the former Howard Lull residence). They have a call in for the Easter Bunny to make an appearance. In case of rain, the hunt will be April 9th.

Monday, March 20th, was the first day of Spring according to the calendar. Wonder if Mother Nature knows that?

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Edmeston – March 12, 2006

The robins and the red-winged blackbirds have returned. A couple of people have reported seeing woodchucks. These are all signs of Spring. Another sign of Spring is seeing Gary Harrington mowing his lawn. Yes, Gary cranked up the old mower, March 11th and once again was the first kid on the block to mow his lawn, or at least part of it. Congratulations Gary!

With the rain on Sunday, you could almost see the grass turning green. Hope the leaves and spring flowers aren’t getting too much of a start. I can’t help think but what we are still in for one more good snow storm, the wet heavy kind that breaks down trees and power lines, hope I’m wrong!

On March 23rd, the bank is having an open house to introduce Nicholas Cupps, NBT Financial Services Representative and Shawn Pylinski, NBT Branch Manager (Edmeston).
Stop in to meet these two bank representatives. The event will start at 5:30 (Thursday) March 23rd. Everyone welcome!

John and Sylvia Chesebrough are improving after a nasty motor cycle accident in Florida. The last report was that they hope to be able to be air lifted back to New York shortly, but as I am writing this, it looks like it will be about ten days or so before this will take place.

Happy St. Patricks Day to all the Irish, as well as all the would be Irish!

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Edmeston – March 5, 2006

Plans are being made at the bank to have a time to meet, Nicholas Cupps, NBT Financial Services Representative and Shawn Pylinski, NBT Branch Manager (Edmeston). This event will take place after banking hours, soon! Watch for fliers for time and date, and plan to stop and meet these two bank representatives.

The “All you can eat” buffet at Halil’s market, is scheduled to start this Friday, March 10th. A nice selection will be available starting at 11:00 A.M., with a larger selection in the evening.

The Firemen’s Auxiliary welcomes two new members. Katrina Reidenbach and Deb Peter have joined the group. If you would like to join, or would like more information, contact Joan Terry 965-8187 or Linda Eriksen 965-8544.

Ann Payne is gaining every day, after having a knee replacement. Nice to see her getting out and about again.

The Edmeston Free Library Board will meet Monday night at the home of Lorraine Corts on East Street.

The Edmeston Emergency Squad had its monthly meeting and training session, Sunday night at the firehouse.

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Edmeston – February 26, 2006

Race fans gathered at Jensens’ Speed Shop. last Sunday, to watch the NASCAR race. Everyone brought a lawn chair and a dish to pass. As usual, a real good attendance and a great time!

The Legion Breakfast will be this Sunday, March 5th, at the Legion Hall. Serving from 7:00 to 10:30 A.M. Donation.
The “All you can eat buffet” will start at Halil’s Market, Friday, March 10th. Buffet available from 11:00 A.M. until 9:00 P.M. Eat in or take out. The Prime Rib and Fish Fry, also available.

The Alaska Missions Team is making plans for their 2007 trip. For information on what the team is all about and what they do, contact Charles (Chuck) Arnold 965-8485.

Lorraine Corts and Jeannnine Palmiter, were in Farmington, over the weekend. While there, they attended the BSA Eagle Scout ceremony at which time Marc Docteur was inducted.

A nice group of people came to the meeting at the Town Clerks Office, Monday Night. This was the first meeting to discuss plans and activities for the 200th Anniversary of the Town of Edmeston, which will take place in 2008. More meetings will be coming up, so if you missed this one, feel free to come to the next one (date, time & place to be announced). If you have questions or would like more information, contact, Bob Nonenmacher 965-8902 or
Dave Green 965-9930

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Edmeston – February 19, 2006

School is closed this week for Winter recess. Some families have gone South, where they hope it will be warmer. Others stay home and enjoy the break.

The Grand Opening of the “All You Can Eat Buffet” at Halil’s Market, has had to be changed. The new date is March 10th. The Buffet will be available Friday, Saturday and Wednesdays starting at 11:00 A.M.

A group of friends went to Audry Lohnas’ house to wish her a Happy Birthday on Valentines Day. They enjoyed cup cakes and coffee with Audry who was celebrating her 93rd Birthday. Happy Birthday, Audry!

The Town of Edmeston will be 200 years old in April 2008. Plans are being made to celebrate this event. Several people have shown an interest in helping to organize various activities and projects. There will be a meeting, Monday evening, February 27, 2006 at 7:00 P.M. in the Town Clerks Office. If attending the meeting, please use the door that goes to the museum as this will avoid going through the court room, which is in session on Mondays. If you are unable to attend the meeting, but would be interested in becoming involved, call Bob Nonenmacher
(965-8902) or Dave Green (965-9930).

What do you do for your Valentine when she has to work that afternoon and evening? John Blackman had the answer and took a lovely dinner to his wife, Dottie, who was working at the library until 9:00 P.M. Love really is in the air!

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Edmeston – Feb. 13, 2006

Ron & Gail Tasior have returned to Florida after spending the weekend here, where Ron was inducted into the Tri Valley Coaches Hall of Fame. Congratulation Ron!

Mark and Amy Bolton, along with “Big” sister Arissa, welcomed the newest member of the Bolton Family. Avery Elle Bolton, was born February 9th at 3:51 A.M. (an early riser) She weighed 7lb 10 Oz and was 20 1/2 inches long. Avery, was born on Great Grandma Mayne’s (Jackie) birthday. Congratulations to all!

Cake and Ice Cream was enjoyed by family members Sunday, to honor Kaylee Schworm for her 10th Birthday. Although the actual day isn’t until Feb. 20th, this was a better time for all to get together. Happy Birthday Kaylee!

Dave Lum has been turning out some great meals at Halil’s Market (formerly Schworm’s Store). Friday, March 3rd will be the Grand Opening, with the Buffet starting at 11:00 A.M. Eat in or take out!

Paul Jensen received the “Lifetime Achievement Award” from the New York State Stock Car Association, on January 15th in Albany. Paul won the “Victoria 200” at Fulton, New York in 1993.

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Edmeston – February 6, 2006

For the first venture of its kind, the Methodist “Miracle” Supper was well attended. In addition to a nice monetary amount, two large boxes of food were collected for the Edmeston Food Bank.

A cook (Dave Lum) has been hired at Halil’s Market (formerly Schworm’s Store). Plans are being made for a time and day when he will have a sample of various dishes for the public to try – watch for details.

The Music Department of the Edmeston Central School will be presenting “Foot Loose” at the school on March 31 and April 1st.

Ron and Gail Tasior are expected here this weekend from Florida. Ron is to be inducted into the Coaches Hall of Fame on Saturday, February 11th at SUCO, Oneonta.

It’s a fact – once love strikes, you can kiss common sense good-bye…Happy Valentines Day.

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Edmeston – January 29, 2006

Will he or won’t he? In case you didn’t look at your calendar, Thursday is Ground Hog day. Wonder if he will see his shadow?

Spaghetti “Miracle” Dinner, Saturday, February 4, 2006, 4:00 – 6:30 P.M. Edmeston United Methodist Church, to benefit the Edmeston Food Bank. Admission: Cash donation or l lb dry spaghetti & l jar sauce per person. Lets support this event, and help the food bank.

Meals on wheels program still looking for drivers to deliver meals in Edmeston Township. Call Erica Smith, 965-6508 between 10:30 and 12:30, Monday thru Friday for more information.

The American Legion Breakfast will be Sunday, February 5th at the Legion Hall, serving from 7:00 – 10:30 A.M.

Dick Schoonover, Burlington Flats, was inducted into the New York State Stock Car Association Hall of Fame, January 21, 2006, in Albany. He received a “Special” plaque from nephew Bret Belden. He also received a Jacket and hat. Dick has driven for: Monte Snow, Joe Bouck, Dick Sweet Mike Ogden, Ronnie Barton, Ralph Rasstad, Stan Barker and Pop Wilcox. Also inducted was Geoffery Bodine.

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Edmeston – January 22, 2006

Van Robinson, Dave Rowley, and David Green, members of the Edmeston Rotary Club, took advantage of the warm weather, Friday, and took down the “Holiday Banner Flags”. Dave Rowley was able to get enough practice directing traffic at the four corners to now qualify for a “School Crossing Guard”.

The Edmeston United Methodist Church is seeking an organist for its 10:00 A.M. Sunday service. If you are interested, or know of someone who might be, call 965-8076 for further information.

Meals on wheels program needs volunteer drivers to deliver meals in Edmeston Township. If you can help, please call, Erica Smith, at 965-6508 between 10:30 & 12:30, Monday thru Friday, at the Edmeston-Burlington meal site.

Spaghetti Miracle Dinner, Saturday, February 4, 2006, 4:00 – 6:30 P.M. at the Edmeston United Methodist Church. Admission: One pound dry spaghetti and one jar sauce, per person, or cash donation. Dry spaghetti and sauce to benefit the Edmeston Food Bank. Event hosted by the United Methodist Women.

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Edmeston – January 15, 2006

Our January thaw is now history. Those few days of warmer weather gave us all a little boost.

Saturday night, the Fire Department held its annual dinner and meeting. The following Officers were elected for the year 2006: Chief, Artie Klingler, 1st Asst. Lauren Waite, 2nd Asst. Scott Convis, President, Barb Bateman, Vice President, Daniel Shute, Secretary, Mike Hume and Treasurer, Ruth Hill.

The Annual meeting of the Edmeston Free Library was held Friday evening at the Library. Officers for the year are: President, Priscilla Turnbull, Vice President, John Blackman, Secretary, Lorraine Corts and Treasurer, Leon Schworm.

In the Spring of 2008, Edmeston will be 200 years old! Plans are now being started to celebrate this. It seems a long way off, but time will actually pass quite quickly. Each local organization is to be asked to select one person to represent them and a committee will be formed and meet to discuss the various things we could do to celebrate this event. For more information about this project, contact Dave Green or Bob Nonenmacher.

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Edmeston – January 9, 2006

At the monthly meeting of the Edmeston Emergency Squad, Sunday Night, squad members were able to work with the new “Stair Chair”. These dedicated people are always working to keep up with their skills. We are very fortunate to have such a fine squad. They will be sponsoring a “Community CPR Day” February 25th. More information about this training session for the public will be available shortly.

The Annual meeting of the Edmeston Free Library will be at the library building, January 13th at 7:00 P.M.

Much of the talk around Town this week was about the snow blower races. So many people said they were sorry to have missed them and they really didn’t understand what they were all about. A couple of people said they would have liked to have been in them. Guess there was interest enough so that they will have them again next year.

Good news for the people worried about Biff Pylinski. He did cross the finish line, just not as fast as the others.

There will be a special breakfast at the Legion Hall, January 22nd. Serving is from 7:00 – 10:30 A.M. This will benefit the American Legion Baseball Team.

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Edmeston – January 2, 2006

The Edmeston Free Library Annual meeting will be held at the library building, January 13, 2006 at 7:00 P.M.

Tim & Cindy Davis, Oregonia, Ohio, were here briefly during the Christmas Season, visiting as many family and friends as time would permit.

At the stroke of midnight, New Years Eve, the call went out “Snow blower Operators, start your machines.” The first annual snow blower race was on! Blowing snow at each other while trying to get to the finish line, found much excitement and fun.
Five racers had entered the event. They were: Dave Kent, Jerry Vibbard, Paul Tasior, Biff Pylinski and Shawn Pylinski. A small group of spectators were cheering them on. At the finish line, the snow covered operators found Jerry Vibbard lst, Dave Kent 2nd, Shawn Pylinski 3rd and Paul Tasior 4th. It is said they are still waiting for Biff Pylinski to come in. The first place winner was presented a “Beautiful” trophy, donated by Jensen Speed Shop, Edmeston. Although cold and wet, everyone had a great time.


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