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2010 News

Edmeston December 26, 2010

Hope everyone had a good Christmas. I still can’t make it seem like it has come and gone. By the time this goes to press, we will be celebrating New Years Eve.

Sunday, January 2nd, will once again be time for the Donation Breakfast at the firehouse. Serving is from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Proceeds benefit the fire department. Menu: Juice, Beverage, Sausage, Bacon, Home Fries, Eggs, French Toast and Pancakes. All for a donation.

Now that Christmas is over and even before some of the local snow birds head South, I wonder if they have checked the weather in the South? Makes you wonder if they wouldn’t be just a far ahead to stay here and just bundle up.

Jerry Vibbard and Dave Kent are again forming a snow blower race. Something a little different and a lot of fun to watch. This takes place in the field behind Vibbard’s house and starts at midnight new Years Eve. For more information call Jerry at 965-8759 or Dave at 965-8283.

Regular hours for the Edmeston Free Library and the Museum would be on Saturday, but being New Years Day, both will be closed.

Happy New Year!

Edmeston December 19, 2010

Other than being cold, the weather was good for the Area Council of Churches Cantata “O Holy Night” at the Burlington Flats Baptist Church, Sunday afternoon and evening.

Drivers start you snow blowers! That is the call you should be hearing New Years eve. After a couple of years, I have been told, weather permitting, the snow blower races are scheduled to start at midnight, New Years eve. For more information call Jerry Vibbard 965-8759 or Dave Kent 965-8283.

The Edmeston Free Library will hold its annual meeting on Friday evening, January 14, 2011, 7:00 p.m. at the Library.

With all the advertising about reading books, etc on your cell phones, it makes me wonder why you would strain your eyes to read a book. Librarian, Dottie Blackman has just received more large print books. These large prints seem to be very popular. Stop in to check out the titles and authors.

Merry Christmas everyone!

Edmeston December 12, 2010

Where but in New York State can you experience yo yo weather? One day the tempreature is below zero and the next it is in the 40’s. Some kids are still wearing shorts and flip flops and the parents wonder why they have colds and are sick. Not only is the weather crazy, many of the people are just as bad.

Tuesday, December 21st, Winter will officially begin. It is also the shortest day of the year. It can also be the coldest….think Spring!

Breakfast with Santa was a huge success with over one hundred kids showing up to talk to Santa, have their prctures taken, eat breakfast and get a gift. This is a much bigger turn out than last year. Thanks to the Auxiliary for sponsoring this event that left many kids happy.

The Area Council of Churches is sponsoring the cantata “O Holy Night” at the Burlington Flats Baptist Church, Sunday, December 19th. There will be two performances 4 and 7 P.M. For an enjoyable time, plan on attending one or both of these performances.

Edmeston December 5, 2010

Santa Claus is coming to Town! Yes, Saturday, December 11th, Santa will be at the firehouse for “Breakfast with Santa”. This is sponsored by the firemen’s Auxiliary and will be from 9:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. A great chance for the kids to talk to Santa, eat breakfast, have their picture taken and receive a gift.

A Retirement Reception was held Sunday at the Kennedy Willis Center at Pathfinder Village, for VanNess Robinson for 47 years on the Edmeston Emergency Sauad.

The Rotary Club is taking gently used items to be used in support of the “Sharing Christmas Spirit” project. If you have a donation, you can drop it off at the Second Baptist Church no later than 10:00 A.M. on Friday, December 10th. The Edmeston Rotary Club thanks you for your support.

The Area Council of Churches Christmas Cantata “O Holy Night” will be presented on December 19, 2010 at the Burlington Flats Baptist Church. Performances will take place at 4:00 P.M. and again at 7:00 P.M.

Edmeston November 28, 2010

With Thanksgiving now just a memory, it’s time to start making plans for Christmas. Where does the time go? Sunday, December 5th, will again find the firemen busy serving the donation breakfast at the firehouse from 7:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. Great way to start the morning as well as help the Department.

Sunday, December 5th is also the day for “Christmas Around the World”. This event was started several years ago with many attending dressed in native dress. Some still come that way or with a dish to pass from the “Old Country”. Good fellowship and a fun time. This is held at the school. Please take notice that this year the event will start at 1:00 P.M. and is open to all.

Ho, Ho, Ho! It’s time for “Breakfast with Santa”. This will be Saturday, December 11th at the firehouse, starting at 9:00 A.M. til 11:00 A.M. Sponsored by the Auxiliary. Bring the kids and their shopping list. Let them talk to Santa, enjoy breakfast and receive a gift as well as have pictures taken with the Jolly old man. Great time for the young and young at heart.

The street banners are in place and make the Town look more in the Holiday mood. Several homes have decorated for the Holiday season and even without snow it makes you feel more like Christmas.

Edmeston November 21, 2010

The Boy and Cub Scout “Scouting for food” drive on November 13th brought in 1311 non-perishable food items for our community. These items are distributed to our local food pantries in Edmeston and Burlington Flats. Bill Johnson, Scout Cubmaster, says he hasn’t seen this high a donation in our area in his 8 years of Scouting. participation here. Thank you to all who donated this year.

If you bought popcorn to support Scouting from a Cub Scout, deliveries will be made soon. Remember that 70% of our sales goes to scouting. The boys made a great effort this year and thank everyone who supported Cub Scout Pack 9. If we missed you during our sales, you can still support us online at Contact Connie Grum-Clements at 607-965-6628 or 847-8105 for more information.

Dottie has been very busy unpacking the books (about 600) that are on loan from the Four County Library System. There are many titles and authors, so stop by the library for some good reading. Library Hours are: Tuesdays 3 – 9 P.M. Wednesdays 1 – 6 P.M. Thursdays 1 – 6 P.M. and Saturdays 9 A.M. – 1 P.M. The Edmeston Museum is open the first Saturday of each month 9 – 12 or by appointment.

Bob & Helen Alcott, Linda & Ernie Whitacre have returned home after spending time in Demedju, MN visiting with daughter Holly, her husband and grandson Jack.

Now that we are coming into the heating season, it’s especially important you have fresh batteries in smoke & carbon monoxide detectors. In addition, make sure your fire number is visible in case you need emergency response. During the Summer, the numbers may have been knocked down or turned. Emergency response can be accomplished much faster and easier if the number is visible. To report an emergency dial 911.

Edmeston November 14, 2010

Sleet, snow, wind and rain – our weather can’t seem to make up its mind. Its no wonder the time seems to be flying by. Next week, it will be Thanksgiving, then Christmas. Speaking of Christmas, I’ve been asked to mention the Christmas Around the World Dinner. This will take place at the school as usual and will be December 5th. There is one change however. The time will be 1:00 P.M. This is half an hour earlier than in the past, so make a note of it.

The Edmeston Tea Circle will be holding a Bake Sale on Saturday, November 20th at the Legion Hall, starting at 9:00 A.M. The final edition of the Edmeston miniatures may be picked up at this time.

The Panther Trax Snowmobile Club has been busy marking the trails and getting ready to ride. With the signs all up, there isn’t anything to do except wait for the snow!

The Firemens Auxiliary will again be sponsoring “Breakfast with Santa”. This will be December 11th at the firehouse. More details later.

Edmeston November 7, 2010

Hope everyone set their clocks back an hour Saturday night. When you do this, it is a good reminder to check/change the batteries in your smoke/carbon monoxide detectors.

The Edmeston Panther Trax Snowmobile Club will be conducting a safety course, November 13th at the firehouse, from 8:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. This is open to anyone 10 years or older. Space is limited. Call Scott Porter 965-9882 for details.

A “Peet Hook” get well wish goes out to Larry Andrews, Blowing Rock, North Carolina. Larry is making improvement after suffering a stroke.

The Election Day Turkey Dinner, sponsored by the United Methodist Church was a big success! Thanks to all who attended or helped in any way.

The final edition of the Edmeston Tea Circle’s collectible miniature buildings of Edmeston will be O’Dells harness shop which has also been Schworm’s Store and currently Halil’s. If you’ve been a faithful collector, your name is still permanently on the Tea Circle’s order list. If you do not wish to order the final edition, or if you have not ordered recently and wish to order the final edition, please call Dottie Blackman at 965-8597 or Marge Rowlands at 965-8715. Please pick up your miniature on Saturday, November 20th from 9:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. at the Tea Circle’s bake sale in the community building (Legion Hall).

Edmeston October 31, 2010

PHONE SCAM BEWARE; A couple of people in Town have received phone calls from a child or grandchild. They are supposed to be calling from Canada and need money. The connection isn’t good so its hard to identify the voice. Be very careful what information you give out over the phone. If in doubt, ask for a call back number (which they won’t give you). Call the State Police or Sheriffs department to check it out.

With snow flurries in the air Sunday, it make you think what’s coming. To add to the problem, Saturday evening (Nov 6th) we turn the clocks BACK one hour. Yes, daylight savings time is ending.

The Rotary Halloween Party, Saturday evening, was well attended with a nice selection of costumes. The haunted house was popular as were the other games.

Sunday, November 7th, will again be breakfast time at the firehouse. Pancakes, French Toast, Bacon, Sausage, eggs and home fries all this for just a donation. Serving is from 7:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M.

Edmeston October 24, 2010

When you answer the phone, unless you have caller ID, you have no idea who is calling. I answered the other day only to talk to a man that used to live in Edmeston around 1940. He went to school here for a short time and was trying to look up some old school records. Turns out his grandfather was an herbal doctor in Edmeston. I doubt that many folks remember Doc. Pine, but I do. He is going to send me some things about Doc. Pine to be put in our museum. What a surprise that was after all those years. He said he could remember my name and a few others in town.

Don’t forget to VOTE Tuesday. Also keep in mind the Annual Turkey Supper, with all the trimmings – even home made pies. This takes place a the Edmeston Central School (use cafeteria entrance on North Street) This is a donation dinner sponsored by the United Methodist Church with serving from 4:30 until 7:00. Take outs available.

Edmeston October 17, 2010

Seems like most of the organizations are sponsoring dinners this time of year. No one should have to wonder what they are going to have to eat on the weekend. The West Edmeston Fire Department is having it’s 3rd Annual Spaghetti Dinner, Saturday, October 23rd with serving from 5 – 7 p.m. Donation

The Edmeston United Methodist Church will again sponsor it’s Annual Election Day Dinner (Turkey with all the trimmings and home made pie) November 2nd with serving starting at 4:30 for take outs and 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. for the dining room. This is at the Edmeston Central School (use North Street Cafeteria entrance) This is a Donation dinner.

The Edmeston Rotary Club will again sponsor a Halloween Party for the kids. This will take place, Saturday, October 30th at the school and will run from 6:30 to 8:00 P.M.

The Edmeston Town Board has declared that Trick & Treating for the Town of Edmeston will be on Saturday evening Oct. 30th only!

Edmeston October 10, 2010

Just a reminder that if you want to order a calendar, make additions or corrections for the firemen’s calendar, contact a fireman or go to the EFD website The members were given routes to cover, but in some cases the people weren’t home and rather than make several trips back, just call a fireman or go to the website. This is a good project, but errors will occur and with your help they will be able to correct them. Calendars are still only seven dollars, so order yours today.

The Edmeston Free Library is having their Annual Fall Book Sale. This will be Saturday, October 16th from 9:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M. at the library. Many great titles and authors to choose from.

The Firemen’s Auxiliary is sponsoring a Donation Chicken and Biscuit Dinner (at the firehouse) with all the trimmings, Saturday, October 16th with serving from 4:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. Take outs are available.

If you are like me, you are sick and tired of all the political advertising. I’ll be so glad when the election is over. This has become so bad that it has gotten to me. I am the chairperson for the Annual Election Day Dinner, sponsored by the United Methodist Church to be held at the Edmeston Central School on Election Day, November 2nd, with serving from 4:30 until 7:00 (take outs available) and I approve of this message!

Edmeston October 3, 2010

Last Thursday, the song for the day was “Rain, Rain, go away”. We certainly got the much needed rain. The “Olde Tymers” always said that when the swamps and streams were full, Winter could set in. Hope this isn’t the case now. Actually I guess the reasoning behind that saying was that with the high waters in the Fall, the debris that had accumulated during the Summer would be washed away, making room for the water to flow freely from the Spring thaws.

Congratulations to Jeremy Knapp, Burt White Road, Edmeston. Jeremy had the lucky ticket for the 2010 Cub Cadet Utility Vehicle that was raffled off by the Edmeston Fire Department at their Open House, Sunday, October 3d.

Fall Rummage Sale, October 7 & 8th at the old Legion Hall. This sale is sponsored by the Women of the United Methodist Church. Sale starts at noon until 5:00 P.M. on Thursday, and 9:00 A.M. until noon on Friday, with a bag sale from noon until 3:00 P.M.

The Firemen’s Auxiliary is sponsoring a “Donation Chicken and Biscuit Dinner” at the firehouse, Saturday, October 16th, 2010. Serving is from 4:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. Take outs are available.

Edmeston September 26, 2010

At the first meeting for the Fall, the Cub Scouts of Pack 9 welcomed four new members. Watch your doors for our young men in blue or tan. They’ll be letting you know it’s time to order the best popcorn around. If you don’t like popcorn, you can still support scouting by giving a donation that will be used to send popcorn to our Troops and their families overseas. Over 70% of sales returns to us through our local council. Thanks for your support! For information about joining Cub Scouts call Lisa Johnson at (607) 965-8613

It’s time once again for Breakfast at the firehouse. Because of Labor Day, last months breakfast was a week later. Breakfast will be this Sunday, October 3rd with serving from 7:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.m.

The Edmeston Free Library is having a Fall Book Sale. This will take place at the library, October 16th from 9:00 A.M. til 1:00 P.M. With the days getting shorter and the tempreature a little cooler, its a great time to get some good reading material.

The Edmeston Fire Department is having their annual Open House, Sunday, October 3rd starting at 1:00 P.M. Check out the ambulance and fire trucks. Talk to firemen and squad members. Who knows, you may need them to respond to an emergency?

Edmeston September 19, 2010

It’s time to: Update, add to or delete information! The firemen are getting ready to start their Annual Calendar Drive. It’s not always possible to find people home, so without making several trips, if you think you have been missed, contact a firemen. You can even order or make necessary changes on line by going to the EFD website:

The 1949ers, as they call themselves, celebrated once again! On Sunday, September 12th, Don & Irene Howard, Bob & Bernie Nonenmacher and Dick & Marge Holdridge, met at the Old Mill in Mt. Upton, to celebrate their 61st Wedding Anniversaries. This was a repeat of their 60th Anniversary Dinner, at the Old Mill. The couples have been celebrating together since their 50th in 1999.

The Fire Department will be hosting their Annual Open House, Sunday, October 3rd at 1:00 P.M. Plan on attending to visit with firemen and emergency squad members and ask any questions you may have. These dedicated people spend many hours training and checking equipment to be ready for any emergency.

Edmeston September 12, 2010

The Edmeston Fire House was the scene, Saturday, September 4th, when there was a birthday party for Ayden Goodier, who turned one. His actual birthday was September 2nd. Happy Birthday Ayden!

The bi-monthly meeting of the Edmeston Free Library was held at the home of Leon Schworm on Monday, September 13th. Dottie reported that the number of books being checked out is increasing every week.

The first Donation Breakfast of the season was well attended. Keep in mind the firemen will be sponsoring a breakfast the first Sunday of each month until Spring. Serving is from 7:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M.

It’s time once again to order the Edmeston Fire Department Community Calendar. Cost for the calendars is same as it has been $7.00. You should be contacted by a member of the department soon; however if you are not, you can order or update the calendar on line by visiting the EFD website The Fire Department will be hosting their annual open house on Sunday, October 3rd, 2010 at 1:00 P.M. Plan on coming to the Fire House that day to see the equipment, meet the firemen and learn.

Edmeston September 5, 2010

Kids may have been shivering Saturday and Sunday as they tried for one more swim or hike. The temperature went from mid 80’s to mid 60’s. Monday would be a sad time packing up all the camping gear and heading for home, knowing that school would be starting the next day. It’s been a much better Summer than we have seen is quite awhile.

Donation Breakfast, Sunday, September 12th. Serving from 7:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M., sponsored by the fire department. Come enjoy pancakes, French toast, bacon, sausage, eggs, toast, home fries and hash. Why not take the Grandparents out for breakfast…it’s Grandparents Day?

Hope everyone had a good Labor Day weekend. School is open, so watch for children and stopped buses.

Edmeston August 29, 2010

Interesting facts about August 2010: This August has 5 Sundays, 5 Mondays and 5 Tuesdays….all in one month. This only happens once in 823 years.

With the days getting shorter and the evenings getting cooler, we are reminded that heating season is not that far off. Please be sure to check your chimneys and smoke detectors. There have already been a couple of chimney fires reported.

Recent guests of Dick and Marge Holdridge were: Nordica and John Holochuck, Kingston, N.Y. and Darlene Hull and Rene Grullen, San Juan, Puerto Rico. While here, they enjoyed a tour of the Edmeston Museum and later had dinner at the Horned Dorsett in Leonardsville. They have dined several times at the Horned Dorsett, in San Juan.

Barry Holdridge, Scottsville, N.Y. spent several days recently with his parents Dick and Marge Holdridge. They enjoyed lunch Sunday at the Hawkeye Grill at the Otesaga in Cooperstown. Barry hadn’t been there since the start of his chef’s career in 1972.

Why not take the Grandparents out for Breakfast on Grandparents Day (Sept 12th)? Breakfast, sponsored by the fire department starts that day, with serving from 7:00 to 11:00 A.M.

School starts Tuesday, September 7th so tune up your driving habits and watch for children and stopped school buses.

Have a safe Labor Day!

Edmeston August 22, 2010

If you drive down Dutch Valley Road, you will pass through “Scooterville”. There aren’t any road signs, but most of the neighbors have scooters, so you’ll be able to tell when you are there…..right Bill?

Time to send a card or a note! Ralph Ludington, former Edmeston resident, graduated from Edmeston High School in 1929. The third son born to Herbert and Edith Ludington. He joined the army during World War II and also served in the Korean war. Now retired, he lives in Florida. He reads every word in the Gazette, from cover to cover every week. His address is 9930 Sailview Court, Apt 6, Ft. Myers, Florida 33905. Ralph will turn 100 on September 2nd, so lets give him an old fashioned “Peet Hook” Birthday Card Party!

Good news for Breakfast lovers! The fire department will be starting with the monthly breakfasts on September 12th. Normally the breakfasts will be the first Sunday of each month, but because of Labor Day, this one will be the 2nd. Hey, its also Grandparents Day, so why not take the Grandparents out for Breakfast? This is by donation, held at the firehouse and serving is from 7:00 A.M. til 11:00 A.M.

Edmeston August 15, 2010

Dawn Luby became the bride of George Jaquay, Saturday, at a beautiful lawn wedding, held at the Kirkland Town Park, Clinton, New York. The double ring ceremony was officiated by retired Justice Leon Schworm

Norton’s Pavilion was the scene, Saturday, August 7th for the marriage of Jeremy Hoag to Jennifer Norton. Over 300 attended the wedding. The weather couldn’t have been better.

The Hickling Reunion was held on August 8th with over 100 attending. People for the reunion came from New Jersey, California and Florida as well as many locals. The weather was perfect and family members enjoyed talking over old times and visiting with family members. An enjoyable day for all.

Edmeston August 8, 2010

With the Otsego County Fair now history and the Chenango County Fair in progress, it won’t be long before it will be Youth Days at New Berlin. I haven’t heard any dates, but I’m sure they are planning on having it.

Marilyn Davis has been here from Lebanon, Ohio, visiting friends and relatives. While here she toured the Edmeston Museum and took in the Otsego County Fair in Morris. Was good to see her again and she got to see many old friends while here.

Marking the 100th Anniversary of the Bishop Print Shop, Mike Lampron decided to retire and has sold the business to David Blackman. David has worked at the Print shop for 19 years. He took over ownership as of August 1, 2010. Best wishes go out to David as owner, and Mike on his retirement.

Edmeston August 1, 2010

The 64th Annual Otsego County Fair started Tuesday in Morris. Weather permitting, it is expected to have a good attendance because many families will go to the fair rather than a vacation, due to the economy.

The old timers used to say that when the County Fairs started it was Fall. If you have to go shopping for school supplies, why not check the batteries in your carbon monoxide and smoke detectors and if they need to be replaced, this would be an ideal time to do it.

Five Boy Scouts from Troop 9 (Edmeston) attended the National Boy Scout Jamboree at Fort A.P. Hill in Virginia, to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Scouting. The boys were: Jordan and Dante Cornnell, Johnathan Dunham, Johnny Knorr and Mark Johnson. A great experience and one that I’m sure they will never forget.

A large number of friends, relatives and yes, an enemy or two were on hand at the Firehouse Sunday to help Guy Carey celebrate his 80th Birthday. Happy Birthday, Guy!

Floyd Larsen is on the mend following a knee replacement operation. He should be home soon and able to join the coffee gang again.

Edmeston July 25, 2010

I found it interesting in last weeks Gazette under “The Early Files” the article where: Seventy years ago, July 25, 1940, a resolution by ECS requiring that teachers reside in the district. Married teachers already employed and living nearby will be excepted. To me this made good sense. If they are going to take our money (wages) why not keep some of it here by living here?

Guess the actual date is August 3rd, but to help celebrate, there is to be an open house in honor of Guy Carey’s 80th Birthday. This will be this Sunday, August 1st at the firehouse, from 1:00 to 4:00 P.M.

Marion Pylinski has returned to her home in Virginia after spending a couple of weeks visiting family and friends in the area.

Megan Stephens couldn’t decide what to get her grandmother (Rosemary) for her Birthday. After considering several things, she decided to give her a Birthday Supper. Grandpa (Wes) cooked the meat and Megan did the rest. It was a real treat for Rosemary not to have to get a meal and what a nice gesture. Happy Birthday Rosemary!

Did you remember to attend the Image Cast Voting Machine open house Monday or Tuesday? This November, these machines will be at the polling places and this is how you will have to vote.

Edmeston July 18, 2010

Norton’s pavilion was the scene Sunday afternoon for a gathering honoring Don and Irene Howard each for their 80th birthdays. Son David also was honored for hitting his 60th Birthday. Perfect weather, great food and an enjoyable time by all. Happy Birthday folks!

Mr. & Mrs. Robert Clodfelter, Winston Salem, N.C. and Bob Fitzgerald, Concord, N.C. toured the Edmeston Museum, before going to the Blackman/Parker reunion, held at the home of Ann and Denny Payne.

Some trees and wires down in Saturday nights storm. Guess that was the worst storm we have seen this Summer. It did produce about half inch of much needed rain for the area.

If you go berry picking, be ware. A black bear cub has been seen in the area of the water bottling plant. During hunting season last year a full grown black bear was shot around this same location, so they are in the area.

Edmeston July 11, 2010

The Red Pines Golf Course was the scene Saturday for the Edmeston Fire Department sponsored Golf Tournament. Twelve teams took part, with the Fred Ross team taking first place. Early in the day, it looked like rain, but cleared and was a great day to golf.

The Edmeston Free Library held its bi-monthly meeting Monday evening at the home of Dick and Lori Saunders on East Street. Dottie reported that even with the hot, humid weather, many books are being checked out.

Members of the Edmeston Fire Department will be flagging at the ATV races scheduled for Saturday and Sunday at the Unadilla Valley Sports Center.

I received a note from Bob & Berni Nonenmacher and will pass it along, just as I received it: After months of anticipation and disposing of accumulations of 45 years in one house, we are now settled in at The Plains, here in Oneonta. The address is: 163 Heritage Circle, Apt 200, Oneonta, New York 13820 Phone number (607) 432-3274. We miss seeing them around town, but its good to know they are finally settled.

Edmeston July 4, 2010

Weather was a great 4th of July weekend for those camping, picnicking, relaxing or even having final graduation parties. It’s been quite awhile since we have had a weekend as nice.

At the Rotary meeting last week, there was a change in some of the officers. The officers for the coming year are: President, Dora Kirk, Vice President, Paul Schulz, Secretary, Peg Robinson and Treasurer, Barb Fallis.

The Burlington Flats Historical Society recently had a program about “Pecktown” and “Summit Lake”. I understand that those attending were very interested and have since talked to residents who were not there. There seems to be quite a bit of interest, so this program may be repeated in the Fall.

Edmeston June 27, 2010

With a quick rain storm, the sky overcast, and a rumble of thunder in the distance, high humidity, the 114th Annual Commencement took place at 1:00 P.M., Sunday, June 27th at the Edmeston Central School.

A good crowd of people were in attendance at the flag pole dedication on Miller Road, Saturday. The flag pole, which is adjacent to the soft ball field, was dedicated to all who have served their school, community and country.

Over 175 attended the 103rd Alumni Association Banquet held at the Edmeston Central School, Saturday, June 26, 2010. Old class mates were able to hash over school days of yester-year. A good time was had by all. Some of the Alumni, from out of town, took advantage of the Museum being open and toured that. They are looking forward to next years banquet.

Dave Green tells me there is still time to sign up for the Edmeston Fire Department sponsored golf tournament to take place at the Red Pines Golf Course in Edmeston on July 10th. For information contact Dave Green @607-965-9930.

Have a safe, happy 4th of July!

Edmeston June 20, 2010

Congratulations to the members of the Class of 2010! Sunday evening was a Baccalaureate Service at the Edmeston United Methodist Church at 7:00 P.M. Saturday the Class is invited as guests to the Annual Alumni Banquet at the school, then on Sunday, the big day, Graduation.

The Edmeston Museum will be open Saturday from 9:00 to noon for any alumni who may be in town and want to tour it.

How about a Birthday Card or a note for Anne Holdridge who on June 29th will turn 91. Her address is Anne Holdridge, 128 Phoenix Mills Cross Road, Cooperstown, New York, 13326

There will be a Flagpole Dedication Ceremony June 26, 2010 at 10:00 A.M. adjacent to the softball field on Miller Road. This is a dedication to all who served their school, community and country. The public is invited!

Bob and Helen Alcott have returned home after a trip (via railroad) to Minnesota, where they visited their daughter Holly, her husband and Grand Son Jack.

The Pack 9 Edmeston Cub Scouts spent Saturday, the 19th, at Rogers Nature Center, Sherburne, and ended the day joining with their Sherburne Cub Scout Pen Pals for a cook out.

The Edmeston Fire Department is sponsoring a Golf Tournament at the Red Pines Golf Course, Edmeston, on July 10th. For information on signing up call Dave Green at 965-9930. Just for the record, his wife Patty has refused to caddie!

Congratulations Graduates! Edmeston June 20, 2010

Congratulations to the members of the Class of 2010! Sunday evening was a Baccalaureate Service at the Edmeston United Methodist Church at 7:00 P.M. Saturday the Class is invited as guests to the Annual Alumni Banquet at the school, then on Sunday, the big day, Graduation.

The Edmeston Museum will be open Saturday from 9:00 to noon for any alumni who may be in town and want to tour it.

How about a Birthday Card or a note for Anne Holdridge who on June 29th will turn 91. Her address is Anne Holdridge, 128 Phoenix Mills Cross Road, Cooperstown, New York, 13326

There will be a Flagpole Dedication Ceremony June 26, 2010 at 10:00 A.M. adjacent to the softball field on Miller Road. This is a dedication to all who served their school, community and country. The public is invited!

Bob and Helen Alcott have returned home after a trip (via railroad) to Minnesota, where they visited their daughter Holly, her husband and Grand Son Jack.

The Pack 9 Edmeston Cub Scouts spent Saturday, the 19th, at Rogers Nature Center, Sherburne, and ended the day joining with their Sherburne Cub Scout Pen Pals for a cook out.

The Edmeston Fire Department is sponsoring a Golf Tournament at the Red Pines Golf Course, Edmeston, on July 10th. For information on signing up call Dave Green at 965-9930. Just for the record, his wife Patty has refused to caddie!

Congratulations Graduates!

Edmeston June 13, 2010

For the eighteenth consecutive year, students in the “Morning Program” at the Edmeston Central School will celebrate Flag Day (June 14) with miniature American Flags presented by Gordon and Joan Terry, owners of the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home in Edmeston. This year the new 5th & 6th grade band will also perform for the students of the “Morning Program” in honor of the American Flag and what it stands for to our Nation. The “Morning Program” is comprised of students from Kindergarten to Grade 2 who meet twice a week, before the start of classes, to recognize achievements, birthdays and other accomplishments. This year the Flag Day presentation will be held on Flag Day, June 14th, the last day of classes for the ECS’s 2009-2010 school year.

School is almost over. Regents start June 15th. The Alumni Banquet will be June 26th, followed by Graduation June 27th. Reservations for the Alumni Banquet must be in by June 19th. The web site for that is

Don’t forget Fathers Day, Sunday, June 20th. As we have done in the past, Edmeston Central School will have a Baccalaureate Service. This year the service will take place in the Edmeston United Methodist Church at 7:00 P.M. on June 20th.

The Edmeston Fire Department is sponsoring a Golf Tournament, July 10th, at Red Pines Golf Course. For more information, contact Dave Green, 965-9930.  Registration forms are available

Not to throw a “wet dish rag” on the arrival of Summer, June 21st, but it’s also the longest day of the year.

Edmeston June 6, 2010

Friends and family turned out Sunday, at the firehouse, to help Marge Rowlands celebrate her 80th Birthday. Happy Birthday, Marge!

Bob & Bernie Nonenmacher have moved to Oneonta. Mr. & Mrs. Robert Bush have bought the Nonenmacher home and have moved in. Welcome to Edmeston folks!

Memorial Day weekend saw 20 Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts, from Pack and Troop 9 Edmeston, at Battleship Cove in Fall River, Mass. The boys along with their families spent a fun filled and educational overnight on the Battleship U.S.S. Massachusetts. They also attended a Memorial Day service aboard ship on Sunday, during which Troop 9 Boy Scout Zach Hume, along with a 10 year old Sea Cadet and a 50+ year Navy Veteran, presented the Memorial wreath. The boys would like to thank everyone who helped make this trip possible and supported Scouting throughout the year with Popcorn sales, the Schwan’s truckload sale and bottle drive. Many of the Scouts also marched in West Edmeston, Edmeston and the Burlington Flats parades.

If you call it “Old Glory”, the “Red, White & Blue” or the “American Flag”, please show your support for the United States of America by flying our Nations colors on Monday, June 14th (Flag Day) “God Bless America”!

Edmeston May 30, 2010

Don’t forget the book sale at the Edmeston Free Library, Saturday, June 5th. Lots of good reading available! Books for teens, adults, and a special selection of children’s books. Sale hours 9:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.

Much credit is due to the caretakers of Union and Deming Cemeteries. With the way the grass has been growing, it was certainly a job to try to keep up with it. The Cemeteries looked very nice for Memorial Day.

If you have noticed the new “Union Cemetery” sign and have wondered about the 1909 at the top, this is not the date the cemetery was started, but is the number to identify the area in an emergency. Should anyone need an ambulance or assistance, by calling 911, giving this number, the dispatcher will be able to identify the area easily.

Dave and Patty Green need a lot of credit for placing the white marble stones (EFD) and mulch on the bank by the firehouse. In the past this was done with marigolds and looked very nice, but usually didn’t get watered or froze. This should eliminate that and looks great. Thanks folks!

This item was received too late to get into the gazette last week, but some people may get it in time for this week: Wharton Valley Grange #911 invites all interested parties to a Bake Sale and presentation by Red Cross ABM, Disaster relief or when disaster strikes, in the Edmeston Central School Cafe. June 3re at 7:30 P.M.

Edmeston May 23, 2010

Books, books and more books! About 500 books have arrived from the Four County Library System. These books are on loan to our library for a few weeks. Various authors and titles. Something for everyone! Stop by the library and check them out.

The Edmeston Free Library will be having their annual book sale, Saturday, June 5th. Many titles to choose from and there is a nice selection of children’s books. Sale runs from 9:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M. upstairs in the library building.

We welcome to Edmeston, the St. Alban’s Anglican Church, 34 North Street, Edmeston, New York. This is located in the former Church of the Nativity BVM. St. Alban’s purchased the former Catholic Church and after making some changes and renovations, they held their first service there Sunday. They have been having services in the “Old Stone Church” Schuyler Lake, New York. Renovations are still going on. A formal opening is scheduled for the Fall, after all changes are made and vacations over. Services are every Sunday, starting at 10:00 A.M. All are welcome!

Don’t forget the Memorial Day Parades – West Edmeston 9:00 A.M., Edmeston 11:00 A.M. and Burlington Flats 1:30 P.M.

Hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day Weekend.

Edmeston May 16, 2010

With the sun shining, wind blowing and temperatures on the rise, the weekend sounds were filled with lawn mowers and people doing outside chores. The grass certainly continues to grow, but everything is so nice and green.

For years it has been a custom to celebrate Memorial Day with bunches of lilacs, but this year I think they may be a little too far gone. Mine are in full bloom right now and I don’t know if its the crazy weather or what, but there doesn’t seem to be any smell to them.

The school band has been getting ready to march on memorial Day. They take in three parades. The one in West Edmeston which starts at 9:00 A.M., then the one in Edmeston that starts at 11:00 A.M. and the big parade at Burlington Flats starting at 1:30 P.M.

As in the past, the Edmeston Rotary Club will be selling BBQ chicken at the four corners in Edmeston, but there is one change. Due to State rules and regulations, this year they will be selling chicken halves only. No dinners.

Edmeston May 9, 2010

Congratulations to Dana and Michael Mumbulo on the birth of their son. Austin Michael Mumbulo was born on April 23, 2010 and weighed 7 lb 3 oz and was 19 1/2 inches long.

What a bag of mixed weather on Saturday and Sunday (Mothers Day). When Ron & Gail Tasior left for the South, last Fall, Gail said she wasn’t coming back until there wasn’t any snow. Guess What? They got home on Thursday in time to enjoy our Mothers Day storm. Welcome home Tasiors!

The Annual Perennial Plant Sale, sponsored by the women of the United Methodist Church will take place at the home of Mr. & Mrs. Elwyn (Smitty) Smith, corner of route 51 & 80 on Saturday, May 15th from 9:00 A.M. til 4:00 P.M. These perennials are all from local gardens, so are accustomed to our growing climate.

With Summer approaching, we are almost certain to have some bad storms. Be prepared with flashlights, fresh batteries and a battery-operated radio. Have a corded working phone as cordless and digital phones may not work during power interruptions.

The bi-monthly meeting of the Edmeston Free Library was held Monday evening at the home of John & Dottie Blackman.

Edmeston April 25, 2010

Bob and Bernie Nonenmacher have been Edmeston residents for many years. They plan to move shortly to a new home in Oneonta. Because they have done so much for the community, there will be a Reception for them, Sunday, May 2nd, at the Pathfinder Village Meeting House, from 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. Everyone is cordially invited. We wish them well in their new home.

Members of the Edmeston Free Library went to Vestal Monday, where they selected books from the Four County Library System. These books will arrive at our library shortly to replace the ones we have had on loan from them. Dottie will let us know when they have arrived and been processed so that you may check them out.

Patricia (Turnbull) Osborne, graduated from Edmeston Central School in 1964. She had Bob Nonenmacher as an art teacher. She went on to Cornell, where she graduated in 1968, then for her masters in St. Lawrence. She is having an art exhibit with 22 of her oil paintings. The exhibit will be May and June in the gallery at the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 153 Nott Terrace, Schenectady, New York 12308 (Phone 518-3741811). The gallery is open to the public, mostly Sundays, during services (Hours 8:30 to Noon) or by appointment.

Firemen’s Auction is Saturday, starting at 1:00 P.M. Don’t forget the Breakfast the next day (Sunday, May 2nd) This is the last breakfast until Fall. Serving from 7:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M.

Going way back, Brenda Starr comic strips included paper dolls of Brenda with evening gowns designed by readers. One such design was submitted by Bernie Nonenmacher and appeared in the Chicago Tribune in February 1942. A little late, but congratulations Bernie!

Edmeston April 18, 2010

Wow, April is half over! If April showers are to bring May flowers, I think someone should tell Mother Nature as there seemed to be a lot of that white stuff mixed with the showers on Saturday and Sunday.

A cold wind and snow flurries didn’t dampen the spirits of Cub Scout Pack #9. Saturday morning, they were out in full force in the bank parking lot for a bottle and can drive. The Schwan’s truck was there for a “Truck Load Event”. The scouts are to get a percentage of what Schwan’s sold. Not a good day to be out, but I understand they did very well. The proceeds are to be used to send scouts to camp this Summer. A big thanks to everyone who supported them! Hope none of the scouts got sick because there is no school this week (Spring break).

Easter Weekend found Gene, Gloria, Billy and Tom Cole in Indianapolis to take in the Final Four.

On Sunday, April 11th at the school, Cub Scout Pack #9 held the “Pinewood Derby”. From all reports this was great fun, but I’m not sure if the Scouts or the Dad’s had the best time. If you have a child that may be interested in Cub Scouts or even Boy Scouts, give Lisa Johnson a call at 965-8613 for details.

Still time to donate items for the Firemen’s Auction! Pick up is available (965-9834) No white goods or junk please! Auction is Saturday, May 1st starting at 1:00 P.M. Sunday, May 2nd will be the breakfast sponsored by the fire department. This will the the last one until Fall. Serving starts at 7:00 til 11:00 A.M.

The firemen are sponsoring a raffle. A 2010 Cub Cadet Utility Vehicle or $5,000.00 cash could be yours! Tickets are available from any of the firemen. You can’t win if you don’t have a ticket!

Edmeston April 11, 2010

The Women of the United Methodist Church are sponsoring a Rummage Sale at the old Legion building, Thursday and Friday, April 15 & 16. Donated items may be left at the door Thursday morning. The sale on Thursday starts at noon until 3:00 P.M. Friday, the sale starts at 9:00 A.M. until 3:00 P.M., with a $2.00 bag sale starting at noon.

A 2010 Cub Cadet Utility Vehicle or $5,000. cash could be yours! Tickets are available from any Edmeston Volunteer fireman. This raffle is to benefit the Department. You can’t win if you don’t have a ticket!

The next breakfast sponsored by the Firemen will be May 2nd. This will be the last one until Fall, so come on out and give Mom a break.

Donations are needed for the Annual Auction sponsored by the Edmeston Volunteer Fire Department. Auction to take place May 1st at the fire house, starting at 1:00 P.M. This is to benefit the equipment fund (No white goods or junk please) For donation pick up call 965-9834.

Someone called the other night and wanted to get something in this column. I didn’t get the name, but did give the caller my e-mail address, but as of this writing I have heard nothing. If you read this column, which I assume you do, try again.

Edmeston April 4, 2010

With blue skies above and the sun shining, it was a beautiful Easter Day. For those traveling or even those staying home, you couldn’t ask for a much nicer Easter.

The Easter Egg Hunt at 2 Burdick Ave., Saturday, found over sixty children looking for eggs and talking with the Easter Bunny himself. Last year was very cold, but Mother Nature made up for it this year. This has become an annual thing, sponsored by the Firemen’s Auxiliary of the Edmeston Fire Department.

The Women of the Edmeston United Methodist Church will be having a rummage sale at the old Legion building on April 15th and April 16th. Donations may be left at the door on Thursday morning, and the sale will start at noon on Thursday, April 15th and run until 3:00 P.M. The sale will start on Friday, April 16th at 9:00 A.M. with a bag sale starting at noon until 3:00 P.M.

The peepers have been out in full force lately. I understand several people heard them a couple of weeks ago, when we were having freezing nights, so that being the case, they have frozen in three times, which according to the old timers, has to happen before we can really have Spring.

Tired of seeing the same old faces across the breakfast table? Why not try something a little different? The Edmeston Fire Department is sponsoring a donation breakfast Sunday, April 11th. Serving starts at 7:00 and runs until 11:00. Great meal, good cause!

Edmeston March 28, 2010

Just a reminder that the breakfast sponsored by the firemen will not be this Sunday because of Easter. The breakfast is scheduled for next Sunday, April 11, 2010, starting at 7:00 A.M. til 11:00 A.M.

Our weather continues to be mixed up with sun, snow and wind. Glad March is over, now maybe we can get into Spring. The red winged blackbirds and robins have returned and the pussy willows are out, which are all good signs. We still have to have the peepers freeze three times.

The Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the firemen’s auxiliary will take place this Saturday, April 3rd, starting at 10:00 A.M. at 2 Burdick Ave. The Easter Bunny is supposed to be there, so bring your cameras.

The women of the United Methodist Church will be sponsoring a rummage sale, Thursday and Friday, April 15 & 16 at the Legion Hall. More information about this next week.

Happy Easter!

Edmeston March 21, 2010

Hey Kids, its that time of year again when the Easter Bunny has an egg hunt. Sponsored by the firemen’s auxiliary, the Easter Egg Hunt will take place on Saturday, April 3rd (day before Easter), starting at 10:00 A.M. at 2 Burdick Ave. Come join the fun and meet the Easter Bunny.

A complete surprise 50th Birthday Party for Scott Convis was held at the Red Pines Golf course, Saturday evening. The party was given by Terri and Kristopher, with a large number of friends and relatives attending.

The Methodist Church sponsors four elementary camping programs at Sky Lake, during the Summer. The Edmeston United Methodist Church women are sponsoring two camper ships this year. These are for students in the Edmeston School district or those affiliated with the Edmeston United Methodist Church. For program descriptions and scheduling, go to or for further information contact Faith Smith at 965-6742.

This Sunday, March 28th is Palm Sunday – Easter is the next Sunday, April 4th.


Edmeston – March 14, 2010

Don’t know if everyone is having as much trouble with the time change as I am. This goes on every year and for a few days we complain, then we forget about it. Didn’t hear of anyone going into church as everyone else was coming out, so guess the clocks all got changed.

Friends and relatives gathered at the Edmeston Fire House, Saturday, for a surprise Birthday celebration honoring Peg Ross as she celebrated her 70th. Congratulations Peg!

Strong winds and some rain didn’t keep the message from coming to my house. The message is that the firemens auxiliary will be having the Annual Easter Egg hunt and the arrival of Mr. Bunny himself. Details are still being worked out and a date and time should be available next week.

Edmeston March 7, 2010

Rod Bennett and Jacob, from Kentucky, were here for a short time to go ice fishing and visit family and friends. No report on if they got any fish, but they did have a good time.

Dave & Denise Andrews, Denver Colorado, have been visiting friends and relatives in the area. Terry Andrews, North Carolina, has also been here visiting.

Saturday found Fred Tilbe and Jim Mayne, busy tapping trees. The deep snow made it a little harder, but Fred said that with the crust and the way the snow has settled, it wasn’t bad.

The bi-monthly meeting of the Edmeston Free Library took place Monday evening at the home of Lorraine Corts. For those who have been supporting the Fire Department by attending the breakfasts, please take note that the next one will be on the second Sunday, due to Easter being on the first Sunday.

Don’t forget when you retire Saturday night, set your clocks ahead one hour as Day Light Savings Time starts Sunday! (Mar 14th)

Edmeston February 28, 2010

As I write this, a light snow is falling, adding to the heavy snowfall we had last Thursday. School was closed, the County was under emergency conditions and in general, things had come to a crawl or stopped completely. This reminded us older folks of what Winter was like, back when.

From all reports, we could get another blast Wednesday. The road crews certainly did a great job with this storm, and are prepared to do it again, if we get that Wednesday storm.

With so many activities cancelled, there isn’t much to write about. I would like to remind the readers of the Donation Breakfast, sponsored by the firemen. This will be Sunday, March 7th with serving from 7:00 to 11:00 A.M. at the firehouse.

Now that we have advanced into March, keep in mind “Daylight Saving Time” starts, March 14th. When setting clocks ahead, don’t forget to replace batteries in battery-operated smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.

Edmeston February 21, 2010

WHAT IS AMANDA’S LAW? In January 2009, Amanda Hansen of Buffalo, NY, age 16, spent the night at a friend’s home and was killed by fumes from a faulty boiler. The home was NOT equipped with a Carbon Monoxide Detector. Carbon monoxide is a silent killer. You can’t smell it, you can’t taste it, and you can’t see it.
AS OF FEBRUARY 22, 2010 NEW YORK STATE LAW WILL REQUIRE THE INSTALLATION OF CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTORS IN ALL RESIDENTIAL DWELLINGS. For more information on this, check out the bulletin board in the bank or in front of the Municipal Building.

Have you noticed how much longer the days are getting? The sun is getting high enough so that when we do see it, it is starting to melt the snow.

I have been told that there is about 12 inches of frost in the ground. This could pose a problem should we get rain as it would not be able to sink into the ground. We could get a heavy wet snow before Spring arrives. Even with the rain we had last Fall, the water table is down and chances are pretty good we will get something to help bring it back up.

The firemen’s donation breakfast will take place on March 7th at the firehouse with serving from 7:00 – ll:00. A great meal for a good cause.

Have you checked out the fine selection of books at the library lately? Lots of new titles and many are in large print. Dottie would be very happy to help you find a book that would interest you.

Edmeston February 14, 2010

The Lasagna/Ziti dinner, Thursday, sponsored by the United Methodist Church, ended up taking in over $500.00 for the food shelf. Now food can be purchased, as needed, rather than storing it and having it get out-dated. Many thanks to everyone who donated or helped in any way, and a big thanks to those who attended and made this a big success.

Once again the call went out “Start your Engines” rang out at Paul Jensen’s Garage on Sunday. Each year, race fans bring food and chairs to watch the race (NASCAR) at Paul’s Garage. With lots of cheering on TV and food galore, everyone has a good time.

School if closed this week for Mid-Winter break. Hope the weather is so that skiing, sledding and skating can be enjoyed. So many kids don’t participate in these activities any more, guess its just easier to sit in front of a TV or play Video games. No wonder there is so much sickness, the kids don’t get the exercise and fresh air.

Bottles and cans are still being collected at the Bumble Bee Redemption Center, 4 Vunk Ave. for Katie Barker Jennings. Be sure to indicate they are for Katie when leaving bottle and cans.

Edmeston February 7, 2010

A crisp, cold morning to go out for breakfast, but well worth it! The second donation breakfast, sponsored by the firemen, was very well attended and very delicious. In case you didn’t make it, there will be another on March 7th.

A memorial is being established by Doug Bagg, in memory of his wife, Bernadine, for the “Word of Life Camp”. Many kids do not attend church or can not afford to attend camp. Donations will accomplish the maximum potential for this memorial camp scholarship. More details are posted in the bank.

A note from Marilyn Davis, in Ohio, says the robins have returned there. She says that they look so cold and are humped up to try to keep warm. Makes you wonder if Mother Nature is rushing things, but guess she knows best.

Bu the time this goes to press, we will be almost half way through February. Now with that little bit of information, I’d like to remind you, Day Light Savings time starts on March 14th.

Sunday will be Valentines Day ( February 14th) Hope everyone remembers their Valentines and have a good day!

Edmeston January 31, 2010

The bottle and can drive to benefit Katie Barker Jennings, was very successful. Because the advertising was late getting out for it, Kim & Kevin Rous have decided to extend the drive for the month of February. Bottles and cans can be left at the Bumble Bee redemption center, 4 Vunk Ave. Please be sure to indicate that they are for Katie. Phone number for the redemption center: 965-8095 or to contact the Rous’ at home: 965-2396.

The United Methodist Church is sponsoring a lasagna and ziti dinner at the Legion Hall, February 11th. This is a donation dinner, starting at 4:30 P.M. Proceeds will go to the Edmeston Food Bank.

Sunday morning, February 7th, you can enjoy breakfast at the fire house. This will be the second breakfast sponsored by the fire department. Serving from 7:00 to 11:00. A great meal for a good cause!

Edmeston January 24, 2010

Once again, the people in and around Edmeston responded to a call for help. The benefit for Katie Barker Jennings, was a huge success. The Red Pines Golf course clubhouse was full. Over $3,500.00 was taken in and donations are still coming in.

Kim & Kevin Rous are having a bottle and can drive to benefit Katie. This will be for the month of January at the Bumble Bee Redemption Center, 4 Vunk Ave., Edmeston. Phone for the center is 965-8095 or give them a call at home at 965-2396.

After a long and bumpy ride, the Gazette of January 15th finally arrived in Edmeston. If you buy it at the store, you got it on time, but if you subscribe to it, you had to wait for delivery as that bag went to Florida. Sure hope someone doesn’t charge by the mile!

We are rapidly approaching February 2nd (Ground Hog Day). This is supposed to govern our weather for the rest of Winter, but think we will take what Mother Nature sends.

The first breakfast sponsored by the Fire Department was very well attended. The second breakfast will be Sunday, February 7th at the fire house. Serving is from 7:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. This is a donation breakfast and for a good cause.

Got your EURO sticker yet? These are available from any Rotarian or are in the local stores. They represent either Burlington or Edmeston.

Edmeston January 17, 2010

If you subscribe to the Gazette, and wonder why it was late last week, the post office said the bundles were marked wrong. Our mail bag went to Florida while the ones intended for Florida, came here. By the time this goes to press, we should have them back, but there will be a little delay because of no mail on the 18th (Martin Luther King Day).

Congratulations go out the Grandpa and Grandma Tasior (Ron & Gail) as their son Terry and his wife Kathy have a nice new baby boy, born January 4th in Florida.

Our weather seems to be like a yo yo (up & down). Saturday was just a great day with sun and warmer temperatures. No doubt that was our January thaw. Usually after that we can expect a cold snap with snow. It is quite noticeable that the days now are getting longer (Think Spring)!

I don’t know if its the weather or what, but I don’t seem to have the variety of birds at my feeders. It’s fun to watch them and try to identify them.

Edmeston January 10, 2010

To put everyone’s mind at ease, the rumors are true! Yes, I have a new addition to my household. Having lost my faithful companion of 14 years, I have now adopted a new puppy. Believe me, being a single parent ain’t easy!

The Annual meeting and dinner for the Edmeston Fire Department was held Saturday evening. Officers for the coming year are: Fire Chief, Mike Hume. 1st assistant Lauren Waite, 2nd assistant, Kevin Rous. President, David Green, Vice President, Rick Benjamin, Secretary, Bob Simmons and Treasurer, Steve Goodrich.

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

If you have been putting off going to the library to check out a book because you are afraid the print is too small, don’t let that hold you back as the library has a nice selection of LARGE PRINT books. Check them out!

Edmeston January 3, 2010

I hate to say it, but it’s true! I for one am glad the Holidays are over. Guess it was because Christmas and New Years came on Friday. I wasn’t sure on the weekend what day it was. Like having two or three Sundays in a row.

With a cold strong wind and snow falling, the firemen held their first public breakfast and it was very well attended. Guess when it comes to eating and helping a good cause, the public responds very well. The next breakfast will be Sunday, February 7th.

The Annual meeting of the Edmeston Fire Department will be Saturday, January 9, 2010, with the department meeting and election of officers at 5:00 P.M. followed by dinner at 6:00 P.M.

Final plans for the “Katie Barker Jennings” benefit are taking place. If you have any questions or would like to help in any way, call Candy @965-8052. The benefit is from 1:00 to 4:00 at the Red Pines Golf Course, January 10, 2010.


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