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2013 News

By Leon Schworm
Edmeston Correspondent – The Gazette

Edmeston ~ December 22, 2013

The Spirit of Christmas was felt by twenty residents of West Hill Terrace apartments. Gifts of dried fruit courtesy of Joan and Gordon Terry. A luncheon by the Edmeston United Methodist Church women, food boxes donated by NYC and employees, Bags with bread, cookies, candy and fruit by Second Baptist Church women, oranges and give away items from the Rotary Club. A catered Christmas buffet by Gary, Tess Wadsworth and Kim Howard, employed by West Hill Terrace apartments.

While writing this on Sunday night, I wondered if we would have a White Christmas as our snow had melted due to the rising temperatures and the rain. Saturday, December 21st was the first day of Winter and also the shortest day of the year. We won’t notice it for awhile, but the days will start to get longer.

I tried to find out the contest winners for the lighting contest, but they hadn’t been judged yet, so will try again next week. Merry Christmas!

Edmeston ~ December 15, 2013

With the unsettled weather Saturday, Santa was wondering if he would have any takers for breakfast. The firemens auxiliary had worked hard to get ready for this and it was a question of how many parents would bring their children to have breakfast with Santa. Guess the weather didn’t discourage them as there were almost one hundred who showed up.

Due to the weather, Dottie did not open the library Saturday, so if you had books that were due, just take them to Dottie, the next time the library is open.

Mother Nature seems to have a way to welcome the new highway superintendent. A few years ago when Dale Lund was to assume the position (even though it wouldn’t be official until the first of the year) we got hit with a big snow storm. Same thing has happened this year as Danny Hawes won’t take over until January 1st, but got a taste of what could be ahead with the storm this past weekend. Regardless who is “official” they do a great job to keep the roads open.

Edmeston ~ December 8, 2013

Why is it when you have an appointment and are ready to go, but still have some time before its actual time to leave, you think you can start something in 45 min., only to find that time has gone by too fast, much like Christmas shopping….time is running out!

Dottie Blackman held her annual “cookie swap” Saturday. There were some of the old favorites and some new ones. Dottie assured everyone that they were all lo-calorie.

So far we have managed to escape the storms that have been predicted for us, but I feel when we least expect it we will get zapped!

This Saturday, December 14th is Breakfast with Santa at the fire house. Hours are 9:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. Due to the fact that each year this event grows, gifts will be limited to children 10 years old and under.

Edmeston ~ December 1, 2013

With Thanksgiving and Black Friday behind us, I guess the next thing to look forward too is Christmas and New Years. Where has this year gone?

Breakfast with Santa is scheduled for Saturday, December 14, 2013 at the Fire House from 9:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. It’s a great time for the kids. Due to the number of people showing up, gifts will be limited to children 10 years and under.

Edmeston ~ November 24, 2013

A couple of readers have made mention how they used to like reading about people getting well, moving, traveling, shopping etc. We seem to have gotten away from that. Unless you let a correspondent know the news, we can’t put it in the paper. You’ll notice also that there used to be several correspondents, now there are only two or three. What you consider nothing, someone else may enjoy. If you have an item you would like to share, contact your correspondent.

Looks like November will end Saturday, which means there will be a breakfast at the Firehouse on Sunday (December 1st) Serving from 7:00 to 10:30. This is a free will donation breakfast and a great meal, try it.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Edmeston ~ November 17, 2013

Lattice work around the new sign at the firehouse is complete and really makes a big difference. Soon the electric will be installed, then the sign will be able to announce coming events.

Bi-monthly meeting of the Edmeston Free Library was at the home of Don and Irene Howard. Dottie reported the new LARGE print books are very popular and she now has a new selection of them.

The Tea Circle will hold a bake sale and time to pick up the miniature building this Saturday, November 23rd. Time from 9:00 A.M. until noon. The location this year is West Hill Terrace. The miniature building for this year is the home of Lorraine Corts (former Rutherford Hotel) There are a few former buildings left if you are interested. Some people have the full collection. If you wonder what these are all about or you have missed some and would like to see them, the full collection is at the Edmeston Museum.

It seems early, but time goes by so fast, the firemens auxiliary is getting ready for “Breakfast with Santa” This event gets more popular every year. This year the event will take place on December 14th from 9:00 to 11:00.

Edmeston ~ November 10, 2013

The Edmeston Tea Circle will hold its Annual Sale, Saturday, November 23rd from 9:00 – Noon at it’s new location (West Hill Terrace, 26 West Street. Baked goods and a few past miniatures will be available. This years miniature building is the present Lorraine Corts home on East Street. This was the Rutherford House Hotel and later a funeral home. Because of its complexity, this miniature will cost $25.00. There are only 60 produced and no extras will be made.

Several people have the complete miniature collection. If you don’t and would like to see them, they are on display at the museum.

Once again, just a reminder to check the batteries in all smoke detectors and flash lights.

Edmeston ~ November 3, 2013

It was a wet dark evening, but even so, a good number of children attended the Halloween party sponsored by the Rotary Club, and everyone seemed to have a good time.

With Thanksgiving coming so late, the Christmas season seems to be started already. One radio station usually waits until Thanksgiving day to start Christmas music, but this year they started it on the first day of November. Our months, weeks and even the year seem to be going very fast. Lets try to slow down and enjoy the rest of the year.

The time change got the usual comments and disapproval. This takes place every Spring and Fall, so just enjoy it and be proud to be an American.

Edmeston ~ October 27, 2013

Doesn’t seem possible another month has gone by. Sunday, November 3rd will find the fire department breakfast. This is a free will meal and is served from 7:00 to 10:30.

The Edmeston Town Board passed Resolution #3 “Shall the Town of Edmeston continue to own and operate the Edmeston Municipal Pool”. This Resolution will appear on the November 5, 2013 ballot. It’s up to you as a voter to make the decision. Regardless how you vote or who you vote for….get out and VOTE!

Dottie has received another shipment of Large Print Books. These have become very popular and the selection is now bigger than ever. Stop by the library and check them out. Hours: Tuesday 1:00 to 6:00 Wednesday 1:00 to 6:00, Thursday 1:00 to 6:00 and Saturday 9:00 to 2:00.

Election Day, November 5th will find the annual Election Day Dinner, sponsored by the United Methodist Church. This is a Free Will Donation and is held at the School (please use entrance on North Street. Serving from 4:30 to 7:00. Take-outs available. Menu: Turkey and all the trimmings plus great selection of home Made pies.

VOTE! Polls open from 7:00 A.M. to 9:00 P.M.

Edmeston ~ October 20, 2013

The “Spookfest” in downtown Edmeston Saturday was a big success. The weather cooperated and everyone seemed to enjoy all the activities. There were a number of vendors, food, games, face painting, pumpkin carving, hay rides and a live DJ. Several have already ask if they will do it again next year and the answer is YES! It should be even bigger and better.

With all the political ads showing up now, it reminds you that election day is just around the corner (Nov 5th) Regardless of who you vote for, be sure to vote!

Once again the United Methodist Church will sponsor the Election Day Dinner as they have for years. This is held at the Edmeston Central School with serving from 4:30 – 7:00 (take outs available)Please use the cafeteria entrance on North Street. This is a Free Will Dinner and the menu is: Turkey and dressing, mashed potatoes, cabbage salad, squash, cranberry sauce, copper pennies, rolls and beverage and a great selection of home made pies. Can’t beat it for the price! Don’t forget the date: Election Day – Tuesday, November 5th. Why not vote then eat?

Edmeston ~ October 13, 2013

The last few days have been just picture perfect. When you look at the woods now, they appear dark and gray. Our colored leaves have bitten the dust and it won’t improve much now until we get that first white cover.

Plan to attend the activities in Town Saturday. The Fall celebration sponsored by the Willow Craft shop, the book sale at the library and the donation Chicken and Biscuit Supper at the Fire House.

Edmeston ~ October 6, 2013

The Willows Craft Shop  is sponsoring a “Community Fall Harvest Day”.  This is to take place October 19th and will include vendors, hay rides, pumpkin carving, games and fun for all.

In connection with the Fall Harvest day, the Edmeston Free Library will be having a book sale from 9:00 – Noon.

The Fire Department and auxiliary is sponsoring a “Chicken and Biscuit” dinner, Saturday, October 19th with serving from 4:30 – 7:00.  Take outs available.

In case you missed it or misplaced the notice, The Edmeston Free Library has new hours:  Tuesday 1-6, Wednesday 1-6, Thursday 1-6 and Saturday 9-2 (closed Sun, Mon & Fri.

With the wind and rain bringing the leaves down, adjust your driving.  Wet roads and leaves will be slippery!

Edmeston ~ September 29, 2013

A Rummage Sale sponsored by the women of the United Methodist Church will take place October 3 and 4 at the Masonic Hall on West Street. Sale Thursday 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. Sale Friday the 4th 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. with a $2.00 bag sale Noon to 3:00 Donations may be left at the door Wed. morning. No electronics please!

The breakfast sponsored by the Fire Department will be this Sunday October 6th with serving from 7:00 – 10:30. This is a donation breakfast and all are welcome!

I understand the Willow Craft shop is trying to get a Community Fall Harvest celebration going. Last year they did this and had pumpkin carving, hay rides etc. This year in addition to what the Craft Shop has lined up, Dottie will have a book sale at the library. I’ll try to find out more information and pass it along. The date for this event is October 19th.

Edmeston ~ September 22, 2013

With the bright moon at night and the leaves changing color, it reminds us that Fall is here. We may get a few more humid days, but if you haven’t done so already, better get started for what we know will be coming. Don’t forget to check the batteries in your smoke detectors, flashlights as well.

The United Methodist Women are planning a rummage sale. This will be held at the Masonic Hall on West Street, October 3rd and 4th. Thursday sale is from 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. Friday sale is from 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. Please note a time change from last year. $2.00 bag sale Friday, Noon to 3:00 P.M. Donations may be left at the Masonic Hall door Wednesday morning October 2nd. No electronics please!

Edmeston ~ September 15, 2013

Some geese are circling like they are trying to decide if to stay here for the Winter or go South. A couple of flocks have been seen in formation and appearing to head South, makes you wonder what the Winter will be like.

Autumn starts September 22nd. Quite a lot of the leaves are starting to fall and there is some color starting to show.

If you are one of the early birds and looking for gift items for Christmas, consider one of the Edmeston throws or an Echoes of the Past books. These are available at the Library.
Dottie continues to get large print books which are very popular. Stop by the library to check out the selection.

A report from a couple of readers say they have seen woolly bear caterpillars and there is very little black on them which should mean lite Winter….lets hope.

Edmeston ~ September 8, 2013

With the days getting shorter and the nights cooler, it won’t be long before a little heat will feel good. With this in mind, this would be a good time to check your smoke detectors and change the batteries. This seems to be one of those things you plan to do but just don’t seem to get around to.

The bi-monthly meeting of the Edmeston Free Library board was held Monday evening at the home of Bill and Barb Turnbull on High Street.

The stores are already for Halloween, and it isn’t even Fall yet. Seems like they tend to rush all the seasons and they go fast enough as it is.

I have been told that Nan and Terry Fikes are giving riding lessons in Burlington Flats. I was unable to get in touch with them for this week, but will try to get more information next week.

Edmeston ~ September 1, 2013

The thunder storm and high humidity didn’t slow down the Labor Day activities. Those trying to get in one more camping weekend or BBQ stuck it out and enjoyed the Holiday before returning on Tuesday to the “real world”.

A note from Jay Lyon….He wanted to pass along a bit of Edmeston news. Saturday (8/24) a Cal Ripkin Little League team from Nashua, NH was in town. That morning the TTYC Majors team and the Nashua team got together for a couple of hours at Fred Blanchard Field and had some fun. We had a whiffle ball game combining players and coaches from both teams. Relay Throw races and a Hitting Derby. The Hitting Derby was won by Edmeston’s Gabe Lawrence.

While in the area the Nashua team played the UV-E (Unadilla Valley – Edmeston) U12 All Star team (won by UV-E 4-1) took in Youth Days and spent a good amount of time in Cooperstown.
Sunday, September 8th will be the first Breakfast for the Fall season, sponsored by the Fire Department. Serving is from 7:00 – 10:30 A.M.
Tuesday, September 10th is Primary Election Day Voting from noon until 9:00 P.M.

Edmeston ~ August 25, 2013

Even though there were several events going on Saturday evening, the concert by the “Blue Parsley Boys” at the Methodist Church was well attended and enjoyed. These men are from the Hamilton area and really put on an exceptional show.

Sunday morning, the weather couldn’t have been better. When the morning service started to recognize the 175th anniversary of the Methodist Church in Edmeston, the church was almost filled to capacity with special music and service. Several former ministers were on hand as were former parishioners who have moved away. Old acquaintances were renewed.

Teachers had to report to school for a couple of days for meetings and briefings to make sure school is ready to open next week. We have gotten out of the habit of seeing school buses and excited children waiting to go to school. Please keep this in mind while driving.

Happy Labor Day!

Primary Election: Tuesday, September 10, 2013. Noon until 9:00 P.M.

Edmeston ~ August 18, 2013

As we count down the days left in August, you wonder where the Summer has gone. School will soon be open, so this would be a good time to practice our driving skills.

Saturday some of the firemen and auxiliary members had a work day at the firehouse, cleaning and getting things in order for the first breakfast of the season. During the Fall and Winter months the breakfast will take place on the first Sunday. September is different due to Labor Day. The first one in September will take place on the second Sunday.

The Blue Parsley Boys will be in concert at the United Methodist Church, Saturday evening, August 24th. This group is from Hamilton and very popular. The concert is free and open to the public. Concert starts at 7:00 P.M.

Sunday, August 25th the United Methodist Church will be celebrating 175 years. Service starts at 10:00 A.M. with special music and displays from the church over the last 175 years. Everyone is invited to help celebrate this event.

Edmeston ~ August 11, 2013

Tim and Cindy Davis, Ohio, were here to help celebrate the 50th wedding anniversary of Norm and Irene McCumber, Wells Bridge on Sunday, August 11th.

Looking for some entertainment for Saturday night? The “Blue Parsley Boys “ choir will be at the United Methodist Church for a concert, Saturday evening, August 24, 2013. Concert starts at 7:00 P.M. The concert is open to the public.

The United Methodist Church will be celebrating 175 years on Sunday, August 25th. Everyone is invited. Church service starts at 10:00 A.M.

Marilyn Davis, Lebanon, Ohio, spent some time visiting friends and relatives in the area and attended the 50th wedding anniversary of Norm and Irene McCumber at Wells Bridge.

Edmeston ~ August 4, 2013

As I started to write my column, Sunday afternoon, I couldn’t but notice how much the weather has changed, almost like Fall. Things seem to be about two weeks ahead of schedule.

Guests of Evelyn Hendrickson, this past week, were Frank & Laura Hendrickson of Amarillo, Texas. Donald Hendrickson of South New Berlin, hosted a family reunion to celebrate Frank & Laura’s visit. Over forty people were in attendance. They also enjoyed meeting friends at Church and the Otsego County Fair.

Saturday evening, August 24, 2013, the Blue Parsley Boys, A Capella Choir, will appear in concert at the Edmeston United Methodist Church at 7 P.M. in the sanctuary. The concert is open to the public.

Sunday August 25th the Edmeston United Methodist Church will be celebrating its one hundred seventy fifth anniversary. Everyone is invited to attend the service at 10:00 A,M., Reverend Sylvia Barrett, officiating

Edmeston ~ July 28. 2013

It’s County fair time! What a great place to see people you haven’t seen since last years fair.

Doesn’t matter if you go for the afternoon, evening or all day, you will always run into someone you haven’t seen for a year. You may have thought you would contact them, but just didn’t get around to it. If nothing else, the fair brings us closer together. Enjoy the “Best 6 days of Summer”.

Edmeston ~ July 21, 2013

With the high temperatures, thunder storms and high humidity, I was very surprised we didn’t have a power outage. When you consider the extra drain on the lines with fans and air conditioners I guess we were lucky.

As I sat on my porch Sunday night, I was surprised at the flow of cars going by. Guess everyone was out enjoying the nice day and cooler weather. Right now it looks a bit stormy. With all the rain we had earlier its actually quite dry. The gardens could use a good drink.

Edmeston ~ July 14, 2013

The pavilion at Mill Brook Pond, in New Berlin, was the scene of a beautiful out door wedding on July 4th. Loren Armour and Crustal Myers, were united in marriage in a double ring ceremony preformed by Retired Justice, Leon Schworm.

Ronnie and Phyllis Beadle from South Carolina were here for the graduation of Alex Morrow in Bainbridge. While here they visited friends and relatives before returning to South Carolina where Ronnie said it is cooler.

The heat and humidity keeps boiling down on us. Wish there was some way we could bottle it up until next January.
Seems early, but have you noticed that the days are much shorter already?

Edmeston ~ July 7, 2013

The sun and high humidity have certainly been with us for the past several days. Lawn mowers have been going like crazy trying to catch up with the grass. Some of the lawns are still too wet to mow.

The Edmeston Free Library board had its annual picnic and meeting Monday night at the home of Leon Schworm on Wharton Creek Road. It’s interesting that the number of books being checked out during the Summer is not much different than through the year. In addition to the regular library business, a discussion was had about our museum. We have had several people remark on what a great museum it is. Some say it is one of the nicer ones in the County. The board would like to find one or two people who might be interested in helping out from time to time. If this sounds something like you may be interested in or if you know someone who might, let Dottie know at the library.

Edmeston ~ June 30, 2013

Happy 4th of July – gosh where has the time gone? We have already passed the longest day of the year and ads are starting to appear for the County Fairs!

After preaching in three churches for nearly seven years, Sunday,June 30th was the last time. Pastor Douglas Besemer is being transferred and Sunday was his last Sunday here. He had his usual services in West Exeter, Burlington Flats and Edmeston. All of the Churches were invited to the Edmeston Church for a reception. He has served the area very well and will be greatly missed.

For those starting on vacation over the 4th, it looks like warm weather with a few passing showers. The poor farmers are suffering a big loss with flooded corn fields and hay lots so wet they can’t get on them. Lets hope our weather gets back to normal.

Edmeston ~ June 16, 2013

NOTICE; The Town of Edmeston will be flushing hydrants Wednesday and Thursday, June 19 & 20

Many fields of corn are standing in water with all the rain we have been getting, but the grass continues to grow. According to the weather people, we are still below the water table for this time of year. I can’t help but think that July and August will change and it will come off hot and dry.

Congratulations to the members of the Class of 2013. Have a safe and happy Graduation!

Edmeston ~ June 6, 2013

Betty Talbot Schriber is now at the New Berlin Nursing Home. She is enjoying meeting old acquaintances. Betty and Norma Bennett Ramsey are sharing early memories of their lives in Edmeston.

Recent guests of Marge and Dick Holdridge were: Barry Holdridge of Scottsville, N.Y., Daryl Holdridge and Darlene Benzon of Rochester.

Marge’s sister Nordica and nephew Jeff Holochuck of Kingston were recent overnight guests of the Holdridge’s.

June 30th will be the last Sunday Pastor Douglas Besemer (after seven plus years) will be preaching at the United Methodist Church. He will certainly be missed. We wish him well in his new charge.

Fathers Day is coming (. June 16th) That is also the day when Jordan Cornnell and Dante Cornnell will receive the rank of Eagle Scout at the Eagle Scout Court of Honor. The Honor Court will be at 2 P.M. at the Edmeston United Methodist Church, June 16th. Everyone is invited.

Edmeston ~ June 2, 2013

One thunder storm after another seemed to be on tap the other day. Don’t think I ever remember such storms, one right after another and with such wind.

Thursday, May 30th Michael and Elsa Lampron, George and May Covais were guests at the home of Edward and Kathy Standish in Clover Leaf Farm, Brooksville, Florida for a chicken BBQ.

Many people put off going to the cemeteries last week for fear of frost. This week with the high humidity and heat they made their annual trip. I would like to congratulate the care takers for a job well done. To cut the grass and have it looking as nice as they did with all the rain we had was certainly a chore.

If you are one of those who went to the cemetery, perhaps you noticed that many of the flags on the veterans graves are bent. The heat, humidity and wind was just more than the poor sticks could hold.

There will be an Eagle Scout Court of Honor to award the rank of Eagle Scout to Jordan Cornnell and Dante Cornnell, on Sunday, June 16th at 2:00 P.M. at the Edmeston United Methodist Church. All are invited.

Edmeston ~ May 27, 2013

To mark the start of a year of events to celebrate the United Methodist Church’s establishment in Edmeston 175 years ago, a quilt show will be held Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, 2013 from 9 –4 at the church. The show is free and open to the public. Up coming events for the church will be posted in this column as they become available.

Memorial Day parades are scheduled for West Edmeston, Edmeston and Burlington Flats. For some, this is the start of the picnic season, some vacation or just the weekend off. What ever you do, please be careful and enjoy.

The Museum will be open Memorial Day from 9 – noon. The Rotary Club will again have a chicken BBQ at the four corners following the parade.

After serving for many years, the sign in front of the Methodist Church (announcing service time, pastors name etc.) has been replaced. George Blessing has created a new sign and it is now in full use. Beautiful job George – Thanks!

Edmeston ~ May 12, 2013

The bimonthly meeting of the Edmeston Free Library was held Monday evening at the home of John & Dottie Blackman. Dottie has a great selection of large print books.

The Annual Dale Palmiter golf tournament was held at the Red Pines Golf Course on Saturday. With a sprinkle or two everyone enjoyed the tournament. I was unable to get the names of the winners, but understand that two teams tied for first place.

With the weather uncertain it doesn’t seem possible that May is half over. Saturday, May 18th is Armed Forces Day. Monday May 27th is Memorial Day. The usual parades are scheduled with the one in West Edmeston at 9:00 A.M., Edmeston 11:00 A.M. and Burlington Flats at 1:30 P.M.

The Edmeston Rotary Club will once again have the chicken BBQ at the four corners following the parade in Edmeston.

Edmeston ~ May 5, 2013

In the “Good Old Days” (when Betty Talbot Scribner) went to ECS, if there was a dance scheduled, chances are it was the Junior Prom or Senior Ball, and the music was provided by Ernie Russ and his Orchestra Those attending actually danced/touched each other. Saturday night the Junior Prom took place with canned music and couples gyrating all over the place. The end result was that everyone had a good time!

The Watercress Farm and Greenhouse, 977 Dutch Valley Road (Scott Convis) is now open with a large selection of hanging baskets, annual flowers, herbs and vegetables, just in time for Mothers Day, May 12th. Their gift shop is sure to have something that would please “Mom”!

The Auction on Saturday and the Breakfast on Sunday were both very well attended. The Fire Department would like to thank everyone for the support.

Don’t forget to send Betty Zimmerman a Birthday card on May 16th. The address is: Betty Zimmerman, 21 Conkey Ave. Norwich, New York 13815.

Happy Mothers Day!

Edmeston ~ April 28, 2013

The sound of lawn mowers filled the air this past weekend as we finally got nice weather and the grass had a good start. Sure seems like it took long enough to get here and it won’t be long before some will complain about having to mow. Just no pleasing some folks!

If you haven’t done so already, there is still time to find something for the Firemens Donation Auction on Saturday, May 4th. Pickup can be arranged by calling 965-8020. Auction starts at 1:00P.M. Come on out and have a good time and help the department. Benefit the equipment fund. (No white goods please).

Farmers are plowing and getting ready to plant crops and along with that comes the black fly infestation. Usually a couple of good warm days sends them packing North.

Golf Anyone? If you enjoy playing golf why not consider the Dale Palmiter Memorial Tournament. This will be held at the Red Pines Golf Course, Edmeston on May 11th. 1:00 P.M. Shot Gun. For an application or more information check at Red Pines.

It’s always nice to remember people who lived here, but have moved away. This is what we can do for Betty Zimmerman. Betty will be celebrating her Birthday on May 16th and how nice it would be to give her an old fashioned card shower. The address is Betty Zimmerman, 21 Conkey Ave. Norwich, N.Y. 13815

The last breakfast until Fall, sponsored by the Fire Department will be Sunday, May 5th. Serving from 7:00 to 10:30. Free Will Donation.

Edmeston ~ April 21, 2013

May is rapidly approaching and with it, we find the Edmeston Volunteer Fire Department Annual Donation Auction May 4th at 1:00 p.m. This is to benefit the Department Equipment Fund. They are requesting donations (no white good please). For donation pick up call

The last donation breakfast until Fall, will be at the fire house, Sunday, May 5th. Serving from 7:00 to 10:30 A.M. Menu: Juice, home fries, bacon, eggs, sausage, pancakes, French Toast, coffee or tea. Great meal, good way to help the department and the price is right (free will donation).

On April 9th, Jean and Rusty Dutcher were at Agusta National Golf Course, attending the Masters Golf Tournament. On April 15th they attended Hootie & The Blowfish Day after the Masters Celebrity Golf Tournament . Their son Travis is an assistant golf pro at this golf course. Over 50 celebrities and golf pros attended.

Edmeston ~ April 14, 2013

Hope everyone met the Tax deadline! Seems like we know about it and it’s a long way off, then before you know it, it’s the 15th. Can’t believe we are half way through April already.

We have a new business opening on main street in downtown Edmeston (April 19th). Wendy and Kevin Silvernail are opening a Deli/.Restaurant in the former Schworm’s Store building. They plan to have a small selection of groceries, gifts and food. Hours are: Monday – Wednesday 6:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. Thursday, Friday and Saturday 6:00 A.M. to 9:00 P.M. Sunday 8:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. Phone number 965-0037. Stop by to welcome the Silvernails and welcome them to Edmeston and enjoy a cup of coffee.

If because of the weather you have been unable to get your outside work done and turned your attention to the garage or cellar, keep in mind when you find some of those “gently used” items you no longer need, donate them to the firemen for their Annual Donation Auction, Saturday, May 4th starting at 1:00 P.M. Donations requested (no white goods please). For donation pick up please call 965-8020.

Edmeston ~ April 7, 2013

Dave Kent tells me the Scottish Midges are here (an indication of Spring). The peepers are out, crocus in bloom as well as snow drops and pussy willows, so guess Spring really is here.

The soccer players that went to Spain have returned home. They had a great time and what a wonderful experience. Now its back to the books and resume studies at E.C.S.

Congratulations to Irving Stevens upon becoming a Grandfather. Kevin and Amanda Heagerty, Rochester, N.Y. are the proud parents of a son (Lukas Parker Heagerty) born March 30th at 9:10 p.m. and weighed 7lbs 4 1/2 oz and 21 inches long.

Don’t forget the location of the United Methodist Church Rummage sale is at the Masonic Lodge on West Street. Items may be left at the door Thursday morning. Sale starts at noon Thursday April 11th and runs to 4:00. Friday, April 12th Sale starts at 9:00 and runs to noon, then from noon until 3:00 there is a $2.00 Bag Sale.

Cindy and Jerry Vibbard have returned home after spending 10 days in Lemon Bay, California with Son Keith and his family.

Edmeston ~ March 31, 2013

Quite a few of our residents who go South for the Winter have returned! Good to see them about Town again! With overcast sky and rain in the late afternoon, another Easter has become history.

If you haven’t tasted the new maple syrup, Sunday morning (April 7th) will be the ideal time. A free will breakfast, sponsored by the fire department, with serving from 7:00 to 10:30 will take place then. There will only be one more breakfast (May 5th) until Fall.

Clayton Hawes, Nate Truex, Shelby McCall and Kaylee Schworm, left Thursday for Barcelona Spain where they will play soccer as section 4 All Stars. They will join over 100 other young players from all over the World and are scheduled to return home on Thursday. What a great experience!

The United Methodist Women have scheduled their Annual Rummage Sale for April 11th and 12th. Donated items may be left Thursday morning at the door. Sale starts Thursday, April 11th from noon to 4:00 p.m. and Friday, April 12th from 9:00 to noon, with a $2.00 bag sale from noon to 3:00 p.m. Please note that the sale will be held this year at the Masonic Lodge on West Street.

Edmeston ~ March 24, 2013

Don’t know if the readers are aware of it or not, but the Gazette has a new editor. I tried to send my news in as usual, but for some reason I didn’t make contact and therefore, no items. I noticed that there was no news from the other correspondents, so thought there might be a problem. I will make an attempt at combining last weeks items and this weeks.
Dick Holdridge recently celebrated his 90th birthday with dinner at Lewis’ restaurant in Sherburne with Wife Marge and good friends Don & Carol Turnbull. You could almost call it a rerun when Dick & Marge went to Gus’ restaurant in Norwich on March 5th to celebrate Marge’s birthday. They have enjoyed the cards and calls for birthday wishes.

Barry Holdridge, Scottsville, N.Y. recently spent several days with his parents, Dick & Marge. He enjoyed shoveling snow while here and visited Lorraine Corts and other friends in town. After leaving here, he spent a week with Marge’s niece Darlene Holochuck in Puerto Rico.

A special “Hi” from the folks in Edmeston to Betty and Joy in New Berlin. They are faithful readers of the Gazette and enjoy the Edmeston items.

If the column had come out in the March 22nd edition, it would have been just in time to wish Betty Schriber a Happy Birthday which was on the 22nd. Happy Birthday, Betty!

The bi-monthly meeting of the Edmeston Free Library was held March 11th at the home of Lorraine Corts. Three members of the Rotary Club were present to talk about a program the Club is trying to start getting story/activity books for children. More information can be had by contacting any Rotarian or picking up a flier at the library.

John Chesebrough is home and gaining every day after having knee replacement in Albany.

Happy Easter!

Edmeston ~ March 10, 2013

Good News! Red winged blackbirds have been seen in the area. Now we will keep on the look out for the robins and pussy willows….Think spring!

Hope everyone set their clocks ahead Saturday night. We are now operating on daylight saving time. It always takes awhile to get used to it with the dark mornings and lingering afternoon.  We seem to manage.

I wanted to contact Betty Schriber in New Berlin on March 5th, but didn’t make connections. Thought it would be great to sing “Happy Birthday” to Marge Holdridge who celebrated number 88 on the 5th. No doubt she was better without our singing. Happy Birthday Marge!

Did you know? mix 1/4 cup vinegar and 1/4 cup honey. Take 6 times a day for sore throat. The vinegar kills bacteria.  Colegate toothpaste makes an excellent salve for burns.

Edmeston ~ March 3, 2013

Through a special program, sponsored by the New York State Electric & Gas Corporation, the fluorescent lights in the library have been updated. The new bulbs give more light and cost less to operate and maintain.

Trees in the area are being tapped getting ready to start the maple syrup season. If predictions are correct, this could be a short season again. Spring is supposed to come early.

Speaking of Spring, keep in mind that Daylight Savings times starts this weekend (March 10th). When you retire for the night, Saturday night, set you clock ahead (Spring ahead) one hour.

People sure enjoy eating out as was evidenced by the turn out at the donation breakfast at the fire house Sunday. The next breakfast will be April 7th. this will be the next to the last breakfast until Fall, so plan on attending.

Edmeston ~ February 24, 2013

A year ago, I reported that Dick Holdridge was 90, only to find out he was only 89. A call from his wife (Marge) the other night assured me he would be 90 on February 28th, this year. Happy Birthday Dick! He claims clean living and a good life are the ingredients, but I think Marge’s cooking helped also.

With the temperatures up and down, it’s no wonder the wild life don’t know what to do. The skunks are out and a couple of wood chucks have been seen. This may be a good sign.

Don’t forget the Free Will Donation Breakfast at the Fire House this Sunday, March 3rd. Serving from 7:00 to 10:30 A.M.

The Edmeston United Methodist Church will be celebrating it’s 175th Anniversary this year. The actual date is in August, but plans are starting to take effect now and as they progress, you can read about them in this column. Plan and taking a part. Watch for details!

Edmeston ~ February 17, 2013

With Presidents Day and many businesses closed, there doesn’t seem to be any real news. Last Wednesday was Ash Wednesday, followed by Valentines Day on Thursday and Presidents Day on Monday. Seems like February is moving right along and it’s a short month to top it off.

Looking forward to March (just around the corner) we find Daylight saving time starting March 10th. St. Patrick’s Day, March 17th. Guess what, Spring begins on March 20th. March 24th Palm Sunday. Passover Begins March 26th, Good Friday is the 29th with Easter March 31st.

The free will donation breakfast sponsored by the Fire Department will be the first Sunday in March (March 3rd) with serving from 7:00 to 10:30.

Edmeston ~ February 10, 2013

Matt & Heather Losee, Frankfort, N.Y. are the proud parents of a baby girl. Madelyn was born February 3, 2013, weighed 7lb 1 1/4 oz. Grand parents are Don & Karen Losee and great grand parents are Ed & Jean Losee. Madelyn joins 2 year old sister MacKenna.

Social Studies/Economics teacher, John Chase, had made arrangements with the Edmeston branch of NBT Bank,to have Senior students hear about financial literacy challenging many students. On Tuesday, February 5th, Lesley Woodward and Deborah Peter went to Mr. Chase’s class to present one of a series of lessons on personal finance that the bank offers. Understanding personal credit, establishing credit and how influential proper credit management can be on future finical capabilities were among the topics covered. Students also learned how to protect themselves from identify theft.

Edmeston ~ February 3, 2013

Word has it February is to be a bad month with below average temperatures and snow. Come March, Spring is to appear almost over night. As we have a good start into February, lets hope this predication is right as it’s a short month (28 days).

The Fire Department Breakfast was very well attended Sunday. Next breakfast will be March 3rd, plan to attend.

Did you know that …..? drinking two glasses of Gatorade can relieve headache pain almost immediately – without the unpleasant side effects caused by traditional pain relievers.

Edmeston ~ January 27, 2013

BREAKFAST IS READY and the price is right! Yes, once again it’s time for the firemen to sponsor the monthly breakfast at the fire house (Sunday, February 3rd) Serving from 7:00 to 10:30 a.m. featuring: juice, pancakes, French toast, home fries, eggs, bacon, sausage & coffee. Price: Free Will Donation

By the time this goes to press, the meeting (Monday evening January 28th) will be over. The purpose of this meeting was to try to decide what to do about the Town swimming pool. With State mandates, repairs, insurance etc. and so many people having the inflatable makes it questionable if the Town should continue to operate it.

Edmeston ~ January 20, 2013

Last week during one of those warm days, a woodchuck was seen on a lawn in Town. Guess he wasn’t aware that it’s February 2nd before he could make an appearance.

I have a pair of cardinals who show up every day at my feeders to enjoy an easy meal. It’s fun to watch the birds at the feeders and try to identify them.

The public is urged to attend a “Public Hearing” to review options for the future of the Edmeston Town pool. The meeting will take place in the school cafeteria, North Street, at 7:00 P.M., January 28, 2013.

The Worship Leaders in the Edmeston United Methodist Church, Sunday Morning, were Dante and Jordon Cornnell. The boys were working to complete their Eagle Scout requirements. Dante and Jordon did an excellent job.

Edmeston ~ January 13, 2013

The sun and warmer temperatures over the weekend were certainly welcome.
I’m sure the snowmobilers didn’t like to see the snow melting, but I’m sure we will see more.  Guess this was what is called the “January thaw”
The day light is starting to linger and as the old saying goes “as the days begin to lengthen the cold will start to strengthen.
The Annual Dinner and meeting for the Fire Department and Emergency Squad took place Saturday evening at the firehouse.
Friday evening the Edmeston Free Library held their annual meeting.  Officers for the coming year were elected.  They are: President, Barb Turnbull, Vice President, Irene Howard, Secretary to be jointly shared by Lorraine Corts and Sue Gay and Treasurer, Leon Schworm.

Edmeston  ~ January 6, 2013

Great turn out for the Free Will Breakfast sponsored by the Firemen Sunday morning. Just in case you missed it there will be another February 3rd.

The Annual meeting of the Edmeston Free Library Association will take place at the library, Friday evening at 7:00 P.M.

The Edmeston Volunteer Fire Department and Emergrncy Squad, will be hold their Annual Dinner at the firehouse (29 East St.) Saturday, January 12, 21013.

The Christmas house decoration contest winners were: 1st place Robert Stueben, 2nd place Doug Coutlee and 3rd place, Ken Lowe. There were 25 people entered. Congratulations!


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