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2015 News

By Leon Schworm
Edmeston Correspondent – The Gazette

Edmeston ~ December 27, 2015

Due to the low number of people entering the Home Decorating Christmas Contest, the committee decided to award one big prize to the winner and the other people a participation award. The big winner was Neil Lindberg. The participation winners were: Coltilda Riley, Rob Cornnell, Robert Stueben, Tonya Eccleston, Bonnie & Les Hall, Helen Alcott, Fresaniud Coltde, Patty & Gene Chillion and Richard Wust.

Its breakfast time again. The fire department is once again sponsoring a donation breakfast. This will be Sunday morning, January 3rd. at the fire house with serving from 7:00 to 10:30.

Edmeston ~ December 20, 2015

Not sure if or when the Gazette will print this Holiday season, so would like this time to wish the readers a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

If you will be traveling during the Holidays, please be careful. Looks like it is going to be a green Christmas!

Edmeston ~ December 13, 2015

Breakfast with Santa. I understand that will take place this Saturday, December 19th (9am- 11am) at the firehouse. I was not able to get the chairman to find out times, but there are posters around town with the information.

Received an e-mail from the Treasurer of the Edmeston Rotary Club and she tells me the Rotary Club donated $10,000 to the Pool Fund. The fund is now over $410.00 toward the goal of $620.00.

Even without snow, the shoppers are out in force getting ready for Christmas. The above average temperatures have been great for decorating and shopping.

The holiday season is so busy we sometimes forget to tend to business….subject in question is cleaning chimneys, checking batteries in smoke detectors and flashlights.
Looking ahead at the calendar, I see one week from today (Dec. 21) is the shortest day of the year…..Think Spring! Merry Christmas!

Edmeston ~ November 22, 2015

My column didn’t get in the Gazette.  Don’t know if it was lack of room or what.  Rather than reprint it I’ll see if they put it in this week.  This is in addition to last week.  The United Methodist women will put on a luncheon for the residents of West Hill Terrace, on December 7th at noon.

Last year the Christmas eve service at the Methodist Church was held at 5:00 p.m.  This must have been a good time as the attendance was better than when it is in the evening.  The Christmas eve service will again be at 5:00 p.m. on December 24th at the United Methodist Church.  All are welcome.

Word has been received that Theresa (Terry) Benson, passed away November 18th while she was visiting her son Barry in Basssett NE.  She turned 80 in August.  She and her husband Richard (Red) lived in this area for many years.


Edmeston ~ November 15, 2015

I was always told while growing up that “Indian Summer” comes after the first snowfall in November.  Guess the one we had we can’t count as that was in October.  See what we have to look forward to?.  Don’t forget to pick up your miniature building at West Hill Terrace on Saturday the 21st.  and attend the bake sale from 9:00 to noon.

Usually in deer season you will see a car or truck in town with a deer.  So far I haven’t seen or heard of anyone getting one.  There aren’t the number of hunters that used to be out.  Wonder if it’s the warmer weather or the cost of the license that is keeping them inside.  Guess its much easier to stay home, have a beer and watch football on TV.

Word has been received that Pauline Fuller Parker passed away Nov. 11, 2015.  She and husband Vic Parker graduated from Edmeston Central, class of 1947.  Vic passed away 2/18/2003.

Edmeston ~ November 8, 2015    

On Veterans Day (November 11, 2015) a service was held at Burlington Flats.
If you have a miniature building from the Tea Circle (this year the Baptist Church) keep in mind this has to be picked up at West Hill Terrace on November 21st.  The Tea Circle will also have a bake sale there the same day.
The Edmeston Free Library sponsored an “Open House” to honor Dorothy Blackman for serving as librarian for 34 years, Saturday.  This was very well attended and I’m sure she will be missed.  The new librarian is Richard (Rick) Fallis.   Stop in to meet him and check out a book.  Library hours are: Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday 1:00 – 6:00 P.M.  and Saturdays 9:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.

Edmeston ~ November 1, 2015    

On Saturday, November 7th, the Edmeston Free Library Board is sponsoring an “Open House” to honor Dorothy Blackman for 34 years faithful service as librarian.  This will be held at the 2nd Baptist Church from 2:00 to 4:00.  All welcome!

Edmeston ~ October 18, 2015

If you have not been contacted by a member of the Tea Circle and would like this years miniature building (2nd Baptist Church) contact Marge Rowlands at 965-8715. Miniatures can be picked up at West Hill Terrace on November 21, 2015 from 9 to 12. There will also be a bake sale at the same time. One miniature has been made every year since the project started. The Baptist Church one this year makes number fifteen.

By the time this article comes out, we will be closing in on October and would like to remind the readers that on November 1st the fire department will be having their donation breakfast with serving from 7:00 to 10:30. This date (Nov. 1st) also marks the date we return to Standard Time…..set your clocks BACK one hour.
STEEL COLLECTION: You have until Saturday, October 24th to empty out your attic , shed, basement, barn, yard etc..It it’s metal, they’ll take it. Dumpsters outside Williams Tire, Edmeston and the Municipal Building, Burlington Flats. The Panther Safety Patrol raising funds through this effort.

Edmeston ~  October 11, 2015

The 4th Annual Edmeston Spookfest, took place, Saturday, with near perfect weather and an excellent crowd.  Vendors were up and down all four streets.  Pumpkin carving was again popular as was the hay rides.  The Geni Pizza had a line most of time, but it didn’t take long to get served.  This years event was bigger than last year and I’m sure next year will be bigger yet.

Seeber Robinson has been able to come home from rehabilitation  and was even able to stop at the coffee shop.  Glad to be home, I’m sure he will improve faster.

The firemens  auxiliary is sponsoring a Chicken and Biscuit, donation dinner, with all the trimmings, this Saturday, October 17th at the fire house.  Serving from 4:00 to 7:00.

Edmeston ~ October 4, 2015

We sometimes get caught up with daily things and forget others. Just a reminder: Monday, October 12th is Columbus Day and the banks, schools and post office will be closed.

October 8th and 9th are the dates for the United Methodist Church Women Fall Rummage Sale at the Masonic Lodge on West Street. Sale starts at 9:00 a.m. Thursday until 2:30. Friday sale starts at 9:00 a.m. until 2:30 and is a $2.00 bag sale all day.

October 10 is Edmeston Spook Festival 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. There are many vendors planning to attend and there will also be games and other fun things. Those who attended last year said what a great thing and were looking forward to bigger and better things this year.

Edmeston ~ September 27, 2015

My, how time flies…it’s October already and time once more for the breakfast at the firehouse. The breakfast will be October 4, 2015, serving from 7:00 to 10:30. Donation!

The service Sunday morning at the United Methodist Church was entitled “Heritage Sunday”. Relatives of two of the oldest members were asked to give a short talk about the person and some of the things they could remember about them. The two that were honored were, Nancy Figger and Leon Schworm. There was a good attendance and everyone seemed to like hearing about some of the things that happened.

Saturday, October 10th will find “Spook Day” in Edmeston. This is actually no more than a community yard sale, but has outside vendors and goods to buy. It is scheduled to start at 10:00 and run until about 3:00. Being Fall/October, I am told the ladies of the United Methodist Church will be selling “German” type food. A fun day for everyone, so plan to attend!

Don’t forget the Fall Rummage Sale at the Masonic Hall, October 8 & 9. Items to sell may be dropped off on the 7th from 9 to noon. This is sponsored by the ladies of the United Methodist Church.

Edmeston ~ September 20, 2015

The Fall Rummage Sale sponsored by the Methodist Church Women will take place on October 8 & 9 and will be held at the Masonic Lodge on West Street. Time for the sale is 9 – 4 on October 8th and 9 – 1 on October 9th. The sale on the 9th is a $2.00 bag sale and is all day. Any items you have to donate can be left at the lodge on October 7th between 9 and noon. They are requesting no electronics.

On September 12th, Marion Vosburgh celebrated her 90th birthday. Family members took her out the week before and the residents of West Hill Terrace gave her a party on the 17th. Happy Birthday Marion!

Now with shorter days and colder nights we start thinking about the heating season. Make sure your smoke detectors and flashlights are all in working order.

If you are a collector or just want one of the buildings the Tea Circle sell each year, they will be available at West Hill Terrace on November 21st. The building this year is the Baptist Church. When you stop to pick up your building, take advantage of the bake sale they are having at the same time.

So far no one has contacted me with information about the Spook Fest which is scheduled for Saturday, October 10th (not that far away).

Edmeston ~ September 13, 2015

If you were out and about this weekend, you noticed some of the trees are changing color. The days are noticeably shorter. The farmers are harvesting corn and the first breakfast by the firemen took place. Guess everything is pointing to Fall.

Coming events and dates to remember are: Fall Rummage Sale by the United Methodist Church women October 8 and 9. Items may be dropped off on October 7th. This sale will be held at at Masonic Lodge on West Street.

The Spookfest will be held this year on Saturday, October 10th. More information as it becomes available.

The Edmeston Central Safety Patrol is having a fund raiser. They are sponsoring a Steel Drive October 10 – 24th. Dumpsters will be located outside of Williams Tire, Edmeston and the Burlington Flats Municipal Building. Dumpsters will be accepting appliances, stoves, fridges, washers, dryers, lawn mowers and pipes. If it’s metal, we’ll take it. For more information call Laura Porter (607)965-8931.

Starting September 21st sixth grade students who join the Panther Safety Patrol will be placed in and out of school to create a safer environment for all students. Panther Patrols will be wearing bright green neon belts, watch for them and drive carefully. SCHOOL’S OPEN!

Edmeston ~ August 23, 2015

It appears that there has been too much scheduled for September, so the golf tournament to be sponsored by the pool committee is being rescheduled in the Spring 2016.

The highest rank a boy can obtain in Boy Scouts is “Eagle Scout”. Friday evening at Pathfinder Pavilion Matthew Sykes was honored with a ceremony making him an Eagle Scout. Congratulations Matthew! He will be leaving next week to attend Wells College.

Sally Lidell and her daughter were in town Friday. They had talked about making the trip for sometime and it turned out Friday was the day. They had heard so much about the Edmeston Museum and they lived in this area for so many years, they just had to see it. There were so many things Sally could relate too. She said there is one more trip that she would like to make while she is still able to travel and that would be to Pennsylvania where she came from. In two weeks I think she told me she will be 91, Happy Birthday Sally!

Edmeston ~ August 16, 2015

As much as we hate to admit it, we are rapidly approaching Fall. How do you predict the weather for Fall & Winter? Do you go by the old signs – heavy corn husks, thick skins on the tomatoes or heavy foliage on the trees, or modern technology? Think about it!

Congratulations to Mary Ann Vunk on he retirement. After going back and forth to work at Bassett Hospital, she finally decided to call it enough. Mary Ann has worked at Bassett for fifty years. She was the longest employee to work for the hospital – We wish her well in her retirement.

Josiah Emhof graduated from home school in June and has enlisted in the Navy.
The pool committee is sponsoring a golf tournament at the Red Pines Golf Course on August 29th. Registration at 7:00. For information contact Jane McGeown

Edmeston ~ August 2, 2015

Seventy-four student athletes from Wells College, earned North Eastern Athletic conference scholar-athlete recognition for their achievements in the classroom during the prior academic year.  There were two students from our area that made this list.
Charlee Weidman, New Berlin, N.Y. and Kaylee Schworm, Edmeston, N.Y.

Edmeston ~ July 26, 2015

Since graduation, the Gazette has run pictures from the various schools in the area.  It’s always nice to see these pictures and I  usually try to scan them to see if I know any of the students.  This year was no different with one exception, I noticed that the girls looked very nice and the boys looked like boys (no long hair or extra jewelry like nose rings etc.)  It seems good to think we may be getting back to civilization.  Congratulations!

Edmeston ~ July 19, 2015

The weekend weather started out ideal (upper 90’s), ideal for camping and enjoying the outdoors. Sunday afternoon a hard thunder storm arrived and drove people in. The hard rain and wind certainly was a complete change from the heat and humidity. The storm ended almost as soon as it started.

Don’t forget the county fairs coming up (Otsego and Chenango)

Edmeston ~ July 12, 2015

On Monday evening, the Edmeston Free Library Board will meet at the home of Leon Schworm for the bi-monthly meeting.   It will be at this meeting they will select one of the two who have applied for the position of librarian.  After serving for many years, Dottie Blackman is going to step down.  She doesn’t like to drive in the Winter and therefore feels October 31st should be her last day.  From now until then a she will have time to work with and train the new librarian.  She will be greatly missed and says that she will be available to help out when and where she can.

Edmeston ~ July 5, 2015

It looked like the 4th of July was going to be a washout, but late in the day the rains stopped and in most places the fireworks went on as scheduled.

Just a reminder that school is out for the Summer, so watch for children playing in or near the road.

What a disappointment to have the Daily Star discontinue the delivery routes. No more morning paper before seven. We now have to wait for the post office to open and no doubt they will think it necessary to raise the rates. I feel bad for the ones who were delivering the paper on the routes, now without a job.

Edmeston ~ June 28, 2015

The 108th Annual Alumni Banquet and reunion was held at the Edmeston Central School on Saturday, June 27th with 189 in attendance. Many schools no longer recognize the alumni, but Edmeston seems to gain each year.

The Museum was open Saturday morning for the benefit of any alumni or people visiting the area. A good attendance of visitors toured the museum.

The weather was a bit cooler Sunday with rain or light mist most of the day, putting a damp on Graduation, but everyone made the most of it.

The fire department had a Special Breakfast Sunday for anyone visiting or just here for the weekend. I don’t know if they had an accurate head count, but the attendance was great. Even after setting up two extra tables, there was a short wait. Nice to see folks supporting the fire department.

Edmeston ~ June 21, 2015

Last Sunday, 14 members of the Blackman family gathered at Frankies, in New Berlin, to celebrate the 60th wedding anniversary of John and Dottie Blackman.Hope everyone had a good Fathers Day and enjoyed the day knowing it was the first day of Summer, also the longest day of the year.

Just a reminder, the fire department is putting on a special donation breakfast, this Sunday, June 28th. This donation breakfast is open to everyone and would be a great time to visit with old friends and classmates. Serving is from 7:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Come on out and see what you have been missing all Winter!

Graduation is Sunday, June 28th.

If you happen to be outside during the late afternoon shower, Sunday, you could see the beautiful rainbow.

Congratulation to the class of 2015!

Edmeston ~ June 14, 2015 

The 108th Annual Alumni Dinner and Reunion will take place at the school, Saturday, June 27, 2015
For the benefit of Alumni or anyone else, the Museum will be open Saturday, June 27th from 9 a.m. to noon.
In conjunction with the Alumni Banquet/Graduation week-end the Edmeston Fire Department will be hosting a Donation Breakfast on Sunday, June 28th from 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the firehouse. This is a great time to visit with friends and classmates. All are welcome to attend for great food and conversation.
Graduation will be Sunday, June 28th. Congratulations to the members of the Class of 2015!
Happy Fathers Day!

Edmeston ~ June 7, 2015

Dottie tells me that the Book Sale was a big success even with all the other events taking place (Pageant of Bands, Unadilla Races, wine tasting at Rustic Ridge and one or two other events that escape me right now. Most of the books were brand new from the publishers, so if you think it would be a benefit ask Dottie to reschedule.
The library has received 95 new juvenile books and as soon as they can be processed, they can be checked out.
Several years ago, Kay York got the Tea Circle to start making miniature copies of homes in Town. Kay has since moved away, but the Tea Circle has continued making the miniatures. Some people have the entire collection while others just wanted certain buildings. The entire collection (to date) is on display at the museum.
June 14th is Flag Day. Lets show our respect and fly old glory! Wouldn’t hurt to fly it other days, but make a special effort for the 14th.

Edmeston ~ May 31, 2015

A great day for the Memorial Day Parades and those who were camping.  Thanks to everyone who took part in a parade as well as those who watched them.

Many people have said how nice the new walkway leading up to the Honor Roll is.  This makes it so much easier to get close enough to read the names.  If you haven’t seen it, take a look.  A nice improvement.

Books, Books and more books.  The Edmeston Free Library is having a giant book sale Saturday, June 6th from 9 to noon.  There is over 200 new books to choose from so check it out.

Edmeston  ~  May 24, 2015

Sunday morning, if you were camping and tried to have your morning coffee at a picnic table, it was a bit cool.  Later it turned out to be perfect for camping.  Many people started the camping season by going on the first trip of the year on Memorial Day weekend.

So many bushes didn’t survive the Winter, but in spite of it, things looked good for Memorial Day.

If you haven’t noticed, take a walk by the Veterans Park.  One of the benches has been moved and a nice walk leading to the honor Roll in its place.  This is a nice improvement and allows people to get closer and able to read the names on the Honor Roll.

Edmeston ~  May 17, 2015

The Burlington Flats Historical Society and Museum celebrated Founders Day Saturday.  It started with a bake sale, followed by the History  and legend of Summit Lake (legend written by Gene Hall and published in the Daily Star, 1916).  This was followed by a slide show, showing the building of Route 80 from Barretts Corners to Burlington Green, and some of the homes that are no longer here.

If you tried to work outside Sunday, you noticed the black flies are here.  A few warm days should drive them further North.

It used to be that when advertising for the County Fairs appeared, Fall was here.  Madison County Fair (Brookfield) has started to advertise and we haven’t even had Summer yet!

Have a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day!

Edmeston ~ May 10, 2015

Usually when the Gazette arrives, I skim through it to see what I have written.  Last week I found I had omitted about half of my items, including a Mothers Day wish – sorry!

Dottie has been extra busy at the library as we received a publishers over-run (all brand new books) various titles and authors.  This came to us with no charge and totaled 500 books.

Memorial day will soon be upon us, a week earlier than usual.  The Rotary Club will again have a chicken BBQ at the four corners.  The Museum will be open from 9:00 A.M. until after the parade.  I haven’t heard any different, so as far as I know the parades will be at the usual times.

Ideal weather this past weekend for those starting the camping season or opening summer homes.

Burlington Flats is celebrating Founders Day, May 16th starting at 10:00 A.M. with a bake sale, followed by local people sharing some of their experiences and a slide show, showing the building of Route 80 from Barretts corners to Burlington Green.  This is the work of the Burlington Historical society and is very interesting.


Edmeston  ~  May 3, 2015

 With sore muscles and aching bones, we survived a beautiful weekend.  No matter where you looked, people were cleaning yards, even washing windows.  It was a very hard, long Winter and hopefully all is behind us.
Guess everyone wanted to enjoy the day and the breakfast at the fire house as there was the largest attendance this year.  So glad the firemen can use the proceeds to up-date equipment and training.
There were a couple of brush fires over the weekend in the area.  Keep in mind there is still a ban on open fires until May 15th – lets co-operate.

Edmeston ~ April 26, 2015

Sunday, May 3rd, will be the last donation breakfast, sponsored by the Fire Department until Fall.  Serving is from 7:00 A.M. to 10:30 A.M.  Come out an have a great meal and support the Fire Department.
Saturday, May 2nd, is opening day at the Water Cress Green House (Scott & Terri Convis).  They have a great selection of plants and flowers to choose from.  May 10th is Mothers Day.  I’m sure if you would like to pick out something for Mom, they would be only too happy to hold it for you.
The peepers are out in full force.  It is said they have to freeze three times before Spring is really here.  After our recent weather, I’m sure they have completed that part.
Looking for something different to do?  Burlington Flats will be celebrating Founders Day, May 16th, starting at 10:00 A.M. and will feature a slide show and brief comments from local residents plus a bake sale and refreshments.

Edmeston ~ April 19, 2015

With the arrival of Spring, the older residents can once again enjoy such things as dandelion greens and cowslips (not known to the younger generation).

Saturday, May 2nd will be opening day at Watercress Green Houses (Scott & Terri Convis).  They have a great selection of plants and flowers.  Mothers Day is May 10th, so why not pick up something for mom.  To make a big hit with her not only give her some plants or flowers then offer to plant them for her.  (Support local business)!

Arbor Day, April 24th – plant a tree!

Edmeston ~ April 5, 2015

Don’t know if you were one of the many who suffered a blister from cleaning the lawn on the weekend, but it was worth it to see the sun and warmer weather.

While putting things in place in the house, if you should come across the ECS yearbook for this past year and you don’t know what to do with it, donate it to the museum. Every year the school gives a copy to the museum, but for some unknown reason, we didn’t get one this year, and would really like to get one.

Lets see if the old saying is true – April showers bring May flowers – Keep looking!

Edmeston ~ March 29, 2015

The attendance was down for the Easter Egg Hunt, sponsored by the Firemen s Auxiliary, Saturday.  In spite of the cold wind and snow flurries, the kids that did show up seemed to have a good time.

Some of the snow birds have returned from the South.  We always seem to have some snow to welcome them back and this year was no different.  It’s nice to see them back and also nice to be able to have them see what we had for Winter.

Wednesday, (April first) is April Fools Day as well as the first day of trout season.  Many times we have had rain and the streams are high.  The die-hard fishermen are out anyway.  Makes you wonder who the real fool is (the fishermen or the fish).

Happy Easter!

Edmeston ~ March 22, 2015

The weather sure doesn’t seem like Spring.  Here are some dates to keep in mind:  Saturday, March 28, 2015 – Annual Easter Egg Hunt, sponsored by the Edmeston Firemen’s Auxiliary  (NYCM), behind central dining, time: 10:00 AM.

Sunday, March 29th (Palm Sunday)  April 3rd Good Friday  April 5th Easter

Take note that the Donation Breakfast will take place on Sunday, April 12th because of Easter.

United Methodist Women Spring Rummage Sale at the Masonic Hall, April 9th  9 AM to 4 PM, April 10th 9 AM to 1 PM ($2.00 bag sale).  Donated items may be left at the Masonic Hall door April 8th.

 Edmeston ~ March 15, 2015  

Just a word of caution!  When the weather was the coldest, everyone was really pushing their heat (fires).  Now that it is a little  warmer and the fires are not burning so hot, this is the ideal time for creosote  to build up and cause a chimney fire.  Check your chimneys!


When daylight saving time started, it was the ideal time to change batteries in smoke detectors…..did you?

Edmeston   ~ March 8, 2015

Pastor Jim Horton and wife Grace have moved into the Parsonage and he is now preaching at the Second Baptist Church.  Welcome to Edmeston!

Deb MacKenzie, representing the Otsego County Historical Society, toured the Edmeston Museum Saturday getting ideas for a display at the County Fair in August.  She was very pleased and surprised at our museum and said that for a small town it’s the best she has seen so far.  She is planning another trip soon and said it is not possible to take everything in on one trip.

Tuesday many people will blossom out wearing green as it will be St. Patricks Day (March 17th).  Following that on Friday we have a new moon and first day of Spring.  Hope the new moon will change the weather.

Happy St. Patricks Day!

Edmeston ~ March 1, 2015

Keep in mind that daylight savings time starts Sunday (March 8, 2015), so set your clocks ahead one hour on Saturday night. (Spring ahead)!

St Patrick’s Day on the 17th followed closely by the 20th (First day of Spring) By the looks of the snow banks and the temperatures this may still be awhile. (Think Spring)

Trees are being tapped in hopes of a good syrup season, but with snow so deep it will be hard to get into the woods.

The deer are starting to look very bad as they are unable to move around to find food because of the snow.

If you noticed the orb in the Western sky, it wasn’t a flying saucer, it was only the sun (something we don’t often see).

Edmeston ~ February 22, 2015

Just to boost your spirits, I’d like to remind you that Spring is only four weeks away (March 20th) and daylight savings time starts in two weeks.

Donation breakfast at the firehouse will be this Sunday, March 1st with serving from 7:00 to 10:30 A.M.

Last week, Dave & Sue Holbert traveled to Zepher Hills Florida to surprise Richard Bice on his 80th Birthday, also the Otsego County Picnic will be held March 13th at the Country Aire Park.

When the weather is bad, there is a chance the library may not be open, so call 965-8208 before you start out!

Edmeston ~ February 15, 2015

With the weather the way it is, as I write this, I guess it’s a good thing there is no school this week because of Winter recess.  In years gone by, if there was no school, the kids would be out making snowmen or building forts.  Skating or skiing and enjoying the snow.  A few brave soles would even be out snowmobiling, but I’d be willing most of them would be found inside watching TV or playing video games and not getting the exercise they really need.  Think Spring!

Edmeston ~ February 1, 2015

Edmeston Tea Circle – Some of the ladies of the Methodist Church, interested in community projects, formed a small group, called “the Edmeston Tea Circle”. This was started in 1999 and they put up jars of cookie mix and a cook book to finance the project. Shortly after the five sisters fire, the idea suggested they make miniature buildings to represent buildings in town, and sell them. The response was so great the project was started, selecting one building to do each year.

Each building has a short history attached to it. Some people have the complete collection. If you would like to see the collection, visit the Museum.

Money raised is returned to the community by the way of ECS School scholarship, help sponsor the “Christmas Give Away” and also help in disaster situations and “Our Community Salutes” to recognize anyone going into the Service.

Edmeston ~ January 25, 2015

The Fire Department and Auxiliary would like to recognize the winners of the Christmas Decorating Contest. Traditional decorations: 1st place Russ McCall, 2nd place, Rob Cornnell, 3rd place Allan Sheldon. In the blow-up division, 1st place, Les Hall, 2nd place Robert Steuben, 3rd place, Elizabeth Hall. Thanks to everyone who participated!

It doesn’t seem possible, but we are coming to the end of another month and that means it is time once again for the firemens donation breakfast. This will be on February 1, 2015 and serving is from 7:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Features are: Pancakes, French Toast,Bacon, Sausage, Home Fries, Eggs, Juice and Beverage. Come out to support the firemen and have a food meal at the same time.

Edmeston ~ January 18, 2015

If you have been out in late afternoon, you noticed that the days are getting longer. Sure seems good!

Quite awhile ago, the Tea Circle started to create miniature building to represent buildings in Town. This has proven very popular, some people have the complete collection. It started with the Barber Shop and has continued each year. I understand that some that were ordered for this year have not yet been picked up. They are at the library and Dottie would appreciate it if you would stop and pick yours up. The museum has one of each building if you’d like to see them.

If you hear about the “Edmeston Tea Circle” what does it mean to you? I am contacting the president of the Tea Circle to see if we can get the story of how the circle started, what they do etc. They do many things for the community that we aren’t aware of. When I get the information, I’ll pass it along.

Edmeston ~ January 11, 2015

The Annual Meeting of the Edmeston Fire Department and Emergency Squad was held Saturday night, January 10th at the Fire House with the following Officers elected:
Chief – Art Klingler, 1st Lt. Loren Waite, 2nd Lt. Mike Hume; Dave Green, President, Rick Benjamin, Vice President, Gordon Terry, Secretary, and Steve Goodrich, Treasurer.
Linda Eriksen was presented a pin for 40 years in the Fire Department Auxiliary, congratulations!

Friday evening the Edmeston Free Library held its Annual Meeting (January 9, 2015) at the library. The following officers were elected: President, Barb Turnbull, Vice President, Irene Howard, Secretary Sue Gay, Leon Schworm, Treasurer.

Edmeston ~ January 4, 2015

We have a good start into the New Year and so far the weather remains crazy. Who would think that on January 4th the temperature would read 44 and no snow? It could change in a hurry because after all this is New York State, but cheer up, its one day closer to Spring.

January 10th is the annual meeting and dinner for the fire department and emergency squad. Officers for the department will be elected that night. Officers for the Emergence Squad is done at a later date.

Friday evening, January 9th the Edmeston Free Library will have its annual meeting at 7:00 P.M. at the library. Officers for the year will be elected at that time.


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