Brushland Eating House coming to Bovina

By Cheryl Petersen
Menu planning, equipment installation, and woodworking are all occurring simultaneously at 1927 Main Street in Bovina Center.
"The goal is to open ‘Brushland Eating House’ this coming May,” said Sohail Zandi, the building’s new owner. But, between the warmer weather and Zandi’s easygoing stride, we discover the doors are already open. “I love meeting the people here as they walk by,” added Zandi.

Bovina board asked to revisit its residential wind turbine ban

By Cheryl Petersen
The hard winter escalated the problem of plowing snow on county Route 6 through Bovina Center this year, initiating a response by the town board. A change order was reviewed concerning the Bovina bridge project. And, residents asked the board to revisit the ban on wind turbines in the town, all at the town board’s meeting last week.

Fruit stand boundaries among concerns at Bovina town meeting

By Cheryl Petersen
A large crowd of Bovina residents filled the chairs in the warm Community Center during the town’s regular meeting.
Privilege of the floor was granted to Steve Burnett, owner of Burnett Farms. Steve told everyone he and his wife have a well-designed fruit stand near their farm that is apparently on town property and has been viewed by other residents as a liability to the town.

Every day is Valentine's for the Barnharts of Bovina

By Cheryl Petersen
Another Valentine’s Day has come and gone for Lillian and Robert Barnhart, but the day was just as special as every other day of the year.
“We don’t get each other presents on holidays,” said Lillian (Lilly) Barnhart, from her home in Bovina. “It feels good just to know we love one another every day.”

Bovina Road bridge reopened after flood repair

By Cheryl Petersen
There was good news at the Bovina Town Board’s regular meeting last week. The bridge on Bovina Road has been re-opened and water rates for commercial property owners will decrease in 2014. The council also selected new carpet for the stage flooring at the Bovina Community Hall and celebrated retiring Councilman Charles McIntosh’s 16 years of service on the board.

Bovina Historical Society hosts art by Hugh Lee

Bovina — The Bovina Historical Society (BHS) will present “Studies and Paintings by Hugh Lee” on Saturday, Sept. 14 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Bovina Community Hall.  A free will donation is requested at the door, all proceeds will benefit the BHS.

Bovina audit calls for tighter controls

By Brian Sweeney
The Town of Bovina needs to exercise tighter internal controls over its bookkeeping practices, a state audit has determined.

The audit, released last week by the NYS Comptroller’s Office, listed four recommendations for the township to improve bookkeeping methods.

The findings included:
• The board should adopt written policies and procedures that include segregating incompatible functions over the cash receipts and disbursements, where possible, or implement compensating controls where segregating incompatible functions is not possible.

Bovina Library plans Farm Fest


Bovina — The Second Annual Bovina Public Library Holiday Farm Feast will be held Saturday, Dec. 1 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at LaFever Excavating, located at 3135 county Highway 6, just outside of the hamlet of Bovina Center.

The event, sponsored by the Friends of the Bovina Public Library with assistance from Farming Bovina, will feature locally raised and produced beef, chicken, turkey, lamb, veal, pork, cheese, vegetables and more including Burnett Farms, Fieldstone Farm, Crystal Brook Farm, Sunflower Farm of Bovina, Webcrest Farm, Maple Shade Farm, Breadfellows and many more.

Bovina planning Farm Day events for Sept. 2

Bovina — The Fourth Annual Bovina Farm Day will be held on Crescent Valley Road in Bovina on Sunday, Sept. 2.  

BoVendors selling local produce, meats, honey and other goods will be available. There will be a petting zoo, hayrides, a corn maze and other activities for children of all ages.  Food will be available for purchase.  Admission will be $5 per vehicle.

Delhi's FireFest headed to Maple Shade

Delhi — The first-annual FireFest will be held at Delhi’s Maple Shade Farm, July 21-22, and will be hosted jointly by the Delhi and Bloomville fire departments.

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