Bovina

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

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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.


Fund-raiser farm dinner supports Bovina Library

By Jennifer Kabat
This Saturday, Dec. 3, a fund-raiser and farm dinner in Bovina will support the community’s public library and celebrate local pride and farm produce.


Camp Move IT™ dedicated to inspiring young females

By Brian Sweeney
Jill Powell has an impressive list of accomplishments as an actor, singer and dancer. Now, she’s playing her most important role — “Inspirer” to young females. This summer, Jill and her business partner, Brigid McGinn, will open Camp Move IT™near the Catskill Mountain community of Bovina Center. The camp’s staff has one simple goal: to empower girls.


Robsons carry on Christmas tree tradition

By Brian Sweeney
In an age where holiday shopping is increasingly dominated by technology and shopping via the Internet continues to gain popularity, there are a handful of businesses that still operate the old-fashioned way. Robsons’ Christmas Tree Farm is included in the latter group.


Bovina Farm Day

Hunter HuethHunter HuethThe second annual Bovina Farm Day, held on Weber Road in Bovina, was a hit Sunday as hundreds turned out for an end-of-the-summer celebration of country living. Local farmers selling local products and plenty of country things to do for the kids highlighted the day. At left, Hunter Hueth, 2, of Asbury Park, N.J. showed off his tractor-driving skills. More photos from the day are available in the Image Gallery. Photos by Dick Sanford.


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