Fleischmanns' Ethel Lehmann stars in 70+ softball league

By John Bernhardt
All summer long the baseball story around the metropolitan New York area has been the tale of two shortstops. New York baseball fans, and to some degree baseball fans around America, have been caught up in a firestorm of day-to-day drama and excitement generated by Yankee shortstop Derek Jeter and Met shortstop Jose Reyes. Jeter had the baseball world counting hits as he worked to put an exclamation point on a legendary major league career.

Fleischmanns wins control of theater

By Jay Braman Jr.
The last bit of red tape has been cut through and the Village of Fleischmanns is now the owner of the theater building on Main Street.
At least that is what it looks like.

Last week in United States Bankruptcy Court Bankruptcy Judge Diane Davis decided that the village did indeed properly take over the property when it was seized in a foreclosure action that started back in 2008.

Musical duo in Fleischmanns Sunday

Fleischmanns — Jeanne Palmer and Connie Mohar will appear on Sunday, Aug.14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Fleischmanns Market on Main, on Main Street in Fleischmanns.
Jeanne Palmer, a Roxbury part-timer is a musician and dancer for much of her life. As a choreographer and director of musical theatre she toured the world and now enjoys playing the fiddle with friends both in the city and in the Catskills.

Rain-delayed Catskill Cup back in Fleischmann on Saturday

By John Bernhardt
It was singing in the rain on the tennis courts in Fleischmanns last weekend. Nearly 50 tennis players danced between the raindrops as they worked through the brackets in five divisions of the 2011 Catskill Cup.

Rain forced intermittent play but spirits were high and most divisions advanced to the final rounds. The local tennis showcase will run its course this coming weekend with championship matches scheduled both Saturday and Sunday.

Special activities planned for Fleischmanns on Aug 14

Fleischmanns — The Fleischmanns Market on Main is flourishing on Main Street at the gazebo every Sunday. More and more people come each week to enjoy the sweet corn, peaches, tomatoes, baked goods, tea, berries, squash, beets, peppers and lots more wonderful products including great conversation. The market runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each Sunday.

Free concert this Saturday at Skene

Fleischmanns — Garrin Benfield will perform at Skene Memorial Library at the final performance in the Skene Sings 2011 concert series on Sunday, July 24 at 2 p.m.   Garrin has performed as opening act for Boz Scaggs, and his solo performances have drawn praise for his soulful lyrics and wicked guitar playing.

The concert is free. For more information call Skene Library at 254-4581. This concert was originally scheduled for September 11 and has been rescheduled for July 24 due to scheduling conflicts.

Fleischmanns Market plans children's events

Fleischmanns — After a rainy start to its season on Sunday, July 3 the Fleischmanns Market on Main bounced back on Sunday, July 10 under sunny skies and a beautiful light breeze. Everyone was out and about in the village.

This past week’s Fleischmanns Market on Main was blossoming with beans, raspberries, plants, crafts, syrup and mushrooms from the start of the growing season. There were families strolling around making new friends and connecting with their old neighbors while children were busy creating watercolor masterpieces.

Meinsteins mark 50th anniversary

Friends and relatives gathered Saturday, June 25 at Congregation B’Nai Israel in Fleischmanns to celebrate the 50th wedding anniversary of Steve and June Meinstein of Margaretville.
Steve and June were married on June 25, 1961 in Kingston at the Reformed Synagogue. They have lived their married lives together in Margaretville on the Cemetery Road farm that Steve purchased 60 years ago.
The couple has two daughters, Caroline of Queens, and Juliette of Austin, Texas.

Color, Joy & Happiness on display at Zoom

Fleischmanns — Approximately 20 paintings by popular Hudson Valley artist Jose Acosta will be on display in a show entitled “Color, Joy & Happiness” at Zoom Gallery, 1033 Main Street, Fleischmanns. The show will hand from July 2 to July 31.

The opening reception for Acosta will be held at Zoom Gallery on Saturday, July 2, from 1 to 4 p.m. The public is invited to this event; which includes light refreshments and live music.

Congregation Bnai Israel starts 93rd year

Fleischmanns — Congregation Bnai Israel begins its 93rd year in Fleischmanns with Sabbath services on Friday, June 24 at 7 p. m. and Saturday morning at 9 a. m. with Rabbi Moshe Pomerantz officiating. 

A special Kiddush following Saturday services will celebrate the 70th anniversary of Paul and Lillian Steinfeld and the 50th anniversary of Steve and June Meinstein.

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