Fleischmanns

Former Fleischmanns school lost to fire

By Brian Sweeney
A piece of village history was lost Wednesday morning as a large section of the former Fleischmanns High School was destroyed by fire.

Volunteers were alerted to the scene shortly before 4 a.m. and found that fire had already spread to a good portion of the village landmark. The two-story original section of the building was constructed in 1928. A ground-level section had also been utilized by the schools. A brick addition, built in 1936, was left mostly intact, but sustained considerable damage from heat, water and smoke.


Free concert Sunday at Skene

Fleischmanns — Hudson Valley musicians Denise Jordan Finley and Daniel Pagdon will perform at Skene Memorial Library in Fleischmanns on Sunday, June 26 at 2 p.m.
This talented duo perform a great genre-mix of folk, country, jazz, blues and New Age. Soaring vocals and intricate strong guitar work are the hallmarks of their performances. (Visit their website FinleyandPagdon.com to learn more.)
The concert is free. For more information, call Skene Library 254-4581.


Spring Swing Golf and Tennis Tournament on June 18

The Roxbury Arts Group (RAG) and Tennis Everyone will be co-hosting Spring Swing, a golf and tennis event on Saturday, June 18. Rain date will be Sunday, June 19 at 9 a.m.

This fun day of exercise and friendly competition will benefit The Roxbury Arts Group and the Fleischmanns Park tennis courts. Golf and tennis fans are invited to play golf or tennis or both in a combination nine-hole golf and tennis match. There will be trophies and great prizes as well as a hole-in-one opportunity to win $5,000, plus many other opportunities to win prizes.


Northlands in Fleischmanns sold

By Jay Braman Jr.
The owner of the Northland Motel in Fleischmanns has sold the property.
Rocky Kalra owned and operated the Northland, located on Main Street in the heart of the village, for eight years before selling it to the owners of the nearby Flagstone Motel. The sale closed on June 1.

The sale occurred after the Flagstone owners made an offer on the property, which Kalra said had not been listed for sale.
But when he saw the offer, a figure he did not disclose, he took it.


Ballplayers raise more than $10K for Fleischmanns park

By Jay Braman Jr.
Times are tough. Money is scarce. Scare for even the essentials let alone other wishes.
So, what to do when you need some money, thousands of dollars actually, to fulfill a dream of a new playground?

Play Ball!!!!
And play for a long, long time.

That is exactly what the Mountain Athletic Club (MAC) did on Memorial Day weekend.


Bernice Lewis to appear at Skene

Fleischmanns — Bernice Lewis will perform at Skene Memorial Library in Fleischmanns on Sunday, May 29 at 2 p.m.  

Her concerts provide a nice mix of music, including wonderful pieces about the Grand Canyon, hilarious looks at modern life, accounts of her travels, and some heart-wrenching songs about her heritage.  (Her father was a Holocaust survivor.)   


Fleischmanns Street Fair this Saturday

Fleischmanns — This Memorial Day Weekend, Saturday May 28, Fleischmanns will once again host a village-wide celebration and street fair, with more music and vendors than ever before. 
Fleischmanns’ Main Street will be filled Saturday with sidewalk vendors and live music in the gazebo. Grownups and kids alike can enjoy old-fashioned horse carriage rides. Over in Wagner Avenue Park, an all-weekend vintage baseball marathon to raise money for the playground will continue throughout the day.


Fleischmanns Code Officer condemns firehouse

By Jay Braman Jr.
The old Fleischmanns Firehall on Main Street has been declared an unsafe structure.
According to Fleischmanns Code Enforcement Officer Carl Patrick Davis, the owner has six months to make repairs.

Davis told the News Tuesday that the damage was discovered after owner Boyd Walker applied to the MARK Project for a matching grant to rehabilitate the structure. As a part of the grant process, MARK officials had an engineer check the structure out in order to make sure that it was structurally sound and could be rehabilitated.


Fleischmanns gearing up for holiday weekend events

Fleischmanns — This Memorial Day Weekend, Saturday May 28, Fleischmanns will once again host a village-wide celebration worthy of its festive history as a gateway to summertime fun in the Catskills.

On Saturday, May 28, the entire Main Street will be bustling with vendors and live entertainment, vintage baseball will be swinging  away in Wagner Avenue ballpark, Fleischmanns’ Museum of Memories will open for the season, and Skene Memorial Library holds its annual book sale. Grownups and kids alike can enjoy old-fashioned horse carriage rides, too.


Fleischmanns theater ownership still in limbo

By Jay Braman Jr.
The fate of the Fleischmanns Theater remains tangled up in the courts.

That is the word from Village Mayor Dave Morell, who with the village’s board of trustees took action two years ago to seize ownership of the long-vacant venue after the owners had not paid property taxes for several years.


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