Fleischmanns

Chamber mixer at Art Et Cetera

Fleischmanns — The Central Catskills Chamber of Comber will hold a member’s mixer on Wednesday, Aug. 19 from 5 until 7 p.m. in Fleischmanns at Art Et Cetera and Zoom Gallery on Main Street across from the post office and supermarket.


Tennis players earn first Catskills Cup prizes

It was a beautiful weekend of tennis at the first-ever Catskills Cup on Saturday and Sunday, which replaced the long-running Fleischmanns Open.
In the Men’s A Flight, Ib Ilesanmi finished first, defeating Dave Pfister 6-4, 6-0 to claim the title. Ilesanmi took home $750 in prize money while Pfister claimed $250.


Fleischmanns Tennis Tournament Sindy Becker fondly recalls 34 years at the helm as true "labor of love"

By Sindy Becker
Janus is the Roman god of doors and thresholds. Positioned in the present, his dual visage faces backward, to the past, as he gazes forward to the future. For the first time in more than three decades. I have not spent this week in a frenzy of activity, making preparations to orchestrate the Fleischmanns Tennis Tournament. Dubbed by Mark Birman “a labor of love,” the love ultimately required more labor than I, and my forever right-hand man Malcolm were physically able to sustain. The luxury of time without pressure allows me the opportunity to Janus-like reflect on what has occurred these past 34 years, and project as to what may be.


Part-time resident among those busted in FBI sting of Jersey officials

By Jay Braman Jr.
Mariano Vega, a part-time Fleischmanns resident who was involved in the Fleischmanns First movement, has been charged in a probe that netted 44 New Jersey officials and others on corruption and money laundering charges.
Vega, who is City Council President in Jersey City, New Jersey, is one of 44 people arrested in New Jersey and New York last Thursday in a broad-ranging corruption and international money laundering investigation that led to charges against two New Jersey Assemblymen and mayors of Hoboken, Secaucus and Ridgefield. The FBI and IRS investigation also ensnared rabbis from the Syrian Jewish communities in Deal and Brooklyn on money-laundering charges.


Klezmer tunes will be featured at Fleischmanns

Fleischmanns - The sounds of Klezmer music will be heard in the Skene Library in Fleischmanns on Sunday, August 2 at 2 p.m.
The Saints of Swing, led by bandleader David Winograd, is an extraordinary collection of musicians providing an ultimate experience in classic Klezmer music. Richard Chiger, who has been singing klezmer since he was a small child, brings a fresh, warm, vibrant and authentic interpretation to this kind of music.


Condemnation work dragging in Fleischmanns

By Jay Braman Jr.
A recent claim that the Village of Fleischmanns never paid for property it took through eminent domain is true, but not as bad as it sounds.
That’s according to Village Trustee Todd Pascarella, who responded to a statement made last week by Gabrielle Kirch, an Andes resident who once owned the property on the corner of Depot and Main streets in the village.


Fleischmanns native earns doctorate degree

Fleischmanns native Abigail Davis has been awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy by the University of Minnesota. Dr. Davis’ area of specialization is early American literature and culture; her minor field is Literacy and Rhetorical Studies.


New Fleischmanns village hall seen as inadequate for meetings

By Jay Braman Jr.
It seemed like a good idea at the time.
Four years ago the Fleischmanns Village Board saw what appeared to be an opportunity. It had just used the power of condemnation to take a piece of private property on the corner of Main and Depot streets to build some waste-treatment infrastructure as part of the sewer system provided by the New York City Department of Environmental Protection. On the property sat an old, vacant building that looks as if it were some sort retail shop in years gone by.


Fleischmanns beefing up parking law enforcement

By Jay Braman Jr.
Be careful where you park in Fleischmanns.
While violators of the no parking zones in the village may have in the past gotten off with a warning, it appears those days are gone following a special meeting of the village’s board of trustees Monday evening that had the board and audience members standing on Main Street and arguing over where parking zones end.


Clovesville Cemetery upkeep threatened by lack of funds

By Joanie Merwin
Yes, even cemeteries die; sooner or later all things come to an end. Just as life within a human body deteriorates and eventually dies, ironically so does the final resting place of many humans. That is exactly what is happening to the Clovesville Cemetery – it’s dying and help is needed.


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