Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Neighbors Eating Together Dinner Thursday at Reformed Church

The next NET dinner will be Tex-Mex themed and held at the Dutch Reformed Church at 5:30 on Thursday.

New York Announces New Flood Recovery Money

New York State has announced the Smart Home program to offer some additional relief to those affected by recent flooding. More information below:

Recreate NY Smart Home Program

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Great Volunteer Day April 19th

The Village of Middleburgh held its third volunteer day on April 19th. About twenty volunteers from SALT assisted in multiple flood cleanup projects. A fourth cleanup day is scheduled for Sunday, April 28th. All are invited to assist.

Monday, April 22, 2013

NET Dinner at Methodist Church Thursday

The United Methodist Church will be hosting the next Neighbors Eating Together Dinner on Thursday April 25th at 5:30 pm. All are invited!

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Roy Zimmermann to Play May 1st at Library

From singer/songwriter Roy Zimmermann:
I wanted to let you know about my upcoming show in Middleburgh, presented by Sonny Ochs. So you can see what I'm up to, here’s a link to “Vote Republican,” one of my many YouTube offerings - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ege_RBhh37A. Here’s “Hope, Struggle and Change” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=je6y2kFoPs8. Here are the details. Thanks for taking a look and a listen, Roy Wednesday, May 1 - 7 pm Wake Up Call Middleburgh Public Library 323 Main Street Middleburgh, NY.

 $10 ROY ZIMMERMAN: WAKE UP CALL Roy Zimmerman is an endangered species - a satirical songwriter. Yes, funny songs are everywhere, but Zimmerman’s hilarious, rhyme-intensive original songs are also incisive calls to action, smart, savvy and undeniable. “He simultaneously inspires me and makes me laugh my ass off,” says comedian/author Paul Krassner.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Volunteers Days on 19th and 28th

The Village of Middleburgh is organizing two upcoming volunteer days to clean flood damage or work on other projects. If you would like to volunteer or have a project that requires labor, please email me at avitmw@gmail.com. These will be our third and fourth volunteer days since last year. First one: Friday, April 19th Second: Sunday, April 28th

Monday, April 15, 2013

Neighbors Eating Together at Methodist Church

The next Neighbors Eating Together dinner will take place on Thursday, April 18th at 5:30 pm at the Dutch Reformed Church. It is a boyscout pancake supper.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Grace Race on April 20th

5th Annual


4.5 Mile Road Race/Walk
Saturday, April 20th  -  Race begins at 10:00 AM
Twin Oaks Campground, Ecker Hollow Rd. entrance
to Fields of Grace’s site 3673 St. Rt. 145, E. Cobleskill, NY
Trophies & Medals
for Male & Female Age Groups & Overall Winners
Early Registration rate by mail by April 13th
Registration day of Race: 8-9:30 AM       
Registration includes:  Race t-shirt and Picnic lunch!
(A number of youth sponsorships are available.)
Like us on Facebook!! www.facebook.com/fieldsofgraceoutreach

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

SALT & Mayor's Day of Recognition of Service

Josh DeBartolo, Director of Schoharie Recovery

Last night, April 9, 2013, saw a gathering of several volunteer organizations and charities at an event to thank them for all their efforts after the devastation in Schoharie County from hurricane Irene and tropical storm Lee in 2011.  Among the groups in attendance were VISTA, Schoharie Recovery, Loaves and Fishes, NCCC, and Fields of Grace.

Mayor Matthew Avitabile, and Donald Osei-owusu of VISTA
Middleburgh Mayor Matthew Avitabile said that even though the progress appears to have been quick, and often is, it is due to the tireless and often thankless jobs of the volunteers that have given so much and asked for so little in return.  Schoharie Mayor Borst said that he wouldn't have believed all the the progress made if he had been told that right after the flood.

Depot Lane Singers

Depot Lane Singers, directed by Mitch Haverly and accompanied by Mary Jane Bianchine, wore a red, white, and blue theme as they thanked the various organizations with selections of The Star Spangled Banner, Siyahamba, America the Beautiful, This Land is your Land, and a heart-felt May the Good Lord Bless and Keep You.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Neighbors Eating Together at the Methodist Church

The next Neighbors Eating Together dinner will take place on Thursday, April 11th at 5:30 pm at the Methodist Church. All are invited.

No Tax Increase in 2013

The Village passed another balanced budget without tax increases. This is the second consecutive budget with no tax hikes. The $750,383 budget is over $10,000 smaller than last year’s. We were hit with another loss of property tax values due to the flood and a large increase in pension costs, but made up for it through targeted cuts. The new budget increased Fire Department funding and after some research, an improved employee health insurance and insurance plan for the Fire House.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Village Eyes Grants

The Village of Middleburgh is aiming to continue the economic recovery since Irene. In addition to the nearly $70,000 NYS Main Street Grant extension, the Village has placed two grant applications recently. One was for $372,000 for repairs to the water systems and sidewalks on Railroad Avenue. Another was for a $99,000 federal grant for a new revolving loan fund to help existing and startup businesses. Special thanks to our VISTA partner Donald Osei-Owusu, DPW Chief Dale Nunamann, and Sheila Donegan for assisting with the projects.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Next Neighbors Eating Together Dinner at Lutheran Church

The next Neighbors Eating Together dinner will be hosted by St. Mark's Lutheran Church on Main Street. Serving starts at 5:30 and all are invited.