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Summer Events, 2023
  • Memorial Day Event in the Park, May 30, 2pm

  • Small Town Big Band, July 13, 7pm; refreshments available for purchase

  • Valley Rockers Concert (formerly Spike Brown), July 21, 7pm; Food Trucks: K-Dogg BBQ and Mella's Wood-Fired Pizza, 6pm

  • Movie Night, showing Matilda. Refreshments available for purchase

  • Fritz Henry Concert in the Park, August 24, 6:30 pm

Dana Wilson

It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of a well-loved member of our community, Dana Wilson. 
On behalf of the Board, we extend our heartfelt condolences to Frannie and the entire Wilson-Young family. 
 

A memorial service was held at the Mill Pond Community Center on Saturday, May 6. Rest in peace, SoupChef.
https://obituaries.eagletribune.com/obituary/dana-wilson-1087343649

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Signs of Spring!

It's been a long winter and we are all eagerly awaiting Spring! Here are some hopeful signs. First, the streetlight project continues. The new lanterns are here in Van Hornesville, awaiting installation after the ground thaws. Because this is the hundredth anniversary (we think) of the original installation---one of the first rural electrification projects in the country thanks to GE and Owen D Young, we are planning some sort of celebration. This was, and still is a big deal! Anyone with good ideas about how to lure some important dignitaries to attend the "switching on" ceremony should contact the VHCC. The annual Spring meeting of the VHCC will be held this year on May 20 at 10 a.m. in the Millpond Community Center.


Donation to the Food Pantry
 
Chef Dana Wilson presents a check for $218 to Beverly Guilfoyle and the Van Hornesville Food Pantry. The donation comes from proceeds from a recent dinner that preceded the production of "Aladdin" at the Owen D. Young School.
Chef Dana Wilson presents a check for $218 to Beverly Guilfoyle and the Van Hornesville Food Pantry. The donation comes from proceeds from a recent dinner that preceded the production of "Aladdin" at the Owen D. Young School.

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Stream Cleaning along Otsquago Creek
July 30 & 31 and August 4, 5, & 6, 2022. Stay tuned for details about a 2023 cleanup.
 
 
For three days over the Fourth of July weekend, work crews picked up trash and litter in the creek bed and attacked the invasive plants along the Otsquago's banks. The cleaning project has been ongoing for the past three or so years, based on recommendations made by the NY Department of Environmental Conservation. Some species, in particular Knotweed and  Burdock are crowding out important native species like Milkweed, that are hosts for butterflies and other beneficial insects. Team leaders Marion Roach Smith and Lori Wrench guided volunteers in the removal of the invasive plants, improving both the habitat and the appearance of the stream bed. Good work!  Come join us for the
NEXT STREAM CLEAN

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The Bridge Project

Update: the bridge project has begun! Trees have been removed, the new electrical poles are here, and there are National Grid trucks in the Park.  Let's hope (for the sake of folks living on Wiltse Hill Road) that the project will proceed as quickly as possible! Demolition is scheduled to begin on June 22. Work is expected to be completed by the time school opens in the Fall. The span across the Otsquago Creek is classified as a culvert, and the new crossing will be classified as a span bridge. This will provide a wider opening under the bridge to allow more water to flow and help to prevent a backup of water in the location of the bridge that caused flooding in the past, most recently in 2013. Access to Wiltse Hill Road will be detoured, meaning no access from Van Hornesville. Hopefully, everything goes smoothly and the inconvenience will be minimal.

Van Hornesville Veterans

We celebrate our Van Hornesville Veterans each year in a ceremony in the park. if you are a veteran and want to participate, please join us. L to R, 2022: Tim Flynn, Emil Ziala, and Ron Klump. Thank you for your service!

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