Chittenango Hunt Real Estate Receives Top Honors

Pictured are Sandy Leibl and Bob Freunscht.

(Chittenango, NY -March 2013) Sandy Leibl, and Robert Freunscht, Licensed Real Estate Broker Associates with the Chittenango branch of HUNT Real Estate ERA received top honors at the company’s annual awards event held on Jan. 23.

Leibl was awarded the Agent of the Year Award. This award […]

Chittenango Volunteer Fire Department Holds Annual Awards Banquet

Pictured are Jeri Rowlingson, president MCVFA, Nancy McMaster, President LACNYFA, Kathleen Heighton, President LAOCVFA, Donna Baker, Kathryn Welton, President LAFASY, Emily Sudol, President Chittenango Firemen’s Auxiliary and Chris Sudol, Chittenango Firemen’s Auxiliary.

155 years of service honored: Matt Lyman – five years, Dan Welker – 10 years, Jeff Geer – 25 years, Pam Van Deusen […]

Pizza Eating Contest Benefits Pantry

Submitted Photos Bob Freunscht

(Chittenango, NY – Dec. 2012) John Sorbello, Mayor Ronny Goeler, Bob Freunscht, Tom Sorbello, Mike Sudol, Ernie Hart, Jeff Collier and Pete Sorbello (The Morning Boys) had a pizza eat-out at Bear Country Pizza Sunday morning.

The objective was to see who could eat the most pizza within a timed limit.


Remembering Sept. 11, 2001

To the Editor:

(Chittenango – Sept. 11, 2012) Remembering events of 11 years ago in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania still continues to bring to mind many thoughts of how that day changed us, America and the world.

This year, Chittenango held its 11th annual program of reflection and remembrance for Patriot Day at Stickles […]

Chittenango Unveils Historical Mural

Staff Photos/Stefanie Conway

Chittenango, NY – July 28, 2012) Chittenango unveiled its newly dedicated historic mural Saturday as part of its bicentennial celebrations this year.

‘The Chittenango Home Companion’ performances were part of the weekend’s events.

Assemblyman Bill Magee (D – Nelson) and Sen. David J. Valesky (D – Oneida) presented a resolution to […]



(Chittenango, NY – Dec. 2011) “The Boys” from the Hamlet Diner in Chittenango engaged in the annual eating contest for the benefit of Sullivan Food Cupboard. The contestants paid an entry fee and observers paid an admission fee. All money received went to the Christmas Basket expenses incurred by Sullivan Food Cupboard.

Winner, […]

Arcade Permit Law to be Repealed

Village Facing Delays in Some Construction, Maintenance Projects

By Martha E. Conway

(Chittenango, NY – Sept. 27, 2011) Village Administrator Bob Freunscht reported to the Chittenango Village Board of Trustees last week that efforts were underway to start educating the public on efforts to improve aesthetics of gateways to Chittenango.

“Letters went out on the […]

OIN ‘Oz’ Float to Feature ‘Flower Pot’ Munchkin

(Chittenango, NY – June 2011) The Oneida Indian Nation will unveil its float during the 33rd Grand “Oz” Parade in Chittenango on Saturday June 4. The Nation’s Emerald City float will include Margaret Pellegrini, one of the “Flower Pot” Munchkins from the 1939 film classic starring Judy Garland, “The Wizard of Oz,” as well as […]

Betterment Day a Success

To the Editor:

(Chittenango, NY – 2011) The village of Chittenango’s Community Betterment Day was another huge success, due to many civic groups, businesses and individuals. On behalf of the village board and the Parks Commission, I would like to thank: Chittenango Lions Club, Chittenango Rotary Club, Chittenango Creek Walk Committee, Trout Unlimited, Knights of […]

Nation Donates to Oz-Stravaganza

(Chittenango, NY – May 2011) Ray Halbritter, Oneida Nation representative and CEO of Nation Enterprises, recently presented a check for $5,000 to Oz-Stravaganza in Chittenango.

The Nation and its Turning Stone Resort Casino are lead sponsors of this year’s June 3 through 5 event, including its 33rd annual Grand “Oz” Parade June 4.

Chittenango […]

OIN Lead Sponsor of Oz-Stravaganza


Pictured from left are Maurice Bordell, member of the Greater Sullivan Area Chamber of Commerce; Halbritter; and Bob Freunscht, treasurer of the Greater Sullivan Area Chamber of Commerce.

(Chittenango, Verona, NY – April 2011) Ray Halbritter, Oneida Nation Representative and CEO of Nation Enterprises, presented a check for $5,000 to Oz-Stravaganza ( […]

First-Responders Recognized at Banquet

Photos by Ric Main

(Chittenango, NY – Jan. 2011) Guest speaker Joseph DeFrancisco, emergency preparedness director/fire coordinator for Madison County, talks about predictions he made more than a decade ago about how things would change in personnel, technology and equipment in the fire service.

Service Recognition Award recipients received a Certificate of […]