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Eagle-bulletin. ([Fayetteville, N.Y.]) 1979-current, September 17, 1986, Image 12

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Andrew Madissoo's photographic still-life is part of the 1986 Scholastic/Kodak Photography Awards exhibit at Citicorp Center, New York City, from September 16 to 30. Mr. Madissoo, of Fayetteville, won a $30 Honor Award in the nationwide junior and senior high school competi­ tion sponsored by Eastman Kodak Co. and conducted by Scholastic, Inc. HOWARD M. WOLHANDLER, D.P.M. Podiatnc Medicme-Surgeiy-Sports Medicine 306 S Sahna St Wilson Bldg Suite 403 Syracuse, N Y 13202 (315) 471-8608 Owahgena Medical Bldg 4 Chenango St Cazenovia, N.Y. 13035 (315) 655-8171 CREEKSIDE ANTIQUES & CRAFTS Route 31 Bridgeport (next to creek) Collectibles & Used Furniture 633-2670 Business Hours: 10 AM - 7 PM Tues thru Fri 11 AM - 4 PM Sat & Sun Closed Monday Master Card & Visa — Layawaya Available VISA' Adult Education REAL ESTATE COURSE Jamesville-DeWitt High School Edinger Drive Starts Thursday, October 2, 7-9 p.m. 8 Week Course - $25 PART 1 • ORIENTATION • LICENSING REQUIREMENTS » CAREER OPPORTUNITIES PART II • PRINCIPAL — AGENT RELATIONSHIP • TYPES & SOURCES OF LISTING • RESIDENTIAL MARKET ANALYSIS PART III • SALES, SOURCE OF CUSTOMERS • QUALIFICATION PROCEDURE • PURCHASE OFFER NEGOTIATION COURSE TAUGHT BY RONALD GUSTAFSON, GRI LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER WITH WILLIAM-ALAN REAL ESTATE TO REGISTER: Send Check Payable To: Jamesville-Dewitt School District P.O. Box 606 Dewitt, N.Y. 13214 ForJWqre^lrif^rmation Call 446-8314 m To Raleigh, Smith andStandish, Ground-nuts were a great dish; But there were no other Tubers to gather, So they ate what they had with relish (?) The Groundnut The Groundnut (Apios americana) is also called Indian Potato The plant is a climbing vine with compound leaves, and has dense clusters of chocolate-brown, fragrant flowers in late summer. Its roots are chains of tuberous enlarg- ments (the \nuts\) which become one to three inches long. One author of a book on wild food states that, \Probably no wild food plant of temperate eastern North America so soon attracted the attention of the European colonists as the Groundnut.\ The historical record supports that view. Thomas Hariot, in a 1590 report on the Raleigh colony at Roanoke Island, reported that Groundnuts were used for food by the colonists Captain John Smith wrote of \Groundnuts as big as Egges, and as good as Potatoes, and 40 on a string not two inches under ground,\ in Virginia. It was reported that during their first winter in New England, the Pilgrims were forced to live upon Groundnuts. By 1654 the settlers had passed a law which ordered that any Indian found digging Groundnuts on \En­ glish\ (my quotes) land could be put into the stocks, and could be whipped for a^ second ^ffense. I wonder if that law is still on the Massachusetts books? Perhaps the first Thanksgiving turkey was stuffed with Groundnuts. There are no records of what the Indians thought of the law, but your imagination can fill that gap. Euell Gibbons looked for Groundnuts for years before he found it. And John McPhee, on the foraging trip with Gib­ bons, reported their excitement on finding Groundnuts as big as golfballs in central Pennsylvania. They ate them, sliced and fried. McPhee, who was hungry and cold at the time, did not comment on their edibility. I have been looking for Groundnuts locally for years, and finally found a patch big enough to allow a small harvest of the nuts. I was accompanied in my efforts by a fellow forager. After a lengthy period of digging he commented, \These dam things better be good.\ Raw Groundnuts exude a milky juice, which reportedly coats one's teeth if you eat them raw. So, we ate them sliced and fried. They tasted a bit like turnips, as noted in several books on wild foods. Groundnuts are a poor third to potatoes and turnips. If there was nothing else to eat they would be worth consider­ ation. From now on I will commiserate with the Pilgrims, smell the flowers of the Groundnut, and stick to turnips. — SENEX \TRUNK SHOW\ A Collection of Linens, Accessories from New York & Atlanta Gift Shows will be at the Lincklaen House Thursday, September 25th 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Flood Hearings Hearings to consider flood plain development permits hav been scheduled September 2 the Manlius Town Board. . A hearing for Fremont Meadows subdivision has been scheduled for 8:15 p.m. Wednes­ day, September 24. According to the engineer rep­ resenting Oot Homes, developer of the project, 14 acres of the flood plain along Limestone Creek will be excavated and 25 acres will be filled. Oot plans to develop 158 single-family lots on the 77-acre site north of Erie Village on North Burdick St. Work on the project has already begun. A hearing for Hunt Wood will be held at 8:30 p.m. Hunt Wood, located off Rt. 92 west of Manlius village, is an 80-unit cluster housing development on 42 acres, now vacant, adjoins homes on Yeaworth Lane in Manlius. Golf Benefit Maria Regina College will sponsor its fifth annual Golf Fes­ tival September 29, at the Cavalry Club, Troop K Rd., Manlius. This year's event will include both men and women golfers. Maurice J. Finnegan Jr., Maria Regina College board member, is chairman of the day-long event. Board members Francis O'Connor and Jane Byrne will head the men's and women's divisions respectively, and E. Carlyle Smith will serve as adviser. Activities will include golf rounds, lunch, refreshments on the golf course, dinner and prizes. Registration will begin at 11 a.m., and dinner will be held at 7:30 p.m. The donation in­ cludes all activities as well as fees and golf cart. Friends of Maria Regina Col­ lege wishing to attend the di­ nner only are also invited. For more information and re­ servations, call Dorothy Di- Costa, 474-4891, ext. 41. Skateboard Challenge The Upstate Skateboard Assn. is looking for more teams to challenge existing teams from Fayetteville, Rome, Sylvan Beach, New Hartford, and Cam­ den. Competition will be held Saturdays as well as Sunday evenings for those unable to compete on Saturday. Practice is 10a.m. with competition at 1 p.m. Saturdays at Skateland Skateboard and Bike Park in Sylvan Beach. Fayetteville Team 1 is rep­ resented by Pat Driscoll, Jason Hodge and Tim McDonald, all students at Fayettville-Manlius Central School. The league will also sponsor individual competition for beginning, in­ termediate and advanced skateboarders. Registration is presently being taken. There is also a bike league formed, and information is av­ ailable at Skateland in Sylvan Beach. Competition is on Sun­ days for bikers with make-ups Monday evenings Church Sale The annual farm yard sale to benefit the Collamer United Church will be held September 20. In addition to furniture, appliances, dishes and clothing, there will be plants and baked goods. Lunch will be available. Sale hours will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and the event will be held at Vollmer's Greenhouse 14, Collamer Rd., two miles east of Carrier Cir.

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