December 18, Wednesday
Book Club - A Higher Call
Decemberís book will A Higher Call by Adam Makos. We have chosen this non-fiction book in the hopes of attracting some new members of the group...Read More >>
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January 7, Monday
2014 Community Day Meeting
The Philmont Community Day Committee will be meeting to plan for the 2014 Community Day in the Village of Philmont. The Committee depends on volunteers to help with organizing and planning events for a successful Community Day...Read More >>
Philmont, New York was incorporated in 1892. The community was also known as "Factory Hill" due to the number of wool factories. Philmont is part ...
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LEAF PICKUP - The last day for pickup of leaves in the village will be on Monday, December 2nd. Please have your LEAVES ONLY piled neatly by the road so as not to impede foot or car traffic. No yard waste will be collected.
|November Village Board Minutes
The November Village Board meeting minutes are online. Keep up to date on Village Gov't...
|Local Students Complete Safe Sitter Program
A Safe Sitter Course sponsored by Cornell Cooperative Extension and Columbia Memorial Hospital was held at the Philmont Community Center on Saturday October 26. Students learned skills needed to be a safe and successful babysitter...
|Mellenville-Philmont Food Pantry News
Recently, the pantry has benefited by two local farmers. Rachel Davis and Brian Hedden, apprentices at Hawthorne Valley Farm, have begun providing fresh, organic produce to the Philmont Food Pantry...
|McNan's Variety Store Opens in Philmont
Philmont is abuzz about a new store and deli at 100 Main Street, Mcnan's Variety Foods, which opened its doors recently. Michael and Nancy Myers, the proprietors/owners and Philmont residents themselves, saw the need for grocery items and prepared foods in the village...
|China Views by Peter Sagal, at the Philmont Library
The photographs displayed in this exhibition were taken by Philmont resident Peter Sagal during the course of frequent business trips throughout China from 2003 to 2011. Particularly striking was the rapid change from a primarily traditional, rural culture dependent on manual labor to a sleek, modern, industrialized society...
Planning & Zoning,
Parks & Playgrounds,
Special Events & Concert Schedules
Recycling and Waste Disposal,
Water and Sewer,
2012 Water Quality Report
Zoning Board of Appeals,
Volunteers are always welcome to become involved in all aspects of Village activities. Contact the Village Office
for up-to-date chairpersons for the area that interests you:
- Library Board of Trustees
- Community Day Committee
- Planning Board
- Zoning Board of Appeals
by Charles R. Nichols
The history of the Philmont Reformed Church actually starts in Claverack. The First Reformed Church of Claverack was (and still is) the oldest church of that denomination in the area. In 1823, some of the people living in Mellenville who were members of that church were meeting for Sunday School and Prayer Meeting at the Mellenville school house
By 1838 the number of people belonging to the Claverack Church living in the Mellenville area had grown considerably. As one rather uncharitable chronicler put it, Mellenville was the largest settlement in the vicinity, and Philmont had only a small Carpet Mill, and a few scattered dwellings. True, but humbling...
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