HSM plans annual meeting and luncheon

The Historical Society of the Town of Middletown (HSM) will hold its Annual Meeting and chicken barbecue lunch Sunday, Oct. 27 at noon at the Society’s Hall, 778 Cemetery Road, Margaretville.

Radio personality and newspaper columnist “Big Chuck” D’Imperio will be the featured speaker, offering some fascinating facts about New York State history.

Admission is $15 and reservations are required. Call 607-326-4734 to secure your seat.

After lunch of Brooks barbecue chicken, home-made salads and pies, a short business meeting will include election of HSM Board members and a recounting of the Society’s programs and activities over the past year.

"Big Chuck " D'Imperio

“Big Chuck ” D’Imperio

The meeting will be followed by the presentation by “Big Chuck” D’Imperio, one of Upstate New York’s longest tenured radio broadcasters. He has been helming his #1 rated morning show on Townsquare Media Radio in Oneonta since 1989. In 2000 Chuck was inducted into the NYS Country Music Hall of Fame as “New York’s Broadcaster of the Year,” and in 2012 he was honored by Daughters of the American Revolution for his contributions to an understanding of history.

Chuck is also a prolific author with six “Upstate Books” on the shelves, including “Great Graves of New York, Final Resting Places of 70 True American Legends;” “Monumental New York, 30 Iconic Monuments of Upstate New York,” and his latest, “Unknown Museums of Upstate New York,” published by Syracuse University Press.

A selection of his books will be available for sale and signing after his presentation.

A longtime newspaper columnist, Chuck and his wife Trish, an English teacher, have four children and live in Oneonta.

For details on programs and activities of the Historical Society of the Town of Middletown, and to contribute toward the preservation of local history, please visit www.mtownhistory.org.


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