It wasn’t the kind of day they had hoped for, but the Friends of the Sanford Stud Farm still entertained a good number of people today during their open house just off route 30, next to Walgreens in the Town of Amsterdam. The rain kept some people away and according to volunteer coordinator Scott Friers, only five cars showed up from the scheduled New Wave Cruiser’s Car Club because of the weather. By the time I arrived at 2:00pm, there were only two cars left; but the show must go on and inside the barn there were an array of vendors and prizes to be raffled off. Montgomery County Board of Elections had a booth encouraging voter registration. I even signed on to be an election inspector. Representatives from Historic Amsterdam League were there raising money for the organizations historic marker program. Bob Cudmore was there selling his books with the profits going to charities. There was food and a kettle corn vendor. There was a bouncy house for the kids and horses in the barns once again. It was a nice diversion even for a rainy day, all for a worthy cause.
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The Historic Amsterdam League was honored to hear Bob Cudmore recant stories of the Rug City at their general meeting April 20, 2011.
A native Amsterdamian, Bob along with Steve Dunn produced a labor intensive WMHT documentary about Amsterdam’s rich history that led to a weekly column in the Schenectady Daly Gazette. Bob authored “You Can’t Go Wrong – Stories From Nero and other Tales” a lighthearted parody of Amsterdam. Cudmore is also a radio talk show host on WVTL 1570 AM 104.7 FM.
The Council Chamber was packed as Bob recalled stories of Amsterdam’s history. He quizzed the audience, asking them to identify photos pertaining to the history of the City rewarding correct responses with copies of his book “You Can’t Go Wrong”.
Here is a brief excerpt from Bob’s presentation as he recalls another legendary figure from Amsterdam’s Polish heritage, Michael J.Wytrwal.