CITIZEN OF THE YEAR
At our Martinsburg Day Celebration in August 2016, Irene Uttendorfsky was named the the Citizen of the Year. She is an honorary life member of the Martinsburg Historical Society who shares a love of history and a love of books . She authors historical fiction children's books. As a young child, Irene loved to read and that love never left her. She stated that she read her way through high school and college and then began her own career as an author. Irene has been an invaluable member of the Martinsburg Historical Society for many years. She has done the MHS newsletter for many years and also is working on a project that brings the Hough Caves history to the forefront of our local history.
Irene has authored: Adirondack Mouse and the Mysterios Disappearance, Adirondack Mouse and the Perilous Journey, I Will Stand With My Father, Hannah and the Two Sisters: An Erie Canal Adventure, When Thunder Rolls: a Story of the Underground Railroad and the Civil War, Adirondack Mouse and the Great Storyteller and A Punkeyville Girl: A Tale of Old Forestport and the Canals.