2017-06-14 / Communities


Worship services for the DeLancey, Hamden and West Delhi churches during June will be held in the Hamden church at 11 a.m.

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Prayers and hope you’re feeling better wishes to Elaine Lilholt who is home recuperating; and Frieda Snyder.

It’s nice to see Bill and Corky Oliver back home after they spent the winter in Florida. Before returning home they visited their children in Texas, Massachusetts and California.

The flags are up, flying with beauty over the streets in DeLancey and Hamden. The flower buckets are now along the main streets in both communities and looking beautiful with the summer flowers. We can thank the Marshfield crew, Wayne, Karen, Stephanie and David for planting the flowers. The flowers are paid for from the Hamden Historical Assoc. budget; if anyone would like to make a donation for the flowers it would be appreciated. Send it to Karen Marshfield, the treasurer. Now that the flowers are planted, if you have a tub by or on your property, they will need to be watered during the summer as the heat dries them out fast, so get your water can ready and do your (appreciated!) duty and water them.

We wish all those who have a birthday during June to have a happy fun day. Jim Burczak, Sylvia Newkerk, Doug Liddle, Jeremy, Kayla, Kayra and Isaac Schriver, Channing Gielskie, Kim Avery, Frances Oliver, Rebecca Sayman, Jane O’Dell, Amanda Schriver, Aiden Jones, Kara Fitch, Paul Moody, Aiden Anderson, Brett Miller, Mike Yeary, Sonia Miller, Steve Reed, Sylvia Reed, Kyle Eckert, Jennie DeBrock, Brenda Fleming, Parker Aikens, Derrick Hoyt, Deb Rose, Irene Buel, Hailee Bodo and Anna Reynolds.

Happy wedding anniversary to Josh and Katrina MacDonald, Doug and Jean Liddle, Bill and Sue Troost, Paul and Ann Moody, Shane and Tina Moshier .

Our condolences to the family of Gene Vanenbord, a longtime Delhi resident, who passed away on May 30.

Condolences to Ann Gavett and her family on the passing away of her daughter, Sonja Gavett, who lived in California.

We are sorry to learn of the passing away of a long-time Delhi resident Virginia Sanford. Ginny spent the last few years living in South Carolina, near her children.

Our wishes for fathers to have a great day on June 18, Fathers’ Day.

June 21 is the first day of summer. We hope for a nice one so we can enjoy outside picnics and swimming and all other fun summer things.

On Saturday, June 17 from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sunday, June 18, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., the Meredith Dairy Fest returns. There will be vendors, food, livestock, music - a full day of family fun for all.

Plan now for a weekend of fishing with no license required. Take your children and grandchildren out for a day by the water June 24 and 25, free fishing days. Anyone can fish the fresh or marine waters of New York state without a license.

On June 22 in 1974, the skydeck on the 103 floor of the Sears Tower in Chicago, now the Willis Tower, opened, providing views of four states on a clear day: Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois and Indiana.

Construction has started on the bridge at Frasers but so far traffic is going nicely, with only short delays as you go through.

Yes, hummingbirds are back. Here is just a little more about these fun-to-watch birds. They love flowers: petunias, impatiens and honeysuckle are shaped perfectly for them. They love red flowers the most. The tiny birds spend as much as 80 percent of their waking hours at rest. Straighten out a wire coat hanger, twist one end onto the porch or deck railing and bend the top horizontally to provide a place for them to sit on to rest between feedings. Nectar for hummingbirds: mix one part sugar (no artificial sweeteners) with four parts water. Bring to a boil, cool completely; leftovers may be stored in the refrigerator for up to one week. To keep the contents fresh, fill feeders halfway and change the mixture every three to five days. Keep the feeder clean. If you have trouble with bees at your feeder, change the nectar to five parts water and one part sugar.

I also love to see butterflies fluttering around. They love bright colors like reds, oranges and yellows and look for pillow-like blooms instead of the trumpet shapes that bees and hummingbirds prefer. Some good choices are marigolds, petunias, lantanas and zinnias.

On Wednesdays, the Delhi Farmers Market will be on the Delhi Courthouse Square every. You will find local food products and crafts to purchase.

By law, every dog and cat must be vaccinated against rabies. Free rabies clinic June 22, from 5-7 p.m. at the Masonville Fire Hall. Bring your pets’ previous vaccination record to verify your pets’ eligibility for a three-year vaccination.

Lynn Kinch’s joke of the week: Well I’ve finally reached the Wonder Years. Wonder where my car is parked? Wonder where I left my phone? Wonder where my sunglasses are? Wonder what day it is?

Danny: “I’m not going back to school.”

Mother: “Why not?”

Danny: “Because on Monday my teacher said, 5+5=10; On Tuesday she said 6+4 =10; today she said 8+2=10. I’m not going back until she makes up her mind.

A cute saying: The earth laughs in flowers.

Helpful Hint: Cut your watermelon into fingers instead of half-moons, so you can hold them by the ends with no mess or sticky cheeks.

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