2017-08-09 / Communities


On July 22, Randy Shepard along with 113 other runners had a enjoyable time running the “Run Wild in the Catskills” race. The 13.1 mile race began in Bloomville on the Catskill Scenic Trail along Rte. 10 and ended in Stamford. Randy ended with a 2:01:03 time, 48th place overall. Randy said the best fun of the race was when on the trail he met up with two big rams - lucky for him, a volunteer scurried them out of the way as he approached.

Gert Mostert and her daughter Cindy Mostert and her son Terry Mostert went to Bainbridge Friday for a visit with Josh, Wilma and Lisa Heller, before The Hellers make their move to their new home in Pennsylvania.

Last week was birthday week for our family. On Tuesday, July 25 it was Wayne Shepard’s birthday. His mother Linda, his brother and sister-in-law, Randy and Kim Shepard and his wife Fran enjoyed his favorite chocolate cake and ice cream with him in the evening. I can’t believe he was 59 years old.

Friday, July 28 was Fran Shepard’s birthday and for her day she and Wayne took a ride up Schoharie way, where they visited a couple gift stores and had a nice dinner. They ended their day in East Meredith at the home of her brother, Gary Menhinick. It was a family get together for supper and to help little Noah celebrate his second birthday. Noah was very excited over his many gifts from his relatives. Also attending were Noah’s mother Kristin, Jamie Menhinick, Miranda, Melissa and daughters Regan and Grace and cousin Steve Doyle.

On Sunday, it was a dinner for Gert Mostert’s birthday with Margie, Jan, Cindy, Katie and two friends Morgan and Emily, and me.

On Tuesday, Aug. 1, along came my birthday and I enjoyed a busy, quiet day with visits from family and friends, lot of beautiful cards, phone calls and lunch at the College Golf Course with my friend Jane Howard. I’m thankful that I was able to enjoy another year.

Our sympathy is extended to the family of Donnie Conklin who passed away on Thursday, July 27.

A happy day for all who have birthdays during August: Whip Burczak, Mike Ford, Michelle Ford, Sue McNee, Ruth Hutson, Joshua Clark, Gina Ordmandy, Katherine Ford, Zachary Newkerk, Doug Bull, Linda Shepard, Adam Jones, Myrettae Jones, Barb Doyle, Louise Kirk, Wilbur Mallory, Charlotte Szczech, Jim Gay, Jim Tweedie, Edna Ingram, Kim Shepard, Katie Anderson, Marty Foster, Lillian Wright, Bill Oliver, Carly Burczak, Tim Shampine and Linda Soules.

Happy August wedding anniversaries to Mike and Sherry Simonds, Bryan and Norie Fitch, Bob and Barb Doyle, Jim and Teresa Burczak, Ryan and Bev Kilmer, Julian and Ginny Wilcox, Richard and Marlene Baldauf, Roger and Dolores Dibble, Gary and Joyce Manning, Harry and Betty Bell, Roger and Joan Bolles, Tom and Jane Burgin, Junior and Jane Howard, Bill and Charle Cash, Joe and Elaine Whittaker, John and Julia Colon and Harold and Lorraine Kelly.

Saturday, Aug. 12, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Delhi Historical Society Cannon House, “Remembering Yesterday,” a display of collections. Several displays will be exhibited: old-fashioned hats and hatpins, implements used in the household and tools used on the farms, items used for advertising businesses, World War II scrapbooks, quilts and coverlets. This should be a great day with something to interest everybody.

Last week the Hamden Senior Citizens met for their monthly dinner and meeting. They enjoyed a talk from Hamden Supervisor Wayne Marshfield who brought them up to date on happenings in the town and the county. Note: no meeting in August due to the Delaware Co. Senior Fun Day Picnic at 4-H Shankintunk on August 23. Next meeting of the Hamden Senior Citizens will be held on Sept. 27 at noon at the Town Hall for a covered dish dinner and meeting.

The annual 4-H Camp for Adults is coming up with registration on Thursday, Aug. 10 and ends after lunch Sunday, Aug. 13. The weekend of fun is for men and women 18 years and older at a fee of $150. Workshops include cooking, arts, crafts, sewing and much more. Evening campfires and meals to enjoy with friends -all at 4-H Camp Shankitunk. Call 845- 750-8751 for more information.

It’s hard to believe it’s already time to report this one, which means summer is about over. The Delaware Co. Fair in Walton, Aug. 14 to 19. Animals, art and 4-H exhibits and live entertainment every day. Lots of food vendors, truck and tractor pulls and what we all love, the demolition derbies on Monday and Friday nights at 7 p.m. Heroes Parade Tuesday night at 7 p.m. will feature local and surrounding fire/EMS, military and police heroes. Fireworks over the fairgrounds. Wednesday, Children’s Day; Thursday, Senior Citizens Day. Saturday concerts by The Martin Family Circus and The Beadle Bros.

August 12 at 2 p.m., how about Colonial Chores for an afternoon of free family fun? Experience hands-on history fun and step back in time, to experience how laundry was done, as well as butter churned and other old-time daily chores. Preregistration requested but not required. Free admission. Delaware Co. Historical Association, Delhi.

It’s time for the annual Delaware Co. Senior Fun Day to be held Aug. 23 at 4-H Camp Shankitunk from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Music by The Country Express; the Delaware Co. Sheriff’s Department will be there with the medication disposal box; Bingo, line dancing and vendor booths. For your $5 donation, a barbecued chicken dinner will be provided. Reservations must be made by Aug. 14 by calling 607-832-5750. It’s a real fun day for seniors!

August dates to remember: Aug. 7 was Iced Tea Day. Summer in the South is unbearable without a glass of ice cold sweet tea. South Carolina is rumored to be the birthplace of the elixir, a mix of black tea and lots and lots of sugar. It’s best to sip it in a rocking chair on a shady porch, they say. Aug. 11 is Son and Daughter Day; Aug. 14 is Go Kayaking Day - you don’t have to be super athletic for this water sport, just glide across a lake or river and have fun. Aug. 15 is Catch Fireflies Day - something I did as a kid. What fun we had, running around at night catching those bugs, putting them in glass jars to watch them twinkle. Aug. 16 is Tell a Joke Day; Aug. 17 is National Picnic Day - you may not have a big backyard, a porch or a nearby beach, but most Americans do have a local park. Pack up a cooler with sandwiches, salads and drinks and head out for a day of fun at a picnic; Aug. 19 is Potato Day!

By law, every dog and cat must be vaccinated against rabies. Bring your pet’s previous vaccination record to verify if your pet is eligible for a three year vaccination. Free rabies clinics Aug. 9, 4 to 6 p.m. at Franklin Fire Hall; Aug. 23, 5 to 7 p.m. at the Sidney Fire Hall.

Lynn Kinch’s joke of the week: A man was driving down the freeway when his car phone rang. Answering, he heard his wife’s frantic voice. “Honey, I just heard that there’s a car going the wrong way on the interstate,” she warned. Please be careful.” “It’s not just one car, dear,” he replied, “It’s hundreds of them!”

Knock! Knock! Who’s there? Rita. Rita who? Rita book, you might learn something.

A cute saying: Friends, like quilts, give warmth and comfort to life.

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