2017-09-13 / Communities


The Delhi Beautification Committee’s fall meeting tonight, Wednesday, Sept. 13, at 7 p.m. at the United Ministry Church on Church Street. The agenda includes an update on recent beautification activities; the transition in leadership roles; election of new officers; upcoming fall and winter activities; and an open floor for ideas and suggestions. Anyone interested in beautification efforts within the village of Delhi is encouraged to attend this important organizational meeting. Light refreshments will be served.

Delaware Academy graduate Jessica Hamilton received the prestigious American Society of Landscape Architects award for her MLA project “Tactile MapTile,” in collaboration with the Taskar Center for Accessible Technology. She displayed her work at the Seattle Design Festival’s Block Party on Sept. 9-10, at Occidental Park. Jessica is a graduate of University of Washington Landscape Architecture program and a founding staff member of Urban@UW - Congratulations, Jessica.

Historical items are wanted for the upcoming Delaware County Historical Association (DCHA) exhibit entitled “Vote: Women’s Suffrage and Beyond.” This exhibit will explore the early twentieth century women’s suffrage movement in Delaware County and the history of voting locally up to the twenty-first century. Items pertaining to the women’s suffrage movement and/or voting in general in Delaware County are being sought. Political posters, campaign buttons, pictures of campaigning, ballot boxes. Do you have an object you are willing to loan to DCHA for this exhibit? The exhibit will open on Oct. 20, and remain on display through Jan. 31, 2018. If you have anything call DCHA at 607-746-3849.

Clean Sweep 2017 is Saturday, Oct. 21. Now in its 21st year, Clean Sweep provides a safe disposal venue, collecting chemicals and other materials which pose a threat to public health, water and environment. Clean Sweep is free to farmers and free to all Delaware County household residents in the eight watershed counties. Delaware County businesses, municipalities and county agencies are also invited to properly dispose of waste materials “at cost” estimated based on your itemized disposal list. Pre-registration is open through Oct. 15 at and more at, call 607-865-6474, Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. or email for more information. Register by phone starting Oct. 1. Participants will be assigned a time on Saturday, Oct. 21 between 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. to show up to dispose of your items. Delaware County residents can take advantage of free and easy recycling of pesticides and poisons, automotive solvents, cleaners, brake fluid and degreasers, acids and caustics, flammable liquids and gasoline mix, oils, stains, varnishes and preservatives, adhesives, glues and driveway sealers, photograph chemicals, chlorine, pool and spa chemicals, tars, creosote, asphalt sealers, mercury thermometers, switches and thermostats, fluorescent bulbs, mercury lights and ballasts and even more. To volunteer to help on Clean Sweep 2017, contact Susan McIntyre at 607-865- 6474 or email and include the word “volunteer” in your message.

Last week’s trivia question: What arrived at the Lake Delaware Church on Saturday, Sept. 8, 1923? It was the altar for the new church at Lake Delaware. According to, the first services were held in the new church building led by the Rev. Octavius Edgelow during October 1923. The Bishop of Albany, the Rt. Rev. Richard Nelson and his Coadjutor, the Rt. Rev. George Oldham were present on Saint James Day, 1924, for the Consecration of the Church building.

This week’s trivia question: How many cars participated in the Automobile Endurance Run of October 1903? There will be a Pilot Rally for the Commemoration of the 1903 Automobile Endurance Run. According to, in 1903 the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers sponsored an 800-mile endurance run from Weehawken, N.J. to Pittsburgh, Pa. Robert Selkowitz is recreating a part of the run with vintage cars on Saturday, Sept. 23 and the cars will be traveling through Delhi. Registration is open at or people can contact Robert at 845-657-6982.

Volunteer of the week is Michele DeFreece. I saw her walking down Main Street in Delhi with a trash bag, picking up litter, doing her part to help keep the streets of Delhi clean. Thank you to Michele for all she does to keep Delhi a great place to live, work and play.

Join the Delaware County Historical Association on a one-day excursion to Fort Ticonderoga and Lake Champlain on Thursday, Sept. 28. So much of importance occurred at this eighteenth century fort on the shores of Lake Champlain in the history of the United States. Following lunch at America’s Fort Café, those attending will board Carillon, a replica 1920s touring boat, for a cruise on Lake Champlain. The motor coach will depart Oneonta at 6 a.m. and Delhi at approximately 6:30 a.m. Passengers may board in either location. Expected time of return is approximately 9 p.m. - Delhi and 9:30 p.m. - Oneonta. Cost is $105 for DCHA members and $125 for non-members (price includes bus, all admissions and lunch). Call 607-746- 3849, or email Reservations required by Sept. 18.

The next concert to be held at the West Kortright Centre is Saturday, Sept. 16 from 7 until 9:30 p.m. and will feature The Rahim AlHaj Trio. Tickets can be purchased online for $24 for adults, $21 for WKC members and $11 for those under 19. Prices increase by $3 if purchased on the day of the concert.

Community Heroes Exhibit, sponsored by the Delhi Historical Society, Friday, Sept. 15 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Cannon House at 47 Main Street, and on Saturday, Sept. 16 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Community Heroes include Beverly “Honey Bee” Tuthill, Mike Cipperly, Samantha Misa, Mark Stoop, Gay Merrill, Sheriff Tom Mills, Stephen Doane, Madison Graupman, Paul Bartholemew and the late Socorro Marin. If you missed this exhibit at DCHA last year, make sure you don’t miss it a second time.

The Delaware County Town and Country Quilters Guild will host its biennial quilt show at the Delaware County Historical Association on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 16 and 17, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. In addition to over 100 quilts on display, Quilts Along the Delaware will feature demonstrations, items for sale by guild members, vendors, door prizes and a quilt raffle. Antique quilts and objects will also be displayed. Hands-on quilting area for children. Also on display this year are quilts by invitation from the “Sunday Piecemakers” of Trout Creek. Luncheon available; admission is $4. For more information call DCHA at 607-746-3849; email;

A Campus Community Barbecue will be held Monday, Sept. 18 from 5 until 7 p.m. on the Courthouse Square. Attendees will get a chance to mingle with college students and get to know some of their new neighbors in the community.

The Delhi Food Bank is open Mondays from 1 until 3 p.m. and Thursdays from 3:30 until 5:30 p.m. in the United Ministry Church. If you are in need for any reason, make sure you look into this valuable resource in our community.

The Farmers’ Market is held every Wednesday through September from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Only three markets left this season.

The Delhi Historical Society will sponsor a program on Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the Cannon Free Library at 40 Elm Street. The History of Byebrook Farm will be presented by the Deysenroth family. Call 607- 746-2898 for more information.

On Thursday, Sept. 14 at 10:30 a.m., the Cannon Free Library will host Toddler Rhyme Time and on Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 10:30 a.m., there will be Preschool Storytime. There is also a Jam Session at Saint John’s Episcopal church on Main Street in Delhi on Saturday, Sept. 16 at 7 p.m. Come enjoy some live music, table games and refreshments will be served. Bring your instrument or a game, or just come for a fun evening. Free admission.

The Village Quilters meet at the United Ministry Church basement every second and fourth Thursday. Join them Thursday, Sept. 14 at 9:30 a.m. to do any kind of quilting or craft that interests you.

Meridale EMS & Fire Department monthly EMS and firefighters meeting on the second Thursday of the month - Sept. 14. New members are always welcome. EMS meeting starts at 6 p.m. and fire meets at 7 p.m. For more information, call Jessica Patterson: 607-437- 2583. The Bovina Senior Citizens Club meets at the Bovina Presbyterian Church on Maple Street in Bovina on Monday, Sept. 18 at noon. For more information, call 607-832-4316. The Meredith Senior Club also holds its monthly meeting this week Monday, Sept. 18, at noon, at the Meredith Community Church. Call 607-278-5520 for more information.

The Delhi Women & Men’s Club will meet Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 5:30 p.m. at St. James Church, Lake Delaware. The program will feature Nate Gable, Delhi Price Chopper Store Manager, who will present “The Role of Manager.” Dinner will be a harvest chicken dinner including sweet potatoes, brussels sprouts, apples, shallots topped with bacon bits, mixed green salad with choice of dressings and pumpkin cake. Cost is $22 per person; RSVP or 746-3729 by Thursday, Sept. 14.

The Rotary group holds its weekly meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 6:10 p.m. at Cross Roads Cafe.

The Meri-Homemakers meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 19 at the Meridale Firehouse County on Highway 10. Call President Jessica Rall at 607-746-6532 for more information.

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