2017-12-05 / Communities


Winter is just beginning, but registration for summer camp is open. 4-H Camp Shankitunk is accepting camp registration for summer 2018 for girls and boys from eight to 16. Visit for online and paper registration forms. Day camp will be available for children age six and older. All five weeks of camp are coeducational.

Last week’s trivia question was: Which balloon did Treadwell Resident, Nick Preston, hold in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade? Nick held one of the blue stars at the front of the parade. There were two blue stars following Olaf in the parade. Nick and the others marched 4.4 miles.

This week’s trivia question: What year were the electrical street light connections in Delhi complete and lights brought to the street in Delhi?

Community volunteers of the week are Suzi Ghersi and Peg Baldwin of the Delhi Beautification Committee. They helped organize the tree lighting ceremony on the square and the Delhi holiday lights contest for businesses. There’s still time to enter the lights contest. Email or call Peg at 607-746-3355. Residents in the Delaware Academy school district are encouraged to decorate their homes by Dec. 17 for a chance to win cash prizes and bragging rights. Judging will take place on Dec. 18, 19 and 20. Prizes are $100 for first place, $50 for second place and $25 for third place. There will also be special recognition for the “most festive street in the village of Delhi.” Thanks to Peg and Suzi for their work to help keep Delhi lit up.

As part of the Franklin Christmas Stroll, on Saturday, Dec. 9 at 2 p.m., the Franklin Stage Company will present the 1951 classic film, A Christmas Carol, starring Alastair Sim as Ebenezer Scrooge. Run time 90 minutes; refreshments; free admission, but donations accepted.

Free Store at Bushel on Saturday, Dec. 9 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 10 from noon to 4 p.m. Donations of desirable goods are welcome - books, children’s toys, art supplies, high-quality clothing, accessories, working electronics, tools and kitchen items. Call 607-865-7454 for more information.

Defensive driving class to benefit the Heart of the Catskills Humane Society on Sunday, Dec. 10 at 8 a.m. at the Public Safety Building on Phoebe Lane, Delhi. Call 607- 538-9632 to register; $10 of the fee goes to the humane society, and $5 off if you bring a donation for the shelter.

All-you-can-eat ham dinner on Sunday, Dec. 10, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Bloomville Firehouse, 243 Scotch Hill Road in Bloomville.

The next film in the Get Woke! series will be Sunday, Dec. 10 at 5 p.m. and will feature the movie “Dear White People,” a social satire that follows the stories of four black students at an Ivy League college where controversy breaks out over a popular but offensive black-face party thrown by white students. Organizers of Get Woke! include residents in Delaware and surrounding counties who understand that it can be hard to discuss race and bias. Through film screenings, discussions, and workshops, the goal is to bring people together and work on understanding issues of race and bias collectively. The parking lot across from Bush Hall will be reserved.

Open house with tours of the new space at the Delaware County Office for the Aging/ NY Connects and Delhi Dining Center on Wednesday, Dec. 13 from noon until 5 p.m. at the new location, 97 Main Street. The snow date is Thursday, Dec. 14.

Wednesdays in Advent, beginning Wednesday, Dec. 6, at St. James Church, Lake Delaware, Delhi, there will be reading and discussion of C.S. Lewis’ book, The Screwtape Letters. Come at 5:30 for evening prayer; supper at 6, the study following. This will take place in the rectory chapel, not in the church building. Call 607-832-4401 to sign up or email:

Every Wednesday, at 7 p.m. at Bushel on 84 Main St., there is community meditation with Kristie Burnett of Bovina for an hour-long meditation session. Bring your own cushion; no prior meditation experience is necessary to attend.

The Delhi town board meets on the second Tuesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. at the Delhi Town Hall, 5 Elm Street. Call 607-746- 3737 to find out what will be on the agenda.

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