2018-06-13 / Communities


Registration for summer camp is open. 4-H Camp Shankitunk is accepting camp registrations for summer 2018 for all girls and boys from 8 to 16. Visit to find the online form or paper registration form to sign up. There is also day camp for children aged six and older. Week 1 - July 1 through - 6, and is Magic Week; Week 2 is July 8 through 13, Mountaineers Week; Week 3 starts on July 15 and ends July 20, Footloose Week. Week 4, is July 22 through 27, Superhero Week. The final week of camp, Week 5, runs July 29 through Aug. 3 and the theme is Masquerade Week. Overnight camp fee is $285 per week for Delaware County residents, and $395 per week for all other campers. A camper may attend more than one week, but is limited to 2 weeks and is not allowed to stay over the weekends. For day camp, cost is $200 per week, and $25 extra per week for extended stay until 5:30 p.m. Fees for overnight and day campers includes lunch and two snacks per day. A $100 deposit is required with each type of registration. If you want to pay your camp fees by credit card call 607-865-6531 for details; more information at

The Civil War re-enactment will held June 23 and 24 at DCHA. The replica Confederate submarine, the H.L. Hunley, is coming. Celebrating the return of the 144th New York State Volunteers as they reunite. There will be a living history exhibit, kids’ drill, kids’ spy camp, artillery demo, and Civil War Battlefield re-enactments. The event is Saturday from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m., and Sunday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Last week’s trivia question: on June 19, 1886, about 1,300 baskets of strawberries were received and sold by Menzie for how many cents a basket? Menzie sold them for nine cents a basket.

This week’s trivia question: what Delaware Academy Alumni is featured in a “Why I build” video on

Community volunteer of the week is Tracy Anderson. She organized the first annual De-Stash Bonanza held at the legion last weekend. Thanks to Tracy for all her hard work to make this event a success.

Bible basics for “Beginners” at St. John’s Episcopal Church will be Tuesday, June 12 from 10 until 11 a.m., Wednesday, June 13 from 6 until 7:30 p.m. and Thursday, June 14 from 7 until 8 p.m. Each Bible study can be attended as a stand-alone lesson or as part of an ongoing series. Easily accessible.

Medicare 101 hosted by CDPHP will be held at the Delhi Public Safety Building, 280 Phoebe Lane, Thursday, June 14 at 3 p.m. Learn the basics of Medicare such as how it works, what the coverage options are, and how much it may cost you. Plus, a Medicare expert will be on-site to answer questions. Registration is not required. For additional information or to reserve a seat (optional) call 518-641-3400.

There is a bicycle repair café on Friday, June 15, at the Hobart Farmers Market from 4 until 7 p.m. at 101 Maple Ave., Hobart. Bring your bike and get a free tune-up. Bike to sell? Bring it along and find a buyer. More info can be found at

New York State 4-H STEM Camp will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 15 through 17 from 6 p.m. until 12 p.m. at 4-H Camp Shankitunk, 2420 Arbor Hill Road. Children 10-18 can attend. Science camp has six tracks to choose from - rocketry, sustainable energy, robotics, geocaching, or outdoor adventure. Class sizes are limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Call 607-865-6531 to register.

Create a Backyard Nature Habitat workshop Saturday, June 16 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Natural Gardens, 304 Sutherland Road, East Meredith. Participants will learn the essentials of a nature habitat, food, water, cover and space. The seminar will cover the 16 components of a nature habitat and how you can landscape to incorporate them into your design. Call 607-746-2028 to register.

Saturday, June 16 is Family Saturday at Hanford Mills Museum from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., 51 county Highway 12, East Meredith. Come enjoy a field trip for families with special hands-on activities for kids. Guided tours and demonstrations of the mill’s historic water-powered sawmill, gristmill and woodworking shop. Call 607-278-5744 for more information. There is also a Coopering Workshop on Saturday, June 16 and Sunday, June 17. Make a bucket with traditional cooper Bob Allers. Materials will be provided and participants will have access to tools and training in order to complete a reproduction early 19th century household bucket. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Register for the workshop by calling 607-278-5744.

There will be a Father’s Day French Toast breakfast Saturday, June 16, from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 4 Clinton Street. DC CAN will be serving French toast, sausage, home fries, fruit and beverage. Dads eat free.


On Thursday, June 14 at 10:30 a.m., the Cannon Free Library will host Toddler Rhyme Time and on Tuesday, June 19 at 10:30 a.m., there will be Preschool Storytime. There will be a Centennial Celebration of the 1920s on Tuesday, June 19, at 3:30 at the Cannon Free Library at 40 Elm Street. Did you know that Charles Lindbergh flew the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in 1927? Join us at the library for paper airplane folding activities and contests. Call 607- 746-2662.

The Ethan-Jon Harold Sackett (EJHS) scholarship golf scramble hosted by EJHS Memorial Scholarship Ride Will be Saturday, June 16 from 11:30 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. at The College Golf Course at Delhi, 85 Scotch Mountain Road. There will be prizes, giveaways, and the annual gun raffle items.

A chicken & biscuit dinner hosted by Hamden Hill Ridge Riders will be held Saturday, June 16 from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Clubhouse, 1021 Covert Hollow Road, Hamden. A freewill offering will be accepted.

A Day in the Life of a Honeybee, hosted by the Delhi Historical Society will be held on Tuesday, June 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the Cannon Free Library. Jim and Deb Corcoran of Delhi will be presenting “A day in the life of a honeybee in Delhi, New York”.

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