2018-07-11 / Communities


Congratulations to Larry Kelly and Bug Carpenter, who were awarded with certificate of continuous membership in the American Legion for 50 years at the meeting on Monday, July 2. Larry was in the army and served from 1953 - 1955 during the Korean War. He was stationed in Yokohama, Japan for a year. Bud served in the Navy in World War II. Thanks to Bud and Larry for their service to our country and their work with the Delhi American Legion.

Last week’s trivia question: What was the name of the woolen mill, established in Delhi around 1820? Locals brought their raw wool to the Delaware Woolen Factory Company and got it back as a finished cloth. According to The History of Delaware County, 1797-2007 by Tim Duerden, around this time, a small weaving industry developed in and around Delhi and a number of jacquard weavers settled in the area. During this time, the well-known “Delhi coverlets” were produced. Another fun fact is that in 1835 the mills of Delaware County together produced 55,000 yards of domestic cloth, 77,000 yards of flannel and other woolen cloth, and 86,000 yards of linen and cotton cloth. In 1840, according to the federal census, there were four times as many sheep in Delaware County as people and by mid-century Delaware County was the leading wool producer in the state.

This week’s trivia question: How many Christmas stockings has Betty Bell knitted? The Delhi Historical Society has two upcoming programs that may be of interest to you. Saturday, July 14 between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., the Cannon House, 47 Main Street, will host several crafters. Ria Silber will demonstrate the art of spinning on her spinning wheel. Kiki (Chiara) Ruggiero will make jewelry. Betty Bell will be there with knitted items. Maddy Gaffney will show her talents with her crocheted items. Alex Robinson will display his functional sculptures made from stone and wood collected from his farm along the Little Delaware River. Eloise Henault will create a quilt with the children in attendance.

On Tuesday, July 17, David Brandt of Oneonta will give presentation on the history of fly fishing in the area at 6:30 p.m. at the Cannon Free Library. David is a charter member of the Dave Brandt Chapter of Trout Unlimited, a group of sports persons in the Oneonta area united by their love of angling and protecting the outdoors. Weather permitting, Dave will demonstrate how to cast a fly rod outside the library following the presentation.

Community volunteer of the week is Amber Buel. Amber Buel and her family have created a Little Lending Library. Community members can take a book or a Highlights magazines and bring it back or replace it with a new one. The lending library is also a Kindness Rock exchange. Paint a rock of your own, then trade it for another. The Little Lending Library is at 269 Main Street, between Vintage Valley Farm and Green Thumb. Thanks to Amber and her family for doing this for our community.

Delhi Alliance Church offers a summer study for women. If you are tired of letting everyday issues steal your joy and keep you from living a fulfilled and fearless life, this study group is for you. Morning study will be from 9 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. Thursdays at the Delhi Alliance Church on Meredith Street. Evening study will be at the Sohn’s residence on Wednesdays from 6:30 until 8 p.m. Both groups will meet for seven weeks. Email to sign up and for directions to each location. The study book is available at, or

BINGO & popcorn on Wednesday, July 11, from 10:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at the Cannon Free Library. On Tuesday, July 17, the library will host Pet Rocks from 3 until 4 p.m. There will be book reading - “Charlotte and the Rock” by Stephen Martin - craft and community service. Bring an item to donate to the Heart of the Catskills animal shelter. Grades 3-6. Call 607-746-2662 for more information.

Fair on the Square will continue on Friday, July 13, at the Courthouse Square on Main Street from 5 until 9 p.m. The Rotary Club will be there for games for children from 6 until 8 p.m. Bring an item for the food bank for a free game. The Bubble Circus with the Bubble Man will be on site from 5:30 until 7 p.m. Kiddie Cars from 6 to 8 p.m., and the Ross Park Zoo will be there from 7 until 9. The American Legion will perform the Presentation of Colors at 5:45 p.m., followed by the Delaware County Community Band from 6 until 7 p.m. and “Off the Record” will perform in the gazebo from 7 until 9. The 16th annual 4-H Duck Race is scheduled for Saturday, July 21 at noon. I’m sure there will be 4-Hers at the Fair on the Square to sell tickets. Ducks will sell for $5 each or five ducks for $20. Proceeds support the Delaware County 4-H program.

Music in Translation, a Solo Cello Concert Friday, July 13 at 4 p.m. at the Delaware County Historical Association, Frisbee House, 46549 State Highway 10. Nicky Swett will perform works from a wide range of musical styles. Solo cello works by J.S. Bach and Alfredo Piatti will be paired with works by Gyorgy Ligeti, Krystof Penderecki, Marc O’Connor and others. There will be opportunities for the audience to participate in activities and ask questions. Admission is free. Call 607-746-3849 for more information.

The first Honest Brook Music Festival Concert of the summer will be Saturday, July 14, from 8 until 10 p.m. at the Honest Brook Music Festival Barn at 1885 Honest Brook Road. Yevgeny Kutik on violin, Randall Hodgkinson on piano, will perform works by Beethoven, Stravinsky, Prokofiev and Wieniawski. Call 607- 746-3770 or visit

On Sunday, July 15, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., The West Kortright Centre will hold its 27th annual Landscape and Garden Tour, featuring outstanding properties in the Cooperstown area. Travel beautiful country roads for an insider’s look at how others have enhanced their outdoor environments with garden planning schemes - strategies incorporating flowers, shrubs and trees, stonework, water elements, mass plantings, artwork, vegetable beds and homes for livestock and wildlife. Tickets for this event are $18, to benefit The West Kortright Centre. Pre-registration is required to receive directions to the first garden. For more information, call 607-278-5454, or visit to purchase tickets before 1 p.m. on Friday, July 13. Everyone must begin the tour before 1 p.m. and end by 4 p.m. The event will be held rain or shine.

Thicker Than Water, a reading of a new play by Eleanor Reissa at SUNY Delhi Monday, July 16 at 7 p.m. The play revolves around three strangers who meet for the reading of a will. Part suspense, part history lesson on how the past continues to impact the present. Eleanor Reissa is a Tony-nominated director, international concert artist, award-winning playwright, and Broadway actor. Her work is unique, honest, authentic, and reflects who she is; the Okun Theatre in the Farrell Center at SUNY Delhi.

On Tuesday, July 17, there is a free Essential Oils 101 course at the Delaware County eCenter, 5 1/2 Main Street. Food, fun and giveaways. Call Donna Bass for details at 607-865- 4611.

WIC Outreach program on Wednesday, July 11 from 9 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at Saint John’s Episcopal Church at 134 1/2 Main Street. Anyone wishing to apply for WIC can pick up an application during this information session or by stopping by their office at 35430 State Highway 10, Hamden. Call 607-746-1700 for more information.

The Mended Hearts Support group meets Wednesday, July 11 at 7:00 p.m. at O’Connor Hospital in the medical library. Call Trudy Barlow at 746-3385 for more information. Hepatitis C or B Support group meets at 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 12, also at O’Connor Hospital. The meeting is open to those living with Hepatitis C or B and family or friends of people living HCV or HBV. Parkinson’s Support group that meets on Thursday, July 12, at 12:30 p.m. in O’Connor Hospital conference room. For information contact Pat Cleary at 607-746- 0329.

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