2018-07-11 / Communities


There will be a DVH Volunteers meeting on Wednesday, July 18 at 1 p.m. at the board room on West St. Remember to bring an item for the food bank.

Music on the Delaware will present a special bonus summer Coffeehouse on Sunday, July 22, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Walton Theatre. The performance features cellist and teaching artist Nicky Swett in an exploration of classic and contemporary solo cello music. This performance is free, as are all coffeehouse events, with donations gratefully accepted. Coffee, tea and desserts will be available. The regular Coffeehouse at the Theatre 2018-19 season will resume on Sept. 16, with the appearance of “a capella” group, Eight is Enough.

Annual Wilson’s chicken barbecue and bake sale to benefit the Matthew Tweedie Memorial Scholarship will be Saturday, July 21 at Walton Motors on Delaware Street, the new sitenext to Kraft from 9:30 until sold out. Monetary donations, baked sale donations, and/or time greatly appreciated too.

Community Vacation Bible School for Grades UPK-6 July 23-27 at the First United Methodist Church in Walton. From 6:30-8 p.m. each night. Music, creative crafts, fun recreation, and memorable Bible stories - the church at 101 North Street. Free, but space is limited, so sign up early. Call the office at 607-865-5765 to pick up or have a registration form mailed to you. Volunteers appreciated!

Due to popular demand, the William B. Ogden Library will re-screen the movie “Indian Summer” on Wednesday, July 18 at 6 p.m. at the library. The movie is not a documentary about the details of the construction of the Cannonsville Reservoir, but rather a snapshot of the community’s attempt to come to terms with having been given notice that they would have to leave their homes and properties. There are recognizable locals in many scenes, and a snippet of a barn dance featuring “The Songwriter of the Catskills,” Grant Rogers. “Indian Summer” is not a lengthy film and the room will be open to discussion and reminiscing after the showing until 8. Free admission.

Come out and enjoy the second free Walton Chamber of Commerce “Concert In The Park” featuring Country Express. It will be held Monday, July 16, from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., at the Bassett Park gazebo on Griswold Street. Rain date - Wednesday, July 18. Bring your chair, blanket and your dancing shoes. Everyone is welcome. Enjoy an evening with good music and friends.

UHS Delaware Valley Hospital will sponsor its annual cutest baby contest during the Delaware County Fair. Fair participants will judge, at $.50 a vote, at the hospital booth in the #1 commercial tent. First place winner - $100 savings account, second place - $50 savings account and third place - $25 savings account. A current photo of your child, two years of age or younger, not larger than 4”x6”. No framed or mounted photos. Child’s name, date of birth, parent’s name, address and phone number must be on back of photo. Include a self-addressed envelope if you would like your photo returned. Photos must be received no later than 5 p.m. Aug. 6 at Delaware Valley’s Finance Office, 20 West Street, Walton, UHS Primary Care sites in Walton, Downsville or Roscoe or mail to UHS Delaware Valley Hospital, Community Relations, 1 Titus Place, Walton, NY 13856. Photos are not accepted at the fair booth. Call 607-865- 2409 with questions.

I was proud to see people flying flags this weekend in Walton. We really have a lot of people who fly the flag year round here. Did you see the beautiful display on Bruce Street? Pat and Al Reed put up eight large flags that lined their walk, as well as their flagpole in the front yard. They always do a beautiful job decorating for all the holidays.

Also, thanks to Town Clerk Ronda Williams for the extra effort with her husband Tracy, to light up the tree at Veteran’s Plaza for the July 4th holiday. Charlie Gregory had expressed his desire to do that, and they got it done. Amazing how much the tree has grown since December! There were not quite enough lights six months later to go all the way to the top.

Thanks to Jessica Barnes who went live on Facebook with the East Branch fireworks Saturday night. All I can say is wow! I hear that they have been amazing for the last few years. I know we will head over next year. But thanks to Jess I enjoyed them right from my couch this year.

Don’t miss the evening of ukulele hosted by Carmen Borgia and members of Jumbo Bungalow on Thursday, July 19, 6:30 p.m.. at the Ogden Library.

There is a safe place in our community for those who have lost a loved one to suicide - a place to express themselves, find support, comfort and resources in a judgment-free environment. Everyone in the group, including facilitators, has had someone close to them take their life. Group will be held the second Wednesday of every month, 6 - 7 p.m., at 103 North Street - the parsonage next to the United Methodist Church. This month’s meeting is Wednesday, July 11. Use the front entrance on North Street.

The Walton Farmers Markets will be Fridays, July 6, 20, August 3, 17, 31 and Sept. 14 and 28 at Walton’s Veteran’s Plaza, 181 Delaware Street. Come for fresh produce from local farmers and get your nutrients in the best possible way. WIC F&V checks are accepted. Rain or shine, they will be there.

Walton First Baptist Church Shipwrecked Vacation Bible School at the Walton Fairgrounds July 16-20 from 6-8:15 p.m. Free for all kids age three - fifth grade. Come meet new friends, do amazing experiments, creative games and have tropical treats. To pre-register call Suzanne Winghart at 607-643-4264.

If you are you looking for childcare for your three-five year old child, the YMCA Jumpstart program has extended the deadline to July 31. The program can be tailored to your needs for your child. Full or half days, two or three days a week, or a full week, and it can wrap with UPK (before or after). Take a look at the handbook, contact Rebecca Banker ( The YMCA will work with you to create a program unique for your childcare needs.

This year’s car cruise is Saturday, Aug. 4 and will end the day from an event at Veterans Plaza for vendors. The Walton Lions will be running the fundraising “Car Cruise and Veterans Plaza Marketplace” event and need vendors at $10 a table. Reserve your spot with me or Chrissy at Ren-Rest - tell us how many tables you want to bring. Payment should be made in advance to hold your spot. The Lions will sell refreshments and the day will end with the car cruise coming back to the Plaza after cruising the regular route starting at 6 p.m. at the fairgrounds.

The 16th annual 4-H Duck Race will be Saturday, July 21 at noon. Contact a local 4-Her to purchase your duck. You have to be in it to win it. Don’t know any local 4-Hers? No problem - stop by the Cornell Cooperative Extension Office in Hamden. Proceeds from the Duck Race support the Delaware County 4-H Program. Tickets are $5 each or 5 ducks for $20. Prizes will be awarded to the first five ducks that cross the finish line, first place $500, second place $250, third place $150, fourth place $100, and fifth place $50.

2018 Walton Booster Club Wrestling Camp, July 16-19 from 9-11:30 and 12:30-3; $50 per wrestler and breakfast and lunch are available free in the high school cafeteria. Three out-of-town head coaches, and three former Walton wrestling champions will be on hand with the W/DA coaches to run the camp; Peewee wrestlers through high school. Elementary wrestlers in grades K-3 must be accompanied by a high school teammate, sibling or parent. Register at the door, but it will be helpful for planning to register early by calling John Jackson at 607-287-2639.

Free breakfasts and lunch for all children 18 and under at either school this summer starting this week through Aug. 9. Parents or sitters over 18 can also eat for a small fee, $2 for breakfast, $3 for lunch. Stop by whichever school is most convenient for you and enjoy a good meal with friends.

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