2018-09-12 / Communities


Primary Election on Thursday, Sept. 13. Polls open from noon until 9 p.m. at the Hamden Town Hall.

Services for the DeLancey, Hamden and West Delhi churches during September will be held in West Delhi Church at 11 a.m. with the Rev Connie Stone, but Sunday, Sept. 16, there will be no morning service, because at 3 p.m. the new minister will be installed at the West Delhi Church. Reception to follow; all are welcome. There will be a services at the Cabin Hill church at 9:30 a.m., which is pot luck Sunday.

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Our prayers and hope you’re feeling better soon to Junior Howard.

We are so very sorry to learn of the passing of Mike Moody last week. Our condolences are extended to Mike’s wife Annette and all their family.

Next monthly meeting for the Hamden Senior Citizens is Wednesday, Sept. 26 at noon at the town hall. Bring a dish to pass for the dinner and drinks will be provided. Johanna Van- Dusen will speak about her business Franklin Eyewear.

Grandma’s Cookie Jar:

Tiger Cookies

1 cup chocolate chips, 3 cups frosted flakes cereal, 2 cups flour, 1 tsp. baking soda, 1/2 tsp. salt, 1 cup oleo, 1 cup sugar, 2 eggs, 1 tsp. vanilla. Beat the oleo, sugar, eggs and vanilla together. Then add the dry ingredients and mix. Fold in the frosted flakes that have been crushed to 1 1/2 cups. Melt chocolate chips and swirl through batter. Drop by spoon fulls on cookie sheet. Bake in 350 degree oven for ten minutes or until tested done.

All dogs and cats must have rabies vaccinations. Delaware Co. Public Health will have a free rabies clinic on Wednesday, Sept. 12 at the Sidney Fire Hall on River Street from 5 to 7 p.m. Bring your previous vaccination proof to get a three-year shot.

On Saturday, Sept. 22, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Cannon House, the Delhi Historical Society will be having Joe Hewitt of New Kingston demonstrate the art of flinting. He will bring some American Indian artifacts to share. Mrs. Loretta Foster and her brother Ryan Kilmer of Hamden will display their large collection of arrowheads and artifacts. Mary Jane and Todd Henderson of Delhi will also be sharing their collection of arrowheads and American Indian artifacts. This should be a very interesting learning day for all.

My thoughts of the week: With Labor Day, summer is over for some things but not for the heat we had last week. The big yellow buses are now on the road picking up and letting kids off from school. So drive carefully, folks, as there are kids near the roads. The big New York State Fair came to an end on Labor Day. It was enjoyed by lots of people. My excitement for the week was with bats, bees and blueberries. I had my second bat during the month get in my house. I sure hate them flying at you in the middle of the night, they sure are scary. On the second night I had to call my son who came to my rescue to remove it from my house. Hopefully that will be it for the summer. Then the problem with hornets (instead of bees) a big nest was discovered on my house. The nest was as big as my head when it was discovered with thousands of hornets building it bigger. My handyman Chris came to help and with spray he was able to get the nest down, so hopefully another problem solved. Now with my blueberries, I have picked and picked - I have never had such a big crop as I have had this year. Now I am one who has always enjoyed picking any kind of berries and I do have lots of jam made and lots in the freezer for winter use and probably enough for another year when I probably won’t get any.

Fun and Wacky Days: September 12 is Chocolate Milkshake Day, National Video Games Day, and future President John F. Kennedy married Jacqueline Bouvier Sept. 12, 1953; Sept. 13 is Positive Thinking Day, Uncle Sam Day, National Peanut Day and Fortune Cookie Day; Sept. 14, 1814 Francis Scott-Key composed the lyrics to The Star Spangled Banner; Sept. 14 is Hug Your Hound Day and National Cream Filled Donut Day; Sept. 15 is Make A Hat Day and National Clean Up Day.

Lynn Kinch’s joke of the week: A baseball coach sat down to talk to one of his players. “Do you understand what cooperation is? What a team is?” The boy nodded. “Do you understand that what really matters is that we play together as a team?” Again the boy nodded. So, the coach continued, “when a strike is called or you’re out at first, you don’t argue or curse or attack the umpire. You get all that, son?” The boy nodded a third time. Good the coach said. “Now go over there and explain it to your mother.”

It’s great to have brothers and sisters because there’s always someone around to fight with so you don’t have to fight with your friends.

A cute saying: One of the nicest things about friendship is that, in getting to know and understand someone else, we often discover a lot about ourselves. We grow by helping others, by sharing their lives, expanding our capacity for closeness, for caring, for trust and honesty. Learning to see ourselves through a friend’s eyes opens the way to a clearer vision of who we are and of the special qualities that make us important to the people who know us best.

Helpful Hint: With the month of September here it’s also pumpkin time of year. Everybody loves to carve pumpkins but getting the pulp out of them is a messy job. The easiest way to remove the pulp from the inside of a pumpkin - and this would work on winter squash to - is to scrape it out with a canning jar lid. A regular size canning jar lid is easy to hold and fits inside nearly any size pumpkin. So happy scraping and - carving will be a little easier.

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