2019-01-09 / Communities


Last week’s trivia question was: What groups work together to bring open gym to Delhi? It’s Delaware Academy, both the village and town of Delhi, and the Delaware County Community Action Network (DC C.A.N.). Thanks to these groups, the gym at Delaware academy will be open to the community Sundays through March. DC C.A.N. meets the second Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Public Safety Building, 280 Phoebe Lane. All are welcome to attend. Here is an opportunity to get involved in the community.

This week’s trivia question: In what year was a clock stolen from the clock tower at Delaware Academy?

Community volunteers of the week are Warren and Dave Kelly, Todd Bruce, AJ Mucciaro and the JV and Varsity boys and girls basketball teams at Delaware Academy. They brought a six-week basketball program to give children in grades 2 through 6 basic skills in basketball. Thanks to this group for giving the youth in Delhi something to do on Saturdays this winter while teaching them the game.

The Friends of Recovery of Delaware and Otsego Counties, Inc. has a new location for Delhi Turning Point at the Delaware County ECenter, 5 1/2 Main Street. The Delhi Turning Point offers programs, recovery coaching services and support groups. Yarn craft meetings are held Tuesdays from 3 - 4 p.m., all materials are supplied; Walking Wednesdays at 2 p.m.; collaborative art workshop Thursdays at 2 p.m.; and game night on Fridays at 5 p.m. in Delhi. For more information, call 607-746-3570 or email

Movie night at the United Ministry Church, 46 Church Street, Friday, Jan. 11 at 7 p.m., screening Small Foot. Popcorn and lemonade will be provided.

Activities at the Cannon Free Library, 40 Elm Street: a knitting group is held Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to noon; the writers’ forum is held on the first Wednesday of the month from 1 - 2:30 p.m. - all writers, published or not, are invited to share ideas and bits of writing; a young writers’ forum will follow at 3:30 p.m.; toddler rhyme time Thursday, Jan. 10 at 10:30 a.m.; a weekly Mahjong meet-up will take place from noon to 4 p.m. on Thursdays; the library hosts BYO art on Fridays at 10 a.m. - bring a sketchbook, watercolors, colored pencils, etc. and join other artists for a morning of art; preschool storytime Tuesday, Jan. 15 at 10:30 a.m.; and there will be a magic gathering at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 15. For more information, call the library at 607-746-2662 or search for the Cannon Free Library on Facebook.

Stephen Childs, NYS maple specialist, will host a maple school on Jan. 12 at the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Delaware County, 34570 state Route 10, Hamden. “Managing Maple Energy Use, Evaluation and Efficiency” will be presented from 9:30 - 11 a.m. and “Building Your Own Low Cost RO Unit” from 11 a.m. to noon. Preregister for one or both sessions by email: or call 607-865-6531.

Our Place Social Center meets Wednesdays from noon to 3 p.m. at Saint James Church, 55 Lake Delaware Drive, Route 28 between Delhi and Andes. Workshops and presentations begin at 12:30 p.m. The Wednesday, Jan. 9 program will feature local historian and watershed expert Diane Galusha.

The Delhi Food Bank is open Mondays from 1 - 3 p.m. and Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. in the United Ministry Church.

The Village Quilters meet at the United Ministry Church basement every second and fourth Thursday.

Support group meetings this week include: Mended Hearts support group on Wednesday, Jan. 9 at 7 p.m. in the O’Connor Hospital medical library - call Trudy Barlow at 607-746-3385 for more information; Hepatitis C or B support group at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 10 at O’Connor Hospital - open to people with Hepatitis C or B and those who are the personal support of people with HCV or HBV; Parkinson’s support group on Thursday, Jan. 10, at 12:30 p.m. in the O’Connor Hospital conference room - for information, call Pat Cleary at 607- 746-0329; The Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver support group on Monday, Jan. 14 at 2 p.m. at the United Ministry Church - safe, confidential, supportive environment for participants to develop mutual support and social relationships - call 607-547-1650 for more information.

Meridale EMS and fire department hold meetings on the second Thursday of each month. New members are welcome. The EMS meeting begins at 6 p.m. and the fire department meets at 7 p.m. For more information, call Jessica Patterson at 607-437-2583.

The Meri-Homemakers meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 15 at the Meridale firehouse, county Route 10. Call President Jessica Rall at 607-746-6532 for more information.

The Delhi Women and Men will hold a January meeting at Cross Roads Cafe from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 15. The monthly meeting includes dinner catered by the cafe. RSVP by email: or call 607-746-3729 by Thursday, Jan. 10.

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