2019-01-09 / Communities


The next meeting of the Hamden Seniors Club will be on Wednesday, Jan. 23 at noon in the Hamden Town Hall. After a dish-to-pass luncheon, Lyndsay Komosinski from the Delaware County Office of the Aging will speak about scams and frauds that are circulating and suggest ways to avoid them. All are welcome to attend. For more information, contact Jamie O’Donnell, club president, at 607-746-6481.

The next game day at the Hamden Town Hall will be Monday, Jan. 21 at 10 a.m. Everyone is welcome to come and play a game or two; snacks and beverages will be available.

Seniors gathered in two places in Hamden to welcome in the new year. Some game day players met in the afternoon at the home of Julian and Ginny Wilcox; Virginia Hoyt, Maurice Henry, Sandy Caruso, and Minnie Miller played pinochle; Dennis Healy, Julian, and Ginny Wilcox played Rummy and then Canasta. The second party was at the home of Alice Blackman; Lois McDonald, Wayne and Karen Marshfield, Charlie and Marion Calhoun, Eleanor Donnelly, Minnie Miller, and Alice met that evening for a covered dish supper, followed by pinochle.

The TV was on so people could see the ball descend in NYC, though players were so intent on the game that few saw the new year come. Others in Hamden celebrated in various ways and have a similar wish - a happy and healthy 2019 to everyone.

Now that January is here and the days are getting longer, thoughts in Hamden turn to baseball. Some of the former Heifer players and Hamden Town players are discussing getting games going this summer. Anyone with an interest in watching, stayed tuned to this column for times and dates as July and August draw near. For those interested in playing, call Alice Blackman at 607-746-6810 to find out the appropriate people to contact. By summer the seasonal red and green holiday flags that now fly in Hamden will be replaced by blue baseball in Hamden flags.

Soon people will be putting away Christmas decorations. Remember that Loretta Foster is planning a traditional Christmas party to be held at the Hamden Schoolhouse Museum next December. Children will decorate a tree and take part in other activities. Foster is looking for people to donate decorations from before 1952 as well as hand made decorations to be used for decorating the tree and room. All donated items will be cataloged and displayed with the date of the item and name of the giver along with any history known about the item. For more information, call 607-865-7892.

Church services for the Hamden, DeLancey and West Delhi Churches for Sunday, Jan. 13 will be held in the West Delhi Church at 11 a.m. The Rev. Connie Stone will be leading the service.

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