2019-02-06 / Communities


Congratulations to Logan Nealis - Athlete of the Week at Delaware Academy. Logan has been the catalyst for the eighthgrade basketball team since day one. His growth as a leader on the floor has been outstanding. His decision making and operational tactics have been nearly flawless all season. The command and presence he has on the court have been key to the growth of the rest of his teammates both in seventh and eighth grade. Congrats, Logan.

Last week’s trivia question: What was the original name of the Ontario & Western railroad that reached Delhi on January 18, 1872? It was the NY & Oswego Midland Railroad which was organized in 1868 by Dewitt C. Littlejohn. Delhi was one of its branch lines. In 1880, the Ontario and Western railroad, better known as the O & W, took over the Oswego-New York lines which included the branch to Delhi.

This week’s trivia question: Who did Ida Saxon, an 1862 graduate of Delaware Academy, marry on Jan. 25, 1871?

This week’s community volunteers of the week are Hope Knapp and Kim Eighmey. They organized the spaghetti dinner that was held last weekend for the Burnham family.

There will be a Valentine card-making party on Wednesday, Feb. 6, from 10:30 until

11:30 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 4 Clinton

Street. Have a fun and creative morning making Valentines with your preschool-age child.

Cost $5 per child. Materials are included.

The SUNY Delhi Veterinary Science department will host a dog wash Saturday, Feb. 9 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. in Farnsworth Hall. Do not come before 9 a.m. The students that plan this event have animals with that do not do well with strangers - both animals and humans- - and need time and space to care for them first. All dogs that attend the event must have a rabies certificate. This also means that puppies should have all of their vaccine series completed - a rabies tag will not count. Pick up after your animals if they do “number 2.” We will have plastic baggies and a trash can right outside the door before you come in. Message Taylor Ashley directly at if you have a question.

There will be a restorative apple tree pruning demonstration on Saturday, Feb. 9, from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. at 790 Grimm Road in East Meredith. Call 845-586-3054 for more information. Ryan Trapani will teach and demonstrate the art and science of proper apple tree pruning. Free for members of the Catskill Forest Association, $10 for non-members. Visit list to learn more and find the link to register.

Take your sweethearts to breakfast on Saturday, Feb. 9, from 8 a.m. until noon at the Delhi Firehouse, 140 Delview Terrace Ext. The breakfast is sponsored by the Delhi Rotary Club who will be serving pancakes, sausage, eggs, coffee, tea and orange juice. They also will be collecting canned food items for the food bank.

A Grief Support Group meets at the Delaware County eCenter at 5 1/2 Main Street on the first Wednesday of every month which is Feb. 11 at 2 p.m. For more information, call Catskill Hospice and Palliative Care, 607-432-5525. The Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group meets on Monday, Feb. 11 at 2 p.m. at the United Ministry Church at 46 Church Street. It’s a safe, confidential, supportive environment or community and a chance for participants to develop informal mutual support and social relationships. They also educate and inform participants about dementia and help participants develop methods and skills to solve problems. Call 607-547- 1650 for more information.

The Delaware County Town & Country Quilters meet from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 6, at St. John’s Episcopal Church on 134 1/2 Main Street. They meet every first and third Wednesday of the month. Bring lunch and a project. New members are welcome; call 607-746- 6099 for more information. The Night Owl Quilters of Hamden welcome new members. They also meet the first and third Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. at the ARC of Delaware County on Route 10 in Hamden; free quilt block starter kit is given to those who wish to learn to quilt. Call Vera Buel for any questions at 746-8647 after 6 p.m.

Delaware River Lodge #439 meets on the first and third Thursdays of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the Delhi American Legion. Call 607-434-1403 for information for information about the meeting on Thursday, Feb. 7. The Hamden Hill Ridge Riders Club holds its meetings on the first Thursday of every month at the Clubhouse, 1021 Covert Hollow Road, Hamden. Call 607-746-7479 for more information. The Rotary holds its meetings on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, Join them on Feb. 12 at 6:15 p.m. at Cross Roads Cafe. The Habitat for Humanity of Delaware County meeting will be on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 6 p.m. at Delaware County eCenter, 5 1/2 Main Street. All are welcome. Help is needed to serve Delaware County families with affordable housing opportunities. Call 607-746-9987 or email for more information, or send a donation to PO Box 226, Delhi, NY 13753. Habitat for Humanity is heavily recruiting for volunteers to work with the local Habitat for Humanity of Delaware County. If you, or someone you know might be interested, come to this meeting. The group is looking for board members, committee members and, of course, volunteers. Some positions that are needed include secretarial assistance, administrative and social media, volunteer coordinator and more.

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

The Bovina Senior Citizens Club meets at the Bovina Presbyterian Church on Maple Street in Bovina on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at noon. For more information call


There is an immunization clinic at 3 p.m. at the Public Health Office, 99 Main Street on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 3 p.m. Infant, child and adolescent vaccines are available for those without health insurance. Parent/ guardians must accompany children below age 18. Appointments are required, so call 607-832-5200.

The Delhi town board meets on the second Tuesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. at the Delhi Town Hall at 5 Elm Street, plan to attend this meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 13.

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