The town’s bicentennial meetings are held on the last Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Hamden Town Hall. Come with your suggestions and be ready to help.

Hamden Schoolhouse Museum on East River Road is open for visitors to come see the many interesting items from past years on display there. Historians Caroline and William Wright will be available to show you around from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8, Saturday, Oct. 21 or by appointment; call 607-746-7479.

Treadwell church turkey dinner Saturday, Oct. 14 from 4 to 7 p.m. - takeout dinners only. 

Delhi Farmers Markets are Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Delhi Village Square.

Bingo at Delhi American Legion, Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Come and bring a friend.

Sept. 23 - National Singles Day, Autumn Begins; Sept. 24 - International Daughters Day, Gold Star Mother’s Day; Sept. 25 - Comic Book Day, World Dream Day, National Cooking Day; Sept. 26 - National Dumpling Day, Johnny Appleseed Day, Love Note Day; Sept. 27 - National Crush Day; Sept. 28 - National Neighbor Day, National Son’s Day, Ask a Stupid Question Day; Sept. 29 - National Coffee Day, World Heart Day, All Angels Day; Sept. 30 - National Ghost Hunting Day, National Love People Day, International Rabbit Day.

Grandma’s recipe for Apple Cake: 1 3/4 cups sugar, 1 cup oil, 3 eggs, 2 cups flour, 2 tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp salt, 4 large diced, peeled apples (1 1/2 cups), 1/2 cups chopped walnuts. Mix together the sugar, oil and eggs, add flour, cinnamon, baking powder and salt. Add apples and nuts. Mix well and put into a greased 9x13 pan. Bake in 350 oven for 1 hour or until tested done. When cool sprinkle with confectioner’s sugar.

My Thoughts of the week: I read with interest the obituary of George Lipp of Afton. George lived in Hamden at one time and ran the Hamden Garage from 1965 to 1973 and when he and his wife Cecelia left Hamden, I was appointed as Hamden Town Clerk to replace George. It was a job I had for over 40 years and loved it. 

Lynn Kinch’s joke of the week: An artist traveling the countryside decided to take creative license with the landscapes he encountered, painting the towns and fields the way he wished they looked rather than as they really did. After finishing a picture of a farm having again improved things here and there, he showed the finished product to the farmer who peered at it and remarked, “Looks just like it. Thanks for cutting the weeds.”

Senior Moments: For my 70th birthday my grandkids bought me digital cable with over 500 channels. They said I could watch any show I want. Unfortunately by the time I figure out how to turn it on the show I wanted to watch is over.

A cute saying: Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation and freedom in all just pursuits.

Helpful Hints: This is a tip that works great for breading chicken breasts or pork chops. Instead of dipping the meat in beaten eggs brush or spoon mayonnaise onto the meat and sprinkle it with bread crumbs. The mayonnaise keeps the meat moist and the method is quicker.

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Worship services for the DeLancey, Hamden and West Delhi Presbyterian Churches during October will be held in the West Delhi church at 11 a.m. with Rev. Connie Stone.