Mark your calendar for the Delhi holiday parade Friday, Dec. 1 at 5:30 p.m. WIDE will be on the square starting at 4:30 p.m. with children’s activities, and Santa and Mrs. Claus will be on the Square following the parade.
Last week’s trivia question: What was the first building in Delhi to have electric? It was the Hitt building at 76 Main Street. This building has a rich history. The first post office was housed there, it was also home to a bank, a dry goods store, and The Cardio Club. Now it holds apartments on the upper floors, and Stone and Sawyer on the bottom floor, where stoneware ceramic table lamps are designed and handcrafted.
This week’s trivia question: In November of 1819, the first paper in Delaware County was published under what name?
Community volunteers of the week are the members of the Delhi American Legion. Commander Hank Ridder and First Vice Commander Kari Haugeto led a great program on the Square to honor those in the military on Veterans Day. Thanks to the members of the American Legion who have given so much of their time not only in their service to the country but in their service to our community.
The DA Softball Booster Club will host a spaghetti dinner at the DA High School Cafeteria Thursday, Nov. 16 from 6 until 7 p.m. The dinner includes spaghetti with a meat sauce, roll, salad, and dessert. See a softball player for presale tickets for $8. There will be limited sale of tickets the night of the event.
There will be an American Red Cross Blood Drive at Delhi Alliance Church, 16178 State Highway 28, Thursday, Nov. 16 from 1 until 6 p.m. Another blood drive will be held Friday, Nov. 17 from 10:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. on the second floor of the Farrell Student & Community Center at SUNY Delhi. Blood type O in particular is urgently needed. Sign up for an appointment time by searching 13753 at www.redcrossblood.org/give.html
The Delhi Fire Department will host a chicken and biscuit dinner Friday, Nov. 17 from 4 until 7 p.m. at 140 Delview Terrace Ext. The cost is a freewill donation. Bushel will host their Community Film Picks Friday, Nov. 17, from 7 until 9:30 p.m. The movie shown will be ‘Girlfriends’ (Claudia Weill, 1978) - about a woman whose best friend and roommate abruptly moves out to get married. Susan (Melanie Mayron), trying to be an artist while making ends meet as a bar mitzvah photographer on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, finds herself adrift in both life and love. A wonder of American independent cinema by Claudia Weill (who, when she was admitted to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as a director in 1981, was one of only four women ever to have received that honor), Girlfriends is a remarkably authentic vision of female relationships that has become a touchstone for makers of an entire subgenre of films and television shows about young women trying to make it in the big city. This 1970s New York time capsule captures the complexities and contradictions of women’s lives and relationships with wry humor and refreshing frankness. Doors open at 6:45 p.m.; screening begins at 7 p.m. This program is free; there is seating for 30; attendance is mask optional.
Birdsong Farm, 38480 State Route 10, will host a holiday market Saturday, Nov. 18 from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Enjoy live music, pictures with Santa, and over 40 vendors selling crafts, candles, herbal remedies, unique gift items, and much more.
A Veteran’s Day luncheon will be held Saturday, Nov. 18 from noon until 3 p.m. at the Delhi Alliance Church, 16178 State Route 28. Veterans, active serviceman and women and their families are invited to attend the luncheon and enjoy ham, salad, potatoes, vegetables, rolls, desserts, and drinks. Reservations are required by calling Marie at 607-464-4187 between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m.
The Hunters Dinner & Annual Auction will be held Saturday, Nov. 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the Rainbow Lodge, 440 Rainbow Lodge Road, Walton. Join the Delaware Shrine Club and Kalurah Shriners for the Annual Rainbow Lodge Dinner & Auction to benefit Shriners’ activities. Bidding will be for sealed gift bags valued at $15 or more and ranging from crafts, hunting related items, and other unique items.
An adult grief support group will be held at the Delhi e-Center, 5 1/2 Main Street, Thursday, Nov. 16 from 2 until 3:30 p.m. Contact Jessica Weeden at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. The Helios Care adult grief support groups are free monthly drop-in groups open to all members of our community 18 and over. Groups are facilitated by staff specifically trained in grief and loss. Attendees have a safe and confidential place to focus on understanding the grief process, making sense of the strong emotions, and learning from other community members. Groups are free and open to all adults. Call 607-432-5525 to register. Visit HeliosCare.org for more information and resources.
Mark your calendar for Nov. 29, when there will be a special time for residents of the Hamden area to gather for social time and great food at noon at the Hamden Town Hall on the corner of Covert Hollow and State Route 10. This month’s information highlight will be the Del. Co. Veterans’ Service Director Mark Dunlop to share comments about his job. We appreciate the sacrifices our United States Military personnel make while defending freedom. We look forward to learning more about how to assist and honor them.