Last week’s trivia question: What was Delhi native Robert Dickman doing aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay Sept. 2, 1945, when the Treaty formally ending World War II was signed? Mr. Dickman was shoveling coal aboard the Missouri.
This week’s trivia question: How many visitors came to the Armed Forces Parade in Delhi September 7 and 8, 1957? This parade was put on by the 137 members of the Donald W. Gleason Post 190, American Legion.
This week’s community volunteers of the week are Diane and Billy Jester. They help at the Senior Meals site five days a week preparing and setting up meals to be transported to our older adults in the greater Delhi area. They are very dedicated, making such a difference in the success of the senior meals program. Without their help, the director, Nakota, would have great difficulty. The center needs more help and has jobs available, but no one is applying for these paid positions. Thanks to Diane and Billy for making a huge contribution to this community through their service.
This week you can watch the Delaware Academy Bulldogs Saturday as the modified soccer team will play Unatego at 10 a.m. at the modified soccer field. On Monday, Sept. 18, the boy’s varsity soccer team will play Unadilla Valley at 4:30 p.m. on Dave Kelly Field. Tuesday, Sept. 19, the boy’s modified football team has a game against Unatego, and the boy’s modified soccer team will play Afton, both at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20, the boy’s golf team will play Sidney at 3:45 p.m., the boy’s soccer team will play Sidney at 4:30 p.m. at Dave Kelly Field, and the boy’s modified team will play B-G at 4:30 p.m. on the modified soccer field. Thursday, Sept. 21, the girl’s soccer team will play Oxford at 4:30 p.m. on Dave Kelly Field, the JV volleyball team will play Afton in the middle school gym at 5 p.m. and the varsity team will play Afton at 6 p.m. in the high school gym.
This week you can watch the SUNY Delhi Broncos on the new turf field by the bubble Tuesday, Sept. 19 as the men’s soccer team plays Utica at 4 p.m. and the women’s volleyball team plays Marywood at 7 p.m. in the Clark Field House. Visit delhibroncos.com to find links for live coverage if you can’t make it. You can even watch games that have already been played at www.team1sports.com/college
Bushel will host its Community Film Picks Friday, Sept. 15 at 7 p.m. and will show “The Lost Daughter” (Maggie Gyllenhaal, 2021), selected and presented by the Producing Humans exhibit curators Alexandra Egan, Alyssa Matthews and Yasmin Reshamwala. The movie was released the same year as the formation of Bushel New Babes, the local parent collective initiated by Egan, Matthews, and Reshamwala to facilitate connection among new parents during a pandemic winter. An adaptation of the 2006 novel by Elena Ferrante, the film follows Leda, a university professor and noted translator, who while on vacation becomes entwined with a family whose daughter’s doll goes missing. The event triggers raw memories of Leda’s own complicated relationship with early motherhood, shedding light on the savage realities of caregiving and prompting questions about time and love in relation to the self. The doors open at 6:45 p.m. and the screening will begin at 7 p.m. at 106 Main Street. This program is free. There is seating for 30 and attendance is mask-optional. Community Film Picks is a once-a-month film night at Bushel on third Fridays at 7 p.m. Bushel invites the community to propose films for future screenings. For information email email@example.com.
The 21st annual Dog Walk held by the Heart of the Catskills Humane Society will be held at the shelter Saturday, Sept. 16 from 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. This year’s dog walk theme is The Enchanted ‘Fur’est. It will be an enchanting and charming woof-land and fairy-land day where we look forward to seeing an array of creative and imaginative woof-land themed costumes for the costume contest. There will be music, a gnome roam toadstool obstacle course contest, a hedgehog toss contest, fairy face painting, and other fun ‘fur’est themed contests and activities for everyone. Come and get a delightful lunch at the Fern Gully food tent and grab a sweet treat at the bake sale. Meet a NYS Forest Ranger and volunteers from local wildlife organizations who will present enjoyable education programs that day. Don’t forget to visit the captivating shelter felines under the Meow-gical ‘Fur’est Cat Tent.
Bushel, 106 Main Street, will host an evening with Literacy Volunteers of Otsego & Delaware Counties for a round table on literacy, language, and learning Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. Founded in 1974, this organization has been helping people improve their literacy skills. Volunteers work with local individuals who aim to read and write English more efficiently, and increasingly, with newcomers to the U.S. from across the world who wish to learn English to thrive and participate fully in the community. Come and hear about the organization, their work, their students and tutors, and how you might get involved. Presenters include Literacy Volunteers director Jeanne Ellsworth, Literacy Volunteers board president and tutor Tom Beattie, and tutors Sally Cranston and Allene Slating. There will be a Q&A, and refreshments will be available. This event is free and open to the public and takes place during National Family Literacy Week. Ellsworth is a retired professor of education (Plattsburgh State); Tom Beattie is a retired professor of English (Hartwick College); Sally Cranston taught German in the Washington, D.C. public school system for 30 years and English as a second language in Austria; Slating is Instructional Designer at SUNY Delhi.
Constitution Day will be held at SUNY Delhi Wednesday, Sept. 20 at 6 p.m. in the Okun Theatre at SUNY Delhi. Constitution Day is an American federal observance that recognizes the adoption of the United States Constitution and those who have become U.S. citizens. It is normally observed Sept. 17, the day in 1787 that delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed the document in Philadelphia.
Every year regional partners for clean water and a healthy environment host a community hazardous waste collection day, known as Clean Sweep. Now in its 27th year, Clean Sweep provides a safe disposal venue by collecting chemicals and other materials that pose a threat to public health, water, and the environment. Register online, or call 607-865-6474 or email CleanSweepDelaware@gmail.com to share your list of items; you’ll be assigned a day and time on which to show up. Clean Sweep is free to farmers in the eight watershed counties and free to all Delaware County household residents. Delaware County businesses, municipalities, and county agencies are also invited to properly dispose of waste materials. Disposal services for businesses and municipalities are provided “at cost” with a cost estimate based on your itemized disposal list. Preregister online through Friday, Sept. 15 at www.eventbrite.com/e/clean-sweep-2023-sept-22-farms-businesses-sept-23-homes-registration-26609299130 select a ticket, choose an appointment day and time that is available, then approximate a list of items and quantities you’ll be turning in so appropriate plans can be made for the volume of items. All lists are confidential and will not be shared with anyone. Clean Sweep 2023 for residents will be held Saturday, Sept. 23 from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., for Businesses & Municipalities, Friday, Sept. 22 from 10 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. and for farmers Friday, Sept. 22 from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. Walk-ons are not accepted. Here is a list of the items that Clean Sweep 2023 will accept: hazardous & semi-hazardous waste, pesticides and poisons, automotive solvents, cleaners, brake fluid, acids, and caustics, flammable liquids and gasoline mix, oils, stains, varnishes and preservatives, adhesives, glues, and driveway sealers, photograph chemicals, chlorine, pool, and spa chemicals, tars, creosote, asphalt sealers, mercury thermometers, switches & thermostats, fluorescent bulbs, mercury lights, and ballasts, sharps, syringes and lancets, paints, household pharmaceuticals and sharps/syringes, unwanted medications and pharmaceuticals, pet medications. The following items can be dropped off at the Solid Waste Management Center, 32230 State Highway 10, Walton: antifreeze/freon, appliances, asbestos (with prior approval), car batteries (wet cell types), electronics (15 unit limit), fax machines, copiers, pages, cell phones, household batteries (tape ends; dry cell, button batteries, lithium-ion), motor oil (uncontaminated only, 5-gallon limit), oil filters, empty paint cans, aerosols or other empty containers. If you would like to volunteer to help on either day of Clean Sweep 2023, contact Tyson Robb at 607-832-5800 or email CleanSweepDelaware@gmail.com and include the word VOLUNTEER in your message.
Mark your calendar for the Delhi Harvest Festival that will be held on Courthouse Square Saturday, Sept. 23 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Enjoy this festival with over 50 vendors.
Mappy Hour at DCHA will be held Saturday, Sept. 23 from 5 until 7 p.m. Come enjoy drinks and old maps at DCHA. Numerous historic Delaware County maps, ranging from the late 18th to the 20th century, will be displayed in the exhibit gallery. To complement map perusing, there will be an open bar serving beer and wine to those over the age of 21. Non-alcoholic beverages and refreshments will also be served. Admission is by donation: $15 per person, $10 DCHA members. RSVPs are required by Sept. 20. Call 607-746-3849, or email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP, or for more information. DCHA is located 3 miles northeast of Delhi at 46549 State Hwy. 10.
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