I hope you were able to enjoy a nice, relaxing Labor Day weekend.
Last week’s trivia question: Professor Van Deveer was scheduled to perform what feat at the Delaware County Fair in Delhi on Sept. 5, 1890? It was a parachute jump. Professor Van Deveer was the first known parachute jump in Delaware County at the Margaretville Fair from a balloon and he was set to repeat it Sept. 5 in Delhi.
This week’s trivia question: What Delaware Academy graduate is featured on the cover of a new indie film, Wrack? The film is about a distant future, centuries after nearly all life was wiped out by war, disease, and environmental collapse. It focuses on four mutated humans who, despite being the only known people left
on their world, still cannot get along.
Community volunteer of the week is Tom Smith. Tom has been mowing the patch of grass by the Welcome to Delhi sign on Delaware Avenue by Delside Drive. That area always looks so nice as you come into the village. Thanks to Tom for his efforts to keep Delhi looking beautiful.
The Lost Bookshop will have open hours at Bushel, 106 Main Street, every Saturday through mid-December from 12 until 5 p.m. While in residence, the bookshop will feature a rotating selection of around 100 titles, including fiction, nonfiction and children’s books.
On Saturday, Sept. 10, the Heart of the Catskills Human Society will host its annual dog walk. This year’s theme is Taco ‘Bout Dogs...and Cats. The walk will be held from 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the shelter, 46610 state Highway 10. Special guests will be there to “Taco ‘Bout” Guiding Eyes for the Blind, Pet Partners Therapy Teams, Canine Good Citizens, and Police K-9s. You can also learn about fun, interactive enrichment toys and activities for your feline family members.
Dress yourself and your canine companion in a fiesta-theme costume for the walk and join the contests and activities happening that day.
The season opener for Pee Wee football is Sunday, Sept. 11 when the Delhi Bulldogs take on Deposit/Hancock at Delaware Academy. The flag football crew starts at 11 a.m., Juniors start at 1 p.m. and the Senior team starts at 3 p.m.
On Sunday, Sept. 11, at 2 p.m. the Upstart Rebel Delhi Polecats take on Reigning Emperors of DelCo Vintage Base Ball, the Bovina Dairymen on Creamery Field in Bovina. Admission is free and all are welcome. Bring a blanket or chair or sit on the well-trimmed grass.
Join your neighbors for a village-wide, dish-to-pass dinner on Sunday, Sept. 11 at the Courthouse Square. The dinner will run from 4 until 7 p.m. All are welcome, whether you bring a dish or not. The goal is simply to gather as many of us together as possible to share a meal at one table. No program, no agenda,
no fundraising. Just a meal to enjoy each other’s company. The event is free and open to anyone who wants to come - everyone is just encouraged to bring food to share. One long table will be set up on Courthouse Square and decorated with tablecloths, flowers, and candles. Attendees bring their own table settings. The Stoddard Hollow String Band has agreed to perform in the Bandstand.
The Cannon Free Library hosts many ongoing events. On Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m., there is Toddler Rhyme Time with interactive with repetitive songs, fingerplays, and motion for children ages 0-3. One short book will be read, coloring, playing with clay, a sensory tub and socializing. Wednesdays at 10 a.m., the knitters group meets. Bring knitting or crochet project, embroidery, or any small handcraft project, and sit with others. Chat, have a cup of coffee and share tips, tricks, and techniques. Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Preschool Storytime is for children ages 3-5 that includes a themed reading of three to four books, some songs, and play on an interactive flannel board and a simple, age-appropriate craft. Also on Thursdays at noon - Majong Meetup. Beginners are welcome. Play the ancient game with others – just remember to wear your mask. The LEGO Club meets the third Tuesday of the month at 3 p.m. for children ages five and up. Design your dream structure or take part in a Lego challenge on Tuesday, Sept. 20.
The Kirk Thrift Shoppe is open Fridays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Delhi, 4 Clinton Street. Bag sale - put as many clothes in a bag as you can for $8.
Gifts from the Heart is another little store at the Heart of the Catskills Humane Society, state Route 10. Items are donated, the store is staffed by volunteers, and proceeds directly benefit the homeless cats and dogs of Delaware County. The store is open when the shelter is open: Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 4 p.m.
An AA group meets Monday through Friday at noon at the Saint John’s Episcopal Church. These informal meetings are open to anyone.
The Friends of Recovery of Delaware and Otsego Counties host many events for those in need at 84 Main Street.
Recovery for Humanity event Friday, Sept. 16 at noon at the Delhi American Legion, hosted by the Turning Point of Delaware County, a community celebration. Everyone is welcome and it will be family-friendly with lots of fun, free food, games, music, and a dunk tank.
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