2018-03-13 / Communities


Walton Booster Club wrestling and the Gorilla Grapplers Wrestlers sent pee wee wrestlers from Walton to the NYWAY state competition at SUNY Brockport this weekend. Allie Maiaro, Kohl Muller, Tripp and Landon Taylor; Aiden and Landen Branigan; Paige Shelton, Justin Somers, Breylin Budine; Kaylieb, Kamrin, Jerrod (JD) and Landen Stanton; Zander Stanton, Jaxon Backus, Logan (LJ) Gregory, Peyton and Will Pettit, and Noah Sovocool all competed after winning a spot in regional competitions. Allie Maiaro, Paige Shelton,Tripp Taylor and Peyton Pettit all placed second in the state, Landon Taylor placed third, Landen Stanton placed fifth, and Jaxson Backus placed sixth. This competition included wrestlers from all over N.Y.S., so these young grapplers are among the best in the state, just to get to compete here. Congratulations to all, and it looks like we will be dominant in future years in wrestling as well.

The town and village boards will hold a public hearing about the location of the new Delaware County Mental Health clinic site on Tuesday, March 27 at 6 p.m. at the fire hall. Mark Tuthill will present a status update and field questions. All are welcome.

The village of Walton will hold election on Tuesday, March 20 at the village hall. There are four candidates running for two trustee seats. My apologies to Greg Miller for not listing him last week, as I didn’t have the correct information. The other candidates for trustee include Bruce Dolph, Joe Cetta, and Steve Condon.

The next ClassicFlix is a generational favorite. Come to see Top Gun on the big screen at Walton Theatre on Thursday, March 15 at 7 p.m. All seats are $6. Do you feel “the need for speed?” The first 20 customers will receive free aviator glasses, all will receive American Flag pencils (while supplies last), and Veterans will get a free small popcorn. Relive some good times and make new memories with a great classic.

The Vet’s Club will be hopping this week. Stop up for all the events if you can: UHS Delaware Valley Hospital’s Heart Walk Team will hold a fundraising event to support the American Heart Association at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 15 at the Vets’ Club, 10 Park Street - get creative for a good cause. Working with artists from The Chalk Market, you can create a handmade 12 x 12 framed wooden sign with custom stencil. Custom stencil options will include these phrases: “Always follow your heart,” “Be brave enough to listen to your heart” or “Start each day with a grateful heart.” While showing off your creativity, you can look through an assortment of the popular “LuLa Roe” clothing, available for sale at 40% off cash/check and carry. Tickets for the fundraiser must be purchased in advance at $30 per person. Call Linda Bourn at 607-865-2196 or Jen Smith at 865-2706 to reserve your spot.

The American Legion Auxiliary will host a pancake breakfast on Sunday, March 18 at the Vets club on High Street. Cost is $6 for pancakes, eggs, home fries, sausage, toast, juice, coffee. Serving from 8 to 12; proceeds benefit the building fund.

On Friday, March 16, the Sons of the American Legion will host a corned beef and cabbage dinner. $10 per person, serving from 5 to 7 p.m.

Friday fish dinners at the United Methodist Church on North Street; adults $11, children 5-12 $5, under 5, free. An extra portion of fish-$4; fried or baked fish fillets or chicken nuggets, New England (white) clam chowder, coleslaw, baked potato or french fries, carrots, assorted desserts, beverages. Takeouts by calling 607-865-5765 the day of the dinner every Friday until March 23 during the season of Lent.

The Museum March is March 23 at Townsend School and all fifth grade students are to get pledges to walk around the block from school. This little march is to raise money to support their trip to the Museum of Natural History in N.Y.C. in June. To donate, contact a fifth grade student or the school.

In January, the Walton Fire Department was kept busy with 22 activations and in February there were 14 more. The department, auxiliary, and Explorers prepared and served the fair board’s annual dinner in January, and the auxiliary put on a free-will Valentine Day dinner for the public. Several members took part in the Firefighter’s Games at Greek Peak in February.

Congratulations and thanks to Jason Bojo, who received a pin for 25 years of service.

If the fire hydrant closest to your home or business hasn’t been cleared of snow, it is asked that you please do so, and thank you very much. The life you may save may be your own. You may not be thinking of it now with snow on the ground, but the burn ban for outside fires starts March 15 and runs until May 15.

The department, auxiliary, and Explorers are looking for new members. If you would like to know more about joining the Walton Fire Department, talk to any current member or call the station - 607-865-4958 - and leave a message.

The Survivors of Suicide Support group meeting location is moving to the parsonage next door to the United Methodist Church on North Street. There is a safe place in our community for those who have lost a loved one to suicide to express themselves, find support, comfort and resources in a judgement free environment. Everyone in the group, including facilitators, has had someone close to them take their life and knows how devastating that experience can be. This is not a group with religious undertones or influences, so everyone will feel welcome and comfortable. The next meeting will be Wednesday, March 14, from 6-7 p.m. at 103 North Street. Use the front North Street entrance. For more information call 607-832-5888 - Delaware County Mental Health.

The Cub Scout cake auction is Sunday, March 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the New Hope Community Church. Scouts make cakes with a man in their life - dad/grandpa/ uncle/friend - in various themes and then are auctioned, the proceeds going to the Walton Food Bank. All are welcome.

The Townsend School Science Fair will be Friday, March 16 at 6 p.m. in the school auditorium. Grades K-5 will display their science knowledge in a variety of homemade projects. Come support the kids. We will have a display on sound waves and how they effects objects around them. Come check out how it effects obelick!

There will be a Scholastic Book Fair at Townsend School this week from Wednesday through Friday. Hours will be 8 a.m. through 3 p.m. during the day, and from 5-8 p.m. during the Science Fair.

Kick-off Saint Patrick’s Day with The Kennedys, the duo that will perform at the William B. Ogden Library at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on March 17. The 11 a.m. show will be tailored to children and families; the afternoon presentation will combine musical performance with a discussion for those interested in The Kennedys’ musical roots and training. No charge for either library event, courtesy of Music on the Delaware’s (MOD) Michelle MacNaught Memorial Fund and the library’s Judie Reina Moore Fund. For more information, visit the Ogden Library Facebook page, website, or call 607-865-5929 or, visit the library.

You can attend the The Kennedys’ full length show, sponsored by MOD, at the Walton Theatre at 7:30 that evening. There will also be an open jam session at 6:30 prior to the concert, in the parlor. Tickets will be available at the door, at, or at Wayne Bank in Walton, Franklin, and Hamden; and Sidney Federal Credit Union in Walton. For further information call 607-865-6829 or 865-6983. Tickets are $15 for adults, $13 for seniors, and $32 for family.

The Music on the Delaware 2017-18 concert schedule concludes with the French Canadian band, De Temps Antan on Saturday, April 7.

On Sunday, March 18, the Coffeehouse at the Theatre will feature Oneonta based group Traverse playing traditional Irish dance music in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. The performance will take place at 6 p.m. in the Parlor of the Walton Theatre. Music on the Delaware’s Coffeehouse events are free, with donations accepted. Coffee, tea and desserts will be available. Come and enjoy this foot-tapping, day-after St. Patrick’s Day celebration.

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