2018-05-15 / Communities


Additional traffic in town this weekend will be due to Commencement at SUNY Delhi which will take place Saturday, May 19 at 10 a.m. Congratulations to the graduates; thanks for making Delhi your home and come back and visit. Many Delhi businesses will be open late Friday, May 18 - from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Don’t forget, Associate Professor Mike Barnes from the business and hospitality department at SUNY Delhi will be on “The Price is Right” on Monday, May 21 at 11 a.m. on CBS. He was seated in the middle behind where the contestants bid, so he and his wife and son will probably be on TV a lot. Set your DVR and watch.

Delaware County CDO Workforce offers a summer employment program for Delaware County youth, ages 14-20, interested in a summer jobs in their communities. This program enables youth to experience valuable, paid work and educational workshops. Complete applications must be received by June 8. There are income eligible and non-income eligible slots available. Apply today as opportunities are limited. Find the application online at employment-program. Applications are also available in local high school guidance offices and both the Delhi and Sidney CDO Workforce offices. Completed applications must be returned to the Delhi CDO Workforce Office at 1 Gallant Avenue. Call April Feyh at 607- 832-5776 for more information.

Last week’s trivia question: On May 3, 1869, the building that now houses the Delhi Village Hall was moved - what was the building originally used for? This building was the second Courthouse in Delhi. When a larger Courthouse became necessary, it was moved to make room for the Courthouse we now see on the square. The first courthouse was lost in a fire.

This week’s trivia question: Where will a stone bench be placed in memory of the late Elizabeth Sova? Elizabeth was the director of the O’Connor Center for Community Engagement at SUNY Delhi for the last nine years. Her efforts can be seen across SUNY Delhi.

Community volunteers of the week are the Delaware academy students in the speech and debate club who helped to moderate the debate between the democratic candidates running for New York’s 19th congressional district. The club is preparing for a big competition in Washington, D.C. and have won prizes at local debate competitions.

There are some fun programs and activities for kids this week. Fill Up & Dump: Parent and Child Play Group will be held Wednesday, May 16, from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. at the Cannon Free Library at 40 Elm Street. Join the Delaware Opportunities Inc. Child Care Resource & Referral program to explore, fill various containers, and dump them out. Activities for infants, toddlers and preschoolers. No cost. No smock necessary…it’s mess-free. Boxes, jugs, pocketbook and keys, balls, pompoms and other fun things. There will be another Library Centennial Celebration called Through the Decades - 1910s on Friday, May 18, at 3:30 p.m. at the Cannon Free Library. Kids pre-K through sixth grade should attend. The first Oreo cookie was sold in 1912...visit the library for Oreo games, challenges and prizes. Friday, May 18, is movie night at the United Ministry at 7 p.m. Bring your friends and enjoy The Incredibles. Bring a blanket and pillow to get comfy; popcorn and lemonade will be provided.

There will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Delhi Rehabilitation and Nursing Center on Thursday, May 17 at 41861 state Highway 10 from 5 until 7:30 p.m. Attendees will enjoy food, drinks and entertainment have an opportunity to meet the staff, owners and take a tour. Ribbon cutting will take place at 6 p.m.

The Delhi Historical Society will host an exhibit of George Cannon’s contributions in the early development of steam car racers, hydroplane speed racing with the famed Gray Goose, his association with inventor Lee De Forest of radio fame, and other family items. Join the continuing celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Cannon Free Library on Saturday, May 19 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Cannon House at 47 Main Street. The Delhi Historical Society works to promote history and historical research in Delhi. To become a member send a check for $10 made payable to DHS to 5 Elm Street, Delhi, NY, 13753. Any donation is appreciated and helps the mission. Future programs and exhibits can be found on the DHS website,

On Saturday, May 19 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., there will be a community seedling swap at Bushel at 84 Main Street. If you started too many seedlings of one vegetable and not enough of another, bring your extra seedlings or tubers and swap them to bring a variety to everyone’s garden this season. Bring your seedlings to the swap or drop them off at the May 15 New Grange meeting.

There will be a chicken and biscuit dinner on Saturday, May 19, from 5-7 p.m. at the Bovina United Presbyterian Church at 5177 Bovina Road, in Bovina Center.

A workshop will be hosted at DCHA by the Writers in the Mountain with Leslie T. Sharpe will be held Sunday, May 20 at from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Delaware County Historical Association, 46549 State Highway 10. The goal of “Seeing Nature in Words: A Nature Writing Workshop” is to encourage writers to explore their relationship with the natural world — whether the Catskills or a backyard garden, expressed as a description of a single flower or as an essay probing an environmental issue — in their own voice. Writers will be asked to write 1,000 words / four pages, double spaced, TNR, 12 pt. to share with the class. To register, call Jean Stone at 607-326-4802, or email To register online, visit Class fee is $35.

Opening Acts: Young Artists Showcase is in its 27th year of encouraging the development of youth through the arts. Young artists, ages 10–21, who attend schools or whose primary residences are in Chenango, Delaware, Otsego, or Schoharie counties may audition for an opportunity to share their talents with Centre audiences. The performance or reading would be limited to five minutes prior to a professional production. Applicants must call or email ahead with what you will perform. Find more information at Applications will be considered in these categories: dramatic scenes, readings of original work, vocal and instrumental music, including blues, country, classical, contemporary, hip hop, jazz, folk, operetta. For further information or to register, call 607-278-5454 or email

Afternoon Tea with the Royal Bride: a woodstove cooking workshop will be held at Hanford Mills Museum, at 51 County Highway 12 in East Meredith from 10:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. Sunday, May 20. Participants will prepare a lavish spread of tea-time dainties, both sweet and savory, on the Hanford House’s Royal Bride cookstove, and then enjoy them at a tea table on the Hanford House’s porch. The springtime selection of dishes will be drawn from afternoon tea menus in early 1900s cookbooks. The workshop is limited to eight participants ages 13 and up. The cost for this workshop is $45 for museum members, $60 for non-members. Register by calling 607-278-5744, or by emailing

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