2018-06-13 / Communities


Worship services for the DeLancey, Hamden and West Delhi Churches during June will be held in West Delhi Church at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Connie Stone.

The DeLancey, Hamden and West Delhi Churches thank Rev. Patty Wolff for having served as our minister for the last few years. With Rev. Wolff’s leaving, we now welcome Rev. Connie Stone from Nebraska as our minister to serve our three churches.

Our prayers and hope you’re feeling better soon George Bolles, Donna Gorsch and Liz Bowie.

Florence Grill had a great time celebrating another birthday last week. For lunch she went to Brook’s in Oneonta where she met her college friends Marion Walsh, Ellen DeSimone, Mary Lauries and Carol Green, all from the Albany area. They had a good time catching up. That evening Florence attended the last of grandson Franklin Metlicke’s soccer games. Then the next night, who came to her door but Wayne, Pam and Franklin and little Franklin was all excited to present his grandmother with a chocolate birthday cake that he had made. Florence was so very happy with that cake and loved the baker.

June will be a busy month for birthday folks. Jim Burczak, Doug Liddle, Jeremy Schriver, Kayla Schriver, Isaac Schriver, Kayra Schriver, Kim Avery, Frances Oliver, Rebecca Sayman, Jane O’Dell, Amanda Schriver, Aiden Jones, Paul Moody, Kara Fitch, Aiden Anderson, Bret Miller, Sonia Miller, Mike Yeary, Steve Reed, Sylvia Reed, Channing Gielskie, Kyle Eckert, Jennie DeBrock, Brenda Flemming, Derrick Hoyt, Deb Rose, Irene Buel, Hailee Bodo, Anna Reynolds, Karl Bender, Jean Groth, Bracen MacDonald.

Happy June wedding Anniversary to Paul and Ann Moody, Bill and Sue Troost, Shane and Tina Moshier, Doug and Jean Liddle, Josh and Katrina Mac- Donald.

Our condolences to the family and friends of Jo Dayton on her passing.

Our condolences to the family and friends of Paul Lynck on his passing.

The Hamden Hill Ridge Riders will have a chicken & biscuit dinner at the Covert Hollow Clubhouse Saturday, June 16, from 4 to 7 p.m. Free will offering will be taken.

If you like to fish but don’t want to buy a license, a free weekend of fishing without a license will be held on June 23 and 24. Try fishing for the first time or take the whole family out for a fun time together.

The town of Hamden Senior Citizens will have its June dish to pass dinner and meeting at the town hall at noon on Wednesday, June 27. Loretta Foster, town historian will talk on baseball in the town and the soon-to-open Hamden Schoolhouse Museum.

Delhi Farmers Market has started and will be held on Wednesdays during the summer months. Vendors will be on site to sell local foods and other homemade products 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Delhi Courthouse Square.

Free rabies clinics coming up in Delaware Co. on Wednesday, June 13 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Walton Hwy Garage, St. Hwy. 10. By law, all dogs and cats are required to have rabies vaccinations.

Sunday, June 17, a Father’s Day french toast breakfast. Fathers eat free at the First Presbyterian Church on Clinton St. in Delhi - 8-11 a.m.

Come to the Cannon Free Library in Delhi for paper airplane folding activities and contests at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, June 19.

My thoughts of the week: June is Dairy month and we thank all who farm in any way to bring food to us. Farmers are very hard workers and we do appreciate them. My wishes to all fathers on their special day - June 17 - Father’s Day. Even though we have to wait a couple more days to receive our Reporter in the mail, it will be coming so we can wait. The change had to be made due to a printer change - its a changing world, you know. But, like they say, better late than never.

After reading my articles from the old American Agriculturists with interest Billy Cash brought me some other very old farmers news papers called The Furrow put out by John Deere. From the 1914 issue of the Furrow put out by Chas. T. Telford of Delhi I found a very interesting article on Making Cider Vinegar. I’ve told people that I remember making our own vinegar in a big old crock when I was a kid on the farm. They say vinegar is very easy to make. There are two separate changes which take place during the conversion of apple juice into vinegar. (1) The sugar in the cider is changed to alcohol, and (2) the alcohol is converted into acetic acid. The alcoholic fermentation is caused by yeast bacteria, and the acetic fermentation by the bacteria which are present in immense numbers in the Mother of vinegar. Both of these changes require plenty of air and go on most rapidly at a temperature of about 75 degrees F. Failure of vinegar to make is usually due to lack of air or a too low temperature, or to the addition of vinegar, fresh cider before the sugar in the cider has had time to be changed into alcohol. The casks in which the fermentation is to take place should be filled not more than three-fourths full, in order to leave plenty of air space. The bung must be left out, but a loose plug of cotton may be placed in the hole to keep dirt from falling into the cider. The closing of the bunghole of the barrel with an empty bottle or any other stopper is not only useless, but injurious as it prevents the free entrance of air. In a cool cellar it will take about six months for all the sugar to change to alcohol and nearly two years for all the alcohol to change to acetic acid. By keeping the cask where the temperature remains at from 60 to 70 degrees the first change may be completed in about three months and the second in a year or less. This requires the moving of the barrel to a warm cellar in the winter and out of doors in summer. The process may be hastened still more by adding compressed yeast (one cake, softened with lukewarm water to each five gallons) to the fresh cider and after the yeast has finished working, from two to four quarts of good vinegar containing some “mother.” In this way it is possible to get good, marketable vinegar in from six to twelve months. Now if you understand all of this, now days, its easier to go to the store and buy a bottle of vinegar.

Fun and Wacky Days: June 10, 1610, Dutch colonists settled on Manhattan Island; Benjamin Franklin flew a kite in a lightening storm and discovered electricity June 10, 1752; In Argentina, Laslo and Georg Biro filed a patent for the ballpoint pen June 10, 1943; June 10 is national iced tea day. June 11 is national corn on the cob day, June 12 is national peanut butter cookie day, and red rose day, and John Lee Richmond pitched baseball’s first perfect game June 12, 1880. June 13 is National Weed Your Garden Day; June 14, 1775, the U.S. Army was formed; June 14 is Flag Day; June 15 is Smile Power Day; George Washington was appointed the Commander in Chief of the U.S. Army June 15, 1775; June 16 is World Juggler’s Day; June 17 is Eat Your Vegetables Day, Father’s Day; The Statute of Liberty arrived in New York City June 17, 1885; King John signed the Magna Carta June 17, 1215; June 18, the first American fly-casting tournament was held in Utica in 1861 and Women’s rights advocate Susan B. Anthony was arrested for voting in Rochester in 1873 Sally Ride became the first woman in space in 1983, it’s Go Fishing Day and International picnic day; June 19 is National Kissing Day.

Lynn Kinch’s joke of the week: A husband and wife were driving through Louisiana. As they approached Natchitoches, they started arguing about the pronunciation of the city’s name. They bickered back and forth until they stopped for lunch. At the counter, the husband asked the cashier, “Could you settle an argument for us? Would you pronounce where we are very slowly?” She leaned forward and said “Burr-gerr Kiiing.”

It’s great to have brothers and sisters because there’s always someone dying to tell you the end of the movie you’re about to see so you don’t have to waste your time being surprised.

A cute saying: Live your life while you have it. Life is a splendid gift-there is nothing small about it.

Helpful Hint: With the summer grilling season with us try this with your burgers: Add mayo to keep the burgers moist, plus add a packet of onion soup mix and a tablespoon of pickle juice for more flavor.

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