2018-11-07 / Communities


We had a bit of a warm-up just in time for Halloween, and the rain didn’t seem to dampen the festivities that much. Temperatures reached 60 degrees last Friday.

I am glad that Election Day is over so the political ads on TV stop.

Last week’s trivia question: How many local men left Delhi on Sept. 29, 1917, to join World War I? Thirty-two local men left Delhi on that day. Thank you to these men and all the veterans who serve to protect America each and every day. Happy Veterans Day to you.

This week’s trivia question: Where was the bell that rang for 24 hours straight on Nov. 11, 1918, in honor of the end of World War I?

Community volunteer of the week is Laura Gioffe. She organized trick or treating to downtown Delhi businesses.

There is a group that is looking to bring back the Bramley Mountain Fire Tower. This will be discussed at the next town board meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 7:30 p.m. Plan to attend the meeting at the town hall, 5 Elm Street.

There will be an opening reception for the World War I Posters Exhibit on Friday, Nov. 9, at 4 p.m. at the Delaware County Historical Association, 46549 State Highway 10. Join DCHA for a wine and cheese reception for this new exhibit. Admission is free. For more information, call 607-746-3849 or e-mail

The Delhi Historical Society will host a talk on the History of the Heart of the Catskills on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 6:30 p.m. at the Cannon Free Library, 40 Elm Street. Heart of the Catskills Humane Society Director Deb Crute will share information about the history and operation of the shelter. Find out how you can volunteer at the shelter.

This week at the Cannon Free Library, 40 Elm Street: on Thursday, Nov. 8 at 10:30 a.m., - Toddler Rhyme Time and on Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 10:30 a.m., there will be Preschool Storytime. The Lego Club meets Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 3:30 p.m. Kids in grades K-5 - come to the library to test your creativity with a new building challenge each month. On Fridays at 10 a.m., the library will host BYO ART - Bring Your Own sketchbook, watercolors, colored pencils, etc. and join other artists, doodlers and dabblers for a morning of arting. No materials or instruction provided, just come to create your craft with friends. For more information, call the library at 607-746- 2662 or search for the Cannon Free Library Facebook page.

A Grief Support Group meets at the Delaware County eCenter, 5 1/2 Main Street on the first Wednesday of every month - Nov. 7 at 2 p.m. For more information, call Catskill Hospice and Palliative Care, 607-432-5525. Hepatitis C or B Support group meets at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8, at O’Connor Hospital. The meeting open to all people living with Hepatitis C or B and family or friends that are the personal support of people living HCV or HBV. Parkinson’s Support group that meets on Thursday, Nov. 8, at 12:30 p.m. in the O’Connor Hospital conference room. For information contact Pat Cleary at 607-746-0329. The Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group meets Monday, Nov. 12 at 2 p.m. at the United Ministry Church, 46 Church Street. It’s a safe, confidential, supportive environment or community and a chance for participants to develop informal mutual support and social relationships. They also educate and inform participants about dementia and help participants develop methods and skills to solve problems. Call 607-547- 1650 for more information.

The Delaware County Town & Country Quilters meet from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 134 1/2 Main Street. They meet every first and third Wednesday of the month. Bring your lunch and a project. New members are welcome - call 607-746-6099 for more information. The Night Owl Quilters of Hamden welcome new members. They also meet the first and third Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. at the ARC of Delaware County on Route 10 in Hamden. A free quilt block starter kit is given to those who wish to learn to quilt. Call Vera Buel at 746-8647 after 6 p.m. The Village Quilters meet at the United Ministry Church basement every second and fourth Thursday.

The Delhi Food Bank is open Mondayfrom13p.m.and Thursdays from 3:30 until 5:30 p.m. in the United Ministry Church.

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