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Area News: May 16, 2017 |

Area News: May 16, 2017

Massachusetts trip planned by club

The Butternut Valley Garden Club is sponsoring a benefit bus trip to Stockbridge, Massachusetts, on Thursday, June 15.


Participants will visit Chesterwood, the country home and studio of Daniel Chester French, the artist and sculptor of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., the Minute Man in Concord, Massachusetts, and other monuments. After lunch at the Red Lion Inn, a tour of the Berkshire Botanical Garden will be given.

Departure from the Eastern Travel bus terminal in Oneonta will be at 7:30 a.m., and a pick-up may be made in Cobleskill if needed. The approximate return time home will be at 7:30 p.m.

The cost is $110. Checks payable to BVGC, should be mailed to Janet Schmelzer at 331 County Highway 17, New Berlin, NY 13411. Call 847-9380 for more information.

Market vendors wanted in Morris

MORRIS — The Morris Farm and Flea Market is seeking additional vendors for its upcoming season. The market will be open from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursdays from May 25 to Oct. 12 at the Firehouse pavilion. For information and/or applications, contact Market Manager Paul Tourtellotte at 263-5423.

Book discussion slated by society

HARTWICK — The Hartwick Literary Zucchini Soup Society will meet at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, at the Kinney Memorial Library in Hartwick to discuss “The Perfect Horse” by Elizabeth Letts. Call 293-6600 for information.

Free rabies clinic set in Roxbury

ROXBURY — A free rabies vaccination clinic for dogs, cats and ferrets will be sponsored by Delaware County Public Health from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Roxbury Town Garage at 52508 State Highway 30 in Roxbury.

Civil War battle to be re-enacted

ROXBURY — A Civil War battle re-enactment will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday on the athletic field at Roxbury Central School with fifth-eighth-and 11th-graders. Anyone interested may attend. 

Society to have annual meeting

HARTWICK — Hartwick Historical Society’s annual dinner-meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday at the Hartwick Fire Department. Members are asked to bring a dish to pass. Beverages and dinnerware will be provided. The meeting agenda will include the election of officers, discussion regarding the South Hartwick school building, signs for the smaller town cemeteries and upcoming fundraising.

Chicken barbecue to benefit grange

SIDNEY — A chicken barbecue by Wilson’s of Walton will be held from 10 a.m. until sold out Thursday at the Country Store parking lot on Union Street in Sidney.

Proceeds will benefit the community projects of the Butternut Valley Grange of Gilbertsville.

Theater to show ‘Blazing Saddles’ 

WALTON — May’s ClassicFlix movie is “Blazing Saddles,” a Mel Brooks satire of the old west. The movie will air in the Walton Theatre  at 7 p.m. Thursday. Admission is $6.

Society’s meeting to include tribute

MEREDITH — Meredith Historical Society will hold its annual meeting on Thursday beginning with a covered- dish dinner at 5:30 p.m.  Members are asked to  bring a dish to pass. Beverages will be provided. Following a short business meeting at 7 p.m., Tom Merritt and Lorraine Hoyt will pay tribute to the late Eddie Wywiurka and present a framed memorial of him to the society. According to a media release, Wywiurka’s interest in farming led him from Manhattan’s Lower East Side to a farm on the Catskill Turnpike in Meredith where he gained recognition for his unconventional lifestyle, choosing to call his barn home for more than 60 years. When he passed away in March 2015, he left neighbors and friends with many memories,which may be shared at the meeting. The public is invited, and admission is free. For more information, call 746-8083.  

Details announced for golf tournament 

FRANKLIN — United Way of Delaware and Otsego Counties will host its eighth annual golf tournament Friday at Ouleout Creek Golf Course in Franklin. Lunch, provided by Hannaford, will be served at 11:30 a.m. and tee time will be 12:30 p.m. Teams may register by contacting Susan Kurkowski at 432-8006 or Tim McGraw at 432-2022.  Event support is available and business logos will displayed on banners at the event.

According to a media release, all money raised will go toward United Way’s mission of fighting for the health, education and financial stability of every person in every community. All donations stay local and are allocated to direct service agencies in Delaware and Otsego Counties.

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