Deowongo Island Day, picnic planned

RICHFIELD SPRINGS — Otsego Land Trust and Canadarago Lake Improvement Association will co-host Deowongo Island Day and CLIA’s annual picnic from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 13.

There will be food, music and raffles on Baker’s Beach. There will also be free rides to Deowongo by party barge from the beach, where OLT will host a guided tour of the only island in Otsego County. Attendees may also travel by their own canoe or kayak.

Free parking is available at Baker’s Beach at 8114 State Highway 28 in Richfield Springs. The rain date will be Saturday, July 27.

For more information or to RSVP, contact Becky at 607-547-2366 or

First-time author to discuss book

FLEISCHMANNS — First-time author Roger Wall of Pine Hill will read from and discuss his book “During-the-Event” at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at the Skene Library in Fleischmanns. Awarded a fiction prize by Permafrost magazine, the book is described as a coming-of-age story in a dystopian future. Call 845-254-4581 for more information.

Exhibit to focus on Delaware Academy

DELHI — The Delhi Historical Society will host an exhibit of Delaware Academy memorabilia in recognition of the 200th anniversary of the charter for Delaware Academy being signed. The exhibit will be open on Saturdays, July 13 and 27, and Aug. 10, at the Cannon House at 47 Main Street from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Items on display include the signed charter from 1819, photos, yearbooks, varsity letter sweater, hats, mugs and more. Donations or loans of Delaware Academy memorabilia are still being accepted to add to the display. Those able to lend an item for the exhibit can contact Sue Pearson at 607-746-2898.

The next program will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 23, at the library when Ray LaFever, archivist at the Delaware County Historical Association, will give a presentation on Bob Wyer photographs, focusing on images of the town and village of Delhi. For more information, visit

Carnival of sales set in Unadilla

UNADILLA — The 43rd Annual Carnival of Sales will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 13. Vendors will be lined along Main Street with villagewide lawn and garage sales. There will be antiques, artisans crafters and collectibles.

Free entertainment during the day will include The Karaoke DJ from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., in between other performances, as well as Bubbles throughout town from 10 a.m. to noon, Mike Herman at 11 a.m., a magic show by Christ and Pete at 12:30 p.m., Barnyard Saints at 2 p.m., and animal balloons from 2 to 4 p.m.

There will also be a variety of food vendors and chicken barbecue by the Unadilla Fire Department. The annual book sale will be held on the front porch of the Community House by the public library.

For more information, email

Talk on Scots-Irish set in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD CENTER — the Springfield Historical Society will host Terry McMaster who will provide a talk on the “Scots-Irish on the Old New York Frontier and the Cherry Valley Massacre,” from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, July 14.

The community center is on county Route 29A in Springfield Center.

The talk is free and open to the public. Donations to the society are welcome. For more information, call Maureen Culbert at 607-264-3375.

Society to host annual barbecue

FLY CREEK — The Fly Creek Area Historical annual barbecue will be held starting at 10 a.m. Sunday, July 14, at the society on Cemetery Road in Fly Creek.

Pulled pork, hot dogs, hamburgers, homemade salads and desserts will be served.

The unveiling of the historic roadside markers from the William G. Pomory Foundation and an oil portrait of Diantha Childs, first wife of Charles Childs, a mill owner who lived in Stone Mansion in Oaksville, circa 1845. All are welcome.

Coming up on Sept. 21 will be a Johnny Cash tribute singer and band.

Hospice organizes group for caregivers

SIDNEY — Catskill Area Hospice and Palliative Care will host a Caregiver Support Group at Tri-Town Regional Hospital.

According to a media release, the group will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. July 15, 22 and 29 and Aug. 5, 12 and 19, to provide information and support for those who are taking care of seriously ill family members or friends.

Caregivers will have an opportunity to identify concerns, discuss feelings, receive support from others and find out about any community resources that may be needed.

There is no cost to attend. Registration is required. Call 607-432-5525 for more information and to register.

School safety plan to be reviewed

MORRIS — The Morris Central School Board of Education will host a public hearing to go over the district’s safety plan at 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 15, in the high school library.

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