Participants sought for annual festival

MARGARETVILLE — The 16th Annual Cauliflower Festival will be held Saturday, Sept. 21, in Margaretville’s Village Park. 

Businesses, artists, craftspeople, food purveyors and nonprofit organizations may participate. Vendor forms are available online at www. margaretvillecauliflowerfestival.org/forms/. The festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Call the Central Catskills Chamber of Commerce at 845-586-3300 for more information.

Tractors of all makes and ages are wanted for the Tractor Parade which will start  at 11:30 a.m. at the school parking lot on Academy Street. The route will follow Main Street to the festival grounds. Call Sally Fairbairn to register to participate at 845-586-2813.

Annual tournament to benefit hospital

DELHI — The 13th annual O’Connor Hospital Golf Invitational will tee off at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, at the College Golf Course in Delhi.

The event will include a continental breakfast, tournament gift, lunch and post-event cocktail reception and awards ceremony.

Entries are $150 each. Sponsorships are also available.

Proceeds will be designated toward building and equipment upgrades at O’Connor Hospital.

Call Sheila LeMaster at 607-547-4799 or email her at sheila.lemaster@bassett.org for more information on sponsorships and to register.

Grange members to meet Monday

GILBERTSVILLE — The Butternut Valley Grange will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9, at the Grange Hall at 7 Bloom Street in Gilbertsville. According to a media release, an update will be given and vote taken on a proposed platform wheelchair lift and handicapped accessibility project that would aid visitors access the upstairs auditorium and basement dining area. Proposals for the first community service projects for this fall will also be discussed.

Standing committees for the yer will be Legislative: Valerie Haynes, Molly Del Giacco and Irmabelle Sheldon; Family Activities: Anna Ritchey, Laurie Johnsen and Colleen Bushnell; Community Service: Jim and Tracy Youngs, Laura Palada, John and Jean Wargo, Helen Ritchey and Anne Sebeck; Member Promotion: Marlene Brooks and Nate Lull; and Fundraising: Sebeck, Douglas Dutcher and Anna Ritchey.

The program will feature Grange member, Nate Lull and his friend Mike Packard of Otego, who participated in the AuSable River Canoe Marathon in Michigan the end of July. The trip is a 120-mile overnight marathon with continual rowing. They will share their experiences. Butternut Valley Grange helped sponsor them.

At the last meeting, the membership voted to prepare a dinner for the Share the Bounty series at the Sidney Methodist Church next May.

Monday’s social committee will be Valerie Haynes, Norm and Anna Rtichey and John and Jean Wargo. Members are reminded to bring personal care items for the Butternut Valley Food pantry. 

Chapter to honor officials from past

LAURENS — Past matrons and patrons will be honored by the Freedom Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star when it meets at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9, at the Masonic Temple at 7 Brook St. in Laurens. 

Call Barbara Aldrich at 607-433-5242 for more information. 

Community Meals to resume Tuesday

MORRIS — Community Meals at the Morris United Methodist Church will resume for the season on Tuesday, Sept. 10, with a menu of hot dogs, hamburgers, macaroni salad, beans and ice cream sandwiches. Serving will be from 4:30 to 6 p.m.

At 6 p.m. there will be a presentation on women’s health upstairs in the sanctuary. The presentation will be given by Bassett Healthcare Public Education and Community Outreach Specialist Cali Riese.

Free rabies clinic to be held in area

EAST BRANCH — A free rabies and vaccination clinic will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, at the East Branch Fire Hall on Bridge Street in East Branch. 

Sponsored by Delaware County Public Health Services, call 607-832-5200 or visit www.delawarecountypublichealth.com for more information. 

County’s bird species to be program focus

SHERBURNE — Following a short business meeting, the Chenango Bird Club will present “Birds and Beasts of Chenango County” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, at Rogers Environmental Education Center’s Visitor Center. According to a media release, Mike DeWispelaere, a member of the Chenango Bird Club and photographer, is close to recording his 200th bird species in Chenango County and will share the adventures he has experienced along the way.

Refreshments will follow the presentation.

The Chenango Bird Club presents free monthly programs except for January, February and March. Nature enthusiasts of all levels and interests may attend Chenango Bird Club programs at the Rogers Environmental Education Center.

Rogers Center is on state Highway 80, one mile west of the village of Sherburne. Visitors should use the driveway just west of the main parking lot exit. Pass the parked pickup trucks and continue past the pond to reach the Visitor Center.

Call Club President Charlene LaFever at 607-334-9112, for more information.

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