‘Catcher in the Rye’ to be discussed

HARTWICK — The Hartwick Literary and Zucchini Soup Society will meet at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, in the Kinney Memorial Library in Hartwick to discuss “The Catcher in the Rye” by J. D. Salinger.

For information, call 607-293-6600.

DVH doctor to talk about pilgrimage

LAKE DELAWARE — At the Our Place program on Wednesday, July 17, Michael Freeman, a doctor at Delaware Valley Hospital, will talk about his family’s 460-mile journey over three weeks on the pilgrimage road called Camino de Santiago in Northern Spain. It is a travelogue with adventure, spiritual reflection, amusing facts and history regarding “The Way” which has brought together internationally diverse groups of people, presenters said in a media release..

Our Place is a free weekly enrichment and activity program for seniors at the St. James Church on state Route 28 in Lake Delaware. The doors at Our Place are open from noon to 3 p.m. for anyone to drop-in.

Donations are accepted. Coffee, tea, and other refreshments are available throughout the afternoon. Homemade soup is served at noon.

For more information, call program facilitator Laurie McIntosh at 845-676-4727.

Free rabies clinic to be in Masonville

MASONVILLE — A free rabies vaccination clinic for dogs, cats and ferrets will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 18, at Masonville Fire Hall at 15488 state Highway 8 in Masonville.

Call 607-832-5200 or visit www.delawarecountypublichealth.com for more information.

Richer Company to be program topic

NORWICH – For four generations, the I.L. Richer Company was the oldest privately owned feed business in the northeast. Chenango County Historical Society will host a program, “A History of the I.L. Richer Company,” as part of the CCHS’ Third Thursday seasonal program.

In 1870, Kimball Brothers opened a flour and grist mill in New Berlin. A year later, young entrepreneur Irving L. Richer purchased the business that would bear his name for 127 years. Author John C. Mitchell, who led the business from the late 1970s until it was sold in 2008, will have an interactive discussion and book signing at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 18, in the Loomis Barn on the CCHS campus.

CCHS summer hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Call 607-334-9227 or visit www.Facebook.com/ChenangoHist for more information.

Water project tour to include meeting

GILBERTSVILLE — The village of Gilbertsville is updating its water system . Newly elected Mayor Mark Muller has coordinated a tour of the water project and an informational night for 6 p.m. Thursday, July 18.

Those interested in attending should meet at in front of the Butternut Valley Grange Hall at 6 Bloom St. to board a Gilbertsville-Mount Upton school bus for the tour, led by Engineer Jack Dodson.

After the tour, there will be a meeting at the Grange Hall where Muller will present costs associated with the water project and answer questions. Light refreshments will be served.