Wednesday, September 21st from 12 to 4PM
@ Good Cheap Food (53 Main St, Delhi, NY 13753)
Kick off Banned Book Week at our first ever Banned Book Bake Sale!
W.I.D.E. has partnered with The Lost Book Shop to bring you some of the best banned literature from across the country. We will also have our famous bake sale so you can enjoy a treat with your new publication.
For-do invites the community to RECOVERY FOR HUMANITY, a carnival held at the Delhi American Legion, 41 Page Avenue, Delhi. Free food, games, music, cotton candy, popcorn, community involvement tables, and a dunk tank! It takes place Friday, September 16, 12 pm–7 pm.
After a two-year hiatus, the West Kortright Centre’s annual family-friendly, summer’s end celebration returns to East Meredith. On Sunday, September 4, from noon–6 PM, the West Kortright Fair features three live bands, fresh local foods, an epic bake sale, local artisans and other vendors, a rummage sale, and plenty of children’s entertainment—including Wacky Wendy and her whimsical paper craft hats. Admission is by pay-what-you-can donation. The concert tent features West Kortright Centre Shakespeare alums Moppy Copperwheat and Zara Zee performing at 12:30 PM as the ”antifolk” duo Sourdoe, followed by the North Atlantic fiddle music of Drank the Gold at 2:15 PM. At 4:30 PM, Atom & the Orbits blast off from the early rock & roll universe with a set of danceable two-minute old-school power pop songs à la Chuck Berry.
Saturday, August 20
Caleb Klauder and Reeb Willms, performing at The WKC with a full 6-piece band, channel the spirit of legendary country duos in a contemporary blend of honky-tonk and traditional bluegrass.
This outdoor fundraising event includes a 5PM barbeque dinner and a 6PM concert (two-step dance lessons also included!)
On Sunday, August 21, at 3PM, Friends of Music of Stamford NY presents internationally acclaimed musicians Danbi Um (violin), and JIJI (guitar). This special program features works by Arcangelo Corelli, Amy Beach, Erroll Garner, Manuel de Falla, Isaac Albeníz, Niccolò Paganini, Manuel Ponce, Ástor Piazzolla.
Bushel’s neighbors at FOR-DO — Friends of Recovery of Otsego and Delaware Counties — host an ever-increasing number of community classes, workshops, and events including an Open Mic night several nights per month. Check out their calendar here (scroll down for Delhi’s chapter).
They also offer NARCAN training, which takes less than an hour and can save a life. And you can donate or volunteer your support here.
Saturday, August 6, 7PM
at the West Kortright Centre
49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
This collective of women and non-binary singers join together to breathe joy & song into the resistance and to uplift & center women’s voices.
Advance tickets are recommended as seating is limited; walk-ups are welcome. $30 ($25 WKC members) in advance; $35 ($30 WKC members) day-of. $10 for ages 9-19; free for ages 8 & under. Advance ticketing closes at midnight on Friday, August 5.
Tickets & more information: https://westkc.org/eventbrite-event/resistance-revival-chorus/
Thursday, August 4, at 7PM
at the West Kortright Centre
49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
Acoustic folk duo The Brother Brothers are David and Adam Moss, identical twins who have a story about everything. Their humble, earnest songs celebrate life and its beauty. The brothers’ virtuosic musicianship and close harmonies have earned them frequent comparisons to Simon and Garfunkel, as well as coveted performance slots at Edmonton Folk Festival, Nelsonville Music Festival, FreshGrass Music Festival, and more. The Brother Brothers were featured on Rolling Stone Country’s 2018 “Top 10 New Country Artists You Need To Know” list.
Tickets and more information: https://westkc.org/eventbrite-event/the-brother-brothers/
Tuesday, July 12 and Friday, August 12, 6-7:30PM
Lay down and enjoy relaxing subtle frequencies generated by gongs, singing bowls, crystal bowls, voice chanting, & more.
At the West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road, East Meredith.
On Sunday, July 24, at 4PM, the West Kortright Centre presents a timeless performance by Rachael and Vilray. Rachael Price, frontwoman of the hit multi-genre band Lake Street Dive, and singer and guitarist Vilray Blair Bolles sing intimate arrangements of forgotten treasures, interspersed with original minimalist original works that evoke the Golden Age of radio. The duo’s shared affinity for Jazz Age musicals, Tin Pan Alley music, and other songs from the ‘30s through ‘50s informs their vibrant arrangements, creating a fresh yet nostalgic sound.
Jamie Cheney, Josh Riley, who are you??
Delaware County Solidarity invites you to meet the District 19 Democratic Candidates
— a yard party forum —
Monday, July 25 / 6:30-8pm
This & That, 110 Main Street
(rainy day location, BUSHEL Collective, 106 Main St.).
Got questions for the candidates? Submit them here 👉🏼 bit.ly/WhoooRU
July 2, 11 am – 4pm
Rain or shine
A fun afternoon with live music for kids, featuring Shinbone Alley (a jazz band on stilts), Senegalese percussionist Amadou Diallo, and Miss Pam’s Jamboree. Additional entertainment and activities include Mike the Juggler, the Community Music Network’s instrument petting zoo, face painting, recycled fabric jewelry making, build-your-own-terrarium, native plant giveaway, an obstacle course, and more!
Pay what you can (suggested donation: $20/family).
Food available from Catskill Momos and The Tulip and the Rose, plus Freestyle Confections.
This event is sponsored by Andes Hotel, Bovina Montessori, Catskill Country Living, Ecoagents, and Christine Egan & Scott DeSimon.
West Kortright Centre
49 West Kortright Church Road, East Meredith
The 31st annual West Kortright Centre Garden Tour will be held on Sunday, June 19 in the Jefferson-Milford-Worcester area. This popular self-guided tour is a beautiful journey along country roads. Support a local non-profit arts organization while getting a rare insider look at how local garden enthusiasts have enhanced their outdoor environments. Pre-registration is required. LINK
Lokasparśa Dance Projects, a recipient of the New York State Council on the Arts 2022 Choreographic Commission, will perform the world premiere of its latest work, Still/Together, on Saturday, June 18, at 7:30 PM at the West Kortright Centre in East Meredith. This new work, choreographed by Artistic Director clyde forth of Jefferson, NY, investigates unnoticed connections, stillness, time, and light, incorporating video projection and vocal/text elements within the dance.
Join us at the Uplands Center in Walton for a free women’s circle! Our theme for this month is spiritual connection. We gather for community, connection, solidarity, and time in a beautiful outdoor setting.
The group is usually between 8 – 12 people and it’s a different group every time, with some new people each month and others who join most months. All are welcome!
A group of local residents has organized to raise funds to support the National Network of Abortion Funds, and organize a community-supported raffle. 100% of proceeds will be donated to the NNAF and split among abortion funds nationwide. To donate or participate in the raffle: https://givebutter.com/DelCountySupport
There is also a RALLY on May 7th at noon at the Village Square.
The Otsego Pride Alliance invites all to the 5th Annual Oneonta Pridefest, to take place on Saturday, June 4, 2–8pm, at Neahwa Park by the pond. The theme this year is SMALL CITY BIG PRIDE. The parade starts at the Foothills Performing Arts Center. For the full program and more information, visit their website here.
The community is welcome to attend this free hybrid event to hear a panel discussion on evidence-based models of care to support people in the substance-use-disorder (SUD) community at the state and local level within the criminal justice system.
The in-person event will be hosted at the MTC Community Center, 61 Academy Street in Margaretville and online via zoom. The panel will be moderated by Berthilde Dufrene, Chief Nursing Officer for the NYS Office of Mental Health, Corrections Based Operations; and include panelists such as Jennifer Metzger of the NYS Cannabis Control Board and Sheriff Juan Figueroa from Ulster County. For information and to register, please go to the Catskills Addition Coalition website here.
Gather up the amazing resource of spending intentional time with other women! You’ll walk away feeling restored by connection to each other within a safe community. We’ll gather, reflect and connect!
The group is usually between 8 – 12 people and it’s a different group every time, with some new people each month and others who join most months. All are welcome! We spend our time together in two sections:
First, Renee leads us through a short guided meditation, stretching, or experiential practice to help bring us into the body.
Then, Chelsea leads a discussion portion where we share based on the theme of the month in small groups and/or with the whole group. We end with a short song and share a snack together!
We’d love to have you join us!
Next event date: Wednesday, March 9th from 6 – 7:30 PM (more…)
The Mountain Top Historical Society presents their first program of 2022: “Enslaved: People as Property in Delaware County, 1790 – 1830.”
This Zoom talk by Diane Galusha, historian, author and President of the Town of Middletown Historical Society, will examine what the institution of slavery looked like in Delaware County as farms, towns, and industry developed following the Revolutionary War. The talk will identify specific slaveholders – wealthy, landed settlers who brought their servants with them from the Hudson Valley and New England – and will, to the extent possible, describe the individuals they owned and the work they did. Citing personal documents, official records, memoirs, newspaper accounts and other period sources, Galusha will bring this little-known aspect of local history out of the shadows. Email email@example.com for the Zoom link
As 2021 comes to a close, you may be reflecting on this past year and exploring what 2022 can bring. At our next Women’s Circle we will explore our intentions for the year ahead. Please join us on January 10th at 6pm in The Uplands Center yoga room for connection to self, others, and higher purpose!
The Uplands Center
2641 Dunk Hill Rd
Walton, NY 13856
Each Women’s Circle begins with introductions, followed by a grounding practice (stretching, breathing, meditation, etc). We then explore prompts related to our theme using journaling, paired shares, and group discussions. The circle closes out with a song, and usually a tasty snack!
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org – space is limited for this free gathering!
Neighbors in South Kortright are putting on a pre-order bake sale/fundraiser to support two organizations that are helping with Afghan refugee resettlement: Keeping Our Promise and International Rescue Committee. For information and to place your order by Nov 12, go to their website.
Anti-Racist Catskills begins their 4th bookclub November 2nd with Isabel Wilkerson’s Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents. For information and zoom link, go to their website.
Anti-Racist Catskills is forming an action group this fall and winter to continue the push to ban Confederate flags from NY State & County Fairs. To join the effort, email them.
The River is hosting an online roundtable discussion on new models of local journalism. Panelists include:
- Tim Bruno, general manager, WJFF Radio Catskill
- Genia Wickwire, associate publisher, Ulster Publishing
- Chip Rowe, editor, The Highlands Current
- Alex Shiffer, publisher, Kingston Wire
- Tom Zambito, investigative reporter, The Journal News, and member of Hudson Valley News Guild
Moderated by Phillip Pantuso and Lissa Harris of The River
suggested $5 donation.
The legendary Hobart Festival of Women Writers is online this year, with five workshops spread out over the course of the fall. Read more and sign up for one of the workshops here:
Our team is growing!
CADE is recruiting for three full time positions and one part time consultant. You can find all of the job descriptions here.
- Vision 2050 Project Coordination Consultant – closes July 30
- Marketing Program Associate – closes August 15
- Senior Program Manager – closes Sept 1
- Communications Manager – closes Sept 1
We are dedicated to supporting our region’s agricultural economy, which is why we’re bringing these job announcements directly to you – our CADE clients and supporters. Your lived experience as business owners and local food supporters is exactly what we’re looking for on our team.
FOR-DO’s The Turning Point is located just down the street from Bushel (next door to Bushel’s old space!), Standing for “Friends of Recovery of Delaware and Otsego [Counties]”, FOR-DO affirms the power and possibility of recovery and accomplishes its mission by:
- Providing education and awareness activities in an effort to reduce stigma and discrimination related to Substance Use Disorder.
- Advocating for legislation and services that support recovery from a Substance Use Disorder
- Operating community recovery centers for those in recovery from Substance Use Disorders and their families, thereby improving quality of life, reducing the risk of relapse, and assisting the development of a sustained recovery through the provision of peer-based support, life skills education and other programs, social activities, informational resources and a place for mutual support meetings
Many of the workshops and programs — including writing workshops, open mic, book club, and meditation — are open to all members of the public whether or not they are participating in the center’s recovery-specific services.
They also offer NARCAN training for opioid overdose prevention, in-person or on Zoom.
See the full schedule of programming here: https://www.friendsofrecoverydo.org/calendar, where you can also see information about donating or volunteering with the center.
The Petunias Are Doing Amazing: A Prison Journal and Plant Care Guide
Bushel hosts virtual monthly meetings of the Inside-Outside Study Group, co-founded by Bushel’s Thursday morning meditation facilitator Molly Yakusan Stevens. Inside-Outside fosters emotional and spiritual connections through prison walls. You can read about their doings here. And definitely check out this book that has come out of the group: The Petunias Are Doing Amazing: A Prison Journal and Plant Care Guide, by Shane Pema Tenzin Marcantel. All proceeds go to the author’s reentry fund.
This weekend (May 14-15), support our local humane shelter by attending or donating to their rummage and bake sale! Details here.
THE RIVER NEWSROOM: Excellent, frequently updated coverage of coronavirus and all local news for the Hudson Valley and Catskills regions. They also have a newsletter you can sign up for.
Check out their Coronavirus page, which is updated daily with news, resources, links to other local organizations and mutual aid networks, childcare and economic aid resources, and much more.
MARK PROJECT website has a thorough, frequently updated Covid-19 resource page serving our immediate area (Delaware County).
Our friends and comrades at Star Route Farm are transitioning to full-time food sovereignty work, and hosting a GoFund me to support the efforts If you can’t make it to Kitty’s, there is a general GoFundMe to help support Star Route’s food justice work. ALL THE INFO IS HERE! <3
On Sunday, October 11, 6–9 pm, OSMOS Station will host a live-performance event featuring Lindsay August-Salazar, Julian Fleisher, Glockabelle, Remy Holwick, Carter Mull, and other guests. OSMOS Station is located at 24 Railroad Avenue, in Standford, NY. For more info, email email@example.com or call 917.362.5415.
The River Newsroom is continuing to update with accurate, local news and updates for our region. See the most recent one here: https://therivernewsroom.com/category/health/coronavirus/
Bright Hill poetry workshop publishes new collection of poems
An opera singer, a veterinarian, an organic gardener, an oncologist, a college teacher, a golf course owner, a biologist, and fourteen other brilliant, hard-working people: what do they have in common? Poetry, of course, and the love of words led them to gather in person, then virtually, and now between the covers of Seeing Things: An Anthology of Poetry. The volume includes poems by both well known and newly published authors David Bachner, Robert Bensen, Rana Bitar, Diane Bliss, Jesse Hilson, Liz Huntington, Lynne Kemen, Annie Kuhn, Karen Miritello, Cicada Musselman, M. W. Piercy, Bertha Rogers, Liz Rosenberg, Pam Strother, Julie Suarez, Lexington Swartwood, Mary van Valkenburg, Julene Waffle, Vicki Whicker, Teresa Winchester, and Lisa Wujnovich.
Our neighbor, proprietor of This’n’That, has opened John’s Flea. Saturdays from 9-3pm. Stop by Bushel Open Hours at the same time! The Flea is looking for vendors. Info here:
Our partners at the607csa* have just launched three food-justice programs — one to subsidize CSA shares, one to support local food pantries, and one to donate to NYC programs that support healthy food for the city’s BIPOC communities. To read more and donate: https://www.the607csa.com/programs *Bushel is a pick-up location for the CSA, but upstate residents who are not CSA members may order food from the a la carte menu at any time to pick up at Bushel the following Wednesday. Visit the website for more details: https://www.the607csa.com/
This action is organized by Fair For All (FB link here.)
JUSTICE RIDE FOR BLACK LIVES
Juneteenth (Friday, June 19), 6:00 – 8:30 PM
Are you on the freedom side? Join us for a cross-county caravan in support of Black lives and racial justice on Juneteenth, which commemorates the day in 1865 when previously enslaved people in Texas learned of their emancipation.
Tune in to WIOX radio at 2pm on Wednesday, June 17, to hear the Watershed Post (and The River)’s Lissa Harris on Diana Mason’s show “HealthCetera” talk about local and NY state #covid19 news, discuss emerging science, and take an upstate NY look at the global pandemic.
Sunday, June 14 at 3pm: March for Justice in Roxbury, NY
From the organizers:
“Bring a sign (no profanity, please). We will gather at the south end of Main Street, near Roxbury Wine and Spirits. Marshalls will guide us as we march north, peacefully and with respect for social distancing, along the east side of Main Street to the cemetery.
Marshalls will help us cross there, and we will walk south on the opposite side to Kirkside Park, where we will gather for reflection and speakers.
Everything will proceed with careful adherence to social distancing measures. Wear a mask.”
River News covers nine protests across the region, including Saturday’s showing at Village Square in Delhi.
“This fund has been set up in response to the escalation of protests by the Albany Police Department to ensure the safety of protesters through bail AND rapid response RADICAL BLACK SAFETY. This fund is designed to function as mutual aid and is managed by Albany racial justice activists Amy Jones and Clyanna Lightbourn of Voix Noire.” DONATE HERE
Direct your support to Capitol Region-organized Voix Noire. From the website:
“If you are a Black or Indigenous person experiencing hardship during this pandemic, send an email to RonaRationsVoix@gmail.com and include a social media profile link, zip code, delivery address for food/groceries and Cash App or Venmo links. Asks are fulfilled on a first-come first-serve basis and dependent on the resources available through community donations made.
If you are able to donate to the pool for COVID-19 relief you may give to our COVID Fund, Food Security Pool, or direct cash to Creighton’s Cash App or Venmo. Since March 29, 2020 we have distributed over $26,000 in relief to those affected by COVID-19. Your financial donations are needed to continue the work.”
Read more here: https://voixnoire.com/
The Oneonta chapter of the NAACP has released a statement on the recent police murders and the NAACP’s commitment to make change for racial justice: https://www.oneontanaacp.com/
Sis Boom Yum has compiled a list of open food and drink sources in our area — farm stands, markets, restaurants, distilleries, and more. Sis Boom Yum is a collaboration between Mark Project, Delaware County Chamber of Commerce, and Great Western Catskills.
The Delaware County Addiction Coalition has an extensive list of Delaware County COVID-19 resources including food pantries, transportation assistance, recovery support and mental-health support services.
The Community Pantry in Margaretville has fully updated information on their website. They are offering food delivery to those in need, and are also seeking donations (food and money) and volunteers.
THE CATSKILLS CENTER has a newsletter and invites questions by email.
Our local paper, The Daily Star, is keeping this page updated with COVID-19 news.
The Watershed Post, which did such a great job as our primary news resource during and after Hurricane Irene, has collaborated with other local news outlets to provide this live feed in response to the coronavirus pandemic and how it affects our region.
Read the notice on the Delaware Opportunities website thanking people for offers to volunteer and donate food and explaining that financial support is what is most needed right now:P https://delawareopportunities.org/