The Waltonian - November Newsletter

This newsletter is a little late because I was in Tennessee celebrating my cousin’s wedding; thanks for your patience! I hope you all had a fun, safe, and spooky halloween!

Here are some of this month’s events:

Other things to check out:

  • The November newsletter from the William B. Ogden Free Library. Plenty of interesting events at the library this month.

  • The Elderkin Christmas Tree Farm, across from More Park, will be open weekends 11:00-3:00, starting the last weekend in November (also open on Black Friday) and going until December 17th.

If you enjoyed this newsletter, would you do me a favor? I want to make sure everyone who would find this newsletter useful is subscribed, so I’d appreciate it if you’d share the word with your friends, neighbors, and family:

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Thanks so much! Next month’s issue is schedule for December 1st, so if there’s any events or other news you’d like us to share, please get in touch by then.

—Chris Ogden, The Waltonian

The Waltonian - October Newsletter

Hey all! October is here, and so is the latest newsletter from The Waltonian. Enjoy!

Library Events

Lots of events at the village library this month, including: a free family music workshop with Backtrack A Cappella Vocals, Learning Together: A parent child playgroup, Chair Yoga, two essential oils workshops, a pumpkin-themed adult crafternoon, an artist reception with Studio 190, author talk with Denise Dailey, a magic workshop with Charles Cannon, and Halloween trick-or-treating. And also their regular scheduled programs: mahjong, book and film chat, meetings of the Walton Writer's Group, Teen Night, a book club, knitting and crocheting, preschool story time, and a ukelele group. (Check out the newsletter for the dates and other details.)

Homecoming Activities

The Walton Chamber of Commerce is organizing a fall festival “Leaf Peeking and Antiquing” event for Saturday, Oct 12 from 9 am till 3 pm. The event is intended to invite folks to our beautiful town to see the fall foliage, and enjoy Walton’s variety of antique shops on a wonderful hometown Homecoming Weekend.

The homecoming parade will start at the bus garage at 9 am and conclude at the school. The football game will be played at home at 1:30 pm. While you are waiting for game time, you can shop the sales in Walton’s shops. A map will be available of all the antique and thrift stores.

Vendors with antiques, or homemade crafts of goods and food are also welcome to join in at Vet’s Plaza in a juried craft event with the emphasis on fall pleasures. Spots will cost $20 for an 8x10 spot, or $10 for Walton Chamber members. If you are interested in a spot please contact me at 865-5009.

Enjoy lunch and dinner at some of Walton’s restaurants and stay to enjoy the Chamber’s Free Night of Entertainment that evening at the Walton Theatre. Come enjoy a beautiful fall weekend in Walton.

—Patty Hunter Wood, in the Good News Around Walton Facebook Group

And a free variety show:

Transition Catskills Events

Check out the latest Transition Catskills newsletter for info about a Repair Café ("A Repair Café is where you bring your beloved-but-broken items and work with a volunteer repair specialist to fix them -- for free!") to be held in Roxbury on October 26th, as well as a Sustainable Business Workshop for Catskill Farmers & Local Food Businesses to be held at Bushel Collective in Delhi later in the year.

What else?

Definitely plenty to do this month! If you’re looking for more activities, perhaps check out the new mini-golf course in Bovina that we mentioned in last month’s newsletter. Or check the Everything Walton community calendar for recently added events.

Next month’s newsletter will go out around the first of the month, so if you have anything you’d like us to include for November, please reach out by October 31st (you can just reply to this email). Thanks for reading!

The Waltonian - September Newsletter

Hello Waltonians!

The start of the school year is upon us, and fall is approaching. Here are some suggestions from The Waltonian for things to do this month:

That’s all I have this month, but if you’re looking for more to do, check out Everything Walton’s community calendar. And definitely submit your events both here and there if you’re involved with hosting anything.

The next newsletter is scheduled for October 1st. If there’s an October event or news you’d like us to share, just respond to this email prior to that date. Feedback and ideas always welcome.

Thanks for reading,

—Chris Ogden

P.S.: Who’s checked out this new mini-golf course in Bovina? Looks like fun! If anyone has more information or reviews, please write back and I’ll share.

The Waltonian - August Newsletter

Hello Waltonians!

This month’s newsletter contains the usual list of events that’s happening in and around Walton. Before we get to that though, we wanted to share a list of recommendations for making the most of the rest of your summers: The Waltonian Recommends.

Hope that gave you some ideas for some end of summer activities! Here’s some of what else is happening in Walton this month:

  • The Delaware County Fair, of course! You didn’t need me to tell you that, but if you’re looking for a schedule, it’s available here on the fair website.

  • The Walton Car Fair and Vendor Show. Saturday, August 10th, from 4:00 to 8:00pm, with the cruise to take place at 6:00pm.

  • The Walton Farmers Market, every Friday from 10:00am to 2:00pm. Don’t miss the free bike repair day on August 9th.

  • Meet and Greet with NYS Senator Jen Metzger, this Saturday, August 3rd, from 12:00 to 2:00pm. Village of Walton trustees Nate Jamieson and Eric Ball will also be present. Held at the Lucky Dog Store and Cafe in Hamden.

  • If anyone’s looking for work, check out the Greater Binghamton Job Fair on Friday, August 9th. Also, the village library is looking for a part-time library clerk (see link below).

  • Plenty of events at the library again this month, including free yoga events. More info in the library newsletter.

  • Some upcoming events at Bushel (in Delhi) that sound interesting, including DIY bookmaking.

The next newsletter is scheduled for September 1st. If there’s a September event or news you’d like us to share, just respond to this email prior to that date.

Thanks for reading,

—Chris Ogden

The Waltonian - July 1st Newsletter

Oh my! It’s been over two months since the last newsletter went out. My apologies! I was busy with a job search and move; I now live in New York City (eek!) but plan on returning to Walton when I can. This newsletter will continue on a monthly schedule.

Here’s some of what’s happening in Walton in July:

  • The Walton Farmers Market kicks off at Veterans Plaza on July 5th, from 10am to 2pm and will then continue every Friday through September. For the kick off on July 5th there will be special events including an ice cream social and live music, for more information check out the event on Facebook.

  • There will be village-wide yard sales (over 45 of them, I’ve heard) on July 5th and 6th. Those interested are encouraged to check out Walton Gently Used for updates.

  • West Branch Artists is hosting its first annual “Walton Art Walk” on July 20th. More details from the event page: “Join us on a FREE self-guided walking tour in the Village of Walton, featuring the work of local visual artists and artisans. Tour-goers will see original artworks on display in the storefront windows of local businesses and within venues located along Delaware Street, Gardiner Place and North Street in Walton, New York. Lots of creative activities for the whole family, an Artisans Market at Veteran's Plaza, and a few surprise happenings are in store for visitors! It is an excellent opportunity for both the artists and our local businesses to highlight what they do best. The Walton Art Walk is a project of the newly formed, West Branch Artists. WBA's mission is to build community and economic resilience in Walton through creating, making and sharing art.“

  • The village library’s summer programs are so plentiful I can’t fit them all here! So be sure to check out the July library newsletter for a bunch of fun activities for kids, teens, adults, and families.

  • The Cannon Free Library in Delhi is celebrating its Literary Landmark Status (it was once featured in Jean Craighead George’s My Side of the Mountain) tomorrow: “The Board of Trustees and the staff of the Cannon Free Library invite everyone in the community to join them at a celebratory reception on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 (incidentally, the 100th birthday of the late Ms. George!) to witness the unveiling of the cast bronze plaque in honor of the library’s Literary Landmark status. Light refreshment will be served and various materials relating to Jean Craighead George and My Side of the Mountain will be on display for examination.”

  • A reminder that the elementary and high school are serving free breakfast and lunch for kids and youth under 18 from Monday through Thursday for most of the summer. Adults can also eat, for $3. Breakfast at Townsend from 7:45 to 9am and lunch from 11:00am to 12:30pm. At the high school breakfast is served from 7:30 to 8:30am and lunch from 10:00am to 12:30pm. These meals start July 8th.

  • The next village board meeting is tonight at 6:00pm, the next town board meeting is July 8th at 6:00pm, and the next board of education meeting is July 2nd at 6:00pm.

Submissions welcome for the next newsletter, which is planned for August 1st. Also, for more timely information about happenings in Walton, I encourage you to check out Everything Walton’s community calendar.


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