The baseball fields at Magee Park in Delmar are usually hopping late into October with as much Little League fall baseball as they can fit in before the ground hardens from the cold temperatures. One cool event, that is in its second year, puts the spirit of the league's enthusiastic players into one last fun Halloween party. Saturday October 29th, Tri Village Little League will host a "Trunk or Treat". Over two dozen cars will be decorated in Halloween style with volunteers in costume.
The Battenkill River runs nearly 60 miles long, originating in Vermont and emptying out into the Hudson River in New York. This time of year, the Battenkill, especially as it travels through Washington County, is one of the prettiest stretches of preeminent trout fishing territory in the country. On Thursday evening, the pristine waterway was marred by tragedy. A fisherman, now being reported from Delmar, was found dead in the river.
A popular wine bar that has been in Delmar for the past seven years, announced on their Facebook page that they are closing. Although it will no longer be a wine bar, the Twisted Vine Wine & Tap will become another venture.
Four Corners Pharmacy was a staple in the Delmar community for over fifteen years. It closed in November of 2020. It was the last independent drug store in town. Now the building will be housing a new restaurant. It may be just what the doctor ordered.
Sunday May 22nd from 2:30pm to 4pm at Tri Little League in Delmar there will be a baseball clinic open to kids from 5-12 years-old. The cost of the instructional afternoon is only $5 per player. All proceeds from the afternoon, including a percentage of the concessions, will go to the Epilepsy Foundation of Northeastern New York, in memory of Lazar LaPenna, the 11 year-old boy that died from a seizure while playing Little League on Long Island on April 29th.
A historic restaurant in Slingerlands will be resurrected late this year serving the same delicious homemade ice cream and food. The Toll Gate Ice Cream restaurant will be newly designed to accommodate the traffic from the Albany County Rail Trail.