Delaware County, New York

Delaware County is a county located in the US state of New York. As of 2010 the population was 47,980; the county seat is Delhi. The county is named after the Delaware River, named in honor of Thomas West, 3rd Baron De La Warr, appointed governor of Virginia in 1609; when counties were established in New York State in 1683, the present area of Delaware County was divided between Albany and Ulster Counties. Albany County was an enormous county, including the northern part of New York State as well as all of the present State of Vermont and, in theory, extending westward to the Pacific Ocean; this county was reduced in size on July 3, 1766 by the creation of Cumberland County, further on March 16, 1770 by the creation of Gloucester County, both containing territory now in Vermont. On March 12, 1772, what was left of Albany County was split into three parts, one remaining under the name Albany County. One of the other pieces, Tryon County, contained the western portion; the eastern boundary of Tryon County was five miles west of the present city of Schenectady, the county included the western part of the Adirondack Mountains and the area west of the West Branch of the Delaware River.

The area designated as Tryon County now includes 37 counties of New York State. The county was named for British colonial governor of New York. In the years prior to 1776, most of the Loyalists in Tryon County fled to Canada. In 1784, following the peace treaty that ended the American Revolutionary War, the name of Tryon County was changed to Montgomery County to honor the general, Richard Montgomery, who had captured several places in Canada and died attempting to capture the city of Quebec, replacing the name of Tryon. In 1789, Montgomery County was reduced in size by the splitting off of Ontario County; the actual area split off from Montgomery County was much larger than the present county including the present Allegany, Chautauqua, Genesee, Monroe, Orleans, Wyoming and part of Schuyler and Wayne Counties. In 1791, Otsego was one of three counties. Ulster County was an original county of New York State larger than the present Ulster County, at the time that Delaware County was created it still contained most of its original area.

Delaware County was formed in 1797 by combining portions of Ulster counties. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,467 square miles, of which 1,442 square miles is land and 25 square miles is water, it is the fifth-largest county in New York by land area. Delaware County is located in the southern part of the state, separated from the state of Pennsylvania by the Delaware River, it is east of southwest of Albany. The county contains part of the Catskill Mountains; the county is within a region called the Southern Tier of New York State. The highest point is an 3,520-foot summit of Bearpen Mountain along the Greene County line; the lowest point is along the Delaware River. The county is drained by the headwaters of the Delaware, it has a hilly surface, the soil in the valleys is exceedingly fertile. The Delaware and Susquehanna rivers are here navigable by boats. Otsego County – north Schoharie County – northeast Greene County – east Ulster County – southeast Sullivan County – south Wayne County, Pennsylvania – southwest Broome County – west Chenango County – northwest Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River, As of the census of 2000, there were 48,055 people, 19,270 households, 12,737 families residing in the county.

The population density was 13/km², making it the least densely populated in the state outside of the Adirondacks. There were 28,952 housing units at an average density of 20 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 96.44% White, 1.18% Black or African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.53% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.53% from other races, 0.99% from two or more races. 2.05 % of the population were Latino of any race. 23.9% were of English ancestry, 16.9% were of German ancestry and 14.1% were of Irish ancestry according to the 2012 Community Survey. 94.5 % spoke 2.0 % Spanish and 1.1 % German as their first language. There were 19,270 households out of which 28.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.80% were married couples living together, 9.00% had a female householder with no husband present, 33.90% were non-families. 28.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.60% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.90.

In the county, the population was spread out with 23.10% under the age of 18, 8.20% from 18 to 24, 24.00% from 25 to 44, 26.20% from 45 to 64, 18.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 97.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.80 males. The median income for a household in the county was $32,461, the median income for a family was $39,695. Males had a median income of $27,732 versus $22,262 for females; the per capita income for the county was $17,357. About 9.30% of families and 12.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.60% of those under age 18 and 8.60% of those age 65 or over. The State University of New York at Delhi is located in Delaware County. DCMO BOCES - Robert W. Harrold Campus is located in Sidney Center. Dela

Beta Pictoris moving group

The Beta Pictoris Moving Group is a young moving group of stars located near Earth. A moving group, in astronomy, is a group of stars that share a common motion through space as well as a common origin; this moving group is named for Beta Pictoris. The Beta Pictoris Moving Group is an important object for astronomical study as it is the closest youthful group of stars to the Earth; the star Beta Pictoris is known to have a large disk of gas and dust a protoplanetary disk. There is evidence of a young gas giant planet around the star. A free-floating planet has been found in the moving group, PSO J318.5-22. The age and distance of the group makes it a candidate for directly imaging extrasolar planets; the Beta Pictoris Moving Group consists of 17 stellar systems, comprising a total of 28 individual component stars, including identified brown dwarfs. The core of the group is located some 115 light-years from Earth, has an average estimated age of between 20 and 26 million years; the majority of the group is made up of dim K and M class stars.

Most are not visible to the naked eye. The members that are visible to the naked eye are: Beta Pictoris Eta Telescopii 51 Eridani HD 203 HD 146624 HD 165189 HD 172555 Beta Trianguli AustralisThe group covers a region of space for the most part visible only in the Southern Hemisphere, lies in the constellations Eridanus, Pictor, Fornax, Triangulum Australe and Telescopium. An early estimated age for the star Beta Pictoris at about 10 million years proved problematic due to the star's apparent isolation in space. According to current theory regarding stellar evolution young stars of this age should be located near other young stars that formed from the same region in space, it is not until later that gravitational interactions with other stars causes stellar'siblings' to disperse. In 1999 the situation was resolved by the discovery of a pair of dim red dwarf stars that were found to have a similar velocity and age to β Pictoris, lending credence to the estimated age of the star. Further work published in 2001 identified a total of 17 stellar systems with a similar motion and age as the Beta Pictoris moving group, named for the primary member of the association.

The movements of the group were tracked to the positions they occupied 11.5Myr ago, where they occupied a space 3 times smaller than their current distribution situated in between two regions of the Scorpius-Centaurus OB star group, it was suggested that they originated there when a supernova from either OB region of Scorpius-Centaurus OB would have been close enough to trigger stellar formation. List of nearby stellar associations and moving groups AB Doradus moving group TW Hydrae association

Maurice Bennett

Maurice Bennett was an artist in New Zealand who used toast as an artistic medium in mosaic. The billboard-size images are made up in pixel form; the toast is soaked in polyurethane to preserve the artwork. His portraits include Mona Lisa, Elvis Presley, US President Barack Obama, Mayor of Wellington Mark Blumsky, rugby player Jonah Lomu, his work has been featured on Ripley's Believe It or Not. Bennett died of cancer on June 6, 2016 in Wellington, NZ. In 2002, Maurice created a portrait of the famous New Zealand rugby player Jonah Lomu – made from slices of cocktail toast and measuring 2.4m x 2.4m. Jonah Lomu is one of the best-known living New Zealanders, he is recognised throughout Europe, South Africa, Australia as one of the greatest sports personalities to come out of New Zealand. Michael Jackson, the international beer critic, beer writer, brewing industry commentator. Mr Jackson is renowned for his books and articles on the subject of beer and brewing that appear in major publications throughout the world.

A prominent New Zealand liquor retailer commissioned the work. In 2003, Maurice was commissioned to do a toast portrait of Dean Cain, the presenter for ‘Ripley’s Believe It or Not’, a worldwide syndicated television programme. A segment on the show featured his toast work. In a conversation with Cain, Maurice talked about what inspired him to take up toast as an artistic medium, his method of work, how he has been stimulated by Pacific motifs. Buttercup Bakeries, a division of Goodman Fielders Australian Ltd, commissioned Maurice to make a large toast billboard, he used 2989 slices of Wonder white bread, toasted, to create an image of the international female impersonator Dame Edna Everage. The portrait measured 7.35m x 5.8m and covered an large billboard in central Melbourne, Australia. The work was on display for five weeks, at the end of which the sponsor spoke of donating it to the Melbourne Museum. ‘Princess Toast-Alofa’, Montana Wearable Arts, Nelson 2003 The dress was on display for a year at the World of Wearable Arts Museum in Nelson, New Zealand.

It was inspired by the tapa cloth dresses the people of the Pacific were encouraged to wear by the Christian missionaries to show modesty. Eminem from M&Ms 5040 individual candy M&Ms have been arranged to create an image of the rap artist Eminem; the work appeared in the Guinness Book of World Records. It holds the record for the largest picture made from candy. Peter Jackson - Film Director 3m x 2.4m - August 2004 The work was on displayed at the Wellington International Airport. Toast art 2012 - “Richie McCaw”, The New Zealand Rugby Museum. Palmerston North. 2011 - “The Five Greatest Rugby players of All Time”, New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts, Wellington.“Marilyn Monroe”, Shanghai. 2010 “Toast Art Picasso”, K11 mall, Hong Kong 2009 South Coast Gallery, Wellington, NZ 2006 South Coast Gallery, Wellington, NZ 2002 Walrus Gallery, Wellington, NZ 2002 “Eat This”, Café Brava, Wellington, NZ Burning desire 1998 “Burning Desire”, 191 Cuba Street, Wellington, NZ Sculptural canvas 1986 Tamura Gallery, Japan 1986 The Famous Last and First Café, Auckland, NZ 1985 The Famous Last and First Café, Auckland, NZ 1984 The Performance Café, Auckland, NZ 1999 Wellington Fringe Festival Art Award Sources: <South China Morning Post Hong Kong p C2></Wellingtonian, Wellington, NZ p 7, "A welcome toast to Newtown Gallery"/ Jim Chipp></Dominion Post, Wellington, NZ p A6, "Toastman talks about living with the Big C"/ Britton Broun></Sunday Star Times, Wellington, NZ, "Quirky portraits are the toast of Wellington"/ Sarah Catherall></Capital Times, Wellington, NZ p 5, "Toast master">