Tuesday, September 30, 2014

(Sorry!  Some of this is out of order and I still have more things to post, but I was interrupted very early this morning by a 
pleasant and welcome invitation to
Go Out For Breakfast!)

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It's another beautiful day!
53 degrees and sunny at 8:00 a.m.

The TCNY Weather Forecast:
"Risk for a Shower, Still Warm.
A weak from will be close by so this afternoon will also be partly sunny and temperatures are expected to end up above average once again with highs in the 70s.
A few clouds and a couple of showers will linger into Wednesday and then a drier air mass should build in by Thursday. Temperatures will continue to top out in the 70s through the rest of the week but the forecast calls for a big cool down this weekend as highs drop back into the 50s and 60s!"


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While many of us are roaming country roads looking for the most perfect views of brilliant Autumn foliage and cleaning out our tired-looking flower beds, the residents of the Schoolhouse Apartments on Stafford Avenue - formerly the Waterville Central School, built in 1930-31 -  and fortunate visitors, like me, are still enjoying the outdoor Summertime "oasis" of the Courtyard Garden - once the school Gymnasium!


The first view, from the hallway, is inviting ...........


..........  and once "outdoors," sitting on the Courtyard balcony, the view of the garden is delightful.


It was the Garden's volunteer "Chief Gardener," Virginia Sparks,  above, who tends the plants both here and around the sign in front of the building, who invited me to visit this wonderful Secret Garden. Along with the Lally Memorial Garden behind the Waterville Public Library, this surely must be one of the Village's "hidden treasures"!

Thank you, Virginia!

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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT
from Cindy Gallagher for the
Creekside Community Outreach Center in Oriskany Falls.

SATURDAY  OCT.4  10-12   
"FREE PUMPKIN TO EACH CHILD WHO BRINGS IN AN ITEM FOR THE WATERVILLE FOOD PANTRY. WE WILL BE SETUP RIGHT OUTSIDE THE THRIFT STORE. 
THESE ARE VERY LARGE PUMPKINS SO BE SURE THERE IS AN ADULT TO CARRY THEM."

STOP IN AND SEE OUR SELECTION OF HALLOWEEN COSTUMES AND FALL DECORATIONS. WE ALSO HAVE A CHRISTMAS DISPLAY NOW."

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And now -- your October
CALENDARS.

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WCS - October 2014

For Interactive Calendar, please click HERE.

WCS SPORTS


SPECIAL EVENTS

Music Boosters Meeting Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.

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The WCS DRAMA CLUB
presents
Friday, October 10
Saturday, October 11
7:30 p.m.

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WATERVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY

For Interactive Calendar, please click HERE.

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Happening this Week

WEDNESDAY
"Drop-in Craft"  2:00 - 5:00
"All ages can stop into the library to make Autumn Tree sculptures out of paper bags."

FRIDAY
Matinée Movie at 1:00

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THE VILLAGE OF WATERVILLE

For Municipal Directory, please click HERE.

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Waterville Book Discussion Group
Wednesday, Oct. 22
- from Doris Stephan


"Folksy and fresh, endearing and affecting, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg,  is the now-classic novel of two women in the 1980:  of gray-headed Mrs. Threadgoode telling her life story to Evelyn, who is in the sad slump of middle age. From this modest beginning develops  a story of love, laughter and even an occasional murder. 

"Join the Waterville Book Discussion Group on Wednesday, October 22, at 12 noon in the Meeting Room at the Waterville Public Library. Bring your lunch, we will provide coffee, tea and dessert.  After lunch, we will be viewing the movie which starred Kathy Bates, Jessica  Tandy,  Mary Stuart  Masterson, Mary Louis Parker and Cecily Tyson. You can order a copy of the book by calling the library at 841 4651."


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Come back this evening!

Monday, September 29, 2014

For the Record!

Just a quick blog post before I head out to find more pictures to let you know that
You don't need to travel far!


At the Cleary residence on Fuess-Cleary Road.


A favorite view any time of the year.


On Fairgrounds Road.


The "Wheel Days" backdrop.


Another field of Sunflowers
just a few hundred feet south of the junction of Swamp Road and Route 12 in North Brookfield.


Judging from photographs posted on Facebook, yesterday, the colors in this swamp just south of Paris Green on Doolittle Road are as bright now as they were on the 20th.

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A Personal Note

There's a famous quotation - "a day that will live in infamy" - from a memorable speech given by President Franklin D. Roosevelt following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.


To me, Dale Meszler, and Mabel Bushee, those words could well describe the long-awaited delivery and placement of the Memorial Bandstand Monument on September 29, 2010.

It should have been a wonderful event, but it wasn't!

This flashback is for Dale and Mabel!


We need a "reunion"!

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If you haven't read the Saturday blog post, scroll down.
I'll be back later with your October Calendars, etc.

It's another grand Autumn day - do enjoy it!

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Saturday Special!


TO KIM HOLIC!

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and also,

Happy 16th Birthday to GOOGLE,
without which this blog would (probably) not be possible!

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It's time to start "Leaf-peeping"and you won't need to go far!



Maples throughout the Village and in the surrounding countryside have begun to "turn." 



Canada Geese are flying, but this gaggle picked out a fine spot - next to Madison Street -  for an overnight rest.




Virginia Keith posted her photograph of Nine Mile Swamp, probably taken from Kelly Road, on the Town of Brookfield Historical Society's Facebook page.


Farther afield, Dave and Pat McNamara sent this picture that they took yesterday of the Moose River not far from McKeever.

(Thank you!) 


I recognize those rocks and remember taking this photo a year or two ago!

For WKTV's Fall Foliage Report and Map,
please click HERE.

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Up in Remsen, today and tomorrow, it's the 35th annual

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REMINDERS


THE TOWN OF BROOKFIELD HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Honors Author Maurice Hindus

"Ride the bus from the North Brookfield Community Hall 
 at 10:00 - leaving at 10:15 AM 

or come to the dedication at 10:30 at 2255 Faulkner Road.

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Also in Brookfield ......

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It's Pumpkin Time, too, and there's no shortage of them this year!


There are plenty to choose from at the Pryputniewicz's, north of Waterville on Route 12.


The Moshers' on Barker Road at the foot of Grant Hill.


The Landis Farm, on Shanley Road ....



... and at Alcott's, of course!


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Elsewhere .......





While scraping and calking continue at Morgan's Hardware Store on West Main Street, "Main Street Liquors" has been painted!



You'll find that travelling on Putnam Street and Babbott Avenue South is sort of rough and rumbly, but it's a good sign: smooth new pavement is coming soon!


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While you're riding around, head in the driveway to the Marshall Township Garage to look at the new Salt Storage Building that's being built there! Looks huge, doesn't it?

My thanks to Don Hinman for these photographs!

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At 8:00 a.m., Saturday morning, it's 47 degrees and SUNNY!
Enjoy the weekend, everyone!

I'm going to be doing a fair amount of sightseeing, myself, for the next day or two, so here are a few 
COMING EVENTS
to start the week.

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WCS SPORTS


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At the Library
There are no special activities scheduled for Monday.

TUESDAY AT 7:00

"Craft2gether"


More when it happens!

Thursday, September 25, 2014


It's 50 degrees and dry at 5:30 a.m.

The TWCNY Weather Forecast:

Extra Clouds Today, Beautiful this Weekend.
A system on the coast will bring some changes for today. This system will throw some extra clouds our way, but for now, the forecast looks dry. Most end up partly sunny and seasonably warm with highs in the upper 60s to just above 70 degrees. 

High pressure is expected to regain control Friday and should continue to dominate straight through the weekend. This will set us up for a great stretch of weather as temperatures top out in the mid 70s with plenty of sun.


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IN THE NEWS

Front Page Headlines From
THE WATERVILLE TIMES

"Cruisin’ Into Waterville"
"Board Discusses County Plowing"
"No Decision Yet On Apartment Complex"
"Seaman Graduates"
"Waterville Native Hired"
"Coordinator Named"

To read more, please click HERE

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From WKTV.

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SPECIAL EVENT

September 26 - 28
at the Madison County Fairgrounds
Brookfield, NY.
Click HERE for Full Event Schedule!

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"THE MARSHALL HISTORICAL SOCIETY
will be at the Deansboro Town Hall
on Saturday, September 27 from 10:00 a.m. - Noon 
to sell our beautiful Historic Marshall Township Map.

 The 11x17 map is on sale for $10.00. 
 Hope to see you Saturday!

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THE TOWN OF BROOKFIELD HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Honors Author Maurice Hindus


"Maurice Hindus was a writer who used his experience as a young farm hand on a North Brookfield farm as the basis for several books. He loved and admired the characters he came to know in Brookfield. We'll be dedicating a roadside marker to him this Saturday the 27th. 

"Ride the bus from the North Brookfield Community Hall 
 at 10:00 - leaving at 10:15 AM 
or come to the dedication at 10:30 at 2255 Faulkner Road.

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WCS SPORTS

Recent Score: Girls' Soccer

WATERVILLE 10, HAMILTON 1 

Waterville (4-2, 7-2-1): Hannah Gray 2-0, Rylee Maxam 2-0, Sophia Cister 2-0, Shannon Strohmeyer 0-2, Molly Suba 1-0, Sydney Cook 1-0, Alexis Decker 0-1, Nora Gray 0-1. Stephanie Williams 2 saves. 

Hamilton (0-4, 0-7): Skye Rose 1-0. Izzy Schaller 10 saves. 

COMING EVENTS

For details and more events, please see DigitalSports.

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AT THE LIBRARY

(As of 5:30 a.m., I'm unable to access the MidYork / Waterville Public Library Websites. "Error establishing a database connection." All I can give you right now is this snip from the WPL Calendar and some information found on the WPL Facebook Page.)


Taking a guess - the Friday Movie Matinée at 1:00 must be


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"The Dairy Princess will be at the library this Friday @ 3:30pm. Kids of all ages can visit the library and listen to a story and meet her adorable calf."




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In the Library Garden

"Late Bloomers"
by Jeff Reynolds.




Hibiscus and Hydrangea.

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Elsewhere ......

more hydrangeas, in the St. Bernard's Cemetery and at the 
Cemetery in Sangerfield.



 

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Purple Asters and Goldenrod decorate fields and roadsides ......


......  "Buckeyes" are falling ......


...............  and walkers are heading for the Marshall Trail.

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Wondering where to go this weekend?

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If you're staying in town do look that the "old" Chinese Restaurant on East Main Street.  The one-day "make-over" has made a wonderful difference!  (Now for the windows?)
I'm sorry that I don't have a new photograph to show you.



Work of several sorts continues on the George Putnam Home (also remembered as the "Home for Homeless Ladies") on Putnam Street.



We can now see that the new colors on the brackets and dentils match those of the slates on the roof.


On West Main Street, two "lifts" are being employed by men who appear to be scraping and prepping the brickwork before painting.

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All in all, there's plenty to see and do, so 
have a great weekend !