Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Thursday morning update

It's Garbage Day.
44 degrees and dry at 7:30 a.m.

The TWCNY Weather Forecast:

"Cool and Mainly Dry, Getting Cold!
We start with some lake effect showers and clouds. It will be a damp morning and a dry afternoon for most. Its cool but not cold to start and this afternoon most stay in the 40s to near low 50s.
We wait for a larger system to arrive for Halloween, this will bringing showers around or just after trick-or-treating. After the showers work through, much colder air arrives for the weekend in the 40s and even some spots in the upper 30s.  "


- In Memoriam -

Gilbert A. Strong, Sr.

1929 - 2014


Lawrence J. Farber, Jr.

1950 - 2014



Front page Headlines from

"League Champions (photo)"
"Fall Sports Seasons Wrap Up"
"Village Awards Bid For New Sign"
"Who Is Missing A Postcard From Vatican?"
"Election Dinner Set"
"Scouting For Food"
"Election Day is Nov. 4"

To read more, please click HERE.



I've been hoping that someone would recognize one of the Hallowe'en Party-goers c. 1974, and Sheri Salm Brennan sent me an Email, yesterday, that read "It's Me!"

She added that her cousin, Ricky Martin, was "Casper the Friendly Ghost," so I dug a little deeper ...........

.... and here's a picture of both of them!

(Thanks, Sheri!)


From Brenda Gates, President of the PTA at
the Memorial Park School, an Email
introducing a new, fun, PTA Fundraiser:

Check out "Fun Pasta," now!


Here & There

Are you watching Matt Jurczak's pumpkin display grow?

Other Displays to see ...

 At the Edick home on Brothertown Road, the entire yard is filled with home-crafted decorations ....

 ............ and there's barely a square foot of space left at the Frosts' on Route 315 across from California Road!


Main Street Make-overs Continue.

Finishing touches are being put on the woodwork around the entryway at Main Street Liquors ....

......... and the West side of the Uptown Salon building has been painted. Now we know: it will be olive green.

 The "eyebrows" above windows of the Gethel residence on Putnam Street have an attractive new "painted lady" effect that shows off the Victorian detailing.

Fields and Roadsides 

Milkweed pods have opened ...... 

... and even on gray days the berries of swamp-dwelling Black Alder bushes are bright.



(Throw Back Thursday!)

The Topeka Capital-Journal, c. 1966.
My daughter, Allison Brown Methe, a descendant of the Towne family of Salem / Danvers, Massachusetts, two of whose earlier members -  Mary Esty and Rebecca Nourse - were hung for Witchcraft in 1692!


Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

Pumpkin Lighting and
at Memorial Park School.



- Friday -

The Library will close at 4:00 p.m. on Friday.


in the Village of Waterville.
5:30 - 7:30 p.m. on Friday.


Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
at the Waterville Municipal Hall.


Saturday night or early Sunday morning!



 Please click on the image to enlarge the view.


The Village of Waterville


Waterville Central School
 (For interactive calendar, please click HERE.)
Sorry, but I cannot link to November so you will have to advance the calendar yourself.)


The Waterville Public Library

(For interactive calendar, please click HERE.)



It's that time of year again!! 

This year's Parade of Lights will be held on 
Friday, November 28, at 6:30 p.m. 

The theme this year is "A Whoville Christmas," 
so bring the Grinch and join us on Main Street! 
We are looking for floats and vendors. 

Please contact a committee member with any questions.
Jen and Don Neff, Kathy and Doc Upcraft, Megan Upcraft, 
Diane Marceau, Scott Whitehead, Angela Plante, Sandy Manion, and Lisa Belfield.




Hallowe'en 2008


Blog "hits" this week.



Cleared for take-off!

Enjoy your weekend, everyone!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Division III Champions

The 2014 Tri Valley Pop Warner Waterville Jr Pee Wee Eagles. 
They won Sunday 26-6 beating out Dolgeville 
and will move on to Regionals on November 15th. 



Another masterpiece from Jody Hildreth!
"If you have a moment, click on this link and vote for my pumpkin - the middle one. I would greatly appreciate it as the prize would help me with my wildlife photography."

(I voted!)

And here's another Jody special ....

"One of my favorite things to do since I was a kid.  When I was young I might only get one pumpkin to carve each year, so I practiced on apples.  Somehow, I learned to hollow out an apple with a steak knife then practice my simple faces and lit them up with birthday candles."



Meanwhile, on Sanger Avenue, 
all eyes are once again on the front yard of #188 ......

........  where the first of about 300 Jack o' Lanterns, carved by Matt Jurczak and his crew, are now on display.

Watch for more!!


Do you remember?


Have a good day, everyone!

With great sadness ....

... and my deepest sympathy.


Rest in Peace

1972 - 2014


Sunday, October 26, 2014

Sunday for Monday


WCS Girls' Soccer - Final Score


The TWCNY Weather Forecast:

"Highs will only manage the low 50s, but the winds will make it feel like the 40s all day.  
Any lingering lake showers tonight will slowly diminish, as high pressure slowly builds in with drier air late tonight and especially Monday.  Lows will drop to within a few degrees of 40 by sunrise Monday morning.  Any lingering lake clouds to kick off Monday should clear out pretty nicely, and allow for a decent amount of sun with highs well up into the 50s.  It will be a pretty nice start to the week. 
Monday night a warm front will swing through with clouds and possibly a shower or two.  In the wake of the warm front, a gusty southwest wind will usher in an unseasonably warm 70 something air mass during the day Tuesday, plus we will see some sun!  Late Tuesday into Tuesday night, a cold front will make it's presence felt with clouds and showers.  Behind the cold front, a more seasonable air mass will blow in for Wednesday with highs returning to the 50s under some sun.  
After Wednesday it will turn colder as we head into Halloween and the weekend, and if our forecast models are correct, wet snow could fly and possibly accumulate for some next weekend.  There's still a lot of time for the forecast to change for Halloween and next weekend, but right now it looks pretty spooky."


- In Memoriam -

1915 - 2014



-With thanks to Dave McNamara, who sent these two rare photographs of a unique Historic Site in Stockwell:

Hidden in a hedgerow, the "outhouse" behind the former one-room schoolhouse in Stockwell .  The little building's usefulness probably ceased when the School was absorbed into the Waterville Central School District, formed in 1929, if not several years earlier.

(Thank you, Dave!)


- and from Jeff Reynolds, this photograph of the front doorway of the old Methodist Church on White Street ...

.......... with additional thanks to creative artists Pat and Mike!


Now Appearing on Lawnscapes


"Hamilton Winter Farmers Market Seeking Vendors"

Parry's will host an indoor winter farmers market the 3rd Saturday of each month, 8am-12noon, November - April. Applications for vendors are available by calling or e-mailing 
Parry's 315-824-0002






There are no in-house special events on Monday and Tuesday.

- Wednesday - 

School Board Meeting at 6:30



- Monday -

High School Homeschool Art - 1:00 p.m.


- Tuesday -

Movie at 6:00 p.m.


"Craft2gether" at 7:00 p.m.


- Wednesday -

Elementary/Middle School Homeschool Art - 1:00


"Drop-in Craft" 2:00 - 5:00

"All Ages can come to the library anytime during regular library hours to make masking tape mummies."



The annual Rotary Halloween Party 
begins 6:30 PM on Thursday Oct 30th at MPS,
 following the pumpkin lighting.  
It is intended for children in pre-K through grade 5.  
There will be goodie bags, games, apples, cider and donuts, 
and music by Don Brown.  
Parents are welcome to watch and admire the costumes.  
The event ends at 8 PM. 


"Trick or Treating"
in the Village of Waterville

Friday the 31st from 5:30 - 7:30.


8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Waterville Municipal Hall


Waterville Rotary Club Hallowe'en Party
pictures from the "Broom Closet Photos" archives,
probably from the early 1970s.

Anyone you recognize?

Watch for more Hallowe'en photos throughout the week!