Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Thursday morning update



It's Garbage Day.
44 degrees and dry at 5:45 a.m.


FROST!
from Ed Abbe, received at 7:00 a.m.

The TWCNY Weather Forecast:

"Breezy and Cool Today, Frosty for Some Tonight?
A backdoor cold front will slip through this morning and produce quite a few clouds and possibly a passing shower/sprinkle or two.  Highs today will only make the low 60s, and probably fall a bit later this afternoon, despite sunshine developing.  Behind the front, a chilly, drier air mass will blow in on a north-northeast wind this afternoon and set us up for a near record cold night tonight that MAY result in frost for some away from the lakes and cities late tonight into the start of Friday.  The record low temperature for Syracuse Friday is 35 set back in 1959.  So if you have tender vegetation/flowers outside you may want to bring them in tonight or cover them up before going to bed tonight, otherwise you may lose, or experience damage to them. 
After the cold start Friday, tons of sun will shine and help push readings back into the low to mid 60s, and a bit of southerly breeze should develop too later in the day on the backside of high pressure. 
The weekend outlook is a much warmer one!  A warm front will scoot through Saturday morning with clouds and maybe a shower or two, and in it's wake a gusty southwest wind will blow, and temperatures will jump into the 70s for both Saturday and Sunday.  Unfortunately, come Sunday afternoon some showers and a few storms will likely move through with a strong cold front and really cool us off once again for late Sunday into the first part of next week, as fall officially arrives Monday evening at 10:29pm.  Highs early next week will likely only be within a few degrees of 60 with a few lake showers possible. "




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- IN MEMORIAM -

Thomas J. Joy
1952 - 2014

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Francis C. Cowen
1954 - 2014

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Loretta Anne Ford
1932 - 2014

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1928 - 2014

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IN THE NEWS

Front Page Headlines from
THE WATERVILLE TIMES

"Diversity Programs Discussed"
"Residents Upset With Dog Officer "
"That Is A Face"
"Calling All Irish"
"Book Tells Adirondack Stories"
"Local Primary Results"

To read more, please click HERE.

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From the Observer-Dispatch.

From the Observer-Dispatch.

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RIDING AROUND



The "talk of the town!" 
The  former Chinese restaurant on East Main Street is getting a much-needed makeover.

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Elsewhere, it's looking Hallowe'en-y!



At the Briggs' .....



... and their E. Bacon Street neighbors' .....




... and at Terry Meadows.

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At Alcotts' ......


Decisions; decisions.  Pumpkins, Corn Stalks, Mums and more Mums!

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HAPPENING SOON

At the Library

FRIDAY

Matinée Movie at 1:00


Director/choreographer Bob Fosse tells his own life story as he details the sordid life of Joe Gideon (Roy Scheider), a womanizing, drug-using dancer.

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PUBLIC STAR GAZING
from dusk to midnight
at the Barton-Brown Observatory
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19TH
Hosted by the Mohawk Valley Astronomical Society.

The Library will be Closed on Saturday.

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At WCS

THURSDAY

Emergency Bus Drill
Title I Meeting MPS Cafeteria - 6:00 p.m.
"Back to School" Night  6:30 p.m.

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WCS SPORTS


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SPECIAL EVENTS

The Biggest and Best

Click that link to find all of the information you need to have a grand time
ALL DAY SATURDAY!

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For the first time:
Special Handicap-Accessible Transportation
to Firemen's Field
will be available from the
MUNICIPAL HALL PARKING LOT!

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Don't forget your Lucky Leprechaun T-shirts
available at the Belfield Agency on West Main Street.

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OTHER EVENTS

Thursday



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SOUTHGATE MINISTRIES
127 E. Main Street, Waterville, N.Y. 
Invites you to:

"Mighty Wind Conference"  
(free of charge)
with Hart to Heart Ministries 
To be held Sept 19th, 20th, & 21st @ 7:00pm

Are you ready to hear and feel the power of God?
Come join us!

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SPECIAL NOTICE!

Regarding the proposed Putnam Street Zoning Change:

THERE WILL NOT BE A PUBLIC HEARING
or "Question / Answer Session"
at Village Hall 
NEXT MONDAY NIGHT.

Such a meeting will not take place until such time as
the Planning Board has received all the information that is required from Mr. Sullivan.  As of this morning - Wednesday - Mr. David O'Brien, Chairman of the Waterville Planning Board,  said that the Board is "still lacking two or three" essential items, one of which is the "Environmental Impact Statement."

When a date has been set for a Public Participatory Meeting 
of the Village Board and the Planning Board
it will be announced well in advance.

That will probably NOT happen until some time in October.

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Have a grand weekend, everyone!







Monday, September 15, 2014

Meeting Mix-up!


It's a little late, but I've just been told that tonight's open meeting at Village Hall isn't really tonight - it's NEXT WEEK!

"......  (someone) got the meetings mixed up. 
tonight is the Planning Board meeting 

Next Monday night is the open Board Meeting 
for the public !!"
Today is Garbage Day
It's 45.7 degrees at 5:00 a.m.

The morning weather forecast from TWCNY:

"A Quiet Start to the Week, Showers Return Tonight.
It is a chilly start today but highs should end up in the middle and upper 60s during the afternoon. Overall, it will be a rather pleasant day with sun and a few clouds.
Tonight and into Tuesday morning a front will work in from the west which will return scattered showers to the forecast. Those showers look to taper Tuesday afternoon with highs right around the mid 60s.
A weak disturbance may provide a passing shower Wednesday and Thursday; otherwise, we'll just continue to deal with cool conditions the rest of the week as temperatures will be unable to climb out of the 60s."


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FIRST THINGS FIRST:

There are two Special Announcements:

1.
At tonight's regularly scheduled Village Board Meeting 
at 7:00 P.M.
there will be a discussion about the 
proposed Zoning Change of the former 
"Putnam Hall" plot at the corner of
 Putnam Street and Conger Avenue  that would allow for the construction of up to three apartment buildings.

Those who would like to learn more about the project or have questions to ask the Board are urged to attend.

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2.


ADULT SPORTS BOOSTERS MEETING
Wednesday, 9/17 AT 8pm,  
following open house
In the High School Library

Parents of Varsity, JV & Modified athletes are encouraged to attend. Also open to any community members who would like to express their support of WCS athletics.
Any questions please call Jody Barnes, 725-5639.

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IN THE NEWS

The Utica Observer-Dispatch.

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IN THE MAIL

This grand view of the field of Sunflowers at the corner of 
Route 12 and Gorton Lake Road taken by Sharon Stiles.

Worth noting:  in order to take this picture of the 10' - 12' tall plants Sharon climbed first on top of her husband Tom's truck and THEN up a stepladder!
Unfortunately, no one thought to take a picture of her!

Thanks loads, Sharon!

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From Lou Langone, this picture of his own home-grown crop of Shitake Mushrooms.



"Eighteen months ago,  my mycology club had a project re: putting Shitake and Oyster spawn in logs.  After eighteen months of the logs in the shade and keeping them moist,   -success.  

Nice, delicious, and tender." 

(That's grand, Louie!) 


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Elsewhere



Wild apples are red!




A few of the swamp maples next to the Madison Street Pond are showing Fall color ......


............... there's a touch of gold on soybeans ......



 .... and an Autumn blush on hydrangeas.



More Fall colors are on display at the Landis Farm on Shanley Road......



............ at Merri-Rose Florist on West Main Street.....



........... and on doorways at this Madison Street home .....



..... and the Tanners' in Pleasant Valley.

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- COMING EVENTS -

WCS

WEDNESDAY

JR. / SR. HIGH SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE
6:30 p.m.

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Eighth Grade Parent Night

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WCS Sports


Waterville 3, Mount Markham 3 (2 OT)
Mount Markham (0-0-1, 2-2-1): Boris Ixlas 2-1, Ivan Delia 1-1, Davide Delia 0-1. Brad Litz 4 saves.
Waterville (0-1-1, 2-2-1): Brandon English 1-1, Joe Coffman 1-0, Logan Fallon 1-0, Josh McNamara 0-1, Austin Furner 0-1. Keith Prindle 8 saves.


Waterville 4 Westmoreland 1
Waterville (4-1-1, 1-1): Hannah Gray 2-0, Alexis Decker 1-0, Rylee Maxam 1-0, Sydney Cook 0-1, Sophia Fister 0-1, Miranda Stockbridge 0-1, Haylie Ferriter 0-1. Stephanie Williams 5 saves.
Westmoreland (0-2): Morgan Barber 1-0, Juliana Dardano 0-1. Julia DePietro 15 saves.





At the Library

MONDAY
There are no special activities today.

TUESDAY

Movie at 6:00 p.m.


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Craft2gether at 7:00 p.m.

Do you knit, crochet, bead, sew, stitch or do any other kind of handcraft? 
If you're crafty, this is the group for you. Chat, snack and meet your neighbors while you work on your craft, share your ideas and get another crafter's perception. Bring any project you're working on, or come just to be inspired. 
All levels of experience are welcome. 

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WEDNESDAY

Drop in Craft: Fall Trees
 2pm – 5pm

All ages can come to the library anytime during regular hours to make a fall tree with paint!

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FOR THE RECORD


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TUESDAY - "Green Waste Collection"

Have a great day, everyone!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

More News for Saturday


"NEWS FLASH!"


GALLAGHER'S CORN STAND IN SANGERFIELD IS

OPEN!

FYI Saturday morning


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- IN MEMORIAM -


1928 - 2014

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On behalf of his many patients and friends in Waterville,  
the "Huddle Blogger" extends our condolences to 
Dr. Francis Chabot and his family 
on the recent death of his father, Paul E. Chabot, age 97, 
of Wilton, New Hampshire.


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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Thursday morning update



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I've just hung my flag out. I hope you'll hang yours, too.


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- IN MEMORIAM -

Ernest W. Lince, Jr.

1940 - 2014

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It's Garbage Day.
66 degrees and dry at 5:30 a.m.

The TWCNY Weather Forecast:

"Windy & Turning Cooler Thursday, Remaining Unseasonably Cool Into Next Week


Later tonight, our attention will turn to a strong cold front, which will provide us with showers and some thunder late tonight through midday Thursday. In the wake of this front, a big cool down is expected for the end of the week and beyond.  Temperatures on Thursday should manage to climb into the low 70s, before dropping into the 60s during the afternoon. Thursday will also be windy with some developing sun during the afternoon.
The end of the week into the weekend will be unseasonably cool with highs in the low to mid 60s Friday through the first half of next week!  Some sun will shine Friday with some lake clouds around and possibly a shower to the west during the morning.  A wave of low pressure will ride up along a stalled front to the south and provide us with some showers for Saturday, but we should clear out nicely for Sunday."

  
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Here & There



Mike Tower has begun construction of a third residential building in what was once a gravel pit just beyond the Village limits on Madison Street.


Out near "Conger's Corners," the junction of Madison Street and Route 20, Dan Maine's Woodshop has new Autumn decorations thanks to his very clever wife, Marilyn.


Is that Stillman Wright of White Street up on the ladder getting ready to do some painting?




It could be painters at work on a lift at the Swanberg Home, built by George Putnam around 1880, or perhaps they're installing new "flashing."


On Putnam Street, Alan Tarbox & crew are now repairing woodwork on the former "Home for Homeless Ladies."

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In my mail I found the following unexpected note from Kris Eisenhut:

"I would like to thank all my customers for the past 3 years At The Kountry Kafe.  I have sold it. Myself and my family have no ties with the new owners. 
have met so many great people and enjoyed cooking for you all.
Thank you,  Kris Eisenhut   
P.S.    Going to warmer weather...."


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The famous Deansboro diner is now called "Kristen's Kountry Kafé" ...


... and here's the new owner, Kristen Jones.  No stranger to the customers, Kristen has been working there for about two years and just about everyone knows her sparkly smile!

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Jeff Reynolds, "the flying librarian" who delights us with aerial photographs of the Village -  like this, taken last week  -



 ............. spent all day Tuesday saying "No!" 

On Monday morning what was described as "a small plane" spent a good fifteen minutes circling Hanover and the Village "flying at a very low altitude."  Of course, most who saw - or heard - it wondered if it were Jeff and proceeded to ask if he'd been the pilot.  
The answer, however, was a firm "No!" And he added: 
"First, I wouldn't be flying any time that the Library is open.  I'd be here, at work!"
"Secondly, I never fly at an altitude less than 2,200 feet, and that's not what anyone watching from the ground would think was "low."


(No: it wasn't John Brouillette, either.)


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IN THE NEWS

Front Page Headlines from
THE WATERVILLE TIMES

"Back to Class"
"Cruise In Offers Day Of Fun, Activities"
"Stone Church Work Targets Windows"
"Apartment Complex Hearings Delayed"
"New Face At Curtis"
"Historical Marker To Be Unveiled"

To read more, please click HERE.

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IN THE MAIL

From Cindy Gallagher:

Creekside Community Outreach  Center    



(in the former "Creekside Cafe" in Oriskany Falls.)


PLEASE HELP!!!!!  
We are overflowing with winter clothing to put on the racks but there is no room! 

SAT. SEPT 13 AND SAT SEPT 20 
we will be holding FREE DAYS! 



ALL CLOTHING, SHOES AND BELTS WILL BE FREE!  
No limits! Come in and help us out.

New Items: Scrapbooking stickers, teen tops from Aeropastle, Justice, Hollister, a beautiful collection of porcelain dolls.

Open Tues. 10-4  Fri 10-6  Sat.10-4

Coat Giveaway: We are collecting coats, hat, mittens, etc. for a giveaway on Oct.18.

Outreach: Thanks to your patronage we were able to fill 78 backpacks with school supplies for area youth!

Food Sense: Food Sense is a monthly cooperative food buying program open to everyone. More info and sign ups are Thurs. Sept. 11 at the Library from 3:30-5.

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COMING EVENTS

At WCS

"Patriot Day Remembrance Day Ceremony"
Thursday at 8:45 a.m.

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WCS SPORTS
For more events, please click HERE.

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At the Library

THURSDAY

"American Girl Club" at 6:00 p.m.

Ages 5-10 | Sign Up
Girls can bring any doll and we'll make a craft each month. 
If time allows we'll read a short story or a few chapters of a book. 
September Craft: Back to School Crafts

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FRIDAY

"Story Hour" at 11:00 a.m.

Ages 1-4
Bring your kids to the library for stories, songs, crafts and friends!

September 12th  – All about the library.

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Movie Matinée at 1:00


"The greatest criminal minds of all time have finally met their match!"

"An eccentric, if not charming Southern professor and his crew pose as a classical ensemble in order to rob a casino, all under the nose of his unsuspecting but sharp old landlady."

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On other days, add Pat Hughes's Farm Stand on Route 12B just south of Deansboro to your list of nearby places to find really good fresh food - and flowers, too!

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Patrons of the Farmers Market have seen many of Julie Urtz' designs and creations at the "Nymphe Moon" tent, and now they can see a selection of her paintings and drawings in the hallway gallery of the Waterville Public Library.

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COUNTING DOWN

Only 10 Days Until "Cruise-in"


Do you have your new T-shirt?

Available at the Belfield Agency for $8.00


There's a new sign at the end of the Park that lists all "Cruisein'" events, but unless you're standing right in front of it, it's hard to read.  You'll find the same information and much, much more on the Cruisein' website, here:


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Have a great weekend, everyone!