Sunday, March 30, 2014

Monday a.m. update

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It's Garbage Day and
30 degrees at 6:30 Monday morning.

I was going to post a picture of my back yard as it looks this morning,  but I decided that that would have been cruel.

(It's all WHITE out there!)

In fact, when Jeff Reynolds looked out of the big window at the Library yesterday afternoon and saw this, he wrote: 
"Spare Us!" 

Just focus on the forecast.

The Monday morning Weather Forecast from TWCNY:

"Warmer and Quiet, Mild Start to April.

Look for any precipitation to wind down this morning, with brighter skies emerging during the afternoon. It will be al ittle breezy, wamrer and quiet. Highs in the 40s.

Tuesday will likely be the nicest day of the week. High temperatures will flirt with 60 in some spots. A cool front will move through late Tuesday night and knock temperatures back down to seasonable levels for the middle of the week.

A lingering shower will also be possible Wednesday."



From the Observer-Dispatch.

Sunday Ride-around

It was drippy and foggy, around noontime.  There were a few customers at Morgan's, on West Main Street ......

.............. and on East Main Street cars belonging to parishioners of SouthGate Ministries and The Waterville Baptist Church lined both sides of the street.

North of the Village, fog hung around the old maples at Hanover Green .....

... and this was the view looking farther North past Sally and Fredolyn's place!

At least the stone wall at the top of Grant Hill was recognizable even if West Hill, in the distance, was not!


High Water!

At the Dugway, south of Clinton.

The Sangerfield River was 'way out of its banks at Loomis Road, too.

 Although Big Creek was not producing its usual Springtime roar and there was no flooding at the usual spots - at the Rt. 12 underpass, on Osborn Avenue or Conger Ave. - it appeared to have flowed over its banks across from Elaine Peterson's just enough to wash out some soil around Norm Cowen's Fisherman's Chair!


"Are you sure that we're in the right place?"

Waiting for more snow and ice to melt, two pairs of Canada Geese explored the pond next to Madison Street just beyond the Moon residence.



Waterville Central School

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Waterville Public Library

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For Village Calendar and Website, please click HERE.



-----------  AT WCS  ---------

Music Booster Meeting at 7:00 on Tuesday

Sports Events Begin on Wednesday!



Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.

Knit 2gether


Wednesday at 6:00 p.m.

Walking Group



ANYONE wishing to stretch their food dollars can participate. The cost of the package is $15.50 and participants pre-pay with cash, EBT card, local check, credit/debit card at the time of order. Sign ups are the first Wednesday of the Month at the Village Hall from 12-1, during the Senior Luncheon.  See Debra Atkinson.  The first Thursday of the month you may sign up at the Library from 4:30-5:30 and ask for Jane. You may also call Debra Atkinson at 750-5785 within the first week of the month to place your order.  Pick-up is generally the third week of the month on Fridays at Southgate Ministries Church at 10 o’clock in the morning. 

Projected List for April - $15.50
(Subject to Change)

Additional Specials Available.


FRIDAY the 4th


APRIL 5:  

The Second Annual
(Click to learn more!)




April 13

The Barton Hose Company's 59th Annual
at the Deansboro Fire House
12 noon - 3:00 p.m.

Adults: $10.00 
Children 5 - 12:  $5.00 (in dining area only.)
Children under 5:  FREE (in dining area only.)

Family style Seating
Take-outs Available, Adult Size Only.

Homemade Apple Pie!

(The Pie Prep Pros turned out 185 Pies on Saturday!)



April 19 at Harding Nursing Home





Back on Wednesday morning
unless something blog-worthy happens before then.

Enjoy Spring, everyone!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

It's Garbage Day, again

16.5 degrees and overcast at 7:00 a.m.

Here is the WKTV Weather Forecast:

"Sunshine gives way to clouds today as the next weather system approaches from the west.  After a cold start, temperatures will return into the mid 30s late this afternoon.
Cloudy skies tonight with rain, briefly mixing with snow, sleet, freezing rain.  A few slick spots are expected north and east of Utica, where the snow and sleet will last until about midnight.  Lows in the low 30s.
Warmer weather will finally arrive in Central New York tomorrow, with highs in the mid to upper 40s.  Cloudy skies with rain for most of the afternoon.
Much more seasonable temperatures are expected for the weekend and early next week.  Rain returns Saturday night along with high elevation snow.  Mild on Monday, with highs near 50."



From the Observer-Dispatch


Seen on Facebook, 
Posted by Jack Brouillette

"Got Bibb? Fresh, locally, grown lettuce in March? 

 The Waterville Indoor Farmers Market (Thursday 3/27 from 2 to 6 pm+) will have Boston Lettuce (Bibb) grown by Z's Nutty Ridge Farm, Dawn grows this along with Pok Choy, Romaine and Microgreens in her greenhouse with passion and conviction! JB liked it so much that they will have it on hand at the market...........The living lettuce. Learn and listen to the story at the market."




At the Library

"Get Arty" at 6:00 p.m.

Ages 7-12 | Sign Up at 841-4651

We’ll learn a little about Jackson Pollock and then paint like him!


Friday Movie Matinée at 1:00


Artist's Reception at 3:00 on Friday

While you're in the Library, check out the new curtains on the "stage" in the Activities Room!



 This will be the second "Maple Weekend" in the area.






Next Tuesday is TRASH COLLECTION day.

While you're getting ready to throw away discards, remember that "one man's trash is another man's treasure" and set aside some items for 
The Waterville Rotary Club's June Auction!

They're collecting:

Glass, dishes, furniture, small appliances, tools, sporting goods, yard items, etc.

For information or to arrange pick up.  Call Scott at 841-4175.


Yesterdays Photos

I took very few pictures, yesterday, and nearly all of those were dominated by this:

Dirty Snow!

But things may change over the weekend and perhaps I'll even find ...

Snow Drops!


Have a good weekend everyone!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

BD Special plus Library Walkers postponed - again!



It was a good idea, but ......

...  once again, due to unpleasant weather, the new Walkers' Group gathering originally scheduled for last Wednesday and then Today has been postponed until NEXT WEEK!


It's Recyclable Collection Day
21.7 Degrees at 5:30 a.m.

The morning Weather Forecast from TWCNY:
"Blustery and Cold,  Warmer for the End of the Week.

Today we will keep a couple of flurries or a snow shower in the forecast but you're more likely to notice the cold and blustery conditions. Highs will only range from 20 to 25 degrees with wind chills generally in the single digits.

Luckily, this unseasonably cold air mass doesn't stick around for long. Despite the extra clouds on Thursday and scattered showers Friday, we should end the work week with temperatures climbing close to 50 degrees! Highs will temporarily drop back into the 40s this weekend (due to the passage of a cold front) before another warm up takes place early next week."



From WKTV.
From the Observer-Dispatch


Front Page Headlines from

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"A Championship Year"
"Work Begins on Stone Church "
"BCS Board Picks Filter System"
"Augusta Passes Fracking Ban"
"No Surprises In Elections"
"Babies And Other Stuff"

To read more, please click HERE.


It's time for the


The Brothertown Scholarship Fund assists students of Waterville Central School with academic scholarships.  Our mission is to raise money which is used to assist WCS seniors with their college expenses.  We began in 1992 by awarding fourteen seniors $52.80 each.  Over the past twenty-one years, we have been able to award a total of over $145,175 in scholarships.  Some of this money comes from individual memorial scholarships which we manage, and the remainder comes from the interest income generated from this annual endowment fund drive.  Any amount of money you can donate is greatly appreciated.

To read more and to Donate, please click HERE.


Recent Sightings 

Seen on Monday, a familiar sight: Dan Ford waving from his Frontier truck.  If you're lucky, you'll have one more chance to swap waves with him - next Monday - but after that and after 41 years, Dan will be driving life "Retired!"

Congratulations, Dan!


We keep having sudden snow showers ......

............. grounding geese by the hundreds at ponds like this, at Lyon's Mills.......

...............  and building up the snowbank between Valley Road and this Fishermen's Bench next to the Oriskany Creek.


These two recent views of the Library at dusk were sent to me by Jeff Reynolds.

(Thank you, Jeff!)



At the Library

The Cat in the Hat is visiting Waterville!
 Can you guess where he is each week?

Week #1

Week #2

Where will he be this week?
Each week we’ll have a photo up in the library of the Cat in the Hat somewhere in Waterville. Kids can stop into the library and put their guesses into a fishbowl! 
Each week two lucky children will win a Dr.Seuss book! 


Walking Group - 6:00 p.m.

Join us for a high comradery, low pressure group who just want to get out and walk. We'll meet each Wednesday, explore some walking routes in town together [at our own paces], and maybe organize some trips for trail walking, even ADK hikes...
Eventually- we'll base this group around your wants and needs. 

Put on your sneaks and come along!



Vendors may actually stay until a bit AFTER 6:00 to accommodate shoppers who are just getting home from work!



I had mean to post this photo on Monday:

It was twenty years ago on March 23 that the roof of the big old early-1800s sawmill / piano factory / barn in Whiskey Hollow gave way under three feet of heavy, wet snow!

Thank you, Allstate!


Have a good day everyone!