Monday, January 17, 2011

A bitter 4.6 degrees at 7:00 a.m. 2.7 w/sunshine at 7:45!

Today we honor


and remember

John P. Sigsbee
1987 - 2008


Today's Observer-Dispatch notes the death on January 15th of

Theresa McNamara Nelson, of Waterville.


The morning weather forecast from WKTV: "Bundle up today, as many of us start out below zero this morning. High pressure will put an end to lake effect snow showers and clouds as we head through the course of the morning. Sunshine but chilly this afternoon.

A storm system brings clouds to the area tonight. Temperatures will actually rise throughout the overnight. Light snow is possible before daybreak.

The center of this storm is expected to pass well to the east. The heaviest precipitation falls across New England yet again. For Central New York, a mix of light snow and sleet is in the cards, with generally light accumulations. More light snow on Wednesday.

We do get a break from the cold by Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon, with temperatures in the 30s. Back to cold weather again by Thursday."


Girls' Basketball - Friday;

Sherburne-Earlville 61, |Waterville 47
Cassie Beaver had a career-high 24 points and nine rebounds and Bridget Irwin had 15 points, 12 steals, 10 rebounds and six assists as Sherburne-Earlville remained unbeaten in CSC II play. Katie Buell and Jessica Zogby scored 14 points each for Waterville.
Waterville 9 13 10 15 — 47
Sherburne 13 14 15 19 — 61
Waterville: Jenna Fallon 7, Katie Buell 14, Dylanne Hodge 4, Siobhan Fitzgerald 2, Kristen Kochanowski 2, Jessica Zogby 14, Lauren Homer 4. Totals: 19-6-47.
Sherburne-Earlville (5-0, 8-2): Briana Vibbard 2, Jordan VanAlthuis 6, Caitlynn Adams 14, Bridget Irwin 15, Cassie Beaver 24. Totals: 21-14-61.
3-point goals: Waterville 3 (Buell 2, Fallon), Sherburne 3 (VanAlthuis 2, Adams).
JV: Waterville, 39-27.

Saturday - Boys' Basketball

Waterville 58, Clinton 47
Jordan Henderson scored 17 points, Jacob Murray added 12 points, and Nick Zielinski had 10 rebounds to lead Waterville to the nonleague win.
Clinton 8 16 10 13 — 47
Waterville 9 12 22 15 — 58
Clinton (0-5, 2-6): Will Smiegal 10, Rich Maxam 8, Devin Cornelius 12, Mike Hayduk 1, Onyejuruwa 3, P.J. Ziemba 3, Lehman 9.
Waterville (3-2, 6-4): Derek Schmidt 2, Jacob Murray 12, Jared Henderson 9, Jordan Henderson 17, Pat Zenon 5, Greg Elliot 4, Jake Perrin 7, Nick Zielinski 2.
3-point goals: Clinton 5 (Smiegal, Ziemba, Lehman 3); Waterville 4 (Ja. Henderson, Jo. Henderson, Zenon, Perrin).



Details about the Annual


From Mary Beth Plourde: "Collections of gently used CLEAN clothing, toys, household items will begin January 22nd and continue through Wednesday January 26th.

Please leave items in the designated area in the basement of the Church.
We will not accept any computers, exercise equipment or Televisions.

The give-away is sponsored by the Waterville Food Pantry, Waterville Senior Citizens and the Social Action Committee of St. Bernard's Church. The give away is open to the public and there is no limit on the quantity of items people may take away. In addition to clothing there will also be small household items, bedding, kitchen items, shoes and toys.

The give-away opens Friday, January 28, 9-12 & 4-6 and
Saturday January 29th 9-12.

The giveaway is held in the basement of St. Bernard's Church, 199 Stafford Avenue.


(Click the image for the full-size PDF.)

Most of the photographs taken during the Candee Block Fire show Clinton's aerial ladder truck: Travis Bauer sent me that photograph and two more, assuring me that the Clinton Fire Department was not still using the old beauty. In fact, they recently traded in a twenty-five year old model for this:

(No more open cab!)


This is not really the twentieth anniversary of the Candee fire: not til the following week or so was it realized that the date on the newspaper pages had not been changed: these events happened in 1982.



My husband also took hundreds of pictures during the fire, and he was most determined that he was not going to miss this shot! He got it - and just a few minutes later he was back at the house in the Hollow, closing the door to the darkroom he'd built in 1971 in a pantry broom closet!


No: I don't use the Broom Closet Darkroom!

(If anyone would like the enlarger I'd be glad to let them have it!)

Usually I just ride around looking for views that record the "state of the Village" or give our "snow birds" in Florida something to chirp about!

In the winter of 1871, when the Village Diner was George M. Bright's General Store, a photographer would not have had the chemicals to produce such a cold-weather image.

And he certainly wouldn't have believed that anyone sitting at a computer (whatever that might be!) would be able to add snow, bare handed, with a storm machine paintbrush called Photoshop!


Nor would George Bright and his customers have known that these behemouths were called snowplows! On Saturday, they were everywhere;

........ as were these strange little horseless conveyances!

Even the DPW's search for a leak in a water main on Stafford Avenue would have perplexed onlookers: water lines were not installed in the Village until 1888!

(I'm not totally convinced that those were "the good old days!")



Have a good day, everyone!

Stay Warm!


Need a change of scenery?

It's Tennis Time in Australia!

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