Tuesday, January 25, 2011

It a lot warmer, this morning!

Yesterday afternoon WKTV's meteorologists predicted that: "Clouds move back in with widespread light snow arriving later this evening and continuing overnight. The clouds will prevent temperatures from tumbling overnight, and in fact we'll likely see readings rise into the teens by daybreak."

They were right: it's 18.9 degrees at 7:00 A.M.

Today's forecast: "Light snow fell overnight, producing a light accumulation. Some slick spots for the morning commute. Light snow will exit most of the area this morning with a return to mostly cloudy skies. Lingering lake effect snow north of the Mohawk Valley, with perhaps another inch or two of accumulation. Temperatures climb into the upper 20s to near 30 by late this afternoon.

High pressure noses in for a bit on Wednesday. A mix of sunshine and clouds with highs again near 30 degrees. A storm passing to the south may bring a few extra clouds Wednesday night along with some lake effect on Thursday."



From Jeff Reynolds, a cold-looking, but lovely view that he labeled,
"Source of the Susquehanna. Sunset, 22 January."


Patty Ford has sent me a slew of photographs that she took last Saturday during the Eastern Region Cub Scout Gold Nugget Derby which was sponsored by Pack 23 and took place at the Oriskany Fall’s Firemen’s Field.

"The Gold Nugget Derby is a fun outdoors event for all Cub Scouts. A Gold Nugget Derby is reminiscent of the days when many of the early settlers put down the plow and grabbed a pick ax and headed to Alaska to strike it rich. Dog Sleds replaced the horse and wagons as the main form of transportation. The Cub Scouts participated in many fun Alaskan themed events which include some of the following activities: Panning for Gold, Iditarod Race, Whale Fishing, Anything but a Sled Race, Big Foot race, Alaskan Golf, Snow Sculpture, and Polar Bear Tug."

The "Anything But a Sled" course was on the hill behind the Fire House and the rules clearly stated: "No snow boards!"

Getting ready for the "Big Foot Race"

Totem Pole Snow Sculptures

Totem Prizes for each event were crafted by Mr. Mark Mowrey, left.

The Food concession was supplied by members of Troop 108.

Ultimate Golf!

A young fisherman lands his whale!


Thanks, Patty!



In yesterday's O-D there was an article by Lisa Kapps titled "Dining that's Worth the Drive."

Now - I know Lisa and I tend to read whatever she's written, whether it's about Waterville or not. In this piece she DOES mention Waterville, but I'm not sure that I agree with her statement - especially the very first word:

"Inexplicably, Waterville has become a foodie destination of sorts, with three top-notch restaurants within walking distance of each other.
Le Petite Maison, located at 148 E. Main St. in Waterville, has been serving up great French food for years.
Michael’s Fine Food and Spirits, located at 7672 Route 20 in Waterville.
At the newest, The Huddle on Main, you’ll find new, exciting twists on favorite dishes. It is located at 135 West Main St.'

- and/or the business about the three restaurants being "within walking distance of each other."

We'll talk about it, sometime............... over dessert!


Unless something unexpectedly exciting happens, I may spend a couple of days away from the computer. It's a struggle, but I need to do that, now and then!

Have a great day, everyone!

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