Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Wednesday afternoon!

Last night's snowstorm missed us,
but we've made up for it today!

Here's WKTV's evening forecast:

"A localized band of lake enhanced snow has overspread portions of CNY this evening. The most persistent snows have materialized over the hillier terrain just south of the Valley. A quick accumulation of snow may occur in this area this evening before the precipitation tapers back to lighter snow showers and flurries. Colder weather will arrive overnight with some local blowing snow, particularly in the high terrain and open areas.

Lake effect light snow showers and flurries on Thursday, followed by a return to drier weather on Friday. More light snow showers as we head into the weekend."



A momentary whiteout on Osborn Avenue.

The "Bobcat" plowing the Stafford Avenue sidewalk.

Andy Sabol's driveway never looks this steep in the summer!

A fairly new resident of Sanger Hill Road appears to have enjoyed using his snowblower in his driveway so much that he's clearing the main road, too!

Shovels in hand, neighboring shopkeepers Jackie Connolly and Dawn Eisenhut take a break from clearing the W. Main Street sidewalk to smile for the blogger. (Thank you!)

And while other folks plowed or drove snowblowers or shoveled, these fellows opted to hit the trails and have some fun!



Quite a long list on WKTV

including the Oral Health Seminar
originally scheduled
for this evening at 121 W. Main St , Waterville


The monthly meeting of the
Mohawk Valley Astronomical Society
has NOT been canceled and
will take place as planned
at 7:30pm at the Town of Kirkland Senior Center
located on Mill St. in the village of Clark Mills.

Program: “Members' Show 'n Tell”

If you go, you'll learn something special about Waterville!

Visitors are always welcome!



"The Waterville Jr. Sr. High School Jr. Optimist and Octagon clubs will be hosting their annual coat drive between January 11th and January 21st. Coats may be dropped off at the WCS high school or elementary school office, or in Mr. Bogan’s classroom. All donations are appreciated. These coats will be included in the community clothing give away the last weekend in January in the basement of St. Bernard’s church."

Jessica Scoones, President, Octagon Club

Allie Murray, President, Jr. Optimist Club



AYSO is looking for committed Volunteers
for the following positions…

  • Regional Commissioner
  • Ref Administrator
  • Coach Administrator
  • Child and Volunteer Protection Advocates (CVPA):
  • Field Stripers:

If interested contact: Joan Stedman @ 404-1732
Respond by: January 31st, 2011

Training and certification is provided free of charge.
Please sign up so we can keep the program running in our Area.


For a complete schedule of
Thursday, Friday and Saturday
see Digital Sports,

and you can see the
month-long schedule of events by clicking HERE!


"Snow Days" become official when various highway superintendents and BOCES administrators and, perhaps, representatives of individual school systems declare that "School is Closed" and the welcome word goes out on the airwaves and through the internet and via all manner of electronic devices.

Major factors influencing such important decisions are, of course, whether or not roads are visible or blocked by drifts and impassable and judged to be unsafe.

And what makes that sort of bad weather happen?

Well: whereas some adults subscribe to the idea that cold wind passing over the open waters of the Great Lakes results in .... etc., etc....


Waterville youngsters rely heavily on the traditional method of influencing the wind and weather by turning their pajamas either wrong-side-out or wearing them backwards the night before such event is apt to occur. Since their efforts were unsuccessful last night / this morning, perhaps they might also want to employ a method that was used successfully by students in Clifton Park, last night, who went to bed with spoons under their pillows and woke to find that School was Closed this morning!

It's 18 degrees and snowing at 5 o'clock.

Tomorrow is Garbage Day!

Jody's studies of the ice at the Caves in Forge Hollow reminded me of the stories I've read in old newspapers in which various theories were put forward about What? or Who? was in the caves, or were they really the entrances to tunnels, and where did they lead?

How about THIS for a challenge:

let's ask the local "Photoshoppers" to show us what
THEY think is in the caves!

(Example: Loomis Gang hideout!)

You can use my shot from Tuesday's post if you want to.

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