Friday, February 18, 2011

43 degrees at 7:30 a.m. - with ADD-on


I received really fun E-letters from John Peterson and Gil Condon reminiscing about "Mayer's Woods" and "the old Swimning Hole." Good stories!

I bet there are more, so send them along and I'll put them together in a collection.

(I'll omit your name, if you want me to!)



WKTV's forecast: "A taste of spring today, with temperatures climbing over 50 degrees! All areas in Central New York will see another snow melt, so be prepared for ponding on the roadways. Clouds and a few sprinkles will decorate the sky this morning, with increasing sunshine later today. A cold front will arrive between 11am-2pm, bringing with it wind and cooler afternoon temperatures. Temperatures continue to drop into the 20s tonight, with lake effect snow showers and squalls developing towards daybreak. Strong westerly winds are possible Saturday afternoon. Winds are expected to become sustained between 15-30mph with gusts over 45mph. Lake effect snow showers with a few embedded squalls are possible as well. A fluffy accumulation is likely across many areas. Quiet weather on Sunday with a return to sunshine. A wintry mix is possible Monday, followed by colder temperatures on Tuesday.

Oh, I just hope that this morning's shot of warmth melts the ice that coated my long, slanted sidewalk and driveway, yesterday! It was so slick that I opted not to go anywhere at all!!


Yesterday's Girls' Basketball

Sherburne-Earlville 59, |Waterville 45

Sherburne-Earlville 13 17 19 10 — 59
Waterville 13 7 12 13 — 45
Sherburne-Earlville (11-1, 15-3): Sierra Morris 9, Jordan Van Althuis 5, Caitlynn Adams 16, Bridget Irwin 13, Cassie Beaver 16. Totals: 25-7-59.
Waterville (9-3, 12-5): Jenna Fallon 12, Katie Buell 7, Dylanne Hodge 6, Siobhan Fitzgerald 8, Kristen Kochanowski 2, Jessica Zogby 3, Kayla Batson 2, Hannah Scarlett 5. Totals: 17-8-45.
3-point field goals: Sherburne-Earlville 2 (Van Althuis, Adams); Waterville 3 (Buell 2, Fallon).


New York State School Report Cards for




I spent quite some time going over these, last evening, and hope that others will, too.


Next Week is "Presidents' Week" Vacation


Here's a quick quiz for grown-ups:

"Who are the presidents on Mt. Rushmore?'"

"Where is Mt. Rushmore?"

and "Who carved the mountain?"


What are YOU going to do on your vacation?
(No! Don't tell me NOW: send pictures after you get home!)

I'm going to do some "vacationing," too, by NOT racing to hit the keyboard and mouse before it's even light! I really hope that I can spend lots of time with pencils or paintbrushes in hand, finishing some of the several projects that I've started or reading some books that aren't about "history."

Therefore, there will probably be lots of lapses between blog posts, but if there's something important / interesting that I find in the news or see around town or that you want me to post, I certainly will!


Don't forget to watch Hal Chernoff's boxer, Fernando Guerrero, tonight at 9:00 on ESPN2.

Tomorrow at the Library: Point & Shoot Photography 10:30am Snowfest from 12 - 2:00

Click HERE for next week's activities!



1. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln.
2. In the Black Hills region of S. Dakota.
3. Gutzon Borglum

Mount Rushmore is named after a New York City Attorney. Charles E. Rushmore was sent out to this area in 1884 to check legal titles on properties. On his way back to Pine Camp he asked Bill Challis the name of this mountain. Bill replied, "Never had a name but from now on we'll call it Rushmore."

Learn more about Mt. Rushmore HERE.


Just found on Google Books: "Back Home in Oneida." Civil War letters of Waterville boy Hermon Clarke. Originally published by S.U. Press in 1966. Called a Google "preview," but most of the book is there and gives a good idea of what life was like in Waterville in the 1860s!

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