Sunday, February 27, 2011

Sunday afternoon for Monday






Monday add-on:

Complete list of OSCAR WINNERS

and everything else you want to know about the Oscars.


It's 37.2 degrees and rainy at 6:30 Monday morning.

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WKTV's Monday morning forecast:

"A storm system passing to our west will bring a steady, soaking rain to the area today. Some pockets of freezing rain early this morning across the coldest pockets of the Southern Adirondacks. Even these areas will switch to plain rain by 8am. Total rainfall will average between a half inch to an inch. No signficant flooding is expected.

Rain changes over back to snow this evening as colder air moves back into the region. Little snow accumulation expected. Skies clear out tonight, with lows dropping into the teens.

A return to sunshine tomorrow, with highs near freezing. A cold front will give us an opportunity for snow showers late Wednesday. Cooler, drier weather again for Thursday.





No. 2 Waterville (13-5) and No. 3 Mohawk (13-6) play at 6 p.m. Tuesday
at Clinton High School



Oriskany 52, Waterville 46

Steve Rossi had 18 points and eight blocks, Austin Smith added nine points and four steals and Jake O’Neil grabbed eight rebounds as Oriskany won a Class C-2 quarterfinal. The Redskins play second-seeded Onondaga at a neutral site to be determined.

Waterville 18 9 10 9 — 46
Oriskany 16 14 12 10 — 52
Waterville (11-8): Derek Schmidt 10, Jacob Murray 10, Jared Henderson 5, Jordan Henderson 11, Pat Zenon 10. Totals: 20-4-46.
Oriskany (15-4): Austin Smith 9, Steve Rossi 18, Travis Tyler 1, Nate Keating 4, Andre Jordan 8, Steve McCorduck 8, Jake O’Neil 4. Totals: 18-9-52.
3-point goals: Waterville 2 (Ja. Henderson, Jo. Henderson); Oriskany 7 (Smith 2, Rossi, Keating, Jordan, McCorduck 2).



A Birthday Tea Party for Mary Wilson hosted by her daughter, Dolly Abbe, was given Saturday afternoon. Attendee's were her daughter-in-law, granddaughters, great granddaughters, sisters-in-law, and close friends. A good time was had by all.

From left: - Judy Fallon, Mary's great grand daughter Isabella, Mary, and - with her back to the camera - her grand daughter Kristen Pumilia.


A familiar face?

A Barred Owl, possibly he same one seen last week at the Mushtares .......

.... spent Saturday at the Bockos'!

(Thanks for the wonderful photos, Connie!)



The First United Methodist Church on Tower Street welcomes newly appointed Pastor, Rev. Dr. Moon Ho Kim to our Church and to the Waterville community. Pastor Kim was born in South Korea and completed college in Soule before coming to the United States.
He graduated from Drew Theological School in 1981 with a Master in Divinity and has served as a parish minister in the Albany and Syracuse areas. He obtained his Doctor of Ministry from Drew University in 1999. He and his wife Insouk have two sons, Daniel in Boston and David in New York City.

Please join us in welcoming Pastor Kim and his wife to the Waterville community.
He will assume his duties at the United Methodist
Church on Sunday, March 6th. at the 10:45 A.M. service.

A coffee hour will follow.



The Grace Episcopal Church



per person or $10 per family

Proceeds benefit the Waterville Ambulance Corps.


St. Patrick's Day Dinner

C.J. Fulmer Post #92 American Legion, Waterville.


4:30 - 7:30 P.M.

Corned Beef, Cabbage, and all the Fixin's!

$9.00 per person.
Route 20, Waterville. 841-4987


Waterville Book Discussion Group

Next Meeting: Wednesday, March 23 @ 12pm

(Click the image for more information about the book and the author.)

From Doris Stephan. " 'Shanghai Girls', by Lisa See, makes a powerful statement about the mistreatment of Chinese immigrants in the United States. In 1937, Shanghai is the Paris of
Asia, a city of great wealth and glamour, the home of millionaires and beggars, gangsters and gamblers, patriots and revolutionaries, artists and warlords, and it is where this story begins.
The Book Discussion Group will meet at the Waterville Public Library on Wed. March 23 at 12 noon. Bring lunch, dessert and beverages are served.

Call the library at 841 4651 to reserve a copy of this
best selling novel and join in the discussion.

The Book Group meets the 4th Wednesday of every month.






It's a "park bench" - really!

Lawn Chairs.

Saturday morning on Main Street.


Snowbanks are high everywhere. I always look for the Pumilias' Clydesdales and, yes, they were out, today, enjoying the
sunshine, but the snowbank hid all but the tops of their heads from view.


Woodshed on Kemp Road.

Forty or more years ago Norm Eckerson had a ski area on Kemp Road. This must have been the engine house for the rope tow.

I wonder if any blog readers remember skiing on that slope?

Favorite view from Tubbs Road.


Of interest to local historians:

Peterboro Celebrates Famed Abolitionist


Gerrit Smith Estate Stewards Plan Annual

Lecture and Birthday Party

Saturday, March 5th at 3 pm

Smithfield Community Center
5225 Pleasant Valley Rd
Peterboro, NY 13134

Admission $2.00,

Free to GSE Stewards and Students

Stewards for the Gerrit Smith Estate National Historic Landmark begin the 2011 program season with the annual lecture and party for Gerrit Smith at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 5, 2011 at the Smithfield Community Center, 5255 Pleasant Valley Road, Peterboro NY. Norman K. Dann Ph.D., professor emeritus Morrisville State College, will present Gerrit Smith's Beginnings as an Abolitionist and describe abolition stages through which Smith developed into a radical abolitionist.



Were there Abolitionists in Marshall, Sangerfield and Waterville?

Yes - and earlier than you might think. In 1837, nearly 25 years before the War Between the States began, heated discussions both pro and con "Abolition" and who should decide took place at special gatherings in and around Waterville.

On April 10, 1837: "SOCIETY IN MARSHALL" "Sir - I take this opportunity to report the existence of an Anti-Slavery Society in town. The Society was organized on the first of January 1836, auxiliary to the Oneida County Anti-Slavery Society." "March 1, 1837. After having been addressed by Mr. Wm. Goodell, the Society made choice of Anthony Peck, President, and Rufus Pratt, Secretary. Some donations were made to the financial agent, Mr. Gould."

"MEETING AT SANGERFIELD (Defered account.) We have just received the proceedings of a large meeting of the Anti-Slavery Society of Sangerfield and other citizens held in the village of Waterville, Dec. 6, 1837 ................." (something about "outrages at Alton.") ".... after addresses by a number of gentlemen, forty persons became members of the Society and a subscription of thirty-five dollrs was taken up in aid of the cause of emancipation."
In September, 1838, it was announced that "the Annual Meeting of the Oneida County Anti-Slavery Society will be held at Waterville on Thursday, the 14th day of September next," and that the Herkimer County Anti-Slavery Society will by leave of Providence hold its second Anniversary in the court house of said county..........." "A general attendance of the Friends of Human Rights is expected."

continued. "Resolved, That when slavery murders a citizen in a free state for his defence of liberty the people of the free state have something to do with it."

'Resolved, That if slavery can extend its influence beyond the limits of his actual sway, liberty - if supported with equal activity - can extend her influence until slavery shall wither beneath her frown."


But it was in the springtime of 1837, while the Anti-Slavery Society was gaining interest and strength, locally, that a conflict arose and rather historic incident took place. One evening, at the same time that members of the Anti-Slavery Society were holding a meeting somewhere in the village .............

The American Hotel built in 1814 by Jonathan Hubbard.

................. (a gathering of) "numerous and highly respectable inhabitants of Waterville was held at the American Hotel for the purpose of taking into consideration the movements of certain abolitionists in the village (the Anti-Slavery Society) and peaceably arrest, if possible, the spread of abolition principles therein.
On motion of Miller Babbott, Esq. Samuel M. Mott, late sheriff of Oneida Co. was called to the chair. And on motion of J.D. Husbands, Esq., Dr. Wm. P. Cleveland was chosen Secretary

The object of the meeting was stated by Mr. Husbands…

It was Resolved that the compromise of interests upon which our national constitution was adopted and are determined inflexibly to adhere to the same.

Resolved that we particularly respect that compromise by which the institution of slavery was left to the entire control of these several states; and that we deem it unconstitutional for our general government to abolish slavery in the United States, and in the highest degree, inexpedient to interfere in any way with slavery in the District of Columbia."

Resoluti0ns completed and accepted, a special delegation was appointed. They left that gathering, resolutions in hand, and went directly to the Anti-Slavery Society meeting, where they asked for an opportunity to "peacably" make their point. A Mr. Sedgwick declared that they were interrupting a "religious meeting" and asked them to leave. The committee from the Amerian became more forceful and considerably less "peacable."

(Considerable argument ensued, but it appears that Mr. Sedgwick and friends eventually prevailed!)

Details of the conflict are included in a lengthy article that I found a few years ago on Tom Tryniski's website and of which I took several "screen snaps." If anyone would like them, I'll be glad to send them to you.



A week ago.

About two weeks ago.

Just a year ago.


Have a great day, everyone!

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