Friday, April 15, 2011

Special B-day Greetings


It's 28 degrees and clear at 6:30.

The WKTV Weather Forecast: "A chilly start to today with temperatures starting off in the upper 20s! Sunshine will help temperatures return into the mid to upper 50s by the afternoon.

A storm system now situated in the mid section of the nation will impact our weather this weekend. Latest indications are that rain will begin during the afternoon on Saturday and last into early Sunday. If you have any outdoor plans, the best bet is either Saturday morning or Sunday afternoon. The wind will pick up during the day on Saturday. It will feel chilly with the wind and temperatures only in the low 50s.

An unsettled weather pattern will last into early next week."


NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Before you rush to file your taxes today, remember that you actually have three more days to get your forms turned in to the tax man.

Instead of being due on April 15, which is typically the filing deadline, your taxes are due Mon., April 18 this year.

The three bonus days come thanks to Emancipation Day, a little-known Washington, D.C., holiday that celebrates the freeing of slaves in the district.

Emancipation Day falls on Sat., April 16, but it is observed in D.C. on Fri., April 15. That prompted the IRS to extend the tax filing deadline to April 18 this year. Under the tax code, filing deadlines can't fall on Saturdays, Sundays or holidays.


Someone brought this to my attention, yesterday.

A link to "Heaps of History" now on The Waterville Times website.

(It really is a huge "heap.")

Thank You, "Times"!


150 years ago today, Abraham Lincoln issued a Proclamation calling militia and convening Congress that was printed, a few days later, in The Waterville Times. (Read it here.)

146 years ago today, Lincoln died. He had been shot the day before by John Wilkes Booth, an actor and Confederate sympathizer, while at a play at Ford's Theater in Washington, D.C.

Which brings us to .................. the timely opening, today, of Robert Redford's new film, "The Conspirator," to which WCS graduate Brian Falk added his expertise as a member of The American Film Company's production staff.

Showings of "The Conspirator"

at the Marquée Cinema, in New Hartford,

are at 1:00, 4:00 6:50 and 9:40

today through Thursday, April 21.

Click HERE to reserve tickets.


If you're looking for Dick William's new book, "Along Oriskany and Big Creeks," here's a list of places to shop - in addition to the Waterville Historical Society: The Waterville Times, in Clinton at the town clerk’s office, village clerk’s office, Kirkland Town Library, Clinton Shoe Center, and the Clinton Historical Society. The book will be for sale in Utica at the Oneida County Historical Society, in Clark Mills at Meelan’s Market, in Oriskany Falls at the Falls Insurance Agency and the Limestone Ridge Historical Society, in Oriskany at the Oriskany Museum and in New Hartford at Harris Brothers Jewelers.

The books will sell for $24.00 state tax included, and all proceeds will benefit the Clinton Historical Society where Williams has served as president and newsletter editor.


Next week is school vacation, and I'm going to take a break, too - at least I'm going to sleep late and spend lots of time outdoors, "playing" in the dirt! I'll probably do some blog posts, now and then, but NOT on a regular basis, so just check back occasionally and - as always - Email me whatever you'd like to have me post.

Have a great week, everyone!


Just heard: the "rat-tat-tat-tat--tat----tat--------tat----" of a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, hammering on a metal sign, out next to the road. Yet another sure sign .......

It's Spring!

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