Saturday, July 9, 2011

Couldn't be - could it?

(It's amazing what you can find in Google Images!)

Please see earlier posts!

Friday, July 8, 2011

FOUND Parrot!

Yes - a parrot; the green and orange variety. It's on top of Don Brown's garage roof at 312 White Street. Is it yours? You can call Don at 841-8296 or go and invite the parrot to come back home with you!

GUITAR - Found!

If you have lost a guitar, this might be yours!

Please phone 315-525-7732 to identify and claim!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Aaahhhhh! Summer!

Cheers to the DPW's Summer Crew, the members of the Garden Club and folks at Foodking for taking such good care of all of the wonderful planters all along Main Street, and also to Virginia Sparks - a new member of the Garden Club - who has "conquered" the Schoolhouse Courtyard and is planning to start work along the banks of the little brook that runs through Schoolhouse property! She's looking for donations of shade-loving plants for that project. You can contact her at


From WKTV: "A return to pleasant weather today as an area of high pressure takes over. Today's forecast calls for sunshine, low levels of humidity, and high temperatures in the upper 70s to near 80.

Increasing clouds tonight, with overnight lows in the mid 50s. We'll introduce a chance of thunderstorm by Friday afternoon as a weak disturbance passes to the south.

A beautiful weekend of weather is expected just in time for Boilermaker. Sunshine with highs in the low 80s on Saturday and mid 80s on Sunday. The humidity will stay comfortable. Be sure to check out the start time temperature forecast tomorrow morning.

Hazy, hot, and humid Monday before the next cold front cools us off by Tuesday."


Patricia M. Haight
1935 - 2011


Carl G. Smith
1915 - 2011



From the O-D: "Waterville High School senior Jacob Thomas Perrin was awarded the third annual Kathleen A. Clements Scholarship from Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES School and Business Alliance. The $500 award was given to Perrin based on his hard work, participation in the School and Business Alliance program, commitment to learning, letter of recommendation and an ongoing desire to be of help to the community. He plans to attend Syracuse University as a biophysical science major.

From WKTV: "Brookfield Man Threatened Two People..."



From Sandy Martin: "The Colorful Bonnets met at Paolo's 'Finish Line Cafe' in Utica fot their June get-together. Sixteen members attended and most of them had the grilled chicken salad which consisted of a generous tossed salad with black olives & grilled chichen and fruit. Served for dessert was the most wonderful Tiramisu (an Italian cake). Along with lunch wewere sung to in Italian by a very nice lady. She and her husband run the cafe and made our visit very enjoyable. After lunch many of the members shopped in the attached gift shop called 'the Shoppes at the Finishing Line' and later some of the members went on to the Munson Williams Proctor exhibit of Antique Wedding Gowns. Thanks go out to Milly and Irene for arranging such a pleasant day. Our July meeting will be announced shortly and will probably be in the form of a picnic."

(Thanks, Sandy!)




Illusionist / Magician Leon Ettienne

entertains children of all ages at 6:30 p.m.


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The "Boilermaker!"
(official countdown and website.)


Sunday, July 10 · 1:00pm - 6:00pm "Sarah Fest"

Benefit for Sarah Drake who is recovering from a pit bull attack.

"Help celebrate the fact that she is still with us, and raise money for the monumental medical expenses. Music By "All Tuned Up," "Redneck Rodeo" and more Bands TBA !! Invite all your friends."

Sunday, July 10 · 1:00pm - 6:00pm Waterville Firemen's Pavilion

If you can't be there, send your donation to:
Sarah Drake c/o Clinton Moving PO Box 403 Clinton, NY 13323.



at the

Pleasant Valley Grange

starting at noon.

Adults $8

Children $5

Proceeds benefit the Grange.

The stone Greek Revival building, about 3.5 miles west on Sangerfield on Route 20, was named to the National Register of Historic Places in 1999.


It's going to be a great year for

Anything Elderberry!

(Did you know that you can make wine from both the berries AND flowers?)


Blue Cornflower - or "chickory" - is blooming in dry spots and ........

....... Purple Loosestrife in damp ditches and swampy spots.


Feeling the heat?

Click the image for instant cool-down!


Tomorrow is Garbage Day!


Waterville Firemen's Field Days July 15, 16 & 17.


Have a great weekend, everyone!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011


Today is Garbage Day!


Its 52 degrees at 5:15.

FROM WKTV: "If you picked this week for vacation, you picked a good week! The nice weather we saw over the 4th of July weekend is back again today. Lots of sunshine, with high temperatures in the mid 80s. A light breeze to go along with the nice weather this afternoon as well.

The next storm system arrives tomorrow, bringing Central New York a round of showers and thundestorms as a cold front passes through. Turning less humid and sunny again on Thursday and Friday.

The weather looks mainly dry and sunny heading into Boilermaker Weekend. The chance of a shower or thunderstorm looks possible Sunday afternoon."


Flags for the Fourth

were so numerous that I couldn't post pictures of all of them!

On East Main Street

At the Harringtons' ............

.............. and the Ruanes, south of the village ...........

............... and at the Barnes homestead and barn on Beaver Creek Road.

At "Roc's" on Sanger Avenue ...........

.................. where customers enjoyed perfect treats for a perfect Summer Day.



Daylilies everywhere!

In Hanover.

In Sangerfield.

At Dave and Donna Wicks', next to Bailey Lake.


There's an old saying about corn: "knee-high by the Fourth of July."

I didn't have an actual person by which to measure this crop of corn at the top of Grant Hill, but it certainly seems to be at least "knee-high" to the blog car!


My hops poles, at a good fifteen feet or so, seemed tall until I saw the poles at
the Foothills Hop Farm in Munnsville, on Saturday.

There are hundreds of poles in this hop yard - one of several - and each is 22 feet long: four feet in the ground; eighteen above.

I had a nice long chat with Kate Fisher, who, along with her husband, has spent the last ten years developing the farm.

Featured in an article in the Syracuse Post-Standard on June 22, "Foothills" is located just a bit south of Munnsville on Route 46 and, as well as a complete brewery store, has a cute little museum/gift shop the centerpiece of which is a large BEARDSLEY Hop Press, made in Waterville, about which are clustered several pieces of hop equipment, containers filled with artificial hops from England, hop soaps and a shelf of hop mustards.

You can visit their website by clicking HERE.



From Lou Langone: "At the Waterville Rotary Club's annual Changing of the Guard, last Thursday evening, when the outgoing president normally passes the gavel to the incoming president, outgoing first lady, Heather Freeman, wife of outgoing president Scott Freeman, made up for lack of an actual gavel and jokingly crowned Bill Getman with a tiara. We wonder - "Is he being crowned president or first lady - or both?"

Thanks, Lou, and Congratulations, Bill!


From Brenda Knoeller, at Municipal Hall


July 13th John Savage
July 20th Waterville Historical Society
July 27th Karl Davis
Aug 3rd Blue Print – George Devany
Aug 10th Pam Swann
Aug 17th Russ Belair – The tweedlers
Aug 24th Craobh Dudaw – Traditional Irish
Aug 31st Matt Chase



Sunday, July 10!





New Bagless Recycling Rules go into effect on Thursday!

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Have a great day, everyone!