Friday, October 28, 2011

With admiration, affection - and sadness.

K. June Richmond

1925 - 2011

Word spread through the community, yesterday, that one of our best-known residents and most treasured friends had passed away.

To say that "She will be missed by many" is an enormous understatement.
"She will always be remembered with great admiration and affection!" is a little better.

Goodbye, old friend.


It's 27 degrees.

An inch or so of snow fell, yesterday afternoon. It wasn't something that we were looking forward to - or at all ready for - but it did remind me how much I like to see the black & white outlines of the trees and shrubs.

(Hold that thought!)

The WKTV Weather Forecast: "Patchy black ice is possible this morning, though reports coming in suggest it isn't widespread. A chilly finish to the work week with highs only in the mid 40s on today.

High clouds on Saturday arrive as a surface storm passes south of Central New York. The latest information brings the northern fringe of the storm across Southern New York. It may be close enough to bring some flurries to the area, especially south of route 20. We'll keep a close eye on it.

Sunday looks dry and pleasant with highs in the upper 40s to low 50s. Halloween looks cloudy but quiet with highs again near 50."



The Observer-Dispatch: "Teen Charged with handing out Hydrocodone on school bus."


More later!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

It's Garbage Day.

39 degrees and drippy at 7:00 a.m.

The WKTV forecast: "Light rain continues this morning across most of Central New York. A chilly day ahead, with highs only in the low 40s. The rain will shut off for a bit during the afternoon before another wave of precipitation arrives. As cold air drains in from the north, rain this evening switches to a brief period of snow. A slushy inch or two of accumulation is possible on the hilltops south of the Mohawk Valley. Here's a look at the snowfall forecast:"




lost to Tully - 5-0, but

THANKS, guys, for a really great season!!!


On Osborn Avenue

It was very misty and murky, yesterday afternoon.
The higher the elevation, the thicker the fog.

Two years ago!

Although I "took" quite a few photographs that I thought would be quite interesting, it was not until I saw them on my computer that I realized that my camera lens had become foggy, too.

The only really clear picture was that of the CLOSED sign
at Gridley-Paige Road in Forge Hollow.

I'll be out and around over the weekend and will try to take some clearer pictures
for you to see!



Family Movie Night
Free Movie. Free Popcorn.

Please arrive 10 minutes early for popcorn.




Waterville Rotary Club Party

at Memorial Park School.

6:30 in the MPS gym - all are welcome -

Children dressed in costumes can join the Parade.
Pumpkins that have been carved/painted by our MPS classrooms
will be displayed in the hallways .



Halloween Festival * Friday, October 29th

5-8pm | All Ages
Come in your costume for face painting, games, food, stories,
crafts and new this year, a costume contest!
Magic Show begins at 6:30pm


in the Village

MONDAY 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.




(Double-click to enlarge!)



Three years ago.



Have a great weekend, everyone!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011



It's Reyclables Day

43.9 degrees and wet at 7:30

The Forecast from WKTV: "Occasional light rain and drizzle will linger through most of our Wednesday. Highs in the upper 40s. Drying out tonight before the next weather event arrives for tomorrow.

Colder weather will filter into CNY and team up with more moisture on Thursday. This has the potential to make for a switch from rain to snow, with perhaps even a slushy inch or two of accumulation over the higher terrain south of the Mohawk Valley into Thursday Night.

A chilly finish to the work week with highs only in the mid 40s on Friday.

The Stormtracker 2 Winter Weather Outlook will be released Friday."


A story on WKTV explains the presence of both Sheriff and State Police who were questioning the driver of a car - intentionally hidden in this photo - on West Main Street.



Winged Euonymus, beginning its bright Autumn display next to the front doorway at Grace Church.

More Fall colors - these at the Eisenhut Farm on Sally Road.

Southward-bound Canada Geese were resting in a sunny field next to Madison Street.....

............. and someone on Hanover Road is ready for Winter!


More when it happens!

Have a great day, everyone!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Six Reasons to Blog, this morning

It's 44 degrees and dry at 6:20 a.m.

The WKTV Weather Forecast:
"A cloudy start with partial sunshine to follow later today. Staying dry and breezy throughout the day with highs in the low to mid 50s. Clouding up again tonight with light rain after midnight. Lows in the low 40s.

A weak wave of low pressure brings a widespread light rainfall on Wednesday. Another larger storm system approaches on Thursday bringing us the potential of a cold rain and/or wet snow. It's too early to say when and how much snow falls, but accumulations are possible especially on the hilltops. We'll keep you posted.

A chilly finish to the work week with highs only in the mid 40s on Friday."




Timothy Patrick Fitzgerald, Esq.

1949 - 2011


From Paul Staskowski:

"In case you hadn't heard yet -

the Boys Varsity Soccer Team
plays at Tully on Wednesday at 3 PM (Sectionals)."


From Sheri Brennan, at Memorial Park School:

The Senior Citizens Breakfast

previous scheduled for November 2nd

has been RESCHEDULED for November 17th at MPS at 9 am.

Please watch theWaterville Times or Blog for further information.


From Brian Staring, who lives at the corner of Sangerhill and Brothertown Roads,
these photos - taken Monday afternoon.

Double-click to see the huge cloud of Canada Geese landing in a corn field
behind Brian's home.

Late in the afternoon there really was a "huge black cloud" followed by heavy rain ........

.................... and then, at just about 5:30, a magnificent rainbow appeared.

(Thank you for those shots, Brian!)

For more about RAINBOWS, click HERE.


Have a good day, eveyone!

Monday, October 24, 2011


It's Garbage Day!

39 degrees and bright at 7:00.

From WKTV: "A pleasant start to the work week. Sunshine and clouds share the sky this morning. Despite the cool start, highs today climb close to 60 degrees by the afternoon. Showers associated with a weak cold front will move in during the afternoon and evening.

Clouds & sprinkles tonight with lows dropping back into the low 40s. A few lingering lake effect rain showers early Tuesday will give way to partly sunny skies. The nice weather ends by Wednesday as the next low pressure system approaches, bringing unsettled weather and much cooler temperatures into the end of the week. "


After a stretch of gray weather, the sun shone, yesterday afternoon, and the yellowed beech leaves turned the woods on Fuess-Cleary Road to gold.

West Main Street looked nearly deserted.

Decorators have been out, however, at more and more homes: at the Briggs', on E. Bacon Street........

..... and at this house on Babbott Avenue.

At 188 Sanger Avenue there's plenty of evidence that Matt is getting ready to put on another great Hallowe'en "pumpkin light show!"


This super photo by Jody Hildreth was in my mail along with a note:

"I had to go to Corbett's Glen - near Rochester - one of my favorite waterfalls because of the swirls of foam created at the base of the falls. When I arrived it was crowded - with families getting their Christmas pictures being taken and fishermen.

It only took a few minutes to see why there were so many fishermen. The salmon were swimming upstream and attempting to jump the falls. I think this falls was too big for them, but it didn't stop them from trying. In this photo, one fish is in the air while another is about to get swept back into the falls after a failed attempt."

Thanks loads, Jody, for sharing that "catch"!

All of these images are "clickable" - click once to enlarge, and then click again for more ooomph!






Rotary Club Hallowe'en Party at MPS.



Thursday at 6:00. Family Movie Night

Free Popcorn - if you arrive ten minutes early!


Halloween Festival * Friday, October 29th
5-8pm | All Ages
Come in your costume for face painting, games, food, stories, crafts and new this year, a costume contest!
Magic Show begins at 6:30pm



Click to enlarge!




More when it happens.

Have a great week, everyone!