Thursday, November 10, 2011


It's Garbage Day

53 degrees, dark and drippy at 7:30

WKTV's Forecast: "A wet start to our Thursday as a cold front crosses the area. Clouds, showers, and a west breeze will be around for most of the day. Highs early in the mid 50s, with falling temperatures throughout the day.

Cool air continues to drain in tonight, with lake effect snow showers developing after midnight. Little accumulation. Lows in the 30s.

Much cooler by Friday, with lake effect snow and rain showers. Little accumulation. Temperatures in the upper 30s to lower 40s. With winds from the west 10-20mph it will feel more like the mid 30s throughout the day.

Drying out by the weekend with temperatures returning to the upper 40s and low 50s."


My car thermometer - registering the outdoor temperature, of course - read 74 degrees when I took this picture of Main Street..............

......... and a nice breeze had all of the whirlygigs spinning in front of Morgan's.

The same breeze kept the big flags fully displayed out at the Clifford J. Fulmer Post of the American Legion, on Route 20.

If you drive through Franklin Springs on Route 12B, be sure to slow down or even stop to
look at the scores of miniature flags that have been placed on the lawn of the Helmuth-Ingalls Post as a very special Veterans Day memorial.




The WCS Drama Club's performances of

"The Mouse That Roared"

"an utterly delightful comedy"

Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 at the High School.

Photographer Jody Hildreth has posted an entire album of pictures that he took at the dress rehearsal of the WCS Drama Club's production of "The Mouse That Roared" directed by Gillian Mowrey. To view the album, click HERE! (Thank you, Jody!)



at the Waterville United Methodist Church

9:00 - Noon.



Thursday evening

138th Annual Prize Speaking
at the High School

(details to follow.)




The Waterville Book discussion Group
will meet on Wed, Dec. 8th at 12 noon.

Call the Library at 841 4651 for a copy of "THUNDERSTRUCK."

"A true story of love, murder, and the end of the world’s 'great hush.'

"In Thunderstruck, Erik Larson tells the interwoven stories of two men—Hawley Crippen, a very unlikely murderer, and Guglielmo Marconi, the obsessive creator of a seemingly supernatural means of communication—whose lives intersect during one of the greatest criminal chases of all time."

Bring your lunch, there's coffee, tea, and dessert provided, along with
some good conversation.



In yesterday's Observer-Dispatch there appeared the obituary of Lee Kreinheder of Clinton, who had died at the age of 102. Although not many Watervillians may have known her, throughout Clinton and "on the hill" she was considered "royalty," if there ever were such. I met Lee in 1970, I think. I had shown up early one morning as a new volunteer "weeder" in the Root Glen gardens and she was already at work raking the red stone pathways leading from the parking lot into the glen. She smiled. Her eyes sparkled. She spoke softly but with a sincerity that made everyone who met her feel extra-special. Supportive of several community organizations, she devoted a great deal of her time to Root Glen, the new Peony Garden, AND to her other passion: croquet! (I used to make special "Alice in Wonderland" croquet notepaper for her.)

I always felt privileged to be included in any of her gatherings and right from the beginning of our long friendship I always wanted to be just like her when I grew up! I'll never make it - there was only one "Lee."


Enjoy the long weekend, everyone!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Election Results

- as of 1:00 a.m.from a
long list of results on WKTV:

Marshall Highway Supt. -- 2 of 2 precincts reporting (100%)
Steven E. Lollman Sr. [D] 270 61%
Gerald F. Sehn Jr. [R] 170 39%


and from the Election Results Database
at the Utica Observer-Dispatch.

I've included the results of unopposed races, as well, just for the record.

Please click images to enlarge.




Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Polls open at 6:00!



It's 46 degrees at 5:15

The WKTV Weather Forecast: "Clouds will linger ..... into most of Tuesday as a weak frontal boundary hovers close to the region. Despite the extra clouds, it should remain dry.
As the front lifts northward by Wednesday, sunshine will make a comeback.
The next chance of rain looks to arrive on Thursday as a cold front arrives. Much cooler, with lake effect clouds, rain, perhaps ending as a flurry or two on Friday."


It's going to take me a few days to adjust to the time change.

When I went on my afternoon "rounds" yesterday, at around 3:30, I had no idea that by the time I'd done some errands, here and there, that it would really be too dark to take many pictures!

This was West Main Street at just 4:45 and by 5:00 it was dark!



In case you haven't heard:


Don't panic! FEMA urges Americans not to worry as national alert system is tested.
First-ever nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System to occur on November 9 at 2:00 pm EST and will last up to three-and-a-half minutes.


In case you haven't noticed:

The moon has been getting brighter and brighter and will be Full
at 10:16 p.m. on Thursday.



On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, was declared between the Allied nations and Germany in the First World War, then known as "the Great War." Commemorated as Armistice Day beginning the following year, November 11th became a legal federal holiday in the United States in 1938. In the aftermath of World War II and the Korean War, Armistice Day became Veterans Day, a holiday dedicated to American veterans of all wars. (From the History Channel.)

This would be a good time to read the November Newsletter
from the Marshall Historical Society!





The Waterville United Methodist Church


9:00 - Noon

Available: 8", 9" & 10" pies Price : $ 8.00 -10.00

and many Christmas items


Free Coffee

For more information: Carole Cole 841-4544, Betty Barth 841-3531


More when it happens!

Have a great day, everyone!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Today is Garbage Day


It's 38.7 degrees and sunny at 7:10

The forecast from YNN: "Despite clear skies once again (Sunday night), look for a southerly wind to keep temperatures from really dropping off like they have over the past few nights. If you are a fan of the mild weather, then Monday-Wednesday is shaping up to be fantastic. We won't see full on sun like we did over the weekend, but there will still be plenty of sunshine to go around. Look for highs close to 60 on Monday, with temperatures rising into the mid/upper 60s by Wednesday."



There was beautiful sunshine yesterday!

The euonymus at the Samboras' home on White Street gleamed ..........

..................... the leaves on the oak tree in front of Mrs. Staring's, farther up the street, seemed lit from within ............

................ and apples looked like Christmas ornaments on a little old tree near the Pleasant Valley Grange.

One of the last of the Fall beauties: bittersweet at its best!

On the side lawn of St. Bernard's Church, the stable is being readied
for Advent and Christmas.


In Oriskany Falls

Broad Street is Open!



The WCS Drama Club presents


138th Annual


November 17th


It's Official!

March 15, 16 & 17, 2012


For the Record



Polls are open from 6:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.


Have a good day, everyone!