Friday, December 2, 2011

R.I.P. Thomas E. Wilson, Waterville

Thomas E. Wilson

1927 - 2011

A few Friday bits & pieces


Yesterday at the Post Office The Art Club was there.
Check out the windows, today!


If you're in the village after dark, you'll be dazzled by the lights along West Main Street, starting at the Red Lion Pub!



The Weather Forecast from WKTV: "Increasing clouds tonight with lows in the upper 20s.

A few snow showers arrive during the aternoon on Friday, with perhaps some localized areas seeing a fresh coating. No significant snowfall is expected over the next seven days.

The weekend ahead looks pleasant. Partly sunny with highs in the upper 40s to near 50! Dry weather continues through early Monday, before the next weather maker delivers some rain on Tuesday."





1:00 - 3:00 p.m.


Have a good weekend!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Thurs. Changes and Additions!

It's Garbage Day

29 degrees at 5:00 a.m.

The weather forecast from YNN: "Thursday will be quiet and seasonable with sunshine mixing with a few clouds. Highs will be in the lower 40s, which is where they should be for this time of year.

A weak cold front will arrive on Friday with some extra clouds and a passing rain or wet snow shower. Temperatures will be in the low and mid 40s. Temperatures will continue to remain fairly mild for this time of year through the upcoming weekend. Plenty of sunshine is expected on Saturday with highs in the 40s to near 50 degrees. Sunday is also looking dry with partly sunny skies and highs in the lower 50s."


Yesterday's Afternoon Ride

The DPW had the "super-vac" out, cleaning up leaves along White Street.

Thank You, Sign Man!

These are just four of a large family of inflatables on Babbott Avenue!

On Buell Avenue, at Mary Anne and Jim Younes' home.

Another pretty doorway - this, on Madison Street.

Just south of Deansboro on Route 12B, Nancy Eastman's mural is in place!

New road, new curbing, new sidewalks and new wreaths - all in Oriskany Falls!



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At the Library

"Family Movie Night"


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------------------ Sunday -----------------

December 4, from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Come meet Santa!

Enjoy Wagon rides, chili, cider, cookies and candy.

Sponsored by the Town of Marshall Parks and Recreation.



December 9 at 7:00 p.m.

at the Library


And, for those whose Christmas is not complete without music.

Sunday, December 11

Local members include Diane Bancroft, Barbara Bowen, Jeanne Kellogg, Linda Manchester, Gail Prentice, and Kristin Strohmeyer.


Saturday, December 17.

Tapestry, the All-Centuries Singers,

under the direction of G. Roberts Kolb,

will present a concert of

German sacred Christmas music and seasonal carols
on Saturday, December 17, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.

at St. James Episcopal Church, 9 Williams Street, Clinton, NY.

Admission is $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for students.


Have a good weekend, everybody!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

It's Recyclable Day

42 degrees and overcast at 7:00 a.m.

WKTV's weather forecast: "Warm weather looks to come to an end by Wednesday, with highs near 50. A few snow showers are possible Wednesday night.

Cooler still by Thursday and Friday with highs in the 40s. A few snow showers possible again on Friday, but no significant snowfall is expected over the next seven days."


These great photographs of four new benches and recent beaver work along the Marshall Trail and nice letter from Brian Stone, the Postmaster at the Deansboro Post Office. He wrote:

"I often run the towpath on my lunch hour. I was quite surprised today to see that someone had built four new benches along the path. They are made of thick pieces of wood and set on posts. What a nice addition to the trail. After I got back to the office I was talking to Nancy Matteson. She told me that her grandson Nicholas Scoones built them for his Eagle Scout project. Nicholas was not the only busy beaver on the trail. It looks like the family of beavers that were by Burnham Road have moved north about half a mile. They have been very busy gnawing on trees and building a new dam. They have been working on the tree that is still standing for a couple of weeks now. I just love running on the trail. I run out to the Hanson fence and back and it is about 5 miles. It so beautiful and I see all kinds of wildlife every time I go."

Thanks loads, Brian!

And a big Thank You to Nick Scoones, too!!



were all "duds" except for these two!

It was just starting to sprinkle when I walked out to my car at 3 o'clock, but by the time I had driven uptown and swung around the park* it was really raining .......

I found a place to pull over and take this picture of the lights and Santa's sleigh on "This 'n That" on West Main Street .................

............. and then headed out White Street, where I saw Mr. Brown arranging inflatables on his front porch and stopped to take his picture and chat for a few minutes.

But by then my camera lenses (I had two cameras with me) were getting so fogged-up that subsequent shots were all useless!

*Along the way I did learn who put the bows and greenery on the bandstand! It was the same thoughtful, community-minded (and anonymous) individual that did it last year! (Thank You!)



There was a very nice Letter to the Editor from Rev. Kirk Hudson in yesterday's edition of the Observer-Dispatch.

Also of local interest, this article from the Oneida Daily Dispatch about the Indoor Farmers Market that takes place once monthly at Parry's in Hamilton.

This week's edition of The Waterville Times hit the newsstands yesterday. Click HERE to read the headlines!


More when it happens!

Have a great day, everyone!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011



56 degrees and cloudy at 7:00 a.m.

The WKTV forecast: "One more mild day (Tuesday), with highs climbing over 60 again! The chance for showers increases on Tuesday afternoon into Tuesday night. Warm weather looks to come to an end by Wednesday, with highs in the upper 40s. Cool weather continues for the end of the week."

With this balmy weather, it's hard to believe that it's only
25 days, 17 hours and 34 minutes 'til Christmas!

There's plenty of evidence, however, that it's true!


Santa is making his pre-Christmas Rounds.
He and Mrs. Clause were in Waterville last week and on

Saturday, December 4th

he'll be at the annual

Christmas at the Depot in Deansboro
from 1 to 3.

Come and meet him! Enjoy Wagon rides, chili, cider, cookies and candy.

His visit is sponsored by
the Town of Marshall Parks and Recreation.


Here in Waterville

Not only are all of the lamp posts along Main Street and Sanger Avenue decorated with huge wreaths and ribbons, but the Fire House has its evergreen ropes and bows ..............

............. and someone (I wonder who?) has "dressed" the Bandstand in the Park.

Morgan's displays, both inside the store and out, confirm it ............

.......... and more and more homes are ready.
Here are just a few more: the Nichols' on Berrill Avenue,

The Conways .......

............ and the Coiros' on White Street.

Jim Brackett's house on Elmwood Avenue.......

.......... and the Verdon home, on Putnam Street where, for a little while after dark, you can see AND listen on your FM radio to "The Wizards in Winter" - a complex synchronization of lights and music that will delight you!

Click the image, please!

If you're driving to Deansboro, slow down to admire the many matching wreaths and bows at Val and Ron Schenks home in Forge Hollow ............

................. and at the Grays' in "Dicksville!"


More views tomorrow!

Have a good day, everyone!