Thursday, December 15, 2011


It's Garbage Day.

40.6 degrees and rainy at 5:45

The Weather Forecast from YNN: "Breezy & Mild With Occasional Showers Tonight/Thursday

Seasonably Chilly Heading Into the Weekend

A warm front will arrive (Wednesday) with the breeze picking up and occasional showers. It will be fairly mild overnight with lows in the upper 30s and lower 40s. This warm front will lift to our northeast on Thursday resulting in a windy and unseasonably mild day with scattered showers. Highs will be in the upper 40s and lower 50s.

A cold front will arrive Thursday evening with more chances for rain showers. This will be followed by colder temperatures draining in by Friday. Rain showers may end as a few snow showers Friday morning with some limited lake effect as well. Daytime highs on Friday will be seasonably chilly with temperatures in the 30s.

Outside of a few flurries, the weekend is looking generally quiet with seasonably chilly temperatures expected on Saturday with highs in the low to mid 30s. Temperatures expected to be a touch milder on Sunday with highs in the upper 30s."



Yesterday: Sunny!

At the Nasypanys' home on White Street.

The Landis Farm Stand on Shanley Road.

I always look to see if the Pumilias' clydesdales are out - not yesterday, but the fence is just as eye-catching as the horses!



This evening at 6:00 at the Library.



If you haven't already gotten your perfect Christmas Tree at the Sanger Lodge Tree Sale in the Park, you'll have to hurry! They're going, going .................... and soon will be gone!


Have a great weekend, everyone!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

It's Recyclables Day

33 degrees and dry at 5:00 a.m.

WKTV's weather forecast: "Clouds give way to some sunshine (Wednesday) with highs in the low 40s. The next weather maker arrives Wednesday night into Thursday. A slight chance for some freezing rain in the cold spots overnight, but plain rain is expected by Thursday morning.

Cooler with snow showers on Friday. Drier weather expected again for the weekend."



Click HERE for Headlines from this week's edition of The Waterville Times.

Finally! A clear photograph of this brillliantly lit home on West Bacon Street .........

................ and a sun-lit view of the Baumgarten home on Madison Street.

For Canada Geese, this was the place to be, yesterday.

There's a great long corn field in front of "the Tyler Barn" and thousands of Geese had gathered there.



The Waterville Seniors Christmas Party

at the Fire House. Bring a dish to pass and a $5.00 gift to exchange.



Holiday Crafts

Ages 5-11. Sign Up.

Make some crafts for the holidays to keep or give away as gifts. Once you learn how
you can always make more at home!
3:30 PM


Amanda Briggs 841-4651



Muppet Family Christmas

6:00 P.M. All Ages. Drop In.

Watch the classic film "Muppet Family Christmas," and let their
quirky spirit rub off on you.
Plus, a free candy cane to enjoy while you watch!




Have a great day, everyone!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

It's 20 degrees at 6:00 a.m.

The Weather Forecast from WKTV: "Clouds gradually increase (Tuesday) and there is the chance for a period of flurries or patchy freezing drizzle for tomorrow night and very early Wednesday.
A chance for rain arrives on Thursday with highs in the upper 40s."



It's Time to ZUMBA!

(Click to enlarge and print!)



I took a great many pictures late in the afternoon but, even using a stationary support and time-lapse setting, only one out of every four or five were clear enough to use! I think I'll have to stick to "daylight" shots. There are countless other homes that are dazzlingly decorated. You'll have to take a ride around and see them for yourselves.

The New York Pizzeria on West Main Street.

East Main Street

The second floor balcony at the Mowreys' on Sanger Avenue.

Also on Sanger Avenue.

John and Kristen Pumilia's home on Tower Street.




I thought it might be fun to go back through the blog to see what the weather is usually like on December 13 .......

December 13, 2006

December 13, 2007

December 13, 2008

December 13, 2009

Last year was memorable.


December 13, 2010


and a penny less at Stewart's.


Have a good day, everyone!

Monday, December 12, 2011

It's Garbage Day.

26.6 degrees and the moon is huge and super-bright at 6:50 a.m.

The WKTV weather forecast: "High pressure in control of our weather will bring abundant sunshine to Central New York again today. Highs in the upper 30s to low 40s. Clear skies tonight, with a few clouds towards daybreak. Overnight lows in the low 20s.

Partly sunny tomorrow and dry with highs near 40. Clouds increase on Wednesday with the next chance for rain arrives on Thursday with highs in the upper 40s!"


It's been busy, lately!

The Cookie Sale at the Methodist Church was a big success.
The Three Steeples Advent gathering at Grace Episcopal Church was well-attended.
The service organizations held their annual holiday party at the Masonic Temple on Saturday evening and
"Jubilation's" concert was yesterday afternoon in Hamilton.


Church parking lots were full in the morning, and for a while in the afternoon there were few parking spots to be found along West Main Street or in front of Dollar General or CVS!
It was brisk, outdoors, but a steady stream of cars went through the car wash and more and more Christmas Trees left the park.

Those posts still standing upright, in the lefthand side of the picture, used to support a double row of trees - perhaps as many as a hundred - and I watched as one family walked back and forth along another row, picking out their special tree.

This is the one!

And away it goes! Let the decorating begin!


It was barely dusk when the lights on the tree in the Bandstand came on. Yes: it's a really tall tree and now there are lots and lots of lights!


I stopped to admire the panel thst is now in place on the front door of Bonnie Bechy and her daughter Joanna's home on Babbott Avenue .......

.............. and the "antique" sled and pretty greenery on the porch of #241 Sanger Avenue.



Gingerbread House Contest Dec 12-30

All Ages. Register & Drop Off Gingerbread House by 12:45 pm on Dec. 30th.

Get creative this holiday season and build a Gingerbread House! Houses may be made by individuals or a group/family, must be made of edible supplies, must have a sturdy base and a title for their registration card. Judging will take place at 1 pm on Dec. 30th, and gift card prizes will be awarded for Grand Prize, 1st, 2nd, & 3rd.

Jill Getman 841-4651


Thursday at 6:00 p.m.

All Ages. Drop In.

Watch the classic film "Muppet Family Christmas" and let their quirky spirit
rub off on you.
Plus, enjoy a free candy cane to enjoy while you watch!

Sign Up Early

for our Holiday Story Hour on
December 22nd @ 6pm.

Kids will make reindeer food, snowman soup, listen to stories and enjoy some hot cocoa!


Thursday Evening:

Rotary Club Christmas Caroling at the Harding Nursing Home




Every time that I receive Email from Jody Hildreth - either a note or photographs - I learn something new. This time it's about those big birds that I saw at Edie Eastman's, last week: they WERE NOT "Sea Gulls." (Read on...)

Jody wrote: "I saw your posts on the blog recently about the gulls at Edie Eastman's. Those would be Ring-billed Gulls. They are fairly common around farmlands. They like to follow plows and retrieve the worms/insects that the farm machinery unearths.

As for the word 'seagull,' that is a pet peeve of mine. There actually is no bird called a 'seagull'. There are several different kinds of 'gulls', but you will not find a species in any field guide named 'Sea' gull."
(I never knew that, Jody! Thank You!!!)


A blog reader asks for help from "experienced" toy collectors determining the age of this unusual hand made model / toy helicopter and the nationality of the pilot. (She thinks he might be British or Australian, and calls him Reggie!)

(Click to enlarge.)

She writes: "The helicopter is 27"long and about 12" high. The rotors are 26" long. Reg is 6" high sitting down - he just won't stand up to get his full height!"

Any thoughts?


Thanks to Debra Atkinson who answered Mark Mowrey's request for the names of service men and women currently on deployment overseas. Their Reindeer Care Kits produced by the Scouts of Troop 108 will soon be on the way!



Have a good day, everyone!