Monday, January 30, 2012


It's Garbage Day

26 degrees at 6:30 a.m.

The overnight snowfall has covered us with a two- or three-inch thick white blanket. Another layer is in the forecast.

The Weather Foreast from WKTV: "*A lake effect snow advisory is in effect for Madison and Oneida County until 1pm.*

Widespread snow overnight will create some slick spots on the roadways this morning. Additional snow will fall today from lake effect that will set up across Southern Oneida and Madison County. The steadiest snow will take place this morning, before winding down after noon. Here's a look at today's snowfall forecast:"

For current driving conditions across the state, go to 511NY!

After the image of the map opens, go to the left hand column, labeled "Traffic Conditions," and "click" on boxes 1, 2, and 8.


Although there was a Winter weather smorgasboard, over the weekend - a little of this, a little of that, and even some thunder - the ground was nearly bare on Sunday afternoon ...........

............. and the only snowmobiles in sight were on trailers behind vehicles heading either North or South on Route 12.



"How Cold is it, Kate?"

by Hobie Morris, published in the Madison County Courier.


We're used to seeing lots of styles of wooden "tents" that are placed over shrubbery as protection against damage from heavy snow ............

................ but only at the Mowreys, on Sanger Avenue, can you tell where prize rose bushes have been planted!



The Waterville AYSO

Spring Season Sign-ups

  • The first is on Thursday evening, February 2nd at Oriskany Falls Public Library from 6 to 7:30pm.
  • The second sign-up will be Saturday, February 4th at the Waterville Public Library from 11am to 1:30pm.

Any child who turned 4 as of August 1, 2011 is welcome to play. Children do not need to attend Waterville school to play, all are welcome. The fee is $25 to register and $20 for the uniform. The season begins on April 21st. Levels U5, U6 and U8 play Saturday mornings and all older levels play on Sunday afternoons. Please participate in our free soccer swap program by bringing old, but still good soccer balls, cleats, shinguards or Waterville uniforms to registration to be reused by another player. Please visit Waterville AYSO website for more info or call Registrar Kristine Prindle at 315-430-0253. Currently Waterville AYSO is looking for volunteers to help coach, referee, maintain fields, organize team photos and a uniform coordinator. If interested, please call Commissioner Gwenn Werner at 315-825-5485.


New Hours at the


Located at the Junior-Senior High School campus, the Fitness Center is available to students during the day and community members may join for a small fee and use the facility during adult-only sessions.

Exclusive Hours for Members Only:
Monday – Friday
5:15 am – 7:15 am
Monday – Thursday
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Saturdays and Sundays
8:00 am – 11:00 am

Click HERE for more information and Membership Fees


Looking for a more intense training and/or specialized workout?
Check out Josh Lewis' Garage Gym in Oriskany Falls!



From a gentleman who sent a question and added: "I realize this is a crazy question. I am asking you because you can find out anything!"

"Last night I went to a basketball game and before the game a young girl got up and did a great job of singing the National Anthem. My grandson started to sing loudly at the same time I told him to sing quietly. He is only 3 and a half but he knows the song. Afterward, I got thinking he was probably the only one doing what he should by singing along. Shouldn't we all be singing? I know its not going to happen, but I just was wondering if I let him sing out loud would that be rude or is it rude not to sing at all."

You can read the information that I found via Google by clicking HERE and then HERE.

What's your advice to "Grandpa"?




Snow pictures later today .

Have a great day, everyone!