Monday, January 23, 2012

It's Garbage Day

34.7 degrees at 5:15 a.m.

(That's 34.7 degrees warmer than it was yesterday morning, at this same time!)

Although it was cold, very little snow fell over the weekend.

The deepest snow in the village was in heaps along West Main Street, where merchants had shovelled the sidewalk.

The wind that came along with the cold formed drifts along a fence row on Sally Road........

.............. and against one of Dave Sullivan's stone walls up in Hanover.


The WKTV weather forecast as of Sunday evening: "*Freezing Rain Advisory for Herkimer, Hamilton, Fulton and Montgomery Counties from 6AM to 2PM Monday*

Quiet weather continues for most of tonight, with temperatures bottoming out near 20 degrees this evening. A warm front moves in overnight, with temperatures increasing after Midnight. Some freezing drizzle is possible late tonight into Monday morning but little to no ice accumulation is expected but some untreated roadways may be slick. The best chance for freezing drizzle will be to the north and east of Utica.

Temperatures continue to climb on Monday with clouds and rain. Highs in the low to mid 40s. Cooling off on Tuesday into the mid 30s with a few snow showers."



From the Oneida County Courier: "2012 Oneida County Crop Congress Announced"



Special Events this week at


Family Movie Night
Thursday, January 26th
6pm | Free Movie. Free Popcorn.|

Please arrive 10 minutes early for popcorn.


Saturday, January 28th

All ages can jump into their snow gear and join us for
snow building contests,
obstacle courses,
snow painting
and new this year - make a sno cone from the freshly fallen snow.

Inside we'll have hot chocolate for everyone!

You will need your own snow building materials for the snow sculpture contest.


Can't read the sign? This is what it says:

Support Group Meeting

for Parents with Children that have an IEP
or need extra help in school.

JANUARY 24TH 6:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.

Waterville Public Library


SouthGate Ministries is now an area coordinator of

a program operated by the Food Bank of Central New York.

Food $en$e is designed to increase self-sufficiency by helping individuals stretch their food dollars. The Food Bank is able to purchase food items in large quantities at discounted prices, and this savings is passed on to the program’s customers. The Food Bank operates this service with 44 sites in a 14 county area.

Monthly Food $en$e packages are created by the Food Bank and a newsletter is generated and distributed to each site coordinator. The coordinators are responsible for taking orders from customers, placing the order to the Food Bank and distributing the packages on a specific date. A food package contains 10-12 items, including fresh fruits and vegetables, meats, and staple food items.

Anyone wishing to stretch their food dollars can participate. The cost of the package is $15.50 and participants pre-pay with cash or EBT card, and they pick up their Food $en$e packages at the end of the month.

This month's package.

My thanks to Nancy Ayala and her daughter, who provided the photographs of this month's packages and also the following information:

"Next month is: 2lb chick nuggets, 1lb polish sausage, 12oz pollack fillets, 12oz salibury steak, can tuna, pierogies, mashed potatoes, frozen mixed vegetables, can corn, can mandarin oranges, 2 fresh produce.

This month's "specials."

"Additional 'specials' available for next month are: 10lb chicken tenders, 5lb tilapia, 2lb meatloaf, 5lb mixed produce, 2lb stuffed pork chops, case hot pockets, & 92oz stuffed cabbage - prices range from $6 - $17.


You can learn more and sign up at
The Waterville Public Library Feb 2nd 4:30 - 5:30,

all others by phone - 861-2097 or 750-5785

Pick up @ SouthGate Feb 17th 3-4pm.

If you can't make the pick up time you can send someone to get it for you but we don't have storage room. You can sign up for the following month at pick up.


A reminder that

SouthGate Ministries will be hosting

Senior Days

starting Jan. 27th from 11:00 - 2:00

and continuing on the last Friday of each month.

Lunch to be served @ noon with fellowship
around table games, videos, conversation, etc.
RSVP to 841-3266 & leave message with number attending, walk-ins welcome.
Come in out of the cold and enjoy!



Special Thanks to Travis Bauer who recognized the location of the maple tree that the raccoon was trying to climb, last Thursday, and then volunteered to notify the property owners of its presence.


About Three Weeks Ago!



A little history: the white building that is nearly always in the background of these photographs was built for 'Squire Oliver Norton by a Major Jotham Tower in 1799 . Also that same year, Tower built the tavern house directly across Route 12 - now "Michael's Fine Food & Spirits," for Ebenezer Hale. These buildings, along with the Gorton family home on the north side of Route 20, are three of the oldest in the area.


Have a great day, everyone!