Thursday, January 5, 2012

It's a Heat Wave!

Today is Recyclables Day

Tomorrow is Garbage

It's 24.4 degrees at 6:00 a.m.
(that's UP about 20 from yesterday at this time.)

Judging from yesterday's Email - which was sparse and, generally, should not be reprinted here - many people were struck with a "double whammy," so to speak:
Barely recovered from holiday festivities, they had to get up early and go back to work,
, on top of that, they had to face the world on the coldest day in a long, long time.

It isn't always this cold in January......
Do you remember this?

January 7, 2007


But it was miserable yesterday!

I was among the fortunate who didn't really need to go anywhere and, so, I didn't. I spent quite a while sorting notes I had taken during all of the "Old-timers' Story Swaps" with the intention of making many (but not all!) of the stories available to the rest of you in book form, sometime.


It was late afternoon before the temperature reached the high teens and I ventured out.

There is one thing that can be said for cold, clear weather, here - the views are spectacular! From the top of Grant Hill I could pick out individual homes on West Hill!


The Forecast from YNN: "Some Minor Lake Effect Today

40+ Degree Temps Return Tomorrow

Today will be mostly cloudy and seasonably chilly with lake snow showers and a few brief squalls, mainly early this morning. Most will be in the trace to 2inch range, although locally higher accumulations of 2 to 4 inches are possible through sections of Oswego County. Highs will be in the lower 30s.

A warm front will lift into the region tonight with clouds and a few flurries, skies may partially clear out late. Lows will be in the low to mid 20s. Tomorrow will be mild with clouds and sunshine. Highs will be in the low to mid 40s.

We will hold onto the milder temperatures Saturday with highs remaining within a few degrees of 40. A moisture starved cold front will arrive later Saturday with scattered flurries and lake snow showers east of Lake Ontario. Only minor accumulations are possible. High pressure will build in on Sunday with some sun and seasonably chilly temperatures. Highs Sunday will be back down in the low to mid 30s.

Temperatures will remain seasonably if not returning to mild levels through the first half of next week."



From WKTV: "Snow on the ground doesn't necessarily mean that snowmobile trails are ready."


Of Special Interest to Brookfield Residents


"Retired teacher Jack Henke enlisted his students to dig out interesting stories by interviewing folks around town"

"The book was produced by members of Brookfield’s Class of 2011, in social studies. The pupils got their information during interviews with their subjects, which range from Ruth Ellsworth Starkweather, who graduated from Leonardsville School in 1934, to Brian Wratten, who graduated from Waterville Central School in 1982."

from the Syracuse Post-Standard.



eReader Workshop * 6:30pm

If you've had your eReader for a while or you just received one as a present come to the library to learn how to download free midyork ebooks on to your eReader!


There are two January traditions here in Waterville that everyone looks forward to:


4:30 - 7:30

Fish Dinner with choice of baked potato or french fries or mac & cheese,
Rolls, Coleslaw or applesauce, Coffee.


Mac & Cheese Dinner


--------------- AND ---------------

at St. Bernard's Church.

(More about that later.)


I'll tell you more about the "Webcam on Main Street" idea later, too, but after some Emails and 'phone conversations, yesterday ......... I think it's going to happen!

(That made my day!)


Have good weekend, everyone!