Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Shock and sorrow have shaken the community


"But I just saw him yesterday!" said one young man, a friend of 22-year old Jesse Eisenhut who died from injuries sustained in an accident that took place early this morning.  Other young friends left messages on Jesse's Facebook page while more shook their heads in sorrow, and with sympathy for his sister and his parents, Dean and Dawn Eisenhut, all well-known throughout the Waterville community.

The story, from the Utica Observer-Dispatch. Similar reports appear at: WKTV,  the Syracuse Post Standard and the Oneida Daily Dispatch.




The Section III Class D baseball championship game between Oriskany and Brookfield was postponed due to rain. The game will be played at 4:30 p.m. Friday at Alliance Bank Stadium.


It's 60 degrees and dry at 6:30 A.M.

The forecast from YNN: "Cooler, but Still Mild and Mainly Dry Today; Much Cooler Tomorrow

After the passage of yesterday’s intense cold front, today will be cooler and mainly dry. Sun will blend in with clouds and while most will remain dry, one or two isolated showers can’t be ruled out. Highs will be well into the 70s to near 80, which is still on the mild side for this time of year. Tonight will be partly cloudy and much cooler with lows in the upper 40s and lower 50s. Tomorrow will be refreshing with a good amount of sun and highs only in the 60s to near 70.

A new system will approach on Friday with increasing clouds and widespread showers developing by Friday night if not sooner.

While the weekend won’t be a washout, there will be a few hit or miss showers. Temperatures will also remain seasonable to on the cool side through the weekend and into the first half of next week."


Yesterday afternoon around 3:00

The wind was blowing and leaves were turned "wrongside out."

At around four o'clock the weather map looked like this!

There was a great deal of rumbling thunder and moderate rain,
but - with the exception of one tremendous clap of thunder - that was about it and the storm had ended by six o'clock.



On Friday and Saturday, June 1 & 2,
The Sherburne Pageant of Bands

On Sunday, June 3

The Music Boosters Ice Cream Social

from 4:00 - 7:00
in the high school cafeteria.



Storytelling Festival in Clinton on June 9 & 10

includes a free performance by Tapestry


For Your Calendar


The Rotary Club Consignment Auction
will be on June 16 at the Brookfield Fair Grounds. 

Items auctioned this year will include large household goods and farm equipment, as well as retail donations.  


The Book Group

Wednesday, June 27th

From Doris Stephan: "Another novel to film will be explored by the Waterville Book Discussion Group. This month's book is Michael Ondaatje's 'The English Patient.' We will also view the movie adaptation of the novel.

'With ravishing beauty and unsettling intelligence, Michael Ondaatje's Booker Prize-winning novel traces the intersection of four damaged lives in an Italian villa at the end of World War II. Hana, the exhausted nurse; the maimed thief, Caravaggio; the wary sapper, Kip: each is haunted by the riddle of the English patient, the nameless, burned man who lies in an upstairs room and whose memories of passion, betrayal,and rescue illuminates this book like flashes of heat lightening.'

A copy of the book may be requested by calling the Library at 841 4651. The Group will meet on Wednesday, June 27th at 12 noon in the Meeting Room at the Waterville Library. Bring your lunch, beverages and dessert will be served."

The book.

The movie, with Ralph Fiennes and Juliette Binoche.



Waterville Central School

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Waterville Public Library

Village of Waterville


Here's MY calendar.

The red line means that I'm taking some time off to enjoy the season and some social events!

I'll be back in time for "Once Upon a Time in Waterville" at 1:30 on the 8th and will do something special (although I don't know what!) on June 10th to celebrate
At Home in the Huddle's sixth birthday!

And then I'll start year number seven!

(And I owe it all to Nora Keating!)


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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

71 degrees at 6:30

It's Garbage Day,

and I've got to get busy!

The rest of the blog will have to wait!

The Weather Forecast from WKTV: "A strong cold front moves through on Tuesday with showers and thunderstorms. Any thunderstorms that do develop have the potential to be on the strong to severe side with gusty winds and heavy rain. Temperatures top off in the mid 80s.

The chance of rain continues on Wednesday before drier and cooler weather by the end of the work week."

Monday, May 28, 2012

Memorial Day with Add-on


Sunday afternoon.

Early Monday morning in the Waterville Cemetery.

At St. Bernard's Cemetery

The Sangerfield monument.

The Sangerfield Cemetery.

Out in "Terrytown," on Mason Road, where many of the earliest settlers rest in the shade.

Soldiers from Stockwell.

At the Hanover Cemetery.


The three polished granite benches that were placed in the Park a week or so ago have been given by the Ladies Auxiliary of the Waterville Fire Department in memory of Anne Dunster, a long-time member of the Auxiliary who passed away in February, 2oo5.

This bench, a tribute to Richard S. Woodman, Esq., was given by the Waterville Rotary Club and The Tower Foundation - organizations of which "Dick" had been a member for many years before his death just about a year ago, just shy of his 98th birthday.



from "Jr." Bartlett.

"Just a short note to All Our Friends and family, some we don’t get to see every day and some we do. God Bless you all on this Special Memorial Day. Lot’s of Love from Faye and I."


I'm sure that they would have been among the early arrivals on Main Street. By 8:30, with at least half-an-hour to wait, watchers were already gathering.


The WCS Marching Band and other parade units began lining up near Conger Avenue soon after 8:30.

The Memorial Park School Band is HUGE!

This was the last good look that I had of Main Street.

I've learned that once a parade has started the only two ways to reach the center of the village from where I live are by going either out Berrill to W. Bacon east to Elmwood / Osborn through Sangerfield and back into town on Madison Street ...


............ to drive northward to Forge Hollow and take Bogan Road to Tower Street and back to the village that way.

This morning, neither plan would have worked! I missed the ceremonies, but I'm sure that The Waterville Times will have pictures!




First cutting and cumulus clouds, last Thursday.

View of West Hill from Hanover, early this morning.

The corn that was planted next to Fuess-Cleary Road on May 14th is up!

In a nearby field, rows of "Notill" Soy sprouts .........

.................... the "notill" device used to plan them!

Right in the foreground of this picture you can see how close together the rows are.


"High Bush Cranberries," or Viburnam Trilobam, seem to be making a come-back after being decimated by the Viburnum Leaf Beetle, four or five years ago.

The Wild Carnation - or "Gilleyflower" - is spreading and large patches appear in nore and more moist meadows and ditches.

"Purple" - or "water" - Avens isn't as showy as the Gilleyflower until you look at it really close up!


It's 59 degrees and sunny at 6:45.

The WKTV Weather Forecast: "Memorial Day starts off dry but a warm front pushes through during the day, setting off some showers and thunderstorms. Monday will not be a washout but keep an eye on the sky during the day. Any thunderstorms that do develop have potential for heavy rain and gusty winds. It will be very warm, with highs in the upper 80s to near 90 degrees!
Unsettled weather on Tuesday and Wednesday with showers and thunderstorms."


Roger A. Cota

1941 - 2012



Brookfield Beavers to play for the section title at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at Alliance Bank Stadium in Syracuse.

Brookfield 4, McGraw 3 From the Utica Observer-Dispatch, Saturday, May 26.

"Zach Noble had two hits and two RBIs and pitcher Jordon Price improved to 6-1 as defending champion Brookfield earned a second straight trip to the Class D final. Cody Beeching was 2 for 2 with two walks, Preston Reilly also had two hits, and Wade King hit a solo homer for the Beavers, who play New York Mills or Oriskany – they met in the other semifinal Saturday night at DeLutis Field -- for the section title at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at Alliance Bank Stadium in Syracuse."



Library Director Jeff Reynolds was on hand when Lindsey Bishopp and Travis Owens

posed for wedding pictures in the Library Garden.

Reynolds also saw a chance to enlist the services of the

groomsmen / carpenters in the construction of the new observatory.

(Thank you, Jeff, and Congratulations to Lindsey and Travis!)



at the Library

Wednesday Movie Matinée

1:00 p.m.


Family Movie Night * Thursday, May 31st @ 6pm

Free Movie. Free Popcorn.

(Arrive 10 minutes early for popcorn.)



"Once Upon a Time in Waterville"

(the old-timers' story swap)

starts its fourth year on Friday, June 8, at 1:30 p.m.

in the Library.

For information, E-mail


The 12th Annual WCS Foundation

Golf Tournament will take place on June 16 at Barker Brook.

From the Mid-York Weekly.



The 138th Waterville Commencement

will be held on June 23rd at 10:30 am

in the High School Auditorium.