Monday, February 29


Well, we won't be typing that for another 4 years!
The extra day of the month this year helps to balance the calendar, and
some believe in the fun and lore that it is a day (or year) when women can ask or propose to a man.
The comic Lil' Abner, which made the same concept popular as Sadie Hawkins' Day,
 which many would recognize as inspiring dances etc.
Read more here

We would love to include any Leap Day birthdays 
or Leap Year shenanigans & proposals that occur.  
If you have any, please send them this way!


Don't pack your winter things away just yet, or your spring things for that matter...


Please take a moment to fill out this 2 minute
survey for Waterville First
that will help answer some questions about what you would like in your village
(and has potential to help us obtain a bank & grocery store)
Click HERE or above to respond



Back from the Future!
Thanks to Jamie Bechy for debugging the Rotary Clock-- 
after running 20 minutes FAST for the past few years.

OK, now let's synchonize our watches, Waterville!

A Belated Happy Birthday to Debby Olin (Feb. 27th)
The birthday girl herself got in touch as well to show us 
that her snow drops are not only popping  up, but beginning to bloom!


Last week ended with the MPS PTA Valentine Ball.
It looks like it was a lot of fun!
Of course, they have even more in store for everyone in March too!
We hope to see some great hat pictures this week...

Also, from the school:


It's that time again... Start looking this week, on Dr. Seuss' birthday, March 2nd.

March is also the last month to get your Winter Reading Bingo turned in!

Adult programs to sign up for before they fill up!

At the Barton-Brown Observatory 
Public Stargazing
Sat. March 5th @ 7:30 pm

Friday, February 26


What a change, from a spring like 45 degrees and rainy Thursday to a blustery 16 degrees and snowy this morning and back up to 50 degrees this weekend!



Waterville First is asking residents to complete a very quick survey about the possibility of having a bank or grocery store in town again. All responses are anonymous and you can add your thoughts at the end of the survey.
Take the survey and share your thoughts here

"Peepapalooza is coming back to the Waterville Public Library this year. Grab yourself a whole heep of peeps and create a diorama of a favorite scene from a book. Dioramas will be accepted and displayed at the library throughout the month of March. Winners will be announced April 1st. All ages can participate. Visit the library for an entry form. Prizes will be awarded!" - Waterville Public Library

Tonight is the last fish fry for the Deansboro Barton Hose Fire Department. Fresh fried fish, baked potato or fries, coleslaw, roll, cake and beverage for $12.00.
Eat in or take out available.

The Deansboro Barton Hose Ladies Auxiliary is hosting PIYO Live
at the Deansboro Firehouse.


Have a calendar you would like us to include? Email it to

Village of Waterville



This past Wednesday the Indoor Farmers Market was held in Morgans Hardware.
There are 4 weeks left for the Indoor Farmers Market.
Stop into Morgan's Hardware March 9th & 23rd and April 13th & 27th between 2-6pm to buy local handmade items. 

"A beautiful February Evening on Lewis Road in Waterville, New York" sent in by Colin Kelsey.

Walking through a winter wonderland in Waterville this morning.

Have photos of Waterville and the surrounding area?
Send them in and be a contributor to the blog.
We can never have too many photos of this beautiful area!



Today the Library of Congress made available online photos and paper of civil rights icon Rosa Parks. The collection contain about 7,500 manuscript items and 2,500 photographs. You can view them here

Wednesday, February 24


A little bit of spring and winter weather will be coming our way this week. 


This week we got to see the
Full Snow Moon
Photo Credit: Old Farmers Almanac - Steve DiGiandomenico in Natick, MA
Send any local pictures that showcase it our way!



With great sadness
Maddox Lawrence



Last night The Brain Show visited MPS. Families were able to compete against each other answering trivia questions. After you answered a question you had to dance. It looks like everyone had a very entertaining time. 

Oriskany Falls Little League Signups

Registration will be held at the Oriskany Falls Village Hall
185 N.Main Street, Oriskany Falls
Saturday, February 27th 9-11am
For boys & girls in the Oriskany Falls, Deansboro and surrounding areas
Ages 9-12
Registration Fee is $25

Practices start in March. Questions? Call Brian Bell (315)404-2179

Friday at the library @ 1pm



This week Jeff Reynolds caught a tufted titmouse at his feeder.
Hopefully we'll hear his spring call soon.

Speaking of spring, Mabel Silliman of Deansboro noticed a "Snow Drops" plant in full bloom & other spring bulbs popping out of her gardens. One can only hope it means spring is right around the corner.

Milk and gas prices seem to be holding steady this week.



Wilhelm Grimm was born February 24th, 1786
He and his brother Jacob were German authors who wrote 'Grimms' Fairy Tales'.
The first volume was published in 1812 and contained 86 stories. The second volume which held 70 stories was published in 1815. Stories were added and subtracted over the years until the seventh edition was released in 1857 which held 211 stories. (information from wikipedia)
Visit your local library to learn more about The Brothers Grimm and find a few of their stories to check out.

Monday, February 22

It will be a light Blog week due to some vacations & busy schedules,
but send in your info and we'll be sure to share!


MPS PTA is celebrating Family to School Week
with some fun events:

The brain show will be visiting the school during the day and then will be putting on
 a show at night that the whole family can come too! 
The fun will start at 6:30pm on Tuesday, February 23rd in the MPS gym. 
We hope to see you there.

At the end of the week we'll wrap up Family to School Week with a Family Valentine's Ball. Enjoy flowers, hair styling, family photos, DJ and dancing. Cost is $5 per family OR BRING YOUR PTA CARD AND GET IN FREE! Doors open at 5:30pm in the MPS cafeteria. 
A parent or guardian must be present with the student for the entire event.


Signs of High School Musical Season are appearing!
The WCS Musical Production of Anything Goes will take place March 10th, 11th, and 12th @ 7:30pm in the Waterville Jr/Sr High Auditorium. Tickets are $7 for reserved seating.More information will be posted about ticket sales by February 29th. 


Jody Hildreth sent these photographs 
that he may not think are up to par with his professionalism, 
but we certainly love seeing!

The waterfall in the Charles E. Baker State Forest area. Frozen solid and not quite as photogenic.

 Cooper's Hawk 
It was perched in a large tree along the road and I spotted it from a good distances.  
I put the car in neutral and slowly crept downhill so as not to spook it.

Wintery Pines


Arm Knitting 
for Adults & Teens
Tues. Feb. 23 @ 6:30 pm
No needles needed, just
bring a friend and join the fun