Monday, April 17

Richard A. “Sonny” Olmstead

May 3, 1940 ~ April 1, 2023

Richard A. “Sonny” Olmstead, 82, died April 1, 2023. Born May 3, 1940 to Donald and Josephine Olmstead. He graduated from Oriskany Falls High School in 1957, joined the Navy and served until 1961. In 1961 he married Helen Cotter and shared 61 years together. He retired as a rural mail carrier of the US Postal Service in 2000. Sonny was an active member of the Waterville United Methodist Church, Cassidy Hollow Rod & Gun Club and was a Hunter Safety Instructor for 40 years. He was an avid golfer, fisherman and hunter. Sonny is survived by his wife, Helen; son, Eric and wife Dawn; son, Todd; and daughter, Erin St. Germain. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Mason and wife Krissy, and Emily and Caitlin. Sonny has two surviving siblings, Joseph and wife Rose, and Donald and wife Julie; and brother-in-law, Paul Holic. He was predeceased by his son, Brett; his parents; and his sister, Joyce.



Village of Waterville
Waterville Central School District
Waterville First
Waterville Public Library


Food Bank of CNY March Food Sense Menu:

Waterville Central School District:

📣The Waterville Central School District wants to bring back The Community Talent Show!
👏The show is open to all members of the community and prizes will be awarded!
🚨There must be a minimum of 10 acts signed up by March 24 for the show to proceed.
📅The show is scheduled for April 28 at the Waterville Jr./Sr. High School Auditorium.
📧If you are interested in participating or if you want more information, email

Waterville AYSO Region 492:

SCHEDULE INFORMATION FOR THE SPRING 2023 SEASON. Note: Sunday, April 23 Schedule for 10U, 12U & 15U is tentative and could change. Coaches will have more information this week regarding finalized schedules for the season. Thank you!

Waterville First:

WCS Sports Booster Club:

Waterville Garden Club:

Waterville Historical Society:

On Saturday, April 22 at 1 pm Waterville Historical Society will host a program on the upcoming exhibit “Sporting Fashion: Outdoor Girls from 1800 to 1960,” opening at Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute in June. The exhibit, organized by the Fashion Institute and Design Museum of Los Angeles, will include 65 complete historic sporting outfits along with related sports accessories. Docents from the Institute’s Museum of Art will give a preview of the exhibit in our Barton Hall meeting room, the original gymnasium of the Waterville YMCA, which regularly hosted women’s sporting event. To accompany the program, we will display photos and artifacts representing the history of women’s sports in Waterville. We invite anyone who has material on local women’s sports to lend it for this display. Please contact us through our Facebook page, by email at, or by phone at 315-202-4102. Thank you

Above: Women Golfing, Waterville or Sangerfield Golf Club, about 1900. Private collection

Paris Hill Barn Rummage Sale:

Daniel Barden Mudfest:

WE ARE LESS THAN 1 MONTH OUT from the muddiest day of the year, and CNY’s biggest barn party – all for a good cause! Take the beautiful weather this weekend as your sign to register TODAY for Daniel Barden Mudfest on May 6!

James Madison Chapter:

Mohawk Valley Power of the Past:

Mohawk Valley Astronomical Society:

Oriskany Falls Public Library:

Apollo 13 returns to Earth

“With the world anxiously watching, Apollo 13, a U.S. lunar spacecraft that suffered a severe malfunction on its journey to the moon, safely returns to Earth on April 17, 1970. On April 11, the third manned lunar landing mission was launched from Florida, carrying astronauts James A. Lovell, John L. Swigert and Fred W. Haise. The mission was headed for a landing on the Fra Mauro highlands of the moon. However, two days into the mission, disaster struck 200,000 miles from Earth when oxygen tank No. 2 blew up in the spacecraft. Swigert reported to mission control on Earth, “Houston, we’ve had a problem here,” and it was discovered that the normal supply of oxygen, electricity, light and water had been disrupted.”

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Deb Conway sent me these pictures of some of the trash that was collected by the forty-one (41!) volunteers, including Boy Scouts, who participated in the Annual Rotary Club Earth Day Village Clean Up! “”Deb Conway sent me these pictures of some of the trash that was collected by the forty-one (41!) volunteers, including Boy Scouts, who participated in the Annual Rotary Club Earth Day Village Clean Up! 

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3rd Annual Green Up Waterville happening on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22nd this year! Share the post, invite friends to the page, and show up on 4/22!
💪🏼 Let’s work together to keep our sidewalks, ditches and roadways something to be proud about instead of something to shake our head in disbelief about. We’ve had about 50 people show up to help each year, and overflowed two dumpsters last year with 125 bags of garbage… let’s make it 75 people, 3 dumpsters and 200 bags this year! Routes will cover Waterville, Sangerfield, Deansboro and Oriskany Falls this year. Big goals and more details to follow! 💚🌎🗑️♻️🌳
The price of gas today.

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