Monday, April 22

Barbara J. Conley

November 13, 1951 ~ April, 12 2024 

Barb was born in Utica on November 13, 1951, daughter of the late Thomas and Mary Louise (DeMarse) Duncan. She attended Utica Free Academy, MVCC and SUNY IT. Barb retired in 2003 from The Arc of Oneida-Lewis after many years as the Director of Human Resources. She was a strong advocate for those with developmental disabilities and cherished her friendships with many of the people she worked with and is remembered fondly. She was an active member of North Utica Rotary for many years. Barb was an amazingly strong woman who stood up for not just those she knew and loved but for the rights of people she had never met.  She loved everyone, but especially her children and grandchildren, blood and chosen, and they in turn, loved her. Called “Gammer” by more than just the children of her children, all her grandchildren were her greatest pride and joy! Barb was intelligent and caring, welcoming and loving. More than anything else she loved to spend time with her family and friends, whether it was Bingo at the casino, a picnic in the yard or just a quiet dinner at home.



Waterville Central School District

Village of Waterville

Waterville First
Waterville Public Library


Food Bank of CNY May Food Sense Menu:

Village of Waterville:

The Village of Waterville will be sponsoring a Village-wide garage sale on Saturday, May 18. If any resident is interested in having a garage sale, please contact the Village Clerk’s Office at 315-841-4221 to provide them with garage sale information. Please have information to the Village Clerk’s office no later than May 13th. A garage sale list and map will be available to shoppers at the Village Hall and posted on the Village of Waterville Facebook page and at

Waterville Central School District:

Waterville Pop Warner:

Saturday, May 11th— save the date for Early Bird Signups and save on registration fees! Chick’N Rick’s mouth-watering BBQ chicken dinners are available, and preorders are strongly encouraged!

FYI: Paperwork will be much easier this year… We can now upload all paperwork on Sports Connect and will have directions for doing so at sign-ups! We can also still take paper copies in hand if that’s easier. And you read that right! Physicals are good for TWO years and we no longer need Medical professionals to sign the Medical Release form, parents can now sign this document.

WCS Sports Booster Club:


10 days to go!!

May 1st is right around the corner!!

2 days of $150 CASH prizes, plus so much more!!

Brothertown Optimist Club:

Announced our 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers for the Optimist Visual Arts Competition. The 1st place finishers from each of the two age groups will move onto the International level of the competition. All artists did an amazing job and the judges had a tough time determining.

Brothertown Scholarship Fund:

Waterville Baptist Church:

Join us on May 5th, at 2:00 pm for a Tea Party and cookie decorating. Ladies of all ages are welcome!

Three Steeples United:


Unearth hidden treasures at the Three Steeples Barn Rummage Sale! Thousands of items await and every purchase supports Three Steeples United! Ready to part with pre-loved treasures? We welcome all clean, working donations with open arms! We’re all about second chances for your cherished goods.

Oriskany Falls Fire Department:

While in attendance at the Waterville Fire Department Banquet on Saturday, April 13, 2024, Oriskany Falls Fire Department Chief Russell Petrie was recognized several times throughout the night for his continued support, hard work, and dedication to the Waterville Fire Department. There were several notable calls within the last few years that Chief Petrie had been an instrumental part of. To show their appreciation, the Waterville Fire Department presented him with an award and thanked him for all that he has done for their department as a neighboring department Chief.

The volunteerism and dedication to the communities in our area do not go unnoticed! Thank you for all you do!

Brooks’ BBQ Fundraiser:

Mohawk Valley Astronomical Society:

Madison County Public Health:

The first clinic will be on April 24th at the Town of Fenner Highway Garage in Cazenovia from 4 PM to 7 PM. The second clinic will be on May 21st at Gorman Community Center in Oneida from 4 PM to 7 PM. Interested Madison County residents need to follow the directions on the flyer to make an appointment on our website or call us at 315-366-2526.  A QR code for appointments and another one for downloading our app are provided on the flyer. Anyone who downloads the app will also get regular push notifications about upcoming rabies clinic locations and other events.

Daniel Barden Mudfest:

We’re officially 1 MONTH OUT until the 10th annual Daniel Barden Mudfest on May 4! Close your eyes and imagine the spring weather in May instead of…this today. Don’t miss the mud, the glory, or the party! Tag your Muddy Buddies and get registered ASAP: We can’t wait to get muddy with you!

The first Earth Day

Earth Day, an event to increase public awareness of the world’s environmental problems, is celebrated in the United States for the first time on April 22, 1970. Millions of Americans, including students from thousands of colleges and universities, participated in rallies, marches, and educational programs across the country. Earth Day was the brainchild of Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin, a staunch environmentalist who hoped to provide unity to the grassroots environmental movement and increase ecological awareness. “The objective was to get a nationwide demonstration of concern for the environment so large that it would shake the political establishment out of its lethargy,” Senator Nelson said, “and, finally, force this issue permanently onto the national political agenda.”

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127 years ago at the Waterville Opera House

The Pirates of Penzance, presented on April 19th and 20th, 1897, by the Waterville Band and a cast of local talent.

~ Waterville Historical Society Facebook Page.


The price of gas today.
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