Monday, April 3

Jean M. Blair

April 24, 1936 ~ March 15, 2023
Jean M. Blair, 86, of Waterville, formerly of Oriskany Falls, passed away on Wednesday, March 15, 2023 at the Waterville Residential Care Center. She was born on April 24, 1936 in Sauquoit, a daughter of the late Francis and Leona (Smith) Lallier and was a graduate of New Hartford High School. On December 29l,1956 in New Hartford, Jean was united in marriage to Francis J. Blair. He predeceased her on March 4, 1994. Jean was a communicant of St. Joseph’s Church in Oriskany Falls. She worked at the Harding Nursing Home (Waterville Residential Care Center) for over 25 years until her retirement. Jean enjoyed gardening and tending to the flower beds wherever she lived. She also enjoyed sewing. Jean is survived by her children, Leona and Daniel Coleman of Savona; John Blair of Augusta; Douglas and Arden Blair of Dale City, VA; Norma Shay of Wampsville; Roberta and Alan Jones of Oriskany Falls; sisters, Elizabeth Furner of Sauquoit; Susan (Michael) Kochem of Deansboro; Theresa (David) Linder of West Edmeston; Rosemary Painter of Baldwinsville; brothers, Louis Lallier of Whitesboro; Richard (Joyce) Lallier of Vernoa; Walter (Janet) Lallier of Dolgeville; Steven (Joann) Lallier of Waterville; 7 grandchildren, Annemarie (Donald) Ladd, Daniel (Bethany) Coleman, Amanda Blair, Arielle Blair, Alexander Blair, Sydney Shay, Anthony (Amanda) Jones; 3 great-grandchildren, Nathan, Jackson and Eli; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her sisters, Martha Fetterly and Mary Schermerhorn, and a brother, Francis Lallier, Jr.



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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

Route 20 Catholic:

Waterville AYSO Region 492:

Parent Meeting for all divisions. This meeting is MANDATORY for all players who registered for the spring season AND HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for players returning from the Fall season.

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

Waterville American Legion:

Daniel Barden Mudfest:

Mudfest 2023 is just over 1 month away – get the whole family involved with our Kids’ Run! What kid doesn’t love getting outside and getting muddy? Ages 5-11 are welcome. Register today:

Mohawk Valley Astronomical Society:

Oriskany Falls Public Library:

Pony Express debuts

“On April 3, 1860, the first Pony Express mail, traveling by horse and rider relay teams, simultaneously leaves St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California. Ten days later, on April 13, the westbound rider and mail packet completed the approximately 1,800-mile journey and arrived in Sacramento, beating the eastbound packet’s arrival in St. Joseph by two days and setting a new standard for speedy mail delivery. Although ultimately short-lived and unprofitable, the Pony Express captivated America’s imagination and helped win federal aid for a more economical overland postal system. It also contributed to the economy of the towns on its route and served the mail-service needs of the American West in the days before the telegraph or an efficient transcontinental railroad.”

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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! 💚🌎🗑️♻️🌳

Congratulations to Natalee and Tyson! Best of luck to both of you!

The price of gas today.

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