Monday, December 12

Beverly A Curtis

September 6,1930 ~ December 5, 2022
Beverly A. Curtis at age 92, passed away on December 5, 2022 in New Hartford, NY. Beverly was born in Lyons, NY on September 6,1930 to the late Robert and Eva Talcott. She spent her early years in Wolcott, NY. She attended high School in Red Creek and went on to study music education at Potsdam State Teachers College. In 1950 Beverly was married to Albert E. Curtis. Following early years in Sterling they moved to Fair Haven Bay. When their family was grown Beverly and Albert moved to Clearwater, FL. Upon retirement they moved to Poland, NY and eventually to the Sunset Wood Community in New Hartford, NY.  Beverly was a mother of three and an active community worker at the Fair Haven Elementary School and other local affairs. Her greatest joy was in working at the churches where she and Albert lived especially in all phases of music and womens work. The churches were Sterling Methodist, Largo, FL, Christian Missionary Alliance, Poland, NY, Community Baptist and New Hartford Methodist.

Edwin R. Clark

February 7, 1940 ~ December 2, 2022

Edwin R. Clark, 82, of Grace Manor Apts., Knapp St., Sherburne, NY, passed away at his home on December 2, 2022. He was born on February 7, 1940 in Onondaga Hill, a son of Ray G. and Alexandria Fenner Clark and received his education in local schools. Ed had worked on several area farms and then was a welder for the Earlville Bleacher Co. until retiring. He was of the Methodist faith. Edwin is survived his sister and brother-in-law, Dorothy and Donald Deiss of Preston; a sister-in-law, Connie Clark of IN; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sisters, Emily Carter and Nettie Evans, and a brother, Ernest Clark.

Barbara A. Wisnoski

March 1, 1948 ~ November 29, 2022

Hamilton-Barbara A. Wisnoski, 74, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 29, 2022, at Community Memorial Hospital, with her loving family at her side, following a brief illness. She was born in Hempstead, New York, on March 1, 1948, the daughter of the late Robert C. and Ruth Snyder Freer.   Barb’s dad was a career Air Force member and she had been raised in several different parts of the world.  She was a graduate of Saugerties High School in New York.  She furthered her education by earning her degree as a Licensed Practical Nurse or LPN.  In Kingston, New York, on June 22, 1968, Barb married the love of her life, Leon “Lee” Wisnoski.  Their loving union lasted 38 years until, Lee’s passing in 2006. She made her nursing career at Community Memorial Hospital, and also had worked as a private duty nurse. Barb was very active in support of the Hamilton Community.  She had been a 4-H leader, and worked at the Colgate Ski Hill in support of the local youth where she was affectionately known as “Mom W” by many.  Barb also was a founding member and a former Deputy Chief of SOMAC Ambulance.  Barb leaves a legacy of love and caring for those of the Hamilton Community.  Her love and devotion to her family is the legacy that will always be with her children and grandchildren.


 April 8, 1942~ December 1, 2022
Vernon-Phillip A. Simzer, age 80
, of School Street passed away peacefully early Thursday morning December 1, 2022 at the Pines at Utica Center of Nursing after a short stay. He was born on April 8, 1942 in Watertown, New York a son of the late Christopher and Thelma (Brown) Simzer and attended Ogdensburg Free Academy. On January 19, 1964 Phil and Sharon Cresswell were united in marriage in Vernon, New York and shared that vow of over fifty-seven years together. Prior to his retirement Phil was employed with Vernon Downs Security Department from 1975-2011 and the Madison County Sheriffs Correctional Department from 1990 to 2008. His son Phillip Jr. and his grandchildren were his pride and greatest joy. Phil loved watching his grandchildren play sports and spending time with them.

June Anderson

 October 27, 1932 ~  December 5, 2022
Mrs. June (Emrick) Anderson, 90
, a resident of Rome Health, formerly of Whitesboro, passed away on Monday, December 5, 2022, at Rome Health with her loving family by her side. June was born in Parkersburg, WV, on October 27, 1932, the daughter of Anna (Grady) Emrick. She was raised and educated in Utica and was a 1951 graduate of Utica Free Academy. On July 17, 1953, June was united in marriage with Gordon R. Anderson, at Grace Church in Utica, a loving and devoted union of 66 years until Gordon’s death in 2019. At one time, June was employed with Mohawk Airlines in Oriskany, NY and for twenty-five years, with Alteri’s Restaurant in Clinton, NY. June was an avid gardener and golfer. She was a member of the Hidden Valley Women’s Golf League, a member of the Shamrock Golf and Country Club in Oriskany, and was proud to have accomplished a hole-in-one.



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From Route20Catholic:

THRIVE is Coming to Town for Advent! All are welcome to join our family of parishes for our annual Advent Parish Mission on Wednesday, December 14th at 7 pm at St. Bernard’s in Waterville. Thrive is a night of Praise & Worship hosted by Thrive Worship, a collective of musicians from across Central New York. Their mission is to invite people from wherever they are to encounter God in Scripture, Worship, and Prayer. This Advent Mission will feature dynamic Catholic speakers as well as talented musicians. Please don’t miss out on this opportunity to deepen your faith this Advent! This event is free and open to the public.

Waterville Baptist Church:

Food Bank of CNY December Food Sense Menu:

Waterville United Methodist Church:

It Takes a Village Diaper Bank:

2022 is coming to a close so it’s time to start voting for 2023 grant recipients! Congrats to the following finalists:

💙It Takes a Village Diaper Bank
❄Joey’s Wish, Inc
💙Cayuga County Veterans Memorial Committee
❄Hunter Hollow Bunny Bed and Breakfast
💙Pathway Home of the Finger Lakes
❄ARISE & Ski
💙CNY Family Bicycle Giveaway
❄Central Association for the Blind & Visually Impaired
💙Samaritan Counseling Center of the Mohawk Valley
❄Christine’s Smiles

Voting starts SUNDAY. Get ready, CNY!

WCS Sports Booster Club:

Oriskany Falls Public Library:

Da Vinci notebook sells for over $5M

“On December 12, 1980, American oil tycoon Armand Hammer pays $5,126,000 at auction for a notebook containing writings by the legendary artist Leonardo da Vinci. The manuscript, written around 1508, was one of some 30 similar books da Vinci produced during his lifetime on a variety of subjects. It contained 72 loose pages featuring some 300 notes and detailed drawings, all relating to the common theme of water and how it moved. Experts have said that da Vinci drew on it to paint the background of his masterwork, the Mona Lisa. The text, written in brown ink and chalk, read from right to left, an example of da Vinci’s favored mirror-writing technique. The painter Giuseppi Ghezzi discovered the notebook in 1690 in a chest of papers belonging to Guglielmo della Porto, a 16th-century Milanese sculptor who had studied Leonardo’s work. In 1717, Thomas Coke, the first earl of Leicester, bought the manuscript and installed it among his impressive collection of art at his family estate in England.”

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A beautiful Christmas tree at the Village Green from 2015!!

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Some beautiful pictures around town with all the snow just in time for the Holidays.

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The price of gas today.

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