Monday, July 24

Eileen B. Smith

March 18th, 1929 ~ July 21, 2023
Eileen was born on March 18th, 1929 in Williamstown, County Galway, Ireland to John and Mary Finnegan. She was one of 7 children and lived on the farm with her parents and siblings. As Eileen became an adult, she left for England where she was a governess to a family in London. Eileen emigrated to the United States in 1952 traveling on board the Queen Mary II and landed in Ellis Island. Eileen made her way to Utica where she met and married the love of her life. Eileen and Richard were married for 64 years until his passing in 2019. In addition to raising four boys, Eileen had several passions that she pursued. There were many trips around Upstate NY buying antique furniture, along with many hours of recaning chairs and reclaiming wood desks and tables. Eileen also had a real love for gardening, baking, hiking, and cross-country skiing. Eileen took particular pleasure on the many trips to Maine and Thousand Islands. For much of her later adult life, she and Richard spent the fall and winter at their home in Boynton Beach, Florida.



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


Food Bank of CNY July Food Sense Menu:

Waterville Historical Society:

Stories from the Stones: Restoring Old Cemeteries

Talk by Megan Barnes on cleaning, restoring, and researching historic gravestones of Central New York. Thursday, July 27 at 7 pm- 9 pm.

LOOMIS GANG COUNTRY TOURS ARE BACK! Our summer festival will be Saturday, August 26th! We will have our
Loomis Gang Country Tours at 9:00, 11:00, 1:00 and 3:00 pm. The cost is
$20.00 per person paid in advance. Tours last approximately 1 ½ hours.

Reserve your chicken BBQ today for only $15.00. Hotdog meals will also
be available for $8.00. Got a sweet tooth? We’re having a bake sale too!
Drinks and snacks will be available too.

Our museum and gift shop will be open all day. Be sure to look over all
our exhibits and enjoy the air conditioning. Loomis Gang books, t-shirts
and more souvenirs are available in the gift shop.

I’ve attached the Festival flyer and a 2023-2024 membership form for
you. We truly appreciate your support.

These tours sell out quickly so make your reservation now!

Call 315-202-4102 or email

Village of Waterville:

Waterville United Methodist Church:

Kids from all over the community are welcome to join in the summer fun with Giddy Up Junction Vacation Bible School at the Waterville United Methodist Church!
Ages 4 & up
July 24th, 25th & 26th
6-8 pm
Waterville United Methodist Church, 401 Tower St Waterville, NY
Registration is helpful, but not required. Register Here:

Waterville First:


Waterville Central School District:

Breakfast and lunch will be available to those 18 and under on certain days over the summer. The meals are open to any Waterville Pre-K-12th grade student. Those who are participating in enrichment or rec will receive their meal as part of the program. If a child is not attending these summer programs and would like a meal, call the elementary kitchen at 315-841-3760 to make arrangements.

The schedule for meals and the address for the sites is below:

Waterville Jr./Sr. High School (381 Madison Street)

July 10-Aug. 3

Monday-Thursday, breakfast 8-8:30 a.m., lunch 11-11:30 a.m.

Memorial Park Elementary School (145 Bacon Street E.)

July 10-Aug.4

Monday-Thursday, breakfast 8-8:30, Monday- Friday, lunch 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Spooner Park (Maple Ave, Oriskany Falls, NY 13425)

July 10-Aug. 11

Monday-Friday, lunch 12-12:30 p.m.

Town of Marshall (2651 State Rt 12b, Deansboro, NY 13328)

July 10-Aug. 4

Monday- Friday, lunch 12-12:30 p.m.

All meals will need to be eaten onsite.

American Red Cross:

Cornell Cooperative Extension:

Mohawk Valley Astronomical Society:

World’s first “test tube” baby born

“On July 25, 1978, Louise Joy Brown, the world’s first baby to be conceived via in vitro fertilization (IVF) is born at Oldham and District General Hospital in Manchester, England, to parents Lesley and Peter Brown. The healthy baby was delivered shortly before midnight by caesarean section and weighed in at five pounds, 12 ounces. Before giving birth to Louise, Lesley Brown had suffered years of infertility due to blocked fallopian tubes. In November 1977, she underwent the then-experimental IVF procedure. A mature egg was removed from one of her ovaries and combined in a laboratory dish with her husband’s sperm to form an embryo. The embryo then was implanted into her uterus a few days later. Her IVF doctors, British gynecologist Patrick Steptoe and scientist Robert Edwards, had begun their pioneering collaboration a decade earlier. Once the media learned of the pregnancy, the Browns faced intense public scrutiny. Louise’s birth made headlines around the world and raised various legal and ethical questions.”

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Summer on Main Street, from 2011.

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The price of gas today.

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