Monday, June 17

Michael G. Blinebry

December 17, 1961  –  June 9, 2024

Michael G. Blinebry, 62, of Waterville, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, June 9 2024 at the Wynn Hospital, Utica. He was born on December 17, 1961 in Norwich, son of the late Howard L. and Betty June (Willcox) Blinebry. Michael grew up in North Norwich and attended Sherburne-Earlville schools. He was a graduate of Broome Community College. On a beautiful summer day, June 5, 1999, Michael married Patricia J. Horoszewski from Bainbridge, in the company of family and friends at the Broad Street United Methodist Church, Norwich. Michael was employed for the last 28 years at Utica National Insurance Group as a manager in corporate claims support. He had a passion for golf and was a member of his favorite course, the Skenandoa Golf Club in Clinton, where on June 27, 2023 he proudly got a hole-in-one on hole #12. He enjoyed helping coach youth sports that his son was involved in. He especially enjoyed keeping the stats at Alec’s high school football games. Being on the sidelines at those games with Alec brought him great joy. Mike was an avid sports fan, football and ice hockey especially. He was a lifelong fan of the Dallas Cowboys and the Boston Bruins. Mike also had a love of music, especially southern rock and blues rock. He was extremely knowledgeable of music that he enjoyed and was a fan of all types of good music and guitar playing. https://www.burgessandtedescofuneralhomes.com/obituaries/Michael-G-Blinebry?obId=31787284

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Waterville Central School District

Village of Waterville

Waterville First
Waterville Public Library

IN THE MAIL

Food Bank of CNY June Food Sense Menu:

Village of Waterville:

DONATIONS NEEDED!
The Village of Waterville will be hosting a blood drive on July 6, 2024, from 8:30 am – 1:30 pm. Schedule an appointment at 1-800-RED-CROSS or go to RedCrossBlood.org.

WCS Sports Booster Club:


Save the date for our chicken BBQ the sales from that are what make this event possible along with our scholarship program. So help us eat and sell chicken BBQ tickets when they go on sale stay tuned!

Waterville Pop Warner:

Save the date! Thursday, June 20, 5-8 @ Roc Star Ice Cream in Waterville.

Waterville Agricultural Education Program:

Photos from the Waterville Agricultural Education Program FFA Banquet. The FFA banquet committee did a great job!

MPS PTA:

Waterville Baptist Church:

VBS The Great Jungle Journey
Daily, July 15-19, 9 am-Noon
Pre-register by this link (https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSc…/viewform…)

Waterville AYSO Region 492:

Save the Date for our End of the Season Ice Cream Social!! All players, coaches, referees, and volunteers will get a free small ice cream cone or popsicle of their choice courtesy of Waterville AYSO Region 492.

To help with wait time, 3U-8U players should arrive at 5 pm to get in line for ice cream and then stay for the 5:45 pm ceremony. 10U-15U players should arrive at 5:45 pm for the ceremony and then get in line for their free ice cream.

All players will get a medal and we will award sportsmanship awards for each division, and recognize our volunteers with regional awards.

Brothertown Optimist Club:


Adrienne Neff is our Youth of the Month for May. Adrienne excelled in the classroom and on the courts and field. Adrienne will follow her passion for animal care to SUNY Delhi in the fall. The club also continued its tradition of honoring MPS students, and this month’s feature is Brylee. She was recognized by MPS teacher Jody Thomas. Our program focused on Respect for Law, with retiring District Attorney Scott McNamara (and WCS alum!) and newly elected DA Todd Carville addressing the group. Several Oneida County Sheriff’s Deputies were also honored. if you seek more information about the Brothertown Optimist Club, please email Lee at lpavlot@twcny.rr.com

Ella Briggs and Logan Baker (picture unavailable) were honored at the Brothertown Scholarship Fund’s annual dinner. Ella and Logan were Youth of the Month recipients throughout the 23-24 school year and were drawn out of a hat to receive the Brothertown Optimist Scholarship. Congratulations Logan and Ella!

4-Corners Food Coop:

What a difference a year makes! The first two photos were taken on this date last year. We were so excited. We had gotten our first delivery of bulk items and we thought we had a store! The last two photos were taken today. Where will the next year take us? 

Village of Oriskany Falls:

Join us at Douglass Park on Friday, June 28th from 6-8 pm for an evening of live music from Midlife Crisis. Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy the show. We will have food and drinks available for purchase. A bounce house will be available for children’s entertainment, so parents please keep an eye on your little ones.

Mohawk Valley Astronomical Society:

Madison County Public Health:

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.

War of 1812 begins

“June 18, 1812: The day after the Senate followed the House of Representatives in voting to declare war against Great Britain, President James Madison signs the declaration into law—and the War of 1812 begins. The American war declaration, opposed by a sizable minority in Congress, had been called in response to the British economic blockade of France, the induction of American seaman into the British Royal Navy against their will, and the British support of Indian tribes along the Great Lakes frontier. A faction of Congress known as the “War Hawks” had been advocating war with Britain for several years and had not hidden their hopes that a U.S. invasion of Canada might result in significant territorial land gains for the United States.”

To read the full article, click here: https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/war-of-1812-begins

AROUND TOWN:

Mad Wolf Gallery had its Grand Opening Night on June 7th. Their first exhibition is “dedicated to artworks that exude positivity, enlightenment, and empowerment. This show highlights pieces that inspire “feel-good” vibes and uplift the soul. This show aims to create a space where we all can experience the joy and beauty that art can bring into our lives. We invited a collective of artists to share their works that embody these uplifting themes, spreading light and inspiration to all who view them”. I had the pleasure of Talking to Paige to discuss what this Gallery is about, how amazing it is, and that it is a great addition to our Community. “Our plan is to bring a place for artists. I think it’s something the town can benefit from! We want to support artists locally/far.” Congratulations to Shaun and Paige for taking an old historic building and putting in all the hard work and effort to create a space for art to shine! 
The gallery is open Monday-Friday 10 am-4 pm. The current show “Serene Dreams” will be up for viewing until July 5th.

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