Monday, March 27

William P. Bootie

February 29, 1948 ~ March 25, 2023
William Patrick Bootie, 75, of North Brookfield passed away peacefully at home on March 25, 2023, with his wife and daughter by his side. He was born February 29, 1948, in Utica, a son of the late Kenneth William and Frances Evelyn (Kelly) Bootie.  Bill graduated from Madison Central School in 1967 and enlisted in the United States Army where he proudly served his country during Vietnam.  On July 1, 1972, he was united in marriage to Diane Suppe, sharing over 50 years of love and devotion.  After 33 years of dedicated work, he retired from Hanson Aggregates in Oriskany Falls.  Bill was devoted to his family and a respected member of the community.  He was the kind of man who never sat idle and could fix or build just about anything.  His days were filled with tasks and chores and enjoying his many hobbies, including passing on the secret to his granddaughter of cooking chicken for the annual family barbeque.  He was the proud owner of a 1970 Roadrunner Superbird and was working on its restoration. He enjoyed NASCAR and stockcar races and was a model train enthusiast. His memberships included the Winged Warriors National B-Body Owners Association, Utica & Mohawk Valley Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society, Town of Brookfield Historical Society, North Brookfield Volunteer Fire Department, and Waterville American Legion Post #92.



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Food Bank of CNY March Food Sense Menu:

Barton Hose Company:

Dine In option – Sunday April 2, 2023 11AM- 2PM

Our dining room will be open for the first time since 2020. However, the food will be served Buffet style by our Auxiliary! Our fireman waiters will serve coffee, milk, water, and our famous homemade apple pie! There will be no passing of serving bowls or serving utensils. 

Waterville Central School District:

WATERVILLE LEADERS | Waterville Senior High School Student Council members Cole Adams, Tyler Barth, Natalee Collins, Valorie Ford, Hanley Poyer and Gavin Poyer, along with Senior High Student Council advisor Kate Worwa and Junior High Student Council advisor Jennifer Dodge, recently attended the New York State Council on Leadership and Student Activities Conference in Niagara Falls, NY.

📋 Hanley and Cole helped organize the conference, which featured more than 400 students!

🏆 The Waterville Senior High Student Council was designated a NYS CLSA Honor Council and won the State Charity Award for raising the most money for the NYS CLSA charity, The Special Olympics.
📣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 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:

Japanese cherry trees planted along the Potomac

“March 27, 1912: In Washington, D.C.Helen Taft, wife of President William Taft, and the Viscountess Chinda, wife of the Japanese ambassador, plant two Yoshino cherry trees on the northern bank of the Potomac River, near the Jefferson Memorial. The event was held in celebration of a gift, by the Japanese government, of 3,020 cherry trees to the U.S. government. The planting of Japanese cherry trees along the Potomac was first proposed by socialite Eliza Scidmore, who raised money for the endeavor. Helen Taft had lived in Japan while her husband was president of the Philippine Commission, and knowing the beauty of cherry blossoms she embraced Scidmore’s idea. After learning of the first lady’s interest, the Japanese consul in New York suggested making a gift of the trees to the U.S. government from the city of Tokyo.”

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Photographs from the musical production “West Side Story” back in 2015!

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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! 💚🌎🗑️♻️🌳
The price of gas today.

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