Monday, May 22

Shirley J. Strong

February 17, 1935 ~ May 6, 2023

Deansboro-Shirley Jean Strong, 88, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 6, 2023, at her home,  with the love and support of her family at her side, after battling a two year illness. She was born in Blossvale on February 17, 1935, the daughter of the late Homer and Martha Jones Hilliker. Shirley was a graduate of Camden High School.  On July 3, 1954, in North Bay, Shirley married Gilbert A. Strong Sr; their loving and precious union last 60 years until Gil’s passing in 2014. She retired from Alcott’s Greenhouses and had previously worked at Oneida Limited, Chesebrough Ponds, and Oneida Container.  Shirley was born with  a“Green Thumb” and truly loved working at Alcott’s.  At home she would grow beautiful flower baskets and house plants, that were her pride and joy.   Shirley was a member of the Oriskany Falls United Methodist Church. Shirley and Gil enjoyed spending their winters in North Port and Zephier Hills, Florida as “Snowbirds,” until the early 2000’s.  She was proud of the family that she and Gil raised. Her children, and their spouses, along with her grandchildren and great grandchildren made her journey through life complete.



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Food Bank of CNY May Food Sense Menu:

Waterville AYSO Region 492:

SCHEDULE INFORMATION FOR THE SPRING 2023 SEASON. Note: Sunday, April 23 Schedule for 10U, 12U & 15U is tentative and could change. Coaches will have more information this week regarding finalized schedules for the season. Thank you!

Waterville Garden Club:

Waterville Historical Society:

Here’s some pictures from our “Got Milk” program presented by John S. Rienzo Wednesday evening.

Waterville American Legion:

Waterville Minor League Baseball- tee/coach pitch/minor:

First Sign Ups for teeball, coach pitch, and minor will be held at Roc Star Ice Cream Shop on Tuesday, May 23rd from 6-730pm. There will be another sign up scheduled at the library the week after for those that cannot make this sign up. More details on library sign up coming soon………Please spread the word…..Also, we need many adults willing to help with the teams!!!!!

Ages: Children need to be age 4 by Aug 31st to play.

Players ages 3-6 will play teeball. (6 year olds who played 1 year of teeball can advance to coach pitch if they are ready.)

Ages 7-12 can play coach pitch or minor level depending on what they are ready for.

Waterville Rotary Club:

It’s that time year again. Time for the Rotary Auction!!! SATURDAY June 3rd. 5:00pm preview. 6:00pm the Auction begins!

Bring a comfy chair and a loaded wallet for a great night of treasure hunting!

American Red Cross:

Mohawk Valley Power of the Past:

Mohawk Valley Astronomical Society:

Oriskany Falls Public Library:

A thousand pioneers head West as part of the Great Emigration

“The first major wagon train to the northwest departs from Elm Grove, Missouri, on the Oregon Trail. Although U.S. sovereignty over the Oregon Territory was not clearly established until 1846, American fur trappers and missionary groups had been living in the region for decades, to say nothing of the Native Americans who had settled the land centuries earlier. Dozens of books and lectures proclaimed Oregon’s agricultural potential, piquing the interest of white American farmers. The first overland immigrants to Oregon, intending primarily to farm, came in 1841 when a small band of 70 pioneers left Independence, Missouri.  “

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“Compliments of Eagle Scout candidate Colton Fox  and Utica Troop 101. They also restained the Observatory and picked stone on the grounds.   Yay!  Thanks troopers! Also:   Thanks to Curtis Lumber for 4 gal of donated stain!”

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WATERVILLE, N.Y. – The sports teams in Waterville Central School District will now be known as the Eagles. Following a directive from the New York State Board of Regents, all school districts with Native American mascots and/or team names have to choose new monikers by the end of the 2024-25 school year. This affects a handful of districts in the Mohawk Valley, including Waterville, which were formerly the Indians. The district had narrowed the options down to Huskies, Wildcats, Wolves or Eagles. A total of 678 votes were cast and the Eagles won with 249. The Waterville Board of Education plans to adopt a resolution changing the name to the Eagles at its next meeting on June 13.

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The price of gas today.

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