Monday, October 23

Robert D. Bond

March 15, 1932  –  October 14, 2023
Robert Dewey Bond Sr., of Hamilton NY, died peacefully at the Brookdale Independent Living Center in Clinton NY on October 14th, 2023. He was 91 years old. Bob was born on March 15th, 1932, in Ithaca NY. His father Maurice C. Bond was a Professor of Agriculture and Economics at Cornell University. Bob’s mother Flora, a classically trained pianist from Barnard Vermont, raised Bob and his older brothers Brad and Phil near the Cornell campus on Mitchell Street. Bob spoke fondly of faculty dinners at his childhood home, sledding and sporting events on campus, and hearing his beloved university chimes from his bedroom daily. An Ithaca boy through and through, Bob graduated from Ithaca High School in 1951. He remained active in Ithaca High School reunions and alumni groups until his passing. Bob graduated from Springfield College in 1955, majoring in Physical Education with a minor in Biology. He joined the Marine Corps Reserves in 1953, which included Basic Training on Paris Island and active duty from 1955-57 in Virginia, California, and finally Okinawa. Upon release from the Marine Corps in 1957, Bob embarked on his true calling in life as a science teacher. He took graduate courses at the University of Vermont from 1957-59, where he met and later married his first wife, Marlene Delores Mansfield, of Stowe, VT. With some graduate credits under his belt, Bob and Marlene left Vermont for Cornwall, NY, where Bob taught science from 1959-63. Bob participated in several summer programs sponsored by the National Science Foundation at Vassar, Cornell, Suny New Paltz, Cortland, and Oneonta. He would later complete a Masters of Natural Sciences with a concentration in Geology at the University of Oklahoma in 1968.



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Food Bank of CNY October Food Sense Menu:

Waterville Historical Society:

Join Don Brown Jr. at the Waterville Historical Society, 220 E Main Street on Thursday, November 2nd, at 6:30pm for, “A Chobani Story”. Sponsored by the Waterville Rotary. Plenty of parking at the rear of the building along with a lift for those needing assistance to enter the building.

Barton Hose Company:

HUGE GARAGE SALE – Saturday October 28th 9-12 in the barn behind Deansboro Town Hall.

Bring bags/boxes and find some treasure . There is literally something for everyone! Holiday including several Christmas trees, toys, household items, small appliances, furniture, lamps, candles, tools including hand tools, lawn mowers , weed eaters, power tools. Baby items and much more!

This sale is in place of our annual auction.

Head Over Heels Athletics:

Waterville Central Jr. / Sr. High School Drama Club:

CW Clark Memorial Library:

Please come join us on Halloween evening for dinner! Give what you can and have dinner! Chili or tacos are on the menu! All proceeds are being generously donated to the library.

Route 20 Catholic:

St. Mary’s Thanksgiving Baskets!
It’s time for Thanksgiving baskets. There are many ways to help with this endeavor. The bags are on the pews on the altar with grocery lists attached. Please take one and return when filled. You can also donate money, which is used to purchase the turkeys for the meals. There are envelopes next to the bags on the pews on the altar. Please make your checks out to St. Mary’s, with “Thanksgiving” on the memo line. Distribution is November 18 at the Hamilton Food Cupboard on Airport Rd. We can always use help handing out the baskets and turkeys. If you are able to come help, please email Kathleen Stahl at We expect the need to be greater this year and appreciate any and all help. Thank you very much from the many families that we serve.

Mohawk Valley Astronomical Society:

Hostage crisis in Moscow theater

“On October 23, 2002, about 50 Chechen rebels storm a Moscow theater, taking up to 800 people hostage during a sold-out performance of a popular musical. The second act of the musical “Nord Ost” was just beginning at the Moscow Ball-Bearing Plant’s Palace of Culture when an armed man walked onstage and fired a machine gun into the air. The terrorists—including a number of women with explosives strapped to their bodies—identified themselves as members of the Chechen Army. They had one demand: that Russian military forces begin an immediate and complete withdrawal from Chechnya, the war-torn region located north of the Caucasus Mountains. Chechnya, with its predominately Muslim population, had long struggled to assert its independence. A disastrous two-year war ended in 1996, but Russian forces returned to the region just three years later after Russian authorities blamed Chechens for a series of bombings in Russia. In 2000, President Vladimir Putin was elected partly because of his hard-line position towards Chechnya and his public vow not to negotiate with terrorists.”

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The “Bookworms Early Literacy Group”  are 3-4 year olds that meet regularly at the Waterville Public Library on Mondays & Wednesdays from September-May.  

“Miss Jill” (Jillian Getman Kervin) sent me this photo montage and wrote: “The Fire Department has been kind enough to include us as part of Fire Prevention for many years.  The kids are always thrilled to see the gear and the trucks, and we’re thrilled when they are brave enough to high-5 a fireman and understand some basic fire safety.” 

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Thank you all for joining the Waterville Community Halloween Trail!

The price of gas today.

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