Monday, September 25

Annabelle Bloomquist

August 5, 1931 ~ September 14, 2023
Annabelle F.  “Anne” (Geelen) Bloomquist, 92, of Waterville, NY and formerly of Clinton, NY, passed away on September 14, 2023 at the Waterville Residential Care Center in the company of family.  She was born in Emporium, PA on August 5, 1931, a daughter of the late Patrick and Jenny (Skillman) Geelen and received her education in local schools.  On July 15, 1950, Annabelle married Alvin J. “Jim” Bloomquist in Emporium, PA.  He predeceased her on April 30, 2002. Anne was a member of the Bible Baptist Church, New Hartford, NY.  Anne loved and enjoyed raising her family.  She also cherished lifelong friendships and was close to friends both young and older through her church. She is survived by four sons; Michael (Yvonne) of Rome, NY; Patrick (Jen) of Floyd, NY; Eric (Lisa) of Williamsburg, MA; and Richard (Jamie Lee) of Waterville, NY; five grandchildren; great-grandchildren; her beloved sister-in-law Betty Bloomquist; her brother-in-law Dennis; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives.



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Food Bank of CNY October Food Sense Menu:

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Route 20 Catholic:

St. Bernard’s Annual Bazaar

October 14, 2023, 9am-5pm

Join us as we welcome Fall with the St. Bernard’s Annual Bazaar. Themed Basket raffles, Craft Vendors on site selling beautiful gifts, Restaurant Gift Certificate raffle, Bake Sale, Delicious Ham Dinner. Ham Dinner is dine in or take out, $15 per dinner, served from 2pm-5pm.

Ham, Cabbage, Potatoes, Carrots and a Cookie

*advance tickets available or purchase at the door*

Raffles will be announced at 4:30pm, All are welcome!

If you are a Crafter and would like to participate, table rental is $10. Bakers are still needed for the bake sale and if you are interested in providing a themed basket or assisting that day please contact Lynne Pletl 315-527-4016.

North Brookfield Firehouse:

Mohawk Valley Astronomical Society:

Little Rock Nine begin first full day of classes

“Under escort from the U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division, nine Black students enter all-white Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas on September 25, 1957. Three weeks earlier, Arkansas Governor Orval Faubus had surrounded the school with National Guard troops to prevent its federal court-ordered racial integration. After a tense standoff, President Dwight D. Eisenhower federalized the Arkansas National Guard and sent 1,000 army paratroopers to Little Rock to enforce the court order. On May 17, 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka that racial segregation in educational facilities was unconstitutional. Five days later, the Little Rock School Board issued a statement saying it would comply with the decision when the Supreme Court outlined the method and time frame in which desegregation should be implemented.”

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From Virginia Keith, a nice note offering me the blog use of photographs that she took at the dedication of the Maurice Hindus Historic Marker, on Saturday, and posted on the Town of Brookfield Historical Society’s Facebook page.

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Waterville Senior Spotlights!

The price of gas today.

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