Thursday, July 6

Shirley R. Hotaling

December 17, 1937 — June 29, 2023
Shirley R. Hotaling, 85, of Gorton Road, Hamilton, NY, passed away on June 29, 2023, at the Crouse Community Center, Morrisville, NY.  She was born on December 17, 1937, in North Norwich, a daughter of the late Carl and Helen (Tracy) Richardson. She received her education in the Sherburne School District and graduated in 1955 as Secretary of her class. On August 10, 1957, Shirley married Edward Hotaling. During their marriage, they were the number one Arctic Cat Snowmobile dealership in the state. Later in life, she began driving school bus for the Sherburne-Earlville School District where she met the love of her life, Harry “Pete” Nice. She enjoyed traveling, eating out and riding motorcycle with Pete for 32 years. He predeceased her in 2010. Shirley was also employed by Proctor and Gamble, where she worked on the assembly line. In her final years, she enjoyed the company of Charles Gorton and phone conversations with Ronald Peck. She was a great musician and spent many nights playing organ at Hands Inn in Norwich and the Sherburne Inn where you could hear her amazing rendition of Bill Bailey. She loved singing and playing the piano and organ and having fun. As her high school yearbook states “Here is another fun-loving lass, she’d rank high in any class.”



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Food Bank of CNY July Food Sense Menu:

American Red Cross:

Village of Waterville:

Waterville United Methodist Church:

Kids from all over the community are welcome to join in the summer fun with Giddy Up Junction Vacation Bible School at the Waterville United Methodist Church!
Ages 4 & up
July 24th, 25th & 26th
6-8 pm
Waterville United Methodist Church, 401 Tower St Waterville, NY
Registration helpful, but not required. Register Here:

Waterville Central School District:

Breakfast and lunch will be available to those 18 and under on certain days over the summer. The meals are available to any Waterville Pre-K-12th grade student. Those who are participating in enrichment or rec will receive their meal as part of the program. If a child is not attending these summer programs and would like a meal, call the elementary kitchen at 315-841-3760 to make arrangements.

The schedule for meals and the address for the sites is below:

Waterville Jr./Sr. High School (381 Madison Street)

July 10-Aug. 3

Monday-Thursday, breakfast 8-8:30 a.m., lunch 11-11:30 a.m.

Memorial Park Elementary School (145 Bacon Street E.)

July 10-Aug.4

Monday-Thursday, breakfast 8-8:30, Monday- Friday, lunch 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Spooner Park (Maple Ave, Oriskany Falls, NY 13425)

July 10-Aug. 11

Monday-Friday, lunch 12-12:30 p.m.

Town of Marshall (2651 State Rt 12b, Deansboro, NY 13328)

July 10-Aug. 4

Monday- Friday, lunch 12-12:30 p.m.

All meals will need to be eaten onsite.

Cornell Cooperative Extension:

WCS Sports Boosters Club:

Mohawk Valley Astronomical Society:

Althea Gibson is first African American to win Wimbledon

“On July 6, 1957, Althea Gibson claims the women’s singles tennis title at Wimbledon and becomes the first African American to win a championship at London’s All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club. Gibson was born on August 25, 1927, in Silver, South Carolina, and raised in the Harlem section of New York City. She began playing tennis as a teenager and went on to win the national Black women’s championship twice. At a time when tennis was largely segregated, four-time U.S. Nationals winner Alice Marble advocated on Gibson’s behalf and the 5’11” player was invited to make her United States National Championships (now known as the U.S. Open) debut in 1950. In 1956, Gibson’s tennis career took off and she won the singles title at the French Championships (now known as the French Open)—the first African American to do so—as well as the doubles’ title there.”

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A picture of the Bandstand on the Fourth of July from 2014! Hope you all had a safe and wonderful Holiday weekend!

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Congratulations to the class of 2023! Best of luck to all of you!

The price of gas today.

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