Tuesday, January 2

William John Zieres

March 12, 1956  –  December 14, 2023
William J. “Bill” Zieres, 67, of Gridley Paige Rd., passed away unexpectedly at his home on Thursday, December 14, 2023. He was born in Utica on March 12, 1956, a son of the late Harold and Irma (Palmer) Zieres. He graduated from Waterville Central School. On July 2, 1998, in Madison, he was united in marriage to Brenda J. Cook. Bill worked at Hamilton College in Clinton for over 38 years, until his retirement in January of 2020. He was a supporter and member of the NRA. Bill loved the outdoors, working in his vegetable and flower garden, caring for his lawn and maintaining the home he lived in, where he was also raised. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and had a passion for elk and would remark there was nothing like the sound of elk bugling in the wild. He was also an avid NASCAR fan. https://www.burgessandtedescofuneralhomes.com/obituaries/William-John-Zieres?obId=30135543



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Food Bank of CNY January Food Sense Menu:

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The Waterville Central School District is hosting a community event, Airing the Facts: A Community Presentation about Vaping & Other Tobacco Products, on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2024. Our goal is to bring the entire Waterville community together to learn what we can do to ensure our students and children are knowledgeable about the risks of vaping and tobacco use. Please see the flyer below for specific information and sign up for child care using the QR code included or visit this link: https://bit.ly/48oDuHS Contact assistant principal Lindsay Owens with any questions at LOwens@watervillecsd.org.

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U.S.-Russia detente ends

“On January 2, 1980, in a strong reaction to the December 1979 Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, President Jimmy Carter asks the Senate to postpone action on the SALT II nuclear weapons treaty and recalls the U.S. ambassador to Moscow. These actions sent a message that the age of detente and the friendlier diplomatic and economic relations that were established between the United States and Soviet Union during President Richard Nixon’s administration (1969-74) had ended. Carter feared that the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, in which an estimated 30,000 combat troops entered that nation and established a puppet government, would threaten the stability of strategic neighboring countries such as Iran and Pakistan and could lead to the USSR gaining control over much of the world’s oil supplies. The Soviet actions were labeled “a serious threat to peace” by the White House. Carter asked the Senate to shelve ratification talks on SALT II, the nuclear arms treaty that he and Soviet Premier Leonid Brezhnev had already signed, and the president called U.S. ambassador to Moscow Thomas J. Watson back to Washington for “consultation,” in an effort to let the Kremlin know that military intervention in Afghanistan was unacceptable.”

To read the full article, chick here: https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/u-s-russia-detente-ends

To read the full article, click here: https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/mayflower-docks-at-plymouth-harbor

Looking back…

To read the full Blog Post, click here: https://athomeinthehuddle2012.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2012-01-05T06:04:00-05:00&max-results=7&start=14&by-date=false


Congratulations to the winners of the 2023 Holiday Decorating Contest!

New Waterville Central School District Mascot!

The price of gas today.
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