Monday, April 10

Dean F. Williams

August 12, 1970 ~ April 1, 2023
Hubbardsville-Dean F. Williams, 52, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, April 1, 2023, at Hamilton’s Community Memorial Hospital, following an apparent cardiac episode. Dean was born in Hamilton on August 12, 1970, the son of Fred and Joyce Kirk Williams.  Dean was raised in Oriskany Falls and graduated from Waterville High, Class of 1989.  On June 26,1999, he was united in marriage to Christy Dibble.  Dean had retired as a Corrections Officer from the New York State Department of Corrections.  At the time of his passing, Dean was enjoying his new career as a long-haul Tractor Trailer Truck Driver.  He was currently working for TMC of Des Moines, Iowa.  Dean was a fun loving person.  He was a, “Harley Man” who loved long rides on his bike, traveling to different places and making new friends along the way.   He was an outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing and hunting. He liked horseback riding in the State Lands of Brookfield.  He was a devoted and loving father to his children.



Village of Waterville
Waterville Central School District
Waterville First
Waterville Public Library


Food Bank of CNY March Food Sense Menu:

Waterville Central School District:

📣The Waterville Central School District wants to bring back The Community Talent Show!
👏The show is open to all members of the community and prizes will be awarded!
🚨There must be a minimum of 10 acts signed up by March 24 for the show to proceed.
📅The show is scheduled for April 28 at the Waterville Jr./Sr. High School Auditorium.
📧If you are interested in participating or if you want more information, email

Waterville AYSO Region 492:

Parent Meeting for all divisions. This meeting is MANDATORY for all players who registered for the spring season AND HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for players returning from the Fall season.

Waterville Historical Society:

On Saturday, April 22 at 1 pm Waterville Historical Society will host a program on the upcoming exhibit “Sporting Fashion: Outdoor Girls from 1800 to 1960,” opening at Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute in June. The exhibit, organized by the Fashion Institute and Design Museum of Los Angeles, will include 65 complete historic sporting outfits along with related sports accessories. Docents from the Institute’s Museum of Art will give a preview of the exhibit in our Barton Hall meeting room, the original gymnasium of the Waterville YMCA, which regularly hosted women’s sporting event. To accompany the program, we will display photos and artifacts representing the history of women’s sports in Waterville. We invite anyone who has material on local women’s sports to lend it for this display. Please contact us through our Facebook page, by email at, or by phone at 315-202-4102. Thank you

Above: Women Golfing, Waterville or Sangerfield Golf Club, about 1900. Private collection

Waterville American Legion:

Daniel Barden Mudfest:

WE ARE LESS THAN 1 MONTH OUT from the muddiest day of the year, and CNY’s biggest barn party – all for a good cause! Take the beautiful weather this weekend as your sign to register TODAY for Daniel Barden Mudfest on May 6!

Mohawk Valley Power of the Past:

Mohawk Valley Astronomical Society:

Oriskany Falls Public Library:

ASPCA is founded

“On April 10, 1866, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) is founded in New York City by philanthropist and diplomat Henry Bergh, 54. In 1863, Bergh had been appointed by President Abraham Lincoln to a diplomatic post at the Russian court of Czar Alexander II. It was there that he was horrified to witness work horses beaten by their peasant drivers. En route back to America, a June 1865 visit to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in London awakened his determination to secure a charter not only to incorporate the ASPCA but to exercise the power to arrest and prosecute violators of the law.”

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Deb Conway sent me these pictures of some of the trash that was collected by the forty-one (41!) volunteers, including Boy Scouts, who participated in the Annual Rotary Club Earth Day Village Clean Up! “”Deb Conway sent me these pictures of some of the trash that was collected by the forty-one (41!) volunteers, including Boy Scouts, who participated in the Annual Rotary Club Earth Day Village Clean Up! 

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It was a hopping good time at the Annual Rotary Egg Hunt on Saturday! Congratulations to the finders of the golden eggs (including the one shared from one older egg hunter to a younger). Thank you to ALL of you who came out to enjoy a fun, celebratory morning! Special thanks to the Waterville Rotary Club for their years of expertise and effort in putting this event together!

Happy Birthday, Tom Barnes!

3rd Annual Green Up Waterville happening on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22nd this year! Share the post, invite friends to the page, and show up on 4/22!
💪🏼 Let’s work together to keep our sidewalks, ditches and roadways something to be proud about instead of something to shake our head in disbelief about. We’ve had about 50 people show up to help each year, and overflowed two dumpsters last year with 125 bags of garbage… let’s make it 75 people, 3 dumpsters and 200 bags this year! Routes will cover Waterville, Sangerfield, Deansboro and Oriskany Falls this year. Big goals and more details to follow! 💚🌎🗑️♻️🌳

As the Hub of the Huddle archives life in our area, we are hearing countless stories and kind words being passed on about WCS staff who went above and beyond when things felt chaotic yesterday, on April 4th, while the bomb threat was handled at WCS. Those stories can quickly fade away as urgent matters are handled. But we would like to shine a light on those important helpers- teachers, staff, etc. With permission from the WCSD, please email Helper stories (even if you’ve already verbally shared it with us) to be included in the next post. Your contribution may be anonymous or signed. Email

Mrs. Denton, Mrs. Sturr, Mrs. Roys, Mr. Elaqua, Mark Belfield, Mrs Heather Misasek, and Allison Rauch were all described as “Calm, encouraging, and truly heroes.” With their help and ability to remain calm and encouraging, they all have made a positive impact on a number of kids.

The price of gas today.

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