Mysteries of Old Settlers Cemetery By Maureen Vander Sanden WATERFORD: In celebration of National Historic Preservation Month, Explore Waterford will offer another fascinating event highlighting the village’s earliest years, as part of its Preserving Our Past (POP) series. Volunteers have been busy digging through old archives and uncovering records to present “Mysteries of Old Settlers Cemetery,” on Tuesday, May 24 at 6 p.m. at Waterford Public Library, 101 N. River St. Attendees will learn about the forgotten Old Settlers Cemetery and the group’s current mission to restore the sacred place located on the west side of North Jefferson Street, where a [...]
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Autumn awesomeness abounds in Waterford By Maureen Vander Sanden Explore Waterford volunteer Waterford’s annual tractorcade will roll through town Sunday, Oct. 3, departing from Whitford Park at 9 a.m., before hitting 30 miles of colorful countryside in collaboration with the Lions Club of Waterford’s Chicken BBQ. The brainchild of retired farmer Jerry Weinkauf and Lion Gary Tilleros, the tractorcade tradition began in 2009 to complement the Lion’s long-running, signature cookout fundraiser. The tractor display has been a “win-win” according to Tilleros, who said it provides an attraction to the event and boosts community pride in its agricultural attributes. For [...]