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Robinson, a world class athlete with a winning Westmo attitude

Jason Robinson won a silver medal and four bronze medals at the International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports (IWAS) Word Games in Ireland and returned to a hero’s welcome. It began at the airport in Syracuse where he was surprised with a limo ride, then at Exit 36, where two Westmoreland fire trucks began escorting that limo down the Thruway. Back in town, people lined the... 4:00pm 07/18/18

One must have parenting technique in dealing with young children

Young children, even if they are really smart and talkative, don’t have the same vocabulary that adults do. They struggle to communicate with words and the result are often communication through behaviors.  What do I mean?  I mean that when your 4-year-old wrecks the partially completed puzzle on the floor and throws the remaining pieces, he may be communicating his... 4:00pm 07/18/18

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Red Cross faces emergency blood shortage

The American Red Cross is facing an emergency blood shortage following a difficult Fourth of July week for blood donations, with hundreds fewer blood drives than a typical week and a resulting decline in donations. Right now, blood is being distributed to hospitals faster than donations are coming in, Red Cross officials said. As a result, the agency said that all eligible... 4:00pm 07/18/18

Upcoming local blood drives

Friday, July 20 Rome Memorial Hospital, 1500 N. James St., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 21 Westmoreland Fire Department, 100 Station Road, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday, July 23 Lowes, 1230 Erie Blvd W., Rome, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, July 27 St John’s Lutheran Church, 502 W. Chestnut St., Rome, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10 Sconondoa Sherrill Masonic Lodge, 5211 W.... 4:00pm 07/18/18

Rudolph rallies for first modified win of season at Utica-Rome Speedway

VERNON — Erick Rudolph made a late race pass to secure his first modified win of the season during Autograph Night at steamy Utica-Rome Speedway on July 15. Rudolph needed to hold off a late charge from second-place finisher Danny Varin in order to secure the win. Varin held the lead until lap 23 when Rudolph made his move to overtake the lead. Marc Johnson, Pat Ward, Jeremy... 4:00pm 07/18/18

Comets release 2018-19 schedule

UTICA — The Utica Comets have announced their 2018-19 schedule for the upcoming American Hockey League season. The Comets begin the season with two home games at the Utica Memorial Auditorium by hosting the defending Calder Cup Champion Toronto Marlies on Oct. 5 and the Belleville Senators on Oct. 6. Both games are slated to begin at 7 p.m. Utica will have 17 home games on... 4:00pm 07/18/18

Colgate All-America goalie Point signs deal with Stars

HAMILTON — Record-setting Colgate hockey goalie Colton Point has opted to forego his final two collegiate seasons, signing a professional contract with the Dallas Stars of the NHL. The move became official on July 1. The Stars drafted Point back in the 2016 NHL entry draft, selecting him in the fifth round. The North Bay, Ontario, native made his decision to go pro after an... 4:00pm 07/11/18

Area runners make their presence known at 41st Boilermaker

Clark Mills 1221 Dominick Manfredo 1:11:08 8879 Matt Sroka 1:45:42 11119 Joey P. Gogola 2:10:05 11120 Cara Dowd 2:10:05 Clinton 52 Matthew Lacey 51:14 138 Andy K. Ford 55:34 171 Catherine C. Beck 56:33 340 Jon T. Kulpa 1:00:37 433 Paul Brockett 1:02:19 450 Ryan Backus 1:02:34 583 Lester W. Disney 1:04:42 603 Ben Owens 1:04:56 655 Christopher Bunce 1:05:30 800 David Swartz... 4:00pm 07/11/18

Taiko Masala performs Aug. 4 at MWPAI

UTICA — Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute will host a special performance by Taiko Masala on Saturday, Aug. 4, at 7:30 p.m. in the Edward Wales Root Sculpture Court. Tickets are $25, $20 for members. Taiko Masala has thrilled audiences throughout the United States with their performances of traditional Japanese Taiko drumming. Their arsenal of instruments, all hand made... 4:00pm 07/18/18

All aboard for Pirate Weekend at Sylvan Beac

Come celebrate Pirate Weekend at Sylvan Beach, July 19-22. Thursday 5:30 p.m. — Pirate invasion in the park. Pirate flags displayed in village. The Mayor will officially sanction Pirate’s weekend by raising the pirate flag at the Bandstand. Enjoy Pirate Activities throughout the village at local businesses. 5:45 p.m. — Pirate kidnapping of local celebrity and held for ransom!... 4:00pm 07/18/18

Vernon Downs hosts Wynonna & The Big Noise July 27

Vernon Downs’ “Trackside Under the Stars” series presents Wynonna & The Big Noise on Friday, July 27, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15, on sale now at tickemaster.com.com and the Vernon Downs Hotel Casino Player’s Club. All proceeds to benefit The Food Bank of Central New York. In addition, Chairman of American Racing & Entertainment Jeff Gural will personally donate $15 for each... 4:00pm 07/18/18

MWPAI screens ‘The Seagull’

“The Seagull” screens today, July 18, and Friday, July 20, at 2 and 7:30 p.m. at Utica’s Munson-Williams-Proctor Museum of Art Auditorium. Admission $8, $6 members and $4 for students. One summer at a lakeside Russian estate, friends and family gather for a weekend in the countryside. While everyone is caught up in passionately loving someone who loves somebody else, a... 4:00pm 07/18/18

Free K-ROCK concert Aug. 11

UTICA — K-ROCK is throwing a free concert at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 11, in downtown Utica. Outside of the studios for the station — WKLL — at the corner of Columbia, Elizabeth and Genesee streets, five bands will perform: Pop Evil, Boy Hits Car, From Ashes to New, Trampoline Jetstream and My So-Called Band. No coolers will be allowed. For more information visit KROCK.com. 4:00pm 07/11/18

Floyd Community Band performs Tuesday

CLINTON — Tuesday Concerts in the Park continue with Floyd Community Band performing on July 17. Concerts are held Tuesdays 7-9 p.m. on the Village Green, weather permitting. ​Other performances include: July 24: Stage Road July 31: Fast Eddie and the Rusty Nuts Aug. 7: Fritz’s Polka Band Aug. 14: Small Town Big Band Aug. 21: The Swamp Drivers Aug. 28: Blarney Rebel Band The... 4:00pm 07/11/18

Kirkland Art Center offers camp, classes for kids

CLINTON — Kirkland Art Center, 9 1/2 E. Park Row, will host a themed Art Camp for children ages 5-11, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Cost for KAC members is $340 plus a $10 materials fee. For non-members it’s $375 plus the materials fee. Prices are per week. Morning Session 9-10 a.m.: Welcome and warm up. Morning snack and recreational art activities. 10 a.m. to... 4:00pm 07/18/18

STEAM returns to Kirkland Library

CLINTON — Kirkland Town Library, 55 1/2 College St., will host Science Technology Engineering Arts Mathematics (STEAM) Day with Return of the Egg Drop at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 24. Participants will drop eggs out of the library tower. The challenge is to keep them from breaking when they reach the ground. Join other participants and library staff to create a structure to keep... 4:00pm 07/18/18

Orvis earns academic honors from Carleton College

At the end of every academic year, the Carleton community gathers at Honors Convocation to recognize faculty and students for their accomplishments and service. William Orvis, a student from Clinton, was elected to the Sigma Xi honor society. Election to the Carleton Chapter of Sigma Xi, a national honor society, indicates that a student has demonstrated evidence of research... 4:00pm 07/11/18

Huckaby named to honors list

Benjamin Huckaby of Clinton, from the Class of 2019, was named to the Spring 2018 honors list at Pomfret School. To achieve this level of distinction, Huckaby earned a grade point average of at least 3.330 and received no grade lower than a B-. 4:00pm 07/11/18

Tufts recognizes three area scholars

Area students were named to the spring 2018 semester dean’s list at Tufts University, Medford, Mass. They are: Casey Owen, of Clinton; Mikel Quintana, of Clinton; and Erica Yox, of Clinton. 4:00pm 07/11/18

Musicians still needed for Kirkland Library’s Summer Jam

CLINTON — Kirkland Town Library, 55 1/2 College St., is looking for young musicians in grades 9-12 to join local musician Monk Rowe for an interactive workshop at noon on Tuesday, July 10. Those interested may sign up at the library. Participants will learn improvisation while playing swing and rock music “off the page.” Elementary-age musicians and their parents can join at 3... 4:00pm 06/27/18