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Places of Rome Calendars benefit historical society

Arts & Learning Several years ago Mike Colangelo started the Facebook group “People and Places of Rome New York,” where he posted his pictures of people and places around the city. Sales of the fourth annual calendar of photos will be donated to the Rome Historical Society, where he is president of the board. “This year I decided to change things up and use photographs of other local talented... 4:00pm 12/13/17

Property acquisition process starts for new downtown Utica hospital

County The property acquisition process for the new downtown Utica hospital is moving ahead, according to an announcement by local officials involved with the project. Mohawk Valley Health System has hired the Bond, Schoeneck & King law firm to send option agreements to property owners whose appraisals have been completed and approved by the Dormitory Authority of the State of New... 4:00pm 12/11/17

Ornament workshop at View Monday

Arts & Learning OLD FORGE — View Arts Center on Route 28 will host a unique fused glass ornament workshop from 4-6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 18. Attendees will learn how to cut and glue the ornament together.The ornament will then be fused and ready for pick up on Wednesday, Dec. 20.  No glass experience is required. Cost per ornament is $20, $15 for View members. Additional ornaments are available... 4:00pm 12/13/17

Local comedian releases DVD of Capitol Theatre show

Community Award-winning comedian Mike Bova is spreading holiday ha ha’s with the release of his debut DVD, “Mike Bova: Live at The Capitol Theatre Rome, NY.” The DVD’s release date is Friday, Dec. 15, and will be available for purchase on Etsy.com. Bova hails from Watertown and has roots in the Utica area, where he’s lived with his family for almost 20 years. He recorded the DVD on Oct.... 4:00pm 12/12/17

Toddler and Me art class Friday

Arts & Learning OLD FORGE — View, the multi-arts center located at 3273 Route 28, will hold its Toddler and Me Holiday Art Class Friday, Dec. 15. Bring your toddlers and create a gift for family members. Bring your child to View anytime between 10 a.m. and noon to create a painted ceramic plate. The plate can be a holiday gift for grandparents or parents. The plates will be painted with a... 4:00pm 12/13/17

Holiday Hoot event at Utica Zoo Saturday

Arts & Learning Utica Zoo presents its annual Holiday Hoot celebration 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 16, on the zoo grounds. For all ages, the day includes many activities for the winter season. Get a picture taken with Santa. Printed photos are an extra cost, but you are welcome to bring your own camera. Children will be able to participate in crafts, story time and animal meet-and-greets in... 4:00pm 12/13/17