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MVHS, Masonic research lab explore affiliation

County The Masonic Medical Research Laboratory and Mohawk Valley Health System are exploring a possible affiliation. It was announced Friday that the two organizations are in the early stages of exploring a partnership. One of the possible outcomes is locating a portion of the Utica-based Masonic research facility in the new hospital that’s proposed by MVHS for downtown Utica. “We... 4:00pm 01/21/17

Oneida Healthcare Center issues visitor restrictions to battle flu bug

Health ONEIDA — The Oneida Healthcare Hospital and Extended Care Facility is restricting visitor access to help prevent the spread of influenza. A maximum of two visitors per patient is being allowed at any one time. Also, children 12 years of age and younger will be restricted from visiting all inpatient areas. This is because they are more likely to have and transmit respiratory... 4:00pm 01/17/17

Roast pork dinner slated Jan. 29

Meetings / Events CLARK MILLS — The Church of the Annunciation will hold a Roast Pork Dinner in its Parish Hall on Clarey Ave. from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday Jan. 29. Tickets are $12; $7 for children (6 to 12); and those 5 and under eat free. 4:00pm 01/21/17

Just walk across the room

Religion The average person walks ten thousand steps each day. People walk because that is the way God created humans to move about. Bill Hybels, a pastor and leader within the Christian community says, “Assume the average distance across the room is 20 feet—about 10 steps. The question I hope to answer is this: What if 10 steps — just one-thousandth of your daily average — could... 4:00pm 01/21/17

Young gardeners receive national honors

Home Every spring the Gardeners of Rome gives out seeds for children 5-15 years old to participate in the Giant Pumpkin/Big Sunflower Contest. Oct. 1 the winners were announced. They were honored in a ceremony at the group’s monthly meeting on Oct. 24. The winners can then submit the results to participate in the National Contest with the Gardeners of America/ Men’s Garden Clubs of... 4:00pm 01/20/17