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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

Antique Appraisal Night Tuesday

Home REMSEN — Antique Appraisal Night returns to he Didymus Thomas Library April 4 at 7 p.m. John Secor from Back of the Barn Antiques, 10242 Route 12, will evaluate items brought to the library and give an estimate of their worth. There is no charge. Attendees are welcome to bring in two or three of their treasures and attic finds for examination by Secor. Refreshments will be... 4:00pm 03/29/17

DEC advises homeowners: Avoid problems with bears and coyotes

Home The state Department of Environmental Conservation today issued guidance for homeowners on how to prevent negative encounters with black bears and conflicts with coyotes as warmer spring temperatures approach.  Nearly all negative bear encounters in New York are the result of hungry bears being attracted to human food sources. The simplest way to avoid a nuisance encounter is... 4:00pm 03/24/17

Homebuilders, remodelers expo April 1-2

Home The Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Mohawk Valley is holding its building and remodeling expo April 1 and 2 in the Jorgensen Athletic Center on Mohawk Valley Community College’s Utica campus. Admission is $5 for those over 12. The event will showcase new products and services for local homeowners.  MVCC carpentry students will be building a storage shed on-site... 4:00pm 03/24/17

June 17 selected for 21st annual Herb and Flower Festival

Home WHITESTOWN — The 21st Annual Herb and Flower Festival — which promotes fun gardening and learning — will be held on Saturday, June 17 Cornell Cooperative Extension Oneida County Master Gardener Volunteers are in the midst of planning the event which will be held at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Oneida County’s Parker F. Scripture Botanical Gardens, 121 Second St. The event... 4:00pm 03/24/17

New residential building codes forum in Marcy

Home MARCY — A free forum on “Understanding the new Residential Building Codes” will be held from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Monday, March 20, 2017 in the Town Hall, 8801 Paul Becker Road. All reservations are through the Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Mohawk Valley by contacting Tracy Page, 315-798-8858. The event is sponsored by the Town of Marcy, HBRMV, NYSBA REF, Erie... 4:00pm 03/03/17