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The Owl and The Silver Moon preschool set for Sept. opening

Rome The Rome Art and Community Center will open a Montessori style pre-school called The Owl and The Silver Moon in September. The education program for children age 3 to 5 will be under the direction of Tamalin Martin, director of special education in the Camden School District. The class will run concurrent with the Rome City School District year. The plan is to offer a morning... 4:10pm 07/25/17

Council eyes pair of grants

Rome The Common Council will consider support for a pair of six-figure grant requests to the state from the Capitol Theatre and Rome Up and Running when it meets Wednesday. ​The seven-member council will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday in the council chambers at City Hall. The council will consider support of a state Consolidated Funding Application request from the Capitol Civic... 4:00pm 07/25/17

City’s Grievance Day set for Aug. 1

Rome Grievance Day in Rome, when property owners can argue for a reduced assessment, is Tuesday, Aug. 1. Documents that property owners need to file a grievance are available at the Assessor’s Office at City Hall or on the city’s website at romenewyork.com, and must be completed anytime up to Grievance Day itself. Grievance Day is the first Tuesday of August each year. On that day,... 4:00pm 07/25/17

Loaves & Fishes to host barbecue

Rome The Loaves and Fishes Outreach Center will hold its third annual Southern Barbecue to celebrate the Honor America Days Parade on Saturday, July 29, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at its 401 N. Washington St. location. On the menu are barbecue chicken and rib dinners, hot dogs, hamburgers, and Italian sausages. Special pricing is available for youth and seniors, and children under 5 eat... 4:00pm 07/25/17

Food Truck Rally rescheduled

Rome Though the band The Boxed Set did perform on a soggy Griffo Green at City Hall Monday, the associated Food Truck Rally was cancelled by the city because of rain. The rally has been rescheduled for Aug. 21, when DuBonnet plays the city’s Monday Night Concert Series. The Monday Night Concert Series takes place every Monday on the Griffo Green until Aug. 28. Next up is the Pine... 4:00pm 07/25/17

Women on the Erie Canal event Wednesday

Rome As part of the celebration of the bicentennial of the Erie Canal, the Rome Historical Society is celebrating the opening of its newest exhibit with a month long series of speakers. At 7 p.m. on Wednesday, canal historian Pamela Vittorio, board member of Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum, will speak about the roles of women on the Erie in her presentation “Behind the... 4:00pm 07/25/17