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Bellamy harvests mini farm goals

Points of Pride We always like to see cooperation for the greater good, and this goal was harvested last week at Bellamy Elementary School. Teacher Scott Royce’s fifth grade class spent the day harvesting its crop of micro greens. In addition to the energy of the youngsters, SUNY Poly student Christinia Carambia of Rome and Sarita Ruiz, owner of Sarita’s Food Truck, helped in the... 4:00pm 03/19/18

Thanks to the ‘Greatest’

Points of Pride We want to congratulate and thank everyone who participated in the various walks and runs that benefit the American Heart Association in its fight against heart disease and stroke. Their efforts, this year and years past, have given great recognition to our area for its long-term and “greatest” support of this worthy cause. America’s Greatest Heart Run & Walk Weekend raised... 4:00pm 03/12/18

Another sudsy salute for Copper City Brewing

Points of Pride Copper City Brewing Company is proud to be the first local microbrewery in over 80 years. Located at 1111 Oneida St., Copper City Brewing can add another accolade to its list of honors: It has been chosen by Craft/Beer.com readers as one of the best beer bars in America. As Copper City Brewing’s website (coppercitybrewing.com) declares: “Copper City Brewing Company was... 4:00pm 03/05/18

Ridge Mills students help storm victims

Points of Pride We were inspired to read about the hard work and generosity of Ridge Mills Elementary sixth graders who led the outreach program to help hurricane victims at a school in Immokalee, Fla., a rural community in the southern end of the Sunshine State. Local students raised $1,100 through a series of fund-raisers such as “spirit days” that let those donating 25 cents wear special... 4:00pm 02/26/18

The United Way: Helping others

Points of Pride There’s a group of individuals in Rome who each year determine who gets what in the annual United Way of Rome and Western Oneida County fund-raising campaign. It could be argued that as a group they are among the most influential people in the region. There are numerous needs and never enough money to go around. Now, this group is looking for more volunteers. The group is... 4:00pm 02/19/18