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Discover pure taste of maple

Points of Pride If you missed a terrific pancake the past weekend at VVS high school, don’t worry. There are more coming up this weekend. Maple Weekends are in full swing across New York State with nearly 170 maple farms offering tours and pancake breakfasts, selling delicious maple products and demonstrating the syrup-making process. Beyond tours and tastings, activities at participating... 4:00pm 03/20/17

Start planning for next year

Points of Pride The battle against heart disease has $976,143 more in its wallet thanks to the special efforts of some 6,000 walkers and runners who bundled up on an unusually frigid day and took to the streets. Their goal was to raise money for American’s Greatest Heart Run and Walk. They succeeded. The community humbly thanks one and all. A special thanks goes to Utica College, which on... 4:00pm 03/13/17

Celebrate spring at Utica Zoo

News It’s surely a sign of spring when the Utica Zoo kicks off its spring education programs. There something for kids of all ages: Stroller Safari (6-18 months) in which each safari includes an interactive tour and up-close animal encounter; and Hatchlings (18 months to 3 years) in which the classroom is transformed into an exploration center. There are other classes for older... 4:00pm 03/06/17

Recycling for the future

Points of Pride Five years and going strong, and with many good years ahead. That’s the status of the Oneida-Herkimer Solid Waste Authority’s single-stream recycling program, which has been working successfully to slash the trash that’s dumped in our landfill. There was recycling before the “single stream.” The authority’s original curbside recycling program began in 1991. Those were the days... 4:00pm 02/27/17

Promoting the sciences

Points of Pride There is a group in Rome that promotes the sciences for not only the young people who are starting out in those fields but also for those who have had a lifetime of exceptional experience in the sciences. It’s the Rome Academy of Sciences. On its website (romescience.org) the academy, which was chartered in 1966, says its goal is to expand education and knowledge of science,... 4:00pm 02/20/17

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