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A great start at Rome Catholic

Points of Pride It’s been an exciting week at Rome Catholic School (RCS). And the future looks good too. In its third year at 400 Floyd Ave., the parochial school happily reported an 8 percent increase in enrollment. There are 104 students, including pre-K to grade 6, up from 96 at the start of the prior 2017-18 school year. Principal Nancy Wilson enthused in a Daily Sentinel story: “I am... 4:00pm 09/17/18

State Fair was quite a party

Points of Pride The 2018 version of the New York State Fair is history and by just about all accounts, it was quite a party. Overall, the weather cooperated. (Always important in determining attendance). If anything, some days it was too hot but that didn’t appear to cut down on the huge crowds. Officials say 1,279,010 people visited the fair. That’s a 10 percent increase. With the regular... 4:00pm 09/10/18

Ring of Lights into a new season

Points of Pride It’s an annual event that marks both an ending and a beginning: The conclusion of the summer season and the start of another autumn. Ring of Lights was held over the weekend. It is a celebration organized by the Lake Delta Upland Owners Association in which residents clear their shoreline of debris and pile the wood products for a bonfire. Each participating property lights... 4:00pm 09/04/18

Fortunate to have Fort Stanwix

Points of Pride “Past Tales, New Discoveries” was the theme of this year’s Junior Ranger Day at national parks across the country, including Fort Stanwix National Monument. Children of all ages, and their families, were welcome to come and discover the sights, sounds, and even smells of the 18th Century. Included were music, scavenger hunts, and more.  Offered at national parks throughout the... 4:00pm 08/27/18

More organ donations, thanks to hospital’s program

Points of Pride It was a platinum effort for Rome Memorial as the hospital was recognized for its major project to promote organ donations. A special campaign was organized by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). More than 443,000 donor enrollments were added to state registries nationwide as a result of the campaign. Rome... 4:00pm 08/20/18