Chamber has busy fall, winter schedule

The Rome Area Chamber of Commerce has a busy schedule for the fall and winter. It kicks off with the National Business Women’s Week annual breakfast meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 17, at The Beeches. The program starts at 8, and there is a breakfast buffet starting at 7:40. The cost is $30 per person, and tables of eight, nine and 10 are available as well. Payment can be made by... 11:36am 09/29/17

Stanley Theater offers several special events

Live performances ranging from a military band to one featuring a Grammy-winning artist highlight upcoming special events at the Stanley Theater in Utica.  As part of its 2017 national tour, “The President’s Own” U.S. Marine Band will perform Oct. 9 (Columbus Day) at 7 p.m. at the theater, 261 Genesee St. The concert is free. Director Col. Jason Fettig has chosen a mix of... 11:35am 09/29/17

CNY offers lots for Halloween time

The chill creeping up your spine is more than the falling autumn temperatures, and the whispers you hear are caused by something other than the falling leaves. It will soon be Halloween time, and it’s time to investigate what Central New York offers for a scary good time. If you dare. Local haunts The Rome Art and Community Center, 308 W. Bloomfield St., will transform into a... 11:35am 09/29/17

Capitol to host Manhattan Short Film Festival

The Capitol Arts Complex, West Dominick Street, with its historic 1928 Kallet Capitol Theatre and the two smaller adjoining Cinema Capitol movie theaters, is booked this fall with an array of films and events, starting with a film festival this week in which viewers help pick the best entries. A peak at the schedule shows: Sept. 29 and 30, 7 p.m.; Oct. 1, 4 p.m.; and Oct. 2,... 11:36am 09/29/17

Theatrical variety offered at RCT, Broadway Utica

Theatrical variety will triumph on local stages this season. The actors and actresses at Rome Community Theater are already at work rehearsing another year of musicals, comedy and drama for its 8911 Turin Road venue. In addition, it will present its annual “Evening of One Act” show. RCT has been entertaining audiences since its formation in 1953, following the combination of... 11:35am 09/29/17

DEC tips for ice fishing

With Central New York’s ample lakes, reservoirs and streams, you never need to pack away your fishing lures, regardless of the season. If the blistering, cold months of winter don’t phase you, head out to take your crack at ice fishing. No one wants to be caught ill-prepared on a freezing cold day. Winter anglers are stagnant when ice fishing, so always dress warmly, paying... 11:35am 09/29/17

Local orchards offer several flavors of autumn

For many, fall means biting into a crisp and juicy New York apple, smelling the aroma of a hot apple pie or sampling a variety of quenching cider. There are several area orchards where customers may purchase some of New York’s famous varieties of apples, along with many of the flavors of autumn. • Clinton Cider Mill, 28 Elm St., is open every day now through Thanksgiving... 11:35am 09/29/17

Upcoming events for local breweries, wineries

Here is a look at some local craft brewers and wine-makers and some of their upcoming events for those who want to hop to it: Copper City Brewing Co., 1111 Oneida St., has a busy schedule for the upcoming months. The brewery will be serving samples at the release of the documentary “My Four Year Adventure,” on Oct. 1 at the Capitol Theatre. The brewery is featured in the film.... 11:35am 09/29/17