Craft brewing in the region reaches the tapping point

Friday, February 22
BREW BREWING — Owners Eric Daniels and Danny Frieden dump barley into the mash tun at Copper City Brewing Company, 1111 Oneida St. Copper City Brewing Co. offers 11 beers on tap, giving you plenty to choose from whether your preference be a tasting-flight sample tray, or a pint of your favorite handcrafted beer.
When you talk to local, would-be brewers, one of the most frequent questions they say they get asked is, “What is the difference between a farm brewery and a microbrewery?” According to the New …

Retailer Anticosti Beer & Beverage taps exploding interest in craft brews

Friday, February 22
TAP IT— Anticosti Beer & Beverage has a dozen different beers on tap to fill your growler.
Hey, can I buy you a beer? If so, Anticosti Beer & Beverage at 1124 Erie Boulevard West in Rome is confident you’ll be able to find the flavor of your choice. It has more than 1,000 square feet …

Arts performance, instruction and appreciation enliven the year at RACC

Friday, February 22
HISTORIC HOME — The Rome Art and Community Center was founded in 1967, and is located at 308 W. Bloomfield St.
The Rome Art and Community Center is looking forward to a busy 2019. Enrollment has begun for youth programs: Artletics Summer Camp and The Owl & The Silver Moon pre-school for 2019-2020 school …

Capitol Theatre’s future is up in lights

Friday, February 22
90TH BIRTHDAY — Audience members rise for the national anthem at the Capitol Theatre’s 90th anniversary program on Dec. 10, 2018. The program recreated the showing on the theater’s opening night, featuring the silent film “Lilac Time” with musical accompaniment on a Moeller theatre organ.
2019 is sure to be a marquee year for the Capitol Theatre. Rome’s art-film movie house is slated to receive $2.5 million in Downtown Revitalization Initiative funding for exterior and interior …

CHANGING OF THE GUARD — Incoming Executive Director Lisa Wilsey said she intends to continue with the “variety of the calendar” that retiring Executive Director Jerry Kraus  established since he took the position in 2013. The California native calls Utica her new hometown.

Utica’s landmark Stanley Theater enters new era with new director

Friday, February 22

UTICA— The Stanley Center for the Arts Theater has been a staple of the downtown Utica landscape for 91 years. It has been the center of both live and film theater since its construction in 1928, …

Online service links would-be farmers with available land

Friday, February 22

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oneida County is among 20 organizations across New York that will serve as regional navigators helping link prospective new farmers with retiring farmers who want to …

ALPINE GLOW — Meyda Custom Lighting of Yorkville has introduced a line of alpine-themed fixtures.

Meyda Custom Lighting offers highly-skilled artisans

Friday, February 22

YORKVILLE — Meyda Custom Lighting is rolling out a line of alpine-themed customizable decorative lighting. The Alpine family includes vanity lights, table lamps, chandeliers, billiard fixtures and …

WORKFORCE HOUSING — Rendering of DeWitt Clinton Apartments at the former elementary school location on Ann Street.

Workforce housing coming to canal side in south Rome

Friday, February 22

At the site of the former DeWitt Clinton School in south Rome, builders for LeCesse Construction are hard at work. The project, a two-building, 60-unit apartment complex, has been under way since …

‘EXPANDING ITS FOOTPRINT’ — Copperccino’s Coffee House, 254 W. Dominick St., is planning to “expand its footprint” in 2019.

Copperccino’s opening only a start to anchoring downtown activity

Friday, February 22

Copperccino’s Coffee House, 254 W. Dominick St., is planning to “expand its footprint” in 2019. In its first year of business, Copperccino’s managed to carve out a niche for itself in the …

BIGGER BUS GARAGE — A rendering shows the planned expansion of Hale’s Bus Garage in Clinton. The $2 million expansion will house up to a dozen buses, a wash bay and drivers’ office.

Big wheels are turning at Hale’s Bus Garage in Clinton

Friday, February 22

CLINTON — The bus business is bustling in Clinton. Stephen Hale has gone from a college job cleaning buses to planning a $2 million expansion of his base for his growing motor coach business on …


Mohawk Glen Center for Community Health expands access for patients

Friday, February 15
EXPANDED HOURS — Physicians Urgent Care at Griffiss is open every Saturday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
The Mohawk Glen Center for Community Health, 91 Perimeter Road, expanded access for patients in 2018. Physicians Urgent Care at Griffiss, housed in the Mohawk Glen complex, extended its service hours …

Rome Memorial Hospital transforms care for the community

Friday, February 15
SHORT-TERM REHAB — Alex Scales works with Rome Memorial Hospital physical therapist Melissa Williams, PT, DPT in the hospital’s physical therapy gym. Short-term rehabilitation is one service provided by the hospital’s Residential Health Care Facility, the only 5-star skilled nursing facility in Oneida County. The RHCF has been ranked among the top performing nursing homes in New York State for four consecutive years.
Rome Memorial Hospital is transforming the way it delivers care for the community by strengthening relationships with community partners and expanding access to quality health care services closes to …

WellNow offers fresh start for everyone

Friday, February 15
URGENT CARE — Wellnow Urgent Care in Rome celebrated a grand opening of its 103 W. Dominick St. location in Rome in November.
It’s a new year, and WellNow Urgent Care, 103 W. Dominick St., wants the entire community to know it’s a fresh start for everyone. In celebration of a new calendar year, WellNow has compiled a …

Rome Memorial Hospital expands access to services and providers

Friday, February 15
LITHOTRIPSY AT RMH — Dr. Wael Muakkassa (foreground), a urologist with AMP Urology at Rome Medical Practice, and staff performed the first lithotripsy procedure at Rome Memorial Hospital Sept. 12. The non-invasive treatment for kidney stones uses high energy shock waves to break up the stones so that they can be more easily passed.
Consistent with its strategic plan, Rome Memorial Hospital introduced new services and providers in 2018 to expand access to quality health care services close to home, according to President and …

SUNY POLY — A SUNY Polytechnic Institute student strolls through the lush greenery of the picturesque campus in Marcy.

SUNY Polytechnic unveils new ‘Bridge to Nano’ program

Friday, February 22

TOWN OF MARCY — SUNY Polytechnic Institute will be unveiling a new “Bridge to Nano” program this fall, designed so that new students can enjoy the lush, collegiate experience of their Marcy …

STUDENT LIFE — Two students on the Colgate campus pick up their mail and head back to the residence halls. Colgate is celebrating its Bicentennial anniversary this year.

Colgate University celebrating Bicentennial anniversary

Friday, February 22

HAMILTON — In 1817 a group of 13 men, with 13 dollars and 13 prayers, found and established the Baptist Education Society of the State of New York. In 1819, the “education society,” or school, …

WELLNESS HAS A HOME —  The Johnson Center for Health and Wellness was completed at Hamilton College in November, one of the projects at the college driving contributions to the local and regional economy.

Culture, dialogue, jobs, construction among Hamilton College’s impact

Friday, February 22

CLINTON — Hamilton College began its Common Ground initiative, a speakers program of individuals who model respectful dialogue across political boundaries, in October 2017. The series will continue …

Wellin museum strives to serve more than Hamilton College

Friday, February 22
ARTS AND CULTURE — The Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art at Hamilton College has served students, faculty and the surrounding community as a teaching museum since the fall of 2012.
The Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art at Hamilton College has served students, faculty and the surrounding community as a teaching museum since the fall of 2012. Its website describes it as …

Smart grid lab among new programs and lowered costs at HCCC

Friday, February 15
POWER ON — Buffalo State University consultant Ilya Grinberg Ph.D., left, and Product Manager Jorg Sprengepiel of Lucas-Nuelle Co. are installing new smart-labs giving Herkimer College students an opportunity to train for careers with companies like the New York State Power Authority as electrical technology engineers.
Named one of the nation’s top 150 community colleges for excellence in 2017, Herkimer County Community College has no intention of slowing down now, in fact it’s ramping up the power ... …

Expanded programs at MVCC’s Rome campus

Friday, February 15
MVCC IN ROME — Mohawk Valley Community College’s Rome campus, 1101 Floyd Ave., includes the John D. Plumley Science and Technology Complex.
Several new offerings as well as recently expanded programs at Mohawk Valley Community College’s Rome campus were highlighted by Dean of the Rome campus Franca Armstrong. Among the initiatives …

Construction management expansion leads growth at Utica College

Friday, February 15
BRAND NEW BUILDING — Utica College opened Thurston Hall in January, a new building for construction management students that includes a materials lab, smart classrooms and even non-glare glass to help students concentrate on their work.
UTICA — “What’s good for Utica College is good for the community, and what’s good for the community is good for Utica College.” That is what Kim Lambert, vice president for institutional …