The city of Oneida welcomed in the holiday season with its second annual Parade of Lights, annual tree lighting, and a visit from Santa Claus. Pictured are Ainsley and Adeline Reese, 5 and 2-years-old respectively. The two young children from Oneida presented Santa Claus with their Christmas list, eager for his visit on Christmas Day.

GALLERY: Oneida Parade of Lights - Dec. 2, 2022

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The city of Oneida welcomed in the holiday season with its second annual Parade of Lights, the annual tree lighting, and a visit from …
After hours chamber event at the Sentinel Media Co. Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022.

GALLERY: Business After Hours Rome chamber event hosted by Sentinel Media Co. - Nov. 30, 2022

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The Sentinel Media Co. hosted a Rome Area Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours event Wednesday, November 30, 2022.
The Canastota Parade of Lights saw people fill the streets Saturday night to welcome in the holiday season. Organizations from Oneida to Syracuse were a part of the Parade. Pictured is the Canastota Fire Department's fire truck, strung with festive lights and guided by Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

GALLERY: Canastota Parade of Lights - Nov. 26, 2022

Monday, November 28
The streets of Canastota were packed with people from all over who welcomed in the holiday season with the annual Parade of Lights, …
From left, New Hartford player Anna Rayhill attempts to settle a loose ball with Albertus Magnus player Stephanie Koblish (16) during the Class A state final on Sunday at Tompkins-Cortland Community College. The Spartans lost 3-1.

GALLERY: New Hartford and Sauquoit Valley lose state soccer titles - Nov. 14, 2022

Monday, November 14
Two local high school girls soccer teams competed for state titles on Sunday.
Stokes Elementary School kindergartener Lucy Pratt smiles during the Veterans Day ceremony Thursday, November 10, 2022.

GALLERY: Stokes Elementary School Veterans Day ceremony - Nov. 10, 2022

Thursday, November 10
Stokes Elementary School in Lee, honored about 50 veteran family members of children at the school in a ceremony Thursday, November …
Finishing touches are applied inside the Nexus Center on Wednesday, Nov. 9 in Utica. The inaugural game will take place tonight between the NCDC Utica Jr. Comets and the Mercer Chiefs. The first tournament will take place from Nov. 11 to 13 for youth hockey teams.

GALLERY: A look inside the Nexus Center in Utica - Nov. 9, 2022

Wednesday, November 9
Finishing touches are being applied inside the Nexus Center in Utica.
A man prepares to put on an "I Voted" sticker after casting hil ballot at Utica City Hall on Tuesday, Nov. 8. Oneida County election commissioners reported a busy day at the polls, with some 4,500 to 4,700 voters each hour going to cast their ballots across the county.

GALLERY: General Election - Nov. 8, 2022

Wednesday, November 9
On Tuesday, Nov. 8, voters across the area headed to the polls to mark their choices for local, county, state and congressional …
Veterans were honored on Saturday, November 5, 2022, at the Parkway Center in Utica as part of The Good News Center's 8th Annual Recognition Ceremony.

GALLERY: Veteran Recognition Ceremony at Utica Parkway Center - Nov. 5, 2022

Sunday, November 6
The Good News Center’s veteran-recognition ceremony at the Parkway Center in Utica on Saturday, Nov. 5, paid special tribute to …
From left, Holland Patent player Abby Draper comforts teammate Izzy Stalker (13) as head coach Renee Morrison comforts player Zoe Kelly after losing the Class B field hockey state regional to Vestal 2-1 on Saturday at Sidney High School.

GALLERY: Holland Patent loses in Class B field hockey state regional - Nov. 5, 2022

Saturday, November 5
Holland Patent played Vestal in the Class B field hockey state regional on Saturday, Nov. 5 at Sidney High School. Vestal won 2-1.
Griffiss Business and Technology Park, Rome

GALLERY: Aerial views of the Oneida County region - Oct. 12, 2022 (with VIDEO)

Wednesday, November 2
Ever wonder what the Oneida County region looks like from the sky? Check out this photo gallery and video (found below the gallery).
Cooperstown player Oliver Wasson (9) celebrates with teammates after scoring the winning goal in overtime during the Section III Class C final against Waterville on Tuesday, Nov. 1 at VVS High School.

GALLERY: Cooperstown boys win Class C soccer final - Nov. 1, 2022

Wednesday, November 2
Cooperstown faced off against Waterville for the Section III Class C final on Tuesday, Nov. 1 at VVS High School. Cooperstown won …
President Joe Biden strides off Air Force 1 after landing at Hancock International Airport for his visit to Syracuse, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022.

GALLERY: President Joseph Biden's arrival at Hancock International Airport - Oct. 27, 2022

Thursday, October 27
Central New York welcomed President Joseph Biden to highlight Micron's $100 billion investment in American manufacturing and the …
Central Valley Academy player Krista Panko (5) fights to get a shot on goal during the Class B girls soccer semifinals game against Marcellus on Wednesday, Oct. 26 at Chittenango High School. CVA won 2-0.

GALLERY: High school soccer semifinals - Oct. 26, 2022

Thursday, October 27
Check out these photos from two Section III soccer semifinal matchups on Wednesday, Oct. 26.
511 Seneca St., Oneida

GALLERY: Oneida City Halloween Light Fight - Oct. 26, 2022

Wednesday, October 26
Oneida's third annual Light Fight has turned the city into a spooky place perfect for Halloween.
A colorful carpet of peak foliage abounds in Annsville near the Kessinger Dam in this aerial view taken by helicopter on Wednesday. The dam, off of Boyd Road, impounds water from the East Branch of Fish Creek, which originates in Lewis County where the Sixmile and Sevenmile creeks converge, about 10 miles west of Lyons Falls. The Kessinger Dam, completed in 1909, provides part of the water supply for the city of Rome as impounded water is diverted through a mile-long tunnel and a 7-mile pipeline to city reservoirs. The gorge, whose walls extend upwards of 70 feet, was carved out during the last Ice Age, according to geologists.

GALLERY: Fall foliage and nature shots - October 2022

Tuesday, October 25
Check out this gallery of local fall photos snapped by Daily Sentinel photographers throughout the month of October.
People tread the same path black and white abolitionists did in 1835 on Sunday as they start in Canastota and walk five miles as part of the National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum's Abolitionist Freedom Walk.

GALLERY: Abolitionist Freedom Walk - Oct. 23, 2022 (with VIDEO)

Monday, October 24
The inaugural Abolitionist Freedom Walk saw more than 100 people coming together on Sunday, Oct. 23 to recreate a walk 19th-century …
The Rome Free Academy Marching Band and color guard performed their halftime show Friday, October 21  at RFA Stadium.

GALLERY: Rome Free Academy Marching Band halftime show - Oct. 21, 2022

Friday, October 21
The Rome Free Academy Marching Band and color guard performed during  halftime of the football game versus Liverpool  Friday, …
People browse all manner of goods being sold at the second annual Oneida Fall Fest on Saturday, Oct. 1.

GALLERY: Second Annual Oneida Fall Fest - Oct. 1, 2022

Monday, October 3
Hundreds of people came out to Oneida for the Second Annual Fall Fest where handcrafted goods and foods were sold and for the …
Riders prepare to ride again after a break during the 24th annual Ride For Missing Children on Wednesday, Sept. 28 outside of Gregory B. Jarvis Middle School in Mohawk.

GALLERY: Ride For Missing Children - Sept. 28, 2022

Thursday, September 29
Riders take a break at Gregory B. Jarvis Middle School while particpating in the 24th annual Ride For Missing Children on Wednesday, …
The much-loved Remsen Barn Festival of the Arts made a comeback this year after a leave-of-absence due to COVID-19. The street was absolutely packed full of people browsing and buying handmade goods of all kinds and sampling foods, drinks, and treats just as varied.

GALLERY: Remsen Barn Festival of the Arts - Sept. 24, 2022

Monday, September 26
The much-loved Remsen Barn Festival of the Arts made a comeback this year after a leave-of-absence due to COVID-19.
The local YMCA joined participated in the Jessica's Heroes 5K Run and Walk on Saturday, Sept. 24 at Oneida High School.

GALLERY: Jessica's Heroes 5K Run and Walk - Sept. 24, 2022

Monday, September 26
The community came out in force once again in support of local cancer survivors, raising money and awareness to go back to the local …
Runners make their way along the course during the 79th EJ Herrmann XC Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 24 at Proctor Park in Utica.

GALLERY: 79th EJ Herrmann XC Invitational - Sept. 24, 2022

Monday, September 26
High school runners competed in the 79th EJ Herrmann XC Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 24 at Proctor Park in Utica.
The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties hosted Mohawk Valley Gives on Tuesday, Sept. 20 at their office location in Utica. The 24-hour day of giving was established to commemorate the organization's 70th anniversary supporting the needs of the local community by raising funds for nonprofits. Participants were also able to win cash prizes and match funds or challenge incentives to organizations.

GALLERY: The Community Foundation hosts Mohawk Valley Gives - Sept. 20, 2022

Wednesday, September 21
The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties hosted a 24-hour donation initiative called “Mohawk Valley Gives” on …
A cancer survivor walks proudly to kick off Relay for Life of CNY on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022.

GALLERY: Relay for Life of Central New York - Sept. 17, 2022

Monday, September 19
Over 50 teams turned out for the first Relay for Life of Central New York event at Delta Lake State Park in Rome on Saturday.
Lisa Fish, left, a resident of Oneida and owner of Magpie Mercantile, sells her handmade jewelry at the 58th Annual Madison County Craft Festival in Oneida, on Sept. 10, 2022.

GALLERY: 58th Annual Madison County Craft Festival - Sept. 10, 2022

Monday, September 12
Artisans of Central New York came to sell their wares and goods, whether beautiful jewelry or tasty treats, at the 58th Annual Madison …
Members of the Oneida Fire Department and Oneida Police Department lay the wreaths and salute as part of the city's 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022.

GALLERY: Oneida 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony - Sept. 11, 2022

Monday, September 12
The City of Oneida came together for its annual 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022, honoring the fallen and …
Utica Academy of Science Elementary School students Gabrielle Jenkins and London Henderson give each other a hug while arriving for the first day back to school on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022 in Frankfort.

GALLERY: Back to school at Utica Academy of Science - September 6, 2022

Tuesday, September 6
Elementary students arrive for their first day back to school at Utica Academy of Science on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022 in Frankfort.
This ride swings you up and lets you drop all while whirling around and around.

GALLERY: Sites from The Great New York State Fair midway - September 1, 2022

Friday, September 2
With nearly 50 rides to choose from and even more attractions and games, the midway continues to be a blast for fairgoers of all ages. …
Megan Holloway (left) is a senior at SUNY Morrisville showing off Curly the 21-year-old American Quarter Horse at the World of Horses exhibit at the NYS Fair. She and Maggie Herbert, a junior, are studying Equine Science at the school to obtain a four-year degree.

GALLERY: Animals of the Great New York State Fair - August 26, 2022

Friday, August 26
If it moos, neighs, or clucks, you can find it at the Great New York State Fair. Take a look at the animals the Daily Sentinel found.
The 2022 Great New York State Fair kicked off on Wednesday, August 24.

GALLERY: Opening day at the Great New York State Fair - August 24, 2022

Wednesday, August 24
From cows to baked potatoes, the 2022 Great New York State Fair is here.
From left, Ellie Durr and her sister Evelyn Durr ride the carousel with their dad Joe Durr on Thursday at the Herkimer County Fair in Frankfort.

GALLERY: Herkimer County Fair - August 18, 2022

Friday, August 19
Fairgoers visit the Herkimer County Fair in Frankfort on Thursday, August 18, 2022. The event continues until Monday, August 21.
The famed Madison-Bouckville Antique Week returned on Monday, August 15. The event will continue until Monday August 21 with more than 2000 vendors on 13 show fields from Madison to Bouckville on Route 20.

GALLERY: Madison-Bouckville Antique Week - August 16, 2022

Wednesday, August 17
Check out this gallery from Tuesday, Aug. 16 at Madison-Bouckville Antique Week. The event returned on Monday, August 15 and will …
Miranda Writes performs during the Levitt AMP Utica concert series on Monday, Aug. 15 at Kopernik Park.

GALLERY: Levitt AMP Concert Series - August 15, 2022

Tuesday, August 16
Did you see it? The Levitt AMP Utica concert series on Monday, Aug. 15 at Kopernik Park featured  Miranda Writes ...
Residents came out for a day of fun and a taste of Italy at the Canastota Italian Heritage Festival on Saturday, Aug. 13. Canastota Mayor Rosanne Warner spends some time in the dunk tank at the Canastota Italian Heritage Festival to the delight of festival-goers and the mayor herself.

GALLERY: Canastota Italian Heritage Festival - Aug. 13, 2022

Monday, August 15
Residents came out for a day of fun and a taste of Italy at the Canastota Italian Heritage Festival on Saturday, Aug. 13.
Some local canines get some love and attention while cooling down in the shade at Wanderers' Rest 2022 Woofstock in Oneida at Veteran's Field on Saturday, Aug. 13.

GALLERY: Wanderers' Rest 2022 Woofstock - Aug. 13, 2022

Monday, August 15
In Oneida on Saturday, Aug. 13, people came to Wanderers' Rest's 2022 Woofstock fundraiser, enjoying live music, food, and vendors …
A group of Texas Longhorns rest and graze at Albanese Longhorns in Cazenovia.

GALLERY: Madison County Open Farm Day - July 30, 2022

Monday, August 1
Open Farm Day in Madison County — July 30, 2022 — drew visitors to local farms ...
Trail bike racers in the 30 minute Tilden Hill Grinder series bike races in Vernon negotiate the bike trail Wednesday night.

GALLERY: Tilden Hill Grinder series trail bike racing in Vernon - July 27, 2022

Thursday, July 28
The Tilden Hill Grinder series trail bike racing in Vernon was four consecutive Wednesday nights in July.
Vietnam Veterans of America and Military Order of the Purple Heart salute during the ceremony during taps.

GALLERY: Oneida County Korean War Veterans Memorial Highway dedication ceremony - July 27, 2022

Wednesday, July 27
State Sen. Joseph Griffo, R-47, Rome, and Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon, D-119, Marcy, designated a portion of State Route 365 in …
Buddy, a golden retreiver, sits patiently with his owner Ryan during a dog show hosted by the Herkimer County Humane Society on Saturday at Central Plaza in Ilion. The show was part of a long list of events hosted during Ilion Days 2022 from July 16-24.

GALLERY: Dog show at Ilion Days - July 23, 2022

Saturday, July 23
Dogs and their owners participate in a dog show hosted by the Herkimer County Humane Society on Saturday at Central Plaza in Ilion. …
Women compete during opening night of the World Series of Bocce on Thursday at the Toccolana Club in Rome. The event returns after a two-year layoff during the pandemic.

GALLERY: World Series of Bocce in Rome - July 14-17, 2022

Monday, July 18
The World Series of Bocce returned to Rome on Thursday,  July 14 following a pandemic hiatus.
The Sylvan Beach Pirate's Parade makes its way down Main Street. Pictured are the American Legion Riders, some dressed in pirate garb, leading the parade.

GALLERY: Pirates Weekend parade in Sylvan Beach - July 16, 2022

Monday, July 18
Check out this photo gallery from  the 8th annual Pirates Weekend parade hosted on Saturday, July 16 in Sylvan Beach.
15K runner Aleksei Bingham crosses the finish line during the 45th Boilermaker Road Race on Sunday.

GALLERY: Boilermaker 45 staff favorites - July 10, 2022

Sunday, July 17
Craving more of the Boilermaker experience? We've got you covered with this gallery of staff favorites captured by Daily Sentinel …
The 2022 Boilermaker took place on Sunday, July 10 in Utica.

GALLERY: Boilermaker and the Burrstone Road experience - July 10, 2022

Sunday, July 10
On Sunday, July 10, runners took off from the starting line at Burrstone Road Bridge to race the last leg of the Boilermaker course.
New Hartford resident Nate Oczkowski crosses the finish line during the 5K race at the 45th Boilermaker Road Race on Sunday.

GALLERY: Boilermaker finish line - July 10, 2022

Sunday, July 10
In this gallery, thousands of runners make their way to the finish line during the 45th Boilermaker Road Race on Sunday, July 10 in …
Runners watch a flyover at the Saranac Post Race Party following the 45th Boilermaker Road Race in Utica.

GALLERY: Saranac Post Race Party - July 10, 2022

Sunday, July 10
The Saranac Post Race Party is a fun, unique, festive celebration held at the F.X. Matt  Brewing Co. after the race.  
Pictured are 15k runners on  Memorial Parkway during the 45th Boilermaker Road Race.

GALLERY: Valley View and Parkway at the Boilermaker - July 10, 2022

Sunday, July 10
Throngs of onlookers  turned out to support Boilermaker runners making  their way along the course as it wound through the Valley …
Runners take off for the 45th Boilermaker Road Race on Sunday, July 10 in Utica.

GALLERY: Boilermaker starting line - July 10, 2022

Sunday, July 10
Runners take off for the Boilermaker Road Race's 15k in Utica on Sunday, July 10.
Boilermaker walk from MVCC through Proctor Park and back Saturday, July 9, 2022.

GALLERY: Boilermaker walk through Proctor Park Saturday, July 9, 2022

Saturday, July 9
Over 300 walkers participated in the Boilermaker walk from Mohawk Valley Community College through Proctor Park, and back Saturday, …
A young girl sprints toward the finish line during the Utica National Kids Run at Mohawk Valley Community College in Utica on Saturday.

GALLERY: Utica National Kids Run - July 9, 2022

Saturday, July 9
Children and their loved ones participate in the Utica National Kids Run at Mohawk Valley Community College in Utica on Saturday. The …
The midway is now open at the Madison County Fair which runs until Sunday, July 10.

GALLERY: Madison County Fair - July 7, 2022

Friday, July 8
The Madison County Fair is underway and runs until Sunday, July 10. ...