Points of Pride
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It’s always gratifying to see local aid agencies and our educational institutions cooperate to make life better in our region for our citizens, especially those who are less fortunate than the rest … more
Over this past weekend, those of us who love our parks — those great facilities all across New York State — traveled to our favorites for I Love My Park Days. Held the first Saturday in May, the … more
It’s that time of year that Relay for Life of Rome is gearing up for its annual fund-raiser that fights cancer. Relay for Life events are held overnight at the track at the State School for the … more
The owl signifies wisdom and the silver moon enlightenment. That’s the Owl and Silver Moon pre-school at Rome Art & Community Center, 308 W. Bloomfield St. On Wednesday, the art center will … more
The International Olive Council has many responsibilities, including promoting world consumption of olive oil and table olives through innovative campaigns and action plans. The group, according to … more
A group of VVS students had the opportunity to see how our state capital works. Once again FFA has shown how important it is in developing students’ potential for premier leadership, personal … more
Among the intellectual gems we benefit from is the Rome Historical Society. With its beginnings that date back to 1936, its collection of over 40,000 items, and its museum, the historical society is … more
For years, the school district’s music program has been a bright star in the community. But every so often even a bright star needs some help to stay that way. The music department has been seeking … more
Once again, the citizens of our region have displayed great generosity for a worthy cause. The 45th America’s Greatest Heart Run & Walk of the Mohawk Valley raised $967,747 from nearly 5,000 … more
As winter draws to a close, there’s always a special event at Woods Valley ski center that revives our spirits and is for a good cause. This year, the 27th Annual Family Fun Day and Chicken … more
OLD FORGE — View Arts Center, 3273 Route 28, is, as its website points out, “dedicated to inspiring the lives of individuals visiting or residing in this magnificent natural area. It also serves … more
A musical tip of the hat goes today to Verona-based Fritz’s Polka Band. The popular performers have been nominated for a Syracuse-Area Music Award (SAMMY). Fritz’s Polka Band’s 2018 recording … more
The mission of Close Up is to inform, inspire and empower young people to exercise the rights and accept the responsibilities of citizens in a democracy. That’s according to the Close Up website at … more
According to its website (artandwriting.org), since 1923, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards have recognized the vision, ingenuity, and talent of our nation’s youth, and provided opportunities … more
Congratulations to two area breweries that were recently recognized by beer and brewery review website Greatbeernow.com, according to website officials. One is a venerable Utica institution and the … more
At today’s open house, the Rome Art & Community Center, 308 W. Bloomfield St., spotlighted what’s new for the new year. Visitors got a close-up look into what the center has planned for the … more
We want to praise all the schools that participated in the third annual Plastic Film Recycling Challenge. Special applause is warranted for Rome Catholic School, which came in first place among … more
Milk is important. New York State is the third largest dairy producer in the nation, and dairy remains the largest segment of the state’s agricultural sector. Knowing these facts, the Madison … more
CAMDEN — As the Dollar General Literacy Foundation says: “It’s never too late to learn!” Camden Central School District students know this slogan is true. Earlier this month the Dollar … more
ORISKANY — Team Magnanti is on a roll. Helping to raise $2,000 for a community member battling brain cancer, Oriskany Central School Varsity Club played a “Gray-Out” game featuring the girls’ … more
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