Points of Pride
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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
We want to give a yule salute to the Rome Student Activities group at Mohawk Valley Community College’s Rome campus for donating $1,000 worth of toys to the Rome Alliance for Education Community … more
The city is strongly committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. And, this point-of-view is reflected in the city’s decision to replace the Codes Enforcement Office vehicle fleet with three new … more
Congratulations to the Oneida Indian Nation Police, the highly trained officers and staff who have served the Oneida Nation and our region for the past 25 years. The department was saluted at a … more
JCPenney and Rome Free Academy should be applauded for their cooperation in displaying the students’ artistic talents on the Freedom Plaza store’s front windows. RFA students have again painted … more
American author Thomas Wolfe wrote a book in the 1930s called “You Can’t Go Home Again.” The main character in the book couldn’t go home again, but that isn’t true for everyone. Dr. Michael … more
We were happy to read about the spirit of cooperation between VVS students and local businesses to design and build an 18-hole putt-putt miniature golf course for the 10th annual VVS Community Day on … more
We congratulate Fort Stanwix National Monument superintendent Frank Barrows and wish him well at his new job with the National Park Service: Program manager for visitor experience and community … more
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