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The downtown arts district has another artistic gem to showcase, with the opening of The Rome Art Association’s pop-up gallery. The RAA, a non-profit organization which was founded in 1958, is … more
The Maple Experience came to Oneida County last week. Hosted by Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon, D-119, Marcy, and the New York State Maple Producers Association, the Maple Experience gives … more
It was good news to learn last week that Rome and Utica city halls will officially reopen beginning Tuesday, June 1. Also getting a green light to reopen will be senior centers. Rome Mayor Jacqueline … more
Although the pandemic prevented participants from joining in the traditional America’s Greatest Heart Run & Walk, it did not stop folks from Mohawk Valley Community College to Barneveld to the … more
UTICA — The first settlers of the rugged wilderness that became the towns of Remsen and Steuben were hearty pioneers, Welsh immigrants, and a famous Revolutionary War hero. The untamed forest of … more
Tradition has it that Anna Jarvis originated Mother’s Day when, on May 12, 1907, she held a memorial service at her late mother’s church in Grafton, West Virginia. Her mother had organized … more
VERONA — “The National Association of Music Merchants Foundation advances active participation in music-making across the lifespan by supporting scientific research, philanthropic giving and … more
April is Austism Awareness Month, which is dedicated to expanding knowledge about autism spectrum disorder.According to Autism Speaks, in 2020 the CDC reported that one in 54 children in the U.S. are … more
From time to time, we’ve written about the progress of the Rome Free Academy VEX Robotics Club’s Black Knights team. Today, we’re happy to congratulate the students for earning an invitation to … more
We applaud the New York State Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Inc., along with the Rome Free Academy Air Force Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps program as they present “Flags of Honor” to … more
We were heartened to see that part of the county’s enormous effort to vaccinate people during the pandemic includes steps to reach homebound residents. During a recent press briefing County … more
It was a sad day when Michael Ferlo of the Toccolana Club announced last year that the World Series of Bocce for 2020 was canceled because of COVID-19. Last week, bocce fans could smile again. Plans … more
In the United States, Women’s History Month traces its beginnings back to the first International Women’s Day in 1911. In February 1980, President Jimmy Carter issued a presidential proclamation … more
We don’t know how many of his nine lives Buddy the cat used up during his wintry wanderings away from home. However many, he’s back home now safe and sound thanks to a Laurel Street couple. Some … more
It’s been a rough year for movie theaters, including our downtown Cinema Capitol. But things are looking up. Executive director Art Pierce recently noted that people have been cautious about going … more
We’re delighted to see that pro hockey in Utica is up and skating again. The Utica Comets won their home opener last Wednesday 5-2 over upstate rival Syracuse Crunch, and also notched a win in … more
The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), also known as Rome Lab, has its first three U.S. Space Force Guardians. We want to salute these three service members for their devotion to the Lab’s … more
VERONA — The awards keep piling up faster than poker chips at Turning Stone Casino and Resort. The latest applause, as reported last week, was US News & World Report ranking The Lodge as the … more
It was good news to learn last week that Rome Police Department’s snowmobile patrol, supervised by Sgt. Jason W. Fairbrother, is monitoring the safety of our trails for the locals and visitors who … more
We want to echo the “thank you” the community recently voiced in praise of the Lake Delta Volunteer Fire Department. Despite the challenge of raising cash in the department’s annual fund drive … more
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