Ultimate Teen Scavenger Hunt returns to Rogers Center

Teens pose with Environmental Educator Sarah Freedman while standing on logs along the North Trail at Rogers Environmental Education Center during last fall’s Ultimate Teen Scavenger Hunt. The popular Backwoods Challenge returns May 13. Photo courtesy Hamilton Area Community Coalition

The “Ultimate Teen Scavenger Hunt: Backwoods Challenge” returns May 13 from 1 to 3 […]

Migratory Bird Day: Helping birds along the way

Celebrate International Migratory Bird Day at the Spring Migration Festival

by Beverly DiCocco Six

There’s nothing more distinct than the sound of geese honking overhead to indicate the start of spring.

From our vantage point on the ground, the v-formation of migrating birds is so precise and well organized that it’s easy to […]

Herkimer County 4-H Government Intern Program



The 4-H Government Intern Program, sponsored by the Herkimer County Legislature and administered by Cornell Cooperative Extension 4-H Youth Development Program of Herkimer County, concluded another successful semester.

Twelve students from three Herkimer County school districts participated by exploring current issues and learning more about the functions of their county […]

FBLA to host annual chicken BBQ May 16

The Canastota FBLA will host its annual chicken barbecue May 16 at the high school. The event is a large fundraiser for Canastota High School FBLA as students work to raise funds for their upcoming national conference in Anaheim, Calif.

Dinners may be purchased at Cafeteria A, 101 Roberts St., Canastota. Take-outs available at 3 […]

Former U.S. Intel Chief to talk cyber-warfare

You won’t want to miss the Cazenovia Forum’s first event of 2017, scheduled for this Friday evening, as we host former U.S. Director of National Intelligence Mike McConnell, who will offer his perspectives on what’s going on in the world of digital espionage.

McConnell’s presentation, Global Intelligence and Threats to our Nation’s Cyber Security, will […]

Fonseca of Bridgeport presents research at statewide conference

Dallas Fonseca, an Ithaca College students from Bridgeport presented research at the 25th annual Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program Statewide Student Conference, which was held April 7 through 9, 2017, in Bolton Landing.

Fonseca presented “The Role of Specificity in the Emergence of Post-transcriptional Regulons in Germline Development,” for which he won the top […]

Schneiderman, 20 other attorneys general, send joint letter to Education Department, opposing rollback of student loan servicing reforms

21 Attorneys General Call Out Trump Administration For Abdicating Responsibility To Millions Of Student Loan Borrowers

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman yesterday joined a coalition of 21 Attorneys General and the Office of Consumer Protection of Hawaii in calling out the U.S. Department of Education for abdicating its responsibility to millions of student loan borrowers […]

Herkimer College to host mental health presentation

Herkimer College will host a presentation, Mental Health: Know the Facts, No Stigma Thursday, April 27, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the Robert McLaughlin College Center, room 288.

The presentation addresses mental health trends and suicide–the second leading cause of death among college students. Anisa Diab, a licensed counselor, describes warning signs and ways […]

Cowles Honor Scholars named at academic honors celebration

This year’s Cowles Honor Scholar recipients were recognized at the Elmira College Academic Honors and Student Recognition Celebration, held Thursday, March 30, in Gibson Theatre.

The honor is presented to seniors who have earned a grade point average of 3.6 or above and, thus far, have sustained this academic achievement throughout their Elmira College career.


Herkimer College to host presentation on Islamophobia

Herkimer College will host a presentation titled Islamophobia: Ways to Cope and Become an Ally on Thursday, April 27, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. and again from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in the Robert McLaughlin College Center, room 288.

Licensed counselor Anisa Diab discusses her journey growing up as a Muslim-American and as a parent […]

Chittenango High School announces third-quarter honors

Chittenango High School recently released the third-quarter honor and high honor rolls. The following students appear on the list:

Honor Roll Category Grade Student First/Last Name High 9 Abbie Austin High 9 Hannah Bertella High 9 Riley Burns High 9 Drew Busa High 9 Mattison Cole High 9 Lily Colligan High 9 Isabella Cutrie High […]

Blooming and growing at Rogers Center

Visitors explore the forest floor along a Rogers Center trail during last year’s Wildflower Walk. This popular spring program will be held the morning of May 13. Photo courtesy Friends of Rogers

Put “spring” in your step and join Friends of Rogers to search the forest floor for wildflowers May 13. Hikers will explore […]