Herkimer College appoints instructor of human services

Herkimer College announces the appointment of Grace V. Ashline of New York Mills to the position of instructor of human services. Ashline will teach human services courses on-campus and online.

Ashline was an adjunct instructor at Mohawk Valley Community College. She also served as a coordinator for the Mentoring Children of Prisoners program and support […]

SUNY Canton Offers Solar Energy Workshops in Syracuse

SUNY Canton is working with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority’s NY-Sun Initiative to provide solar training sessions in Syracuse.

Solar photovoltaic energy collection is gaining widespread appeal as a way for consumers to lower their energy costs. The technology behind solar collection can require new training for engineers, architects and technicians. […]

Second Tiny Whoop Drone Workshop announced

CNY Drones Volunteer Paul Brown (left) explains drone electronics to Eagle Scout Jimmi Wadnola (right) during a Tiny Whoop build session.

CNY Drones is hosting a second Tiny Whoop Drone Build, Fly & Take Home Workshop Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017, at the Jewish Community Center of Utica for ages 11 and up. This four-hour […]

Utica Zoo announces educational opportunities

Utica Zoo’s Fall Education programs for 2017. Pre-registration is required. All classes begin at 10:30 am (unless noted) in the auditorium and cost $5.00 per child for Utica Zoo members and $10.00 per child for non-members. Families are welcome to arrive at 10 am to enjoy coffee while your kids play! There will be activities […]

“Mushroom Musings” with Friends of Rogers

Young explorers investigate ground-dwelling organisms while exploring Rogers Center. Learn how to find wild fungi specimens in their native habitats during “Mushroom Musings” Oct. 1. Photo courtesy Friends of Rogers

Join Friends of Rogers and the Mid-York Mycological Society at 10 a.m. Oct. 14 for fun with fungi! Conditions permitting, participants will walk along […]

OPL’s after-school Science drops eggs

Oneida Public Library

Oneida Public Library’s After-school Science returns for the academic year Wednesday, Sept. 21, at 4:30 p.m. with a challenge for elementary-school students: can they drop eggs from a height without breaking them?

OPL’s Youth Services Coordinator will be on hand to introduce the science behind the egg drop challenge and offer […]

Miller applauds changes to NYS learning standards

Brian Miller

For years, the complaints of parents, students and teachers throughout New York state seemed to go unheard. Or perhaps the complaints regarding the substantially flawed Common Core standards were simply ignored by the State Education Department and the Board of Regents?

Parents from Western New York down to Long Island – especially […]

Great Swamp announces 16th annual Fall Migration Festival

The Great Swamp Conservancy will host its 16th annual Fall Migration Festival at the nature center, located at 8375 N. Main St., Canastota, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 16. The event features artists, crafters, flea market vendors, environmental displays, children’s nature games and crafts, chicken BBQ, birds of prey, animals, horse rides, music […]

Galvez enrolls at Lebanon Valley College

Daniel Galvez, of Hamilton, is part of a record 513 first year and transfer students who arrived on campus, and the 466 students in the Class of 2021 make it one of the largest first-year classes in the College’s history. This year’s new students also included 47 transfer students.

Galvez, a graduate of Sherburne Earlville […]

Celebrate National Public Lands Day at Rogers Center with “Eco-Printing”

A young naturalist happily anticipates a session of “Eco-Printing.” Celebrate National PublicLands Day with this unique workshop, to be held on September 30 at Rogers Center. Photo provided

On Sept. 30, join Friends of Rogers to create beautiful prints on fabric using flowers, leaves, roots, and bark through a simple steaming process as well […]

Morrisville State athletics to hold back-to-school supply drive

The Morrisville State College athletics department will be holding their third annual “Back to School” supply drive now through Sept. 23 for the local Morrisville-Eaton Central School District, in an effort to assist district children with needed supplies for the upcoming school year.

In two years of conducting the drive, the Mustangs were able to […]

Let’s All get an “A “on back-to-school safety

As 50 million children across the country begin heading back to school, AAA Northeast urges motorists to slow down and stay alert in neighborhoods and school zones and to be especially vigilant for pedestrians during before- and after-school hours. The afternoon hours are particularly dangerous for walking children – over the last decade, nearly one-third […]