Mid-Winter Chess Classic planned for Feb. 25

The Mid-Winter Chess Classic is now in its 10th year. Open to everyone, this five round Swiss tournament begins with sign-in at 8:30 a.m. at the Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum on Lakeport Road. Each game is 30-minute/each time control.

Trophies will be awarded to the top three finishers.

The cost is $20 for each […]

Earlville Boy Scout Troop 5 hosts Klondike Derby

Earlville Troop 5 Ice Rescue

On Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, the Earlville Troop 5 Boy Scouts hosted a Klondike Derby event in Earlville. This was the second time in over 35 years that the Troop hosted the event. About 50 individuals registered for the event. This year there was snow for the sleds, so […]

‘Learn to Ski’ at Rogers Center

Join Friends of Rogers from 9:30 am -11 am or 11:30 am-1 pm on February 25 and ‘Learn to Ski’ at Rogers Center. Participants will be taught the basics of cross-country skiing, a fun way to enjoy the outdoors and get great exercise.

The oldest form of skiing, cross-country was developed to aid travel over […]

Morrisville State, public invited to participate in annual Winter Fest Feb. 25, 2017

Morrisville State College students will join the local community to celebrate the 11th annual Winter Fest Saturday, Feb. 25.

Winter Fest, an event that brings the college together with members from the local community, offers a variety of activities. Free and open to the public, this year’s event will be held from 2-7 p.m. at […]

Utica’s first board game café opens for business

Ribbon cutting Feb. 3

WHAT: Would you like to spend an afternoon enjoying delicious food, great coffee, refreshing drinks and most importantly, Utica’s largest selection of available-to-play board games? Then you won’t want to miss out on the grand opening of Wanna Play Café, Utica’s first – and only – board game café.

WHO: Ribbon […]

Go on an “Owl Prowl” with Friends of Rogers

A barred owl perches on an evergreen. Listen for these majestic birds during the “Owl Prowl” hosted by Friends of Rogers on Feb. 11. Photo courtesy Wells Horton

Join Friends of Rogers on Feb. 11 for a full-moon guided hike and “Owl Prowl,” during an evening trek through one of the many trails at […]

Registration open for Cycle the Erie Canal 2017

Celebrate 200 years of the Erie Canal and experience one of the most scenic and historic trails in America this summer

Registration is now open for Parks & Trails New York’s 19th annual Cycle the Erie Canal tour, an unforgettable opportunity to bike across New York State and take in the rich history of the […]

Utica’s first board game café opens for business

Would you like to spend an afternoon enjoying delicious food, great coffee, refreshing drinks and most importantly, Utica’s largest selection of available-to- play board games?

Then you won’t want to miss out on the grand opening of Wanna Play Café,

Utica’s first – and only – board game café. The grand opening is scheduled for […]

Positively Rome announces third Moonlight Trail Night

Positively Rome will host its third annual Moonlight Trail Night Feb. 11 at Delta Lake State Park. The family-friendly event will kick off at 5 p.m. and will include candle-lit trails for snowshoeing, walking, cross-country skiing and fat-tire mountain biking.

Roger Maclaughlin will also be on site with horse-drawn sleigh rides through the State Park. […]

Oneida Rail Trail Meeting Jan. 26

The Oneida Rail Trail Committee will be holding its monthly meeting on Thursday, Jan. 26, at 6 p.m., at the Oneida Rec Center, 217 Cedar St., Oneida. The ORTC meets the last Thursday of every month.

The meetings are open and the public is invited and encouraged to attend.

Volunteers are needed for all aspects […]

2017 Madison County travel guide now available

Madison County Tourism, the county’s official tourism promotion agency, announced that the 2017 Madison County Travel Guide is now available. The 44-page guide, which features a scenic shot of the Colgate Inn and downtown Hamilton on the cover, presents visitors with comprehensive sections on attractions, craft beverages, dining, recreation, lodging, events, shopping and other opportunities.

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Donation rolls into The Arc of Madison Cortland

Lorraine Szaraz, Meg Szaraz, Larry Natarelli, Jack Campbell, Kelsey DuChene

Thanks to donations from the Tappet Twirlers Automobile Club of Rome and Szaraz family, The Arc of Madison Cortland now has an adaptive wheelchair bowling ramp.

The ramp makes bowling a dream come true for people who are unable to leave their wheelchair. With […]