Pay It Forward Block Party and free chicken barbecue dinners for the community

Higher Hope Church will be hosting our 8th annual Pay It Forward Block Party at Big Flats Community Park (across from Tag’s) Saturday, May 20. We will be serving free chicken barbecue plates on a first-come, first-served basis until the chicken is gone! Last year, we gave away more than 600 free dinner plates and […]

Why take drugs back on April 29?

New York Sea Grant Guide has answers Twice a year New York residents can take their unused pharmaceuticals back to collection sites statewide. Why they should do so is highlighted in the ‘Undo the Environmental Chemical Brew: Keep Unwanted Medications and Chemicals Out of the Great Lakes’ guide developed by New York Sea Grant. The […]

St. Anthony Crusaders hosts wine tasting

St. Anthony Crusaders will host its annual wine tasting to benefit major projects at the Church of St. Anthony and Joseph. The wine tasting will take place Sunday, April 30, from 1 to 3:30 p.m., at VFW post 4915, Mohawk St., Herkimer.

A $10 donation gets you into the event featuring more than 10 wine […]

Take advantage of early-bird’ registration for the second annual ‘Wild Goose Chase’

These “Goose Chasers” medaled at last year’s inaugural ‘Wild Goose Chase’ held at Rogers Environmental Education Center. Registration is now open for this year’s event which will take place on Sept. 16. Photo courtesy Friends of Rogers

Go on a “Wild Goose Chase” along the trails of Rogers Center in Sherburne! Join Friends of […]

Oneida Rail Trail monthly meeting

The Oneida Rail Trail Committee will be holding its monthly meeting Thursday, April 27, at 6 p.m., at the Oneida Rec Center, 217 Cedar St., Oneida. The ORTC meets the last Thursday of every month.

Meetings are open, and the public is invited and encouraged to attend. Volunteers are needed for all aspects of trail […]

Registration open for 26th annual Henderson Harbor Triathlon

Registration is now open on for the 26th annual 2017 Henderson Harbor Triathlon. The event is scheduled for Saturday, July 8, 2017, at the Henderson Harbor Boat Launch, State Route 178, Henderson Harbor. The Triathlon begins at 8:30 a.m. and consists of a .750K swim, 20K bike, and 5K run. Participants may compete […]

Yoga for Yoda: Saturdays in May

Each Saturday in May (6, 13, 20 and 27) from 9 to 10 a.m., the Utica Zoo will host yoga sessions to benefit Yoda the white-handed gibbon and all of the primates at the zoo.

Location of the classes within the zoo will be determined by the weather and instructor. All levels of yoga and […]

Stone Quarry Art Park announces 2017 Kite Fest

Enjoy a day of fun for the whole family from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 20. Stone Quarry Hill Art Park’s Kite Fest offers the opportunity to get outside and celebrate the coming of spring. Admission is $5 per adult; kids 16 and under are free.

Picnic fare will be available for purchase from […]

Mud, music and memories await more than 1,000 Mudders

Runners can register day of event at the farm

Are you ready to get muddy? Join a record-breaking 1,000 other runners, spectators and volunteers as they prepare for the time of their life at the fifth annual Daniel Barden Mudfest presented by Pepsico. The event, which has been coined “the Boilermaker’s Dirty Little Brother,” is […]

Social dance planned for April 22

There will be a social dance on Saturday, April 22, 2017, at the Greater Oneida Kallet Civic Center, 159 Main St., Oneida.

Live music will be provided by Rhythm ‘n Shoes from 7 to 10:30 p.m.

Admission is $15 per person, and the dance is open to the public.

For more information, call the Kallet […]

Country Dance at Madison Historical Society

On Saturday, April 15, the Town of Madison Historical Society invites the public to attend a country dance with Double Chase playing. The dance will be held at the historical building at 3606 South St., Madison, from 7 to 10 p.m.

This popular band calls good old-fashioned square dances and has a great following. For […]

Talk on Appalachian Trail A Hugh Success

Amanda Phillips from Friends of Rogers gave a detailed presentation called “Along the Appalachian” on Wednesday, April 5, at the Town of Madison Historical Society. It was a huge success! Amanda is a personable speaker and engaged the full audience of 30 people.

The Appalachian National Scenic Trail, generally known as the Appalachian Trail or […]