Secret Garden Tour

The wonderful gardens that will be showcased in Saturday’s Secret Garden Tour and Tea to benefit the Karing Kitchen – Oneida’s only soup kitchen – are in full bloom and garden owners are ready to host visitors.

Six gardens throughout Oneida will be showcased and welcomed guests can take leisurely strolls through the charming trails […]

Canastota Churches detail first two volunteer grant presentations

Submitted by Scott Trefz, CAAC Board Member

When CAAC President Pastor Dave Allen presented the Wampsville Volunteer Fire Department with its First Responder grant check last April 26, WVFD Chief Monty Collucci was on hand with a score of his volunteer fire crew to receive it. Collucci proudly showed Pastor Allen and CAAC Board Member […]

Oneida Crop Walk returns

After a year in which the Oneida Area Crop Walk was changed to a virtual walk, plans are already underway to bring this important fundraiser back in October and make the event bigger and more successful.

New 2017 Oneida Area Crop Walk Chairperson, Michael Yeoman, Co-Pastor of the Three Voices Presbyterian Church, is hoping to […]

Grace Lutheran to host garage sale to benefit Karing Kitchen of Oneida

The Grace Lutheran Church, 3965 Carter Road, Canastota, will host a garage sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 3, 2017. Proceeds to benefit the Karing Kitchen of Oneida.

Schneiderman issues statement in observance of Ramadan

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman released the following statement in observance of Ramadan:

“Ramadan Kareem to all Muslims in New York and around the world. As the month during which Muslims believe the Quran was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad, Ramadan is a time when Muslims across the world abstain from food and drink, among […]

Canastota Volunteer Recognition Program winds-up second year

CAAC President Pastor Dave Allen presents this year’s grant to Wampsville VFD Chief Monty Collucci with firemen and Wampsville’s new super-pumper in the background.

Grant checks were recently distributed to the four volunteer first-responder organizations that serve greater Canastota and were received with enthusiastic appreciation by the officers of those companies.

Following 35 years […]

Canastota Area Association of Churches announces Nation Day of Prayer event

The 11 member churches of the Canastota Area Association of Churches have organized a local observance of the National Day of Prayer at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 4, at the United Church of Canastota on Center Street.

The gathering’s purpose is to lift up our nation to God for his guidance, mercy and blessing in […]

Women of Worship honorees’ luncheon May 6

The luncheon will be held Saturday, May 6, at noon, at Hart’s Hill Inn. Music will be by The Doc Woods Quartet and Delmarshia Curry. Call 315.525.9792 by Wednesday, May 3, for reservations.

The 2017 Women of Worship award honorees are:

Astena Smith/St. Matthew’s Temple COGIC, Utica Barbara Decharo/Redeemer Church, Rome Elizabeth Mitchell/Tabernacle of […]

Credit Union “fuels” area churches

CORE Federal Credit Union recently donated funds to area churches as a part of their “Funds for Fuel” program. The program is designed to help churches defray a portion of their fuel and heating costs this past winter and spring.


The credit union tracked church members who established account relationships with CORE Federal Credit […]

National Day of Prayer May 4, 2017

The National Day of Prayer theme this year is For Your Great Name’s Sake! Hear Us… Forgive Us…Heal Us! Taken from Daniel 9:19, which says, “O Lord, Listen! O Lord, Forgive! O Lord, Hear and Act! For Your Sake, O My God…”.


In honor of this day, the sanctuary of the First Presbyterian Church […]

Schneiderman issues statement in observance of Passover

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman issued the following statement today in observance of the Passover holiday:

“I wish all those celebrating in New York and across the world a happy, safe, and meaningfulPassover.

“Each Passover, Jews are reminded that we have been forced to flee oppression throughout our history, and wander in strange lands in […]

Plans in place for National Day of Prayer observance

The National Day of Prayer is an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May as an annual national observance established in public law (105-225). The theme for the 66th observance is For Your Great Name’s Sake! Hear us …Forgive us …Heal us! – taken from Daniel 9:19.

Two local coordinators working in conjunction […]