Rogers Center hosts ice harvest demonstration Feb. 23

Visitors can travel back in time Saturday, Feb. 23 as the Rogers Environmental Education Center hosts a demonstration of old-time ice harvesting on Cunningham Ice Pond.

The pond was the site of ice harvesting well into the first half of the 20th century, as workers gathered to hand-cut blocks of ice for use in […]

Students can step out to the OPL during Winter Break

Jeff “the Magic Man” D’Ambrosio will be at Oneida Public Library Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 6 p.m. to teach children in elementary school how to make animals, real and imagined out, of balloons.

Students on Winter Break February 19-22 can get out of the house for some special free programs at Oneida Public Library.

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Try Boating Simulator, Meet Coastie at New-Look Boating Information Center at CNY Boat Show

Would you like to try maneuvering a Boston Whaler on the water without any chance of shipwrecking? Do you need to know how to equip your boat to pass a vessel safety exam? Would the kids like to meet “Coastie the Tugboat,” the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary mascot?

Then, visit the new-look Boating Information […]

DEC to host informational meeting on “2018 State of Skaneateles Lake Fisheries”

The New York State Department of Conservation will host an informational meeting on the state of Skaneateles Lake’s fisheries from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, at the Homer Intermediate School auditorium, 58 Clinton Street, Homer.

DEC will present summaries of the latest available fisheries research and management strategies and actions on […]

Winter Hibernation Festival at the GSC Feb. 16, 2019

Enjoy the Wonders of Winter at the Great Swamp Conservancy’s Winter Hibernation Festival from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 16, 2019. This family oriented day is full of winter activities outdoors so dress warm for X-Country skiing, snowshoeing, horse drawn sleigh rides, sledding, human sled races, kid’s burrowing tunnel, roast marshmallows over a […]

OCC’s teaching restaurant reopens with its latest cuisine

Onondaga Community College’s With Love restaurant is now serving Vietnamese cuisine. The teaching restaurant, which is located at 435 North Salina St., Syracuse, changes its cuisine every six months along with its entrepreneur-in-residence.

For the first six months of 2019, With Love: Vietnam is featuring the recipes of Vietnamese refugee Ngoc Huynah.

With Love is […]

Indoor midway at first-ever winter fair features 10 rides, All-Access Pass

There’ll be carnival rides in winter at the first-ever Winter Fair at the New York State Fairgrounds Feb. 8 through 10. Ten rides, including a Ferris wheel, will form the indoor mini-midway in the Exposition Center. Rides will cost $3 each, with an All-Access Pass available for $15. All sales at the event are cash only. […]

Learn to ski at Rogers Center

Join Friends of Rogers Jan. 26 and Feb. 9 from 10 a.m. to noon for ‘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.

Cross-country skiers enjoy the popular winter sport during a recent program at Rogers […]

Bar-20 annual meeting and member recruitment planned

Bar-20 will host its annual meeting at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, at The Fort Restaurant in Morrisville, Route 20, in the village.

All registered members and those interested in finding out more about BAR-20 Cowboy Action Shooting /IDPA/Rimfire Challenge are invited to attend.

We will have BAR-20 memberships available at this meeting, and […]

Cazenovia Public Library news

Smallfoot (2018) to be shown Jan. 11

The Cazenovia Public Library invites adults and children of all ages to the Community Room for two free screenings of Smallfoot at 3:15 p.m. and 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11. The animated musical adventure film features original music and an all-star cast.

The story follows Migo, a friendly Yeti […]

Rogers Center plans 41st annual Winter Living Celebration, featuring old favorites and new classics

Interactive activities, such as the cross-cut saw demonstration pictured above, encourage Winter Living Celebration visitors to be part of the action. Photo courtesy Friends of Rogers

Experience the magic of winter during the 41st annual Winter Living Celebration from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 19, 2019, at Rogers Environmental Education Center in Sherburne. […]

Rosamond Gifford Zoo to host ‘Noon Year’s Eve’ for kids Dec. 31

Children are invited to ring in 2019 at noon New Year’s Eve, Monday, Dec. 31, with a special celebration at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo.

Noon Year’s Eve is a kid-style New Year’s party that keeps bed-time in mind – complete with a dance party, noisemaker parade and ball drop countdown at noon.

The festivities […]