Kids can enjoy winter break activities at the GSC

Pictured are participants in the Nov. 11, 2019, Paint-and-Juice program at the Great Swamp Conservancy, Canastota. File photo.

Children ages 5 to 12 are invited to the Great Swamp Conservancy of Canastota to enjoy two unique programs over winter break. The is no reason to be bored – the Kid’s Winter Expedition from 1 […]

GSC to host Kid’s Winter Expedition

Only halfway through February vacation and your kids are complaining of boredom already? Bring them to the Great Swamp Conservancy from 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 18, 2020, for snowshoeing on the trails. They will see our trails from a point of view that is less commonly known.

If we have enough snow, we […]

New York state announces $5 million awarded to county fairs

Total of $20 million dedicated to support infrastructure projects and boost agricultural economy since 2016

The state Department of Agriculture and Markets announced $5 million is being awarded to county and youth fairs across the state as part of round 4 of the Agricultural Fairgrounds Infrastructure Improvement Program. The program, funded through the New […]

United Church of Canastota to host Super Sunday chicken barbeque

The United Church of Canastota, 144 Center St., will host a Super Sunday chicken barbeque, and you’re invited.

Our drive-thru event starts at 11 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020. Better get there early for a half chicken, salt potatoes, beans, slaw, roll with butter and a dessert for just $11.

Drive up, pay and […]

Friends of Rogers hosts 42nd annual Winter Living Celebration

Winter activities, such as the horse-drawn sleigh, keep visitors coming back annually for 42 years. Photo courtesy Friends of Rogers

Event sponsored by Blueox Energy and Neighborhood Markets

Be a part of the 42nd annual Winter Living Celebration from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, at Rogers Environmental Education Center in […]

Bank of Utica New Year’s Eve

The Bank of Utica New Year’s Eve celebration will be held from 7 p.m. Dec. 31 to 1 a.m. Jan. 1. The event’s footprint will be centered on the Bank of Utica and will offer numerous events, including:

Inauguration of newly elected city officials on the main stage at 7 p.m.Entertainment (bands, musicians, magician, […]

Polar Express at MOBOCES

Photos courtesy MOBOCES staff.

Career and Technical Education and elementary students at MOBOCES took an in-school ride on The Polar Express Dec. 17, 2019; students gathered to watch the movie while enjoying hot cocoa and sugar cookies.

Afterward, they made movie-themed crafts, played games and had an indoor “snowball” fight to help celebrate the […]

MOBOCES hold gingerbread house contest

Photos courtesy MOBOCES staff.

The culinary arts classes at MOBOCES organized the first-ever Rossetti Gingerbread House Challenge Dec. 13, 2019, to bring some light holiday fun to campus. Organizers are hoping to make it an annual affair.

Culinary students pre-built the gingerbread cookie houses and invited student teams from different CTE classes to a […]

Eastern Air Defense Sector supports NORAD Santa tracking operations

Airmen at the Eastern Air Defense Sector recently conduct training in preparation for Santa’s Christmas Eve flight at the Easter Air Defense Sector headquarters in Rome, N.Y. as part of the annual NORAD Tracks Santa effort. Pictured, front to back, are Senior Airman Timothy Destito of the New York Air National Guard; Capt. John […]

Kids Winter Wonderland fun

Kids can join in on Christmas Fun at the Great Swamp Conservancy of Canastota Dec. 14, 2019, from 1 to 3 p.m.

Come and make holiday crafts (a gift for mom or someone special – wrapping provided). Ages 5 to 12 can attend five Christmas stations with a variety of hands-on crafts. Coloring contest […]

Councilman Fritz Scherz to hold 10th annual town-wide holiday party

File photo, 2017.

Fred “Fritz” Scherz, Jr., councilman on the Verona Town Board, will hold his 10th annual holiday party for all town of Verona residents from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, at the Verona Fire Hall, 5555 Volunteer Ave., Verona.

“The last nine years I’ve held this community event, it’s […]

Friends of Rogers news

Join Blueox Energy and Gilligan’s to support Friends of Rogers on #GivingTuesday

Friends of Rogers will once again participate in #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide.

Occurring this year on Dec. 3, #GivingTuesday is held on […]