Thursdays on the Village Green presents West End Blend Aug. 15

The fifth and final installment of our 2019 concert series takes place Aug. 15 on Hamilton’s Village Green. In addition to performances, each night includes family-friendly events arranged by the Hamilton Public Library as part of their 2019 Summer Reading Program. The rain location for the series is Hamilton’s Palace Theater at 19 Utica […]

The Utica Zombie Walk returns to celebrate 10th anniversary

The Utica Zombie Walk will return from a three-year hiatus Friday, Oct. 18, 2019, to celebrate its 10th anniversary.

The walk will take place at the Uptown Theatre, located at 2014 Genesee St., Utica

It is free to the public and open to all ages. Participants under the age of 18 are asked to […]

Tuesday Night Big Band in Concert Aug. 6

The Remsen Arts Center presents a concert by “Tuesday Night Big Band” at 7 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019, at 9627 Main St., Remsen.

General admission $10, members $8, students $5.

The band is a jazz ensemble performing music from the early 20th Century “Big Band Era” plus more recent compositions. Most of the music played by […]

New York Sea Grant Announces Updated Invasive Species Website

New York Sea Grant has updated the New York Invasive Species Information Clearinghouse website at to include iMapInvasive maps that allow for real-time information, watercraft inspection, and more user-friendly navigation.

The site provides users with the latest information on terrestrial and aquatic plant, animal, and insect invasive species; pathogens; and parasites. This enhanced resource […]

ICYMI: Whitelaw to hold 61st Old Home Day Aug. 3

The Whitelaw Old Home Day welcomes back Karl and Maurita Smith as the judges of the Homemade Hat Contest, which will be held at 5 p.m. Aug. 3, with sign-ups starting at 4 p.m.

Their company, That ‘Lil Hat, has won numerous awards at The Saratoga Race Course, including first place this year in the “Fashionably Saratoga” division and first and second place in 2018 […]

21st annual Brewfest returns to the Utica Zoo

On Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019, from 6 to 9 p.m., the Utica Zoo will host the 21st annual Brewfest fundraising event, the zoo’s largest adult fundraiser of the year. The beer tasting event takes place on the beautiful grounds of the Utica Zoo under large tents and a pavilion, rain or shine.

More than […]

ICYMI: The 42nd Vernon Center Old Home Day will be held from 9:30 5 p.m. Aug. 3, 2019

The park is one mile south of Route 5 on Route 26.

The day begins with a parade led by the Madison Central School Band and continues with a day of music provided in part by Fritz’s Polka Band and Matt Chase.

Food is available all day with BBQ chicken dinners available in the […]

Scenes from Honor America Days

Locals participate in parade for Honor America Days in Rome July 27, 2019.

Fritz’s Polka Band Humane Society of Rome Mohawk Valley Community Action Agency […]

Chicken barbecue at the United Church of Canastota

The United Church of Canastota will host a chicken barbecue from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019, at 144 Center St., Canastota.

Meals are $11 and include a half chicken, salt potatoes, coleslaw, Dunn’s roll with butter, baked beans and dessert.

Drive-through available – pull in, pay and drive away.


Voting underway to pick 13 national anthem singers for the 2019 Great New York State Fair

Judges narrow entrants to 20 finalists from across New York and three other states

Online voting has begun to find the 13 performers who will sing the national anthem at the 2019 Great New York State Fair. Judges reviewed video submissions from applicants to narrow the list to 20 semi-finalists. People can visit the […]

Thursdays on the Village Green: Pearly Baker’s Best July 25

The next Thursdays on the Village Green concert takes place on July 25th on Hamilton’s Village Green. The rain location for the series is Hamilton’s Palace Theater at 19 Utica St. In addition to terrific performances, each night will include family-friendly events arranged by the Hamilton Public Library as part of their 2019 Summer […]

Delynn Orton teaches acrylic pouring and jewelry class at OPL

Artist Delynn Orton will guide adult students in a class about making jewelry from acrylic paint pouring designs at Oneida Public Library on Thursday, July 18, 6:00-8:00 p.m., followed by a finishing class Thursday, July 25, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

“I will show students how to create jewelry for those wishing to wear large jewelry but […]