Interact Club Proposes Village Playground

Land, maintenance, insurance and security needed to move forward

By Margo Frink

(Canastota , NY – April 1) Canastota High School students and members of Rotary’s Interact Club Christal O’Hern and Jake Morris gave a PowerPoint presentation to the Canastota Village Board proposing an all-access playground.

Accompanied by Peter Finocchiaro, Canastota Rotary Club’s liaison to […]

Why Should Conservationists have a Positive Interest in … Farming?

Madison County Soil and Water Conservation District Honors the Carrier Family as the 2013 Conservation Farm of the Year. (Submitted photos by Sharon Driscoll)

By Troy Bishopp

(Canastota, NY -March 2013) Wendell Berry’s question seems quite relevant in honoring the Carrier Family of ABC-NBR Dairy Farms as Madison County’s newest Conservation Farm of the Year. […]

Farm Bureau District Five Scholarship Winner Recognized

Madison County Pro-Ed Chair Johanna Bossard, right, congratulates Katey Oster of Madison County as this year’s New York Farm Bureau District 5 Scholarship Winner.

(Madison County, NY – March 2013) Katherine “Katey” Oster has won the District 5 scholarship that was given away by New York Farm Bureau’s Promotion and Education Committee. Katey, a Canastota […]

Canastota Senior Class Skit and Talent Show is March 22

(Canastota, NY – March 2013) The annual spring Senior Class Skit and Talent Show, sponsored by the Canastota Dollars for Scholars will be held at the Canastota High School auditorium Friday March 22 at 7 p.m. The title of the show is “Limitless.”

The evening will contain songs, dancing, comedy, drama, music and skits presented […]

Canastota FBLA Does Well at District 7 Meeting

(Canastota, NY – Feb. 2013) The Canastota FBLA-PBL chapter attended the annual Spring District Meeting held at Herkimer BOCES in Herkimer on Monday, Feb. 4. Seventeen Canastota High School students attended the all-day event along with nearly 160 students and 11 chapters from Madison, Oneida, and Herkimer counties.

The activities of the day included written […]

Hundreds Bid Farewell to Basilio

Carmen Basilio, right, and Dickie DiVeronica are pictured together during the International Boxing Hall of Fame’s Induction Weekend in June 2007. (Photo by Margo Frink)

(Canastota, NY – Feb. 2013) A memorial mass was held at St. Agatha’s Church Feb. 9 to say goodbye to Canastota’s world boxing champion Carmen Basilio. Despite frigid temperatures in […]

Raiders Upset by Indian River; Three Duals Left

Pictured is Mike Zupan working on an escape against Indian River.

Jesse Puchales has his opponent in a headlock during his match at Indian River.

Ben Marshall is shown defending against his opponent at the Section 2 duals.

Mat Madness

By John Albanese

(Canastota, NY – Jan. 2013) Sorry, I have dropped the ball in […]

Torrey Appointed Office Manager

(Oneida, NY – Dec. 2012) Oneida Savings Bank announces the appointment of Lori Torrey as Office Manager at the Canastota Office of Oneida Savings Bank.

Torrey began her banking career in 1993 at the Oneida Valley National Bank where she held various positions including supervision and management. She joined the National Bank of Vernon in […]

Wrestling Season About to Begin

Guest Column

By John Albanese

(Canastota, NY – Nov. 2012) At the end of this month we will see the start of the 2012-2013 high school wrestling season begin. The sport does not have the following that basketball does but I would argue that folk style wrestling fans are loyal and have a passion for […]

Canastota High School Hosts Legacy Now Workshop

Pictured is Wyatt Orcutt presenting his team’s answer to who they believe is/was a great leader at the Legacy Now workshop.

(Canastota, NY – Nov. 2012) Canastota High School was proud to host the 2012 Legacy Now Workshop on Tuesday Nov. 20. Members of FBLA served as facilitators for the annual event. This is the […]

Athletes Named NJCAA Academic All-Americans

(Utica, NY – Sept. 2012) Along with excelling on the playing field, Mohawk Valley Community College athletes achieve high standards in the classroom. The Hawks’ athletic programs captured three National Junior College Athletic Association national championships this year with the crowning jewel being seven athletes earning Academic All-American status.

Four of the seven athletes selected […]

Area Students to Participate in Special Olympics

(Canastota, NY – Oct. 2012) About 150 athletes from Madison and Oneida counties are expected to participate in this year’s Special Olympics Autumn Games on Oct. 3 at Canastota High School, 102 Roberts St. The public is invited to watch the games. The rain date for the event is Oct. 4.

Events this year include […]