Cherry Valley, NY

Rockhounds find rare Herkimer Diamond crystals at Diamond Mountain Mining

A world-class deposit of rare and unusual Herkimer Diamond quartz crystals can be found just outside the City of Little Falls. And while many area residents don’t know of its existence, Diamond Mountain Mining LTD, at 5037 State Route 167, Little Falls, is open for business and has already been drawing rockhounds – by reservation – from as far away as Colorado, Arizona, and Canada to dig for the crystals.
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Wheels Or No Wheels: Paved Oneonta Trail Is Ready For Action

Thanks to $50K in jumpstart grant funding from the Future For Oneonta Foundation (FOF), a non-profit whose mission is to improve the quality of life in Oneonta, NY through grant awards and strategic planning, another section of the Oneonta Susquehanna Greenway Trail is complete and ready for use. It's the Mill Race Trail and the best part is that the section of the trail through Oneonta's Neahwa Park is paved and therefore more inclusive for those who are wheelchair-bound. Below the trail is marked to show you where the new trail runs.

Springbrook Can Now Start ‘The Ford On Main’ Building Renovations This Month

It was in May of 2021 that Springbrook, one of the largest employers in Otsego County and beyond, announced an ambitious housing project to create affordable apartments in the Ford block building which extends from 186 to 212 Main Street. Springbrook can finally get that project going now that more than a year later, they have just closed on the purchase of that property. Springbrook is calling the building "The Ford on Main".

Maryland Pizza Parlor Makes Top 50 "Best Pizza In The US"

DARNESTOWN, Md — Everyone says New York is the pizza capital of the nation, and they’re not wrong. That is according to Italian pizza experts from the 50 Top Pizza website in Paestum Italy. The results are in and New York took the lead with 10 different rankings including the number one spot thanks to Una Pizza Napoletana. But they weren’t the only ones on that list. A Montgomery County pizzeria also made the list.

Lakes, pools, and more local swimming holes

Lake Tiorati, Harriman State Park: Surrounded by meadows and rolling, wooded hills. Lifeguards are on duty. ● Activities: Swimming, hiking, fishing, picnicking, and boating. Permits are needed for all boating activities, including kayaking and paddleboarding. ● Info: Until Aug. 21, swimming is open from 10 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. on...

Big Al’s BBQ In Oneonta Is Taking Flight After Shaky Winter Opening

Oneonta is no stranger to great barbecue thanks to restaurants like Brooks' House of Bar-B-Q, Sloan's New York Grill, and just outside of Oneonta in Colliersville, Andre's Blue Ribbon BBQ. Here's the great thing about barbecue, I have discovered that there are so many different types of barbecue to discover and when Big Al's BBQ of New York opened up in the former Lizard Lick location on Oneonta's Dietz Street on December 31, 2021, North Carolina barbecue-style cuisine hit the scene in our area.

Gas-Friendly Getaways: A trip to Cooperstown

Summer travel season is back, but with gasoline prices reaching upwards of $5 for most regions around the Empire State, it's getting tougher to stick to budgets. While fuel may have gotten more expensive, there are plenty of nearby attractions to enjoy on just a tankful from the city of Syracuse.