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Sylvan Beach Independence Day Craft & Vendor Fair

SYLVAN BEACH, NY – Perfect weather this 4th of July holiday weekend for the Sylvan Beach Independence Day Craft & Vendor Fair. Over 50 crafters and vendors set up shop in the village green near the Sylvan Beach Amusement Park. From homemade jewelry and make-it-yourself tie dye shirts, to fresh popped kettle corn and freshly squeezed lemonade, there were so many unique items for shoppers to choose from.
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Harassment, mischief among charges in incident at smoke shop

ROME — A 30-year-old man was taken into custody for the second time this week on Thursday for causing damage at Vic’s Smoke Shop on Floyd Avenue in Rome, according to the Rome Police Department. Police said Lorenzo Dugger, of Rome, threw a bundle of logs at a...

What’s in store for this year’s Madison County Fair

BROOKFIELD — The Madison County Fair will be back again this year from Thursday, July 7, to Sunday, July 10, at 1968 Fairground Road in Brookfield. Fair classics like tractor pulls, fried food, and amusement rides are sure to entertain throughout the weekend. At $2 per admission ticket for attendants above the age of three, Madison County Fair Publicist Annette Tanney said that there’s loads of affordable, family fun to be had by all. “There’s a lot of things happening and free things going on, things to see,” she said. “We anticipate having a lot more vendors on the ground this year.” Many components of the fair are educational too, she added.

Family Fun at the Utica Zoo

When I’m traveling throughout New York with my family, I’m always on the lookout for fun things to do with my kids. So, when we were passing through Utica, I knew we needed to stop by the Utica Zoo. The Utica Zoo is located in Roscoe Conkling Park...

Where Bluebirds Fly (For Lauren and Emily)

I love the Fourth of July. Always have and could share with you numerous experiences on that special day that combined to kindle that love. Of them all, one continues to stand out. It was in 1954 when I was eleven. The day began with one of mom’s special holiday breakfasts followed by meeting up with the Furnace Street Gang (in the good sense of the word). We hightailed it up to the corner of Main and Ann Streets, the best place to watch the parade. I always loved the Little Falls Military Band, its colorful wool uniforms (that’s right-wool), and martial music, especially the trumpets. I had just begun private lessons on my own horn. Following the parade, we tore butts up to Western Park for fresh buttered popcorn and the annual program-emceed by the iconic man in the sport coat and bow tie-Clarence Hotaling.

Saranac Thursdays return after two year hiatus

UTICA, NY (WUTR/WFXV/WPNY) – Saranac Thursdays, a happy hour with live music, made a come back this month after a two-year hiatus due to Covid-19. “You’ve got really good music you’ve got a wide range of Saranac beers, Utica Club, soft drinks, ciders and it’s a big happy hour,” said Fred Matt, President of F.X. Matt Brewing Company.

In Rome, rescue bird becomes local sensation

ROME — They’ve become a hometown sensation and it’s not often that you don’t see the two together — whether it be grocery shopping or browsing through books at Jervis Public Library. Marsha Moreland, of Rome, and her green-cheek conure parakeet, Sky, have people throughout...

Young Naturalists Camp Grades 3 & 4

Young Naturalists Camp Pratts Falls July 5th - 8th, 10 AM - 3 PM Entering grades 3 & 4 This camp will be focused on immersive outdoor experiences that will introduce campers to the wonders of our local environment. The camp will be spent exploring Pratts Falls (Onondaga County Park) with the possibility of another park as well, where we will be able to spend time in nature. Park pavilions will be our home base. Hands-on experiences in our natural world will allow young naturalists to experience, appreciate, and wonder at the interconnectedness of everything on Earth. Activities will include observations, discussions, and classification of birds, insects, trees, plants, aquatic life, fossils, rocks, local geology, and more. Fee: $200 per naturalist To register click on link.

Top Shops To Buy Meats For Grilling In Upstate New York

Where can you buy meat locally in the Utica, Rome, and Syracuse area to help support local business?. According to a recent Forbes magazine article, 75% of U.S. adults own a grill or smoker. That means plenty of people will put it to some good use this during the warmer weather. You have to remember to be safe, and also make sure you grill delicious food too.

The Wait Is Over: Utica Bread’s New Bakery is Now Open

The moment you've been waiting for has finally arrived: Utica Bread's new location is now open for customers. You might remember how it got started. Utica Bread originally opened on lower Genesee Street in Utica, close to Tailor and the Cook. They closed that shop and moved operations to the Hemstrought's on Oswego Street, and then opened a second shop at the other end of Genesee Street in New Hartford.