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Free NY Sheriffs’ Camp Is Hosting 13 Otsego County Kids

One of the best things about summer for kids is camp and there are 13 Otsego County children ages 9 through 12 attending this week’s New York State Sheriffs’ Association Institute’s Summer Camp, Camp Iroquois, in Penn Yan, NY according to the Otsego County Sheriff's Office. These are kids whose families are not able to afford to send them to camp or go on family vacations and therefore are chosen to attend Camp Iroquois for free. Chosen kids in Delaware and Chenango Counties are there as well.
OTSEGO COUNTY, NY
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Fair Season Is Kicking Off July 7 In Afton, NY

Summer fun means fairs to enjoy and here in Central New York, fair season is kicking off in Afton, NY with the 133rd Afton Fair on July 7. This fair runs through July 10 and is located at 46 East Main Street in Afton. This fair in Chenango County might have a shorter run compared to other area county fairs in the region but it has many of the same features like rides and games, a parade, food and other vendors, exhibits, livestock shows, tractor pulls, and a variety of entertainment including fireworks. You can find out everything you need to know about the 2022 After Fair at theaftonfair.com.
AFTON, NY

Eat, Stink, And Be Merry At Upstate New York’s Garlic And Herb Festival

There is still a place where you can eat, stink, and be merry in Upstate New York. The 19th Annual Mohawk Valley Garlic an Herb Festival is the perfect event. You can join them on Saturday, September 10th at Canal Place in Little Falls with garlic growers, produce vendors, fine artisans, food product producers, herbs and flower vendors, and of course amazing festival cuisine.
POLITICS

See The Adirondacks In A Hot Air Balloon

I watched my son's baseball game last weekend, and on this beautiful Sunday were several hot air balloons up in the sky. They were so graceful and pretty. All I thought was the view had to be spectacular. A hot air balloon is on my bucket list for me, especially...
ALBANY, NY

‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Tops $1 Billion And Becomes Biggest Hit of 2022

Tom Cruise’s career is definitely not in the danger zone. His latest film, Top Gun: Maverick, was already the biggest hit of his entire career. But the movie keeps on grossing major bucks, week after week week. And this weekend, despite competition from Jurassic World: Dominion and the brand new Elvis biopic from Baz Luhrmann, it crossed the $1 billion threshold in worldwide ticket sales.
MOVIES

One Historic New York State College Is Changing It’s Name

One historic New York State college is changing it's name. Founded as a men's college in 1948, and becoming coeducational in 1971, St. John Fisher College near Rochester has always been known as a "college" vs a "university." St. John Fisher College will no longer be the official name of that institution as of July 1st 2022. The school’s name will be changing to St. John Fisher University.
ROCHESTER, NY

Great News For New York State Students- Free Lunches Continue

So great news for many New York State parents- Congress passed a bill that will help provide free to low cost lunches for all students. This bill, Keep Kids Fed Act, aims to keep up the expanded, pandemic-era distribution of free meals for all students this summer, and into the next school year.
EDUCATION

Why Bob Dylan Recorded Songs That Will Be Sold to One Owner

Bob Dylan collaborator T Bone Burnett explained why the pair had recorded a series of songs to be released on a “one-of-one” basis. The first of those, a new version of “Blowin’ in the Wind,” will be auctioned on July 7 and it’s expected to sell for between $700,000 and $1,200,000. It’s recorded on a format being marketed under the brand name Ionic Originals, based on a hybrid medium that’s said to use the best elements of CD and vinyl to generate a more faithful reproduction of the performance.
ROCK MUSIC

9 Ways To Ensure A Fun & Safe Summer Vacation This Year

As summer has officially kicked off, there's a lot of fun in store this year. That being said, there are still dangers to be aware of too. The Firefighters Association of the State of New York (FASNY) is reminding residents to be safe when planning their summer vacation or "staycation" this year.
LIFESTYLE

Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade

In a landmark decision on Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court is overturning Roe v. Wade, the decades-old ruling which legalized abortion nationwide. The decision came while the high court was considering a case out of Mississippi where the state attempted to ban abortion after 15 weeks. Conservative Justice Samuel Alito...
CONGRESS & COURTS

Fishing in New York is Free This Weekend

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has announced that on Saturday and Sunday, New Yorkers will not require a license to fish in the state's fresh water lakes, rivers and ponds. Typically, New Yorkers are required to obtain a fishing license to legally fish in the state, which...
HOBBIES