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Coach Reba: Tom Nitti Leaves The Voice for 'Personal Reasons'
UTICA, N.Y. -- Tonight's episode of NBC's The Voice had an unexpected reveal from Coach Reba about New Hartford native Tom Nitti. "...Tom had to leave for personal reasons, so I only have five artists tonight," Reba said at the beginning of the Nov. 27 show. It's not quite the...
Jingle All the Way To Rome’s ‘Christmas In The City’
Looking for some free good old fashioned family Christmas fun? Look no further than Christmas In The City. Life Church of Rome is hosting a free event for the whole family, “Christmas in the City,” December 8th and December 9th from 5PM - 8PM at their location at 1110 Black River Blvd in Rome. Two days of classic Christmas fun, close to home for you to enjoy.
Become The Proud Owner Of The Most Legendary Bars In Upstate New York
When you think of Varick Street in downtown Utica in Upstate New York, these bars probably come right to mind first. You can now become the proud owner. Those bars are The Stiefvater, and The Varick. The pair is up for sale along with the Paramount Music building. Sickenberger Lane is also part of that deal. The current owners would like to retire, as they have been in business successfully in Utica since 1988.
The Ultimate Guide to Utica's Unforgettable Bakeries: Top 4 Picks
In this article, we're exploring four exceptional bakeries located in Utica. Have you had the pleasure of visiting any of them? If you have, we'd love to hear about your experiences! Please feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below.
Brandon's Bites: Brooklyn Pickle expands its iconic sandwich legacy to Utica
UTICA, N.Y. — “Spread love, it’s the Brooklyn way,” reads a bright green neon sign inside Brooklyn Pickle’s newest location, and the popular sandwich shop does just that. Brooklyn Pickle is a staple of the Syracuse area, serving sandwiches for almost 50 years now. The...
Utica Zoo Unveils Adorable Winter-Themed Event Ahead of the Holidays
A brand new event is taking place at the Utica Zoo and you definitely don't want to miss it. Zoo staff have whipped up the ultimate Christmas experience that's guaranteed to get your little ones excited for the holidays. Taking place on December 16 will be the inaugural Winter Zoobilee....
Utica's Culinary Dawn: Discover 4 Breakfast & Brunch Spots Worth Your Time
In this article, we'll be exploring four delightful breakfast and brunch spots in Utica. Have you had the chance to try any of these yet? If yes, we would love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below!
Get the Popcorn Ready—Local Singing Star Expected to Appear on 'The Voice' Tonight
UTICA, N.Y. -- NBC's The Voice is back tonight, and it's time for the playoffs. The coaches are gearing up to make the tough call, deciding who will get the chance to shine on stage. NBC tells NEWSChannel 2 that New Hartford native Tom Nitti is expected to appear on...
One Local Upstate New York Tattoo Shop Needs Help Spreading Holiday Cheer
This Christmas season one local tattoo and piercing shop in Central New York is looking to spread holiday cheer and needs your help. Every year, Intimate Ink Tattoo Studio helps out one local family that needs help for Christmas:. If it wasn't for us adopting them for the holiday they...
Hinckley State Forest: New York's Best-Kept Secret for Nature Lovers
Nestled in the heart of nature, Hinckley State Forest is an unspoiled haven that beckons outdoor enthusiasts with its 2,420 acres of tranquil wilderness. With a variety of recreational activities including hiking, hunting, bird watching, and mountain biking, this hidden gem offers year-round enjoyment. Despite its charm, Hinckley remains off the radar for many locals, promising a serene getaway for those who discover it.
Local Photographer Leads Effort to Raise Money for Local Humane Societies
UTICA, N.Y. -- A young local entrepreneur still building her own business has decided that this holiday season, 'tis far better to give than to receive. So, she and nearly two dozen local businesses have found a way to help people do their holiday shopping while giving back to the community. Specifically, to four-legged members of the area.
A Taste of New Hartford: Exploring the 3 Must-Visit Bakeries
In this article, we're exploring three exceptional bakeries in New Hartford. Have you had the chance to visit any of them? We'd love to hear your thoughts, so feel free to share your experiences in the comments section below:
Sabor de Nuevo: Authentic Mexican Flavors Come to New Hartford
Sabor de Nuevo: Authentic Mexican flavors have come to Central New York. There's a new Mexican option in New Hartford. Los Amigos is a family-owned and operated restaurant that just opened its doors. new mexican restaurant in new hartford, mexican restaurant in new hartford, los amigo open in new hartford.
Broadway Theatre League of Utica Announces Second Act Series for Local Enthusiasts
The Broadway Theatre League of Utica has announced its Second Act Series, which will be held at The Stanley Theatre. The series features four performances, including both musicals and dramas. The shows in the series are 'The Cher Show,' 'Come From Away,' 'Mean Girls,' and 'To Kill A Mockingbird.'
Cookies with Santa event in Ilion
ILION — A Cookies with Santa event will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at the Ilion Little Theatre, 13 Remington Ave. Visitors will have a chance to meet Santa and tell him your Christmas wishes. You can also take a photo or two and enjoy some hot cocoa and cookies. There will be carolers as well as surprise entertainment. This is a free event.
Another Year to Spread Cheer: Rome's Community-Wide Decorating Contest to Kick Off
ROME, N.Y. -- Get ready, Rome. It's time to deck the halls for the second community-wide holiday decorating contest. The entry period for your festive masterpiece starts Friday, Dec. 1 and runs until Dec. 21. Voting begins on Dec. 22 and goes until Dec. 26. "Participants must reside in the...
Columbia-Greene Humane Society waives adoption fees for December
Columbia-Greene Humane Society is waiving all adoption fees for the month of December. A longtime friend of the shelter – who wishes to remain anonymous – has offered to sponsor all those adoption fees. That covers cats, dogs, rabbits and guinea pigs.
Elizabeth Welch Named Assistant Curator of American Art at Munson Museum of Art
American art specialist Elizabeth Welch, Ph.D., has been named Assistant Curator of American Art at the Munson Museum of Art, Utica, New York. An established scholar of 19th and 20th-century American painting, sculpture, and works on paper, Welch brings a distinguished background in museum and teaching experience to Munson’s renowned collection of American art from the 1780s to the early 1900s.
A Taste of the USA in the Heart of Rome: 4 American Delicacies You Can't Miss
In this article, we're going to explore four traditional American cuisines that you can find in Rome. Have you had the chance to taste any of these dishes yet? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below!
Holiday Painting Event benefits R-Cats' outreach to strays
ROME — The R-Cats Program’s final fundraiser for 2023 is a Holiday Painting Event from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, at the Rome Art and Community Center, 308 West Bloomfield St. The event benefits the R-Cats Program’s humane approach to managing the homeless cat population in Rome and...