FOOD & DRINK
Rome photographer Nelson Rudiak receives award in global competition
ROME — Amateur photographer Nelson Rudiak was presented with a 17th Annual Black and White Spider Award. The local shutterbug received an honorable mention award in the Americana category for a photo he took in Maine. Rudiak, who is retired and lives in Rome with his wife, and has...
Here’s the Closest City to New England That’s Crawling With Bed Bugs
January marks the start of travel season. It's the time of year when most people book their travel plans, and for goodness sake, there are some cities to stay away from. According to orkin.com, the top 50 cities in the country ranked for the most bed bug treatments are the big ones, and a few smaller ones you might not think of.
Would You Like to Be Involved in Two Major Films Coming to Upstate New York?
The Mohawk Valley has become a hot destination for film production in the last few years and the opportunities are ongoing. You now have the chance to be involved in two major movies that plan to shoot here in Central New York. Paul Buckley is the Utica Film Czar. That...
Farm To Table Panera Style Restaurant Opening Here In Central New York
If you're looking for a new farm to table option here in Central New York, look no further than Brake From The Grind of Waterville with The Commissary on 20. They want you to think of them as a "Farm To Table Panera style restaurant." They have all beef and steak on their menu that is grass-fed Angus from Blue Sky Ranch in Waterville. Also, you can enjoy pork from Waterville too.
Utica Maennerchor presents Christmas concert
MARCY — The Utica Maennerchor Choruses will present their annual Christmas Concert at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10 at their clubhouse, 5535 Flanagan Road. The concert will feature choral classics in German and English under the direction of Mark Radlowski. The New Horizons Barbershop Chorus will also be performing.
Embark on a Culinary Journey: Rome's 4 Italian Restaurants You Can't Miss
In this article, we'll explore four exceptional Italian restaurants located in the heart of Rome. Have you had the chance to dine at any of these establishments? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts and experiences in the comments section below.
Winter Zoobilee at Utica Zoo celebrates animal adaptations
UTICA — The Winter Zoobilee presented by the Flemma Group/Baird Private Wealth Management debuts from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16 at the Utica Zoo, 1 Utica Zoo Way. The zoo will celebrate all things winter and share the different adaptations the animals make during the colder months.
'Stuff-A-Bus' event happening to benefit rescue animals in Central New York
CICERO, N.Y. — CNYSPCA, Second Chance Shelter and Centro are teaming up to host a Stuff-A-Bus campaign. The event is scheduled for December 16 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Walmart in Cicero with all donations benefitting dogs, cats and other animals at both shelters. “The holidays...
Central NY food bank introduces discounted groceries online portal before Christmas
SYRACUSE, N.Y. — We are less than three weeks away from Christmas when many families will gather for holiday meals together, and buying groceries could take a big bite out of their budget. Thanks to the Food Bank of Central New York, you can pay a little less for...
CNY Brewery Celebrating 10 Years with Weird World Record Attempt
Cheers to 10 years! A popular brewery in Central New York is gearing up to celebrate a decade in business, and aims to make a little history in the process. They'll be attempting to break a Guinness World Record... but it has nothing to do with beer. 16 STONE BREWPUB...
Deck the Halls with Feline Flair at the Cat Christmas Ornament Event!
Get ready to deck the halls with feline flair at the upcoming Cat Christmas Ornament event! Set to take place on Mon, Dec 11 from 7pm to 8pm, this delightful gathering is the perfect way to kickstart your holiday season.
Rome Capitol Theatre 95th Anniversary
ROME, N.Y. -- The Rome Capitol Theatre will commemorate its 95th anniversary on Sunday, Dec. 10 at 4 p.m with a nearly-exact replication of the program which ran at the Capitol Theatre from March 21-23, 1929. The show will include two talking Vitaphone vaudeville shorts, a Laurel & Hardy short...
Griffin's Pub Up For Sale After 40 Years
After 40 years of serving Utica, Griffin's Pub on Genesee Street is up for sale. Griffin's Pub on Genesee Street along with Varick Bar & Grill, The Stief, and Sickenberger Lane on Varick Street are all up for sale.
Upstate NY Premiere of 'Eden's Garden' Challenges Transgender Stereotypes at Rome Capital Theater
Get ready for an exclusive cinematic experience at the heart of Rome, NY! The Rome Capital Theater is all set to host the much-anticipated Upstate NY premiere of "Eden's Garden". The curtain rises on Sat, Dec 09 at 12pm and continues till 4pm, promising an afternoon filled with riveting drama.
When and where you can see Santa in CNY this Christmas season
CENTRAL NEW YORK (WSYR-TV) — As Christmas draws nearer, you still may want to take the kids to see Santa so they can tell him what they want for Christmas. NewsChannel 9 has put together a list of when and where you can drop by to see St. Nicholas in Central New York. Destiny USA […]
An Evening with Stephen Fletcher at The Stanley
UTICA — The Stanley Theatre will open its doors once again to celebrate a talented local artist from Forestport. “An Evening with Stephen Fletcher” will bring the Utica-based artist back to the theater from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14, to display specially chosen works of art. Fletcher...
Experience the Flavors of Japan: Top 3 Japanese Restaurants in New Hartford
In this article, we're exploring three remarkable Japanese restaurants located in New Hartford. Have you had the chance to dine at any of these establishments? If you have, we'd love to hear about your experiences. Please feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below!
Unleash Your Inner Artist at the Paint & Sip Event in Utica
Get ready to add a splash of color to your Friday night! The "Paint & Sip at Deerfield Place" event is coming up and it's an opportunity you won't want to pass up. Taking place on Fri, Dec 08 from 6pm to 8pm, this event promises an evening filled with creativity, relaxation, and fun.
GSC hosts winter insects with The Butterfly Guy Dec. 9
CANASTOTA — The public is invited to the Great Swamp Conservancy on Saturday, Dec. 9 at 1 p.m. to see Rick Mikula, known as the Butterfly Guy, to learn how to locate and enjoy various winter insects in the dead of winter. Mikula has been breeding and sharing his...
Hayfields Events & Catering named Caterer of the Year by New York State Restaurant Association
Hayfields Market’s events and catering group, led by Chef Paul Gileno, was recently named Caterer of the Year by The New York State Restaurant Association. Gileno accepted the honor at the group’s second annual Restaurant Industry Spotlight on Excellence awards ceremony, held in Verona, New York. The RISE...