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Mar. 18 2021
Canalway Trail Draws Over 4 Million Visitors
Canalway Trail Draws Over 4 Million Visitors

Canalway Trail Draws Over 4 Million Visitors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 15, 2021 Media Contacts: Dylan Carey, Project Director, Parks & Trails New York (518) 461-1765, dcarey@ptny.org Shane Mahar, Communications Strategy Manager, New York Power Authority (518) 603-0791 shane.mahar@nypa.gov ALBANY, NY – Use along the Erie Canalway Trail and Champlain Canalway Trail increased in 2020, according to the 2020 Who’s on… Read more
Mar. 17 2021
Funding Available for 2021 Canal-Related Events
Funding Available for 2021 Canal-Related Events

Funding Available for 2021 Canal-Related Events

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, MARCH 17, 2021Contact: Jean Mackay, Director of Communications and Outreach518-237-7000, ext. 222jean_mackay@partner.nps.gov WATERFORD, NY – With New York State beginning to open more and an increase in gathering sizes allowed in public spaces, Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor, in partnership with the NYS Canal Corporation, has opened a call for applications for 2021 canal-related event… Read more
Mar. 8 2021
Snowmobile Economic Impact Study Kicks Off
Snowmobile Economic Impact Study Kicks Off

Snowmobile Economic Impact Study Kicks Off

Lewis County Economic Development, working together with Jefferson County Economic Development, the Lewis County Chamber of Commerce, Oneida County Tourism, Oswego County Community Development, Tourism and Planning, Operation Oswego County, the Tug Hill Commission and several area snowmobile clubs, has contracted with the Center for Community Studies at Jefferson Community College (JCC) and Camoin 360… Read more
Mar. 8 2021
Utica Native Donates Book to Support Youth and History
Utica Native Donates Book to Support Youth and History

Utica Native Donates Book to Support Youth and History

Utica native Kevin Byrd has donated 30 signed copies of Our Stories, Our Voices: Black Men Speak Their Truth to the History Center. Kevin is one of 13 contributing authors who open up to share their trials and tribulations in this journey called life. The proceeds from books purchased through the History Center will be used to… Read more
Feb. 17 2021
The Black Family and the Tuskegee Airmen
The Black Family and the Tuskegee Airmen

The Black Family and the Tuskegee Airmen

Rome Historical Society (RHS) and the Afro-American Heritage Association (AAHA) will host a 43rd annual African American History Month virtual program on February 28, 2021 at 3pm. The topic will be the Black family with a focus on its role in the evolution and significance of the Tuskegee Airmen.  This virtual program will be available… Read more
Feb. 9 2021
IntreXDesign & Associates and Oneida County Tourism Receive Graphic Design USA National Award
IntreXDesign & Associates and Oneida County Tourism Receive Graphic Design USA National Award

IntreXDesign & Associates and Oneida County Tourism Receive Graphic Design USA National Award

Local graphic design firm, IntreXDesign & Associates, received a national graphic design award from Graphic Design USA (GDUSA) for the 2020 Oneida County Travel Guide. The travel guide was designed by Jeannine Papelino, owner of IntreXDesign & Associates, and was published by the Utica Observer Dispatch. Papelino said, “Designing the Official 2020 Oneida County Travel Guide… Read more
Feb. 5 2021
For Low-Income Immigrant Students, A Virtual Education
For Low-Income Immigrant Students, A Virtual Education

For Low-Income Immigrant Students, A Virtual Education

The Midtown Utica Community Center (MUCC) online Tutoring Program will start again on February 2nd, 2021 to help refugee and immigrant children adapt to remote learning. In March 2020, local schools closed their doors and shifted to online-only classes due to the novel Coronavirus pandemic. The learning gap widened for many low-income, immigrant students who… Read more
Feb. 5 2021
Utica City Opts Out of 2020-21 Season
Utica City Opts Out of 2020-21 Season

Utica City Opts Out of 2020-21 Season

Utica City FC General Manager Tommy Tanner announced today that team is opting out of the 2020-21 season in conjunction with the league’s COVID-19 Voluntary Suspension Policy. Utica City FC joins the Harrisburg Heat and Rochester Lancers, who also made their concurrent announcements today. Utica, Harrisburg, and Rochester join Milwaukee, Mesquite, Turlock, Sonora, Monterrey, and Baltimore,… Read more
Jan. 25 2021
Comets Announce 2020-2021 Regular Season Schedule
Comets Announce 2020-2021 Regular Season Schedule

Comets Announce 2020-2021 Regular Season Schedule

The Utica Comets and the American Hockey League have announced the 2020-21 regular season schedule. The eighth season of Comets hockey begins with the team starting on the road for back-to-back games against the Rochester Americans and Syracuse Crunch on February 5 and 6 respectively. Utica will open up the home portion of the schedule on… Read more