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Jan. 20 2022
NYS Canal System Hand-Launch Facility Design Guide Available
NYS Canal System Hand-Launch Facility Design Guide Available

NYS Canal System Hand-Launch Facility Design Guide Available

In response to a dramatic increase in canoes, kayaks, and stand-up paddleboards on the NYS Canal System, Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor has published the New York State Canal System Hand-Launch Facility Design Guide. The free guide shares best practices for communities, businesses, and organizations looking to install or improve hand-launch facilities for paddlers. It is available for free… Read more
Jan. 13 2022
Broadway Utica’s “Beyond The Stage” Initiative Gives Children  Without Beds A Better Night’s Sleep
Broadway Utica’s “Beyond The Stage” Initiative Gives Children  Without Beds A Better Night’s Sleep

Broadway Utica’s “Beyond The Stage” Initiative Gives Children Without Beds A Better Night’s Sleep

Broadway Theatre League of Utica has named Sleep in Heavenly Peace as its “Beyond The Stage” recipient for the upcoming performances of the smash hit Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Through its local chapters, the national nonprofit organization builds, assembles, and delivers quality beds to children who are actually sleeping on the floor. Run solely… Read more
Dec. 29 2021
‘Devastated, ’Utica Zoo Mourns Unexpected Loss of Red Panda, Muse
‘Devastated, ’Utica Zoo Mourns Unexpected Loss of Red Panda, Muse

‘Devastated, ’Utica Zoo Mourns Unexpected Loss of Red Panda, Muse

The Utica Zoo is in mourning over the sudden loss of its red panda, Muse. According to Zoo staff, the 10-year-old male showed no signs of illness leading up to his death that occurred before the Christmas holiday.  Preliminary results from Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine indicates Muse died from an acute gastrointestinal impaction…. Read more
Dec. 21 2021
Tailor and the Cook to Expand at 311 Main
Tailor and the Cook to Expand at 311 Main

Tailor and the Cook to Expand at 311 Main

Tim Hardiman, Owner & Executive Chef of The Tailor and the Cook and Chris Talgo, co-Owner of The Tailor and the Cook, along with Robert Esche, CEO of Mohawk Valley Garden (MVG), have been working over the last few months on a new partnership, centered around the expansion and relocation, of the premiere farm-to-table culinary… Read more
Nov. 17 2021
Oneida Indian Nation Unveils ‘Passage of Peace’ Cultural Art Installation
Oneida Indian Nation Unveils ‘Passage of Peace’ Cultural Art Installation

Oneida Indian Nation Unveils ‘Passage of Peace’ Cultural Art Installation

Oneida Indian Nation Unveils ‘Passage of Peace’ Cultural Art Installation to Raise Awareness Around COVID Impact on Western Tribal Nations and to Share Message of Hope and Peace with Local Community The installation, launched in conjunction with Native American Heritage Month, features nine illuminated tipis in a show of solidarity with the Western American Indian… Read more
Nov. 9 2021
Governor Hochul Announces Major $450 Million “Bring Back Tourism, Bring Back Jobs.” Inclusive Recovery Package
Governor Hochul Announces Major $450 Million “Bring Back Tourism, Bring Back Jobs.” Inclusive Recovery Package

Governor Hochul Announces Major $450 Million “Bring Back Tourism, Bring Back Jobs.” Inclusive Recovery Package

Governor Kathy Hochul today, coinciding with the reopening of international borders, announced a comprehensive $450 million “Bring Back Tourism, Bring Back Jobs” inclusive recovery package to support New York State’s hardest-hit tourism sector workers, revitalize the state’s tourism industry, and support businesses started just prior to or during the pandemic.   Governor Hochul made the announcement at the Museum… Read more
Nov. 4 2021
Utica Zoo Releases Cause of Death for Red Panda
Utica Zoo Releases Cause of Death for Red Panda

Utica Zoo Releases Cause of Death for Red Panda

Passing attributed to acute aspiration pneumonia. The Utica Zoo’s Deputy Director of Life Sciences and Facilities, Jay Pratte, released a statement outlining the cause of death of the Zoo’s red panda, Ming Yue, who passed on Monday, Oct. 11.   “We wanted to follow up with everyone who expressed concern over our female red panda… Read more
Oct. 27 2021
ICAN Breaks Ground on a Groundbreaking Project on the Parkway
ICAN Breaks Ground on a Groundbreaking Project on the Parkway

ICAN Breaks Ground on a Groundbreaking Project on the Parkway

ICAN and the Utica Children’s Museum, along with many partners and supporters, had their official groundbreaking ceremony for their new Family Resource Center at 106 Memorial Parkway in Utica this morning. The site will house ICAN offices and programs (opening next year) as well as a brand new, state-of-the-art children’s museum which is slated to open in late… Read more