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Utica Zoo: 100 years of growth

See you at the zoo. The Utica Zoo that is. It’s the zoo’s centennial year in 2014, and the zoo plans a variety of events on what Zoo Executive Director Andria Heath has described as... [more...]

Published: 2/24/2014

An Olympic effort

With the whole world watching, Erin Hamlin of Remsen achieved a goal that no other U.S. athlete reached e in 50 years of trying. She accomplished a feat sure to go down in the history of luge: Winn... [more...]

Published: 2/17/2014

A successful year

Congratulation to the Trenton Area Chamber of Commerce for a year of accomplishments in 2013. The chamber, like Rome’s and others in our region, promotes our area’s business climate... [more...]

Published: 2/3/2014

Saving War of 1812 sites

As proud as we are of the courage shown at Fort Stanwix and Oriskany during the American Revolution, we also must remember to salute the brave soldiers and sailors who served during the War of 1812... [more...]

Published: 1/27/2014

Thanks to the survivors

We owe a debt of thanks to the Red Cap survivor ambassadors who have allowed their health stories to promote this year’s America’s Greatest Heart Run & Walk Weekend on Friday, Feb. 28, ... [more...]

Published: 1/20/2014

Track and field excellence

Our sports pages often highlight the bold successes of our area athletes. We’re proud of all of them, especially a couple whose recent triumphs grabbed our attention. RFA sophomore Mariah... [more...]

Published: 1/13/2014

A job well done

With the turn of the calendar page to 2014 and the disposal of our Christmas tree on the nearest curb, perhaps it’s time to take just one last look back at the holiday season. "Food ... [more...]

Published: 1/6/2014

A stronger business park

In terms of producing local revenue, the Griffiss business park has had an improved year, according to the latest figures released by Griffiss Local Development Corp. Property assessments in Griffi... [more...]

Published: 12/30/2013

Spirits of the season

Our area is known for its generosity, particularly during the holidays season. The Sentinel often writes about the great efforts of the many volunteers and staffers who work for local agencies and ... [more...]

Published: 12/23/2013

Fortunate to have Fort

Families of all sorts have different holiday traditions. So do different nations and peoples. The folks at Fort Stanwix National Monument have issued an invitation of their own for this yuletid... [more...]

Published: 12/16/2013

Farmers feed the needy

The agricultural community has shown its generosity again by donating millions of pounds of food. Farm Bureau members along with the Feeding America NYS Food Banks are showcasing their partnership.... [more...]

Published: 12/9/2013

Partnerships produce results

Partnerships often produce results, and that’s what happened when Mohawk Valley Community Action Agency joined forces with a committee to help flood victims in our region. MVCAA worked co... [more...]

Published: 12/2/2013

Brightening the season

It’s a way to invest in our future. Financial help. That’s what the Rome Community Foundation provides. The latest effort involves a $4,600 grant to the Rome for the Holidays Co... [more...]

Published: 11/25/2013

HP races to state title

Congratulations to the Holland Patent cross-country boys team that has raced to another state championship. Leading the way were top finishers Barrett Celecki, who placed fourth individually, a... [more...]

Published: 11/18/2013

Learning from ancient animals

Fossils are our friends. In recognition of this, each year we celebrate National Fossil Day to promote public awareness and stewardship of those ancient animals whose remains have been preserve... [more...]

Published: 11/11/2013

Musical pride at two schools

We’ll risk being repetitive in our "Point of Pride" columns by spotlighting again terrific performances by two area marching bands. Both played at a prestigious event late last mont... [more...]

Published: 11/4/2013

An international cause

Rome-area residents joined an international cause last Tuesday with a Take Back the Night event sponsored by the YWCA Mohawk Valley, which has staged and supported this effort against domestic and ... [more...]

Published: 10/28/2013

Enjoy a good fright

This year the Utica Zoo’s Spooktacular features brand new themes to keep visitors on their toes. Halloween wouldn’t be Halloween without this traditionally "scary" event a... [more...]

Published: 10/21/2013

School for the Deaf shares

Sharing is an important goal of David Hubman, new superintendent of the New York State School for the Deaf. Hubman’s appointment was announced at the 401 Turin St. school Aug. 30. Ove... [more...]

Published: 10/14/2013

A tuneful win for RFA

There’s always something special about the first time, and it’s no different for the Rome Free Academy Marching Black Knights, who placed first in their division at the Harvest of Sound... [more...]

Published: 10/7/2013


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