The Blessings and Gifts of Impermanence

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By Dave Roberts In her book, “Grief and Loss: Theories and Skills for Helping Professionals, “Katherine Walsh-Burke describes symbolic loss as follows: “There are many types of losses that are not due to death, but rather...

Strawberry-the food of the Skyworld

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  By Doug George-Kanentiio Akwasasne Mohawk Among the traditional Mohawks there is a special appreciation for the strawberry plant-called Niihontesha. It is a unique plant as its seeds are outside of the skin of the berry...

A Bizarre Decision of Dubious Origin

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by Joseph P. Bottini A Cataclysmic happening of huge proportions is being foisted upon the citizens of Oneida County. "To show an interest in the past is a characteristic of civilization," says a lot about the...

Mercury – It’s Not Just Fish Anymore

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By Pete Bianco High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is a food ingredient that has become widely used as a cheaper replacement for natural sugar during the past 40 years. There have been claims that HFCS...

May Almanac

By Roger Chambers Holidays and Observance of May May 1- May Day May 2 - Rhode Island Independence Day  May 5 - Cinco de Mayo; Ramadan begins at Sundown May 8 - Truman Day in Missouri May 12 - (Second...

Central New York Citizens in Action, Inc.

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By John Furman SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATE FORUM MAY 8 Central New York Citizen Action will be holding a forum for candidates running for the Utica School Board on May 8th at 7 p.m. at 40 Faxton Street,...

Never Forget 2020

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There’s a funny thing about memorials. They remind us only that an event happened, but almost guarantee that passersby to the memorial won’t truly fathom the significance of the event. People look at the...

Bee Corner: A Letter to Heaven from Mom

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By Mikasha Dawson   On May 15, 2017 the world lost a beautiful Angel, my daughter Bianca Rose Capri Palek. Bianca you were a beautiful individual both inside and out. I’m not saying this because you are...

Parasite – Movie Review

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By Mark Ziobro A day late and a dollar short, I sat down to view “Parasite,” Bong Joon Ho’s Academy Award-winning drama about poverty, class structure, and survival. Preceded by its first ever ‘Best Picture’...

Your Neighbors, Doing Good in the Neighborhood

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by Pete Bianco What happens as people in our community grow older, have health challenges and have no family members in the area to help them? Additionally, if they are physically unable to go out...