Faces of COVID Vaccine Diaries

  By Ron Klopfanstein   I am writing this column on Monday, March 29th. Sweat is running down my back, yet at the same time, my hands are cold as I type. This past Friday, I received...

Latino Festival Reminds Utica of the Importance of Festivals

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Before the hulking mass of the of the new downtown hospital, another ethnic pride event has demonstrated how Utica’s strength lies in its diversity. On Sunday at Hanna Park, the Mohawk Valley Latino Association...

Local Burmese Demand Intervention

In the Cold of February, Utica’s Burmese population (from the country of Myanmar) rallied at Oneida Sqaure to protest the Military Dictatorship that took over the government and has been oppressing the civilians ever...

Mohawk Valley Almanac, January 2022 Edition

- by Roger Chambers January 1 -- New Year’s Day January 6 -- Epiphany, Twelfth Night; Three Kings Day, Puerto Rico; Coptic Christmas January 7 -- Orthodox Christmas January 13 -- Stephen Foster Memorial Day January 16 -- Religious...

West Utica’s New Boutique

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By Paul Dumas, Ph.D. Residents in Utica have yet another reason to be thankful for a new service on offer in the Varick District. Just above Mother Marianne’s West Side Kitchen on the corner of...

Charles Bronson,  An American Award Winning Actor

  By Ted Rajchel Background According to the Polish-American Encyclopedia, Charles Bronson was born to a Lithuanian-Polish father, who worked in the coal mines of Pennsylvania. Charles Bronson was born on  November 3, 1921 in Ehrenfeld, Pennsylvania.  He...

Masters of Jazz with Lou Sanracroce Sundays 2-6 PM

By Jess Szabo As we struggle to adapt to the constantly changing situation around us today, many are torn between waiting it out by indulging in fun activities and using the time to learn something....

Utica Students Get New CTE School

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By Mathew Handzel    The Utica School Board is bringing trades education back to the inner city. On Monday night, November 21st, at JFK Middle School, Utica SB superintendent Bruce Karam presented information to the...