Juneteenth 2022: A Celebration Through Pictures

Uticans celebrate the holiday on 6/18/2022, complete with food, marches, celebrations, and more to commemorate the emancipation of enslaved Americans. All photos by Edward Crowder, Sr.    

First Annual Jewtica Festial Draws Crowds

By Utica Phoenix Staff | Photos by Tom Loughlin Jr.  UTICA — On June 12, 2022, the Jewish Community Federation of the Mohawk Valley held its first ever Jewish cultural festival, called ‘Jewtica.’ The event...

Feature: Raw Food Diet Saves Family Dog’s Life

By Paolo Cesari | Guest Contributor  For many a dog is not just a pet, but a part of the family. For our family this sentiment holds true. Kwin is a 6-year-old Golden retriever that...

Column: The FDA and the Baby Food Crisis

By Jonathan Sharp | Guest Contributor  Since 2019, when the results of the study “What’s in My Baby Food?” were made public by the non-profit organization Healthy Babies Bright Futures, parents have become more and...

Film Review: Adam Sandler is on Top in the Feel-Good Sports Drama ‘Hustle’

By Arpit Nayak | Contributor  Sports as a subject has often been explored in cinema; it’s something widely accepted and loved by the audience. With time, many storytellers have attempted the format, and the newly...

The Heat Beat: July is a Month of Firsts in Music History

By Jess Szabo | Arts Writer  July is a month of firsts for the music of Phoenix Radio and beyond. Here are just a few of the notable events that marked the first time something...

Column: ‘When the Serpents Devour Themselves’

By Doug George-Kanentiio | Columnist Six years ago I wrote a column in response to the plans by an oil pipeline company to build across the sacred territory of the Lakota people at Standing Rock....
Dave Roberts

Book Signing Turns into Book Sales for Local Author

RELEASE—Dave Roberts, from Whitesboro, New York, co-authored his first book with Reverend Patty Furino. Published last year, “When The Psychology Professor Met The Minister” describes in part, the spiritually transformative experience guided by Reverend...

Legal Myths vs. Reality – July 2022

By Judge Joan Shkane | Columnist  This is a continuing discussion of Legal Myths and Reality, because those informed are always the most successful. Please note: this is a reprint from July, 2021. It now...