MoVa September Almanac

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By Roger Chambers September culturally marks the beginning of autumn, though the season does not officially begin until the equinox of September on the 22nd. College and university start school in late August, while public...

MoVa August Alamanac

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By Roger Chambers There are no major holidays in August. Proclamation days include Women’s Equality Day. On that day in 1920, a proclamation giving American women the right to vote was signed by Secretary of State...

July Almanac for the Mohawk Valley

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July has one of our most important and popular holidays, Independence Day, most commonly called the Fourth of July. It is widely celebrated with parades and fireworks in many cities and towns. Barbecues, boating...

April Almanac

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By Roger Chambers April is a transitional month. While the days are typically in the mid-50s°F, they might be nearly summer-like at times, with a record high of 90°F in 1962. On the other hand,...

Regional Theater Adds to Quality of Life

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By Roger Chambers Live theater productions are alive and well in the Mohawk Valley. Broadway Utica provides excellent shows at the Stanley Theater, such as the “Phantom of the Opera” sequel “Love Never Dies” last...

MoVa Almanac, November Edition

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by Roger Chambers November is generally a cool to cold month with gray skies, rain, and sometimes blustery snowstorms, an early reminder of the coming winter season. The average high is 48°F and the average...

Roger’s Reviews Play On By Rick Abbott.

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By Roger Chambers At the Stables, the Ilion Little Theater presented a zany comedy of a play within a play over two October weekends. Play On! By Rick Abbot is a goofy play on the...

February Almanac

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Written By Roger Chambers February is a cold winter month with an average monthly high of 35°F and low of 15°. The record low is  -28°F on February 14, 1979, while temperatures of -10° to...

January Almanac

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By Roger Chambers For many people, January is a month long hangover from holiday excesses of food, drink, parties, and a reality check of overspending during the Christmas and Hanukkah holidays. While daylight hours are...

March Almanac

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By Roger Chambers March varies day-to-day from fairly pleasant to blustery and wintry. In like a lion, out like a lamb (or vice versa) goes the iconic legend. While seasonable temperatures range from the 20s°F...