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...

May Almanac

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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...

Mohawk Valley January Almanac

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By Roger Chambers There are two major holidays in January. New Year’s Day ends the holidays season with  a day feasting on holiday turkey, ham, lasagna, goose, or some other ethnic specialty foods. Many watch...

MOVA November Almanac

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By Roger Chambers Almanac for November 2018 Holidays and Observances for November November 1 - All Saints Day November 2 - All Souls Day November 4 - Will Rogers Day, Oklahoma *November 6 - Election Day*  November 11 - Veterans’ Day November...

Mohawk Valley October Almanac

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By Roger Chambers Many would agree that October is one of the most beautiful months of the year. On some days, bright cobalt blue skies contrast magnificently with various shades of green tree leaves shifting...

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...

May Almanac

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By Roger Chambers May is usually a pleasant month with cool temperatures, not usually hot or cold. The high temperature is typically 65-75°F. Temperatures are usually 40-50°F in the early morning, though frost may occur...

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...

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...