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Rescue Mission Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

UTICA –The Utica Rescue Mission is hosting a Ribbon Cutting next Thursday, January 29 at 2 pm to celebrate the renovation of their SRO house located at 211 Rutger Street.  The Single Room Occupancy (SRO) is open to the graduates of the Parker House After Care Program. Representatives from The Utica Comets Hockey Team & Berkshire Bank, our partners who helped support this significant project, will be on site, along with area dignitaries. Light refreshments will be served and the event is open to the public.


This phase is essential to the graduates of the Parker House After Care (6 – 9 months recovery from substance abuse) Program, because it offers the graduates an opportunity to continue living in a drug free, independent, safe environment. “In this ‘Phase 4’ discipleship program, graduates will continue their college education and/or be gainfully employed.  In addition they will continue to grow spiritually through Bible Study, church attendance, mentoring, group sessions and meeting with the Mission’s Chaplain.  ‘Phase 4’ will prepare these gentlemen to become productive members of society,” states Jim Haid, Mission Executive Director.


If you have any questions, please contact Debi Kenyon in the Development Department at 735-1645 Ext. 115.


This year, the Rescue Mission will provide more than 250,000 meals to the hungry, will provide over 43,000 nights of lodging and care to those facing homelessness and assist over 1,000 men and women in their battle against substance abuse. 

Fish Fry

Friday, January 02, 2015
4:00 pm – 5:43 pm

Friday, January 09, 2015 4:00 pm – 5:43 pm

Friday, January 16, 2015 4:00 pm – 5:43 pm

Friday, January 23, 2015 4:00 pm – 5:43 pm

Friday, January 30, 2015 4:00 pm – 5:43 pm

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Fish Fry fried or broiled Other dinners include: Seafood Platter, Scallop, Shrimp, Clam Strips, Chicken Fingers All dinners are served with cole slaw, macaroni salad, and your choice of french fries or baked potato Eat in or Take out Phone 7363416

All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast

1/31  8 to 11 AM

To benefit Herkimer Hornets Pop Warner football and cheer. Cost: $8; free for children 5 and younger. Also raffles and prizes. Tickets sold at the door. You can also reserve your tickets by emailing Email:

Free Clothing Giveaway

1/31  8:30 AM to Noon

Also small household items. No limits.Phone: (315) 725-8790 St. Bernard’s Church, Waterville.

Breadsticks & Bots Dinner Fundraiser

Saturday, January 31, 2015
4:00 pm – 6:41 pm

Price: $6.00 to $8.00

Join us for Breadsticks and Pasta by Olive Garden as we help area technology minded students compete in FIRST Tech Challenge robotics. Proceeds benefit: New Hartford based RoboSpartans 4082 and Basementalists 7094. Dinner, Robotics Demonstrations, Silent Auction & More! Email: or for ticket info.

Crockpot Cook Off

1/31  10:30 to 2 PM

Raffles, bake sale, silent auction, prizes, free admission. Sponsored by the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, Lake St, Richfield Springs Vet’s Club

“Big Hero 6″

1/31  1 PM

Festine Auditorium, 1101 Floyd Ave, Utica. Mohawk Valley Community College

Family Movie/”How To Train Your Dragon 2″

1/31  2:30 PM

When Hiccup and Toothless discover an ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends find themselves at the center of a battle to protect the peace. Free popcorn and juice. Rated PG. Dunham Public Library, 76 Main St, Whitesboro.

Benefit for Basil Petras & Ron Randall, Sr.

1/31  1 to 7 PM

While one courageous fight against stage 4 Esophageal Cancer has sadly ended, another against Metastatic Melanoma continues. Both families are still in need of community support to help them ease the severe financial burden they have endured. Cost: $10; free for children 11 and younger. Donations are greatly appreciated. Benefit includes food, entertainment auction and raffle.

Phone: (315) 717-9926


Second Sunday Tours

Sunday, January 04, 2015
2:00 pm – 5:34 pm

Sunday, January 11, 2015 2:00 pm – 5:34 pm

Sunday, January 18, 2015 2:00 pm – 5:34 pm

Sunday, January 25, 2015 2:00 pm – 5:34 pm

Sunday, February 01, 2015 2:00 pm – 5:34 pm

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015 7:00 pm – 4:08 pm

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 7:00 pm – 4:08 pm

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 7:00 pm – 4:08 pm

Tuesday, February 03, 2015 7:00 pm – 4:08 pm

Price: Free —

Institute of Divine Metaphysical Research.

Ilion Winter Festival


The village of Ilion’s second annual Winter Festival, sponsored by the village’s Parks and Recreation Committee, will get its start Friday, Jan. 30 with the Festival of Lights Parade, launching at 6 p.m. from Central Valley Academy.

Some other events include:

* Jan. 31: 1.5-mile Snowflake Walk/Run, 9 a.m. at the Ilion Moose Lodge

* Jan. 31: Snowdrifters Day, with events from a riggie cook-off to snowball softball lasting from 12 to 7 p.m. at 1440 Cedarville Road in Frankfort

* Feb. 5: Pitch (card game) tournament, 6 p.m. in the Ilion municipal building

* Feb. 7: Snowshoe hike through Russell Park with cocoa, donuts and a snow angel contest, 11 a.m.

* Feb. 11: Couples’ paint night with Cocktails N Canvas, 6 p.m. at the Ilion Marine Corps League

To register for or get more information about the various events, contact Bridget McKinley at 315-894-1241, Theresa Lozo at or Kari Slaughter at

Health Insurance Assistance

12/3 to 3/4/15  Every first Wednesday of the month

Meet with a Certified Health Insurance Navigator to enroll in a low-cost, quality health plan through the NY State of Health Marketplace. This service is available at no cost. Please call to set up an appointment or stop by to get more information. Town of Russia Municipal Bldg, Poland. 867-2480.

Wellin Museum of Art to Feature New and Recent Works by Alyson Shotz

Through 4/4/2015

Alyson Shotz: Force of Nature”
Brooklyn-based sculptor Shotz examines the properties and interactions of light, gravity, mass and space in her work. The exhibition showcases a broad range of the artist’s creative output featuring large-scale sculptures, prints, ceramics, a wall drawing and an animation, many of which are on view for the first time.

Shotz created several new and site-specific works for this exhibition. She constructed a large-scale, wall drawing comprised of white linen thread strung on carefully sited nail heads with which Hamilton College students assisted her this summer.

Closed on Mondays and college holidays.

Ruth & Elmer Wellin Museum of Art, College Hill Rd, Clinton.

Monthly Gaming Session

Saturday, January 10, 2015
10:00 am – 4:14 pm

Saturday, April 11, 2015 10:00 am – 4:14 pm

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Our monthly gaming session! We get together to play games. Learn a new game or play an old favorite! The cost is absolutely free, though we would appreciate it if you brought a snack for everyone to have. We also encourage you to bring any board games you would be interested in playing or you think others might be willing to play. We should be in the Sammon conference room, which is downstairs in the library though it can subject to change. If coming, check signage to see where the Adventurer’s Guild (the old name for the group) is meeting.

Mothers & Children of the Oneida Community

5/10/2014 through 5/10/2015

Through original photographs and artifacts this exhibit examines the lives of mothers and children of the original Oneida Community. The utopian community of more than 300 people lived as one family, challenging contemporary social views on property ownership, gender roles, child-rearing practices, monogamous marriage, and work. The exhibit opens Saturday, May 10 and is free both Saturday and Sunday and will run until May 2015, 9 to 5 PM. Oneida Community Mansion House, 170 Kenwood Ave. 363-0745 for more details.

Ham Radio Meeting/Madison Oneida Amateur Radio Club

1/28, 2/25,/3/25, 4/29, 5/27  7:30 PM

Madison-Oneida BOCES

4937 Spring Road
Verona, NY

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Madison-Oneida Amateur Radio Club (MOARC) meets the last Wednesday of each month (EXCEPT July and August) in the library at Madison-Oneida BOCES on Spring Road in Verona. Meetings start at 7:30 p.m. and last for about an hour, longer if a program is scheduled for that evening.

MOARC has been a source of friendship and fellowship for over 25 years to those in Madison and Oneida Counties that enjoy the hobby of amateur radio. MOARC also provides testing for those who wish to get a license or advance their license class.

MOARC members provide communication at numerous events around central New York including; Tour de Cure, Yellow Brick Run, Races at Turning-Stone, Sitrin Stars & Stripes Run/Walk and Pumpkin Patrol. Our service at these events helps to maintain the safety of the participants and volunteers/employees during the event.

Guests are welcome at our meetings and we would be happy to tell you more about amateur radio if you are interested in getting involved.


Opening Nov. 29 and on exhibit through June 2015 in the Gorman Galley of the Oneida Community Mansion House, “The Historic Sales Office of Oneida, Ltd.” honors an industrial building that would feel at home on an Ivy League campus.
This photographic display surveys the background, construction, and life of the building in about thirty photographs selected from the archives of the Oneida Community Mansion House. Also featured is a selection of Oneida’s advertisements and silverware from the year of 1926.
The noble 1926 edifice was created as a visual monument to the ideals of Oneida Community, Ltd., a company dedicated to the highest quality in both silverware and worker relations. Designed in the English Gothic manner by Syracuse architect Albert Brockway, it also happened to be “the most beautiful building of its kind in the country,” according to the company’s president.
Once home to the 19th century utopian Oneida Community (1848-1880), the Mansion House houses a museum, residential apartments, overnight lodging, Kenwood and Vine restaurant, and banquet and meeting space.
Guided tours are available Wed. through Sat., 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., and Sun. at 2 p.m. for a nominal fee. Self-guided and On-Cell tours may be taken during regular business hours. The Oneida Community Mansion House is located at 170 Kenwood Ave., Oneida, NY. For information call 315-363-0745 or visit

Cost: free

North Utica Neighborhood Meetings

Monthly, every fourth Monday, from November 24, 2014 until November 23, 2015

Meeting which is open to the public to discuss issues of concern to the residents of the city of Utica with emphasis on those issues affecting North Utica residents. City officials and representatives of various departments, i.e. Public Safety, Works, School , elected officials etc. are invited to speak on a variety of topics and to answer questions. North Utica Senior Center, 50 Riverside Dr, Utica

Free Legal Clinic

6/2/14  to 1/4/16   9 AM to 4 PM

The monthly clinic by Legal Services of Central New York offering free legal services in Rome, New York is on Monday June 2, 2014. The clinic is at the Rome City Courthouse, 100 West Court Street, Rome, New York, from 9:00am to 4pm.
Free legal services are available to a wide range of individuals and families, with incomes at or below 200% of the federal poverty level. A family of 4 with gross annual income of $47,700 qualifies for our free services.
We offer experienced legal counsel for problems related to housing, education, public benefits, consumer debt or access to healthcare, or guidance on everyday issues. 793-9105 for more details.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Support Group Meeting

Weekly support group meetings available for persons diagnosed with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.

Every Monday 6:30-m-8pm (except holidays)
St. Elizabeth School of Nursing – 1st floor conference room
2215 Genesee St., Utica, NY
No fees; group is professionally assisted on 3rd Mon of ea month

All aspects of meeting are confidential
Call: 315-768-7031 for more information