Community News for May 2, 2019 – News – Uticaod

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The Observer-Dispatch is compiling a list of all ceremonies and events to commemorate Memorial Day, Monday, May 27. Please email your event to commun[email protected]. The deadline for submissions is Monday, May 20.

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Treat your creative self

The Earlville Opera House is offering the following workshops in May.

• East Gallery Yoga will take place from 10 to 11 a.m. Fridays, May 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31.

• Special Mother’s Day “Spring English Tea & Floral Arrangement Demonstration” will take place at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 11.

• Drop Spindle for Beginners will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 25.

• Make your own Mythological Creature from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 29.

• Acrylic Pour Play will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 1.

The workshops are designed for all levels of experience and materials and instruction are included. Workshop fees vary depending on the class. Class sizes are limited.

Workshops take place at the EOH, 18 E. Main St.

To register, visit, call 315-691-3550, or stop by the office.



Participants welcome at Keep Rome Beautiful Day

On Saturday, May 18, the City of Rome, along with numerous community partners, will host the inaugural Keep Rome Beautiful Day.

The purpose of the event is to organize citizens, businesses and nonprofit groups to help spruce up different areas of the community; including parks, trails and other specified locations of need. The city has teamed up with Positively Rome, Rome Main Street Alliance, and Rome Clean and Green to spearhead the event.

Anyone who is interested in participating can meet beginning at 9 a.m. at the Bellamy Harbor Park Navigation Center, 420 Harbor Way, to receive work gloves, garbage bags, water and other tools. Each person or group will be assigned a location to go out and spruce up, and the city will pick up any and all garbage bags from those locations.

Keep Rome Beautiful Day is taking place in conjunction with Keep America Beautiful’s Great American Clean-Up and New York State’s Canal Clean Sweep; which Rome has participated in for many years.

All participants are asked to register online prior to the event at under “Featured Links.”



Relay For Life of the North Country to host fundraiser

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of the North Country is hosting its annual indoor garage sale fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 11, inside the Kiwanis Building at the Boonville Fair Grounds.

The fundraiser features a variety of local families and teams who are set up with loads of great items and assorted “treasures” for sale throughout the day, including books, toys, housewares, decorations, clothing and much more.

Admission is $1 and goes towards this year’s Relay For Life of the North Country event set for Saturday, June 8.

A limited amount of spaces are available for the garage sale. If you would like to take part, call 315-794-5859.

Spaces are a $20 donation for a 10-foot by 10-foot area that includes one table. You do not have to donate your sales from the day to take part.

Fundraising through your Relay For Life event supports the society’s mission to prevent cancer, save lives and diminish suffering from the disease.



Area students receive academic awards

SUNY Canton recognizes students with the highest grades at the William J. Mein Honors Convocation.

Honors Convocation takes place as a formal recognition of student achievement. It is named annually to honor a retired faculty member who has made significant contributions to the college.

An award is bestowed to each student with the highest GPA for their academic year in each of the college’s programs.

Local students recognized include:

• Amanda Dahl of Mohawk. Dahl is a senior in the veterinary technology program who is scheduled to graduate in 2019.

• Amy Daskiewich of Whitesboro. Daskiewich is a junior in the finance program who is scheduled to graduate in 2020.



Workshops offered at nature preserve

Shawangunk Nature Preserve at 255 Shawangunk Road is offering the following free workshops.

• The Magic of Watercolor will take place from 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 4. Bring your own watercolor paints or watercolor pencils (or use the nature preserves) to make a flower portrait.

• Holistic Health and Living will take place from 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 11. Learn how to maximize your health with simple, every-day habits that can significantly improve well-being.

For information and to register for a workshop, call 315-826-7405.



Dunkin’ partners with Make-A-Wish to help children

Guests who donate $1 to Make-A-Wish at participating Dunkin’ restaurants in the Mohawk Valley through May 7 will receive a specially-crafted Make-A-Wish Star Donut, while supplies last.

All proceeds will benefit local Make-A-Wish chapters.

This marks the seventh consecutive year that Dunkin’ and Make-A-Wish Central New York have partnered in honor of World Wish Day, which is celebrated on April 29, the day the organization was founded. The Star Donut campaign has raised more than $362,000 since 2013.

For information on Make-A-Wish Central New York and to learn how you can become involved visit or call 315-475-WISH.



Murder is on the menu at annual dinner meeting

Murder is on the menu at the Herkimer County Historical Society’s Annual Dinner Meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, at the Miner’s Table, 4579 State Route 28.

Herkimer County Historian James Greiner will be the guest speaker who will be talking on murders of Herkimer County, which is the topic of a new book he collaborated on with the historical society titled “Murder and Mischief in Herkimer County.” The book is due for release in November.

Greiner also will be talking about his own new book coming out in September of this year, titled “A Woman Condemned: The Tragic Case of Anna Antonio” based on a murder case in Albany. Antonio was electrocuted Aug. 9, 1934, in Sing Sing for hiring someone to murder her husband.

Dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. with hors d’oeuvres, followed by dinner at 6 p.m.

The cost is $25 per person.

To make reservations, call 315-866-6413.

Registration is required for all events by calling 315-853-2038.



Nominations sought for 2019 Pride of Workmanship Award

The Greater Utica Sunrise Rotary Club is seeking nominations for its 2019 Annual Pride of Workmanship Awards.

The award recognizes employees whose performance and quality of work are consistently superior and whose personal attributes are worthy of recognition.

Recipient(s) of the award will be honored at a dinner in June.

The deadline to submit a nominee is Friday, May 24.

To obtain nomination forms, or for information, call 315-723-5597 or email [email protected].


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