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Green ideas for St. Patrick’s Day St. Patrick’s Day is best known for its parades of revelers decked head to toe in green. Green, after all, is the official color of the holiday. However, those showing off their love of green can take it one step further and implement environmentally friendly, or green, practices for their celebration and beyond.

control the ingredients. Visit a farmer’s market to get potatoes and cabbage from a nearby farm. * Brew your own beer. To some, St. Patrick’s Day wouldn’t be the same without a refreshing beer. While it may be preferable to enjoy a classic brew that can trace its lineage to Ireland, imported beers may be more expensive and carry with them a big carbon footprint. There are many different resources for brewing your own beer and the equipment needed to get started with this home venture.

The United States Census bureau reports that each year roughly 26 billion pounds of corned beef is sold for the holiday and 2 billion pounds of cabbage. Sales for chrysantheTurn leftover corned beef into a * Reduce relimums, particusandwich the next day. ance on disposable larly of a lime products. When green shade, hosting a party, it is easy to turn come in at around $25 million. to disposable tablecloths, cups, The holiday is certainly one of dishes, plates, and other accesexcess, but there are many ways sories for their convenience. But to minimize a lot of it and incortossing these items straight into porate some eco-friendly ideas the trash once the party ends into St. Patrick’s Day celebracan have lasting effects. Instead, tions --or any celebrations for invest in a set of reusable items that matter. that can be stored away and taken out each and every year * Shop locally. Find out if you you celebrate. From greencan purchase meat for corned colored goblets to shamrockbeef from a local butcher shop speckled napkins, there are or from a nearby cattle farm. many reusable products that can Find a recipe for creating a add the flair you need. brine in a recipe book or online and make your own corned * Use your leftovers. Although beef dinner that allows you to

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Seldom-heard Saint Patrick’s Day facts There are many things the public knows about Saint Patrick's Day, but there's much they may not know about the holiday or Irish-American heritage for that matter. Here are some facts and trivia that might surprise even the most devoted of Patty's Day revelers.

Patrick's Day celebrations didn't begin until 1737.

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* More people of Irish heritage live in the United States than currently live in all of Ireland. Irish-Americans living stateside predominantly reside in the North Atlantic states.

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* For 67 years, Saint Patrick's Day was a "dry" holiday in Ireland. James O'Mara, a member of Irish parliament, introduced a bill in 1903 that made Saint Patrick's Day a religious holiday in the country. Therefore, local pubs were obligated to close. The law was overturned in 1970. * According to their Web site, Hallmark has been selling green Saint Patrick's Day cards since the early 1920s, now selling as many as 15 million annually. * Contrary to popular belief, Ireland does not top the list with respect to showing Irish pride. New York City boasts the largest parade honoring the holiday and Irish heritage.

What is corned beef? At least once a year people gather to enjoy a dish that is widely associated with Irish culture. Corned beef is a meat that is customarily served alongside potatoes and cabbage. Many people understand the “beef ”part of the corned beef

“corn”comes from Anglo-Saxon times when meat was dry-cured in coarse “corns” of salt. Pellets of salt were rubbed into the meat to preserve it.

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Saint Patrick’s Day celebrations around the globe Saint Patrick’s Day is a day synonymous with celebration. Though Saint Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland, people of all ethnicities enjoy the festivities each March 17. The following are some of the more well-known Saint Patrick’s Day celebrations around the globe. * New York City. Perhaps the most famous Saint Patrick’s Day parade in the world, New York City’s annual Patty’s Day march down 5th Avenue has been around since 1762 and remains a must-see for all fans of Saint Patrick’s Day traditions. * New Orleans, Louisiana. While New Orleans might be most famous for Mardi Gras and all the revelry that accompanies it, the city also hosts a unique and raucous Saint Patrick’s Day parade. Just like Mardi Gras, the Saint Patrick’s parade in New Orleans includes floats, jazz bands and, of course, costumed revelers. * Florence, Italy. Saint Patrick’s Day celebrations in Florence are an ongoing event, with 10 days of music, food and drink. While Italian cuisine is loved the world over, during their Saint Patrick’s

Day celebrations the Florentines offer their take on Irish food and drink, making this celebration one of the world’s most unique. * Oslo, Norway. Saint Patrick’s Day festivities in Oslo include a parade past the famed Oslo Cathedral. Revelers are encouraged to dress up, as parade participants dress up like famous Irish characters and people throughout Irish history, including Saint Patrick himself. * Toronto, Canada. Though just a quarter-century old, Toronto’s Saint Patrick’s Day parade is now one of the largest in North America. Featuring more than 2,000 marchers representing 100 organizations, Toronto’s annual celebration of Saint Patrick covers roughly two miles and includes floats and lots of live music. * Seattle, Washington. The city of Seattle’s Irish Heritage Club hosts its own Saint Patrick’s Day parade and, in fact, a week of celebrations officially known as Irish Week. A two-day Irish festival includes Irish music, singing and dancing as well as several contests and activities for kids.

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In the 1800s, yeast breads were practically unheard of in rural Ireland. Yeast bread took a while to make and the results were not consistent to make it a worthwhile venture for many households. Instead, people began experimenting with baking soda as a leavening agent. Not only was it a quick way to produce the aeration necessary for bread, the results also were more consistent than using yeast.

Although soda bread can be easily purchased at a bakery or supermarket, it’s more traditional to try to bake it at home. Here is a recipe for “Irish Soda Bread With Raisins,” courtesy of Epicurious.com.

Irish Soda Bread With Raisins (Makes 1 loaf) Nonstick vegetable oil spray 2 cups all purpose flour 5 tablespoons sugar, divided 11/2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 3/4 teaspoon baking soda 3 tablespoons butter, chilled, cut into cubes 1 cup buttermilk 2/3 cup raisins

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The first soda breads featured only a few basic ingredients in addition to the baking soda, including salt, buttermilk and flour. The bread was served often with fresh, churned butter. It is a recent change to the recipe to include other flavoring agents, like sugar, currants, caraway seeds, and raisins.

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Spotlight on notable Irish-Americans There is no denying that Irish eyes are smiling come the month of March. With the widely celebrated and festive Saint Patrick’s Day arriving mid-month, the parades and shamrocks might overshadow the fact that there’s more to Irish heri-

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Crosby was an acclaimed entertainer whose contributions are still valued today, more than three decades after his death. A singer and actor, his trademark smooth,

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tainment. He passed away in 2009 from a heart attack. * James Hetfield: Fans of the popular heavy metal band Metallica are no strangers to the accomplishments of its front-man Hetfield. Hetfield co-founded the band in 1982 and since then has helped make Metallica one of the most renowned bands of this genre. The band’s hit “Enter Sandman” helped further propel the group’s popularity both in and outside of its angst-driven heavy metal fan base. * Ron Howard: One of Hollywood’s most successful directors, Howard can also lay claim to being one of its most successful child actors. Appearing in his first film in 1956 at just 18 months old, Howard went on to memorable roles such as Opie on “The Andy Griffith Show” and Richie Cunningham on “Happy Days.” While his role on “Happy Days” made him a household name, it was behind the camera where Howard’s career would truly take off. Howard’s directorial career has produced several hits, including “Splash,” “Willow,” “Apollo 13,” and “A Beautiful Mind,” which earned him the Academy Award for Best


Director. * Bill O’Reilly: A political commentator and New York-based news reporter, O’Reilly quickly made a name for himself in television news, rising up the ranks from local news stops in Scranton, PA and eventually landing his own national show, “The O’Reilly Factor,” which is consistently among cable news’ top-rated shows. O’Reilly holds two master’s degrees, one for broadcast journalism from Boston University and another in public policy from Harvard University.

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Carbohydrates:The Misunderstood Foods By: Kim Thompson, Functional Nutritionist

Should you eat carbs? Should you avoid them? What is it about carbs that we seem so addicted to?

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Carbohydrates have caused a lot of confusion in our culture thanks to the marketing gimmicks of the multi-billion dollar dieting industry we are exposed to. However, carbs are one of three macronutrients the body needs to function optimally. In subsequent articles, I will address the other two: fat and protein.

So why do we avoid them? The confusion about carbs has led us to believe that all carbs are bad, and this is not the case. Remember, complex carbs are “good” and simple carbs are “bad”. The only ones you should be avoiding are the simple carbs! The average person needs to consume 50% of their calories from carbohydrates to properly fuel the body. For a 150-pound person, that equates to about 300g per day. If you are physically active (exercise 5 times per week for 45-60 minutes), you should increase that to 60% of your total calories. If you are an athlete (training daily for over an hour most days), your requirements for carbs increase to 70% (8-10g per kg body mass). Buyer beware…excess carbohydrates will be stored as

It is important to know that carbohydrates have multiple functions in the body. First, it is an energy source to maintain bodily function in rest and during physical activity. It should be noted-it is the body’s preferred and primary source of energy. It also helps the body preserve tissue protein, meaning you will keep or increase lean body mass or muscle mass. It is a metabolism primer. Yes, you need carbs

fat so you want to be sure you are selecting the proper level of carbohydrates for your activity level. Choose a variety of complex carbs daily to fuel your body: 1-Vegetables should be consumed in large quantities! The latest recommendations are to eat 5-7 servings per day. Keep in mind that the average serving size is ½ cup, with the exception of leafy greens in which a serving is 2 cups. 2-Fruits provide a nice sweet treat or an afternoon pick me up. An apple provides the same energizing boost as a cup of coffee. Aim for 2 servings per day. 3-Legumes are not only a great source of carbs and fiber but also protein. This includes all beans, lentils, soybeans and hummus. The goal is to have at least 1 serving per day with the average serving size being a ½ cup. 4-Whole grains include rice, oats, quinoa, buckwheat and other delicious options. They are important but should be limited in serving sizes to a max of 2 per day or a maximum of 1

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* Cherry blossom: The flowers that sprout on cherry trees are some of the first signs of spring. Their pink or white buds are often a spectacle, so much so that towns and cities hold cherry blossom festivals.

* Dianthus: These vivid flowers also attract butterflies and are often a cottage garden staple. * Gypsophila: Also known as baby’s breath, these delicate flowers can serve as filler in any landscape. Pink and white varieties are available. * Impatiens: One of the bestknown plants for the garden, these annuals come in scores of colors and can generally tolerate full sun to full shade. * Larkspur: Belonging to the buttercup family, these flowers bloom in shades of white to violet.

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* Pansy: These flowers are some of the earliest spring bloomers, arriving alongside spring bulbs like tulips. * Petunias: Petunias put on a show of color through the entire season, making them a popular bedding flower.

* Columbine: These beautiful blooms attract butterflies and can be a nice part of a garden bed. * Jacob’s ladder: Variegated foliage that is dappled with violet-colored flowers can add a sweet smell and visual interest to the garden. * Primrose: These flowers come in a variety of shades, making them versatile in any garden. They also tend to attract butterflies and hummingbirds. * Sweet violet: These fragrant flowers are edible as well as attractive. These plants can self-plant, so unless a gardener wants them to spread, they should be kept contained.


Make fruits fun for kids Many parents can attest to the challenges in encouraging children to eat healthily, including incorporating plenty of fruits and vegetables into their daily diets. Children tend to become picky eaters for a number of reasons. Some children are just naturally more sensitive to taste, texture and smell of some foods. Others may learn their picky eating from parents who pick and choose among their meals. Still other children learn to be selective through bribes and punishments around mealtime. However, there needn’t been fussing and feuding over food choices -- particularly produce -- when parents employ a few creative ideas to entice children to dig into healthy foods. 1. Ask for your child’s help: Have your child ride along to the grocery store and take an active role into picking out healthy foods that he or she may be willing to try. Most nutrition experts find that if children take in interest in what they will be eating, and are instrumental in making some choices, they will have a higher rate of eating those meals and foods. 2. Understand your child’s eating habits: Some children will eat the crown of broccoli but leave aside the stems. There are kids that will eat anything as long as it’s dunked in ketchup. They maye enjoy pears as long as they are cut up into pieces with the skin removed. Pay attention to how your child likes to eat the food and present it that way. It could mean fewer arguments at the dinner table. 3. Explore new flavor combinations: Oftentimes mixing certain flavor combinations can entice children to eat foods they may have never considered trying. Just think about the popularity of fruit juices mixed with vegetable purees. Some children have an inclination toward favorite flavors or just can benefit from a little variety, which can sometimes prove challenging when produce is out of season.

4. Try creative presentations: Simply presenting the foods in a unique way can make them fun to eat. Try making fruit creations, such as “snowmen” out of stacked grapes, or orange and peach skewers. Children may be more inclined to drinking fruit smoothies mixed with yogurt, or giving foods fun names, such as banana bombs, which are just chunks of banana rolled in honey and granola. All it may take is creating a fruit face on a plate with different fruits resembling features. Try kiwi eyes, apple slices for a mouth, a blueberry nose, or whatever you come up with.

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5. Be patient with new foods: It can take a few attempts and repeated exposure to get children to try new foods, says the Mayo Clinic. Serve new foods along with children’s favorite foods, like apple slices added to a peanut butter sandwiches. Here are more ideas about incorporating these apples in tasty snacks. Crunch Apple Slices Core, cut and slice 2 Apples, crush 1/2 c of your favorite cereal like Chex or Rice Krispies, mix 1 teaspoons packed brown sugar and 2 tablespoons peanut butter together. Spread the brown sugar and peanut butter onto Apple slices and roll in cereal. Apple Kabobs Core, quarter and cube an Apple. Slice some cheese into similarly sized cubes. Skewer the apples and cheese alternately on toothpicks, adding a raisin or other dried fruit. If packing for school lunch, dip the apples into a little lemonade first to keep them from turning brown. Baked Apples Place a cored apple in a buttered ramekin. Add 1 teaspoon of butter, 1 teaspoon of brown sugar and a 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon into the center hole. Bake at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes. PULSE pulsepointpress.com MAR. 2012 15


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Spring toward Wellness

Susan Romeo, MS, RN CNY Healing Touch Holistic Health & Wellness

By Susan Romeo, RN, MS The holistic health perspective says that we are all connected. Everyone is part of an unseen matrix of energy and vitality that we not only contribute to, but that is also readily available for the refueling of our bodies, mind and spirits. This healing matrix includes humans, as well as members of the animal and plant kingdoms, the earth and sky, and the spirit of all things living and passed. One way to access this matrix consciously is through simple intent. Imagination, the beautiful gift of children, turns out to be an enormously important tool towards optimal health and wellness at any age. To some degree at least, we can actually often think ourselves healthier. More about this next time. Another way is through reaching out, virtually “springing” into this time of growth, resurrection, and creativity. We are connected to the matrix when we open ourselves to new endeavors, new ways of seeing, and new ways of listening. The resilient spirit of nature becomes easily visible once againand as a result opportunities

present themselves and we are re-energized for another year’s growth. Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote, “Adopt the pace of Nature. Her secret is patience.” Some winters, knowing patience for the coming of spring is quite a task. This year has been a comparatively easy winter here in central New York State. Yet as we approach the vernal equinox on March 20 with the coming of spring, the turning inward that characterizes winter, is already beginning its slow shift to newness. The sensitives among us can perceive it already, in the short blades of new green grass following a few warm days with our still cold nights. The naturalists have been aware of the small signs and heard the somewhat larger ones. When I was younger, I thought spring was heralded by the coming of the robins. It surely is, but actually an even earlier harbinger of the increasing light is the return of the blackbirds. Along our grassy meadows and walkways, one

can already hear the call of the redwing blackbirds as they dart from tall grass to shrub. The Canada geese have also begun their return migration, with large flocks seen heading north in their regional migration path above our own backyards. There was a time living here when I noticed that the geese timed their exodus perfectly with the coming of the fall snows, often to the day, and their return early each spring still means the harshest part of winter is over.

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So this spring, seek your own health. Spring towards wellness. Breathe deeply; take a few minutes each day knowing the patience of winter’s end. Get out and walk, however long or short your movements. Listen for the sounds of rebirth. Greet the blackbirds, the robins, the geese, and the buds on the trees. Look for the first earthworms after a cool rain. Breathe again and wait for that scent of warmth and new growth. And know you are connected with all that was, is, and ever will be.

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Finding a reliable pet sitter You’ve booked your next vacation or trip to visit family living far away, and have made all of the arrangements necessary. Except for who will watch your pet. Millions of people across North America are pet owners. Although hotels and restaurants are increasingly amenable to pets, a good number of people prefer the convenience of leaving their pet home. Pets also seem to thrive in their familiar home environments. Keeping a pet home will require the services of a pet sitter to care for the animal. At one time pet owners had limited options when it came

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Seeing Shades of Green on St. Patrick’s Day St. Patrick’s Day is all about the green. While most shades of green are acceptable for St. Patrick’s Day festivities, to be true to the holiday a person should wear the offical green of Ireland. Shamrock green, or Irish green as it’s often called, is a distinct color breakdown and part of the Irish flag and celebration coloring.

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Donna The Buffalo at The Uptown Theater By Melissa L.Walker

The ebullient rootsy zydeco bounce fest that is Donna The Buffalo stampeded into Utica on February 4th, and finally delighted fans old and new with a live taste of the herd in their very own pasture! This show was truly epic and I am feeling quite blessed to be able to share the experience of being there with you! Not that you deserve it if you weren’t there yourself. You snooze, you lose, brothers and sisters. But that’s cold, so we’ll share a little recap. After all, you know how we say here, “We Love U!” We’re never kidding about something so serious! First, a little about the venue and why you should be intrigued. If you enjoy ambiance and historic buildings, The Uptown has this in spades. It’s comfortable, homey, and loaded with visual interest. If you’ve been into The Stanley Theater just a short jog down the street, you understand how far back the culture of music and live theater runs in this town. No shortage of old, beautiful live event space here! The Uptown entering the scene as a live concert venue further

sweetens the pot! The main stage, is up behind the retractable film screen and framed by beautiful architectural detail so there is plenty of room to shake your thing in ‘the pit’. Get up in the bands’ faces and show them you are happy to be there. This place transitions seamlessly between a film house and a killer music venue! It’s urban charm meets art deco style and who minds the delicious smell of popcorn wafting through the air!? More substantial fare is also generally available on show nights and from what I’ve tasted and smelled, you won’t be disappointed. Once Donna hit the stage, the orchestra pit turned into the usual churning mass of smiling faces waving arms, backsides, and general lindy-hopping all around. With a brilliant and thoughtful set list of every song residents have held in their hearts hoping to catch, Donna ran the gambit of their material with flair and a sense of fun. The sound in this theater is second to none in this city in my opinion and it has become undoubtedly my favorite live concert venue (the Electric Company fun nonwithstanding of course!). I encourage you to take in a show at The Uptown sometime very soon and see what it is all about.


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Utica Safe Schools Healthy Students Partnership, Inc. What is Build-A-Bike? Build-A-Bike is an annual community service project put on by Utica Safe Schools where bikes are collected, then re-built on the day of the event and given away to local youth free of charge. The goal is to promote health and wellness and also provide education on how to maintain a bicycle. In 2011 we gave away 506 bicycles with a new helmet free of charge. We had just shy of 750 people attended the event. Each year the event continues to grow and this year our goal is to give away 600 bikes! We need your help to meet this goal - new or used bicycles and parts for adult and children can be brought to The Shoppes at The Finish Line located at 809 Court Street, Utica across from the Utica Brewery or any of other drop off sites.

Additional Drop Off Sites Deerfield Fire House 5476 Trenton Road Utica, NY 143502 Whitesboro American Legion Post 1113 110 Main St. Whitesboro, NY 13492 Dave’s Landscaping 3297 Rt-12b Clinton, NY 13323 Parkway Recreation Center 220 Memorial Parkway Utica, NY 13501 CNY Veteran’s Outreach Ctr 726 Washington Street Utica, NY 13502 We are currently seeking sponsors, volunteers and people who can donate bikes! To support our event call (315) 735-1345 ext 2241 or email dbuck@uticaschools.org.

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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Clinton Perfoming Arts Center, Mar 10, 7:30pm

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Black Power Mixtape, Utica College DePerno Hall, Mar 8, 7pm

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Gypsy screening, Utica Public Library, Mar 13, 6:30pm

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Expression Music & Poetry Open Mic, Utica, Headquarters, Mar 14, 8pm Bingo, Utica Sons of Italy, Mar 14, 6:30pm Bingo, Chadwicks, Willowdale Fire Company, Mar 14, 7pm Open Mic hosted by Mic Cummings, Rome, Trace’s , Mar 14, 8pm Heartbeat Duo, Rome, Bucky’s, Mar 14, 8pm “Avenue Q” open Auditions, Players of Utica Mar 14, 7pm Rebuilding Together Mohawk Valley, 363-0223ex201, Solsville, Hotel Solsville, Mar 14, 6:10pm Zoo Adventures, Utica Zoo, 738-0472, Mar 14,15, 10am So you want a Ghost Hunter?, Rome Historical Society, Mar 14, 6pm

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Enter the Haggis!, Utica, Uptown Theatre, 738-0377, Mar 17, 7pm The Secret of Kells, Hamilton Movie Theater, Mar 17, 12:30pm Hamilton College Arboretum Assoc. presents Native Plants & Sustainable Landscapes,Clinton, 859-4657, Mar 17 Annual Ice Show, Utica, the AUD, 738-0164, Mar 17-18 Open Mic, Utica, Tramontane Café, Mar. 18, 7pm Health Begins in the Gut (class)-Kim Thompson Functional Nutritionist, Utica, Jewish Community Center, Mar 18, 6-7:30pm Line dancing w/Donna, Clinton, KAC, Mar 19, 7:30pm Lecture- Mohawk Valley During the Ice Age, Rome, MVCC Plumley Complex, Mar 19, 6pm DJ Bill T, Vernon, Leopard Lounge, Mar 19, 9pm Lecture-Personal Finance, Rome, MVCC Plumley Complex, Mar 20, 4pm

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Fashion Show, Utica, MVCC Theater (Info Tech bldng), Mar 21, 2pm Bingo, Utica Sons of Italy, Mar 21, 6:30pm Bingo, Chadwicks, Willowdale Fire Co., Mar 21, 7pm Open Mic Hosted by Mic Cummings, Rome, Trace’s, Mar 21, 8pm Hearbeat Duo, Rome, Bucky’s, Mar 21, 8pm Zumba w/Debbie Trzepacz, Clinton, KAC, Mar 21, 9:30am Lyp Service Karaoke, Schuyler, Mr. McGills, Mar 21, 9pm DJ/VJ Karaoke Party w/ Sound Investment DJ, Utica, Dick Smith’s tavern, Mar 21, 8:30pm Open Irish Music Session, Rome, The Mill, Mar 21, 7:30pm Ronnie Jordan (Comedian), Utica, MVCC snack bar, Mar 21, 8:30pm Expression Music & Poetry Open Mic, Utica, Headquarters, Mar 21, 8pm Home School Classes at the Utica Zoo, 738-0472, Mar21, 10am-12pm Justice McBride, New Hartford, Piggy Pat’s BBQ, Mar 22, 8pm Open Mic Night, Rome, The Snubbing Post, Mar 22, 9:30pm Karaoke & Music Lounge, Utica, Headquarters, Mar 22, 7pm DJ/VJ Karaoke Party w/ Sound Investment DJ, Washington Mills, Packy’s Pub, Mar 22, 8:30pm Vactrax, Rome, Delvecchio’s, Mar 22, 9:30pm


Utica Poet’s Society, Utica, Tramontane Café, Mar 22, 7:30pm Line Dancing w/Paul, Clinton, KAC, Mar 22, 7pm Hello Dolly, Herkimer Jr/Sr High, Mar 22-24 7:30pm Yorkville Seniors Exercise Class, Municipal bldng, Mar 22, 10am Recycled Art Challenge, Rome Art & Comm. Cntr, 336-1040, Mar 22-Apr 27 Rumours (play), Barneveld, Unity Hall, 896-4465, Mar 22-24 Fourth Annual Ladies Night Out, Alzheimer’s Assoc. (Central NY Chapter), Whitesboro, Harts Hill Inn, Mar 22, 5:30-8:30pm God of Carnage (play), Utica, Players of Utica, 724-7624, Mar 23-25 Garnet Rodgers, Clinton, KAC Coffeehouse, Mar 23, 8pm T.G.I.F. Flashback Friday Rock N’ Dance party w/ dj Sugarbear, Rome, Legends Sports bar, Mar 23, 9:30pm

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Autumn Fire, Brass Knuckle InterCourse and Nine Ball, Utica, The Electric Company, Mar 30, 10pm

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Jesus Christ Superstar, Rome Free Academy, Mar 30, 7:30pm

DJ/VJ Karaoke Party w/ Sound Investment DJ, Utica, Dick Smith’s Tavern, Mar 28, 8:30pm

9th Annual Science & Technology Fair, Utica Children’s Museum, 724-6129, Mar 31, 9:30am-12:30pm

Cold Mountain, Hamilton Movie Theater, 228-6944, Mar 29, 5:30pm , Dinner & discussion to follow at the Colgate Book Store

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For Sale By Owner Palatine Bridge, NY (exit 29 NYS Thruway)

4,000 square Ft Single family home on quiet deadend street overlooking the beautiful Cherry Valley Mountains. Village water and sewer. 1.6 acres. Nicely landscaped. Inground pool, beautiful private concrete patio area, vinyl siding, well insulated, roof less than 15 years old, 4 bedrooms, laundry room and 2 baths up, Main floor has extremely large family room with Tennesee Flat Rock Fireplace W/hardwood floors, large living room, large dining room, kitchen with Wood Mode cabinets, newly remodeled powder room, slate floor foyer. Large double front doors make dramatic statement. Several new high efficiency windows, 2 car attached garage and 2 stall detached garage at rear of property perfect for your “toys”. Full basesment with full height ceilings (dry). 3 zone natural gas hot water baseboard heat. This home was built by the Burgess’ Contracting Company so nothing but the best went into it. Nice neighborhood. Minutes to shopping but seems like you are in the country when you are home. 3 minutes to exit 29 of NYS Thruway, 50 minute commute to exit 31 (Utica) or 24 (Albany). Nearby: Otsego Lake, Cooperstown, Saratoga, Hiking in the Adirondacks, Mohawk River with beautiful park and boat launch just a minute from your front door, Canajoharie Central School district, Bike trail, Turning Stone Casino (6o minutes), Arkell Museum and Art Gallery (1 minute), Wintergreen Park, quaint- ever growing Sharon Springs (20 minutes). Owner relocating, must sell. Serious inquiries only please. Listing with realtor in one month. Asking $294,500. Call Janet Stanley at 315-525-3582 or email janet.stanley@me.com. PULSE pulsepointpress.com MAR. 2012 31


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