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Savoring Autumntime by Sharry L. Whitney

Autumn is my favorite time of year, a bittersweet end to the long days of summer. It’s the time of year when I reacquaint myself with the kitchen after a busy summer of being outdoors. Summer dinners consist of assembling garden salads, outdoor grilling, and dining out (my favorite). Now I slow down and start savoring soup-making and baking again. Thank you, Denise Szarek, for the many recipes I look forward to trying! With evening setting in earlier, I find myself taking the time for reading, planning, and organizing again. I’ve been working on creating itineraries that include ideas for day trips to local towns and villages. We’ve discovered so many hidden treasures over the years, I’m finding it fun putting together different adventures. I’ve come up with three tour themes: “Art Lovers,” “History Buffs,” and “Adventure Seekers.” Of course, people can mix-andmatch as they like. Our first series will appear in the mid-October MVL e-newsletter. Be sure to sign up by sending an email to: mvlnewsletter@hotmail.com The October newsletter will be issue #1. It was supposed to premier in September. Did I mention that autumn is my time for organizing? •

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As we enjoy the bright and beautiful autumn colors painting the Mohawk Valley in rich shades of red, yellow, and orange, don’t forget to take a last look at the summer constellations before they disappear. Over the past few months did you notice areas of the night sky always seem to have cloudy regions? Well, that isn’t clouds, it’s our home galaxy–the Milky Way! A galaxy is a vast collection of stars, planets, moons, rocky and icy bodies, gas, and dust bound together by gravity. Galaxies vary in size, shape, age, and composition, and it is estimated there are at least 200 billion galaxies in the universe. However, a new study by a team of astronomers who re-evaluated images taken by the Hubble Space Telescope and observatories reports the number is likely 2 trillion galaxies! During the summer and fall, the Milky Way stretches from the Southwest to the Northeast. The name originated long ago; the Greeks named it a milky circle, while the Romans called it the road of milk. They and other ancient astronomers suspected the glow was from stars, but it wasn’t until Galileo pointed his primitive telescope at the Milky Way that their theories were confirmed. Astronomer Edwin Hubble (namesake of the Hubble Space Telescope) and his ground-breaking research in the early 1900s gave us a better understanding of galaxies and the universe. The Milky Way is a “barred” spiral gal-

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axy. If we could look down at it from space it would look like a large, but thin, pinwheel sparkler. In the middle is a bright and bulging bar, illuminated by the light from stars. The Milky Way over Badlands National Park At the center is a supermassive black hole, By Chuck Higgins, MVAS member a violent place where stars are consumed by its immense crushing force. Spiraling out of the ends of the bar are four large “arms” of theImage galaxy, theW.glowing and and some dimmer bands. Earth and our so- Voorwerp. Hanny’s Credit:where NASA, ESA, Keel, Galaxystars Zoo Team lar system reside in one of those arms, about gases leave their trail across the sky. An intwo-thirds away from the center of the gal- teresting region is in the Southwestern sky axy. Our Sun is one of about four billion near constellation Sagittarius, also known as the “teapot,” where steam appears to be stars in the galaxy. Now for some fun with numbers. In as- coming out of the spout. Just above and to tronomy, distances are often expressed us- the right of the spout is an unusually large ing the term “light year.” That’s the distance and bright patch. That is the center bulge of a beam of light travels in one year. In one our galaxy. second, a beam travels 186,000 miles and In October 2018, the James Webb Space almost 6 trillion miles in a year! Our gal- Telescope (JWST) is scheduled to launch. axy is 100,000 light years across, and when This complex spacecraft with extremely you multiply that by 6 trillion it’s a number sensitive instruments is sure to unlock many difficult to comprehend. Also consider this: mysteries of our galaxy and the universe. The New Horizons spacecraft holds the re- What will we learn? cord for the fastest spacecraft ever launched Wishing you clear skies! • at over 36,300 mph. It took almost 10 years to travel 3 billion miles to Pluto! Looks like Join MVAS on October 14 at New we’d better wait for warp drive and the Star Hartford’s Sherrill Brook Park, Rte. Trek starship USS Enterprise to be invented. Everything you see in the night sky, ex12 S, New Hartford from 7:30 p.m. to cept one object, is in our galaxy. That excep11 p.m. Our telescopes will be set up tion is called Andromeda, the closest galaxy on the basketball court. to our own located near constellation Cassiopeia. When we look toward the cloudy The event is free. Milky Way we are looking at the flat plane

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I was at a wine tasting event when I first encountered DikinDurt Distillery. I tasted some of its product and liked it. I was particularly interested in the fact that they were the first distillery in Herkimer County, and that they were located right in Herkimer. How could I resist visiting? Additionally, it seemed like an excellent place for Mohawk Valley Girl to write about. I’ve done wineries and breweries. A distillery would be great! On a recent Friday, my friend Kim Darling and I took a ride out. We walked into the rustic tasting room and were greeted by Elizabeth Stack, one of the co-owners. We saw from a sign on the wall that she could only give us three ¼ oz. shots. “So, we’ll just have to come back another day to taste the others,” I said. She agreed. We looked through a window at the distillery. We noticed some lovely plump blackberries to be used to infuse the moonshine. Ooh, they looked good. Elizabeth told us they were from Fairfield, and the blueberries they used were from Steuben Hill. The honey for the Honey Buzz Moonshine is Ford’s Honey from Newport. The Maple Syrup in the Toasted Maple Moonshine is from Tim Demeree in Little Falls. Obviously, it is important to them to use local ingredients whenever possible, another thing to make them near and dear to Mohawk

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Hannah Kang Hometown: Columbus, Ohio Current Town: Syracuse Instrument: violin Education: Hannah will be in her senior year at Christian Brothers Academy. Age when started music: 7 Influences: I began music through the wishes of my parents who had not been able to take music. My mother wished to live her dream through me, and started me off on piano at age 5. Early on, I fell in love with the violin and it no longer just became something my parents wanted me to do, but something that I could enjoy. Personal Quote: I am personally so glad that I had the opportunity to begin music. I hope that music is something that everyone will take the time to start, no matter what age. Music allows for one to have a sense of passion and love, which is something that I hope for everyone. Upcoming Performance: All-State Concert in Rochester

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FAMILY fun

Apple Picking

North Star Orchards offers free wagon rides to the orchards the first three weekends in October

Photos and captions by Melinda Karastury

Dan Crissey pulls the cart filled with the family’s haul of apples.

Lucas Crissey takes a big bite or the crisp juicy apple.

North Star Orchards 4741 State Route 233, Westmoreland (315) 853-1024 www.northstarorchards.com

U-pick apples and pumpkins will be available Saturdays & Sundays starting Saturday Sept. 30th (Free Wagon Rides through October 15) U-pick will be available the first 4 weeks in October

Kaydence Crissey presents the perfect apple to her mom.

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Visit us at the farmers markets this summer! Whitesboro (Mon.), Cottage Lawn in Oneida (Tues.) and Clinton (Thurs.) www.shawsmapleproducts.com

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Kaydence Crissey nearly fills up the ½ peck bag to bring home for eating and baking pies and apple crisp.

Alana Karastury and Kaydence Crissey find a couple perfectly ripe apples to pick.

Eliana, Alana, and Dan take a seat at a picnic table in the pavilion to snack on popcorn and cider slushies.

The Crissey family navigates the large market filled with local produce.

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See over 60 vintage and modern tractors and other machinery. Enjoy games and activities for children. Watch the tractors parade through the museum grounds on Sunday at noon. Ride the Empire State Carousel. Get great food and drink in the Crossroads Café. Tractor Fest is included with your paid museum admission. Adults (13-64) $12, Seniors (65+) $10.50, Children (7-12) $6, Children (6 and under) and museum members are free.


North Star Orchards is an old-fashioned farm market started by the Joseph family as a roadside stand in 1986.

Left to right: Michael, George, and Jonathan Joseph

The matriarch of the Joseph clan, Elaine Joseph, keeps the well-oiled machine running smoothly.

The on-site bakery has delicious baked goods including their signature apple cider cake and cider donuts.

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Friday night dinners featuring our famous fresh haddock fish fry! Full menu available - Serving every Friday 4-8:30

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A stone’s throw away from North Star is Seymour’s Diner. 4836 State Route 233, Westmoreland. Open: Monday through Saturday 5:30am-2pm; Sunday 6:30am-1pm.

Seymour’s Wild Hog’s BBQ is a bright, airy restaurant with a wraparound counter. It has a down-home feel and a warm and welcoming staff.

Chef and owner Burt Seymour smiles brightly from the kitchen while serving us up some delicious BBQ!

Cook Kevin Medina comes out from the kitchen to greet us. Seymour’s “Hog Wild BBQ” pork sandwich is perfectly smoked and delicious!

A strawberry shortcake!

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downtown utica

what’s up downtown! by michelle truett

mōtus

234 Genesee Street

Alisha and JD Smith, and Vince and Emmie Petronio, the power couples behind mōtus

MUSEUM & COUNTRY STORE

See Remington firearms and artifacts from the 1800s to today. Shop for clothing, hats, and souvenirs in the Country Store. 14 Hoefler Avenue, Ilion (315) 895-3200 FREE! Mon-Fri. 8am-5pm (store closes 4:30pm)

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In a garden, amongst the beans and carrots, lives a young tomato who just doesn’t fit in. Follow his adventures as he wanders into the depths of the garden and learns about jealousy, appreciation, and fate from the other garden dwellers. Available at: Amazon Your purchase of this book helps www.barnesandnoble.com local author and artist Autumn Kuhn and www.rosedogbookstore.com pay off her student loans. (Rose Dog offers free shipping!)

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Two young couples have been hard at work creating a new space and a phenomenal menu that you’re going to love. In mid-October, downtown Utica will welcome its newest restaurant – mōtus. The name means “change” or “movement,” and that is exactly what’s going on. The mōtus team is Vincent and Emmie Petronio and Jeff “JD” and Alisha Smith, who range in age from 28 to 33 years old. Vincent and JD are co-executive chefs, Emmie will take the helm as general manager and Alisha will be the service director. JD and Vincent have always dreamed about having their own business and with the current climate of downtown Utica, there’s no better place or moment in time to do it. They’re all in and ready for the intense 80 to 90-hours weeks that a new restaurant will require. With two small children in one family and one on the way in the other, they are in for quite the adventure! Vince is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) and interned at Blue Hill at Stone Barns under Chef Dan Barber. JD went through the Culinary Management program at MVCC and has been working in Central New York restaurants since he was 14 years old. Both chefs recently worked at The Tailor & the Cook in Bagg’s Square, which is where they met. Mōtus will serve locally sourced, farmer-friendly food, following responsible practices. The menu is divided into a couple categories: “To Start” and “Something More.” The starters are more than just appetizers – they are fully composed dishes in smaller portions, encouraging you to mix and match. Dishes are an ode to classic pub fare with a twist. They will always have a burger on the menu, but the toppings and flavor will change based on the season or their imagination. They will have veggie and vegan options along with foraged foods, a chef’s table selection with five courses, and an optional pairing will always be available. The entire menu will change frequently, giving you reason to come back! What you had last week at mōtus may not be on the menu the next time you come in. They will have the latest menus on their website: www.motusutica. com The space is urban, rustic, and “Manhattan” with a touch of farmhouse. The black, gray, and white décor sets a perfect background for comfortable dining. A large window gives you a view into the kitchen so you can watch the preparation. They can seat 40 at tables and another nine at the bar, which offers full service. In

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the spring, outdoor patio space will make room for another 16 seats outside. The team has sought out local vendors for more than just the food. Their banquettes were made in Rome. The ceiling boasts exposed sustainably harvested wood from the Adirondacks. The artwork they have selected makes the space look like a hybrid of restaurant and art gallery with each piece perfectly chosen and hung. Joe Corasanti was instrumental in curating the interior – he is a friend of the couples and on the board of Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute. An impressive exterior sign is being made by Meyda Tiffany using reclaimed wood from their crates, and copper and antique nails. (It will of course feature their iconic pig logo!) And we can’t forget the bar… it’s the absolute focal point of the restaurant with a gorgeous mirrored white quartz top and comfortable bar stools that are ergonomically delightful for sitting, eating, drinking, and socializing. They will have six New York State beers on tap, rotating what our local breweries have in season, along with other great bottled beer options. They will craft 8-12 seasonal cocktail changes and offer housemade infusions. Everything they can make in house, they will. Two wines on tap will also welcome you – one white and one red – and other by-the-glass New York wine options will be on the menu. The bar at mōtus is where it’s at. You will be able to find mōtus on Open Table for reservations. We expect that they will be very busy once the doors open, so be sure to use the reservation system to assure you get a seat at this wonderfully thought out and one-of-a-kind place. Support local, support young entrepreneurs and enjoy great food and drink. Salute! • Once fully open, they will welcome guests from Tuesday – Saturday. The bar will open at 4:30pm, dinner will be served from 5-10pm and then a late night menu will be available from 10pm – midnight. They are hoping to appeal to the others in the service industry after they get out of work, plus the many residents that will be moving downtown into the Winston Building right next door and other new residences.

A Colorful Assortment of Mums and Unique Specialty Pumpkins!

Colorful artwork stands out against the sleek black, white, and gray interior of mōtus

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GAllery GUIDE

Detail of Barracuda Bar by Utica native, Victor Lenuzza. There is an artist reception for an exhibit of Lenuzza’s work at the Cogar Gallery at Herkimer College at 5pm on Friday, October 13th.

Recent Photographs by Pamela Underhill Karaz

Utica Camera Club Annual Members Exhibit, and UC Student Photographers

Reception: Sat., Nov. 4, 11am-3pm Premiering new work including intimate scenes of wildlife.

October 20 - December 1, 2017 Reception: Friday, October 27, 1-6pm

Adirondack Art & Picture Framing

Edith Langley Barrett Art Gallery

War Log: The Lt. Eugene Vickary WWII Collection

Victor Lenuzza, Drawings and Paintings

Utica College 1600 Burrstone Road, Utica, NY (315) 792-5289 www.utica.edu/gallery

8211 State Route 12, Barneveld, NY www.adirondackart.com

Through Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2017

October 4 - November 3, 2017 Artist’s reception: Fri., October 13, 5-7pm

Canajoharie native Vickary was a navigator for the Air Force. His plane was shot down and he was taken prisoner. He was liberated by American soldiers on April 29, 1945.

Cogar Gallery

McLaughlin College Center, Herkimer College 100 Reservoir Rd., Herkimer, NY (315) 792-7819 www.herkimer.edu/cogar

Arkell Museum

2 Erie Boulevard, Canajoharie, NY (518) 673-2314 www.arkellmuseum.org

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Berry Hill Book Shop

Over 75,000 used books!

2349 Rte 12-B, Deansboro, NY 315-821-6188 Open Tues-Sat 10-5 dls@berryhillbookshop.com

FRIENDLY BAKE SHOP Happy

Halloween! “Quality is our Specialty”

The Viti Brothers

122 E. Main St., Frankfort

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Maureen O’Leary Through October 28, 2017 Artist talk: Sat., September 30, 1pm “My work examines domesticity as well as ordinary, unremarkable events.”

Earlville Opera House

18 East Main Street, Earlville, NY (315) 691-3550 www.earlvilleoperahouse.com

American Folk Art: Seven Decades of Collecting September 16 - December 31, 2017

Regarded as one of the most comprehensive and significant assemblages of American folk art in the United States, this exhibition includes select items from the collection such as weathervanes, portraits, and pottery.

Fenimore Art Museum

5798 Highway 80, Cooperstown, NY (607) 547-1400 www.fenimoreartmuseum.org

Carl DeFranco, Photography October 4-27, 2017 Reception: Wed., October 4, 5-7pm

Fusion Art Gallery

8584 Turin Rd, Rome, NY (315) 338-5712 www.photoshoppeofrome.com

Catharine Westlake, “Sight > Insight.” October 12-31, 2017 Opening: Thurs., Oct. 12, 5-7:30pm

Kirkland Town Library

55 1/2 College Street, Clinton, NY (315) 853- 2038 www.kirklandtownlibrary.org

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ROAST AND TOAST OF BOIlERMAKER PRESIDENT

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FOOD TRUCKS, lIVE MUSIC & MORE!

Sun | Oct 1 | 5:30 pm

A national juried exhibition demonstrating the depth and breadth of contemporary quilting.

October 14th - November 12th, 2017

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BROADWAY UTICA PRESENTS

A GENTlEMAN’S GUIDE TO lOVE & MURDER Oct 24 & 25 at 7:30 pm DR. SEUSS’ HOW THE GRINCH STOlE CHRISTMAS - THE MUSICAl Nov 14 & 15 at 7:30 pm For more information and to purchase tickets visit broadwayutica.com

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Geometry in Motion: Leon Polk Smith, Works on Paper

Whirled in Motion

October 7 - December 31, 2017

The exhibition features mobiles by Chris Ottman, paintings & whirligigs by Carol Ann Henderson, and a mechanical sculpture by James Leonard.

Through October 22, 2017

Smith’s work is always in motion; they are impressive in scale, with lively, expansive compositions that are full of joie de vivre.

The Old Blacksmith Shop Gallery

Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute

7347 Route 28, Schuyler Lake, NY (315) 858-6086 Thurs-Fri, 2-7; Sat 12-6, Sun 2-6

310 Genesee Street, Utica, NY (315) 797-0000 www.mwpai.org

Quilts Unlimited 2017

American Realism, John Bentham Photography

October 14 - November 12, 2017 Reception: Fri., October 13, 5pm-7pm 30th annual exhibit demonstrates the depth and breadth of the quilting art form.

October 6 - 29, 2017 Reception: Fri., October 6 5:30-7:30pm

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mohawk valley food

sheri’s eastside diner

Sheri’s Eastside Diner is located east of Utica on Bleecker St. across from the Masonic Campus—a quick drive on Route 5s to the Turner St. exit.

story and photos by Jorge L. Hernández

A fried egg is a fried egg is a fried egg. But when food is served up following tried and true recipes with attention to detail, even that simple fried egg can set a diner apart from the plethora of breakfast options in the region. The relatively new Sheri’s EastSide Diner on Bleecker Street in Utica aims to make that mark. Open since May, diner owner Sheri Rice of North Utica credits the diner’s two seasoned cooks with the success of its offerings. “If it wasn’t for them, we wouldn’t be here,” Sheri says. Roberto Acevedo, originally from Caguas, Puerto Rico, brings 17 years of experience to the job. “I like to cross Caribbean with American fusion,” Roberto says of his flavorful cooking. His sidekick, Eric Beasock, is no lightweight either, with 11 years in his cook’s cap. “My specialty is breakfast,” Eric says. “I’ve always been an egg person and like cooking in general, no matter what it is.” The duo proves to be a successful combination. Sheri agrees that “Communication is key.” When quizzed about the sausage gravy entrée, Eric and Roberto add that it’s all about the roux. “You gotta make it tasty so that it’s not just flour and water. There’s something about the flavor of the good local pork sausage that makes the flavor stand out,” the pair, also both of Utica, says practically in unison. Sheri also makes up the wait staff, with help from mother Linda Rice. Sheri’s husband, John Rice, works full time elsewhere but quips that he’s been known to chop up onions and peppers on weekends. “It was Sheri’s dream to own a diner,” John says. “She ran a diner before and always wanted to do it.” He credits their ongoing business to a growing list of regulars. “A lot of them come every day,” he says. “I guess they like to be tormented by Sheri,” he jokes. Sheri agrees, somewhat: “They put up with us” she says. “Our customers become like family.” The diner offers the usual breakfast items, along with light lunch fare like deli sandwiches, hamburgers, and salads, along with daily specials like scalloped potatoes and ham on most Mondays and the Friday fish fries and macaroni and

Owner Sheri Rice and husband John Rice

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cheese. Fridays and weekend breakfasts are the busiest times at the diner, and the most popular menu choice are among the ones sampled on this visit. The ubiquitous local favorite of a Giambrotte proves to be a steaming scrambled mountain of peppers, onions, mushrooms, cheese, hot sausage, eggs, greens, and home fries served with toast. No one would certainly go hungry with this one, though for the truly bigger appetites there’s an even larger variation called the Gut Buster with a base of six eggs. Next up is the veggie omelet, with mushrooms, peppers, onions, spinach, broccoli, and tomatoes, served with toast and home fries or hash browns. It’s a flavor-packed younger cousin version of the Giambrotte, but served in the traditional omelet fold. Sheri then offers up a generous portion of sausage gravy and home-made biscuits, normally served with two eggs of choice, to round up the sampling of three of her diner’s most requested menu choices. It proves to be a wallop of old-fashioned stick-tothe-ribs and clean-the-plate goodness. When complimented that the sausage gravy and biscuits are the best tasted anywhere, Roberto and Eric high-five each other, completing the movement with a chest thump. Now, that’s the type of place I’d want to continue to visit from the dozens of diners Valley-wide that serve the pervasive fried eggs. •

Mother Linda Rice busy helping out the team

Sheri’s EastSide Diner 2199 Bleecker St., Utica •315-790-5250

Open Mon - Thurs and Sat: 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Fri: 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Giambrotte with toast

Veggie omelet with marbled rye toast

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Mohawk Valley Nature

october forest story and photos by Matt Perry October is one of the most changeable months of the year. We start the month with most foliage still green and intact on the trees, but we end the month with virtually all leaves on the ground. In between we get to enjoy one of the most extraordinary spectacles of the Northeastern forests. This is the moment in nature when all agree that the trees steal the show. Of course, to some naturalists, trees are always show stealers, but when in unison they turn a spectacular range of colors, suddenly everyone else seems to take notice of them. Years ago, I recall driving all around the countryside trying to get the finest view of peak fall color. My journeys led me to the mountains in the north and to the rolling hills in the south. I’ve since come to learn that I can satisfy all my fall

foliage desires in a single location. Trekking up our nature preserve’s hillside field and then looking back at our own valley can provide me with Great Blue Heron perches high in a tree over the beaver pond about all the fall beauty I could ever want. One of the more interesting aspects based solely on a splash of color they of the autumn foliage phenomenon is that produce on some remote hillside. The the trees become identifiable at a great dis- foliage of Bitternut Hickory trees turn a tance and that’s because they all suddenly light lemon yellow and they are easily become color coded. I enjoy immensely distinguished from the yellow-green folithe ability to identify distant groves of age of the Box Elders, or the bright goldhickories, aspens, oaks, and butternuts, en yellow of some Sugar Maples. While

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the color of hickories in fall seems to vary little from tree to tree, the color of the Sugar Maples can be quite variable. A maple’s color may range from gold to orange to deep red. Despite that, Sugar Maples remain distinctive in their hues and in the shapes of their crowns and so they are only rarely misidentified. One of the unsung heroes of our fall foliage is most definitely the White Ash, which is extremely variable in the colors and hues it displays in fall. However, the ash, like its relatives in the maple family, somehow remains distinctive and easy to identify no matter what color its foliage takes on. The colors that White Ash trees turn can be likened to pastels. They are softer in tone than the vibrant shades that maples exhibit. With the ash there would also seem to be a more obvious contrast between the upper and

In the forest the leaf colors change more slowly due to milder temperatures and less wind

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under side of each leaf. When the wind hits the ash’s relatively thin leaflets they pitch and twist and the effect on the tree’s crown is to make it shimmer. In fall, an individual White Ash Tree may turn gold, bronze, peach, salmon, copper, scarlet, purple, maroon, or a dozen other subtle hues. What makes my appreciation even greater for the ash’s contribution to the autumnal spectacle is knowing that for us it may be in the midst of its final performances. As a seemingly innocuous alien beetle called the Emerald Ash Borer takes hold in the Mohawk Valley, it will start the indiscriminate destruction of all ash trees. It’s very possible that in less than a generation, we will have no ash trees lending color to our local hillsides. Of course, the ash trees are important habitat trees as well and they make up a

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significant percentage of the standing trees in our local forests and woodlots. Their seeds, called samaras, are eaten by a wide variety of wildlife and their branches and trunks provide homes for scores of native animals. State foresters tell us that there is no effective method of combating the beetles, especially in forest situations. If they are correct, this will ultimately be a loss we will have to suffer. My advice to all is to venture outdoors and learn to identify your local White Ash trees. Appreciate them to the fullest extent while you can. Autumn will certainly not be the same without them. •

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I just love, love, love beets! Pickled, Harvard, roasted, steamed, and raw–never met a beet I didn’t love. And now with the search for heritage seeds we now have so many choices besides the standard heirloom “Detroit Red,” even though I have to say it is one of my favorites! I hear you naysayers out there groaning right about now! Why, sure, some who disdain beets have lived an ordinary life with some fulfillment and fleeting glimpses of happiness. But pure joy come from eating beets! Here is a list of our favorite beet varieties for the home garden: Detroit Red–heirloom (matures in 58 days). Little Ball (50 days) and Mini Ball (54 days)--whose roots get to the size of a silver dollar, thus extremely sweet. Cylindria (60 days)--whose shape results in slices of equal size. Touchstone Gold (55 days)–is a new variety with small yellow roots and retain their color after cooking. Golden (55 days)–has a lovely buttery

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Utica Peregrine Falcons’ 2017 Nesting Season, Part 1 story &photos by matt perry

Watching live video from raptor nests on the Internet is something that many people do these days. Even among my own circle of acquaintances, I can count on a few folks to provide me with updates on Washington’s Bald Eagles or Cornell’s Red-tailed Hawks. Intelligence also comes my way from scores of other nests from points around the globe. It’s all fascinating stuff, but I confess that I never got into the habit of watching nests on my computer; that is, until we had placed our own web cameras on the Peregrine Falcon nest site in downtown Utica. As a veteran nest watcher (and I mean someone that watches nests in person and not via internet streaming), I am constantly astounded by the sheer amount of data and behavioral information that can be gleaned from nest cam video. It’s no exaggeration to say that it has revolutionized our understanding of breeding raptors. This is the fourth consecutive year that Utica’s resident pair of Peregrine Falcons 40

(Astrid and Ares) have nested in Downtown Utica. Each year we have been able to share their experience through the Utica Peregrine Falcon Project’s website and its web cameras. As a devotee of our falcon nest cam and as a staunch advocate of raptor conservation, I can tell you that falcon behavior never gets old. In fact, we learn new things every season, including some information not found in the available literature on peregrines. Some of the behavior is subtle and would likely have gone unnoticed if the birds and their nest were being monitored the old-fashioned way, say by someone hiding on a bluff with a spotting scope trained on a distant nest ledge. In this two-part article, I am sharing the log of the Utica Peregrine Falcons’ daily activities through the 2017 breeding season. For the sake of being concise, this chronicle will not include all days or, in some cases, complete entries, but will include those deemed significant or interesting. My goal

in relaying the falcon’s experience in this manner is to create an intimate portrait of their home life. Hopefully, the reader will agree that it captures some of the raw drama and intensity inherent in the life of a wild raptor. March 26: Astrid was much more sedentary today, although she largely shunned the nest box. We recognize this behavior from previous years and it most likely means she is getting close to laying her first egg of the season. By contrast, Ares visited the box at least a dozen times today while still managing to keep close tabs on his mate. Today the pair mated seven times. Typically the number of times they mate increases as egg laying time approaches. Two days before, they mated no less than 11 times! As part of their continuing courtship rituals, Ares brought Astrid at least two food tributes: one was a starling and the other a bat. March 29: Astrid spent most of last night in the nest box, but again she didn’t lay


an egg. The morning was action packed. First, a Turkey Vulture flew low through the downtown “canyon” and that elicited a warning cackle from Astrid. A little while later, a male American Kestrel came through, momentarily landed on the State Building, and then flew directly in front of the pair in an almost taunting manner. Shortly after that, a yearling Peregrine Falcon came onto the scene with prey in its talons. The intruder landed on the east face of the State Building, where it brazenly began plucking and eating its meal on a window ledge. Both Astrid and Ares went into full hazing mode. They repeatedly dove at the young bird for the better part of an hour and a half. All the while the stranger remained out of reach, tucked into a deep window ledge. Interestingly, Astrid and Ares took a few breaks from their hazing efforts to come to the nest box and perform courtship or “ledge” displays. They also mated twice. Finally, following another 10 minutes of intense hazing, the intruder fled its sanctuary and headed southeast. March 30: Astrid came to the nest box last evening and appeared ready to lay her first egg of the 2017 season. However, looks can be deceiving and she left the box

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at around 1 a.m. with no egg on the nest. Ares came to the box before dawn with a fresh woodcock. He tried to convince his mate to come and take it, but she declined. A little later on he tried again, that time with some unrecognizable hunk of prey. Clearly, this fit the bill. She accepted the gift and took it over to the hotel ledge to eat it. In the late morning, Astrid spent a lot of time at the nest box. She and Ares performed four ledge displays in the course of 90 minutes, which might be a new record. Even though Astrid was obviously full, Ares encouraged her to take even more food. He brought over a bat and when she wouldn’t take it, he stood next to her in the box and tried to feed it to her a piece at a time, much as an adult would feed a nestling. March 31: Astrid came to the nest box at 4 a.m. on Friday. She didn’t act like she was ready to lay an egg, so we had no expectations. Rain was coming down steadily, so Astrid kept tight to a ledge on the west face of the State Building. Ares desperately tried coaxing her back to the box, but she wouldn’t budge. He tried wailing, bringing food, and buzzing by her at high speed. It seemed he tried everything short of bringing her flowers, but there was no rousing his mate. Finally during mid-afternoon, the rain slowed down and Astrid participated in a ledge display at the box. In the subsequent two hours the pair mated five times! At 6 p.m., Astrid finally accepted the woodcock that Ares first tried to give her in the early morning. April 1: Astrid spent the entire night in the box, but again failed to produce an egg. The pair was together at the box a few times in the predawn hours and even mated on the nest box perch in the darkness and fog. Ares always makes a particular chatter call when they mate and so, whether or not we see it, we know when a mating occurs. In the late morning, the Utica Peregrine Falcon Project held a public walk around the falcon’s canyon and the birds didn’t disappoint.

Astrid takes over incubation from Ares Both falcons were spotted flying around the downtown area and Ares, in particular, put on a top-notch air show. The pair mated at the box and on the steeple and to the delight of all observers, they converged at the box and performed a ledge display. Toward the end of the walk, an immature male peregrine followed Ares as he flew in to join Astrid at the box. That was unexpected! The stranger was quickly escorted out. By early evening, Astrid was again cloistered in the nest box, but this time she wasn’t fooling around (even though technically it was April Fool’s Day.) By 6:50 p.m. she had laid the first egg of the 2017 nesting season. April 2: For the first time in nearly a year, we began the day with an egg in the nest box. Astrid had remained in the box all night long. Just before 6 a.m., Ares flew up to the box perch and we believe this was his first opportunity to see the new egg. He fussed over it for a short time and even settled down on it as if he was going to incubate. Of course, leaving the egg uncovered for extended periods is normal at this time. Full incubation doesn’t typically begin until after half the clutch has been laid. This helps ensure that the intervals between the hatches will be relatively short and that the difference in size of the nestlings won’t be so great. That in turn lessens competition

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for food and increases survival chances for younger nestlings. April 3: Astrid spent last night at the nest box but left at 3:30 a.m. when Ares arrived with her breakfast. She left the box, but didn’t take the food. It was very dark out and we could barely discern it on our roof camera, but it looked like they tried to mate on the State Building before 5 a.m., which may be a record early time for that kind of

thing. In the late morning a chatter-type alarm call given by Ares was probably in response to some other species of raptor (not a peregrine) migrating over the downtown area. March through May is migration season for raptors, and so this kind of thing is expected. Thankfully, the afternoon was much less contentious. Astrid was seen drinking water from puddles on the hotel ledge no less than three times. We’ve noticed that her water intake increases during the egg-laying period. April 4: Astrid spent the night in the nest box again last night and at 6:45 a.m. she produced her second egg of the season. What was different this time was that Ares was present at the box when the egg was laid. In the course of four seasons, Astrid has laid a total of 14 eggs (up to this point) and this was the only one Ares witnessed. Astrid was more vocal when laying this egg and we think it may have been a more uncomfortable experience than usual for her. She did seem fine afterward. Later in the day, rain served to tap down the falcons’ activity levels. Although Astrid’s dislike of rain is somewhat legendary, she does revel in the occasional shower. While standing on the ledge she spread out her wings and took

a good drenching. April 6: It was very rainy off and on today–mostly on! Despite that, the falcons had a fairly active day. It started early with Ares bringing a meal to Astrid at 4:30 a.m. She didn’t take it, but allowed him to have an early shift in the box. Throughout the day, the pair took turns being at the nest box. Sometimes they were incubating and sometimes only guarding the eggs. However, we do believe that continuous incubation began in the late afternoon. This means the incubation clock had started ticking and we could expect the first hatch to happen in 32 to 33 days. Astrid laid egg number three at approximately 7:40 p.m. We only glimpsed the new egg for a second when she shifted her position on the nest. April 9: Astrid spent the entire night in the box as expected. Overnight temperatures got down to just below the freezing point. This meant that she had to stay tight on the eggs the whole time. When Ares came in at 6:10 a.m., we saw that there were still only three eggs in the nest. We knew that Astrid was close to laying the fourth egg, but her actions indicated that perhaps she didn’t know it. In fact, when she spied some prey from her perch on the steeple,

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the nest this season, but Peregrine Falcons are known to sometimes lay clutches of five eggs. Astrid has never laid more than four eggs in a season. She also tends to lay eggs at an interval of about 60 hours, which is on the long side for peregrines, but is normal for her. April 14: Ares showed up this morning after taking what seemed to be a hiatus from the nest box. He was missing from 4 p.m. on Thursday until just after 6 a.m. on Friday. When he did return, he relieved Astrid from her 15-hour turn at incubation. Since Ares didn’t have any food tribute for her, she tried her luck at hunting for a while, but as far as we know, she was unsuccessful. When she tried to oust Ares from the box at 7:15, he didn’t want to leave. She persuaded him by invading his personal space and giving him “the look.” Ares then tried a stint at hunting pigeons. In the afternoon we thought the falcons had been disturbed by an intruder. Astrid had been on a high perch on the State Building and Ares was incubating on the nest, when suddenly she began darting around the canyon. Ares even came off the eggs to stand out on the nest box perch. It turned out the birds were upset by some people that were apparently sightseeing on the roof of the State Build-

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scavengers off to the north. Shortly after Ares’ run-in with the vultures, Astrid began calling to her mate. She seemed anxious to be relieved at the nest. By that point he had resumed his perch on the State Building but was ignoring Astrid’s pleas. He may have been monitoring the movement of migrating raptors as they traveled north through the territory. It was just before noon when he finally consented to come to the box and Astrid was not pleased. She leaped off the eggs and issued a loud shriek right in his face! Following the rebuke he spent the bulk of the afternoon on the nest.

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Ares took over incubation from Astrid. There was no prey exchanged at that time. A little later, Astrid was seen having a drink of water on the hotel ledge. Obviously her water drinking isn’t limited to egg-laying time. Astrid returned to the nest to take over incubation, but Ares balked at leaving. This time, instead of pressing her point like she usually does, she left and permitted Ares to take another half-shift on the eggs. At 11:30, while Astrid was on the nest, Ares got upset about a group of three Turkey Vultures that passed low through the canyon. He gave some alarm calls and then escorted the large

April 23: It was quite cold in the early morning with temperatures again hovering around the freezing point. Astrid began calling for Ares to take over incubation at 5:40 a.m. He showed up in the canyon about an hour later, but didn’t come over to the box until 7:50, which was pretty late for the first switch of the day. Ares remained on the nest until Astrid relieved him at midmorning. In the early afternoon Astrid was seen sunbathing on the ledge of the hotel. Although I have seen other raptors engage in this type

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Ares flies up to the nest box The hole was big enough for us to see the chick moving around inside. By 11:30, lots of calling was being heard from the chick in the breached egg. A little later when Ares was adjusting the eggs, it looked like egg #2 might also be pipped. By 12:30, Astrid was back on the eggs. Ares came back with food at 2:45. Astrid took the food and left the box, but was back within five minutes to relieve him. It really seemed like she was determined to stay with her clutch today. A switch at 6 p.m. gave us another look at the

May 9: It was a very cold night with temperatures at or around the freezing mark. Snow was falling in some localities. At approximately 1:30 a.m., the first chick of the 2017 season hatched. It emerged from the first egg that was laid on April Fool’s Day. At just before 6 a.m. the parents switched at the nest and Ares got to see the new chick for the first time. Astrid was back at the box after only a few minutes and she brought with her most of a pigeon. There was no feeding at this time, but for some reason Astrid brooded the new chick and the three eggs together with the pigeon. That was behavior we hadn’t seen before! Why was she sitting on the food? Regardless, she stayed brooding like this for about two hours. At 10, Ares got in a few min-

utes brooding before Astrid rushed back to take over. At approximately 11:25, egg #2 hatched. This was the first time we’ve ever had two eggs hatch on the same day. While brooding the two chicks, Astrid ate most of the broken egg shell and in doing so, she returned some calcium to her system. At a few minutes past noon, she began feeding the first chick from the pigeon leftovers. She tore off miniscule pieces of meat and gently held them out to be taken by the first hatchling’s quavering bill. This was the first and only feeding of the day. At 2 p.m. both parents were out of the box and apparently dealing with an intruder, but in just under 10 minutes Astrid was back brooding again. At around 3:30 Ares got another few minutes in the box and he got his first look at chick #2, but in short order Astrid was back and on duty. At a quarter to six Astrid seemed to be getting cagy. She was calling a lot and frequently adjusted the clutch, which now consisted of two chicks and two eggs. An hour later she flew out of the box and without missing a beat, Ares came dashing in. He immediately started tearing into the meat of a pigeon wing (which was still in the box). He acted like he was going to conduct a feeding but he couldn’t quite bring himself to do it. Instead, he flew out,

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to get out. Ares brought prey to the box at 6:30 and Astrid did another feeding. This time she fed all of the chicks until they were completely satiated and toppled over in a heap of downy fluff. May 12: The fourth egg hatched at approximately 7:38 p.m. last night. Astrid had been very tight on the clutch at the time. She lifted up slightly and revealed a broken eggshell and a pink new chick. The new chick had its first feeding (along with its siblings) at about 2:40 a.m. As usual, Ares delivered prey up to the box and Astrid handled the feeding. Only an hour later, they repeated the process. The latter feeding session was long and ended at around 4 a.m. Ares brought more food to the box only an hour later, but that time no one including Astrid even lifted up their heads; everyone was just too full. He repeated this at 5:30 and got a similar response. A half-hour later Ares came yet again, but without food. We think he just wanted to brood the chicks, but Astrid screeched and sent him packing. Feedings took place twice more before midmorning. Both were carried out by Astrid. During the feedings all four chicks, including the

most recent hatchling, appeared to be vying nicely. Ares got his first turn brooding the four chicks in the early afternoon. It was quite amusing to see him enter the box and perceive the chicks that looked like a heap of cotton wadding in the center of the floor. Fortunately for him, the nestlings were stuffed and not begging to be fed. For the most part Ares enjoyed only short stays in the box. It seemed that Astrid loathed being away from the nest for long. Look for part two of the Utica Peregrine Falcon’s 2017 breeding log in the November Issue of Mohawk Valley Living magazine!

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North Star Orchards

Pumpkin Junction

U-pick pumpkins. hayrides weekends, September 30 - through Oct 15th

Pumpkins, Halloween store, Cornfusion Corn Maze. Open daily: 9am-8pm

(315) 853-1024 4741 Rte 233, Westmoreland www.northstarorchards.com

(315) 794-4604 2188 Graffenburg Rd., Sauquoit www.pumpkinjunction.com

Pumpkin Junction 2188 Graffenburg Road, Sauquoit

PUMPKIN FARM HALLOWEEN STORE CORNFUSION CORN MAZE (free) www.PumpkinJunction.com

(315) 794-4604 If you like Halloween, you’ll LOVE Pumpkin Junction! Like us on Facebook

Open 9am-8pm daily

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16th Annual Remsen Depot Corn Maze Annual corn maze, hayride, and snack bar. Open weekends noon-5pm through Columbus Day. Flashlight nights: Fri. & Sat., Sept 29-30 and Oct. 6-7, 6-8pm. Bring your own flashlight. Adults: $6, Under 12: $4 This year’s maze design: Grassy Cow!

(315) 831-8644 or 315-831-8096 10613 Depot St, Remsen www.remsendepot.com/maze.html

Schlaepfer Farms Pumpkins and gourds available off the stand anytime.

1805 Reservoir Rd., Cassville (315) 725-7325

Savicki’s Fall Hayrides

$6 per person includes hay ride, U-pick pumpkin, U-pick Indian corn, indoor straw maze, and kids’ outdoor play area, 11am-3pm weekends Sept. 30-Oct. 15,

Savicki’s Farm Market

(315) 737-7949 3295 State Route 12, Clinton

Utica Zoo’s Annual Spooktacular This annual fundraising event will feature treat stations, craft stations, entertainment, hayrides, and a haunted trail!

Oct 28 & 29 Utica Zoo, 1 Utica Zoo Way, Utica www.uticazoo.org/halloween

Gian all Crawl &tJB Jumper Pui mbo llo Bounce w include d paid admwis/ child’s sion!

1175 1175Hillsboro HillsboroRd.•315-245-0104 Rd. 315-245-0104 www.cackleberrycastle.com

OPENING: THURS. SEPT. 14TH 4pm HOURS: THUR’S & FRI’S 4-9 SAT’S 10-9 SUN’S 10-8 COLUMBUS DAY 10-8 *FREE ADMISSION & FREE PARKING* HAYRIDES, BOUNCE HOUSE, MS. PUMPKIN, WALK”(CORN TRAIL), HAYRIDES, BOUNCE HOUSE, MS. PUMPKIN, “SPOOK“SPOOK WALK”(CORN TRAIL), ANIMALS, PLAY AREA, SQUASH, APPLES, CIDER, CORN KIDSANIMALS, PLAY AREA,KIDS PUMPKINS, SQUASH,PUMPKINS, APPLES, CIDER, CORN STALKS, GOURDS, CONCESSION STALKS, GOURDS, CONCESSION STAND, FUDGE HOUSE,DISPLAYS, POPCORN PALACE, STAND, FUDGE HOUSE, POPCORN PALACE, HALLOWEEN HALLOWEEN DISPLAYS, TOTEM POLESITEMS, , NOVELTY ITEMS, TOTEM POLES , NOVELTY OUTDOOR MOVIESOUTDOOR MOVIES (bring blanket) (bring your your blanket)

*RESERVATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FIELD TRIPS/BUS TOURS *RESERVATIONS FOR CALL FIELD TRIPS/BUS TOURS FOR THUR’S ACCEPTED & FRI’S 9-4 315-225-1638

FOR&THUR’S & FRI’S 9-4 CALL COSTUME PARADE CONTEST: Saturday Oct.315-225-1638 28th @ NOON, everyone gets a goody bag, prizes for best costume, kids only gets a COSTUME PARADE & CONTEST: Saturday Oct. 28th @ NOON, everyone goody bag, prizes for best costume, kids only

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Children under two are free! Route 49, Rome • 336-1930 • www.fortrickey.com


Will’s Cackleberry Castle

Windy Hill Orchard & Farm Market

Hayrides, talking pumpkin, displays, concessions, bouncy house, family cornfield walk. Open through Halloween: Thurs. & Fri. 4-9pm; Sat. 10am-9pm; Sun. 10am-8pm, Columbus Day: 10am-8pm

Columbus Day Weekend Family Fun Saturday, October 7th. Live entertainment, clown, family activities. U-pick apples.

577 East St., Cassville (315) 822-0046 windyhillorchardny.com

1175 Hillsboro Road, Camden (315) 245-0104 or 225-1638 www.cackleberrycastle.com

On the Scary Side!

Cayo Industrial Horror Realm 5 attractions this year! Cayo offers brave guests a walk-through horror attraction with a frightening view of the future.

October 6-8, 13-15, 20-22 & 27-31 6:30-10:30pm 811 Broad Street, Utica www.cayoindustrial.com

Hyde and Shriek! Candlelight Ghost Tour of Hyde Hall This candlelight tour visits all places in the Mansion where ghostly manifestations have been reported over 150 years.

RACC’s Halloween House Festival Trick or Treat Street, bounce house, Casper’s Not-So-Haunted House, Adult Haunted House in the main Mansion House

Fri. & Sat. Oct. 6-28, Four tours on the half hour starting at 6pm $20 per person; reservations required. Hyde Hall (607) 547-5098 267 Glimmerglass State Park Road, Cooperstown www.hydehall.org

Pick your perfect pumpkin! Free Hayrides & Corn Maze! (weekends only) Sat 9-5, Sun 12-5

Pumpkins, Cornstalks Straw & Gourds

Pumpkins off the stand (available anytime)

Massoud’s Schlaepfer Farms TREE FARM

(315) 737-5011 • 9716 Roberts Rd., Sauquoit Open daily: Mon-Fri: 9-8, Sat & Sun: 9-6

Large quantities available for wholesale purchase

1805 Reservoir Rd. Cassville • (315) 725-7325

October 13 & 14, 20 & 21, 6:30-9:30pm Rome Art & Community Center (315) 336-1040 308 West Bloomfield Street, Rome www.romeart.org

The Tepee, no longer a stop along the way. It’s the destination!

CHERRY VALLEY NEW YORK Since 1950!

7632 Hwy. 20 607-264-3987 CALL FOR HOURS www.thetepee.biz 53


Family Owned, Family Grown Happiness Grows Here!

Support Our Stanley

Saturday, Saturday, May 21,4,2016 November 2017 1 –3-7pm 5pm

Join us Columbus Day Weekend

at the Stanley Theater Admission $7.00

A family oriented U-Pick apple orchard where you and your family can create memories year after year. Our cider is produced on the premises using only our own homegrown apples. You can taste the full flavor of the fruit! Once you have picked your apples be sure to stop in and browse the country market. Enjoy farm fresh fudge, old fashion candy, homemade jam, country crafts & florals, fresh organic eggs, mums, aged NY cheese, maple syrup, local honey, fresh made cider donuts and of course our refreshing apple cider. We also have sample tastings of our jar goods on the weekends. We invite you to start a family tradition at Windy Hill Orchard. The Seeberger Family

259 Genesee St. • Utica, New York

• Silent Auction • Beer & Wine Tasting • Lottery Tree • Wine Pull • Basket Raffle Refreshments & Live Entertainment

Saturday, Oct 7th. A full day of family fun! Live entertainment, a clown, and many other family activities!

Please see our Facebook page for more details and updates.

Check out our farm store full of crafts, homemade cider, cider donuts, and our very own fudge!

577 East St, Cassville, NY 13318

(315) 822-0046

www.windyhillorchardny.com Open 9am-5pm, 7 Days a Week


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BOUCKVILLE “Home cookin’ at it’s finest!”

HOME STYLE COOKING

Friday Fish Fry!

•Daily breakfast

& luncheon specials •Ask about our family bowling special!

Serving breakfast and lunch daily

6798 State Rt. 20, Bouckville

8125 Rt.12, Barneveld, NY

(315) 896-2871 Open early everyday!

CASSVILLE Now r n fo Ope er! Dinn

(315) 893-4044 • Open Mon-Sat 6-2, Sun 6-Noon

Friday Fish Fry: 11:30am-8pm

1/2 lb. Juicy Angus Burgers! NewSpecialty Sundaes! 50 Soft Serve Ice Cream flavors! 50 Milk Shake flavors! A Variety of Parfaits!

& Ice Cream Too! 1717 Route 8, Cassville (315) 839-5000

Open 7 Days a Week • Open 6am-8pm or later, Serving Breakfast 6am-Noon

CLINTON

Where good friends Meet to Eat! Enjoy breakfast or a quick lunch!

8170 Seneca Tpke., Clinton (315) 732-3631 Mon-Fri 6am-2pm, Sat & Sun 6am-1pm

Cooperstown 1

Primo Pizza #

Serving Breakfast and Lunch

at the Kettle

Choose from a delicious variety of healthy options made fresh daily! We serve local produce, cheese, eggs, and Stagecoach coffee.

Visit our deli case for hard to find cheeses! Take-out available!

The Most Unique Upside Down Pizza You Ever Tasted!

7629A St. Highway 8

Cooperstown • (315) 985-8096

Open year round! Tues-Sat 6:30am - 2pm

New Advertiser!

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315-381-3231

Don’t miss Fish Stew Fridays! Perfect for crisp cool days! Every Friday for $11.75 with homemade cheesy zucchini bread & side salad!

Celebratining 8 Years ! Clinton

Specialty Rolls

Sausage . . . . . . . . 10.95 Spinach . . . . . . . . . 9.95 Antipasto . . . . . . . 11.95 Sausage & Greens . . . 12.95 Eggplant . . . . . . . . 10.95 Local delivery after 4

Weekday Specials Tues- 20” X-Large Cheese Pizza . . . . $9.95 (Toppings 2.25 ea, X-Cheese 2.95)

Wed-Small Cheese Pizza & 20 Wings . . . $15.95 Thurs- 2 Large Cheese Pizzas . . . . . $16.95 +Tax / Toppings Extra

Every Day Specials

Sm. Cheese & 20 wings. . . $17.95 Lg. Cheese & 20 wings. . . . $21.95 Lg. Cheese & 25 wings. . . . $24.95 Lg. Cheese & 40 wings. . . . $31.95 Lg. Cheese & 50 wings. . . . $35.95 (plus tax. celery, blue cheese, toppings extra)

Tues-Thurs: 11am-9pm, Fri & Sat: 11am-10pm, Sun: 1pm-8pm

7756 Route 5, Clinton Located next door to Spaghetti Kettle www.primopizzeria1.com 55


HERKIMER

FRANKFORT Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner! Window Service and Take Out • Outside Seating!

Alex's Fat Boy 1/2 lb. burger! 2 for Tues. Hoffman Hot Dogs!

Serving Breakfast and Lunch M-F: 7am-2:30pm

Try our seasonal Apple Pie & Pumpkin Ice Cream!

Super giant shakes! Loaded fries! The

FREE WI-FI

Let me create a culinary experience for you! “At home” dinners our specialty!

Restaurant and Ice Cream Parlor since 1974! 264 East Main Street, Frankfort, NY

by Chef Dominick Scalise

(315) 866-7669 122 W. Albany St., Herkimer

Open Mon-Fri: 6am-10pm, Sat & Sun: 7am-10pm www.theknightspot.com (315) 894-4054

Ilion

Celebrating 30 Years!

22 years in business!

Serving itro N Coffee!

Seafood & more!

Raw or cooked • Eat in or take out!

200 King St., Herkimer (315) 866-5716

Serving healthy and delicious salads, grilled sandwiches, and homemade soups. Roasted fresh daily on site! Come taste the difference!

3056 Rte 28 N., Herkimer (315) 866-0999

Breakfast and Lunch

70 Otsego St., Ilion

Mon-Sat: 7am-6pm, Sun: 7am-5pm

Mon-Fri: 6-2, Sat: 7:30-2 • (315) 985-0490

Wed-Thurs 11-7; Fri 11-8; Sat Noon-7

LEE CENTER

Heidelberg Bread & Café Find us on Facebook!

www.mooserivercoffee.com

Baking all natural breads – available throughout New York State

little falls Open Daily 7am-3pm

Quality Food - Fresh Ingredients Relaxing Atmosphere Offering Daily Specials!

RESTAURANT & BAR

823-3290

Breakfast, Lunch, Homemade Soups & Sandwiches and our delicious Desserts Including our Famous Cream Puffs! Canal Place, Little Falls Next to Showcase Antiques

Est. 2005

Breakfast & Lunch Espressos • Lattes • Cappucinos Made to order Cookie platters • Desserts • Custom cakes

Catering & Banquets too! (315)533-7229

500 East Main St., Little Falls

5345 Lee Center-Taberg Rd., Lee Center Wed & Thurs 3-9, Fri & Sat 11:30-9, Sun 11:30-8, Closed Mon & Tues

(315) 823-9236 • Tues-Fri: 8-5, Sat: 8-2

www.gonecoastalrestaurant.com

MADISON

American Family Fare!

Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner

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Sun, Tues-Thurs: 6:30am-7pm, Fri & Sat: 6:30am-8pm

123 Mohawk St., Herkimer • 866-1746 www.jamosrestaurantandbar.com Now Open 7 days! Sun-Thurs: 11-9, Fri: 11-11, Sat: 11-9

Fresh Haddock • Giambotta

Ice Cream window open til 9 every night!

Take-out • Catering

7239 Route 20, Madison

good food, good wine, good friends, good times

MARCY

9663 River Rd., Marcy

www.quacksvillageinn.com (315) 893-1806

Casual American Cuisine

Take Out & Delivery!

797-7709

Mushroom Stew • Chicken & Biscuits Meatloaf Goulash & More!

Mon-Thu 6am-2pm, Fri 6am-7pm, Sat 6am-1pm Sun 7am-1pm, Ice Cream 11-8:30 Daily


NEW HARTFORD

Experience the taste of Naples!

Homemade comfort foods Full menu available til 2am!

22 beers on tap, specializing in NY State craft beers!

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Craft Beer & Wine Available!

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10 Clinton Rd., New Hartford • (315) 732-9733 Mon-Sat: 10am-2am, Sun: 12pm-2am www.killabrewsaloon.com

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Truck available for on-site catering!

Thanks for voting us “Best of the Best” Pizzeria!

Book for the season now! Specializing in Authentic Neopolitan Pizza! Using only the highest quality ingredients! Pizzas only take 90 seconds in our 800+ oven!

Enjoy traditional, naturally flavored, healthy soup and entrées at Pho Ever Noodles Vietnamese Cuisine. Come try our refreshing Bubble Tea and Traditional Pho or make your own noodle soup!

CHECK OUT OUR NEW SUSHI BAR!

8636 Seneca Turnpike, New Hartford • (315) 864-3728 Mon-Sat: 11am-9pm, Closed Sundays Menu online at: mangiamacrina.letseat.at

Congratulations to Pho Ever Noodles! Celebrating its 3rd anniversary!

Plaza 5, 8469 Seneca Turnpike • New Hartford • (315) 733-6888 Open Mon-Sat: 10am-8pm, Sun: 10am-7pm • Like us on Facebook! Menu and order online: www.phoevernoodles.com

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Phoenician R E S TAU R A N T Enjoy authentic Lebanese Cuisine

Full Buffet & Salad Bar served Mon-Fri 11:30-2:30 Wednesday Night Buffet 4:30-8:30, Serving Lunch & Dinner Mon-Sat Full Menu Available Mon-Thurs 11:30-9pm, Fri & Sat 11:30-10pm

623 French Road, New Hartford (315) 733-2709

“We are your home town pizzeria!”

past 5 years! Voted #1 pizza for

(315) 736-4549 • Open 7 days a week • 4462 Commercial Dr., New Hartford www.tonyspizzeriaanddeli.com


Locally Owned & Operated

Catering Available • Homemade Desserts Every Day

2634 Genesee St., South Utica (315) 724-6795 Breakfast & Lunch daily 7am-3pm Dinner Wed - Sat 5pm-10pm

1700 North James St., Rome (315) 336-1111 Breakfast & Lunch daily 7am-3pm

4784 Commercial Dr., New Hartford (315) 736-1363 Breakfast & Lunch daily 7am-3pm

www.raspberriescafeutica.com • Facebook: Raspberries Rome / Raspberries Utica • Kids Menu Available

OLD FORGE

Oneida

REMSEN

Specializing in the area’s only coal-fired pizza oven! Fresh to you!

Mexican & American Fare Sushi selections too!

Eat in or Take out

Featuring Daily Specials

127 North St., Old Forge

Tues-Thurs: 11:30am-9pm, Fri & Sat: 11:30am-10pm, Sun: 11:30am-8:30pm, Closed Mon • (315) 369-3141

Live Music! Customizable catering for any size event!

Chesterfield’s

tuscan oven 2184 Glenwood Plaza, Oneida (315) 361-9900 Mon-Thurs: 11-9, Fri 7 Sat: 11-10, Sun: 12-8

Closing for the season October 9th

The staff wants to thank you for a great year!

Kayuta Drive-In thanks all its loyal customers for another great season and looks forward to serving you again next spring!

DRIVE-IN

See you in the Spring of 2018! 10101 Dustin Rd (Route 12) Remsen (315) 831-5181


ROME

salisbury

Brenda’s Natural Foods Something Good & a Lot of It!

The Country Store with More!

www.brendasnaturalfoods.com

Natural Food Cafe Now Open! Featuring: Gluten-free options and homemade soups!

Natural Groceries • Supplements • Local Foods Organic Produce & Plants

236 W. Dominick St., Rome (315) 337-0437 M-F 9:30-6, Sat 10-3

www.countrystoreny.com

Snacks, Beer, Pizza, Wings, Subs, Gas, Diesel, Non-Ethanol Gas, Gifts and much, much more!

2114 Rte 29, Salisbury 315-429-3224 Open 7 Days a Week

Weekend Specials! Haddock Specials

Prime Rib Every Sat. Night!

Wood Fired za! Brick Oven Piz t Take Ou y! & Deliver

Authentic Homemade Pasta Available! 5 Signature Sauces To Create Your Own Entree!

(315) 33PIZZA

615 Erie Blvd. W., Rome Open M-Thurs 11-9, Fri & Sat 11-10, Sun 12-8

Cool autumn days are perfect days for wood-fired pizza!

DiCastro’s BRICK OVEN

UTICA

simple. fresh. delicious. breakfast • lunch • espresso • pastries • cakes

Champagne Brunch

Banquets

Weddings

8524 Fish Hatchery Rd, Rome, NY 13440 315-533-7710 www.deltalakeinn.com

sharon springs

Try Our New Fall Bakery Items!

Innovative food made with local & organic ingredients whenever possible. Exceptional service with a warm atmosphere.

Mon-Thurs 11-3, Fri-Sun 8-3 195 Main St., Sharon Springs (518) 284-2575 www.blackcat-ny.com

Signature Cakes, Grab-n-go cakes, Cookies, In-house Macarons, Pastries, Cheese Cakes & Pies

53 Franklin Square, Utica • (315) 790-5747

Cafe Hours: Mon-Thurs 7-7, Fri & Sat 7-9, Sun 8-1 (breakfast only)

Newly Expanded Bakery! 52 Seneca St, Utica • (the back of Bite Cafe) Bakery Hours: Mon-Sat 7-3, Sun 8-1 (bakery items available in cafe after 3pm)

bitebakeryandcafe.com

#downtownutica

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UTICA

Now serving wine & beer!

“Chaufan Mixto” A delicious medley of chicken, beef, vegetables, and rice Luisa Martinez - chef

1315 Genesee Street, Utica

(315) 864-3057 Open Mon & Tue 10am-10pm, Thurs-Sun 10am-2am, Closed Wed

Sheri’s

1st Floor Breakfast, Lunch, “Grab-and-Go!” Deliveries, 8am-2pm Take Out & Catering! Check out our weekly specials on facebook and at www.rososcafe.com

Open: Mon-Fri 9-2 185 Genesee St 2nd Floor, Utica

315 735-7676

Friday Fish Fry • Breakfast Served All Day

2199 Bleecker St., Utica (315) 790-5250 Mon-Thurs, & Sat 6-2, Fri 6-5, Sun 7-2

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Shop Our Line Of Pasta, Sauces, Starters And Ready To Cook Meals; Other Local Products Too!!

A l l Of O u r Co o k i e s, “ Pu st i e s ” A n d B a k e d G o o d s A re A l l H a n d m a d e , A l wa y s Fre sh , Ne v e r F ro z e n ! !

EASTSIDE DINER Breakfast • Lunch Homemade & Fresh Daily!

79 years serving the Mohawk Valley! Visit our three Locations:

The Utica Zoo • Oriskany Blvd., Yorkville Ilion Marina, 190 Central Ave, Ilion

Have An Upcoming -(315) 896-2173Party Or Event, Contact Us For All Of Open Monday -Through- Friday 8:00AM -To- 4:00PM Your Catering Needs!! -www.sammyandanniefoods.com-

vernon

Contemporary American • Private Functions • Reservations Recommended

Nothin’ Fancy Cafe Great Food • Great Service • Great people

Serving breakfast, lunch, & Friday dinners Eat in or take out • Catering available too!

900 Culver Ave., Utica • 315-765-0271 • Open Tues-Sat 4:30-9pm www.willowsofutica.com

10 Ruth St., Vernon • (315) 829-4500

Yorkville

THE STEAK & PICKLE

KARAM’S Middle Eastern

RESTAURANT

Bakery & Restaurant

LUNCH AND DINNER • DAILY SPECIALS • FRIDAY FISH FRY

Traditional Lebanese fare for breakfast & lunch! Middle Eastern Specials and Groceries Pita and Flat Bread • Spinach & Meat Pies • Baklawa

ASK ABOUT OUR CATERING MENU • Banquet Room (Seats up to 35)

Tues - Fri: 9am - 5pm, Sat: 9am - 3pm

Famous For Our Tenderloin Steak Sandwich Serving Wine & Beer!

3963 Oneida St., Washington Mills • (315) 864-8149 60

Book your wedding, banquet, or party at our Event Center on-site (seats up to 200) Affordable 7,000 sq.ft., Wooden Dance Floor, We Cater or Bring your own! Mon-Sat: 5:30am-3pm. Fri: til 8pm, Sun: 5:30am-1pm, Facebook: Nothinfancycafevernonny

WASHINgTON MILLS

Open at 11am, Saturday open at 4pm, closed Sunday & Monday

Gluten Free Options!

(315) 736-1728 • 137 Campbell Ave., Yorkville www.karamsbakery.com


MV Comics Featuring Rome artist & “Bob the Squirrel” creator, Frank Page! Catch Bob every day in the Rome Sentinel or at www.BobtheSquirrel.com H

Clinton Farmers’ Market Starts June 1

INC.

Classy Carriers!

Join us

Every Thursday from

June 1 - October 5 on the Village Green

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Extended Hours

6/15, 7/20, 8/17 and 9/7

10:00 am - 6:00 pm www.ClintonNYChamber.org

Brought to you by: Access Federal Credit Union, Krizia Martin, Coldwell Banker-Sexton Real Estate, Strategic Financial Services

The handyman’s choice since 1948

Go Team!

Bling!

NFL Apparel • Gourmet Treats

Lumber • Doors • Windows • Mason’s Supplies Roofing • Insulation • Treated Lumber

Special orders available • Price Match Guarantee

(315) 896-2631 Vanderkemp Ave., Barneveld

(The old Tropical Grotto) 315-790-5931

Mon-Fri: 7:30am-5pm, Sat: 7:30am-Noon

2642 Genesee St., Utica

www.Geminipetsandthings.com

Bicycle Parts, Accessories & Clothing Repairs on All Makes & Models of Bikes Cross-Country Skis & Snowshoes

411 Mohawk St., Herkimer, NY 315-866-5571 www.dickswheelshop.com

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mv living

antique shopping guide Antiques Guide Spotlight on Bouckville

The Gingham Patch Canal House Antiques

Valandrea’s Madison

Victorian

Rose

ANTIQUE GALLERY

The Gallery Antiques at Pinebrick

Earlville Jewett’s Cheese

Sherburne

BlackCat

ANTIQUES

See The Man

Save the Date! Holiday Open House! November 10th, 11th, & 12th, 10am-5pm Bouckville Participating Antiques Shops

Canal House Antiques The Gingham Patch The Gallery at Pinebrick Valandrea’s Venture Victorian Rose For more info about the event go to: www.MadisonBouckville.com 62


Visit us during our

Holiday Open House! Nov. 10-12!

Canal House Antiques Multi-Dealer Shop

Specializing in antique furniture, glassware, jewelry, books, linens, and primitive rug hooking accessories (315) 893-7737

Open Thurs-Mon 10-5, Closed Tues & Wed

6737 Route 20, Bouckville www.canalhouseantiques.biz

The Gallery Antiques at Pinebrick

A multi-dealer shop specializing in advertising, petroliana, lamps, glass, furniture & quality smalls.

Look for our 1960s Texaco sign! (315) 893-7752

6790 Rte 20, Bouckville • www.thegallerycoop.com

The Gingham Patch

Victorian

Rose

Unique Decor for the Primitive Lover!

Take a ride down our country road and see Autumn’s blazing colors! Many new Fall & Halloween items, along with more Primitve & Country Antiques!

Christmas Open House: Nov. 10th: 4-8pm Luminary Evening, Nov. 11th: 11am-5pm & Nov. 12th: 12-4pm

3490 Pratts Road, Bouckville • 315 893-7750

www.GinghamPatch.com • Hours: Thurs-Sat: 11am-5pm, Sun: 12-4pm

Painted and Repurposed

An eclectic mix of vintage, antiques, & home decor

6831 Indian Opening Rd., Bouckville

Open Daily 10-5 • (315) 893-1786

Vintage & Antique Furniture

Green Bag Weekend! Oct 19-22 25% off select Fall items!

Open Fri, Sat & Sun 10-4 (315) 893-7162

3371 Maple Ave., Bouckville www.victorianrosevintage.com

Celebrating our 19th year in business!

Attic Addicts The Queen’s Closet

Pristine, Practical, and Priced Right!

Specializing in estate sales, large and small.

Conducted with respect and dignity. We take the pressure out of estate liquidation, moving, or downsizing. Call for a consultation:

(315) 736-9160

Consignment at its Finest!

Clothing Jewelry Household Items Furniture Mon-Fri: 10am-5pm Sat: 10:30am-3pm New consignment by appointment only

22 Oriskany Blvd., Yorkville (315) 736-9160 www.thequeenclosetatticaddicts.com

Vintage & New!

Open Daily 10-5 10242 Route 12N, Remsen (315) 831-8644

www.backofthebarnantiques.com

Furniture, Home Decor, Jewelry, Clothing & Accessories Also consigning vintage, quality items.

Today’s New Modern 51 Franklin Square, Utica (315) 272-8800

Open Wed-Sat: 11-6, Sun-Tues: call for appt.

BlackCat

ANTIQUES

Bear Path Antiques

A little bit country, a little bit primitive! Your destination for furniture, hand stenciled signs, vintage clothing, warm glow candles, silk arrangements & more!

A general line of quality, affordable antiques including furniture, primitives, smalls, china, and antique accessories. Open weekends (and by chance) late May-June; Open Thurs-Mon: July-October. Closed Tues & Wed

(315) 369-9970 • 13912 State Rte 28, Otter Lake

Multi Dealer Antique Shop

Primitives • Furniture • Artwork Smalls • Antique Accessories

14 East Main St. Earlville (315) 691-5721

Open Tues-Fri: 9-4, Sat: 9-2, Closed Sun & Mon

Wed-Sat: 10-5, Sun: 11-3 • (315) 761-2833

4803 Rt. 31, Vernon


SAVOR FALL SIP & SHOP-OCTOBER 12th, 6-9

Join us for Wine, Cider & Bites Surprise Specials Harvest Style Offerings Primitive Goods

Foothills Mercantile

Come Celebrate our 3rd Anniversary!

Huge selection of antiques, vintage pieces, collectibles, glassware, furniture, accessories, and a rustic & country gift shop!

Selected vendors offering discounts thru September!

Open 6 days: 10-5:30 , closed Tues. 8124 Route 12, Barneveld • (315) 896-2681 C

Little Falls

Antique Center More than 50 vendors on 2 floors! Canal Place, Little Falls Open Every Day 10-5 315-823-4309 www.littlefallsantiquecenter.com

Main Street Gift Shoppe

Newport’s Best Kept Secret for Primitive Gifts!

Fall Decor, Candles, Antiques, Textiles, Olde Century Colors Paint, Lighting, Signs, Furniture and more! As we welcome Autumn, visit our Closed Sat. ever-changing gift shop to fill your Oct. 7th home with the warmth of the season! 7431 Main St Rt. 28 Newport, NY

OPEN: Wed-Sat 11:30am til 8pm (315) 845-8835

www.mainstreetristorante.com

Check out our popular Ristorante on site!

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learn more on William Land by going on Google. After doing research on William Land, I went back to see what I could find about Ann Land, whom she married and how many children they had besides William. I found that Ann Land’s maiden name was Goodspeed. She was born in 1813, the daughter of Stephen (1776-1869) and Irene (Bennett) Goodspeed. The Goodspeeds lived in Pittsfield, Otsego County, N.Y. Ann married John Land (1805-1870). John Land was born in England. He came to America arriving at New York City on the ship the Siroe on Oct. 31, 1829. Ann and John had five sons Horatio Nelson (1832-1893), Thomas H. (1833-1914), John (1836-1872), William (1837-1911), and Le Roy (1843-1928), and three daughters Julia (1834-), Diantha (1844-?), and Mary (1844-1904). Ann Land died in May 3, 1847, of bilious fever in Van Hornesville. After Ann’s death John married Eliza Mesick (1821--?) on May 5, 1848, in Van Hornesville. He was 45 years old and she was 28 at the time of their marriage. They had one son, Francis Edgar (18531925). In 1872 Francis Edgar moved West. John and his family left Van Hornesville sometime between 1855 and 1860. They moved to Mineral Point, Wisc., where he died and is buried at Old Mineral Point Cemetery. The question remains is Ann Land buried in the Van Hornesville Cemetery or is it just a monument with her name on it? You never know what you will find once you start researching. •

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In 1974, Tim and Peggy Spencer Behrendt set off on an adventure. They began a new life in the woods of Cold Brook, NY, without modern conveniences like electricity or indoor plumbing. These are excerpts and reflections from Peggy’s journal chronicling their adventures and also her childhood memories growing up in Westmoreland.

Late 1990s Oh, dear! Looks like we’re going to have a classic, chilly, clear autumn evening when the winds are stilled and the setting sun burnishes the magenta and orange hued trees with molten gold. Perfect conditions for Tim to take a flight in his Powered Parachute. I’m glad he is able to pursue this passionate interest, but wish it ran along safer parameters, and I didn’t have the responsibility of making sure his parachute lines aren’t tangled before he takes off. We spend about an hour going over them on the ground. It’s a quiet time… serious, focused, with an undercurrent of wondering if these will be the last moments we will spend together. The sun nears the horizon. Shadows of the forest darken the airstrip. Dew begins to moisten the grass. It’s time to get airborne. I guess this isn’t a whole lot different from the challenges we first had here. Every trip in our old truck on our narrow dirt road after a rain required focus, accompanied by the tension of possibly getting stuck in the soft shoul-

ders, having to push the truck, or jack it up, or tie a come-a-long to a tree and winch it out And we didn’t know too much about living without electricity and running water with only a tiny wood stove for heat. Thankfully, we could consult older friends like 90-year-old Millard Brenning and his sister, Verna. “Wash the kerosene lamp globes every day, because they’ll get sooty,” she advised. “And trim the wicks in a gentle crescent for the best flame.” “That’s better than money in the bank,” Milliard said about our wood piles, and we would learn that it is so true! He had a seasoned, benevolent attitude toward the rowdiness of younger folks. When we griped about kids on noisy minibikes, (including our son–and later–our grandsons), he simply said, “Oh, they’re just taking their pleasure.” Time for Tim to “take his pleasure.” He puts on his helmet and pulls on the ropes to start the two Rotax engines. Each will power one of the two propellers that

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muck that suck unlucky wanderers in, voracious bugs, and anarchistic, sadistic humans. So how could we handle this? Besides our love of nature, and romanticized images garnered from Walt Disney, Henry David Thoreau, and other naturalists, we had psychological insights that have helped us face these scary possibilities. Now, you may think that what I am about to write about is utterly wacko. When I met Tim, I was young, felt confused about life and my emotions and was passionately interested in understanding myself as deeply as possible. But how to do this without spending huge amounts of money and time on formal therapies? Tim had psychoanalysis as part of his training to become a certified counselor and found it deeply enlightening. As a counselor, helping children identify, accept and manage their feelings was his main focus in child guidance sessions. So I probed him for information, and we had long discussions, during walks at Prospect and Trenton Falls, analyzing ourselves and our relationships. Facing my worst fears seemed like a good place to start. I felt afraid of basements and attics, but didn’t know why. Is it just because

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Jewett’s Cheese House

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A family business since 1970 NY State aged cheddar 1-20 years old! Over 400 items of cheese & gourmet foods.

(800) 638-3836 934 Earlville Road, Earlville (between Poolville and Earlville) Open Mon-Fri: 9:30-5, Most Sundays 10:30-3, closed Sat. www.jewettscheese.com


GENESEE JOE’S

live & local Welcome to my nightmare—October has arrived!

Here are some treats and some Halloween happenings: Let’s talk about a truly unique and original band, Jack and the Jukebox. When the group—once described as the first art rock boy band in history— starts a show, all eyes turn to the stage. Jackalico, Timothy B. Parker, and Aaron Williams stumbled across the idea for the project while each was in different bands. While listening to canned music at a restaurant they started complaining about the lack of depth and content in popular mainstream music. Not content to leave matters as they stand, they essentially went off grid, holed up at a poet’s remote estate, and indulged their imaginations. Some call it art rock with a beat; some call it edgy neoclassical with a romantic patina of cabaret; some call it the return of progressive music to a millennial world. While listening to their music, some fans claim to hear a distant tincture of old Genesis and Pink Floyd, with a dash of Jeff Buckley, a sprinkle of Procol Harum, and even some Velvet Underground thrown in for good measure, but this is in part an ink blot level of interpretation. There is, like some ancient sculpture, something historic, but strangely modern, even postmodern. Almost certainly because of the release of their first music video, Falling Asleep, their fans have been known to wear costumes to their shows. As many of their fans are artists, a great deal of band art is being circulated online. Let’s rock and help out the Stevens Swann Humane Society! The 10th annual Animals for Animals benefit for the Stevens Swann Humane Society is happening at 12 North Sports Bar on two weekends, October 13-14 and 20-21 ((TIME??)) This yearly benefit is great if you like it hard and heavy. 20 bands! Get info at Animals for Animals on Facebook.

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Here is a short look at some local Jack and the Jukebox bands’ Halloween gigs. Friday, October 27th: Paul Ryder solo at the New Hartford Legion Friday, the 27th ((TIME?)) Saturday, October 28th: Squirrel Murphy. Ring Eyed Pete’s, Vernon Downs Casino at 9 p.m. Stage Road is playing The Breakaway Lounge at 8:30 p.m. My So-Called Band’s ’90s party at Woodland at 7 p.m, with Max Scialdone at 1 p.m. Stan Premo project at the Sunset Grill in Sylvan Beach TheHazbinz Duo with Amy Lyn are performing at Westmoreland Golf Club Dust Devil Band Saturday Hotel Willowvale in Chadwicks Pine Ridge Mountain Band at The Happen Inn in Little Falls All Tuned Up at Heron Creek Golf Course Lonesome Dove at Ilion Moose Lodge Caution at The Snubbing Post in Rome Glen Street and Sustenance, Utica Jewish Community Center China Pig at Kozar’s Nervous Rex at Dick Smith’s Showtime at Lukin’s ((CITY?)) ((TIME??)) For details and more listings, check out the Live and Local calendar at 927thedrive.net. • Listen to Genesee Joe live on 92.7FM, The DRIVE.


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Attorneys The Law Office of Stephanie Adams, PLLC . . 25 Authors Local Grumpy Tomatoes, Autumn Kuhn . . . . . . 23 Auto Dealerships Steet-Ponte Auto Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Automotive Repair Clinton Collision, Clinton . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Precision Unlimited, Clinton . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Automotive, Custom Fabrication Custom Fab, Rome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Awards & Engraving Speedy Awards, New Hartford . . . . . . . . . . 38 Baby Goods Bunny and Bear Baby Goods, Clinton . . . . . 16 Bakeries, Pastry, and Candy Shops Bagel Grove, Utica . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Caruso’s Pastry Shoppe, Utica . . . . . . . . . . 11 Click’s Cakes, Herkimer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Florentine Pastry Shop, Utica . . . . . . . . . . . 16 The Friendly Bake Shop, Frankfort . . . . . . 25 Heidelberg Baking Company, Herkimer . . . 56 Juliano’s Greenhouses & Market, Schuyler . . 3 Karam’s Middle East Bakery, Yorkville . . . . 60 Lizzy’s Cupcakery, New Hartford . . . . . . . 12 North Star Ochards, Westmoreland . . . . . . 42 So Sweet Candy Cafe, Utica . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Star Bakery, Whitesboro and Utica . . . . . . . 66 Wicked Sweets, Yorkville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Banks and Financial Institutions Bank of Utica, Utica . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Bike Shops Dick’s Wheel Shop, Herkimer . . . . . . . . . . 61

Books Berry Hill Book Shop, Deansboro . . . . . . . 25 Treehouse Reading & Arts Ctr., NY Mills . . 20 Bowling Adirondack Diner and Lanes, Barneveld . . 55 State Bowl with Cosmic Bowling, Ilion . . . . . 21 Breweries and Wineries Prospect Falls Winery, Prospect . . . . . . . . . 70 Cabinets and Kitchens Custom Woodcraft, Munnsville . . . . . . . . . 10 Knotty By Nature, Bridgewater . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Catering Club Monarch, Yorkville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Dominick’s Deli & Catering, Herkimer . . . . . 56 Gone Coastal, Lee Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Maria’s Pasta Shop, Utica . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Nothin’ Fancy Cafe, Vernon . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 RoSo’s Cafe & Catering, Utica . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Cheese (see Produce) Children’s Programming Treehouse Reading & Arts Ctr., NY Mills . . 20 Clothing Paca Gardens, Little Falls . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 The Queen’s Closet, Yorkville . . . . . . . . . . . 63 The Village Crossing, Clinton . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Walk-in Closet, Barneveld . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Coffee Moose River Coffee, Ilion . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Community Organizations Mohawk Valley Food Action . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Consignment The Online Exchange, Dolgeville . . . . . . . 64 The Queen’s Closet, Yorkville . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Walk-in Closet, Barneveld . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

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CSAs (Community Supported Agriculture) Szarek Greenhouses, Clinton . . . . . . . . . 76 Delis Olde Kountry Market, Vernon . . . . . . . . . 33 LaFamiglia Bosonne’s Sausage, Utica . . . . . 33 Dentistry Neighborhood Family Dentistry, Utica . . . . 3 Diners Adirondack Diner and Lanes, Barneveld . . 55 Charlie’s Place, Clinton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Riverside Diner, Marcy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Sheri’s Diner, Utica . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Suzi’s Place, Bouckville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Wendy’s Diner, Cassville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55

Farm markets Candella’s Farm & Greenhouses, Marcy . . . 45 Freedom Farm Market, Vernon . . . . . . . 41 Juliano’s Greenhouses & Market, Schuyler . . 3 North Star Orchards, Westmoreland . . . . . 42 Parker’s Clapsaddle Farm and Market, Ilion . . 48 Sunnycrest Orchards Market, Sharon Springs . . 73 Top Notch Garden Center, Newport . . . . . 65 Feed, Animal Kast Hill Farm, Herkimer . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Fencing Williams Fence, Deansboro . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Financial Services Van Meter & Van Meter, Little Falls . . . . . . 15

Dog Sitting Barney’s Angels, Frankfort . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

Fireplaces The Hearth Shup, Utica . . . . . . . . . . . . 48

Estate Sales Attic Addicts, Yorkville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 The Potting Shed Antiques, Whitesboro . . . 65

Firewood and Wood Pellets Lincoln Davies, Sauquoit . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44

Events, Entertainment, and Activities Cayo Industrial Horror Realm, Utica . . 34 Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown . . . . . 2 & 18 Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown . . 2 & 49 Fly Creek Cider Mill, Fly Creek . . . . . . 47 Fort Rickey, Rome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Goodsell Museum, Old Forge . . . . . . . . . . 7 Hamilton College Performing Arts . . . . . 67 Herkimer Fall Fest, Herkimer College . . . 22 Schlaepfer Farms, Cassville . . . . . . . . . . 53 Little Falls Octoberfest . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Mohawk Valley Boat Tours . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Pumpkin Junction, Sauquoit . . . . . . . . . 51 Remington Arms Museum, Ilion . . . . . . . . 23 The Stanley, Utica . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Stanley Theater Charity Event . . . . . . . . . 54 View, Old Forge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Will’s Cackleberry Castle, Camden . . . . . . 52 Farm Equipment Clinton Tractor, Clinton . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Hobby Hill Farm Sales, Rome . . . . . . . . . . 68 White’s Farm Supply, Waterville/Canastota . . 80

Fitness & Gyms Curves, Herkimer and Utica . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Flooring D & D Carpets, Rome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Enjem’s Flooring, Utica . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Lincoln Davies, Sauquoit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Florists Clinton Florist, Clinton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Michael’s Greenhouse, Sauquoit . . . . . . . . . 21 Village Florals, New Hartford . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Funeral Services McGrath, Myslinski, Karboski & Nunn, Utica . . 39 Prince-Boyd & Hyatt, Rome . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70

Gift Shops/Shopping Between Us Sisters, Munnsville . . . . . . . . . . 68 Butternut Barn, Richfield Springs . . . . . . . . 64 Casler Flower Farm, West Winfield . . . . . . . 6 Fusion Art Gallery, Rome . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Little Falls Antique Center, Little Falls . . . . 64 Main Street Gift Shoppe, Newport . . . . . . . . 64 Newport Marketplace, Newport . . . . . . . . . 65 Remington Country Store, Ilion . . . . . . . . . 23 Simply Primitives, Boonville . . . . . . . . . . . 66 The Tepee, Cherry Valley . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 White Begonia, Sherrill . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Golf Courses and Driving Range Twin Ponds Golf & Country Club, NY Mills . . 24 Grocery/Convenience Stores The Country Store, Salisbury . . . . . . . . . . 59 Deansboro Superette, Deansboro . . . . . . . 32 Kountry Kupboard, Madison . . . . . . . . . . 70 Mohawk Village Market, Mohawk . . . . . . . 47 Olde Kountry Market, Vernon . . . . . . . . . 33 Reilly’s Dairy, Inc., Sauquoit . . . . . . . . . . . . 69

Furniture Ironwood Furniture, Clinton . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Jeff ’s Amish Furniture, Jordanville . . . . . . . 37 John Froass & Son, Sherrill . . . . . . . . . . 47

Hardware/Lumber/Farm & Home Lincoln Davies, Sauquoit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Morgan’s Hardware, Waterville . . . . . . . . . . 37 Pohlig Enterprises, Little Falls . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Poland Hardware, Poland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Turner Lumber, Barneveld . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Wightman Specialty Woods . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Furniture Makers Custom Woodcraft, Munnsville . . . . . . . . . 10

Hearing Consultants Hearing Health Hearing Centers, Rome . . . . 8

Off-Center Records

SZAREK’S

All things music - New & quality used Records, CDs, tapes, books, tees, memorabilia, guitars & accessories, drum accessories and more!

Hanging Baskets Hydroponic Heirloom Tomatoes Vegetable Plants Fall Mums

We are YOUR Downtown Music Connection! Hours M-Sat 11-6 116 Bleecker St., Utica, NY 13501 315-738-7651

Garden Centers and Greenhouses Candella’s Farm & Greenhouses, Marcy . . . 45 Casler Flower Farm, West Winfield . . . . . . . 6 D’Allesandro’s, Nursery/Landscaping, Frankfort . . 24 Freedom Farm Market, Vernon . . . . . . . 41 George’s Farm Products, Clinton . . . . . . . . 46 Juliano’s Greenhouses & Market, Schuyler . . 3 Melinda’s Garden Barn, Richfield Springs . . 38 Michael’s Greenhouse, Sauquoit . . . . . . . . 21 North Star Orchards, Westmoreland . . . . . 42 River Road Greenhouses, Marcy . . . . . . . 67 Sunnycrest Orchards Market, Sharon Springs . . 73 Top Notch Garden Center, Newport . . . . . 65

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Horse Boarding Kast Hill Farm, Herkimer . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Ice Cream Kayuta Drive-In, Remsen . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Knight Spot, Frankfort . . . . . . . . . . . Riverside Diner, Marcy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wendy’s Diner, Cassville . . . . . . . . . . . Voss’, Yorkville, Ilion, and the Utica Zoo . .

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Insurance Gates-Cole Insurance, New Hartford . . . . . 10 Farm Family Insurance, Boonville . . . . . . . 43 Turnbull Insurance, New Hartford . . . . . . . . 9 Interior Design/Custom Window Treatments The Added Touch Drapery, New Hartford . . . 27 Jewelry Alison’s Jewelry & Repair, Utica . . . . . . . . 41 Fall Hill Beads & Gems, Little Falls . . . . . . 69 Goldmine Jewelers, New Hartford . . . . . . 32 Marble Road Jewelry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Lawn Mowers J.B.’s Small Engine Works, Utica . . . . . . . . 44 SD Power, Clinton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Lighting Mills Electrical Supply, Rome . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Liquor Stores and Wine Ilion Wine & Spirits, Ilion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Trenton Station Liquor & Wine, Barneveld . . 72 Maple Syrup (see Produce) Massage, Therapeutic Zensations, Rome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Meats, locally raised (see Produce) Media 92.7 The Drive WXUR, Utica . . . . . . . . . . . 74 FOX33/WUTR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Weekly Adirondack, Old Forge . . . . . . . . . . 66 WKAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Monuments & Memorials Burdick & Enea Memorials, Clinton . . . . . . 28

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Yorkville Memorials, Yorkville . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Natural Food Stores Brenda’s Natural Foods, Rome . . . . . . . . . . 59 Cooperstown Naturals, Cooperstown . . . . . 22 Peter’s Cornucopia, New Hartford . . . . . . . . 71 Sunflower Naturals, Barneveld . . . . . . . . . . 23 Tom’s Natural Foods, Clinton . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Optometrists Towpath Vision Care, Little Falls . . . . . . . 31 Paint and Painting Supplies Lincoln Davies, Sauquoit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Pohlig Enterprises, Little Falls . . . . . . . . . . 31 Urbanik’s Paint & Wallpaper Co., Utica . . . . . 11 Pet Services One Paw at a Time, Whitesboro . . . . . . . . 29 Pet Supplies Gemini Pets, Utica . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61

Clinton Farmers Market . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Freedom Farm Market, Vernon . . . . . . . . 41 Grassy Cow Dairy, Remsen . . . . . . . . . . 70 Jewett’s Cheese, Earlville . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Jones Family Farm, Herkimer . . . . . . . . . . 6 Juliano’s Greenhouses & Market, Schuyler . . . 3 Meelan’s Meat Market, Clark Mills . . . . . . . 50 Shaw’s Maple Products, Clinton . . . . . . . . 16 Skeeterboro Farms, Rome . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Stoltzfus Family Dairy, Vernon Center . . . . 43 Sunnybrook Farm, Deansboro . . . . . . . . . 13 Sunnycrest Orchards Market, Sharon Springs . . 73 Three Village Cheese, Newport . . . . . . . . . . 17 Tibbits Maple, New Hartford . . . . . . . . . . 35 Twin Orchards, New Hartford . . . . . . . . . 28 Windy Hill Orchard, Cassville . . . . . . . . 54 WintersGrass Farm Raw Milk, Sauquoit . . . 13 Quilt and Yarn Shops/Services Heartworks Quilts, Fly Creek . . . . . . . . . 12 Tiger Lily Quilt Co, Utica . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

Pharmacies Garro Drugs, Utica . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

Real Estate Hunt Real Estate, Welcome Home Team . . . 32 Scenic Byway Realty, Richfield Springs . . . . 46

Physical Therapy Inertia PT, Utica . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

Record Stores Off-Center Records, Utica . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76

Pizzerias DiCastro’s Brick Oven, Rome . . . . . . . . . Mangia Macrina’s Pizza, New Hartford . . Primo Pizzeria, Clinton . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tony’s Pizza, New Hartford . . . . . . . . . .

Restaurants and Cafés Ann St. Deli, Little Falls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Bagel Grove, Utica . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Bite Bakery and Cafe, Utica . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Black Cat, Sharon Springs . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Chesterfield’s Tuscan Oven, Oneida . . . . . . 58 Club Monarch, Yorkville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 The Country Store, Salisbury . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Delta Lake Inn, Rome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 DiCastro’s Brick Oven, Rome . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Dominick’s Deli, Herkimer . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Fat Cats, Herkimer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Gone Coastal, Lee Center . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Heidelberg Baking Co., Herkimer . . . . . . . 56 Il Caffé, Little Falls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Jamo’s Restaurant, Herkimer . . . . . . . . . . 56 Karam’s Middle East Bakery, Yorkville . . . . 60 Kayuta Drive-In, Remsen . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Killabrew, New Hartford . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 The Knight Spot, Frankfort . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Main Street Ristorante, Newport . . . . . . . . 64 Mangia Macrina’s Pizza, New Hartford . . . 57

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Pools Swan Pools, Ilion and New Hartford . . . . . . 29 Portable Toilets and Bathrooms Mohawk Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Primitives Between Us Sisters, Munnsville . . . . . . . . . 68 Butternut Barn, Richfield Springs . . . . . . . 64 Casler Flower Farm, West Winfield . . . . . . 6 Main Street Gift Shop, Newport . . . . . . . . 64 Simply Primitives, Boonville . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Turnpike Antiques, Madison . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Produce, Local Ben & Judy’s Sugarhouse, West Edmeston . . . . 39

A primitive mix of new and old purposeful clutter, handmades including wreaths, dolls, ornies, grubby prims, cabinets, framed prints, bird houses, finds, signs, seasonal wares & one of a kinds!

Jewett’s Cheese House

A family business since 1970 NY State aged cheddar 1-20 years old! Over 400 items of cheese & gourmet foods.

(800) 638-3836 934 Earlville Road, Earlville (between Poolville and Earlville) Open Mon-Fri: 9:30-5, Most Sundays 10:30-3, closed Sat. www.jewettscheese.com

6170 Valley Mills St., Munnsville (315) 495-2470 Tue - Sat: 10-5, Sun: 11-4


Mi Casa, Utica . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nothin’ Fancy Cafe, Vernon . . . . . . . . . . . Pho Ever Noodles, New Hartford . . . . . . . Phoenician Restaurant, New Hartford . . . . The Pickle Boat Grill, Old Forge . . . . . . . . Quack’s Village Inn, Madison . . . . . . . . . . Raspberries Cafe, Rome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Riverside Diner, Marcy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RoSo’s Cafe & Catering, Utica . . . . . . . . . . Sammy & Annie Foods, Utica . . . . . . . . . . The Steak & Pickle, Washington Mills . . . . . Sunflower cafe, Cooperstown . . . . . . . . . Wendy’s Diner, Cassville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Willows, Utica . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Roofing Mohawk Metals, Westmoreland . . . . . . . . 3 Sheds and Storage Buildings Shafer & Sons, Westmoreland . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Shoes Karaz Shoes, New Hartford . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 The Sneaker Store, New Hartford . . . . . . . . 7 The Village Crossing, Clinton . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Small Engine Repair J.B.’s Small Engine Works, Utica . . . . . . . . 44 SD Power, Clinton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Snowmobiles/ATVs Hobby Hill Farm, Rome . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Tent Rentals Brownies Tent and Awnings, Clinton . . . . . 70 Towing Services Clinton Collision, Clinton . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Tree Services and Tree Farms Massoud’s Tree Farm, Sauquoit . . . . . . . . . 53 Turk Tree Service, Rome . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

LAST MONTH’S RIDDLE ANSWER

Tha answer to last month’s riddle about Utica’s red, blight-free, eyed “papas” is Garnet Chili Potato. The Garnet Chili Potato is the grandfather of over 90% of all potatoes grown today. Rev. Chauncey E. Goodrich of Utica has been called the “savior of potato cultivation in the Northern Hemisphere” because of his introduction of a blight-free potato in 1853 in reponse to devastating Irish potato blight of 1846. It was propagated from seed stock he obtained from Chili and was named Garnet Chili because of it’s pink-red color and country of origin. Our winner drawn at random from all correct answers was: Marco Cerasi of Ilion, he is splitting his prize between Ilion Wine and Spirits and The Willows.

Travel Agencies The Cruise Wizards, Whitesboro . . . . . . . . 72

Party Catering

Websites Utica Remember When . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Weddings and Banquets Club Monarch, Yorkville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Twin Ponds Golf & Country Club, NY Mills . . 24 So Sweet Candy Cafe, Utica . . . . . . . . . . . . 41

Nothing is too big or small for us!

Wellness Infinity Tree Healing, New Hartford . . . . . 13 Windows R.A. Dudrak, Holland Patent . . . . . . . . . . 19 Yogurt Stoltzfus

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Caruso’s Pastry Shoppe 707 Bleecker Street, Utica, New York 315-735-9712 Mon 7-5, Wed-Fri 7-5, Sat 7-3, Sun 7-Noon

We are are not not JUST JUST aa We Drapery Drapery Store. Store. Cell Shades Wood Blinds & Shutters Vignettes & Pirouettes Silhouettes & Woven Woods Vertical Blinds & Panels Roller & Solar Shades Also a complete line of upholstery for bedspreads, draperies and upholstered headboards, etc, 1 Genesee St, New Hartford, NY 315-793-1994

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