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This month Julianna Joseph graces our cover once again. She first appeared on our October 2014 issue when she was not yet two years old; now she is six. She still loves apples and enjoys helping out her dad, aunt, uncle, and grandparents at North Star Orchards in Westmoreland. Just like witnesses children growing up, the changing color of the autumn leaves reminds us that time is passing. This issue marks the start of our 7th year of publishing (and our 15th year of the TV show). I could say that the time has gone by fast, but, like a garden basket brimming with autumn’s yield, the years have been filled to overflowing with meeting artists, musicians, farmers, and business owners and the stories collected from our inspiring writers has been bountiful. We hope our annual Guide to Fall Fun in this issue, will give you some ideas on how to savor the season and slow down after the busy summer months. It’s time to enjoy the fall harvest, soups, warm socks, and quieter times with friends and family. It’s time to spend time because, after all, you can’t save it. •

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the Stained Glass Windows at Plymouth Bethesda Church By Ro Hall

Images found in stained glass windows in Christian churches frequently involve Biblical figures, landscapes, and stories from the Old and New Testaments. Scenes of Jesus, either alone or in the company of various saints and apostles, are common, as are portrayals of adults and children with whom he is believed to have interacted. Utica’s Plymouth Bethesda United Church of Christ, still housed in the landmark bluestone edifice which has dominated Oneida Square at Plant Street since 1905, boasts several atypical stained glass windows. These are perhaps unique in our area in their depiction of Native Americans, ships, and Pilgrims armed with blunderbusses. The church, which has ties to both New England Congregationalist (read Pilgrim), and Methodist traditions, was born of a series of mergers with like-minded congregations during the late 19th through the middle of the 20th century. The initial seed was planted in 1883, when members of a Welsh-speaking church (accepting the reality that their now “Americanized” children no longer spoke Welsh), left their former religious

The stained glass windows at Plymouth Bethesda Church in Utica are unusual in that they depict scenes of Pilgrims and Native Americans

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Having relocated, he opened his stainedglass workshop, first at 205 Bleecker Street and later at 81 Lafayette Street. At the time, Utica boasted at least ten similar establishments. In the contemporary city directories which served as the telephone books of the era, Snowdon is listed as a “designer and worker in art glass.” and in an advertisement placed, probably by himself, in the August 29, 1901 issue of the Rome Daily Sentinel, he is described as a “manufacturer of leaded art glasses for churches and dwellings.” From this, it may be inferred that, like Tiffany, Snowdon, in addition to decorative glass panels, created lampshades, cabinet inserts, and similar pieces for wealthy homeowners. These products, focusing on the domestic market, probably comprised the bulk of his output and would have helped to ensure his business success. His experiences at the Tiffany studio would have provided him with a first-class education in the craft, increasing his expertise in the creation of opalescent, mottled, rippled, and other art glass forms which the innovative Tiffany had begun developing in 1870.

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Snowdon was not, however, associated with a subsequent set of Pilgrim-themed windows that cover virtually all of the Plymouth Bethesda Church’s east wall. These, completed in 1925 and dedicated the following year, were, according to church records, the work of the firm J & R Lamb of New York City. The company titled them “The Bringing of Religion to America.” The grouping includes three upper windows that depict Pilgrims of both sexes who have just made land following a perilous ocean voyage. They are now holding their first worship service onshore. Above, angels can be seen watching, and there is a glimpse of the holy city of Jerusalem. Pilgrims in the lower windows, resplendent in vibrant shades of purple, pink, green and gold, are seen kneeling at prayer, guns at their sides. Above, soft clouds billow. •

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Then, at just the right moment, let go of the paddle completely to lay hold of the camera and manually focus the telephoto lens. Ah, missed it! Okay, circle again! And again! And again! Most people in the Mohawk Valley don’t have to travel very far to find a beautiful body of water, and one which autumn will temporarily transform into a dynamic and fluid reservoir of colors. The highways can become busy with leaf peepers when the colors are advertised as peak. But it is amazing how so many lakes in the Adirondacks, buzzing with boats in the summer, are so tranquil in the fall. And at a time when arguably they are the most stunning. In other words, autumn’s water colors are waiting for you. • Gary VanRiper is an author, photographer, and pastor at the Camden Wesleyan Church. He has written 15 children’s books with his son, Justin. Find out more at:

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family fun GUIDE Cullen Pumpkin Farm

Get lost in the Cornfusion Corn Maze at Pumpkin Junction in Sauquoit!

Things That Go Bump in the Night Ghost Tours

U-pick and already picked pumpkins, corn maze, classic trucks, hayrides and Pumpkin Express train rides weekends Noon-6pm.

Hourly guided tours around the shadowy grounds. Hear stories of the many mysteries and ghostly happenings that have occurred in the Museum’s historic village.

Open daily 9am to 6pm (315) 867-3878 587 Cullen Rd., Richfield Springs

Oct. 18, 19, 25, 26, & Nov. 1, 5:30-9pm The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown

Big Squeeze Weekend at Fly Creek

Fort Rickey Fall Fun Festival

Observe cider making operations throughout the day using the Mill’s vintage equipment dating back to 1856.

Pumpkin painting, hay maze, pony rides,đ&#x;šœtractor pull rides, arts & crafts, live music, good eats and treats.

Sat. & Sun., October 5 & 6, 10am-3pm (607) 547-9692 Fly Creek Cider Mill, 288 Goose St., Fly Creek

Weekends 10am-4:30pm through Oct. 27th (315) 336-1930 5135 Rome-New London Rd., Rome

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Hayrides Saturdays in October. Pumpkins, Indian corn wreaths, and more.

Free wagon rides for U-Pick apples and pumpkins weekends through mid-October. Corn maze and kiddie fun!

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Thousands of Mums! Pumpkins, Indian Corn & Cornstalks

Apples by the bushel and peck, peppers by the bushel, tomatoes for canning, pears, seedless concord grapes, cauliflower and cabbages!

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18th Annual Remsen Depot Corn Maze

8689 Summit Rd., Sauquoit • (315) 839-5740

Annual corn maze, hayride, and snack bar. Weekends Sept. 28-Oct. 14 and Columbus Day: noon-5pm. Flashlight nights: Oct. 4 & 5, Oct. 11 & 12: 6-8pm, BYO flashlight. Adults: $6, Under 12: $4

Savicki’s Fall Hayrides

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$6 per person includes hay ride, U-pick pumpkin, U-pick Indian corn, indoor straw maze, and kids’ outdoor play area

Utica Zoo’s Spooktacular

Weekends 11am-3pm, Oct. 5-20

33rd annual fundraising event will feature treat stations, craft stations, live music, food trucks, hayrides, and a haunted trail!

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McCauley Mountain in Old Forge The perfect way to Top Off your Fall Visit to the Adirondacks Picnic Areas at the Summit and Base Playgrounds Hiking Trails NEW Mt. Biking Trails

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Windy Hill Orchard & Farm Market

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

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On the Scarier Side!

Wood Creek Hollow Haunted Hayride & Corn Maze

Family-Friendly Fun at Pat’s Pumpkin Patch or for the more adventurous: Hollow’s Hayride and Massacre Maze. Stop by the Crypt Keeper’s Courtyard to get a bite to eat.

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Hyde and Shriek! Candlelight Ghost Tour of Hyde Hall Guided tour of the mansion where ghostly manifestations have been reported over 150 years.

Every Fri. & Sat. in October. Tours on half hour 6pm-7:30pm, $20 pp; reservations required. (607) 547-5098 Hyde Hall, 267 Glimmerglass State Park Rd., Cooperstown •

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Cayo Industrial Warehouse of Horror Now in Rome with New Attraction! CNY’s intense indoor Halloween spectacle. Subliminal, demented, original style walk-through horror attraction.

Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays October 4-6, 11-13, 18-20, 25-27, 31, November 1 & 2, 6:30-10:30pm

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RACC Halloween House Trick or Treat Street, Haunted Mansion, Pumpkin Painting, Not-So-Scary Trail, Food & Beverages.

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Saturday, October 12 Dinner at 6pm, Show at 7:15

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at local Breweries & Wineries Brimfield Winery Open 7 days a week, 11am-7pm 8300 Brimfield St., Clinton • (315) 853-8175

Sunday, Oct. 6, 1-4pm: Beth and Fritz Sunday, Oct. 13, 2-5pm: Nick and Jay Monday, Oct. 14 (Columbus Day), 2-5pm: John Kelsey Saturday, Oct. 19, 2-5pm: Midweek Fridays Sunday, Oct. 20, 2-5pm: Frank Diskin

Copper City Brewing Company

1111 Oneida St., Rome • (315) 281-8987

Sunday, Oct. 6, 2pm: Black Mountain


Thursday, Oct. 10, 8pm: Mike Powell & Chris Merkley

Friday, Oct. 18, 7pm: Fritz’s Polka


Nail Creek Pub & Brewery

720 Varick Street, Utica • (315) 793-7593

Tuesday, Oct. 1, 5-8:30pm

Irish Seisiún Musicians gather to play traditional Irish music.

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Saturday, Oct. 26, 3-6pm: Paul Case Sunday, Oct. 27, 3-6pm: Phil Arcuri

Woodland Farm Brewery

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Tuesday, Oct. 1, 5-8pm: Rebecca Miner Friday, Oct. 4, 7-10pm: Above the Dam Wednesday, Oct. 2, 6-9pm: Open Mic Sunday, Oct. 6, 2-5pm: Nina’s Brew with Cathy Timian Tuesday, Oct. 8, 5-8pm: Nash Robb Saturday, Oct. 5, 6-9pm: The Two of Sunday, Oct. 13, 2-5pm: Fabulous Us, Jim LaPaglia and Kevin Besig 400 Academy St., Prospect • (315) 205-4045

Thursday, Oct. 10, 6-9pm: Paint & Sip,

register: Friday, Oct. 11, 6-9pm: Frank Diskin Saturday, Oct. 12, 2-5pm: Cathie Timian and the Hired Hands Sunday, Oct. 13, 2-5pm: Max Scialdone Wednesday, Oct. 16, 6-9pm: Open Mic with Cathy Timian Saturday, Oct. 19, 3-6pm: The Mighty Craic, Irish Trio Sunday, Oct. 20, 3-6pm: Angela Mi-


Tuesday, Oct. 15, 5-8pm: Shawn Smith Sunday, Oct. 20, 5-8pm: Woodtoberfest with Fritz’s Polka Band!

Tuesday, Oct. 22, 5-8pm: Open Mic

Night with Remsen Social Club Friday, Oct. 25, 7-10pm: The Old Main - Halloween Party Sunday, Oct. 27, 2-5pm: Our Common Roots Tuesday, Oct. 29, 5-8pm: Caitlyn May

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Mohawk valley astronomical society

IT’S STAR TIME by carol higgins

Last month’s article introduced the Rainbow Seeker sculpture at the corner of Mohawk and Broad streets in Utica. It is an interesting golden-colored structure that is pointing toward the star Polaris (the North Star). Since then, I’ve continued my research to uncover some missing pieces of its history. Well, the saga continues, but I did manage to get an important clue. The folks at Utica’s Parks and Recreation Department confirmed that the Rainbow Seeker was indeed designed to be a sundial! And since sundials have a connection to astronomy, let’s look at their use and the role they’ve played for thousands of years. Whenever we want to know what time it is, we just take a look at our cell phone, wrist watch, computer and even the cable television box to name just a few sources. But in the past there were precious few options. Dutch inventor, astronomer and physicist Christiaan Huygens is credited with inventing the first pendulum clock (“powered” by a swinging pendulum, used in grandfather clocks for example) in 1656. It was recognized as the world’s most accurate time keeper, a design widely used for the next 300 years. Before that invention, people tried a variety of methods to tell time. They included water clocks that used dripping water to mark time, hourglasses filled with sand, and numerous mechanical devices. One of the best known mechanical clocks

is still operating today. It is an astronomical clock in the Photo credit: NASA/JPL/Cornell city of Prague in the Czech Republic. Built tions in a half circle, and at the center of in 1410, it tells time and also shows the the top of the semi-circle is a hole where movement of the Sun and Moon, Moon the gnomon would be placed. It remains a phases and the constellations of the zodicelebrated discovery that continues to inac. But the oldest clocks by far have been trigue scientists. around for thousands of years. They are Hanny’s ImageEarth Credit: isn’t NASA, ESA, Keel, Galaxy Team But theW.only placeZoowhere composed of very simple parts and rely on Voorwerp. a sundial will work in our solar system. the Sun. And since our Sun is a star, one On Mars, NASA’s Spirit and Opportunicould argue that they tell time using star ty rovers and the Curiosity rover all have light. What are they? Sundials! sundials! The sundials play a dual role – A sundial is made up of two parts. It they provide a known color chart used to has a flat, horizontal base usually made of calibrate the colors in the photographs the stone or metal and is marked with lines or rovers take, and the shadow from the gnonumbers to indicate the time. The second mon helps researchers accurately adjust part is the gnomon, a single rod or trianthe brightness. The inset photo shows the gular piece that stands vertical and casts a sundial on the Spirit rover before and after shadow on the base when in sunlight. As a Martian wind storm. the Sun moves across the sky, the moving Wishing you clear skies! • shadow shows the time change. The gnomon must be pointed toward True North To build your own sundial, visit and tilted at an angle that matches the sundial’s latitude, and that is the case with It provides a marked base you can print and fold, along with Utica’s Rainbow Seeker. detailed instructions! Ancient civilizations such as the Babylonians, Greeks and Romans used sundials. The most recent discovery of an Join MVAS from 7pm to 11pm ancient sundial occurred in 2013 in the on Saturday, October 19 for an Valley of the Kings in Egypt. Archaeoloevening of stargazing at Sherrill gist Susanne Bickel of the University of Basel found the limestone base, believed Brook Park, RT 12 S, New Hartford. to be from the thirteenth century B.C. It is The event is free. marked with black lines that form 12 sec-

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The Everyday Adventures of Mohawk Valley Girl

main street Ristorante & Gift Shoppe

The entrance to Main Street Ristorante & Gift Shoppe in Newport is decked out for the autumn season

in Newport by Cynthia Quackenbush

Sometimes I wonder why it takes me so long to get

someplace. For example, I have long noticed ads for Main Street Ristorante and Gift Shoppe in Newport, NY. On a recent Saturday, I finally went there for lunch. What a delightful place! My luncheon companions were my husband, Steve, and our friend Kim. We found the place with no problem, located as it is right on Main Street. Walking in, we were instantly charmed. It is a gracious dining room with several cozy little areas. I especially loved the hardwood floors. Additionally, it is filled with rustic décor, a lot of which is for sale. “You can dine and shop,” Kim observed. I was more interested in dining first, although I did prowl around a little, checking things out and taking a few pictures. We sipped a glass of wine with our lunch. Kim and I got the Chicken Salad Wrap with Bacon and Cranberry, while Steve got the Main Street Club. He does love a club

Main Street Ristorante & Gift Shoppe is unique in that you can shop and dine at the same place.


sandwich. I got a side salad with mine while Kim and Steve enjoyed French fries. Full disclosure: I ate a few of Steve’s fries. It was a yummy sandwich, and I was delighted to take half of it home for later. Steve slipped the last quarter of his club into my takeout box as well. After dining so well, we eagerly checked out the Gift Shoppe. I loved the Halloween decorations (my favorite holiday!), but there was a lot of beautiful art and decorations suitable for year-round. They carry Americana, primitives, furniture, and lighting. I envied some of the shelving and cabinets, although I would have to do some major rearranging in my house if I decided to purchase any. Maybe I could get rid of a few of my more boring pieces. Hmm…. Kim and I also checked out the Red Barn Primitives out back. There was a beautiful little desk out there I liked, as well as some art. As we walked back out front, Kim pointed out a colorful, hanging art piece with watermelon and other fruit. “I’ll take a picture of it,” I said,

Red Barn Primitives, located just behind the restaurant, is open for the autumn and holiday shopping season.

Valley Girl’s friend decides to hold onto summer a bit longer and buys this colorful fruit hanging.

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Fall Selection!

A classic framed print of “Spring Cleaning” by Billy Jacobs at Main Street Ristorante & Gift Shoppe turning back. As I did, Kim noticed that the price was in fact, quite irresistible and decided to buy it. Coming back around front, we found Steven relaxing on the front porch. It is a lovely place to sit. I thought of going back into the restaurant and ordering a cup of coffee, just to sit on the porch and sip it. Perhaps on a future visit. I certainly intend to make the Main Street Ristorante a regular stop! For one reason, I need to check out their dinner menu. •

Main Street Ristorante & Gift Shoppe 7431 Main Street Route 28, Newport Open: Wednesday - Saturday: 11:30am-7pm (315) 845-8835


The Clinton Symphony Orchestra of the Mohawk Valley, Inc.

Charles Schneider, Music Director

- IN LOVING MEMORY OF SUSAN KIM Featuring Guest Conductor

Octavio Mas-Arocas and


David Kim Sunday, October 6, 2019 — 2:30 p.m. Pre-concert lecture — 1:30 p.m. Clinton Central Schools Performing Arts Complex

Tickets available at the door Box Office opens 1:00 p.m. — General Admission Adults — $35 Students — FREE


Mother of the Bride & Groom Sizes from 2 to 24W





2019-2020 Season

Presenting World-Class Music, Theater, & Dance!

Tempesta di Mare Baroque chamber players Saturday, October 5, 7:30pm

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All answers found in the pages of this magazine! Solution will appear in next month’s issue Across 2. The final bit of a corn dog. 6. Indulge in a new dress from The ___ ___ See page 35. 7. Berry Hill ___ in Deansboro. See page 52. 8. A Native American ceremony involving singing and dancing. 10. Gary VanRiper loves exploring the ADK ___. 11. When Denise was twelve she had this soup for the first time. See MV Gardens. 13. This month, Mohawk Valley Girl visits Main Street Gift Shoppe in this village. 14. Utica’s Plymouth Bethesda United Church of Christ’s stained glass windows are unusual in that they depict ____. See Oneida County. 15. Gary enjoys this element when photographing in autumn color. See ADK Journal. 16. The Rainbow Seeker was designed to be this. See MV Astronomy.

Down 1. Check out this new diner on Varick Street in Utica. Look for the bluebird on page 27. 3. Utica College, abbreviation. 4. On October 12th you can make one of these at the workshop at Shawangunk. See Tales From Shawangunk. 5. Something you might find in our Fall Family Fun Guide. See page 14. 8. This famous Herkimer County baseball pitcher’s nickname. See Herkimer County. 9. This nighttime bird repeatedly calls out its name. See “Things that Call and Growl in the Night.” 12. ___ has left the building, but he’ll enter the American Legion in Chadwicks on October 12th. See page 20.

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story and photos by Matt Perry My favorite thing to do in October is to climb to the top of our big meadow and look out at the forested hills of the nature preserve and lands beyond. From the top of the hill, besides getting a view of our own trees, I get a fair view of the Oriskany and Mohawk Valleys. On a clear day, I can see as far as Steuben in the north and Tug Hill to the northwest. By going up our hill every day, I can keep track of the foliage as it changes, and it changes very significantly through the course of the month. As the foliage changes, each tree species becomes color-coded, and suddenly their identities stand out among their fellows. It becomes possible to identify individual trees and groves of trees at great distances. American Basswood leaves turn a burnt golden color, Bitternut Hickory leaves take on a vibrant lemon-yellow, and Red Maples, a fiery scarlet. No two years are the same, and sometimes when peak fall colors occur (around mid-month), we are either overwhelmed with the gaudiness or left slightly disappointed. In 2018, the foliage colors

were muted, and peak came and went with little fanfare. However, that year, the post-peak period was exceptional. American Beech trees unexpectedly stole the show. They all turned vibrant shades of dark gold, amber, and even chocolate. From my perspective on the hilltop, the locations of all the beech trees were made even more obvious by the lack of foliage remaining on neighboring trees. By October, many fruit-, seed-, and nut-bearing trees have been relieved of their produce. The squirrels, chipmunks, and jays have systematically worked their way through all the branches of the hickories, beeches, oaks, butternuts, and black walnuts. Most of those nuts were either eaten or stored. For a while, it was hazardous

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of the butternut. There she nervously stomped her feet and made explosive, sputtering calls. Later that day, when I came by on the same trail, I could see that she had temporarily stored the oblong nuts all around the area. She put one on top each of the fence posts around a small woodland wildflower enclosure. She wedged a few nuts into the crotch of a buckthorn tree growing along the trailside. She also carefully balanced about five nuts on a dead tree trunk. I figured that those were just temporary holding places and she would come back later to collect them all and place them into a proper larder. Bird migration continues to be underway throughout October. Large flocks of Canada Geese can be heard calling on most days as they traverse the sky. The larger ponds of the region begin to hold communities of migrant ducks. These waterfowl migrate as much west to east as north to south. Many are coming from the Midwestern prairies. Some will go to Lake Ontario, and many are bound

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them what most approximated soup in their cuisine, a light tonic broth made of tamarind, peppers, and water (“molo tunny” in Tamil), dressed up with some meat and vegetables. Over the centuries, the soup has evolved to what we know today – a creamy curry chicken soup, with apples, rice, and vegetables. It’s a simple, wholesome soup, a classic in Anglo-Indian Cuisine. Since the star of this soup is chicken and we do not raise poultry on our farm, I would like to introduce you to some wonderful women farmers. Over the years, Bernie and I have come to know them through the Oneida County Public Market, and we are proud to call them dear friends. We hope that if you decide to make this chicken soup that you seek them out at the Oneida County Public Market or one of the other local markets at which they participate. Freshly harvested, pasture-raised chicken is so much more nutritious and tastes so much better than any chicken you will ever purchase in a supermarket and well worth the money. You will be supporting women who are raising families and building community. These women may not be as well-known as Mohawk Valley Living’s Suzie Jones of Jones Family Farm (Suzie does raise some excellent pastured chicken in addition to all that cheese and gelato), but we hope you’ll get to know them as well. First up, is Jen from Slate Creek Farm home of Jen’s Happy Hens in Remsen, NY. We first met Jen when she joined us for the Westmoreland Winter Farmers Market, about eight years ago. Not only does Jen raise great chickens, but she also has some of the best pork and lamb. If you’re a baker, you’ll want to get some of the rendered lard she makes. Next, we have our next-door neighbor at the Oneida County Public Market, Amy of Conley Farm, in Lee, NY. In addition to


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just happened to be swooping around the pastures at night. Of course, the nightjars’ relatively wide scoop-like mouths are designed for taking moths and other insects out of the air and not for suckling goats. As far as I know, modern farmers possess no animosity for these birds and the family name of goatsucker has become a curious relic and a testament to our former misunderstanding of these interesting birds. Central New York’s two native nightjars, the Whip-poor-will and the Common Nighthawk have become very rare in the Mohawk Valley. Habitat loss is the primary cause of their decline. However, there are still a few places in northern Oneida County and in Herkimer County where calls of the Whip-poorwills can be heard. The Whip-poor-will performs its repetitive whistled song right through the early summer breed-

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Whip-poor-will. A nasal sounding “peent” vocalization and a “woosh” sound produced by their wings when pulling out of a dive are about the only sounds you will hear them make. That is, if you are fortunate enough to hear them at all. Coyotes are masters of night sounds. The howls and yips they produce (mostly at night) are heard fairly often by those of us who live in rural areas. In our impressionable half-asleep minds, the sounds may conjure up images of wolves threatening our communities, or at the very least, running off with our domestic pets. Of course, those fears are unfounded, but in the darkness, fear trumps reason. Occasionally people hearing some of the Coyote’s lower-pitched howls become convinced they hear wolves. In fact, Coyotes are fully capable of producing deeper, wolf-like tones. Bear in mind, sometimes we may be hearing domestic dogs howling in response to the Coyote calls, and

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don’t know. They are merely assigning an unknown vocalization to a known resident animal. I strongly suspect that most of the scream-like calls people hear and attribute to Fishers, are actually the calls of foxes. It’s feasible that some of those shrieks may even be produced by Porcupines. During the breeding season, Porcupines are known to make some very loud wailing calls at night. It seems difficult to imagine a retiring and inoffensive creature like a Porcupine producing such a manic cry. Like the larger Wolverine, and the smaller Mink, Fishers are members of the weasel family. Although the non-resident Wolverine does make some interesting sounds, I’ve never heard more than a light chuckle or growl from a Fisher. Most often, they make no noise at all. Over the last six years, I have collected numerous video clips of Fishers at night, and I’ve never caught them vocalizing. Doubtless, there are many sounds that we will hear in the night that we won’t have explanations for. Most will be produced by nocturnal creatures that are the expected wild residents of our region. Some will be the sounds of inanimate objects like trees moving in the

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Owen D. Young with Harold Schumacher at St. Lawrence Univeristy graduation regular starter making the All-Star team again in 1936. After 1942, he became an officer in the Navy. On February 1, 1936, Hal married his high school sweetheart, Alice Clifford Sullivan at St. Joseph’s Church in Dolgeville. They went to Miami, Florida for their honeymoon then traveled to the Giants’ training camp in Pensacola, Florida. In 1936, the Giants played the Yankees in the World Series. In Game 5, Prince Hal had the bases loaded, nobody out and the next three batters were Joe DiMaggio, Lou Gehrig and Bill Dickey. Prince Hal struck out DiMaggio and Gehrig and Dickey popped out. The Giants went on to win the game in 10 innings. During Hal’s 13 year major league career, he pitched 391 games for the New York Giants, winning 158 and losing 121 games. He pitched in four World Series where he won two games and lost two games. In 1946, he returned to the Giants and retired after that year. Hal lived in Dolgeville working at the McLaughlin-Millard, Inc. of Dolgeville, later to become Adirondack Bat Company and now Rawlings Sporting Goods. He served as Vice President for four years, retiring in 1967. He then went to work for the National Little League Headquarters in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, organizing the instructional programs. Hal and Alice adopted two children, William and Mary. They had a summer home on Canada Lake. He played golf after retiring. Hal was inducted into the Greater Utica Sports Hall of Fame on May 4th, 1991. A sign was painted by Scott Moore and donated by Tim Schumacher, nephew of Hal and Alice Schumacher, in 2007. It stands at the Hal Schumacher Field, where Little League is played on Spofford Ave. in Dolgeville as a testament to Hal’s love of the game. The sign reads “Hal Schumacher -The beginning of a dream” . He died April 21 1993 in Cooperstown, New York at Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital. •

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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.

In early October, as we enter Shawangunk Road and begin its gentle descent toward the black and amber waters of Black Creek, the leaves of the trees are brilliant with the magnificent kaleidoscope of peak New England colors. In contract, just south of our road, trees are still only hinting at autumn. The leaves cling tenuously to the stout twigs they helped grow all summer. Their task for this year of converting sunlight, water, and soil into wood and seeds, is soon done, and they will loosen and flutter gently to the earth. To extend our time savoring this full spectrum of nature’s ecstasy, Tim and I bike off our road to where the trees still have their cloaks of autumn color. We like to look for delicious wild apples, and bask in the golden sunlight of open fields, now turned to the hoary lace of aged goldenrod sprinkled with sweet purple asters. Until it was recently widened and repaved, I enjoyed the familiar bumps, cracks, and dips of old Pardeeville Road. There used to be numerous “wooly bear” caterpillars crossing at this time that we’d have to weave

around, too, but they’ve disappeared. I note the group of brown leaves where a beautiful cluster of wild iris bloomed in summer, and the milkweed patch that gave such wonderful perfume while blooming in July, now laden with pregnant pods of feathered seeds ready to soar to new ground to colonize. Because of its incredible buoyancy, the downy floss of these seeds has been used to fill life vests and pillows. I’ve read that some people in the past carried it as tinder to start fires. We greet certain trees, like the 200-year-old maples. They are all that remains of dairy farmsteads that once flourished here, farms that once sent milk to Poland and Cold Brook to be turned into cheese. We admire their magnificent dignity and stature. We taste many different apples, as no two trees are alike, having resulted from cross-pollination, and deposited from the digestive tracts of the cows that once grazed here. When we find one we like, Tim climbs the tree it fell from, jumping on and shaking its limbs to create a thumping cascade onto the wild grasses below. I stand back until he is finished, not appreciating bonks on my head and back from such missiles, no matter how tasty. And I don’t mind


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Enjoying our wild apple harvest with our friend Nathalie Parent giving Tim the honor of being “Head Tree Climber,” even though I also have climbing skills, because it’s pretty strenuous, and one’s clothes, hair, and skin are often tangled and ripped in twigs. We both loved tree climbing when we were young and fortunately have never had a serious mishap. I made a rule for myself early on to try to keep three of my limbs in secure contact with a solid branch at all times, changing position by only moving one leg or arm at a time. And now you know my secret, in case you decide to climb a tree. Like the seeds of wild apples, milkweed, and goldenrod, I, too was eager to explore and experience new adventures as a youth. 1961 From my diary (Age 13): We went to camp (the St. Lawrence River) for a weekend. Mary Seymour went with us, and boy we had fun! Dad let us go swimming by ourselves! We walked to the old stone quarry and shot stones at the bottles in the junk pit. We also went to the Riding Academy and saw some carriages 100 years old and a side saddle. I’ll bet we walked 5 miles! On the way home, Dad took the new road between camp and Syracuse (Rt 81), and while going 60 mph, we blew a tire. It made a big “pow!” We zig-zagged to the side of the road. Boy was I scared, but Dad had control. Was the tire a mess! I picked up a rock there for a souvenir. After we got home, I listened to records at Mary’s house. Boy, I dig Hayley Mills and Richard Chamberlain. In 1965, my senior year of high school at Westmoreland Central had begun, and I was nervous

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about having my picture taken for the yearbook. I put my hair in big brush rollers the night before and spent an uncomfortable night sleeping on them. Imagine trying to sleep with your head on a lumpy porcupine for a pillow! But it’s just a sacrifice we girls made to look our best! I wore the royal blue leotard I purchased for gymnastics competitions with the money I earned babysitting since it had a nice scoop neckline. We went to the classy Siringo Photography Studio in Rome, NY, and I sat in my best posture on a stool in front of a white screen, behind soft spotlights that made me feel like I was on stage. “This is really important,” I thought, “It’s how I’ll be remembered forever.” Mr. Siringo started to ask me a question; “Could you try to look a little less…” he hesitated over the next word, and I filled in for him. “Regal?” I suggested, smiling slightly, thinking of my “royal” blue leotard, and gymnastics influenced posture. He and Dad just chuckled softly and didn’t reply. Later on, I realized he was probably thinking more along the lines of- “stiff.” Although I was nominated, I lost the class election to be an editor on our yearbook staff. Naturally, I felt a little sorry, but I was also relieved because I felt overwhelmed, not realizing there would be lots of help from the staff! I felt the same about submitting anything to the school paper; the “WCS ECHO.” Now I know that “Tonight’s news is tomorrows garbage wrapping.” as Tim’s journalist father used to tell him (before plastic bags), so I don’t feel as intimidated about publishing my thoughts. Why not share ourselves while we can? We love our home in the forest, the wild apple orchards and pastures nearby, our pristine woodlands, and the opportunity to be its guardians for as long as we can. Often, such natural places of wild beauty become closed to the public in order to protect them, but we feel that time spent in natural environments offers a unique opportu-

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nity to people for spiritual, reflective, and educational pursuits. If people can’t spend time in nature, how can they bond with it? How can children be inspired to protect it if they don’t get to experience its wonders? So, we welcome visitors and our rules of conduct are minimal: we do not allow hunting, trapping, logging, pesticides, herbicides, or major alterations to the ecosystems. All plants and creatures must be treated with respect for their pursuit of a meaningful life, realizing that some lives must be shortened when it negatively affects our personal survival. (We sometimes have to kill mosquitoes inside our cottage!) But you can come anytime; to walk on our trails, bike on our minimally traveled roads, borrow one of our canoes to paddle on Black Creek or attend one of the many workshops we offer for free except for occasional material costs. Coming up on Sat. October, 12th 10am-12pm, I will lead a workshop creating a BEADED GOURD. On a prepared, natural gourd, attendees will stitch colorful seed beads along the rim in a lovely design. Materials will cost $20 out of which the beads are the main expense. I spend a lot of time preparing the gourds; cleaning, cutting, drilling, etc. Gourds have been valued historically for many practical uses such as storing grain, cooking pots and jugs for liquids. On Sat. Oct 26th, from 10:30-12, the workshop I will lead is weaving DECORATIVE JAPANESE KNOTS. Students will learn how to weave one of these beautiful designs onto a smooth stone or wood piece. The process can be peaceful and meditative. Materials will be $10. We sometimes have guest experts in biological fields leading our workshops. I focus on nature crafts because of their earthiness and historic practically. Tim’s main areas of expertise are health, religion, and psychology, and we both teach homesteading skills. On Sat. Oct 19th from 10:30-12, Tim will lead a workshop on: “WAYS TO GREATER SELF-UNDERSTANDING” During studies for his Master’s Degree in Guidance & Counseling from Indiana UniMohawk Ltd Town Crier Ad RC 2017_Layout 1 1/12/2017 3:24 PM Page 1

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versity, Tim learned that dreams are pathways to the unconscious, which, if handled with gentle wisdom, can help us better understand and deal with what is bothering us, and adjust our conscious behavior to improve our lives. It’s the feelings in the dream more than the content that is important to recognize and link up to daily consciousness. He will not interpret your dreams but will offer techniques so you can use them for self-growth. During his ministry, Tim often visited people who couldn’t get out on their own very well, and they taught him many important things that he wrote about in some of his books: “Timothy’s Twilight Tales” I, II and III. Fortunately, one of his first lessons was to keep his visits short. An elderly minister he occasionally visited told him: “I like to see you, but don’t stay too long. I get tired out.” Consequently, he has maintained a policy of staying only 15 minutes or so when dropping in on someone unannounced and has rarely One woman who was over 100, who could barely speak above a whisper and had to be propped up with pillows, whispered this advice to Tim when he asked her what she’d learned that she could share with young people. “Tell the young folks to take their pleasure while they can and create pleasant memories. Spend time with loved ones; go to picnics and parties. When you get where I am, memories

are all that you have left. If I had it to do over again, I’d probably eat more ice cream and fewer beans.” As he left, Tim couldn’t help but wonder if she’d have lived as long if she had. We all must balance quality of life with quantity, and it’s sometimes difficult to know what is best. A lot of the time, we just have to carry on as best we can with what we have to work with, and the opportunities that are available, but we can experience much improvement and growth if we make learning a life-long pursuit. A dear friend, who is a bone cancer survivor, was inspired to write a booklet: “Read to Live” (by Jon Tittler). Self-education was a seriously important factor in helping him through the difficult treatments that facilitated his remission. I have a wonderful library of music and craft books, but have also learned to love learning new things through YouTube videos. Tim continues to be updated in the fields of psychology and holistic health through reading and the internet as well. Yes, we are a paradox of old and new technology at Shawangunk. We draw our water from a brook with a bucket, make some of our own electricity, shower with a sprinkling can, heat with wood from our own land, grow much of our own food, and store food in a root cellar. But we also love modern innovations ranging from the wire screens for our win-

dows (which only became commonly available in the late 1800s); to the internet with the amazing access to information, world events and entertainment it brings. Fortunately, in America, we are free to choose what makes one’s life as full and comfortable as possible within ethical, social values. Tim and I will continue to share the lands within Shawangunk, and the knowledge and skills we’ve learned as long as we can. And, we can all take the advice of the nice old woman Tim visited; “Take your pleasure while you can.” Savor the colors of autumn; walk, bike, take a drive, sit outside, have a picnic, visit with friends, breathe fresh air, listen to the crickets and the calls of migrating geese. Keep learning. And maybe, take time to really look at a red leaf. •

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Meats, locally raised (see Produce)

Fencing B & K Fencing, serving greater Utica . . . . . . . . . 37

Firewood and Wood Pellets Lincoln Davies, Sauquoit . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65

Lighting Mills Electrical Supply, Rome . . . . . . . . . 22

Gift Shops/Shopping Between Us Sisters, Munnsville . . . . . . . . 57 Butternut Barn, Richfield Springs . . . . . . . 30 Fusion Art Gallery, Rome . . . . . . . . . . . 56 The Gathering Place, Poland . . . . . . . . 9 Grey Fox Mercantile, New Hartford . . . . . . 33 Heartsome Handicrafts, New Hartford . . . 8 Lady & Leap Toy Shop, New Hartford . . . . 52 Main Street Gift Shoppe, Newport . . . . . 31 Paca Gardens, Little Falls . . . . . . . . 55 RemingtonMuseumandCountryStore,Ilion.....9 The Tepee, Cherry Valley . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Village Floral, New Hartford . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42

Hardware/Lumber/Farm & Home Lincoln Davies, Sauquoit . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Morgan’s Hardware, Waterville . . . . . . . . . . 42 Turner Lumber, Barneveld . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Wightman Specialty Woods . . . . . . . . . . . 66

Felting Grey Fox Mercantile, New Hartford . . . . . . 33

Goldmine Jewelers, New Hartford . . . . . . 9

Insurance Farm Family Insurance, Boonville . . . . . . . . 48 Gates-Cole Insurance, New Hartford . . . . 8 HBE Group, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Turnbull Insurance, New Hartford . . . . . 10 Interior Design/Custom Window Treatments The Added Touch Drapery, New Hartford . . . 48 Ironwork and Custom Fabrication Raulli’s Iron Works, Rome . . . . . . . . . 48 Jewelry Alison’s Jewelry & Repair, Utica . . . . . . . . 9

Media 92.7 The Drive WXUR, Utica . . . . . . . . . 74 FOX33/WUTR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Weekly Adirondack, Old Forge . . . . . . . . . . 75 WKAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Monuments & Memorials Yorkville Memorials, Yorkville . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Musical Instrument Sales, Rentals, Lessons Big Apple Music, New Hartford . . . . . . . 6

Optometrists Towpath Vision Care, Little Falls . . . . . . . 40 Wadas Eye Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Paint and Painting Supplies Lincoln Davies, Sauquoit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Urbanik’s Paint & Wallpaper Co., Utica . . . . 48 Pet Supplies Carhart’s Feed & Pet Supply . . . . . . . . . . 49 Physical Therapy Inertia PT, Utica . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Pizzerias DiCastro’s Brick Oven, Rome . . . . . . . . . . Primo Pizzeria, Clinton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rosato’s Pizzeria & Bakery, Utica . . . . . Tony’s Pizza, New Hartford . . . . . . . . . . .

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Pool Cleaning and Maintenance Crystal Pool Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Portable Toilets and Bathrooms Mohawk Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 & 72 Primitives Between Us Sisters, Munnsville . . . . . . . . 57 Butternut Barn, Richfield Springs . . . . . . . 30 Main Street Gift Shoppe, Newport . . . . . 31 Produce, Local Ben & Judy’s Sugarhouse, West Edmeston . . . Grassy Cow Dairy, Remsen . . . . . . . . . . . Jewett’s Cheese, Earlville . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jones Family Farm, Herkimer . . . . . . . . . Juliano’s Farm, Bakery, & Cafe, Utica . . .

11 22 19 50 15

North Star Orchards, Westmoreland . . . . Shaw’s Maple Products, Clinton . . . . . . . Stoltzfus Family Dairy, Vernon Center . . Tibbits Maple, New Hartford . . . . . . . . . Twin Orchards, New Hartford . . . . . . . . Windy Hill Orchard, Cassville . . . . . . . Wyndfield Acres Farm Store, Little Falls . .

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Prom Dresses The Princess Shop, New Hartford . . . . . . . . . 35 Pumpkin Farms Cullen Pumpkin Farm, Richfield Springs . . . . 17 Pumpkin Junction, Sauquoit . . . . . . . . . 14 Will’s Cackleberry Catle, Camden . . . . . . . . 17 Quilt and Yarn Shops/Services Love & Stitches, Whitesboro . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Heartworks Quilts & Fabric, Fly Creek . . . 12 Tiger Lily Quilt Co, Utica . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Real Estate John Brown Team, Coldwell Banker . . . . . 63 Restaurants and Cafés Ann St. Deli, Little Falls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Black Stallion Restaurant,Vernon . . . . . . Cafe at Stone Mill, Little Falls . . . . . . . Canal Side Inn, Little Falls . . . . . . . . . . . Cleaver’s BBQ, West Winfield . . . . . . . . . Clinton Ale House, Clinton . . . . . . . . . Club Monarch, Yorkville . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Country Store, Salisbury . . . . . . . . . . Delta Lake Inn, Rome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DiCastro’s Brick Oven, Rome . . . . . . . . . Freddy’s Diner, Boonville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gone Coastal, Lee Center . . . . . . . . . . . Hotel Solsville, Solsville . . . . . . . . . . . . Jamo’s Restaurant, Herkimer . . . . . . . . . . Karam’s Middle East Bakery, Yorkville . . . . . Kayuta Drive-In, Remsen . . . . . . . . . . . . Killabrew, New Hartford . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Knight Spot, Frankfort . . . . . . . . . . . . Michael’s Alder Creek Inne, Barneveld . . . . Nola’s Restaurant, Clinton . . . . . . . . . . . . Ohio Tavern, Cold Brook . . . . . . . . . . . Outta The Way Cafe, Utica . . . . . . . . . Patio Drive-In, Utica . . . . . . . . . . . . . Phoenician Restaurant, New Hartford . . . . . . Rosato’s Pizzeria & Bakery, Utica . . . . . . . . RoSo’s Cafe & Catering, Utica . . . . . . . . . . Route 69 Steakhouse, Whitesboro . . . . . . . . Sammy & Annie Foods, Utica . . . . . . . . . . . The Tailor and The Cook, Utica . . . . . . . . . . Wendy’s Diner, Cassville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Willie’s The Original Bagel Cafe, Utica . . . The Willows, Utica . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Voss Bar B-Q, Yorkville, Ilion & Marcy . . . . . . . . .

25 28 25 25 28 23 65 27 27 26 23 25 25 24 28 26 25 24 23 24 24 27 27 25 27 27 28 27 28 23 23 28 24

Sewing and Mending The Gathering Place, Poland . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Sheds and Garages Shafer & Sons Storage Sheds, Westmoreland . . . . . 43 Shoes Karaz Shoes, New Hartford . . . . . . . . . . . 5 The Sneaker Store, New Hartford . . . . . . . . . 7 The Village Crossing, Clinton . . . . . . . . . . 73

Grey Fox Mercantile in New Hartford will hold a beginner level workshop, where participants will learn how to make a needle-felted pumpkin out of wool. No experience is necessary. All materials are provided, and you get to keep your felting needles and foam pad. Coffee or tea is included. Call or visit to reserve your spot. Ages 12-adult. Saturday, October 5, 9-11am. Grey Fox Mercantile, 70 Genesee Street, New Hartford, Cost: $35, Grey Fox Mercantile hours are Wednesday-Friday: 10am-5pm and Saturday 11am-4pm. 70 Genesee St., New Hartford, NY Tickets can also be purchased online:

Clinton Symphony Orchestra Performs Oct. 6th

On October 6, the Clinton Symphony Orchestra will feature guest artist David Kim, a Clinton, NY native and well-known pianist throughout the northwest. He will perform the Piano Concerto No. 2, c minor, op.18 of Serge Rachmaninoff, in memory of his mother, Susan Kim. David Kim began his musical studies at the age of six with violin and cello. At 12, he began piano lessons, and six years later, performed Rachmaninoff’s second concerto with the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra. Since then, he has been a featured soloist with The National Repertory Orchestra—performing both Ravel concertos—as well as The Utica Symphony Orchestra, The Stony Brook Symphony Orchestra, and The Claflin Hill Symphony. As a soloist and chamber musician, David has performed in New York at Steinway Hall and The Tenri Institute, and in Boston at Jordan Hall, The Fogg Art Museum, and Sanders Theater. He has also been heard in live and recorded radio broadcasts for Vermont Public Radio, WCNY in New York, and WHRB in Cambridge, as well as WGBH-TV in Boston. As a composer, his choral work was premiered in New York by the Manhattan Choral Ensemble as a winner of the New Music for New York Commission Project, for which he also received the audience favorite prize. This is the Clinton Symphony’s season premiere and will take place at 2:30 p.m., at the Clinton Performing Arts Complex. This concert is dedicated to the memory of Susan Kim and Maestro Octavio Mas-Arocas will conduct the performance. Maestro Mas-Arocas will also present a preconcert lecture at 1:30. Open-seating tickets are $35 for adults and FREE for all students w/ID. For reservations, please call 315-404-2016, or mail payments to CSOMV, PO Box 270, Clinton, NY. Also, tax-deductible donations may be made to “Clinton Symphony Orchestra”


Small Engine Repair J.B.’s Small Engine Works, Utica . . . . . . . . . . 56 Snowmobiles/ATVs Hobby Hill Farm, Rome . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67


Tents (events) Brownie Tent, Clinton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Towing Services Clinton Collision, Clinton . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Toy Shops Lady & Leap Toy Shop, New Hartford . . . . 52 Trailers and Truck Caps Boulevard Trailers, Whitesboro . . . . . . . . . 9 Tree Services and Tree Farms Rick Turk Tree Service, Rome . . . . . . . . 62 U-Pick Strawberries Juliano’s Farm and Greenhouses, Utica . . . . . 15 Vacuum Sales Rainbow, New Hartford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Websites Utica Remember When . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Weddings and Banquets Club Monarch, Yorkville . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Twin Ponds Golf & Country Club, NY Mills . . 59 Wellness Universal Wellness New Hartford . . . . . . . . 34 Yarn and Knitting Supplies Love & Stitches, Whitesboro . . . . . . . . . . 7 Yogurt Stoltzfus Family Dairy, Vernon Center . . . . . 72

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Mohawk Valley Living #73 October 2019  

Mohawk Valley Living #73 October 2019