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Life Here Magazine It takes more than words to capture the essence of life here. You really have to experience it to appreciate the vibrance of our cities and the calming beauty of the rolling hills. There’s something about shaking hands with the shop owner or knowing the produce in your fridge was harvested just down the road.
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We’re unabashedly committed to spreading the word about the benefits of living in Central New York. Every element of life here is impacted by the uniqueness of our natural resources and the diversity of the people. We invite you to get out and experience this remarkable area and encourage you to buy local, support local and live local.
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Historic Roots The Erie Canal, renamed the New York State Canal System, is among America’s most treasured historical resources and is enjoying a resurgence of development. The Canal System is a navigable 524-mile inland waterway that crosses upstate NY and features 57 locks and 20 lift bridges. The waterway links the Great Lakes with the Hudson River and ﬁve Canadian waterways.
With historic sites and quaint Canal-side towns dotting its shorelines and corresponding towpaths, visitors of all ages can navigate the waters by boat, bike and hike on over 260 miles of Canalway Trails, and take advantage of the calm waters for a relaxing day of ﬁshing. Visit www.canals.ny.gov for useful information to plan your visit.
O R I S K A N Y B AT T L E F I E L D ONEIDA COMMUNITY MANSION HOUSE ERIE CANAL VILLAGE F O R T S TA N W I X N AT I O N A L M O N U M E N T S T E U B E N M E M O R I A L S TAT E H I S T O R I C S I T E
Road Trip’n Remember falling asleep on the ride home after a long day of fun? Remember your Dad
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carrying you into the house and being too tired to stand up to put on your pjs? Go ahead, treat
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yourself to that kind of I-had-so-much-fun-I-can-
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and top the day off with an ice cream cone.
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Just remember, you’re too big for us to
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carry in when you finally make it home.
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February 2013 Winter sports competition events, food, music, and cardboard sled race. www.snowfari.com
Saturday, June 23, 2012 Flowers, plants, herbs, garden related vendors, food, free informative workshops led by Master Gardeners. 315-736-3394 * www. cceoneida.com
Herb & Flower Festival
America’s Greatest Heart Run and Walk
Munson-WilliamsProctor Arts Festival June 29, 2012 - July 4, 2012
Saturday - March 3, 2012 Participation options include a 30k run, 10-5- or 3-mile run, or a 3-mile walk. www.uticaheartrunwalk.org
Live music, sidewalk art, mural painting, antique autos, and more. The Sidewalk Art Show features 200 works in a colorful array of media. 315-797-8260 * www.mwpai.org
CNY Wine & Chocolate Festival
Boilermaker 15k Road Race Sunday - July 8, 2012
Saturday, April 21, 2012 Showcasing ﬁne NY State wines and chocolate confections. www.uticawineandchocolate.com/
15K world-renowned race, Kid’s Run, 3-Mile Walk, 5k and Wheelchair Race. www.Boilermaker.com
Utica’s International Soccer Tournament
World Series of Bocce July - 2012
June 2 & 3, 2012 Proctor Park, Utica
International soccer tournament featuring nearly 20 teams made up of local residents of various ethnecities. Redeemercup.com
The premier Northeast bocce tournament with over 100 teams. Food, music, family fun. Hosted by Rome Toccolana Club www.toccolanaclub.com
Photo by: Dennis Grimaldi
Photo by: Dennis Grimaldi
National Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Weekend July 20-23, 2012 -
Remsen Barn Festival of the Arts
Cooperstown Inductions of Cincinnati Reds Barry Larkin and Chicago fanfavorite Ron Santo. 888-HALL-OF-FAME * www.baseballhall.org
September 23-23, 2012 Arts, crafts, farmer’s market, cultural entertainment. www.remsenbarnfestival.com
Falling Leaves Road Race
Great American Irish Festival July 27-29, 2012
5k, 14k, Kids Kilometer run, and a 5k Wheelchair race. www.uticaroadrunners.org
Herkimer County Fairgrounds www.gaif.us
Utica Music and Arts Fest
Hundreds of performers showcase their music in venues throughout the city of Utica. www.uticamusicfest.net
Drums Along the Mohawk
August 2, 2012 Rome Free Academy Stadium hosts crowd favorite Drums Corps International Show. 315-339-6484 * www.drumsalongthemohawk.com
Woderland of Lights
NYS Woodsmen’s Field Days
Masonic Care Community 5:30 - 9:00 p.m. daily wonderlandoﬂights.org
August 17-19, 2012 Lumberjack festivities, competitions and entertainment www.starwebhosting.net/woodsmen
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Waterfront Property, on a trophy trout stream, this bay area permits trolling motors for your ﬁshing boat and views of the distant hills. Just twenty minutes from the Valley and Utica in the West Canada School district. All the interior focus of the home is on the waterfront, a 90 ft porch wraps around the the extensive glass which also provides passive solar gains.The ceilings on the ﬁrst ﬂoor are 11 ft and the second ﬂoor 9 ft the central curved staircase leads to the upstairs family room and bedroom area, all three bedrooms have private baths and overlook the water. Bald Eagles frequently feed in the stream and wildlife is abundant on the ﬁelds. Heating is radiant in the ﬂoor, the kitchen is a true gourmet delight with corian counters and custom cabinets. Three gas ﬁreplaces add warmth to any day. The master suite is complete with private outside deck, master bath with whirlpool, an inside balcony sitting area and a ﬁreplace. Owner willing to sacriﬁce this fabulous 4,200 sq ft home for $285,000.00.
And They’re Off
Lace up your shoes, pin on your bib, and
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Boilermaker 15k Road Race SUNDAY - JULY 8, 2 0 1 2 WWW.BOILERMAKE R . C O M
The Boilermaker 15K is a world-renowned race is often referred to as the country’s best 15K and recognized for its entertaining yet challenging course and post-race party. The race cap for the 2012 15k race is set at 14,000. Other race options include a Kid’s Run, 3-Mile Walk, 5k and Wheelchair Race.
America’s Greatest Heart Run and Walk SATURDAY - MARCH 3 , 2 0 1 2 WWW.UTICAHEAR T R U N WA L K . O R G
You don’t have to be an athlete to participate in America’s Greatest Heart Run & Walk. Nearly 10,000 people take part in the annual walk/run to raise funds and raise awareness. Participation options include a 30k run, 10-5- or 3-mile run, or a 3-mile walk.
Falling Leaves Road Race SEPTEMBER 2012 WWW.UTICAROADR U N N E R S . O R G
Held at the end of September, Falling Leaves consists of two courses. The USATF Certiﬁed 5k runs on the ﬂat and fast streets of Utica. The Traditional 14k course winds through the scenic hilly switchbacks of Utica’s South Woods. Additional options include a Kids Kilometer run, and a 5k Wheelchair race.
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the sacriﬁces made by veterans. The goal is to keep the memories alive and honor military members. The proposal calls for reconstruction of the famed Tun Tavern, the traditional birthplace of the continental Marines, a truly one-of-a-kind undertaking. With promised support from the National Marine Corps Museum in VA, local vets are working to garner additional support and resources to make the project a reality.
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Curling - The Hottest Sport on Ice Not a fan of the outdoors? Curling may be the ideal indoor winter sport for you and, according those involved, “Anyone can curl.” Members of the local Curling Club range in age from 7 to over 90 and there are options for players and every skill and ﬁtness level. Grab a broom and sweep away the winter blues.
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3/5ths of the US Wheelchair Curling Team curl at the Utica Curling Club.
Directory a BUyeR OF GOLD & sILVeR COIns & JeweLRy
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DICastRO’s BRICK OVen Wood Fired Brick oven Pizza & Authentic home made Italian Dishes. Beer & Wine Available. 315.336.0671 • dicastrosbrickoven.com See our Ad on pg 17
eMpIRe ReCyCLInG CORpORatIOn recyclers of ferrous and non-ferrous metals, scrap paper, confidential document destruction & a new logistics division. Serving NY State with 10 divisions. 315.724.7161• empirerecycling.com See our Ad on pg 48
CentURy 21 GentRy ReaLty We’ll help you ﬁnd the property you’re looking for in the Boonville, tug hill, and Adirondack area. 315.942.4408 • Century21Gentryrealty.com See our Ad on pg 38
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CentURy 21 ROB DIeDRICH assOCIates experts in bringing home buyers and home sellers together throughout the mohawk Valley. No one knows our area better! 315.866.7702 • robDiedrichAssoc.com See our Ad on pg 38
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BLOCKs & ROCKs A bulk landscape supply store carrying a variety of landscaping products and tools for home owners and contractors for all of your commercial/ residential projects. Deliveries available. 315.363.3814 • BlocksAndrocks.net
CIty sUBURBan over 30 years of experience in giving you peace of mind with all of your Cooling, heating, and energy solutions. 315-853-3899 • CitySuburban.com
Cny’s Open HOUse #1 rated local tV show featuring the best in area businesses, community groups & more! 315.624.7344 • cnyopenhouse.com
COLDweLL BanKeR FaItH top-selling brokerage in the mohawk Valley for over 25 years. You Gotta have Faith! 315.735.2222 • CentralNewYork.com See our Ad on pg 7
FLOORInG pRO Sales, Installation & repairs of Carpet, tile, Linolium, hardwood, Ceramic and Laminate Flooring. Wholesale Pricing and expert Installation. Steve ruscitto • 315.761.7277
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HOLe In One GOLF CenteR the next generation in indoor golf, featuring two premier golf simulators with cutting edge technology. 315. 624.7351 • holeinonegolfcenter.com See our Ad on pg 41
HUnt ReaL estate, eRa home to some of the most elite agents in the oneida-Utica marketplace. Call us for ALL of your real estate needs. 315.363.5533 • huntrealestate.com See our Ad on pg 14
JOe taHan’s FURnItURe Discounting quality name brands since 1946. 315.736.1600 •315.338.2330 • www.tahans.com See our Ad on pg 32
Kay ReaL estate, InC. A professional full time real estate ofﬁce specializing in residential and commercial sales. Free market analysis! 315.363.9191 • kayrealestate.com
KD HOMes Featuring Bill Lake modular homes. Built with pride & integrity by professionals right her in NY. Also offering double & single wides by redman homes. 315.841.8700 • www.kdhomesny.com See our Ad on pg 42
L&a BUILDeRs OF CentRaL n.y. turn the ordinary into Something Special ! Complete Custom homes - remodeling Additions - Kitchens - Bathrooms 315-738-9458 • email@example.com
LaKesHORe HaRDwOODs & LOG HOMe sUppLIes Specializing in Kiln Dried hardwoods, Flooring, Stair Parts, Wood Working Supplies and WeAtherALL Log home Products – Stain, Chink...etc.. lakeshorehardwoods.com • See our Ad on pg 42
LIFeanDHOMes real estate marketing company using print, online, radio, video & social media for effective, affordable marketing. 315.865.5845 • Lifeandhomes.com See our Ad on the Inside Front Cover
LInCOLn DaVIes COMpany Lumber, hardware, tools, Windows and Doors, Pet, horse and Cattle Supply, Lawn & Garden, Fencing & Farm Supplies. 315.839.5740 • LincolnDavies.com See our Ad on pg 30
MaC’s ReFRIGeRatIOn Specializing in energy efﬁcient Geothermal heat Systems. Cut heating & cooling costs by 70. mac Sergent, owner. 315.837.4329 • Cell 315.750.5457 See our Ad on pg 12
tHe MaRKet @ OneIDa COMMOns over 40 vendors offering new & used goods. Antiques, jewelry, home décor & more. open Daily. Bus tours Welcome. 315.280.0577 • oneidacommons.com
MICROteL Inn & sUItes Limited service hotel adjacent to turning Stone resort & Casino; 100% non-smoking, pet friendly, guest laundry, complimentary continental breakfast. 315.363.1850 • microtelinn.com/hotel/30910
MOHawK VaLLey COMMUnIty COLLeGe mVCC provides an innovative and affordable education for all students, offering more than 90 associate degree and certiﬁcate options. 315.792.5400 • mvcc.edu See our Ad on pg 46
R. KessLeR & assOCIates New homes, complete renovations, cabinet sales, over 27 years of experience, free consultations. 315.525.6204 • rkesslerassociates.com See our Ad on pg 12
ROsaMOnD GIFFORD ZOO more than 700 animals on 43 acres. open year ‘round – one of the best family attractions in Central New York! 315.435.8511 • rosamondgiffordzoo.org See our Ad on pg 4
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Sunrooms, Shower enclosures, Basement Finishing, Luxury Bath Liners, exclusive dealer of renewal by Andersen. 315.422.3500 • Solvayglass.com See our Ad on pg 9
OLUM’s appLIanCes & eLeCtROnICs We have more Brand Name Appliances on display than the Big Box Stores. Buy with Conﬁdence with our Best Price Promise! 315.414.2200 • olums.com See our Ad on pg 18
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market: Bakery, honey, maple Syrup, Produce, organic and Gluten Free Items.Vendor mall: over 30 Vendors, Collectibles, hand Crafted and New Items. 315.845.8822 • newportmarketplace.org
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ReMaX aLL-pRO ReaLty Let the “hometown Broker” help you ﬁnd the right house. over 60 years experience. tony Abone, Broker/owner • 7763 turin rd, rome 315.339.2222 • allprorealtyabone.com
pRUDentIaL JOsepH R. CaRUCCI ReaL estate our ofﬁce knows that Quality of Life is important and keep that in mind while helping Sellers & Buyers with all their real estate needs. 315.733.0463 • PrudentialCarucci.com See our Ad on pg 10
syLVan-VeROna BeaCH ResORt aRea Sandy Beaches, Picnic Area, Boating, Amusement Park, Camping, marinas, Lodging, Fishing, restaurants, Shops. Family Fun. 315.762.5212 • SylvanBeach.org See our Ad on pg 13
sUGaRBaBes CUpCaKes & CHRIstIne’s COOKIe sHOppe Amazing on their own… they’re even sweeter together! Coming Soon to 46 Genesee St. New hartford NY (behind randall’s Pharmacy) 315-272-7266 • Follow us on facebook
waste ManaGeMent Bagster – the Dumpster in a Bag. residential, Commercial, and Dumpster service available. 800.333.6590 • thebagster.com See our Ad on pg 32
Degree of Excellence Wide-eyed freshmen
academic programs and
are a common sight on
attract part- and full-time
campuses across the
students. Many open their
region and their num-
doors to the public for
bers continue to swell
concerts, lectures, plays
nearly as fast as avail-
and exhibits, and give
able degree and cer-
back to the community by
tiﬁcate programs. Each
offering services to local
college offers students
a unique combination of
and regional events.
MOHAWK VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE SUNY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY H A M I LT O N C O L L E G E UTICA COLLEGE UTICA SCHOOL OF COMMERCE HERKIMER COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE S T. E L I Z A B E T H ’ S M E D I C A L C O L L E G E O F N U R S I N G M U N S O N - W I L L I A M S - P R O C T O R S C H O O L O F A RT
tHe first iN eduCatioN
mohawk valley Community College was the very first community college 47established in New York state.
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