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Past articles by Tina:

Students show off their passion at BOCES Showcase

On Saturday morning, Lopsey was one of many students who got to show off their passion during the 5th annual Saturday Showcase at at Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES. → Read More

Harlem Globetrotters Make a Stop in Utica

The laughter of children echoed throughout the auditorium as Globetrotter athletes performed dunk shots, shot the ball from the crowd, poured popcorn on a referee and helped children spin a basketball on their finger. → Read More

Curling competition friendly but 'still for real'

Before the international curling match got underway Tuesday afternoon, the Scots were up by one game against the United States as part of the Scottish Tour for the Herries Maxwell Trophy. → Read More

Utica naturalization ceremony recipient: 'I belong here now'

Nancy Gallagher rested her head on the shoulder of her husband, David Gallagher, as flashbacks flooded her mind of when she came to the United States from Colombia in 1999. Tears hit her cheeks so her husband turned to her and kissed her. → Read More

NY Mills woman recalls morning of Pearl Harbor

Betty Lou Frye of New York Mills has vivid memories of the day America entered World War II. She was only a child, but she remembers piling into her parent’s car and driving to her grandmother’s house on Maple Street. → Read More

Children plant pinwheels to call attention to child abuse

Children held one another's hands Friday as they were led outside to create a pinwheel garden at Mohawk Valley Community Action Agency's Cornerstone Campus on Miller Street. → Read More

Little Falls Earth Day mosaic project about 'power of working together'

Mix together bottle caps and glue and what do you get? A community-based bottle cap mosaic project to help celebrate Earth Day. → Read More

Comets players dish it out at Hope House

Hope House had special guests Wednesday to help serve dinner to eager fans -- Utica Comets players Travis Ehrhardt and Jordan Subban. → Read More

Everybody loves a parade — especially the judges

On Genesee Street, the combined voices of the crowd grew in pitch, rushing down the assembled parade-goers like a wave Saturday morning. From her seat at the band shell in front of the Stanley Center for the Arts, parade judge Rebecca Sullivan said the open excitement is something that makes her job easier. → Read More

Harlem Globetrotter dribble anti-bullying program to Utica

Children cheered and clapped as Harlem Globetrotter Julian (Zeus) McClurkin entered the auditorium at Conkling Elementary School while spinning a basketball on his pointer finger. → Read More