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Mother and daughter create home for retired racehorses who aren't finished by a long shot

A Durhamville NY sanctuary gives retired racehorses - often sent to slaughterhouses because their owners don't see their value - a new loving home. → Read More

Pumpkins, costumes, crafts and treats mean Halloween fun for all ages in Madison County

Halloween festivities are coming up this month in Hamilton and Munnsville in Madison County, NY. → Read More

Finalists for Veteran of the Year chosen by Madison County War Veterans Memorial Committee

The Madison County War Veterans Memorial Committee has announced the five finalists for their 2021 Veteran of the Year award, to be named Nov. 6. → Read More

The owners of The Coffee Tree in Oneida County hope guests will 'forget their troubles'

The owners of The Coffee Tree in Sherrill, NY, hope their guests will come in for a cup of coffee and leave the rest of the world outside. → Read More

TV baking competition contestant opens Sweet Life of a Baker shop in Oneida County

"The Great American Baking Show" contestant Andrea Maranville opens Sweet Life of a Baker Shop in Sherrill. → Read More

Folk music star will bring some 'Sunshine' to historic Oneida Community Mansion House

Folk music luminary Jonathan Edwards performs Oct. 17, 2021 at the Oneida Community Mansion House in Oneida NY. → Read More

New Oneida Lake Arts and Heritage Center in Sylvan Beach a longtime dream come true

The Oneida Lake Arts & Heritage Center in Sylvan Beach NY will strive to serve all of Central New York with a wide variety of creative arts and music. → Read More

First-ever Good Nature Muse Festival in Madison County celebrates women in arts & music

The first-ever Good Nature Muse Festival celebrates women in music and arton Oct. 9, 2021, at Good Nature Farm Brewery in Hamilton, New York. → Read More

Come for the demolition derby, stay for the truck pull at Wheel Days in Madison County

For 50th annual Wheel Days weekend rolls into the Madison County Fairgrounds Sept. 24-26, 2021 in Brookfield NY. → Read More

Bella Vita Café in Oneida serves pastry favorites and coffee with a 'positive vibe'

The new Bella Vita Café has opened in Oneida, NY, and owner Lori Seef serves cookies, cakes and coffee while spreading positive vibrations. → Read More

25th annual Madison County Hop Fest celebrates rich local hops history in Central New York

The Madison County Historical Society in Oneida NY celebrates local hops history Sept. 18, 2021 at its 25th annual Madison County Hop Fest. → Read More

Great Chocolate Wrecktoberfest commemorates Hamilton train crash that spilled sweets

Good Nature Farm Brewery in Hamilton, NY, will host its annual Great Chocolate Wrecktoberfest Sept. 11- 12, 2021, to commemorate a 1955 train crash. → Read More

Callee 1945 shop in Oneida offers 'special' cheeses, gourmet foods for any occasion

Callee 1945, on Main Street in Oneida, offers a wide variety of gourmet cheeses and foods along with all the accoutrements. → Read More

Owner of new Thee Beauty Lounge salon in Oneida NY offers a relaxing spa atmosphere

Thee Beauty Lounge has opened in Oneida NY to offer services including hair cutting, coloring and styling; massage therapy; nails; facials and waxing. → Read More

The House Plant Co. sells variety of common & rare plants as new shop opens in Hamilton NY

The House Plant Co. in Hamilton NY held their grand opening Aug. 21, 2021. The shop offers rare & common house plants, floral arrangements and gifts. → Read More

Town of Hamilton seeks public input for future plans at Nine-Mile Swamp access area

The Town of Hamilton seeks input regarding future plans at the Nine-Mile Swamp access area in Hubbardsville, NY. → Read More

'Duke and Duchess of Durhamville' watched in bird nest atop cellphone tower by local farmer

A local farmer has found a huge osprey nest built atop a cellphone tower in Durhamville, New York, that is home to a family of the birds. → Read More

Unique breakfast & lunch items on the menu at new Scramblin' Rose diner in Bouckville, NY

The new Scramblin' Rose diner in Bouckville, New York, opened in the antiques and collectibles community to offer unique breakfast and lunch items. → Read More

Old Home Distillers in Lebanon takes platinum, double gold among medals in competition

Old Home Distillers in Lebanon, NY, recently won two platinum medals, a double gold medal and 10 other awards in international competition. → Read More

New location means safer setting for volunteers, guests at Food Cupboard in Hamilton NY

The Hamilton Food Cupboard has moved to a larger location to offer a safer environment for their guests and their volunteers in Hamilton, New York. → Read More