From The Desk Of The Editor: An Invitation To South Street

By: Cassandra Harris-Lockwood There was never any plan for South Street once Urban Renewal came in and tore down most of the shops and stores. So now, as so many downtown Utica businesses thrash over...

Community Foundation Turns Back on Poor

It will soon be two years ago that Alicia Fernandez Dicks, CEO of the Community Foundation, last sat in the office of For The Good, Inc. While she was there I explained the need for...

Charles Bronson,  An American Award Winning Actor

  By Ted Rajchel Background According to the Polish-American Encyclopedia, Charles Bronson was born to a Lithuanian-Polish father, who worked in the coal mines of Pennsylvania. Charles Bronson was born on  November 3, 1921 in Ehrenfeld, Pennsylvania.  He...

Padre Pio Patron Saint of Utica?

By Cassandra Harris-Lockwood So, 2017 City of Utica records indicates that crime is down substantially in our city. It was reported that there was a double-digit reduction in nearly every crime category when compared to...

Doula Digest: What Does A Doula Do?

By: Noami Starsiak When I started this column I gave a brief picture of what a doula is, today I want to broaden that picture to look at the two categories of doulas - birth...

Homeopathy is The Royal Family’s Answer to the Flu. Why Not You?

By: C Harris Lockwood It hasn’t been named as yet but, there is an epidemic underway. A flu epidemic and interestingly one hundred years ago there was another, more widespread that actually devastated the planet....

The Birth of Emma’s Hope

Editor: Theresa Mancuso Editor’s Note: I have heard many accounts of life stories as writers often do, some of which one finds you must write about. This is one of them. I first heard the name...

July Almanac for the Mohawk Valley

July has one of our most important and popular holidays, Independence Day, most commonly called the Fourth of July. It is widely celebrated with parades and fireworks in many cities and towns. Barbecues, boating...

I’m So Blue

By Naomi Starsiak After months of planning, hundreds of choices, late nights of worrying and random fears, it’s over – you’ve had the baby. Now you’re back home... and you’re crying. The weeks following childbirth can...

YWCA Names 30th Annual Salute to Outstanding Women Honorees

  UTICA, NY, March 30, 2018 —YWCA Mohawk Valley (YWCA MV) officials recently announced the names of nine local women to be recognized in May as the 30th Annual Salute to Outstanding Women Awards honorees...
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