April is Alcohol Awareness Month.

Utica NY- April is Alcohol Awareness Month. April is Alcohol Awareness Month. This is a national public health awareness campaign to increase education and understanding of the causes and dangers drinking and risks, treatment, and...

Japanese Barberry, The Tick Magnet

Japanese Barberry, The Tick Magnet If you live in the country around here, either you or someone you know has been bitten by a tick, the bad tick, the tiny red and black deer tick....

The United States vs. Billie Holiday…Fact and Fiction

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The Heat Beat: Insight and Reflections on the music heard on Phoenix Radio By Jess Szabo, Arts Writer  Learning about music through film: Fact and fiction in The United States vs. Billie Holiday Listening...

Faces of COVID Vaccine Diaries

Faces of COVID, pt. 6: Vaccine Diaries By Ron Klopfanstein I am writing this column on Monday, March 29th. Sweat is running down my back, yet at the same time, my hands are cold as I...

Myths and Realities: Cancel Culture by By Jess Szabo, Arts Writer

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Myths and Realities: Cancel Culture “Cancel culture” refers to the modern social practice of professionally ruining and socially shunning someone. The person whose career and social life gets ruined is said to be “cancelled.”...

Colonel Thaddeus Kosciuszko, Hero at the Battle of Saratoga: by Ted Rajchal

Background Colonel Kosciuszko (Kos—choos—KO) set out for America after hearing about fighting in Lexington and Concord in the year 1775. He was already on his way across the Atlantic when the Continental Congress adopted the...

Introducing Emmie Pizarro and Your Asian Neighbor

My name is Emerita A. Pizarro. My friends call me Emmie. I am a Filipino-American, born and raised in Metro Manila and married to an African American man, born and raised in Utica. I...

My Aunt Dr. Jean Harris was a Trailblazing Female Physician

Editor's Note: This is my Aunt, Dr. Jean Harris from the 1955 cover of Ebony Magazine. She was the first Black doctor graduated from the State of Virginia. Her sister, Dr. Diane Harris, was...

Review: ‘One Night in Miami’

Review: ‘One Night in Miami’ a Deeply Affecting and Necessary Picture that is One of this Year’s Best By: Mark Ziobro Grade: A+ “One Night in Miami” is electric. Regina King’s ode to four powerhouses of the...

Mohawk Valley Almanac for March 2021

Mohawk Valley Almanac for March 2021 March is the beginning of spring in the Mohawk Valley even though there is frequently still at least some snow on the ground, especially in higher elevations of the...