VIDEO: Herkimer ARC Business Park Becomes an Economic Engine in Herkimer County

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VIDEO: thINCubator Program Supports Local Entrepreneurs in Making Big Impact in Oneida and Herkimer Counties

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VIDEO: North Utica Fitness Center life-saving for some residents

Liz Douglass had been calling her husband for 36 hours. It wasn’t like Paul to go so long without talking to his wife. With thousands of miles between them, Liz called her son. “Something’s wrong with Dad,” she said from Florida where she was vacationing. With his 5-year-old son in…
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Farmers Markets support equals a healthier Oneida County and Herkimer County

A recent investment to the newly formed Farmers Market Federation of New York will help to strengthen farmers markets in Oneida, Herkimer and Madison counties, including giving better access to low-income residents. The alliance is led by Cornell Cooperative Extension with the intention of providing guidance and support to farmers…
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Habitat for Humanity partnership to generate income for nonprofit

The Foundation recently partnered with Oneida County Habitat for Humanity for the start-up of ReStore. The investment allowed Habitat for Humanity to open the store on Seward Avenue in Utica – a resale business that sells new and used building materials and home improvement items to the general public. The…
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VIDEO: Boys & Girls Club dedicated to success of children in Oneida County

By offering free and low-cost care to children in Oneida County, The Boys & Girls Club has been responsible for the safety and success of thousands of children over the years. It’s because of you that these children have reaped the benefits of hands-on, adult-guided activities, including tutoring, nutritious snacks,…
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Boonville, NY art center connects education, art

Fifteen-year-old Hannah Chase never knew the beauty of her surroundings could be captured forever. That was until she became immersed in the STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Art Math) program at Dodge Pratt Art and Community Center in Boonville where she learned the power of photography. Now, the Boonville teen sees…
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VIDEO: On Point for College makes big impact in Utica, NY

Mohamed’s parents spent most of their lives in a refugee camp. Running water, food, freedom weren’t theirs to have. A college education certainly wasn’t an option. Being resettled in Utica made all of the things his parents could only dream of realities for Mohamed. But having the option of an…
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VIDEO: Young Scholars is the path to academic success for students who face a bumpy road.

He plans to study science, and his dreams of becoming a dentist become more and more attainable with every A he brings home thanks to the help of tutors through the Young Scholars program. A’s alone, however, couldn’t get Jonathan to college, he says emphatically. “My parents don’t have the…
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Imagination Library program to increase school readiness in Oneida County

Linda Allen can’t go any rainy day — or any day — without a book. Shakespeare, Janet Evanovich or “The New York Times,” it barely matters what she opens. Books have long been her entertainment, knowledge source and most importantly a lifeline to higher learning. It’s no wonder then that…
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