Serving Up Kindness: Mother Marianne’s West Side Kitchen
We come together in times of need, we help others when we can, and we welcome all with open arms. These are some of the key ingredients served up by Mother Marianne’s West Side Kitchen, a soup kitchen located at the corner of Columbia and Varick Street in Utica.
A trip to The Root Farm evokes a sense of inspiration among visitors. Spanning over 100 acres in Sauquoit, the complex includes an equine assisted therapy center, and ever-expanding vocational and recreational programs.
Recognizing there is strength in numbers, the boards for The Peacemaker Program and the Women’s Employment Resource Center (WERC) began discussing the possibility of a partnership in 2016.
The community’s support for MVRCR’s challenge grant campaign was extraordinary and inspiring, because people gave generously and welcomed future refugees—their neighbors-to-be—in solidarity.
Beyond her winning stats as a dedicated board member and generous community leader, Mary Lyons is, above all, a friend to everyone she meets.
In April, The Lead-Free MV Coalition marked the one-year anniversary of its inception with an event that highlighted the past year’s accomplishments and opportunities ahead.
In a place once passed by unnoticed, an undeniable community resurgence is happening. It’s a Monday night, of course, and the Levitt AMP Utica Music Series at Kopernik Park is the place to be.