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Turning Pain into Paintings

Timothy G. Welch transformed his struggle with chronic illness into art and inspiration when he founded Pictures from Parkinson’s.

Story and photos by Sue Smith Romero

On the Fast Track to Fitness

Our writer tries out the custom-designed fitness program at Whitesboro Fit Body Boot Camp.

Story by Tennille-Lynn Millo
Photos by Sue Smith Romero

The Best Free Air Show in Utica

A peregrine falcon pair has made a home in downtown Utica with a little help from their feather-loving friends.

Story by Richard M. Barrett
Photos by Matthew Perry

A Legacy of Rest for Shelter Pets

How love for one rescue dog in Westmoreland spread to hundreds of others all over the country.

Story by Philomena Lawrence
Photos submitted by Matt and Julie Ambrose

Poems by Local Poets


A poet contemplates the intersection of heritage and nature.

Poem by Beth Totten

Maple Weekend

Savoring the sweetness of spring in Central New York.

Poem by Terry Rainey

Taking in the Hours

A glimpse of the Erie Canal at Little Falls through a poet’s eyes.

Poem by Marea Needle

Rainbows from COVID Clouds

Finding the bright side of the COVID-19 crisis in Sherrill.

by Sue Smith Romero

A Girl and Her Tree

A writer recalls what a noble Scotch Pine meant to her childhood and to her family.

Essay and photo by Tiffany Rae Azzarito

Connecting Through Music

Richard M. Barrett reflects on the value of our rich diversity of music in the Mohawk Valley.

Essay by Richard M. Barrett

At the Women Entrepreneurs' Expo

Many women are making their mark on business in Central New York.

Barn of Books

Used books are cheap online, but those websites don't give you an experience like Berry Hill Book Shop in Deansboro can.

Hometown Songs

Local songwriters sing of small town roots and universal emotions.

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