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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

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

On the Fast Track to Fitness

Story by Tennille-Lynn Millo
Photos by Sue Smith Romero

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

The Best Free Air Show in Utica

Story by Richard M. Barrett
Photos by Matthew Perry

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

A Legacy of Rest for Shelter Pets

Story by Philomena Lawrence
Photos submitted by Matt and Julie Ambrose

Poems by Local Poets

A trip to the Saint Marianne Cope Shrine and Museum in Syracuse inspired this poem.

A Visit to St. Joseph's

Poem by Maryann Vanderpool-Imundo

There is wonder in obvious gems if we dare to notice.

Diamonds, Mine!

Poem and photo by Richard M. Barrett, a poet of Mohawk, NY

A touching memory of childhood joy on the ice.

After School

Poem and photo by Richard M. Barrett, a poet of Mohawk, NY


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

A Girl and Her Tree

Essay and photo by Tiffany Rae Azzarito

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

Connecting Through Music

Essay by Richard M. Barrett

Actually, you can teach an old dog to see things in a whole new way.

Doggedly Determined

Essay by Sue Smith Romero

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

At the Women Entrepreneurs' Expo

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

Barn of Books

Local songwriters sing of small town roots and universal emotions.

Hometown Songs