February 2021 — Local writers and advocates launched a new publication, Ardent Vox, a strong, independent voice for the Mohawk Valley region and beyond.
ROME, NY — The Rome Arts Association’s first group exhibit this year at the Cinema Capitol Gallery is a Pandemic Art Show!
Many speculate that the Great Depression triggered an innate gathering instinct that’s led to the hoarding behaviors we see today, but during the COVID-19 pandemic, in the greatest economic downturn since the Great Depression, we’re seeing many people joyously giving things away.
Who would have imagined a small green bucket could make such a significant impact.
Welcome to the first post in this new column. I am Branwen Drew, a trans woman living in the Mohawk Valley.
The same violence that forces people in one country to seek asylum enables another country to fill its detention cells and fill prison contractors’ pockets. It’s a vicious cycle with profit at every step, from detention and deportation to relying on immigrants to accept poorly paid jobs that make bosses rich. ~ Josè Lopez (pseudonym)
Hood Feminism: Notes From The Women That A Movement Left Behind by Mikki Kendall
Feminism is the work that you do, and the people you do it for who matter more than anything else. ~Mikki Kendall
Wheelchair ramps represent one of the most common service gaps that Oneida County residents face.
Oneida and Herkimer counties have a 52% recycling rate, which is an especially impressive effort when compared to the national average of 35%.
“Our residents really care about recycling! It’s really nice to see that from our community,” exclaimed Samantha Brown, Recycling Coordinator at the Oneida Herkimer Solid Waste Authority (OHSWA). “We take about 400,000 pounds of recyclables per day, Monday through Friday.”
There are as many definitions of permaculture as there are permaculture designers. For me, permaculture is about creating diverse, healthy, and resilient ecosystems. The term permaculture was coined by a man born in Tasmania, Australia. Bill Mollison worked in the bush, and while there studied carefully how the Indigenous people lived in the forest. Everything they needed was offered by this, the climax succession of their natural landscape.
My city is its handful of bars with the same 300 customers cycling in and out.
It’s an up-and-coming city
on America’s longest road race
toward outstretched hands of cold Utica Club beer.