Way Back in 1861, a Utopian community formed in Oneida. Tonight we go
to the Oneida community mansion house. Joe Kelly tells us about the vast
history and the business behind the now national landmark.
When everyone is running away.. they're the ones running toward the fires, floods, and shootings. Red Cross is implementing a new program to increase volunteerism in Central New York. They've an for...
Today marks the start of 'Small Business Week' across the entire state. In Herkimer County, the Chamber of Commerce is encouraging residents to shop locally by hosting different events all week In a...
When everyone is running away.. they're the ones running toward the fires, floods, and shootings. Red Cross is implementing a new program to increase volunteerism in Central New York. They've created an on-call program for their Disaster Response Team; those are the volunteers that respond to day-to-day accidents. Members will be on-call for one full week at a time and then off for 3 weeks. Coordinators say this will provide more structure to the Red Cross and more responsibility for volunteers.
"Having a small group of 6-10 people is fine and we could cover the 2 counties that way. But we'd like to have a big bench so if something happens like the Herkimer shooting, we're not relying on 6-10 people. Now we have 20-30 responders and they can help us with those," says Rich Hajeris, Red Cross Emergency Service Manager.
Coordinators say this new program will require more staffing though and that's why they're urging people to volunteer today.
For more information, visit: www.redcross.org/ny/utica and/or www.redcross.org/ny/syracuse
Today marks the start of 'Small Business Week' across the entire state. In Herkimer County, the Chamber of Commerce is encouraging residents to shop locally by hosting different events all week long. In honor of Main Street Monday, Eyewitness News visits an Ilion restaurant who says this week has a big impact on owners, as well as community members.
"We're giving people a different variety and with our product , we've very personal, we like to take care of our customers. Something special, fresh cooked, and just taking care of our customers like we do our family members," says Kelley Holmes-Morton, owner of Froggy's Take-Out in Ilion.
Complete week-long schedule of events:
May 20th: Main Street Monday- encouraging residents to shop locally May 21st: Tidy-Up Tuesday- Deb Cabral the DeClutter Coach hosts efficiency consulting at HCCC 8:30am May 22nd: Wine & Dine Wednesday- encouraging residents to support local restaurants May 23rd: Thank you Thursday- Find out how HCCC can help your business at an Evening Reception 5:30-7:30pm May
24th: Fun Friday- Stop in the Chamber Office for additional information
from week's events and grab some coffee and a doughnut 7:30-9:30am
For more information, visit: http://www.herkimercountychamber.com/
12 of the world's elite
PGA golfers are to compete in this year's NB3 Foundation Challenge.
Representative Ray Halbritter and four-time PGA Tour winner Notah Begay III
announced the details for the 6th annual event today.
The tournament will be led
by Tiger Woods and other stars like Rickie Fowler and KJ Choi.
The Athletes playing this
year will represent three teams, Team USA, Team Asia and Team International.
"Spectators who are
fortunate to get tickets and come are going to be treated to some of the best
golf they will see in this area for a long time. These guys are competitors. They
want to come out and don't want to lose to the other team. So, these guys are
going to come out and do their best and put on a good show," said Begay.
The event raise awareness
and funding for the health and wellness of Native American Youth on Indian
Reservations across the country.
The NB3 Foundation
Challenge is scheduled for Wednesday, August 28th.
Turning Stone Resort &
Casino is getting ready to open its multi-million dollar entertainment
facility, Exit 33.
Officials say everything
is going as planned, but they are looking to hire more people. The Oneida
Nation is looking to fill over 100 part-time full-time positions ranging from
club managers to cooks.
"You just have to be
fun and outgoing. We don't really look for a lot of experience. We just want
people that have a fun attitude and are willing to learn," said Jerry Marrello,
Sr. Entertainment Operations Manager.
If you are interested, a
job fair will be going on until 8 p.m. Monday night in the Oneida Room at