Fashion show to benefit foundation

The "14 Years of Sandi’s Shining Stars" fashion show will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, at The Beeches Inn and Conference Center, 7900 Turin Road.

Proceeds from the event will be donated to the Mary Kay Foundation, an organization which awarded $5 million in 2015 for vital programs and research in the field of women's cancers and to benefit domestic violence shelters and their programs.

Tickets are $5 per person and may be purchased by calling 315-264-3931 and at the door on the day of the event.

For information about the Mary Kay Foundation, visit


Equivalency exams in October

The High School Equivalency Exam TASC/GED will take place in October at the BOCES Utica and Rome sites. The schedule:

▪ Wednesday and Thursday Oct. 11-12, at the Utica site, 508 Second St., 315-738-7306.

▪ Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 23-24, at the Rome Site, 266 W. Dominick St., 315-738-7306 or 315-334-8000.

The exam start time for each day is 8:30 a.m. Participants must fill out an application to be scheduled for the exam.

Applications are available at each BOCES site. Those taking the exam should bring two forms of ID such as a driver's license, Social Security card or birth certificate. Seating is limited. There is no charge to take the exam.


Historical society announces hours

The Clinton Historical Society, 1 Fountain St., will be open from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays beginning Oct. 11. The museum’s fall exhibits are highlighting the "School Town" era in Clinton’s history. Through photographs, artifacts and maps, visitors will get a glimpse of the time in the 19th Century when private schools flourished in the village and it was given the nickname of "School Town."

There also is a new set of "What’s Its" to test your knowledge of odd gadgets.

For information, visit


Baby Care Basics for parents-to-be

Parents-to-be can learn about childbirth, newborns and other related topics by attending the upcoming "Baby Care Basics" program from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, October 11, at Rome Memorial Hospital in the classroom, 1500 N. James St.

The free educational program will be taught by Sandy Graichen, a maternity nurse at the hospital, with many years of experience in labor and delivery. She has experience teaching childbirth classes, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

There will be signs to direct you to the classroom.

For information, call 315-338-7143.


Film screening honors 9/11 heroes

Mohawk Valley Center for the Arts will present a special screening of the documentary "Man in the Red Bandana." The film is the story of Welles Remy Crowther, a 9/11 victim credited for saving numerous lives in the South Tower before losing his own.

The screening will take place at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at Valley Cinemas, 20 Albany St.

The cost is $8 per person at the door.

The documentary celebrates the life of Crowther and honors our own local police, fire and first responders for all they do to keep us safe.

Proceeds will benefit the Welles Remy Crowther Charitable Trust and MVCA.


Inaugural 5K set for Oct. 14

East Herkimer Volunteer Fire Department is hosting its inaugural East Herkimer Fire Department 5K road race Saturday, Oct. 14.

The race course starts at 9 a.m. at Palisades Drive, along the side of the East Herkimer Fire Station.

Registration is $30. Free t-shirts will be provided to the first 100 registrants. Additional savings are available to all current and retired fire, law, EMS and military who register for an extra $5 discount.

The awards ceremony will follow at 10 a.m. at 193 Main Road to award cash prizes to the Top Overall Male and Top Overall Female finishers. Medals also will be provided to the Top Age Group finishers, including 18-29, 30-39, 40-49 and 50 and older.

Proceeds will benefit the East Herkimer Volunteer Fire Department.

For information on registration and donations, visit //