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IC School student sets $1,000 goal for cause

   Immaculate Conception School held a dress-down day March 23. Each student was allowed to dress out of uniform and give $1 to support childhood cancer research at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital. This fundraiser operated through the Fayetteville Fire Department, of which Father Zachary Miller is a volunteer.    Sixth-grader…


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Lourdes Hospice seeks volunteers in Broome and Tioga counties

   Volunteers play a vital role in the Hospice program at Our Lady of Lourdes Memorial Hospital by providing care and support for terminally ill patients, their families, and friends. Lourdes is offering a training program for those interested in working as volunteers with Lourdes Hospice. Volunteers possess respect for…


Blessed Sacrament School touts kindness on World Down Syndrome Day

   Nataley Kaufman, who is enrolled in Blessed Sacrament School’s Tiny Eagles program for three-year-olds, helped the school observe World Down Syndrome Day on March 21. “Everyone in our school just loves Nataley,” said Principal Andrea Polcaro. The theme for the day was “Be generous, be accepting, be kind,” said…


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Sr. Lois Mary Paciello to speak April 10 at Theology Uncorked!

   UTICA — Sister Lois Mary Paciello, CSJ, the parish minister of Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Utica, will be the guest speaker at Theology Uncorked! on April 10 at Mohawk Valley Winery, 706 Varick St., Utica. Her topic will be “Divine Mercy.”    The casual gathering for adults 40-plus,…


Brain Injury Rehabilitation Center gets a $1,000 boost

   Two volunteer board members of the Brain Injury Coalition of Central New York recently visited staff members of the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Center at St. Camillus in Syracuse to deliver a $1,000 gift to help augment the specialized brain injury care programs at St. Camillus.    The gift will…


IC class presents Passion play

Submitted by Caroline N. Agor-Calimlim | Immaculate Conception School FAYETTEVILLE — The fourth grade class of Janet Kirkgasser and Doreen Conrad re-enacted the Passion of Christ March 26.  The play depicts the suffering and final hours of Jesus’ life, beginning with the Last Supper with the disciples, the agony in…


CBA students spend winter break on service trip in Jamaica

Submitted by Judy Salamone | Christian Brothers Academy DEWITT — Christian Brothers Academy faculty member Vin Horan, along with students Lucy Person, Madison Doane, Grace O’Connor, Joe Akl, Chad Charette, and Hannah Aldridge spent winter break on a service immersion trip to St. Vincent Strambi, a co-educational Lasallian school in…



Rome Catholic students ‘Step Into Seuss’

Submitted by Kelly Czajkowski | Rome Catholic School   ROME, N.Y. — March 23 was Step Into Seuss Day at Rome Catholic School. Teachers and staff members dressed up as Dr. Seuss characters and decorated their classroom doors. Numerous community members volunteered to read Dr. Seuss books to the students. Students…


‘Butterfly Room’ dedicated at St. Luke’s

Submitted by Kelly Sperling | Mohawk Valley Health System UTICA, NY — On Thursday, March 8, 2018, the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS), along with members of the Women’s Giving Circle, celebrated the dedication of the newly opened Butterfly Room, located in the Maternity unit at the St. Luke’s Campus. The Butterfly…