Tag Archive for: Herkimer County

28 Transformational Projects in the Mohawk Valley as Part of DRI and NY Forward Programs

Projects Announced in Clinton, Kirkland, Cooperstown, Dolgeville and Sharon Springs in the Mohawk Valley Region.

Augur Doody Farm at 124 Wiltse Corners Rd, Jordanville, NY 13361. Photos courtesy of the Augur Doody Farm.

Featured Mohawk Valley Farm: Augur Doody Farm

Augur Doody Farm is located in Jordanville, NY, and offers beef/lamb/chicken for some of the best tasting and nutritious meat.

Little Falls Patriots Day Program this Saturday at 11:00 a.m.

Each year, the Little Falls Historical Society honors Patriots Day by hosting an event at a local historical site that played an important role in our colonial and Revolutionary War eras.

Blood drives in Mohawk and Herkimer

American Red Cross Blood Drives in Herkimer County today in Mohawk from 1:30-5:30 p.m., and in Herkimer tomorrow from 1:00-6:00 p.m.

Featured Weekend Mohawk Valley Events May 10-12

Mohawk Valley Featured Weekend Events: May 10-12

Mohawk Valley Featured Weekend Events with many thanks to our followers’ submissions this week, May 10-12. Check them out!

National Weather Service SKYWARN™ Spring Weather Spotter Training

NWS SKYWARN™ Spring Weather Spotter Training

The Fort Herkimer Amateur Radio Assoc, Inc. along with The National Weather Service present a Skywarn™ Spring Weather Spotter Training.

Herkimer NY | Mohawk Valley Today

Herkimer Announces First Open House for the Downtown Revitalization Initiative

A public open house for the Herkimer Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) will be held on Tuesday, May 21st from 4:00 – 7:00 pm.

Herkimer Announces Open Call for Projects

The Herkimer DRI Local Planning Committee is seeking project proposals for potential inclusion in the Strategic Investment Plan.

Farm fresh produce

2024 Herkimer County Local Foods Map

The 2024 Herkimer County Local Foods Map is now available from Cornell Cooperative Extension of Herkimer County in East Herkimer.

2024 PATRIOTS DAY EVENT AT 1824 BELLINGER HOME

The Little Falls Historical Society will co-host a Saturday, May 18, Patriots Day observance program beginning at 11 a.m.

Tag Archive for: Herkimer County

Herkimer DRI

Herkimer DRI Community Survey

TheHerkimer Downtown Revitalization Initiative features several DRI events planned for May, the list includes:

  • Open Call for Projects Informational Webinar on Thursday May 16th from 1:00 – 2:00 pm (online event)
  • DRI Visioning and Information Booth at the Herkimer Downtown Chowdown in Myers Park on Monday May 20th from 4:00 – 7:00 pm
  • Herkimer DRI Public Open House at 245 North Main Street on Tuesday May 21st from
    4:00 – 7:00 pm
  • Herkimer DRI Community Survey May 22nd– May 27th (online event)
  • Local Planning Committee Meeting #2 at Herkimer College – Conference Room CC
    282/283 on Wednesday May 29th from 4:00 – 6:00 pm

NYS Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI)

The NYS Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) provides state funding to New York
communities to foster vibrant downtowns across the state. The ultimate goal of the DRI is to
Herkimer Downtown Revitalization Initiative fund projects that will help transform downtowns into vibrant communities where New Yorkers want to live, work, and raise families.

As the Round Seven DRI winner for the Mohawk Valley, the Village of Herkimer will receive $10 million in funding from New York State Governor Kathy Hochul to develop and implement a Strategic Investment Plan for the downtown revitalization area. A Local Planning Committee made up of representatives of local businesses, institutions, and community groups is leading the effort, supported by a team of state planners and private sector experts.

To learn more about these engagement opportunities, the Herkimer DRI program, or to
subscribe to the mailing list, the public can visit https://www.herkimerdri.com.

For any questions regarding meeting accessibility, the LPC, or DRI, please contact New York
State Department of State (DOS) Project Manager Stefan Lutter at Stefan.Lutter@dos.ny.gov.

Little Falls Farmers Market

Little Falls Farmers Market

Little Falls Farmers Market

Little Falls Farmers MarketThe Little Falls Farmers Market Takes place on Saturdays 8 am – noon, beginning May 11, 2024 through October. FMNP Accepted FCC Accepted. Market is located at the M&T Bank Building parking lot 501 E. Main Street Little Falls NY.

The market has been in operation for 40 years in the city of Little Falls. Opening day is 1st Sat. of May thru the end of October each year.

Be sure to check often to find updates about the market vendors and specialty items at the Market Facebook page.

 

You can find more events near you at Mohawk Valley Today Events.

Costa Rica Virtual Tour through the Old Forge Library

The Old Forge Library is pleased to offer a three session virtual travel program through ZOOM featuring Costa Rica.

All are invited to attend one or all of these sessions to explore and learn about Costa Rica from the comfort of your own home (and without needing a passport and sunscreen!)

Costa Rica is a rugged, rainforested Central American country with coastlines on the Caribbean and Pacific. Though its capital, San Jose, is home to cultural institutions like the Pre-Columbian Gold Museum, Costa Rica is known for its beaches, volcanoes, and biodiversity. Roughly a quarter of its area is made up of protected jungle, teeming with wildlife including spider monkeys and quetzal birds.

The sessions will be led by certified naturalist tour guide Alejandro Cano of Enjoy Virtual Tours. Alejandro has more than 20 years experience and is looking forward to guiding folks from the Adirondacks on these live trips.

The Costa Rica Zoom Series will be held on Tuesdays February 20, February 27, and March 5 at 5 pm. The itinerary is

  • February 20 ~The San Jose City Tour;
  • February 27 ~ The Flavors of Costa Rica Pacific Beaches, and
  • March 5 ~ The Coffee Farm Tour.

Please call the library (369-6008) or e-mail (oldforge@midyork.org) for a link to the virtual tour.

Costa Rica Virtual Tour through the Old Forge Library

Costa Rica Virtual Tour through the Old Forge Library

Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

All employers, employees and many non-profit board members across New York State must fulfill an annual sexual harassment prevention training requirement.

The Old Forge Library offers this service free of charge. The training will be held via Zoom and several sessions are scheduled to accommodate as many as possible.

Sessions are scheduled for:

  • Wednesday, May 29 at 12pm
  • Wednesday, June 26 at 5pm

Please call the library 315 369-6008 or e-mail oldforge@midyork.org for the link to the on-line training sessions.

At completion, a certificate is signed for those who complete the training, verifying their attendance. Depending on the group size, training takes approximately one hour. Some participation is required from attendees, and those taking the training will take turns reading the training slides. The group as a whole will answer true and false questions together. The material will be familiar to previous attendees, as the presentation is based on state recommendations for organizations.

Because it is a Power Point presentation, participants CANNOT join via phone call, and MUST ATTEND WITH VIDEO to satisfy the participation requirements.

Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

Herkimer DRI

Herkimer DRI Local Planning Committee Meeting #2

TheHerkimer Downtown Revitalization Initiative features several DRI events planned for May, the list includes:

  • Open Call for Projects Informational Webinar on Thursday May 16th from 1:00 – 2:00 pm (online event)
  • DRI Visioning and Information Booth at the Herkimer Downtown Chowdown in Myers Park on Monday May 20th from 4:00 – 7:00 pm
  • Herkimer DRI Public Open House at 245 North Main Street on Tuesday May 21st from
    4:00 – 7:00 pm
  • Herkimer DRI Community Survey May 22nd– May 27th (online event)
  • Local Planning Committee Meeting #2 at Herkimer College – Conference Room CC
    282/283 on Wednesday May 29th from 4:00 – 6:00 pm

NYS Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI)

The NYS Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) provides state funding to New York
communities to foster vibrant downtowns across the state. The ultimate goal of the DRI is to
Herkimer Downtown Revitalization Initiative fund projects that will help transform downtowns into vibrant communities where New Yorkers want to live, work, and raise families.

As the Round Seven DRI winner for the Mohawk Valley, the Village of Herkimer will receive $10 million in funding from New York State Governor Kathy Hochul to develop and implement a Strategic Investment Plan for the downtown revitalization area. A Local Planning Committee made up of representatives of local businesses, institutions, and community groups is leading the effort, supported by a team of state planners and private sector experts.

To learn more about these engagement opportunities, the Herkimer DRI program, or to
subscribe to the mailing list, the public can visit https://www.herkimerdri.com.

For any questions regarding meeting accessibility, the LPC, or DRI, please contact New York
State Department of State (DOS) Project Manager Stefan Lutter at Stefan.Lutter@dos.ny.gov.

Little Falls Farmers Market

Little Falls Farmers Market

Little Falls Farmers Market

Little Falls Farmers MarketThe Little Falls Farmers Market Takes place on Saturdays 8 am – noon, beginning May 11, 2024 through October. FMNP Accepted FCC Accepted. Market is located at the M&T Bank Building parking lot 501 E. Main Street Little Falls NY.

The market has been in operation for 40 years in the city of Little Falls. Opening day is 1st Sat. of May thru the end of October each year.

Be sure to check often to find updates about the market vendors and specialty items at the Market Facebook page.

 

You can find more events near you at Mohawk Valley Today Events.

Costa Rica Virtual Tour through the Old Forge Library

The Old Forge Library is pleased to offer a three session virtual travel program through ZOOM featuring Costa Rica.

All are invited to attend one or all of these sessions to explore and learn about Costa Rica from the comfort of your own home (and without needing a passport and sunscreen!)

Costa Rica is a rugged, rainforested Central American country with coastlines on the Caribbean and Pacific. Though its capital, San Jose, is home to cultural institutions like the Pre-Columbian Gold Museum, Costa Rica is known for its beaches, volcanoes, and biodiversity. Roughly a quarter of its area is made up of protected jungle, teeming with wildlife including spider monkeys and quetzal birds.

The sessions will be led by certified naturalist tour guide Alejandro Cano of Enjoy Virtual Tours. Alejandro has more than 20 years experience and is looking forward to guiding folks from the Adirondacks on these live trips.

The Costa Rica Zoom Series will be held on Tuesdays February 20, February 27, and March 5 at 5 pm. The itinerary is

  • February 20 ~The San Jose City Tour;
  • February 27 ~ The Flavors of Costa Rica Pacific Beaches, and
  • March 5 ~ The Coffee Farm Tour.

Please call the library (369-6008) or e-mail (oldforge@midyork.org) for a link to the virtual tour.

Costa Rica Virtual Tour through the Old Forge Library

Costa Rica Virtual Tour through the Old Forge Library

Dolgeville Violet Festival

The Dolgeville Violet Festival happens every year on the second Friday, Saturday and Sunday of June, and this year, June 7, 8 and 9!

Enjoy events at the Violet Festival like the annual parade, 5k Race and Kids’ Fun Run, lots of vendors, along with art and flower shows.

Dolgeville Violet Festival 2024 Kids Fun Run, Image by Dolgeville Violet Festival

As the Dolgeville Violet Festival Committee describes it,

“The Dolgeville Violet Festival is not just a one-time event during the summer, but a year-round effort by the residents of Dolgeville. The Violet Festival preserves the historical aspects of the Village of Dolgeville through the use of innovative, artistic, and educational displays throughout the year. There is an emphasis on the communities’ rich horticultural history, which culminates with the annual Dolgeville Violet Festival…”

The Festival draws more than 75 vendors, 80 organizations that participate in the parade, and over 10,000 people to the Village during the three-day event.

Festival Committee meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month at the Dolgeville Village Hall. Anyone interested in volunteering is encouraged to attend.

Lyndon Lyon and Lyndon Lyon Greenhouses

Lyndon Lyon, who lived in Dolgeville until his death in 1999, developed about 800 hybrid varieties of African violet and helped popularize its use as a houseplant. Lyon’s greenhouse in Dolgeville still operates and is known for violets and orchids, and Dolgeville’s annual Violet Festival commemorates him. Wikipedia

Visit LyndonLyon.com for more information about violets from Lyndon Lyon Greenhouses.

More details will be added soon! Like and follow the Dolgeville Violet Festival on Facebook.

Friday, June 7th, 2023

  • 9am: Village Wide Garage Sales
  • 6-8pm: Dolgeville Manheim Historical Society open
  • 6:30pm: Violet Festival Opening Ceremonies, Welcome at Joe Condello Gazebo in Plowe Park – Presentation of Lyndon, Lyon Community Award to Big M, Crowning of the Violet Festival
    Queen, Anna “Aunt Annie” Musella, House Decorating Contest Winners Announced
  • 7pm: Violet Festival Princess & Little Mister Pageant, Ages 5-8, 9-12, 13-17, Information – Taylor
  • 7-11pm: Whiskey Creek at Rustic Ties no cover charge
  • 7:30-9pm: Dolgeville Community Band Concert at the Plowe Park Gazebo

Saturday, June 8th, 2023

  • 6-9am: Vendors Set up – Marilyn 315-429-9884
  • 7-10am: Pancake Breakfast at Dolgeville Firehouse
  • 9am: Village Wide Garage Sales
  • 9am-5pm: Dolgeville Manheim Historical Society open
  • 10am: Violet Festival Parade, Crystal or Don 315-527-9585
  • 10am-5pm: Featured Artist, Anne Contino and Flower Show at The Graystone
  • 10am-5pm: Craft Show – Flea Market
  • 12-2pm: Critical Path at Plowe Park Stage
  • 12-done: Boy Scouts Chicken BBQ at Auskerada Place Basement
  • 12-4pm: Horse Drawn Wagon Rides
  • ​12-4pm: Free Kids Tie Dye T-shirts in front of Military Monument. Limited shirts available, can also bring your own.
  • 1-4pm: DCS Student Art Show K-12 plus BOCES Pre-K & Dolgeville Pre-K at The Graystone
  • 2-4pm: AS/IS at Plowe Park Gazebo
  • 4pm: Brookfield Tractor Pullers at the Daley’s on Moore Rd, Free Admision, bring lawn chair
  • 4-6pm: Fas4ward at Plowe Park Stage
  • 6-7:30pm: Kat & Tyler at Plowe Park Gazebo
  • 7:30-10pm: Violet Festival’s Got Talent Contest
  • 10pm: Fireworks Display from Summerhouse Hill

Ongoing events on Saturday and Sunday

  • Craft Show – Flea Market Horticulture and Food Vendors on Main Street
  • Garden Flower Show at The Graystone
  • Featured Artist Show at The Graystone
  • DCS PreK-12 Student Art Show at The Graystone
  • Themed Basket Tickets sold at Violet Festival
  • Info Booth – Drawing Sunday about 4pm
  • Bounce Houses on Softball Field
  • Village Wide Garage Sales
  • Raffle Ticket Sale for Tyoe’s
  • Chainsawing Carving
  • ​Rock Climbing Wall
  • ​Bull Riding

Sunday, June 9th, 2023

  • 7-8am: Registration/Packet Pick Up “Run for Violets” 5K Run/Walk and 1K Kids Fun Run, Across from Firehouse
  • 7-11am: Pancake Breakfast at Dolgeville Firehouse
  • 8:30am: Run for Violets 5K Run/Walk USAT+F Certification #NY13048JG starts across from firehouse. Some streets will be temporarily be closed for the safety of the participants and motorists. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
  • 9:30am: 1K Kids Fun Run – free of charge, across from firehouse
  • 10-11am: Ecumenical Service at Plowe Park Gazebo
  • 10am-4pm: Featured Artist and Flower Show at The Graystone
  • 10am-5pm: Craft Show – Flea Market
  • 11-11:30am: Poetry Contest at Plowe Park Stage – Joan Lein
  • 12-2pm: Dolgeville Cemetery Walking Tour
  • ​12-3pm: Horse Drawn Wagon Rides
  • ​12-4pm: Dolgeville Manheim HistoricalSociety open
  • 1-3pm: The Penneystreet Playersat Plowe Park Gazebo
  • 1-4pm: DCS Student Art Show K-12 plusBOCES Pre-K & Dolgeville Pre-K at The Graystone
  • 3-5pm: Northern Outlaws at Plowe Park Stage

 

Dolgeville Violet Festival

The Dolgeville Violet Festival happens every year on the second Friday, Saturday and Sunday of June, and this year, June 7, 8 and 9!

Enjoy events at the Violet Festival like the annual parade, 5k Race and Kids’ Fun Run, lots of vendors, along with art and flower shows.

Dolgeville Violet Festival 2024 Kids Fun Run, Image by Dolgeville Violet Festival

As the Dolgeville Violet Festival Committee describes it,

“The Dolgeville Violet Festival is not just a one-time event during the summer, but a year-round effort by the residents of Dolgeville. The Violet Festival preserves the historical aspects of the Village of Dolgeville through the use of innovative, artistic, and educational displays throughout the year. There is an emphasis on the communities’ rich horticultural history, which culminates with the annual Dolgeville Violet Festival…”

The Festival draws more than 75 vendors, 80 organizations that participate in the parade, and over 10,000 people to the Village during the three-day event.

Festival Committee meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month at the Dolgeville Village Hall. Anyone interested in volunteering is encouraged to attend.

Lyndon Lyon and Lyndon Lyon Greenhouses

Lyndon Lyon, who lived in Dolgeville until his death in 1999, developed about 800 hybrid varieties of African violet and helped popularize its use as a houseplant. Lyon’s greenhouse in Dolgeville still operates and is known for violets and orchids, and Dolgeville’s annual Violet Festival commemorates him. Wikipedia

Visit LyndonLyon.com for more information about violets from Lyndon Lyon Greenhouses.

More details will be added soon! Like and follow the Dolgeville Violet Festival on Facebook.

Friday, June 7th, 2023

  • 9am: Village Wide Garage Sales
  • 6-8pm: Dolgeville Manheim Historical Society open
  • 6:30pm: Violet Festival Opening Ceremonies, Welcome at Joe Condello Gazebo in Plowe Park – Presentation of Lyndon, Lyon Community Award to Big M, Crowning of the Violet Festival
    Queen, Anna “Aunt Annie” Musella, House Decorating Contest Winners Announced
  • 7pm: Violet Festival Princess & Little Mister Pageant, Ages 5-8, 9-12, 13-17, Information – Taylor
  • 7-11pm: Whiskey Creek at Rustic Ties no cover charge
  • 7:30-9pm: Dolgeville Community Band Concert at the Plowe Park Gazebo

Saturday, June 8th, 2023

  • 6-9am: Vendors Set up – Marilyn 315-429-9884
  • 7-10am: Pancake Breakfast at Dolgeville Firehouse
  • 9am: Village Wide Garage Sales
  • 9am-5pm: Dolgeville Manheim Historical Society open
  • 10am: Violet Festival Parade, Crystal or Don 315-527-9585
  • 10am-5pm: Featured Artist, Anne Contino and Flower Show at The Graystone
  • 10am-5pm: Craft Show – Flea Market
  • 12-2pm: Critical Path at Plowe Park Stage
  • 12-done: Boy Scouts Chicken BBQ at Auskerada Place Basement
  • 12-4pm: Horse Drawn Wagon Rides
  • ​12-4pm: Free Kids Tie Dye T-shirts in front of Military Monument. Limited shirts available, can also bring your own.
  • 1-4pm: DCS Student Art Show K-12 plus BOCES Pre-K & Dolgeville Pre-K at The Graystone
  • 2-4pm: AS/IS at Plowe Park Gazebo
  • 4pm: Brookfield Tractor Pullers at the Daley’s on Moore Rd, Free Admision, bring lawn chair
  • 4-6pm: Fas4ward at Plowe Park Stage
  • 6-7:30pm: Kat & Tyler at Plowe Park Gazebo
  • 7:30-10pm: Violet Festival’s Got Talent Contest
  • 10pm: Fireworks Display from Summerhouse Hill

Ongoing events on Saturday and Sunday

  • Craft Show – Flea Market Horticulture and Food Vendors on Main Street
  • Garden Flower Show at The Graystone
  • Featured Artist Show at The Graystone
  • DCS PreK-12 Student Art Show at The Graystone
  • Themed Basket Tickets sold at Violet Festival
  • Info Booth – Drawing Sunday about 4pm
  • Bounce Houses on Softball Field
  • Village Wide Garage Sales
  • Raffle Ticket Sale for Tyoe’s
  • Chainsawing Carving
  • ​Rock Climbing Wall
  • ​Bull Riding

Sunday, June 9th, 2023

  • 7-8am: Registration/Packet Pick Up “Run for Violets” 5K Run/Walk and 1K Kids Fun Run, Across from Firehouse
  • 7-11am: Pancake Breakfast at Dolgeville Firehouse
  • 8:30am: Run for Violets 5K Run/Walk USAT+F Certification #NY13048JG starts across from firehouse. Some streets will be temporarily be closed for the safety of the participants and motorists. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
  • 9:30am: 1K Kids Fun Run – free of charge, across from firehouse
  • 10-11am: Ecumenical Service at Plowe Park Gazebo
  • 10am-4pm: Featured Artist and Flower Show at The Graystone
  • 10am-5pm: Craft Show – Flea Market
  • 11-11:30am: Poetry Contest at Plowe Park Stage – Joan Lein
  • 12-2pm: Dolgeville Cemetery Walking Tour
  • ​12-3pm: Horse Drawn Wagon Rides
  • ​12-4pm: Dolgeville Manheim HistoricalSociety open
  • 1-3pm: The Penneystreet Playersat Plowe Park Gazebo
  • 1-4pm: DCS Student Art Show K-12 plusBOCES Pre-K & Dolgeville Pre-K at The Graystone
  • 3-5pm: Northern Outlaws at Plowe Park Stage

 

Little Falls Farmers Market

Little Falls Farmers Market

Little Falls Farmers Market

Little Falls Farmers MarketThe Little Falls Farmers Market Takes place on Saturdays 8 am – noon, beginning May 11, 2024 through October. FMNP Accepted FCC Accepted. Market is located at the M&T Bank Building parking lot 501 E. Main Street Little Falls NY.

The market has been in operation for 40 years in the city of Little Falls. Opening day is 1st Sat. of May thru the end of October each year.

Be sure to check often to find updates about the market vendors and specialty items at the Market Facebook page.

 

You can find more events near you at Mohawk Valley Today Events.