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Wrapping up…

Over 2 years ago, the reUtica project was lauched with a home-grown film that presented a showcase of ideas.  While the time has come for me to move on from this endeavor, I hope reUtica continues to inspire others to explore the possibilities … Continue reading

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joe cart project featured on Utica Firefly

The Utica Firefly “is part live performance, part oral history project documenting the history, places and voices of Central New York.”  As I see it, this project is working to create a new narrative about the place we call home … Continue reading

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joe cart: Utica’s NEW Instant Neighborhood Cafe

On October 15th, Utica’s NEW Instant Neighborhood Cafe, affectionately named “joe cart”, took to the streets for the first time.  joe cart strives to be a grassroots, pedal-driven platform to showcase Utica’s local small businesses, non-profits and causes. As the … Continue reading

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Moving Planet Tour d’Utica Recap

Utica participated with cities world-wide on Moving Planet Day, September 24th.  A bicycle-powered Tour d’Utica kicked off with a rally at the Tramontane Cafe on Lincoln Ave.  Riders learned about the day’s purpose: to move beyond fossil fuels.  One key … Continue reading

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Moving Planet: Utica

Utica joins the rest of the world on September 24th for Moving Planet –

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Community: reUtica style

reUtica focused on a number of strategies that could build our community while protecting our environment. The idea is that sustainability doesn’t have to be just environmental or economic – we can reap social benefits alongside environmental benefits. (This author … Continue reading

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At Utica College with the Young Scholars LPP

Over 100 Young Scholars students filled MacFarlane Auditorium at Utica College for reUtica’s third local screening. These students represent a diverse and bright group of middle school students from the Utica City School District. As part of their experience as … Continue reading

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