Sold! Main Street mansion sold to internet star
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Sold! Main Street mansion sold to internet star

ILION – After five years of searching for the perfect house, macabre stylist, photographer and baking enthusiast Christine McConnell found it – on West Main Street in Ilion. “A house like this is a rare find,” McConnell said…

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The Java Shop comes to Ilion
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The Java Shop comes to Ilion

ILION – The Java Shop, having found three years of success in Herkimer, has opened a new location in the Arc Mall, in Ilion’s Central Plaza. Owner Rob Fiorentino opened the secondary location last week. “Things have been…

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Local gyms adapt to forced closures
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Local gyms adapt to forced closures

ILION – Four months after Gov. Cuomo shut down gyms in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19, there is still no word on when the forced closures will end, which has led some area facilities to…

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Movement Strength & Fitness opens in Ilion
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Movement Strength & Fitness opens in Ilion

ILION – Movement Strength and Fitness is not your typical gym full of treadmills and weight machines. It is a gym focused on helping each individual meet their fitness and performance goals through highly tailored classes and workout…

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CV junior makes second national TV appearance to win Musial Award
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CV junior makes second national TV appearance to win Musial Award

ILION – Central Valley Junior Marek Bush appeared on national television for the second time last week, as he accepted a 2019 Musial Award for outstanding sportsmanship. The 2018 State Champion wrestler received the honor from the St.…

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Stewart’s ranked no. 3 in nation
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Stewart’s ranked no. 3 in nation

SARATOGA SPRINGS – On Dec. 4, Food & Wine Magazine released a list of the top convenience store chains in the nation and ranked Stewart’s Shops number three. “We’re humbled by the honor, but we do think Stewart’s…

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In case of emergency, open the bucket
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In case of emergency, open the bucket

ILION – Last week, Lowe’s Home Improvement, in Herkimer, donated 200 5-gallon buckets and lids to the Central Valley School District as part of the district’s emergency preparedness efforts. The buckets will be filled with water, snacks, wipes,…

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Boil water lifted in Ilion
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Boil water lifted in Ilion

ILION – More than a week after it went into affect, the boil water advisory for the village of Ilion has been lifted as of Sunday morning, said Ilion Mayor Brian Lamica. The boil water advisory went into…

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New center helps individuals Rise to recovery
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New center helps individuals Rise to recovery

HERKIMER – Addiction is a disease that does not let go of its victims easily. Whether the struggle is against heroine, alcohol, methamphetamine or gambling, those trying to stay sober need support and assistance to succeed. “We heard…

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Pokemon Go’s comeback
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Pokemon Go’s comeback

ILION – Three years ago it was common to see groups of people, phones in hand, gathered in front of the Ilion Library, the Church of Annunciation and roaming the village playing Pokemon Go, an augmented reality app…

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