America’s Pastime Starts Local
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America’s Pastime Starts Local

by Fred Berowski On the heels of three straight second place finishes, the Mohawk Valley Diamond Dawgs kick off their 2015 Perfect Game League season at home tonight at Veteran’s Stadium in Little Falls, against the Adirondack Trail…

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Frankfort’s 88th annual Paola Society Festival
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Frankfort’s 88th annual Paola Society Festival

By Daniel Baldwin The village of Frankfort hosted its 88th annual Paola Society Festival this weekend. The festival included many bounce houses and games for kids of all ages, and a large variety of food, cooked by members…

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9-year-old raises money for humane society
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9-year-old raises money for humane society

HERKIMER – While dozens of Herkimer residents held garage sales Saturday to get rid of excess possessions and make some money, one young resident worked to raise money for homeless animals. Julie Dorantes, daughter of thevalleyside.com co-founder Al…

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American Red Cross smoke detector program coming to Ilion
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American Red Cross smoke detector program coming to Ilion

ILION – Every year in the United States, more than 3,000 people die in fires. According to the US Fire Administration, one third of those deaths took place in homes that did not have smoke detectors. This is…

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Memorial Day Parade in Herkimer
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Memorial Day Parade in Herkimer

HERKIMER – The Herkimer Veterans Council will put on its annual Memorial Day Parade again this Monday, Memorial Day, in the village of Herkimer. The parade begins at 1 p.m. at the Herkimer County building on North Washington…

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Field of Honor in Herkimer
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Field of Honor in Herkimer

On Saturday, May 23, at 9 am at Oak Hill Cemetery in Herkimer, NY a group of volunteers led by the Herkimer Veterans Council marked out and planted a field of flags to honor the fallen. Almost 700…

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Memorial Day Weekend DWI crackdown
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Memorial Day Weekend DWI crackdown

HERKIMER – Local police are reminding residents to take care and be responsible this holiday weekend – particularly when it comes to consuming alcohol and driving. Police periodically announce that they will be beefing up patrols and setting…

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American Pickers visit Little Falls
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American Pickers visit Little Falls

LITTLE FALLS – Some might see a barn full of dusty old items as junk. Others, see it as a treasure trove, as is the case for Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, stars of History Channel’s show American…

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Civil War re-enactment school
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Civil War re-enactment school

By Daniel Baldwin HERKIMER – People from near and far put on old 18th Century clothing and gathered at German Flatts Town Park, last Saturday, to train for upcoming Civil War re-enactment battles. New and old re-enactment soldiers…

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Mookie Wilson and Bill Buckner attend inaugural Green and Gold Event at Herkimer College
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Mookie Wilson and Bill Buckner attend inaugural Green and Gold Event at Herkimer College

By Fred Berowski On Saturday night, May 16, Herkimer College held its first, of what is to be annual going forward, Green and Gold Event. The Green and Gold Event was held to raise money to support the…

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