historical sites http://wrvo.org en Utica considers launching freedom trail http://wrvo.org/post/utica-considers-launching-freedom-trail <p></p><p>Almost 200 years ago, Utica was home to a passionate abolitionist community determined to rid the young nation of slavery. Now a local group is trying to remind the public of the significance of the city’s role in the anti-slavery movement.</p><p>Nearly sixty people came out recently on a typically chilly winter morning to walk downtown Utica streets, each of which had a story to tell from the days of the Underground Railroad.</p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:25:29 +0000 Jon Kealy 53930 at http://wrvo.org Utica considers launching freedom trail Historic Syracuse home slowly being renovated http://wrvo.org/post/historic-syracuse-home-slowly-being-renovated <p></p><p>Renovations have slowly been continuing on an historic home on Syracuse’s east side.</p><p>The Babcock-Shattuck House stands at the gateway to Syracuse’s Westcott neighborhood. It’s also a rare empty property in an otherwise vibrant area.</p><p>It was built around 1895 and last served as a home for Jewish war veterans. It's been empty since the late 1980's.</p><p>Now, the University Neighborhood Preservation Association is working to convert the vacant property into four condos.</p> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 10:46:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney 41120 at http://wrvo.org Historic Syracuse home slowly being renovated Madison County promotes its tourism http://wrvo.org/post/madison-county-promotes-its-tourism <p>You don&#39;t need a U.S. passport to take in the sights of central New York this summer, but officials in Madison County are hoping a passport of a different kind encourages visitors to their community.</p><p> Wed, 04 Jul 2012 11:30:00 +0000 Ellen Abbott 21995 at http://wrvo.org Madison County promotes its tourism