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Governor Spoke at Pennsylvania Rotary Club Meeting

Governor Tom Wolf invoked one of sports’ all-time greats in talking about his state budget proposal on Wednesday.  “We are at a fork in the road,” Wolf said of the 29-day budget stalemate between he and Pennsylvania Republicans, before continuing, “But not like the one that Yogi Berra was talking about, ‘When you’re at a fork in the road, take it.'”  Wolf’s reference to the New York Yankees Hall of Fame catcher gathered a roomful of laughs at the York Rotary Club luncheon where the Governor was a guest speaker. -Excerpts from Fox43.com


Hours of entertainment at Rome Rotary’s 13th annual Canalfest

Several crowd favorites will make their return to the Rome Rotary Club’s 13th annual Canalfest, which will be held July 31 through Aug. 2 at Bellamy Harbor Park.

In addition to nightly fireworks, live bands and amusement rides, the three-day festival, will feature a ski show, regatta, fishing derby, biathlon and flower show. 

New this year will be free kayaking on the canal, courtesy of the city and the Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties. 

Hawkins Amusement Rides will provide hours of entertainment for children and the young at heart.  

The canal itself will be the scene of the ski show, fishing derby, regatta, and half of the biathlon. 

Started in 2003 by the Rome Rotary Club, Canalfest provides a summer weekend of activities for the whole family while raising money for the Rotary’s many community projects, including the Rome Rotary Scholarship program, the Rotary RFA JROTC Scholarship program, Civil Air Patrol activities, and the Rotary Kids’ Christmas Party, which provides more than 100 local children with coats, boots, presents and more.

-Excerpts from romesentinel.com