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America’s Best Communities for Music Education: New Hartford has been recognized as one of America’s Best Communities for Music Education by the National Association of Music Merchants.

New Hartford Scores 62nd In the Nation: The Daily Beast Top High Schools In America: The Daily Beast recently ranked New Hartford High School as the 62nd most successful high school in the nation. Graduation rates and college acceptance rates are primary factors in determining overall success along with statistics from the U.S. Department of Education.

New Hartford Recognized as one of the Best Schools in America by three separate organizations: Congratulations are in order. Recently, New Hartford has been recognized as one of America’s best schools by three separate organizations. The recognition is reflective of the achievements of our students, the commitment of our community, and the quality of our educators. From kindergarten through 12th grade, our staff is dedicated to the honored calling of teaching children and preparing them for the future.

New Hartford Senior High School is once again recognized as a high performing nationally ranked school by Newsweek and The Washington Post. Additionally, in March, the district received notification that our district was once again recognized by the National Association of Music Merchants as one of America’s Best Communities for music education.

Internationally Acclaimed Artist Dion to Exhibit, Lecture at Colgate

(Hamilton, NY – Jan. 2015) Colgate University welcomes internationally acclaimed artist Mark Dion, as this year’s Christian A. Johnson Endeavor Foundation Artist in Residence. Related events and exhibitions are organized by Colgate’s Department of Art and Art History, in partnership with the university’s Picker Art Gallery.

Dion will give a public lecture Feb. 11 [...]

Matisse: Art for Kids at the Cazenovia Library

(Cazenovia, NY – Jan. 2015) Pat Hill and Jenna Wright are calling children ages 8 to 14 to the Cazenovia Public Library on Friday Feb. 6 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. for Matisse, The Astonishing World Of Cut-Out Art, the fourth installment of “Art For Kids.”

Join in this unique and wonderful program, inspired by [...]

Morning Jolt: New ancient human discovered?

Researchers from Asia say they have found a fossil of a human that is unlike anything yet discovered, CNN reported. The fossil — a jawbone — was discovered by a Taiwanese fisherman several years ago, and scientists have been studying it since then. They say the molars of the human are so different from other types that it is likely a different kind of human, and one who lived perhaps 200,000 years ago. The new human is being called Penghu 1, after the area where it was found.