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Suzy Burns: ‘We are called to be more’

Suzy Burns comes from a large family and raised her own family of four children, along with her husband, Nick. She knows how to care for others, and does so in a very compassionate way by guiding those who have cancer through tough times of their lives. You’re a native of Utica, the youngest of […]

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From refugee camp to U.S. Marines

From a refugee camp in Thailand to Utica, N.Y., Kyaw Lay has traveled a long road in the last 18 years. He’s now ready to graduate from high school and looks forward to his next step in life – becoming a U.S. Marine. You were born in a refugee camp in Thailand. Do you remember […]

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In the Pews: A conversation with Joe Briggs

Joe Briggs always is willing to help out, so much so that he became co-chairman of the 2017 Parish Festival. From his former job at Social Services, to his family, to his parish, Joe puts other people first. You worked in Oneida County Social Services for a number of years. What exactly did you do […]

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Power of faith: Stories of trusting in God

“You have cancer.” Three words no one wants to hear. “I have faith.” Three words we all hope we can say when confronted with that diagnosis. Mike Zasa, Laurie Siniscarco and Bob Piperata and his wife, Diana, all have heard the phrase and have faced health concerns over the last few years. Yet, they approach […]