I haven’t posted much lately, being quite busy with work and life and all kinds of things that tend to get in the way! But I wanted to share a few photos from a couple big events we’ve had in Utica in the past month or so. First we had the Heart Run & Walk, which is also a huge event for Utica, attracting runners and walkers from all over NY. Then of course, the St. Patrick’s Day Parade which attracts hundreds of people, all decked out head to toe in green hats, beads, clothing, shoes, necklaces and anything else they can find to attach to themselves. Both events were packed with people and fun moments.

The Utica College Moose dances at the walker's starting line with the Utica College Team at the Heart Run & Walk Saturday morning in Utica.

 

Meredith Nackley, 21, Jocelyn Nackley, 19, Isabel Nackley, 81, and Kristen Carbone, 21, enjoy their yogurt together before walking at the Heart Run & Walk Saturday morning in Utica. "The number of people that come out to this event really shows how many lives are affected by heart disease." Meredith Nackley said.

A walker in a gorilla suit at the Heart Run & Walk Saturday morning in Utica.

The United Way group cheers with the crowds as they make their way down the street in the 2012 Utica St. Patrick's Day Parade.

 

Kyle Jubis, 10, dances on the sidelines of the 2012 Utica St. Patrick's Day Parade.

 

A member of the Ziyara Shrine Circus runs up next to Emily Marcy, 8, left, to watch the parade go past with her in the 2012 Utica St. Patrick's Day Parade.

 

Children dive for candy thrown off the floats in the 2012 Utica St. Patrick's Day Parade.