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- to - MONTGOMERY C O U N T Y NY Jackie Walters grew up in Liverpool and returned to Central New York in 2014 after living in Boston, London and northern New Jersey. As the executive director of the Clinton Chamber of Commerce, she lives and works in the Village of Clinton, within the Town of Kirkland, not far from Utica and Rome. She says her family relocated to Oneida County “to enjoy the exceptional quality of life that Central New York has to offer.” Ask a Local • Enjoy Family Friendly Spring and Summer Events • Hike or Bike 6,600+ Acres of Public Wilderness the Scenic Mohawk River Your journey begins on Amtrak® to Amsterdam, then rent a car with Enterprise. For discounted rates call 518.843.8535 and reference account #NYTRAIN when making a reservation. MONTGOMERY C O U N T Y NY • Soak in the Sights of ” visitmontgomerycountyny.com 64 | New York By Rail Both residents and visitors enjoy the small-village feeling of Clinton, but Clinton has a lot going on! The Clinton Chamber of Commerce organizes the weekly farmers’ market and major yearly events like the Clinton Art & Music Festival and the Clinton Shoppers’ Stroll and Holiday Parade. Over the summer, the Village of Clinton and Town of Kirkland sponsor weekly evening concerts on the village green. My office is located centrally in Clinton, and I love being able to walk to the restaurants in the village and visit the Kirkland Town Library and the Kirkland Art Center. The Clinton Central School is also located in the village, so we are able to see the high school students enjoying the village green during their lunch breaks. We’re lucky to have Hamilton College as a neighbor, contributing to the vibrancy of our village. When friends and family come to visit, we take them to visit the Clinton Farmer’ Market, on walks at the Root Glen Arboretum at Hamilton College and to tour the Saranac Brewery in Utica. We also love Woods Valley Ski Area in Rome, which offers skiing and snowboarding, and the Stanley Center for the Arts in is tral New York FUN Cen Utica—a historic Baroque not only a leader in FACT New York State’s craft theater, one of the country’s a place in most beautiful, which beverage boom, but holds ory. When the national industry’s hist presents amazing shows. 1933, Prohibition was repealed in And there are so many great first ’s rica Ame Utica Club became local restaurants legal brewery. throughout the area. ” Amtrak.com