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Jumpin' Zach Flash

Be sure to join me, Jumpin’ Zach Flash, for Central New York’s Greatest Hits every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Here are some things you may not know about me. My favorite musician is John Lennon (this explains my round glasses—it's NOT because I am a Harry Potter fan). My favorite John Lennon song has to be “Give Peace a Chance.” My favorite Beatles songs are “Don’t Let Me Down” and “Come Together.” My hobby is photography, and you can see a lot of my work right here on this website—search “Zach’s Weekly Snaps” to check out my photos.
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Central New Yorkers: How Do You Pronounce ‘Creek’? [POLL]

When I was a child, the people around me pronounced the work creek as crick. It wasn't until I was older that I heard creek pronounced with the long /e/ sound. After doing a little Internet research, both pronunciations--creek and crick--are acceptable. Merriam-Webster Dictionary even lists both pronunciations.

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Jumpin' Zach Flash, 96.1 WODZ
Jumpin' Zach Flash, 96.1 WODZ
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Worth a Visit: The Clinton Historical Society

If you are from Clinton, or would like to know more about the history of Clinton, you should visit the Clinton Historical Society. I find local history fascinating, especially the history of the Village of Clinton and the Town of Kirkland. I recently visited the Oneida County Historical Society. So, I decided to stop by the Clinton Historical Society, too. It's definitely worth a visit.

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Jumpin' Zach Flash, 96.1 WODZ
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Worth a Visit – The Oneida County Historical Society

It's been a long time since I have visited the Oneida County Historical Society. I'm talking a long time. So, I decided to stop in recently when I saw the "Museum Open" sign on the front steps of the historical society.

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Jumpin' Zach Flash, 96.1 WODZ
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Worth a Read: Books About Utica and the Surrounding Area

Last week, I shared with you a few book recommendations for those who want to read about the history of the Mohawk Valley and Central New York. This week, I want to share a few more book recommendations.

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Jumpin' Zach Flash, 96.1 WODZ
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Rakhine Water Festival in Utica–Zach’s Weekly Snaps [PHOTOS]

The Rakhine community of Utica held a traditional Water Festival called Thingyan at Hanna Park. Many came out to enjoy the singing, dancing, food, and of course, the water.

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Going to the Beach? Remember These Tips and Tricks to Make the Trip Easier [VIDEO]

'Tis the season for going to the beach. With all this hot weather, the beach is on the minds of many. However, one of the worst things about going to the beach is that sand gets everywhere. Also, what do you do with your valuables when you go in the water? What about an easy way to waterproof your phone? Here are some tips and tricks to make going to the beach a little bit easier.

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Fascinating Fast Food Facts [VIDEO]

You can't go anywhere without seeing some sort of fast food restaurant. They're all over. Here's a question for you. What is the largest fast food chain in the world? You might be surprised by the answer. Here's another fast food question. Just how close are you to a McDonald's at any given time in the United States? Check out the answers to these questions, and learn more interesting facts about fast food. 

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Learn to Speak the Languages of the Six Nations of the Iroquois (Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, Seneca and Tuscarora) [VIDEO]

One of my favorite things is to read about local history. It's amazing just how much has happened right here in Central New York and the Mohawk Valley. I recently started reading this book "The People of the Standing Stone: The Oneida Nation from the Revolution Through the Era of Removal". It talks about the history of the Oneidas, and the book discusses the Six Nations of the Iroquois (Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, Seneca and Tuscarora). And being a person who likes history, I did a little bit more research on the Six Nation of the Iroquois, especially the languages spoken. Here are some videos and readings about how to speak the languages of the Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, Seneca and Tuscarora.

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Beautiful Photographs of Sylvan Beach–Zach’s Weekly Snaps [PHOTOS]

With the weather warming up, taking a trip to Sylvan Beach is in the minds of many people. Not only can you find a sandy spot to relax for the day, but also there is some beautiful scenery around the beach. I recently took a drive to Sylvan Beach to take some pictures. I'd like to share some of those photos as part of my photoblog series Zach's Weekly Snaps. This week's theme--Sylvan Beach.

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