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Winter Arrives Sunday, December 21st

Ever since I was a kid growing up in Utica, winter weather always arrived before the start of the winter season. And, such has been the case this year. So, set your watches for the "Winter Soltice" and the official arrival of winter for Sunday, December 21st. Here's what happens.

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Holiday Concert At Kirkland Art Center Sunday [VIDEO]

There are a number of local holiday concerts and performances going on this time of year in the Mohawk Valley, and this Sunday, there's a holiday concert at the Kirkland Art Center in Clinton, New York.

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Happy Hanukkah To Our Friends

This is the holiday season, and at sundown tonight, Hanukkah begins, for an eight-day celebration. We would like to wish our Jewish friends and neighbors in central New York a Happy Hanukkah. Here's more about the holiday.

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Free Holiday Concert Wednesday Night In Rome

There are plenty of holiday events going on this time of year in central New York, and there's a free holiday concert taking place Wednesday night at the Rome Capitol Theatre. Check out the details.

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‘Scrooge’ Back At Utica’s Stanley Theater This Weekend

It's not the holiday season in central New York without the Players Of Utica presentation of "Scrooge! The musical' at the Stanley Center For The Arts. I've taken my family to see this production year after year, and it's this weekend!

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Gift Ideas At NY Mills PTSO Holiday Craft Fair This Weekend

If you're looking for holiday gift ideas, head to the annual "New York Mills PTSO Holiday Craft Fair" this weekend! Check out the details.

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Health Tips During ‘National Handwashing Awareness Week’

This is cold and flu season in central New York. One of the best way to stop the spread of germs is by washing your hands thoroughly. It's "National Handwashing Awareness Week", and we've got some healthful, helpful information.

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Enjoy ‘The Nutcracker’ This Weekend At Utica’s Stanley Theater

One of the favorite presentations during the holidays in central New York is "The Nutcracker", and it's this weekend at the Stanley Center For The Arts in Utica. Having seen this myself through the years, I'd say this is a holiday event that the whole family will enjoy.

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Beginning Christmas Season In Clinton, NY With ‘Greg On The Go’ [VIDEO]

We are definitely in the holiday season now that it's December. And, a couple of days ago, we officially kicked off the season in Clinton.

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Why Do They Call It ‘Black Friday’? [VIDEO]

As you know, today is "Black Friday", the official start of Christmas shopping and the busiest shoppding day of the year. But why do they call it "Black Friday"? I don't ever hearing that term when I was growing up in Utica.

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Does Eating Turkey Make You Sleepy, Or Is That An Urban Myth?

Ever since I can remember, I heard that eating turkey makes you sleepy. Now, research says that's not true. What? Really? I just want to flop after Thanksgiving turkey dinner. What gives?

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Enjoy Clinton Holiday Shoppers’ Stroll This Weekend

There's one event I never miss, and that's the annual Holiday Shoppers' Stroll in Clinton, New York on the day after Thanksgiving. It's a great way to follow up Thanksgiving Day and make Black Friday a family fun day. Here's what it's all about.

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