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Enjoy National Ice Cream Month In July

You remember that old saying, "I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream,". Well, July is National Ice Cream Month, and as central New York is home to a number of dairy farms, there are local and regional ice cream companies making it that good old-fashioned way.

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Catch Some Rays On National Sunglasses Day Today

It seems like every day is a special occasion, and today is Sunglasses Day! So, put on your shades as you head to the beach, and check out these fun sunglasses stats.

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Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Festival On Now

One sure sign of summer in central New York is the arrival of the Munson-Williams- Proctor Arts Institute's Arts Festival, and it's going on now. There are many interesting paintings and photographs in the freee sidewalk art show. My son had a painting in the show a few years ago, and it's fun to see other local artists' and photographers' work on display.

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Ringo ‘Starrs’ Wednesday At Turning Stone [VIDEO]

As the world's biggest fan of The Beatles (just listen to my "Fab Four At 4" on 96.1 WODZ to see what I mean), I'm excited that Ringo Starr and The All Starr Band will be onstage Wednesday at Turning Stone Resort Casino!

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The Insane Inflatable 5K Is Coming To The NYS (Syracuse) Fairgrounds

If you've ever looked at a bouncy house as an adult and just felt like going in there and jumping around but were afraid of reprisal from fellow (boring) adults, well then here's your chance!

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Catching Up On Ringo Starr [Video]

As you probably know, Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band is appearing live in concert at Turning Stone Resort & Casino Event Center, Wednesday, June 25th. You know the songs that Ringo sang as a member of "The Beatles", but what about his solo hits?

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Summer Arrives Saturday – Which Way To The Beach?

Finally! Summer officially arrives Saturday, June 21st as the summer solstice occurs. Here are the details, in case you want to be up when it happens.

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Area Favorite ‘Gridley Paige’ At Saranac Thursday [VIDEO]

An area favorite returns to Saranac Thursday this week at the F.X. Matt Brewing Company on the corner of Court and Varick Streets in Utica. Tonight enjoy the music of 'Gridley Paige'.

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‘Tuesday Night Big Band’ Tonight In New York Mills

Just about every night of the week, you can take in a free concert this time of year in the Utica-Rome area. Tonight, the live music is presented by the "Tuesday Night Big Band" on a Tuesday night in New York Mills. Bring a lawn chair and check out the details.

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Players Of Utica Looking For Gang Members???

Think back when you were a kid, for just a moment.  For some of us, it is definitely a further trip back in time, but I think I can safely say that most of us enjoyed playing outside...pretend games like Pirates, cops and robbers, cowboys, and whatever else our imaginations came up with.  

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Saranac Thursday Gets “Homely” Tonight [VIDEO]

This week has flown by, and it's Saranac Thursday tonight at the F.X. Matt Brewing Company at the corner of Court and Varick Streets in Utica. Here's who is playing at tonight's outdoor gathering.

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Great Time At Wednesday Night Cruise-In At Clinton Auto

Thanks for being a part of a fun night on Wednesday, our 96.1 WODZ "Summer Cruise-In" at Clinton Auto, on Route 12-B in Clinton. Rick and his family were great hosts, and there was plenty of delicious food from Double D Saloon of Madison, New York. Check out the photos.

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