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Welcome Back Fellow Utica College Alums This Weekend

It's Utica College "Homecoming Alumni & Family Weekend 2014" this weekend at the Burrstone Road campus. As a UC alumnus, I'm looking forward to reconnecting with classmates, friends and faculty members. Welcome back to the Utica area to those of you are returning to the homecoming this weekend.

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Utica Zoo ‘Spooktacular’ This Weekend

'Tis the season for spooky events, and this weekend you can take the kids or grandkids to the 27th annual "Spooktacular" at the Utica Zoo. I remember taking our kids to the Spooktacular at the zoo when they were small, and they loved it.

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Have We Had ‘Indian Summer’ In Central New York?

Can you believe the warm weather these last few days? Having temperatures in the mid and upper 70s in the middle of October in central New York is a bonus. But is it officially 'Indian Summer'?

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Mentalist ‘The Amazing Kreskin’ Coming To Rome Capitol Theatre [VIDEO]

With ghosts and spirits in the air in the days approaching Halloween, there are more mysterious events coming your way. This Friday night, mentalist "The Amazing Kreskin" will perform at the Capitol Theatre in Rome.

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‘National Bosses Day’ Is This Week

Just to give you a little advance warning, this Thursday, October 16th is "National Bosses Day". No, I'm not trying to butter up my boss with this item, but just in case you wanted to do something in appreciation for your boss.

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Today Is Christopher Columbus Day Observance

Today is the observance of Columbus Day, meaning that schools, banks, financial institutions, post offices and many governmental offices are closed. In addition, our neighbors to the north are celebrating Thanksgiving Day in Canada today. Need a review on Christopher Columbus?

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Celebrate ‘National Pasta’ Month [VIDEO]

October is "National Pasta Month", and you don't need to coax me to eat a plate full. When I was a kid growing up in Utica, my Itlalian-American friends called it "macaroni". Now when runners eat a bowlful the night before "The Boilermaker", it's more fashionable to cal it "pasta".

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Join ‘Sitrin’s Stars And Stripes Run-Walk’ Saturday

We all have a chance to support our local heroes this weekend in central New York by participating in the "Sitrin's Stars And Stripes Run-Walk" at the SUNY-IT campus in Marcy.

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It’s ‘National Fire Prevention Week’, Time To Check Your Smoke Detectors

This is "National Fire Prevention Week", a time when we should take note of things we can do in our homes to keep us safe from fire and it's effects. I remember when I was a kid at Miller School in Utica, it was always exciting when that big red fire engine, the Utica Firemen and of course "Sparky The Fire Dog" came to our school during this week (and we got to go outside and get out of class).

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month
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Making Strides During ‘Breast Cancer Awareness Month’ [VIDEO]

October is "Breast Cancer Awareness Month", a time when we can learn more about the disease, and how to help research efforts.

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Enjoy Fall Fest At HCCC This Weekend

Now that it's October and the leaves are showing some true colors in central New York, there are a number of fall events coming our way. This weekend, you can take in "Fall Fest And Alumni Weekend" at Herkimer County Community College.

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‘Great American Beer Festival’ In Colorodo This Week [VIDEO]

If you're a craft beer lover, you know that this week's "Great American Beer Festival" is the "Holy Grail" of beer competitions. In fact, "Saranac Adirondack Lager" got a huge kick-start years ago for the F.X. Matt Brewery wining a gold medal. Since then, several Saranac beers have captured numerous awards at the festival.

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