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Keith James And Greg McShea At Boilermaker 2014
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Boilermaker 2014 Sights And Sounds With ‘Greg On The Go’ [VIDEO]

While Boilermaker 2014 is now in the record books, for those of you who didn't make it  to the race route, we have some sights, sounds and memories to share. Our morning man Keith James and myself were at the corner of Kellogg Ave. and Whitesboro Street in West Utica on the day of the race, about a mile from the finish line.

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Boilermaker 2014 Runner With Flag
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Cheering The Runners On Boilermaker Sunday [PHOTOS]

On Boilermaker Sunday, our 96.1 WODZ morning man Keith James and I set up the station van at the corner of Kellogg Ave. and Whitesboro Street around 6:00 a.m. to get ready for the runners. At our location, the finish line was about a mile away, so we made sure we pumped out some running music and cheered on the runners in that last leg of the race.

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Jumpin' Zach Flash, 96.1 WODZ
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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Antique Wooden Boat Show This Weekend In Old Forge

If you're into boating and appreciate those classic wooden boats of yesteryear, you may want to head to Old Forge this weekend. "The Antique Wooden Boat Show And Fulton Chain Rendezvous" is this Saturday.

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It’s ‘Showtime’ Tonight At Saranac Thursday[VIDEO]

As summer keeps heating up, Saranac Thursdays are there to cool you down with cold beverages and cool music. This week, "Showtime" (our morning man Keith James' Alma Mater) takes to the stage at the F.X. Matt Brewery on the corner of Court and Varick Streets in Utica. Here are more details.

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Girl Eating Ice Cream
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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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Insane Inflatable
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The Insane Inflatable 5K Is Coming To The New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse

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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Ringo Starr At Drums
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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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