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Preview Of The 140th Kentucky Derby Saturday, May 4th

The first leg of the "Triple Crown" of horse racing, the 140th "Kentucky Derby" at historic Churchill Downs. My wife and I enjoy watching the Derby and all the traditions that go with it...the beautiful horses, the singing of "My Old Kentucky Home", and all the ladies with the big hats at the track.

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Players Of Utica Present Comedy This Weekend

If you like live theater, then you may want to attend the Players Of Utica production of a classic comedy this weekend. Check out the details.

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Dazzling Sound Of The Incas Wednesday Night At MVCC [VIDEO]

If you're looking for a unique entertainment experience, head to the Utica campus of Mohawk Valley Community College on Sherman Drive, Wednesday night. MVCC is hosting a performance by "Inca Son". Check out the details.

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You Can Take Part In A Number Of Competions At The NYS Fair

Even though "The Great New York State Fair" in Syracuse is months away, now is the time to enter many of the competitions held at the fair. There are competitions for antique tractors, pigeons and watermelon carving, to name a few.

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Saranac Beers Featured At Tap New York Beer Festival This Weekend

As a former tour guide at the F.X. Matt Brewing Company, I'm always interested in what's brewing at the brewery (after all, beer is thicker than water). This weekend, Saranac beers will be featured at a craft beer event at Hunter Mountain.

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It’s Wellness Day Today At HCCC

We're all concerned about our health, and today you can attend a Wellness Day at Herkimer County Community College, 100 Reservoir Road, Herkimer, where a number of health care organizations will be represented.

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Talking ‘Utica Beer’ At Oneida Public Library Wednesday Night

If you've listened to our "Beer Break At Work" weekdays at 3:20 p.m. on 96.1 ODZ, you know that I like to talk about beer. If you like to hear more about Utica's brewing history, head to the Oneida Public Library, 220 Broad Street, Oneida on Wednesday night!

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Today Is Earth Day And We Can Help Preserve The Planet [VIDEO]

Today is Earth Day, a day set aside to help preserve our planet. Many people in our community may be participating in group efforts cleaning  parks, removing trash along roadways, and other efforts. Here are some simple ideas than can help preserve the planet and may save you energy dollars as well.

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We Experienced ‘Boston Strong’ Last Year At Fenway Park [VIDEO]

When the Boston Red Sox returned home to play their first game at Fenway Park after last year's Boston Marathon bombings, my wife and I were there to witness an epic tribute on the field.

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Today Marks One-Year Anniversary Of Boston Marathon Bombing [VIDEO]

 

Today marks the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing, an event that brought the nation together in experiencing the tragedy and horror of that day. The city of Boston has been "Boston Strong" ever since, and a number of events are planned for the days leading up to this year's race, to be held on April 21st.

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Titanic Hit An Iceberg 102 Years Ago Today [VIDEO]

I have always felt a connection to the tragic sinking of the RMS Titanic. I recall learning about it years ago as a kid, watching "NBC Saturday Night at the Movies" presentation of "A Night to Remember", an earlier film about the sinking of the Titanic in 1912, 102 years ago, the Titanic began sinking.

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MVCC Spring Open House Friday

If you have college bound teenagers in the house, you may want to take note of the "Spring Open House" at the Utica campus of Mohawk Valley Community College. Here are the details.

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