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A Better View Of Neil Armstrong’s Moon Walk [VIDEO]

When Astronaut Neil Armstrong stepped on the moon 45 years ago, many of us who stayed up until two in the morning saw that first step and giant leap onto the moon's surface through snowy TV images. Apparently, TV viewers in Australia and New Zealand had better TV reception and saw much clearer pictures.

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Electric Guitar Closeup
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A Perennial Favorite Returns To Saranac Thursday [VIDEO]

Can you believe we're halfway through summer already? But don't worry, because there are plenty of Saranac Thursdays left in the season, meaning plenty of summer left. Check out who's playing tonight in the parking lot at the F.X. Matt Brewery at the corner of Court and Varick Streets in Utica.

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German people drinking beer at Octoberfest
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Celebrate Bavarian Festival This Weekend [VIDEO]

One of the annual events of our central New York summers in the Bavarian Festival, presented by the Utica Maennerchor, and it's this weekend. If you like German food, beer, music and dancers, this event if for you.

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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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classic wooden boats
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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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Woman wearing sunglasses
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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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arts show
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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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