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Luke Tubia, WIBX
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Utica Big Bang Winner Actually Blew Up Fay Street Warehouse [WATCH]

The #UticaBigBang2014 winner Christina Valenti actually blew up the Fay Street Warehouse building. There was some question as to how she would exactly participate in the demolition. She did indeed push the final charge.

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Jumpin' Zach Flash, Oldiez 96.1
Jumpin' Zach Flash, Oldiez 96.1
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Historic Markers in Clinton [UPDATE]

We've all seen them while driving--those blue and yellow signs about history. We usually rush by without reading them (I know I do). Clinton has many of these historic markers scattered throughout the village. I decided to find them all and actually read them. Here they are. If I missed one in Clinton, let me know in the "Leave a Comment" box below. Enjoy.

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Jumpin' Zach Flash, Oldiez 96.1
Jumpin' Zach Flash, Oldiez 96.1
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Positive Facebook Pages about Utica

Everyone seems to have something to say about Utica. Sometimes it's positive. But, sadly, many times it's negative.

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Cate Gillon/Getty Images
Cate Gillon/Getty Images
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5 Reasons Utica On Tap Tickets Are The Best Valentines Day Gift For Him

Shopping for Valentine's day gifts for men can be a huge challenge. Not this year, give him the simple gift of "Utica On Tap" tickets. Don't believe me? Here's 5 reasons why these are the best gift ideas ever this year. 

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Jumpin' Zach Flash, Oldiez 96.1
Jumpin' Zach Flash, Oldiez 96.1
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6 Free Things to Do in Clinton

Let's face it, it can be difficult to go on vacation. Everything is so expensive. So, I decided to help you take a vacation without actually leaving. Here are six things you can do in the Village of Clinton that don't cost money.

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Jumpin' Zach Flash, Oldiez 96.1
Jumpin' Zach Flash, Oldiez 96.1
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7 Free Things to Do in Utica

Because of hard economic times, taking a vacation can seem impossible. Or, if you do take a vacation, everything costs so much money. So, what are you to do? Whether you are staying in the Utica area or planning on taking a trip to Utica, here are a few things you can do in the city that won't cost you anything (except maybe a tank of gas).

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Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Los Angeles Magazine
Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Los Angeles Magazine
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Top Utica And Rome Pizza Places For Dates

Are you looking for a way to impress your date on Valentine's day with the thrill of a central New York pizza? Here's where we'd buy pizza for our dates:

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Rob Kim/Getty Images
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Zach’s Top 10 Stories of 2013

2014 will be here in just a few days. It's a perfect time to look back at 2013. As a writer, it's always fun to look back at previous stories and see which ones were the most successful. So, that's what I did. I compiled a list of the top stories I wrote in 2013. The list is based on the page views and Facebook "likes" the stories received. Enjoy!

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Jumpin' Zach Flash, Oldiez 96.1
Jumpin' Zach Flash, Oldiez 96.1
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Wintertime in Clinton, NY–Zach’s Weekly Snaps

As much as I dislike winter, there is a certain beauty that the season brings to the area. Every year, I try my best to like wintertime; however, no matter how much I try, the snow and cold make it miserable. This year, instead of focusing on the negative aspects of this very cold season, I decided to focus on the beauty this season has to offer. So, I would like to share with you a few photos I took in Clinton highlighting the beauty of wintertime. Here's the latest edition of Zach's Weekly Snaps. This week's theme--Wintertime in Clinton, NY.

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Quinn Rooney/Getty Images
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Westmoreland High School Drama Presents The Comedy Play “West of Pecos” On November 22nd And 23rd

The Westmoreland High School Drama Club is proud to present the comedy play “West of Pecos” on November 22nd and 23rd starting at 7:00PM in the high school auditorium.

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Dave Wheeler/TSM
Dave Wheeler/TSM
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Have You Ever Heard Of The Fort Stanwix National Bank Of Rome?

Have you ever heard of The Fort Stanwix National Bank Of Rome? For over 32 years, 1865 -1896, Rome New York printed $1,063,740 dollars worth of national currency.

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Justin K. Aller/Getty Images
Justin K. Aller/Getty Images
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5 Things The Utica Comets Could Do To Win A Game

Our Utica Comets aren't looking to good yet this season. They need something to get a win, and here's what we think will help. 

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