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Watch Schultz And Dooley Get Shot Into Space In This Vintage Utica Club Commercial

With the exception of Saturday Morning Cartoons , growing up did not include a whole lot of television watching in my home. But for some reason I would always catch The Schultz and Dooley Commercials.

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Remember The Syracuse Heart Of New York Commercial From 1987?

Let's take a trip back to 1987. Spuds MacKenzie made his first appearance in Bud Light commercials, Shelly Long quit Cheers, and "Here I Go Again" from Whitesnake was blasting on your radio. Locally do you remember this ad calling Syracuse the heart of New York?

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Do You Remember This Herkimer Diamond Mines Commercial From 1988?

Even though you've lived in Central New York your whole life do you truly know what a "Herkimer Diamond" is? Take a history lesson with this classic commercial from 1998. 

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5 Places To Buy Apple Cider In Utica and Rome New York

As far as I am concerned Apple Cider is good any time of the year. But as we get closer to Halloween this is the best time to get it because it is fresh. Here are a few places to get fresh Apple Cider and maybe pick some Apples too across Utica, Rome, and Central New York. 

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Utica-Rome Metro Voted The 11th Most Miserable City In The Nation For 2012!

Maybe it's the fact that the Utica-Rome Topix anonymous gossiping pages are the most active one in the nation, or maybe it's this nasty weather we're always plagued with, but after a Gallup 'wellbeing' poll, the Business Insider has ranked the Utica-Rome metro area the 11th most miserable city in the nation! Well, look at the bright side... We're not the worst. Yet.

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6 Christmas Gift Ideas Unique To Utica

It's not the time to freak out over gift shopping. That freak out time is coming up shortly. Need some help this holiday season? Well we have your back. Here's Christmas gifts that are unique to Utica, Rome, and Central New York

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Corn Mazes In The Utica Area

No, they're not crop circles, but as we get ready for the 2012 Halloween season right around the corner, we thought we'd round up all of the goodies that you can go to and maybe even take the little tykes to for a season of fall fun and scares!

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Top 10 CNY Sports Stories EVER! – Halls Of Fame

While researching for this series it became quite difficult to narrow down just 10 stories because the legacy that surrounds us is actually much richer than just a couple handfuls of successful athletes or inspiring events.

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Top 10 CNY Sports Stories EVER! – 1983 Utica Blue Sox

Talk about a come-from-behind unlikely hero story! Just picture the Sand Lot and that just about describes both the players and the condition of the ballpark in which they played. But the history that would happen that year still echoes today.

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Top 10 CNY Sports Stories EVER! – Wayne Levi

I'd be remiss during this series if I didn't cover someone from the sport that everybody seems to play whether pro or otherwise... Yup, I'm talking about golf. Unlike other sports where you retire in your 30's or younger, you can play all the way until the day you drop in this one and it's cross-generational so people of all ages can go out and have a good time whether they're good at it or not. But, let's talk about who's good though... The undisputed quintessential golf king from our area has to be Wayne Levi.

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Photo courtesy: Sharon Frizzelle Fazio
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Top 10 CNY Sports Stories EVER! – The Clinton Comets

Rather than going out to clubs or staying home, everyone used to go to the Clinton Arena for hockey on Saturday nights, well at least for 2300+ people! Were you one of em? Although it's great to see some good ball, or in this case 'puck', the team to root for was the Clinton Comets, and it wasn't just because they were the home team. It was because they were good, CRAZY good!

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The Top 10 CNY Sports Stories EVER! – Remember Andy Van Slyke?

This Utica native started making waves baseball-wise when he won All-American Honors as a New Hartford Spartan, and you guessed it that got the attention of the powers that be and the rest is history, but let's take a peek at that history!

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