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A Brief History Of Drum Corps In Central New York [PHOTOS, VIDEOS]

We're pretty excited about the upcoming Drums Along The Mohawk competition & show coming to RFA Stadium in Rome on Wednesday, July 30th.

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10 Best B-Sides Ever

Ultimate Classic Rock counts down the Top 10 non-album B-sides of all time.

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Tara Reid Wants You to Know ‘Sharknado’ Can Actually Happen

Tara Reid ought to think long and hard about doing more comedies because her recent comments are pretty funny.

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ReImagine Records Now Open In New Hartford

Looking to build up a groovy record collection? Check out the all new ReImagine Records in New Hartford. 

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Labor Day 2014 in Utica – What Is Open And What Is Closed?

Labor Day falls on September 1st this year and that means one last opportunity to have a good time with the family before the children go back to school. Considering it is Labor Day, there are a few businesses that are closed, but there are also many places that remain open.

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Sunset Ave Westside Arterial Access Closed 7/25/14

The State Department of Transportation is announcing the permanent closing of Sunset Avenue west side access to the Arterial.

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Photo: Garrett Ingraham
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The Tramontane Cafe Needs Your Help To Expand

The Tramantone Cafe is coming up on their 7th 'Tramiversary' and maybe you've never noticed it tucked in near the corner of Lincoln Ave and Court St., but to those that frequently darken it's doors, it is not just a coffee shop

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Rush (John Rutsey in Center)
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The History of John Rutsey and Rush

We look at the important contributions made by John Rutsey during his brief tenure as Rush's first drummer.

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Enjoy ‘The Great American Irish Festival’ This Weekend [VIDEO]

With a name like Greg McShea, you know I'm a wee bit Irish, but those that are and those that aren't will enjoy "The Great American Irish Festival" this weekend. Here's what it's all about.

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Utica Club Draught Beer Shortage – No UC For Me?

As a former tour guide at the F.X. Matt Brewery during my college days, I was weaned on Utica Club Pilsener Lager Beer. Now, according to the brewery, there is a two-week shortage of UC draught beer in central New York. Two weeks? It might as well be eternity, as UC on tap is my beer of choice in taverns. More thoughts on the subject.

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Dwight Cramer photo: Keith James
Dwight Cramer photo: Keith James
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Hot Air Balloon Pilot, Dwight Cramer Talks About That Back Yard Landing

Did you hear about that balloon that landed in someone's back yard on Oneida St? The owners weren't even home, but naturally a crowd drew anyway including myself and my family. I tracked down the pilot, Dwight Cramer of Airborne Adventures and got him in studio

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‘Airborne Adventures’ Hot Air Balloon Lands Behind A House On Oneida St. [Video]

So, my family and I are enjoying some goodies at the Ice Cream Factory when we notice a hot air balloon way up in the humid sky and as we're watching, we realize it's getting closer and closer

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