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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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Natalie Morales and Jenna Bush from NBC’s Today Show to Host from Otesaga Hotel in Cooperstown

NBC will air a portion of the 'Today Show' from the Otesaga Hotel in Cooperstown on Thursday July 24. Natalie Morales and Jenna Bush will be doing their portion of the 'Today' broadcast between 7AM and 10AM.

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Meet The Geothermal Heating and Cooling Expert: Nick Pryputniewicz

In 2004, immediately after completing his bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology from RIT in Rochester NY, Nick Pryputniewicz and his wife Junell started NP Environmental selling and installing outdoor wood furnaces, radiant floors and general
mechanical services

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Learn More About Geothermal Systems

Watch the videos below to learn how the NP Environmental Geothermal system heats and cools your home.

The NP Environmental customer explains how he learned and saved with NP Environmental.

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NP Environmental Expert Services

At NP Environmental, based out of Waterville, NY, we are doing our part in energy conservation for the Central New York area, we harness sustainable energy provided by the ground heat to deliver clean and efficient geothermal cooling and heating to you and your family

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CNY Food Bank presented with a check from donations of 2014 Boilermaker Burger (July 21, 2014)
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Your Boilermaker Burger Helps Feed Needy In CNY

The Food Bank of Central New York will be able to provide nearly 1,700 meals to the less fortunate thanks to a unique partnership that sandwiched fitness with a good burger, and a slice of charitable giving on top.

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Ethan Miller/Getty Images
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Top 20 New York Summer Vacation Destinations

Whether its a day trip or a weekend getaway, Summer is vacation time and there are several places to visit that are only a short drive away. Check out the Top 20 New York Summer vacation destinations.

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2014 Boonville Oneida County Fair Schedule Of Events

A sure sign we're in the midst of the Frog Days of Summer, the opening of the Boonville Oneida County Fair.  The 126th edition of the fair is themed, "Magic Is In The Air."  The fair runs Tuesday, July 22 through Sunday, July 27.  Click for a schedule of events at this years' fair.

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Drums Along the Mohawk Drum and Bugle Corps 2014 Show Preview

The annual Drums Along the Mohawk Drum and Bugle Corps show returns to RFA Stadium in Rome on Wednesday Night July 30. Preview some of the sights and sounds from this year's show.

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Photo: Nick Betrus
Photo: Nick Betrus
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See What Utica Looks Like Through The Eyes Of A Drone

Bet you haven't seen Utica like THIS before! Get a load of these shots of your hometown unlike any that even an airplane or helicopter could capture. They weren't taken by a pro photographer either, just a normal guy using some pretty nifty tech!

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