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POLL: Are Movie Previews in Theaters Too Long?

Some say one of the best parts about going to the movie theater is seeing all the previews that screen beforehand, but for many, including the National Association of Theater Owners, this is too much of a drawn-out experience. The organization recently released a list of voluntary demands to movie studios calling primarily for shorter movie trailers to screen in front of titles, but do you think trailers are too long to begin with?

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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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Watch A Wheelchair Bound Man Answer ‘Rock Drummer Wanted’ Ad

If you want a classic 'book by it's cover' judging case, here it is. Dean Zimmer seems like a man of limited talents at face value, but you'll see quickly that this man, like many in his situation is actually more talented in ways

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Five Things You Shouldn’t Buy At A Drug Store [VIDEO]

We all shop here, there and everywhere (sounds like a Beatles song). But with limited time, sometimes we buy a lot of different products at the one store we're in, just for the convenience. So, what do some say you shouldn't buy at a drug store?

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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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Ever Heard Of The Internet? Back In 1981 It Was As Foreign As… Well, Aliens

Our kids are growing up in a world where cellphones, tablets, internet, and wireless technology are not just possible, it’s as commonplace as electricity and plumbing was to us growing up.

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Possessed Baby Attacks – Watch The ‘Devil’s Due’ Viral Promo, Or Not.

Whenever big horror flicks come out, about a dozen or so of us go out on opening night, sit in the front row and get freaked out of our minds for the next 90 minutes. If this prank is any indication of what Friday's movie premiere of Devil's Due will be like, I'm gonna have to turn in my regrets

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Photo courtesy of The Otesaga Resort Hotel
Photo courtesy of The Otesaga Resort Hotel
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Otesaga Resort in Cooperstown 1 of 500 Best Hotels in the World

Cooperstown is home to one of the best hotels in the world. Travel and Leisure magazine ranked the Top 500 World's best and Otesaga Resort made the list. The magazine says the hotel makes a 'grand first impression' with it's 30-foot pillars and lengthy walkway to the entrance.

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Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images
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Will Syracuse Soon See a Trader Joe’s? [UPDATE]

My two favorite grocery stores are Wegmans and Trader Joe's. Utica has neither. So, I find myself constantly driving 45 minutes to Syracuse to go grocery shopping at Wegmans. Recently, I heard a rumor from Trader Joe's in Rochester that there will soon be a Trader Joe's opening in Syracuse. Needless to say, I was excited. Could it be--another one of my favorite grocery stores heading somewhat close to home? I contacted Trader Joe's and got a response. 

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A Clever New Brew To Discover

As the resident "beer guy", I feel it's my duty to inform you of new brews when I hear about them, especially those made in New York State. Well, over the weekend, I learned of a new beer that has earned rave reviews from my son (yes, he's of legal age). And it's got a catchy name.

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Lose Your Corkscrew? How To Open A Bottle Of Wine With Just A Shoe

You're just dying for that glass of wine or maybe you've had the kind of day that warrants downing the entire bottle! Either way, you know the feeling of mounting frustration as you rifle through the silverware drawer and just can't find that ever elusive corkscrew, but no worries.

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Waiting For The Bus To College On Cold Winter Days

I'm proud to say that I am a graduate of Utica College, and as I was playing a Beatles song on Oldiez 96.1 yesterday, it took me back to my college days. I was a commuter student living in Utica and had to walk downtown to catch a city bus to the UC Burrstone Road campus.

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