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Zach Remembers Toma’s Mohawk Mini Market–One of the Best Places to Get Hummus in Utica

As many of you have heard, Toma's Mohawk Mini Market is closing its doors after nearly 25 years in business. Toma's is known for its friendly staff, great tabouli and amazing hummus. As a matter of fact, Toma's made my Best Places to Get Hummus in Utica list (ranking number 2). It's sad to see such a well-known Utica establishment fade away. 

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‘Dirty Jobs’ Mike Rowe Challenges Our One-Size-Fits-All Eduational System

It may surprise you to know that I don't hold a high school diploma much less a college degree. With every position I've ever held (including this one) I learned the required skills on the job doing a TON of research and barking up the trees of those who came before me. Now while my professional path isn't for everyone (even me some days) and it's been a wild ride to say the least, I'm not alone.

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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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Bruce Lee Plays Ping Pong With Nunchuks?

My friend posted this video in response to my Chuck Norris/Jean Claude Van Dam Split post, and yes, who's the REAL boss out of all martial artists, ever? Probably Bruce Lee, because I mean, how much cooler can you get playing ping pong with the nunchaku?!?

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Who Has The Most Epic Split, Jean Claude Or Chuck Norris?

A tad over a month ago a certain Jean Claude Van Dam video hit Youtube that I paid absolutely NO attention to until I saw it's response, because why wouldn't you click anything that has Chuck Norris's name attached?

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2013 In Review – Tragedy & Triumph

From disasters like the Boston Marathon bombings and Midwestern tornadoes, to feel good stories like a newly elected pope, the birth of an heir to the throne of Great Britain and social media viral videos, 2013 has almost come and gone.

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Cell Phone Crashing Prank Part 3 – At The Airport

Phenomenon - I'm not sure why, but for some reason people find it rude when you're talking to someone else on the phone, period. No matter where you are.

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Top 5 Hair Bands Of The Eighties

If you happen to be a fan of eighties music you can remember that it was a decade full of rock and roll. Great Hair Bands like Def Leppard, Twisted Sister and Quiet Riot.

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Jumpin' Zach Flash, Oldiez 96.1
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Perfect Christmas Gifts for a Vegan

Shopping for a vegan can be tough. A vegan doesn't eat milk chocolate. A vegan doesn't wear leather or wool. A vegan doesn't drink eggnog. So, what do you get that vegan on your shopping list this holiday season? Here are a few ideas.

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Best Places to Get Hummus in Utica

I consider myself sort of a hummus connoisseur. Anytime a restaurant offers hummus on the menu, I have to order it. Being a vegan, it is a staple in my diet. I tend to make hummus at my house a lot. But, for those days I just don't feel like making my own hummus, I turn to a few places in Utica that make great hummus. So, here's a list of the best places in Utica to get hummus, in my opinion. Even though they all make the same dish, each place puts its own spin on hummus.

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How Long After Your ‘Low Fuel’ Light Comes On Will You Run Out Of Gas?

We've all done it at least once, and if you haven't known that helpless feeling in your gut as your car coughs and rolls to a stop short of your destination, you will. I did it again this morning and could only laugh about it. Again. You'd think I'd learn.

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Social Media Experiments – ‘Facebook In Real Life’ With Greg Benson And Jack Vale

Do you remember what life was like before Facebook and Twitter and even Myspace and AOL messenger before that? Kinda makes you wonder how we all got by without being ENORMOUSLY connected like we are now. I have over 2,000 friends on Facebook and admittedly, I've never even MET probably a good THIRD of them.

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