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Health Benefits of Hiking — 5 Reasons to Hit the Trails This Summer

Put on some sunscreen and bug repellant, and enjoy these five health benefits of hiking this summer:

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Are Topless Tuesdays At Sylvan Beach For Real?

NYC, or at least the women therein have been making a splash since last year, parading around with seemingly forgotten tops and of course attracting all manner of reactions from passersby. That's four hours away though, what if this happened in our back yard 'pool' as it were?

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It’s Vacation Time In Central New York [VIDEO]

Now that the kids are out of school for the summer, you can plan that summer vacation. Whether you're heading out of town, or maybe some day trips in the Utica-Rome area, there are so many things to see and do. Watch this.

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Syracuse Musicians Get Both Your Jam And Eat On July 19th!

Musicians love to ingest two things more than anything else: Of course, music of all varieties, and right behind that (also of all varieties) is FOOD! Well, maybe there's a couple of other things music makers dig, BUT now the only thing to figure out is when and where!

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Spiders – They Live At My House

Ok, I found this little fella hanging out on my grill this weekend as I was getting ready to cook some burgers and dogs. 

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Jumpin' Zach Flash, 96.1 WODZ
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Beautiful Photographs of Sylvan Beach–Zach’s Weekly Snaps [PHOTOS]

With the weather warming up, taking a trip to Sylvan Beach is in the minds of many people. Not only can you find a sandy spot to relax for the day, but also there is some beautiful scenery around the beach. I recently took a drive to Sylvan Beach to take some pictures. I'd like to share some of those photos as part of my photoblog series Zach's Weekly Snaps. This week's theme--Sylvan Beach.

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DIY Mosquito Trap – Worth A Try? [VIDEO]

If you live in Central New York, you know quite well that mosquitoes can be a pain in the well…..you know.  Usually I’m the one who will go to the store and buy a fogger, or other chemical to wipe them out.  Typically I’m not the “home remedy” guy, but I saw this and thought it was worth a try. 

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Have You Ever Heard Of “Dry Drowning” Or “Secondary Drowning”?

This is something that I had never heard of until just last year, and as I read more about it, the more astonished I became.  Many people don’t realize that people can drown even after they’re out of the water. It’s a rare phenomenon known as “dry drowning” or “secondary drowning.”

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Super Easy Camping Hacks for Your Next Trip into the Wilderness [VIDEO]

With the warm weather, many people have one thing on their minds--camping. Let's face it, camping is so much fun; however, it can be a pain packing and remembering everything for the trip--not to mention it's time consuming, too. Here are some time-saving tips for your next camping trip.

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Photo by Robert Gray/Getty Images
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Boilermaker Schmoilermaker – Who’s Going To The Utica Mighty Run?

Of course we've had the Boilermaker for decades, but have you heard of the Mighty Run? This is anything BUT a straightforward road race and is more reminiscent of a wilderness boot camp than anything else!

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Lyme Disease Q & A: Facts You Should Know Before You Take That Hike

It’s play-outside season for all of us now, finally, and with new reports that more deer ticks survived the winter, we need to arm ourselves with the facts about Lyme disease.

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Report Says More Ticks Survived Winter — Look Out for Lyme Disease This Summer

A new report indicates that there is likely a larger population of deer ticks this season, meaning there are more tiny carriers of Lyme disease to look out for.

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