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Greg McShea Grilling
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Grill Up Something Different For Labor Day [VIDEO]

Even though summer is by no means over, once we hit Labor Day, we start looking ahead to fall and all that goes with it...back to school, football, apple cider and more! We've got one last summer blast... Labor Day! So, why not try something different on the grill for this last of the three big summer holidays.

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Pool
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This Is a Pool. In Someone’s Backyard. Seriously.

Having a pool in your backyard is so passe. Well, maybe not, but whoever owns this pool decided to pimp it out big time.

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Shop Homegrown At Oneida County Public Market This Weekend [VIDEO]

One advantage of living in central New York, is that we are surrounded by many farms that grow fresh, local produce. You can buy all those homegrown goodies this weekend and support our local farmers at the Oneida County Public Market on Saturday.

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Hippies In Park
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Remembering ‘The Summer Of Love’ [VIDEO]

As summer 2014 winds down, I thought it might be fun to look back at a summer that many baby boomers may recall, 'The Summer Of Love'. The year was 1967, and here's what it was all about.

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Catch A Free Movie At Utica College Thursday [VIDEO]

If you like movies and things that are free, then you may want to head to Utica College (my Alma Mater) on Thursday night for Film@UC night!

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Greg McShea on the Village Green in Clinton, NY
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Clinton Art & Music Fest With ‘Greg On The Go’ [VIDEO]

For those who say there's nothing to do in central New York, just check our 961wodz.com events page. There are always things going on, and last Saturday, my wife and I had a chance to enjoy the 9th annual Clinton Art & Music Festival, on the Village Green and throughout the Village of Clinton.

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Top Labor Day Drink Recipes

Looking to make a splash this Labor Day with your drink choices at your party? Try some of these top drink recipes for your big bash. The best part, you can add any booze you'd like.....or no booze at all.

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Musitc Festival
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Celebrate Clinton Art & Music Festival Saturday

One of the events I look forward to in late summer in central New York is the Clinton Art & Music Festival, and it's going on this Saturday. The Village of Clinton offers a pleasant setting for live music, artworks, food and fun.

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Guitars
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Get Ready To Rock At Saranac Thursday This Week [VIDEO]

As summer winds down, Saranac Thursdays keep rolling with a favorite rocker group onstage this week. As always, the fun takes place in the parking at the F.X. Matt Brewery parking lot at the corner of Court and Varick Streets in Utica.

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Greg McShea At Motorfest
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Motorfest 2014 Parking Cars With ‘Greg On The Go’ [VIDEO]

Our thanks to everyone who made Motorfest 2014 at Vernon Downs Hotel and Casino a great success. All of us at 96.1 WODZ played a role in the event, and mine was one of great importance...parking lot attendant!

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golf chip shot
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Free Golf Lesson – Watch Chip Shot [VIDEO]

If you're in a golf league or just get out on the links on the weekend, you'd probably like to shave a few strokes off your score (I'd like to shave a few dozen strokes off mine). One way to do that is by improving your chip shots. Help is on the way!

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When Is The Best Time To Visit Theme Parks?

A big part of summer vacation is the theme parks, and there are plenty of them within driving distance from this area.  Darien Lake, Great Escape, Hershey Park, and many others. 

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