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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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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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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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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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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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The Beatles On Tour
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Beatles Electrify Cleveland Audience In 1966 [VIDEO]

During the height of Beatlemania, when "The Beatles" took to the stage for a live concert, it was pandemonium. On this day in 1966, the lads performed a live concert at Cleveland Stadium in Ohio.

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Target Onstage At Saranac Thursday This Week [VIDEO]

If you've lived in central New York for the past 30 years or so, you remember one of the all-time best area bands was Target. This week, Target is back in town on the Saranac Thursday stage at the F.X. Matt Brewery parking lot in Utica.

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Watch Ice Cream Change Color [VIDEO]

I'm sure we've all chomped on an ice cream cone or two (or more) during the summer in central New York. And now, an amazing new ice cream...one that changes color before your very eyes. You have to see this.

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Saranac Hop Harvest Coming August 24th

As a former tour guide at the F. X. Matt Brewing Company, I always look forward to "what's brewing" at the home of Saranac. I just learned that the fourth annual local "Saranac Hop Harvest" will take place on Sunday, August 24th in Bridgewater. Check out what it's all about.

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Classic Film Festival This Weekend At Rome Capitol Theatre [VIDEO]

If you're into old, classic movies, then the Capitol Theatre in Rome is the place to be this weekend. It's their Capitolfest 12 featuring vintage movies of yesteryear!

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F.X. Matt Brewery To Bottle NYS Fair ‘Homebrew’ Winner

Recently, the New York State Fair held its annual "Homebrew Competition", soliciting a number of beers from homebrewers. And the winning brew will be bottled by the F.X. Matt Brewing Company.

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