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A Perennial Favorite Returns To Saranac Thursday [VIDEO]

Can you believe we're halfway through summer already? But don't worry, because there are plenty of Saranac Thursdays left in the season, meaning plenty of summer left. Check out who's playing tonight in the parking lot at the F.X. Matt Brewery at the corner of Court and Varick Streets in Utica.

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Celebrate Bavarian Festival This Weekend [VIDEO]

One of the annual events of our central New York summers in the Bavarian Festival, presented by the Utica Maennerchor, and it's this weekend. If you like German food, beer, music and dancers, this event if for you.

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Boilermaker 2014 Sights And Sounds With ‘Greg On The Go’ [VIDEO]

While Boilermaker 2014 is now in the record books, for those of you who didn't make it  to the race route, we have some sights, sounds and memories to share. Our morning man Keith James and myself were at the corner of Kellogg Ave. and Whitesboro Street in West Utica on the day of the race, about a mile from the finish line.

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Free Golf Tip From One Of The Best In The Game [VIDEO]

We're in the middle of golf season here in central New York, and if you're heading out to the links or participate in a golf league, here's a free tip that may save you some strokes. Watch one of the best golf instructors show you how to hit from an uphill lie.

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Cheering The Runners On Boilermaker Sunday [PHOTOS]

On Boilermaker Sunday, our 96.1 WODZ morning man Keith James and I set up the station van at the corner of Kellogg Ave. and Whitesboro Street around 6:00 a.m. to get ready for the runners. At our location, the finish line was about a mile away, so we made sure we pumped out some running music and cheered on the runners in that last leg of the race.

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What to Do With Your Pets When You Go on Summer Vacation

It can be difficult to decide what to do with your pets when you go on vacation. Here are some suggestions for how to take care of your beloved animal friends when you head off for a summer getaway:

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Antique Wooden Boat Show This Weekend In Old Forge

If you're into boating and appreciate those classic wooden boats of yesteryear, you may want to head to Old Forge this weekend. "The Antique Wooden Boat Show And Fulton Chain Rendezvous" is this Saturday.

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My Memories Of Broadcasting First Boilermaker In 1978

I go back a bit in central New York radio and remember broadcasting the first Boilermaker Road Race in 1978. Things were quite modest then, with a little over 800 runners entered, and a few media people covering it live.

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On Vacation With ‘Greg On The Go’ [VIDEO]

Remember that old Rolaids TV commercial when the announcer asked, "How do you spell relief?" Well, I think the answer this time of year may be v-a-c-a-t-i-o-n, especially when you have a relaxing place with beautiful scenery. That's just what we found last week in Sedona, Arizona.

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Enjoy National Ice Cream Month In July

You remember that old saying, "I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream,". Well, July is National Ice Cream Month, and as central New York is home to a number of dairy farms, there are local and regional ice cream companies making it that good old-fashioned way.

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Baskin Robbins Proves Ice Cream Makes People Happy

It’s just a known fact that ice cream will put you in a better mood. It’s science right? No, really, it is. A new survey by Baskin Robbins reveals that the thought of ice cream puts 71% of people in a happy mood.

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Donate To The Potato Salad Kickstarter Campaign

Have you heard of Kickstarter? It's been making national headlines for over a year or two now. As of this July, it'll be making potato salad.

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