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Photos by Michael Okoniewski/NYS Fair
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New York State Fair Ranked One Of The Best In America

It's no question that The New York State Fair has a lot to offer and something to do for everyone. From great food, exciting rides, and great entertainment it's no wonder families from all over the Northeast make it a point to travel to Syracuse every year to enjoy the festivities. Recently, The Great New York State Fair has been named one of the best State Fairs in the Nation by Yahoo! Travel.

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Saranac Thursday Goes ‘Wild’ Tonight [VIDEO]

It's Thursday already, and this week no help from a Monday holiday. That means it's Saranac Thursday tonight at the F.X. Matt Brewery parking lot at the corner of Court and Varick Streets. Let's check out tonight's live band.

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Summer Foods – Too Fatty?

Ok, technically it’s still Spring, but it feels like summer and nothing says summer like barbecues, cold drinks, outdoor activities and of course…lots of chicken, hot dogs, hamburgers, ribs, potato salad, ice cream, and BEER!  So here is the bad news if you are trying to drop some poundage like yours truly…

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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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Polka Dancing
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New York Mills Summer Concert Series 2014 [VIDEO]

If you enjoy local outdoor concerts, you may want to head to Pulaski Park in New York Mills tonight, as the village kicks off it's summer series of free concerts. Here's more.

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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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Happy Camping – Enjoy What The Adirondacks Has To Offer

If it were possible, I would start the camping season around March time frame.  Too cold?  Maybe, but why do we have campfires?  Just so we can make s'mores? 

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Wrigley Field 100th Anniversary
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A Special 7th Inning Stretch – Chicago Cubs Style [VIDEO]

If you've been to a Major League Baseball game, you have probably experienced the 7th inning stretch (or 8th inning if you're the Boston Red Sox). After sitting for a couple of hours, the stretch gives fans a chance to recharge for the rest of the game. And each team has it's own version.

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Whitesboro Summer Concert Series 2014 Begins Wednesday

Among the nice things about living in central New York are the outdoor concerts that many towns and villages offer during the summer season. Most of them are free, and just about every night of the week, you can sit outside and enjoy live music. The Whitesboro Summer Concert Series 2014 gets underway this Wedesday. Check out the details.

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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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Category: Health, Outdoors, Summer Fun
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St. Paul’s Church Spring Bazaar This Weekend

If you're looking for a fun family event this Memorial Day Weekend, head to St. Paul's Church,  16 Park Ave. in Whitesboro for their annual Spring Bazaar. Here are the details.

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Memorial Day Weekend Already?

It seems like I just took the snow tires off my car, and already Memorial Day Weekend is just days away! When it arrives this coming weekend, it's the "Unofficial Start Of Summer". And with that, the New York State Parks will open. Here are the details.

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