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Watch 10 Shocking Facts About McDonald’s

Every now and then, someone spouts a bunch of facts about a corporation or some other commercial entity that blows our minds. This video offers 10 shocking facts about McDonald's. We'd say take it with a grain of salt, but they already pre-salt their fries.

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Waiting For The Bus To College On Cold Winter Days

I'm proud to say that I am a graduate of Utica College, and as I was playing a Beatles song on Oldiez 96.1 yesterday, it took me back to my college days. I was a commuter student living in Utica and had to walk downtown to catch a city bus to the UC Burrstone Road campus.

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Shop At The Oneida County Public Market Saturday

If you're looking for a different shopping experience, you might want to check out the "Oneida County Public Market" this Saturday. Here are the details.

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When Is The Right Time To Take Down Your Christmas Tree?

It's always fun getting and decorating the Greg McShea family Christmas tree. But when do you take it down? We have a real tree and put it up early, so we keep it up depending on how dry it gets. When there's more Christmas tree needles on the carpet than on the tree, it's time. Here's more on when to take down the tree.

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Chili Beer To Douse ‘Polar Vortex’ Chills [VIDEO]

Have you noticed how a new phrase, "Polar Vortex" has entered into our language this week? Enter a style of beer to chase away that Polar Vortex shivering....chili beer. Check this out.

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Sweatpants That Cost $1,170 Will Go Great With Your Empty Bank Account

Why would you pay $10 for a comfy pair of sweatpants when you can spend about 120 times more for an equally comfy pair of sweatpants?

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Winter Blahs Got You Down?

With the holidays behind us, it's easy to come down with a case of the "Winter Blahs." We build up to such excitement going into Christmas and New Year's, that three more months of winter and not as much going on can be somewhat of a letdown. So, here are a few ways to chase away those Winter Blahs.

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Jimmy Kimmel’s Cousin Throw’s Snowballs At People In California

Don't you hate when people in California brag about the warm beautiful weather while the rest of us are in a deep freeze? Well Jimmy Kimmel sent his cousin out to throw snowballs at everyone out there. 

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January Is ‘National Soup Month’ – Mmm, Mmm Good [VIDEO]

January is "National Soup Month", and although that doesn't sound too exciting, with those cold January days, soup sounds pretty good to me! Putting up with winter weather in the Utica-Rome area, we need ways to warm up. How about homemade soup? Here's an easy recipe for homemade vegetable soup.

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Rich Mullins And The True Origins Of The ‘Cups’ (Miss Me When I’m Gone) Song

 

You might've seen Anna Kendrick's  'Cups (When I'm Gone)' performance in 2012's Pitch Perfect or heard her single become wildly popular on the radio last year. However, maybe you didn't know that she copied other artists who have been doing the cup game

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Watch The First Ever Oldiez 96 Wet T-Shirt Contest

Now, before you get all excited, it's not THAT kind of wet T-shirt contest! We're in the middle of a bitter cold snap in Utica and while some are throwing boiling water into the air (or with Super Soakers) watching it instantly turn into powdered snow, we have to do things just a tad differently

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Keep Your Car Starting And Running In Frigid Weather

With these Arctic temperatures we've been having in central New York, getting your car started and keeping it running is a challenge. My father always had a garage-full of dry gas on hand, but you have to be careful using that now with fuel injector engines. So, how can you keep your car going during these frigid days?

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