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The Best Deals and Discounts Available to Students Going Back to School

Our back-to-school journey continues with finding the best ways to take advantage of your student status.

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Section III High School Football Schedules

The days get a bit shorter and the night air gets crisper. High school football is right around the corner! Here is a look at the schedule for teams across the Mohawk Valley:

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Back To School – Keith’s Top 10 School Movies Of The 80′s

They just don't seem to make movies like they used to and being that it's almost time to get those kids back to school, here's my Top 10 high school flicks of that decade in no particular order... Which ones would you chose?

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Back To School – Vintage Lunch Boxes – Remember?

Vintage lunch boxes.  Remember when lunch boxes were designed to protect your lunch from a nuclear holocaust? 

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Back To School 2012 – Time To Join A Club at Utica Area School

As back to school approaches, many of our kids will be entering junior high or high school this year. I remember my junior high years at Conkling School in Utica, then off to UFA (Utica Free Academy). In both cases, it was intimidating. The first thing I did in high school was to  get involved as my homeroom representative in the Student Council. I looked forward to those Friday afternoon meetings and met a lot of other students that way.

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Merger Talks Continue in Ilion, Mohawk And Herkimer – Back to School Preview 2012

Utica, NY (WIBX) – Should three Mohawk Valley school districts become one?

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The Books On Your Children’s Back To School Reading List That You’ve Probably Forgotten

They're the classics of literature. You know the titles and they're likely to be on your children's back to school reading list but did you ever read or do you remember these books?

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Our Top 5 Favorite Recess Games – Back To School in Utica 2012

It seems that summer is going by faster than expected. If you blink your eyes now, you may miss the entire month of August. You’ve been getting ready to deal with the pain of back to school shopping in Utica, and now take a minute to relax. Do you remember the glory days of Recess? Maybe you were the king of the playground. I sure thought I was in Westmoreland. Here’s my Top 5 Favorite Recess Games.

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5 Ways to Get Your Kids to Do Their Homework

Fall means school, and school means homework, and homework –- for many a family -– means stress and arguments. But getting homework done doesn’t have to be a daily battle. Here are a few easy ways for parents to make the routine a little easier for kids.

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The Best Labor Day Sales on the Web

Labor Day means a three day weekend and respite from hard work for many, but it also means it's the season for end-of-summer deals. Here are some of the best savings of the season, from clothing to back-to-school gear.

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5 Great Educational Apps for Kids

Ever given a five-year-old with an iPad a dirty look? Silently tsk tsk-ed in your head? Hold onto your judgment for a minute – they're not all playing Angry Birds. In fact, there are tons of apps out there that are all about learning. Here, we round up the best in

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10 Amazing Lunch Boxes

If you don’t want your kids braving the mystery meat this school year, the first thing you need is a super-cool lunchbox. Here are some of our faves:

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