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Summer Vacation Ideas Near Utica New York

Summer vacation is in full force for the kiddos.  Are they bored yet?  Take a look at some fun things to do all within an hour or less from where you live.

1.        The Adirondack Scenic Railroad, Main Street Utica – What a great way to check out the beautiful scenery that is the Adirondacks?  You can also check out ‘Players of Utica’s ‘Loomis Gang Train Robberies’

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Evelyn Peyton/ThinkStock
Evelyn Peyton/ThinkStock
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Labor Day 2014 in Utica – What Is Open And What Is Closed?

Labor Day falls on September 1st this year and that means one last opportunity to have a good time with the family before the children go back to school. Considering it is Labor Day, there are a few businesses that are closed, but there are also many places that remain open.

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Jumpin' Zach Flash, Oldiez 96.1
Jumpin' Zach Flash, Oldiez 96.1
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Wintertime in Clinton, NY–Zach’s Weekly Snaps

As much as I dislike winter, there is a certain beauty that the season brings to the area. Every year, I try my best to like wintertime; however, no matter how much I try, the snow and cold make it miserable. This year, instead of focusing on the negative aspects of this very cold season, I decided to focus on the beauty this season has to offer. So, I would like to share with you a few photos I took in Clinton highlighting the beauty of wintertime. Here's the latest edition of Zach's Weekly Snaps. This week's theme--Wintertime in Clinton, NY.

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Jumpin' Zach Flash, Oldiez 96.1
Jumpin' Zach Flash, Oldiez 96.1
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Waterville, NY–Zach’s Weekly Snaps [PHOTOS]

In the Central New York area, we have beautiful little towns and villages, especially during the fall season. I recently went around Waterville and the surrounding areas and discovered some beautiful scenery. Today, I would like to share with you a few pictures taken in Waterville, NY as part of my photo series Zach's Weekly Snaps. This week's theme--Waterville, NY (and the surrounding area).

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Courtesy of the National Archives/Newsmakers/Hulton Archive, Hulton Archive/Getty Images, Oli Scarff/Getty Images
Courtesy of the National Archives/Newsmakers/Hulton Archive, Hulton Archive/Getty Images, Oli Scarff/Getty Images
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5 Famous People Who Lived in Clinton

I am fascinated with all the history around us in this area. Central New York has been home to many very famous people. But CNY is a big area. Let's talk about a smaller area where famous people lived. Let's talk about the small Village of Clinton. Can you name five famous people who lived in Clinton? Here are five famous people who, at one time in their lives, lived in Clinton, NY. 

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Jumpin' Zach Flash, Oldiez 96.1
Jumpin' Zach Flash, Oldiez 96.1
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15 Signs You Grew Up in Clinton

Clinton is a great place to call home. And, if you grew up in Clinton, there are some things that most of us remember vividly about the little village (depending on how long you have lived there--some of us remember more than others). I want to share some signs that you'll remember proving that you grew up in Clinton, New York (at least during the 80s, 90s and 00s).

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photo: (Tom Townsley & The Backsliders) Tori Higley
photo: (Tom Townsley & The Backsliders) Tori Higley
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Who’s Playing Where – Live Local Utica Entertainment Lineup (Oct 9th – Oct 13th)

Summer's over, at least as far as a gigging musician is concerned. We've all moved our shows indoors now for the most part and it's time to bust out the Northfaces, Uggs and other fall accessories on your way to the gig!

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Jumpin' Zach Flash, Oldiez 96.1
Jumpin' Zach Flash, Oldiez 96.1
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Root Glen at Hamilton College–Zach’s Weekly Snaps [PHOTOS]

Fall is in the air. Leaves are falling and pumpkins are on the porch. These fall days are beautiful, especially when you get out and take a look at nature. And that's what I did. I visited Root Glen at Hamilton College and took some pictures. Today, I would like to share with you a few of those pictures as part of my photoblog series Zach's Weekly Snaps. This week's theme--Root Glen.

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photo: The BOMB
photo: The BOMB
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Who’s Playing Where – Live Local Utica Entertainment Lineup (Oct 2nd – Oct 6th)

Summer's over, at least as far as a gigging musician is concerned. We've all moved our shows indoors now for the most part and it's time to bust out the Northfaces, Uggs and other fall accessories on your way to the gig!

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photo: (Poor Tim) Patrick Orlowski
photo: (Poor Tim) Patrick Orlowski
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Who’s Playing Where – Live Local Utica Entertainment Lineup (Sep 25- Sep 29)

Summer's over, at least as far as a gigging musician is concerned. We've all moved our shows indoors now for the most part and it's time to bust out the Northfaces, Uggs and other fall accessories on your way to the gig!

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Facebook / Jamie Thiessen
Facebook / Jamie Thiessen
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Who’s Playing Where – Live Local Utica Entertainment Lineup (Sep 18- Sep 22)

Summer's over, at least as far as a gigging musician is concerned. Some of us are still freezing our asses off at outdoor gigs but it's largely time to bring the show indoors!

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SimpleProps / Facebook
SimpleProps / Facebook
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Who’s Playing Where – Live Local Utica Entertainment Lineup (Aug 26- Sep 1)

The end of the summer entertainment season is now just a WEEK away so come see some outdoor living, breathing music from musicians born and bred right here in Central New York before colder weather hits!

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