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Who’s Playing Where – Live Local Utica Entertainment Lineup (Aug 6-10)

If you appreciate LIVE local music, then you'll agree that there is nothing like it! Come see some living, breathing music from musicians born and bred right here in Central New York THIS weekend! Each week local bands and artists are showcasing their talents and engaging in a friendly competition for your attention

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Jumpin' Zach Flash, Oldiez 96.1
Jumpin' Zach Flash, Oldiez 96.1
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Central New York Countryside–Zach’s Weekly Snaps [PHOTOS]

I love to drive on back country roads and look at all the beautiful scenery. Recently, a friend and I drove around Sherrill and Vernon taking pictures of the wonderful scenery in Central New York. Today, I would like to share with you a few of those photos as part of my photoblog series Zach's Weekly Snaps. This week's theme--Central New York Countryside. 

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Why Does Ice Cream Taste Better When You Go Out For It?

One of my favorite things to do every Summer is try out different ice cream stands.  Lots of good ones here in Central New York, no doubt about that.

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Brendan Hoffman, Getty Images for Girl Behind the Camera
Brendan Hoffman, Getty Images for Girl Behind the Camera
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Places to Get a Vegan Meal in Syracuse–Zach’s Favorites

Many of us who live in Utica have found ourselves taking the 45 minutes drive to Syracuse from time to time--whether it be for shopping, food or visiting friends and family. I find myself driving out to Syracuse at least four to five times a month. What do I do when I go out there? I mainly go for shopping (at Wegmans) and for the many vegan-friendly restaurants out there. In fact, Syracuse ranked fifth as the most vegan-friendly city in North America in 2010. A few weeks ago, I brought you my favorite places to get a vegan meal in Utica. Today, I would like to share with you my favorite places to get a meat-free, dairy-free, egg-free meal in Syracuse.

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Chip Douglas
Chip Douglas
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Where In Utica Can Your Kids Find Santa- List Of Santa Appearances Throughout The Area

Well, as you can see, he seems pretty comfy hanging out in his easy chair at the Judge's residence on Myers Ave in Yorkville.  

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Mario Tama, Getty Images
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Will Sandy Hit Our Area? Red Cross Says Don’t Take Chances – Get Prepared

Atlantic City, NJ (WIBX) - New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is ordering evacuations of all barrier islands in the state and coastal areas from Sandy Hook to Cape May, New Jersey, including Atlantic City.

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Oneida County Historical Society
Oneida County Historical Society
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Utica’s Greatest Snowstorms: A Look Back [PHOTOS]

 

Well, the leaves are falling, and in Central New York that's never a good sign of things to come. For a select few of us, snowfall means skiing, snowboarding, hot chocolate and the fun of ice skating. Sti

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Chris Trotman/Getty Images
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The Top 10 Central New York Sports Stories… Ever! [SERIES]

Given that the football season is almost in full-swing, it brings to mind the rich sports heritage that we have here in the Mohawk Valley and beyond, and not just locally but also in what we've provided to the national sports community as well, from lending our athletes to erecting a plethora of sports hall of fames within driving distance.

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Photo by Chip Douglas
Photo by Chip Douglas
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Are High Gas Prices Changing Your Summer Plans?

Ok, gas prices have been going down, then they go up again, and back down.  Up or down, the bottom line is, it's still too high.  at too high to take the vacation you want, loading up the kids in the family truckster and heading to Wally World.  Oh wait, that's the Griswolds back in the late 70's after the gas crisis of '76.  Just a few ideas of some things you can do right here in Central New York and you won't have to take out a second mortgage to fill up the gas tank.   Here are just a few ideas. 

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Why Gas Prices Are So High

Gas prices continue to climb approaching $4 a gallon in Central New York and over $5 in parts of the U.S. A lot of experts and politicans have offered their opinions on why the price of gas is so high and continues to skyrocket

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Saranac Thursday
Saranac Thursday via Facebook
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Central New York’s Top 5 First Date Spots

Want to impress that new flame?  We've selected the top 5 first date locations in our area.  Check out our choices then comment below with your top choice!

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Baby It's Cold Outside
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Baby It’s Cold Outside!

Bundle up Central New York! Better yet just stay inside next to the fire. How cold is it? I started my car and my g.p.s told me to turn off the car and go back to bed. Cover up if you are heading out

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