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James "JY" Young, Mick Jones, Don Felder, David Crosby and Tommy Shaw. Photo Credit: Jason Powell
James "JY" Young, Mick Jones, Don Felder, David Crosby and Tommy Shaw. Photo Credit: Jason Powell
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Foreigner, Styx Donate $10,000 to Fireman’s Charity After Bus Fire

The two groups, along with Rock to the Rescue, have thanked the Philadelphia firemen who put out the fire on their tour buses last week.

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Jamie Callari
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Fur Ball To Benefit Stevens Swan Humane Society May 16th

Tad and I are honored to be asked to be a part of the annual Fur Ball to benefit the Stevens Swan Humane Society.  This year's gala will be held at the Utica train station May 16th and hosted by Assemblyman Anthony and Erica Brindisi.

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Anthony Pagliaro
Anthony Pagliaro
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Local Firefighter Fighting For His Life

Anthony Pagliaro is fighting cancer but he's not fighting alone. The man known as Pags is a volunteer firefighter and has the support of every fire department in the area.

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10 Great Ideas for Donations to Your Local Food Bank

This time of year, food banks are working extra hard to keep their shelves stocked. If you're in a charitable mood, you might be wondering what exactly these charities are looking for in the way of donations. A recent thread on Reddit explored just that. Numerous commenters with experience either working at or patronizing food banks offered their thoughts on the best items to donate—and it's not just food, either.

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Shawna Kleftis
Shawna Kleftis
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Clinton Native Riding Across Country in Memory of Her Brother Who Died of Cancer

Clinton native Shawna Kleftis is taking on quite a challenge.  She's biking across the U.S. in the 4K for cancer, a 70 day ride for 17 to 25 year-olds. 

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Album Art - Jim Raymer
Album Art - Jim Raymer
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Kelly Yacco Talks ‘Kelly’s Christmas’ CD Benefitting The House Of The Good Shepherd

It's becoming a regular thing: local musicians from all genres and walks of life coming together at Big Blue North Recording Studio to make another record full of Holiday classics that you can stuff your stockings with and put Central New York in the Christmas mood.

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photo: Kelly Yacco
photo: Kelly Yacco
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Get Your ‘Kelly’s Christmas – 3rd Edition’ CD In Time For The Holidays

For the 3rd year running, local musicians have come together not just for some good Holiday fun, but also for a charitable cause. The result is 'Kelly's Christmas - The Magic Of Christmas...'

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Homeless Foreign Man Befriended by Complete Strangers Gets Sent Home to See Family

One group of YouTubers has gotten a jump on the whole "doing good for others" thing this holiday season.

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Claus Andersen/Getty Images
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Scott From New York Sash Explains The Utica Hockey ‘Teddy Bear Toss’

The first UC Pioneer goal of each hockey game is an electric feeling already but once a year the goal becomes much more than just a point on the scoreboard. Imagine the buzzer going off and then suddenly thousands of plush toy teddy bears and stuffed animals start raining down seemingly from the heavens to the ice literally piling up the entire surface

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Watch Good Samaritans Buy Gas for Complete Strangers in Feel-Good Deed of the Day

The high price of filling a car's tank was one less worry for a few lucky people last weekend.

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Homeless Man Gets Extreme Makeover [VIDEO]

While the internet is known for prank videos and endless cats, one YouTuber decided to do something a little different. 

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Styx and REO Speedwagon Raise $100,000 for Boston Bombing Victims

Since founding their Rock to the Rescue charity in 2002, frequent tourmates Styx and REO Speedwagon have raised money for a growing number of worthy causes. Their latest focus: the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings.

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