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What Is Labor Day Really About?

Labor Day, the first Monday in September.  Around here it generally signifies the end of Summer and back to school for the kiddos.  I know my kids are just thrilled about going back to school.  Less time for Xbox, less time for pool, no more sleeping late every morning, the list goes on. 

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Enjoy Labor Day Music And Dance At Lock 20 In Marcy

It's an annual tradition that the final "Betsy The Barge" concert is on Labor Day. It all begins this afternoon at 2:00 p.m. at Lock 20 Canal Park on River Road in Marcy. And, it's a wee-bit Irish! Check the details.

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Grill Up Something Different For Labor Day [VIDEO]

Even though summer is by no means over, once we hit Labor Day, we start looking ahead to fall and all that goes with it...back to school, football, apple cider and more! We've got one last summer blast... Labor Day! So, why not try something different on the grill for this last of the three big summer holidays.

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It’s Labor Day – Your Last Blast Of Summer

Happy Labor Day! Most people have today off, and for many it's the last blast of summer. For those working today, we salute you! While many of us may be heading to the beach or planning a backyard barbecue, here's more about the day.

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Enjoy Apple Season In Central New York

Labor Day Weekend means that we still have a few weeks of summer left in central New York. Right now, we are beginning apple season, with so many local varieties to choose from.

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Labor Day Is Not The Same Without Jerry Lewis [VIDEO]

As a baby boomer, I grew up with comedian Jerry Lewis and am a big fan. And for 44 years, he hosted the MDA Labor Day Telethon and raised millions of dollars for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Then in 2011, Jerry was cut loose from the telethon, and Labor Day hasn't been the same since.

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Top Labor Day Drink Recipes

Looking to make a splash this Labor Day with your drink choices at your party? Try some of these top drink recipes for your big bash. The best part, you can add any booze you'd like.....or no booze at all.

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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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Backflip With Chip – Sep 5 1882, The First Labor Day Parade

On this date in 1882, thousands of people marched through the streets of New York in the very first-ever Labor Day parade.

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Weird Meats For Grilling

Many families will be heading to the back yard this weekend and breaking out the good old grill. Hot dogs and hamburgers are popular choices for the grill but if you're feeling adventurous, you can throw almost anything on those hot coals, including the meat of exotic animals.

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Top Booze Accessories For Any Party

Are you ready for the last party of the summer? Are you really ready? Well if you don’t have a hot girl laying on a beer pong table, we don’t think you’re ready.

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Labor Day- Rules Of The Barbecue

If you're hosting a Labor Day party this weekend, odds are you're going to be manning the grill. This is a responsibility to take seriously. The enjoyment and safety of your guests is in your hands.

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