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New York State Fair Ranked One Of The Best In America

It's no question that The New York State Fair has a lot to offer and something to do for everyone. From great food, exciting rides, and great entertainment it's no wonder families from all over the Northeast make it a point to travel to Syracuse every year to enjoy the festivities. Recently, The Great New York State Fair has been named one of the best State Fairs in the Nation by Yahoo! Travel.

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Have You Ever Heard Of “Dry Drowning” Or “Secondary Drowning”?

This is something that I had never heard of until just last year, and as I read more about it, the more astonished I became.  Many people don’t realize that people can drown even after they’re out of the water. It’s a rare phenomenon known as “dry drowning” or “secondary drowning.”

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Happy Camping – Enjoy What The Adirondacks Has To Offer

If it were possible, I would start the camping season around March time frame.  Too cold?  Maybe, but why do we have campfires?  Just so we can make s'mores? 

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Summer Is Brewing At Saranac

Even though Memorial Day, the unofficial start of summer is weeks away, my friends at the F.X. Matt Brewery are ready for summer with their Saranac 12 Beers Of Summer mix pack. Here are the beers in this year's edition.

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Summer Jobs Available At The City Of Utica Youth Bureau For 2014

Looking for a summer job in the City of Utica or Rome? Well the mayor has your back, and has a list of jobs available through the City of Utica Youth Bureau. 

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Perfect Summer Watermelon Smoothie Hack [VIDEO]

Like to make smoothies but only have a couple of minutes before the final summer party? This YouTtuber has the perfect solution to make you look amazing.

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Are These Photos of Hot Dogs or Legs?

One of the most common photos you’ll see on Instagram or Facebook is the infamous “legs on the beach” shot.

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10 Life Hacks for Summer

Summer doesn't have to be all sticky fingers and screaming in outrage at overly buoyant straws. It turns out it's actually quite easy to enjoy the best season of the year -- all you need are these few simple life hacks. (And to man up and increase your tolerance for high temperatures.)

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It’s Summertime – Here Are Some Dogs Playing In Sprinklers

We all love our pooches, right?  This hot summer weather can really take a toll on our pets, so remember that they need hydrating just as much as we do. 

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A GIF Guide to Surviving a Summer Heat Wave

Hey, did you notice it's hot outside? Like, pretty freaking hot. Maybe you can't afford the luxury of air conditioning. Maybe it doesn't matter because you still have to go outside. Don't panic (and certainly don't run). Here's a GIF guide to surviving a summer heat wave.

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Vegan Recipes for the First Day of Summer

Friday, June 21 marks the first official day of summer this year. And, with the official summer season fast approaching, summertime delicacies will soon be seen--meaning, a lot of food on the grill. Hamburgers, hot dogs and steaks, oh my. What's a vegan to do at a picnic where the main food group is meat? Salads. Many, many different kinds of salads. And, no, I'm not talking about the traditional lettuce salad. I'm talking about bean salads, cucumber salads and tomato salads--just to name a few. Today, I'd like to share with you a few vegan salads you can bring to that First Day of Summer picnic.

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4 Tips On How To Properly Close Your Pool

Sadly it's that time of year again where we have to wave goodbye to the pool fa-noodles and say hello to the glove and mittens. Even though you may get a few more weeks out of your pool, I know many friends that hold a tradition of closing their pool over Labor Day Weekend. Here's 4 tips on how to properly close your pool for the season while you're enjoying our Last Blast Of Summer Weekend brought to you by First Source.

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