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I love hanging out at work with you every weekday. I was born and raised here in Central New York and am a graduate of Le Moyne College in Syracuse, NY. I have a degree in Communications. I love NFL Football, NCAA Basketball (GO ORANGE!!!), and I love to play golf. I am not great but hey, it's great to hit the links on a hot Summer day with a cold beer.
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Bad Bing Bada Boom Delmonico’s To Open New Dining Room

A Central New York tradition for several years has been Delmonico's Italian Steakhouse on North Genesee Street in Utica. Over the years this restaurant brand has traveled near and far, even introducing the people of Orlando, Florida to Utica Greens and Riggies. Their latest addition is happening right at their North Genesee St. location. it's a brand new dining room. There's never an empty seat in the house, so now they're adding a few more.

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Fallen Trooper Led 2015 Ride For Missing Children

After almost 30 years of dedicated service to The New York State Police Trooper Timothy Pratt was killed in the line of duty while doing what he did best, helping others. This is a terrible loss for his family, friend, and fellow troopers. It is also a huge loss for the local community as well here in Upstate New York. Trooper Pratt actually had a really close tie to the 2015 Ride For Missing Children.

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Katherine Frey, The Washington Post via Getty Images
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When Was The Last Snow Day in Central New York?

The first snowfall, for most, is upon us and there is only one thing left on the minds of little ones. When will that first snow day finally arrive? Even though the forecast indicates it may not happen for quite some time this is Central New York, and you never know what may happen. One thing we do know for sure is when the last snow day was for area schools. Think you know what month?

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The New York State Government May Be Sending You A Rebate Check

Paying taxes is rough. Whether you own a home, or not that April 1st deadline can strike fear and stress in anyone. For some lucky tax payers that stress will soon be slightly alleviated. The rebate checks many have been waiting for are beginning to arrive in the mail, and it may even arrive if you're NOT expecting it.

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‘The Voice’ Winner Sawyer Fredericks To Help Support Veterans in Utica

In the Spring of 2015 a star was born out of Fultonville, NY. Teenager and timid musician auditioned for, powered his way through the battle and knockout rounds, and took home the honor of winning on the NBC hit series, 'The Voice.' Now, Sawyer Fredericks is bringing his talents back to Utica.

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Do You Know The Building On This Coffee Mug?

If you have a fairly large break room at your office, then you probably can relate to this story. In our collection of rare, but not so exciting, coffee mugs this 'Deerfield' mug emerged. What a well thought out idea for a cup of morning Joe, but there is only one question. What is that building etched in white against the blue?

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Things In Central New York Worse Than This Election Season

The election season this year has done nothing but fill your Facebook feed with negativity, and division. It has really been a nasty campaign for our nation's highest, and supposedly most respected position. Many Americans are sick of it, and are ready for it all to be over. Here in Central New York there are far worse things that could happen than having to read anymore of the political crap.

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Pairwell Food Co. via Facebook
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Snacks Made Just for Drinking Made in Utica, NY

Many people who like to enjoy a cocktail after work, or over on the weekend aren't looking for a full meal. Sometimes they just want a little something to snack on while they enjoy their favorite adult beverage. That is where Ross Nadeau comes in. He has developed a full line of snack foods that 'pair well' with your drink of choice.

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Catch the Beauty of Downtown Utica From Our Eye in the Sky

Isn't it funny that some of the most beautiful features of a building are ones that may rarely be seen? Utica's skyline may seem small, but when you take a look from high above, it's filled with character, history, and style.

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Enjoy Dinner and Drinks With Your Movie at Syracuse Theater

Don't you wish you could have more than just popcorn and candy at the movie theater? A new Syracuse film watching venue allows you to order dinner, and cocktails while watching the newest releases. You'll also sit comfortably in their 'luxurious' chairs. This experience combines the love of going to see a movie, with watching one in the comfort of your living room. It's called Movie Tavern Syracuse, and you need to get there.

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Young Entrepreneur and CNY Native Brings New Business to Bagg’s Square

Imagine growing up in Central New York, going off to college in the big city, and eventually living there. For Jordan Marcel Short this was an awesome reality, but something kept drawing her back Upstate. Our amazing food is one of many reasons she decided to leave her life in New York City, but mostly it was the love of family, and all that Utica had to offer. Now as a young professional she has brought her business, and talents, to the heart of downtown helping to revitalize it.

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Nothing Beats a Road Trip to See the Beauty of America

If you plan on taking a vacation anytime soon, you should definitely consider making it a road trip. If you've ever made a long journey to another part of the country you know how beautiful the sights and sounds can be. A recent trip from New York to Green Bay, Wisconsin proved that for my girlfriend Dallas and I.

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