I've got a long connection to the Mohawk Valley, having attended Utica schools and graduating from Utica College with a B.S. Degree in Public Relations. I've hosted a number of radio programs, and my voice has been heard on the local airwaves through the years. When I'm not broadcasting, I enjoy reading science publications and sci-fi novels, traveling to some favorite vacation spots, and anything "Star Trek". I am a native of the Utica area and have many friends and family members in the area.
Another McShea Family Holiday Tradition
It's not exactly the lighting of the Christmas Tree at The White House, but it's a big holiday tradition for me! Each year, I travel up to the Burke Library on the Hamilton College campus in Clinton to take out "A Christmas Carol"by Charles Dickens. This is no ordinary bo…
Washing Your Hands Can Help Prevent Cold And Flu Germs
Now that we are in the middle of cold and flu season, we're all trying to stay healthy. One way to prevent cold and flu germs is washing your hands, and this is "National Hand Washing Awareness Week".
Rome Capitol Theatre Celebrates 85th Anniversary With Special Movie Program
What a treasure the Rome Capitol Theatre is for central New York, and this weekend they are celebrating their 85th anniversary with a very special program. Check out the details.
Prohibition Ends And Utica Club Started Flowing
Here's an event that has a big connection to the Utica-Rome area. On this day in 1933, Prohibition was repealed, and within an hour, Utica Club Beer was back on the street. Here's how it happened.
10 Things You Never Noticed About The Wizard Of Oz [VIDEO]
One of my daughter's favorite movies is "The Wizard Of Oz", in fact, we went to see "The Wizard Of Oz: An IMAX 3-D Experience" version a few months ago. But, as much as we think we know about this classic film, there are 10 things we may not have noticed. Che…
‘Tis The Season For McShea Family Christmas Wreath
Yesterday was the big day for one of the Greg McShea family's best-loved Christmas traditions...hanging the Christmas wreath on the side of the house. This event is always fun, and often filled with some unforeseen incidents.
Choosing The Right Christmas Tree
If you buy a real Christmas tree each year like my family does, you may wonder what you should be looking for? Obviously, you don't want a tree that's 3 feet taller than your ceiling, but which trees last longer, or smell better, or have softer needles that don't pinch your feet when …
Winter Concert Tonight At Hamilton College
If you like the music of winter and the holidays, you may want to head to Hamilton College on the hill in Clinton tonight. It's the Masterworks Chorale And Symphoria "Winter Concert" tonight, and it's open to the public. Here are the details.
Christmas Tree Lighting In Rockefeller Center This Wednesday
The Christmas Tree Lighting in Rockefeller Center in New York City is a tradition each year. In fact, a couple of years ago, my daughter was in New York City when they were putting up the tree and sent back some on-the-spot photos of the tree being transported to its standing place in Manhattan. The…
Today Is ‘Giving Tuesday’ [VIDEO]
We've "Black Friday" and "Cyber Monday", but today is "Giving Tuesday", a day when we can give instead of get. Here's what it's all about.
What To Look For In A Snow blower [VIDEO]
First of all, answer this age old question, "Is it a snow blower or a snow thrower"? Whatever you call it, this might be the year that you've had enough with shoveling and break down and buy one. I have a four horsepower, two-stage snow blower, but what is the right model for …
‘A Christmas Story’ Movie Celebrates 30th Anniversary [VIDEO]
There a a handful of holiday movies that seem to me America's favorites, and one of them is the 1983 film, "A Christmas Story". This year marks the 30th anniversary of the film, and if you haven't seen it, here's a brief preview.