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The Biggest Fireworks Displays Across the Country

Forget about the dawn's early light, this Fourth of July is all about the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air and maybe even a couple of spiders. Those are the ones that, well, look kind of like a spider, anyway.

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Grilling For The Holiday?

We'll be celebrating Independence Day on Monday, and that means for many, time to break out the grilling supplies. According to the Weber Grills GrillWatch Survey, July 4th is the "favorite" grilling holiday.

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Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
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Memorial Day Weekend Observance

The unofficial start of summer is here - the Memorial Day weekend, the first of three long summertime holiday weekends. The state parks will be opening for picnics and swimming, backyard grills will be grilling, and most of us will get a three-day holiday weekend. Memorial Day (formerly known as Decoration Day) will be observed on Monday, May 30th and is a solemn day to remember those who gave their lives in  the service of our country.

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Hoppy Cinco de Mayo

Hoppy Cinco de Mayo!  Today is about so much more than drinking.

May 5th is celebrated every year as a Mexican holiday.  It was on this day in 1862 the Medican army defeated French invaders at the Battle of Puebla

On June 7, 2005, the U.S. Congress issued a Concurrent Resolution calling on the President of the United States to issue a proclamation calling upon the people of the United States to observe Cinco de Mayo with appropriate ceremonies and activities

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Easter Around The World

Those of us who celebrate Easter have certain traditions.  In the U.S., we color Easter eggs, get Easter baskets from the Easter Bunny, attend church services and perhaps cook up a baked ham.  I thought you might find it interesting how other countries in the world observe Easter.

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Photo by Ralph Orlowski/Getty Images
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What’s Your Favorite Easter Movie?

We all have our favorite Christmas movies and TV specials (in the McShea household it's "A Charlie Brown Christmas", hands down), but sometimes it's hard to think of any Easter movies.  So I did a little research, and here are the some of the favorite Easter Movies/TV specials:

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How Much Are You Spending On St. Patrick’s Day?

Unlike other non-federal U.S. holidays, like Valentine's Day and Halloween, St. Patrick's Day isn't quite the money maker--but, the amount of money being spent on the St. Patrick's Day celebration is predicted to increase this year.

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Showing Off Our Pets! [Gallery]

You may have glanced through our gallery of Cutest Puppies at the Puppy Bowl put on by Animal Planet but that competition hasn't seen anything compared to the Cutest Pets of Townsquare Utica! We've collected photos and stories from pet lovers here at the office who want to let their pets strut their stuff.

Want the chance to show off YOUR pet photos? Well Stay tuned because your chance is coming...

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By: Scott Olson Getty Images News
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A Few Hints On Valentine’s Dining

Valentine's Day is just around the corner (February 14 just in case you need a reminder).  Many of us will be dining out, or maybe not.   A new survey shows what type of dining some women prefer for Valentine's Day

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(Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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Gretchen Gives Up The Smokes

Gretchen Wilson has joined countless others who have resolved to give up smoking.  The self-proclaimed "Redneck Woman" decided to make the announcement in public in hopes that such an open pronouncement would give her the motivation needed to give up the smokes once and for all.

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Gifts To Avoid For Mom And Dad

With Christmas just days away, last minute shoppers are feeling the pressure to finish buying gifts for those on their lists, including mom and dad.  Parents are probably too polite to tell you if you buy them a lousy gift, so we'll help out with a list of gifts to avoid buying

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Personalized Kid CDs

Still looking for that perfect gift for your little one?  Grandma's Gifts may have your answer.   A personalized CD.  They made one for me with my name in all the songs.  Its fun and educational.  The CD has everything from dancing songs, to teaching kids the ABC's, to brushing your teeth.  There is even a lullaby for when it's time to go to bed.   Kids love music and its even better when your name is in every song.  Hear snippets from my CD...

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