Those who love FrogFest have their own special reasons for going back year after year. Whether it be the amazing party, the thrilling rodeo, our constant lineup of amazing acts, or all of the above, typically people walk out with nothing but smiles on their faces! This year is the 28th year and despite some big changes, this summer concert series is sure to not disappoint. What does FrogFest mean to you?
Katelyn Armstrong of Whitesboro was enjoying her drive to work this week when she noticed that something wasn't right. An unexpected object landed on her in her car while she was on Commercial Drive and started smelling smoke.
Redneck is a term that can be interpreted in multiple ways. Where some may take offense to the name, many true rednecks take pride in the way of life. A list recently was released of The Top 10 'Redneck Towns' in New York State. Believe it or not, there were a few Central New York towns that made the list.
Lafayette Cunningham is a graphic designer and owner of a local graphic design company in Rome, NY. In addition to his trade, he has a passion for film making. His latest project is titled, "After the Storm," a short film about the City of Rome, NY. It's pretty impressive.
Daniel Brigano was born and raised right here in Utica, NY. He recently moved to Florida and is a bartender at many different clubs. One of the jobs he was actively seeking was a position at 'Pulse,' the nightclub that was recently attacked. In fact, Dan was at 'Pulse' the week leading up to the massacre that took 49 innocent lives. Dan shared his story with us.
One of the bravest group of soldiers to ever defend our nation are the Tuskegee Airmen. They flew and fought in many dangerous battles, all with the thought of friends, family, and fellow Americans in their hearts. Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi and his colleagues honored a few of the surviving members of the honorable group. One of those men is Rome native Herbert Thorpe.
Jim Boeheim has been one of the biggest and most influential figures in Central New York for several years. Not only has Boeheim seen success on the court, but his impact on charities and organizations off the court are equally impressive. 'Jimmy B' was recently honored by the American Cancer Society for his work with Coaches v. Cancer and Tim McGraw helped in honoring the legendary coach.
Nothing says "summer night" like a nice fire. Whether you're in the Adirondacks, or you're with family in the backyard, it's the perfect end to a great day. Naturally, in order to have a fire you must have good firewood. Where can you find that in Central New York? Here's a list of 6 local businesses that provide all you with all the wood you may need.
You would think by the time June rolls around the temperatures would be warmer across the state. At the summit of Whiteface Mountain that is not the case. A Central New York family made the almost 5,000 foot journey to the peak of the mountain and what they felt and (didn't) see when they got up there was unbelievable.
Brett and Alicia Lein have three daughters. Brett is a tattoo artist, and every October he does pink ribbon tattoos to raise money for a phenomenal cause that helps women fighting breast cancer. With the nice weather upon us, Brett and Alicia's girls decided they wanted to follow in Daddy's footsteps. They are selling their own tattoos at a booth for $1 and the same great cause.
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