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Eat Healthy For Cheap Eat Smart New York Shows You How

We've all been "wowed" when seeing the price for making the healthy choice at the grocery store. Eat Smart New York is here to show you how to make the right choice for less. Take their free Cooking Matters Store Tour and you could even get $10 in free groceries.

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Beekman 1802 Of Sharon Springs Will Begin Selling Goat Poop

You've fallen in love with the Beekman Boys of Sharon Springs while watching the "The Fabulous Beekman Boys" on the Cooking Channel. You might have fallen in love with them while enjoying their New York products. Now, you can fall in love with their goat poop.

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Fall Foliage Starts to Color the North East
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The Best Fall Foliage View is From New York Fire Towers

It's obvious the higher up you go, the more beautiful fall landscape you'll be able to see. Short of employing an aircraft of some kind, your best bet would be the Department of Environmental Conservation's fire towers.

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Butterflies Are Released Into The Natural History Museum's Exhibtion
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Kids Fascinated With Bugs and Butterflies Shouldn’t Miss This

Some see bugs and go "ewwww," while others are fascinated by the "how and why" of insects and butterflies. For those of latter persuasion, don't miss Insectapalooza at Cornell University.

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Why is New York’s Turkey Population Declining

While many states have seen an increase in turkey population, New York is one state that has seen a decline. This has led the Department of Environmental Conservation to reduce the days of hour of hunting seasons and bag limits. One expert blames the weather patterns and over the last ten years.

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Herkimer County 4-H Youth Garden for the Utica Zoo

They say music calms the savage beast, apparently fresh produce doesn't hurt either. The Cornell Cooperative Extension 4-H Program in Herkimer County spent their summer maintaining a garden at the Utica Zoo. Their payoff comes Monday.

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Take Gardening to a New Level Become a Central New York Master Gardener

If you spend more of the spring and summer time in the garden than in the house, you're well on the road to becoming a Master Gardener at Cornell Cooperative Extension. Here's how to complete the trip.

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DEC To Move Three Trailheads For Columbus Day Weekend

The NYS DEC is anticipating high traffic at three Adirondack trials, and will temporarily relocate the trailheads and parking.

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Utica Marsh Has New Viewing Tower and Lots of Improvements

You don't have to drive into the boonies for a view of Mother Nature. The Department of Environmental Conservation has constructed a new viewing tower and made improvements at the Utica Marsh.

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Stink Bugs Invade Central New York

It's that time of year Stink Bugs are back and are rampant in Syracuse, Buffalo, the Finger Lakes and the Hudson Valley regions.

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Farmer’s Fall To Do List

Lists; there's the "Honey Do, "Grocery Store" and yes even a "Farmer's Fall" list. Fortunately, there's Cornell Cooperative Extension's Jeff Miller to help with the farm version.

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New York DEC Uses Drones to Find Bat Cave

Today's technology is making it possible for The New York Department of Environmental Conservation to go places they've never been. Drones have made it possible for officials to investigate swamps and remotes areas of the state unreachable by foot.

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