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315 No Longer the Only Area Code in Town

The 315 area code has been the identity of Central New York for years and by early 2017 that is likely to change. Because of the threat of a shortage of 315 phone number combinations, the Public Service commission announced they have been directed to implement 680 as the new area code for a good portion of New York state by first quarter of 2017.

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Upstate Aerials
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Upstate Aerials Help Show the Beauty of Central New York [PHOTOS]

Have you ever wondered what your favorite Upstate New York landmark looked from an aerial view? Well, you don't need Google Earth anymore for that. Upstate Aerials is a local company that specializes in photographing some of Central New York's most iconic spots!

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Australian Cricket Team Visit Trafalgar Falls
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Central New York’s Top 5 Swimming Holes

If you're an adventure seeker and have been hunting for a little cold water refreshment, let's think outside the perimeters of the traditional pool and head to these all natural swimming holes!

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Utica Makes Top 10 List For Snowiest Cities In America

Here in Central New York we are no stranger to snow and lots of it. The nation is starting to take notice as well. Recently, Utica was ranked #6 on the list of the Top 50 Snowiest Cities In America according to Niche.com.

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Coyote AndCrow via YouTube
Coyote AndCrow via YouTube
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Central New York Natives Featured In Viral Video [WATCH]

Thomas Kopie and his wife Jaime are from Central New York and they currently reside in Brooklyn. Together they are the band "Coyote and Crow." They are street performers in New York City and have been doing it for about 4 years. Recently they posted a video to their YouTube channel of a little girl dancing to their cover of a Grateful Dead song. That video now has over 4 million views!

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Get A Picture Of Your Pet Taken With Santa

Wouldn't it be great if there was somewhere you could get your furry friends photo taken with Jolly Ole St. Nick? Good news, there is! Doggie Styles in Mohawk will be selling portraits of your pets and Santa Claus for a great cause that helps rescue animals from kill shelters.

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Central New Yorkers: How Do You Pronounce ‘Roof’? [POLL]

A few weeks ago, I asked Central New Yorkers how they pronounce creek. I'm back with another question--how do you pronounce roof? Is it roof with the long /oo/ sound, or is it pronounced like ruff? According to the Oxford Dictionary, both pronunciations--roof and ruff--are accepted (click the link to hear the pronunciation).

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Why Are There Cranes At Harbor Point In Utica? [PHOTO]

It seems like every time I drive around Utica, there is more construction going on. Between the arterial project and building renovations, cranes have become a regular part of our skyline. Another crane was spotted at the N. Genesee St. entrance to Harbor Point in Utica.

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Labor Day 2014 in Utica – What Is Open And What Is Closed?

Labor Day falls on September 1st this year and that means one last opportunity to have a good time with the family before the children go back to school. Considering it is Labor Day, there are a few businesses that are closed, but there are also many places that remain open.

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The Best Places In Central New York To Get Ice Cream

Central New York is known for a lot of great food, however I don't think people realize how many awesome Ice Cream places there are. This Summer has been a hot one so far and it's important to know exactly where you can find great Ice Cream near you.

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Andy Cash
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There Is A New Lake In Marcy, Frog Lake [PHOTOS]

Last week, Central New York was his with a huge snow storm bringing a lot of accumulation. With the rapid switch to warmer temperatures the snow that was piled up on one side of our parking lot here at Townsquare Media has melted forming not a puddle, a lake!

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Local Artist From Lee Center Creates Awesome Drawing Perfect For ‘Cuse Fans

This drawing was submitted to us here at Big Frog 104 via Twitter. The artist who created this awesome drawing is named Katie Tyler and she is from Lee Center.

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