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What To Look For In A Leaf Blower

If you're one of those high-tech households, you probably already own a leaf blower. At the Greg "Splashin'" McShea estate, we rake leaves the old-fashioned way, by bamboo rake.  Raking leaves is the gift that keeps on giving. You rake the leaves into the road on Tuesday, and they blow back onto your front lawn on Wednesday. So, if you've had it and are ready to buy a leaf blower, there are some things you should think about before buying one.

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Checking Out the Fall Foliage Report

If you are a "leaf peeper" this is the time of year you live for. The changing colors of the leaves around upstate New York is a thing of beauty and  only observable for a few short weeks every autumn. This weekend my wife and I drove up Route 28 to Inlet and the colors were at peak and magnificent. If you plan to do some "leaf peeping" this might come in handy.

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Corn Mazes In The Utica Area

No, they're not crop circles, but as we get ready for the 2012 Halloween season right around the corner, we thought we'd round up all of the goodies that you can go to and maybe even take the little tykes to for a season of fall fun and scares!

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Pumpkin Patches and Farms in Utica and Syracuse

Ready to give your yard a festive fall look? The first stop should be at an area Pumpkin Patch. With the skills of Linus tracking down the Great Pumpkin, we went searching for the best pumpkin patches and farms in Central New York

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Leaf Blowing Done Right

In another few weekends, my neighborhood will be filled with the roar of leaf blowers. As for me, I am a hands-on rake-the-leaves by hand guy. For my money, those bamboo rakes do just fine until you get them caught in a fence and the ends start breaking off (a minor inconvenience for the price).

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The 5 Best Routes To See The Leaves Change In New York State

Autumn means cool, crisp air and the annual explosion of color on the landscapes of Upstate New York as the leaves change from verdant to vibrant with reds, oranges and yellows replacing the green of summer

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Jimmy Buffett on the Mend [Video]

Jimmy Buffett appreciates the support he's received from fans all over the world since falling off stage in Sydney Australia.  He was taken to the hospital and has since been release, but was forced to cancel his New Zealand show over the weekend.  He apologizes to his fan

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How NOT To Clean Snow From Your Roof

If you're planning to clear snow from the roof this weekend, learn from someone else's mistake

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Piano Fail

If you have to move something big and expensive maybe you should leave it to the professionals.  It would cost you a lot less to pay them to move it then have to replace it.  Just ask this guy...

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