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Central New York July 4th Fireworks & Events

America's birthday is quickly approaching and towns across the region are getting ready to celebrate.

Several local communities (and some a little further away) are holding July 4th celebrations to mark the 236th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence...

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Ezra Shaw, Getty Images
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Firework Science: What Creates The Colors We See?

If you’ve ever been to a July 4th celebration, you’ve seen the different bangs and pops of fireworks as they light up the night sky. But, if you’re a giant nerd, you want to get all up in those fireworks and see how they do it. Unsurprisingly, some of the chemicals used to produce such vibrant colors are also used for medicine, seasoning your food and hardening steel. But, it’s when these chemicals are pushed to the outer limits of their potential that the cool stuff happens. So let’s delve into some sweet science.

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Photo by Eric Thayer/Getty Images
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An Old-Fashioned Fourth of July I Remember

As you're enjoying your day off (hopefully) today, I'll bet you have memories of old-fashioned fourth of July's from when you were a kid. I know I do! We all come from different backgrounds and are different ages, but I have some memories I'd like to share with you when I was a kid growing up in Utica way back when.

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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 ar

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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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Roger Kisby, Getty Images
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10 America-Themed Songs for the Fourth of July

American popular music has been around since before America even declared its independence. ‘Yankee Doodle,’ anyone? That classic was sung by Colonial American soldiers as early as The French and Indian War.

Since then, our country has established one of the richest musical traditions in the world. Many songs even deal with America itself, from ‘God Bless America’ to ‘God Bless the USA.’

Here’s a list of 10 to add to your Fourth of July playlist.

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Red White and Blue Recipes: How to Plan a Tasty Fourth of July

Our founding fathers weren’t messing around when they decided on red, white and blue. When it comes to planning a Fourth of July menu, neither should you. Three colors are more than enough to plan a five-star meal.

Below, check out some delicious recipes to help you celebrate our nation’s birthday in style.

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