I've got a long connection to the Mohawk Valley, having attended Utica schools and graduating from Utica College with a B.S. Degree in Public Relations. I've hosted a number of radio programs, and my voice has been heard on the local airwaves through the years. When I'm not broadcasting, I enjoy reading science publications and sci-fi novels, traveling to some favorite vacation spots, and anything "Star Trek". I am a native of the Utica area and have many friends and family members in the area.
Brooklyn Beer At ‘Utica On Tap’ March 22nd
We hope to see you at "Utica On Tap", the largest craft beer event in Utica on Saturday, March 22nd at the Stanley Theater. Over 60 craft beers to sample (for the 21 and over crowd with valid ID), including two brews from the Brooklyn Brewery.
Irish Soda Bread For St. Patrick’s Day – Recipe [VIDEO]
With a name like McShea, you know that I'm a wee bit Irish. And one food item that I look forward to at St. Patrick's time is Irish Soda bread. If you've never had it, it's like a combination raisin bread-rye bread, but looks more like a muffin. What?
Cape Cod Brewery – A Vacation Destination
During our vacation in Cape Cod last September, my wife and I searched out some new destinations. Of course, I found a brewery! As a former tour guide during my college days at the F.X. Matt Brewery, I appreciate other breweries (and brewery tour guides) and discovered Cape Cod Brewery in Hyannis, C…
Utica A Hub Of Brewing In the 19th And 20th Centuries
You know that Utica is home to the F.X. Matt Brewing Company, but you may not know the number of breweries that existed in this area during the 19th and 20th centuries. With good water and nearby hop farms in the Waterville area, Utica had the right stuff to be in the beer business.
More Daylight Each And Every Day
Thanks to the groundhog, we in central New York are in the midst of our "six more weeks of winter." But there's light at the end of the tunnel. Have you noticed that it's staying lighter, longer in the day?
Annual Crop Growers Meeting Next Tuesday
At Big Frog 104, we always like to share agricultural news with our listeners. You may want to take note of the "Annual Crop Growers Meeting" presented by the Cornell University Cooperative Extension Oneida County next Tuesday.
A Rich Hop-Growing History In Sangerfield And Waterville
During the 1800s and early 1900s, the Town Of Sangerfield and specifically Waterville were considered one of the major hop-growing regions in the country. Due to that fact, a number of local breweries were located in the nearby Utica area.
How To Experience The Olympics In Lake Placid
With the Winter Olympics in Sochi well underway, other cities that hosted previous Olypmic Games have a keen interest in the event. Specifically, Lake Placid, New York, who hosted the Winter Olympics in 1932 and again in 1980. So, how can you experience the Winter Olympics in Lake Placid.
Food Pairings With Beer
We've heard wine aficionados discuss what wines to serve with certain foods, but beer also has some especially good food pairings. With "Utica On Tap" coming to the Stanley Theater on March 22nd, here are some tips on matching beer with food.
What Women Really Want For Valentine’s Day
Valentine's Day is just a couple of weeks away, and that means thinking about a romantic gift for your sweetheart. For women, we guys will probably head to the florist or candy store, or both, and maybe dinner out. But, is that what they really want?
Yes, Those Moose Eggnog Glasses From ‘Christmas Vacation’ Do Exist [VIDEO]
One of my most surprising Christmas gifts was a pair of authentic moose eggnog glasses from my wife. You may recall that Cousin Eddie and Clark Griswold were drinking eggnog from them in the classic holiday film, "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation", and these are the real …
January Is National Oatmeal Month
Yes, even oatmeal has a month to call its own, and it's January. I'm not a breakfast eater, but if you are, here are some healthful facts you should know about oatmeal.