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The Game Show At Turning Stone with Host Mark Richards

It sure was a busy weekend for me, but there was one event that I just have to tell you about. Last night I hosted the Game Show at Turning Stone in the Events Center and one lucky contestant walked off the stage with $10, 00o ! We handed out over $25,000 in cash and prizes.

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Stick Stock Rock and Blues Festival to Benefit Children’s Miracle Network

Help support the Children's Miracle Network hospital at Faxton St. Luke's Healthcare by attending the Stickstock music festival on Saturday, July 30, 2011

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Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Radiothon – Give Now

Our Children's Miracle Networks Hospitals radiothon will be live from St Luke's Hospital on Thursday and Friday, but you don't have to wait to call in to become a Miracle Maker, you may do it now online

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Drums Along the Mohawk is Back in Rome

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Looking for some family entertainment? How about Drums Along the Mohawk? This annual show is returning August 4 to Rome Free Academy Stadium. An evening of drum and bugle competition starts at 7pm.

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How To Survive The Great NY State Fair – Mark’s Top 5 [AUDIO]

The New York State Fairgrounds hosts hundreds of events throughout the fair, drawing nearly one million people to an incredible variety of attractions. Check their online events calendar regularly to make sure you don't miss anything.

The Director of The Fair Dan O'Hara stopped in this morning to provide us with a top five list of survival tips. Feel free to read the list and listen to the interview as Dan and I expand on it.

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The Italian-American Festival In Utica Is Growing

My father who lives in Florida, is visiting us this week. We have Italian heritage in our family so I just had to take him to the festival yesterday. If you missed it, you missed out on some great food. Italian sausage sandwiches with peppers, pasta fagioli, Sicilian rice balls and my son Dylan's favorite, dipped fresh dough or the pizza fritte —  fried dough sprinkled with sugar.

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The 34th Utica Boilermaker Is In The Books

And again, Ridouane Harroufi from Morocco is a 2nd time winner of the Utica Boilermaker 15K road race. He also won in 2009.

15K is about 9.3 miles of running but as I noted live on Lite 98.7 just before the cannon blast, the path to the starting area adds just enough distance to total 9.87 miles. (okay I just made that up).

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‘Pawn Stars’ to Visit Turning Stone Resort Casino

The stars of the History Channel's 'Pawn Stars' series will be appearing at the Turning Stone Resort Casino on Saturday August 27 from 1-5PM.  'Pawn Stars' is one of the top rated shows on cable and all 4 of the show's stars, Rick, Old Man, Big Hoss and Chumlee, will be at the Event Center to tell stories of the series and appraise audience members' items.

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Hilarious Wedding Flubs [Videos]

I'm just glad none of this happened to me!

You’re watching The Wedding Fail Compilation. See the Web's top videos on AOL Video

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Mark & Jim Play In The 9th Annual Sitrin Celebrity Wheelchair Classic [VIDEO]

The 9th annual Sitrin Celebrity Wheelchair Classic was held last night at the New Hartford High School. Fans packed the gymnasium to see the Celebrity Cruisers take on the Sitrin STARS. Joining the celebrity team this year was Syracuse Basketball star and outgoing senior Rick Jackson (featured in a photo with Mark's son), Olympian Erin Hamlin and Matt "the Hammer" Hamill.

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Utica Safe Schools ‘Build A Bike’ Campaign

You can still drop off you new or used bikes for distribution next week at 'The Shopps At The Finish Line'. They're located at 809 Court St. at the corner of Varick across from the brewery. As you can see, I dropped off Marks 'Mongoose' bike that he out grew and, it is actually missing a peddle. Not to worry, a staff of dedicated volunteers are working all day long to repair bikes for the needy kids in our community.

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A Night’s Conversation With Steve Martin

After hearing a very negative review, I went to "A Conversation With Steve Martin" last week with some skepticism regarding the show's content. It wasn't meant to be a comedy show,

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