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The Best Concert Bootlegs Recorded in Utica – Eric Meier’s Top 5

From the Memorial Auditorium to the Stanley Center for the Arts and Saranac Thursday, Utica is a stop for lots of national touring musical acts. Lucky for us the art of bootlegging is alive and well. Thanks to YouTube and some smart phone and camera-totting concertgoers we've got lots of th

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Peter Naughton Biking In the 5-Boro Bike Tour in New York City
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The Best Bicycle Trails Near Utica – Our Top 5 Rides

Bicycling is one of my favorite forms of exercise -- not only do you burn calories, but depending on where you go, you can enjoy some sights you normally wouldn't get to see from a car. Whether you're a casual, infrequent cyclist, or you like longer, more challenging rides, my "top 5" list has something for everyone.

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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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The Most Prestigious Foursquare Mayorships in Utica – Our Top 5

Are you a fan of foursquare and checking in with your mobile phone? Foursquare is a social network where you turn your errands and nights out into a game by collecting points. Check in to a location enough times, and you'll be granted the title of mayor of that location. With your mayorship, you earn more points for your check-ins there and others will earn extra points if they check in while you're there.

So what are the most prestigious mayorships in Utica and Central New York? Here's our top 5 list.

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Top 5 Local People Everyone Seems To Know From Utica- Daves List

Growing up in Rome and Utica one thing has been very clear to me; everyone seems to know one another. Whether that's a good thing, or a bad one, we live in a small area. I put together a list of the Top 5 Local People everyone seems to know from Utica.

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The Most Notorious Ghosts, Haunts and Urban Legends in Utica – Our Top 5

With history in the Mohawk Valley of Upstate New York stretching back beyond the French and Indian Wars, our area is home to some notorious haunted locations. We've been exploring them with the help of the NY Shadowchasers. H

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The Best Places To Cool Off in Utica – Eric Meier’s Top 5

Now that we are into the heat of summer, we're all looking for some way to beat the heat. Leave it to me, Lite 98.7's most ardent lover of air conditioning and all things cool, to bring you the top 5 places to keep cool in Utica and Central New York

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You Know You’re From Utica When…

We love these lists!  There are so many quirks that can define you as a Utican and resident of Central New York.  Here's our list.  What would you add?

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Places To Go Swimming In Utica- Dave’s Top 5

The summer heat may finally be here in Central New York, and we may get a break from the rain to actually enjoy it. Maybe you're looking for some great places to go swimming in the next few weeks. Try some of my favorite places to swim right here in our own backyard.

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Best Places to Take Your Dog In Utica- Dave’s Top 5

Humans get to go out to bars, restaurants, malls, stores, playgrounds, but where do dogs go for fun? I’ve always been a big dog person, we currently have four at home. We love to take them out to dog friendly places in central New York when we can. They deserve some fun every now and then.

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The Best Playgrounds In Utica–Dylan’s Top 5

Spring is here and Summer is right around the corner. That means playground season will soon be in full swing across Central New York.  My son Dylan and I decided to give you a rundown of the best playground locations in and around Utica. The list is simply based solely on how long Dylan spent time playing at the mentioned park.

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The Best Places in Utica for a Bachelor Party – Our Top 5

Spring is here and that means wedding season will soon be in full swing across Central New York.  And wedding season is inevitably preceded by Bachelor Party Season.  I decided to give you a rundown of the best Bachelor Party Locations in and around Utica.   It’s hard to believe it was five years ago that Mrs. Carson and I took the plunge.

Looking back at it now, besides the wedding, one of the best nights of my life was my stag/bachelor party. I won’t get into too many details here for obvious reasons…but what I’d like to do is talk about some places in the Mohawk Valley that make for a good place to hold a party in honor of the groom to be.

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