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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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Photo by Dave Wheeler/Townsquare Media
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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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The Best Places in Utica for a Bachelorette Party – Our Top 5

I got married on New Year's Eve, so my girlfriends treated me to a great party before the big day and I wanted to share with you my suggestions on places to hold a great bachelorette party in Central New York

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Bennu Cafe via Facebook
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Best Places to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Utica – Eric Meier’s Top Five

We'll celebrate Cinco de Mayo on Thursday.  The Mexican holiday is a celebration of a military victory over the French.  In honor of the holiday, here are my top 5 best places to celebrate Cinco de Mayo.

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Top Five Places To Take Mom For Mother’s Day in Utica – Our Top 5

Mother's Day is fast approaching.  Where will you be taking Mom for her special day this Sunday?  One of the best things about living in Central New York is the number of great restaurants we have.  These are my top five picks for Mother's Day, in no particular order. 

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Famous Landmarks in Utica-Eric Meier’s Top 5

The Central New York area has been touched by so much history and our city fathers have commemorated that history with magnificent monuments that dot our cityscape and serve as landmarks for our community.  The City of Utica has a great list of all Utica's monuments on their website.  I wanted to spotlight a few of them for you.

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Tram Cafe
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Best Coffee In Central New York — Our Top Five

There is nothing worse than sitting at your desk during your work day with no coffee. Coffee is the blood, sweat, and tears of the central New York Workforce. The real question is where can you grab the best cup of joe in Central New York?

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Best Cheap Eats in Central New York – Top 5

Just because you're eating on a budget, doesn't mean you can't find some of the best dining experiences that Central New York has to offer.  I've compiled my list of the best cheap eats in and around Utica.

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