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Utica’s Bagel Grove Featured in New York Times Article About Health Care at Small Businesses

What struggles face small businesses who try to provide health care to their employees? It's a problem the New York Times looked into and they choose the Bagel Grove on Burrstone Road in Utica to feature in the article.

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The Hidden Symbolism of Utica’s Stanley Theater – The Octagram

Historic buildings like Utica's Stanley Theater often carry hidden messages and symbolism in their architecture and design elements. Learn about the octagrams that are hidden on the ceilings of the Stanley foyer and lobby.

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Camden Baby Has Rare Disorder and Needs Brain Surgery

Meet 19-month-old Lexi Relyea of Camden. She was born six weeks early and was diagnosed with Sturge Weber Syndrome, a very rare genetic disorder. Lexi has a stain on her face and glaucoma in her eye. She had two surgeries before she was 6 months old to implant a drain in her eye to control the pressure.

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Exercise Your Right To Vote Today On Election Day

Today is Election Day, and polls are open now until 9:00 p.m. If you're registered, we encourage you to exercise your right to vote. How did Election Day just happen to fall on a Tuesday in November?

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Utica Based Topping Tree Sells Hand-Made Hair Accessories [VIDEO]

It's awesome when we have the chance to celebrate local businesses, like the Topping Tree. Entrepreneur Heather Janicki promotes hand-made and designed hair accessories and the online business is based right out of Utica. Topping Tree recently released this video describing the business.

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What Exactly Is a ‘Big Hero 6′? (And 24 Other Urgent Questions)

Opening on November 7 is the new Disney animated hullabaloo titled ‘Big Hero 6.’ In ‘Big Hero 6,’ five regular human beings are brought together to fight crime alongside an inflatable robot doctor. I swear that all of this will make sense, kind of. Ahead, as a service to the world, we answer every question that you could possibly have about ‘Big Hero 6.’

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2014 Christmas Tree Arrives at Clinton Square in Syracuse

Rolling down Interstate 81 heading toward Syracuse, yes that was a giant Christmas tree. The tree that will grace downtown Syracuse's Christmas display was recently delivered to Clinton Square.

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Taste Of Home Has A Chicken Riggies Recipe

The 12th Annual Taste of Home Cooking School is coming up on November 13th at The Stanley Theater. You'll be able to learn all sorts of new recipes, and go out in the world with a little more culinary knowledge. Did you know Taste Of Home has a recipe for Chicken Riggies? How about that for a local twist.

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Loki Will Return for ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ and ‘Avengers: Infinity War’

When last we saw Tom Hiddleston's Loki in 'Thor: The Dark World,' he was disguised as Odin and sitting on Asgard's throne. It seemed fairly certain that we'd see our favorite god of mischief again. And now Marvel's Kevin Feige has confirmed that Loki isn't just appearing in 'Thor: Ragnarok,' but that he'll play a pretty big role in both parts of 'Avengers: Infinity War.' Let the mischief begin!

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Hamlin Wins Sixth United States Luge Title

Remsen's Erin Hamlin, who won a bronze medal at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, won her sixth career United States title at the Norton USA Luge National Championship in Lake Placid on Sunday.

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‘Star Wars: Episode 7′ Ends Production, Read the Note From J.J. Abrams to the Cast and Crew

'Star Wars: Episode 7' may not hit theaters for a little over another year, but production has already wrapped on the project. It'll still be a long road of editing and post-production, and it may be hard to believe that they're already done filming, but we have the evidence in the form of a special note that director J.J. Abrams and the producers sent out to the cast and crew, and you can read it for yourself.

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What Are The Chances of These Submarine Sandwich Chains Coming to Utica?

The Utica area is getting at Jimmy John's on Campion Road in New Hartford. Several new restaurants have opened recently, and one wonders what the future holds as development and the Nano Center bring growth to Central New York. Here's my handicapping (based on nothing more than my own growling stomach, and desire to eat some great food) of some other sub sandwich chains that could set up shop in and around Utica.

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