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Utica Safe Schools Build-A-Bike Event [VIDEO]

Saturday April 16, Lite 98.7 joined the Utica Safe Schools organization at the Utica AUD to give away nearly 500 bikes to children in need across Central New York.  The bikes have been collected for the last couple of months.  They were stored at t

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Utica Armory
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East Utica-Scenes of Central New York

Our Scenes of Central New York series continues today with a look at East Utica.  No virtual visit to our area's historic Italian enclave would be complete without a look at the legendary corner restaurants, so look for those and reminisce about the great meals and memories you've had there.

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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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Old Main at Utica State Hospital
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West Utica-Scenes of Central New York

We continue with our Scenes of Central New York feature and today focus on West Utica.   The west side of our city is the home of  Columbia Square on the old Erie Canal, Old Main at the former Utica State Hospital and great neighborhood destinations like Tony Sparan

Saranac Brewery
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FX Matt Saranac Brewery in Utica: Scenes of Central New York

We begin our new series, Scenes in Central New York by taking a look at the FX Matt brewery.  You probably know the tales of our local brewery like Utica Club being the first beer legally sold after Prohabition was lifted

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Security Camera Catches Bremer’s Liquor Thief [VIDEO]

Security camera footage released today by the Utica Police Department shows a man apparently swiping a magnum of champagne by slipping it into his pants.  The alleged theft occurred at Bremer's on Commercial Drive in New Hartford

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Top 5 Best Places for a First Date in Central New York

Want to impress that new flame?  We've selected the top 5 first date locations in our area.  Check out our choices then comment below with your top choice!

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Utica-Rome One of The Top 10 Saddest Cities in America

As the LOLCats would say, "I haz a sad". In a survey done by Gallup, the Utica-Rome area was 179 on a list of 188 on a  list of the happiest places in America. Being 10th from the bottom of the list kind of makes me feel sad.

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Irish Flag on display during Utica's St Patrick's Day Parade
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Did We See You At Utica’s St Pat’s Parade?

We're giving you a different view of the parade route.  Instead of you watching the parade pass by you, we'll give you a glimpse of what we see while driving the van in the parade.

Despite the cloudy and cold conditions (isn't that every St Pat Parade?) the Irish pride was once again strong in Utica this year!

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Photo by Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Image
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Utica’s St. Patrick’s Parade Didn’t Start On Gensee Street

When the St. Patrick's Parade was first organized in the late 1970s, Genesee Street was not the location of the parade.  Today we step off on Genesee Street at Oneida Square and head north to downtown

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New York Mills Strike
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CNY History In Pictures: Mill Workers’ Strike of 1910

This week we are looking back at signifcant moments in the history of Central New York and the Mohawk Valley in photos.  Today we're giving you a glimpse of a strike of mill workers in New York Mills.

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CNY History In Pictures: Utica Hosts State Funeral of Vice-President James Sherman

This week we're featuring some historic photographs showing significant moments in the history of Utica and the Mohawk Valley.

Today we're looking at the funeral of James Sherman.  The Utican was Vice President under William Howard Taft and the last Vice President to die in office.  His funeral was held in Utica on the 2nd of November, 1912.

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