I've got a long connection to the Mohawk Valley, having attended Utica schools and graduating from Utica College with a B.S. Degree in Public Relations. I've hosted a number of radio programs, and my voice has been heard on the local airwaves through the years. When I'm not broadcasting, I enjoy reading science publications and sci-fi novels, traveling to some favorite vacation spots, and anything "Star Trek". I am a native of the Utica area and have many friends and family members in the area.
Predictions For 2015
What will the new year bring? I always liked to read predictions for the year ahead, and here are some for 2015.
‘Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest’ Preview [VIDEO]
Another New Year's Eve this year without Dick Clark, the creator of "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve" which first aired in 1972. Every New Year's Eve, the TV in the McShea household was tuned to that show, and Dick Clark never let us down. Even after his stroke a few years back, he courageously continued with help from Ryan Seacrest. Wednesday Night, ABC rings in the new year with Ry
Make Homemade Eggnog For New Year’s Eve [VIDEO]
Here's an idea...serve up homemade eggnog on New Year's Eve. Either you like it or you don't. Most people in my family aren't too crazy about eggnog, but my mother always wanted a glass or two. It's easy to make your own homemade eggnog. Here's how.
Why Do People Kiss Under The Mistletoe?
We all know the mistletoe drill, stand under it and you get a kiss. Where did this custom come about, and just what is mistletoe? Has anyone ever grown the stuff in their garden?
Last Minute Stocking Stuffer Ideas
We know that Santa fills "stockings hung by the chimney with care", but sometimes he gets a little help from us. I don't know about you, but it seems that it's ten times more difficult to figure out what to fill those stockings with, rather than the bigger presents under the tree. Here's some help.
Joe Cocker Dies At Age 70 [VIDEO]
One of the most unique rock and roll performers of all time, Joe Cocker has died at age 70. I was always amazed at his song interpretations and onstage energy...truly a one-of-a-kind rocker!
Winter Arrives Sunday, December 21st
Ever since I was a kid growing up in Utica, winter weather always arrived before the start of the winter season. And, such has been the case this year. So, set your watches for the "Winter Soltice" and the official arrival of winter for Sunday, December 21st. Here's what happens.
Holiday Concert At Kirkland Art Center Sunday [VIDEO]
There are a number of local holiday concerts and performances going on this time of year in the Mohawk Valley, and this Sunday, there's a holiday concert at the Kirkland Art Center in Clinton, New York.
How To Make Homemade Fruitcake For The Holidays [VIDEO]
We've all heard jokes about holiday fruitcakes. My father used to say that some people he knew were "nuttier than a fruitcake". In the McShea household we like fruitcake. My aunt used to make a great fruitcake but is no longer with us, and neither is her recipe. So, I searched for a good, easy to make fruitcake recipe.
‘Here We Go A Wassailing’ – Homemade Wassail Recipe [VIDEO]
During the holidays, you may here about a drink called, "Wassail." My first question is, what is it? Apparently, Wassail is an old English traditional hot mulled cider. And, we found an easy recipe if you want to have a go at making your own.
Happy Hanukkah To Our Friends
This is the holiday season, and at sundown tonight, Hanukkah begins, for an eight-day celebration. We would like to wish our Jewish friends and neighbors in central New York a Happy Hanukkah. Here's more about the holiday.
Free Holiday Concert Wednesday Night In Rome
There are plenty of holiday events going on this time of year in central New York, and there's a free holiday concert taking place Wednesday night at the Rome Capitol Theatre. Check out the details.