I'm native of New Hartford, raised in Utica and have been involved in broadcasting since 1967 in a number of on and off air capacities. For the past 25-plus years I have hosted and co-hosted the morning show on WFRG (Big Frog 104).Married with one daughter my hobbies include golfing. travel, history, reading, going to the gym, movies and music. We have 2 cats, Fenway and Parker so you can probably guess which baseball team I follow. Sorry Yankee fans.
What Was Studio 54? [VIDEO]
There is a lot of buzz surrounding the upcoming Studio 54 Disco Party at MWPAI Friday, August 9 but how many people actually know or remember what Studio 54 was? To those too young to remember Studio 54 was a celebrated New York City dance club or disco that opened in April, 1977 and was famous for its celebrity studded clientele and uninhibited ambiance.
Seize the Deal Auction Savings On Home Repairs and Improvements
Many Central New York residents were hit hard by the heavy rains and flooding of late June. Homes were inundated by flood waters leaving many in need of substantial repairs and remediation. If you were affected by this disaster or if you are just thinking about doing some updating of your home check out these great "Seize the Deal" auction savings.
Feminist Taylor Swift Twitter Account Spoofs Her Lyrics
Taylor Swift is well known for writing songs about ex-boyfriends and how they did her wrong. Now there is a new Twitter account that riffs on her lyrics of heartbreak and infidelity. Check out a few entries from the "Feminist Taylor Swift" Twitter account which, by the way, is not affiliated with Taylor.
Polish Culture An Important Influence On Utica’s History
Having spent several of my "wonder years " growing up in West Utica I was well aware of its Polish influences. I played Little League baseball in the PLAV (Polish Legion of American Veterans), lived two doors down from the Pulaski Meat Market , grocery shopped at Tolpa's Dairy and had a paper route rife with customers of Polish extraction. Polish food and culture were apparent everywhere
Florida Homeowners Group Bans Outdoor Playing For Kids
The old saying "kids will be kids" apparently doesn't wash with a Florida homeowners association. The directors of the 48-unit townhouse development, Persimmon Place, is proposing a new set of rules that, according to SFGate.com, is most definitely not kid friendly. Just how restrictive is it?
Cooperstown Brewery Ommegang Partnering With HBO’s “Game of Thrones”
HBO's "Game of Thrones" is a critically acclaimed hit and Cooperstown's Brewery Ommegang produces a number of critically acclaimed beers so it's only natural that the two partner up. According to their website the brewery will launch "Iron Throne", a blond ale, in connection with the shows March 31 third season debut. The partnership won't end there.
Connecticut Tragedy Has Local Connection
While the nation and the world are mourning the deaths of the victims of Friday's horrific Connecticut school shootings a local couple are grieving a much more personal loss.
Polar Plunge Into Oneida Lake To Benefit Special Olympics Sunday
Jumping into Oneida Lake on the second day of December may not be thought of as big fun by some but doing it for a cause such as the "Special Olympics" is bringing out the best in some Central New Yorkers. The "Polar Plunge", according to Polarplungeny, will be held Sunday morning at Oneida Shores on Bartell Road in Brewerton. There is still time to brace yourself and sign up t
U.S. Post Office “Letters From Santa” Program Returns
It's that time of year when the kids begin to write Santa Claus with their Christmas wish list. Getting a response can be problematic given the Jolly Old Elf's busy schedule but the U.S. Postal Service is expediting the process with their "Letters From Santa" program. Here is what to do.
Winter Driving Tips
I was out running errands on "Black Friday" and personally saw two fender bender accidents. And that was when the weather was good! Now that the snow has started to fly it's time to brush up on our winter driving skills. Here are some helpful winter driving tips.
Christmas On Main Street Saturday At Utica’s Union Station
The Jolly 'Ol Man arrives in Utica Saturday, November 17 as part of the annual Christmas on Main Street at Union Station. The day is filled with music, dance, horse drawn wagons and ends with the Grand Lighting Ceremony and fireworks. We have the full details and schedule.
Post Office Announces Mail-By Dates
The U.S. Postal Service is expecting to handle a record number of packages this holiday season. One of the major reasons is the increase in online shopping which, when combined with the usual sending of cards and letters is expected to result in an increase of some 20% over last seasons mailings. Getting your packages in the mail on time is of great importance especially if they are going overseas