Hi. I'm the managing editor for the websites of Townsquare Media in Southwest Michigan and lead explorer of Season 1 of the Haunts and Legends of New York video series (http://bit.ly/HauntsAndLegendsNYS) and host of Foodamazoo (http://bit.ly/Foodamazoo).
Checking Kraft Macaroni and Cheese Dinner for Metal Shards [VIDEO]
A quarter of a million cases of Kraft Macaroni and Cheese Dinner have been recalled by the company. I happened to have one of the boxes, so I wanted to check for the possibility of metal shards.
Is This The Most Pothole Filled Road in America? [VIDEO]
One of our favorite springtime complaints is the potholes in Central New York's roads. But this video from a news reporter in Indiana caught my eye. Say what you want about Utica's roads, they're nothing like this.
Construction Continues on New Hartford Jimmy John’s
While winter raged across Central New York, contractors were busy working on what will become a Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwich Shop on Campion Road in New Hartford.
Of Course Good Things Come in Threes – Lamb Triplets Born at Utica Zoo
The Utica Zoo saw the birth of lamb triplets recently.
Do You See Chuck Norris or Toby Keith On This Building?
Drive down Illinois Road in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and you'll do a double-take when you come across the 'Cowboy Building,' a large office building that has a mural some say looks like Chuck Norris. Others swear it's Toby Keith.
World’s Largest Sonic Coming to Upstate New York
Outside of a location in Binghamton, Sonic is a restaurant chain without a footprint in Upstate New York, but that is changing in a big way. Plans are set to open Sonic locations in Albany, Syracuse and the world's largest Sonic is coming to Upstate New York.
New York State’s Interstate Highways Ranked
There are 66 mainline Interstate highways that crisscross the country from I-2 along the Rio Grande Valley in Texas to I-97 in Maryland. Eight of these Interstates traverse New York State, and the Mapquest Discover blog has ranked them all.
‘American Pickers’ Coming To Upstate New York Including Utica in March 2015
Don't be surprised if you see the 'Antiques Archaeology' van rolling down the New York State Thruway in the month of March 2015. Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz from 'American Pickers' will be in the Upstate New York region this month.
Utica’s Union Station Named Among The Most Beautiful Train Stations in America
The website Thrillist recently compiled a list of the most beautiful train stations in America. Buildings you'd expect like New York's Grand Central Terminal and Washington D.C.'s Union Station made the list. So did Union Station in Utica.
Upstate New York Sets Record For Most Days Below Zero Temperatures
In one aspect, the winter of 2015 is the coldest on record. The National Weather Service office in Binghamton says a record has been broken in Syracuse for the most days below zero in one calendar year.
Traveler From Florida Tells of Utica Hospitality on a Cold Night
Some say that living in Utica can be an acquired taste. Our weather certainly can be. A group of travelers, from much warmer climates, took to Reddit recently to share a story of the hospitality they enjoyed while in Utica.
Syracuse Tourism Debuts New Theme Song – Syracuse Do Your Thing
Listen to the brand new Visit Syracuse promotional song, Syracuse Do Your Thing.