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Fire In Old Forge
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Fire In Old Forge Destroys Everything Except ‘Priceless’ Textbook From 1700’s

A horrifying fire in Old Forge over Memorial Day weekend destroyed everything in a family home except a textbook from Jeremiah Stiles, Commander at the Battle of Bunker Hill, June 17, 1775. 

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Veterans Park In New York Mills
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New Eagle Dedicated In New York Mills Veterans Park

July 26, 2015, the eagle atop the World War II monument at Veterans Park in the Village of New York Mills was stolen. Now, just in time for Memorial Day a new eagle has been dedicated in New York Mills.

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Memorial Day Wreath Laying Ceremonies Held In Utica [VIDEO]

Memorial Day observances in Utica on Monday included wreath laying ceremonies at the city's six military monuments.

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3 Fun Things to do in New York on Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day Weekend is the unofficial start to summer, and we've got some fun ways to spend it in Upstate, New York. 

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Google Street View - Gold Rush Adventure Golf
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Best Mini Golf in Central New York

Mini Golf is a great family activity!  It can be challenging for the little ones, but it's almost always a lot of fun.  It seems like there used to be a lot more mini golf courses in the area...

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10 of the Best Excuses for Central New Yorkers to Get Out of Work Early on Friday

With Memorial Day Weekend just a few days away, getting to the end of the week is going to be pretty tough. What if we could make that weekend come a little faster?

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Upstate New York Town Is Birthplace Of Memorial Day

It seems like a little-known fact, but in 1966, United States President Lyndon Johnson signed a proclamation naming Waterloo, New York as the birthplace of this national holiday.  That was after Congress had adopted a resolution which officially recognized that the patriotic tradition of Memorial Day had begun 100 years earlier in this small community which is located southwest of Syracuse.  There is now a Memorial Day museum in the town of just over 5,000 residents.

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A Look at Sylvan Beach Amusement Park
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Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend at Sylvan Beach

Memorial Day weekend is just a few days away - Why not spend it in the beautiful Sylvan Beach area?

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‘Mohawk Valley’ Is Mighty Monument To Rome’s GAFB

From 1948 until 1995, Griffiss Air Force Base in Rome was key to our country's air defense system.   The former base was home to some of the most sophisticated fighter-interceptors and bombers of their day.

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Drive Back In Time To Central New York Drive-Ins

Drive-In movies - they bring back a lot of summertime memories. 

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Help ‘Fill The HIll’ With U.S. Flags For Memorial Day

The goal: 'Fill The Hill' with hundreds of U.S. flags on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30. Are you in? Show you're proud to be an American and support Sitrin's Military Rehabilitation Program

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Classic Military Tribute Song ‘Taps’ Written by Utica Native [Video]

One of the most iconic patriotic tunes is 'Taps.' What began as an indicator of "Lights Out" on the battlefield has now become a beautiful tribute to service men and women at their funerals. This classic memorial song was actually written by a Utica native by the name of Daniel Butterfield! 

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