Be sure to join me, Jumpin’ Zach Flash, for Central New York’s Greatest Hits every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Here are some things you may not know about me. My favorite musician is John Lennon (this explains my round glasses—it's NOT because I am a Harry Potter fan). My favorite John Lennon song has to be “Give Peace a Chance.” My favorite Beatles songs are “Don’t Let Me Down” and “Come Together.” My hobby is photography, and you can see a lot of my work right here on this website—search “Zach’s Weekly Snaps” to check out my photos.
Jumpin' Zach Flash
Central New Yorkers: How Do You Pronounce ‘Elementary’? [POLL]
So far, I've asked Central New Yorkers how they pronounce creek and roof. Today, I have another question. How do you pronounce elementary, as in elementary school? Is it elemen-TREE or elemen-TARY?
Central New Yorkers: How Do You Pronounce ‘Roof’? [RESULTS]
Last week, I asked Central New Yorkers to vote on how they say roof. Is it roof (like "proof") or ruff (like "look")? The results are in.
Central New Yorkers: How Do You Pronounce ‘Roof’? [POLL]
A few weeks ago, I asked Central New Yorkers how they pronounce creek. I'm back with another question--how do you pronounce roof? Is it roof with the long /oo/ sound, or is it pronounced like ruff? According to the Oxford Dictionary, both pronunciations--roof and ruff--are accepted (click the link to hear the pronunciation).
10 Facts You Might Not Know About Clinton, N.Y.
Here are a few facts you might not know about the little village in Central New York.
Company Logos That Have Changed Over Time [VIDEO]
From Apple to Twitter, a few big companies have made changes to their iconic logos over the years. Some of the changes are subtle and some dramatic. Check out this video of company logos that have changed.
Best Places to Get Apple Cider Near Utica–Zach’s Picks
With the leaves starting to change and the temperatures starting to dip, it's no doubt fall is in the air. And I don't know about you, but for me, the best part about this time of year is apple cider. Luckily, there are a few great places around this area where I can stock up on the sweet drink. Here are the best places near Utica to get some apple cider.
Central New Yorkers: How Do You Pronounce ‘Creek’? [RESULTS]
Last week, I asked Central New Yorkers to vote on whether they say creek or crick. And the results are in.
Central New Yorkers: How Do You Pronounce ‘Creek’? [POLL]
When I was a child, the people around me pronounced the work creek as crick. It wasn't until I was older that I heard creek pronounced with the long /e/ sound. After doing a little Internet research, both pronunciations--creek and crick--are acceptable. Merriam-Webster Dictionary even lists both pronunciations.
Reasons to Love Coffee Even More [VIDEOS]
Like many Americans, I need a cup of coffee in the morning. And according to this video, that's not a bad thing.
Worth a Visit: The Clinton Historical Society
If you are from Clinton, or would like to know more about the history of Clinton, you should visit the Clinton Historical Society. I find local history fascinating, especially the history of the Village of Clinton and the Town of Kirkland. I recently visited the Oneida County Historical Society. So, I decided to stop by the Clinton Historical Society, too. It's definitely worth a visit.
Worth a Visit – The Oneida County Historical Society
It's been a long time since I have visited the Oneida County Historical Society. I'm talking a long time. So, I decided to stop in recently when I saw the "Museum Open" sign on the front steps of the historical society.
Worth a Read: Books About Utica and the Surrounding Area
Last week, I shared with you a few book recommendations for those who want to read about the history of the Mohawk Valley and Central New York. This week, I want to share a few more book recommendations.