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
Worth a Read: Books About Mohawk Valley and Central New York History
I don't know about you, but for me, local history is so interesting. I can't read enough about it.
Our Top ‘I’m So Clinton’ Sayings
Have you seen this on Facebook? People are posting "I'm so (say the name of a city)" and then something nostalgic. For example, "I'm so Clinton, I remember _______." So, I decided to make a few about being "so Clinton."
Rakhine Water Festival in Utica–Zach’s Weekly Snaps [PHOTOS]
The Rakhine community of Utica held a traditional Water Festival called Thingyan at Hanna Park. Many came out to enjoy the singing, dancing, food, and of course, the water.
Going to the Beach? Remember These Tips and Tricks to Make the Trip Easier [VIDEO]
'Tis the season for going to the beach. With all this hot weather, the beach is on the minds of many. However, one of the worst things about going to the beach is that sand gets everywhere. Also, what do you do with your valuables when you go in the water? What about an easy way to waterproof your phone? Here are some tips and tricks to make going to the beach a little bit easier.
Fascinating Fast Food Facts [VIDEO]
You can't go anywhere without seeing some sort of fast food restaurant. They're all over. Here's a question for you. What is the largest fast food chain in the world? You might be surprised by the answer. Here's another fast food question. Just how close are you to a McDonald's at any given time in the United States? Check out the answers to these questions, and learn more interesting facts about
Learn to Speak the Languages of the Six Nations of the Iroquois (Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, Seneca and Tuscarora) [VIDEO]
One of my favorite things is to read about local history. It's amazing just how much has happened right here in Central New York and the Mohawk Valley. I recently started reading this book "The People of the Standing Stone: The Oneida Nation from the Revolution Through the Era of Removal". It talks about the history of the Oneidas, and the book discusses the Six Nations of the Iroquois (
Beautiful Photographs of Sylvan Beach–Zach’s Weekly Snaps [PHOTOS]
With the weather warming up, taking a trip to Sylvan Beach is in the minds of many people. Not only can you find a sandy spot to relax for the day, but also there is some beautiful scenery around the beach. I recently took a drive to Sylvan Beach to take some pictures. I'd like to share some of those photos as part of my photoblog series Zach's Weekly Snaps. This week's theme--Sylvan Beach. Read M
Super Easy Camping Hacks for Your Next Trip into the Wilderness [VIDEO]
With the warm weather, many people have one thing on their minds--camping. Let's face it, camping is so much fun; however, it can be a pain packing and remembering everything for the trip--not to mention it's time consuming, too. Here are some time-saving tips for your next camping trip.
Fascinating French Fries Facts [VIDEO]
Have you ever just wanted to know everything you could about French fries? If you answered, "Yes," you're in luck. Here's a video full of fun facts about those cut and fried potatoes everyone loves.
Amazingly Simple Photography Hacks [VIDEO]
Are you serious about photography? Even if you are just beginning in the art, these seven photography hacks are good to keep in the back of your mind. And for those who are pro photographers, these hacks can help with inspiration on those days when you do not feel creative or motivated to take photos.
How Did Car Brands and Models Get Their Names? [VIDEO]
Ever wonder where the name Cadillac came from? Do you know how the Corvette got its name? Do you know how Toyota got its name? Why does the car brand Infiniti spell its name without a "y" (infinity)? Well, all of these questions and more are answered in this eight-minute video. Enjoy.
It’s a Bird. It’s a Plane. No, It’s a Father Running at Top Speed to Help A Child [VIDEO]
Ever wonder how fast your dad can run? If he's anything like this dad, it's pretty darn fast. Check out this video of a father preventing a child from getting hit by a big toy car rolling down a hill at top speed. His super speed activates when he realizes the situation is going to be bad. It's pretty amazing to see how fast this dad can run. Check it out.