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Category: Central NY

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Fort Stanwix in Rome, New York, Part 1

Fort Stanwix in Rome, New York, Part 1

We absolutely adore Fort Stanwix in Rome, NY. It’s one of the finest national parks, I think. The rangers and volunteers are really devoted to history, and are extremely knowledgeable as well as friendly! We try to go to this fort every year. And this year, it was extra special: we went on July 4th, […]

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TAX Tea Party in Rome, NY

TAX Tea Party in Rome, NY

On July 4th, we visited the nice city of Rome, NY, to attend a t- e- a- event at the City Hall. I am not as politically active as I used to be, but I am still involved (and very much concerned) about the direction our nation is going; namely, far, far away from it’s […]

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Schultz and Dooley are 50!

Schultz and Dooley are 50!

Schultz and Dooley– those interminable talking beer steins created for the marketing of Utica Club beer– are 50 years old! The steins are highly collectible. Schultz and Dooley first appeared in 1958, on television commercials for Utica Club beer produced by the FX Matt Brewery here in Utica, NY. The Matt Brewery also produces the […]

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Return to Shako:wi, and Where's the Stone?

Return to Shako:wi, and Where’s the Stone?

Earlier this week, we took a small road trip out toward Oneida, NY, and had some time to stop in again to see the Shako:wi Cultural Center, a small, beautiful museum built and maintained by the Oneida Indian Nation on their land. We had visited the museum before, gathering much knowledge about the history of […]