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History Comes Alive in Rutger Park, Utica, NY

History Comes Alive in Rutger Park, Utica, NY

I haven’t had this much fun in a long time. What a great event! We attended the 2nd Annual “History Comes Alive!” in Rutger Park, presented by the Landmarks Society of Greater Utica. The event was based on the Civil War, as this year is its 150th anniversary. I intended to spend only an hour […]

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The Amazing Adirondack Scenic Railroad Adventure from Utica to Thendara

The Amazing Adirondack Scenic Railroad Adventure from Utica to Thendara

We have visited hundreds of places in New York State and all are terrific in their own way. But once in a while, you see or do something here that surpasses all others, something that goes beyond an excursion and enters the realm of a life-long memory in the making. Such is the Adirondack Scenic […]

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Central New York: Top Ten Places to Live

Central New York: Top Ten Places to Live

This was certainly news to me, especially in light of some news a few years ago that showed Central New York as one of the highest taxed in the entire nation. Central New York is beautiful. We have plenty of water (probably too much!) but not enough sunshine; it’s quiet living here, but the larger […]

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The FX Matt Brewing Company, Utica, NY

The FX Matt Brewing Company, Utica, NY

The FX Matt Brewery is the second-longest running brewery in the nation, based in Utica, NY. It’s somewhat of a landmark here in this immigrant city, supplying jobs for many workers (even during th Prohibition Era). We took a guided tour of the building and the inner workings of the brewery, where all the stuff happens! Then we were treated to a Saranac beer in the elegant Matt saloon.

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