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YES! Lucille Ball Was a Frequent Visitor to Chenango Lake, Norwich!

Well, I asked the question.  And more than 3,000 of you visited the post I put up.  The answer is YES...Lucille Ball and her family were frequent guests at Chenango Lake in Norwich!

Some of the dozens of comments from my listeners were:

Wilma Gray:  "I saw a photo of Lucy and Desi and the kids at the camp on the lake

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HOF Chairman Jane Forbes Clark is All Wet! (for a reason…) VIDEO

National Baseball Hall of Fame Chairman Jane Forbes Clark, President Jeff Idelson and the Museum staff answered the #ALSIceBucketChallenge of the Pro Football Hall of Fame on the front steps of the Cooperstown shrine, in honor of Hall of Fame members Lou Gehrig and Catfish Hunter, who both succumbed to the fatal disease

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The Lucille Ball Stamp Is On Display

Hey, Norwich! Did Lucy Have a Home on Chenango Lake?

A listener asked me to see if I could get an answer on this one.  I had not heard it before.

Did Lucille Ball have a home or summer camp on Chenango Lake?  A listener told me that when asking directions at the lake he was told to "make a right at Lucille Ball's old mansion

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Orpheus Theatre Celebrates 30th Anniversary With A ‘Best Of’ Show

If you hear the whisper of Broadway tunes, then that's because Orpheus Theatre is getting ready for a big show this Saturday

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Energy Efficient Programs Means Big NYS Savings

Energy efficiency programs are leading to big savings for state and local governments in New York state. The New York Power Authority reported Wednesday that $4 million has been saved in the first six months of 2014 after efficiency programs were implemented at 100 state and municipal facilities

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Credit: First Night Oneonta

Susquehanna Balloon Festival Lifts Off This Friday!

Talk about a unique, awesome family entertainment event...The Susquehanna Balloon Festival this Labor Day weekend in Neahwa Park in Oneonta delivers fun for all. 

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Breaking News: Fire Destroys Iconic Sidney Business

 

A roaring fire leveled the Hillcrest Skating Rink in Sidney over night.  The skating rink, an iconic business which has served five generations of Sidney skaters since the 1920s, was totally destroyed by the blaze.  F

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Oneonta Was Once in the Town of Suffrage (Really!)

I was reading a passage out of an old Oneonta history book ("A Sketch of the History of Oneonta" by Dudley M. Campbell; 1883) and came across this interesting paragraph:

"At the time of its first settlement, Oneonta was located in the old county of Tryon.  In 1784

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Albany Shows the World How to Tear Down a Building! (VIDEO)

Over the weekend, Albany, N.Y. imploded the old, abandoned Wellington Hotel in downtown.  This is to make room for a brand new 66-million dollar convention center.The hotel, actually an 11-story annex to the 1920s era Hotel Wellington, was an Albany landmark but was unsuitable for renovation

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Sen. Seward Gets High Marks From National Business Group

State Senator James Seward has received top marks from leading small business advocacy group, the National Federation of International Business. Senator Seward’s score of 91 was the top mark issued in the senate, tying him with Senator Lee Zeldin

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