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Greg McShea

I've got a long connection to the Mohawk Valley, having attended Utica schools and graduating from Utica College with a B.S. Degree in Public Relations. I've hosted a number of radio programs, and my voice has been heard on the local airwaves through the years. When I'm not broadcasting, I enjoy reading science publications and sci-fi novels, traveling to some favorite vacation spots, and anything "Star Trek". I am a native of the Utica area and have many friends and family members in the area.
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Irish Soda Bread For St. Patrick’s Day – Recipe [VIDEO]

With a name like McShea, you know that I'm a wee bit Irish. And one food item that I look forward to at St. Patrick's time is Irish Soda bread. If you've never had it, it's like a combination raisin bread-rye bread, but looks more like a muffin. What?

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Utica A Hub Of Brewing In the 19th And 20th Centuries

You know that Utica is home to the F.X. Matt Brewing Company, but you may not know the number of breweries that existed in this area during the 19th and 20th centuries. With good water and nearby hop farms in the Waterville area, Utica had the right stuff to be in the beer business.

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A Rich Hop-Growing History In Sangerfield And Waterville

During the 1800s and early 1900s, the Town Of Sangerfield and specifically Waterville were considered one of the major hop-growing regions in the country. Due to that fact, a number of local breweries were located in the nearby Utica area.

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How To Experience The Olympics In Lake Placid

With the Winter Olympics in Sochi well underway, other cities that hosted previous Olypmic Games have a keen interest in the event. Specifically, Lake Placid, New York, who hosted the Winter Olympics in 1932 and again in 1980. So, how can you experience the Winter Olympics in Lake Placid.

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What Women Really Want For Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day is just a couple of weeks away, and that means thinking about a romantic gift for your sweetheart. For women, we guys will probably head to the florist or candy store, or both, and maybe dinner out. But, is that what they really want?

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Food Pairings With Beer

We've heard wine aficionados discuss what wines to serve with certain foods, but beer also has some especially good food pairings. With "Utica On Tap" coming to the Stanley Theater on March 22nd, here are some tips on matching beer with food.

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‘USA TODAY’ Costs Twice As Much Today [OPINION]

One of my favorite Friday pastimes is picking up the weekend edition of "USA TODAY" for leisurely weekend reading. I love USA TODAY...the pie charts, colorful USA weather map, the page with stories from all 50 states, the sports...yata, yata, yata. And today when I went to pay for it, the price doubled! The price at the newsstand has been $1.00 ever since I can remember, but today they raised it to $2.00. Check out more of my outrage.

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