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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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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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Feel Good Friday Video: Enjoy..and Have a Great Weekend!

Silly.  Silly men.  But, still, fun to watch!  Have a great Labor Day weekend everybody!

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Attention Vendors! Spaces Still Available For Huge Yard Sale in Norwich!

It will be the biggest Yard Sale you have ever seen!

Our radio stations are once again hosting The World's Largest Yard Sale on Saturday, October 4 in Norwich.  It is also PumpkinFest day in the city

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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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West Kortright Fair is This Sunday! Come and Bring the Family!

If you haven't been to the West Kortright Centre yet this year..well, this Sunday is the perfect time to go and visit this local gem!

Rain or shine, Sunday, August 31st from noon until 6pm, East Meredith will be a hoppin’ place as the West Kortright Centre hosts their annual WKC Fair.  This event

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Police Say a Coventry Toddler Was Found Overdosed on Drugs

A Coventry couple is charged with endangerment after New York State Police say they found a toddler suffering from a drug overdose.

32 year old Christopher Byrne and 23 year old Casey Jones were arrested after a 20 month old girl was found inside a Coventry home under the influence of drugs

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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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Big Chuck Says Farewell and Thanks to a Sidney Landmark

I took a ride to Sidney today to survey what was left of the old Sidney Hillcrest Skating Rink.  When it burned down on Tuesday it was the 2nd oldest roller rink in America (built in 1929).

As I was about to leave a former owner, Bob Schmelcher (1993-1998), brought out a strange instrument which consisted of several harmonica-like items all pieced together

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