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Color Photo of the Historic D&H Rail Yard
I lowev this old photo of the D&H rail yard.  I have seen lots of black and white pictures of this area of Oneonta but when you colorize something it takes it to a different dimension.
I look at this and can imagine the noise of the metal trains coming in and out of the yard, the giant turntable …
Dairy Farmers Eligible For Cash! June 1st Deadline!
Dairy farmers may be able to get money back from the revised Margin Protection Program (MPP) this month, but they have to sign up before June 1st in order to benefit. Farm Service Agency (FSA) representatives in each county office across New York State are available to meet with dairy farmers to dis…
Will You Watch The Royal Wedding?
Are you going to watch the royal wedding this weekend?
Apparently they are very big deals in the UK.  Thousands will line the streets outside of the wedding ceremony just to catch a glimpse of Prince Harry and his beautiful American bride, Meaghan Markle...
Let's Talk Trivia!
Leslie Ann and I had a great water cooler conversation today.  About the evolution of trivia games.  Who remembers Trivial Pursuit?  Take a listen, this is funny!
 
Big Chuck's Meal #18
I discovered a waffle iron way in the back of a shelf in our kitchen.  Soooo...waffles for dinner this week!  Listen to the story here:
 
Oxford Legion Auxiliary Honors Member on 101st Birthday
Officers of the Fort Hill American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) Unit 376 recently honored a very special member, Marguerite Stiles with a luncheon for her 101st birthday.
Jan Pollard, Unit 376 president; Christine Gregoire, second vice; and Jeanie Petersen, membership chair, brought Marguerite from UMH Hi…
Historic Cherry Valley House For Sale!
Here is an Otsego County beauty up for sale.
The Limestone Mansion built in 1870, is currently listed by Wolfarth & Associates.  The house, a long time bed and breakfast, covers about 8,000 square feet.  There is also a 2,500 carriage house on the property which has a full bar and s…
A Local Civil War Mystery?
I was in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania over the weekend.  As I was walking along the street looking inn all of the windows of the great little shops they have, something caught my eye.
The shop is called The Union Drummer Boy: Authentic Civil War Era Artifacts...
A Bittersweet Video of Oneonta!
(Video courtesy of Brian Weyer/YouTube)
A listener sent me this video last week.  I have seen a lot of videos pop up over the years about our fair city, but this one struck me.
The video is from 2013 and was shot by a Brian Weyers, a person I do not know but who is in the video and obviously did …
A New Look at SUNY Oneonta!
I hadn't been up to the campus of SUNY Oneonta in quite some time.  But yesterday, under beautiful blue skies, I had a chance to wander the campus for a bit.  It was quite an eye opener!
The campus is, quite simply, a stunner.  New buildings, such as the Red Dragon Outfitters and …
Big Chuck’s New Year Resolution: Meal #17
This week's meal was a big success.  Oh, remember those little red roasted potatoes from last week?  You know, the ones I left in the oven for six hours?  Well, they make a return visit this week.  Listen below:
 
Oneonta's Famous Caboose!
Oneonta was once one of the busiest railroad towns in Upstate New York. Several train lines ran through the city, and a pair of elaborate depots welcomed incoming and outgoing visitors from near and far.
The railyard was the largest major employer in the city...
The Amish in Upstate New York
I just got back from taking trip around the St. Lawrence Seaway region. I was really amazed that once you reach a certain "imaginary line" the Amish seem to be everywhere.
There are many Amish communities in the north country (as well as in Otsego County)...
East Sidney Dam Nears 70 Years Old
When I was a kid, say around 1957, my Dad would drive me out to look at the East Sidney Dam in Franklin.  I thought it had to be the largest structure on planet earth.  I was amazed at it then, and still am in awe of it.  I drove by there just the other day and got out...
John Brooks to be Honored by SUNY Delhi
    
An Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree will be presented to John Brooks at SUNY Delhi's 101st annual Commencement Saturday, May 19th.    
     As a Hotel and Resort Management major at SUNY Delhi, Brooks earned the American Culinary Federation's New York City Chapter's Outstanding Foodserv…