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Big Chuck Rates Some of His Favorite Records From his Vinyl Vault::
Stevie Wonder's "Songs in the Key of Life" was released in 1976.  I think everyone of my generation, well the music lovers at least, ran out to our favorite record stores (remember them...
Crazy Father's Day Gifts for This Year
These are some top gifts to give Dad this year for Father's Day.  Out of all of these only ONE really appeals to me.  How about you?  Take a listen here;
Unadilla Farm Brewery Opens!
Upstate New York's newest craft brewery just opened...in Unadilla!
The Muddy River Farm Brewery grows their own hops right in front of the brand new tap room.  The owners are cousins Dustin and Jared Wood (with able assists from their wives Katie and Christina)...
Oneonta Car Fire!
A car fire shortly after 8:00 am on Friday caused traffic diversions near the intersection of Main Street and Roosevelt Avenue in Oneonta.  The city fire department responded to the scene where a red sports car was reported fully engulfed in flames...
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 …