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Big Chuck’s Monday Morning Time Capsule: Brooks House Of BBQ Is Born, 1961! (PHOTO, VIDEO)

THIS IS A THROWBACK THURSDAY POST WHICH APPEARED 3 YEARS AGO!

After years of private catering in the Stamford area and of selling their unique style of barbecue chicken at the concession stand under the Del-Sego Drive-In movie, the Brooks family opened up their brand new restaurant on Rt. 7 in Oneonta's

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A Fun Look at “International” Upstate New York!

Upstate New York is more international than we think!

I was recently looking through a map of the area and a few "country" names jumped out at me.  Have you visited these "international" Upstate New York towns and villages?

BELGIUM, NY (Onondaga County)

CUBA (Chautauqua County)

EGYPT (Monroe County)

RUSSIA (Herkimer County)

DENMARK (Lewis County)

PERU (Clinton County)

POLAND (Herkimer County)

MEXICO (Oswego County)

GREECE (Monroe County)

NORWAY (Herkimer County)

SARDINIA (Erie County)

 

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Is This a Disappearing Upstate New York Tradition?

"In the old days" this was a familiar sight on the back roads of our listening area.

Long before I-88 took us off the less traveled roads, this was a sight that you could come upon at virtually any hour of the day (especially, if I remember it correctly, on NY Rt

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Delaware County Historical Association Features Local Images From Famed Photographer Bob Wyer!

 

If you have an old postcard showing almost any part of our region from the 1930s to the 1970s, chances are you will see these words on the back:  "Photograph by Bob Wyer."

(The image above shows a fireman's tournament parade in Sidney, N.Y. f

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‘Where In The World Is Big Chuck?’

This building has been around since before the Revolutionary War.  Today it is a classy eaterie.  Ask a waitress about the time a famous general "turned his coat" here and ended up spending a long time in a jail cell because of it

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Do You Remember Downtown Oneonta, 1955?

I love this old 1955 photo of Downtown Oneonta!  Look at the old businesses, the old Bresees facade, the shoppers on the street, those big neon overhanging street lamps, and especially those great old cars!  I mean, you gotta love that great convertible in the forefront!

Are you old enough to remember these "good old days" of Downtown Oneonta?

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Sharon Springs Was “Fabulous” For Harvest Festival!

Sunday was a great final day of the ever-growing Harvest Festival in Sharon Springs.  Thousands make their way to this tiny hamlet of 500 residents every year for one of the greatest Fall Festivals of the Upstate region.  My wife and I joined the crowd again this year.

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