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“Festive Fun Around the Holidays: Exploring Seasonal Delights and Activities in CNY”

Story by Mitchell Smith Hello everybody. Today I’m kicking off December taking a look at some fun activities and attractions I grew up doing around holiday time. I celibate Christmas, but whatever you may be celebrating this season these are fun for the whole family. The season in CNY kicks off with our tree lighting where there is a band, the mayor, and crowds of people having hot cocoa. Once the tree is lite one can enjoy some outdoor ice skating on a portion of the Erie Canal that used…

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The POP-EXPOSE ‘The Erie Canal’ by Mitchell Smith!

The Erie Canal was made back in the 1800’s. Construction began July 4th 1817 in Rome, NY and went to Utica, NY(this just happens to be where long time Braves second baseman Mark Lemke is from). The Canal expanded and fully opened October 26th 1825. The plan was to be able to move bulk goods from New York City across New York and into the Great Lakes region. Normal transit time on land was about 2.5 weeks and a harsh trip as well. There wasn’t a rail system and this…

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