A CHANGE IS COMING……
After 8 months and more than 14,000 visitors to this site..change is in the air!
As of December 1, 2012 this site will no longer be active. After studying our diagnostics about who visited this site it became clear that almost 90% of you found your way here to find out about New York State festivals! So, we are changing the whole focus of our efforts to bring you the one, most important clearing house for New York State festivals you will ever need!
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“Welcome to my blog for all seasons!
My name is “Big Chuck” D’Imperio, a 25-year veteran radio broadcaster in Oneonta (WDOS, Townsquare Media, Otsego County), newspaper columnist, tour guide, successful blogger and author of several Upstate New York books.
If you should stumble upon this blog, let me know where you live in Upstate (or where you used to live up here). I’ll bet I have been there! This is the latest in a series of books (see photo) I have written about my home region. It is published by Syracuse University Press and it looks at 30 great memorials scattered around Upstate New York! Check out a selection of my Upstate Books here. From the famous graves of Upstate legends to the famous people in the region and famous (and unknown) events, to famous monuments and statues, and much more I am sure there is one that will catch your eye!
It is my hope that, over time, you will check out the posts on this blog and we all will eventually learn something new and fun about our wonderful UPSTATE NEW YORK! And be sure to scroll all the way down..some of the events have been listed far in advance to accommodate your participation. Plus you don’t want to miss any of my Upstate trivia, factoids, the profiles of famous Upstaters, some selections from the Upstate Book Shelf and a tribute to those famous personalities resting forever in Upstate New York. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
(And for all you purists out there….yes I do know where Upstate is. In anticipation of emails saying Western New York, or the Finger Lakes or the Capital District are their own distinct regions or areas of New York, I concur. But for the sake of simplicity I will encompass them all under the umbrella of “Upstate” just for this blog. I was born in Upstate [Delaware County] went to college there [Albany County] and live and work there even now [Otsego County]. This blog will focus on the people, places and events throughout New York State outside of New York City and Long Island).
Don’t forget to flip through my archived posts (there are currently more than 200 posts for you to enjoy!) There is a LOT of good stuff in here!
When exploring Upstate and all its glories, be sure and visit the premier resort in our region, the spectacular Geneva on the Lake in the heart of the Finger Lakes!
From world-class dining to sumptuous accommodations all wrapped in a view that will stay with you forever, Geneva on the Lake Resort is the jewel of our Upstate region!