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SUMMER IN SYRACUSE
11:39 am
Tue July 9, 2013

Families Enjoy Monday Fundays at Erie Canal Museum

Tinsmith and historical reenactor Dennis Heaphy interacts with kids at the first Erie Canal Museum Monday Funday.
Credit Christian Bersani/WAER News

If your summer “fun in the sun” has been spoiled by sudden, almost daily downpours, everyone at Syracuse's Erie Canal Museum wants you to join the fun indoors at their new “Monday Funday” family activities. 

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Cycling Erie Canal
9:58 pm
Mon July 8, 2013

Canal Ride Day 2 shows examples of how trail connects with history

Strip of downtown Medina similar to many canal towns hoping to thrive
Chris Bolt/WAER News

Day two of Cycling the Erie Canal offered a cool and dry day for the most part, until some thunderstorms drenched some riders and others' tents and belongings (such as one radio reporter).  The ride started in the Village of Medina, which has a historic section of downtown (see pictures in slideshow), including Bent's Opera House, from 1864.

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Local News
12:32 pm
Mon July 8, 2013

Cuomo Visits Mohawk Valley after Flooding. Calling for "Flowing" FEMA Funds

Credit Governor Cuomo's Press Office

Governor Cuomo plans to follow up with the White House after he’s heard nothing about a request he made for federal disaster assistance to aid the Mohawk Valley.  Torrential downpours in late June caused extensive flooding.  Cuomo returned over the weekend to reassess conditions following the on-going recovery efforts.

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Live Music
10:01 pm
Sun July 7, 2013

Jazz Fest Night 2 Highlights

Retro-funk group, Sophistafunk, shows why they are a regional favorite.
Joe Lee

Despite the rain on Saturday, hardcore jazz fans showed up to Jamesville Beach for some magical moments.  Here's what you missed if you stayed away.

Cycling Erie Canal
8:52 pm
Sun July 7, 2013

More Than 500 Cyclists Begin Annual Ride Along New York's Historic Corridor

Cycling the Erie Canal begins in Buffalo with 500+ riders
Chris Bolt/WAER News

Rain overnight before the first day of the Cycling the Erie Canal ride might have worried some riders.  But the overcast morning kept everyone cool as the ride got underway Sunday around 8:00 a.m.  Riders were in evidence from Texas, Florida, Missouri, California, Toronto, Arizona, as well as neighboring states.  Mothers rode alongside teen and younger daughters, couples rode together, adult children coaxed their parents to join them, a boy scout troop sponsored by a church hit the trail.  The large group quickly stretched out along the 46-mile first day. 

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