July 4th

Madison VanDenburg's National Anthem Gave Us Chills
There were plenty of musical performance highlights at WGNA's Countryfest 2019 this past Saturday but none, in my opinion, topped what our hometown American Idol Madison VanDenburg did to kick off the show.  In case you missed it in person, watch her rendition of The Star Spangled Banner and tell me…
Where To See The Fireworks In The 518
From Albany to the Adirondacks and everywhere in between, Fourth of July firework displays will be lighting up Capital Region skies this week. Here's a list of large firework shows beginning on Wednesday and booming through the middle of July happening all throughout the 518!
Local Splash Pad Helps Beat Oppresive Heat
Plans to build the the Scotia Splash Pad started back in 2016 but it's construction  amounted to nothing more than a tiny squirt.  When problems arose from various conract issues resulting in multiple delays, many local businesses in and around Scotia stepped up and the Scotia Splash …
Where's The Best 4th Of July Fireworks Show In The 518?
If you've ever been down to the Empire State Plaza in Albany on the 4th of July to watch the fireworks, you know it's quite an experience.  Either you make it an annual tradition to brave the tens of thousands of people or you want absolutely nothing to do with it. There's very little in between.  T…
Brian and Chrissy's 4th Of July 'Salute To The Troops'
Starting at 6am on Wednesday, July 4th - and continuing all throughout Independence Day on WGNA - Brian and Chrissy will be honoring some of the local men and women in our military who may be away from their families while protecting our freedom back home. We'll be airing special shout-outs, message…
Newly Proposed Firework Laws Could Bang Your Wallet
A newly proposed fine being discussed in Schenectady County would ding those lighting off fireworks and sparklers and give police the ability to not only bang your wallet with a hefty fine, but confiscate the explosives as well.  It is actually an addition to the city’s already existing ordinance fo…
Fireworks Always Make People Do One Thing
Every year I try to find some local fireworks to enjoy for Fourth of July and every year I can't get through it without seeing this one thing. Don't point fingers, you know you're guilty of it too!

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