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Blast From The Past: 2002 Christmas Decorations

It was a tradition in West Carthage for many years. The Shirley family's yard was filled with Christmas decorations in 2002. Read More »

Blast From The Past: 1988 Hot Christmas Gifts

What were the hottest Christmas gifts under the tree 26 years ago? Video games! Read More »

Blast From The Past: 1989 Christmas Parade

This week's Blast from the Past takes us back 25 years to Watertown's annual Christmas parade. Read More »

Blast From The Past: 2002 Thanksgiving On Ice

Do you remember how you spent Thanksgiving of 2002? On this week's "Blast from the Past," we checked out a tradition in Massena, where old classmates reunited on the ice. Read More »

Blast From The Past: 1997 Concert Rehearsal

The Northern Choral Society has been practicing for December's holiday concerts since September. In this week's Blast from the Past, we're going back to a rehearsal at Asbury Methodist Church in November of 1997. Read More »

Blast From The Past: 1985 Dee's Dancing Academy

Ask any woman in the Watertown area where they took dance or gymnastics lessons as a child and they'll all say the same thing - Dee's Dancing Academy. Read More »

Blast From The Past: 2002 Masonic Building Sale

This week on Blast From The Past, we're going back 12 years to Lowville when the Masons were selling off the contents of their building. Read More »

Blast From The Past: 1990 Visit With Artist Dick Bailey

Self-taught St. Lawrence County artist Dick Bailey caught our eye back in October of 1990. Read More »

Blast From The Past: 2000 Accordion Player

We're going back 14 years to listen to the late Richard Crescenzi of Watertown playing the accordion. Read More »

Blast From The Past: 1976 Building Demolished

In April 1976, the five-story electric building on Watertown's Public Square was demolished. Read More »

Blast From The Past: Vanessa Williams

In 1983, future Broadway and movie and tv star Vanessa Williams was crowned Miss New York in Watertown. She appeared on 7 News. Read More »

Blast From The Past: 2012 Art Teacher

Indian River Central School art teacher Tracy Robertson retired in August after 52 years on the job. Read More »

Blast From The Past: 1999 Moose Sighting

It is rare to see a moose in the wild in the north country, but it has happened. Read More »

Blast From The Past: 1984 Fort Drum Announcement

It was 30 years ago this month that then-Congressman David Martin made a huge announcement. Read More »

Blast From The Past: 1988 Bravo Italiano Festival

This year marks the 30th anniversary of Watertown's Bravo Italiano Festival. This week's "Blast from the Past" goes back 26 years to see how people were celebrating the area's Italian heritage. Read More »

Blast From The Past: 1997 One-Room Schoolhouse

This week on "Blast from the Past," we visit a one room schoolhouse in Glenfield. Read More »

Blast From The Past: 1990 Look Inside Bomax

Chances are you may own a fan made at Bomax manufacturing company in Watertown. Read More »

Blast From The Past: 2002 Croghan Lumberjack Festival

Among the first settlers in the north country were loggers who cleared the land for houses, churches and businesses. Read More »

Blast From The Past: 1995 Microburst

In July of 1995, a microburst carved a path through the north country causing tremendous destruction. Read More »

Blast From The Past: 2005 Wasps At Post Office

In 2005, the Henderson Harbor Post Office had a big problem. Read More »

Blast From The Past: 1988 Mining

Talc and zinc mining were once the lifeblood of southern St. Lawrence County. Back in 1988, 7 News had a unique opportunity to go underground. Read More »

Blast From The Past: 1989 Tony Bennett Performs In Watertown

In April 1989, Watertown High School hosted a legendary singer. Read More »

Blast From The Past: 1961 Watertown Dance

This week on "Blast from the Past," we take you to a teen dance held at the Watertown YWCA in 1961. Read More »

Blast From The Past: 1999 Woodstock

It wasn't quite Woodstock '69, but thousands of people did show up at Woodstock '99. Many of them were from the north country. Read More »

Blast From The Past: 2003 Rare Plants

Eleven years ago this month, we showed you some very rare and beautiful plants. Read More »

Blast From The Past: 2004 Visit With World War II Vet

Private First Class William Bender of Clayton found he could fit into his World War II uniform decades after the war. His letters from the battlefield and other war stories are feature on this week's "Blast from the Past." Read More »

Blast From The Past: 1989 History Lesson

This year marks the bicentennial of the Battle of Big Sandy Creek back in 1814 and what historians call the War of 1812 Cable Carry. Read More »

Blast From The Past: 1992 Late Spring

Do you think spring has been less than ideal this year? It was the same back in 1992. This week's "Blast from the Past" is proof. Read More »

Blast From The Past: Questions For Roswell Flower

We set the wayback machine tonight (May 16, 2014) for 1975, when longtime WWNY news director Bob Tompkins took on the... Read More »

Blast From The Past: 2005 Lottery Winner

Back in 2005, luck rained down on a Watertown man who had been playing the same lottery numbers for years. Read More »

Blast From The Past: 1993 Building A Dream

In this week's "Blast from the Past," we take you back to the spring of 1993. 7 News reporter John Friot caught up with a Canton man who was building a dream. Read More »

Blast From The Past: The Danny Burgess Show

If you were a Boy Scout, Girl Scout or Cub Scout back in the 1960's, 70's or 80's, no doubt you appeared on the Danny Burgess Show. Read More »

Blast From The Past: 1997 Easter Sunday

This week on "Blast from the Past," we take you to an Easter mass 17 years ago. Holy Family Church in Watertown was filled with people in their Sunday best. Read More »

Blast From The Past: 1989 Death Of Abbie Hoffman

Abbie Hoffman, the 1960s radical, was the driving force behind the local environmental activist group Save the River. Read More »

Blast From The Past: 1993 Joining The Circus

We're told time and time again to follow our dreams. This week on "Blast from the Past," a Potsdam man was doing that when he joined the circus back in 1993. Read More »

Blast From The Past: 1992 Maple Syrup Making

This weekend is yet another opportunity to tour area sugar houses to see how maple syrup is made. On this week's "Blast From The Past," we take you to Yancey's Sugarbush in Belfort back in 1992. Read More »

Blast From The Past: 1990 Sit Skiing

This week's "Blast from the Past" is an inspirational story that we first aired 24 years ago. It's a report about sit skiing at Dry Hill Ski Area in 1990. Read More »

Blast From The Past: 1985 Barnes Corners Winter

Back in 1985, Barnes Corners was living up to its name - the snow capital of the northeast. And, the winter was just getting started. Read More »

Blast From The Past: 1991 With Gerald Borland

Carthage resident Gerald Borland is well known in the north country for his work with wood. This week on "Blast from the Past," we go back to February of 1991 to see what Gerald was up to back then. Read More »

Blast From The Past: 1990 Ice Fishing Tournament

This week on Blast from the Past, we take you back to the winter of 1990 when the Alexandria Bay Fire Department held its annual ice fishing tournament. Read More »

Blast From The Past: 1987 World's Largest Snowplow

This week on "Blast from the Past," we take you back to 1987 when workers at Frink American in Clayton had built the world's largest snowplow. Read More »

Blast From The Past: 1985 Snow Measurements

This week on "Blast from the Past," we're measuring all the snow we got back in 1985. Read More »

Blast From The Past: 1996 Beatles Memorabilia

The Beatles have been big for a long, long time. This week on "Blast from the Past," we go back to 1996 for some sticker shock on Beatles memorabilia. Read More »

Blast From The Past: 1974 Interview With Couple Celebrating 74 Years Of Marriage

Back in 1974, former WWNY-TV reporter Joe Rich sat down with a couple celebrating their 74th wedding anniversary. Read More »

Blast From The Past: 1973 Memories Of Hotel Woodruff

The Hotel Woodruff in downtown Watertown has been gone for nearly four decades. Back in 1973, longtime hotel manager John Russell shared hotel memories with former WWNY-TV news director Bob Tompkins. Read More »

Blast From The Past: On-air Promotions From 2000

This week on "Blast from the Past," we take a look at some of the things 7 News was promoting on the air back in 2000. Read More »

Blast From The Past: 1989 Danny Burgess' Last Day On Air

Longtime viewers of WWNY-TV will remember the name Danny Burgess. On this week's Blast from the Past, we take you back to his last day on the air, March 10, 1989. Read More »

Blast From The Past: 1975 Trip To Grindstone Island

This week's Blast from the Past takes us back to the winter of 1975 when the late WWNY-TV news director Bob Tompkins traveled to Grindstone Island on an ice punt. Read More »

Blast From The Past: Norwood Brass Band

The wayback machine is set for 2013 minus 30, as we listen in on a brass band from St. Lawrence County. Read More »

Blast From The Past: 1974 Anniversary At WWNY

WWNY-TV will be celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2014. Back in 1974, the people who worked here took to the airways to celebrate our 20th anniversary. Read More »

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