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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 »

Blast From The Past: 2001 Grinch In Lyons Falls

Twelve years ago, the Grinch stole Christmas in Lyons Falls. The village Christmas tree was stripped of its lights. Read More »

Blast From The Past: 1993 Miniature Painter

Back in 1993, an artist from Canton was painting miniature replicas of historic buildings in St. Lawrence County. Read More »

Watch: 13 Years Ago, We Had Snow, Cold

The picture above? It's from November 24...2000. Read More »

Blast From The Past: WWNY Promotional Campaign

This week's "Blast from the Past" takes us way back to the early days of WWNY-TV when the theme of a station promotional campaign was "Welcome Home." Read More »

Blast From The Past: 2005 Waltz

This week on "Blast from the Past," we're learning the waltz. Read More »

Blast From The Past: 1993 Veterans Day

On Veterans Day in 1993, a dream came true for canton resident Nellie Coakley. The Army nurse had spearheaded an effort to recognize the contributions of women in the Vietnam War. Read More »

Blast From The Past: 1983 Campaign Trail

Every year someone new decides to try their hand at politics. This week's "Blast from the Past" takes us back to 1983. Read More »

Blast From The Past: 2001 Horse Bowl

More than a decade ago, a New Bremen man was heading to a national 4-H competition called the Horse Bowl. Read More »

Blast From The Past: 1940s In Watertown

This week's Blast from the Past is a unique look in and around downtown Watertown in the 1940s. Read More »

Blast From The Past: 1980 Burrville Cider Mill

It wouldn't be fall without a trip to the Burrville Cider Mill. More than 3 decades ago, we got a lesson in how cider is made. Read More »

Blast From The Past: 1992 Court Street Bridge

Back in the early 1990's, plans were being made to tear down Watertown's Court Street Bridge and replace it with a new one. Read More »

Blast From The Past: 2002 Bingo

This week's "Blast from the Past" takes us back to a September 27, 2002 report on bingo. Read More »

Blast From The Past: 1987 Lovesick Moose

This week's Blast from the Past takes us back 26 years. Former reporter Jeff Paston was on the trail of a lovesick moose. Read More »

Blast From The Past: 1984 Head Start Classroom

This week's "Blast from the Past" takes us to a Watertown Head Start classroom back in 1984. Read More »

Blast From The Past: 1999 Advertising Jingles

Ever get an advertising jingle in your head and can't stop singing it? Read More »

Blast From The Past: 1987 New York State Fair

In August 1987, the New York State fair was in full swing. Read More »

Blast From The Past: 2002 Adirondack International Speedway

This week's Blast from the Past takes us to the Adirondack International Speedway in New Bremen back in August of 2002. Read More »

Blast From The Past: 1988 Kelli Phillippi

Back in 1988, Kelli Phillippi was singing her heart out and dreaming big. Kelli is the subject of this week's "Blast from the Past." Read More »

Blast From The Past: 2000 Camp Wabasso

This week's Blast from the Past takes us to 4-H Camp Wabasso back in August of 2000. Read More »

Blast From The Past: Renaissance Festival

We go back exactly 15 years to 1998, and a trip to a Renaissance festival. Read More »

Blast From The Past: Ride On

We go back 17 years, to a summer day when the sound of motorcycles filled the air. Read More »

Blast From The Past: 1980s Waterfowl Carver

This week we're sharing a story from the mid 1980's of a waterfowl carver from Clayton, who was winning all sorts of awards. Read More »

Blast From The Past: 2001 Seaway International Festival

This week's "Blast from the Past" takes us to the Seaway International Festival in Ogdensburg in July of 2001. Read More »

Blast From The Past: 1984 Jefferson County Fair

Our "Blast from the Past" this week takes us back 29 years to the 1984 county fair. Read More »

Blast From The Past: Small Town Summer

Former 7 News reporter Kara Gormley took us to Natural Bridge in the summer of 1993. Read More »

Blast From The Past: 1986 Help For Drought

This week's "Blast from the Past" takes us back to July 24, 1986. North Carolina was in a drought and it was the north country to the rescue. Read More »

Blast From The Past: 1993 Empsall's Department Store

This week's "Blast from the Past" takes us back 20 years. The days were numbered for Empsall's Department Store in downtown Watertown. Read More »

Blast From The Past: 1988 Riveredge Resort Fire

It was in June of 1988 that fire destroyed the Riveredge Resort on the St. Lawrence River in Alexandria Bay. This week's "Blast from the Past" shows us the devastation. Read More »

Blast From The Past: 1992 Memorial Day

They say the more things change, the more they stay the same. So it goes with Memorial Day traditions. This week's Blast from the Past takes us back to 1992. Read More »

Blast From The Past: 1995 Car-Freshner Trees

This week's "Blast from the Past" takes us back to 1995. It's about a scented tree made in Watertown and found around the world. Read More »

Blast From The Past: 1983 Tour Of ACCO Plant

This week's "Blast from the Past" takes us back 30 years for a rare look inside the ACCO plant in Ogdensburg. Read More »

Blast From The Past: 1986 Barbershop Chorus

The Islanders Barbershop Chorus has been making music, without instruments, since 1966. This week on "Blast from the Past," we show you part of a performance in Watertown from May of 1986. Read More »

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