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Blast From The Past: 1997 King Duck Of Higley

The English language has a number of phrases to describe a VIP - top dog, Grand Poobah, head honcho. Read More »

Blast From The Past: Promoted!

What we said about ourselves, back in the 90s. Read More »

Blast From The Past: A Visit From The President

In 2002, then-President George W. Bush paid a visit to Fort Drum to thank 10th Mountain Division soldiers for their work in Afghanistan. Read More »

Blast From The Past: 1983 Massena Industries

At one time, Massena was home to three big industries - General Motors, Reynolds Metals and Alcoa. Read More »

Blast From The Past: 1991 Princess Diana Visit

Princess Diana's beauty and charisma captured the world's attention from the moment she married Prince Charles 34 years ago to her untimely death in 1997. Read More »

Blast From The Past: 1993 Lewis County Fair

On this weeks' Blast from the Past, we're going back to July of 1993 for opening day of the Lewis County Fair. Read More »

Blast From The Past: 1995 Microburst

It was 20 years ago this week that a microburst blew through the north country, leaving a trail of destruction. Read More »

Blast From The Past: 1998 Look At Famous Photo

You may recognize the photo even if you didn't know where it came from. Read More »

Blast From The Past: Tall Ships

We set the wayback machine to the summer of 2001, and the beauty of tall ships on Lake Ontario. Read More »

Blast From The Past: 1983 Commercials

On this week's Blast From The Past, we take a look at commercials which aired on WWNY 32 years ago. Read More »

Blast From The Past: 2002 Relay For Life

The Relay For Life in Watertown this weekend is celebrating its 20th anniversary. On this week's Blast from the Past, we take you to the Relay For Life held in June of 2002. Read More »

Blast From The Past: 2003 Funny Cide Wins Kentucky Derby

In 2003, the north country watched as Funny Cide won the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes. Read More »

Blast From The Past: 1988 Old Fort Henry

If you've never been to Old Fort Henry in Kingston, Ontario, it's worth the drive. Read More »

Blast From The Past: 1994 Students Cover Presidential Visit

In March 1994, President Clinton visited Fort Drum. Check out the high school reporter we interviewed for this story. Read More »

Blast From The Past: 1989 Watertown Howard Johnson's Closes

Howard Johnson's restaurant was a fixture on Arsenal Street in Watertown for many years. Read More »

Blast From The Past: 1972 Interview With MASH Cast

On this week's Blast from the Past, we're going back to 1972 when WWNY-TV General Manager Tony Malara interviewed three members of the cast of MASH. Read More »

Blast From The Past: 1983 Tornado Aftermath

On May 2, 1983, a tornado tore through the community of Boonville. Read More »

Blast From The Past: 1986 Springsteen Album

This week, we take a look back at October 1986 and a big moment for music fans. Read More »

Blast From The Past: 1996 Golf

This week's "Blast from the Past" takes us back to March of 1996. Read More »

Blast From The Past: 1987 Rug Maker

In April 1987, 7 News reporter John friot visited a dedicated Adirondack rug maker who is still in business today. Read More »

Blast From The Past: 2006 Easter Service

Many churches and communities hold sunrise services on Easter Sunday. We take you to one back in April of 2006 in this week's Blast from the Past. Read More »

Blast From The Past: 2000 Fish Fry

Friday fish fries are very popular during Lent. On this week's Blast From The Past, we take you to one in Watertown that was hopping 15 years ago. Read More »

Blast From The Past: 1988 Earthquake

This week on "Blast from the Past," we'll listen to some earthquake stories from 1988. Read More »

Blast From The Past: 2005 Irish Festival

This year marks the 30th anniversary of Watertown's Irish Festival, which is underway this weekend at the Dulles State Office Building. Read More »

Blast From The Past: 1998 Tug Hill Tourathon

Saturday marks the 35th anniversary of the Tug Hill Tourathon. So, this week on Blast from the Past, we'll take you back to 1998, when the Tourathon was a family affair for the Chapmans of Pulaski. Read More »

Blast From The Past: 1961 Snowmobile Ride

This week on Blast from the Past, we're taking a ride on a 1961 Ski-Doo snowmobile. Read More »

Blast From The Past: 1990 Monsignor McCarthy On Game Show

Back in the winter of 1990, the beloved carnival priest, Monsignor Robert McCarthy of Watertown appeared on the television game show "To Tell The Truth". Read More »

Blast From The Past: 1985 Super Science Saturday

This week's Blast From The Past takes us back to February 1985. Read More »

Blast From The Past: 1987 Cheeleading Competition

A group of spirited girls from 12 area high schools took part in a Frontier League cheerleading competition back in 1987. Read More »

Blast From The Past: 1997 Ice Castle

We take a look at the ice castle being constructed during the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival. Read More »

Blast From The Past: 2006 Ice Fishing Derby

This week on Blast from the Past, we'll take you to the Alexandria Bay Fire Department's ice fishing derby in January of 2006. Read More »

Blast From The Past: Bizzard of 1977

This week on "Blast from the Past," we're remembering the Blizzard of 1977. Read More »

Blast: 'Snowtown' Past & Present

On Friday's "Blast From The Past," we revisited 1991's Snowtown celebration, and then caught up with this year's doings. Read More »

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 »

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