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Troop Ride

Troop Ride

YNN was proud to sponsor this year’s Troop Ride and everyone who attended had a great time. The YNN StormChaser and hundreds of motorcyclists dodged the rain as they made their way around the Sothern Tier. All benefits from the event went to the USO. Representatives from the USO led the pack with the StormChaser not far behind. There will be a formal presentation of the check from the Troop Ride to the USO later in the year. 07/30/2012 01:07 PM

Harborfest

Harborfest

It was a beautiful weekend for the 25th annual Harborfest in the Port City. Tens of thousands of people from across the country made the trip to the event. YNN was the proud exclusive television media sponsor for the event. Among the many things to do, the YNN StormChaser gave kids the opportunity to record their very own YNN weathercast. 07/30/2012 01:04 PM

Syracuse Nationals

Syracuse Nationals

It looks like it is turning out to be another record-breaking year at the Syracuse Nationals. Over 80,000 people and 8,000 cars have been estimated to have come out for a great weekend at the New York State Fairgrounds. The YNN StormChaser remained a staple of the event, giving kids the opportunity to record their very own YNN weathercast. Many attendees took part and many said they look forward to making their weathercast year after year. 07/30/2012 12:59 PM

Boilermaker Health and Fitness Expo

Boilermaker Health and Fitness Expo

The YNN StormChaser joined many local and national vendors for the 35th annual Boilermaker Health and Fitness Expo in Utica on July 6th. The Expo focused on improving health and fitness. Thousands of people from all over came to the Expo to gear up for this year’s Boilermaker race. The YNN StormChaser gave kids the opportunity to record their own YNN weathercast. Many kids took part and had a great time. Updated 07/10/2012 12:09 PM

Oswego Fourth of July Parade

Oswego Fourth of July Parade

The YNN StormChaser celebrated the stars and stripes in the Oswego Fourth of July Parade. The StormChaser joined about 100 other parade entrants in traveling down Bridge Street. Thousands of people came out in the beautiful summer weather to watch the parade go by. It was another great year with many more sure to come! 07/10/2012 12:00 PM

Oswego County Fair

Oswego County Fair

The YNN StormChaser visited the Oswego County Fair on June 30th. Opening day of the fair drew thousands of Central New Yorkers to the fairgrounds in Sandy Creek. The YNN StormChaser gave kids the opportunity to record their own YNN weathercast. Located in between the midway and the main stage, the StormChaser was a big draw for the kids at the fair. 07/10/2012 11:57 AM

Made In New York

Made In New York

YNN helped celebrate all things New York at the second annual Made in NY festival in Sackets Harbor. The YNN StormChaser joined over 75 local vendors at the historic Madison Barracks on July 7th. The YNN StormChaser gave kids the chance to record their own pretend YNN weathercast! The festival had live music throughout the entire day. All proceeds from the event went to Meals on Wheels of Greater Watertown. Last year the event raised $10,000! For more information please visit www.madeinnny.com 07/09/2012 02:35 PM

Great NYS Food and Wine Festival

Great NYS Food and Wine Festival

You couldn’t miss the YNN StormChaser if you were one of the thousands of people who came out for the Great New York State Food and Wine Festival held in Clayton. The YNN StormChaser joined local businesses from all over New York at the event. The YNN StormChaser was on hand to give kids the chance to make their very own YNN weathercast. Many kids took part and had a blast. It surely was a great time. 06/26/2012 01:18 PM

Big Rig Day

City of Syracuse

Big Rig Day

Nearly 30 big rigs were at Burnet Park in Syracuse for the 5th annual Big Rig Day. YNN's StormChaser was one of the big rigs! Kids had a chance to climb aboard the big machines and have some fun. 04/30/2012 11:46 AM

Syracuse St. Patrick's Parade

Syracuse St. Patrick's Parade

The combination of almost 80 degree weather in March, SU in the playoffs and it being St. Patrick’s Day, the Syracuse St. Patrick’s Parade brought out approximately 100,000 people to downtown Syracuse. The YNN StormChaser, news car and over 30 YNN staff members participated in the day’s festivities. Each year we hear the crowd shout-outs for “YNN!” and they love the ever-popular green beads that we hand out and this year was no different. It was a beautiful day for a parade and YNN once again felt the “love” from our community. Updated 04/26/2012 02:31 PM

New York

YNN and other Syracuse television stations are teamed up to bring awareness to the sexual, verbal, and physical abuse of children with an hour long special titled Protecting Our Children. Watch the hour long special inside of this story. Updated 04/25/2012 06:45 PM

Binghamton St. Patrick's Parade

Binghamton St. Patrick's Parade

There was beautiful weather and huge crowd of people for the Binghamton St. Patrick's Parade on March 3rd. The YNN staff walked in the parade and greeted fair-goers with thousands of green beads! 03/26/2012 03:04 PM

Balloons and Bounty at Wolf Oak Acres

Balloons and Bounty at Wolf Oak Acres

A record number of hot air balloons came out for this year’s Balloons and Bounty Festival at Wolf Oak Acres in Oneida. The YNN StormChaser was on hand giving kids the opportunity to record their very own YNN Weathercast. YNN joined almost 50 local vendors for a great weekend. The amazing weather enticed thousands of Central New Yorker’s to join hot air balloonists from all over the country. The event featured 20 hot air balloons which launched 5 times over the weekend, even offering rides to event attendees. 10/10/2011 11:32 AM

Syracuse Festival of Races

Syracuse Festival of Races

The 2011 Syracuse Festival of Races was held October 2nd, at the Manley Field House. Thousands of people turned out on a very rainy Sunday morning. The YNN StormChaser was there to greet runners when they finished the race. While entrant numbers were down for the 2011 races, that didn’t stop runners from breaking national records with records being set in the men’s and women’s 5K runs, including the national record for a 93 year old runner by Henry Sypniewski. 10/10/2011 11:26 AM

Walk to End Alzheimer's

Walk to End Alzheimer's

The Walk to End Alzheimer’s was held October 1 at Long Branch Park in Liverpool. A rainy day didn’t keep the walkers away from this important event. To date over $110,000 has been raised from this year’s walk to help fight this disease. Donations are being accepted until November 1. The Syracuse Walk to End Alzheimer’s is part of a national effort that has raised more than $347 million in the fight against Alzheimer’s Disease. To donate to the cause please contact walk@alzcny.org. 10/10/2011 11:18 AM

Hope For Heather Teal Ribbon Run

Hope For Heather Teal Ribbon Run

Hundreds of people joined YNN and the YNN StormChaser for the third annual Hope for Heather Teal Ribbon Run. The event was held at Syracuse's Inner Harbor on September 25th to help raise awareness of ovarian cancer. The event, which featured a 5K Run and Walk and also a 100 yard stiletto dash, raises money for education and outreach about the disease, which affects more than 20,000 women each year. For more information please visit hopeforheather.org 09/28/2011 04:42 PM

March of Dimes Bikers for Babies

March of Dimes Bikers for Babies

The YNN StormChaser was on hand for this year’s March of Dimes Bikers for Babies held this past weekend. Bikers started from locations all around the state and ended the ride at Jamesville Beach Park. YNN’s Traffic Anchor, Lacey Leondardi, kicked off the event in Syracuse and the YNN StormChaser gave kids the chance to record their own pretend YNN Weathercasts. Dinosaur BBQ was in the park selling picnic lunches. Over 450 bikers showed up at the Syracuse ride alone! The mission of the March of Dimes Bikers for Babies is to one day ensure all babies are born healthy. 08/17/2011 10:17 AM

Troop Ride 2011

Troop Ride 2011

YNN was a proud sponsor for this year’s Troop Ride in the Southern Tier. The YNN StormChaser was on hand for all the festivities. Almost 500 bikers participated in this year’s event! All proceeds from the Troop Ride were donated to the USO. 08/11/2011 10:05 AM

Northeast Jazz and Wine Festival

Northeast Jazz and Wine Festival

YNN and Time Warner Cable were proud sponsors of the 4th Annual Northeast Jazz and Wine Festival in Clinton Square. The YNN StormChaser stopped by the festival on Friday, July 29. The YNN StormChaser gave kids the opportunity to pretend to be a YNN Weathercaster and record their own weathercast and take it home on a free YNN flashdrive! Three live music stages and over 1,000 types of wine to taste led to this event having another successful year. 08/11/2011 10:02 AM

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