Author: Wayne Taylor

Perhaps you know a bit of the history of the California Gold Rush. From 1848, when gold was found by James Marshall at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California, to 1855, a stampede of “49ers”, named after the year of the peak of population influx into the “Golden” state, rushed to strike their claim. California’s population […]

Here we are, already into the fast and furious pre-Halloween retail blowouts. I wish the retailers would put as much effort into the Thanksgiving season as they do on all hallows’ eve. It has to do with money spent by consumers. Here are a few statistics: On an individual level, the average person plans to […]

I watched a good portion of an old B&W science fiction movie the other night. I must have been desperate for wholesome entertainment!   I don’t even remember the name of it. All I remember is that is features these big snail-like creatures and they were in some canal system somewhere in the US. The […]

The other day while on my way to pick up my daughter Janelle for a lift to Onondaga Community College, I stopped by a local Dunkin Donut store to pick up some coffee for our commute to Syracuse. While standing in line, just about to place my order, a friend of the server spoke to […]

Driving down Makyes Rd., the road where Mars Hill has its headquarters, is generally uneventful, with the exception of severe weather in the winter. Today, however was a little more interesting. The town of Onondaga is repaving Makyes road. This go round they are not merely putting a layer of asphalt over the top, but […]

Wayne Weakly, that’s more fitting a title these days for my supposed weekly blog. You recall the well know song that includes the words “summertime and the living is easy…”, well I have to take issue this year with those lyrics. This summer has not produced a lot of living easy time for me. I’m […]

We recently had a guest scheduled in for a Spotlight radio interview. The topic was a helpful one, call “811 before you dig”. 811 is the phone number that diggers are supposed to call before boring into the ground. No one wants to hit a buried gas, electric, or water line! The utility companies respond […]

Just yesterday I read another “breaking” news article on a news network web site. Some of these “breaking” news stories need to be broken before they are broken! The one news brief I read yesterday, however, was interesting. It reported that “water” may have been found below the surface near one of the poles on […]

This past week my daughter Jill and I enjoyed a four day camping adventure at Fair Haven State Park. Fair Haven camping and beach trips have been a tradition in the Wayne Taylor family for a good many years now, and prior to that, a regular staple in my own childhood. We had never camped […]

Maybe one of the hottest days of the year, perhaps even a record breaker. July 2, 2018 may become somewhat known for that someday during a weather recap on TV or radio, or an on-line forecast. But this July 2, 2018 has more significance for former Mars Hill announcer and operations manager Mark Hard. For […]


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