June 29, 2010 declared "Robert Channing Day" in City of Utica in honor of mentalist and psychic

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - He's an entertainer who's traveled the world, and on Tuesday, Robert Channing received an honor in his current hometown of Utica.

Utica Mayor David Roefaro declared Tuesday, June 29, 2010 as "Robert Channing Day" in the city.

"World's Greatest Mentalist and Psychic Medium" Robert Channing says that, yes, he's performed in all kinds of exotic locales, but this local honor means the world to him.

"It's an honor to be here at the Stanley Theater," Channing said at a Tuesday ceremony in the historic Utica venue. "I used to work for a company in Newport, New York called Reynolds Drapery Services when I was 16, and we cleaned all these drapes here."

Among his many "abilities," Channing can move objects and read minds.

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