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Traci Taylor
Traci Taylor

Making Spirits Bright- Christmas Card Campaign

When I was a young girl my family and I would visit the nursing home near my house every Sunday after church. We'd spend an hour or two walking around and chatting with residents who looked forward to our visits because many had nobody else.

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Grandma’s Thanksgiving Candied Yams [RECIPE]

If I close my eyes I can still feel the warmth of the kitchen. I hear the Broadway songs playing on the stereo and my grandma’s voice singing along and can almost, just almost taste my grandma’s buttery candied yams.

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‘Give Back Friday’ Makes Christmas Brighter for Broome County Kids

The Children's Charity of Greater Binghamton is asking for help in making Christmas a little brighter for some very special kids in Broome County.

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9-Year-Old Boy Faces Sexual Harassment Charges for Love Note

It was 1986. I was six-years-old and he was five. His name was Billy and he was in love with me.

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Operation Christmas Child is Underway in Johnson City

When I was 13-years-old, I decided that I wanted to do something to help make a difference in the lives of other kids my age, and so I teamed up with an organization called 'Samaritan's Purse' and was part of their inaugural shoe-box mission, a mission to touch lives, which continues to this day.

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Free Southern Tier Thanksgiving Dinners

Collecting food for the needy seems greater every year.  For a number of years, I would volunteer by time to help out at the YMCA free Thanksgiving Dinner in Johnson City and other events that could use assistance around this time of the year.

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Bighouse JD via YouTube
Bighouse JD via YouTube

Little Boy is Indecisive About Time Out [WATCH]

Something happened overnight. Literally overnight. My son grew up. He started crawling and climbing and getting into all of the things my husband I tell him not to get into.

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Wreaths for Meals on Wheels of Broome County

Glenn, Traci, Rich and I are going to put our creative minds (!) together and hopefully come up with a striking wreath that will be a part of Castle Gardens "Deck the Hearth" Wreath Silent Auction on December 1st to benefit Meals on Wheels of Broome County.

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Jason Merritt / Getty Images

Dolly Parton on Positive Energy

Country legend Dolly Parton is busier than ever these days.  The '9 to 5' singer credits her family and music as the sources of her positive personality and inspiration that have shaped her humble beginnings to music superstardom in her cover story in the Nov/Dec issue of 'Live Happy.'

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Dinner & Direct Talk About Drug Awareness Tonight

It's a night of dinner and drug awareness. It's at the Chenango Valley High School Auditorium tonight but it's open to everybody. It's called "Dinner & Direct Talk."

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"Great Futures Start Here" Campaign Launch
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Taste of the Best to Benefit Boys and Girls Club of Western Broome

 

Taste of the Best is back for the 14th year to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Western Broome.

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Chocolate Festival is Sunday in Binghamton

The first chocolate bar was invented in 1847 by Joseph Fry.  Today chocolate comes in classic milk, dark, white and the rare blond chocolate.  It seems only appropriate to honor this healthful snack with a full blown Chocolate Festival Halloween weekend in Binghamton!

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5 Things to Do on Halloween

With Halloween being on Saturday this year, there are quite a few ways you can enjoy the day (and night) in and around the Southern Tier.  In fact, it's difficult to narrow it down to just 5!

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Lisa Maree Williams, Getty Images

Harry Potter Fans Take Over Ithaca Saturday

If you or someone in your family is a big fan of Harry Potter, a trip to Ithaca may be necessary Halloween Day.  Saturday the street of Press Bay Alley will be transformed in to a magic filled landscape of Harry Potter's Diagon Alley, which most events at this very cool funfest will be free to attend...

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