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Traci Taylor
Traci Taylor

Binghamton Thrift Store to Close

The Volunteers of America announced this week that they'll be closing all 11 of their upstate New York thrift stores by this September.

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Traci Taylor
Traci Taylor

7 Gifts Binghamton Dads Don’t Want for Father’s Day

Father's Day is creeping up on us and before you go thinking dad would love a man-purse, you might want to take a peek at this list from Complex of gifts that dad does NOT want.

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Best Father’s Day Ideas

Whatever you do, don't forget Dad this Sunday, Father's Day!  I've got a bunch of ideas that won't break the wallet and should make Father's Day a little easier to plan.

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98.1 The Hawk
98.1 The Hawk

Owego Strawberry Festival Highlights

This weekend, over 200 vendors and artisans will line the streets of downtown Owego as the Southern Tier comes out in droves to support the 35th Annual Owego Strawberry Festival.  This is the fun and tasty festival that so many look forward to the third weekend of every June.  For many, it's the sure sign of Summer.

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Halfpoint
Halfpoint

Five Awesome Father’s Day Gifts for Under $50

Father's Day is a weeks from this Sunday, and dads are notoriously hard to buy for.  So, if you're still looking for something good to give him, I've got you covered. Just remember to place your order today so that what you buy arrives in time for you to give it to dad

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5 Things To Know About The World’s Largest Yard Sale

Saturday 9am-3pm is The Thrift With a Twist Fundraising Shop's World's Largest Yard Sale, at the Broome County Fairgrounds in Whitney Point.  If you love yard sales and garage sales, and didn't make it last year, prepare to be blown away

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iStock

Worst Mother’s Day Gifts

It's rare we feature the worst of something but here at the Hawk, we want you to make a good decision when picking out a Mother's Day gift.

In a new Make-A-Wish poll, the worst Mother's Day gifts, according to U.S. moms include:  kitchen appliances, garden tools, cleaning supplies, dead or poorly arranged flowers.

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Photodisc

Sadly, the Belfie Stick is Now a Thing

If you thought the Selfie Stick (that stick that attaches to your phone so you can take a better selfie without having to hold out your arm) was a ridiculous invention, you this might make your head explode.

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TOC Festival Facebook page

Top 3 Christmas Gift Ideas For Country Music Lover

In an unofficial poll at the Oakdale Mall yesterday, country music fans were asked what their top 3 Christmas gift wants were and here are the results:

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Men Think Holiday Shopping is More Stressful Than a Trip to the DMV

I guess it depends what DMV office you go to, but I think going to the DMV is about as fun as getting a root canal and would rather to anything but deal with the headache, but I guess that's because I'm a woman.

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