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Last Minute Christmas Shopping [POLL]

Holiday shopping sales are about even with last year according to sources at many stores in the Greater Binghamton area.  Locally owned stores seem to enjoying a spike in sales.  But with Christmas Day exactly one week away, there can be a sense of panic if you haven't done ANY shopping yet.  Right?  No.

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Rodney Carrington Store Offers Stocking Stuffer Gifts

At the Hawk Holiday party last week, I talked with quite a few people who are surprising their significant others with Rodney Carrington concert tickets.  Great gift idea!  Rodney is bringing his adults-only show to the Binghamton Forum February 22nd.  People love to laugh so this is a natural.

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Angry Customer Silenced in the Most Amazing Way by Company Co-Founder

'Tis the season for people to take out their gripes on innocent customer service reps. And while a lot of companies sit back and let their employees get chewed up one side and down the other, this company's co-founded wasn't having any of it and silenced an irate customer in a way I've never seen before.

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The Award For the Worst Christmas Toy Goes to: iPotty by CTA Digital

There are some really great children’s toys but then there are some really awful ones. So which should you steer clear of buying this Christmas?

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A Quick Guide for Holiday Tipping

I have to admit that I'm terrible when it comes to knowing how much to tip. I have an app on my phone that calculates how much I should give, but what my app doesn't tell me is how much I should tip people like my hairdresser during the holidays. If you're not sure either, here's a handy little guide that should help- it's helped me!

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A New Twist on the “Ugly Christmas Sweater”

Having a Christmas get together with family or your best girlfriends, but don’t want it to be the same old same?  You know the kind.  You set out a few trays of fruit and cheese and have a few bottles of wine on hand and your family and friends just stand around looking bored, but trying politely to look like they’re having a good time. You don’t want to be that person do you?

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Toy Guns Banned From Airports

If you're planning to catch a flight out of the Binghamton Airport this holiday season and are planning to take toys with you, know this-when the TSA says no guns at the airport, they mean ALL guns.

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Christmas Time in New York City

New York City is always fun, but this time of year, there's something magical about it. I know because I got to experience that magic yesterday.

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Glenn's Picks Week 14
Glenn's Picks Week 14

Pro Football Pick’em Challenge Week 14 Begins Tonight

It's week 14 of the Pro Football Pick'em challenge. I had a good week 13 going 12-4. It put me into a first place tie. I'll be honest I could go 2-14 this week. You have until 8:25 to get in this week and it's free. Also if you're the weekly winner, you could turn your victory into a 1,000 dollar American Express Gift Card.

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Otsiningo Winter Farmer’s Market Opens Again Saturday

If you think that because the warmer weather has left that local farmers markets have as well, you're in for a surprise!

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