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The First Independence Day Was Celebrated On July 8th?

And now some interesting facts about the 4th of July so that if the conversation lulls during your BBQ or get together you can pull out this info and sound like the genius that you are. 

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iStock Photo

Cruisin’ Pallooza Brings Back Memories of My First Car

iStock PhotoI love Crusin' Palloza for the excitement and energy that fills the air in Whitney Point.  If you're a car enthusiast as I am, this is one event you won't want to miss.  At last year's Crusin,' I met people that came from as far as Albany.  It's just a lot of fun.

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Christian Petersen-Getty Images

Flag Day Is June 14th: Why Do We Celebrate?

Every June 14th we celebrate Flag Day, but do you know why?

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Owego Remembers Flag Day

There are many almost forgotten traditions in America.  But once again, the Southern Tier, rich in tradition, remembers.  It's nice that Owego still honors one of the greatest symbols of our freedom, the good ole American flag

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Memorial Day Is Not National BBQ Day

Monday is Memorial Day, here's some things we can do to honor those who have given the ultimate sacrifice.

Fly your U.S. Flag at half-staff until noon on Monday.  Fly the 'POW/MIA Flag' (Section 1082 of the 1998 Defense Authorization Act)

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Elmira Native Inducted into U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame

Elmira Native and NASA's first female shuttle commander, Eileen Collins, was inducted into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame on Saturday. She became the second female test pilot in 1990 and commanded the space shuttle Columbia in 1999

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Lisa Maree Williams, GettyImages

Binghamton “Carousel Capitol of the World”

Carousels are fading icons, with only approximately 150 throughout the U.S.and Canada, it's fortunate for us that 6 are in the Greater Binghamton area. Donated by George F. Johnson, a local shoe manufacturer and benefactor, between 1919 and 1934, these whimsical relics remind us of a forgotten age, lost in the haze of day-to-day responsibilities

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Chris Jackson- Getty Images

Former Prime Minister Thatcher Dies Following Stroke

CNN  is reporting that Margaret  Thatcher, former British Prime Minister passed away this morning following a stroke at the age of 87.

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Binghamton’s Bundy Mansion: Fascinating Relation to IBM

Over the weekend I took my brother to the Bundy Mansion and Museum on Main Street in Binghamton.  I bet you’ve driven by a million times and not given it a second glance, but this home holds a whole ton of interesting history- history that’s impacted the entire world.

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Amazing Cancer Drug Breakthrough

This is the kind of hopeful news that sends shivers down my spine. You see, my Dad is fighting for his life as I type this. Dad has been going through some really crazy things as doctors have been trying to save his life from the grip of a rare form of cancer called “myleofibrosis.”

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