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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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Jennifer Nettles and Jake Owen Hitting Big Apple Parade Day

According to TasteofCountry.com, "Country music will have two representatives at the 2015 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. Jake Owen and Jennifer Nettles will both perform during the NBC telecast. Both are expected to release new albums in 2016."

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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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Be a Santa to a Senior This Holiday Season

We like to think of Christmastime as a time for being together with family and friends, but for a lot of seniors in our area, Christmas is a time of sadness because they're all alone-loved ones are too busy with their own lives, spouses and friends have passed away. It's heartbreaking.

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Binghamton Church to Host Free Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and whether you're all alone or have family, but are struggling to make ends meet, Faith Bible Church wants to make sure that you're able to enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner this year.

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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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What’s Open and Closed for Veteran’s Day

Veteran's Day is Wednesday November 11th and there are a number of parades scheduled to honor our service men and women, including a Binghamton parade Wednesday at 2pm that starts at the American Legion on Main Street and ends at the Floyd L Maines Veterans Memorial Arena in Binghamton.

If you're wondering what may be open and closed Wednesday, here is a list:

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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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Traci Taylor

National Love Your Red Hair Day

Today, November 5th, is National Love Your Red Hair Day, a day to celebrate redheads everywhere. 

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Binghamton’s Most Searched Costume According to Google Frightgeist

According to Google Frightgeist, these are the Halloween costumes Binghamton searched for the most this Halloween season.

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New Holiday Postage Stamps

My Dad recently revealed a box of stamps he has been collecting for me since I was a little boy.  So I guess you could say, I have been a US stamp collector and didn't know it.  Not completely true because I do visit the post office and their web site to see what is new in stamps.

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Canadian Pacific

Holiday Train Won’t Roll Into Binghamton This Year

For many Binghamton area families, a visit to see the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train has become a tradition that kicks off the holiday season.

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Credit: Lyle Mallen

Someone on Reddit Solves Biggest Movie Plot Hole of All Time

One of the biggest plot holes in 'Home Alone' is that the phone lines get cut toward the beginning of the movie, when a tree falls on the wires.

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8 Things to Avoid Handing out on Halloween

If you plan to hand out treats on Halloween this year and haven't bought them yet, you might want to get to the store quickly unless you want to hand out Valentine candy to trick-or-treaters.

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