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Family Christmas Day Silly String Fight
Family Christmas Day Silly String Fight

The “Real Simple” Guide To Avoiding Holiday Fights

I love my family with every ounce of my being. I love that we're a huge, loud, loving bunch. I love that we're all different and that we've faced, found and won countless battles together. But what I don't love is the holiday arguing.

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12 Days Of Facebook

The 12 Days of Christmas are here.  We all know how that song goes....sort of.  The price keeps going up every year. So what gift can we give that costs less and means more???  Facebook of course. So I give you, The 12 Days of Facebook.  

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School Takes Political Correctness to New Level by Banning Red and Green at “Winter Party”

I can't even tell you how sick I am of all of this political correctness business. My childhood was better because people said what they thought, worshiped as they wished, disciplined as they deemed necessary and it wasn't an issue because we respected the decisions and beliefs of one another.

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US Air Force Band Flash Mobs the Smithsonian [VIDEO]

My post yesterday talked about music in unusual places in the Southern Tier.  A friend of mine called a video to my attention that brings the US Air Force Band to the Smithsonian for some holiday music.  If you're a fan of musical flash mobs, check this one out and watch the kids faces.  It's sure to stay with you this Christmas.

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Popperfoto-Getty Images

Five Surprising Facts About Christmas Songs

I absolutely love this time of year.  I love the weather, the time with family and singing along to Christmas songs.

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Town of Owego Supervisor Donald Castellucci Jr.’s 17th Annual Memorial Blood Drive is Today

Every 30 days I can be found in the same exact place. Laying down on a gurney donating blood. I've been a blood donor since I was old enough to give, but it took on a whole new meaning to me when my Dad's life depended on transfusions.

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Ethan Miller-Getty Images

Free Community Christmas Dinners Planned for Christmas Day

I was talking to a friend last weekend about the years that I lived away from everyone I knew and how hard the holidays were for me.  Nobody should be alone on Christmas. Nobody should have to go without because finances restrain them. After all, the holidays are supposed to be about cheer and togetherness, aren't they?

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Music in Unusual Places in the Southern Tier

There was a time when you wanted to hear great live music you had to seek it in traditional venues like the Broome County Arena, the Forum, Binghamton University, a tavern, or a high school gym.  This holiday season, live music is popping up everywhere it seems.

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John Davison’s All-Time Favorite Christmas Movie [VIDEO]

Everyone has a favorite Christmas movie or show.  Mine was an obscure movie that was made in Italy in 1966.  I'm wondering how many of you remember 'The Christmas That Almost Wasn't.'

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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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