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John Davison
John Davison

Last Day of Summer at Chenango Valley State Park [PHOTOS]

Sunday turned out to be a weather surprise and I took full advantage of it by taking a unplanned visit to one of my favorite parks, Chenango Valley State Park in Port Crane.  Since it "off season," there is no park admission fee, no life guards, no concessions, just the natural beauty of State Park

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StoughtonFarm.com
StoughtonFarm.com

Newark Valley Corn Maize Has Important Message

I'm always looking for some cool things to do around the Southern Tier that don't cost an arm and a leg.  For many years now, friends of mine would take this adventure to nearby Newark Valley to tour a real corn "MAIZe." They would come back with some great photos and the following year, more people would join them.  It sounded like the best time and these were all adults having the time of their life at this beautiful family farm.

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Tara's first leaf pile of the year
Tara's first leaf pile of the year

Good News Monday: Leaf Raking Has Begun at Pitcher Household

I know there is still one week left of Summer officially but according to Tara, Fall is here now. She informed me yesterday that she has a special sense about these things....Who am I to argue. So how is she welcoming the season..by raking leaves.

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Mario Tama, Getty Images
Mario Tama, Getty Images

The Safest and Most Dangerous Places to Live in the USA

While I was vacationing last week on the Jersey Shore, I caught up on some reading, something I like to do when I'm relaxing.  TIME magazine did a very impressive job with their recent "Answers Issue," where they gave the reader everything you didn't know but needed to know.

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Category: Lists, Nature, Weather
iStock
iStock

Animal Adventure Makes a Tall Order with its New Giraffe

Where can you get within spitting distance of a dromedary camel, a hop, skip and a jump from a red kangaroo and a tail-feather-shake from a peacock? How about Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, NY – just 15 minutes outside of Binghamton!

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Traci Taylor
Traci Taylor

City of Binghamton Announces Tree Planting Program

If you're a resident of the city of Binghamton, here's your chance to add a touch of beauty to the world around you absolutely free!

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sola deo gloria
sola deo gloria

Hands-Free Driving Coming in 2015

I'm not sure if I'm fascinated by this or if I'm terrified. On second thought- I think I'm leaning toward terrified.

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Gordon Images
Gordon Images

Dahlias Are Amazing Southern Tier Flowers

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I remember my Mom planting these little potato things called tubers every year about this time of the year.  The first year I would laugh as she would tell me how each tuber would produce this 3-7 foot plant in a dazzling array of colors.  They are called Dahlias, a flower native to Mexico and first discovered in the year 1525.

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Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park
Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park

The River Otter Pups Are Exploring At Binghamton Zoo

There is a lot of things going on with the Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park including new adventures with the River Otter pups.They are having a swimmingly good time as they begin to explore their outdoor exhibit.

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Webguyz
Webguyz

Hummingbirds Return to the Southern Tier [VIDEO]

Now is the time to put out your hummingbird feeder if you want to attract hummingbirds to your Southern Tier backyard.  I put mine out Saturday and yesterday saw my first hummer.  The thing about hummingbirds, if you feed them early, they will stay with you until they fly away this Autumn.  In fact, I've talked with many listeners who tell me they return year to year.

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