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Oktoberfest Celebrations in Maine and Binghamton

The calendar reads early October and the air is noticeably cooler.  This is a perfect weekend to get together with friends and family for some Oktoberfest celebrating and as it turns out, there are two this weekend: one is a first-time event in downtown Binghamton, and the other is a 3- day favorite in Maine, New York.

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Glenn Pitcher
Glenn Pitcher

Glenn’s Throwback Thursday With Kenny Chesney

It's Throwback Thursday and today we're throwing you some great news. Jake Owen is joining Kenny Chesney at the Taste of Country Music Festival, June 10th-12th at the Hunter Mountain.

Wow,  Kenny and I look young in this picture. Well it was 15 years ago.

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Photo: Warren Goldswain
Photo: Warren Goldswain

Apple Marathon Weekend

This weekend may require a quick road trip to Ithaca and/or Corning.  Friday thru Sunday is the Annual Apple Harvest Festival in Ithaca and downtown Corning will be alive with the Wineglass Marathon Weekend Saturday and Sunday.  Both sound like a good time.

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Win McNamee-Getty Images

Bald Eagle Found Shot Dead in Chenango Valley State Park

On September 19th, a bald eagle was discovered dead in the Chenango Valley State Park in Chenango Forks. Further examination showed that the bird had been shot and killed within a day or two of being discovered.

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Glenn Pitcher
Glenn Pitcher

Hawk’s Insane Inflatable 5K Only 2 Weekends Away

The Hawk's Insane Inflatable 5K is just weekends away. 2 weekends to be exact. I know me and my family are excited about it.

That's what happens when you have an event that is truly fun for the whole family.

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Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Did You See the Blood Moon?

Well depending on how you look at things, the world didn't come to an end last night. Some ministers were predicting the end of the world when the Supermoon Eclipse/Blood Moon appeared last night.

Well we're still here. Did you see it?

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Traci Taylor
Traci Taylor

What You Need to Know About Lunar Eclipse Sunday

What were you doing in 1982 when the total 'supermoon lunar eclipse' was in happening?  That sure was a long time ago and Sunday, the free show in the sky show will return.  If you miss it, you'll have to wait until 2033 to see it again!  But will we be able to see it Sunday night in the Southern Tier?

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5 Apple Jokes Overheard at the Greene Applefest

The Greene Apple Festival in a great and enjoyable festival that takes place in Greene, New York every September.  This weekend's weather sounds perfect for Saturday's fest. The festivities take place on the ballflats just off Genesee Street in the heart of downtown Greene and features hundreds of Vendors, great food and everything you can image...apple!

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Traci Taylor
Traci Taylor

Supermoon Eclipse/Blood Moon Happening This Weekend

Almost every starry night, Tara and I stand on our back deck and look at the stars. It really is an amazing sight that we take for granted. Tara told me that she wants to be an astronomer when she grows up.

I know what we'll be doing Sunday night. Do you?

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5 Favorite Southern Tier Hiking Spots

There's nothing like the feel of an autumn in the Greater Binghamton area.  While spring was wet and summer was hot and dry, autumn has started out with warm days and cool nights, perfect to get a family day in outside at a close-by park.

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DIFD
DIFD

Biking for Youth Mental Health and DIFD on Friday

On Friday, September 25th, the Mental Health Association (MHAST) of the Southern Tier will be biking for Youth Mental Health and DIFD (Do it for Daron).

They'll start in Hartford, CT and end in Binghamton on Monday the 28th.

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Toss a Skillet For Charity at Greene’s Applefest

Among the apple pies, cider, crafters and activities for the kids, is the iron skillet toss- a unique art of hurling a frying pan. Each September, the Chenango County Habitat for Humanity  hosts a "Skillet Toss" at the Greene Applefest and this year will be no different.

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Falling Leaves Festival is Friday and Saturday in Painted Post

The Falling Leaves Festival in Painted Post is a unique and educational way to entertain families of all ages on the Native American heritage in this country.  The festival will feature authentic Native American dancing, drumming, great food and arts and crafts.

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Glenn Pitcher
Glenn Pitcher

Let’s Celebrate the Last Day of Summer

I know there's still one official day left of summer but according to my daughter, Tara, fall is here now. She informed me that she has a special sense about these things. Who am I to argue?

So, how is she welcoming the fall season? By raking the leaves, of course!

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