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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News
Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Binghamton University Students and Staff Donate to Toys for Tots

The Binghamton University Physical Facilities Department is presenting a hefty check and dozens of toys to Binghamton's Toys for Tots campaign.

The department raised $3,500 at several fundraising events this year

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News
Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Roberson Museum’s Home For the Holidays on Southern Tier Close Up

A holiday tradition in Binghamton is now open at the Roberson Museum and Science Center.

Speaking on the weekly local public affairs program, Southern Tier Close Up, marketing director Jason Fiumi talks about this year's Home for the Holidays that runs at the Front Street mansion through January 4

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Canadian Pacific photo http://www.cpr.ca/en/community/holiday-train
Canadian Pacific photo http://www.cpr.ca/en/community/holiday-train

Canadian Pacific Holiday Train to Benefit CHOW

The Broome County Council of Churches is announcing plans for the arrival of this year’s Holiday Train.

For the past several years, Canadian Pacific has been making a stop with its festively decked-out train in Binghamton to raise food and money for the Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse

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Scott Olson/Getty Images
Scott Olson/Getty Images

Wendy’s Walk for Kids Raises Record Amount

Wendy’s Walk for Kids is breaking a record.  The charity has presented its largest donation ever of $250,000 from last summer’s walk.

The money is being split between the Jewish Community Center, Food Bank of the Southern Tier, ACHIEVE and the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News
Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Binghamton Evening With the Stars Fundraiser for the Forum

An event is planned for December to help raise money to pay for upgrades at the Forum Theater in Binghamton.

The Friends of the Forum are hosting anEvening With the Stars, unveiling the new location of the Binghamton Sidewalk of the Stars

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Corning Community College photo
Corning Community College photo

Corning Community College Students Put a Bow on Breast Cancer Awareness

Students, faculty and staff at Corning Community College wrap up Breast Cancer Awareness Month and put a bow on it.

A pink human ribbon was formed on CCC's new turf soccer field October 30.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is designed to educate the public about the disease that attacks one in eight U

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Broome Board of Elections photo
Broome Board of Elections photo

Adopt a Broome County Polling Place Program is Launched

The Broome County Board of Elections is looking for organizations that want to adopt a polling place.

Actually, officials need more inspectors at polling places.

Organizations like clubs and churches can provide volunteers to man the polls in exchange for the $10 an hour normally paid to inspectors

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Kathy Whyte/WNBF News
Kathy Whyte/WNBF News

Binghamton Restaurant Week Raises Thousands for Charity

The Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse and the OurSpace Project at Recreation Park in Binghamton are sharing $10,077 from Binghamton's 10th restaurant week in September.

Diners enjoyed 19,904 meals in Binghamton restaurants at bargain prices with a portion of the proceeds going to charity

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News
Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Insane Inflatable 5K in Syracuse- Day One

Thousands of people turned out to the New York State Fairgrounds for the first day of the Insane Inflatables 5K fun run, walk, bounce.

People from Chenango Valley School district, United Health Services, Owego all checked in even to some people who drove hours from New Jersey to join in the fun to benefit Samaritan Center, helping the needy in the region

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News
Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Ross Park Zoo Loses Accreditation

Binghamton’s Ross Park Zoo is again in the position of operating without accreditation by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

The zoo on the South Side on Morgan Road has been working on a continuing improvement plan, but the AZA, during a visit in July, apparently didn’t believe the re-zoo-venation efforts were enough to maintain accreditation

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