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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

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

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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Kopernik Observatory photo
Kopernik Observatory photo

Kopernik’s 40th Anniversity is Highlighted on Southern Tier Close Up

The Kopernik Observatory and Science Center in Vestal is about to celebrate 40 years of star-gazing and education.

Speaking on the weekly local public affairs program, Southern Tier Close Up, on August 30, Kopernik Executive Director Drew Deskur talks about how the observatory on Underwood Road got its start and how it has expanded over the past several decades

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

All Paws for a Cause Dog Walk Featured on Southern Tier Close Up

YWCA, Binghamton ENCOREplus coordinator Crystal Lown is on the weekly local public affairs program, Southern Tier Close Up August 16 and talks about the 13th Annual All Paws for a Cause Dog Walk for Breast Cancer Prevention

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WNBF News/Roger Neel Photo

Child Hunger Awareness Week Observed in Broome County

Programs are being launched this week as part of Child Hunger Awareness Week to confront food challenges in the community.

The Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse has a new CHOW Community Food Bus that will serve as a mobile food stand

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Photo by Kathy Whyte
Photo by Kathy Whyte

B.C. Human Society Featured on Southern Tier Close Up

The B.C. Humane Society has some fun and creative fund raising events planned throughout the year to help the shelter care for dozens of animals.

Speaking on the May 17 edition of the weekly local public affairs program, Southern Tier Close Up, Donation Coordinator, Kim Broderick provides details of the 2nd annual 5K Wag, Walk & Run taking place Saturday, June 7 at Otsiningo Park. 

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WNBF News/  Roger Neel Photo
WNBF News/ Roger Neel Photo

Scleroderma is Discussed on Southern Tier Close Up

Executive Director of the Scleroderma Foundation Tri-State Chapter, Jay Peak and Director of Patient Education and Support, Mary Beth Bobik-Kadylak appear on the May 10 local public affairs program, Southern Tier Close Up to talk about the auto-immune disease that many people don't know much about

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News
Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Forum Theater Fund-Raiser Featured on Southern Tier Close Up

On the May 3 edition of the weekly, local public affairs program, Southern Tier Close Up Binghamton Businessman, Ron Sall talks about the May 28 gala and performance to raise funds for Broome County's Forum Theater in Binghamton

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News
Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

The Volunteers of America Opens New Resale Store

The Volunteers of America is being called 'one of the best-kept secrets in Broome County.'

Speaking on the local public affairs program, Southern Tier Close Up on April 26, VOA Vice President of Supportive Housing in Binghamton, Lisa Cioci says the charity operates numerous housing and support programs in the region, many of which, like a transition program for paroled inmates, are largely unknown by residents

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