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Help Needed For Rome Family Who Lost Everything in Fire

Imagine watching your whole life go up in flames in a matter of minutes. A Rome family is left with nothing after a fire burned their home to the ground. Ryan and Chelsea Windhausen lost everything, including their car that went up in flames. The family was only renting and had no insurance.

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OnLive and Extra Life Offer 250+ Free Games During Fundraiser for Charity

The cloud gaming service OnLive is teaming up with Extra Life to offer 250+ games for free during a 24-hour gaming marathon this week to raise money for 170 Children's Miracle Network Hospitals across North America.

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Join ‘Sitrin’s Stars And Stripes Run-Walk’ Saturday

We all have a chance to support our local heroes this weekend in central New York by participating in the "Sitrin's Stars And Stripes Run-Walk" at the SUNY-IT campus in Marcy.

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James "JY" Young, Mick Jones, Don Felder, David Crosby and Tommy Shaw. Photo Credit: Jason Powell
James "JY" Young, Mick Jones, Don Felder, David Crosby and Tommy Shaw. Photo Credit: Jason Powell
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Foreigner, Styx Donate $10,000 to Fireman’s Charity After Bus Fire

The two groups, along with Rock to the Rescue, have thanked the Philadelphia firemen who put out the fire on their tour buses last week.

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Jamie Callari
Jamie Callari
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Fur Ball To Benefit Stevens Swan Humane Society May 16th

Tad and I are honored to be asked to be a part of the annual Fur Ball to benefit the Stevens Swan Humane Society.  This year's gala will be held at the Utica train station May 16th and hosted by Assemblyman Anthony and Erica Brindisi.

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Anthony Pagliaro
Anthony Pagliaro
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Local Firefighter Fighting For His Life

Anthony Pagliaro is fighting cancer but he's not fighting alone. The man known as Pags is a volunteer firefighter and has the support of every fire department in the area.

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10 Great Ideas for Donations to Your Local Food Bank

This time of year, food banks are working extra hard to keep their shelves stocked. If you're in a charitable mood, you might be wondering what exactly these charities are looking for in the way of donations. A recent thread on Reddit explored just that. Numerous commenters with experience either working at or patronizing food banks offered their thoughts on the best items to donate—and it's not just food, either.

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Shawna Kleftis
Shawna Kleftis
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Clinton Native Riding Across Country in Memory of Her Brother Who Died of Cancer

Clinton native Shawna Kleftis is taking on quite a challenge.  She's biking across the U.S. in the 4K for cancer, a 70 day ride for 17 to 25 year-olds. 

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Album Art - Jim Raymer
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Kelly Yacco Talks ‘Kelly’s Christmas’ CD Benefitting The House Of The Good Shepherd

It's becoming a regular thing: local musicians from all genres and walks of life coming together at Big Blue North Recording Studio to make another record full of Holiday classics that you can stuff your stockings with and put Central New York in the Christmas mood.

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photo: Kelly Yacco
photo: Kelly Yacco
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Get Your ‘Kelly’s Christmas – 3rd Edition’ CD In Time For The Holidays

For the 3rd year running, local musicians have come together not just for some good Holiday fun, but also for a charitable cause. The result is 'Kelly's Christmas - The Magic Of Christmas...'

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Homeless Foreign Man Befriended by Complete Strangers Gets Sent Home to See Family

One group of YouTubers has gotten a jump on the whole "doing good for others" thing this holiday season.

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Scott From New York Sash Explains The Utica Hockey ‘Teddy Bear Toss’

The first UC Pioneer goal of each hockey game is an electric feeling already but once a year the goal becomes much more than just a point on the scoreboard. Imagine the buzzer going off and then suddenly thousands of plush toy teddy bears and stuffed animals start raining down seemingly from the heavens to the ice literally piling up the entire surface

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