Monthly Archives: August 2011

Young mother escapes abusive husband at SOS Shelter


Heather, a young mother of two children, Zachary and Kayla, had married Ryan less than two years after her divorce from Cody, the father of both children. It was her attempt to provide a stable life for the kids. Things … Continue reading

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Free dental care for those with urgent needs on Sat., Sept. 10, at four locations


Again this year the Doctors With a Heart program will offer free services at four area locations to those who have urgent dental needs, but do not have sufficient funds, or are unemployed, or do not receive health care through … Continue reading

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American Red Cross program makes life easier for military families


Because no one has been drafted into the military to serve in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the average age of those in military service is older than in previous wars. Therefore, more of those in the military have … Continue reading

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10-year-old race car driver wanted to help local kids with autism


Kamdin is a 10-year-old who races junior slingshot cars, small race cars that do not have an age limit for the driver. He lives in Lanesboro, Pennsylvania, in northern Susquehanna County. Last year, when Kamdin was picking out his slingshot … Continue reading

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Action for Older Persons computer courses introduce senior to area he felt had passed him by


James first attended “Introduction to Computers”, a course offered through the Public Education and Elder Planning program of Action for Older Persons, which receives funding from United Way of Broome County. Then James came back to AOP for “Getting the … Continue reading

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YMCA helps boy who loved to play basketball, but nobody wanted him on their team


Timmy is 13 years old. He wants nothing more that to be good at sports, like so many other kids his age, but he has an extra hurdle to overcome because he’s autistic. His mom was nervous about how the … Continue reading

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