Monthly Archives: December 2011

Help-Portrait successful in first year in Binghamton


The Help-Portrait program of providing free portraits to people who probably have never had a portrait before, was a success in its first year in Binghamton. Miriam and Rene Diaz of Our Dreams Photography, who coordinated the program locally, report … Continue reading

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Wilson Children’s Center helps determine why boy is lagging behind others


Paul is a bright 4-year-old child who has been diagnosed as having autism. He first came to the Wilson Children’s Center in Deposit almost two years ago when his mother Crystal, who was newly single after a divorce, brought him … Continue reading

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BAE Systems employees, assisted by United Way, will distribute Christmas trees to 32 needy families


As part of an annual tradition, BAE Systems employees working with United Way of Broome County will distribute Christmas trees, decorations, and gift certificates to 32 Broome County families who probably would not be able to afford a Christmas tree … Continue reading

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Let’s Read story time on Sunday for children impacted by recent flood


A special Let’s Read story time, designed for children who were impacted by the flooding in September, will be held this Sunday, December 18, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the Let’s Read area at Oakdale Mall (near Visions … Continue reading

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Two winners each receive $300 in restaurant gift certificates in year’s final Step Up drawing


Jacquelin M. Kovacs, an employee of Maine-Endwell Schools, and Steve Zwierlein, an employee of Emerson Network Power, each won six $50 gift certificates to area restaurants in the final Step Up drawing this year. The restaurants included Number 5, Lost … Continue reading

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On Saturday Help-Portrait will help build self-esteem of Binghamton area residents most needing it


A new charitable activity is coming to the Binghamton area this Saturday, December 10. It is Help-Portrait, a movement of photographers and others who are using their time, equipment, and expertise to give back to those who are less fortunate … Continue reading

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Deposit Foundation Transportation Program provides extra service when need arises


Anna and her husband Joe are long-time clients of the volunteer Transportation Program of the Deposit Foundation and Rural Housing Services, which receives funds from United Way of Broome County. They depend on it to get to all of their … Continue reading

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