Category Archives: Community Activities

Momentum builds locally and nationally to stop bullying of youngsters

Momentum is building to strongly address bullying of youngsters in America. A new documentary movie about bullying will be available at theaters in our area, perhaps as early as this week. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and … Continue reading

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“There are dozens of blue pinwheels on your lawn!”

Whether you drive past the United Way of Broome County offices on Vestal Parkway or walk into the building, you will see dozens of blue pinwheels on the front lawn or lining the walk. The pinwheels are part of Pinwheels … Continue reading

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We Can! caregiver program to support children’s activities and nutrition begins April 16

We Can! is a national education program from the National Institutes of Health designed to help parents, caregivers, families, and communities raise children with healthy habits. The UHS Stay Healthy Kids program has established a We Can! program in Tioga … Continue reading

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United Way Fund Drives Raise Over $4.4 Million

In a year with economic challenges for both employers and employees as the community continued to recover from the Great Recession, and the added burden of a “500-year” flood in September in much of the community, United Way of Broome … Continue reading

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Have New York and federal income taxes completed for free if total household income was $50,000 or less

FREE! Yes, you can have both your federal and New York State income tax returns completed and filed for free if your total household income was $50,000 or less in 2011. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is again … Continue reading

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Want to improve the life of an area teen? You could be a CITIZEN U Visiting Professor

Do you work in government, community development, agriculture, horticulture, energy, or food production?  Are you interested in addressing community hunger?  Do you have technology, computer, engineering, theater,  or video editing skills?  Do you want to be part of an exciting … Continue reading

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Broome County children through age 5 can win prizes if they read 100 or more books from now to March 31

The “Cuddle Up and Read” Early Learning Reading Challenge encourages parents and caregivers to read with their children daily.  It is sponsored by Building Brighter Futures for Broome, a coalition of over 30 early childhood providers that promotes healthy children, … Continue reading

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