holidays http://wrvo.org en Keep the holidays happy, avoid dangerous items http://wrvo.org/post/keep-holidays-happy-avoid-dangerous-items <p>The Upstate New York Poison Center wants New Yorkers to stay safe this holiday season. They've provided a list of things that can turn a happy holiday into tragedy.</p><p></p><p>Some things on the list remain after the holidays are long gone, like food safety. Other listed items are seen only during the holiday, like toxic plants- think mistletoe and holly berries. There are also items that can cause choking in young children.</p> Tue, 24 Dec 2013 21:22:11 +0000 Ellen Abbott 49047 at http://wrvo.org Keep the holidays happy, avoid dangerous items Soldiers pitch in to help needy celebrate Christmas http://wrvo.org/post/soldiers-pitch-help-needy-celebrate-christmas <p></p><p>The Watertown Urban Mission is busy around the holidays. Along with running its regular programs like the food pantry and thrift store, it also distributes warm winter coats and Thanksgiving turkeys, puts on a craft fair, and holds a sale of Christmas items. Fortunately, it's gotten some help from a small army of volunteers – literally.</p><p> Sun, 01 Dec 2013 08:29:10 +0000 Joanna Richards 47896 at http://wrvo.org Soldiers pitch in to help needy celebrate Christmas What can, and can't, be recycled this holiday season http://wrvo.org/post/what-can-and-cant-be-recycled-holiday-season <p>Central New Yorkers make the most trash over the holiday season, which only makes recycling all the more important this time of year, says one of the region's recycling agencies. Sun, 23 Dec 2012 14:34:31 +0000 Ellen Abbott 30906 at http://wrvo.org What can, and can't, be recycled this holiday season Commentary on Christmas and Nature http://wrvo.org/post/commentary-christmas-and-nature <p>John Weeks discusses the types of scenes he sees on the Christmas cards he gives and receives. He notes a lack of ecological accuracy and an emphasis on cuteness. Fri, 21 Dec 2012 13:25:00 +0000 John Weeks 29045 at http://wrvo.org Holiday music on the radio - enjoyable or irritating? http://wrvo.org/post/holiday-music-radio-enjoyable-or-irritating <p>It's a sign of the season -- holiday songs are flooding the local radio airwaves. But, it’s a holiday tradition that can be as irritating to some people, as it is enjoyable. Thu, 13 Dec 2012 14:37:55 +0000 Randy Wenner 30490 at http://wrvo.org Group lists dangerous toys to avoid this holiday season http://wrvo.org/post/group-lists-dangerous-toys-avoid-holiday-season <p>With the holiday gift buying season fully underway, advocacy groups say there are toys on store shelves across New York state that are dangerous to young children. The New York Public Interest Research Group has come up with it's yearly list of treacherous toys for the season. Thu, 06 Dec 2012 21:14:11 +0000 Ellen Abbott 30164 at http://wrvo.org Group lists dangerous toys to avoid this holiday season