Tue December 24, 2013
Regional Coverage

Keep the holidays happy, avoid dangerous items

Some items to keep an eye out for during the holidays.
Ellen Abbott WRVO

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.

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.

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Sun December 1, 2013
Regional Coverage

Soldiers pitch in to help needy celebrate Christmas

Fort Drum soldiers take a break after carrying and unpacking boxes full of Christmas decorations at the Watertown Urban Mission.
Credit Joanna Richards

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.

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Sun December 23, 2012

What can, and can't, be recycled this holiday season

While cats may love tissue paper, recycling centers do not.
doviende via Flickr

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.

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Fri December 21, 2012
-Nature of Things

Commentary on Christmas and Nature

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.

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Thu December 13, 2012

Holiday music on the radio - enjoyable or irritating?

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.

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Thu December 6, 2012
Regional Coverage

Group lists dangerous toys to avoid this holiday season

One of the items on NYPIRG's list of dangerous toys
Ellen Abbott/WRVO

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.

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