Make your New Year’s Resolution to be a blood donor

first_imgStaff say this is the perfect time of the year to make positive changes in your life. Wednesday through Friday, you can donate from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. You can enter the mall by the Arby’s entrance and turn right toward Gamestop. On Tuesday, you can donate blood from the 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. “It’s a new year, it’s going to be 2020, so a lot of people start new trends, ” Said Red Cross Account Manager Esperanza Gutierrez. center_img The Red Cross is providing free long sleeve t-shirts to all donors while supplies last. “Maybe they want to lose wight, maybe they want to cut off some Pepsi. So make it your New Year’s Resolution to donate blood. This has the power to save people’s lives and people can truly make a difference. So make that a part of your life in 2020,” she said. JOHNSON CITY (WBNG) — The Broome County Chapter of the American Cross will host the “New Year’s Resolution Blood Drive” through Friday at the Oakdale Mall.last_img read more

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Local motorcycle club wins national award

first_imgOvertime, the track has attracted lifelong fans from all over. “It really is a true family sport the whole family the parents ride I’ve even seen both parents ride and the kids,” Williams said. “It’s not only the quality events but what they do within the community with some of the funding they’re making from some of these motorcycle events,” he said. “We’re all like family we all work together and it really is a great honor it makes all of the work worth it,” said Vice President Mike Williams. HARPURSVILLE (WBNG) — Square Deal Riders Motorcycle Club in Harpursville is officially the American Motorcycle Association’s Club of the Year. Organizers say that the sport attracts families to come out and ride together. “This track has so much history it’s outrageous it’s gone from the flat track it had to TT scrambles to the winter scrambles it has today,” said Thomas Myers of Susquehanna, PA who has been coming to the track for decades. Square Deal giving back to the community that they call home. Square deal made the cut over more than 1,000 clubs nationwide. Bromley says the award isn’t just about what happens on the track. “We’ve been running short track in the summer then in the winter we run winter races,” said Williams The track offers events year round including snow scrambles like the ones that took place on Sunday. “We have about 1,100 to maybe 1,200 organizers throughout the country and Square Deal Riders here is one of our top clubs,” said Joe Bromley of the American Motorcyclist Association. “We do a scholarship to a graduate at Harpursville every year in the past we’ve helped out our ambulance crews buy ambulances and this past summer we did a road ride to benefit a local church,” said Williams. Square Deal has been a fixture in Harpursville since 1937.last_img read more

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Otsego County confirms first case of the coronavirus

first_img(WBNG) — Otsego County health officials have reported the county’s first case of COVID19. Other close contacts of the Otsego County resident have been notified, the department says. The Otsego County Department of Health says the infected Otsego County resident is a close contact of a confirmed case that lives in another county. The health department says the individual has been residing in quarantine since they began to develop symptoms. For more coverage of the coronavirus, click here.last_img

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House fire in Apalachin is total loss

first_imgAPALACHIN (WBNG) – Wednesday, in Apalachin, the Apalachin Fire Department responded to a house fire that was a total loss. The family was out of the home at the time and there were no reported injuries. Crews arrived at the scene in the early afternoon and spent three hours putting out the fire. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.last_img

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Kayaking for heroes: A Pennsylvania man’s journey down the Susquehanna River

first_img“In Binghamton there were four of them but the water was so high we actually got to go over one of them, we didn’t even know it was there,” said Loeffler. He says he hopes to complete the trip again, this time taking notes on where rapids and dams are located to help other kayakers. He says the biggest challenge in our area was navigating the dams. A good leg of the trip was through the Southern Tier. Loeffler hoped to raise $25 for every mile of the trip, totaling $11,100. While it was tough at times, Loeffler says the Southern Tier left him with great memories. (WBNG) — Earlier this month, Jeff Loeffler of St. Marys, Pennsylvania started his 12-day journey down the Susquehanna River. “We were behind schedule coming through there, we were kind of rushed. The day we came through, I think we did 60 miles that day to try and make up some time because we had some deadlines to meet,” said Loeffler. Hundreds of miles later, Loeffer made it to the end, helping a good cause flow.center_img The trip was made to raise money and awareness for the organization Stop Soldier Suicide which provides mental health support and resources for veterans and their families. He started in Cooperstown and traveled 444 miles to the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland. “It’s a trip I’ve wanted to do for a couple years,” said Loeffler. “I just wanted to do something kind of different that would grab people’s attention so I could promote what Stop Soldier Suicide does and bring some attention to the issues that are out there because it’s one of those things that kind of gets lost in conversation,” said Loeffler. “We actually talked to a lot of people. There were a lot of people out fishing and everybody was really cool and nice. One guy caught a fish right in front of us and let us launch right in his fishing hole and we were talking and stuff. Binghamton was actually a nice place to go through,” he said. If you would like to donate to help Loeffler meet his goal and support Stop Soldier Suicide, click here. For more information on Stop Soldier Suicide, click here.last_img read more

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Tioga Central senior dies in motocross accident

first_imgThe school says a crisis team is available by phone, zoom or in person to support staff and students. More information and arrangement details are to follow, the school says. Booser stood out on his football and baseball teams. The school district says senior Mason Booser died as a result from injuries suffered in a motocross accident. (WBNG) — Tioga Central School District is mourning the loss of one of its students Monday. A candlelight vigil is planned for Booser at the Tioga Central High School baseball field fence at 9 p.m. Monday. “Mason Booser was a very kind soul and loved by every student in the high school he was bright he was going to go into the marine corps,” the Tioga Central High School Principal told 12 News. “He will be very missed.”last_img

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Dorchester Park to temporarily close to allow for paving

first_imgThe park will reopen to residents on Sept. 10. The Broome County Department of Parks, Recreation and Youth Services says the closure will take place on Sept. 8 and 9. For more information on Broome County Parks, click here.center_img (WBNG) — Dorchester Park in Whitney Point will be temporarily closed to allow for paving.last_img

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