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  2. make sure everything you own is bolted down or itll get stolen
  3. Cannot wait. I never finished the abomination that was the "Crystal Skull" and I hope this is better. Anyone else catch this image? Look familiar? 😃
  4. Over the course of the past three days (11/28-11/30) the Elmira Police Department has taken six separate reports of objects being thrown onto cars from several underpass locations in the City of Elmira. According to police, these incidents occurred shortly after dusk each day. The severity and size of the objects had increased each day. On 12/1/22 Officers with the Elmira Police Department created a plan to focus heightened patrols on several of the city’s underpass locations. Officers also utilized the departments drone along with a second FLIR equipped drone belonging to and operated by personnel with the Chemung County Office of Emergency Management. As officers arrived at their respective locations, a vehicle was already observed to be parked and damaged at the underpass on Madison Ave. Officers immediately created a perimeter in the area and an officer, who had already been parked near Wegmans, located three juveniles on the Lackawanna Trail near E. Washington Ave. The juveniles were observed by the officer to be throwing objects onto the roadway as well. Elmira Police Officers responded to the location and were able to safely take all three subjects into custody and transported them to EPD headquarters where they were later turned over to their parents. This investigation is ongoing and if you have any information about these incidents, police ask you to contact the Elmira Police Department.
  5. In a Reddit post made several days ago, a user asks the question, "What Did The Pandemic Ruin More Than We Realise?" (sic). Some of the 2000+ answers are as follows: What do you think?
  6. Yesterday
  7. I know it's not only because of inflation, but the prices on eggs right now is mind blowing:
  8. Chris


    1286 Lowman Rd., Lowman NY 14861 Facebook Page When Bob's opened as an ice cream and coffee shop a couple years ago, I told the owner outright I thought he was nuts. Location is everything, and it didn't seem like there was enough demand for an ice cream stand out in the country anymore. Time has proven me wrong in that respect, as people really seem to enjoy it. So I should have known better to think maybe he was a little nuts when it came to opening year round and serving pizza, wings, etc. But nevertheless, we recently ordered from there to see how it was. Here what they offer as of right now: We got a 13" pepperoni pizza and an order of wings. The pizza is baked in a wood fired oven, so right away it stands out from a lot of the other places around here. It is hand tossed by the look of things, so it's not a perfectly round 13" pizza. But who ares? What does it taste like, that's what's important. Overall I'd say it's good. Good amount of cheese and the pepperoni had a decent flavor, which makes me think it's a little better quality. The sauce is a little sweeter than I'm accustomed to, and I think could use a little garlic and oregano. If I didn't know better, I'd be tempted to say there's some wine in it... it just has that kind of flavor. The crust was good. Wings are one of those things you either f--k up completely and we never order from you again or you get it right. And I have to say, I had low expectations, especially from a place that hasn't been making them a long time. But Bob's got them right. The sauce is a mix between your typical "Buffalo style" flavor and the BBQ kind of thing you get from Pudgies. Most importantly, they were cooked correctly. So many places undercook their wings, and there's few things worse than biting into undercooked, rubbery chicken skin. None of that here, they were cooked a little to the dryer side, which I like. Overall I think the prices are fair, considering the size of the business and the investment they have made into establishing themselves there on the corner. We'll be ordering again.
  9. Last week
  10. Things may have changed since I was out there last, but it also included someone who say, fell and hurt themselves. They're alert, saying they don't want to go to the hospital, but something seems "off"... I'd ask them the "person, place, time" questions. If they couldn't get those, then sorry, you're going to the hospital even if I need to have law enforcement involved. So from where I'm sitting, someone calls and says there's some guy laying on the sidewalk and he's not acting right, he's going to the hospital. Schizophrenic? Bi-polar and off his meds? all and hit his head where you can't see and now has nice bleed going on in there somewhere? It was safer to err on the side of the person's best interest rather than leave someone to die there from a bleed. As far as the "two pc", that's more something that happened once they were in hospital care. If they've made it that far, they've been medically cleared and chances are there's cause.
  11. That "implied consent" seems like it's for medical care for someone who isn't fully conscious or alert? The article about Adams's initiative seems to be his interpretation of Mental Hygiene Laws for involuntary Mental Health Treatment....even for those who might be alert enough to time/place to know it's Tuesday in Harlem. The NYS Office of Mental Health Involuntary admission can take place in one of three ways: The first two are professional “certifications” that are up to 60 days (then subject to judicial hearings to continue) and clearly not determined by LEO or EMTs And while the third (15 day) option could apply to LEO or EMTs, it seems like language that a lot of ACLU/NYCLU lawyers have already litigated and have volumes of legal precedent to cite regarding what thresholds constitute "serious harm" and deciding how"immediate" the need is.......and whether shouting at invisible aliens or defecating in public meet that criteria.
  12. It’s already legal. They’ll do it under what’s known as “implied consent”. If someone is clearly not completely with it mentally, ( alert to person, place and time ) EMS can assume that they would consent to medical treatment and/or transport if they were. I actually recall dealing with a homeless guy in a situation where someone saw him laying in a bank along the side of the road in a cold rainy day like today. Yeah it was weird, but he was able to tell me roughly where he was, who he was, and what day it was. So we let him wander off on his merry way.
  13. ADDISON, NY - The Addison Volunteer Fire Department will be holding a Craft Fair on Saturday, December 10, 2022. The Craft Fair will run from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM. There will be over 15 vendors. Also during the Craft Fair the Fire Department will be holding a Chinese Auction. Location of event is 1 Tuscarora St, Addison, NY. Remember to stick around for the Addison Volunteer Fire Department's annual Holiday Parade of Lights. The fire department welcomes all to participate in their 2nd Annual Holiday Parade of Lights on Saturday evening, December 10, 2022. The parade line-up begins at 5:30 PM at the American Legion on Maple Street. The Parade will start at 6:00 PM. The parade will end at the Tuscarora Elementary School, where hot cocoa and cookies will be available to end the evening in good cheer. There will be judging held for the parade and prizes: 1st place will receive - $75.00, 2nd place - $50.00, and 3rd place - $25.00. The Addison Volunteer Fire Department is still looking for local people and businesses to sponsor this year's parade. Contact person is Lori Fulk. The fire department appreciates any and all who are sponsoring this unique holiday event this year. New this year, when you contact Lori, she will give you a number. That number is where you will be in the line-up for the parade. The numbers will be posted at the line-up location. If interested in signing up, please contact Lori Fulk at (607) 769-2579 or email her at Lwoodllpn89@gmail.com.
  14. The South Creek Lions invite you to our Annual Breakfast with Santa on Sunday, December 11th 7am-10am (Santa arrives at 8am) The Menu consists of Pancakes, Scrambled eggs, Bacon, Sausage, Sausage Gravy & Biscuit. Coffee & Orange Juice. Please bring your phone or camera to get photos of the kids. Children eat free. Adults $8 South Creek Lions is located at 32749 Route 14, Gillett, Pa 16925
  15. The long-awaited sequel to 5 C Hero: The Joel Stephens Story by Michael G. D’Aloisio, one of the winningest football coaches in New York State history, is now available. Twin Tiers Legends: Remembering Joel Stephens and Coach D was originally planned as a testament to the enduring legacy of Joel Stevens by recounting instances in which Joel and the book written about him have had a positive, and sometimes miraculous, impact on others. Unfortunately, D’Aloisio passed away from his own encounter with a devastating illness (ALS) before he could complete that work. D'Aloisio’s long-time friend and colleague, Anthony J. Pucci, adds to the original plan by assembling a tribute to D’Aloisio, a beloved teacher and administrator for forty years at Notre Dame High School in Elmira, NY. Like Joel Stephens, D’Aloisio dealt with his illness with dignity and grace and left his many friends and admirers with memories of his compassion, humor, and selflessness. After reading this book, anyone who did not have the pleasure of knowing Joel Stephens and Mike D’Aloisio will wish that they had. Twin Tiers Legends: Remembering Joel Stephens and Coach D is available on Amazon in both ebook and paperback formats HERE. Copies may also be obtained by contacting anthonyjpucci@gmail.com.
  16. by Annie Holmquist A few weeks ago, I came across a story in The Washington Post about a young woman, Rosie Grant, who scours graveyards across the country looking for recipes to make. Recipes in a graveyard? Yes, it does sound weird, but Grant was intrigued upon hearing the concept. The first gravestone recipe she came across was featured on Naomi Odessa Miller-Dawson’s grave and was for Spritz cookies. Grant whipped up a batch and shared the results on her TikTok account. Its success encouraged her to hunt down other gravestone recipes and try them as well. When I first read about Grant’s graveyard cooking ventures, I must admit that I thought it was a little sad. Making the recipe wasn’t sad—that was a very touching and honoring thing for Grant to do. What was sad, however, was the fact that some people seemed to think that a single recipe was the most important legacy they had to leave behind. Such a thought made me stop and ask myself what kind of legacy I will leave behind one day when I am dead and buried. Do I want my legacy to be as simple and small as a recipe on a gravestone, or do I want it to be much bigger—a legacy that touches people personally, makes them better individuals, and even encourages some to go on and impact the world at large? I think most of us would automatically choose the latter. Who doesn’t want his life to count and make a difference? “Forget that recipe on the gravestone, we’re setting our sights on something higher and more worthy!” we all say to ourselves. But then I read further in the article and my perspective began to change, for in some cases, there was more behind these recipes than meets the eye viewing the gravestone. Take Kay Andrews, for example, whose gravestone recipe for fudge was another one that Grant made for her TikTok account. Kay’s family described her as “the most joyful, loving person” who was always baking treats to give to others. Such food gifts, Kay’s granddaughter noted, were “really how she showed her love.” The fudge recipe gracing her gravestone may look like the only legacy Kay leaves behind, but in reality, her legacy was what she did with that fudge. She poured her time and energy into making something enjoyable, and then gave it away with her love. She made others feel special and wanted through simple actions and simple gifts. We only have her fudge recipe to look at on this side of eternity, but who knows what we will find on the other side? The fact is, those simple actions that she faithfully did may have made an enormous impact for good. Nineteenth century writer Elizabeth Rundle Charles captured how small, faithful actions can make a huge impact for good in her poem, “The Child on the Judgment Seat.” Go back to thy garden-plot, sweetheart! Go back till the evening falls, And bind thy lilies and train thy vines, Till for thee the Master calls. Go make thy garden fair as thou canst, Thou workest never alone; Perhaps he whose plot is next to thine Will see it and mend his own. And the next may copy his, sweetheart, Till all grows fair and sweet; And, when the Master comes at eve, Happy faces his coming will greet. Many of us look at our world today, sighing in discouragement and wondering what on earth we, the simple, average Americans can do to change the seemingly unstoppable train wreck that our country is headed for. We’re too ordinary to make a big difference, we murmur to ourselves. What we forget is that it is the simple, faithful, heartfelt acts of love and kindness that truly make a difference in this world. When we work and do our best in the areas in which we have been planted—our homes, our workplaces, our neighborhoods—being faithful in even the daily, mundane tasks we’ve been given, but taking time to be the listening ear, the helping hand, the caring friend, and the kind neighbor, then our legacy will be nothing to sneeze at once we’re dead and buried. Instead, it will grow and spread, from one little garden plot to another, fed by the love and care and faithfulness we bring to our everyday tasks. — Annie Holmquist served as the editor of Intellectual Takeout from 2018 to 2022. When not writing or editing, she enjoys reading, gardening, and time with family and friends. This article was originally published on Annie’s Substack. You can subscribe to it here.
  17. The pagan tradition of celebrating the winter solstice with bonfires on Dec. 21 inspired the early Christian celebrations of Christmas. Gpointstudio/ Image Source via Getty Images \ by Thomas Adam, University of Arkansas Each season, the celebration of Christmas has religious leaders and conservatives publicly complaining about the commercialization of the holiday and the growing lack of Christian sentiment. Many people seem to believe that there was once a way to celebrate the birth of Christ in a more spiritual way. Such perceptions about Christmas celebrations have, however, little basis in history. As a scholar of transnational and global history, I have studied the emergence of Christmas celebrations in German towns around 1800 and the global spread of this holiday ritual. While Europeans participated in church services and religious ceremonies to celebrate the birth of Jesus for centuries, they did not commemorate it as we do today. Christmas trees and gift-giving on Dec. 24 in Germany did not spread to other European Christian cultures until the end of the 18th century and did not come to North America until the 1830s. Charles Haswell, an engineer and chronicler of everyday life in New York City, wrote in his “Reminiscences of an Octoganarian” that in the 1830s German families living in Brooklyn dressed up Christmas trees with lights and ornaments. Haswell was so curious about this novel custom that he went to Brooklyn in a very stormy and wet night just to see these Christmas trees through the windows of private homes. The first Christmas trees in Germany Only in the late 1790s did the new custom of putting up a Christmas tree decorated with wax candles and ornaments and exchanging gifts emerge in Germany. This new holiday practice was completely outside and independent of Christian religious practices. The idea of putting wax candles on an evergreen was inspired by the pagan tradition of celebrating the winter solstice with bonfires on Dec. 21. These bonfires on the darkest day of the year were intended to recall the sun and show her the way home. The lit Christmas tree was essentially a domesticated version of these bonfires. The English poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge gave the very first description of a decorated Christmas tree in a German household when he reported in 1799 about having seen such a tree in a private home in Ratzeburg in northwestern Germany. In 1816 German poet E.T.A. Hoffmann published his famous story “Nutcracker and Mouse King.” This story contains the very first literary record of a Christmas tree decorated with apples, sweets and lights. From the onset, all family members, including children, were expected to participate in the gift-giving. Gifts were not brought by a mystical figure, but openly exchanged among family members – symbolizing the new middle-class culture of egalitarianism. From German roots to American soil American visitors to Germany in the first half of the 19th century realized the potential of this celebration for nation building. In 1835 Harvard professor George Ticknor was the first American to observe and participate in this type of Christmas celebration and to praise its usefulness for creating a national culture. That year, Ticknor and his 12-year-old daughter Anna joined the family of Count von Ungern-Sternberg in Dresden for a memorable Christmas celebration. Other American visitors to Germany – such as Charles Loring Brace, who witnessed a Christmas celebration in Berlin nearly 20 years later – considered it a specific German festival with the potential to pull people together. For both Ticknor and Brace, this holiday tradition provided the emotional glue that could bring families and members of a nation together. In 1843 Ticknor invited several prominent friends to join him in a Christmas celebration with a Christmas tree and gift-giving in his Boston home. Ticknor’s holiday party was not the first Christmas celebration in the United States that featured a Christmas tree. German-American families had brought the custom with them and put up Christmas trees before. However, it was Ticknor’s social influence that secured the spread and social acceptance of the alien custom to put up a Christmas tree and to exchange gifts in American society. The introduction of Santa Claus ‘Santa Claus in Camp,’ from Harper’s Weekly, by artist Thomas Nast. Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1929 For most of the 19th century, the celebration of Christmas with Christmas trees and gift-giving remained a marginal phenomenon in American society. Most Americans remained skeptical about this new custom. Some felt that they had to choose between older English customs such as hanging stockings for presents on the fireplace and the Christmas tree as proper space for the placing of gifts. It was also hard to find the necessary ingredients for this German custom. Christmas tree farms had first to be created. And ornaments needed to be produced. The most significant steps toward integrating Christmas into popular American culture came in the context of the American Civil War. In January 1863 Harper’s Weekly published on its front page the image of Santa Claus visiting the Union Army in 1862. This image, which was produced by the German-American cartoonist Thomas Nast, represents the very first image of Santa Claus. ‘Santa Claus and His Works,’ from Harper’s Weekly, Dec. 25, 1866. Artist Thomas Nast, HarpWeek In the following years, Nast developed the image of Santa Claus into the jolly old man with a big belly and long white beard as we know it today. In 1866 Nast produced “Santa Claus and His Works,” an elaborate drawing of Santa Claus’ tasks, from making gifts to recording children’s behavior. This sketch also introduced the idea that Santa Claus traveled by a sledge drawn by reindeer. Declaring Christmas a federal holiday and putting up the first Christmas tree in the White House marked the final steps in making Christmas an American holiday. On June 28, 1870, Congress passed the law that turned Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, Independence Day, and Thanksgiving Day into holidays for federal employees. And in December 1889 President Benjamin Harrison began the tradition of setting up a Christmas tree at the White House. Christmas had finally become an American holiday tradition. Thomas Adam is Associate Professor of International and Global Studies at University of Arkansas This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article.
  18. could of done same for abortion quite a while ago, but then what hot button issue could they fund raise on for '24
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