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Neighborhoods in the Network / Letterboxing (Corning, NY)

05.28.08 | Martha Manikas-Foster

The hobby known as "letterboxing" is popular around the world. The activity--called by the name the British use for their mailboxes--is full of strategy, secrecy and the fun of outdoor exploration.

Neighborhoods in the Network / Lucy-Desi Days (Jamestown, NY)

05.21.08 | Martha Manikas-Foster

Jamestown, NY is once again celebrating favorite daughter Lucille Ball with its Memorial Day weekend festival called Lucy-Desi Days. Join Martha Manikas-Foster for her look at a celebration of "I Love Lucy" that includes television show screenings, city tours, a costume contest, and more ...

Neighborhoods in the Network / Train Museum (Medina, NY)

05.14.08 | Martha Manikas-Foster

The people at the Medina Railroad Museum, an hour northeast of Buffalo, encourage learning through railroading. One way they do this by bringing in the biggest, blue-est, and most exciting train imaginable: a full sized Thomas the Tank Engine.

Neighborhoods in the Network / Race Fest (Addison, NY)

04.30.08 | Martha Manikas-Foster

Every year on the first Saturday in May, the village of Addison, NY hosts the Addison Race Fest. This event includes a 30-mile bike race, a 12-mile canoe race, both 5- and 10-K foot races, as was well as a wheelchair race and a biathlon.

Neighborhoods in the Network / Renaissance (Bloomsburg, PA)

04.23.08 | Martha Manikas-Foster

On the fourth Saturday in April - ever since 1978 - Bloomsburg, PA closes Main Street and invites the community to come outside after the long winter.

Neighborhoods in the Network / Maple Festival (Marathon, NY)

04.02.08 | Martha Manikas-Foster

The Central New York Maple Festival, in Marathon, New York, has been celebrating small town life in a homespun way since 1971.

Neighborhoods in the Network / Rod Serling (Ithaca, NY)

03.26.08 | Martha Manikas-Foster

Rod Serling, one of television's best-known writers, considered central New York State his home. Ithaca College will celebrate the work of this favorite son and the man behind "The Twilight Zone."

Neighborhoods in the Network / Mr. Rogers (Latrobe/Pittsburgh, PA)

03.19.08 | Martha Manikas-Foster

March 20, 2008 would have been the 80th birthday of America's best loved television neighbor, Fred McFeely Rogers of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. People throughout the country will be wearing their favorite sweaters to commemorate the day.

Neighborhoods in the Network / Homeless Part II (Brockway, PA/Rochester, NY)

03.06.08 | Martha Manikas-Foster

"Neighborhoods in the Network" continues to examine the problem of homelessness.

Neighborhoods in the Network / Homeless Part I (Brockway, PA/Rochester, NY)

03.05.08 | Martha Manikas-Foster

The statistics are startling: in a five year period, about 5-8 million people in the United States will be homeless for at least one night.

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