FL News Podcasts

Neighborhoods in the Network / Prison Ministry (Western NY)

01.10.08 | Martha Manikas-Foster

Jesus Christ commanded his followers to visit those in prison. Join Martha Manikas-Foster to learn how volunteers have taken the command to heart.

Neighborhoods in the Network / Faith in Action (Hornell, NY)

01.02.08 | Martha Manikas-Foster

In 1995, Faith in Action began providing services to the elderly who are frail and disabled in New York's Steuben County. The volunteer care-giving program arranges for volunteers to make a difference in elderly people's lives.

Neighborhoods in the Network / First Night (Buffalo, NY)

12.26.07 | Martha Manikas-Foster

Buffalo anticipates the coming of the new year with First Night Buffalo, a family-friendly, drug and alcohol-free celebration in the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center.

Neighborhoods in the Network / Christmas City (Bethlehem, PA)

12.19.07 | Martha Manikas-Foster

For obvious reasons, Bethlehem, PA calls itself the Christmas City. Each year since 1992 the city has hosted Christmas celebrations that begin the day after Thanksgiving and continue through December 31.

Neighborhoods in the Network / Salvation Army Red Kettles (Hornell & Corning, NY)

12.12.07 | Martha Manikas-Foster

The ringing bells and red kettles of the Salvation Army are as much a part of December as crowded mall parking lots and recordings of Bing Crosby singing "Silver Bells."

Neighborhoods in the Network / It’s a Wonderful Life (Seneca Falls, NY)

12.05.07 | Martha Manikas-Foster

For the people of Seneca Falls, NY, watching the 1946 movie "It's a Wonderful Life" is more than a Christmas tradition. It's a reflection of their village, because they believe the fictional town pictured in the Christmas movie classic was modeled after their upstate home.

Neighborhoods in the Network / Dickens of a Christmas (Wellsboro, PA)

11.28.07 | Martha Manikas-Foster

Once a year, the people of Wellsboro, PA - as well as visitors and vendors - don Victorian costumes to sing, recite, sell their wares or just stroll the only downtown in all of Pennsylvania still allowed to be lit by gas lamp.

Neighborhoods in the Network / Gaslight Village (Wyoming, NY)

11.21.07 | Martha Manikas-Foster

Travel 45 minutes from either Rochester or Buffalo, New York and you'll find yourself in Wyoming, a village that lights its downtown with gas lamps and boasts over 70 buildings on the National Historic Registry.

Neighborhoods in the Network / Victorian Christmas (Westfield, NY)

11.14.07 | Martha Manikas-Foster

Enjoy a Victorian tea, caroling and carriage tours - and Santa arriving on a grape picker!

Neighborhoods in the Network / Wall That Heals (Scranton, PA)

11.07.07 | Martha Manikas-Foster

It's time to pause and remember the veterans of war, and Scranton Pennsylvania's Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science, and Art is doing just that by bringing a replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial to Scranton for November 8-12, 2007.

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