FL News Podcasts

Neighborhoods in the Network / Ground Hog Day (Punxsutawney, PA)

01.30.08 | Martha Manikas-Foster

Every February in Punxsutawney, science meets folklore in a Ground Hog Day ritual that began in the 1800s and achieved celluloid immortality in a 1993 movie.

Neighborhoods in the Network / Letchworth Sleigh Rides (Castile, NY)

01.23.08 | Martha Manikas-Foster

Western New York's Letchworth State Park boasts of deep gorges and three waterfalls ranging from 70 to 107 feet high. Though lots of fun in the summer, the coming of cold weather doesn't put a stop to the activity at Letchworth - it just changes it.

Neighborhoods in the Network / Animal Tracking (Dingmans Ferry, PA)

01.18.08 | Martha Manikas-Foster

Join Martha Manikas-Foster as she learns how tracking winter animals can both get the family out of the house and teach us about how wild creatures spend the winter.

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.