The one day event will bring shoppers into 17 local stores from 5 p.m. to 12 a.m. on December 12. The first 140 shoppers at the event will receive special wine glasses featuring the moonlight shopping logo. In addition, when you spend 10 dollars, you’ll be entered into a raffle for prizes at the end of the night. For Crews, one of the best parts about shopping local, is the benefit it has on the community. While some local shops are set to permanently close, this event is looking to keep local businesses alive. “It’s not just walking and shopping, it’s walking in and visiting local merchants and their shops, having a little sip of tea or whatever they’re serving that night,” said Crews. “Owego is very much alive, very vital, our shop keepers are very motivated and our downtown is really the place to be for this holiday shopping. This year alone we’ve had three or four businesses opening up,” said Crews. “When you shop small, and we’ve heard it a lot, all of that money is going straight back to the community. All of the shopkeepers, they have families, they help donate money to local teens, they donate money and their time to community events,” said Crews. “You’re going to get a gift here that you’re not going to find anywhere else. We’re going to have a little fun along the way while we do it,” said Bradley Crews, president of the Historical Owego Marketplace. OWEGO (WBNG) — While stores in other areas are just closing their doors, once the sun goes down, Owego is just getting started with it’s moonlight shopping. If you’re looking for that special gift, Owego might just be the place. For more information on events and where to shop, you can check out their website.
(WBNG) — Governor Andrew Cuomo issued an executive order to move the presidential primary election on Saturday. Cuomo announced three new sites that will host 695 beds. The sites are located at the South Beach Psychiatric Center in Staten Island, Westchester Square in the Bronx and Health Alliance in Ulster County. Cuomo said the primary will be moved from April 28 to June 23 which will align it with the congressional and legislative primaries. Additionally, the governor announced that the temporary hospital at the Javits Center is expected to open on Monday, March 30. Governor Cuomo also issued an executive order to push he tax filing deadline for personal and corporate taxes to July 15. The governor announced that the Empire State Development Board of Directors approved $7.5 million in COVID-19 Business Counseling to support non-profit partners across the state. This will provide small businesses with aid in securing disaster assistance. After a conversation with President Trump on Saturday morning, Cuomo said the federal government approved the four new temporary hospitals announced earlier this month for construction by the Army Corps of Engineers. For more coronavirus coverage, click here.
A native of Apalachin, Hurley and fellow astronaut Robert Behnken made history when they shuttled off to space aboard the Crew Dragon Spacecraft, SpaceX’s first manned mission to space. (WBNG) — Astronaut Doug Hurley is currently aboard the International Space Station, but that didn’t stop him from checking out Upstate New York. In a tweet on Twitter, Hurley wrote: It was the first time in nearly a decade humans were sent to space from United States soil.
The beach was closed on July 21 due to algae bloom in the water. After testing, it is now safe to reopen the beach, Broome County officials say. WHITNEY POINT (WBNG) — Dorchester Park’s beach will reopen Wednesday. The beaches at Nathaniel Cole Park and Greenwood Park are also open.
(WBNG) — Health officials say it will be extra important to get your flu shot this fall. He did say however, there is one symptom that is a much better indicator of which virus you have. He added it’s not impossible for you to experience a loss of smell or taste with the flu, but it’s much less likely. “You’ve probably heard a lot about loss of smell and lost of taste sensation with COVID-19, not that everybody experiences that, but it is a symptom that sort of catches your eye,” Dr. Ryan said. The Broome County Health Department’s medical director Dr. Christopher Ryan told 12 News there is considerable overlap in the symptoms of the seasonal flu, and the far more serious COVID-19 virus. This means people with either virus will display many of the same symptoms, such as cough, fever or sore throat. Dr. Ryan advocated everyone get a flu shot this year, even those who typically don’t, because of the similarity in symptoms. He said if doctors can rule out influenza as the virus, it may help them diagnose patients quicker.
To set up a reservation, check out Roberson’s website. For more information on Fairy Doors of Broome County & Nearby, click here. The fairy tree was given to the museum by Fairy Doors of Broome County & Nearby, which is a local art organization that adds some magic to the every day by hiding fairy doors around Broome County. The Fairies Come Home for the Holidays’ tree will be up at Roberson from now until December 2. Their Home for the Holidays event will be featured until January 8th, 2021. The tree features multiple fairies and painted fairy doors. It is called ‘Fairies Come Home for the Holidays’. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — The Roberson Museum and Science Center welcomed a tree all about fairies from fantasy to their Home for the Holidays display. Fairy Doors of Broome County & Nearby hold scavenger hunts for kids in the summer months to find the fairy doors.
The event also had people selling certain Christmas gifts like traditional Ukrainian ornaments, crafts, baked goods, and meals. Sacred Heart Church adds that they host an Easter Bazaar and Summer festival as well. JOHNSON CITY (WBNG) — Local churches are getting into the holiday spirit. The Sacred Heart Ukrainian Church in Johnson City hosted their annual Christmas Bazaar. “This year we tried to do our best with COVID and be COVID safe while also bringing our culture to people,” said Sophia Czabala, daughter of one of the Church’s Priests. Czabala added they also hope to bring some financial support to the church. The church adds that they will continue also be doing takeout food orders next week, saying they already are pretty booked up. They say they are grateful for those who attended, adding that they adhered to social distancing guidelines. The church says they hope to promote their culture and welcome new people in.