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Healthy Alternatives to Candy for Halloween Trick or Treaters

One of the best parts about Halloween is all the free candy you can get your hands on. There is this amazing activity called "Trick-or-Treating" and it consists of going door-to-door collecting free chocolate, or other treats. Usually by the time the kids are done, they have enough candy to last until next year. Why not offer a unique option for youngsters to enjoy when they stop at your door?

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Andy Cash
Andy Cash
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Share With Us Your Childhood Photos to Celebrate ‘School Picture Day’

Everyone loves going back in the past and looking at old baby photos, and even school photos. It's funny to look back at how cute we all USED to be. On this Throwback Thursday, we want to see your childhood photos. Share them with us, your family, and friends to see if they recognized you when you were young.

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Linda Hinman
Linda Hinman
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A Quick Email or Phone Call Could Help Save Rome Boy’s Life

Spencer Smith, the two-year old grandson of Kirk and Linda Hinman, was just diagnosed with a rare, incurable, progressive disease called MPS-III, or Sanfilippo Syndrome. The good news is, you have the power to help this little guy.

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3 Kid Friendly Day Trips in Upstate New York

Here's a few family fun adventures your kids are sure to love, and they're only a day trip a way.

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April Riegler Roser
April Riegler Roser
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Kids and Cones In Central New York~ What A Happy Mess

Now that the kids are out of school, there's only one way to beat the heat this summer that's sweet and messy! Ice cream cones. Check out this week's Best of Central New York Photos.

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Deborah Ann Smith
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“Sights of Summer” in Central New York

Summer is finally here! Check out these amazing photos taken by Central New Yorkers in this week's Best of Central New York Photos

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New City Smoking Law Passed to Protect Children in Utica

By a very close margin, the Common Council in the City of Utica voted to ban smoking at public playgrounds and other public youth events. The vote was five to four in favor of the ban, which raises a few questions.

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Did Your Child Take the NY State Test This Week? [POLL]

Did your kid take that test? One of the most popular, and in some ways controversial, conversations going on at offices, homes, and birthday parties is the NY State Test. Should my child opt out? What does his/her teacher think? These questions and more weigh heavy not only on the parents, but the shoulders of students.

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Attention Parents: Children’s Cough Syrup Recall

Two varieties of children's cough syrup are being recalled because the dosing cups have incorrect markings. 

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Volvo via Twitter
Volvo via Twitter
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Volvo Revolutionizing Child Safety with Concept Car Seat

Everything you have ever known about keeping your child's car seat in the front seat is changing, that is according to Volvo. They have released a photo on their Twitter showing a brand new concept that has some parents scratching their heads.

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3 Websites to Keep Your Child Learning Through the Summer

Now that Summer vacation is finally here for most kids, the learning will stop and the fun begins! For the child this is a relief, but for the parent it may be a cause for concern. Luckily, there are a few websites that will allow your child to keep learning and have a little fun in the process!

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Missing Teen from Irving, New York

Officials say they are concerned for the health and safety of Austin Lamont, a teen missing from Irving, New York.

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