With Black Friday, Shop Small Saturday and Cyber Monday finally behind us, it's time to start thinking of others and those who are in need. On Giving Tuesday remember your local charities, where your dollar can go even further.

Here in Central New York there are several great non-profits that provide much needed services to several people who call the Utica-Rome area home. Below you will find a list of several charities you should consider giving to today.

11 Local Charities You Should Support on Giving Tuesday

On Giving Tuesday you should considering keeping your donations local. Here are several area non-profits that could use your help today and throughout the year.

Utica Comets Deliver Turkeys To Rescue Mission Of Utica

The Utica Comets delivered 250 turkeys to the Rescue Mission of Utica ahead of Thanksgiving Day, The turkeys were purchased by the Save of the Day Foundation. The turkey delivery is in its eighth year..

11 Ways to Avoid Getting Ripped Off When Holiday Shopping Online

The world-wide shipping delays have shoppers buying holiday gifts early this year and much of the commerce is happening online. After all, how can you avoid the amazing deals? Now more than ever, these amazing deals are shady transactions that look authentic and safe.

One way to shop safely online is to buy from local vendor websites, or visit sites like Etsy which touts small meaningful gifts, often times created by small businesses and crafters.

The Better Business Bureau recommends online buyers do research before they click the checkout button.

Here are 11 things you can do to avoid getting ripped off online, according to the Better Business Bureau.

Can You Name These Utica Landmarks From An Aerial View?

With the help of Google Maps, we can see historic buildings from space.
This is a fun way to see if you can spot Mohawk Valley, Utica-specific landmarks.

Check out each photo below and try to see if you can get all these locations right on the first try. Let us know how you did in our station app. Good luck!