Monthly Archives: December, 2012


WCNY’s ‘Movie and a Cookie’ presents ‘Follow that Bird’ at the Red House

Published - December 16, 2012

WCNY’s popular “Movie and a Cookie’’ presents a screening of “Follow that Bird” at 2 p.m. Dec. 30 at the Red House Arts Center, 201 South West St. in Syracuse. The family-friendly “Movie and a Cookie” features a favorite children’s movie, free cookies, a special visit from Clifford the Big Red Dog and activities for children. The doors open at 1:30 p.m.; shows start at 2 p.m. In “Follow that Bird,” Oscar, Bert, Ernie, Cookie Monster and other members of the Sesame Street gang join Big Bird in a cross country adventure. Miss Finch, a meddling social worker, sends him

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WCNY to host community Shred-A-Thon

Published - December 16, 2012

WCNY will host a communitywide Shred-A-Thon from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, at its headquarters located at 506 Old Liverpool Road in Liverpool. WCNY staff members will begin shredding efforts earlier in the day as part of their preparations to move to Syracuse’s Near Westside. The public is invited to bring items to shred as part of this green initiative that can help protect consumers from identity theft. Suggested items to shred include old checkbooks, financial statements, old bills, contracts, manuscripts and personal letters. A $5 donation is suggested. In keeping with the green theme, proceeds from the

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WCNY presents ‘Movie and a Cookie’ in Rome

Published - December 16, 2012

WCNY’s popular “Movie and a Cookie’’ presents “Madagascar” at 2 p.m. Jan. 27 at the Rome Capitol Theatre, 220 W. Dominick St., Rome. The family-friendly “Movie and a Cookie” features a favorite children’s movie, free cookies, a special visit from Clifford the Big Red Dog and activities for children. The doors open at 1:30 p.m.; the show starts at 2 p.m. In “Madagascar,” Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Gloria the Hippo, and Melman the Giraffe are still fighting to get home to their beloved Big Apple and, of course, King Julien, Maurice and the Penguins are all along for

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WCNY’s ‘Insight’, ‘Ivory Tower’ and PBS special to examine gun control in the wake of Newtown

Published - December 16, 2012

WCNY and PBS will present three special programs that explore the Newtown, Conn., tragedy beginning at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21. WCNY’s public affairs program “Ivory Tower” will explore gun control issues in New York state and will feature insights from regular panelist Bob Spitzer, author of “The Politics of Gun Control.” It airs at 8 p.m. on WCNY channel 24.1 and can be streamed online at www.wcny.org/ivorytower. At 9 p.m., “Insight” will explore New York state’s gun laws and provide information about Asperger syndrome in the wake of the deadly school attack. Co-host Susan Arbetter, WCNY’s director of news and

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WCNY’s 8th annual ‘Treehouse Tales Young Writers and Illustrators Contest’ begins Jan. 2

Published - December 16, 2012

WCNY will begin accepting entries for its 8th annual Treehouse Tales Young Writers and Illustrators Contest Jan 2. The annual event, open to students in grades 1-4, promotes literacy and creative expression by encouraging children to write and illustrate their own stories. Students in WCNY’s 19-county viewing area are eligible to enter the contest. The deadline for all entries is March 1. Contest rules and entry forms are available athttp://www.wcny.org/education/treehouse-tales or by contacting Kristoffer Robert, WCNY’s family literacy coordinator, at kristoffer_robert@wcny.org or (315) 453-2424. All entrants will receive a certificate of participation. WCNY’s judging teams will choose a first-, second- and third-place winner from

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