Monthly Archives: March, 2013


WCNY announces regional ‘Women Who Make America’ honorees

Published - March 16, 2013

WCNY hosted an awards ceremony for the regional “Makers: Women Who Make America” honorees March 1 at the Women’s Rights National Historical Park in Seneca Falls. Seventeen women from WCNY’s 19-county broadcast area received awards. Nominees were evaluated on how they impact their communities and shape today’s America in arts, business, community activism, education, communication, medicine, politics, religion, science and technology, sports and volunteerism. Awardees: Megan Rae Bliss, Veterans Crisis Line in Wayne County – Communications Marlene Brown, The Children’s Museum of Utica in Oneida County – Volunteerism Kimberly Burch, restaurant owner in Lewis County – Community Activism Sue Considine,

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‘Financial Fitness’ features tax-planning March 7

Published - March 16, 2013

WCNY will air its annual “Financial Fitness” tax-planning show at 8 p.m. today with host Jim Burns and a team of leading Central New York accountants providing tips, tactics and important changes in tax laws. The show airs on WCNY (24.1) and re-airs Fridays at 1 p.m., and Friday and Sunday at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. on How-To Time Warner Digital Cable channel 854. The panelists joining Burns include Bill Killroy of Dermody, Burke & Brown; Paula Deckman of Testone, Marshall & Discenza; and Jerry Burnham of D’Arcangelo & Company. “Financial Fitness” is a live weekly program designed to

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WCNY director of news and public affairs to be honored by ‘City & State’ for journalism

Published - March 16, 2013

Susan Arbetter, WCNY’s director of news and public affairs, co-host of “Insight” and host of “The Capitol Pressroom,” will be honored by “City & State” for journalism in the news magazine’s “Above and Beyond” awards. The awards, which honor civic-minded women, was established to recognize women who have shown leadership in the areas of business, public service, journalism, nonprofits and labor advocacy. Arbetter and 24 other honorees will attend a reception March 13 in New York City. “City & State” is an award-winning news magazine dedicated to covering the politics, personalities and policy of New York State and New York

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WCNY’s ‘Won’t You Help a Neighbor?’ campaign spotlights Friends in Service Here (F.I.S.H.)

Published - March 16, 2013

WCNY’s “Won’t You Help a Neighbor?” campaign to support Central New York non-profits and charities this month will focus attention on the Friends in Service Here (F.I.S.H.), an organization that provides free transportation to medical and dental appointments for the elderly in Onondaga and Madison counties. There are five F.I.S.H. operations in Onondaga County: Camillus, DeWitt, Fayetteville-Manlius, Tully/LaFayette and Skaneateles; and one operation in Madison County: Cazenovia. Each operation is always looking for volunteer drivers and dispatchers to help. To volunteer to become a driver or dispatcher, please contact each region for specific information: Camillus – Triche Bacon (315) 672-5820

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WCNY presents 44th annual TelAuc beginning April 18

Published - March 16, 2013

A Central New York television tradition continues April 18, when WCNY’s TelAuc returns for its 44thconsecutive year. This year will mark the first time the auction will be broadcast from WCNY’s new headquarters, located at 415 West Fayette St., in Syracuse. The popular television auction, presented by M&T Bank, will air on WCNY (24.1) from 6 p.m. to midnight April 18 to 21 and April 25 to 28. WCNY viewers can bid on more than 3,000 items, including vacation getaways, greens fees at local golf courses, home and garden goods, restaurant certificates, jewelry, children’s toys, auto care, sports and entertainment

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‘Call the Midwife’ Season 2 premieres at 8 p.m.; ‘Mr. Selfridge’ at 9 p.m. March 31 on WCNY

Published - March 16, 2013

The critically acclaimed series that drew larger audiences in Britain than “Downton Abbey”returns in March with a second season. The first of eight episodes of “Call the Midwife”airs March 31 at 8 p.m. on WCNY (24.1). “Call the Midwife” premiered on PBS stations in the United States last fall after setting audience records for the launch of a new drama series in England. The series is based on the best-selling memoirs of the late Jennifer Worth. Nonnatus House opens its doors to welcome viewers to 1950s East End London and follows the Poplar neighborhood’s midwives and nursing nuns. The new

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