Drag Me to Brunch helps JCC raise money for LGBTQ youth

first_imgPeaches tells 12 News that with the event getting bigger each year, they are hoping next year will be the biggest yet. VESTAL (WBNG) — The Jewish Community Center of Binghamton held their third annual Drag Me To Brunch event Sunday with 150 people in attendance. “We want to advocate what we stand for, we want to show off our facility and also we give ten percent of our profits to Identity which is the local LGBT youth center downtown” said Peaches, JCC Adult and Youth Coordinator.center_img The event is an opportunity for the JCC to welcome the community and to raise money for LGBTQ youth in the Southern Tier. One organizer telling 12 News that 10 percent of all profits will go to Identity, a local LGBTQ Youth advocacy center. last_img read more

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Cole Park beach opens for swimming

first_imgOne family told 12 News that they were feeling refreshed after spending the afternoon playing games and enjoying the sunshine. Previously the beach was closed due to the pandemic, but it was packed Saturday afternoon with families looking to beat the heat with a dip in the water. COLESVILLE (WBNG) — Cole Park Beach officially opened to swimmers this weekend for the first time this season. “The kids have been cooped up in the house for two months, so I just wanted to get them out of the house and do something, it’s beautiful outside,” said Nisha Cuddihe of Endicott. Beach-goers were reminded over the facility’s public address system to practice social distancing and wear a mask if unable to do so.last_img read more

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Annual Mud Gaunlet has a different look this time around

first_img“Hopefully next year it will still be on the qualifying events,” he said. “Our obstacles don’t change, they are still high standard.” “This course has multiple difficulty level, but the hardest side for our elite people is as hard as it comes,” said Newby. For those that took part, the course still provided a challenge for those who took the plunge. “It is bitter sweet,” said said Newbsanity founder Jarrett Newby. “We normally have a few hundred people come up for the mud gauntlet.” The event still featured a wide range of people from all different age groups on a three-mile long obstacle course. The gauntlet was scheduled to be a qualifier for this years world championships, which Newby said was cancelled.center_img BINGHAMTON (WBNG) – In a summer where events throughout the Southern Tier were put on hold, the Newsbsanity Mud Gauntlet was a full go. Due to the coronavirus pandemic. Newby said this year’s gauntlet looked different from past ventures, featuring social distancing, spaced out start times, masks and other safety precautions. Newby told 12 News despite the adjustments to this year’s Mud Gauntlet, he still considered it a success.last_img read more

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Binghamton University student makes petition for pedestrian path near off-campus housing

first_imgShelli Cohen, BU junior, says she was in contact with the Vestal Town Board before starting the petition. After not hearing back for awhile, Cohen says starting the petition would show how this is issue is important to the Vestal community. We reached out to the Vestal Town Board and they said they are aware of this petition. Her goal is to make it safer for students walking home at night from campus. One of her reasons is since buses are limiting the number of riders, due to COVID-19, students that live near the intersection will likely start walking to campus. “We are students are members of the Vestal community,” Cohen said. “We register to vote here. We use our voices. We engage in the community.” VESTAL (WBNG) — One Binghamton University student has started a petition for a pedestrian path to be made on Plaza Drive and Oxford Place. last_img read more

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