I live in Upstate NY. Most people would say there is little, if anything, to do around here but they are wrong. This year I have been doing some freelancing for a local client, as opposed to my many out of the area clients. In doing so, I have been exposed to many different events that have been going on in the area. Here are some examples.

Let’s start off the year by celebrating the New Year.

People came with masks or bought them there.

People came with masks or bought them there.

Once you get the New Year going, there are your local parks to visit. Even in the winter, there are activities.

Highland Park encouraged outdoor activities - skating, sleighing.

Highland Park encouraged outdoor activities – skating, sleighing.

There is also recycling going on.

There is also recycling going on.

Many trees had been dropped off at the end of January.

Many trees had been dropped off at the end of January.

The ice rink, while not perfect, is on the baseball field at Highland Park.

The ice rink, while not perfect, is on the baseball field at Highland Park.

If you feel inside activities are more for you, you can spend your days baking – as I frequently do as the oven helps take the nip off the house.

Fresh Quick Cheddar Bread

Fresh Quick Cheddar Bread

Then comes the celebration of various holidays around the area. While I have no photos, there was a wonderful celebration of the Chinese New Year at Binghamton High School. Then, local high schools took to Binghamton University for a regional Science Olympiad competition, with three teams advancing to the state competition.

Many events are not open but there were some that could be watched.

Many events are not open but there were some that could be watched.

Sunday was Scout Sunday and a local celebration of 2013 Eagle Scouts. A four county area that is our local council produced 62 Eagle Scouts last year.

2013 Eagle Scouts

2013 Eagle Scouts

And, when all else fails, it is evidently lately that there is shoveling to keep us occupied.

Most recent storm

Most recent storm

What do you do in the winter?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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