Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 2:02:04 AM

Local News

Print Friendly | Bookmark and Share

Student Volunteers Renovate Ross Park Zoo Carousel

BINGHAMTON -- A group of local students are working to maintain Binghamton's reputation as the 'Carousel Capital of the World.'  BU students joined CITIZEN U volunteers at the Ross Park Zoo carousel Saturday for a day of renovations.

"Carousels are a staple of the community.  They're one of Binghamton's biggest attractions.  So it's really great to be able to come and help a piece of Binghamton history and help get it ready for everybody to see it and enjoy it," said Pat Madej, of Youth Engagement VISTA at BU.

"Having the BU students with the Binghamton local students, it's been a lot of fun talking to everyone, bonding, and also helping the community," said Margarita Krainova of BU.

"We raised a bunch of money and we're using that for supplies and tools so they can keep doing clean-ups like this and help to improve the community," said Madej.

VIEW VIDEO

View Related Articles: Binghamton, Broome County, BU or comment on this one below.

blog comments powered by Disqus


Back Back

Binghamton web design and website hosting by EFX internet  EFX internet


Additional Articles


Assemblywoman Lupardo on Hemp Research VIEW VIDEO
There is political support for growing hemp legally, in New York State. No, not the kind you smoke. The kind you can wear. A recent change in the United States Farm Bill could help reintroduce... more

Future of Binghamton's Unemployment Numbers? VIEW VIDEO
With both the state and the Southern Tier still trying to fully revive the still struggling economy, what are we to make of the latest jobless figures? The New York State Department of Labor is... more

Davis College Helps Students with Student Loans VIEW VIDEO
Incoming freshman at Davis College will have a lot less to worry about in terms of repaying their student loans. The school is launching their Financial Liberty Exercised Program, or FLEX. From... more

New York Jets are Set to Come Back to Cortland VIEW VIDEO
The New York Jets will be back in Cortland for training camp. The team renewed their contract with SUNY Cortland. Having the Jets in Cortland is a major economic boost for the school and the... more

Citizen Helps Police Make Arrest with Cell Phone VIEW VIDEO
Usually, you can get arrested if a police officer spots you using a cell phone when you're not supposed to, such as when you're driving. On Wednesday, a citizen helped police make an arrest by... more

Effects of Wine on Kidney Disease VIEW VIDEO
An occasional glass of wine may help keep your kidneys healthy. Furthermore, for those who already have kidney disease, moderate wine drinking might help the heart. When researchers looked at... more

Man Under Bed Arrested
State police tell us a wanted Kirkwood man jumped his bail, and then jumped under a bed. Police say that 42-year-old James Kennerup was arrested for bail jumping  and criminal possession of a... more

Click here for more local news...icon

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

 A News Story

If you are looking for a copy of a news story that we recently aired, simply click here to find out how.

FOX 40 Poll


Which Social Media Site Do You Use The Most?
 
Twitter
 
Facebook
 
LinkedIn
 
MySpace
 
Other
 
None
   

Breaking News

Do you have a tip or information about a breaking news story? Contact the FOX 40 News Desk at 607.798.0070 or send us an email .

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Stumble It More...