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When I moved home a year ago, I never thought I'd end up being a teacher, especially for a whole year. I took a job thinking I'd be there a few months before moving on, but I'm so glad that wasn't the case. A group of 3 year olds completely stole my heart and taught me more than I could have ever imagined. So often over the past year I was hearing "thank you" or "how'd you teach my son to learn all his letters.. that's amazing", along with many other comments. As heartwarming as all those compliments were, I...

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  So I’m sure by now you’ve heard Nickelback is in town and their drummer seems to be cruising the town via Uber (pictured above). We’ve all seen the selfie..and if you’ve got the same taste in music as me you’re probably a little jealous. I mean come on, it’s not every day you meet a famous drummer. Pretty cool! But here’s the story you DIDN’T hear...and if you ask me, it’s a lot cooler than getting a selfie with the drummer. You’re looking at a picture of my cousin Ben and his girlfriend. Ben became a certified Uber driver...

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Back in May of 2013, Safyre was the sole survivor of a fatal arson fire that took her father, sister, and two brothers from her forever. She was 5 years old at the time. The blaze burned 75 percent of her body and eventually claimed her right arm and left foot. At 8 years old, Safyre said the only thing she wanted for Christmas was cards from all over the world. Her aunt, Liz Dolder, who now has full custody of Safyre, posted the request to Facebook, which soon turned viral. Safyre ended up receiving so many Christmas cards during...

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Mohawk Honda of Glenville, NY and Twill have teamed up to provide warmth and inspiration to local families in need. The auto-dealership is the Official Sponsor of Warmth and helps Twill deliver warm blankets and beanies to local hospitals and family organizations. Mohawk Honda is no stranger to giving back, as each purchase has a purpose when buying a vehicle. Together we have been able to donate more than 600 blankets and beanies to local children's hospitals and family shelters. Mohawk Honda is a leader in the community and always reaches out a helping hand. We are thankful to have...

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When I reflect on my own past experiences to where I am today, I am lucky enough to say I have an unconditionally loving father, along with supportive friends and teammates, by my side. Although I have been blessed with a great support system today, I cannot say my life has always been this way. Growing up, coming to terms with my own identity has never been something  simple or plain. I, along with many other individuals in the LGBT community, are not estranged from the feelings of shame, not belonging, or bullying. When you think of 2017 and how...

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