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posticon What Have You Revealed About Yourself On Facebook?

Around Town | Friday, December 07, 2018 | By Dan Veaner Print
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We all hear stories about folks who were not hired, or -- worse -- fired because of their postings on social media.  Or arrested.  Despite the fact that social media postings are, for the most part, public, people post personal information, or incendiary posts about politics, religion, or other people they know.  Depending on your settings your posts may or may not be public, but even if not -- the services like Facebook are saving your posts, and well... you never know.  Even if the companies are protecting your privacy (which is the opposite of what social media is for) there are always hackers.

What's a body to do?  A good first step if you use Facebook is to take a look at what you have shared on and what Facebook thinks it knows about you.  While it is hard to believe for a company that notoriously shares user information and encourages its users to do so, Facebook does make it easy to see what you have done on the service since you first joined.  I recently tried it, and got all my posts, friend requests, photos and videos, comments, likes, and account activity all in one downloadable ZIP file.  After unzipping, I simply loaded the index.html file into a Web browser and everything was easily available for viewing, all the way back to when I joined in 2008.

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posticon Festival of Lessons and Carols

Around Town | Friday, November 30, 2018 | By Lansing United Methodist Church Print
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posticon 18 Grants to Improve Lives of Women and Girls

Around Town | Friday, December 07, 2018 | By Mary Grainger Print
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Eighteen projects have received Women Building Community (WBC) Grants totaling more than $51,000, announced Liz Colucci, president of the City Federation of Women's Organizations (CFWO) board. WBC Grant recipients were recognized at an event Tuesday, December 4 celebrating the ways they will help to improve the lives of Tompkins County women and girls.

Colucci expressed: "The projects we have chosen to support will impact women and girls of all ages and cultures in many varied activities. These projects will impact very young, elementary age girls, to young women starting families, to senior women. Some will provide exercise, social opportunities, and pathways to access local support resources. Some will provide tangible goods -- a renovated community kitchen, repair supplies for elderly apartment dwellers, start-up packages of household goods for women moving from homelessness to their own home. The CFWO is proud to partner with these agencies to achieve these important goals."

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posticon National Influenza Vaccination Week

Around Town | Friday, December 07, 2018 | By Tompkins County Health Department Print
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National Fluvaccination Week

National Influenza Vaccination Week highlights the importance of flu vaccination for the best protection against the flu. The CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine for everyone 6 months of age and older as the first and most important step in protecting against seasonal flu viruses. If you haven't gotten your flu vaccine yet, now's the time!

The flu can make even healthy people very sick. It can also cause serious complications for children younger than 5, pregnant women, people 65 years and older and people with certain chronic health conditions. Flu vaccination can reduce flu illnesses, doctors' visits, missed work due to flu, as well as prevent flu-related hospitalizations and death.

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posticon 25 Organizations Honored for Fundraising through United Way

Around Town | Friday, December 07, 2018 | By Regan Ralston Print
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On November 30, representatives from 25 organizations within Tompkins County gathered to receive awards for their 'Pacesetter' participation in the United Way of Tompkins County (UWTC) Community Campaign. Together, the Pacesetters raised 22% of the annual campaign by hosting workplace campaigns, special events, and employee incentive programs.

This appreciation event took place on the stage of the Kitchen Theatre Company, where UWTC President James Brown opened the ceremony with a special note of appreciation to the Pacesetter Campaign chairs Matthew Forney, Tompkins Trust Company and Kathy Schlather, Human Services Coalition

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posticon Subaru Helps Provide Meals to Local Seniors

Around Town | Friday, December 07, 2018 | By Foodnet Meals on Wheels Print
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Foodnet Meals on Wheels announced that it will be participating in the 2018 Subaru Share the Love Event as a member of Meals on Wheels America, one of four national Share the Love charitable partners supported through the promotion. From November 15, 2018, through January 2, 2019, Subaru of America will donate $250 for every new Subaru vehicle sold or leased to the customer's choice of participating charities. Participating Meals on Wheels America members, like Foodnet Meals on Wheels will receive a share of the donation raised by Subaru in their state.

"We are honored to join this campaign with our national affiliate, Meals on Wheels America," said Foodnet Executive Director, Jessica Gosa. We continue to be touched by the generosity of Subaru America, Inc. and the investment that the organization makes to a range of important community causes."

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posticon Dear Margaret - Caught Off Guard

Around Town | Friday, December 07, 2018 | By Margaret Snow Print
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dearmargaretDear Margaret: My teenage daughter recently came home from her friend's grandmother's house and asked, "Who is Melinda?" I almost fell to the floor in shock. We'd never told her that her father had been married previously. The grandmother apparently knew my husband's first wife and never knew of the divorce and remarriage. The grandmother said, "Tom (my husband) and Melinda used to visit here all the time." Of course, my daughter had it figured out. I was caught so off guard by the question that I simply said that her father had been married before and it didn't work out. We left it at that. I feel like I owe her more. I feel like I've been lying to her by omission and can't be trusted. I don't know how much she should know or how to fix this. What can I tell her to make this right?
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