Chenango Valley students sew pouches for animals affected by Australian wildfires

first_img“The babies will die if they don’t have their pouch,” she said. The students say they are making the pouches so the animals may live. 6th graders at Chenango Valley Middle School have been staying after school to sew pouches for orphaned animals. (WBNG) — Middle school students in our area are stepping up to help out the animals in Australia who have been affected by the wildfires. “We’re making these little pouches for marsupials that don’t have moms anymore because they tragically died in the fires,” said Abby Cron, a student. The student’s teacher, Carrie Vesci, helped the students who are trying to make a difference for the animals in need. Vesci says more than one hundred students have given up their own after-school time to help sew the pouches.last_img read more

What Tioga County residents need to know about trick or treating this year

first_imgStay at home if you’re feeling sickTrick or treat with people you live withWear a face mask that covers both your mouth and your noseUse hand sanitizer frequently They say if you are in mandatory quarantine or are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, do not participate in parties or trick or treating. If you’re thinking of having a Halloween party, they ask you to limit the guest list to close friends and family and less than 50 people total. They ask that you hold the event outside if possible and everyone must practice social distancing and wear a face mask. Otherwise, they have a few guidelines for trick or treaters. OWEGO (WBNG) — With Halloween fast approaching, Tioga County Public Health has some tips for how you and your family can celebrate safely. The county has also released guidelines for homeowners who are planning to hand out candy: Parents who are heading out with children are asked to encourage this behavior and practice it themselves. They are also asked to encourage neighbors to organize alternate activities including drive by trick or treating or a car parade. Don’t hand out candy if you’re feeling sickWear a face covering when handing out candyWash your hands oftenUse tape or chalk to mark six feet from your front door and place a serving table between you and trick or treaters For a full list of guidelines, click here.last_img read more