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Holiday Stuff to do, Heartwarming Story, Friday Toy Memory

NYPD Officer’s Kindness Sparks Online Sensation
A photo of a New York City police officer giving new boots to a barefoot homeless man in Times Square has created an online sensation. The NYPD posted the photo of Officer Lawrence DePrimo kneeling to help the man put on the boots to the department’s Facebook page. By yesterday, the photo had been shared more than 140,000 times, “liked” more than 420,000 times and received 31,000 comments. Jennifer Foster of Florence, Arizona, was visiting Times Square with her boyfriend on November 14th when they saw a shoeless man asking for change. As she approached the man, she said a police officer came onto the scene. Foster, a civilian dispatch manager with the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office in Arizona, took a photo and forwarded it and a note to the NYPD. Officer DePrimo, 25, who joined the department in 2010, was shocked at the attention. “It was freezing out and you could see the blisters on the man’s feet,” DePrimo said in an interview. “I had two pairs of socks and I was still cold.” They started talking; he found out the man’s shoe size: 12. DePrimo went into a Skechers shoe store and – using his own money – bought a pair of all-weather boots and some socks. The store manager was so moved, he gave DePrimo his employee discount to cut the price of the $100 boots. DePrimo said keeps the receipt for the boots in his vest to remind him ‘‘that sometimes people have it worse.’’


Olde Towne Hedgesville Christmas happens this weekend with traditional Christmas Carols, hot cocoa and the spirit of giving. Friday from 6pm-9pm there will be celebrations with the Hedgesville Middle School choir and the tree lighting ceremony.

Doors to Christmas 2012 happens through December 5th from 11am-4pm. Come see 24 beautiful wreaths designed by local Florist,Business, & Artisans. The wreaths will be auctioned off on Dec. 6th at 5pm. The event is held at the Old Shenandoah Hotel at 100 W. Main Street in Martinsburg.

The 18th annual South Berkeley Christmas Tree Lighting will be held on Saturday, December 1st at 6:00pm. The theme is "Christmas Lights the Heart in South Berkeley" and will begin with the lighting of the community Christmas tree  on front of Musselman High School. For details call: 304-229-7271

Snowflake Festival Market happens once again this year on the square in Downtown Martinsburg. Saturday, December 1st from 12:00pm-5:00pm. There will be crafts, music and deliciious treats to enjoy all day long!

Friday Toy Memory:

A strange game that featured a head that rotated in the center of the game and you had to try and "feed" or put coins in the mouth of this creature that looked a lot like a 3D Pac Man. Remember this?

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Locations : ArizonaFlorence
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11/30/2012 7:44AM
Holiday Stuff to do, Heartwarming Story, Friday Toy Memory
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