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Local Superheroes Spread Holiday Cheer To Young Patients At Children's Hospital On Long Island

Local Superheroes Spread Holiday Cheer To Young Patients At Children's Hospital On Long Island

It's a sad but true reality, not everyone gets to go home for the holidays. Some even have to stay in a hospital, but Long Island's finest are doing their part to make these tough times a little better Read full article: Local Superheroes Spread Holiday Cheer T...→

Local Superheroes Spread Holiday Cheer To Young Patients At Children's Hospital On Long Island

Local Superheroes Spread Holiday Cheer To Young Patients At Children's Hospital On Long Island

It's a sad but true reality, not everyone gets to go home for the holidays. Some even have to stay in a hospital, but Long Island's finest are doing their part to make these tough times a little better Read full article: Local Superheroes Spread Holiday Cheer T...→

East-West Shrine Bowl players team up with local patients ahead of all-star game

East-West Shrine Bowl players team up with local patients ahead of all-star game

The 95th annual East-West Shrine Bowl weekend kicked off Friday at Tropicana Field with players teaming up with local patients from Shriners Hospitals for Children. Read full article: East-West Shrine Bowl players team up wi...→

Local Hospitals Hit With Increase in Flu Patients

Local Hospitals Hit With Increase in Flu Patients

Eleven people have died in San Diego County due to flu-related deaths this season and more than 1,600 flu cases were reported in the week, according to the County Health and Human Services Agency. Read full article: Local Hospitals Hit With Increase in Flu...→

6-year-old cancer survivor spreads joy with Legos for young patients

6-year-old cancer survivor spreads joy with Legos for young patients

As Poppy Sellier was fighting acute myeloid leukemia, Legos always cheered her up after her chemo treatments. Now released from the hospital, the six-year-old is spreading smiles with her red wagon full of donated Lego sets for other kids. Read full article: 6-year-old cancer survivor spreads joy w...→

Banks Rally as Holiday Shopping Signals More Consumer Cheer

Banks Rally as Holiday Shopping Signals More Consumer Cheer

The biggest U.S. banks, including bellwethers JPMorgan Chase & Co., Bank of America Corp. and Citigroup Inc., gained on Thursday as a hearty U.S. consumer continued to signal good news for lenders.BofA rose as much as 1% to the highest since October 2008 and Citi climbed as... Read full article: Banks Rally as Holiday Shopping Signals ...→

A picture of holiday cheer: Bainbridge Island family’s half-century Christmas tradition thrives.

A picture of holiday cheer: Bainbridge Island family’s half-century Christmas tradition thrives.

Jane and Dan Brand were dating when they posed for their first Santa photo at the old Frederick & Nelson in Seattle in 1970. Since then, they've never missed a year posing with St. Nick, adding children and grandchild to... Read full article: A picture of holiday cheer: Bainbridge I...→

As you have your holiday meal, here's how to help local residents who cannot afford one

As you have your holiday meal, here's how to help local residents who cannot afford one

HARLEM, Manhattan — One of the most meaningful things that most people in the tri-state area will do during this holiday season is share a meal with family members or friends. However, tens of thousands of local residents -- perhaps even a Read full article: As you have your holiday meal, here's ho...→

'Exonerated five' member brings holiday cheer to Harlem families

'Exonerated five' member brings holiday cheer to Harlem families

HARLEM, Manhattan — Wearing a Santa hat and a big smile, Korey Wise of the Exonerated 5 brought holiday cheer to the Lehman Houses in Harlem Monday, surprising dozens of children with the opportunity to pick out a brand new toy, just in tim Read full article: 'Exonerated five' member brings holiday ...→

Drag Race Alums Spread Holiday Cheer at Parker Playhouse

Drag Race Alums Spread Holiday Cheer at Parker Playhouse

Every year, A Drag Queen Christmas brings some of pop culture's most beloved drag queens to cities around the country to spread holiday cheer. On Saturday, December 28, the queens will be descending on Fort Lauderdale's Parker Playhouse. Read full article: Drag Race Alums Spread Holiday Cheer at ...→

High-earning bankers have little holiday cheer as low bonuses, layoffs foreseen

High-earning bankers have little holiday cheer as low bonuses, layoffs foreseen

Forget the Champagne and fancy appetizers for Wall Streeters’ New Year festivities. High-earning bankers and traders are not in a party mood this year, fearing a mass wave of pink slips and lower b… Read full article: High-earning bankers have little holiday...→

Expert Offers Advice On How To Help Dementia Patients Cope With Holiday Stress

Expert Offers Advice On How To Help Dementia Patients Cope With Holiday Stress

Experts say the sights and sounds of the holidays can be very disorienting and agitating for people living with the chronic condition. Read full article: Expert Offers Advice On How To Help Deme...→

Airport pig spreads holiday cheer in San Francisco

Airport pig spreads holiday cheer in San Francisco

LiLou the therapy pig is part of a program aimed to ease the anxiety that comes with holiday travel. She can be found in the halls of Terminal 3 at San Francisco International Airport. Read full article: Airport pig spreads holiday cheer in San...→

Jet Ski Santa delivers gifts to young cancer patients on Rio’s Copacabana Beach

Jet Ski Santa delivers gifts to young cancer patients on Rio’s Copacabana Beach

Santa Claus appeared on Copacabana Beach riding a Jet Ski on Wednesday to the joy of dozens of children who are all cancer patients undergoing various treatments. Read full article: Jet Ski Santa delivers gifts to young ca...→

Metro Detroit nonprofit adopts local families in need for the holiday

Metro Detroit nonprofit adopts local families in need for the holiday

The holidays can be tough for a lot of families who are struggling just to make ends meet. But thanks to the generosity of the local nonprofit Lighthouse, and the community, hundreds of families are getting a helping hand to make sure their Christmas is joyful. Read full article: Metro Detroit nonprofit adopts local fam...→

Young cancer survivor's Christmas wish: Give back to other cancer patients

Young cancer survivor's Christmas wish: Give back to other cancer patients

Ethan Perez, 7, says he knows exactly what these kids are going through and he's going the extra mile to give them a happy holiday. Read full article: Young cancer survivor's Christmas wish: ...→

Local Woman Transforming Lives of Young Women Through Art, Dance and Mentorship

We at NBC4 learn every day about so many amazing things happening in our community. Every week, veteran Washington anchor Leon Harris shines the spotlight on the work that’s being done by people and organizations to make where we live a little brighter. Read full article: Local Woman Transforming Lives of Young ...→

Critical shortage:  Local blood bank calls on donors to help patients now

Critical shortage: Local blood bank calls on donors to help patients now

Vitalant, formerly LifeSource, the nonprofit blood bank serving the Chicago area, has declared a critical shortage of blood as blood providers nationwide have less than a two days' supply of necessary blood types. Read full article: Critical shortage: Local blood bank cal...→

Bad Plus bring holiday cheer to the Dakota — along with a new album

Bad Plus bring holiday cheer to the Dakota — along with a new album

The Bad Plus trio came to town this week celebrating not only the holidays, but the 20th anniversary of their first gig, which took place at the end of 1999, at the Dakota jazz club’s former St. Pa… Read full article: Bad Plus bring holiday cheer to the Dako...→

Believe Project: $100 to help spread holiday joy to U-46 student

Believe Project: $100 to help spread holiday joy to U-46 student

Today's recipient of a $100 bill through our Believe Project is Laura Ehrhardt of Bartlett. Here is her story ... Read full article: Believe Project: $100 to help spread hol...→

Moms and Santa Spread Christmas Cheer at NICU

Some families with children at a Abington Hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit may not be able to head home for the holidays, but two moms made sure they still got some Christmas cheer replete with gifts and even a visit from Santa Claus Read full article: Moms and Santa Spread Christmas Cheer at...→

Health experts warn of measles’ spread over holiday travel

Health experts warn of measles’ spread over holiday travel

Health officials are urging holiday travelers to ensure they are protected against measles amid numerous reports of possible exposure at airports and other public places. Read full article: Health experts warn of measles’ spread o...→

Miami Police spread holiday cheer to South Florida families

Miami Police spread holiday cheer to South Florida families

MIAMI (WSVN) - It’s gift giving time in some South Florida neighborhoods, and Christmas came early for some families. City of Miami Police made sure... Read full article: Miami Police spread holiday cheer to Sou...→

Surfing Santas ride a wave of holiday cheer from the ocean to a Florida hospital

Surfing Santas ride a wave of holiday cheer from the ocean to a Florida hospital

Surf's up for Surfing Santas, an annual event in which people dress as Santa Claus to catch a wave in Cocoa Beach, Florida. Read full article: Surfing Santas ride a wave of holiday ch...→

Therapy dogs bring holiday cheer to cancer patients

Therapy dogs bring holiday cheer to cancer patients

Patients at the Northwestern Medicine Cancer Center in Warrenville are getting some extra holiday cheer thanks to a new animal-assisted therapy program. Read full article: Therapy dogs bring holiday cheer to canc...→

Florida Mom Fueled by Holiday Cheer Hugs Stranger, Gets $20k

Florida Mom Fueled by Holiday Cheer Hugs Stranger, Gets $20k

A Florida woman caught up in what she calls the magic of Christmas, accidentally hugged a stranger at a gas station parking lot and now the video is going viral. Mary Katherine Backstrom says she was feeling the holiday cheer so she bought a soda for the woman standing in line in front of her. She left the store and… Read full article: Florida Mom Fueled by Holiday Cheer Hugs...→

South Florida organizations help spread holiday cheer to families and students

South Florida organizations help spread holiday cheer to families and students

LAUDERHILL, FLA. (WSVN) - South Floridians are spreading cheer during the holidays. ‘Tis the season to make others happy with selfless acts touching families across... Read full article: South Florida organizations help spread ...→

Wheaton police spread holiday cheer during its first Shop with a Cop event

Wheaton police spread holiday cheer during its first Shop with a Cop event

It's not every day that Wheaton police officers give a full police escort -- complete with a parade of vehicles and flashing lights -- down Roosevelt Road. But for 11 local children, this was no ordinary day. Read full article: Wheaton police spread holiday cheer duri...→

C.S. Mott Children's Hospital opens holiday store for parents and patients to holiday shop

C.S. Mott Children's Hospital opens holiday store for parents and patients to holiday shop

The holiday season is stressful enough for moms and dads, but imagine what it’s like for parents whose children are hospitalized during the holidays. Read full article: C.S. Mott Children's Hospital opens holi...→

Jeffrey Epstein abused, trafficked girls and young women in Virgin Islands, local AG says

Jeffrey Epstein abused, trafficked girls and young women in Virgin Islands, local AG says

"The complaint speaks for itself and lays out allegations of a pattern and practice of human trafficking, sexual abuse and forced labor," the attorney general of the Virgin Islands said. Read full article: Jeffrey Epstein abused, trafficked girls...→

Repurposing Holiday Cheer: Goats Chew On Christmas Trees At Bonton Farms 

Repurposing Holiday Cheer: Goats Chew On Christmas Trees At Bonton Farms 

Bonton Farms in South Dallas started a recycling program this year, and it feeds more than the land. Read full article: Repurposing Holiday Cheer: Goats Chew On...→

'Star Wars' Characters Bring Holiday Cheer To Patients At Stony Brook Children's Hospital

'Star Wars' Characters Bring Holiday Cheer To Patients At Stony Brook Children's Hospital

The heroes and villains from the new "Rise of Skywalker" movie came bearing gifts for kids hospitalized both temporarily and long-term. Read full article: 'Star Wars' Characters Bring Holiday Che...→

‘A little bit of sunshine’: How the Children’s Inn at NIH gets holiday cheer | WTOP

Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus are sitting by the fire, but it’s also the work of many volunteers working hard to spread holiday cheer at the Children’s Inn at NIH. Read full article: ‘A little bit of sunshine’: How the Chil...→

Spectacular Shows Spread Holiday Magic In New York

Spectacular Shows Spread Holiday Magic In New York

If the crowded stores, long lines and travel delays got you stressed out this holiday season, how about taking a break and taking in a show? Read full article: Spectacular Shows Spread Holiday Magic I...→

Miramar Police Department brings holiday cheer to children’s hospital

Miramar Police Department brings holiday cheer to children’s hospital

HOLLYWOOD, FLA. (WSVN) - A South Florida police department made holiday hospital stays a bit brighter for some of the area’s youngest patients. Miramar Police... Read full article: Miramar Police Department brings holiday...→

Rams Tackle Andrew Whitworth Spreads Holiday Cheer To Families Experiencing Homelessness

Rams Tackle Andrew Whitworth Spreads Holiday Cheer To Families Experiencing Homelessness

From protecting the quarterback to protecting the city's most vulnerable families, Los Angeles Rams tackle Andrew Whitworth spread some much-needed holiday cheer tonight for local families currently experiencing homelessness. Read full article: Rams Tackle Andrew Whitworth Spreads Hol...→

Newark spreads holiday cheer to kids in need

Newark spreads holiday cheer to kids in need

NEWARK, NJ — Dozens of kids eagerly awaited Santa’s arrival Monday in Newark and just like that they looked up and saw the red suit and white beard in a helicopter.... Then they got to meet him, but that was only the beginning of their holiday joy and toys. Thousands of presents collected by officers and firefighters were on display inside of one of the city’s training facilities on Orange Street for the Read full article: Newark spreads holiday cheer to kids in ...→

‘Star Wars’ fundraiser gives new hope to young South Bay patients

‘Star Wars’ fundraiser gives new hope to young South Bay patients

Like the rebel alliance in “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” the Lucile Packard Foundation and the Ronald McDonald House have a mission to bring families together when they’re going through a dar… Read full article: ‘Star Wars’ fundraiser gives new hope to...→

Local therapist offers advice for stress and loss during the holiday season

Local therapist offers advice for stress and loss during the holiday season

The holidays are a joyful time for many, but for some it can be tough to cope because of stress or loss. Read full article: Local therapist offers advice for stress...→

Local Norwegian-Americans celebrate annual Juletrefest holiday event

Local Norwegian-Americans celebrate annual Juletrefest holiday event

Cookies by local residents won top honors in a bakeoff by Sons of Norway Polar Star Lodge 5-472 on Dec. 8. Read full article: Local Norwegian-Americans celebrate annu...→

Holiday cheer at Fantasy of Lights in Los Gatos

Holiday cheer at Fantasy of Lights in Los Gatos

Now in its 21st year, the Fantasy of Lights is the perfect spot to take the family during the holidays. Read full article: Holiday cheer at Fantasy of Lights in Lo...→

Palatine District 15 adaptive music students spreading holiday cheer

Palatine District 15 adaptive music students spreading holiday cheer

Physical or cognitive challenges aren't getting in the way of students in an uncommon adaptive music program spreading holiday cheer through performances at some Palatine schools and an Arlington Heights seniors complex. Read full article: Palatine District 15 adaptive music stud...→

Jewish students at Riverside synagogue go Christmas shopping to spread holiday cheer

Jewish students at Riverside synagogue go Christmas shopping to spread holiday cheer

Members of the youth group at Temple Beth El synagogue use their Hanukkah gift money and other funds raised through the year to buy Christmas gifts for patients at Loma Linda University Children… Read full article: Jewish students at Riverside synagogue g...→

Holiday cheer: Car dealership to pay off $25K Prince George’s Co. school lunch debt | WTOP

Holiday cheer: Car dealership to pay off $25K Prince George’s Co. school lunch debt | WTOP

DARCARS Toyota announced Tuesday that it will be paying off the school lunch debt for every student in the Prince George’s County, Maryland system. Read full article: Holiday cheer: Car dealership to pay off...→

East-West Shrine Bowl players team up with local patients ahead of all-star game

East-West Shrine Bowl players team up with local patients ahead of all-star game

The 95th annual East-West Shrine Bowl weekend kicked off Friday at Tropicana Field with players teaming up with local patients from Shriners Hospitals for Children. Read full article: East-West Shrine Bowl players team up wi...→

Jeffrey Epstein abused, trafficked girls and young women in Virgin Islands, local AG says

Jeffrey Epstein abused, trafficked girls and young women in Virgin Islands, local AG says

"The complaint speaks for itself and lays out allegations of a pattern and practice of human trafficking, sexual abuse and forced labor," the attorney general of the Virgin Islands said. Read full article: Jeffrey Epstein abused, trafficked girls...→

Critical shortage:  Local blood bank calls on donors to help patients now

Critical shortage: Local blood bank calls on donors to help patients now

Vitalant, formerly LifeSource, the nonprofit blood bank serving the Chicago area, has declared a critical shortage of blood as blood providers nationwide have less than a two days' supply of necessary blood types. Read full article: Critical shortage: Local blood bank cal...→

6-year-old cancer survivor spreads joy with Legos for young patients

6-year-old cancer survivor spreads joy with Legos for young patients

As Poppy Sellier was fighting acute myeloid leukemia, Legos always cheered her up after her chemo treatments. Now released from the hospital, the six-year-old is spreading smiles with her red wagon full of donated Lego sets for other kids. Read full article: 6-year-old cancer survivor spreads joy w...→

'Star Wars' Characters Bring Holiday Cheer To Patients At Stony Brook Children's Hospital

'Star Wars' Characters Bring Holiday Cheer To Patients At Stony Brook Children's Hospital

The heroes and villains from the new "Rise of Skywalker" movie came bearing gifts for kids hospitalized both temporarily and long-term. Read full article: 'Star Wars' Characters Bring Holiday Che...→

A picture of holiday cheer: Bainbridge Island family’s half-century Christmas tradition thrives.

A picture of holiday cheer: Bainbridge Island family’s half-century Christmas tradition thrives.

Jane and Dan Brand were dating when they posed for their first Santa photo at the old Frederick & Nelson in Seattle in 1970. Since then, they've never missed a year posing with St. Nick, adding children and grandchild to... Read full article: A picture of holiday cheer: Bainbridge I...→

Spectacular Shows Spread Holiday Magic In New York

Spectacular Shows Spread Holiday Magic In New York

If the crowded stores, long lines and travel delays got you stressed out this holiday season, how about taking a break and taking in a show? Read full article: Spectacular Shows Spread Holiday Magic I...→

Moms and Santa Spread Christmas Cheer at NICU

Some families with children at a Abington Hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit may not be able to head home for the holidays, but two moms made sure they still got some Christmas cheer replete with gifts and even a visit from Santa Claus Read full article: Moms and Santa Spread Christmas Cheer at...→

As you have your holiday meal, here's how to help local residents who cannot afford one

As you have your holiday meal, here's how to help local residents who cannot afford one

HARLEM, Manhattan — One of the most meaningful things that most people in the tri-state area will do during this holiday season is share a meal with family members or friends. However, tens of thousands of local residents -- perhaps even a Read full article: As you have your holiday meal, here's ho...→

Rams Tackle Andrew Whitworth Spreads Holiday Cheer To Families Experiencing Homelessness

Rams Tackle Andrew Whitworth Spreads Holiday Cheer To Families Experiencing Homelessness

From protecting the quarterback to protecting the city's most vulnerable families, Los Angeles Rams tackle Andrew Whitworth spread some much-needed holiday cheer tonight for local families currently experiencing homelessness. Read full article: Rams Tackle Andrew Whitworth Spreads Hol...→

Health experts warn of measles’ spread over holiday travel

Health experts warn of measles’ spread over holiday travel

Health officials are urging holiday travelers to ensure they are protected against measles amid numerous reports of possible exposure at airports and other public places. Read full article: Health experts warn of measles’ spread o...→

'Exonerated five' member brings holiday cheer to Harlem families

'Exonerated five' member brings holiday cheer to Harlem families

HARLEM, Manhattan — Wearing a Santa hat and a big smile, Korey Wise of the Exonerated 5 brought holiday cheer to the Lehman Houses in Harlem Monday, surprising dozens of children with the opportunity to pick out a brand new toy, just in tim Read full article: 'Exonerated five' member brings holiday ...→

‘Star Wars’ fundraiser gives new hope to young South Bay patients

‘Star Wars’ fundraiser gives new hope to young South Bay patients

Like the rebel alliance in “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” the Lucile Packard Foundation and the Ronald McDonald House have a mission to bring families together when they’re going through a dar… Read full article: ‘Star Wars’ fundraiser gives new hope to...→

Surfing Santas ride a wave of holiday cheer from the ocean to a Florida hospital

Surfing Santas ride a wave of holiday cheer from the ocean to a Florida hospital

Surf's up for Surfing Santas, an annual event in which people dress as Santa Claus to catch a wave in Cocoa Beach, Florida. Read full article: Surfing Santas ride a wave of holiday ch...→

High-earning bankers have little holiday cheer as low bonuses, layoffs foreseen

High-earning bankers have little holiday cheer as low bonuses, layoffs foreseen

Forget the Champagne and fancy appetizers for Wall Streeters’ New Year festivities. High-earning bankers and traders are not in a party mood this year, fearing a mass wave of pink slips and lower b… Read full article: High-earning bankers have little holiday...→

Florida Mom Fueled by Holiday Cheer Hugs Stranger, Gets $20k

Florida Mom Fueled by Holiday Cheer Hugs Stranger, Gets $20k

A Florida woman caught up in what she calls the magic of Christmas, accidentally hugged a stranger at a gas station parking lot and now the video is going viral. Mary Katherine Backstrom says she was feeling the holiday cheer so she bought a soda for the woman standing in line in front of her. She left the store and… Read full article: Florida Mom Fueled by Holiday Cheer Hugs...→

Airport pig spreads holiday cheer in San Francisco

Airport pig spreads holiday cheer in San Francisco

LiLou the therapy pig is part of a program aimed to ease the anxiety that comes with holiday travel. She can be found in the halls of Terminal 3 at San Francisco International Airport. Read full article: Airport pig spreads holiday cheer in San...→

Holiday cheer at Fantasy of Lights in Los Gatos

Holiday cheer at Fantasy of Lights in Los Gatos

Now in its 21st year, the Fantasy of Lights is the perfect spot to take the family during the holidays. Read full article: Holiday cheer at Fantasy of Lights in Lo...→

Wheaton police spread holiday cheer during its first Shop with a Cop event

Wheaton police spread holiday cheer during its first Shop with a Cop event

It's not every day that Wheaton police officers give a full police escort -- complete with a parade of vehicles and flashing lights -- down Roosevelt Road. But for 11 local children, this was no ordinary day. Read full article: Wheaton police spread holiday cheer duri...→

Metro Detroit nonprofit adopts local families in need for the holiday

Metro Detroit nonprofit adopts local families in need for the holiday

The holidays can be tough for a lot of families who are struggling just to make ends meet. But thanks to the generosity of the local nonprofit Lighthouse, and the community, hundreds of families are getting a helping hand to make sure their Christmas is joyful. Read full article: Metro Detroit nonprofit adopts local fam...→

Jewish students at Riverside synagogue go Christmas shopping to spread holiday cheer

Jewish students at Riverside synagogue go Christmas shopping to spread holiday cheer

Members of the youth group at Temple Beth El synagogue use their Hanukkah gift money and other funds raised through the year to buy Christmas gifts for patients at Loma Linda University Children… Read full article: Jewish students at Riverside synagogue g...→

Young cancer survivor's Christmas wish: Give back to other cancer patients

Young cancer survivor's Christmas wish: Give back to other cancer patients

Ethan Perez, 7, says he knows exactly what these kids are going through and he's going the extra mile to give them a happy holiday. Read full article: Young cancer survivor's Christmas wish: ...→

Local Woman Transforming Lives of Young Women Through Art, Dance and Mentorship

We at NBC4 learn every day about so many amazing things happening in our community. Every week, veteran Washington anchor Leon Harris shines the spotlight on the work that’s being done by people and organizations to make where we live a little brighter. Read full article: Local Woman Transforming Lives of Young ...→

Local Hospitals Hit With Increase in Flu Patients

Local Hospitals Hit With Increase in Flu Patients

Eleven people have died in San Diego County due to flu-related deaths this season and more than 1,600 flu cases were reported in the week, according to the County Health and Human Services Agency. Read full article: Local Hospitals Hit With Increase in Flu...→

Repurposing Holiday Cheer: Goats Chew On Christmas Trees At Bonton Farms 

Repurposing Holiday Cheer: Goats Chew On Christmas Trees At Bonton Farms 

Bonton Farms in South Dallas started a recycling program this year, and it feeds more than the land. Read full article: Repurposing Holiday Cheer: Goats Chew On...→

Bad Plus bring holiday cheer to the Dakota — along with a new album

Bad Plus bring holiday cheer to the Dakota — along with a new album

The Bad Plus trio came to town this week celebrating not only the holidays, but the 20th anniversary of their first gig, which took place at the end of 1999, at the Dakota jazz club’s former St. Pa… Read full article: Bad Plus bring holiday cheer to the Dako...→

Banks Rally as Holiday Shopping Signals More Consumer Cheer

Banks Rally as Holiday Shopping Signals More Consumer Cheer

The biggest U.S. banks, including bellwethers JPMorgan Chase & Co., Bank of America Corp. and Citigroup Inc., gained on Thursday as a hearty U.S. consumer continued to signal good news for lenders.BofA rose as much as 1% to the highest since October 2008 and Citi climbed as... Read full article: Banks Rally as Holiday Shopping Signals ...→

‘A little bit of sunshine’: How the Children’s Inn at NIH gets holiday cheer | WTOP

Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus are sitting by the fire, but it’s also the work of many volunteers working hard to spread holiday cheer at the Children’s Inn at NIH. Read full article: ‘A little bit of sunshine’: How the Chil...→

Believe Project: $100 to help spread holiday joy to U-46 student

Believe Project: $100 to help spread holiday joy to U-46 student

Today's recipient of a $100 bill through our Believe Project is Laura Ehrhardt of Bartlett. Here is her story ... Read full article: Believe Project: $100 to help spread hol...→

Miramar Police Department brings holiday cheer to children’s hospital

Miramar Police Department brings holiday cheer to children’s hospital

HOLLYWOOD, FLA. (WSVN) - A South Florida police department made holiday hospital stays a bit brighter for some of the area’s youngest patients. Miramar Police... Read full article: Miramar Police Department brings holiday...→

Newark spreads holiday cheer to kids in need

Newark spreads holiday cheer to kids in need

NEWARK, NJ — Dozens of kids eagerly awaited Santa’s arrival Monday in Newark and just like that they looked up and saw the red suit and white beard in a helicopter.... Then they got to meet him, but that was only the beginning of their holiday joy and toys. Thousands of presents collected by officers and firefighters were on display inside of one of the city’s training facilities on Orange Street for the Read full article: Newark spreads holiday cheer to kids in ...→

Miami Police spread holiday cheer to South Florida families

Miami Police spread holiday cheer to South Florida families

MIAMI (WSVN) - It’s gift giving time in some South Florida neighborhoods, and Christmas came early for some families. City of Miami Police made sure... Read full article: Miami Police spread holiday cheer to Sou...→

Drag Race Alums Spread Holiday Cheer at Parker Playhouse

Drag Race Alums Spread Holiday Cheer at Parker Playhouse

Every year, A Drag Queen Christmas brings some of pop culture's most beloved drag queens to cities around the country to spread holiday cheer. On Saturday, December 28, the queens will be descending on Fort Lauderdale's Parker Playhouse. Read full article: Drag Race Alums Spread Holiday Cheer at ...→

Local therapist offers advice for stress and loss during the holiday season

Local therapist offers advice for stress and loss during the holiday season

The holidays are a joyful time for many, but for some it can be tough to cope because of stress or loss. Read full article: Local therapist offers advice for stress...→

Therapy dogs bring holiday cheer to cancer patients

Therapy dogs bring holiday cheer to cancer patients

Patients at the Northwestern Medicine Cancer Center in Warrenville are getting some extra holiday cheer thanks to a new animal-assisted therapy program. Read full article: Therapy dogs bring holiday cheer to canc...→

Expert Offers Advice On How To Help Dementia Patients Cope With Holiday Stress

Expert Offers Advice On How To Help Dementia Patients Cope With Holiday Stress

Experts say the sights and sounds of the holidays can be very disorienting and agitating for people living with the chronic condition. Read full article: Expert Offers Advice On How To Help Deme...→

Local Norwegian-Americans celebrate annual Juletrefest holiday event

Local Norwegian-Americans celebrate annual Juletrefest holiday event

Cookies by local residents won top honors in a bakeoff by Sons of Norway Polar Star Lodge 5-472 on Dec. 8. Read full article: Local Norwegian-Americans celebrate annu...→

South Florida organizations help spread holiday cheer to families and students

South Florida organizations help spread holiday cheer to families and students

LAUDERHILL, FLA. (WSVN) - South Floridians are spreading cheer during the holidays. ‘Tis the season to make others happy with selfless acts touching families across... Read full article: South Florida organizations help spread ...→

Jet Ski Santa delivers gifts to young cancer patients on Rio’s Copacabana Beach

Jet Ski Santa delivers gifts to young cancer patients on Rio’s Copacabana Beach

Santa Claus appeared on Copacabana Beach riding a Jet Ski on Wednesday to the joy of dozens of children who are all cancer patients undergoing various treatments. Read full article: Jet Ski Santa delivers gifts to young ca...→

Palatine District 15 adaptive music students spreading holiday cheer

Palatine District 15 adaptive music students spreading holiday cheer

Physical or cognitive challenges aren't getting in the way of students in an uncommon adaptive music program spreading holiday cheer through performances at some Palatine schools and an Arlington Heights seniors complex. Read full article: Palatine District 15 adaptive music stud...→

C.S. Mott Children's Hospital opens holiday store for parents and patients to holiday shop

C.S. Mott Children's Hospital opens holiday store for parents and patients to holiday shop

The holiday season is stressful enough for moms and dads, but imagine what it’s like for parents whose children are hospitalized during the holidays. Read full article: C.S. Mott Children's Hospital opens holi...→

Holiday cheer: Car dealership to pay off $25K Prince George’s Co. school lunch debt | WTOP

Holiday cheer: Car dealership to pay off $25K Prince George’s Co. school lunch debt | WTOP

DARCARS Toyota announced Tuesday that it will be paying off the school lunch debt for every student in the Prince George’s County, Maryland system. Read full article: Holiday cheer: Car dealership to pay off...→

East-West Shrine Bowl players team up with local patients ahead of all-star game

East-West Shrine Bowl players team up with local patients ahead of all-star game

The 95th annual East-West Shrine Bowl weekend kicked off Friday at Tropicana Field with players teaming up with local patients from Shriners Hospitals for Children. Read full article: East-West Shrine Bowl players team up wi...→

Local Woman Transforming Lives of Young Women Through Art, Dance and Mentorship

We at NBC4 learn every day about so many amazing things happening in our community. Every week, veteran Washington anchor Leon Harris shines the spotlight on the work that’s being done by people and organizations to make where we live a little brighter. Read full article: Local Woman Transforming Lives of Young ...→

Jeffrey Epstein abused, trafficked girls and young women in Virgin Islands, local AG says

Jeffrey Epstein abused, trafficked girls and young women in Virgin Islands, local AG says

"The complaint speaks for itself and lays out allegations of a pattern and practice of human trafficking, sexual abuse and forced labor," the attorney general of the Virgin Islands said. Read full article: Jeffrey Epstein abused, trafficked girls...→

Local Hospitals Hit With Increase in Flu Patients

Local Hospitals Hit With Increase in Flu Patients

Eleven people have died in San Diego County due to flu-related deaths this season and more than 1,600 flu cases were reported in the week, according to the County Health and Human Services Agency. Read full article: Local Hospitals Hit With Increase in Flu...→

Critical shortage:  Local blood bank calls on donors to help patients now

Critical shortage: Local blood bank calls on donors to help patients now

Vitalant, formerly LifeSource, the nonprofit blood bank serving the Chicago area, has declared a critical shortage of blood as blood providers nationwide have less than a two days' supply of necessary blood types. Read full article: Critical shortage: Local blood bank cal...→

Repurposing Holiday Cheer: Goats Chew On Christmas Trees At Bonton Farms 

Repurposing Holiday Cheer: Goats Chew On Christmas Trees At Bonton Farms 

Bonton Farms in South Dallas started a recycling program this year, and it feeds more than the land. Read full article: Repurposing Holiday Cheer: Goats Chew On...→

6-year-old cancer survivor spreads joy with Legos for young patients

6-year-old cancer survivor spreads joy with Legos for young patients

As Poppy Sellier was fighting acute myeloid leukemia, Legos always cheered her up after her chemo treatments. Now released from the hospital, the six-year-old is spreading smiles with her red wagon full of donated Lego sets for other kids. Read full article: 6-year-old cancer survivor spreads joy w...→

Bad Plus bring holiday cheer to the Dakota — along with a new album

Bad Plus bring holiday cheer to the Dakota — along with a new album

The Bad Plus trio came to town this week celebrating not only the holidays, but the 20th anniversary of their first gig, which took place at the end of 1999, at the Dakota jazz club’s former St. Pa… Read full article: Bad Plus bring holiday cheer to the Dako...→

'Star Wars' Characters Bring Holiday Cheer To Patients At Stony Brook Children's Hospital

'Star Wars' Characters Bring Holiday Cheer To Patients At Stony Brook Children's Hospital

The heroes and villains from the new "Rise of Skywalker" movie came bearing gifts for kids hospitalized both temporarily and long-term. Read full article: 'Star Wars' Characters Bring Holiday Che...→

Banks Rally as Holiday Shopping Signals More Consumer Cheer

Banks Rally as Holiday Shopping Signals More Consumer Cheer

The biggest U.S. banks, including bellwethers JPMorgan Chase & Co., Bank of America Corp. and Citigroup Inc., gained on Thursday as a hearty U.S. consumer continued to signal good news for lenders.BofA rose as much as 1% to the highest since October 2008 and Citi climbed as... Read full article: Banks Rally as Holiday Shopping Signals ...→

‘A little bit of sunshine’: How the Children’s Inn at NIH gets holiday cheer | WTOP

Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus are sitting by the fire, but it’s also the work of many volunteers working hard to spread holiday cheer at the Children’s Inn at NIH. Read full article: ‘A little bit of sunshine’: How the Chil...→

A picture of holiday cheer: Bainbridge Island family’s half-century Christmas tradition thrives.

A picture of holiday cheer: Bainbridge Island family’s half-century Christmas tradition thrives.

Jane and Dan Brand were dating when they posed for their first Santa photo at the old Frederick & Nelson in Seattle in 1970. Since then, they've never missed a year posing with St. Nick, adding children and grandchild to... Read full article: A picture of holiday cheer: Bainbridge I...→

Believe Project: $100 to help spread holiday joy to U-46 student

Believe Project: $100 to help spread holiday joy to U-46 student

Today's recipient of a $100 bill through our Believe Project is Laura Ehrhardt of Bartlett. Here is her story ... Read full article: Believe Project: $100 to help spread hol...→

Spectacular Shows Spread Holiday Magic In New York

Spectacular Shows Spread Holiday Magic In New York

If the crowded stores, long lines and travel delays got you stressed out this holiday season, how about taking a break and taking in a show? Read full article: Spectacular Shows Spread Holiday Magic I...→

Moms and Santa Spread Christmas Cheer at NICU

Some families with children at a Abington Hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit may not be able to head home for the holidays, but two moms made sure they still got some Christmas cheer replete with gifts and even a visit from Santa Claus Read full article: Moms and Santa Spread Christmas Cheer at...→

Miramar Police Department brings holiday cheer to children’s hospital

Miramar Police Department brings holiday cheer to children’s hospital

HOLLYWOOD, FLA. (WSVN) - A South Florida police department made holiday hospital stays a bit brighter for some of the area’s youngest patients. Miramar Police... Read full article: Miramar Police Department brings holiday...→

As you have your holiday meal, here's how to help local residents who cannot afford one

As you have your holiday meal, here's how to help local residents who cannot afford one

HARLEM, Manhattan — One of the most meaningful things that most people in the tri-state area will do during this holiday season is share a meal with family members or friends. However, tens of thousands of local residents -- perhaps even a Read full article: As you have your holiday meal, here's ho...→

Rams Tackle Andrew Whitworth Spreads Holiday Cheer To Families Experiencing Homelessness

Rams Tackle Andrew Whitworth Spreads Holiday Cheer To Families Experiencing Homelessness

From protecting the quarterback to protecting the city's most vulnerable families, Los Angeles Rams tackle Andrew Whitworth spread some much-needed holiday cheer tonight for local families currently experiencing homelessness. Read full article: Rams Tackle Andrew Whitworth Spreads Hol...→

Health experts warn of measles’ spread over holiday travel

Health experts warn of measles’ spread over holiday travel

Health officials are urging holiday travelers to ensure they are protected against measles amid numerous reports of possible exposure at airports and other public places. Read full article: Health experts warn of measles’ spread o...→

Newark spreads holiday cheer to kids in need

Newark spreads holiday cheer to kids in need

NEWARK, NJ — Dozens of kids eagerly awaited Santa’s arrival Monday in Newark and just like that they looked up and saw the red suit and white beard in a helicopter.... Then they got to meet him, but that was only the beginning of their holiday joy and toys. Thousands of presents collected by officers and firefighters were on display inside of one of the city’s training facilities on Orange Street for the Read full article: Newark spreads holiday cheer to kids in ...→

'Exonerated five' member brings holiday cheer to Harlem families

'Exonerated five' member brings holiday cheer to Harlem families

HARLEM, Manhattan — Wearing a Santa hat and a big smile, Korey Wise of the Exonerated 5 brought holiday cheer to the Lehman Houses in Harlem Monday, surprising dozens of children with the opportunity to pick out a brand new toy, just in tim Read full article: 'Exonerated five' member brings holiday ...→

Miami Police spread holiday cheer to South Florida families

Miami Police spread holiday cheer to South Florida families

MIAMI (WSVN) - It’s gift giving time in some South Florida neighborhoods, and Christmas came early for some families. City of Miami Police made sure... Read full article: Miami Police spread holiday cheer to Sou...→

‘Star Wars’ fundraiser gives new hope to young South Bay patients

‘Star Wars’ fundraiser gives new hope to young South Bay patients

Like the rebel alliance in “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” the Lucile Packard Foundation and the Ronald McDonald House have a mission to bring families together when they’re going through a dar… Read full article: ‘Star Wars’ fundraiser gives new hope to...→

Drag Race Alums Spread Holiday Cheer at Parker Playhouse

Drag Race Alums Spread Holiday Cheer at Parker Playhouse

Every year, A Drag Queen Christmas brings some of pop culture's most beloved drag queens to cities around the country to spread holiday cheer. On Saturday, December 28, the queens will be descending on Fort Lauderdale's Parker Playhouse. Read full article: Drag Race Alums Spread Holiday Cheer at ...→

Surfing Santas ride a wave of holiday cheer from the ocean to a Florida hospital

Surfing Santas ride a wave of holiday cheer from the ocean to a Florida hospital

Surf's up for Surfing Santas, an annual event in which people dress as Santa Claus to catch a wave in Cocoa Beach, Florida. Read full article: Surfing Santas ride a wave of holiday ch...→

Local therapist offers advice for stress and loss during the holiday season

Local therapist offers advice for stress and loss during the holiday season

The holidays are a joyful time for many, but for some it can be tough to cope because of stress or loss. Read full article: Local therapist offers advice for stress...→

High-earning bankers have little holiday cheer as low bonuses, layoffs foreseen

High-earning bankers have little holiday cheer as low bonuses, layoffs foreseen

Forget the Champagne and fancy appetizers for Wall Streeters’ New Year festivities. High-earning bankers and traders are not in a party mood this year, fearing a mass wave of pink slips and lower b… Read full article: High-earning bankers have little holiday...→

Therapy dogs bring holiday cheer to cancer patients

Therapy dogs bring holiday cheer to cancer patients

Patients at the Northwestern Medicine Cancer Center in Warrenville are getting some extra holiday cheer thanks to a new animal-assisted therapy program. Read full article: Therapy dogs bring holiday cheer to canc...→

Expert Offers Advice On How To Help Dementia Patients Cope With Holiday Stress

Expert Offers Advice On How To Help Dementia Patients Cope With Holiday Stress

Experts say the sights and sounds of the holidays can be very disorienting and agitating for people living with the chronic condition. Read full article: Expert Offers Advice On How To Help Deme...→

Florida Mom Fueled by Holiday Cheer Hugs Stranger, Gets $20k

Florida Mom Fueled by Holiday Cheer Hugs Stranger, Gets $20k

A Florida woman caught up in what she calls the magic of Christmas, accidentally hugged a stranger at a gas station parking lot and now the video is going viral. Mary Katherine Backstrom says she was feeling the holiday cheer so she bought a soda for the woman standing in line in front of her. She left the store and… Read full article: Florida Mom Fueled by Holiday Cheer Hugs...→

Local Norwegian-Americans celebrate annual Juletrefest holiday event

Local Norwegian-Americans celebrate annual Juletrefest holiday event

Cookies by local residents won top honors in a bakeoff by Sons of Norway Polar Star Lodge 5-472 on Dec. 8. Read full article: Local Norwegian-Americans celebrate annu...→

Airport pig spreads holiday cheer in San Francisco

Airport pig spreads holiday cheer in San Francisco

LiLou the therapy pig is part of a program aimed to ease the anxiety that comes with holiday travel. She can be found in the halls of Terminal 3 at San Francisco International Airport. Read full article: Airport pig spreads holiday cheer in San...→

South Florida organizations help spread holiday cheer to families and students

South Florida organizations help spread holiday cheer to families and students

LAUDERHILL, FLA. (WSVN) - South Floridians are spreading cheer during the holidays. ‘Tis the season to make others happy with selfless acts touching families across... Read full article: South Florida organizations help spread ...→

Holiday cheer at Fantasy of Lights in Los Gatos

Holiday cheer at Fantasy of Lights in Los Gatos

Now in its 21st year, the Fantasy of Lights is the perfect spot to take the family during the holidays. Read full article: Holiday cheer at Fantasy of Lights in Lo...→

Jet Ski Santa delivers gifts to young cancer patients on Rio’s Copacabana Beach

Jet Ski Santa delivers gifts to young cancer patients on Rio’s Copacabana Beach

Santa Claus appeared on Copacabana Beach riding a Jet Ski on Wednesday to the joy of dozens of children who are all cancer patients undergoing various treatments. Read full article: Jet Ski Santa delivers gifts to young ca...→

Wheaton police spread holiday cheer during its first Shop with a Cop event

Wheaton police spread holiday cheer during its first Shop with a Cop event

It's not every day that Wheaton police officers give a full police escort -- complete with a parade of vehicles and flashing lights -- down Roosevelt Road. But for 11 local children, this was no ordinary day. Read full article: Wheaton police spread holiday cheer duri...→

Palatine District 15 adaptive music students spreading holiday cheer

Palatine District 15 adaptive music students spreading holiday cheer

Physical or cognitive challenges aren't getting in the way of students in an uncommon adaptive music program spreading holiday cheer through performances at some Palatine schools and an Arlington Heights seniors complex. Read full article: Palatine District 15 adaptive music stud...→

Metro Detroit nonprofit adopts local families in need for the holiday

Metro Detroit nonprofit adopts local families in need for the holiday

The holidays can be tough for a lot of families who are struggling just to make ends meet. But thanks to the generosity of the local nonprofit Lighthouse, and the community, hundreds of families are getting a helping hand to make sure their Christmas is joyful. Read full article: Metro Detroit nonprofit adopts local fam...→

C.S. Mott Children's Hospital opens holiday store for parents and patients to holiday shop

C.S. Mott Children's Hospital opens holiday store for parents and patients to holiday shop

The holiday season is stressful enough for moms and dads, but imagine what it’s like for parents whose children are hospitalized during the holidays. Read full article: C.S. Mott Children's Hospital opens holi...→

Jewish students at Riverside synagogue go Christmas shopping to spread holiday cheer

Jewish students at Riverside synagogue go Christmas shopping to spread holiday cheer

Members of the youth group at Temple Beth El synagogue use their Hanukkah gift money and other funds raised through the year to buy Christmas gifts for patients at Loma Linda University Children… Read full article: Jewish students at Riverside synagogue g...→

Holiday cheer: Car dealership to pay off $25K Prince George’s Co. school lunch debt | WTOP

Holiday cheer: Car dealership to pay off $25K Prince George’s Co. school lunch debt | WTOP

DARCARS Toyota announced Tuesday that it will be paying off the school lunch debt for every student in the Prince George’s County, Maryland system. Read full article: Holiday cheer: Car dealership to pay off...→

Young cancer survivor's Christmas wish: Give back to other cancer patients

Young cancer survivor's Christmas wish: Give back to other cancer patients

Ethan Perez, 7, says he knows exactly what these kids are going through and he's going the extra mile to give them a happy holiday. Read full article: Young cancer survivor's Christmas wish: ...→