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Operation Sandy Toy Drop; Christmas Party at the Winery; Holiday Shipping

Here are five things you need to know Dec. 14 to Dec. 16.

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It's not too late to help! Yorktown resident Stephen Reid will distribute toys this weekend (Dec. 15 and Dec. 16) in Long Beach, Long Island; and Breezy Point, Queens through a program he started just two weeks ago – "Operation Sandy Toy Drop." Today is the last day you can drop off toys to be donated to Hurricane Sandy victims. Click here for more details.

2. Christmas Party at the Winery

The Christmas show at The Winery at St. George  in Mohegan Lake is on Wednesday, Dec. 19 at 8 p.m. Sarah Knapp and the Steve Alper Quartet will also celebrate the release of thier brand new CD, titled "The Big Christmas Show." Visit www.flyingbabymusic.com for more information.

3. Soundview Prep Collects Gifts for Local Teens

Students, parents and faculty at Soundview Prep have entered into the holiday spirit of giving by collecting food and gifts for Yorktown teenagers and their families in need. Working with Joan Seaboldt, treasurer of Yorktown Community Help, the School is gathering unwrapped presents such as basketballs, make-up kits, clothing and other items that might appeal to adolescents, along with non-perishable food items for their families. 

4. Plenty of Weekend Events

From a Somers Candy Cane Run to a gift wrapping fundraiser and a 'Holiday Adventure," we've got the details on this weekend's events in the area. Check out our Weekend Planner this morning.

5. Shipping Packages for the Holidays

According to Somers' PostNet – Monday, Dec. 17, is the last day to use UPS or FedEx Ground shipping with guaranteed delivery by Christmas Eve. If you missed our story about the franchise which specializes in the print and copy needs of small businesses and consumers, click here.

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