Party they will but with the twist of raising funds for the public broadcasting station that makes its home in Liverpool until it relocates to the Near West Side. "Our event does indeed benefit WCNY, but that's where any resemblance to a fund-raiser ends," says Robert J. Daino, president and CEO of WCNY. "The Party will have no speeches or awards-just a chance to celebrate the New Year, and video tributes that feature some of the great accomplishments in Central New York during 2010."Throughout the night, both those who attend The Party and folks tuning in to WCNY at home will be the first to see the good-news profiles. "The stories will include a couple of local community foundations and their ability to help some non-profit projects even though the economy has been down," [Rosie Taravella] says. "Expansion with health institutions. All great sports that happened in town: The Jets came to Cortland, and Syracuse basketball was such a hit last year."The vignettes also will spotlight the arts and culture of Central New York. "There will be a wonderful montage of all the public art," Taravella says. "We're really doing what we can to feature art, and show how vibrant some of our local art companies are as well." Viewers and attendees will also hear about what's new with sustainability. "There's so much green technology and innovation happening in our community," Taravella adds. "And we're doing a few nice things about that as well."
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