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  • January 2015 KFM Teacher of the Month: Molly Kleine >

    105.3 KFM congratulates Molly Kleine, a 3rd grade teacher at Nielson Elementary School, January's KFM Teacher of the Month. Molly was nominated by Christy Tapper and her daughter Kylie who was in Molly's class. And this is what they had to say about Molly: One way they go above and Read More
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Red Velvet Oreo

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Yesterday, Nabisco announced they are rolling out a brand new Oreo cookie just in time for Valentine’s Day. Red Velvet Oreo. What’s the big deal you ask? They have new Oreo’s all the time. Sure they’ve had different fillings: Watermelon, Candy Corn, Pumpkin Spice, Sherbert and others., but this is only the third time that the color of the actual cookie will be different. There’s the original chocolate, the golden Oreo, which was introduced in 2004, and now the Red Velvet. It will be a red cookie with cream cheese flavored filling. They’ll be out February 2nd and be on sale for six weeks. And depending on how it sells, it could be a permanent addition. As for me, I’ll stick with the original Oreo. With a class of milk of course.

Too Much Sitting Is Bad For Us

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There have been several studies proving that too much sitting is bad for your health, leading to things like heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. Well now, a new study reveals that regular exercise doesn’t necessarily rid your body of the dangers of prolonged sitting, which is classified as about eight to nine hours a day.  And those who don’t exercise at all have a 40% higher risk of death than those who do. I’m in trouble because I don’t excerise near enough and sit way too much. I tell you this as I SIT here at the computer.

New To View on DVD – 1/20/15

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This week’s big video releases includes Lucy Scarlett Johansson as an unlikely superhero who becomes increasingly able to control the world with her mind after ingesting a strange drug. Morgan Freeman co-stars. Also out is the animated kiddie flick The Boxtrolls features the voices of Ben Kingsley and Toni Collette, among others. The title creatures are lovable dumpster divers who are misunderstood and set up for eradication. Alfre Woodard and Annabelle Wallis star in the horror flick Annabelle, in which a rare antique doll turns into a living, raging murderer. The Drop was the late James Gandolfini‘s final film appearance. He co-stars with Tom Hardy in the gangster drama set in Brooklyn, New York. TV on DVD includes season five of Swamp People and season four of Little House on the Prairie.

87th Annual Academy Award Nominations

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87th annual Academy Award nominations have been announced.  “Boyhood” and “The Grand Budapest Hotel” lead the nominations with 9 a piece while Jennifer Anniston, Angelina Jolie, and Amy Adams get snubbed.  Here’s the list of nominees: Best Picture American Sniper Birdman Boyhood The Grand Budapest Hotel The Imitation Game Selma The Theory of Everything Whiplash Best Director Alexandro G. Iñárritu, Birdman Richard Linklater, Boyhood Bennett Miller, Foxcatcher Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel Morten Tyldum, The Imitation Game Best Actor Steve Carell, Foxcatcher Bradley Cooper, American Sniper Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game Michael Keaton, Birdman Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything Best Actress Marion Cotillard, Two Days One Night Felicity Jones, The Theory of Everything Julianne Moore, Still Alice Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl Reese Witherspoon, Wild Best Supporting Actress Patricia Arquette, “Boyhood Laura Dern, “Wild” Keira Knightley, “The Imitation Game” Emma Stone, “Birdman” Meryl Streep, “Into the Woods” Best Supporting Actor Robert Duvall, “The Judge” Ethan Hawke, “Boyhood” Edward Norton, “Birdman” Mark Ruffalo, “Foxcatcher” J.K. Simmons, “Whiplash Animated Feature Film” Big Hero 6″ “The Boxtrolls” “How to Train Your Dragon 2″ “Song of the Sea” “The Tale of Princess Kaguya” Best Cinematography Emmanuel Lubezki, Birdman Robert Yeoman, The Grand Budapest Hotel Lukasz Zal and Ryszard Lenczewski, Ida Dick Pope, Mr. Turner Roger Deakins, Unbroken Best Foreign Language Film Ida Leviathan Tangerines Timbuktu Wild Tales Best Adapted Screenplay American Sniper The Imitation Game Inherent Vice The Theory of Everything Whiplash Best Original Screenplay Birdman Boyhood Foxcatcher The Grand Budapest Hotel Nightcrawler Best Makeup and Hairstyling Foxcatcher The Grand Budapest Hotel Guardians of the Galaxy Best Original Score The Grand Budapest Hotel The Imitation Game Interstellar Mr. Turner The Theory of Everything Best Original Song “Lost Stars,” Begin Again “Everything is Awesome,” The LEGO Movie “Glory,” Selma “Grateful,” Beyond the Lights “I’m Not Gonna Miss You,” Glen Campbell…I’ll Be Me Best Documentary—Short Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1 Joanna Our Curse The Reaper White Earth Best Film Editing Joel Cox and Gary D. Roach, American Sniper Sandra Adair, Boyhood Barney Pilling, The Grand Budapest Hotel William Goldenberg, The Imitation Game Tom Cross, Whiplash Best Production Design The Grand Budapest Hotel The Imitation Game Interstellar Into the Woods Mr. Turner Best Animated Short The Bigger Picture The Dam Keeper Feast Me and My Moulton A Single Life Best Live Action Short Aya Boogaloo and Graham Butter Lamp Parvaneh The Phone Call Best Sound Editing American Sniper Birdman The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Interstellar Unbroken Best Sound Mixing American Sniper Birdman Interstellar Unbroken Whiplash Best Visual Effects Captain America: The Winter Soldier Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Guardians of the Galaxy Interstellar X-Men: Days of Future Past Best Documentary — Feature Citizenfour Finding Vivien Maier Last Days of Vietnam The Salt of the Earth Virunga Best Costume Design Milena Canonero, The Grand Budapest Hotel Mark Bridges, Inherent Vice Colleen Atwood, Into the Woods Anna B. Sheppard and Jane Clive, Maleficent Jacqueline Durran, Mr. Turner  

Golden Globe Winners

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Boyhood was the big winner last night at the Golden Globes, taking home Best Picture (Drama), along with a Best Director win for Richard Linklater and a Supporting Actress win for Patricia Arquette. The Affair, Transparent and Fargo were the top television winners with two apiece, with The Affair winning Best TV Drama; Transparent, Best TV Musical/Comedy and Fargo taking Best Mini-Series or TV Movie. Here’s the list of winners: Best Motion Picture – Drama: “Boyhood” Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama: Julianne Moore, “Still Alice” Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama: Eddie Redmayne, “The Theory of Everything” Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical: “The Grand Budapest Hotel” Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical: Amy Adams, “Big Eyes” Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical: Michael Keaton, “Birdman” Best Animated Feature Film: “How to Train Your Dragon 2″ Best Foreign Language Film: “Leviathan” (Russia) Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Patricia Arquette, “Boyhood” Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: J.K. Simmons, “Whiplash” Best Director – Motion Picture: Richard Linklater, “Boyhood” Best Screenplay – Motion Picture: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Nicolas Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Armando Bo, “Birdman” Best Original Score – Motion Picture: Johann Johannsson, “The Theory of Everything” Best Original Song – Motion Picture: “Glory” – “Selma,” Music by: John Legend, Common, Lyrics by: John Legend, Common Best Television Series – Drama: “The Affair,” Showtime Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series: Ruth Wilson, “The Affair” Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama: Kevin Spacey, “House of Cards” Best Television Series – Comedy or Musical: “Transparent,” Amazon Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Comedy or Musical: Gina Rodriguez, “Jane the Virgin” Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Comedy or Musical: Jeffrey Tambor, “Transparent” Best Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: “Fargo,” FX Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Maggie Gyllenhaal, “The Honorable Woman” Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Billy Bob Thorton, “Fargo” Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Joanne Froggatt, “Downton Abbey” Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Matt Bomer, “The Normal Heart”

Box Office Results: Monday, January 12th 2015

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Liam Neeson took the box office with his latest action flick. Taken 3 earned $40.4 million in its debut to open at number-one.  The Oscar hopeful Selma landed in second with $11.2 million after going into wide release. Into the Woods dropped from second to third with $9.8 million. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, which had been number-one for three weeks, fell to fourth with $9.4 million. Unbroken went from third to fifth with $8.4 million. The Angelina Jolie-directed flick has now made $101.6 million.

January 2015 KFM Teacher of the Month: Molly Kleine

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105.3 KFM congratulates Molly Kleine, a 3rd grade teacher at Nielson Elementary School, January’s KFM Teacher of the Month. Molly was nominated by Christy Tapper and her daughter Kylie who was in Molly’s class. And this is what they had to say about Molly: One way they go above and beyond: Mrs. Kleine’s concern and care for her former students does not go unnoticed.  She is always checking and following up to see how the kids are doing.  Kylie loves when she gets a surprise hug from Mrs. Kleine during school or when we see her outside of school and she gets to chat with her favorite teacher!  Even though Kylie has moved on to another grade, that has not stopped Mrs. Kleine from still taking an interest in Kylie’s life.  She makes Kylie feel special and important by  looking out for her even though she is not in her class this year.  The love and care that Mrs. Kleine continues to show towards all her present and past students serves as a wonderful example for these young people. Example of how this teacher has helped: Last year Kylie had some personal issues that arised and began impacting her in many areas, school being one.  Mrs. Kleine never gave up on US and stood beside US through difficult times.  Many tears may have been shed during this time, but Mrs. Kleine was with us, holding our hands, the entire time.  I did not have to worry so much knowing I had Mrs. Kleine to look after Kylie while she was at school.  She was always willing to keep in contact with me through email/phone and it didn’t matter the time of day.  Knowing she cared for my daughter like her own meant the world to me and something that I will never forget. What sets this teacher apart: My daughter Kylie has always enjoyed school, but last year she LOVED school.  She made a special connection with Mrs. Kleine that she continues to cherish.  She will often talk about 3rd grade and all the great things that Mrs. Kleine did.  She went above and beyond to make learning fun and encourage the children in her class.  I often hear    “I really miss Mrs. Kleine.  She is my favorite teacher.  She was always very kind, fun, helped us when we needed it and gave us candy!”  Mrs. Kleine takes a special interest in each child that comes into her classroom and it really does show how much she cares.  Kylie loved her nickname of “Kylie Sue” and anytime she gets to see Mrs. Kleine at school it’s a great day.  Hugs are exchanged and I get to hear about it as soon as she gets home.  Kylie values her relationship with Mrs. Kleine and still loves me to share good news with her so she can be proud of how hard Kylie is working.  I love knowing that my daughter has a positive role model at school that she can count on and a wonderful friend for life! As KFM’s Teacher of the Month, Molly receives a $100 gift card from Tompkins State Bank, a balloon bouquet from Casey’s Party Creations, and the Big Red Apple Award courtesy of Lacky Monuments and 105.3 KFM Today’s Refreshing Light Rock!  

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