KINGSTON, Mass. (CNN/WHDH) - Back in February, 9-year-old Brendan Haas wanted to trade for a trip to Disney World to give to a deserving family.
He started with a toy soldier. From there, the trades got bigger and bigger with the network growing nationwide.
Then Brendan met his goal: Tickets to Disney World including airfare, a stay at the Disney villas, and almost $900 in Disney gift certificates.
On Memorial Day weekend, the family of a fallen soldier was chosen out of a hat to receive Brendan's gift. Twenty-five-year-old Timothy Steele was killed last August in Afghanistan. The soldier left behind a wife and a 2-year-old daughter named Liberty Hope.
Now, the two families are connected by a single toy soldier.
First responders helped ring in the holidays at the 45th annual Howard-Suamico Christmas Parade.
Christmas is just two and half weeks away, and kids and families are getting into the holiday spirit.
Single digit temps around the area caused problems in the Fox Valley Saturday morning.
The frigid temperatures forced some area communities to cancel their weekend Christmas celebrations. But New London braved the cold for its annual Holiday of Wonder Parade.
Maybe it's the weather. Maybe it's all of the injuries, but many Packers fans are saying "no thanks," to this weekend's Packers game.
With only a little snow on the ground in places, snowmobilers are ready for more. In the Lakewood area, trails are not yet open, but clubs are gearing up for an early start to the season.