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Ringing in 2013

Published: 9:36 AM, 01/02/2013 Last updated: 9:46 AM, 01/02/2013

Author: Jessica Cross
Source: The Monroe County Advocate

The end of the year signals the start of an age-old tradition: Setting a New Year's resolution. As the ball drops and the confetti falls, the idea of a clean slate leaves everyone optimistic about the things they want to accomplish or change in their lives.

The Advocate & Democrat took to the streets and social media to find out the trends in this year's resolutions.

After a year filled with tragedies, like the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Conn., many Monroe County residents are vowing to spend more time with their families.

"I plan on spending more time with my family and a lot more time with my wonderful kids," said Christian Wakefield.

Monroe County Schools Director of Technology Gary Sharp is beginning 2013 with a goal of making a difference.

"I want to do at least one act of kindness a week," said Sharp. "If everyone did this, just think of how we could change Monroe County and the world."

See full story in the Sunday, Dec. 30, edition of The Advocate & Democrat.

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