The Star-Review in 2009


Residents of House at 807 in the village of Liverpool, an independent living facility for people 65 and older, shared their appreciation for the place they call home. The non-smoking, handicapped-accessible facility in a fully restored Victorian home is staffed by a live-in house manager and a full- time cook who provide meals and activities for the residents.

Ophelia's Place held its second annual "Revolutionizing the Runway" fashion show Sunday afternoon at Liverpool Community Church. The show, part of the center's continuing effort to give survivors of eating disorders hope for tomorrow, focused on redefining standards of beauty in Central New York and beyond.

It was a banner year for the town of Salina. In 2009, the town celebrated 200 years in existence. In order to commemorate the occasion, the town formed a committee to plan events that will mark the bicentennial and the town's history.


The Brewerton community hosted a benefit for 16-year-old Erin Beitz, who was diagnosed with a rare form of lymphoma. The Brewerton native is athletic; a softball and volleyball player at Paul V. Moore High School in Central Square.

For more than 15 years, Ray Rinaldi's North Area Athletic and Education Center has been providing at-risk youth with programs from boxing to art classes. However, in March of 2009, the club faced fears of closing its doors for good because of a scarcity in funding and grants.


The Liverpool Public Library's Liverpool Legends DVD series kicked off 2009 with a presentation dedicated to the memory of Sharon R. Fulmer. Arriving at one year after her untimely death at age 66, Fulmer is the first posthumous Liverpool Legend. Fulmer is a former editor of the Liverpool Review.

Residents of the Plymouth Meeting apartment complex in Clay were shocked by the latest news, their neighbor, Alex D. Martinez, had admitted murdering his wife, Angela Harris, on Saturday morning April 17 at their apartment, No. 24, at 5 Grampian Road.

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