In honor of her 100th birthday, the Van Buren Town Board has declared July 1, 2010, as Eleanor Schurman Day. "We wish her the very best as the town board, and hope she has a very happy birthday," said town supervisor Claude Sykes. There will be a celebration on June 29 at the Canton Woods Senior Center where Eleanor is active.
Other news: Margaritafest planned in B'ville
July 31 will mark the first Margaritafest in Baldwinsville. Beginning at 2 p.m., several area bars and restaurants will offer samples of their take on the classic drink. Maps showing a walking route with participating vendors will also be available at every stop, and patrons can vote on their favorite version. The event will conclude with a concert by Kashmir on Paper Mill Island.
Margaritafest is being organized by the Greater Baldwinsville Economic Development Agency. One of the organizers, Derek Shepard, also a Van Buren board member, said there is a Facebook page dedicated to the new festival, where you can RSVP and invite others to join.