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Letters for the week of 4/4

F-M school board should follow J-D’s lead

At 5 p.m. Friday, April 20, Mike Mahona from Cornell Cooperative Extension will present a program entitled “Gardening and Wildlife.” Mark your calendar for July 11, when Joe Julian from Syracuse University will be here to speak on “America in Decline.” Contact us for more information or to make a reservation.

We ask for your continued support by sharing our mission with your friends and neighbors who might enjoy joining us for some of our events and programs. Volunteer drivers are always appreciated to help with some senior transportation needs. We have much to offer and with your assistance, will continue to serve the seniors of our community.

To become involved at the Fayetteville Senior Center or to learn more, visit our website at faysrctr.org, stop in Monday through Friday between 9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m., or call us at 637-9025. We look forward to hearing from you.

Karen FitzGibbons, Senior center Director

Come join the Manlius Fire Department

To the editor:

The Manlius Fire Department is opening its doors again to area residents, so they can learn about what it takes to be a volunteer firefighter in their community, as part of a statewide program called Recruit NY. Over the last several years, it has been very tough for many fire departments throughout New York State to recruit and retain volunteers for a variety of reasons. Like most volunteer fire departments, the Manlius Fire Department needs to bolster its emergency responder numbers, so it can continue to provide the optimum level of protection for its residents. Now more than ever, they need more of their neighbors joining their fire department… neighbors helping neighbors!

On Saturday, April 21, and Sunday, April 22, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., the Manlius Fire Department’s stations located at 4 Stickley Drive (Station 1) and Pompey Center Road (Station 2) will join in an initiative with volunteer fire departments all across the state at their respective firehouses for a unified recruitment drive, as part of National Volunteer Week 2012. Not only will Recruit NY be an opportunity to highlight the duties and rewards that come with being a volunteer firefighter, it will also raise public awareness about the need for volunteers. The hope is that a collaborative effort among volunteer fire departments statewide will turn the declining number of volunteer firefighters around.

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