Friday, August 31
F-M piles up 49 first-half points against Red Hawks
The Fayetteville-Manlius football team looked in mid-season form. Central Square looked as if it never got off the bus. The Hornets pounded the visiting Red Hawks 55-7 in the Class AA season opener Friday night. The score might have been more lopsided had FM’s starters not spent the entire second half watching from the bench.
Sanfilippo passes father for career coaching wins
For a brief while, Cicero-North Syracuse's football team put aside all of the off-season drama and gave visiting Baldwinsville a scare in Friday night's season opener at Bragman Stadium. But then reality - or more accurately, Tyler Rouse - set in before halftime, and the Bees went on to defeat the Northstars 34-7 in what proved to be a special night for B'ville head coach Carl Sanfilippo.
Skaneateles claims key early-season C West duel
It wasn't even September, and yet the Skaneateles football team appeared to take a giant step toward maintaining the place atop the Class C West division it earned in 2011 before events off the field derailed the whole project.
Stop by the Hillview Coffeehouse for an evening of easy listening.
Carol Ledwith, of the Betsy Baldwin Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, holds an antique pickle jar, which she talked about during a recent meeting of the local DAR chapter.
As alternate in London, Gennaro gained hunger for 2016 games
Mike Gennaro missed rowing in the 2012 Olympics by the slimmest of margins. He was the last cut from the United States men’s eight Olympic boat on April 30. Runner-up in the U.S. pair with Ty Otto six weeks later, Gennaro was one spot away from achieving his dream of rowing in the Olympics - twice.
F-M, second in Syracuse Invitational, beats B'ville
With fall, and cooler temperatures, still far away, all of the area’s high school boys golf teams were quite busy plunging into their respective regular-season slates.
At 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, Beaver Lake Nature Center offers an in-depth look into the natural history of ferns. During this program, a part of Beaver Lake Nature Center's Field Guide Series, participants will join a naturalist to learn more about identifying native ferns. $5; registration required.
Camillus business owners have never been allowed to set up A-frame signs outside their stores — but that could soon change.
Van Buren officials have rescheduled a public hearing regarding an amendment to the property maintenance law, which would require owners of property zoned as industrial to maintain the land. The hearing will be held at 7:35 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4, at the town hall, corner of Van Buren and Ellsworth roads.
The West Genesee Modified Sports Boosters have raised the $75,000 necessary to once again save modified sports for the coming school year.
Chase came through Cazenovia, ended on college campus
Cazenovia and Morrisville colleges issued a lock-down notice to students in the early morning hours of Friday, Aug. 31, as an Oneida man reportedly led Madison County Sheriff’s Deputies on a chase through Madison and Onondaga counties.
Maybe some of you have heard of Dakota Meyer. At the age of 24, Dakota Meyer became the first living Marine in 38 years to receive the nation’s highest award for combat valor, the Medal of Honor.
As visitors to the New York State Fair make their way through the bustling crowds and past the various attractions, many eyes will come to rest on the numerous contest entries by Cazenovia residents this year.
Thursday, August 30
Lakers set sights on top-ranked Bronxville
Not a single race has been run, and already the prognosticators have ranked the Skaneateles girls cross country team second in pre-season state Class C polls.
Skaneateles draws 20 runners for 2012 season
Numbering 20-strong, the Skaneateles boys cross country team is dominated by eight seniors and it’ll be up to them to determine the fate of the team and the memories created this coming fall.
Seventy-nine years without a state championship. That’s how long Cazenovia Central High School’s drought lasted. But two years ago the Lakers field hockey program showered their school with a Class C title — a championship which also marked the culmination of an 11-year turnaround under head coach Lorraine Schefitc.
Downer Street was closed to traffic early Monday morning as crews worked to remove old pavement along the stretch of road from Seneca Street to M&T Bank.
At least in the first phases of the 2012 season, the Baldwinsville boys golf team has proven itself to be equal to, or better than, any of its CNY Counties League rivals.
Sweet Spot Development has closed on the former Camillus Cutlery property, the Skaneateles-based company announced Tuesday.
Baker High School’s faculty and staff, in conjunction with the Baker High School PTSA, will host “Choices” Family Night at 7 p.m. Sept. 24 in the school auditorium.
WG golfer shoots two-under-par 34 at Drumlins East
Following a summer of strong play in various amateur tournaments around Central New York, West Genesee’s John Clare began the fall high-school slate with another victory. Clare, for the second year in a row, was the low individual at Monday’s Syracuse Invitational, a season-opening gathering of 10 Class AA boys golf teams at Drumlins Country Club.
Roger and Janet Gregory, of Baldwinsville, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Jennifer Lynn Gregory to Andrew Thomas Taranto, son of Tom and Terry Taranto, also of Baldwinsville.
The following is Van Buren Supervisor Claude Sykes’ reply to the letter received from Joseph Amico, president of the NYS Association of Town Highway Superintendents, which ran in last week’s Baldwinsville Messenger.
Wednesday, August 29
The DeWitt Community Library celebrates 50 years of service to the DeWitt and Jamesville communities with two special events this fall.
West Genesee has two new principals for the coming school year.
School begins on Sept. 5 for students in the Baldwinsville Central School District and it will be a full day for first through 12th grades and a half-day, as usual, for kindergarteners.
Varsity football Lakers eager for new season
When the latest incarnation of the Skaneateles football team gathered on Aug. 13 for three weeks of practices leading up to Friday night’s Aug. 31 opener against Bishop Ludden, much was on the agenda for first-year head coach Joe Sindoni.
The Skaneateles CSD tax rate was announced as 2.62 percent for the 2012-13 year, which was below the 3.28 percent projected in the original school budget, said Dale Bates, assistant superintendent, business and finance, at the Aug. 21 school board meeting. Bates also said the Skaneateles school property tax collection location has changed this year and will no longer be in the Town of Skaneateles offices.
Local winemakers win an armful of medals
The first awards from the numerous competitions at the 2012 New York State Fair have been posted on the fair’s website, and Skaneatelans have once again brought home medals for their original creations.
With fall fastly approaching, Imagine Gallery of Skaneateles will present “Wearable, Warm and Wonderful,” a new and improved fiber art exhibit as part of Skaneateles’s First Friday Art Night. Imagine Gallery will showcase a never-before-done “yarn bombing art installation,” which will feature an exterior yarn decoration of a bench, lamppost and tree outside the shop.
For the fourth and final week of the Skaneateles Festival, Aug. 29 through Sept. 1, strings are the thing as the festival closes with return visits from two favorite, in-demand ensembles. Tf3 brings its innovative, highly entertaining style back to Brook Farm, and the dynamic musical electricity of the East Coast Chamber Orchestra lights up the evening on closing night.
Pete Earley, an award-winning author and journalist, will present his book, “Crazy: A Father's Journey Through America's Mental Health Madness,” from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, at Cayuga Community College in Auburn. Sponsored by National Alliance on Mental Illness, Cayuga County, Earley’s talk will describe his attempts to help his son after he is denied mental health treatment during a psychotic break and arrested.
Two new 195-foot communications towers have been approved for construction in the Town of Scott, with groundbreaking expected in spring 2013, announced Jeff Paul, owner of TCT Tower Services, LLC., which will build the towers.
Manlius Pebble Hill has named two new administrators for the coming school year.
Fair fans traveled distances near and far to enjoy opening day of the New York State Fair Thursday, Aug. 23.
Words for Thought
The revered U.S. Postal Service is in trouble. So is the not-so-revered NYS Thruway. Both are caught in a downward spiral of raising their fees and eliminating services, and then wonder why the volume of users keeps diminishing. If they do not wake up, both are going to price themselves into obsolescence.
Lysander officials have dropped a motion to make the town clerk’s position an appointive rather than elective position.
Eli Marris has another feather to add to his cap. The Liverpool Middle School eighth-grader recently won first place in the New York State Fair’s photography contest in the seventh- through 12th-grade age division for his photo, “I Give A Hoot,” taken at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park. The photo is of an owl.
It has been a long, hot season for the Syracuse Chiefs. Literally. The Triple-A affiliate of the Washington Nationals must’ve played four-dozen games in 90-degree weather or worse. While the heat wave lingered, the Chiefs’ bats often went cold, and the pitching proved inconsistent. New skipper Tony Beasley arrived in town with an impressive winning record over his six-years as a minor-league manager, but — unless the team wins seven of its final nine games — 2012 will not be among his winning seasons.
Until the end of September, visitors to the Cazenovia Public Library will enjoy “Africa by Safari” on exhibit in both the lobby and art gallery.
The 22nd annual used book sale to benefit The Museum at the Shacksboro Schoolhouse will be held Sept. 6 to 10 on the museum grounds located at 46 Canton St. in the village’s McHarrie Park.
External Diploma Program at OCM BOCES provides another route to a high school diploma
In 2009, Erieville resident Brian Eberst finished four years at Cazenovia High School, where he was given a diploma for completing an Individualized Education Program.
Lamison returns; Warriors have new faces elsewhere
Defending Section III field hockey champion and state tournament semifinalist Liverpool is sporting a new look. That happens to teams that graduate all but four starters.
All buses leave the district’s transportation center between 6:40 a.m. and 7 a.m. There have been adjustments to routes this year. Bus numbers and driver assignments for the 2012-13 school year are listed below.
To the editor: Linda Barnwell, a longtime resident of Manlius, is a caregiver at SonShine Child Care. On the Monday after Easter, April 9, 2012, her home was damaged by a house fire.
Ten Pine Grove students participated in the fourth annual New York State Chapter of the American Choral Directors Association Middle School Honors Choir on Aug. 19. The students performed under the direction of Francisco Núñez, a highly sought-after conductor/composer.
Here we go again folks – the summer weather and backyard barbecues will probably linger but the cares of everyday life will soon be on the front burner as we head into September.
Tuesday, August 28
On Sept. 1, the former Sanctuary Stables at 4000 Moseley Road in Cazenovia will change ownership and begin a new equine venture under the name of Skanda Equine LLC.
Thrifty, After the Stork open at Cottage Designs
Cottage Designs is a co-op that offers many different shopping opportunities to customers.
The Skaneateles Central School District is ready for the start of the 2012-13 school year with plans for better communication with parents and the community, an improved website and web presence, completed improvements on the school buildings and grounds and a plan of specific action for beginning the search for a new district superintendent.
Lily Sateriale was the puzzle piece that completed her family. “We always wanted a big family. When we had Lily, our whole family dynamic changed. It was like we were a complete family finally,” said Laura Sateriale, Lily’s mother. “We all got along so well. The kids got along. We had a good system.” Born May 28, 2010, Lily was the youngest of four with twin older sisters, 8, and a big brother, 5. The 20-month-old was perpetually in pigtails, always singing, always laughing. “She had a dog that adored her. He was her prized possession,” said Micah Sateriale, Lily’s father. “She was just starting to learn how to color, and it really surprised us with how well she could hold a crayon and a pencil.” “She was always making us laugh. She was really funny, really sweet,” Laura said. “She was a really laid back baby. She was the perfect baby everyone wants to have. She was really easygoing.” But the Sateriales’ idyllic life with Lily was all too brief. The little girl died on Feb. 16, 2012 in her sleep without an explanation.
In August 2008, several Third Street residents appeared before the Liverpool Village Board to complain about skunks inundating the neighborhood. Mayor Gary White, who was then a trustee, acknowledged the problem. “Typically skunks are nocturnal,” White said then, “but now we’re seeing them out in bright daylight, which makes me worry about rabies.” As they’ve done for decades, however, village officials urged the troubled residents to utilize the trapping program administered by the town of Salina. It cost $16 for each resident to have traps set. In April 2011 in two separate incidents, Liverpool Police officers shot and killed two skunks which had been behaving strangely in village yards in broad daylight. One animal was dispatched behind a house on Oswego Street, while another was killed a few blocks away on Sixth Street. Now, skunks have infested Second Street.
Dismayed. Angered. Hurt. Those three words describe the emotions of more than 100 residents, athletes and parents in the North Syracuse Central School District as they abruptly left Monday night’s Board of Education meeting after hearing 10 people speak proudly of their time under the wings of Kerry Bennett, who was fired Aug. 17, and being told by President Pat Carbone the board will not be revisiting its decision. Bennett’s position was called into question following the July 9 testimony of C-NS graduate Brittany Paul and her father, Jeff, in regard to alleged incidents involving harassment and forms of bullying by teammates and coaches. Though regularly situated at first base, Brittany Paul was moved to the outfield in order for coaches to prepare another player to cover first as Paul had previously made comments about attending the C-NS Senior Ball instead of the New York State Class AA championships scheduled for the same day, June 9.
The Lysander Town Board recently cut costs by changing the status of a town position.
A candlelight vigil will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 11 in Cazenovia’s Memorial Park to remember the victims of the 2001 terrorist attacks.
The New York Landmarks Conservancy recently announced 23 Sacred Sites Grants totaling $294,500 will be awarded to historic religious properties throughout New York state — including $1,500 to the First Presbyterian Church in Cazenovia.
While most search engines are constantly gathering information about your searches and allowing that information to be shared with marketers and other websites, there is one that makes a point not to – DuckDuckGo.
Interim coach assembled staff just days before practice started
Any time a new coaching staff takes over a high school football program, there is bound to be some uncertainty and a fair amount of transition to go through. For Cicero-North Syracuse, though, the circumstances are far different – and far more cramped than most programs would deal with.
The Baldwinsville Boys Soccer Booster Club hosted its second annual golf tournament on Aug. 11. This event was not only a fun time, but a huge success.
As the owner of Drumlins Pharmacy, Stan Meyerson began offering vitamins to his Central New York customers long before the health craze caught on. As the owner of Natur-Tyme, the 30-year-old business her father would buy and eventually make his own, Wendy Meyerson is carrying on the old man’s dream — and she’s doing it with a flair for innovation that must run in the family.
Monday, August 27
A brand new program at Radisson Nursery School begins this September.
A dream of bringing a record-breaking long distance swimmer and acclaimed author to Skaneateles Central Schools has expanded to involve and unite the entire community. Motivational speaker Lynne Cox will be in Skaneateles the week of Oct. 10 to meet with students and community members. She is the author of “Swimming to Antarctica” and several other books.
Political officials, business representatives, agricultural groups, local farmers and multiple media outlets attended a celebratory event last week at Twin Birch dairy farm on Benson Road to recognize and extol the new biogas energy technology operating at the Skaneateles farm.
Peddlers and solicitors who come into the village of Skaneateles now have a new set of rules to abide by as they conduct their business. Village trustees, at their Aug. 23 meeting, unanimously passed a new local law to change the regulations regarding peddling and soliciting from a system of licensure to one of registration.
This year’s New York Wine Festival, which was scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 29, at Mirbeau Inn & Spa, has been cancelled.
An educational workshop on “Legal and Financial Planning for Alzheimer’s Disease” will be presented at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 5 in the Cazenovia Public Library Community Room by the Central New York Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.
Last week marked the return of Cazenovia College students. Freshman were invited to the campus on Aug. 23, giving them a few days to assimilate to college life before returning students moved in Aug. 26 and classes officially begin Tuesday, Aug. 28.
Van Buren Councilor Tony Saraceni announced that the Friends of Van Buren Park not-for-profit organization has officially formed. The purpose of the group is to increase awareness of Van Buren’s park, which he called “a beautiful asset.”
On Saturday, Aug. 25, Madison County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the scene of a motor vehicle accident that occurred at approximately 8 p.m. on Peterboro Road in the town of Fenner.
New York Air National Guard Colonel Kevin Bradley, the former commander of the 174th Fighter Wing and Hancock Field Air National Guard Base and a veteran of the 1991 Gulf War and the Iraq War, was promoted to brigadier general on Friday, Aug. 24.
On behalf of the Friends of Beaver Lake, I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to County Legislator Brian May.
Howard, Ginestro, Glesener, Colvin lead high-octane WG attack
Once a chaser, the West Genesee football team clearly assumes a different role in 2012 as it tries to win the Section III Class AA championship once again. “They know the target is on their backs,” said head coach Joe Corley. “But they’re looking forward to the challenge.”
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in America, and stroke is the number fourth cause of death and a leading cause of disability.
The Fayetteville-Manlius football season opener will have added excitement under the lights as an F-M High School student group, the Patriots Club, recognizes local veterans and active duty service members as part of an armed services themed evening.
Sunday, August 26
Five-time defending sectional champs lost 15 seniors
Smooth has been an appropriate word to describe Baldwinsville boys’ soccer the past half decade. The Bees won glided to its fifth successive Class AA Section III championship last fall, posting an 18-2 record.
From Oct. 1 to 7, Community Resources for Independent Seniors will conduct “Lend A Hand Week,” to assist those over age 55 and people with special needs with various tasks in the Cazenovia, Nelson and Fenner areas.
The word “procedure” is used as a simplification for a complicated set of operations or calculations.
The members of the Zonta Club of Syracuse have elected new officers and directors, and look forward to working with them in the fall to fulfill the club mission of advancing the status of girls and women locally and worldwide.
Bearcats try to shake off winless 2011 in Shutts' second year
Nine months ago, the Solvay community lost a high school football coaching legend when Al Merola passed away of cancer at at the age of 73. Merola won 210 games in his three-plus decades with the Bearcats, casting a large shadow over anyone that would follow him, from long-time assistant Phil Merrill to current head coach Matt Shutts, who enters his second season at the helm.
McDuffie, Sanchez poised to be breakout offensive stars
Anything the East Syracuse-Minoa football team accomplishes this fall will have to live up to the high standards set during a memorable 2011 season. “Last year was special, no doubt about it,” said head coach Kevin DeParde. “We felt, talent-wise, that we had as a good a team as anybody in the state.”
High school football ready to kick off 2012
Get used to it, folks – those TV types are starting to dig Section III high school football a lot more. There’s 22 games, including a full slate of Thursday-night rivalry specials, on Time Warner between now and the championship games in the Carrier Dome on the first weekend of November. That includes the opener, Homer against Cortland, two rivals and neighbors getting back together to kick off the season…on Aug. 30.
Saturday, August 25
There is no greater joy than a man’s love for his wife; no greater beauty than the woman in his life.
Friday, August 24
The village of Manlius is making use of the $3,000 in Onondaga County Save the Rain grant funds it was awarded in May.
Eagle Scout Candidate Jack Martin, center, and Boy Scout Troop 119 planted a butterfly garden around the gazebo at McHarrie Towne on Sunday, Aug. 6.
The LakeHouse Pub, at the site of the former Moriss's Grill in Skaneateles, will open for business at 6 p.m. today, Friday, Aug. 24.
Cast as a “mayoral groupie,” actress Peggy Sundberg will personify any number of real-life ladies who dated Lee Alexander, a married man who served 16 years as mayor of Syracuse, from 1970 to 1985.
Kiera Tormey, of Baldwinsville, will spend the fall 2012 trimester abroad studying engineering in the Czech Republic. A member of the class of 2014 at Union College, Tormey is a mechanical engineering major.
Classes at Cazenovia High School begin Sept. 4.
A universal access fishing dock is under construction on Chittenango Creek, behind the Cazenovia Public Library.
Dave Peek and his wife, Michelle, bought their home on Kastor Avenue in the village of Camillus with plans to fix it up. They couldn’t have planned for what happened next. “The second we had our daughter, Sarah, there were a lot of medical complications, and life just changed,” Dave Peek said. “All of our priorities changed.”
J-D went 5-2 a season ago, hosted first playoff game in 14 years
Something new, novel and refreshing has entered the Jamesville-DeWitt football program – a taste of success, followed by reasonable expectations to do even better.
Liverpool, perennial playoff team, hasn't made sectional final since '98
A pattern has formed for the Liverpool football team that has stuck throughout Dave Mancuso’s seven-year coaching tenure, one that is pleasing and frustrating at the same time. Each fall, the Warriors put out a solid, hard-working unit that forges a winning record and gets into the Section III Class AA playoffs. And each time, the goal of reaching the title game in the Carrier Dome remains elusive.
Do you know an elderly or disabled person who lives in an unsafe home? Do you know a hard-working family that genuinely deserves a shot at being a homeowner? Are you aware of any families living amidst deteriorating, toxic lead-based paint?
Thursday, August 23
Coach says defense holds key to B'ville title push
Carl Sanfilippo is quick to point out the chief reason why his Baldwinsville football team, in 2011, could not add a third consecutive Section III Class AA championship to the titles it won in 2009 and 2010. "Defensively, we didn't play very well," said Sanfilippo as he watched his Bees prepare for next Friday's season opener at Cicero-North Syracuse.
The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) America’s largest federation of labor unions, released its list of endorsements last week, and, not surprisingly, the candidates were overwhelmingly democratic.
It wouldn’t be out of line to say that the fate of the Bridgeport Food Pantry rests on the back of a plastic duck — or a whole creek full of them. The pantry will hold its annual “Don’t Duck Hunger” duck race fundraiser at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8 in the parking lot of St. Francis Parish in Bridgeport. The race typically raises somewhere in the range of $25,000 for the pantry. “We were very successful last year. We raised $25,000. Every year, we’ve gone up $5,000, so you know what I’m going for this year,” said Patti Hedrick, coordinator of the food pantry. “I don’t know what we’re going to do if this isn’t successful. We’re required by federal mandate to give them so much protein, a fruit and a vegetable. It’s not like they can come in and we just give them some crackers and a roll of toilet paper. They have to get the requirements. We can’t cut down.” The food pantry, which is affiliated with the Food Bank of Central New York, serves between 150 and 165 families a month in the towns of Cicero, Manlius and Sullivan. That number spikes to near 300 around Thanksgiving and Christmas. Since July of 2011, the pantry has provided 72,230 meals, an increase of 24 percent since July 2009.
Next Sunday, in conjunction with Ophelia’s Place, NEDA will hold its first-ever Syracuse area walk at Willow Bay at Onondaga Lake Park. The walk begins at 1 p.m. (check-in is at 12:30) and goes until 3 p.m. The local walk is one of 32 taking place over the next year nationwide, according to C.J. Redfern, national walks director for NEDA. The walks, which started in 2009, are critical because they not only raise money for NEDA as well as Ophelia’s Place, but they raise awareness of their joint mission.
Every 15 minutes in the United States, someone takes his or her own life. That means every 15 minutes, a family is left to wonder why. In order to help loved ones struggling to find answers, Stand Against Suicide (SAS), an Elbridge-based nonprofit that seeks to raise awareness about the risks of mental illness and to encourage those in need to get help, is sending Sympathy Baskets to families who reach out to the organization. “A friend of mine has a terminally ill parent,” said Tara Dennee, who founded SAS in 2010 in memory of her father, Wayne Olmstead, who died by suicide in 2009. “Her father has cancer. A group sent them a book and a ‘gift basket’ with little things to make them feel comforted. I thought, what a wonderful idea for us!” SAS sent out its first Sympathy Basket Thursday, Aug. 9, to a family in Missouri that lost its mother to suicide in May. That basket contains a sympathy card, the book “No Time To Say Goodbye: Surviving the Suicide of a Loved One” by Carla Fine with a handwritten message from Dennee in the front cover, handmade beaded "Hope" bracelets made by SAS volunteers, SAS T-shirts and brochures and a few miscellaneous items specific to the family.
You’ve heard about Lights on the Lake. Now prepare for lights on the river, literally. In conjunction with Baldwinsville’s Oktoberfest, the Baldwinsville Optimist Club, Chamber of Commerce and Oktoberfest Committee have organized a Boat Parade of Lights fundraiser to be held after sunset on Saturday, Sept. 15.
Warriors deal with smaller numbers, will play on new turf field
To equate football with the tenets of Murphy’s Law – whatever can go wrong, will go wrong - is strange, but perfectly appropriate when describing the 2011 edition of the Westhill football team. A mere two seasons after winning the Section III Class B championship, the Warriors claimed the season opener 14-7 at Solvay – and did not win again for the rest of the regular season, a 1-6 mark.
Last spring, Canton Woods Senior Center lost use of 20-plus parking spots due to buckling pavement in its back lot. Eighteen months later, the center will finally receive a new lot, thanks to a $60,500 Community Development Grant, which the town of Van Buren applied for in the spring of 2011 and received this year.
The 16th annual Jim Burton Memorial Golf Classic, hosted by Ironwood Golf and Country Club on Aug. 4, raised $2,010 for the Jim Burton Memorial Scholarship Fund.
After 2011 controversy, Skaneateles still has high aspirations
When the latest incarnation of the Skaneateles football team gathered on Aug. 13 for three weeks of practices leading up to Friday night’s opener against Bishop Ludden, much was on the agenda for first-year head coach Joe Sindoni.
In recognition of the Great Cazenovia Convention of Aug. 22, 1850, Hugh C. Humphreys, the author of “Agitate! Agitate! Agitate! The Great Fugitive Slave Law Convention and its Rare Daguerreotype,” will use images, research and oratory to connect the famous 1850 event in Cazenovia to events in Montgomery, Ala.
Baldwinsville Mayor Joseph Saraceni met with Messenger Editor Erin Wisneski last Tuesday at Canton Woods Senior Center to chat about what’s new in the village. Last week’s discussion touched upon various topics brought up by residents visiting the center.
Wednesday, August 22
Storytime is on hiatus and the “official” summer reading programs for kids and teens have ended but there is still plenty of reading left in the season. Come on in and take a look at the crop of new books or browse the stacks for a forgotten classic. Find a shady nook and fuel your mind while you beat the heat.
The theme for this year’s Skaneateles Volunteer Fire Department’s Labor Day parade will be cancer awareness, parade chair Paul Jones informed the Skaneateles Town Board last week. Carol Baldwin, founder of the Carol M. Baldwin Cancer Research Fund, will be the guest of honor and ride in the department’s parade, schedule to begin at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 2. The full schedule of Field Days events is listed below.
The annual SAVES fundraiser “Fun in the Sun” is now in full swing. The grand prize this year is $5,000 with additional prizes like dinner cruises, savings bonds and $50 gift certificates.
Two from Skaneateles ready the 1925 organ for the year's biggest audiences
In the state fairgrounds that are just starting to bustle with life for next week’s opening, in an empty theater, in front of an empty stage, two men in casual working clothes tuned an organ — for about eight hours. Dale Abrams and Harvyn Tarkmeel, both from Skaneateles, spent their entire day on Friday, Aug. 17, in the Empire Theater preparing “Wilma,” the 87-year-old electro-pneumatic organ, for her upcoming performances at the New York State Fair. This meant checking every single one of Wilma’s nearly 700 pipes and extensions to ensure they were all properly tuned.
The Skaneateles Lake Association recently received a $10,000 donation from the family of a deceased local man who loved the lake and would have wanted to help preserve its purity and character. The money, officially called the David “Lee” Hardy Memorial Fund, will be used for education and stewardship programs to help keep invasive species out of Skaneateles Lake.
Sometime in early 2013, the community will see a brand new Krebs restaurant open its doors on W. Genesee Street. A renovation of the building and property costing more that $4 million is currently under way. Owner Adam Weitsman said he believes the restaurant will be ready for the public around the first of the year.
Baldwinsville Lions Club members and volunteers busily prepared for Lion’s Camp Hickory held earlier this summer. The kitchen and meeting areas were cleaned, the programs for the campers were finalized, and camp materials, crafts and games were taken out of storage. By the second week of July, the Lions Clubhouse in Baldwinsville Community Park, also known as the Joe Ritter Community House, was converted from a meeting place for the Lions to a home base for Camp Hickory.
Many thanks to Susan Miller of the Yarn Cupboard and the wonderful group of women for holding their event as part of our Circles of Change campaign for Ophelia’s Place.
I extend extra thanks to “R” at Napa and “L” at Quality Car Care. They both gave me quick service when I was waiting for help with my car.
29-year veteran served in combat, and help 174th Fighter Wing transition to new mission
New York Air National Guard Colonel Charles “Spider” Dorsey, of Fenner, recently retired from the military after 29 years of service.
Through the Broadband Technology Opportunity Program, free computer classes continue at the Cazenovia Public Library during August and September.
Residents voted 153-84 in favor of the Marcellus Fire Department implementing a service award program for its firefighters during a referendum held yesterday from noon to 9 p.m.
Hard luck continued for the U.S. Olympic Show Jumping Team as they rallied for a sixth place finish in the Team Championship at Greenwich Park in London.
Much will hinge on season opener at Skaneateles
Whatever the Bishop Ludden football team wants to accomplish in the 2012 season, it must happen quickly – and to a small degree, the Gaelic Knights are a reason for the urgency.
An agreement between ancestory.com and several state and local genealogical resources, as well as State Archives and the State Library, have helped to create a searchable database of New York records on the site for free. The New York State Archives Magazine features the site in its latest issue and reports that thousands of additional documents will continue to be made available.
F-M still a contender despite loss of Austin Perez
The way it has worked with Fayetteville-Manlius football throughout head coach Paul Muench’s 13-year tenure, every other year a new group of core players establish themselves so that, the following season, they’re poised for a championship run.
Brothers have lost last three sectional AA title games
Christian Brothers Academy’s football experience in the last three seasons can be looked at two ways. Put in one light, it’s an exercise in frustration, as the Brothers have reached the Section III Class AA finals in the Carrier Dome in 2009, 2010 and 2011, only to get beat each time – by Baldwinsville twice, and then by West Genesee in last November’s title game.
Caz wants to atone for playoff semifinal loss to Oneida
All went as planned for Cazenovia’s football team for eight games and 43 minutes as, last autumn, it remained undefeated and appeared on its way to defending its Section III Class B championship it won in 2010. But it was those other five minutes that derailed the whole plan.
I wanted to take some time to update you on a few new health-related laws that passed during session and were recently signed into law by the Governor. I was pleased to support all of these in the Legislature during session that will work toward better breast cancer detection, fighting crime and improving New York's organ donation rates.
Onondaga County Sheriff’s Deputies are investigating a car pedestrian accident that sent a 19-year-old Liverpool man to University Hospital with life threatening injuries.
Tuesday, August 21
As a way to further showcase the area’s young talent and to benefit the Manlius Swan Pond, the Swan Jam will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, at the outdoor amphitheater behind the Swan Pond.
One of the most popular songs of 1942 was “Jukebox Saturday Night,” as performed by the Glenn Miller Orchestra, vocalized by Marion Hutton and the Modernaires. Teenagers across the country danced to Al Stillman’s lyrics: Moppin’ up soda pop rickies To our hearts’ delight, Dancing to a swingeroo quickie, Jukebox Saturday night... One of those teenagers was Floyd Tillotson who lived in Liverpool where he worked at Heid’s.
Millions of years ago, herds of pig-sized herbivores known for their large skulls and neck frills roamed the deserts of Mongolia with a variety of other brawny beasts. That’s right, they were the Protoceratops, and as of Monday, Aug. 13, they have begun to inhabit the village of Liverpool. Three of them are making their home just outside the Liverpool Public Library. Unlike the dinosaurs of the Cretaceous age, these Protoceratops are made of metal and concrete, created by local sculptor John Kennedy.
Marcellus football again seeks elusive sectional title
Now it isn’t a question of whether the Marcellus football team is among the top Section III Class B programs, because consistent winning results over the last five years have answered that concern. It’s just a matter of the Mustangs taking those last – and most difficult – steps to a championship, something head coach Joe Fiacchi and his charges are eager to do in 2012.
Clare Murray Volo, right, presents Jodie Wilson-Dougherty, executive director of Ophelia's Place, with a $500 donation to Ophelia’s Place.
J-E, 4-4 in 2011, has larger roster, is built for long-term
Mike Smart has seen a fair amount of high points – and low points – in his tenure as Jordan-Elbridge’s varsity football coach. So it makes his words on the eve of the 2012 season carry a bit more resonance. “Our program is as high as it’s been in 10 years,” he said.
Chittenango, reigning Class B champs, returns entire backfield, linebacker corps
What many would consider a landmark campaign is, to the current members of the Chittenango football team, a starting point to larger possibilities ahead.
Girls soccer Warriors defend Class AA title
Liverpool High School’s 2012 fall sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.
Cicero-North Syracuse High School’s 2012 fall sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.
Stuart Chase, of Fayetteville, has been named July Volunteer of the Month by Dunkin’ Donuts. Chase is a volunteer driver for the American Red Cross.
I recently took the back way to get to Rite Aid [on Downer Street] to pick up prescriptions at the store. On my way, I passed the Tri County Mall. Workers were in the vicinity cleaning up the area. But they need to do more cleaning and they also need to knock down the mall. What will it take to knock down the mall? It needs to come down.
Monday, August 20
The Fayetteville Fire Department has been awarded a $49,659 grant from FEMA for the purpose of boosting fire prevention.
The DeWitt Town Board is taking a closer look at the health insurance provided to town employees in an effort to cut costs.
Jennifer Sandore, left, and Niki Krebs show off blue ribbons they received for showmanship after participating in Onondaga County’s 2012 Youth Fair held July 26 to 29.
For the third consecutive year, Mirbeau Inn & Spa will take the reins in hosting the New York Wine Festival in the village of Skaneateles from Sept. 28 to 30.
Second culinary cook-off competition focuses on local foods prepared by local chefs
The second annual “envIRONmental CHEF homegrown” culinary competition has been announced for Sunday, Sept. 16, at Baltimore Woods Nature Center, with last year’s winners taking on new challengers and a new dessert competition added to the event. The competition celebrates the abundance of locally grown and produced foods in Central New York, and pits the area's finest chefs in head-to-head cook-off challenges that are tasted and decided by the audience.
The Skaneateles Town Board sat in an attorney advice session for one hour last Thursday, Aug. 16, and at least some of that meeting was to discuss its ongoing disagreement with the Skaneateles Recreation Charitable Trust. While town board members could not divulge what they discussed specifically in their attorney advice session, Town Attorney Patrick Sardino said he and Town Supervisor Terri Roney did meet with SRCT board members last week.
A Bridgeport motorcyclist was taken to University Hospital and listed in serious condition after colliding with a pickup truck last night.
At 11:43 p.m. Aug. 8, police responded to 211 Meadow St., Baldwinsville, regarding a domestic dispute. Upon arrival, police determined that Hollie M. Sims, 26, of that address had been involved in a dispute with another female and had punched her and had also choked the victim so she could not breathe.
Owahgena Toastmasters met on Aug. 14 at the Lincklaen House for a special meeting to decide our way forward going into the next 30 years of our existence.
Five-hundred well-rounded athletes ran, swam and biked Sunday, Aug. 12 in the 12th Annual Cazenovia Triathlon.
Among the issues addressed at the Aug. 13 Cazenovia Town Board meeting were the speed limits on Linklaen Street and Ridge Road.
Event to begin, conclude at Critz Farms
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Madison County invites local residents to hit the road and support local farmers on Saturday, Sept. 22.
On Aug. 8, the Cazenovia Central School District once again claimed the Onondaga Central School Junior Varsity Boys Summer League Championship title.
The Town of Van Buren is considering a change for the highway superintendent position to go from elected by the people to appointed by the town board. The New York State Association of Town Superintendents of Highways opposes this change. Currently, the highway superintendent is accountable to the people of the town and should remain that way.
Football, boys soccer Spartans defend sectional Class A titles
East Syracuse-Minoa High School’s 2012 fall sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.
Girls soccer Red Rams out to win fourth straight sectional title
Jamesville-DeWitt High School’s 2012 fall sports season includes girls and boys volleyball, who have moved from a winter to fall season. Here is the varsity schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.
Girls cross country Hornets after seventh straight national title
During the Fayetteville-Manlius High School fall sports season, the girls cross country team will be in pursuit of a seventh consecutive national title, and the boys cross country team is the defending state Class AA champions. Here is the varsity schedule. All dates and times are subject to change.
Baldwinsville has a lot to look forward to in the 2012 fall sports season, from girls volleyball’s latest state title pursuit to the boys soccer Bees trying to win a Section III Class AA title for the sixth year in a row. Here is the 2012 fall sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.
Field hockey Lakers pursuing state championship three-peat
Among the stories for Cazenovia High School’s fall sports teams in 2012 is the field hockey Lakers pursuing a third consecutive state championship, and the fact that both soccer teams will play home games under the lights on a regular basis for the first time at the Sean Googin Sports Complex. Here is the varsity schedule. All dates and times are subject to change.
Football Bearcats open against defending Class B champ Chittenango
Solvay High School’s 2012 fall sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.
Gaelic Knights' football opener at Skaneateles Aug. 31
Bishop Ludden Junior/Senior High School’s 2012 fall sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.
New turf installed in time for football, soccer seasons
Westhill High School’s 2012 fall sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change. Both the football and boys and girls soccer teams will have games on a newly-installed artificial turf field at the high school stadium.
Football Bears defend sectional Class B title
Chittenango High School’s 2012 sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.
Football Eagles have just six regular-season games
Jordan-Elbridge High School’s 2012 fall sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.
Girls volleyball, soccer Mustangs are perennial title contenders
Marcellus High School’s 2012 fall sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.
Wildcats begin AA football title defense against Clarence F-M
West Genesee High School’s varsity football team is the defending Section III Class AA champions, opening with big games against Clarence in the Sept. 2 Kickoff Classic at the Carrier Dome and, six days later, a showdown with Fayetteville-Manlius. Here is the 2012 fall sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.
Skaneateles High School’s 2012 fall sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.
Cobras football open against Class D champ Westmoreland
Bishop Grimes Junior/Senior High School’s 2012 fall sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.
Four home football games include Proctor, C-NS
Christian Brothers Academy’s 2012 fall sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.
Sunday, August 19
The victims of Friday night’s fatal pickup truck crash in East Syracuse have been identified as Christina Davis, 36, of Minoa, and Jeffery Hubbard, 34, of Syracuse.
Saturday, August 18
The driver and passenger of a pickup truck were killed in a one-vehicle crash in East Syracuse last night.
Friday, August 17
In three decades, Bennett's teams won four state championships
Three decades of work building one of the state’s top high school softball programs has come to a sudden end for Cicero-North Syracuse coach Kerry Bennett. Just two months after leading the Northstars to another state Class AA final, Bennett was let go by the school district. He said the decision had to do with circumstances surrounding C-NS’s latest state final four appearance in Queensbury.
Signs that summer break is quickly coming to a close – the Baldwinsville Marching Band and varsity football team began practicing for their upcoming seasons Monday, Aug. 13, at Baker High School.
Storytime is on hiatus and the “official” summer reading programs for kids and teens have ended but there is still plenty of reading left in the season. Come on in and take a look at the crop of new books or browse the stacks for a forgotten classic. Find a shady nook and fuel your mind while you beat the heat.
A business leader and involved citizen in the Camillus area, Allstate exclusive agency owner Robert Battaglia has been designated an Allstate Premier Service Agent for 2012.
Thursday, August 16
Manlius Police responded to a complaint of armed robbery at The Wild Orchid in Manlius at around 12:04 p.m. today.
A Lafayette man has been charged with reckless endangerment after pointing a laser light at the Onondaga County Sheriff's Air-1 helicopter last night.
The following police reports span July 21 through Aug. 11.
It’s almost time for school to start. It’s hard to believe the summer is almost over. Many parents are starting to shop for school clothes and a new backpack. From a physical health standpoint, purchasing an appropriate backpack and wearing it the proper way can have a major impact on the muscles and joints of a child’s shoulders, neck and back.
Thirty six classic cars filled the grounds at Canton Woods Senior Center for the facility’s third annual car show held Monday, Aug. 6.
When was the last time you have seen an “August Snow Storm”? There is a phenomenal visual experience that can appear as a heavy snow fall, it is the Ephoron Leukon mayfly hatch. It just does not happen up here in the northeast. I did encounter one in late August in Pinedale, Wyo., on the Upper Green River, but that was about it. In reality, the vision of what you see and what it reminds you of may not be the frozen flakes from the sky, but that is what it looks like.
Every member of the Skaneateles Lake Association is special because every member has committed to be a part of an organization of citizens concerned with Skaneateles Lake — maintaining it as a supply of pure water and keeping it clear for its beauty and the enjoyment of all who live on the lake and in the lake area and all who visit the area contributing to the village economy.
An Onondaga teen was left hospitalized Monday after being struck by an SUV while driving an ATV.
Saving Face Barbershop in Camillus raised about $700 in six hours at Sunday’s third-annual Barber-Q fundraiser to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central New York.
Erin Patrick recovering from 13-hour surgery for genetic disorder
The Cedar House will host a fundraiser for the family of 11-year-old Erin Patrick, a local girl who recently underwent an extensive 13-hour operation for a genetic disease.
Baldwinsville resident Amanda Rose recently became an independent consultants with Tastefully Simple Inc., a national direct sales company featuring more than 60 delicious, easy-to-prepare foods.
I reside in the Town of Lysander, but this is an issue in Van Buren also. Our town governments are looking into appointing certain elected positions in our towns. This will come to a public vote for both towns probably this fall, and I have reservations about appointing these positions. I am not affiliated with any political party.
Wednesday, August 15
Local business owners and other residents heard from federal, state and county candidates for November election at a political breakfast held Tuesday at the Cavalry Club in Manlius.
On Friday, Sept. 7, the Baldwinsville Central School District will dedicate its new concession facility at Pelcher-Arcaro Stadium in memory of Coach Bill Neufang.
Goodwin, author of “Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln,” will speak in Auburn in November
Tickets for the much-anticipated November lecture in Auburn by world-renowned historian Doris Kearns Goodwin are now on sale and are going fast. Officials at the Seward House Museum in Auburn are urging people interested in attending the event to move quickly before it sells out. Goodwin will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, at the Auburn High School auditorium.
New additions seek to broaden audience appeal
The 33rd year of the Skaneateles Festival started off last week with a fundraiser at a lakeside mansion, an informative collaborative event at the Barrow Art Gallery and the first of five concerts at Brook Farm — and every event was filled with excited attendees.
Cornell Cooperative Extension will host an invasive lake species workshop from 6 to 7:30 p.m. next Wednesday, Aug. 22, at the Skaneateles YMCA, 97 State St. The event will feature Asian clam and hydrilla identification, prevention and monitoring, and will be free and open to the public.
The Skaneateles Volunteer Fire Department will hold its 7th annual Classic Car Show on Saturday, Sept. 1, at Austin Park Arena on Jordan Road.
The Mottville Fire Co. is currently looking for sponsors and donations for its 22nd annual Captain and Crew Golf Outing at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, at the Links at Sunset Ridge in Marcellus.
The Skaneateles Branch of the American Association of University Women announces the availability of a Queen’s Legacy Award, a $500 scholarship to a female student will be awarded by Dec. 31, 2012.
Madison County Sheriff’s deputies are currently investigating an attempted burglary at the United States Post Office located on School Street in New Woodstock.
Volunteers are needed for this two-day event held Saturday, Sept. 8, and Sunday, Sept. 9, to help with children’s crafts and games, T-shirt printing, parking, canoe dock, food booths, set up and clean-up.
Kathleen Tyrel, 16, of Fayetteville, was one of 22 young women from the United States and Canada to graduate from the sixth annual Phoenix Firecamp, a weeklong overnight camp in Utica designed to introduce teenage girls to the opportunities for women in fire and emergency services.
Glen Haven Historical Society hosts picnic and illustrated talk
Elsie Gutchess will share a foundational part of her family’s history in an illustrated talk entitled, “All the Way Around Skaneateles Lake,” at 2:15 p.m. on Sunday, August 19, at the Glen Haven School and Public Library, 7325 Fair Haven Road, at the head (south end) of Skaneateles Lake. All are welcome to attend.
Tuesday, August 14
Doron Petersan, author of “Sticky Fingers’ Sweets: 100 Super-Secret Vegan Recipes,” will be at Barnes & Noble in DeWitt on Friday, Aug. 17.
First meeting will toheld at Fayetteville Free Library
Travel experts Don and Mary Merritt, of Marcellus, have started a free travel club to bring together people interested in travel and learning about travel.
From the Editor
There’s nothing quite like seeing a movie at the Manlius Art Cinema.
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church is holding its annual Country Fair Saturday, Aug. 18.
Manlius Town Supervisor Ed Theobald was appointed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo as a member of the New York State Law Enforcement Agency Accreditation Council on July 3.
Community Wesleyan Church kicks off the High Point weekly kids program on Sept. 12.
This summer we will be changing the pickup schedule for bulk waste. In the past, we did it once a year in the fall. This created a two-week period that turned the village into an eyesore. Additionally, we have noticed that approximately half of the bulk waste picked up could have been picked up during the weekly waste pickup. We pay approximately $380,000 a year in a contract for weekly pickup. It is not financially efficient for us to pick up waste during bulk waste that could have been handled during our weekly pickup. We will now pick up bulk waste twice a month, April through September, and during the winter months, weather permitting. We will also be adding a new category of waste to be picked up at your house. Electronic waste, or e-waste, will also be picked up twice a month. Go to northsyracuseny.org under the Department of Public Works for more detailed information. The following is some information regarding the pickup of weekly waste, bulk waste, e-waste, brush waste and fall leaf pickup.
One of the most successful businessmen in the Liverpool area, Joseph J. Janowski, has been elected to the Syracuse Chiefs board of directors. The Chiefs baseball club — which is playing in its 52nd season of community ownership – is the Triple-A affiliate of the Washington Nationals. Janowski’s membership on the Board of Directors of the Community Baseball Club of Central New York, Inc. took effect in April and was officially announced by the ball club last week. Janowski is the managing general partner of the Bayberry Plaza and Clay Medical Center. He replaces Jay Wason Jr. on the Chiefs board.
The passing of a family member can rock a person’s very foundation, even when that ultimate end is expected. One of the village’s most prominent families – the Hursts – lost their matriarch last week. Shirley Moyer Hurst died calmly and quietly Thursday, Aug. 9, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse. She had lived to the ripe old age of 87.
A group of business owners in the village of Liverpool is raising money to construct a clock in the village. The group hopes to raise $35,000 to purchase and install a vintage-style standalone clock for Washington Park at the intersection of Route 57 and First Street. The clock will light up at night and is meant to stand as a symbol to “let our friends and neighbors see how proud we are of our lakeside home,” according to a release from the fundraising campaign, which formed about six weeks ago.
Gus Macker has put Cicero on the map. “People talk about it as a destination on the New York Macker circuit,” said Julie Raddell, director of the Syracuse-Cicero Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament, held this past weekend at Drivers Village. “Cicero actually gets mentioned as a place now where people want to come and participate. Last year, we were too new, but this year, we’re much more part of the Macker circuit.”
Impact Martial Arts & Fitness recently donated $3,000 to Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital.
Business is built on trust. Good businesses always put the customer’s interests first.
The New York State Sportswriters Association has ranked the Baldwinsville Central School District’s athletic program as one of the top five in Class AA for the 2011-12 school year.
The agriculture program at Cazenovia High School was recently selected as the 2012 New York Outstanding Middle/Secondary School Agricultural Education Program.
Lysander alone in seeking change to town clerk position
Greater Baldwinsville residents turned out in high numbers to recent town board meetings. Both the towns of Van Buren and Lysander held public hearings Aug. 7 and Aug. 13, respectively, to listen to comments regarding a proposal to change elective positions to appointive.
Monday, August 13
A panel of experts will discuss the growing issue with the synthetic drugs known as “bath salts,” at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21, in the Oneida High School Auditorium, located at 560 Seneca Street in Oneida.
“Beasts of the Southern Wild”, now playing at the Manlius Art Cinema, is a vivid, affectionate, often troubling view of an alternative world.
A lengthy public hearing on potential changes to Cazenovia’s Comprehensive Plan at Monday’s Village Board meeting ended in a decision to continue the public discussion at the Sept. 4 meeting.
At the very top of a tall hill, accessible only by one windy road, sits a piece of literary history -- and it is for sale.
Lavish Texas HS football stadium contrasts budget concerns here
A warm morning in mid-August, and across Central New York the rituals start up again. Put on your helmets. Line up. Stretch out. Run from one end of the field to the other. Learn to block, tackle, throw, catch and kick. Then put on the pads at the end of the first week and start hitting each other – cleanly, we hope.
The Rotary Club of Baldwinsville has installed a new sidewalk at the Lysander Town Park. The grass seed still needs to grow, but the path is now open to help park-goers reach the pavilion without having to trek through the lawn; all thanks to the help of a grant, the town and club members sweat and shovels.
New additions seek to broaden audience appeal
The 33rd year of the Skaneateles Festival started off last week with a fundraiser at a lakeside mansion, an informative collaborative event at the Barrow Art Gallery and the first of five concerts at Brook Farm — and every event was filled with excited attendees.
Choral compositions and arrangements by Crawford R. Thoburn, chancel choir director at the First Presbyterian Church of Skaneateles, are now being published by St. James Music Press.
Each year, as the housing market fluctuates, so do equalization rates. Like many other towns, Spafford is no stranger to the highs and lows in the market, but now the town’s equalization rate is taking a hit having reached 114.55 percent.
The Skaneateles village water system has completed its ultraviolet water filtration system and is moving forward with its plans to tie-in village water to the town, the village board of trustees announced at their Aug. 9 meeting.
Baldwinsville residents were recently named to deans’ lists.
Late last year, I introduced legislation to ban synthetic drugs from our state after many local people were reportedly ending up in the emergency room as a result of synthetic drug use. Many reported high blood pressure, high temperatures, severe paranoia and hallucinations.
Sunday, August 12
Please be advised that there will be a disturbance in the traffic flow along 7th North Street between Buckley Road and Electronics Parkway beginning at 9 a.m. Monday, Aug. 13 and lasting until approximately 3 p.m.
The Friends of Lorenzo and the Greater Cazenovia Area Chamber of Commerce will present a free night of entertainment on the front lawn of Lorenzo on Thursday, Aug. 16.
A Fayetteville man has been charged in connection with two recent bank robberies in the town of Manlius.
Saturday, August 11
According to “The Watch,” there are problems brewing in small, blissful Glenview, OH.
Rebecca Coons and Earl Flanders recently announced the launch of their new horse tack and pet supply store, Equine & K-9 Supply.
Manlius Police are investigating the second bank robbery to occur in the town of Manlius in two days.
'Believe to Achieve' award given to sectional Class A champs
Barely two months after ending a 23-year sectional championship drought, the Liverpool boys lacrosse team picked up one more trophy. The Warriors were presented with the ‘Believe to Achieve’ Male Team Award for the spring sports season by the Syracuse Sports Corporation at a ceremony held last Thursday inside the Hank Sauer Room at Alliance Bank Stadium.
F-M's Ryan, CBA, J-D softball all honored
A memorable spring high school sports season, full of high accomplishment by local teams and athletes, has led to multiple ‘Believe to Achieve’ awards from the Syracuse Sports Corporation. These honors, handed out Thursday in a ceremony at Alliance Bank Stadium, went to Fayetteville-Manlius track and field star Nick Ryan, Christian Brothers Academy’s softball team and Jamesville-DeWitt softball coach Phil DeAugustine.
B'ville baseball coach led side to state Class AA semifinal
In a year full of accomplishment, honors and accolades for Baldwinsville’s baseball program, head coach Dave Penafeather received another one this week. As part of the spring ‘Believe to Achieve’ awards handed out by the Syracuse Sports Corporation, Penafeather was given the Coaches Award in a ceremony on Thursday at Alliance Bank Stadium.
Skaneateles grad starred in diving, track and field
Kaela Fiutak, a recent graduate of Skaneateles High School, is the latest recipient of the ‘Believe to Achieve’ award handed out by the Syracuse Sports Corporation.
Friday, August 10
Manlius Police are investigating a bank robbery that took place at around 12:38 p.m. today at the SECNY Federal Credit Union, 115 Fayette Street, in the village of Manlius.
Dave's Diner to offer patrons fresh baked good
It’s been 16 months since Dave’s Diner owner Bill Tilison officially took over the space at 35 Albany St.
The Fenner Neighbors Group sponsored a showing of the award-winning documentary “Gasland” on Monday, July 30 at the Cazenovia Public Library.
The Cazenovia Counterpoint committee wishes to thank all those who participated in the 2012 festival, truly a community effort in an historic gem of a village.
Beaver Lake offers the following activities:
On Sunday, Aug. 19, Beaver Lake Nature Center invites walkers and runners to the 9th Annual Upstate Chiropractic Beaver Lake Run.
Village of North Syracuse mayor Mark Atkinson swore in new police chief Michael Crowell at the Aug. 9 village board meeting. Crowell was chosen for his experience with community policing, something the village wants to focus more on in the future. The emphasis on community policing comes not only from the village board but from the expectations of the public, Atkinson said. Interim Chief William Peverly and a board of law enforcement experts made the recommendation of Crowell to the mayor after going through the civil service process and interviewing three likely candidates.
Residents from Baldwinsville recently took part in SUNY Oswego's Experience-Based Education program.
We have been asked why we are looking into changing the status of two long-standing elective town positions to appointive. Time and circumstances often bring a need for change.
Thursday, August 9
Male, female players were teammates, opponents on same field
In an unusual twist, Baldwinsville’s annual Lacrosse Alumni Weekend got livened up with the first-ever coed alumni game, which turned into an exciting event full of fun on a hot Saturday morning, Aug. 4, at Pelcher-Arcaro Stadium.
Following opening loss, local stars go 7-0 for tourney title
Overcoming a slow start, the Syracuse Select AAU boys basketball team went on to win the Under-15 National Championship Tournament, held July 28-31 in Hampton, Va.
During the Lysander town board meeting on July 30 there were several thoughts that I wanted to share but did not because of the intimidating and hostile environment. This was the first town board meeting I have attended; I was shocked at the circus like atmosphere.
The walls of the Capozza house in Skaneateles are covered in framed artwork from the five children that live there. While the siblings, ranging in ages from 13 to 6, create their art for pleasure, they also recently won four awards in the Federal Junior Duck Stamp Contest put on by the U.S. Fish & Game Service.
Ithaca native won Escape from the Judge in 2005, 2006
Alex Meyer, of Ithaca, will compete in the London Olympics for the United States this week in the 10K open water swim. Meyer is not only a former New York state open water swimming champion and 2011 national champion – he is also a former winner of the SkanRaces “Escape from the Judge” event on Skaneateles Lake.
Step back into the Erie Canal era this weekend when the Camillus Canal Society hosts its annual Towpath Days, now in their 20th year. The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at the Erie Canal Park, 5750 Devoe Road.
Twin Birch dairy farm finalizes biogas generator system
Twin Birch Dairy Farm in Skaneateles has been a model New York state farm with state-of-the-art technology and a high priority on environmental stewardship for more than a decade. Recently, owner Dirk Young added a new benchmark for his business by adding a methane-powered generator, thereby making Twin Birch a totally self-sustaining farm from corn to cow to manure to electricity. This latest achievement — one of only two in the Syracuse region — will be celebrated later this month by state officials
Saving Face Barbershop will host its third annual “Barber-Q” charity event Sunday, Aug. 12.
Hayden Wall, 8, of Fayetteville, will be featured on the cover of Parenting Magazine School Years, which has a readership of over half a million nationwide.
The Baldwinsville Central School District Board of Education has announced its schedule for its regular meetings for the 2012-13 academic year.
On July 21, the Camillus Canal Society dedicated two large limestone monuments, originally used on the canal, containing bronze plaques recognizing the efforts of those who were responsible in funding and providing support to the 1842 Nine Mile Creek Aqueduct restoration project.
B'ville golfer follows up Ashe title with another big win
Capping off a memorable summer, Baldwinsville native Tyler McArdell earned first place in the Syracuse District Golf Association District Amateur Championship. In the match-play final Sunday at Bellevue Country Club, McArdell beat Gair Carrigan 3 and 2, adding the SDGA crown to the Gerry Ashe Memorial he claimed six weeks earlier.
I hope you are enjoying the lazy hazy days of summer. Kick off your shoes, sit on the porch, sip a glass of lemonade or iced tea, and watch the world go by.
World-renowned wind quintet Imani Winds will perform a free concert at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14, at the Fayetteville Free Library, 300 Orchard St.
Wednesday, August 8
Barbara Ann and Francis Joseph Russett, of Baldwinsville, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Karen Marie, to Bret William Farritor, son of CJ and Robert Burrows of Indio, CA and Jean and John McKinley of Vista, CA. The couple was engaged in Niagara Falls, Ontario in April.
The following individuals have been recognized for academic achievement.
Words for Thought
The poem “Warning” by Jenny Joseph has become a declaration of independence for women of a certain age, my age and older.
The Matilda Joslyn Gage Foundation of Fayetteville has been awarded grant funds to participate in project that will unite girls from the Gage Foundation, the Villa Grimaldi museum in Chile and the Institute of Social Development in Sri Lanka. The one-year project is called Girl Ambassadors for Human Rights.
All ticket proceeds to benefit nonprofit
Syracuse Woman Magazine, a publication of Eagle Newspapers, will host a Runway Celebration on Thursday, Aug. 16, at Destiny USA, to benefit Ophelia's Place in Liverpool.
University at Buffalo’s TCIE has awarded certifications to professionals and UB students who have successfully completed training in the continuous improvement methodologies of Lean and Six Sigma.
While some local children enjoy a week of summer camp on area lakes, or visiting faraway relatives, others choose to step back into history and visit another time period.
The concept of including sanitary sewage systems around portions of Cazenovia Lake is no longer a focus of just the town board; the Cazenovia Village Board has also expressed interest in the potential project.
Despite an incredibly dry July, rain spells have local farmers optimistic.
Geocaching, you ask? It certainly is a funny sounding word, but what is it?
Empire Brewing Company moves forward with plan for Cazenovia location
Empire Brewing Company’s petition for annexation of 22 acres off of Route 13 in Cazenovia was officially received and acknowledged during the village and town joint public hearing on July 31 in the Municipal Building.
COLUMN: FreshConnect brings more produce to rural areas; farmers' markets show bountiful harvests of Upstate New York
With August upon us, farmers' markets and local produce stands are displaying a bountiful harvest. From flowers to peaches to honey and all the makings for a great salad, the markets have something to offer us all.
Tuesday, August 7
Lindalee, David and Dennis Sawyer are pleased to announce the 50th wedding anniversary of their parents, Bill and Pat Sawyer of Phoenix, former Maple Road, Baldwinsville residents.
The following individuals will all be SUNY Oswego transfer students this fall.
Baldwinsville’s Custom Logo USA fielded a 50-year-old team that, earlier this summer, won the Salt City Classic tournament.
Parking is about to get a little easier in the village of Cazenovia.
Throughout the summer, the Eagle Observer will interview farmers and other vendors at the local market to find out what’s in season and what’s in store for the coming months.
West Nile Virus found at Beaver Lake, four other locations in CNY
On Aug. 1, Onondaga County Health Commissioner Dr. Cynthia B. Morrow announced that the New York State Health Department laboratory reported finding evidence of West Nile virus in five different locations in Onondaga County.
The local chapter of National Alliance on Mental Illness is offering an innovative educational program free of charge to local schools. NAMI Syracuse raised funds by selling T-shirts in order to do so.
Monday, August 6
William F. “Bill” Allyn, former president and CEO of Welch Allyn and scion of the Allyn family, has offered the town of Skaneateles $30,000 of his own money if it will end its battle with the Skaneateles Recreation Charitable Trust over YMCA assets.
Mirbeau Inn & Spa has earned yet another award for the quality of its offerings. The latest accolade, an Award of Excellence in the Wine Spectator 2012 Restaurant Awards, was a repeat performance for the spa’s wine bar.
The first annual Conservation Day on the Farm sponsored by the Onondaga County Soil & Water Conservation District will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 18, at Rohe Farm on 4207 West Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse. The public is invited to attend.
A recent story on CNN.com named Skaneateles as one of the five best hideaways in New York state.
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On Thursday, Aug. 16 and Saturday, Aug. 18 the market will offer free popcorn and a chance to win a gift basket of assorted market related items donated by the vendors of the market.
Rotarian Lizzy Flinn-Brown has been named a Rotarian of Excellence.
A Lysander man drowned in the Seneca River last Friday afternoon.
Add a little extra color and motion to your summer garden with containers designed to attract birds and butterflies.
Sunday, August 5
Nearly 200 runners helped honor the memory of Brian M. Place Saturday by competing in the third annual Manlius Mile races at Mill Run Park.
Saturday, August 4
In the last few years, after President Barak Obama assumed his love affair with the common man and accepted his daunting responsibilities, the Republicans promised an even better country.
The chore of deadheading spent blooms and stalks is upon us, made especially weighty by this recent hot and dry weather.
As interpreted by director Christopher Nolan and actor Christian Bale, Batman is a dark, brooding character.
Blewett strikes out 15 in 4-1 title game victory
Scott Blewett's masterful effort on the pitcher's mound helped Onondaga's baseball all-stars capture the 16-18 Babe Ruth World Series championship. Striking out 15 batters while only allowing six hits, the Baldwinsville right-hander shut down host team Texas Tri-Counties as Onondaga won by a score of 4-1 in Saturday's World Series championship game in Weimar, Texas.
The 2012 Peterboro Emancipation Celebration will be held on Saturday, Aug. 4, and annual Peterboro Hometown Day will be held on Sunday, Aug. 5.
Friday, August 3
On Aug. 24, the Cazenovia Area Community Development Association will host “Farm and Fork,” the fourth annual community celebration.
Baldwinsville Theatre Guild has surpassed all expectations in its 2012 children’s production of “Seussical the Musical.” It is a fun romp through a difficult show starring 29 of the most talented students in some nine school districts in the county and eight musicians all under the direction of Daniel Mullarney.
The Canine Carnival, an event featuring more than 50 rescue organizations with hundreds of animals for adoption, will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, at Long Branch Park in Liverpool.
This Friday and Saturday marks the third annual Alumni Weekend in Baldwinsville.
I’ve been at SDI for 10 days, with three more left to go. When I’m not filming, I mostly spend my time hanging out with the kids – drawing, playing games, teaching them card games or just talking.
Thursday, August 2
Returning for the eighth year is the annual Independence Open Horse Show for Riders of All Abilities, hosted by From the Ground Up Therapeutic Horsemanship Inc.
The Cazenovia Golf Club was host to the 11th annual Greater Cazenovia Area Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament the afternoon of Friday, July 27.
To the great recycling Cazenovians, I would like to announce a new helper in the local garden club’s effort to keep the caps — from gallon milk and juice jugs, water and soda, detergent and more — from ending up in the trash.
On behalf of the many volunteers involved with the Lorenzo Driving Competition, I would like to thank the staff of the Lorenzo State Historic Site, under the leadership of site director Barbara Bartlett, as well as the entire Cazenovia community for the assistance and hospitality expressed to the hundreds of spectators and competitors that attended this year’s event.
The village of Jordan played host to day one of its brand new farmers market Sunday.
When the 59th Annual Franklin Trek makes visit to Cazenovia Aug. 4 to 11, the classic automobile owners won’t only be bringing nostalgia and history, but also non-perishable goods to be donated to the local food pantry, CazCares.
The first annual “Wheels for Westcott” benefit ride and rally kicks off Saturday, Aug. 4, at the Westcott Community Center. Anyone with a motorcycle moped or scooter is invited to ride.
Children and their parents can drop in at 10 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays this August for Lemonade & Sunshine, free programs described below. Families are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy following the activity, and the nature center will provide an accompaniment of lemonade.
The Baldwinsville Post Office has been officially designated as the "Corporal Kyle Schneider Post Office Building."
The third annual Manlius Mile and Bryan’s Grizzle 5K will be held Saturday, Aug. 4, at Mill Run Park in the village of Manlius. The mile run/walk starts at 9 a.m., the kids’ run/walk follows at 9:30 a.m. and the 5K kicks off at 10 a.m.
In a 4-to-1 vote, the Lysander Town Board has scheduled public hearings to discuss changes in local laws affecting the highway superintendent and the town clerk. With the exception of Councilor Art Levy, who was the sole vote against the motion, officials seek to change the positions from elective to appointive, said Supervisor John Salisbury.
The DeWitt Parks and Recreation Department is will host the 44th annual Canal Day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, at Cedar Bay Park.
Summer is speeding by but there is still time to make the most of the season here at your library.
The DeWitt Police Department has welcomed a new police officer into its ranks.
Wednesday, August 1
The Fayetteville-Manlius School District has been recognized for its environmentally friendly practices.
Lessons will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. (for beginners) and from 7 to 8 p.m. (for intermediate players) Tuesday nights from Aug. 7 to 21 at Lysander Town Park.
Tyler Candee, of Baldwinsville, was named to the spring semester dean’s list at Villanova University.
Robin Hodgskin and Anne Stack, Fayetteville-Manlius High School Class of ‘72, put their own spin on arriving in style this week.
Six small-batch beers being sampled nationwide this summer
Call it a friendly competition, one best argued over a bottle or pint. Its name is “Project 12.”
Open market system should work
Scott Chatfield, a municipal and land use lawyer based in Central New York, gave a report on the status of Lysander’s Transfer of Development Rights program during the July 30 Lysander town board meeting. Chatfield was appointed as special counsel to handle TDR contracts and other materials earlier this summer by the Lysander Town Board.
To the young girls who visit Spring Ponds Fishery in Fayetteville, Susan Hullar is more than just “the fish lady” — she’s a role model.
At the July 3 village board meeting, Humphrey said those responsible for Tri County Mall plan to remove two of the structures at 197 Downer St. and may have an interested party for the third structure. The board suggested that the village continue the 28A process.
Cazenovia resident looks to medal in 2012 Olympic Games
Cazenovians can tune in this coming weekend to see one of their own at the 2012 Olympic Games.
Vegetable stands and farmer’s markets are full of delicious fresh from the field foods — a sign the summer growing season is well under way.
Local side goes 3-1 in round-robin portion
Whether it was a one-sided breeze or a dramatic late comeback, Onondaga’s 16-18 baseball All-Star team found different ways to succeed early in the Babe Ruth World Series, in Weimar, Texas, advancing out of the round-robin portion of the tournament and reaching the elimination rounds later this week.
If things must change at Penn State, they should elsewhere, too
We heard Mark Emmert loud and clear last Monday when he and his fellow NCAA brass offered their brass-knuckles answer to the Penn State football crisis.
I recently had the opportunity to meet with health professionals who work to prevent cancer and help detect the disease in its early stages.
Madison County Undersheriff John E. Ball, along with 36 undersheriffs from across New York state, recently attended a training conference at the Gideon Putnam Hotel in Saratoga Springs.