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Tim Hortons passes on Oswego Street location

— Would terrorists ever target the Lockheed Martin plant here? The Salina plant makes the surveillance radar for the Medium Extended Air Defense System. So what do you think?

Voices from beyond

Former WCNY-TV personality Nancy Roberts tops the cast of nine area actors who portray Liverpool historical figures in “Lakeside Views: The Onondaga Historical Association’s Fall Ghostwalk,” which opened last weekend and continues at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, and 2 and 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6. Audiences gather at Liverpool First United Methodist Church, at 604 Oswego St.

Roberts is a veteran actress who has starred in regional stage shows ranging from Neil Simon comedies to a mystery about Marilyn Monroe. Here she portrays the prim and proper Martha Gleason, the spinster sister of Lucius Gleason, a prominent 19th century village businessman.

Other notable performances are turned in by Maxwell Anderson as Frank Brown Jr. and young Amanda Hebblethwaite, who lives in Liverpool. Cleverly creating a character full of sass and spunk, Amanda portrays Grace Crawford, a frustrated follower of Father William Miller, an unfulfilled prophet of the Second Coming.

To join the Ghostwalk costs $12, or $10 for OHA members; 428-1864, ext. 312.

Noise at Nichols

Everywhere I go, readers are commenting about squeaky doors squawking across the village. It’s one of those things we all take for granted – let it go in one ear and out the other – until you specifically start listening for it, then the noise burrows into your brain like a hot poker.

The situation’s getting downright spooky at Nichols Supermarket. Last Thursday, the front door was quiet as a mouse, but on Friday it reverted to a caterwauling cat fight.

“Mike, I thought you called in a contractor to fix it,” I whined to owner Mike Hennigan.

The storekeeper shrugged.

“I guess it takes time for the lubricant to work its way in,” he suggested.

Food for thought. Maybe they should try canola oil.

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