Sunday, September 30
Judy Dardzinski wants you to “Discover Manlius.”
B'ville boys look ahead to clashes with Liverpool, F-M
Much of the closing days of September saw both of Baldwinsville’s soccer teams take what amounted to a mid-season break.
Skaneateles blanks Chittenango after loss to Marcellus
Whatever else might be going on, the Skaneateles girls soccer team always wants to put up a tough fight when it faces main rival Marcellus. But the Mustangs’ recent domination of this series continued in last Tuesday’s 3-0 decision, a game where the Lakers always found itself on its end of the field, desperately trying to fend off the wave of Marcellus attackers.
Battle of Laker teams turns on doubles win by Magee sisters
The second time around proved more successful for the Skaneateles girls tennis team. A rematch with OHSL Liberty division leader Cazenovia last Wednesday afternoon was just as competitive as the first Laker clash, but in this case Skaneateles, fueled by strong doubles play, prevailed by a score of 4-3.
Westhill fights past Bishop Ludden, Solvay to keep pace
Protecting the no. 3 state Class B ranking (behind only Schalmont and Oneonta), the Marcellus girls soccer team is not letting up as it charges into October.
Weaver, Conroy win races; Leff seventh at McQuaid meet
For each of the West Genesee cross country teams, the big event of the week took place Saturday, when they went to Rochester’s Genesee Valley Park for the prestigious McQuaid Invitational. As such, some of the Wildcats’ runners, including Laura Leff, were out for last Wednesday’s league meet against Central Square, but it didn’t matter as the girls side won by a big margin of 15-46 and WG’s boys also prevailed over the Red Hawks 17-43.
Lakers hold off Burnt Hills, F-M for first-place honors
On consecutive weekends, the Cazenovia field hockey team would get a better idea of where it stood in comparison to large-school powers, all part of a stretch where it played five straight times away from Burton Street.
Cudney claims individual race after Lakers beat CBA
In its last event of September, the Cazenovia girls cross country team went to Saturday's Central Square Invitational and, led by Jeannette Cudney, finished in front. The Lakers beat a modest field of four other sides with 28 points, with the hosts from Central Square sliding into second place with 53 points.
Lakers take defeat to Class B champion Marcellus
Cazenovia’s girls volleyball team, up and down throughout the month of September, stared at another big test when it had back-to-back weekend matches against traditional powers.
ESM runs past Fulton for second straight win
Perhaps in seasons past, the absence of its top quarterback would prove catastrophic for a Christian Brothers Academy football team that leaned so much on its vaunted passing game. That isn't the case now, as Cody Radziewicz smoothly took over J.R. Zazzara's duties and got plenty of help from the defense, too, in the Brothers' 42-0 shutout of Central Square Friday night at Alibrandi Stadium.
Westhill unable to contain unbeaten Chittenango
At least from the standpoint of the abbreviated regular season in 2012, the Bishop Ludden football team has clinched a winning record. Big plays, including touchdowns from five different players, helped the Gaelic Knights record a 33-13 victory over Jordan-Elbridge in Friday night's Class C West division battle.
Saturday, September 29
Defense nearly gets shutout in 33-7 win over Blue Devils
Sometimes this fall, the Cazenovia football team has waited to make its big move and put an opponent away. Not on Saturday, though, as the Lakers turned the annual Homecoming game against Camden into a first-half clinic, doing most everything right before cruising to a 33-7 victory over the Blue Devils at Buckley-Volo Field.
Mary Ellen Bloodgood, CEO of Menorah Park, is thrilled to be a part of the organization’s 100-year celebration, which culminates with a gala on Oct. 27 at Temple Adath Yeshurun in Syracuse. The theme is “Honor Our Mothers and Fathers,” one of the tenets of Judaism.
To the editor: I was bothered by Fayetteville Mayor Mark Olson’s statement [regarding five former industrial sites now vacant in the village]: “Right now these properties are not benefiting anyone in the village.”
Bright lights up Black Knights for six touchdowns
To be sure, the Fayetteville-Manlius football team did not want to keep repeating the bad feeling it got from the 28-14 defeat it took to Liverpool on Sept. 21. But since it did happen, the Hornets made sure it recovered in a timely manner, jumping all over visiting Rome Free Academy Friday night as it easily defeated the Black Knights 50-7.
Liverpool survives classic with 100-plus points
High above Liverpool High School Stadium Friday night, a dark sky loomed ominously. Swirling winds and intermittent rain amplified the overcast conditions. The football Warriors would be battling Utica Proctor for sole possession of first place in Class AA-1, and while the weather would remain for the entirety of the contest, the sky stayed quiet.
Friday, September 28
WG football moves to 2-1 in AA-2 division play
For all the ups and downs, the injuries and bad luck that have struck them, the West Genesee football team is still in a prime position to land a Class AA home playoff game a few weeks from now. The Wildcats took a large step toward that goal last Friday night, when it went to Corcoran and, showing vast improvement on the defensive side, battled to a 27-7 victory over the Cougars.
Lakers roar past ITC, get Tully next
Less than 20 seconds had passed, and the Skaneateles football team found itself playing from behind in Friday night's game against Institute of Technology Central. It didn't stay that way for long, though, and the Lakers, again propelled by a diverse and exciting offense, easily earned a 41-14 victory over the Eagles.
Rouse tacks on 351 yards as B'ville moves to 4-1
Tyler Rouse ran through, over and around Auburn, just as he has done against most of Baldwinsville's football opponents in the last three seasons. This time, Rouse's big numbers led the Bees to a 56-12 victory over the Maroons at Pelcher-Arcaro Stadium.
Phelps breaks free for three long TD runs
Just a couple of years ago, while the Chittenango football program built itself back into prominence, Westhill was in the midst of a long reign atop the Class B West division. The Warriors' reign is over now, and the Bears have taken over, as it showed by going to Westhill's new turf field on Friday night and putting together a 43-14 victory.
Defense forces five turnovers in landmark win
Eric Ormond put it quite well as his Jamesville-DeWitt football players ran over to the large student section in the bleachers to celebrate Friday night's 25-6 victory over Nottingham. "We're not building anymore," the Red Rams' head coach said. "The building part is done. We've had our growing pains, but now our players expect to be the best on a weekly basis."
After reading Mr. Sykes and Mr. Salisbury's opinion of favoring the appointment rather than election of town highway superintendent, I have a few thoughts I would like to share with the citizens that will vote on this come November in Lysander and Van Buren.
Shawn Barker was promoted to Captain in the United States Marine Corps on Sept. 1.
When it came time to name the first Erie Canal Ambassadors, New York State Canal Corporation Director Brian Stratton knew exactly where to look.
Cottage Designs invites everyone to name their price – for a handbag, that is.
I was invited to speak at the annual state of affairs meeting for the Ne’er Do Wells Club next month.
“Standing By, Standing Up: A One-Man Show about Bullying” will be presented by Tim Collins on at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1 in the Cazenovia Public Library Community Room.
Teixeira twice wins pair of races against CNYCL foes
Amid another busy stretch, the Skaneateles girls swim team met a pair of CNY Counties League opponents, splitting with them.
McGloon's pair of long TD runs seal 43-14 decision
Once again, the Marcellus football team has possession of the Tom Anthony Memorial Cup, the prize of the annual contest between the Mustangs and Solvay Bearcats. Playing in front of the Time Warner Cable cameras Thursday night at Earl Hadley Stadium, the Mustangs broke its four-game skid and, at the same time, kept Solvay winless, cruising to a 43-14 victory.
Lakers survive tough battles with Chittenango, Marcellus
Except for its victory in the Finger Lakes Cup on Sept. 21-22, the Skaneateles boys soccer team has spent a lot of time in contests that went beyond regulation. Overtime games against Marcellus and Cazenovia were the prelude to two more games, including a rematch with the Mustangs, that would drift deep into overtime before going in the Lakers’ favor.
Sweet Jimmy’s stand is open from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays at the Regional Market across from Destiny USA. Right now, Sweet Jimmy’s moves around week to week, but owner Jimmy Wachter is looking to sign a lease at the Regional Market, which means he’ll have a permanent spot. In addition to the cutouts, macaroons and original Sweet Jimmys, the baker has traditional favorites like oatmeal raisin and Italian chocolate pepper, as well as more intriguing fare, including vegan and gluten-free choices. Sweet Jimmy’s cookies are also available at The Red House and at shows at Jazz Central. That’s where Wachter would like to expand — small shops and restaurants — as well as into your home.
Bills gets goal in both of Warriors' 1-0 wins
Right at the end of September, the Liverpool girls soccer team started its climb back to the top of the Section III Class AA ranks, knowing that a lot of time remained for the defending sectional champions to assert itself.
DePerro earns hat tricks against Red Rams, Homer in consecutive games
For as long as they’ve been together in the OHSL Freedom division, the Christian Brothers Academy and Jamesville-DeWitt boys soccer teams have mostly fought close, fierce battles. That didn’t happen, though, when the two neighbors got together last Monday night at Alibrandi Stadium. The Brothers, with Andrew DePerro enjoying one of the best nights of his varsity career, defeated the Red Rams 4-0.
Heritage Family Medicine of Cazenovia, an affiliate of St. Joseph’s Physician Health PC, will host an open house from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 18, at its new location in Atwell Mills Annex.
As of Nov. 1, in order to decrease the district’s costs for printing and paper, as well as to be more environmentally responsible, the Baldwinsville Central School District will no longer send home school meal menus.
Thursday, September 27
The Baldwinsville Softball Association Women's League would like to thank the following sponsors: the American Legion, JP's, Timber Tavern/RP Speed, Page Transportation, Trapper's and Western Ranch for their support of the Baldwinsville Women's Softball League.
Baldwinsville Mayor Joseph Saraceni met with Messenger Editor Erin Wisneski last Tuesday at Cottage Restaurant to chat about what’s new in the village. Michael Randall, a 60-year resident of Baldwinsville, joined them for coffee and a discussion focusing on village infrastructure.
Board, residents discuss chickens in the village
The Fayetteville Village Board has amended a local law to limit the number of dogs, cats and rabbits residents can keep at their home to three of each.
Decisive win was C-NS's third in as many days
In back-to-back matches, the Cicero-North Syracuse girls tennis team earned victories by a single point. But when the Northstars played for the third time in a 48-hour span, no tension was required as it beat rival Liverpool Wednesday afternoon by a 6-1 margin.
Emily Ekross, left, and David Hutter, seniors at Baker High School, have been named 2013 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists.
Local professional named executive director of chamber of commerce
A new face can be seen behind the counter 59 Albany St. and a new voice can be heard answering calls to 655-9243. Anna Marie Neuland, the Greater Cazenovia Area Chamber of Commerce’s newest executive director, has also been lending a hand at the organization’s office as of Sept. 1.
Parker posts fastest sectional time in 100 breaststroke
Facing one of its most challenging meets of the season, the Baldwinsville girls swim team rose up to that challenge in a big way. The Bees, led by Charis Parker, went to Auburn Wednesday night and gathered up points from start to finish on its way to a 93-75 victory over the Maroons and a 4-0 mark on the season.
It seems that current planning theory in the village of Cazenovia reflects the suburban sprawl of the 1960s, when the car was king and communities were designed with roads that accommodated vehicular traffic — not people.
On Oct. 1, the Cazenovia Village Board will continue a public hearing on Gregg Development Corporation’s application for a zoning classification change from R-30 to R-6 for approximately 48 acres of undeveloped land, located to the east of Number Nine Road at the south edge of the village, to accommodate a development of about 68 “right-priced” homes.
It seems safe to say that the duty of crossing guard could be listed among those thankless, yet critical, jobs in our modern society.
The women of the Cazenovia Country Club wish to express our appreciation to the merchants and individuals who generously supported the American Cancer Society’s “Look Good ... Feel Better” program.
Caz resident to participate in Strides Against Breast Cancer, Susan G. Komen Three-Day
McGee has committed to participate in the 2012 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk in Syracuse, and has again embarked on a physical and emotional journey in preparing for the 2012 Susan G. Komen Three-Day event, which will take place in Philadelphia, Penn.
The Cazenovia Police Blotter is compiled and submitted by the Caazenovia Police Department, located at 90 Albany St.
The YMCA’s Greater Syracuse Metro Board is still considering a recommendation from the Greater Baldwinsville YMCA regarding the Timber Banks location for the Northwest Family YMCA, which was made earlier this month.
On Friday, Sept. 14, the county executive presented the tentative 2013 budget for Onondaga County. Over the past year, Onondaga County has accomplished much. We have weathered the fiscal crisis that began four years ago very well; we made sustainable, structural cuts in spending, we managed our savings and maintained AAA bond ratings amongst the top agencies. As the legislature begins its review of the 2013 budget, we will look to continue to make government leaner, and make smart decisions with regard to the use of revenues.
The Town of Manlius Police Department will be participating in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s prescription drug “Take-Back” campaign Saturday.
Boys Lakers fight hard in defeat; deep girls Lakers easily win
The Skaneateles boys cross country team charged from the start Wednesday at Jordan-Elbridge and held the lead until the final loop through the woods after 2.5 miles of rugged running. But J-E’s superior summer training was the determining factor as they emerged from the wooded trails and entered the chute with a 21-34 league win in the OHSL Liberty Division.
The Lysander Democratic Committee held its Democratic Caucus Thursday, Sept. 20, at which point members endorsed the following candidates for this November’s election: James M. Hickey (R) for town councilor and Christopher Patrick (D) for highway superintendent.
Wednesday, September 26
Hornets capitalize, while Northstars miss good chances
Bryan Sibble and the Cicero-North Syracuse offense appeared to have finally broken through. After three Sibble crosses sailed through the 18-yard box unfinished early in the second half, and the Northstars’ senior striker failed to put away a header of his own minutes later, Sibble found himself all alone against Fayetteville-Manlius goalkeeper Jim Brady, just 12 yards out, at the tail end of Tuesday's showdown of traditional Class AA boys soccer powers.
The Baldwinsville Central School District Board of Education will conduct its next meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1, in the cafeteria of Durgee Junior High School. District residents are encouraged to attend Board of Education meetings to view proceedings and to express their opinions on issues of concern to them.
The Town of Elbridge has been recognized for its efforts to provide property owners with fair and equitable assessments in 2012.
Retiring President Jim Johnson, left, of the Baldwinsville Optimist Club welcomes the club's three newest members (second from left) Monica Shupe, Jo Anne Capucilli and Joanne Wynnings.
Girls' five-set epic give DeHay career win no. 100
Perhaps the Cicero-North Syracuse girls volleyball team wanted to make head coach Jon DeHay’s 100th career victory as memorable as possible. Not only was DeHay’s milestone attained in a five-set match, it happened Tuesday night against main rival Liverpool, and on the Northstars’ home court, and required the hosts to make two different comebacks.
Girls Spartans win close meet, 26-30, over Red Rams
When it came time for the East Syracuse-Minoa and Jamesville-DeWitt cross country teams to have their head-to-head meeting, both would leave with something. It was the girls Spartans prevailing over the Red Rams in a narrow 26-30 decision Tuesday at Pine Grove Middle School, while the J-D boys won by a more comfortable 22-37 margin to create a spilt of the dual meet.
Owners of cats frequently ask me how they can stop their cat from scratching the furniture.
Tom Henry, retired social studies teacher and adjunct professor of history at SUNY Cortland, will present a four-session class, “Central New York and the Civil War Part I,” at the Cazenovia Public Library.
Eight Baker High School students have been selected to attend the prestigious 2012 NYSSMA All-State Music Conference, scheduled for Nov. 29 to Dec. 2 in Rochester. Students were selected based on a rigorous audition process conducted across the state in the spring.
To put my leadership skills to the test, I decided to plan an event that could bring the community together. I felt there could be an opportunity to connect our local youth with our local service leaders. I decided to create “Cazenovia Community Connects.”
Ever since the attacks at the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001, the village of Liverpool has been paying more than $600 annually for terrorism insurance. At their Sept. 17 meeting, however, village trustees said enough is enough. As a possible target of terrorists — either foreign or domestic — “the village of Liverpool is not exactly high-profile,” said Trustee Dennis Hebert, who lives in Liverpool on Third Street. “And what defines terrorism?” Hebert asked. Glancing at the insurance policy, Mayor Gary White said federal or state authorities can declare as terrorism any “violent act committed to coerce policy.”
You can meet the most interesting folks here in Liverpool, and they don't even have to be alive. The Onondaga Historical Association is preparing its 13th annual Ghostwalk, and the spirits will be summoned right here in the village of Liverpool. The walks will take place on Friday, Sept. 28, Saturday, Sept.29, Friday, Oct. 5 and Saturday, Oct. 6. While the evening tours are scheduled for 6 p.m., on Saturday, Oct. 6, an afternoon tour commences at 2 p.m.
Supervisor Claude Sykes announced during the Sept. 18 Van Buren Town Board meeting that two trash hauling businesses serving the town of Van Buren are operating without a license, Tribute Trash and Superior Waste.
Bees need pair of three-set doubles wins to get past Maroons
Every bit of effort was needed for the Baldwinsville girls tennis team in Tuesday afternoon’s 4-3 victory over the Auburn Maroons.
The weather on International Peace Day was perfect for planting pinwheels to promote peace.
Tuesday, September 25
Curious nature lovers of all ages joined Amy Kochem, local naturalist and educator, and the Cazenovia Preservation Foundation on Aug. 30 in search of fireflies and other nighttime animals in the meadows and woods at the Burlingame Road trail.
Rematch of invitational meet goes in Bees' favor
For the second time in four days, Baldwinsville and Liverpool's cross country teams met up with each other, trying to see who would get ahead in the CNY Counties League National division race. And with every runner contributing to the effort, the Bees swept the Warriors, including an exciting 27-28 verdict on the girls side, at Longbranch Park.
Holmes, Gordon both return from injuries
Two big names - Jessica Holmes and Eva Gordon - came back on the field just in time for the Jamesville-DeWitt girls soccer team's showdown with Christian Brothers Academy. And it was Holmes delivering the decisive goal in overtime, which pushed the Red Rams past the Brothers 2-1 on Tuesday afternoon.
During a recent meeting, Cazenovia American Legion Post 88 honored Pam Kent for her extraordinary service as its building rental manager for the past six years.
Thanks to a generous donation from the Baldwinsville First United Methodist Church, B’ville C.A.R.E.S. was able to purchase 47 pairs of sneakers for kids heading back-to-school! “The Great Sneaker Event” included a picnic for the families coming to pick up the sneakers on Sept. 1 at the FUMC.
On Sept. 24, Cicero Police Investigator James Meyers arrested a 16-year-old from Clay and charged him with burglary in the second degree, petit larceny and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. It is the policy of Eagle Newspapers to allow all defendants under the age of 18 to remain anonymous.
The Nantucket Cat will hold a grand re-opening ceremony complete with ribbon-cutting and unveiling of new logo and signage from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, at the new location, 49 Oswego St., Baldwinsville. Renown
The Baldwinsville Rotary Autumn 5K Run/Walk will take place at 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, at Baker High School in Baldwinsville. To participate, pre-registration will be $20 for adults before Sept. 30 or $25 the day of the race. There will be three legs of the course to make for interesting terrain and a fun experience for both walkers and runners. Souvenir shirts and after-race snacks will be available while supplies last.
Burbidge nets game-winner after Klein scores twice
Gathered under the new lights at the Sean Googin Sports Complex, the Cazenovia and Chittenango girls soccer teams engaged in a classic. It was the Lakers that emerged from Monday night’s battle with a 3-2 victory, not secured until Audrey Burbidge converted with just two minutes left in regulation.
The 2012 Cazenovia Laker Pop Warner Football season got off to a great start, and has been favored so far with great weather.
Cazenovia Laker Nolan Frisbey led the local squad onto the field against the Vernon-Verona-Sherrill Red Devils for another spectacular game on Sept. 16.
Sixty-eight students and recent graduates from the Baldwinsville Central School District have earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their achievements on the college-level Advanced Placement Program Exams. Students took AP Exams in May after finishing their studies in college-level courses at Baker High School.
Sweep of Liverpool extends win streak to 308
Astonishing numbers have become routine when it regards the Fayetteville-Manlius girls tennis team, but another one popped up in the last full week of September. When the Hornets blanked Liverpool 7-0 Monday afternoon, it was head coach Phil Rudolph’s 400th win at the helm, accomplished against just six defeats since he took over in 1984.
For the second month in a row, a resident’s complaint about skunks opened the Liverpool Village Board of Trustees meeting on Sept. 17. Martha Ours, who lives on Oswego Street, said the animals have proliferated there because a neighbor “puts out food for them 365 days a year.” The animals are “negatively impacting my property,” she said. For five nights in a row this summer, Ours witnessed several skunks seeking food outside her neighbor’s house just before dusk. Wildlife experts strongly discourage feeding skunks. The sharp-toothed carnivores will routinely tear apart plastic trash bags.
The village of Jordan hosted its 66th annual Fall Festival, which raises funds for local non-profits, this past weekend. The festival features a variety of free entertainment along with tons of food and games, a giant book sale, an antique car show, the popular greased pole climb and so much more. None of this would be possible without the help of more than 400 volunteers.
NFL, Goodell need to bring back top refs after Monday-night debacle
Maybe the next time Roger Goodell starts expounding on The Shield, or the importance of The Shield, or the integrity of The Shield, someone should remind him of the rank hypocrisy of that term – at least as long as the NFL’s officials remained locked out.
East Syracuse Minoa Central High School Principal Greg Avellino’s motto is simple — “students first.”
Volunteers are needed for Autumn events at Beaver Lake Nature Center.
Second-quarter safety makes difference as Northstars fall to 0-4
Give up just a safety, and usually in football that means a win. Cicero-North Syracuse longed for that sort of victory in last Friday night’s game against Corcoran at Bragman Stadium, and played superb defense throughout the contest, an effort that 99 times out of 100 would lead to a triumph.
Monday, September 24
Village board votes to amend zoning from Industrial to PRD
The Fayetteville Village Board held a public hearing to consider amending the zoning of the property once home to the McIntyre paper mill, on Mill Street, from Industrial to Planned Residential Development.
Injuries have forced Mustangs to use four goalies
Normally, encounters in boys soccer between Westhill and Marcellus are tense affairs, with little separating the two sides by the time 90 minutes are played. That wasn't the case on Monday night, though, as the Warriors took full advantage of the Mustangs' severe disadvantage in the back of its lineup and prevailed by a 7-1 margin.
The town of Salina adopted a law that overrides New York State's 2 percent property tax cap. The law was passed at the town board meeting Sept. 24 after a public hearing during which no one spoke to speak in favor or against the measure.
Dr. Richard Johns’ fourth annual State of the District address painted a particularly rosy picture of the Liverpool Central School District, highlighting instructional gains, successful capital projects and improved graduation rates, among other developments made over the last year. “Each one of these reports indicates significant improvement in the systems in place to respond to the needs of our children,” Johns said. “I am extremely proud of the individuals employed by the district in both the support and instructional sides of the house, and I can attest that the work of these individuals is highly synchronized, effective and producing never-before-attained results.” The 2011-12 school year was not without struggles, however, according to Johns’ report. Budgetary concerns dominated board discussions and stressed relations with the community, and enrollment continues to decline, though at a slower rate than it has in the last 10 years. Johns’ address, given at the Sept. 24 LCSD Board of Education meeting, was divided into eight sections, each tackling a different aspect of the district.
Baker High School’s Class of 1962, the first class to graduate from the school, celebrated their 50th high school reunion Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Red Mill Inn in Baldwinsville.
The Cazenovia League of Women Voters recently held a fundraiser on Saturday Sept. 15 at the Nelson Odeon.
Lend A Hand Week, a new event for area community members, will take place from Oct 1. to 7.
Warriors, Northstars also sweep league meets
Liverpool and Cicero-North Syracuse would both earn cross country victories during a busy Saturday, though in different venues.
Liverpool takes tough loss to Baldwinsville
For Cicero-North Syracuse’s boys volleyball team,the week started with a one-sided effort against the combined Syracuse city squad, resulting in a 25-5, 25-8, 25-11 sweep.
Now Cicero-North Syracuse’s Blue boys golf team can seriously think about vying for top honors in both the CNY Counties League and Section III Class AA ranks.
Foreign policy expert to address residents, students
Former Deputy Secretary of State and White House Advisor James Steinberg will offer his unique perspectives on U.S. foreign policy when he delivers the next Cazenovia Forum lecture at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 5 in Cazenovia College’s Catherine Cummings Theatre.
Things have changed a lot since the village of Manlius was established in 1813. But on Saturday, Sept. 22, local residents had a chance to step back in time for a day and enjoy some of the simpler things at Founders Day — the kickoff event to the village’s bicentennial celebration.
These programs are a wonderful way to give your child excellent training in character education through Bible stories, Bible verses, songs and plays by qualified adults. Please read about the one for the school where your child attends below and consider sending her/him this year.
There is a bill, which passed both the Senate and the Assembly this year that would, if enacted, better protect drivers who are involved in an accident with uninsured motorists. Let me explain.
Lakers also top Marcellus, stay in league title race
One more time, the Cazenovia and Chittenango girls tennis teams got together on Friday afternoon, and it proved to be a command performance for the Lakers, who shut out the Bears 7-0.
Caroline Marshall recently received the League of Women Voter’s $1,000 scholarship award this year for her academic achievement, conduct and civic responsibility.
Mustangs fall to Skaneateles, Cazenovia; WG beats Fulton
In a busy and exciting week, the Marcellus girls tennis team played three times, twice getting beat by highly-talented opponents.
Warriors beat pair of foes by combined 9-1 margin
Boys soccer teams from Westhill and Bishop Ludden both managed to find wins last week, dodging all kinds of weather along the way.
Lakers also get third at Baldwinsville Invitational
Beginning the pursuit of another OHSL Liberty division regular-season title, the Cazenovia girls cross country team handled Hannibal in last Wednesday’s league opener.
Lakers get key wins over Marcellus, Westhill
In a week full of strong performance, the Skaneateles girls tennis team won three different contests and moved to the top of the OHSL Liberty division. This was capped Friday afternoon, against Marcellus, where the Mustangs put up a fierce resistance, but the Lakers still prevailed by a 4-3 margin.
Marcellus rolls past Bishop Ludden, Jordan-Elbridge
Nothing else, even the local opposition, had stood in the way of the Marcellus and Westhill girls soccer teams through the month of September, but the Warriors went through a pair of exciting contests during last week’s action.
Sunday, September 23
Camillus Mills has been named one of 34 Priority Projects by the Central New York Regional Economic Development Council, Sweet Spot Development announced last week.
Girls Wildcats go 1-1, take defeat to C-NS
Five consecutive defeats to open the season had left the West Genesee boys soccer team in a desperate search for any sort of break. It finally arrived during last Tuesday night’s game against Oswego, where the Wildcats’ attack broke out, leading to a 3-0 victory over the Buccaneers.
Manahan earns another victory at B'ville Invitational
Taking a large step toward claiming top honors in the OHSL Liberty division, the combined Westhill/Bishop Ludden cross country teams both earned victories over Marcellus in last Wednesday afternoon’s neighborhood battle.
Cross country victory over Fredonia builds confidence
In many respects, it was a practice run for the cross country girls of Skaneateles when they motored to the Buffalo area for Saturday’s East Aurora Invitational.
Bishop Grimes falls to 1-3 after loss to Onondaga
Jeff McDuffie had already endured enough adversity and struggle through the East Syracuse-Minoa football team's back-to-back home losses to Nottingham and Jamesville-DeWitt. So when ESM kicked off in Friday night's game at New Hartford, McDuffie was in no mood to ease up on his fellow Spartans, who entered the night with an 0-3 mark.
Both sides go 2-0, beat Mexico in latest stretch
In advance of their first head-to-head meeting on Tuesday afternoon, the Jamesville-DeWitt and Christian Brothers Academy girls soccer teams both built win streaks.
Saturday, September 22
B'ville holds off Fairport at historic fall gathering
For the 61st consecutive year, cross country teams from all over Upstate New York made their way to the Baldwinsville Invitational, only to find that the hosts were not that interested in sharing all of the goodies. Led by senior Alec Peinkofer, the Bees went all the way to the top in the Large School race, earning 68 points to top Fairport (Section V), who was second with 81 points. Franklin Academy (Section X) got third place with 88 points.
Lakers edge West Genesee, 1-0, in title game
Perhaps tired of all this overtime business, the Skaneateles boys soccer team chose a more conventional way of making it through its own Finger Lakes Cup. The Lakers lay claim to the tournament title with victories over Burke Catholic and West Genesee in a span of less than 24 hours - without needing to go beyond the 80 minutes of regulation to do so.
Lakers beat Cortland 31-14, improve to 3-1
Jay Steinhorst could not stay away, even if there was every reason to do so. Normally, when a Cazenovia football game takes place, as it did Saturday afternoon against Cortland at Buckley-Volo Field, Steinhorst, the Lakers' offensive coordinator, would be part of the scene, offering plays, schemes and adjustments to his attentive players.
Gaelic Knights top Tully; Warriors beat rival Solvay
Bishop Ludden's football team has three consecutive victories, but none were more important than Friday night's 28-20 victory over Tully, mainly delivered by Cory Wilkinson, whose two big plays in the third quarter turned the game in his side's favor. As this went on, Westhill improved to 2-2 on the season, outlasting neighbor and rival Solvay 26-13, while Jordan-Elbridge, despite Colby Trexler's big effort, still took a 33-26 defeat to Phoenix.
Rouse, Sparks combine for all eight B'ville touchdowns
By its own efforts - and through events elsewhere - the Baldwinsville football team suddenly finds itself holding the controls over the Class AA-1 division regular-season championship race. To do its part, the Bees had to go to Rome Free Academy Friday night and, riding the legs of running backs Tyler Rouse and Ricky Sparks, put together a 59-28 victory over the Black Knights.
Lakers crush Bishop Ludden, Fowler, stay unbeaten
Little was stressed about for the Skaneateles girls volleyball team through a series of one-sided matches that moved the team’s mark to 6-0.
Win sets up first-place showdown with Nottingham
Josiah Williams was not with his teammates in the Jamesville-DeWitt football locker room before the Red Rams' game against Fulton Friday night. J-D head coach Eric Ormond didn’t even know if his star running back would arrive before the second half as the Red Rams jogged out for warm ups.
Friday, September 21
Warriors avenge recent playoff defeat to Hornets
Once more, the Liverpool football team made the trek to Fayetteville-Manlius, just as it had done four times in the previous two seasons, all of them defeats, two of them in the first round of the Section III Class AA playoffs. This time, though, the Warriors finally came out on top.
Defense, ground game excels in 42-0 romp
Jack Hayes summed it up pretty well when he addressed his Chittenango football team moments after it finished off a 42-0 shutout of Homer in Friday night's Class B West first-place showdown. "You're a bunch of bad dudes", he said, summing up his thoughts - and the way the Bears handled the Trojans throughout the one-sided affair.
Annual Community Day event slated for Sept. 30
From 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 30, The Friends of Lorenzo will once again host Community Day at Rippleton Schoolhouse.
Last week the Cazenovia Central School District experienced a water line break at the high school/middle school complex.
Oh behalf of Francis House and Hillcrest, we would like to thank the community and surrounding communities for the outpouring of goodwill at the Auxiliary Silver Teas.
The truth about hydraulic fracturing gets buried in an avalanche of money, as is being done by the gas groups pressuring lawmakers.
Last year, with the help of Project CAFÉ, a few select high school students partnered up with fourth graders from Burton Street Elementary School and began the “Friend to Friend Mentoring Program.”
Fall has arrived, and with it, a cornucopia of great community events to choose from.
The Baldwinsville Central School District is beginning the development process for the 2013-14 budget and is seeking community input.
The United Church of Fayetteville celebrated the Rev. Linda Even’s 20th year of ordination, and fifth year as the church’s pastor, Sunday, Sept. 16.
The Skaneateles Town Board has unanimously approved an increase in installation fees for new water services or equipment replacement, as well as a requirement that all new water services of a certain length be required to have a meter pit installed on the nearest road right-of-way.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank and congratulate the members of Project Café for the wonderful ceremony they presented on Tuesday, Sept. 11.
I wish to thank the editor for attending and reporting on the Sept. 4 public hearing to consider the Cazenovia Village Planning Board’s recommendation that a change of zone, from R-30 to R-6 be granted to facilitate Gregg Development’s proposal to develop residential lots on 48 acres of land bordering Number Nine Road to the east, known as “South Meadows.”
On behalf of the Cazenovia Area Community Development Association Board of Directors, I would like to thank those who helped to make “Farm & Fork,” our annual community celebration, a huge success.
The Camillus Rotary Club has changed its name of nearly 50 years in an effort to boost membership and service.
Boy Scout Troop 80’s 16th Annual Lobster sale was held Saturday, Sept. 15, in Mercer Park. The lobsters were picked up fresh from Maine and brought back to Baldwinsville in time for the sale to start.
Postponed showdown between rivals to get made up Oct. 9
Bad weather hit Central New York Tuesday and, playing it safe, Liverpool and Cicero-North Syracuse did not have their first of two regular-season field hockey showdowns.
Bees cruise early, but need five sets to subdue Warriors
A two-day wait for the Baldwinsville boys volleyball team to square off with Liverpool proved worthwhile for the Bees, if a bit nerve-wracking. Dominating at the start, B’ville was poised to end the match numerous times, only to see the Warriors fight back and extend it to five sets before the Bees were able to escape in Thursday night's neighborhood clash.
When the Southern rock band Alabama Shakes took the stage at Paper Mill Island that evening, however, peace and quiet was the last thing on their mind. One of the tracks on the band’s debut disc says it all: “Goin’ to the Party.” The July 29 party grew louder and louder prompting village Water Foreman Chuck McAuliffe to ask the band’s sound engineer to bring down the music’s volume to comply with the village noise ordinance. Village Engineer Tim Baker told the Baldwinsville Village Board of Trustees at their Aug. 16 meeting that the roadie responded not by lowering the sound but by turning it up.
Schmitt, Fletcher again lead Brothers in season's first win
Having moved its home meets to Henninger High School’s pool, the Fayetteville-Manlius girls swim team welcomed its two closest neighbors for back-to-back meets, where the visitors won by equal margins.
Lakers take close defeats to West Genny, LaFayette
A few points here and there, and perhaps the Cazenovia girls volleyball team is talking about an undefeated week rather than a 1-2 mark.
The annual book sale held at our local Shacksboro Schoolhouse Museum the weekend after Labor Day prompted crowds of local and area readers to respond, and books by the bag-full were toted away for future reading pleasure. We at McHarrie Legacy would like to thank all of our wonderful members and volunteers who helped make our annual fundraiser a success. We most certainly could not have done this without their support.
Thursday, September 20
Herr throws for six TDs as Lakers go to 4-0
Skaneateles routed neighbor and long-time archrival Marcellus, 47-19, Thursday night in a non-league football game at Hyatt Stadium, staying undefeated while, at the same time, keeping the Mustangs winless.
Waite contained after early-season hot streak
Nate Waite entered Thursday’s night’s match against Cazenovia with a team-high nine goals — six more than any other player on the Marcellus boys soccer roster. But a stalwart Lakers back line held him in check under the lights at Marcellus High School. Waite failed to find the back of the net—once hitting the post—as Cazenovia edged the Mustangs 1-0 in overtime.
Brothers' 35-20 win avenges 2011 Class AA final defeat
Christian Brothers Academy's football team waited nearly 11 months for another shot at the West Genesee side that dumped 57 points on them in last fall's Section III Class AA final at the Carrier Dome. The rematch, played Thursday night in Camillus, had a far different tone, as Deshawn Salter pounded away on the offensive side and the Brothers' defense offered the rest of the punishment in a 35-20 victory over the Wildcats.
Tianyi “Edward” Qiao is only a junior in high school, but already he’s well versed in the art of studying abroad.
Funeral home director who pled guilty of sexual misconduct to undergo three years of probation
After pleading guilty to two misdemeanors in July, Brian H. Tait, director of Tait Funeral Home in Cazenovia, was sentenced to three years of probation on the morning of Sept. 20 at the Madison County Courthouse.
Reminiscent of the festival held at Tri County Mall decades ago, Fritz’ Polka Band was moved from the amphitheater stage on Paper Mill Island to under the tents during Friday night’s down pour.
The New York School Public Relations Association has recognized the Marcellus and Jordan-Elbridge school districts for outstanding achievement in educational communications.
Johnson, Martin, Parker all claim races against Warriors
A strong combination of depth and variety would help the Baldwinsville girls swim team to a major early-season conquest. The Bees beat visiting Liverpool 56-38 Wednesday night at the Baker High School pool, saving some of its best performances for the latter part of the meet.
Mary Jane Damiano will again host a ceremony marking the 2012 International Ataxia Day at 1 p.m. Sept. 22 at the North Syracuse Community Center, 700 South Bay Road. Each year, elected leaders from the community, county and state send proclamations recognizing the disease and the need for research to find a cure. A candle is lit symbolizing hope and unity in the fight against Ataxia. The public is invited to the ceremony. Refreshments will be served.
Designed for kindergarten through fifth graders, this program will be held from 3:20 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays (Sept. 26 to Nov. 7) at Elden Elementary School.
Hornets scale back on weekend meets due to college recruiting
Catch the Fayetteville-Manlius cross country teams whenever there’s a chance to see them – which won’t be as often as in seasons past.
The Baldwinsville Softball Association Women's League would like to thank the following sponsors: the American Legion, JP's, Timber Tavern/RP Speed, Page Transportation, Trapper's and Western Ranch for their support of the Baldwinsville Women's Softball League.
Wednesday, September 19
Hundreds of East Syracuse residents filed into the St. Matthews School gym tonight to learn about the village’s proposal to abolish the police department and have the town of DeWitt take over police services.
B'ville gives Hornets first defeat in early-season showdown
Cassidy Bruen scored twice to rally Baldwinsville past Fayetteville-Manlius, 2-1, Wednesday night in an early-season showdown of two prime Class AA girls soccer contenders at Pelcher-Arcaro Stadium. Bruen’s brace gave the Bees a 6-1 record, while The Hornets, undefeated at 4-0-1 going into the match, suffered its first defeat of the fall.
Willard scores, Caz extends league win streak to 76
Cazenovia's field hockey team has seen its Onondaga High School League win streak extend long enough to know that every single opponent will want to be the one to end it. East Syracuse-Minoa nearly did so, pushing the visiting Lakers to overtime Wednesday night before Emily Willard's goal, 22 seconds into the extra period, produced a 2-1 victory over the Spartans.
Designed for kindergarten through fifth graders, this program will be held from 3:20 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays (Sept. 26 to Nov. 7) at Elden Elementary School. The goal is to teach self-defense, boxing, kickboxing and fitness while incorporating messages in regards to respect, discipline, confidence and goal setting.
Research shows that the more parents and teachers share relevant information with each other about a student, the better equipped both will be to help that student achieve academically. Effective two-way communication between families and schools is necessary for student achievement and is essential for building school-family partnerships.
Sissy’s Boutique will host an open house from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, where representatives from the CNY Ronald McDonald House will be present to talk about the new House.
The Liverpool Central School District Board of Education has scheduled four sessions to review buildings goals with the district’s principals and School Excellence Teams.
To the editor: On behalf of the FM-JD Area Meals on Wheels, we want to express our appreciation for the overwhelming community support for the recent bottle and can drive held on Saturday, Sept. 8.
Marianne Miles has been photographing just about everything that has happened in Baldwinsville since she moved here 16 years ago.
Former Sinatra pianist leads quartet Friday at 11th annual Jazz’N Caz festival
Nowadays, Vincent Falcone plays piano for some of the brightest stars of show business. Not only does he flat-out rock on the 88s, Falcone also organizes the material and conducts the band.
The Madison County Democratic Committee biennial re-organization meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Sept. 19 in the Crouch House of 5 Ledyard Ave. in Cazenovia.
Writing a column is difficult, but not as hard as performing in a triathlon — which my 200-pound nephew, Beauxregard, from Brooklyn, did last month.
The Cazenovia high school girls cross country team would like to thank all those who participated or otherwise supported its First Annual Cazenovia Country Trail Run on Sept. 8.
Stone Quarry Hill Art Park recently announced the opening of “The Other New York: 2012” exhibition will be held on Sept. 21 at the park.
My eighth annual Senior Fair is now less than a month away. This free informational event for Central New York senior citizens will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 27 in the Horticulture Building at the New York State Fairgrounds. I am also happy to announce that we have secured a record number of exhibitors this year.
By the time you read this, the teachers’ strike in Chicago may be over. But not before dragging the third-largest school district in the country and 350,000 students into a nationwide debate over the future of public education.
Onondaga County Legislator Casey Jordan and Robert DeMore from the county's division of community development made a short presentation on lead abatement funding at the beginning of the Sept. 13 North Syracuse village board meeting. No residents came to the presentation to express interest in the program. “I find it hard to believe that there aren't properties in the village of North Syracuse ... or outlying towns that could benefit from this program,” Jordan said. “I think part of the problem is that many people think that they will not be eligible for funding for this program because they don't have children at home.” The federal grant program awards up to $25,000 for residencies with lead paint problems in Onondaga County. There are some eligibility requirements.
Fall is in the air, and so are the leaves and debris that come with it each year. Please remember not to put your yard waste in the street as you are raking and picking up after your trees. Debris needs to be piled between the sidewalk and the road. In areas where there are no sidewalks, the debris needs to be placed on the lawn nearest the street.
To the editor: As the seasons begin to change, I am reminded that Manlius didn't become the oldest village in Onondaga County by happenstance.
More than 400 volunteers are hard at work to ensure that this year’s Jordan Fall Festival is just as good as, if not better than, the last.
Tuesday, September 18
The Elbridge Town Board held a public hearing Thursday, Sept. 13, to consider a proposal to ban the extraction of natural gas by hydraulic fracturing, also known as hydrofracking, in the town of Elbridge.
OK, so it’s true — we love the conveniences that technology has afforded us over the years. We like to think that it’s making us more efficient — we are able to get things done faster and easier, but is it making us lazy?
More than 100 competitors crossed the finish line at the 10th annual Fayetteville 10K Classic, which started and ended in Beard Park Saturday morning.
Preschool-age children, accompanied by an adult, are invited to gather at Beaver Lake Nature Center for the popular Trail Tales program at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27. A naturalist reads two stories to the children and then leads the group on a hike themed to match the stories. Free.
JTS Music, featuring Joe Trionfero, of Baldwinsville, has returned to the local music scene.
About 150 people packed into Clay Town Hall Monday night to hear two proposals for senior housing, both of which were met with significant opposition from neighboring residents. Though the two properties are in different locations, the reasons voiced in opposition were the same — traffic, property values and drainage.
The walk on Sept. 29 will raise more funds for SAS’s programming. The walk begins and ends at the Inner Harbor Amphitheatre, with walkers following Onondaga Lake along the Creekwalk. They’ll pause along Hiawatha Boulevard for a “Stand-Off,” where all walkers will stand hand in hand and share a moment of silence to raise awareness for the cause. Registration and sign in are at 10 a.m. Guest speakers will begin at 10:30 a.m., and there will be a balloon release at around 10:45 a.m. The walk itself begins at 11 a.m. Register at SASEvents.kintera.org.
Kristin Kronafel mixes a marvelous mojito, but she also rolls out a hot poultice massage. The Retreat barmaid now works a second job as a licensed massage therapist at Garbo’s Salon & Spa, 732 S. Crouse Ave., on the Syracuse University Hill. While standard therapeutic massages remain popular, Kris takes her hands-on work to new levels with hot stones, green tea and lavender linen wraps and detoxifying mud wraps. Besides relaxing muscles, Kris polishes skin with a pomegranate sea salt body scrub and detoxifies skin with a caffeine-infused sugar scrub. Sounds delicious! Then there’s the hot poultice massage. Kris uses a moist-hot herbal ball from Thailand to decrease inflammation and release tension or spasm in muscles. “The scent of the steamed herbs is very relaxing as well,” she says. Prices range from $40 for a standard 30-minute massage to $95 for the hot poultice treatment. Eight-dollar add-ons — such as hot towels, aromatherapy and hand or foot paraffin wrappings — are a real bargain. Garbo’s hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays; 422-6007; GarboSalonandSpa.com.
The annual Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament held last month at Drivers Village raised about $20,000 for the CanTeen in Cicero, according to Vinny Hollopeter, who was on site at Wednesday’s Cicero Town Board meeting. Hollopeter, president of the Friends of the CanTeen, shared the results of the tournament with the town board at the Sept. 12 meeting. The Canteen, which recently bought a house next to Cicero-North Syracuse High School, provides afterschool activities and a place for teens in grades eight through 12 to meet and socialize. The Friends of the CanTeen is a nonprofit organization that raises funds to support CanTeen operations. “Our Friends group is 100 percent volunteer,” said Hollopeter, “Every nickel that we take in goes into the function of the CanTeen. We do dinners, kids’ programs, festivals, parades, different ways of raising money—bake sales and things like that. But by far, Gus Macker is our largest fund raiser each year.”
McIntosh aces 2nd hole at Rogues Roost West
In the midst of what has already been a successful season for Mike McIntosh and his fellow members of the Chittenango boys golf team, a milestone was reached. McIntosh delivered the most memorable shot of the season, a hole-in-one, as the Bears defeated Cortland 206-213 Monday afternoon at Rogues Roost’s West course.
Chittenango golfer gets hole-in-one at Rogues Roost West
In the midst of what has already been a successful season for Mike McIntosh and his fellow members of the Chittenango boys golf team, a milestone was reached. McIntosh delivered the most memorable shot of the season, a hole-in-one, as the Bears defeated Cortland 206-213 Monday afternoon at Rogues Roost’s West course.
Rare feat helps B'ville golfers defeat Auburn
James Pelcher will hit plenty of more shots this season for the Baldwinsville boys golf team, in plenty of different situations. But he’ll never hit one better than the nine-iron on the par-three 8th hole at Timber Banks in Monday afternoon's 204-225 victory over Auburn.
Kindly allow me to introduce myself to you as I continue the campaign to be your next elected Lysander town councilor. My name is Russ Johnson and, together with my wife, Sue, daughter, Susanne, dog, Cesar, and Susanne’s cat, Angel, we are very thrilled to be a part of the Lysander community. We look forward to many more enjoyable years to come.
Much goes wrong in 28-17 victory over FCS foe
Syracuse football head coach Doug Marrone was asked, at his weekly press conference prior to last Saturday’s game against Stony Brook, if the Orange was venerable to another setback in the wake of season-opening defeats to Northwestern and USC.
Iona College men's cross country junior Chris Stogsdill, a graduate of Marcellus High School, was named MAAC Performer of the Week for his efforts at Saturday's 18th Annual Meet of Champions at Van Cortlandt Park.
The West Genesee School District and the Town of Camillus will host the 14th annual Race for Respect at noon Sunday, Sept. 23, at the high school.
Monday, September 17
Skaneateles-Caz go through more OT drama
This overtime thing is quickly growing into a habit for the Cazenovia and Skaneteles boys soccer teams. For the second time in less than a week, both groups of Lakers went beyond 80 minutes, this time against each other, and decided nothing in a 1-1 draw at the Sean Googin Sports Complex on Monday afternoon.
At 1:56 a.m. Aug. 25, police observed a vehicle driving on the shoulder of the roadway and cross over the double-solid lines on West Genesee Street. The vehicle was stopped and the driver identified as Edward J. Steves, Jr., 32, of 15 W. Genesee St. Apt 3, Baldwinsville.
Starting Tuesday, Sept. 18, Lincklaen Road will be under construction between the intersections of Summerfield Drive and Lucas Cross Road, for two weeks.
Comapny eyes 22-acre plot for proposed farm brewery
When it comes to Empire Brewing Company’s Cazenovia location, brewer Tim Butler is ready to let the real work begin on the proposed farm brewery complex.
Bright red maple leaves, 40-degree temperatures and crock-pot sightings on kitchen counters are sure signs that autumn has arrived in Central New York.
Friday afternoon, Sept. 7, approximately 100 people gathered at the Pelcher-Arcaro Stadium concession facility on the Baldwinsville Central School District’s main campus on East Oneida Street to hear fond stories about former varsity football coach Bill Neufang.
Families can fish, shoot skeet and learn all about the outdoors at the annual Sportsmen’s Days this weekend at Carpenter’s Brook in Elbridge.
New laws recently signed by the Governor will eliminate 120 inactive local authorities and agencies. I was pleased to support these bills in the Assembly. The laws repealed the "statutory authorization" for authorities or agencies that were already defunct or never established by local municipalities in the first place.
CBA's Pierce posts second-fastest girls time of day
Most of Central New York’s cross country runners were gathered together for Saturday’s Vernon-Verona-Sherrill Invitational, including local sides from Jamesville-DeWitt, CBA and East Syracuse-Minoa.
September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month and the YMCA of Greater Syracuse — a leader in youth development and healthy living—wants to help families in Onondaga County understand the risks of childhood obesity and how to incorporate regular physical activity and healthy eating into their lives.
Bees have 2-1 week, take close loss to Liverpool
Consistent defense, combined with one timely scoring play, were enough to lift the Baldwinsville field hockey team past East Syracuse-Minoa 1-0 last Monday night for the first win of the 2012 season.
Bucholz stands out in losses to Auburn, New Hartford
With two challenging meets in a 48-hour span, the Skaneateles girls swim team had an exciting start to its 2012 season. Head coach Jill King’s Lakers began with a trip to Auburn last Wednesday night for a non-league meet, and stayed right with the Maroons through most of an 89-81 defeat.
Klein continues torrid start with eight more goals
Through the up-and-down nature of its opening stretch, the Cazenovia girls soccer team had the luxury of an easier schedule at home, and took full advantage.
Red Rams stay consistent in busy stretch
Even though it didn’t have to travel much last week, the East Syracuse-Minoa girls soccer team found itself in an unenviable position, having to face powerful neighbors Christian Brothers Academy and Jamesville-DeWitt in a 48-hour span.
Bees rebound from F-M near-miss, also take tournament
Anything following the drama of the Baldwinsville girls tennis team's near-conquest of Fayetteville-Manlius - and it 303-match win streak - on Sept. 7 would pale in comparison, but the Bees still managed a series of impressive efforts.
On Aug. 25 the Cazenovia Preservation Foundation sponsored a make-and-take workshop creating willow pea-cage trellises.
Sunday, September 16
Beard Park bustled with activity during the sixth annual Fayetteville Festival held from 11 a.m. to 4p.m. Saturday.
I’d like to thank Patti Smith for her beautiful letter imploring David Muraco to consider the common good rather than his own pockets when determining the fate of the Enders House.
As a 23-year resident and taxpayer in the village, I am very concerned about some of the business that is currently before the trustees.
On Monday evening, Sept. 4, the Cazenovia Village Board held two public hearings on issues of significance to Cazenovia.
After two weeks listening to a wide range of impassioned convention speakers, I am struck with the similarities between a national political convention and a religious revival service.
From the Madison County Historian
The Dwinelle family of Cazenovia had an impact on not only Madison County but throughout the United States as well. From the day patriarch Justin arrived around 1811 his family set the bar incredibly high for their social and political awareness.
Bees quickly back in form after 2-2 Liverpool draw
Given a chance to rest after the hard-fought 2-2 draw at Liverpool on Sept. 8, the Baldwinsville boys soccer team returned to action late last week and quickly returned to winning form, too.
Bees also get pair of wins; girls sweep WG, Henninger
Now it was the Baldwinsville boys volleyball team’s turn to take to the court, determined to upend Oswego and reclaim the Section III Class AA throne. Sure enough, the Bees and Buccaneers met up on Thursday night. As the visitors, B’ville got off to the ideal start, but could not sustain it in a four-set defeat.
Skaneateles girls edge Corning at Chenango Valley meet
"It’s always nice when the little guy beats the big bruisers,” said coach Rob Tuttle after his Skaneateles girls won the 45th annual McDaniel/Baxter cross country invitational Saturday at Chenango Valley, just north of Binghamton.
Lakers rout Hannibal, McGraw, tie Cazenovia 1-1
So much for the offensive doldrums that may have crept into the Skaneateles girls soccer team’s psyche early in the 2012 season. The Lakers really started to pick up its pace in last Monday’s game against Hannibal, where a big first half translated into an easy 6-0 win over the Warriors.
Caz scores big against Blue Devils, strikes late against Panthers
Some wild September weather forced the Cazenovia field hockey team to the sidelines, as the Sept. 8 game at Rome Free Academy got postponed, to be made up on Oct. 9, exactly a month later. Thus, when the Lakers visited Cato-Meridian last Tuesday afternoon, it had not played for a week, and was eager to show off its attack – which it did, pummeling the Blue Devils 9-0.
Cudney races to fourth place on sectional course
So the next chapter starts for the Cazenovia girls cross country team, minus many of the familiar names that produced championship results both here and in indoor and outdoor track for the Lakers, too.
Chittenango gets away from Mustangs in second half
All is now in place for the Chittenango football team’s clash this Friday night with Homer, likely to decide the regular-season championship of the Class B West division. Both the Bears and Trojans are 3-0, 2-0 in league play, after last Friday's action, which saw Chittenango, no. 3 in the first state Class B rankings of the season, go to Marcellus and pull away from the Mustangs 29-6.
Marcellus overcome by Chittenango in second half
Weather was not kind for the latest evening of Friday night football, with thunderstorms causing early delays and rain lingering hours after play resumed. And of the many local teams trying to break into the win column, only Bishop Ludden proved successful, the Gaelic Knights building a big margin in the first three periods and holding off Institute of Technology Central 27-16 at Clary Middle School.
CBA only allows one first down, improves to 3-0
No football team will ever reach perfection, though they all strive for it. Yet Christian Brothers Academy nearly reached that ideal spot, at least from a defensive standpoint, during Friday night’s 21-0 victory over Cicero-North Syracuse at Alibrandi Stadium.
Saturday, September 15
Cross Country teams excel on sectional championship course
They held eight varsity cross country races as part of Saturday's Vernon-Verona-Sherrill Invitational, and teams from Cicero-North Syracuse and Liverpool won half of them. The Northstars claimed both portions of the Varsity 1 division, while the Warriors did the same in the Varsity 2 division.
B'ville's depth displayed on sectional course
Not even two months from now, both of Baldwinsville's cross country teams will make their way to Vernon-Verona-Sherrill to compete in the Section III championships. At the very least, the Bees enjoyed the first visit, claiming boys and girls team honors during Saturday's VVS Invitational.
J-E's Abby Gugel also wins race on sectional course
Marcellus cross country runners Ryan Manahan and Rachel Garn both carry high expectations into the 2012 season, and nothing that happened at Saturday's Vernon-Verona-Sherrill Invitational discouraged those thoughts.
Warriors rally in regulation, pull out 33-32 win
Everyone at Liverpool High School Stadium knew the ball was going to Jeff Edwards. The Warriors’ tailback had already taken all three carries of Liverpool’s must-score overtime possession in Friday night's classic showdown with Auburn.
Win offers payback for playoff defeat to Indians
A double-digit lead going into the fourth quarter, a shutout, a superb performance on the defensive side - these were all things the Cazenovia football team had accomplished before against Oneida. This time, though, the Lakers were not about to give it away.
WG running back gets 274 yards, six TDs
Simply put, Naesean Howard was not going to let the West Genesee football team suffer its third consecutive defeat. The Wildcats' junior tailback took over Friday night's game at Central Square, scoring four consecutive touchdowns to lead his side past the Red Hawks 46-28.
Defensive TD puts Skaneateles in front for good
Max Weiss is mostly known for the relentless work he does as the primary running back for the Skaneateles football team. But it was a big play on the defensive side, made by Weiss, that permanently turned Friday night's game with Hannibal in the Lakers' favor as it went on to roll past the visiting Warriors 49-14.
Friday, September 14
Red Rams rally in rain past Spartans, 16-14
Jamesville-DeWitt rallied in the second half Friday night, knocking off defending Class A football champion East Syracuse-Minoa, 16-14 and, in doing so, turned around a neighborhood football rivalry that had long gone in the Spartans' favor.
Bright, Greer both run wild on wet, windy night
A punishing ground attack, set up by a powerful offensive line, was the featured attraction Friday night when Fayetteville-Manlius and Baldwinsville got together for an early-season showdown Friday night at Pelcher-Arcaro Stadium. Only in this case, it was the team in white and green, and not the team in red, that rode its running game to a successful outcome, as Sean Bright and Ryan Greer, escorted by some powerful men up front, led the Hornets past the Bees 34-25.
The village of East Syracuse can move forward with the first of two public hearings to consider abolishing the police department, set for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, at the St. Matthews School gym on Kinne Street.
The Skaneateles Village Board of Trustees and the local chapter of the Civil Service Employees Association, after more than one year of negotiations and disagreements, have declared labor contract negotiations to be at an impasse, Mayor Marty Hubbard told the village board at its Sept. 18 meeting. At issue are wage increases for the 2012 year, which the village offered as a one-time payment but the union wants as a permanent wage increase.
The public is invited at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, as Baldwinsville’s Jim Sollecito of Sollecito Landscaping Nursery and Adam Waterfield of Wild Birds Unlimited combine talents for a one-hour presentation on attracting more birds to your home.
Van Buren officials have approved an expenditure not to exceed $2,000 to cover the costs of printing and postage for a public education mailer regarding the appointed superintendent position, which will be on the ballot in November. This will provide educational material regarding the referendum to the 4,800 households in Van Buren.
Cazenovia College’s 2012 Washburn Distinguished Lecture, to be presented at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17 in McDonald Lecture Hall of Eckel Hall on Lincklaen Street, will feature Svante L. Myrick, mayor of the City of Ithaca. The event is free and open to the public.
GM Kruzzers Car Club representatives (third, fourth and fifth from left) Sue Dombroski, Terri Reardon and Ron Reardon present Baldwinsville Volunteer Center representatives Jim Honsinger (BVC vice president), left, Nancy Conley (BVC Director), second from left, and Maureen Flemiming (BVC president) with a check for more than $1,600 during the BVC summer board of directors meeting.
Lakers shut out Pulaski, Grimes, Jordan-Elbridge
The Skaneateles girls tennis team earned its first victory of the 2012 season last Tuesday afternoon, putting together a 7-0 shutout of the Pulaski Blue Devils, the start of a week where it would be close to flawless.
Lakers to host Finger Lakes Cup this weekend
One of the centerpieces of the Skaneateles boys soccer season is the annual Finger Lakes Cup, which takes place next Friday and Saturday at Arthur Hyatt Stadium.
Wheel-locking device, publication of violator names to begin
The Skaneateles Village Board has recently enacted certain parking remedies to be able to retrieve overdue/outstanding parking revenue that has plagued the village for years. In conjunction with the police department, letters for non-payment of these tickets have gone out and are continuing to go out on a weekly basis. The police department has purchased a wheel-locking device that disables motor vehicles and prevents the owners from being able to get their vehicle back until their fines and penalties are paid.
Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote, “If a man has good corn or wood, or boards, or pigs, to sell, or can make better chairs or knives, crucibles or church organs, than anybody else, you will find a broad hard-beaten road to his house, though it be in the woods.”
The village of Fayetteville just got a bit more stylish.
Lakers recover from early-season defeat to Skaneateles
Though the Cazenovia girls volleyball team’s Sept. 7 defeat to Skaneateles at Buckley Gym proved a bit discouraging, it did start a stretch of home matches at Buckley Gym where the Lakers had time to reclaim its winning form.
Northstars rally from 2-0 deficit to win in five sets
Following a series of defeats to Section V opponents (Penfield, Webster Schroeder and Midlakes) at the end of August, the Cicero-North Syracuse boys volleyball team had a week to practice more and work on the flaws that popped up in those early matches. What happened in Thursday’s match against Fayetteville-Manlius defined that work.
Van Buren officials awarded the Canton Woods Senior Center parking lot paving and labor bid to Earth Road Inc. in the amount of $17,514 during the Sept. 4 board meeting. The project is slated to begin Sept. 17.
Don’t let fall or potentially frosty temperatures stop you from enjoying garden- fresh produce. Extend the nutritional value and homegrown flavor into your fall and early winter meals with the help of short season crops and season extending strategies.
Global program promotes peace through art
Unlike the usual fall plantings of tulips, hyacinths, daffodils and lilies, students at Jordan-Elbridge Middle School next week will adorn the school’s front lawn with an altogether different – but no less colorful – crop.
Thursday, September 13
Lakers rally twice, but Etoll wins it
Jake Etoll sprinted up the near sideline. Arms held up, the Westhill sophomore forward ran in front of the Warriors student section, stopped on the edge of the track, and crossed his arms — putting on his most serious pose — as teammates grabbed and jumped on him.
Red Rams break skid, avenge playoff defeat to Spartans
A pair of early defeats left the Jamesville-DeWitt boys soccer team in an urgent mood going into Thursday night's game at East Syracuse-Minoa. That urgency, and a desire to partially atone for the way the 2011 season ended, helped the Red Rams as a late offensive surge produced a 3-1 victory over the Spartans.
Last-minute goal vs. Northstars keeps F-M unbeaten
Maybe this is not the same old Fayetteville-Manlius girls soccer team. The Hornets of seasons past would be exciting to watch, for sure, but would give up just as many big plays as it would produce, inevitably leading to an exit one or two steps short of the Section III Class AA summit.
A former 34.5-year Fayetteville-Manlius School District employee will reprise his role as a member of F-M High School’s Music Department for the 2012-13 school year.
Skaneateles United Methodist Church will host “Dreams and Desires: An Evening of Classical Music,” Friday, Sept. 28, beginning at 8 p.m. The participating artists are known in the Central New York area for their work with the Syracuse Opera and Syracuse Symphony. All proceeds will go to the church's Roof Revival Fund.
Live music, country art, food, games and raffles will be featured at the annual Amberations Fall Festival on Sunday, Sept. 30, at the Otisco Lake Community Center in Amber. The event will run from 1 to 5 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
Welch Allyn has announced it will reduce 10 percent of its workforce – including more than 100 positions in Skaneateles – and begin a company-wide restructuring program during the next three years. The decision is a result of an upcoming medical device tax in the new U.S. healthcare law and a changing global healthcare environment, according to a press release from the company.
Morgan Noone was recently awarded a scholarship from Fulton Savings Bank. Noone received this honor as the highest-ranking graduating student from Baker High School attending SUNY Oswego.
Swing fans will flock to the 11th annual Jazz’N Caz fest at Cazenovia College, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 21 and 22, at the Catherine Cummings Theatre, but the festival kicks off informally at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, on the lawn at the Brae Loch Inn with a blues-rock band named Gent Treadly.
Words for Thought
There is something strange about word of mouth – when it works, and when it does not. Following an intense publicity campaign, I am always amazed to hear, “Why, I had no idea about this.” As an example, consider the new “Y” that opened recently in the Village of Manlius.
Stone Quarry Hill Art Park recently announced the addition of Michael Paul Johnson to its board of directors.
Elaine Reilley, of Jordan, has won the Ghirardelli Chocolate Championship at the New York State Fair for her Almond Joy Tarts, a recipe inspired by her husband’s love of chocolate and almonds.
Registration began Sept. 10 for the Lysander Parks & Recreation Department. Registration is on a first come, first served basis and is required to attend all programs.
When mom died, I grieved for the woman who had become my best friend and, somehow in the process, discovered myself.
Rock-a-bye baby on the tree top, when the wind blows, the cradle will rock. Admit it, there’s no lullaby for the man in charge.
When the Rev. Cliff Auth, pastor of St. Ann’s Church in Manlius, asked for permission to hold a 5K run in the village of Manlius, his timing was perfect.
Dr. Jason Grabosky, a Cazenovia native and professor at Rutgers University whose contribution to soil design research has become an industry standard for growing healthy trees, is this year’s recipient of the International Society of Arboriculture’s prestigious L.C. Chadwick Award for Arboricultural Research.
The East Syracuse Village Board is moving forward with plans to put the fate of the police department in the hands of the voting community.
DeMaio-Zacharek debuts as new coach for Brothers
There’s been a big change at the top with the Christian Brothers Academy girls swim program. Bill Houser, the Brothers’ long-time coach, stepped down due to a promotion at his full-time job at Cazenovia College. In Houser’s place is Ashley DeMaio-Zacharek, a 2004 CBA graduate.
Connor Steria, right, followed by fellow St. Mary’s Academy students (from left) Daniel Thorpe, Charlie Bridge and Luke Arvantides, arrive for their first day of school on Wednesday, Sept. 5.
Parker, Sidorakis both win two races against Tigers
Charis Parker and Samantha Sidorakis were at the forefront of the Baldwinsville girls swim team’s successful 2012 season debut. By winning two individual events apiece, Parker and Sidorakis pushed the Bees past Mexico, 52-40, Wednesday night at the Baker High School pool.
Wildcats take pair of relays; Cahalan claims 200 IM
Two of the area’s most prestigious girls swim programs got together when West Genesee met Christian Brothers Academy in Wednesday’s 2012 season opener. And despite the fact that the Brothers won more individual events, the Wildcats’ depth, as illustrated by a series of second and third-place finishes, helped produce a 99-85 victory.
Recently, the Lysander and Van Buren supervisors began campaigning to change their highway superintendent positions from elected to appointed status. Those fine gentlemen have plenty of life experiences and ideas that can improve our towns, but I don’t believe that this is one of them.
West Genny junior star missed time with stress fracture
A familiar and comforting sight greeted West Genesee cross country fans in Wednesday’s season-opening meet against Oswego at Camillus Middle School. At the front of the pack in the girls race, Laura Leff won again, the junior fully healed from the stress fracture in her foot that sidelined her late in the indoor track season and through the entire outdoor campaign in the spring, too.
Van Buren officials have passed a local law, which requires owners of industry properties to adhere to property maintenance laws.
Baldwinsville Mayor Joseph Saraceni met with Messenger Editor Erin Wisneski last Tuesday at Shamballa Café and Coffee Roasters to chat about what’s new in the village. Last week’s discussion focused on this weekend’s Oktoberfest being held from 4 to 11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, and noon to 11 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 15, at Paper Mill Island. Admission is $3 adults, $2 kids (6 to 12) and free for children 5 and under.
A new business is now open in the village of Minoa.
Despite Saturday’s cooler weather and sudden bursts of rain, Beaver Lake Nature Center’s annual Golden Harvest Festival was greatly attended. The event was held Saturday, Sept. 8, and Sunday, Sept. 9, at the Onondaga County Park in Baldwinsville.
Wednesday, September 12
Charles R. Bliss Jr., 41, of 9486 Blaze Path in Brewerton, is accused of breaking into a detached four-car bay garage at 8328 Cazenovia Road in the town of Pompey and intentionally setting it on fire.
During the annual three-way girls tennis tournament held Tuesday at Chittenango, Cazenovia had a head-to-head meeting with the Bears and prevailed by a 5-2 margin in the opening round.
Congressman Richard Hanna will visit Cazenovia on Saturday, Sept. 15. Susan and Leigh Baldwin will host Hanna from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Lincklaen House, located at 79 Albany St. in Cazenovia.
As many of the parents of young children in Cazenovia have expressed the need for an infant swing in Cazenovia, the local MOMS Club recently donated an infant/toddler swing to Lakeside Park.
Owera Vineyards recently announced it will host the Taste of Cazenovia at its newly-constructed facility during the grand opening during the spring of 2013.
The Baldwinsville Central School District’s marching band home show is set to begin at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at Pelcher-Arcaro Stadium, located on the district’s main campus at 29 East Oneida St. in the village of Baldwinsville.
The third Saturday in September is quickly approaching — and with it, the sixth annual Fayetteville Festival. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Beard Park, with a rain date of Sunday.
Nicole Chenet wants to spread the word – about breast cancer.
School is back in session and change is in the air. Our public computers are being upgraded to Windows 7. We’ve got lots of new titles for all ages, both physical and electronic, and we will soon be circulating ereaders loaded with a selection of popular titles for folks who aren’t quite ready to buy their own device yet.
Beaver Lake Nature Center is an Onondaga County Park located at 8477 East Mud Lake Road, four miles west of Baldwinsville off Route 370. The center offers a variety of activities including the following:
Tuesday, September 11
The DeWitt Town Board tabled its vote on a shared-services agreement with East Syracuse Monday night following an apparent lack of understanding of the agreement by the members of the town board.
B'ville senior star scores both second-half goals
Baldwinsville senior forward Emma Firenze powered the Bees past previously undefeated West Genesee, 2-0, Tuesday night in a non-league Class AA girls’ soccer game. Firenze scored a pair of well taken goals to lift the Bees to 5-1 overall. The Wildcats fell to 4-1.
Liverpool struck game-winner with 10 on field
Down one player, in a tie game, perhaps the easier path for the Liverpool boys soccer team would be to go into a defensive shell and make sure that, at least, its latest showdown with Cicero-North Syracuse would go on into overtime. But the Warriors thought otherwise, and with a strong throw and a bit of confusion in front of the Northstars' net late in regulation, Liverpool pulled out a 1-0 victory Tuesday night at the Gillette Road complex.
The DeWitt Community Library will host poet and oral memoirist Michael Czarnecki for "Journeys on Route 20" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13.
From the Ground Up Therapeutic Horsemanship Inc. is pleased to announce the award of $7,000 from the Central New York Community Foundation in support of the purchase of a new horse trailer.
Fashion, function and fun – that is Paulette Peters’ mission. The Baldwinsville fashionista and owner of Mod Squad Fashion, LTD, is closing in on her first year as a business owner. It is also her first launch into fashion.
New art installation uses recycled material, encourages viewer involvement
Although the keeping of chickens has been prohibited by the village of Cazenovia, a flock of mechanized fowl has found its way onto Albany Street.
Four residents joined in singing the national anthem in front of the DeWitt 9//11 memorial this morning.
JoAnna Billings and Alfred Sanabria were married on June 9, 2012, at St. Edward the Confessor Church in Dana Point, CA.
My brother, James, and his wife, Kathy, flew in from California over Labor Day weekend. During their stay, I introduced them to the village’s newest nightspot, the White Water Pub on South Willow Street. After ordering cocktails, we sat at an outdoors table happily basking in the glow of the full moon. Our evening reverie was cut short when a nauseating skunk smell suddenly fouled the fresh night air. We scurried into the indoor bar-room to escape the stench.
New York has a new law called I-STOP that was recently signed by the Governor. I was glad to support this in the Assembly earlier this year. I-STOP is short for “Internet System for Tracking Overprescribing.” This is a “real-time” registry for doctors and pharmacists to track prescriptions. This will help limit those who abuse painkillers and other prescription drugs from “doctor shopping.”
J-D romps through Syracuse, 7-0
Soon enough, the girls soccer teams from Christian Brothers Academy and East Syracuse-Minoa will get their shots at Jamesville-DeWitt in what promises to be an exciting OHSL Freedom division contest throughout the fall.
Spartans attempting to defend Class A title this fall
East Syracuse-Minoa’s boys soccer team holds the Section III Class A crown after its unlikely 2011 run to the state final four. Jamesville-DeWitt and Christian Brothers Academy are determined to snatch that crown from the Spartans’ head.
Girls Trojans shut out Cazenovia
High standards are the norm for the Manlius-Pebble Hill boys soccer team, especially under the guidance of long-time head coach Don Ridall, who has won more than 500 career games. The Trojans are coming off a 2011 season where, at 11-6-1, they made it to the Section III Class C semifinals before Cooperstown stopped them one step short of the title game.
Monday, September 10
Northstars get clutch points for five-set win
Just add up the points from Monday night's girls volleyball match, and Liverpool will have more than Cicero-North Syracuse. That's not how it works, though, and by claiming most of the points when it really mattered, the Northstars beat the Warriors in five sets at the LHS gymnasium.
Susko claims third-set tie-breaker to save Hornets
Nearly two decades, and more than 300 matches after it started, the Fayetteville-Manlius girls tennis team nearly saw its epochal win streak end. Baldwinsville posted one of the most legitimate threats to that streak and were one game away from pulling it off, but the Hornets held on to beat the Bees 4-3 and run the streak to 304 in a row.
According to two sources who wish to remain anonymous, an unofficial decision has been made in the site selection for the Northwest Family YMCA.
We are back. This afternoon our sites were not reachable by many of you because we were part of the fall out from the cyber attack at GoDaddy.com.
The Jewish Cultural & Music Festival celebrated its 13th, Bar Mitzvah, year Sunday, with great music and incredible food -- all to the tune of clear skies.
Frank and Veronica Tokarz will be renewing their marriage vows on Monday, Sept. 17, at the 8:15 a.m. Mass, St. Mary's of the Lake Church in Skaneateles, in preparation for their 75th wedding anniversary the following day. A reception will be held after Mass for anyone wishing to join them.
The upbeat tone that greeted students on the first day of school Wednesday, Sept. 5, was felt a day earlier by Skaneateles Central School District staff as they met in the high school auditorium for an annual kick off.
From the editor
On Friday, Sept. 7, United States Secretary of Education Arne Duncan verified what many Cazenovia residents already knew, by recognizing Burton Street Elementary School as a 2012 National Blue Ribbon School.
The Skaneateles Town Board and the Shepard Settlement Neighborhood Association teamed up to celebrate Labor Day by dedicating Shepard Settlement Cemetery as a newly-minted National Historic Cemetery.
Burton Street Elementary School was abuzz with excitement the morning of Sept. 7, as district officials were informed the school was recognized as a 2012 Blue Ribbon School by United States Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.
The Economic Health and Heritage Study Committee presented preliminary findings at the Cazenovia Village Board meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 4, and established an open work session for Sept. 20 in the village office.
On Sunday, Sept. 2, the Escape from the Judge swim race, part of the annual SkanRaces Labor Day race weekend, took place on Skaneateles Lake at Clift Park. Yearly participant Summer Schmitt, of Syracuse, was this year’s winner, after a close duel to the finish line against second place finisher Joshua David Lacey, also of Syracuse.
Residents packed the Cazenovia Municipal Building on Sept. 4 to attend a public hearing regarding a zone change of about 48 acres of village land for former mayor Dennis Gregg’s proposed development, “South Meadows,” on the easterly side of Number Nine Road.
The Cazenovia College Athletic Complex often offers opportunities for the community to use its facilities on a regular basis. Most recently, the Syracuse Chargers Swim Team began practice sessions at Cazenovia’s pool on Monday, Sept. 10.
SAVES members wish to thank all those that participated in the annual fundraiser and announces its winners.
The town-run ice rink at Austin Park Pavilion will begin the 2012 ice season with a loss of more than $11,000 in revenue due to a large reduction in committed rink use hours by community groups. This reality prompted the Skaneateles Town Board at its Sept. 6 meeting to consider the likelihood of reduced general rink hours to save money on staffing costs.
Live Space Entertainment and the Catherine Cummings Theatre at Cazenovia College will present an evening of British folk-rock at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 13, when progressive rock legends, The Strawbs, bring their acoustic set to Cazaenovia, with special guest singer-songwriter-author John Wesley Harding.
C-NS boys finish second to Brightton
Cicero-North Syracuse’s cross country teams were quite eager to get started, as was shown by their efforts in last Saturday’s East Syracuse-Minoa Invitational. On the course at Pine Grove Middle School, the girls Northstars bested 12 other teams for first place, finishing with 60 points. Host ESM (94 points) edged out Skaneateles (95 points) for the runner-up spot.
Liverpool beaten by Rochester Mercy, 2-1
Perhaps offering the strongest signal yet that it was back in the realm of elite Section III Class AA sides, the Cicero-North Syracuse girls soccer team won both of its matches over top visiting Section I opponents during the Baldwinsville Kickoff Tournament.
Liverpool beats West Genny; C-NS Blue beats C-NS Green
Liverpool’s boys golf team earned its first win of the season last Wednesday when it went to Brooklawn and put together a 203-210 victory over the combined Syracuse city squad, the start of a memorable four-day stretch where Karl Deuble was the featured performer.
Spartans top Skaneateles in season-opening invitational
East Syracuse-Minoa was a focal point for the start of the cross country season as more than a dozen teams gathered at Pine Grove Middle School for last Saturday’s ESM Invitational.
Lysander officials discussed the Route 370 bridge repair during the Aug. 27 board meeting.
Volunteering is a great way for residents to become more familiar with the community they live in. If you are looking for volunteer opportunities, the Baldwinsville Volunteer Center is hosting a Volunteer Recruitment Fair from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24, in the Baldwinsville Library.
The village of Skaneateles must employ a police chief and cannot eliminate the position in favor of an “officer in charge.” This is the opinion of the state attorney general’s office in response to a query by the village board on the subject.
Marcellus grabs first win, routs Jordan-Elbridge
Though it went 13-5 a season ago, the Westhill boys soccer team still felt unfulfilled after Clinton, who eventually went to the state final four, knocked them out in the Section III Class B semifinals. Ever since, the Warriors had worked hard in getting set for 2012, a campaign that includes home games on the school’s new artificial turf field, starting with Tuesday night’s visit from Solvay.
Westhill beats Fulton in five sets
A season ago, the Marcellus girls volleyball team got its first-ever taste of the big stage when it reached the state championships at Glens Falls Civic Center. And while the Mustangs were unable to reach the state title game, the run more than justified the program’s move from a winter to fall schedule.
Eagles host season opener amid high winds
It only seemed appropriate that the first day of Section III cross country competition involved some wild weather. In the case of Saturday's Jordan-Elbridge Invitational, though, at least it was run in the morning, where high winds were the only serious obstacle and the rain had not yet arrived.
Lakers also beat Pulaski for 2-0 start
With the OHSL Liberty division season so short, the Cazenovia girls tennis team could not afford anything other than a good opening stretch. And Cazenovia got that positive start on Aug. 31, defeating Skaneateles 6-1 in a battle of Laker teams that included a doubles sweep.
Girls Lakers also beaten twice; Chittenango starts 2-1
It’s fair to say that Kristie Klein was ready to push the Cazenovia girls soccer team into the win column. Klein’s sizzling performance carried the Lakers to a 7-1 romp over Hannibal last Tuesday night at the Sean Googin Sports Complex.
Sunday, September 9
The Cazenovia League of Women Voters will hold a fundraiser, beginning at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15 in the Nelson Odeon, located at the corner of Route 20 and Nelson Road.
The Fayetteville-Manlius Board of Education will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10, at the Eagle Hill Middle School library, 4645 Enders Road, Manlius.
Girls finish third; Adams second among individuals
The Skaneateles boys cross country team took 10th out of 15 teams at the 21st annual East Syracuse-Minoa Invitational on a Saturday morning that was perfect for running. A half hour later, the Laker girls took a credible third, with 95 points, behind winner Cicero-North Syracuse (60 points) and a startling performance by the host Spartans from ESM, who edged Skaneateles by a single point with 94.
Boys Lakers' game at Marcellus halted, then lose to Westhill
At least in the initial stages of the 2012 season, the Skaneateles girls soccer team were still in search of some offensive spark. And it didn’t arrive until the third game of the season, when the Lakers went to Jordan-Elbridge and got lots of players involved during a 5-1 victory over the Eagles.
Lakers' first win comes in three-set sweep of Phoenix
Now firmly entrenched within a fall schedule, the Cazenovia girls volleyball team would split its first two matches of the 2012 season. By far, the bigger of the two contests was last Friday’s showdown with Skaneateles at Buckley Gym, where those other Lakers would prevail in three sets 25-15, 25-13, 25-17.
Lakers roar to three straight wins; Bears more inconsistent
Neighbors are joining up in soccer as both of Chittenango’s sides have moved into the Onondaga High School League’s Liberty division, where Cazenovia is a long-time resident.
Cobras edge NY Mills; CBA rolls past Proctor
Nearly three years after it last basked in the glow of a gridiron victory, the Bishop Grimes football team was happy once again. The Cobras went to New York Mills Saturday afternoon and, by showing some boldness down the stretch, fought its way past the Marauders 21-20.
Gilona's three TDs pace Chittenango in easy win
Two weeks, two victories - and every indication that the Chittenango football team is on the same championship path as it was a season ago. The Bears went north, to Adams, to face South Jefferson in a non-league game Friday night, and again used a steady ground game, mixed in with timely big plays, to roar past the Spartans 48-6.
Heritage Family Medicine, a Cazenovia-based affiliate of St. Joseph’s Physician Health PC, recently announced the addition of Karen Bertrand, M.D., and Raymond “Jack” Cymerman, RPA-C, to the practice.
Saturday, September 8
Back-and-forth battle offers good news for both sides
Baldwinsville's boys soccer team are five-time defending Class-AA champions, but entering the Bees’ match with Liverpool on Saturday, head coach Tim Scheemaker pondered just how realistic a sixth straight title was with 10 underclassmen on his roster, three of them starters.
F-M moves to 2-0; second straight one-point Wildcat loss
Rain, wind and real grass created an old-fashioned feel to Saturday's football showdown between Fayetteville-Manlius and West Genesee. Just as traditional were the virtues - running game, defense - that largely defined the Hornets' narrow 14-13 victory over the Wildcats.
Due to inclement weather, the Bridgeport Duck Race, scheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, has been postponed. It will take place next Saturday, Sept. 15, instead. It will still take place at 3 p.m. in Chittenango Creek behind St. Francis of Assisi Church in Bridgeport.
In the beginning, the sun appeared on one horizon and disappeared on the opposite one. The early humans were frightened when the sun was gone; it was their first experience of loss.
Area gathering promotes unity, educates on gas drilling
On Sunday, Aug. 26, about 60 people gathered for the Fenner Neighbors Group summer picnic at Nichols Pond Park. The theme of the day was “Support the windmills, stop the gas drills.”
How can three investors all own the exact same investments yet all have different returns? As with so many things, the devil is in the details.
A lot of progress has been made in the last two decades in the Madison County Department of Solid Waste and Sanitation.
Solvay falls to Cortland as 'Al Merola Field' is dedicated
High drama - and high emotions - marked another wild Friday evening of local high school football. From Westhill's 13-12 win at Marcellus to Solvay's dedication of its home field in honor of long-time coach Al Merola to Bishop Ludden's big first half in a 39-25 conquest of Hannibal, plenty happened on the gridiron.
Friday, September 7
Red Rams improve to 2-0; Lakers now 1-1
Rasheed Baker writhed in pain. Lying on the far 15-yard line midway through the third quarter of Friday night's game against Cazenovia, the Jamesville-Dewitt running back rolled back and forth reaching for his left leg as trainers rushed toward him
Sargeant returns interception for TD; Rouse gains 278 yards
Offensive fireworks and sparkling special team plays gave the spotlight away to a late defensive stop in Baldwinsville’s 47-42 Class AA football win over Henniger Friday night at Pelcher-Arcaro Stadium. The Bees stopped a late Black Knights drive with under two minutes left, when Henniger looked poised to score the game’s final points but gave the ball over on downs in B'ville territory.
Warriors run for 314 yards in latest rivalry chapter
Jeff Edwards, with some generous help from his Liverpool football teammates, was not going to let his side surrender control of the rivalry with Cicero-North Syracuse - or the trophy that goes with that control. The annual 'Star Wars Cup' game again went in the Warriors' favor as Edwards, with a career performance in the backfield, pushed Liverpool past the Northstars by a score of 28-14 Friday night at LHS Stadium.
Spartans take first regular-season loss since 2010
East Syracuse-Minoa's hold on the Class A American football division is no longer secure. Nottingham, fresh from the Class AA ranks, staked its claim to the top spot in the league, going to ESM Stadium Friday night and, using a series of timely big plays, beat the Spartans 35-15.
PEACE has made many children smile. The county resource center held a back to school giveaway event last Saturday in Noble’s Plaza where PEACE, also known as County West Family Resource Center, is located.
League sweeps follow perfect run at Penfield Tournament
Just a handful of points separated the Baldwinsville girls volleyball team from earning its second consecutive state Class AA championship last November at Glens Falls Civic Center. That five-set defeat to Penfield in the 2011 title game has driven the Bees throughout the off-season as it strives to get back to Glens Falls and, this time, win it all.
Returning for its 35th consecutive year, Beaver Lake’s Golden Harvest Festival, the old-fashioned country fair-style event kicks off this Saturday, Sept. 8, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and continues from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9.
By proclamation of the President, the week of Sept. 17 to 23 is being observed as Constitution Week.
Thursday, September 6
Skaneateles improves to 2-0, scores 42 in first half
No comeback was needed this time for the Skaneateles football team. The Lakers roared to a 62-7 win over Jordan-Elbridge Thursday night at the Eagles’ John House Stadium, never punting as it accumulated more than 450 yards of total offense.
Skaneateles volleyball sweeps Liverpool
Seated in the chair second from the right end of the bench, forearms on her knees, Doreen Doctor leaned forward before the start of the Skaneateles-Liverpool girls volleyball match Thursday night. She occasionally swayed from left to right — eyes always following the action in front of her — but for the vast majority of the three-set competition, the Lakers coach didn’t budge.
Filtch scores midway through second extra period
Whenever the Marcellus and Westhill girls soccer teams get together, the battle proves memorable in some way. So it was again Thursday night, where it took 80 minutes of regulation, 20 minutes of overtime, one weather delay and nearly three hours for the Mustangs to fight past the Warriors 1-0.
The Fayetteville-Manlius School District is not rushing into its search for a new coordinator of music.
Water main break causes two schools to close, while elementary school remains open
While all students of the Cazenovia Central School District returned to classes on Tuesday, Sept. 4, only elementary students attended classes again on Sept. 5 and 6.
The J-E Marching Eagles will be back where they belong Saturday, Sept. 8 – on their home field inside Jordan-Elbridge High School’s newly renovated athletic complex, for the annual Sounds of Autumn show.
The 22nd Annual Book Sale sponsored by the Museum at the Shacksboro Schoolhouse starts at 5 p.m. today. The event, which runs for five days, will offer more than 10,000 gently-used books under the tents on the museum grounds at 46 Canton St. in the village.
The Mohican Model A Ford Club will host its 52nd Annual Antique Car Show and Flea Market on Sunday, Sept. 9, at the Wampsville Firemen’s Field in Wampsville.
The Fayetteville Free Library will launch the First Lego League, a competitive robotics club for kids ages 9-14, this fall. An info session for parents and students who are interested in participating will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, September 13, at the library at 300 Orchard St.
Julie Nicolini has been appointed to the part-time position of secretary to the supervisor, a position that was recently scaled back from full-time. She will also continue working on a part-time basis as an assessment aide in the assessor’s office in Lysander. This makes her a full-time Lysander employee so she is eligible for benefits; her salary was set at $33,547.
Lysander officials passed a local law allowing the town to appoint the FOIL officer and appeals officer on an annual basis. The former law, which named the clerk as the FOIL officer and the supervisor as the appeals officer, was outdated, officials said.
Donna Case of Mattydale has won the Pie Baking Championship at the New York State Fair for her Apple Maple Cream Pie Cups. Case was a first time blue ribbon winner in the pie contest at the fair. Her scrumptious Apple Maple Cream Pie Cups took a few tries to get right, but she ended with a clear winner. She told us the making this pie in muffin cups versus a standard pie plate made the flavor combo stand out that much more. She was so elated with the win, that she has already made the pie several times for family and friends since the contest. She calls this pie “not just another apple pie.” Case won the coveted blue ribbon, which included a $200 cash prize.
Two-time state champs run league unbeaten streak to 80
School indeed was in session in Cazenovia on Wednesday, even if some of the students weren't sitting in classrooms. Though the junior and senior High School had to close due to a water main break, sports contests went on, including the field hockey Lakers’ 2012 season opener against Weedsport at Burton Street Elementary’s athletic field.
Baldwinsville Oktoberfest will be here soon and needs your help. This family fun, two-day event will run from 4 to 11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, and from noon to 11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15.
Wednesday, September 5
Hornets break in large group of new starters
It is true that the Fayetteville-Manlius is defending the Section III Class AA title it shared with Baldwinsville one season ago. But the Hornets have not advanced to the state tournament since 2005, and despite a large roster turnover, head coach Jeff Hammond and his squad badly want to end that drought.
The East Syracuse Village Board is taking action in response to what the mayor calls “cyberbullying” among village employees.
Most Fayetteville-Manlius School District residents will see their 2012 tax rate increase 1.77 percent compared to the 1.95 increase projected by the district and approved by voters May 15.
The following is the first in a three-part series on Dovielly’s Fine and Performing Arts Center written by Keuka College graduate Kelsey Marquart. Dovielly’s is a brand new arts center housed in the former church building and parish hall of Our Lady of Good Counsel, at 6429 Newport Road in Warners.
Walk, Wheel or Wag for the Woods Saturday, Sept. 22
Plainville Fire Department recently took delivery of its greatly needed new fire truck.
At 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 11 in Cazenovia’s Memorial Park, a candlelight vigil will be held to remember the victims of the 2001 terrorist attacks.
In the spring-buying frenzy, perennials in bloom take our eye and our dollar, but the party does not have to end now or for months to come.
Father Gabriel “Gaby” Michel from St. Ives Parish in Thibeau, Haiti visited the parishioners of St. James Parish the weekend of Aug. 25.
On behalf of the CACDA Board of Directors, I would like to extend a sincere thank you to Richard Hubbard and the staff at the Brewster Inn for allowing us to hold our board meetings there for our first seven years.
I wish to send a message to Mr. David Muraco: As August draws to a close, it is probable that the Enders Home on Route 20 is no longer under rental contract and you are preparing to demolish it.
Cub Scout Pack 54 of New Woodstock would like to thank the public for their past support of fundraisers enabling the boys to attend scouting camps, learn life skills by earning badges and contributing to the community while embracing the call to manhood.
The Baldwinsville Central School District Board of Education will conduct its next meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17, in the cafeteria of Durgee Junior High School.
Red Rams fall to Homer in four sets
Now add Jamesville-DeWitt to the list of volleyball programs making the transition from the winter to the fall. For the Red Rams, though, the twist is that both the girls and boys teams are switching, and will face wildly different schedules. J-D’s girls play within a growing Onondaga High School League, while the boys will play almost exclusively against Class AA squads from the CNY Counties League.
If you have been asking yourself “what can I do to serve my community” then the place to be on Monday, Sept. 24 will be at the Baldwinsville Volunteer Recruitment Fair.
If the crawfish is the official symbol of Operation Southern Comfort, then the salt potato is the emblem of its sister organization, Operation Northern Comfort. “Operation Southern Comfort does a golf tournament every year called the Crawfish Open,” said Dick Bonanno, ONC’s coordinator. “Since that name reflects the southern influence, we said we needed a name with a northern influence. And what’s more Syracuse than salt potatoes?” That’s why the organization’s first fundraiser, a golf tournament scheduled for this Saturday, has been named the Salt Potato Open. The event will raise money for Operation Northern Comfort’s efforts to provide labor and donations anywhere they’re needed in Central New York. A project of St. Joseph the Worker Church of Liverpool, ONC is dedicated to helping people throughout the community with projects big and small.
Having served as Liverpool’s chief of Police for more than eight years, Don Morris resigned from the LPD in 2007 to take over as chief of the East Syracuse Police Department. On Aug. 31, Morris returned to Liverpool as its part-time chief replacing Chief Bill Becker.
A couple of weeks ago, I was fortunate to receive a booklet on “The Reminiscences of Joseph H. Schaefer”*. There is a photo of the Morgan school in our “Welcome to Clay” book and in the gathering of school children are four little black pupils who attended the school. Joseph solves the mystery.
Adults need to work to make sure bullying never takes place
To the adults – administrators, teachers, parents, coaches, anyone - involved in our schools, a tremendous opportunity lies in front of you.
Community members can donate their empties to the FM-JD area Meals on Wheels from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 8.
By September, many of us know our way around a zucchini. Between our gardens and friends offerings from their gardens, how to use them can be overwhelming.
Tuesday, September 4
The East Syracuse Village Board is one step closer to putting the future of the village police department up to a vote.
Jonah Dombroski has turned a nostalgic tavern into a new, country-themed hot spot.
Asbestos abatement work began last week in the old fire station on Fennell Street as the village works to transform the building into the new village hall. The work, started Monday, Aug. 27, by Jupiter Environmental Services of Rochester, is expected to take about three weeks, said Village Trustee Jim Lanning. Until then, the building will be cordoned off while the abatement is ongoing.
Scheduled to be completed before November
The Western Gateway Enhancement Project is no longer an unfulfilled plan, but a physical work-in-progress. Construction crews started Aug. 20 prepping, digging, grading and tearing up land and pavement along the right side of Route 20 going west out of Skaneateles by Hilltop Restaurant and Red Apple gas station. By Aug. 31, curbs, sidewalks and business ingress and egress locations already were starting to take shape.
Two local athletic organizations are holding their annual fundraisers this month and have announced schedules and information for the events. The Skaneateles Lacrosse Boosters are holding their 2012 Golf Outing / FUNdraiser on Sunday, Sept. 30, and the Skaneateles Ski Club’s annual fall festival will be held Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Skaneateles Ski Hill.
Sara Gruen’s third novel, “Water For Elephants,” has become one of the bestselling books of recent times. It will be the subject of the fourth and final session of the summer’s book discussion groups sponsored by the Glen Haven Historical Society. The program will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, at the Glen Haven School and Public Library.
Humane Society of the United States President and CEO Wayne Pacelle will be at Barnes & Noble in DeWitt Saturday to discuss his book, “The Bond: Our Kinship with Animals, Our Call to Defend Them.”
It wouldn’t be fall in Baldwinsville without the sites, scents and sounds of Beaver Lake’s Golden Harvest Festival.
A stretch of East Lake Road, north of the village of Cazenovia near Stanley Road, recently became considerably more dangerous by way of a removed guide rail.
The Fall Art Series at the Cazenovia College Art Gallery in Reisman Hall begins with “Matter: A group exhibition of two- and three-dimensional abstract works,” which opens Thursday, Sept. 6 and runs through Friday, Oct. 5.
‘Which test should I take?’ Parents and students are never quite clear on the difference between the two standardized tests and which fits an individual student’s strengths.
There is a huge legacy of beautifully animated films whose charm and sweetness appeal to children, yet which are so well written, so funny that adults are also drawn to them. “ParaNorman” is not one of them.
The week of Sept. 24 to 30 marks National Dog Week. This time is intended to celebrate the special bond we share with dogs and to educate on proper dog care.
The average American scraps more than four pounds of refuse every day, until death, when even without the soul — which escapes wherever bound — there is another hundred-plus pounds left of carcass at the curb.
Lysander fall registration underway, Van Buren offers Yankees trip and NYC trips
In March 2012, Cazenovia resident Skyler Grimes began taking classes at The Dance Studio of CNY(TDSCNY), located in Manlius.
While most of us have spent the last days of August lazing about poolside or cramming in as much fun as possible before Labor Day, teachers, administrators and school support staff have been hard at work preparing for the 2012-13 school year. In the Liverpool and North Syracuse school districts, a number of changes await students and their families as they return to classes Sept. 4 and 6, respectively. Read on to find out what’s new in your district.
At its Aug. 21 meeting, the Liverpool Central School District Board of Education set the tax rates for the 2012-13 school year.
Noise pollution comes in all forms. Here in the village, we endure the shrieking of train whistles where the railroad crosses Old Liverpool Road. Our ears have become inured to the rumble of semi-trucks on our roads and the roar of jet planes overhead. The howling of Harley-Davidsons and the shrill sirens of emergency vehicles — one a sound of engine pleasure, one a sound of personal pain — both turn our idyllic village into a cauldron of cacophony. Yes, thundering vehicles can be vexing, but the noise that really annoys me now is the one emanating from all the squeaky doors.
On the heels of the first of week of school, the 36th Annual East Syracuse Minoa Spartan Spectacular Marching Band Contest will be held at 6:50 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at the high school.
It’s the Bar Mitzvah year for The Jewish Music & Cultural Festival, and the Jewish Community Center of Syracuse is planning a big celebration for noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9.
Everyday, millions get into their vehicles and drive to and from work, school and various other destinations. We turn on the radio, drink our coffee and take our eyes off the road for a split second to check on the children in our back seat.
Down 22, Orange take lead, only to give it up in final minute
A backup thwarted the Syracuse University football team's attempt to finish off a stirring second-half comeback in Saturday's season opener against Northwestern.
Monday, September 3
New BookCollaborative.com material dedicated to cat lovers features art from around the globe
On Sept. 1, BookCollaborative.com released its latest book, “Cat Sayings: wit & wisdom from the whiskered ones,” authored by Cazenovia resident Bradford G. Wheler.
Dave Smith, of Baldwinsville, advances to second base during the Dream Factory of Syracuse’s first annual Kicks for Kids Kickball Tournament held Aug. 18 at the Syracuse Kickball Park in Liverpool.
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.
At 8:11 p.m. Aug. 20, police investigated a suspicious vehicle on Gentry Street and during the investigation located heroin, a hypodermic syringe, Suboxone and Clonazepan pills in the possession of Laura A. Conrad, 27, of 8816 Emmons Mercantile, Brewerton.
Rep. Ann Marie Buerkle was presented last week with the 2012 Standing Up for America’s Seniors Award by RetireSafe, a national, nonpartisan grassroots organization that advocates on behalf of America's seniors, for “her outstanding leadership on behalf of seniors.”
In regards to making a highway superintendent and town clerk an appointed position in the town of Lysander: if consolidation of the three municipalities (Van Buren, Lysander and village of Baldwinsville) were actually going to happen, this would probably be a good idea. However, they have been talking about this for years.
Sunday, September 2
West Genny denied shot at tie by PAT off right post
The often-used cliche of football as a game of inches sometimes holds true, and never more than in the waning moments of West Genesee's game against Clarence Sunday afternoon in the Kickoff Classic at the Carrier Dome. On the brink of a tie game and possible overtime, the Wildcats saw Brett Colvin strike the conversion attempt off the right post, which allowed the Red Devils to escape with a 35-34 decision over the defending Section III Class AA champions.
Mustangs edge host Bucs, rally past Mercy in finals
Nothing short of greatness is expected from the Marcellus girls soccer team - and the results back up those ambitions. Since 2003, the Mustangs have won or shared seven Section III Class B championships, earned two state titles and gone to four state finals.
Westhill rebounds with 7-4 league win over Solvay
To get things started in a proper manner, the West Genesee girls soccer team tested itself with back-to-back games on Labor Day weekend against neighbors from the Class B ranks, and won them both.
Brothers get away from Bulldogs in fourth quarter
Though more important contest lie ahead for the Christian Brothers Academy football team, it still remained important for the Brothers to get a quick start. And the Brothers did so, though it needed all 48 minutes to fend off a serious challenge from Nottingham and prevail 28-14 Friday night on the Bulldogs' home turf.
Saturday, September 1
Lead switches often as Black Knights prevail 40-35
Chris Hicks called it war. Through six lead changes and 11 touchdowns, two exhausted football teams, Henninger and Liverpool, fought for the full 48 minutes on a humid 85-degree Saturday at Sunnycrest Field, but ultimately it was Hicks and Henninger who dealt the final blow.
Boys Northstars edge Proctor as Warriors throttle Marcellus
As August gave way to September, soccer teams from Cicero-North Syracuse and Liverpool, on both the boys and girls sides, all prevailed in their first 2012 outings.
B'ville boys start 1-1; Bono already starting as SU goalie
For nearly 10 months, Baldwinsville’s girls soccer team carried around the bitter memory of seeing its quest to repeat as Section III Class AA champions in 2011 ended by CBA in the semifinal round.
Lakers exploit turnovers to take charge against Red Devils
At least in the recent past, the Cazenovia football team found nothing simple or easy about confronting Class B East division Vernon-Verona-Sherrill. That changed, though, on Saturday at Buckley-Volo Field, where the Lakers took full advantage of untimely Red Devils turnovers, and then turned to its multifaceted ground attack to pound its way to a season-opening 48-6 victory.
Dozens of area kids recently attended the half-day Rhino Lacrosse Academy camp July 23 to 26 at Cazenovia College.
It has recently come to my attention that several members of Cazenovia’s town board have signed gas drilling leases on their properties.
I want to thank all of the professionals who have worked so hard to repave Fenner Street this summer.
On June 18, Burton Street Elementary School held its annual Moving Up Day celebration.
Topics include the first President Bush and typography designer Paula Scher
The 2012-13 series begins on Sept. 11 with noted faculty members from Cazenovia College discussing the lives and work of important thinkers who opened doors of opportunity for the human spirit.
Kathy Kobliski has one more batch of raspberry filled chocolate cupcakes to bake.
ESM gets big night from McDuffie against Indian River
Tabbed as two of the favorites in the Class A American division, East Syracuse-Minoa and Jamesville-DeWitt's football team both turned in strong opening efforts in Friday night's Kickoff Classic at the Carrier Dome. The Spartans unleashed the full range of Jeff McDuffie's talents in a 40-21 victory over Indian River, while the Red Rams pounded away at the ground against Section IV opponent Johnson City and prevailed 33-12.
Westhill drops turf opener; Solvay blanked by Chittenango
When the Time Warner Cable Sports cameras arrive at Jordan-Elbridge this Thursday night, they'll capture one of the Eagles' most important football games in recent memory. J-E's 19-13 overtime win over Hannibal last Friday afternoon briefly put it in a tie for first place in Class C West with Skaneateles. And it's the Lakers that will be facing the Eagles in that TV showcase.
Reigning Class B champs cruise behind solid ground game
Chittenango's football quest to repeat in Section III Class B - and perhaps go further than its state semifinal appearance in 2011 - is on track through one game. The Bears hosted Solvay Friday night and, with 35 first-half points, settled things quickly on the way to a 49-0 shutout of the Bearcats.