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Lysander closes ice rink sale

The sale of the Lysander Radisson Community Arena from the town of Lysander to Rochester-based firm Home Ice 1 closed March 5.

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Junior’s Caz Bar keeping it local

Local restaurant and pub Junior’s Caz Bar at 64 Albany St. is coming up on its one-year anniversary on April 1. The milestone is not just an achievement for Junior’s, but is one that also benefits the various local businesses that Junior’s owner Geoff Zimmer Jr. works with and supports.

Auxiliary partnership makes large gift to Menorah Park residents

Thanks to a $70,000 donation, residents of Menorah Park’s Jewish Health and Rehabilitation Center will soon have brand new beds. The donation, a gift from the Auxiliary of Menorah Park, enabled the skilled nursing facility to purchase beds specially designed for seniors, and provide the utmost in comfort and safety.

Not your father’s regatta

USRowing Masters Regional Championships set to race June 28 on Onondaga Lake’s new seven-lane course

The second annual USRowing Northeast/Mid-Atlantic Masters Regional Championships hosted by the Syracuse Chargers Rowing Club Sunday, June 28, is unlikely to attract the same kind of crowd that flocked to the IRA races all those years ago.

FROM THE LEGISLATURE: Burtis reflects on hist first month

My first month in the Onondaga County Legislature has been an exciting experience. I feel that serving at the town level certainly prepared me for public service; however, the issues that face the county are much more in-depth, and the decisions that are made impact a much larger constituency.

Centro could cut midday service to B’ville

The Central New York Regional Transportation Authority (Centro) has announced that the company is considering service changes and a restructuring of fare media in their service areas due to a projected $5 million deficit in the upcoming fiscal year.

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Hamilton hearing expands into Cazenovia

The Atwell Mill and its Annex on Albany Street are becoming a de facto medical center in Cazenovia, with current businesses there including a chiropractor, a dentist, a family physician’s office, a family therapist, a personal therapist, a psychotherapist, a physical therapist, a laboratory testing service and a Medicare insurance agent. And now, with the recent addition of Hamilton Hearing, LLC, there is also a hearing counselor and hearing aid dispenser.

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Barber brings decades of global experience to Manlius

Passion and customer relationship drives Italian barber’s business model

After more than half a century cutting and styling men’s hair at locations around the world, barber Benito “Benny” Catanzariti is bringing his decades of experience in men’s hair care and styling to A Look for All Seasons salon in Manlius.

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Tait funeral license lawsuit against department of health argued in state supreme court

More than two years after pleading guilty to misdemeanor charges of misconduct while running his Cazenovia funeral home, Brian Tait is back in court again. This time, he is the petitioner, bringing suit against the state Department of Health for reneging on what Tait claims was an approved deal regarding the suspension of his funeral directing license. Rather than a six-month suspension, the state is now looking to revoke his license altogether and decertify his funeral home. Attorneys for Tait and the DOH appeared in state supreme court Thursday morning, March 5, to argue their cases in front of Judge Hugh A. Gilbert.

Forward strides made on former Howard Johnson property

The town of DeWitt has announced they will not declare the former Howard Johnson property located off of Carrier Circle on Thompson Road as eminent domain due to forward strides made with McDonald's and the owner of the property.

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New Cazenovia hops processing and distribution center in Cazenovia to serve all of CNY region

After spending two months crossing the Atlantic Ocean from Germany, waiting in the port of New York City and braving the cold and snowy roads of Upstate New York, The Wolf recently arrived in Cazenovia. The Wolf is not an animal or a person, but an 11.5-ton hops harvester/picker that is now permanently in place on a Rathbun Road hops farm in Cazenovia. It will be the foundation of The Bineyard — a new hops cooperative and distribution center that has plans to be the main hops processing and distribution facility in the CNY region.

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CNY Computer Repair sets up shop in L’pool

After nearly 20 years catering to businesses in a 250-mile radius, Kevin Fairbanks has brought his technology retail and repair business to roost in the village of Liverpool.

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ShoppingTown Mall announces major renovation plans

100,000-square-feet of Sears wing to be demolished

Approximately 100,000 square feet of ShoppingTown Mall along Erie Boulevard is set to be demolished, and more parking, store fronts and outdoor walkways will take its place in an upcoming effort by Moonbeam Capital Investments, the company that bought ShoppingTown Mall in 2013, to entice new stores in and rejuvenate the moribund mall.

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Farrell, Martin and Barnell pave the way for the future

With specialties in real estate, elder law and estate planning, the attorneys at Farrell, Martin and Barnell make it their mission to help the people of Baldwinsville plan ahead. That’s been the case since the firm’s inception in 1946. Between the addition of Sara Connell Brady as a partner last year and the firm’s upcoming 70th anniversary next year, the partners are easing the transition for the firm’s future without losing sight of its storied past.

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Simple, handcrafted furniture: Route 20 Sofa Company now open in Nelson

After 35 years working in the furniture industry, Shawn Gilmore knows what type of furniture business he wants to create — one that offers high-quality, hand-crafted furniture at mid-level prices in a good geographical location. Gilmore also wants a place where he can indulge his love of art and music and occasionally cater to non-profit organizations for events. At Route 20 Sofa Company in Nelson, Gilmore believes he has found what he has been seeking.