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Fayetteville resident included in Chambers USA

Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC is pleased to announce Barry R. Kogut, of Fayetteville, is included in the “Chambers USA 2015.’ The Chambers Guide lists the top lawyers in 175 countries, providing independent rankings and editorial commentary.

Wegmans tops corporate reputation poll

Rochester-based grocery chain Wegmans Food Markets has taken the top ranking in Harris Poll’s Reputation Quotient survey, the company announced earlier this month.

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CBA students connect with local organizations at service fair

Christian Brothers Academy students had an opportunity to learn more about organizations in the Syracuse area, as Peer Ministers hosted a Service Fair in the Callahan Gym on Feb. 4.

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2015 projects seek to make Jamesville a visitor destination

Next community meeting will be held Feb. 25

One local entrepreneur has a vision to make the hamlet of Jamesville a new dining and accommodation destination, and, to that end, he is currently in the midst of pushing forward on several proposed projects that he says will help enhance and spice up the small community during the ensuing year.

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Enders Road Elementary holds first-ever career fair

Elementary students in the Fayetteville-Manlius School District recently learned that it’s never too early to start thinking about what they want to be when they grow up.

Lightening the load

New business helps seniors, caregivers

Dawn Brocious knows firsthand what it’s like to balance caring for an ill loved one with housework, groceries and other responsibilities. In 2009, her son, Matthew, was severely injured in an all-terrain vehicle accident. Brocious helped him get back on his feet and advocated for health and disability services for him. Now, Brocious, who lives in Clay, is putting her experience to help seniors stay independent. In late January, she launched Break of Day Concierge and Errand Service to lend a hand to senior citizens and their caregivers.

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Women helping women

Stacy Kate revamps business, adds a partner

Baldwinsville boutique Stacy Kate is looking a little different these days. The chic candles, hand-painted wine glasses and artisan soaps are out; lagenlook is in. With the help of refugees from Catholic Charities, Andres is preparing to unveil her own in-house line of clothing, in the German “layered look” style of flowy, natural-fiber fashion. The designs aren’t the only newcomers to Stacy Kate: Andres is also welcoming massage therapist Cindy McCaffrey to her shop. Together, the two women hope to keep the tradition of women-owned businesses in Baldwinsville strong.

LIVIN' IN LIVERPOOL: L’pool jazzman organizes regional talent search

Opportunity comes knocking for singers, songwriters, composers and instrumentalists to polish their talents with a new, free music program. The Onondaga County Public Library MasterClass offers a workshop and a session for anyone 12 years old and older interested in getting feedback from local music professionals and performing at a finale concert.

Taste of L’pool coming to Great Northern Mall

Many local municipalities have had their own “Taste of … ” festivals, and Liverpool’s chance will come March 11 at Great Northern Mall.

FROM THE ASSEMBLY: Tax credits available to help you save money

Too often, hardworking families miss the opportunity to save hundreds or even thousands of dollars in federal and state tax credits. These tax credits are in place to help families make their hard-earned dollars stretch just a little farther.

Centro could eliminate midday service to Manlius

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

Number of winter farmers’ markets in New York state set new record in 2015

Cazenovia markets continue to grow, find success

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office last week announced that winter farmers’ markets in New York have reached an all-time high, now with 120 markets located across the state – a 198 percent increase since the 2007 season. Cazenovia has contributed to this increase in winter farmers markets in the state with the establishment of the new 20/East Winter Farmers Market held in the Cazenovia Cut Block showroom on Route 20, as well as the continuing and growing success of the market at the American Legion on Chenango Street.

LIVIN' IN LIVERPOOL: Neediest children, oldest adults deserve our help

They say you can judge a society’s worth by the way it treats its neediest children and its oldest adults. With its schools, playgrounds and parks and its clean and caring senior-citizen facilities, Liverpool measures up admirably.

It’s a go: Town planning board approves Owera events building

The Cazenovia Town Planning Board last week approved the request of Owera Vineyards to construct a permanent 6,300 square-foot “Promotion and Marketing Facility” to replace its three-season events tent for special winery functions on its East Lake Road property. The approval came with numerous conditions and limitations, however, many of which, if ignored or violated, will revoke the approval.

Menorah Park offers grants for assisted living facility

Menorah Park of Central New York has established a $110,000 financial assistance program to provide financial aid for eligible older adults to live in its assisted-living facility, The Inn.