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FROM THE ASSEMBLY: Farmers markets provide locally grown nutrition

Fresh fruits and vegetables, meats, eggs, honey, wine and cheese are all out in abundance this time of year throughout the region and will be for the next few months at local farmers’ markets. Farmers’ markets provide an opportunity to buy local and give farmers a chance to provide home-grown produce straight to the consumer. The markets are located throughout the region, and we’re fortunate to have as much fresh and homegrown produce as we do in our area.

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PACE CNY holds ribbon cutting at new East Syracuse health center

PACE CNY, a program of all-inclusive care for the elderly held a ribbon cutting today for the new 38,000 square foot PACE CNY McAuliffe Health Center at 115 Circle Drive in East Syracuse.

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Kimberly’s Ice Cream Factory celebrates 10-year anniversary with special photo exhibition

Originally located in Cazenovia, Kimberly’s Ice Cream Factory will celebrate its 10-year anniversary in Manlius on Aug. 13 by re-creating each of the photographs that hang in the store taken more than 10 years ago.

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Griffin used $1.2 million in defrauded investors’ money to buy luxury items for himself and wife, SEC says

Federal Securities And Exchange Commission files civil complaint against Cazenovia businessman

One week after Cazenovia businessman James P. Griffin was arrested by the U.S. Attorney’s Office and indicted on a $1.6 million scheme to defraud investors since 2009, he has also been charged by the federal Securities and Exchange Commission for defrauding investors, many of them upstate New York residents, who purchased the companies’ securities and so-called “charitable gift annuities.” According to the SEC’s complaint filed in U.S. district court in Syracuse, the alleged scheme raised at least $8 million from 125 or more investors in shares and promissory notes issued by the companies over more than seven years, starting in 2007.

Tourism rises in Madison County and Central New York

Following news of a study showing that travelers spent a record $62.5 billion in New York State last year, it was announced today that this same study shows traveler spending in the Central New York region rising 4.7 percent in 2014 to a total of $2.015 billion. “This is terrific news,” said Kelly Blazosky, president of Oneida County Tourism and Chair of the Central New York Vacation Region, which includes Broome, Chenango, Herkimer, Madison, Montgomery, Oneida, Otsego and Schoharie counties.

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Public hearing set for Fayetteville Apartments zone change

The Fayetteville Village Board has set a public hearing for 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 10, in the village office to discuss a proposed zone change that will allow plans to move forward for the Fayetteville Apartments project on 547 E. Genesse St. in Fayetteville.

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PLS announces Cindy Masingill as partner

Productivity Leadership Systems (PLS) is proud to announce the addition of Cindy Masingill as partner. Masingill is a Certified Professional Coach and has collaborated with PLS for the previous five years. Her focus has been on corporate coaching, team development, training and executive leadership development.

A step back for Stewart’s Shops

Clay town board denies zone change request

It looks like the town of Clay may not welcome a second Stewart’s Shops after all. With minimal discussion, the Clay Town Board voted unanimously July 20 to deny Stewart’s request for a zone change for a parcel on the southeast corner of Bear and Buckley roads.

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Kimberly’s Ice Cream Factory celebrates 10-year anniversary with special photo exhibition

Originally located in Cazenovia, Kimberly’s Ice Cream Factory will celebrate its 10-year anniversary in Manlius on Aug. 13 by re-creating each of the photographs that hang in the store taken more than 10 years ago.

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Chugging along

B’ville businesses unharmed by weather woes

Despite the third-wettest June on record in Central New York and closures of the New York State Canal System earlier this summer, business is still booming along the Seneca River.

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LIVIN' IN LIVERPOOL: Family biz thrives at Buckley and Seventh North

What happens when a brainiac from New York’s North Country meets a beautiful gal from Taiwan? They fall in love, get married in his humble hometown of Adams and eventually start a business just outside Liverpool on the edge of Galeville.

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Johnstone Supply names Manlius resident warehouse supervisor

Johnstone Supply has promoted Peter Wilson to the new position of warehouse supervisor at its 828 Burnet Avenue location.

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Cazenovia businessman indicted and charged with $1.6 million scheme to defraud

James P. Griffin, Cazenovia businessman and CEO of 54Freedom Companies, was recently indicted on a $1.6 million scheme to defraud investors since 2009.

Manlius Art Cinema to present National Theatre of London’s ‘Everyman,’ starring Chiwete Ejiofor

The Manlius Art Cinema is proud to host the Central New York’s screenings of the Royal National Theatre of London. Our next production will be “Everyman,” starring Chiwetel Ejiofor. “Everyman” will be presented at 11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 2. Two encore performances will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6, and at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 8.

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Bella Bello Kids consignment shop opens in DeWitt

Will offer foreign language lessons for children

Bella Bello Kids is a newly opened kid’s consignment shop in DeWitt that aims to help save customers money on name brand clothing and accessories for children by offering new and like-new clothing and shoes for newborns all the way up to tweens.