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Manlius veterinarian to offer first aid course for pet owners March 28

Dr. John Endres, owner of Compassionate Care Veterinary Hospital of Manlius, will present an American Red Cross Pet First Aid/CPR/Emergency Preparedness course from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at the Fayetteville Fire Department, 425 E. Genesee St., Fayetteville.

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CBA presents “Hello Dolly” March 27 and 28

Christian Brothers Academy presents “Hello Dolly” on Friday, March 27 and Saturday, March 28 at 7 p.m. at Nottingham High School.

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J-D, F-M named top public school districts in New York state in latest ranking

Jamesville-DeWitt and Fayetteville-Manlius school districts have been recognized for being in the top 100 school districts in New York state, according to a list developed by research analyst company Niche.

NOPL NEWS: Make the most of spring break

For those of us who can’t get away for one reason or another however, there are still plenty of family-friendly activities to keep the kids active and engaged. Northern Onondaga Public Library (NOPL) has filled their calendar with lots of great events for spring break. Here are some of the family-friendly programs happening at our North Syracuse and Cicero branches this week:

FROM THE ASSEMBLY: Our children deserve a top-notch education

When our kids get a good education, they can go out into the world ready for success. That’s why I’ve always made it a top priority to get our schools the resources they need to provide a top-notch education.

LETTER: Dollars for Scholars gives thanks for a successful Bowl-a-thon

As always, we are grateful for the outpouring of support from the school district and the greater Liverpool community for helping us move closer toward our goal of awarding a scholarship to every eligible college-bound senior who applies. Thank you!

LHS announces honor, merit rolls for first marking period

Liverpool High School Executive Principal Douglas Lawrence is pleased to announce that more than 1,300 freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors earned Honor and Merit Roll recognition during the first marking period of the 2014-2015 school year.

LIBRARY FOCUS: Meet Lynda.com, BPL’s new online education service

March is for mud and making new friends, new commitments and new opportunities and today we are glad to announce a new opportunity for all our users.

J-D approves contracts for turf field project

Superintendent says project is about $82,000 under budget so far

The Jamesville-DeWitt school district has approved the bids for the general construction and electrical phases of the $3.1 million capital project that will add a turf field and replace stadium lights to the main athletic facility at the high school.

Lifeguard certification course offered in DeWitt

Onondaga County Parks is offering an American Red Cross lifeguard training and certification course beginning with a pre-screening skills evaluation on Saturday April 4, with classes to start on Monday April 6 at Jamesville-DeWitt Middle School.

Three school board seats up for election, at least two incumbents not running

Two of the three Cazenovia Board of Education members whose seats are up for election on May 19 confirmed Monday night that they will not seek reelection. Current board President Pat Vogl, a 12-year member, and Karin Marris, a 12-year member, both said they have decided not to run again simply because they have been on the board long enough and are eager to give someone else a chance to serve.

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Burton Street students participate in Health and Wellness Fair

Students at Burton Street Elementary School last week spent a day learning and even teaching about physical and mental health at the school’s first Health and Wellness Fair.

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Moore appointed vice president of development and executive director of OCC foundation

Onondaga Community College announced that it has appointed Lisa R. Moore as vice president of development and executive director of the OCC Foundation.

Amish culture discussed at community event

More than 100 residents of the greater Cazenovia area crowded into the Cazenovia Public Library community room last week to hear from members of the Peterboro-Cazenovia-Canastota Amish community who offered a discussion on Amish life, history, tradition and culture.

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Cuomo, Valesky, Magee respond to Cazenovia first graders’ letters about state school aid

Students in Catharine Taylor’s first grade class at Burton Street Elementary School received some surprise mail recently — from New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo, State Senator David Valesky and State Assemblyman Bill Magee. The three officials all wrote responses to letters sent by Taylor’s 25 students, mailed in early February, in which the students asked Cuomo, Valesky and Magee to restore Cazenovia’s state school aid funding to this year’s state budget.