Liverpool High School’s Casting Hall will stage "The Laramie Project" at 7 p.m. Thursday, November 14, and Friday, November 15, at 7 p.m. in the LHS Auditorium. General admission tickets cost $8 and will be available at the door. Some people may find the subject matter and some of the specific language of the play unsuitable for children under the age of 13.
The Skaneateles Central School District will engage the public in coming months to study potential strategies to deal with its financial problems while still maintaining programs.
For more than 40 years, the Fayetteville-Manlius School District has offered four languages (Spanish, German, French and Latin) beginning in eighth grade. But for the 2013-14 school year, for the first time, students are beginning their language other than English experience (LOTE) in seventh grade.
When you hear about problems on college campuses, you tend to think of binge drinking, budget cuts or fraternity hazing. But one of the biggest problems these days is hunger. A growing population of college students is struggling to make ends meet, unable to make tuition payments and pay for meals. There’s no comprehensive data available, but a City University of New York survey found that “39 percent [of students] had either gone hungry for lack of money, skipped meals, or been unable to afford balanced meals” in 2009. In order to help its students through the struggle, Onondaga Community College has joined a number of colleges nationwide in starting a food pantry.
Four Skaneateles High School students were finalists in the 2013 Bousquet Holstein photography contest — and one of them took first prize.
More than 50 people attend League of Women voters “Meet the Candidates” night
Extra chairs had to be brought out at the Cazenovia Public Library community room last Wednesday, as more than 50 people attended the “Meet the Candidates” event hosted by the League of Women Voters. Candidates for town and county offices each explained their experience and positions, while a panel of town officials discussed the two town ballot proposals facing Cazenovia voters on Nov. 5.
Coaches, parents, former players lobby to return funding to cut positions
More than 50 people crowded the high school auditorium last week, all with one purpose: To urge the Cazenovia board of education to return the funding it previously cut to pay for varsity and junior varsity lacrosse assistant coaches. Without these coaches, funding advocates declared, the sport is not only dangerous for the players but could be disastrous for the district’s highly lauded lacrosse program.
The Wildcats of Cazenovia College have excelled during October, setting or tying four all-time school records this month alone. With both the men’s and women’s soccer teams on the verge of qualifying for the North Eastern Athletic Conference playoffs, the Wildcats are off to a fast and exciting 2013-14 season.
Every year, as a way to give back to the community, the Liverpool High School girls’ volleyball teams hold a craft fair at the high school. This year, they’re doing a little something more. The teams will be collecting fabric to make blankets for the children at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital.
CSD to hold public forum on Nov. 12 to hear ideas
The Skaneateles Central School District will soon be looking at some potentially controversial changes to deal with declining enrollment. An email sent to Skaneateles community members by Interim Superintendent of Schools Judy Pastel about the district’s intention to study grade shifting sparked public opposition in the form of an online petition last week.
UPDATE: The North Syracuse Junior High School was briefly placed on lockdown Thursday afternoon while state police searched for a suspect in a nearby armed robbery.
A second offering of “The Art of College Cost Funding” will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, the Cazenovia Public Library.
An email sent to Skaneateles community members by Interim Superintendent of Schools Judy Pastel on Wednesday sparked public opposition in the form of an online petition.
A New York State Supreme Court judge has sided with the village of Cazenovia and refused to overturn the village zoning board’s April decision to require full site plan review for a proposed perimeter fence around Cazenovia College’s athletic complex rather than issuing a simple building permit.
There is a murderer loose in jolly old England! Or at least there is in Morrisville State’s Theater play, “The Mousetrap.” The Friars Club will be presenting this Agatha Christie murder-mystery at 8 p.m. Oct. 25 and 26 , at 2 p.m. Oct. 27, and at 8 p.m. Oct. 31, Nov. 1, and Nov. 2.