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Green receives service to the community award from Onondaga County Medical Society Alliance

Manlius resident and town councilor Karen Green last week received the Citation of Alliance Member Service to the Community award from the Onondaga County Medical Society

East Syracuse reschedules public referendum on police to April 16

Due to material changes to the inter-municipal agreement with the village of East Syracuse and the town of Dewitt, the village of East Syracuse board of trustees voted to reschedule the public referendum on the police abolishment on March 21. This will allow the residents of the village additional time to consider the referendum and the village to process some contractual changes with the inter-municipal agreement.

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L & J.G. Stickley committed to CNY; projects continued growth

Edward J. Audi appointed president

Edward J. Audi was recently appointed president of L & J.G. Stickley Inc. of Manlius, manufacturer and marketer of premium-quality solid wood and upholstered furniture. Audi was formerly executive vice president of the 112-year-old privately-held company and president of its Stickley International division.

Market news: Are CNY homebuyers on the fence?

Realtors across the nation mourned on Dec. 30. On that date in 2008, the Case-Shiller home price index reported its largest price drop of housing in its history. Mark Re, vice president and general manager of the Central New York Division of RealtyUSA, remembers the time.

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Half a heart… Full of love

At the 22nd week of Judy Walsh’s pregnancy, everything changed. “I never dreamed there would be a problem,” Judy said. Even so, after the routine sonogram, the hospital technician told her there was something wrong.

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My inspiration: The warrior with the beautiful smile

When I first met Eva Donahue, I didn’t realize what an impact she would have on my life. Knowing her has, in fact, lengthened my life.

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Crossfit in the 'Cuse

Teamwork, friendly competition all part of CNY’s newest fitness craze

Gym? Check! Equipment? Check! Weights? Check! Mats? Check! Sure, CrossFit Syracuse has the trappings of most exercise facilities to be found in Central New York. So, what gives? Why is CrossFit, according to Forbes contributor Patrick Rishe, “one of the fastest growing sports in America which only looks to build upon the financial and popular successes it has achieved in just one short year?” “The workouts are killer, the coaching is extremely important and the scalability makes CrossFit a universal opportunity,” said CrossFit Syracuse co-owner Ellen Spicer.

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Mud and motivation

Team Trifecta takes the course in memory of a lost teammate

Team Trifecta has run many races together. “We’ve competed together in many sprint triathlons, the Syracuse Half Ironman and the Marine Corp Marathon,” said Lisa Hoover, Skaneateles resident and Team Trifecta member. But this race was different. This race was in memory of a friend.

New math assessment tool helps SCSD improve K-2 instruction

Many elementary school-age children can count to 100, but do they truly understand and recognize the numbers, what they mean and how they relate to each other? This is an important question for school educators and administrators, and one that Skaneateles is directly addressing this year with a new math assessment tool for grades K through 6.

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St. Joseph’s Hospital breaks ground on expansion

St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center held a ground-breaking ceremony today to start “Phase Two” of its planned expansion project.

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Woman of the Year Award presented to Linda Donalson Hicks

The Syracuse Commission for Women presented its Woman of the Year Award to Linda Donalson Hicks on Wednesday at the Sustainability Center.

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Yogi Bear…Family fun-close to you!

Jellystone Park marks 42nd year

Open since 1970, Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park offers fun activities for families wishing to “get away,” relax and enjoy being outdoors. Weekends from May 1 until the end of October are planned around a different theme.

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Marquardt Switches continues to grow, improve

Focus for 2012: Expand company’s portfolio, customer base

2011 was an eventful year for Marquardt Switches Inc. in Cazenovia. The company had been busy improving its products, facility and workforce at 2711 Route 20 East.

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield: Upstate New York has relatively high job-based health insurance coverage, below-average uninsured rates

Upstate New York’s uninsured rate is 5 percentage points below the national average, thanks in part to higher levels of employment-based health insurance coverage in the region, according to an Excellus BlueCross BlueShield census data analysis.

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Ask the expert: Protecting your trees from the Emerald Ash Borer

For local ash trees, the arrival of a devastating pest in Western and parts of Central New York is very bad news. The Emerald Ash Borer has been an unwelcome guest in the United States for several years, but until recently it had not been found in our area. Unfortunately, all that’s changed and the beautiful ash trees that shade our neighborhoods and line our streets are now in danger.