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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.

Travel insurance advised

Travel Leaders experts provide protection at minimal costs to travelers

Consider how you would cope with these travel snafus: You’ve waited years for the big vacation, and you receive a pink slip shortly before you are ser to depart. A storm results in your flight being canceled and you miss your cruise departure. You break your leg and need immediate medical attention on your fantasy getaway. Just unlucky? Should you avoid planning that trip? Think again! Situations like these happen every day, and each could have a significant financial impact on you as a traveler.

IBEW 43: Work done well, work done right

Joining the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 43 has quickly become a family affair for Tom Ryan.

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Project: Improve CNY

Developments aim to keeping business local, natives home

Finishing touches: B’ville waterfront development to be completed this summer Facelift eyed for Inner Harbor

Auto Insure Direct, Archer make insurance process painless

It’s much easier to stumble upon a car insurance commercial on television today than it is to avoid one. The over-abundance of ads may leave consumers wondering what makes one company a better fit for them than another.

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Michel Tax Service offers year-round financial planning, accounting services

Find helpful information at micheltaxservice.com

Highly skilled, professional and exceptionally friendly staff, combined with fair, honest preparation fees are what sets Michel Tax Service in downtown Baldwinsville far above any other tax preparation service anywhere, according to Dan Michel, the owner of the firm.

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Karl Lutz Monuments: Quality craftsmanship since 1932

They don’t make things like they used to” is an all-too-common phrase uttered today, whether discussing products manufactured on American soil or abroad. If your thoughts fall in line with the above sentiment, consider Karl Lutz Monument Company, Inc. a business that has bucked that trend, instead exhibiting exceptional quality and craftsmanship, as it has since 1932 in the Eastwood section of Syracuse.

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This summer, go exploring, camping in beautiful NYS

CNY RV Show comes to the Fairgrounds March 1-4

If you’re in the market for a recreational vehicle, look no further than the 42nd annual Central New York RV Show this March 1-4 at the New York State Fairgrounds.

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SUNY Oswego makes list of ‘Best Value Colleges’

The Princeton Review and USA Today have named SUNY Oswego to their 2012 list of 150 “best value” colleges and universities in the nation.

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IBEW means quality, skill

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 43, have been performing the highest quality electrical construction for Central New York for over 100 years and hope to continue the trend for another 100, with a focus on entering the green workforce.

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CBA, where college preparation is key

Christian Brothers Academy prides itself in its college preparatory education. Since 1900 the school has offered an education, steeped in Catholic, Lasallian values, that is unmatched in Central New York. Brothers Pride abounds in the classroom, on the athletic field, in the performance hall and extends to the real world where CBA graduates excel in their professions and service to their communities.

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Animation program offered at Daemen

The new International Center for Excellence in Animation (ICEA) at Daemen College offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts in animation. The ICEA presents a unique opportunity for students pursuing a future in the dynamic animation industry. The program’s mission is to give graduates the tools they need to both succeed in the industry and express their own unique creative visions.

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Survey says: GCC is top in t­ech

“GCC is tech savvy,” so says a third party student opinion survey. Genesee Community College ranked first among all 27 participating SUNY community colleges for the quality of computer support services, Internet access, effective use of information technology, innovative use of technology in learning, quality of the student union, and safety / security services.

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BASCOL celebrates 20 years of service

Before and After School Child Care on Location, Inc. (BASCOL) has been providing the best possible before- and after-school child care for children in grades K through sixth in Onondaga County since 1992. BASCOL, a New York State licensed before- and after-school program, is celebrating its 20th anniversary of serving families in 13 locations in five school districts: Liverpool, Onondaga Central, Solvay, West Genesee and Westhill.

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SUNYIT: Campus, academic and industry growth continues

With the launch of an extensive nanotechnology partnership and a series of ongoing campus improvements, SUNYIT is building a unique reputation as an academic innovator—and a college of opportunity for tomorrow’s students. Because of its recent growth and continued dedication to academics, SUNYIT provides students interested in pursuing degrees in technology and professional studies an exceptional value at an affordable cost.