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Cocli Collection brings unique French fashions to Fayetteville

Ever since she was young, Claire Chardon has been sewing her own trousers and knitting different articles of clothing. “It’s something I’ve been interested in for a long time and one of my dreams has always been to have my own line of clothing,” she said.

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Historic DeWitt cemetery on the road to repair

It’s been more than 110 years since the last burial occurred at Messina Springs Cemetery on James Street in DeWitt – and for decades the cemetery looked like what it was: abandoned. During the past few years, however, members of the community and DeWitt town officials have been working to rehabilitate this historic spot and have made great strides this year.

Manlius Art Cinema to present National Theatre of London’s production of ‘The Beaux’ Strategem’

The Manlius Art Cinema has announced its next production as host for Central New York’s screenings of the Royal National Theatre of London will be “The Beaux’ Strategem” at 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 11, with two encore performances to be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, and at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 24.

Upstate University Hospital physicians bring back the ‘house call’

Upstate at Home will send a doctor to your residence as an option for individuals who may want medical care in the comfort of their home.

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Manlius Library celebrating centennial on Oct. 17

The Manlius Library is celebrating a century of service and community support with an all-day event on Saturday, Oct. 17. Between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., the public is invited to enjoy the festivities. The library’s new teen room will be officially unveiled, as well as a new gallery of beautiful Audubon prints, donated by Manlius residents Harold and Barbara Jones.

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Dorothy Riester, founder of Stone Quarry Hill Art Park, publishes her memoir

Proceeds from ‘The Art of a Life’ to benefit the art park

At five-years-old, Dorothy Riester declared, “I’m going to be an artist!” Ninety-three years later, Riester is not only an artist, she’s considered an inspiration by artists from all over — pioneer and trailblazer for the arts. The lively and sometimes provocative life of Dorothy is now documented in her new book, “The Art of a Life, Dorothy Riester: A Memoir,” as told to Victoria Kennedy.

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Fayetteville Village Apartments developer responds to F-M School District’s concerns

Believes projection of enrollment increase is incorrect

Morgan Management, the developer for the planned 250-unit Fayetteville Village Apartments on 547 E. Genesee St. in Fayetteville, has responded to the Fayetteville-Manlius School District’s recent concerns regarding the project in the form of a letter to Craig Tice, superintendent of F-M schools.

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Canton Woods Senior Center: Walk for the Woods a success

Walk for the Woods 2015 was a great success! The weather was picture perfect. All of the walk participants were in good spirits, including the four-legged ones! Thank you to everyone who contributed to the Walk for the Woods 2015.

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Remembering Clay: Immanuel Lutheran Church celebrates centennial anniversary of groundbreaking

On Sunday Sept, 20, approximately 100 people celebrated the 100th anniversary of the groundbreaking for a new edifice for Immanuel’s congregation. Their story begins in 1708 in the Palatinate of Germany.

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Library focus: Fall offerings range from trivia to tech

The air is getting crisp, but we’re still here with entertainment and education for all. From trivia to technology we have the opportunities, information and tools to help you manage your world and reach for your dreams.

CAP to host annual fundraising gala and silent auction

Community Action Partnership (CAP) for Madison County is hosting its third annual gala and silent auction from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16, at Owera Vineyards in the tent. This year CAP is acknowledging and honoring four foundations that have supported and reinforced CAP’s work with families in Madison County for the past 33 years, including The Gifford Foundation, CNY Community Foundation, Mid York Foundation and Hinman Foundation.

New Woodstock Free Library welcomes special guests on Oct. 10

If you want to meet a real princess, visit the New Woodstock Free Library from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, to meet Madison County Dairy Princess Katelyn Bloss. That same day, at 11:30 a.m., Assemblyman Bill Magee, chair of the Assembly Agriculture Committee and recipient of the 2015 Distinguished Service Citation from the New York State Agricultural Society, will visit the library’s “Agri-Culture” exhibit which runs from Sept. 28 to Oct. 30.

JCC offers Columbus Day vacation camp for children Oct. 12

The Sam Pomeranz Jewish Community Center of Syracuse will hold a Columbus Day vacation camp for children in grades K-6 on Monday, Oct. 12, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the center on 5655 Thompson Road, DeWitt. The camp will be filled with lots of fun activities such as arts and crafts, sports and more for children to enjoy during their day off from school. Half-day options and early/late care to extend the day from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. are also available.

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Circa to reopen at Nelson Corners in 2016

Alicyn Hart said she will never move a restaurant again — but she’s also hopeful she won’t have to. The former proprietor of the popular Cazenovia restaurant Circa, that closed its Albany Street doors more than one year ago due to rising rent costs, is planning to reanimate her signature establishment in a new building and a new location early next year — on Route 20 East at the four corners of Nelson.

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Ghosts, Goblins and Ghouls, Oh My! — Part 1

A look at CNY’s haunted attractions

Ah, October! The leaves change colors, the temperatures start to drop, the kids are back in school — and the ghouls, ghosts and goblins come out to play! Is there any wonder that this is my favorite time of year?