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F-M Area Relay for Life looking to raise $80K to fight cancer

For the third year in a row, the Fayetteville-Manlius Area Relay for Life will be held to raise money to help fight cancer, and everyone is invited to attend from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, May 14, at the F-M High School Track.

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What's on PAC-B? April 30 to May 6

Baldwinsville PAC-B, the public access cable channel 98 for Time Warner and channel 30 for Verizon FIOS, is available 24 hours a day to provide video and information of local interest. For the convenience of the public, the schedule of the next ten programs is aired on PAC-B TV at 9 a.m., noon, 3, 6 and 9 p.m. daily. The Baldwinsville Bulletin Board will air from midnight to 9 a.m. daily. For anyone that missed a program on TV, many of the programs are available on the internet. To access the previous videos online, a link is available at pacbtv.org.

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PARKS AND REC CORNER: Gather your ‘tribe’ for Van Buren’s ‘Survivor’ challenge

Are you a big fan of “Survivor”? Our department has been diligently working on designing a fabulous day of Survivor Team Challenges on Saturday, June 11. Survivor Team Challenges will be an all day event where teams will be asked to compete in activities that will test the mental, physical and leadership abilities of all involved. Teamwork will be put to the test to determine which tribe is the ultimate survivor.

FROM THE LEGISLATURE: Symphoria, OCC, other agencies provide legislature with updates

At our April County Facilities meeting, we welcomed the executive director from CNY ARTS and the managing director of Symphoria for an update on their successful season and what to expect in the upcoming season. The president of Onondaga Community College, Dr. Casey Crabill, provided an update on their capital projects and a preview of their upcoming budget needs. The committee also accepted funding from Syracuse University for improvements to the civic strip and authorized two bonding resolutions for road and bridge repairs.

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Canton Woods receives Community Health Award

Canton Woods Senior Center was chosen to receive a 2016 Community Health Award.

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LIBRARY FOCUS: Book clubs, sales offer summer reading choices

Bad weather and poor health have distracted me from my duties, but things are improving so I’m back to give you the update on book business at the library in May.

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Caz Pizza revamps its ice cream offerings

New flavors, old-fashioned sundaes and banana splits of all natural Purity products now available

Spring has come and summer is looming, and the season for ice cream has arrived. At Caz Pizza, owners Suzie and Tom Hayes recently have redesigned their ice cream alcove to make better organized, more visible and full of new flavors and specialized offerings.

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Hands-on learning continues to bloom at Eagle Hill Middle School

Seventh-grade Fayetteville-Manlius Central School District student Claire Grenis was never a big fan of vegetables.

Little Moe 5K Walk/Run scheduled for May 7

Skanda Equine has announced the Fourth Annual Little Moe 5K Walk/Run to support horse rescue at the CNY SPCA will take place on May 7 at Green Lakes State Park in Fayetteville.

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Movie Review: The big cat’s meow – A review of ‘The Jungle Book’

I can remember the first time I saw the original animated Disney version of “The Jungle Book.” The visuals were stunning, the story was compelling and the voices were recognizably familiar and fit well within the context of the story. Well, Disney has outdone itself with this remake, done with animated talking animals and a real live man-cub interacting on the big screen.

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Friday night movies continue at Catherine Cummings Theatre

The Friday night movie series continues at the Catherine Cummings Theatre this Friday, April 22, with Disney Pixar’s “Inside Out.” The movie will begin at 7:30 pm. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $6 for general admission and are available at the door. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Refreshments will be available for sale.

School Break Explorer Days at the Cazenovia Public Library

The Cazenovia Public Library will be abuzz with activities for children during the Cazenovia Central School Spring Break during the week of April 25 to 29. Back by popular demand, Explorer Days 2016 will offer a variety of hands-on programs with a little something for everyone.

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East Syracuse FD announces no Field Days fundraiser this year

Declining attendance, inability to find amusement and concession company cited as reasons for decision

Officials from the East Syracuse Fire Department have announced that the tradition of the Field Days fundraiser will not be carried on this year, mainly due to an inability to secure an amusement and concession company during suitable dates and the fact the event’s attendance has dwindled over the years.

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Our View: We’re lucky to have such great park facilities and activities in the eastern suburbs

Recently, the annual Wicked Woods event at Green Lakes State Park received Central New York and New York state level recognition as the winner for the “Special Event” category in the 2016 Central New York Recreation and Park Society awards ceremony and the 2016 New York State Recreation and Park Society awards ceremony.

OCRRA’s Jamesville and Amboy compost sites open for season

Purchase a site pass or buy OCRRA compost at a local retailer

OCRRA has recently announced the Amboy and Jamesville compost sites are both open for the season. Customers can purchase a variety of composting passes to fit their needs, or purchase compost made at the OCCRA facilities at local retailers.