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Canton Woods Senior Center: Summer fun and festivities

Canton Woods is very busy with summer fun and festivities!

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HISTORY MYSTERY: Do you know anything about these pictures?

The gentlemen pictured in the photos in this week’s History Mystery have something in common; what is it? All have a connection with Baldwinsville. What else do you know about them?

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EDITORIAL: Start small to help end lupus

Besides a collection of radio hits, what do Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson, Selena Gomez, Seal and Toni Braxton have in common? Like 1.5 million of their fellow Americans, they’ve struggled with lupus, a chronic autoimmune disorder that attacks the skin, joints and internal organs.

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‘It’s a fight’

Lupus Alliance provides support for local patients

Deana Fellows suffered in silence for 18 years before she discovered the Lupus Alliance of Upstate New York. She attended the Lupus Alliance’s “Walk Along for Lupus” in 2007 and found the organization to be full of “wonderfully embracing people.” Now, Fellows is a member of the group’s board of directors. Diagnosed with the autoimmune disorder at age 23, Fellows, who lives in Marcellus, said she doesn’t care much to talk about her illness, but she realized that opening up about her story helps other people with lupus know they’re not alone.

Industrial hemp documentary to be shown at the Cazenovia Public Library

To celebrate National Hemp History Week, all are invited to the Cazenovia Public Library community room at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 3, for a screening of “Bringing It Home,” an industrial hemp documentary that has sparked action on farming legalization and policy reform.

New York state to offer internet-based safe boating education course

Online course makes it more convenient to satisfy boating education requirements

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (State Parks) today announced that boaters and personal watercraft operators can now obtain a boating safety certificate by successfully completing an approved online course. Until now, the only option for the 20,000 people seeking a boating safety certificate in New York each year was to complete an eight-hour classroom-based course.

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Art sale to benefit Manlius Senior Centre

Looking for a new piece of art to add style to your home? Want to know that money you spend buying the piece goes toward a good cause? From June 1 to July 3, residents can stop by the Manlius Village Centre to view and purchase works of art donated by local artists to help raise funds for the Manlius Senior Centre.

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DeWitt teen wins New York state video challenge

The DeWitt Community Library and DeWitt teens are featured in the winning video for New York state’s Teen Video Challenge contest.

The architectural design of Lorenzo and the Sacred Sites Program to be sponsored by the Friends of Lorenzo in support of Preservation Month in Cazenovia

Each year since 2003, in celebration of “Preservation Month,” The Friends of Lorenzo sponsor a variety of programs and presentations that focus on noteworthy historic preservation topics in and around Cazenovia. These activities have included various walking tours throughout the village, site visits to exemplary restored buildings and presentations by experts on an array of subjects — from preservation policy, to significant restoration projects, to sources of funding for historic preservation.

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F-M again named among the 'Best Communities for Music Education in America'

The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) has once again named the Fayetteville-Manlius School District one of the nation’s “Best Communities for Music Education in America.”

MPH students recognized for achievement in visual arts

Manlius Pebble Hill eighth grader Loren (Ren) Brown was awarded First Place in the Congressional Art Competition.

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Village and town of Manlius hold Arbor Day tree-planting ceremony

Town awarded Tree City USA status for 11th consecutive year

Representatives from the village and town of Manlius joined together last week to celebrate Arbor Day, recognize the 11th year the town of Manlius has been named a Tree City USA and show the importance of making the area a tree-friendly place to live by planting a serviceberry tree that was donated by the Manlius Lions Club.

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F-M Relay for Life seeking cancer survivors to participate in ‘Survivor’s Lap’

This year’s F-M Relay for Life is quickly approaching, and the student group helping to organize the fundraiser is looking for cancer survivors to participate in the annual Survivor’s Lap.

Madison County Fair set for July 9 through 12

The176th annual edition of the Madison County Fair will run July 9 through 12, and the 2015 theme is “We’ve Got a Good Thing Growing.” Plans are underway for some new exciting shows, contest, and surprises, along with the return of some old favorites.

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NOPL news: NOPL @ North Syracuse to host acoustic music concert

At 1 p.m. Saturday, May 30, NOPL @ North Syracuse welcomes John and Cathy Cadley, one of Central New York’s most entertaining and popular acoustic duos.