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Movie Review: Numbering the days – A review of “The 33”

There isn’t any doubt that mining is dangerous work. Compound that with the safety record prevalent in foreign countries and luck is what keeps many of these men alive from day to day. So it is in this story of a Chilean mine disaster that nearly claimed the lives of 33 miners near the tail end of 2010.

Cazenovia College announces holiday chorale concert, arts and crafts fair

Cazenovia College has announced two upcoming holiday events for the community. A Cazenovia College Chorale concert is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2, in the Catherine Cummings Theatre, and then on Friday, Dec. 4, in conjunction with the Village of Cazenovia’s 38th Annual Tree Lighting and Holiday Walk, the Cazenovia College Art Gallery will be the site of the Sixth Annual Arts and Crafts Fair.

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Shop Small Saturday campaign begins on Nov. 28

More than 40 businesses participating in campaign

More than 40 local businesses in the greater Manlius area will be offering coupons and deals that are good from Saturday, Nov. 28 through Jan. 9 as part of the Greater Manlius Chamber of Commerce Shop Small Business Saturday campaign.

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THEATER REVIEW: Sketchy comedy -- Monthy Python’s surreal satire scores at ShoppingTown’s CNY Playhouse

If you’re serious about silly walks, then hop, skip or sashay your way over to CNY Playhouse’s “A Tribute to Monty Python’s Flying Circus” running through Nov. 21, at ShoppingTown DeWitt.

Erie Canalway Trail - Syracuse Connector Route Project Public Meeting

A public meeting for the Erie Canalway Trail – Syracuse Connector Route Project will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 3, at the Museum of Science and Technology (MOST), 500 South Franklin Street, Syracuse.

Second Annual Baseball Bash to be held to support the Challenger Field of Dreams project

Johnny Damon, former Yankees and Red Sox World Series Champion, will provide the keynote address

The second annual Baseball Bash to benefit the Carrier Park Challenger Field of Dreams will take place Saturday, Nov. 21, at 5 p.m. at The Oncenter Ballroom. The event includes cocktails, dinner, entertainment, auction and keynote address from Johnny Damon, former player on the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox World Series championship teams.

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Baldwinsville History Mystery: Do you know anything about this picture?

Take a good look at this photo. What is the group of bystanders looking at? See if you know where the photo was taken; it’s a place many of us pass daily. Can you give two uses for the taller building in the center of the picture?

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Canton Woods Senior Center: Start your holiday season with a tree lighting celebration

This holiday season, join in the events at Canton Woods and in the Baldwinsville Community. You will enjoy and fun and festive month.

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Festival of Miniature Trees starts Nov. 20

Proceeds from silent auction will benefit the Manlius Historical Society

The Manlius Historical Society will be holding its annual Festival of Miniature Trees fundraiser from Nov. 20 to Dec. 11 at a new site this year — the Stickley, Audi & Co. showroom at 300 Towne Center in Fayetteville.

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Library focus: Celebrate Raggedy Ann’s 100th birthday at BPL

What did you play with when you were young — balls, games, dolls … firetrucks? Or were you one of the gamers dedicating your time to joysticks and keyboards? Whatever you chose, the toys of your childhood helped shape the person you are today.

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Manlius tap dancer to compete at World Tap Championships

Madeline Albanese, a Manlius resident and student at The Dance Studio CNY, will represent the United States at the World Tap Championships in Riesa, Germany, in early December, as part of The American Tap Company.

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David’s Refuge pampers caregiver mothers in Beauty of Mom celebration

On Oct. 18, local non-profit David’s Refuge hosted the first-ever Beauty of Mom event, which brought more than 15 mothers of children with special needs or life threatening illnesses together for a day of refreshment and pampering.

Movie Review: A Better Bond – A review of ‘Spectre’

James Bond has grown up. Actually that can be said of all four of the installments starring Daniel Craig, but the statement most definitely applies here. This is NOT your father’s James Bond. This is a Bond more in tune with the discerning action adventure fans of the 2000s.

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Trot early, eat all day

Hundreds expected for sixth annual F-M Turkey Trot

The Fayetteville-Manlius All Sports Booster Club is hosting its sixth annual Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, Nov. 26, at the Fayetteville-Manlius High School, located at 8201 E. Seneca Turnpike in Manlius.

Celebrity bartending night at Owera Vineyards to benefit Food Bank of Central New York

The Madison County Farm Bureau will host a celebrity bartending night at Owera Vineyards from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13. All tips generated at the event will benefit the hunger-relief mission of Food Bank of Central New York.