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Lifeguard certification course offered in DeWitt

Onondaga County Parks is offering an American Red Cross lifeguard training and certification course beginning with a pre-screening skills evaluation on Saturday April 4, with classes to start on Monday April 6 at Jamesville-DeWitt Middle School.

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More than 100 shaved, nearly $50K raised at Cazenovia St. Baldrick’s event

For the second consecutive year, Cazenovians have raised nearly $50,000 to help increase childhood cancer research and awareness through a St. Baldrick’s Foundation fundraising event. Hundreds of people showed up to the event, held Sunday, March 22, at Burton Street Elementary School, more than 100 got their heads shaved and, as of press time, a little more than $47,000 was raised.

Amish culture discussed at community event

More than 100 residents of the greater Cazenovia area crowded into the Cazenovia Public Library community room last week to hear from members of the Peterboro-Cazenovia-Canastota Amish community who offered a discussion on Amish life, history, tradition and culture.

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Cazenovia singers, musicians participate in spring All-County festival

Nearly 50 Cazenovia student musicians and singers in grades 5 through 12 performed in the annual Madison County Music Educators Association’s Spring All-County Music Festival, which was held March 13 and 14 at Vernon-Verona-Sherrill High School.

Three animals test positive for rabies in Madison County

Madison County Health Department announced on March 19 its first positive rabies results this year in three animals. In the town of Lebanon a cow and cat tested positive for rabies and in the town of Hamilton a cat also tested positive for rabies.

Details released for proposed apartment project in Fayetteville

Developers of a proposed apartment complex aimed at “empty-nesters and young professionals” on 547 E. Genesee St. in Fayetteville presented a planned unit development (P.U.D) application at the March 9 Fayetteville Village Board meeting.

Free technology classes offered at Cazenovia Public Library

Technology classes continue at the Cazenovia Public Library in March—“Syncing Your Life with iCloud” on Monday, March 23, and “Discovering Your Digital Library” on Wednesday, March 25.

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Public hearing set for ‘cruise ship on land’ senior living center in Manlius

A public hearing has been set for Wednesday, March 25, for the proposed “cruise ship on land” Resort Lifestyle Communities senior living center, to be located at the corner of North Burdick Street and Medical Center Drive in the town of Manlius.

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Dog rescued at Clark Reservation after falling into crevice

Owners create a GoFundMe campaign to cover cost of medical bills

A Doberman Pinscher dog is safe after falling down a 20-foot crevice at Clark Reservation State Park in Jamesville on the evening of March 16 and being rescued by emergency responders and concerned community members after a more than six hour ordeal.

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Fit for a village

Workouts B’ville picks up where Riverside Fitness left off

The former Riverside Fitness Center is now under new ownership, but customers are staying the course at the village gym, according to Workouts B’ville manager Jamie Miccuci.

LIBRARY FOCUS: Take a break from spring cleaning at the library

Welcome to mud season, when the ice curtains fall from the roof and the snow recedes enough to reveal the things lost and abandoned in the winter season. It’s time to open the curtains, dust the far recesses of our rooms and get ready for the challenges and delights of the next season. In the meantime, don’t forget the library is here to help you plan your projects and calm the fevered nerves of impatient gardeners and sportsmen.

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

This circa-1909 photo shows the new north side location of George Peck’s coal and wood dealership. Although it is faint, the far left side of the photo gives a clue as to the location. The business would continue for another half a century under the ownership of several well known local entrepreneurs. Can you identify the location? Perhaps you know some of the successors.

LIVIN' IN LIVERPOOL: Rap video an artistic statement or a terrorist threat?

In February, after this year’s Sammy nominees were announced and he wasn’t on the list, local rapper Jamie "Powder Jay" Cheeseman posted a video on YouTube, a rap song called “Ill Wishes.” In that performance, Powder Jay railed against the Sammys judges and allegedly threatened to burn down the Palace Theater and physically attack Nowak. The “Ill Wishes” video included an image of a pipe bomb.

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Dangerous duality: Wilson gives bravura performance in B’ville Theatre Guild’s ‘Jekyll and Hyde’

When you see this musical based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s novella, “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,” you’ll be impressed by the visual recreation of Victorian London, the pitch-perfect singing often rendered in tight harmonies and the rousing 14-piece pit band. What will most impress you, however, will be leading man Henry Wilson in the dual role of the gentle Dr. Jekyll and the violent Mr. Hyde.

North Syracuse community yoga starts March 25

The village of North Syracuse Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a new community yoga session this spring for area residents, ages 15 and older.