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Caz Lake ice fishing clinic cancelled

The free ice fishing clinic scheduled for this Saturday, Feb. 6, on Cazenovia Lake has been canceled due to poor ice conditions.

Public hearing set to change veteran tax exemption in Manlius

The Manlius Town Board has voted to set a public hearing on Feb. 10 to consider two local laws that would change the Alternative Veterans Tax Exemption and the Cold War Veterans Tax Exemption to match up with current state legislation. Recently, the New York State Legislature voted to change the amounts of reductions for veterans when it comes to paying property taxes, said Town Attorney Tim Frateschi at the board’s Jan. 27 meeting.

Art for Kids, chocolate party coming to Cazenovia Public Library

Kids of all ages are invited to the Cazenovia Public Library for fun-filled activities during the first weekend in February — Art for Kids, Winter Festival events and Lego My Library.

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Manlius youth gets trip of a lifetime through Dream Factory of Syracuse

Frankie Palladino is an average 12-year-old boy. He attends school at Eagle Hill Middle school in Manlius, has homework, plays sports, hangs out with friends and even has hopes of someday playing basketball for the NBA. But one thing that Frankie must deal with on a daily basis that many of his peers don’t is the fact that he has to keep a close watch on his blood glucose levels due to being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes — an autoimmune illness that limits the production of insulin in his pancreas, making it hard for his body to keep a stable blood glucose level.

Turnabout is fair play

Director, actor to switch roles in upcoming performances

The Central New York theater community is close knit and small, a group of talented artists who are so close they refer to each other as family. So, it’s not surprising, given the especially small pool of male actors and qualified directors, that they sometimes direct each other. Such is the case for two upcoming productions at CNY Playhouse.

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Movie madness

PAC-B to show local filmmaker’s movies

Maybe you’ve caught the odd Lysander Town Board meeting on PAC-B TV (Channel 98 or FIOS 30). While it was surely entertaining, wouldn’t you like to tune in for a thrilling horror movie or an engrossing sci-fi flick, especially one by a local filmmaker?

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

This gentleman from Lysander ran an important service that increased the security and social life of the residents who subscribed to his company. Who is he and what was his important job?

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LIBRARY FOCUS: Seniors, visit BPL during the snowy season

Well, it took its time getting here, but it seems like winter has finally arrived. Now we all have a choice — do we fly south? Stay home and hibernate? Or make the most of the snowy season? It’s often a particularly thorny question for the seniors among us looking for reasons to get up and out of the house, and once again the library has at least some of the answers.

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What's on PAC-B? Feb. 6-12

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.

LIVIN' IN LIVERPOOL: Consensus kicks door open to future tax relief

After a year and a half of study, the Consensus committee to modernize local government in Onondaga County recommends merging the county and the city of Syracuse. Such a dramatic consolidation would likely save a few bucks here and there, but the average property taxpayer here would see little change to their annual levies. Maybe if they squint.

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Silverwood Clarinet Choir to offer free concert in Oneida

The Silverwood Clarinet Choir has announced that it will hold a free concert at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 7, at the Oneida Community Mansion House, 170 Kenwood Avenue, Oneida, and all are invited to attend. The concert, “Musical moods for a cold winter day and Valentine’s Day,” will feature original pieces, classical compositions and lighter pieces.

Free DEC ice fishing clinic coming to Caz

A series of free ice fishing clinics are scheduled across New York State to educate people about the sport and how to safely enjoy time on the ice, including one on Cazenovia Lake on Saturday, Feb. 6.

Weekend of fun coming to the Cazenovia Public Library

Kids of all ages are invited to the Cazenovia Public Library for fun-filled activities during the first weekend in February — Art for Kids, Winter Festival events and Lego My Library.

Dwight Williams art exhibit opens at Reisman Hall

Exhibit a collaboration between the Cazenovia Public Library and Cazenovia College

The Cazenovia College Art Gallery in Reisman Hall will host the upcoming exhibition “Dwight Williams (1856-1932) Artist, teacher, scholar, Cazenovia's son.” The exhibit will open Thursday, Jan. 28, with a reception from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. It will continue through Feb. 25.

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ESM Spartan Stage to perform ‘Guys & Dolls’ Feb. 4-6

East Syracuse Minoa Spartan Stage will present the classic “Guys and Dolls” on February 4, 5 and 6. Performances are at 7 p.m. each night at ESM Central High School with an additional matinee on Saturday at 2 p.m.