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NOPL news: Story times resume

After taking a brief recess during the last few weeks of summer, a new season of story times are beginning at all three NOPL locations — Brewerton, Cicero and North Syracuse.

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Canton Woods Senior Center: A valuable community resource for our seniors

If you are 60 years old and wondering what programs and services are available to you in your community, visit Canton Woods and see what you have been missing. Canton Woods is a valuable community resource. The center offers a full calendar of actives and special events. Your Neighborhood Advisors are also located at Canton Woods .They can assist you with HEAP or SNAP, and provide helpful information and referrals.

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New coffee roaster opens in Nelson

Construction crews currently can be seen working on two houses at the four corners of Nelson that, when completed, promise to forever alter the food and beverage landscape in the Nelson-Cazenovia area. While a restaurant, nanobrewery and cigar shop are currently in the works to be created inside the two buildings — officially to be called Nelson Corners — a coffee roaster business is now up and running, selling coffee online and preparing for a storefront grand opening event on Oct. 3.

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Hundreds enjoy Taste of Cazenovia, raise funds for CCH and local family

More than 250 people turned out last week to eat, drink, mingle and — most importantly — help raise funds for the Cazenovia Children’s House during the organization’s annual Taste of Cazenovia fundraising event, held this year at the Cazenovia Country Club.

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F-M elementary students plant pinwheels for peace

Hundreds of colorful, hand-crafted pinwheels are whirling for peace at two of Fayetteville-Manlius School District’s elementary schools.

Volunteers needed at the Manlius Historical Society

As the Manlius Historical Society heads into its busy fall and winter season, the Board of Trustees said they are in need of community members who are interested in volunteering to assist with a variety of programs and projects.

The Book Beat: For Your Book Club – Part 2

Is your book club looking for its next great read? Consider this list (the second of two) of recent, recommended titles. Not all of them have associated reading group guides, but chances are they’ll be added to: readinggroupguides.com, an excellent site to visit for selections and updates of books ripe for discussion.

Fayetteville Farmers Market expands to include monthly winter market

Will be held the second Thursday of each month at the Shoppes at Towne Center

Residents who like to shop local will get the opportunity to visit more than 20 vendors at the Fayetteville Winter Farmers Market once a month starting in November.

Editorial: Community input is key to find deer management program suitable for Fayetteville

The overpopulation of white-tailed deer in the village of Fayetteville has become a problem that needs to be solved. The village cannot turn a blind eye to the increase of Lyme disease found in people and pets, the increase in vehicular accidents caused by deer and the damage to property and vegetation caused by clusters of deer settlements in the village.

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

Many of us pass this area daily. Most of us use the services and businesses that are located here almost daily. What do you know about the buildings in the picture? What streets are seen here?

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Fayetteville deer management informational meeting to be held Sept. 29

Citizens interested in learning more about the planned deer management program in the village of Fayetteville will get the opportunity at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 29 at the Fayetteville Village Offices.

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CPF old-fashioned barn dance a success

The sounds of the fiddle and guitar, stomping feet, clapping hands, the caller giving directions and a lot of laughter filled the air last Friday night as nearly 100 people turned out for the Cazenovia Preservation Foundation’s Old-Fashioned Barn Dance at Deer Hawk Farm on Rathbun Road.

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Movie review: Better stay home – M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘The Visit’

M. Night Shyamalan just keeps floundering. Years ago, he sprang upon the Hollywood movie scene with what is, arguably, one of the best suspense films of all time. When “The Sixth Sense” premiered, audiences were taken by surprise at the ending, prompting multiple repeat viewings to see what was missed the first time around.

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Fayetteville apartment project receives opposition from neighbors, school district

A 250-unit apartment complex proposed at the former Accurate Die Casting site on 547 E. Genesee St. in Fayetteville has received some opposition by both the public and the Fayetteville-Manlius School District in recent weeks.

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Wild apples wanted for Critz Farms 'Community Cider'

The wild apple crop this year has been huge in Central New York, and it gave Matt and Juanita Critz, owners of Critz Farm and Harvest Moon Cidery in Cazenovia, an idea: Why not ask community members to bring in their wild apples and use those to make a Cazenovia “community” hard cider? Contributors could help press the apples, receive some free bottles of the finished product and even designate a local charity to receive apportion of the proceeds from bottle sales.