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President Lincoln featured in 2015 programs at National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum

The National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum (NAHOF) in Peterboro has suspended its two-year cycle of inductions and commemorations in 2015 in order to address President Abraham Lincoln as The Great Emancipator. During this Sesquicentennial year of Lincoln’s death, the end of the Civil War and the ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment, NAHOF and its Peterboro heritage partners will provide public programs on Lincoln from March to October 2015.

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Manlius Historical Society announces winner of the Oldest Living Resident contest

Vera Bridger Lange, who recently celebrated her 106th birthday, is the winner of the “Oldest Living Resident of Manlius” contest, sponsored by the Manlius Historical Society.

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Burton Street Elementary students exhibit art

The Earlville Opera House opened KidsART, an art exhibit celebrating elementary school artists, on Saturday, Jan. 31.

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CBA students connect with local organizations at service fair

Christian Brothers Academy students had an opportunity to learn more about organizations in the Syracuse area, as Peer Ministers hosted a Service Fair in the Callahan Gym on Feb. 4.

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2015 projects seek to make Jamesville a visitor destination

Next community meeting will be held Feb. 25

One local entrepreneur has a vision to make the hamlet of Jamesville a new dining and accommodation destination, and, to that end, he is currently in the midst of pushing forward on several proposed projects that he says will help enhance and spice up the small community during the ensuing year.

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Laurentian Singers to kick off spring break tour in Cazenovia

St. Lawrence University’s Laurentian Singers will kick off their spring break tour to New Orleans with a concert beginning at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 28, at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, located at 10 Mill St. in Cazenovia. The concert is free and open to the public.

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Enders Road Elementary holds first-ever career fair

Elementary students in the Fayetteville-Manlius School District recently learned that it’s never too early to start thinking about what they want to be when they grow up.

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J-D students recognized with writing awards

Several students from Jamesville-DeWitt high school received awards in the 2015 Scholastic Writing Competition for the Northeast Region-at-large, which includes schools in Connecticut, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Vermont, New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island and Delaware.

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Town moving forward with plan to redesign McNitt State Park lake access

The proposed engineering design for a new lake access area at McNitt State Park was received with unanimous enthusiasm from the Cazenovia Town Board last week, and will now be sent to officials at the state parks office for final approval.

LIVIN' IN LIVERPOOL: L’pool jazzman organizes regional talent search

Opportunity comes knocking for singers, songwriters, composers and instrumentalists to polish their talents with a new, free music program. The Onondaga County Public Library MasterClass offers a workshop and a session for anyone 12 years old and older interested in getting feedback from local music professionals and performing at a finale concert.

NOPL NEWS: The digital library

One of the great benefits of having a high-speed Internet connection and easy access to a computer is being able view what we want whenever we want. Never before has there been such a large variety of “on demand” material. This has spawned an extremely lucrative and competitive industry that profits from heavy advertising and paid consumer subscriptions. But did you know that you can access similar services without any additional out-of-pocket expense? Enter NOPL.

Taste of L’pool coming to Great Northern Mall

Many local municipalities have had their own “Taste of … ” festivals, and Liverpool’s chance will come March 11 at Great Northern Mall.

LIBRARY FOCUS: Coming up at BPL

Well, it looks like we survived Valentine’s weekend, but the library love doesn’t stop there. We’re here to make break week bearable and help you all year round. Visit soon and discover that libraries are about a lot more than books.

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Manlius resident among recipients of racial justice award

InterFaith Works of CNY will honor Lisa Alford, a Manlius resident, will be among three citizens recognized at the 2015 Racial Justice Awards on Wednesday, Feb. 25. Francia McMillian Park, of Syracuse, and Ranya Shannon, of Syracuse, will also be honored.

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F-M senior named semifinalist in national science talent search

Fayetteville-Manlius High School senior Jay Khurana was recently named a semifinalist in the 2015 Intel Science Talent Search, a program of Society for Science and the Public.