Mark Bader, who served as Baldwinsville varsity baseball coach from 1980 to 2006, will headline the Baldwinsville Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 2013.
May is in full flower here at the library. Things are a bit quieter than usual with storytime on hiatus and many of our regulars busy getting their homes and gardens ready for the summer season, but we’re still here. Stop in soon to enjoy the unusual quiet (for the moment at least) and this month’s photo exhibition by Baldwinsville teens.
For the third year in a row, Skaneateles hosted the New York State School Music Association Major Ensembles Festival. Groups ranged in size from 12 to 108; districts small (Southern Cayuga) and large (Liverpool) attended. In total, 30 different music groups performed.
Artistic works from the portfolios of Cazenovia High School art students are now on display at Stone Quarry Hill Art Park. The exhibition, “Celebrating Creative Achievements of Cazenovia High School II,” will run from Thursday, May 2, through Sunday, May 26, in the John and Virginia Winner Memorial Art Gallery. The gallery is open from 12 to 5 p.m. every Thursday through Sunday or by appointment.
Sign up now to have a spot in the Original Lysander Junk in the Trunk sale held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. (set-up available between 6:30 and 7:45 a.m.) Saturday, May 11, at the Lysander Town Hall Parking Lot, Loop Road, Radisson.
The time it took Samantha McCarthy to walk from her seat to the front of the room after hearing her name called at the YMCA Youth and Government end-of-the-year banquet seemed to be a full 10 minutes. The chairs were placed very close together, and she didn’t anticipate having to navigate through them. “They call out the alternates first, and I was sitting there thinking, ‘You know, it would be really cool to be chosen,’” said McCarthy, a sophomore at Liverpool High School and participant in the North Area Family YMCA Youth and Government program. “And they were done with the alternates and I was like, ‘OK, I’m not chosen. Whatever.’ I don’t know why I thought that.” To McCarthy’s surprise, her name was called. She had been selected to represent New York state at the YMCA Youth Conference on National Affairs, a national conference that will be held in North Carolina from June 29 to July 5. McCarthy, along with 20 other students from New York state, was selected after her performance at the statewide Youth and Government conference in Albany in March.
Former North Syracuse High School and Syracuse University star John Unger and his 1966-67 North Syracuse Northmen baseball teams, which won an eye-opening 43 straight games en route to back- to- back sectional championships, will be honored Friday, May 10 when Cicero-North Syracuse High School and the Northstar Baseball Booster Club hold their second annual Baseball Wall of Fame inductions at 6:30 p.m. at the Gillette Road Middle School varsity diamond.
Editors at Eagle Newspapers were honored for their work at two recent awards ceremonies that celebrate the best journalism in Central New York and statewide.
More than most civic groups, the Masons really respect and honor history. This weekend, the local lodge will celebrate some annals of its own. And as usual, the Masons will do it in style. The Liverpool-Syracuse Lodge No. 501 of Free & Accepted Masons will mark its 150th anniversary at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 11, by erecting a four-foot-tall obelisk monument in front of its building at 608 Oswego St., across from Johnson Park in the village. New York State Grand Master James Sullivan is expected to attend.
Twenty six years ago, Joe Crookston took a weekend off from his collegiate studies to attend the Kent State Folk Festival, and after he heard fingerpicker Harvey Reid and the furious fiddling of The Horse Flies, he sold his electric guitar and acquired a steel-stringed acoustic flat top. The Ohio native never looked back.
Finger Lakes Land Trust announces ‘greenbelt’ initiative to conserve southern half of Skaneateles Lake
The Finger Lakes Land Trust recently announced its intent to create and conserve a “greenbelt” around the southern end of Skaneateles Lake. The project will begin with a pending land acquisition and conservation easement covering about 230 acres in the town of Spafford.
The Cazenovia Baseball Softball Association celebrated its Opening Day last Saturday, May 4, at the Burton Street fields. The event began with a parade of the two softball teams and the eight baseball teams — all players from grades three through six — from the elementary school to the fields, led by a Cazenovia Fire Department truck.
Baldwinsville is A Tree City USA, a distinction the village has carried for 26 consecutive years.
Six Baldwinsville Girl Scouts will be recognized for earning the Girl Scout Gold and Bronze awards during ceremonies taking place in May.
McHarrie’s Legacy will hold a trunk treasure sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Saturday, May 4, on the museum grounds at 46 Canton St. in Baldwinsville.