Arts & Entertainment


LIVIN' IN LIVERPOOL: Local rock’n’roller now a poster boy for hearing aids

We first saw him rocking onstage with the Stompin’ Suede Greasers, but before long he was fronting his own hard-working combo, the Todd Hobin Band. That aggregation, first formed in 1974 in Potsdam, became one of the most popular rock acts working the Thruway Circuit.

Lysander turns $255K profit on ice arena

After sinking more than $2 million into ice arena, the town of Lysander is finally turning a profit on the property — now that it’s been sold. Lysander Town Supervisor John Salisbury announced the final numbers on the town’s sale of the Lysander Radisson Community Arena at Monday’s town board meeting. The town’s $550,000 sale to Home Ice 1 resulted in a profit of $255,002.45, which will be added to Lysander’s general fund balance.

Cazenovia Forum examines Ukraine crisis

Ukraine analyst Adrian Karatnycky placed the ongoing crisis in that country squarely at the feet of Russian President Vladimir Putin in the latest Cazenovia Forum lecture. Karatnycky, a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council and one of America’s leading experts on Ukraine, spoke on Friday, May 1, in the Morgan Room at Cazenovia College.

Cazenovia Preservation Foundation to host annual awards program and meeting

The Cazenovia Preservation Foundation (CPF) will hold its annual meeting from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, May 21, in the St. Peter’s Church Parish Hall at 10 Mill St., Cazenovia. The public is invited.

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Canton Woods Senior Center: Volunteer to drive the B’ville Express

B’ville Express is a very rewarding way to get into the act. Volunteer to drive for B’ville Express. B’ville Express drivers transport seniors to medical appointments, the pharmacy and Canton Woods. In 2014, B’ville Express drivers provided 1,340 rides to seniors in greater Baldwinsville. Call 638-4536 and get into the act!

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LIBRARY FOCUS: Come taste the quiet at BPL

It’s May! We’re finally enjoying shirt sleeve weather. The yard, the lake and the ballgame are beckoning, but there are still lots of great reasons to visit us here at the library including book clubs, craft groups, the teen photography exhibit and the deep peace only found mornings between storytime seasons. Come and taste the quiet while you can.

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

Take a good look at this photo. Obviously, it is a group of students concentrating on their studies. Observing their size, it looks like they may be in elementary school. The question is where and why were they attending this school?

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CBA Hosts 26th Annual Lasallian Dinner and Auction

Approximately 400 family, friends and alumni attended the 26th Annual Lasallian Dinner and Auction on April 25.

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Shovels in the dirt

Empire Farmstead Brewery breaks ground on Rippleton Road

The shovels were in the ground, the dignitaries were in place, the firkin was tapped — and after years of planning, discussions and municipal approvals, construction has begun on Empire Brewing Company’s farmstead brewery on Rippleton Road.

Menorah Park Shining Stars celebration set for May 21

Menorah Park senior living center in DeWitt has announced information regarding the tenth Shining Stars celebration to honor exceptional employees, volunteers and residents of the center.

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Grand opening for Yellow Brick Road Casino will be June 2

The Oneida Indian Nation has announced that it will host a Grand Opening Event for its new Yellow Brick Road Casino in Chittenango on Tuesday, June 2. Doors will open after a special ribbon cutting ceremony at 10 a.m.

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Friends of Lorenzo support preservation month in Cazenovia

Each year since 2003, in celebration of “Preservation Month,” The Friends of Lorenzo sponsor a variety of programs and presentations that focus on noteworthy historic preservation topics in and around Cazenovia. These activities have included various walking tours throughout the village, site visits to exemplary restored buildings and presentations by experts on an array of subjects — from preservation policy, to significant restoration projects, to sources of funding for historic preservation.

Book clubs and ‘Spare Parts’ announced for May at the Cazenovia Public Library

The Cazenovia Public Library has announced its next two book club events as well as its upcoming May movie.

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Manlius swans may be able to hatch their eggs

New bill puts a moratorium on the DEC’s ruling that mute swans are an invasive species

Good news for Manny and Faye — the beloved mute swan pair in the village of Manlius Swan Pond — might come in the form of a bill that was passed in the New York State Senate on April 22. And this bill comes just in time because Faye recently laid two eggs at the swan pond — with more expected to be laid in the upcoming week.

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Canastota author, angler writes book on fishing Oneida Lake

Spider Rybaak has been fishing the waters of Central New York for half a century, and fishing heavily in Oneida Lake for the past 15 years; he is an angler, a teacher and a writer; and he has recently parlayed his trio of skills into his latest book, “Fishing Oneida Lake.”