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NOPL news: Watercolor painting for beginners

NOPL @ Cicero will host an Adult Beginner Watercolor Class from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1. Whether you have an empty frame you’d like to fill with your own work of art or you’re simply looking to educate yourself more on the medium, this class is your introduction to painting with watercolors. You don’t have to have the skills of John Singer Sargent or Georgia O’Keefe to enjoy painting with watercolors!

Manlius Art Cinema to present National Theatre of London’s ‘The Audience,’ starring Helen Mirren

The Manlius Art Cinema is proud to host the Central New York’s screenings of the Royal National Theatre of London. The next production will be “The Audience,” starring Helen Mirren.

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Theater review: Humor dark as deceit

Bittersweet ‘White Liars’ and broad ‘Black Comedy’ draw laughs at CNY Playhouse

Two one-act comedies — “The White Liars” and “Black Comedy” by renowned British playwright Sir Peter Shaffer — are drawing chuckles, guffaws and a few groans at CNY Playhouse this month.

Manlius Art Cinema to present National Theatre of London’s ‘The Audience,’ starring Helen Mirren

The Manlius Art Cinema is proud to host the Central New York’s screenings of the Royal National Theatre of London. The next production will be “The Audience,” starring Helen Mirren. “The Audience” will be presented at 11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 20. Encore performances will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, and at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 26.

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Historic North Syracuse: Do you know anything about this picture?

Pictured here is the southeast corner of Church Street and Main Street, including Essig’s Town & Country, the American Store and the drug store. Do you know anything about this photo? Can you provide an exact date? If you can, email the editor at editor@eaglestarreview.com.

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LIVIN' IN LIVERPOOL: Ramada to be razed; Hampton Inn to be built

A landmark hotel in the town of Salina for the past half century, Ramada Syracuse at 1305 Buckley Road, is closing for good on Sept. 7.

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Canton Woods Senior Center: Fitness programs return

Several of our fitness programs which took a short break during the summer, will be gearing up again very soon! Be sure to read Canton Woods column each week, read your newsletter or check the website baldwinsville.org for start dates.

JCC’s “So-Long Summer” vacation camp starts Aug. 24

Looking to add some fun and excitement to the final weeks of your child’s summer vacation? The Sam Pomeranz Jewish Community Center of Syracuse will make the last two weeks of summer a blast during its upcoming “So-Long Summer” vacation camp.

Movie review: Another reboot and reroute – ‘Fantastic Four’

I’ve never been particularly fond of reboots or rewrites of character histories, yet more and more seem to pop up on the big screen every year. Let’s see. They’ve retold and rewritten Wolverine’s story more than once.

Iris Folding Workshop to be held at Cazenovia Public Library

All are invited to join Jeanette Robertson, local artist and author, for “Iris Folding,” a workshop from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, Aug. 21, in the Cazenovia Public Library community room.

Koinonia studio opens its doors and welcomes Dance Arts Studio to lineup

Dance instructor Linda Facciponte sees herself as both a choreographer and a philosopher. “My goal is that the student, through process implementation, will grasp the spirit of life, manifestation of feelings, consistency of learning and the ability to create from their own personal level,” she says.

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Next Cazenovia Forum: A look inside the CIA and its controversies

John Rizzo, dubbed by the Los Angeles Times as “the most influential career lawyer in CIA history,” and who served as the agency’s chief legal officer in the years immediately following 9/11, will deliver the next Cazenovia Forum lecture on the 14th anniversary of the attacks, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, at the Catherine Cummings Theatre in Cazenovia.

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Taste of East Syracuse celebrates 10th year

Mayor Tackman successfully defends cook-off challenge title

The village of East Syracuse celebrated its 10th annual Taste of East Syracuse last week by showcasing local eateries and providing a night of family-fun activities.

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Collaborative project helps shape art park’s new entrance

Jared Flynn and Michael Murphy know their way around stones. Both Flynn and Murphy are certified dry stone wall instructors from the Vermont-based organization, The Stone Trust, and for two days recently Flynn and Murphy led a team of 13 participants in the construction of one part of the new design for the Stone Quarry Hill Art Park’s entrance — a 40-foot long, four-foot high, dry-stacked wall.

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B’ville woman to sing at state fair

Denise Ritschel Craig, the 40-year-old music teacher and mother of four from Baldwinsville, has been selected to sing the national anthem at the Great New York State Fair. Craig is one of 12 winners of the fair’s “Star Spangled Challenge” contest.