Welcome to mud season, when the ice curtains fall from the roof and the snow recedes enough to reveal the things lost and abandoned in the winter season. It’s time to open the curtains, dust the far recesses of our rooms and get ready for the challenges and delights of the next season. In the meantime, don’t forget the library is here to help you plan your projects and calm the fevered nerves of impatient gardeners and sportsmen.
This circa-1909 photo shows the new north side location of George Peck’s coal and wood dealership. Although it is faint, the far left side of the photo gives a clue as to the location. The business would continue for another half a century under the ownership of several well known local entrepreneurs. Can you identify the location? Perhaps you know some of the successors.
In February, after this year’s Sammy nominees were announced and he wasn’t on the list, local rapper Jamie "Powder Jay" Cheeseman posted a video on YouTube, a rap song called “Ill Wishes.” In that performance, Powder Jay railed against the Sammys judges and allegedly threatened to burn down the Palace Theater and physically attack Nowak. The “Ill Wishes” video included an image of a pipe bomb.
When you see this musical based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s novella, “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,” you’ll be impressed by the visual recreation of Victorian London, the pitch-perfect singing often rendered in tight harmonies and the rousing 14-piece pit band. What will most impress you, however, will be leading man Henry Wilson in the dual role of the gentle Dr. Jekyll and the violent Mr. Hyde.
The village of North Syracuse Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a new community yoga session this spring for area residents, ages 15 and older.
This year’s town of Nelson Skunk Hollow Day has been scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at the town office – only a few hours after the annual Mad. Co.W Race concludes at the same location.
The Fayetteville-Manlius Newcomers Club would like to welcome new members of the area as well as neighbors who are already here.
Fayetteville Free Library Executive Director Sue Considine has been selected to receive an Impact Award during the seventh annual Nonprofit Awards presented by M&T Bank.
DEC names swan an “invasive species” and announces plans to eradicate
Under new rules and regulations from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Faye and Manny, the beloved mute swans in the village of Manlius, will not be allowed to reproduce anymore because they are an “invasive species” that needs to be eradicated from the state.
If you’ve ever watched a movie trailer for a film that was adapted from a book and thought to yourself, “I’m going to read that before the movie comes out,” then you’re not alone.
We should all give thanks for Dr. Mark Potter. A few years ago, the longtime Liverpool educator replaced Nick Johns as superintendent of the Liverpool Central School District, and he has been a breath of fresh air all the way around. I’ve even heard a few members of the teachers’ union praising Mark’s open-door policy, pleasant personality and transparent management style.
Taste of L'pool, Cicero special election canceled
The Taste of Liverpool festival (March 11) and the town of Cicero's special election (March 31) have been canceled.
6th Annual Irish Road Bowling Tournament set for March 15
Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, the Irish Road Bowling Tournament returns for its sixth round March 15 at Onondaga Lake Park.
Contact Editor Sarah Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message at 434-8889 ext. 310 with your guess by noon Sunday. If you are the first person to correctly identify an element in the photo, your name and guess will appear in next week’s Messenger, along with another History Mystery feature.
March (and every other month) is for making here at the library. Want to explore something new? We give our patrons space, time and guidance on making everything from cards, quilts, kites and music to manuscripts and pysanki. Make some time this month to make your dreams come true at the library.