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Registration is open for third annual ‘Teed Off at Cancer’ golf tournament in Pompey

Registration is open for Stupid Dumb Breast Cancer's third annual “Teed Off at Cancer” golf outing on Sunday, Aug. 23 at the Pompey Club. The outing is another in SDBC’s series of events that combine fitness and fun to engage the community in the ongoing fight against cancer.

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DeRuyter family raising funds to buy special medical alert dog

Local teen with Type 1 diabetes cannot go away to attend college without medical support

Scott Arnold, an 18-year-old track athlete from Deruyter, will graduate from high school on June 28 and plans to pursue at degree at SUNY ESF this fall. His Type 1 diabetic condition, however, makes it difficult to lead a normal life and often jeopardizes his safety. The Arnolds think they have found a solution that will allow Scott to attend college — the purchase of a diabetic “alert dog” to help monitor Scott’s glucose levels. The only problem is that it will cost $18,000. In order to keep Scott safe and allow him to attend college, the Arnolds have created a GoFundMe page to raise the necessary money he needs to buy the alert dog.

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Canton Woods Senior Center: Food $en$e available at Canton Woods

Canton Woods participates in Food $en$e, which is run by the Food Bank of CNY. This fantastic program is designed to help stretch your monthly food budget. Each month the Food Bank offers a package of groceries valued at $30 for just $15.50.There is no age or income eligibility requirement for this program, and you may use your SNAP benefit. All packages must be preordered and prepaid. Packages are available for pick up at a later designated date. Call Canton Woods for more information.

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FROM THE SUPERVISOR: Summer has arrived in Salina

The warm weather is here, and as I drive around town I notice that many people are out and about doing yard work and keeping their lawns looking neat and tidy. Thank you, Salina residents, for showing pride in your homes and keeping Salina looking beautiful!

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Green Lakes State Park announces $9 million in renovation projects

The nearly one million annual visitors and campers to Green Lakes State Park in Fayetteville will soon be able to enjoy upgrades and renovations to the flagship state park as construction begins on several projects that amount to about $9 million from the NY Parks 2020 initiative.

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Dr. John D. Callahan elected to represent Northeastern Society of Orthodontists on Board of Trustees of the American Association of Orthodontists

John D. Callahan has been elected by the Northeastern Society of Orthodontists (NESO) as its representative on the Board of Trustees of the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO). Callahan is a partner in Callahan, Flanagan, Smith & Stock Orthodontics, with offices in Fayetteville, Fulton and North Syracuse.

Additional Moving DeWitt forum scheduled at Barnes and Nobles

An additional forum is scheduled at Barnes and Nobles in DeWitt to continue gathering information from the public about ways to make the town of DeWitt more pedestrian and bicycle friendly.

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Manlius Cavalry Club golf course to celebrate 50th anniversary

On June 27, The Cavalry Club will celebrate 50 years of operation as a golf course with a dinner and nine- and 18-hole tournaments.

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FROM THE ASSEMBLY: Legislation that should be a ‘no-brainer’

There are times during the legislative session in Albany that you just scratch your head and think, “This is a ‘no-brainer.’” Two such bills were passed last week by the New York State Assembly, and each I am proud to have voted for.

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Canton Woods Senior Center: Don’t forget to fill out the transportation survey

I hope you noticed the transportation survey printed in last week’s Messenger. Please take a few moments to complete the survey and return to Canton Woods, Baldwinsville Village Hall, the Lysander Town Hall or Van Buren Town Hall. If you missed the survey, you can pick a copy up at the locations mentioned above. Thank you for providing this valuable information.

Guest column: Local urgent care provides insight on the rising concern of tick-borne illnesses 

Spring is finally here and summer is just around the corner bringing longer days, warmer weather and, unfortunately, tick bites. With a number of tick bite cases already being seen across all of Five Star Urgent Care’s Upstate New York facilities, transmission of tick-borne illnesses such as Lyme and Powassan, are becoming a concern. The best means of handling tick-borne infections is through preventing a tick bite from happening in the first place.

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Girls on the Run participates in Paige’s Butterfly Run

Several girls from Cazenovia’s Burton Street School recently participated in the Girls on the Run Program, thanks to certified coaches Christine Tillman, Mary-Ann MacIntosh and Cindy Hirt. The girls have been meeting twice a week to learn about healthy eating, making good choices, team building and goal setting.

Guest column- That awkward part of seeing your doctor: Testicular cancer screening

The leading cause of cancer among men age 15 to 34 is testicular cancer. Fortunately, this form of cancer is curable. Even when discovered at the advanced stages, it is nearly 100 percent curable.

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F-M coach named National Girls’ Cross Country Coach of the Year

Fayetteville-Manlius High School’s cross country, indoor and spring track head coach has earned another accolade to add to his list of honors.

Column: The somber topic of the living will

Every medical office visit seems to involve asking whether or not you have a "living will." In my case, the answer, until recently, has been "no." It is a somber topic, but it keeps coming up.

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