Health & Fitness


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Project to pave the Erie Canalway Trail between DeWitt and Manlius reduced

Decision made by State Parks Department after hearing public input

The New York State Department of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation has announced that after hearing public input, they have decided to only pave about 2.9 miles of the original 4.5 miles for the $325,000 Erie Canalway Trail improvement project announce earlier this month.

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LIBRARY FOCUS: Sign up for storytimes -- and a library card

Storytimes will soon be back in session. Sign up for one of our many storytime sessions it’s a great way to make friends for both you and your child. It’s also just the start of a lifetime of learning. While you’re here anyway make sure your library card is in order. September is Library Card Signup Month. If you don’t have a card or haven’t used yours in years, now is the time to remedy the situation. Save time, money and clutter, get your library card and don’t leave home without it.

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Allstate Foundation donates $1000 to DeWitt Little League Baseball Inc.

Allstate Insurance agent John Spencer II, whose office is located at 6585 Kinne Road in Dewitt, has received the Agency Hands in the Community Award for his commitment to volunteering in the community. With this award came a $1000 grant from The Allstate Foundation for Little League Baseball Inc., where Spencer volunteers.

Par’s Indoor Golf coming to DeWitt Town Center

The local golf season is now year round in the Syracuse area with a planned opening of Par’s Indoor Golf at the DeWitt Town Center at 3179 Erie Boulevard.

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Baldwinsville woman gives birth to big twins

Dorothea and Samuel Coville weighed a total of 16 pounds, 11.6 ounces

Baldwinsville residents Adam and Charlotte Coville were in for a big surprise during the birth of their first children. While they knew they were having twins, they did not know just how big they were going to be.

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EDITORIAL: Easing into the back-to-school routine

Getting back into the swing of the school year can be quite an adjustment for parents and children alike. Luckily, we have a few tips on how to ease your family into the back-to-school routine.

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Canton Woods Senior Center: Start moving in September

September is an exciting month at Canton Woods. It is National Senior Center Month. This year’s theme is Celebrate LIFE at your Senior Center.

Bishop Grimes announces annual dinner/auction, sweepstakes tickets on sale

On Saturday, Oct. 24, Bishop Grimes will host its annual dinner/auction, “A Night under the Stars,” featuring an evening of fun for the general public.

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Manlius Family Barbershop moves to Limestone Commons

Manlius Family Barbershop, a locally-owned business that provides walk-in haircuts and stylings for all ages, recently relocated to the Limestone Commons in Manlius between Murphy’s Specialized Pastry and the Dollar Tree.

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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.

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Hamilton Hearing offers free hearing aid trials

Hamilton Hearing of Cazenovia is now offering a unique program that will allow people to “test drive” hearing aids for a free 14-day evaluation. The Unitron “Flex-Trial” hearing devices analyze and record what the wearer is hearing, allowing the hearing counselor to recommend the best possible hearing device for the customer.

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.

State of emergency declared in Madison County due to EEE presence

Public notice is hereby made that a local State of Emergency was declared today due to the imminent threat to public health posed by the presence of mosquito borne Eastern Equine Encephalitis and West Nile Virus based on current mosquito activity detected in Madison County in the Town of Sullivan, south of Route 31 and Oneida Lake.

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FM grad Dana Moffat and Team USA wins gold, sets record on final day at 2015 World Rowing Junior Championships

Manlius native Dana Moffat and the women’s four won the gold medal to highlight a record day for the U.S. Junior National Team at the 2015 World Rowing Junior Championships at Lagoa Stadium in Rio de Janeiro.

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B’ville Pop Warner focuses on scholarship, safety

B’ville’s Pop Warner cheer and football teams have been going strong for more than 30 years. This year, 220 kids have signed up, many of them veterans of their teams. The children, who range in age from 5 to 15, gather in groups scattered across the Town of Lysander Park on Smokey Hollow Road four evenings a week to practice. Pop Warner doesn’t keep individual football statistics; as it says on B’ville’s website, “Pop Warner only recognizes the athletic accomplishments of the team, not the individual.”