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Greater Oneida Lake Chamber discusses fishing economics

The Fort Brewerton/Greater Oneida Lake Chamber of Commerce meeting for March 2015 was held at Two Guys from Italy in West Monroe. Rob Goffredo from Bartle Road Bait and Tackle presented on the economic impact fishing has on the area.

Lifeguard certification course offered in DeWitt

Onondaga County Parks is offering an American Red Cross lifeguard training and certification course beginning with a pre-screening skills evaluation on Saturday April 4, with classes to start on Monday April 6 at Jamesville-DeWitt Middle School.

F-M Neighbors and Newcomers club invites new members

The Fayetteville-Manlius Newcomers Club would like to welcome new members of the area as well as neighbors who are already here.

Lysander closes ice rink sale

The sale of the Lysander Radisson Community Arena from the town of Lysander to Rochester-based firm Home Ice 1 closed March 5.

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Manlius mute swans forbidden to reproduce under new state rules

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.

Not your father’s regatta

USRowing Masters Regional Championships set to race June 28 on Onondaga Lake’s new seven-lane course

The second annual USRowing Northeast/Mid-Atlantic Masters Regional Championships hosted by the Syracuse Chargers Rowing Club Sunday, June 28, is unlikely to attract the same kind of crowd that flocked to the IRA races all those years ago.

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Faugh a Ballagh! (Clear the way!)

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.

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F-M Relay for Life kicks off 2015 fundraising with dinner event

The Fayetteville-Manlius area Relay for Life will begin its fundraising efforts for the annual event with a kick-off dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 12, at the F-M high school cafeteria.

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2015 projects seek to make Jamesville a visitor destination

Next community meeting will be held Feb. 25

One local entrepreneur has a vision to make the hamlet of Jamesville a new dining and accommodation destination, and, to that end, he is currently in the midst of pushing forward on several proposed projects that he says will help enhance and spice up the small community during the ensuing year.

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Town moving forward with plan to redesign McNitt State Park lake access

The proposed engineering design for a new lake access area at McNitt State Park was received with unanimous enthusiasm from the Cazenovia Town Board last week, and will now be sent to officials at the state parks office for final approval.

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Tuscarora Lake Ice Fishing Derby was a great event

The 24th Annual Tuscarora Lake Ice Fishing Derby took place on Feb. 7. It was a grand weather day with the temperature in the 20s. The ice was plenty thick and a blanket of snow made for good conditions for the many snow vehicles.

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Carrier Recreation Center project receives $4 million in town-approved bond

The town of DeWitt board has approved a $4 million bond that would go toward costs associated with the Willis Carrier Recreation Center, which will be home to the Challenger Baseball League and a hub for many other sport competitions in DeWitt.

Erie Canal museum board elects officers

The Erie Canal Museum board of trustees elected officers for 2015 during its annual meeting on Jan. 28.

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WinterFest 2015 wrap-up

Results of the annual talent show, sculpture competitions and Fat Bike Race

Cazenovia’s annual Winter Festival certainly lived up to its name this year, as the temperatures stayed frigid and the snow just kept falling — but local residents were out of their houses, in the street and participating in large numbers in the weekend’s events.

Williams Beach won't open in 2015

The only town-run beach in the town of Cicero won’t open this summer, according to Parks and Recreation Director Jody Rodgers. In a release sent Friday, Rodgers said the beach at Joseph F. William Memorial Park on Lakeshore Road will not be open for swimming in the summer of 2015.

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