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Village and town of Manlius hold Arbor Day tree-planting ceremony

Town awarded Tree City USA status for 11th consecutive year

Representatives from the village and town of Manlius joined together last week to celebrate Arbor Day, recognize the 11th year the town of Manlius has been named a Tree City USA and show the importance of making the area a tree-friendly place to live by planting a serviceberry tree that was donated by the Manlius Lions Club.

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F-M Relay for Life seeking cancer survivors to participate in ‘Survivor’s Lap’

This year’s F-M Relay for Life is quickly approaching, and the student group helping to organize the fundraiser is looking for cancer survivors to participate in the annual Survivor’s Lap.

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F-M girls crew wins New York Scholastic Rowing Championship

F-M sends a record five boats to the SRAA National Championship Regatta

The Fayetteville Manlius High School rowing program celebrated a historic trip to the New York State Scholastic Rowing Association’s Championship Regatta at Fish Creek on May 9 and 10. The F-M Hornets girls senior 2x (Dana Moffat and Jessika Coleman) won a gold medal and are the 2015 New York State Scholastic Champions.

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Canton Woods Senior Center: Enjoy summer at the center with Summer Entertainment Series

Canton Woods looks forward to a summer season filled with summer foods and fun!

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LIBRARY FOCUS: Freezing or steaming, BPL is here

Sometimes we freeze and sometimes we steam, but May reminds us all just why we live in Central New York. The trees are green, the flowers are glorious and if we’re lucky we might make it to June before we have to crank the air conditioners. Enjoy yourselves but don’t forget the library is still here to provide shelter from a sudden shower, free Wi-Fi and the chance to make your life better than it’s ever been.

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Baldwinsville remembers

Village to celebrate Memorial Day on May 30

Baldwinsville’s Memorial Day Parade will be held beginning at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 30. The parade begins at Lock Street and proceeds west up East Genesee Street, south across both bridges and concludes at Riverview Cemetery on Tappan Street.

F-M track and turf field to be closed part of Sunday, May 17

The Fayetteville-Manlius School District track and turf field will be closed to the public from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 17.

Local golf range brings soccer-golf to the area

Linwood and Barbara Starratt, owners of the Oran Valley Golf Practice center on Route 92, are bringing a new sport to the area — ‘soccer golf.’

What is the value of an art park?

GUEST COLUMN

This question of value is at the forefront of our thoughts as we gear up for an exciting season of events at Stone Quarry Hill Art Park. For many non-profits and arts and cultural organizations, value is intangible and unique. Perhaps you value the outdoors and enjoy having a place to hike. Perhaps you value coming to the gallery, enjoying the sculptures or challenging your imagination. In order to be of value to a wide range of people, the Art Park must offer a variety of experiences and opportunities. This year, we’re doing just that.

Wild Carp Classic to run May 16 to 19

The ninth annual Wild Carp Classic will take place Saturday, May 16, to Tuesday, May 19, on the Seneca River.

Village of Fayetteville seeks volunteers for deer committee

The Fayetteville Village Board is looking into drafting a local law that would help decrease the white tail deer population within the village — and they're looking for interested citizens to help out.

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Canastota author, angler writes book on fishing Oneida Lake

Spider Rybaak has been fishing the waters of Central New York for half a century, and fishing heavily in Oneida Lake for the past 15 years; he is an angler, a teacher and a writer; and he has recently parlayed his trio of skills into his latest book, “Fishing Oneida Lake.”

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FROM THE LEGISLATURE: Ya gotta regatta… in Onondaga County

At the April legislative session, I’m proud to report that my colleagues and I authorized funding to bring back the sport of competitive rowing to Onondaga Lake.

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EDITORIAL: Think twice before you litter — it’s not about the convenience

With the season of spring finally showing itself in Central New York, this winter’s snow has melted and exposed the litter and debris that was previously kept hidden by the harsh weather. And now that people in the community are looking forward to enjoying the outdoors this season, many are noticing the large amount of accumulated litter and are choosing to take action.

Annual Spring Migration Nature Art and Craft Festival coming to GSC this weekend

The annual Spring Migration Nature Art Festival at the Great Swamp Conservancy in Canastota happens this Saturday and Sunday, May 2 and 3.

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