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Willow Festival to celebrate history, ecology and art

The Cazenovia Preservation Foundation has announced that it will host a Willow Festival from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 25, in the Cazenovia Willow Patch, just south of the center of the village.

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Town of DeWitt to hold Earth Day litter cleanup April 25

Anyone is able to participate

Looking for an opportunity to clean up the litter in your local area? This coming Saturday, April 25, from 9 a.m. to noon, the town of DeWitt is hosting three Earth Day Litter Cleanups.

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F-M Relay for Life announces upcoming golf fundraising event

It’s that time of year again — the time where many people in the community get together to raise money for the American Cancer Society with the annual Relay for Life event. This year, leading up to the Fayetteville-Manlius area Relay there will be a “Wine and Tees” fundraising event on Saturday, May 2, at The Ridge golf course in Chittenango.

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Canton Woods Senior Center: Learn about adaptive gardening

There is always something exciting happening at Canton Woods. In addition to all of the center's regularly scheduled activities, be sure to mark your calendar for these interesting opportunities.

Running blind

The Baldwinsville and Phoenix Lions Clubs have teamed up to host the Blind Ambition Run, a four-mile foot race that teams a blind runner with a sighted guide. Lions Clubs focus on aiding the visually impaired, as well as those with hearing and speech disabilities. The run is set to take place Saturday, May 31, at Onondaga Lake Park.

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Women’s Garden Club spruces up Canal Park

The Women’s Garden Club of Baldwinsville held its annual Arbor Day cleanup of Canal Park on Marble Street April 18. East Syracuse tree and shrub care company Bartlett Tree Experts offered its pruning services for the 10th year.

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Village celebrates Arbor Day, dedicates four new trees for Lakeland Park

More than 100 people gathered on a warm, sunny spring morning in Lakeland Park this past Saturday for the Cazenovia Tree Commission’s annual Arbor Day celebration and tree planting ceremony. Members of the commission were present to explain the history and significance of Arbor Day as well as to talk about the future of Lakeland Park and its trees; the five middle school members of the Earth Club helped honor the day by reading the official Arbor Day proclamation and Burton Street Elementary School students sang the song “This Pretty Planet.”

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Go fish

Fishing licenses available at Lysander Town Clerk

Fishing is season upon us and you can purchase your license at the Lysander Town Clerk’s Office.

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DEC affirms ruling on breeding of Manlius mute swans

Village board must weigh options presented by DEC

After meeting with representatives from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Manlius Mayor Paul Whorrall said the beloved Manlius mute swan pair, Manny and Faye, will still not be allowed to hatch their eggs at the Manlius Swan Pond.

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FROM THE ASSEMBLY: CNY offers spring fun for the entire family

With winter finally behind us, Central New York offers a variety of family-friendly ways to enjoy the spring and summer seasons with affordable community events and entertainment. Right here in our region, families can enjoy parks, museums, the local zoo, arts and entertainment and of course, the hallmark of the season — local, professional baseball.

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Tickets for “Wine in the Woods” fundraiser to benefit Camp Good Days on sale

Tickets for the third annual “Wine in the Woods” fundraising event for Camp Good Days and Special Times are now on sale to the public.

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50 years of Cicero Parks and Rec

The town of Cicero’s Parks and Recreation Department recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. Local elected officials, denizens of the CanTeen and parks employees past and present gathered at the American Legion April 2 for an emotional evening of proclamations, presentations and heartfelt memories of the town’s recreation programs.

Annual Chittenango Creek Clean-Up coming April 18

On April 18, the Annual Chittenango Creek Clean-Up will start at 10 a.m. at the Buyea’s Hardware parking lot and end around noon. All are invited to show up and help.

Chenango Bird Club presents ‘Canoe Journey’ presentation

The Chenango Bird Club presents “Sherburne to Chesapeake — A Canoe Journey” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, at Rogers Environmental Education Center’s Bird Exhibit Cabin. Local paddling enthusiasts Fred and Patti von Mechow will share their July 2014 adventure of paddling the Chenango and Susquehanna rivers to reach the Chesapeake Bay.

FROM THE ASSEMBLY: Help preserve the Canalway Trail on April 19

Here in Central New York, we’re fortunate to have access to so many beautiful parks and historic sites. From hiking and horseback riding to swimming and fishing, there are many activities for the entire family to enjoy right here in our own backyard. This spring, join me in supporting and preserving our recreational and historic parks by paying a visit with your family and friends.

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