Municipalities held Arbor Day celebrations at Fayetteville schools
Students at Creative Environment Day School kicked off their Arbor Day with a school-wide ceremony held by the village of Fayetteville during the morning of April 26.
Former Marcellus teacher shares stories of a life in the wilderness
Anyone who lived in Marcellus in the 1960s and 70s probably still remembers Bill Moran, the former teacher and bookstore owner. Moran left CNY for good in 1977 to pursue a life in the Montana wilderness, where he has led an unconventional life for more 35 years.
The North Syracuse Family Festival will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 25, in Lonergan Park, 524 South Main St. (behind Stickley furniture), North Syracuse with free entertainment for young and old.
Fayetteville-Manlius Girl Scout Troop 10526 is establishing a local “Plant A Row For The Hungry” (PAR) project to benefit FM Community Outreach Food Pantry. PAR is a national people-helping-people program, started in 1995 by the Garden Writers Association (GWA), which encourages gardeners to grow a little extra and donate the produce to food relief organizations serving the homeless and hungry in their communities.
Kellish Hill music barn: a music venue with family values
Kathy Kellish is a ball of energy. Whether she’s getting up at 4 a.m. to make breakfast on two hours of sleep or rocking out onstage with her autoharp, you can bet she’s doing it with all the enthusiasm and vigor she has inside of her. It’s this unfading drive she has that’s helped her to turn her old family farm into one of Syracuse’s best new music venues- called the Kellish Hill music barn.
Beaver Lake Nature Center is an Onondaga County Park located at 8477 East Mud Lake Road, four miles west of Baldwinsville off Route 370.
GreeningUSA will bring “Chasing Ice”, a 75 minute documentary by James Balog, National Geographic photographer to The Palace Theatre, 2384 James Street. Doors open 6:00 p.m on April 22, Earth Day.
Eagle Hill Middle School in the Fayetteville-Manlius School District is hosting a special screening of a new, award-winning documentary that shows through the use of time-lapse photography the retreat of Arctic glaciers and ice sheets during a seven-year period.
The Town of Van Buren Highway Department will hold the annual Tire and Metal Drop off day from 8 a.m. to noon Friday, April 12, and Saturday, April 13, at the highway garage, 7895 W. Dead Creek Road, Baldwinsville.
Beaver Lake Nature Center invites the public to witness this year's Spotted Salamander migration during an early April evening.
The Chenango Bird Club presents “Bird Quiz (Just For Fun)” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, at Rogers Environmental Education Center, 2721 State Highway 80, Sherburne. Van Mason will show bird photos he and his wife, Linda, have taken during their various travels. The program will be presented in a quiz format and participants will get the chance to learn about bird identification while guessing bird identities.
On Saturday, April 13, Cazenovia College’s Environmental Club and the Cazenovia College Chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta National First Year Honor Society, invite people of all ages to help with the annual Chittenango Creek Clean-Up.
The Cazenovia Preservation Foundation owns and maintains several properties in Cazenovia to protect their use for open space and public recreation, including Fairchild Hill, a 21-acre property just off the south end of Cazenovia Lake. CPF maintains a parking area, courtesy of the Trush family, behind the brown building at the end of the lake. From this parking area, you can explore Fairchild Hill’s rich and varied history.
In 2012, the town saved over $41,000 by reducing its carbon footprint
The Town of Dewitt has been working with SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry students for over three years now to reduce both its carbon footprint and the amount of money spent by the town. On March 20, the town’s Sustainability Committee held a meeting for any residents interested in both learning how the town has been conserving energy and money and giving their input as to what the town can do to keep residents informed about the importance of sustainability.
The Cazenovia Town Board has taken another step toward protecting the health and integrity of Cazenovia Lake by agreeing last week to undertake a comprehensive lake watershed stormwater remediation project throughout the town in partnership with the Madison County Soil and Water Conservation District.