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Skaneateles Winterfest to offer variety of festivities

Skaneateles Sunrise Rotary club’s annual Winterfest will occur this weekend, Jan. 24 through 26. The event includes numerous family-friendly events and supports local businesses as well as non-profit community groups

DEC proposes regulatory changes to prevent the introduction of aquatic invasive species at boat launches

Public comments accepted through Feb. 24

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is proposing new regulations to prevent the introduction and spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS) at DEC boat launches, DEC Commissioner Joe Martens announced.

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Skaneateles Lakeshore Baseball and Softball sells engraved bricks to fix up ball fields

Project to include refurbishing Austin Park diamonds, building concrete dugouts

A group of community members plans to fix up and improve the baseball diamonds in Austin Park this year. With the support of the community, Lakeshore Baseball and Softball plans to construct concrete dugouts at Sims Field and do landscaping work to all three ball-fields in the park used by the youth program. Rob and Scilla Gadjo have taken the lead in organizing the project and raising money to make sure it can happen.

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DEC proposes regulations to prevent spread of invasive species

New rules would govern boat launches, prohibit boar hunting

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) recently announced new proposed regulations to prevent the introduction and spread of aquatic invasive species at state boat launches and to aid the effort to eradicate Eurasian boars from the state.

CACDA and village of Cazenovia partner to secure grant

The Cazenovia Area Community Development Association (CACDA) has announced the recent funding of a $22,000 grant to the Village of Cazenovia from the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation. The grant funds will be used to create a vision and master plan for Lakeland Park and the historic Carpenter’s Barn.

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Turf war may be over

J-D school board votes unanimously to move forward with turf field

Around 100 people crammed into the Jamesville-DeWitt District Office for the board of education meeting on Dec. 16 to advocate for a new turf field. The J-D Community Grounds for Action Coalition has been raising money for about one year to construct a turf field, install new lighting and resurface the track.

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‘Hilltop’ in Caz to become state and federal historic site

“Hilltop,” the Dorothy Riester house and art studio in the Stone Quarry Hill Art Park in Cazenovia, soon will be added to both the State and National Registers of Historic Places, according to an announcement from the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. It was one of 33 properties the New York State Board for Historic Preservation last week recommended for inclusion to the two historic registers — and the only park in Madison County.

Liverpool library launches G-nome project

Got a garden gnome you would like to retire but just can't bear to throw away? The Liverpool Public Library is looking for a few good gnomes who would like to relocate to the library's new wildlife habitat garden.

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Baldwinsville Turkey Day Race returns

Kiwanis event in its 45th year

The 45th Annual Turkey Day Race returns on Thanksgiving, Nov. 28. The 5k race starts at 9:15 a.m. and 10k race starts at 10 a.m. at C.W. Baker High School, 29 E. Oneida St, Baldwinsville. There is also a half-mile kids fun run that kicks off at 8:30 a.m.

Town to stop sale of hunting and fishing licenses

As of Jan. 1, 2014, the town of Cazenovia will no longer sell hunting and fishing licenses at the town offices.

L.L. Bean has ‘big plans’ for Cazenovia Outdoor Discovery School

Snowshoeing classes expected to begin this winter

L.L. Bean’s Outdoor Discovery School in Cazenovia, which started offering kayaking classes in June out of Lakeland Park, turned out to be so successful this year that the company plans to continue its offerings this winter with snowshoeing as well as more classes next summer, Trustee Jim Joseph told the village board at its Nov. 4 meeting.

DEC proposing new regulations to help control invasive species

The state Department of Environmental Conservation, in coordination with the state Department of Agriculture and Markets, has announced it is proposing new regulations to help control invasive species, including aquatic invasive species, and will accept public comments until Dec. 23.

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The beekeeping librarian

Q&A with beekeeper Emily Wormuth

Emily Wormuth is a part-time children’s librarian at the DeWitt Community Library and a beekeeper. This year, as part of a program series for homeschooled children, Emily will be talking about her beekeeping experiences and the wonderful honeybee. We thought we’d share a few of these fascinating details with Eagle Bulletin readers.

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Outdoors writer Kelly pens Finger Lakes fishing guide

Marcellus retiree’s book a culmination of a career spent covering fishing

“Fishing the Finger Lakes” isn’t just the title of J. Michael Kelly’s new book, it’s also one of his life-long passions.

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Baldwinsville father, son hike the NP Trail in record time

Baldwinsville father/son team Chris and Will Getman, managed to complete their end-of-summer trek of the Northville-Lake Placid Trail in record time — in just eight days, with a daily average hike of 15 miles. On one of those days, they even stretched their walk an additional seven miles, hiking a total of 22.6 to be exact — more than triple the trail’s estimated distance in one day.