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Volunteer of the Month: Dennis Cleary — Willis Carrier Recreation Center

When I began writing this monthly column one of my concerns was “Would there be enough people that could be honored as being a volunteer of the month to sustain the column for a period of time?” The fact that is it my 40th column answers that question, and is an indication that there is a plethora of volunteers in the area, and that should make us proud to call ourselves Central New Yorkers. One of these volunteers is Dennis Cleary, the Eagle Bulletin Volunteer of the Month for November 2015.

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Editorial: CNY residents have to be open to the idea of an inland port

The Panama Canal in Central America is currently finishing up an expansion project that would allow for larger cargo ships to pass through, which will greatly affect the global trade industry.

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Movie Review: Satiated – ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2’

It’s said that all good things must come to an end. And that includes “The Hunger Games” stories and movies

Column: The ride to dawn

Montpellier is a city in the south of France lying between the fabled Provence and Riviera to the east, and the conflict plagued region bordering Spain and the Atlantic to the west. It is the westernmost large city bordering France’s Mediterranean, and unlike Nice, Cannes or Marseille, it remains a “walled city,”with no beaches, famous or unfamous, to speak of.

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FROM THE ASSEMBLY: Helping those in need this holiday season

The holiday season is a time for family and friends to come together, celebrate and give thanks. But as we attend parties and prepare to exchange gifts, it’s important to remember those among us who may be less fortunate and could use a helping hand.

LIVIN' IN LIVERPOOL: LaMont’s death marks end of an era

When Val LaMont died during the early morning hours of Monday, Nov. 16, his passing at age 86 marked the end of an era.

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NOPL news: Channel your inner artist at the library

Taking part in arts and crafts activities is relaxing and rewarding, and there are many opportunities to get hands-on at the Northern Onondaga Public Library (NOPL):

Best college prep? Unplug and read

Parents of high school students often inquire what they can do to help their children prepare for college. They consider AP classes, sports, even SAT prep work as the silver bullet. My two suggestions surprise most.

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LETTER: Keep an eye out for vandalism at park

To the editor: There is a small park across the street from the Red Mill Inn. It will become better known now that there is a new dock, as well as sidewalks and parking. Back in the early 1960s it was a field of weeds and debris. The Women’s Garden Club of Baldwinsville took this area and developed a green space with new trees, shrubs and flowers. It has changed in many ways through the years — some good, some not so good.

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LETTER: Dell thanks voters

To the editor: I would like to extend my heartfelt appreciation to the residents of Onondaga County who exercised their right to vote on Election Day and a special thank you to those of you who voted for me for county clerk.

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Baldwinsville History Mystery: Do you know anything about this picture?

Hundreds of vehicles pass this marker each week, but often, historic markers are “hidden in plain sight." Do you know anything about this marker and its significance?

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Library focus: Give great gifts and support BPL at the same time

The library will be closed Thursday, Nov. 26 for Thanksgiving observances. After that it will officially be time to stop complaining about Christmas displays in stores. In fact, allow us to suggest an excellent way to shop for your nearest and dearest while you help your library.

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From the assembly: National Adoption Month spotlights need for foster parents

Nearly 40 percent of American adults, or 81.5 million people, have considered adopting a child, according to the National Adoption Attitudes Survey. If just 1 in 500 of these adults adopted from foster care, every child in foster care would have a permanent family. 

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Canton Woods Senior: A site for celebrations

Canton Woods has certainly been the place for parties and gatherings already this holiday season. The center recently honored 35 of our seniors who have reached their 85th birthday!

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Movie Review: Numbering the days – A review of “The 33”

There isn’t any doubt that mining is dangerous work. Compound that with the safety record prevalent in foreign countries and luck is what keeps many of these men alive from day to day. So it is in this story of a Chilean mine disaster that nearly claimed the lives of 33 miners near the tail end of 2010.