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Erin Wisneski

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Memorial Day Parade, Service to be held May 30 in village

Patriotism, sacrifice and love of one’s country. These three qualities define the two men chosen to lead this year’s Baldwinsville Memorial Day Parade – 2nd Lt. Nolan Miles who was selected to be the President of the Day and the late Cpl. Kyle Schneider who was selected as Grand Marshall.

QuintEssence takes stage May 29

Performance to benefit Kyle Schneider Memorial Scholarship

Sean Honsinger honored Cpl. Kyle Schneider with a musical rendition of “God Bless America” during the May 13 dedication ceremony for the Corporal Kyle Schneider Post Office Building.

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Farmers market returns to village

Weekly event will take place Wednesdays beginning in June

It has been years since residents could purchase produce direct from local farmers within the village of Baldwinsville. But, thanks to the efforts of Mike Samoraj and willing participants, a farmers market will take place every Wednesday this harvest season in Village Square.

COLUMN: Coffee with the Mayor – the village eyesore

Baldwinsville Mayor Joseph Saraceni met with Messenger Editor Erin Wisneski on Tuesday, May 14, at Canton Woods Senior Center to chat about what’s new in the village. Canton Woods seniors kept the conversation going with questions and concerns regarding village happenings.

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Resurrecting history in Van Buren

Brandon Hart has spearheaded a project at the once-forgotten Hardscrabble Cemetery.

District budget hearing set for today

The Board of Education has presented a $94,992,417 proposed budget to residents of the Baldwinsville Central School District and, once again, payroll and benefits had the biggest impact.

COLUMN: A trip down memory lane and a bittersweet goodbye

The Big Chill … Timber Banks … The Northwest YMCA. These are just a few of the many stories I have had the pleasure to write about here in Baldwinsville. It was nearly eight years ago when I took the position as Messenger editor. Little did I realize how much this “job” would change my life.

GBCC names Dengler biz person of the year

For more than 40 years, the Greater Baldwinsville Chamber of Commerce has recognized a member of the local business community and honored them as the Business Person of the Year. This year’s honoree is Mark Dengler, president of Research & Marketing Strategies, Inc.

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What’s in Your River?

It seems that an Auburn plant is considering processing fracking waste, a liquid byproduct produced by the natural gas industry.

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Village celebrates Arbor Day

Baldwinsville is A Tree City USA, a distinction the village has carried for 26 consecutive years.

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State cuts lead to restricted travel on canal

The New York State Canal System officially opens today. However, due to state budget cuts, boaters will experience restricted hours at most locks along the 500-plus mile waterway.

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Syracuse Stampede takes bronze in national tournament

After only two years in the Northern States Junior Hockey League, the Syracuse Stampede claimed title to the league championship earlier this year.

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BVC hosts annual Volunteer of the Year ceremony

A village of volunteers

Charlie Farrell and Dawn Custer both embody the volunteer spirit.

More CHIPs funding for B’ville

The towns of Lysander and Van Buren will receive increased Consolidated Local Street and High Improvement Program funding this year after several years of seeing a decline in state support for infrastructure. In fact, this is the first time in five years the state has increased funding to this program in an effort to promote job growth while rebuilding crumbling infrastructure.

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B'ville Lax team ‘adopts’ young boy

B’ville 3-year-old fights complications from condition

William Relyea was diagnosed with Stage 3 Neuroblastoma on Dec. 7, 2009, at six months of age. While he successfully underwent chemotheraphy to shrink an invasive abdominal tumor followed by a successful surgery, the 3-year-old Baldwinsville boy struggles with serious post-surgical treatment complications. His body is now dependent on IV nutrition and he has life threatening medical emergencies.

Season of outdoor sales to begin May 4

Despite Mother Nature's efforts, we all know the warm, welcoming days of spring will be popping up soon to stay. With the arrival of spring come garage sales and perfect opportunities to start trekking the streets of your community for treasures.

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‘Bucket brigade’ provides food for community

Baldwinsville teens recently delivered hundreds of meals to the Baldwinsville Community Food Pantry.

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B’ville girl to kick off fundraiser

Battle of the Bands to raise money for Stand Against Suicide

Payton Bird, an 11-year-old born performer, who has developed a following at the Open Mic Nights at the Cross Lake Inn & Marina, will be the opening act for 18 bands as she kicks off Battle of the Bands, a fundraiser for Stand Against Suicide, scheduled for this Saturday.

COLUMN: Future of Radisson ice arena uncertain

I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Lysander Supervisor John Salisbury for coffee and breakfast. We met at the Cottage Restaurant in Baldwinsville, and talked about the many things happening within the town.

Boards in brief: Tire and metal drop off day

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.

Lysander, Van Buren apply for grant; dissolution hearings scheduled

Lysander and Van Buren officials are moving forward with the creation of a North West Fire District.

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Boivin Family Chiropractic opens in B’ville

Randy Boivin’s life changed after receiving his first chiropractic adjustment at 22 years old.

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First Presbyterian celebrates 200 years

Church to host Celtic program reflecting origins this Sunday

Fifty years ago, members of the First Presbyterian Church of Baldwinsville placed a time capsule in the church’s outer wall to celebrate its 150th birthday. On Jan. 13, the capsule was uncovered as the congregation kicked off the church’s 200th anniversary celebration.

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Scout to bring monument to forgotten Hardscrabble Cemetery

Josiah Parish, a War of 1812 veteran, lies in an unmarked grave along Van Buren Road. There he is joined by 39 other pioneers of this area in what has long-been a forgotten cemetery.

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B’ville Dollars for Scholars starts Sunday

Baldwinsville phones will be ringing the next two weekends and for good reasons – to support advanced education for youth in our community.

B'ville Relay to ‘Kickoff’ tonight

Organizers invite you to get involved with this year’s Baldwinsville Relay for Life.

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Mirror Mirror Bridal Boutique hosts grand opening

Baldwinsville is becoming a destination for brides, according to photographer Sarah Heppell who recently helped Stephanie Long celebrate the opening of her new shop, Mirror Mirror Bridal Boutique.

Booster Club to offer basketball camp

Beat the boredom during winter break – sign up your athlete for the Baldwinsville Boys Basketball Booster Club’s basketball camp and help them to develop their talent.

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Local woman knits sweaters for international program

Connie Cuddy is hooked on knitting. She so enjoys the skill she picked up more than 75 years ago at the age of 6 that she endures the discomfort it now brings due to her arthritis.

Lenten Luncheon Series kicks off Friday

Church Women United of Baldwinsville and the Baldwinsville Ministerial Association will again sponsor the 2012 Lenten Luncheon Series at 12:05 p.m. every Friday during Lent with a meditation in the First United Methodist Church.

Fracking not likely in Van Buren

Officials asked whether hydrofracking was likely in the town of Van Buren and Plumley Engineering answered – no, it is not.

B'ville fire department merger still under discussion

There was a full house at last Wednesday’s public hearing regarding a proposed extension to the Lysander Fire District into the Smokey Hollow and Northern fire protection districts in Lysander and Van Buren, respectively.

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Youth Club to offer thought-provoking program Feb. 10

Susan Bertrand and Bryan Morgan are once again delivering inspiration to teens.

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Plunge in pictures, other Big Chill photos

The Baldwinsville Big Chill drew more than 150 plungers, who dove into the chilly Seneca River last Saturday, and the entire event raised roughly $38,000, which will benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Central NY Chapter and the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central NY, as well as the Greater Baldwinsville Chamber of Commerce.

Van Buren to present hydrofracking presentation

Residents interested in learning more about the possible impact of hydrofracking in greater Baldwinsville are invited to attend the next meeting of the Van Buren board.

B'ville fire departments prepare for public hearing on merger

The manner in which fire protection services are provided to many greater Baldwinsville residents may soon change.

B’ville celebrates 165 years, considers increased parking

Mayor Joseph Saraceni announced this year marks the 165th anniversary of the village becoming incorporated.

Coffee with Baldwinsville's Mayor - What to expect in 2013

Baldwinsville Mayor Joseph Saraceni and Van Buren Supervisor Claude Sykes met with Messenger Editor Erin Wisneski on Tuesday, Jan. 8, at Canton Woods Senior Center to chat about what’s new in the village and town.

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Big Chill 2013 - Polar Bear Plunge features new non-plunging group

Cristina Jardine believes this year’s Polar Bear Plunge will blow last year’s record out of the water.

Village approves code change

Village officials approved the local law regarding storage of recreation oriented vehicles (boats, RVs, snowmobiles, etc.) during the Jan. 17 board meeting.

B'ville approves budget, tax rates increase

Officials approved the $4,047,370 budget for the village of Baldwinsville on Thursday, Jan. 17.

Public hearing for code change scheduled

Village officials have taken an ambiguous law and defined its various aspects for the betterment of all residents.

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Paige’s Butterfly Run gives $220,000 to Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital

Chris Arnold credits online fundraising for Paige’s Butterfly Run’s record breaking numbers this year.

Municipal news: Here comes the snow

Attention Van Buren residents – there is no parking on town roads between the hours of 2 and 6 a.m., according to the Highway Superintendent Doug Foster. This is to allow the plows to remove any snow that has fallen through the night hours so that school buses along with morning commuters may have a clear road come dawn.

B’ville rallies in support of Webster

On Dec. 24, tragedy struck. Four volunteer firefighters were shot while responding to a fire in Webster, a suburb of Rochester.

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G&C Foods donates $10K to food pantry

G&C Foods, a Van Buren business, recently made a $10,000 donation to the Baldwinsville Community Food Pantry.

Village of B'ville: Proposed tax rate, tax levy up

Officials will vote on a $4,047,370 budget for the village of Baldwinsville on Thursday, Jan. 17.

Meals on Wheels seeks drivers

Baldwinsville’s Meals on Wheels program is in desperate need of drivers.

‘Gasland’ to show at FUMC

Ann Horan, who is spearheading efforts to ban hydrofracking in the towns of Lysander and Van Buren, has organized a free public viewing of the movie “Gasland.”

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Small gestures travel long way

Baldwinsville’s Boy Scout Troop 80 recently embraced the holiday spirit.

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