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Patriot Guard Riders remember friend in 60-mile tribute bike run 18 hours, 5 minutes ago
Golden Harvest Festival kicks off fall in Central New York 1 day, 14 hours ago
PAC-B offers volunteers a chance to widen their circles 1 day, 23 hours ago
Sharkey’s to host country music festival for Clear Path for Veterans 1 week, 2 days ago
- Baldwinsville announces fall sports schedule
- Nizmais third at NYS Amateur Championship
- B’ville Little League softball team reaches milestones
- Dave Capucilli Memorial Golf Tournament to be held Sept. 7
- Felibert's fast finish leads to Credit Union Classic title
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- Golden Harvest Festival kicks off fall in Central New York
- E-Race Cancer Half-Marathon set for Sept. 13
- Sharkey’s to host country music festival for Clear Path for Veterans
- Syracuse Crunch raises funds for Red Cross Disaster Relief
- E-Race Cancer Half-Marathon, 5k coming to Lysander
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- LETTERS: B'ville Concert Series Partnership says thank you
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- LETTERS: Keep the Ball Rolling (KBR) 2014 was a huge success
- Police alert residents to lock cars
- Baldwinsville man faces felony drug and weapon charges
- Man charged after trooper smells burnt marijuana inside car
- Connecticut man charged in fatal hit and run
- Sheriff's deputies searching for driver of fatal hit and run
- KeyBank promotes Mitchell to commercial banking sales leader in CNY
- RMS receives approval for ACO surveys
- Column: Here's to Suds Factory River Grill
- PAC-B pioneer shares channel’s early days
- Syracuse New Times to launch redesign of 45-year-old community newspaper
Forty-nine bikes with 93 Patriot Guard Riders toured the village streets of Baldwinsville Aug. 9 during a 60-mile memorial bike run for their friend, Douglas Michael West (known as Mike/Mohawk). West died last year on May 29 in a bike accident. Saturday would have been his 60th birthday.
The popular Golden Harvest Festival returns to Beaver Lake Nature Center from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 6 and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 7. Now in its 37th year, this old-fashioned, country fair-style event has something for everyone. Hands-on nature activities, horse-drawn hayrides, free canoeing, fresh doughnuts, live animal demonstrations, unique games, great shopping with local artists and crafters and an eclectic mix of live music and entertainment round out the weekend. Audience participation has long been a mainstay of the program as visitors serve as both contestants and judges in the signature Living Scarecrow, Wild Critter Call, and Pie Eating contests.
A new race is in the works and set to be held in the town of Lysander. “The E-Race Cancer Half Marathon and 5K started out as a desire to tie a running event into the Lysander Fall Festravaganza, set for the second Sunday in September,” said co-organizer Michelle Samoraj. “Saturday, the day prior to the Fall Festravaganza (Sept. 13), seemed like the perfect day to hold Baldwinsville’s only half marathon and 5K running event.”
Longtime volunteer Joe Loffredo shares his experience with the public access channel
Joe Loffredo is a man of action. Sixteen years ago, when the newly-retired teacher realized Baldwinsville's public access channel wasn't broadcasting the school district's board of education meetings, he took matters into his own hands. "I saw the Lysander, Van Buren and village [meetings] but no board of education," he said. "So I called up Norma Goodman and I said, 'Where's the BOE?' and she said there's nobody there to do it. I said, 'Okay, I'll do it.'"
So they say that after you adopt, you're sure to become pregnant. Well, there's truth to that particular adage, though I didn't think it spoke to me. I was wrong ...
Voters turned down an opportunity to build a new fire station on Tuesday. The Lakeside Fire District, which includes Seneca Knolls and the southern part of Van Buren, proposed spending no more than $6.2 million to demolish the current station and replace it with a new facility at its current location, 1002 State Fair Blvd.
Too often, veterans returning home from combat zones aren’t getting the support they need. That’s especially true if they suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), an often silent disability triggered by a traumatic event. Symptoms may include flashbacks, nightmares and severe anxiety, as well as uncontrollable thoughts about the event. While PTSD can happen to anyone who has experienced trauma, it’s particularly common in veterans; while it occurs in approximately 7 to 8 percent of the general population, 11 to 20 percent of Afghanistan or Iraq vets, 10 percent of Gulf War vets and 30 percent of Vietnam vets suffer from PTSD. In order to support these veterans, a group of volunteers has organized a benefit called the Victory for Vets Country Music Festival to take place Aug. 16 at Sharkey’s in Liverpool. The proceeds from the event will go to Clear Path for Veterans, a nonprofit based in Chittenango that provides support for returning veterans, including peer-to-peer support, classes, service dogs and more.
Congressman Dan Maffei (D-Syracuse) has released his first television campaign ad, sparking sharp criticism from the opposition. Maffei’s ad, a 30-second spot entitled “Hard Work,” features the congressman visiting with small businessmen and –women, chatting with senior citizens and posing with his family. The ad asserts that Maffei, too, is sick of Congressional gridlock and perks and is working hard to get rid of them.
On Wednesday, Aug. 6, concerned Lysander residents held an informational meeting at the Baldwinsville Public Library to oppose construction of a mental health facility in their area.
Donation sparked by Smithfield tornado and East Syracuse storm damage
In the wake of the tornado and severe storms that hit Central New York on July 8, the Syracuse Crunch recently raised more than $1,000 for the American Red Cross through a jersey auction fundraiser. The money raised will go to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund, which will be used to help provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance for victims of future disasters.
"Fire Bees" claim District 8, NY State Senior championships
Little was expected of Baldwinsville Little League’s 14-16 softball team in mid-July when it entered the post-season phase of its spring and summer season – which only made the ultimate result that much more sweet.
Just enough rope
“Wow Ronnie, what happened to your eye?” Mr. Dwyer asked as he swung open the screen door to let him in. “Nice shiner dude,” Frankie commented as he walked in from the kitchen.
Frankie’s fingers were dug so deep into the cushions of the armrest, surely they would leave an indentation. Probably on the wood underneath as well! His mom hadn’t been in the dentist’s chair for more than fifteen minutes, but that was long enough. Frankie was ready to bolt.
A small crowd gathered last Thursday for the final informational meeting on the Lakeside Fire District’s proposition to build a new station. The Lakeside Fire District, which includes Seneca Knolls and the southern part of Van Buren, is proposing a no more than $6.2 million project to demolish the station and replace it with a new facility at its current location, 1002 State Fair Blvd.