Frankie’s mouth was still hanging open as Mom took his shoulders to turn him back around. Now his eyes were bulging as well. Dad was standing in front of the counter with Mr. Geddes stretching to look over his shoulder. All of Frankie’s friends had turned to see as well.
In December 1979, Phill Sterling and a few friends founded the Baldwinsville Community Band so local musicians could jam with each other and perform for the greater Baldwinsville area. Thirty-five years later, the band numbers about 60 members and has a repertoire of more than 550 songs.
If you really want to learn about a culture, you should take the time to interact with the people. The idea is that this experience will allow you to better understand their values and beliefs. This past summer Meghan Cuddy. a 2011 C.W. Baker High School graduate, now a senior child psychology major at Canisius College, was given such a chance traveling to Poland through a platform set up by the college’s campus ministry. This opportunity came about after a long and arduous process in which Cuddy was chosen out of over 50 applicants to be part of a team of 12 heading to Poland to work as a volunteer counselor at the Zmiaca Orphanage.
Scrawny Ronnie, the New Kid, Pretty Paulette, Rita the Red Head, and Frankie were on a mission, single file, peddling their bicycles into town. Frankie had just caught up for the second time after slipping the chain back on. Rita was doing her best to keep up on Paulette's old bike. The new kid had told them about a new ice cream stand that just opened up. With their mouths watering, nothing was going to stop them!
Judge Brian DeJoseph has earned the Conservative Party nomination in his bid for reelection to the New York State Supreme Court. DeJoseph’s name will appear on Row C this year along with other highly qualified Conservative candidates. This position will appear on ballots in Onondaga, Oswego, Jefferson, Lewis, Oneida and Herkimer counties.
After the sale of the Lysander Radisson Community Arena to the Greater Baldwinsville Ice Arena fell through earlier this year, the Lysander Town Board voted Sept. 25 to take control of the ice rink. The action will terminate the Greater Baldwinsville YMCA’s lease — and the GBIA’s sublease through the YMCA — in 2015. With the resignation of the ice arena’s manager and both rinks requiring repairs under “serious time constraints,” according to Supervisor John Salisbury, the town board held two emergency meetings and a work session last week to decide the fate of the rink, declaring it an “emergency situation” in the Sept. 25 meeting.
Skipworth earns four TD's for state-ranked Bees
September ends with the Baldwinsville football team sporting a perfect 4-0 mark, a strong ground attack and a stronger defense - which put together, means it can make a legitimate championship push. The state Class AA no. 20-ranked Bees made it four in a row Friday night as part of Homecoming festivities at Pelcher-Arcaro Stadium, steadily pulling away from Fayetteville-Manlius in a 39-6 decision that featured another star turn from senior Cameron Skipworth.
Bees beats Syracuse, falls short against West Genny
By splitting two meets in a 48-hour span, the Baldwinsville girls swim team would stay at the .500 mark, taking a 3-3 record into October.
Bees claim two points in both singles, doubles matches
All season long, the Baldwinsville girls tennis team had looked for a signature win, nearly getting it twice in one-point defeats to long-time powerhouse Fayetteville-Manlius.
Marc Brackett is “trying to build an emotionally intelligent New York.” Brackett, director of the Yale Center of Emotional Intelligence, is teaming up with OCM BOCES to host interactive workshops for parents and teachers to learn how to raise emotionally intelligent children — that is, children who can manage their emotions effectively throughout life’s ups and downs. Brackett will be holding three “Emotional Intelligence: Why It Matters” workshops next week: one for parents Sept. 30 at Fayetteville-Manlius High School, and two for educators Oct. 1 on the OCM BOCES campus in Liverpool.
Saturday was the only day of the week Mom had time to fix a big breakfast. Frankie’s eyes weren’t even open as the slightest scent of bacon floated in the air nudging him out of his deep sleep. The smell of coffee filled his nose as he took a deep breath and stretched. First thing every morning, Dad started coffee for Mom. He imagined her voice trying to wake him for school: “Stop stretching!” Frankie smiled, recalling her explanation: “You grow when you stretch!” Then he bolted upright, smile washing from his face. Eyes wide open, he shot to his feet. Today was the day and he wasn’t even ready! All week long he pestered his dad about going to the bank. He had to get that money. But now the time had come and he wasn’t even prepared!
The village of Baldwinsville has awarded the bid for the Lock Street renovations to L&T Construction. The village’s Board of Trustees approved L&T’s bid of $733,190 at the Sept. 18 meeting. Village Engineer Steve Darcangelo said L&T could begin modifications of the street in early October.
The site of the former Tri-County Mall property on Downer Street is being demolished in preparation for a 442-unit luxury apartment complex. The redevelopment comes after years of stalled plans for the site, which has sat vacant since a 2008 demolition plan fell through. Demolition began Sept. 15.
The Van Buren Town Board voted last week to take over the repaving of the final section of road in the Harbour Heights neighborhood. Town Supervisor Claude Sykes said the developer, Eldan Homes, has failed to finish the project.
For too long, we’ve been doing education the same way — and it’s doing our students a disservice. At least, that’s what the administrators at Onondaga-Cortland-Madison BOCES believe. And they’re trying to address the problem by introducing a new kind of instruction in Central New York. OCM BOCES held an official grand opening for its new Innovation Tech high school Wednesday, Sept. 17, at the facility at the Lee G. Peters Career Training Center in Liverpool. Classes began Sept. 3.
Bees record high finishes, sweep league foes
This year marked the 63rd time that cross country runners made it to Baldwinsville for its annual late-September meet, which featured 44 boys and 34 girls sides.
Wins over West Genny, C. Square help cushion loss to Warriors
Injuries and inconsistency have caught up to the Baldwinsville boys soccer team – though it’s still something the reigning Section III Class AA champions can recover from with more than half the regular-season schedule remaining.
Bees cannot match West Genesee victory over Hornets
By 12 days, the Baldwinsville girls tennis team missed its chance at the history books. Many different times, the Bees had come close to stopping the Fayetteville-Manlius win streak that, ultimately, stretched out to 21 seasons and 329 consecutive matches.
Girls sweep F-M, C-NS; boys roll through Syracuse, J-D
Each fall, the question around the Baldwinsville girls volleyball team is not about the victories, which accumulate with clockwork regularity, but whether anyone will pick a set off them in a particular best-of-five match.
36-point first half helps B'ville stay undefeated
Both its 2-0 start, and the way it got to that point, helped the Baldwinsville football team gain a spot in the first state Class AA rankings of the season, and it might stay there for a while. The Bees improved to 3-0 on the season Friday night, when it breezed past Fowler 49-6 on the turf at Corcoran High School, mostly on the strength of a first half where it scored 36 unanswered points.