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CNYSPCA Pet of the Week: Meet Bud

Bud wants to be your new best friend. He’s a mystery dog. Is he a terrier mix? A lab mix? Nobody knows for sure.

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Filling the talent gap

Stirpe, CenterState CEO announce manufacturing jobs initiative

Assemblyman Al Stirpe (D-Cicero) is making good on one of his campaign promises: the manufacturing pre-apprentice program for which he garnered state funding is set to launch later this year.

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EDITORIAL: Help protect dementia patients who wander away from home

It’s a scary statistic: some six out of every 10 dementia or Alzheimer’s patients wander away from their homes and caregivers. They may not remember their name or address and can become disoriented, even in familiar places, and even in the early stages of the disease.

Phoenix Community Garage Sale is May 16

The fifth annual Phoenix Community Garage Sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 16 at St. Stephen’s Church parking lot at 469 Main St. $20 for individuals and organizations.

‘Cause for the ‘Cuse’ golf tournament to benefit Syracuse schools

Terakeet is hosting a golf tournament to raise money for the Syracuse City School District Saturday, June 6, at Foxfire Golf Course in Baldwinsville.

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Donations sought for Van Buren family who lost toddler in house fire

When their house burned down May 3, Leslie and Chris Lamirande of Van Buren lost more than their home: they lost their 2-year-old daughter, Nora. In Nora’s memory, neighbors have set up a fundraising website for the Lamirandes and their son, Mason, 4.

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Honor Flight pays tribute to veterans

The Shacksboro Museum’s Joy Swensen recently accompanied her father on an Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. She shared her experience with the Messenger.

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Canton Woods Senior Center: Canton Woods gets into the act

Canton Woods is an active center with an exciting schedule of programs and activities. May is Older Americans Month. This year’s theme is Get Into the Act! The center offers many ways to Get into the Act!

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Library focus: Many reasons to visit BPL this spring, from tech to Tai Chi

Sports programs are in full flower, projects are coming due and the garden is calling, but there are still a lot of great reasons to visit us down here at the library, even if you did stock up at last month’s book sale.

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FROM THE ASSEMBLY: Push back the teacher evaluation deadline

The passage of the 2015-16 state budget was the fifth consecutive on-time budget holding spending growth to less than 2 percent. This budget also puts families first by restoring much-needed funding for our schools, securing a $1.6 billion increase in education aid over last year for a total of $23 billion. The budget plan also funds numerous economic development projects to create more jobs.

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FROM THE ASSEMBLY: Blood donations help cancer patients and many others

Locally, our community has stepped up in honor of those who are bravely fighting cancer which requires multiple blood and platelet transfusions.

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Guest column: Check out Silver Fox Social Club

Located in beautiful downtown Baldwinsville, the Silver Fox Senior Social Club overlooks the Seneca River and is open from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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Van Buren clerk honored by state association

Van Buren Town Clerk Lynn Precourt is keeping up with her studies. Precourt recently was recognized by the New York State Town Clerks Association for renewing her status as a registered municipal clerk.

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Onondaga County Legislature not yet ready for ‘Ash for Trash’

It looks like OCRRA will have to cool its heels on the Cortland-Onondaga Regional Solid Waste Partnership. The Onondaga County Legislature won’t vote on the agreement until this summer.

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Working by the Fireside

Renovations begin at Baldwinsville inn

The old Fireside Inn is getting a facelift, but it will be nearly a year before it’s open for business once again.

A hole-in-one for Hope

Hope for Bereaved annual golf tournament to be held at Timber Banks, in memory of Donna Kalb

In December 1978, a new support group was formed to help grieving parents get through one of the most difficult times of the year: the holidays. The workshop was launched by Therese Schoeneck, who founded the not-for-profit Hope for Bereaved — a local organization that provides support, resources and hope for grieving children, adults and families — a little more than a year after the death of her 21-year-old daughter who was killed in a car accident. The group had met, Schoeneck said, and wanted to continue meeting each month.

Track Bees win at league, weekend meets

B'ville routs Henninger, does well at New Hartford, RFA events

Each of Baldwinsville’s track and field teams had little trouble in last Wednesday’s meet against Henninger at Sunnycrest Field, winning 105-56 on the boys side and 91-50 on the girls side.

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B’ville boys lax stop skid, beat F-M

Bees had taken home losses to Auburn, West Genesee

Much of the Baldwinsville boys lacrosse team’s remaining regular-season slate would play out on the grass at Pelcher-Arcaro Stadium, the last time this would happen before a Field Turf is put in place during the next school year.

Girls lax Bees go 2-1, fall to CBA

Defeat follows easy wins over Auburn, Syracuse

Even with a 5-4 mark past the halfway point of the regular season, the Baldwinsville girls lacrosse team still held the no. 8 state ranking in Class A, an acknowledgement of the brutal schedule it has gone through so far this spring.

B’ville baseball stopped by Liverpool, West Genny

Bees break skid, score runs in rout of F-M

Going into last week’s action with a 6-2 record, the Baldwinsville baseball team would see things get rough, and the Bees would have to show how it could respond to adversity.

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