’Tis the season of giving, and you needn’t look too far to find a worthy recipient for your time and financial donations. Central New York has a wealth of deserving organizations doing good, and they’re all in need of your support. To get you started, here’s an A-to-Z primer (minus X), complete with a description of each along with websites, contact information and basic needs. Remember, these are just a few of the many deserving nonprofits in Central New York, and the introductions offered barely scratch the surface of the services they offer. Check out the websites of these organizations for more information. Got your own favorites? Feel free to share at Facebook.com/eaglestarreview.
Bees take fourth out of 22 teams at Andersen Tournament
Kevin Paul leads the Baldwinsville wrestling team into the 2013-14 season, determined to become the program’s first state champion in a decade. Not since 2004, when Shawn Farnham claimed state honors at 103 pounds, has anyone from the Bees gone to the top of the podium in the final meet of the winter.
Bees get to Kiwanis Tournament final, lose to West Genny
With steadiness and patience, head coach Tim Solomon and his staff has worked toward making the Baldwinsville boys basketball team something more than a nuisance for opponents in the hyper-competitive Section III Class AA ranks.
Bees take third place at own Conklin Tournament
In order to believe that it can earn a long-elusive Section III Division I title, the Baldwinsville ice hockey team first had to prove itself in a brutal early-season gauntlet that would include four games in a five-day span and six in 11 days.
Pascale leads Bees to road wins at Auburn, Central Square
While the Baldwinsville girls basketball team enjoyed winning its own Bill Middleton Tip-Off Tournament on Nov. 29-30, it knew that such a victory wouldn’t mean much unless the success continued against CNY Counties League foes.
The Eighth Annual Cookie Walk will be held at Grace Episcopal Church from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (or until cookies are sold out!) on Saturday, Dec. 7 in the church undercroft, located at 110 Oswego Road (Route 48) in Baldwinsville. The event is open to the public.
Great man fought for freedom, forgiveness in extraordinary life
A Sunday morning, February 11, 1990, and I was still a freshman in high school. We were all about to head out to church, but we turned on CNN – and the most astonishing, remarkable and wonderful sight greeted us.
Letter to the editor from the Dec. 4 edition of the Baldwinsville Messenger.
The holidays are upon us once again and we’re here to help. Whether you’re looking to celebrate or escape the madness, we have the resources you need.
B'ville edges RFA in finals; Miller named tournament MVP
No one knows, at this point, whether the Baldwinsville girls basketball team can parlay a successful start to the 2013-14 season into larger accomplishments down the road. But what can be said for sure is that the Bees got off to the ideal start, winning its own Bill Middleton Tip-Off Tournament on Saturday afternoon when it defeated Rome Free Academy 45-42 in the championship game.
Letter to the editor.
Agency dispels myths for both biological, adoptive parents
One of the most selfless and loving acts a woman can do is place her newborn baby in the arms of another family. Unfortunately, not all people see it that way due to long-held stereotypes that claim just the opposite and consequently, result in the occurrence of fewer adoptions.
First-time published author Janine Werchinski-Yates will launch her children’s book, “The Secret Sock Club” at a local event from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Baldwinsville Public Library. Editor Tami Scott caught up with Werchinski-Yates to discuss how her writing hobby and dream to write a book came to fruition.
A childhood friend of the woman killed Sunday afternoon on Route 57 has launched a fundraiser to help her family pay their medical expenses and funeral costs.
The Baldwinsville Pop Warner Jr. Midget Cheer team will be holding a pancake breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. on Dec. 1 at Zebbs Mattydale: 2803 Brewerton Road, Mattydale.
Kiwanis event in its 45th year
The 45th Annual Turkey Day Race returns on Thanksgiving, Nov. 28. The 5k race starts at 9:15 a.m. and 10k race starts at 10 a.m. at C.W. Baker High School, 29 E. Oneida St, Baldwinsville. There is also a half-mile kids fun run that kicks off at 8:30 a.m.
On the evening of Monday, Nov. 18, several parents and educators from around Central New York gathered at C.W. Baker High School for a forum with state Assemblymen to discuss the Common Core Curriculum and its current implementation.
Show of sportsmanship in state soccer final a teachable moment
Jerry Mackey was, no doubt, elated that his Oneonta girls soccer team had just won the state Class B championship on a windy, wet Sunday night at SUNY-Cortland. But before he could celebrate with the girls he coached, he had a more important task at hand.
Basketball teams, hockey offer early-season tournaments
Baldwinsville’s winter sports teams are already deep into practices for the 2013-14 winter sports season that gets underway this week. Here is the varsity schedule. All dates and times are subject to change.
On Friday, Nov. 8, the students of Van Buren Elementary School held an assembly to honor those who had served, or are currently serving our country as members of the United States Armed Forces.