Stories for October 2011


Monday, October 31

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Four candidates vie for two Lysander seats

Lysander residents will have four candidates to choose from when selecting two individuals for councilor representation on the town board. Norman Ashbarry and Robert Ellis are running on the Republican and Independence lines, Andrew Reeves is running on the Democratic and Independence lines and Melinda Shimer is running on the Democratic line.

Bullis committed to Lysander

The taxpayers of the Town of Lysander have been well served by the leadership and common sense approach of Supervisor Barry Bullis. I wholeheartedly urge the residents of Lysander to re-elect him as Supervisor.

Shepard boasts impressive resume

I am writing in support of Derek Shepard for the office of County Legislator in the 13th District (Van Buren, Elbridge, Camillus).

Thank you for festival success

The Syracuse Home Auxiliary would like to thank the businesses that donated to our raffles and contributed in countless ways to the success of the 2011 Arts & Crafts Festival.

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B'ville: Send Out Cards holds ribbon cutting

Karen Cannata-LaRocca, third from left, cuts the ribbon for the launch of her business Send Out Cards. She shared her new business in the Chamber of Commerce office for a before business hours open house and ribbon cutting on Oct. 11.

Recycling for B'ville rowers

B’ville Girls Crew fundraiser accepts computers, small appliances, TVs

The Baldwinsville Girls Crew Booster Club will host a “Recycling for Rowers” electronics collections event from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, in Kimbrook Plaza parking lot at the corner of routes 31 and 57.

Sunday, October 30

Onondaga Lake Parkway checkpoint leads to DWI charges

A sobriety checkpoint in the town of Salina led to charges against four central New York residents.

Saturday, October 29

Firenze, Romeu lead Bees past RFA in playoff opener

B'ville to encounter CBA in Class AA semifinals

In hot pursuit of a third Section III Class AA championship in four years, Baldwinsville’s girls soccer team had no trouble with its opening playoff assignment. Given the top seed, the Bees met Rome Free Academy in last Thursday’s AA quarterfinal at Fulton, quickly taking over in the first half and putting away the Black Knights in a 5-0 shutout.

Friday, October 28

Soccer Bees blank Nottingham, advance to AA semis

B'ville soccer seeks fifth straight sectional title

On a turf it knows quite well, the Baldwinsville boys soccer team took a tough first step toward what it hopes is a fifth consecutive Section III Class AA title. The no. 2 seed Bees struck quickly against no. 10 seed Nottingham in Friday's AA quarterfinal at Liverpool and, for the most part, relied on its defense during a 2-0 victory over the Bulldogs.

Change needed to get water in Lysander

If you are one of the 350 residences and businesses involved in the quest for public water in the town of Lysander for the past 11 years, you may want to consider casting your vote this November for a change in leadership.

Nothing but negative in Lysander election

When our family chose to move to Lysander, and ultimately serve our community in a variety of ways, there was no indication that we'd ever witness the recent slew of unwarranted attacks directed at elected officials by a small group of residents.

B’ville gymnasts take second at sectional meet

Baldwinsville’s girls gymnastics team put together a second-place finish in the large-school division during Thursday’s Section III championships.

Mahoney tapped as one of nation's top public officials

Joanie Mahoney, Onondaga County Executive, has been named one of the top state and local government officials in the nation.

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Movers and shakers: Tully woman joins B’ville firm

Research & Marketing Strategies welcomes Danielle Stafford to the firm as its new healthcare administrative assistant within its healthcare division.

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Van Buren holds first grade writers workshop

First-graders Ellie Adsit, left, and Jonah Dombroski read stories written by two of their classmates.

New Lysander law benefits new biz

Lysander officials have approved a local law designed to attract business development in the town.

Company B to host craft fair

Company B, Baker High School’s vocal jazz ensemble, will host their annual craft fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday Nov. 12, at Baker High School in Baldwinsville.

Thursday, October 27

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B'ville School District honors Board of Education

On Oct. 17, the Baldwinsville Central School District honored its 10 Board of Education members for their service and dedication to the district’s students and to public education with a presentation of gifts during the Board’s meeting.

Theater review: The Bard in B’ville

Trevor Hill, Maxwell Anderson excel in BTG’s ‘Othello’

Shakespeare meets Santana in Baldwinsville Theatre Guild’s current production of “Othello,” set in the 1960s against the backdrop of war, pacifism, civil rights and free love.

Plainville Fire District Commissioner Positions

NOTICE: The Plainville Board of Commissioners is hereby accepting applications to fill three Commissioner Position vacancies. The terms to be filled are for two years, three years and five years, respectively.

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A ‘sign’ of things to come

Baldwinsville Little League President Bill Rabe, left, and Baldwinsville Kiwanis President Mike Samoraj pose before a portable scoreboard that the Kiwanis Club recently purchased for the Baldwinsville Little League.

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Time For Change Antiques opens in village

Time For Change Antiques is the newest retail establishment in Baldwinsville.

Grateful for B’ville Meals On Wheels

I am very glad to have received Meals on Wheels of Baldwinsville. It fills my daily needs. It fits my budget every day, as well as my stomach.

Vote for the best for Van Buren

On Election Day, vote for the best County Legislator candidate to represent us, Derek Shepard.

Change is needed in Lysander

I am writing this letter to thank everyone that has believed in me and supported me in my campaign to become Lysander Town Supervisor.

Wednesday, October 26

B’ville swimmers stopped by West Genesee

As high as the Baldwinsville girls swim team rose this fall, it could not quite take the final step toward the top of the CNY Counties League. In front of a loud, energetic home crowd at the Baker High school pool Tuesday night, the 6-0 Bees clashed with 7-0 West Genesee, and it was the Wildcats maintaining its league crown, prevailing by a score of 53-39.

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Van Buren candidates run uncontested

There are five incumbents and two newcomers running for positions in the town of Van Buren. While there are no contested races in the Van Buren town government, the Baldwinsville Messenger has compiled brief profiles of the candidates seeking office.

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B’ville woman named YMCA chief development officer

The Y is an association dedicated to youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

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Palmer names announcing team

(From left) Sarah Dorsey, Zoie Carlisle, Gillian Gipe and Amanda Ingerson are Palmer Elementary School's announcing team for the 2011-12 school year.

Shepard understands constituents

I would like to again remind voters of the 13th Legislative District about the accomplishments of Derek Shepard, the endorsed Republican Candidate, and winner of the Republican Primary for county legislator.

Vote Shepard Nov. 8

Election Day is Nov. 8. Please mark your calendars and join me in voting for positive change on our county legislator position.

Vote JAM, oust Bullis

Last Thursday I was fortunate enough to attend a “Meet the Candidate” function.

Shepard has enthusiasm for legislature

I am voting for Derek Shepard for County Legislator because Derek has the energy, ambition, knowledge and enthusiasm to be an excellent legislator. His main goal is to serve the people he will be representing.

Tuesday, October 25

B’ville Y receives $500,000 pledge

YMCA officials are not giving up on the 22-acre site in Radisson. Earlier today, officials announced receipt of a $500,000 pledge to build the Northwest Family Y at the corner of Drakes Landing and Route 31 in Lysander.

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Put on your running shoes

How many can say they burn more calories than they consume on Thanksgiving Day? While the answer probably amounts to few, those who participate in the annual Kiwanis Turkey Day Race may qualify.

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B’ville students selected for All-State Music Festival

Sixteen students from Durgee Junior High School have been selected to perform in the NYSSMA Junior High Area All-State Music Festival, to be held Nov. 4 and 5 in Ithaca.

Support Shepard in county race

I am supporting Derek Shepard for Republican County Legislator for the 13th District.

From Judge Claire E. Rutherford

I have had the honor and the privilege to serve as Lysander Town Justice for the past 32 years. Oh, where has the time gone?

Get behind JAM candidates

Leaders are at their best when people get behind them. Let’s get behind:

Thank you for support of Michael Wood

To all the organizations, businesses, friends and helpers that supported the Michael Wood Benefit held Sept. 24 at the Baldwinsville VFW…our sincere thanks! It was a rousing success and a good time, too.

Monday, October 24

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Baker senior receives award

Michael Halka, esteemed leading knight, awards Brian Bulingame, left, with the student of the month honor. Burlingame, a senior at Baker High School, was chosen for the honor by the Liverpool Elks Club.

Library Focus: Be careful who you trust in these scary times

Night is falling faster, the temperature is beginning to dip and your 401 k still hasn’t recovered from the recession. In other words, it’s getting a little scary out there, but don’t be afraid. We have a large, well-lighted building and lots of ways to help you through the scares (real and imagined) that lie ahead in this season of changes.

Sheets dried on the line

I’m going to hang clothes on the line today. It’s a gorgeous day, sunny and clear and perfect for drying. I love the smell of sheets dried on the line. It reminds me fondly of visiting my aunt in the summer.

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Benefit to help 2003 Baker grad

Tony Thompson, a 2003 graduate of Baker High School, has been at University Hospital for more than a month after experiencing a brain hemorrhage, which has resulted in mounting medical bills.

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B’ville field hockey has 1-2 finish

Seniors Corso, Woods honored

In the final week of its season, the Baldwinsville field hockey team continued to have offensive struggles against the top CNY Counties League foes.

Sunday, October 23

B’ville girls soccer wins twice, earns top AA seed

Liverpool loss to CNS moved Bees into no. 1 slot

Another regular season has ended for the Baldwinsville girls soccer team, with the biggest tests still ahead as it defends the Section III Class AA title it won a year ago. And due to an unexpected turn of events on the weekend, the Bees (14-1-1) again will operate as the top seed.

The kids matter most

Skaneateles football controversy overshadows players' accomplishments

So they played a football playoff game Friday night in Skaneateles. This in itself was rather extraordinary, given the dim history of the Lakers program for nearly two decades before Tim Green took over as head coach in 2010.

Saturday, October 22

B'ville boys soccer edges J-D in overtime

Ramin nets game-winner as Bees, Rams head into playoffs

Ben Ramin’s superb strike late in overtime gave the Baldwinsville boys soccer team a 1-0 win against host Jamesville-Dewitt on Saturday afternoon in the regular-season finale for both defending Section III champions.

Friday, October 21

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Bees stunned by Proctor in AA playoffs

Double-digit lead gets away as two-year title reign ends

A devastating second-half performance by Utica Proctor put an end to the Baldwinsville football team's quest for a third consecutive Section III Class AA championship. The Raiders rallied past the Bees, 39-21, Friday night in the AA quarterfinal, played at Liverpool High School because poor field conditions at Pelcher-Arcaro Stadium forced B'ville to move the contest.

Nice job Van Buren

I usually do not compliment civic elected officials. However, I must compliment the Van Buren Town Board on their actions to stop 48- and 53-foot tractor trailers from taking a short cut from Jones Road to Farrell Road via Stiles Road.

Stealing, vandalizing is illegal

I am writing to you on behalf of the JAM team, namely John Salisbury, Andrew Reeves and Melinda Shimer. We purchased political signs with donations from a number of people in Lysander.

Lysander: Sign stealing a First Amendment violation

As a candidate running for town council, I am deeply offended and discouraged by the childish behavior and illegal activity involved in the current campaign here in Lysander.

Lysander Parks and Recreation: Halloween trick or treat at Lysander town building

Lysander Town Hall will open from 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31, for “office” trick or treating and to judge the door/window decorating contest, which is open to children from 3 to 10 years old.

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B'ville Rotary run off to great start

Community service organization would like to thank participants, volunteers

The Rotary Club of Baldwinsville’s Rotary Run was held Oct. 16 at Baker High School.

Thursday, October 20

B’ville boys beat CNS, takes league cross country meet

At least for the Baldwinsville boys cross country team, the second meeting with Cicero-North Syracuse proved the charm – no third time required. The Bees, who lost a narrow decision to the Northstars 27-30 a week earlier at Oneida Shores, got payback on its home course in Wednesday’s CNY Counties League National division championship meet.

Win sends swimming Bees into West Genny showdown

B'ville handles CNS, improves mark to 6-0

All is in place for the Baldwinsville girls swim team, who hosts West Genesee next Tuesday night with the CNY Counties League regular-season championship on the line. To get to this point, the Bees still needed to clear one more big hurdle, which it did by going to LeMoyne College’s pool Wednesday night and beating Cicero-North Syracuse 100-81 to improve its mark to 6-0.

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Architecture firm promotes B’ville woman

King + King Architects has announced the promotion of Nadine Hachmann to project manager in their higher education studio.

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B'ville third-grader raises $600 for AHA

Maggie McClain, a third-grader at Van Buren Elementary School, was recently honored by the American Heart Association for her fund raising efforts.

The Codes Corner: Keep roads clear of seasonal debris

Fall is in the air, and so are the leaves and debris that come with it each year.

Hockey team hosts hypnosis fundraiser

The Baldwinsville Varsity Hockey Booster Club will host a very cool hypnosis show to raise money for the hockey team.

Taxpayers will feel the pain with next year’s budget

The Onondaga County Legislature held their annual budget session Oct. 11. The budget session is the final step in considering the proposed budget and the Ways and Means recommendations.

Taxes down 16.5 percent in Van Buren

The 2012 budget for Onondaga County has been adopted. While I am not satisfied with everything in this budget, the progress made by the Ways and Means committee reduces the taxes in the majority of the municipalities I represent notably more than the proposed budget.

Wednesday, October 19

B’ville girls tennis reaches sectional final

Bees top Liverpool, but fall to F-M in title match

Propelled by strong singles play, the Baldwinsville girls tennis team made its way back to the Section III Class A championship round, only to get stopped by an all-too-familiar dynasty. The Bees got there by surpassing Liverpool 5-2 in Monday’s Class A semifinal, played after two different rain-enforced postponements.

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B'ville Rotary’s first dinner a big success

Service club hopes attendance keeps up to raise more money for local causes

More than 150 diners attended the first spaghetti dinner of the season, hosted by the Rotary Club of Baldwinsville.

Meet the challengers event Oct. 27

I would like the voters to know this election year offers a unique opportunity to the citizens of Lysander.

Vote Rode for refreshing change

As a long-time registered republican in the town of Lysander, I would like to express my opinions regarding the upcoming election of the Lysander Town Board members.

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Baldwinsville student is published poet

Zachary Roseberry, a seventh-grader at Ray Middle School, is a published poet. His poem, “Rainbows,” will be included in “Acclaim,” a book of student poetry to be published by the American Library of Poetry later this fall.

Tuesday, October 18

B'ville boys volleyball drop rematch with Oswego

Despite early lead, Bees fall in four sets

True, the Baldwinsville boys volleyball team has closed some of the gap with Class AA championship front-runner Oswego - but not all of it. The Bees dropped Monday's encounter with the Buccaneers in four sets, marking a slight improvement from their first meeting on Sept. 21, where Oswego prevailed in straight sets.

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Baldwinsville Theatre Guild presents . . . ‘Othello’

A tale of peace, love, jealousy and murder

Jealousy fuels the downward spiral that is Othello's demise in one of Shakespeare's greatest tragedies.

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B'ville Christian Academy: ‘See You at the Pole’

More than 50 students from Baldwinsville Christian Academy took the opportunity to join more than 3 million other students throughout the world for "See You at the Pole" at 7:30 a.m. Sept. 28.

Lysander: Where are Salisbury’s solutions?

Mr. Salisbury's letter in last week's newspaper contains some very fuzzy math.

Vote JAM in Lysander

As someone who has lived in the community for almost my entire life, I truly believe we need drastic change in our town government. Our former town government has skewed assessments, amassed $4 million dollars in debt and stalled the building of the Northwest Y.

Thanks for participation in B'ville rummage sale

The First United Methodist Church of Baldwinsville would like to thank the community for making this year's fall rummage sale a success.

Keep Bullis as Lysander supervisor

Barry Bullis has served as Lysander Town Supervisor for the past 15 years.

Lysander: Elect Ashbarry Nov. 8

Norm Ashbarry is running for Lysander Town Council. Norm and his wife have lived in Lysander for 27 years and their children graduated from C.W. Baker High School. Norm recently retired from the New York State Police after 32 years of exemplary service, previous to which he had private business experience.

B'ville string students raise money for CNYSPCA

Congratulations to the string students at Elden and McNamara elementary schools who donated more than $200 to the CNYSPCA, which they collected a quarter at a time last school year with a special fundraiser.

Monday, October 17

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Hillview Community Church rebuilds in time for 50th anniversary

Hillview Community Church has reason to celebrate. Not only will the congregation commemorate its 50th anniversary at the end of this month, but it has found strength after devastation earlier this year. In the early hours of Feb. 7, the fellowship building at Hillview collapsed under the weight of accumulated snow.

B'ville District seeks instrument donations

Do you have a gently used band or orchestra instrument collecting dust in your attic?

World Series social to benefit B’ville Baseball Boosters

Every year, Baldwinsville baseball players are limited in their training due to weather constraints.

Sunday, October 16

Tragedy on the gridiron

Death of Phoenix football player shakes local sports scene

For all the wrong reasons, high school football in Central New York seemed to find its way into headlines beyond the sports page in this otherworldly autumn.

Boys cross country Bees win Chittenango Invitational

B'ville rebounds from CNS defeats; girls take second

Three days after a disappointing defeat to Cicero-North Syracuse in a first-place CNY Counties League National division showdown, the Baldwinsville boys cross country team would recover with a victory at Saturday's Chittenango Invitational.

B’ville girls soccer tops Central Square, CNS

Bees improve to 12-1; Firenze sisters reclaiming top form

As the post-season defense of its Section III Class AA title looms, the Baldwinsville girls soccer team is not having anything close to a scare.

B’ville tennis blanks Oswego in playoffs

Bees to meet Liverpool in Class A semis

With the regular season behind them, the Baldwinsville girls tennis team took its 9-1 record into the Section III Class A team tournament, carrying the intent to win it all. At least the first part went smoothly, as the Bees took apart Oswego 7-0 in last Wednesday’s quarterfinal round at the B’ville school campus.

Saturday, October 15

F-M soccer claims showdown with B'ville

Second-half surge secures top AA seed for Hornets

At least for the moment, the Fayetteville-Manlius boys soccer team has upended Baldwinsville from the favorite's role in the latest pursuit of Section III Class AA championship glory. A trio of second-half scoring plays pushed the state no. 3-ranked Hornets past the no. 4-ranked Bees 3-0 on a cold, windy and wet Saturday at Pelcher-Arcaro Stadium.

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B'ville football blazes past CNS

Rouse tops 300 yards; Bees to get Proctor in playoffs

True, it rained again on the Baldwinsville football team's regular-season finale at Pelcher-Arcaro Stadium. But everything else was different.

Friday, October 14

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Sounds of their creation in B'ville

Durgee seventh-graders create original music compositions

In September, seventh-graders at Ray Middle School created original music compositions in their classes with music teacher Tammy Williams.

Van Buren Parks and Recreation announces programs

Family swim will be held from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays through May 17 at Baker High School pool. Youth 16 and younger must have a parent accompany them; children younger than 8 must have a parent in the water.

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Lysander: Officials break ground at Whispering Oaks

The Town of Lysander has begun construction of the Whispering Oaks Sewer Improvement project.

Thursday, October 13

Girls swimming Bees move to 5-0, rip F-M

Martin's pair of race wins, plus relay, keeps B'ville in first

Many different contributors were needed for the Baldwinsville girls swim team to make it five wins in as many meets in 2011. The Bees met Fayetteville-Manlius Wednesday night at Nottingham, where the Hornets have home meets and where the Section III championships take place in early November. Kaitlyn Martin’s pair of titles paced B’ville in a 98-77 victory.

Bees denied by CNS in running thriller

Peinkofer is individual champ in 27-30 defeat

All the good work done by the Baldwinsville boys cross country team this fall was in preparation to try and knock Cicero-North Syracuse off its CNY Counties League National division throne. And in Wednesday’s showdown at Oneida Shores Park, the Bees were within inches of pulling it off, only to have the Northstars snatch it from them in a 27-30 defeat.

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‘Fun and Fitness’ for Van Buren students

A group of students from Van Buren Elementary School participated in the MVP Health Care 3K Fun and Fitness Run as part of the 19th Annual Syracuse Festival of Races on Oct. 2.

Warm welcome for Department of Water Environment commissioner

The Onondaga County Legislature met in regular session Oct. 4. There were two main items for action on the agenda, along with the usual items for this time of year. The legislature approved bonding for $2.2 million to install a Voiceover Internet Protocol System.

Thank you for support for B'ville swimmers

The Baldwinsville Girls Swim Team made a splash Sept. 24 with a village car wash, successfully collecting funds for the Swim Booster Club.

Wednesday, October 12

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B'ville: Out of control kids?

Congregating, disrespect leads to problems under Route 48 bridge

With the beginning of the school year, more youth are in the village reconnecting with school friends. Some gather at the library, on the sporting fields, in the village parks or at the B’ville Diner. Others hang out at the tunnel under the Route 48 bridge.

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B’ville woman joins firm

Research & Marketing Strategies (RMS) has added Karen Joncas to the firm as its new Healthcare Transformation Coordinator within its healthcare division.

Support Empire State Marathon

The inaugural Empire State Marathon will come through Baldwinsville this Sunday, Oct. 16.

Do the right thing for Lysander

Are you better off now than you were four years ago? My thought is that we are definitely not. As the declared Democratic and Conservative candidate for Lysander Supervisor, you will have a clear choice this year on Nov. 8.

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SU basketball visits Reynolds

Emma Wolf, a first-grader at Reynolds Elementary School, is ready to give Syracuse University basketball players Michael Carter-Williams, center, and Baye Keita high fives after a school assembly.

2012 County taxes decrease for B'ville

County legislators representing greater Baldwinsville voted with the 13-6 majority Tuesday, Oct. 11, approving the $1.2 billion budget for Onondaga County.

Tuesday, October 11

Girls volleyball Bees wins Fall Swing Tournament

B'ville outlasts 15 opponents in latest conquest

Though it certainly didn't need any further validation of its strength, the Baldwinsville girls volleyball team was determined to claim the top prize at its own Fall Swing Tournament on Saturday. And the Bees did just that, beating 15 other school that gathered for the mid-season classic at Baker High School.

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Van Buren judge recognized

The Syracuse Convention and Visitors Bureau recently selected Van Buren Justice Ed Van Der Water as its September SCVB Superstar.

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Baldwinsville seniors score high

Baker High School seniors Sean Honsinger, back left, Nathan Porceng, back right, Nicole Felty, front left, Emily Payne, front center, and Nicholas Welch have been named Commended Students in the 2012 National Merit Scholarship Program by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

Rode announces candidacy for Lysander Supervisor

My name is Kevin Rode, and I am running for Lysander Town Supervisor.

Van Buren law: What about the other side

Regarding your editorial on the new Livestock law approved in Van Buren, perhaps you should have listened to the “other side” of this particular family targeted by the town of Van Buren. They used the sympathy of the crowd to pass their law.

Monday, October 10

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B'ville quilt show features Civil War display

Candlelight Quilt Guild of Baldwinsville will present their biennial quilt show in October with an added display celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War and the role of quilts in that conflict.

Eric Mower hires B’ville woman

Eric Mower and Associates, one of the top U.S. independent marketing communications firms, has hired Caitlin Rounds as project manager. Rounds will be responsible for managing the execution of multi-channel marketing campaigns that span both digital and traditional mediums for a number of EMA clients.

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B'ville: Second annual four legged food drive

CNY Cat Coalition volunteers will seek donations of pet food for families in need on Saturday, Oct. 15 at the Tractor Supply Company, Route 31 in Baldwinsville.

Lysander Parks and Recreation offers programs

Zumba fuses hypnotic musical rhythms and tantalizing moves to create a dynamic workout system designed to be fun and easy to do. The goal is simple: Get people to want to work out, to love working out, to get hooked.

State of the skates

New NHL season offers hope for most of teams

You might find this hard to believe, given the Red Sox fallout (get over it already), but in Boston last week they actually had a happy sports-related moment. For the first time in 39 years, the Bruins franchise got to raise a Stanley Cup banner.

B’ville soccer roars to first 12-0 start

Bees' showdown with F-M looms on Saturday

As the season has worn on, the Baldwinsville boys soccer team had to know that one regular-season contest loomed over all the others – its meeting with Fayetteville-Manlius. The two undefeated sides, both ranked in the state Class AA top five, will finally meet each other Saturday afternoon at Pelcher-Arcaro Stadium, with the winner (if there is one) likely to snare the top seed for the Section III Class AA playoffs later this month.

Girls soccer Bees shut out Proctor

An intense week of practice followed the Baldwinsville girls soccer team seeing a two-goal lead vanish in a 3-2 loss to Liverpool on the first day of October.

Saturday, October 8

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Bees ring up season-high point total, rout RFA

Rouse, with 289 yards, zooms past 1,000 for season

Controversies behind them, the Baldwinsville football team had two more chances to work on its strengths and weaknesses before the post-season pursuit of a third straight Section III Class AA title. In the first of these outings, the Bees went east on Friday night and added to the troubles of a one-time power, setting a season mark for points in a 61-20 victory over Rome Free Academy.

Friday, October 7

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Show casts B’ville father-daughter duo

It runs in the family. Baldwinsville residents Harlow Kissselstein and daughter, Kate, will appear in the musical “Man of La Mancha” opening at Salt City Center for the Performing Arts Oct. 14 at the New Times Theatre in the State Fair Grounds. Harlow’s other daughter, Lisa, also a singer and actress, was the original Belle in Pat Lotito's first production of “A Dickens of a Christmas.”

Village of B'ville offers YMCA support

Baldwinsville officials have pledged support of the Northwest YMCA.

Volunteer Connections: Enchanted Beaver Lake seeks assistance

Many volunteers are needed for Enchanted Beaver Lake, a Halloween family-fun event held from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 27 to 30 at Beaver Lake Nature Center.

B'ville Board of Ed announces budget calendar

The Baldwinsville Central School District Board of Education and administrators are beginning the development of next year’s budget several months earlier than usual in order to thoroughly analyze every aspect of the budget including expenditures, programs and anticipated revenues.

B’ville swimmers beat Liverpool, go to 4-0

Martin wins 200 freestyle, 500 freestyle over Warriors

With each week, each meet and each strong effort, the Baldwinsville girls swim team reinforces its status as a championship contender in the CNY Counties League. Now the Bees are 4-0 after hosting Liverpool Thursday night and, led by Kaitlyn Martin, put together a 53-41 victory over the Warriors.

Thursday, October 6

B’ville cross country sweeps Utica Proctor

Fleming, Miller take individual races

Both of Baldwinsville’s cross country teams handled the challenge at Utica Proctor in Wednesday’s meet, the boys winning 22-43 over the Raiders and the girls Bees prevailing by a margin of 15-50.

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B’ville’s Polsin takes second at AA golf final

By the margin of a single shot, Baldwinsville boys golfer Brendan Polsin missed grabbing a share of the Section III Class AA championship Wednesday afternoon at Green Lakes State Park.

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Officer Knaul provides a safe learning environment at Baker HS

A 19-year member of the Baldwinsville Police Department, Officer Knaul has served five of those years as the school resource officer at Baker High School, a position he sought out and obtained after receiving detailed training.

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B'ville schools devote morning to wellness

Two schools in the Baldwinsville Central School District devoted the morning of Sept. 23 to health education and wellness activities to promote a healthy lifestyle.

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Golf tourney in B'ville raises $11K

The 10th annual Raise the Green Golf Tournament raised $11,000 for Ophelia's Place in Liverpool. The tournament took place Thursday afternoon, Sept. 22, at the Foxfire Golf Course.

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B'ville: iPads enhance learning experience

Each school in the Baldwinsville Central School District now has at least 15 iPads available for teachers to use for instruction. The district’s teaching staff is infusing 21st century technology into their instruction to enrich their students’ learning experiences.

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Baker HS KBR keeps momentum

Everyone survived – and no one went hungry – at the last Keep the Ball Rolling, which is Baker High School PTSA’s annual all night alcohol/drug-free celebration immediately following the senior ball.

Wednesday, October 5

B’ville tennis tops West Genny, falls to F-M

Reisinger, Pollard win pair of singles matches

So there was another close contest between teams from Baldwinsville and West Genesee, and this time it was the Bees finishing on top.

Girls volleyball Bees turn back Oswego

B'ville still with perfect mark, having not lost a set

Just as in most recent campaigns, the lone suspense around the Baldwinsville girls volleyball team is whether any opponent can even notch a set against them.

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Baldwinsville students celebrate grandparents

First-graders in teacher Shana Bach’s class at Reynolds Elementary School invited their grandparents to lunch on Sept. 27.

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Optimists bring back popular Halloween window painting event Oct. 22

The traditional, tricky treatment continues for Baldwinsville windows.

B’ville Grange celebrates 100 years

Baldwinsville Grange 1251 will celebrate its 100th anniversary this month.

Library Focus: Make the most of your time with library’s help

A month of school is already in the rear view mirror and Halloween is dead ahead. Time is fleeting folks and we’re here to help you make the most of your time and money with free books, eBooks, audio books, music, movies and programs for all ages.

Bud continues to invest in B'ville brewery

Anheuser-Busch has announced plans to invest more than $1 billion in its breweries and other facilities nationwide to support the growth of its brands and reinforce its commitment to local U.S. communities where it operates.

Tuesday, October 4

B'ville Y starts grassroots campaign

The Northwest YMCA wants to be your friend. Using a grassroots campaign, the volunteers working to bring a YMCA to Baldwinsville are asking the public to pledge their moral support for the proposed facility on Facebook.

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Canton Woods hosts fundraiser

Pete Ferstler, left, Avis Neupert and Pete's dogs, Lady and Jake, support Canton Woods during its Walk for the Woods event held Saturday, Sept. 24.

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B'ville students engage in character reading

(Back, from left) Colleen Chiesa, Cheyanne Long and Kyleigh Anderson listen as Lucia Cataldo, a retired school library media specialist, brings a character from a novel to life for fifth-graders at Palmer Elementary School in Baldwinsville. Cataldo presented character book talks to all of the school’s fifth-graders to generate excitement for reading.

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Festival moves to larger venue

Oct. 15 event benefits Syracuse Home activities committee

This year’s edition of the Syracuse Home Auxiliary Arts and Crafts Festival is packed with some exciting changes.

Monday, October 3

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Special visit for Ray students

Deanne Bell, host of ESPN’s “Rise Up,” speaks with technology students at Ray Middle School on Sept. 19.

Superintendent to hold budget input meetings

Jeanne Dangle, superintendent of the Baldwinsville Central School District, has scheduled two public meetings this fall to receive community input regarding the budget for the 2012-13 school year.

Lysander: ‘Bullies’ should take no as answer

We still see in your papers from time to time letters in support of or opposition to the proposed North West YMCA.

Sunday, October 2

B’ville girls soccer stunned by Liverpool comeback

Bees squander 2-0 lead in first loss of season

Situated at the no. 3 spot in the state Class AA rankings, the Baldwinsville girls soccer team primed itself for, arguably, its biggest test of the regular season. The Bees paid a visit to Liverpool Saturday night, a rematch of the Sept. 13 game where the two sides played to a 0-0 draw in warm, sunny conditions on the grass at Pelcher-Arcaro Stadium.

Boys, girls volleyball Bees earn one-sided wins

While waiting until Oct. 17 for another shot at Oswego, the Baldwinsville boys volleyball team proceeded to dismiss other CNY Counties League rivals.

B’ville golfers beat Syracuse, Oswego

Bees also drop close match to Liverpool, 206-209

Just a handful of shots separated the Baldwinsville boys golf team from a sweep of all three CNY Counties League matches in the closing days of September.