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.
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.
When you’re named the top running store in America, it would seem there’s nowhere to go but up. That’s exactly where Fleet Feet Sports went — well, north, anyway. Fleet Feet, a locally owned and operated store “dedicated to creating an inclusive environment in which all types of people receive outstanding service in the fitting of running, walking and cross training shoes as well as accessories and apparel for the active lifestyle” (according to its website) opened a second location in Market Fair North Plaza at 4136 Route 31, Clay, across from Great Northern Mall Friday, Nov. 1. The expansion was a result of expanding business in the original location in DeWitt, as well as a growing customer base in the north suburbs.
A new business, Willow Health and Wellness Center, opened this October in Baldwinsville. Located at 8090 Belgium Road, (the old location of the Parisi Speed schoolground floor of where Physical Therapy Plus currently resides) owners Michelle and Michael Samoraj are excited to bring their love of fitness and of support for the local business community to their newest enterprise.
Baldwinsville father/son team Chris and Will Getman, managed to complete their end-of-summer trek of the Northville-Lake Placid Trail in record time — in just eight days, with a daily average hike of 15 miles. On one of those days, they even stretched their walk an additional seven miles, hiking a total of 22.6 to be exact — more than triple the trail’s estimated distance in one day.
Private healing sessions available, public invited to attend the creation, dissolution of a sand mandala
Baldwinsville’s The Energy Lounge is one of several spots in Central New York where Tibetan Buddhist monks from the historic Gaden Shartse Monastery will be visiting next weekend. The eight-day tour also includes stops in Liverpool, Manlius, Cazenovia and Syracuse.
Community comes out to celebrate, support local charity
Approximately 500 patrons were in attendance at the annual Taste of Baldwinsville event, on Saturday, Oct. 19. Located this year at CNY Family Sports Centre, many were enjoying some of the area’s best food offerings and at the same time, supporting the Baldwinsville Volunteer Center.
The First Presbyterian Church of Baldwinsville will host a concert to be presented at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27 in the church sanctuary. This concert is part of the church’s 200th anniversary celebration and will commemorate the music and musicians of the church past and present.
L’pool native Kelly Kinsella, now a Big Apple comedienne, plays B’ville this weekend
Twenty-five years ago in Syracus, Kelly Kinsella was just another Media Unit drone, schlepping video equipment, prepping sets and occasionally stepping into the spotlight on the teen troupe’s cable TV show, “Rough Times Live.”
Sometimes, all it takes to be a hero is to strap on a helmet and hop on a bike. Some 175 riders took part in the Syracuse Ride for Missing Children Friday, a 100-mile ride made by bicycle riders or “Friends of Missing Children” that raises funds to support prevention education programs and to remember all missing children.
The Attic. The Cage. The Incinerator? For those of you who love to jump out of your skin, just those names should give you goosebumps!
The oldest and first organized church in Baldwinsville celebrated its 200th year with an anniversary service and luncheon at the Red Mill Inn on Sunday.
On Thursday, Oct. 3, the Rosamond Gifford Zoo will host, “Twilight at the Zoo Special Edition: A Life in the Wild with Jim Fowler.” The evening lecture begins at 6:30 p.m., and is sponsored by Mutual of Omaha.
Hungry for a night out with friends? Have a hankering for some good grub? Mark your calendars for the return of “A Taste of Baldwinsville,” in its 13th consecutive year. The event, sponsored by the Baldwinsville Volunteer Center, is set to take place from 6 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19 at the CNY Family Sports Center on Jones Road.
Baldwinsville resident Erin Scala just returned from a week, Sept. 6 through Sept. 13, at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. Below, the athlete chronicles her experience.