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B’ville couple stages a playful cabaret Friday in DeWitt

Two of Baldwinsville’s best thespians, husband-and-wife Josh and Korrie Taylor, will poke fun at their own relationship on stage this Friday in DeWitt. The Taylors call their cabaret show, “Maybe You’re Not the Worst Thing Ever,” which gives you an idea of their tongue-in-cheek take on marriage.

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Baldwinsville History Mystery: Do you know anything about this picture?

The industry in this photo was a very important part of our community and, in fact, the world for over 100 years. The view today is much different than the one in the photo. What was the industry and what was the location of the buildings?

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Library focus: Enjoy the last days of summer

It’s been another hectic summer, but you know it isn’t really over yet. There’s still time to enjoy the Fair before the buses roll and even school won’t interfere with all those great autumn festivals on the horizon. Still, if you’re looking for something to do, a new interest to discover or just need to keep up with your Facebook friends the library is here and waiting to serve you.

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EDITORIAL: Easing into the back-to-school routine

Getting back into the swing of the school year can be quite an adjustment for parents and children alike. Luckily, we have a few tips on how to ease your family into the back-to-school routine.

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Canton Woods Senior Center: Start moving in September

September is an exciting month at Canton Woods. It is National Senior Center Month. This year’s theme is Celebrate LIFE at your Senior Center.

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Baldwinsville History Mystery: Do you know anything about this picture?

During the first quarter of the 19th century, asters put Baldwinsville on the map. What do you know about this lucrative business?

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Canton Woods Senior Center: Fitness programs return

Several of our fitness programs which took a short break during the summer, will be gearing up again very soon! Be sure to read Canton Woods column each week, read your newsletter or check the website baldwinsville.org for start dates.

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B’ville Pop Warner focuses on scholarship, safety

B’ville’s Pop Warner cheer and football teams have been going strong for more than 30 years. This year, 220 kids have signed up, many of them veterans of their teams. The children, who range in age from 5 to 15, gather in groups scattered across the Town of Lysander Park on Smokey Hollow Road four evenings a week to practice. Pop Warner doesn’t keep individual football statistics; as it says on B’ville’s website, “Pop Warner only recognizes the athletic accomplishments of the team, not the individual.”

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B’ville woman to sing at state fair

Denise Ritschel Craig, the 40-year-old music teacher and mother of four from Baldwinsville, has been selected to sing the national anthem at the Great New York State Fair. Craig is one of 12 winners of the fair’s “Star Spangled Challenge” contest.

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Baldwinsville History Mystery: Do you know anything about this picture?

The five B’villians pictured above took their sport to national competition. Can you identify them or name their team or their league?

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EDITORIAL: Keep concussions at bay with sports safety tips

As summer draws to a close, local Pop Warner leagues are gearing up for their seasons. Many parents are hesitant to let their little ones participate because of the high rate of head injuries; football players suffer the most concussions of any youth sport.

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Library focus: End-of-summer fun at BPL

Summer is speeding by, but there is still a lot to see and do at the library before those school buses start to roll. We’ve got crafts, games, art, trivia, technology, music and authors -- all for free. We even have our very own ComiCon from noon to 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 23, celebrating science fiction, fantasy, comics and cosplay. We may not be as big and famous as the coastal ComiCons but you can take your turn on the bridge of a virtual starship, chat with well-known comic authors, and dress as your favorite character and meet folks with similar interests without the hassles of packing and paying for an expensive trip. Sign up now on the library’s program page and get a T-shirt for a souvenir. Attendance is free, but bring your wallet because we have some fantastic artists and vendors you’ll want to visit.

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Canton Woods Senior Center: Car show rakes in $1,000 for Canton Woods

Despite threatening clouds and a few raindrops, Canton Woods grounds were filled with a gorgeous array of classic cars Aug. 3. The clouds blew over, the sun began to shine, and every one had a wonderful evening. Thanks to the optimism and generosity of the car owners and classic car fans, and the hard work of very dedicated volunteers, Canton Woods raised over $1,000 for the senior center!

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Baldwinsville Messenger, Beaver Lake announce photo contest

Calling all photographers! The Baldwinsville Messenger and Beaver Lake Nature Center are teaming up to bring you their first-ever Celebrate Fall Photo Contest. Beaver Lake is one of Baldwinsville’s most beautiful sites, and we want you to help us capture its beauty. The contest period will run from Sept. 1 to Oct. 31.

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Baldwinsville History Mystery: Do you know anything about this picture?

When Baldwinsville transitioned from a pioneer settlement to an industrial community, this house was among the first architecturally prominent homes constructed in the village. It stands yet today. Do you recognize it?

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