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GUEST COLUMN: It’s a busy summer at the Baldwinsville Public Library

Whether it’s summer crafts for kids or trivia night, there is something for everyone this summer at the Baldwinsville Public Library. We’ve been having fun with summer reading program events , showing movies and planning for our huge end-of-summer event …ComiConVersation2015 (this time with T-shirts!), which will be held Sunday, Aug. 23.

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Library focus: There’s still some summer left ­— spend it at BPL

Summer is halfway gone, folks. It’s time to get serious about that summer reading list, finish those projects and plan that vacation if you’ve been procrastinating. But there’s still plenty of time to hang out, have fun and improve your education and job prospects right here at the library.

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

Question: The building in the photo taken by Mark Chapman was once a very important part of children’s lives on the south side of the river. How much do you know about it? Where was it located? Do you know the two different names that it went by? Approximately when was this picture taken and why the building looks like it is falling down?

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LIBRARY FOCUS: Sign up for summer reading at BPL

Summer is speeding by, but there’s still time to sign up for summer reading.

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LETTER: Marching Bees bring back memories

To the editor: My mom just sent me a clipping she’d held on to awhile, which was a letter from Dr. David Hamilton, Superintendent of Schools, and Casey Vanderstouw, marching band director, thanking alumni of the B’ville Marching Band for the years of support. That stirred quite a few emotions for me, and on behalf of many alumni, just wanted to share a ‘way back then’ moment.

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Library focus: Sign up for summer reading

Summer is speeding by, but there’s still time to sign up for summer reading. Our teen and adult games (sixth grade and up) run until Aug. 23, and new players are still welcome.

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

Huge flags lined Charlotte Street when this photo was taken Aug. 17, 1906. The village was showing its colors and extending the red carpet to hundreds of visitors who would be coming to join in the celebration of what had recently become an annual event. Do you know anything about this photo or the cause for celebration?

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Canton Woods Senior Center: Happy birthday, Eleanor Schurman!

Canton Woods Senior Center recently had the honor of hosting Eleanor Schurman’s 105th birthday celebration.

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Library focus: Stay busy and dry at BPL

The combination of summer reading signup (still in progress) and the monsoon season kept things extremely lively at the library last week. I’m hoping that the rain ceases, but if it doesn’t we have plenty of activities and tasty takeouts at the library, both in the building and online.

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

Question: This photo shows one of the many rural communities within the Greater Baldwinsville area. Can you identify the community and the two churches?

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EDITORIAL: Keep your kids safe online

Now that the kids are home from school, they may be spending more time online. That means it’s up to you as parents to make sure they’re surfing safely. Here are some tips to keep your kids safe online:

Boards in brief: B’ville approves carp overnights

Carp fishers might have a few more chances to dip into the Seneca River this summer. The village of Baldwinsville board of trustees approved Wild Carp Companies’ request to host overnight carp fishing events during weekends in June, July and August at the July 2 meeting.

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Canton Woods Senior Center: Food $en$e available at Canton Woods

Canton Woods participates in Food $en$e, which is run by the Food Bank of CNY. This fantastic program is designed to help stretch your monthly food budget. Each month the Food Bank offers a package of groceries valued at $30 for just $15.50.There is no age or income eligibility requirement for this program, and you may use your SNAP benefit. All packages must be preordered and prepaid. Packages are available for pick up at a later designated date. Call Canton Woods for more information.

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Library focus: Check out July’s programs at BPL

July is here with an amazing raft of programs, entertainment, crafts and opportunities for all ages including storytimes, summer reading games, crafts for kids, movies, music, tech classes and so much more! Come on down and join the fun you’ll be glad you did.  

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

The rain-slicked pavement and trees in early bud tell us that this photo was taken in the spring. Can you identify the business, its location or the year the photo was taken?

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