Home & Garden



Well, it looks like we survived Valentine’s weekend, but the library love doesn’t stop there. We’re here to make break week bearable and help you all year round. Visit soon and discover that libraries are about a lot more than books.

Library focus: Find love at your library

We have lots of reasons to love your library this month including a weekend carnival for the kids, a Valentine weekend book giveaway and Valentine’s Day films for all ages and lots of programs to ward off cabin fever during the mid-winter school break week. Come on down any day and discover your own reason.

Library focus: Make your way to the Baldwinsville Public Library

Even if you plan to hibernate the entire winter the library can still be a part of your plans. If you have a library card, PIN and access to the Internet you can visit us online for informative databases (magazine and newspaper articles searchable by author, title and subject), online courses (check out learning express and rocket languages to acquire new skills) and ebooks galore (including audio versions).

LIBRARY FOCUS: Winter projects to keep you busy and warm at BPL

Things are getting a bit chilly out there. Time to stock up with entertainment and winter projects here at the library for those long winter nights. While you’re here be sure to check out this month’s spectacular art show by the CNY Artist’s Guild and maybe take in a program or two to keep a check on cabin fever.

LIBRARY FOCUS: We're back, ready or not

Hope you all had a great holiday season and a good start on your New Year’s resolutions. If not, we’re here to lend a hand and get you back on track. Stop in soon and find out what you can accomplish with a little help from your friends @ BPL.

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Pour it on

Learn the art of maple sugaring

For most people, Valentine’s Day calls for last minute stops to local flower and candy shops. For others, the holiday is a target date for an entirely different purpose, yet still yields sweet results: maple syrup.

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The Roselea B&B brings warmth, personality to Baldwinsville

B&B to hold open house Dec. 16

After almost three decades living in Baltimore, retirees Roselea and Joe George moved back to New York and nestled into a new home in Baldwinsville.

New affordable apartment community available in Radisson

A ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new apartment complex in Lysander will take place at noon on Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 8278 Riverknoll Crossing in Baldwinsville. Baldwin Real Estate Corporation, a Rochester-based affiliate of The DiMarco Group, has recently completed Radisson’s newest apartment community.

DAR welcomes talk on lawn care

Chapter Regent Jane Jacobs, left, listens as guest speaker Megan Sollecito addresses the group during the March 18 Betsy Baldwin Chapter DAR meeting, which opened with a breakfast held at the Baldwinsville Public Library.

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Learn landscape tips at the library March 21

Lifetime Senior Certified Landscape Professional and Baldwinsville resident Jim Sollecito (pictured) will be giving a free talk at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 21, at the Baldwinsville Library.

COLUMN: Gardening tips - Fall care for healthy lawns

Summer can be hard on our lawns. With much of the country suffering from extreme heat and drought conditions this past summer, many lawns took a beating.

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Learn how to attract birds to your garden

The public is invited at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, as Baldwinsville’s Jim Sollecito of Sollecito Landscaping Nursery and Adam Waterfield of Wild Birds Unlimited combine talents for a one-hour presentation on attracting more birds to your home.

COLUMN: Gardening tips- Extend your garden enjoyment

Don’t let fall or potentially frosty temperatures stop you from enjoying garden- fresh produce. Extend the nutritional value and homegrown flavor into your fall and early winter meals with the help of short season crops and season extending strategies.

COLUMN: Attract birds and butterflies no matter what size your landscape

Add a little extra color and motion to your summer garden with containers designed to attract birds and butterflies.

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Submit your perfect peony

Everyone is invited to enter the annual peony flower show when it returns to Peony Fest this Saturday at the Museum at the Shacksboro Schoolhouse at 46 Canton St. in McHarrie Park.