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EDITORIAL: Stay safe in the sun

As you enjoy some fun in the sun this Fourth of July, it’s important to protect your body’s largest organ: the skin.

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Marooned on Lock 24

Canal closure keeps boaters in B’ville

There are worse places to be stranded than the village of Baldwinsville. But to be stuck in the village without a car or a place to pump out your boat for a period bordering on two weeks is a bit much, according to a group of boaters who are biding their time until the New York State Canal System re-opens. “If we’re stranded, this is where I would pick to be stranded,” said Ralph Azersky, a Binghamton native who now calls New Bern, North Carolina, home.

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EDITORIAL: Avoid the ‘drowning machine’

This weekend’s tragedy on the Seneca River reveals one of the most dangerous aspects of boating in Baldwinsville: the lowhead hydraulic dam, or as it is often called, the “drowning machine.” how can incidents like Saturday’s be prevented? There are steps boaters can take to ensure their safety:

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Canton Woods Senior Center: Enjoy summer at the center with Summer Entertainment Series

Canton Woods looks forward to a summer season filled with summer foods and fun!

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LIBRARY FOCUS: Freezing or steaming, BPL is here

Sometimes we freeze and sometimes we steam, but May reminds us all just why we live in Central New York. The trees are green, the flowers are glorious and if we’re lucky we might make it to June before we have to crank the air conditioners. Enjoy yourselves but don’t forget the library is still here to provide shelter from a sudden shower, free Wi-Fi and the chance to make your life better than it’s ever been.

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Baldwinsville remembers

Village to celebrate Memorial Day on May 30

Baldwinsville’s Memorial Day Parade will be held beginning at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 30. The parade begins at Lock Street and proceeds west up East Genesee Street, south across both bridges and concludes at Riverview Cemetery on Tappan Street.

Wild Carp Classic to run May 16 to 19

The ninth annual Wild Carp Classic will take place Saturday, May 16, to Tuesday, May 19, on the Seneca River.

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FROM THE LEGISLATURE: Ya gotta regatta… in Onondaga County

At the April legislative session, I’m proud to report that my colleagues and I authorized funding to bring back the sport of competitive rowing to Onondaga Lake.

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Canton Woods Senior Center: Learn about adaptive gardening

There is always something exciting happening at Canton Woods. In addition to all of the center's regularly scheduled activities, be sure to mark your calendar for these interesting opportunities.

Running blind

The Baldwinsville and Phoenix Lions Clubs have teamed up to host the Blind Ambition Run, a four-mile foot race that teams a blind runner with a sighted guide. Lions Clubs focus on aiding the visually impaired, as well as those with hearing and speech disabilities. The run is set to take place Saturday, May 31, at Onondaga Lake Park.

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Women’s Garden Club spruces up Canal Park

The Women’s Garden Club of Baldwinsville held its annual Arbor Day cleanup of Canal Park on Marble Street April 18. East Syracuse tree and shrub care company Bartlett Tree Experts offered its pruning services for the 10th year.

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Go fish

Fishing licenses available at Lysander Town Clerk

Fishing is season upon us and you can purchase your license at the Lysander Town Clerk’s Office.

Feet on the earth

Willow Health and Wellness Center hosts Earth Day Half Marathon and 5K April 19

What better way to celebrate Earth Day than by dashing through the dusty paths of local farmland, enjoying the view and the breeze? The Willow Health and Wellness Center is teaming up with CNY Solar Inc., Emmi and Sons and Reeves Farms for the Earth Day Half Marathon and 5K. The race takes place April 19 at Emmi and Sons on West Genesee Road in B’ville.

Lysander closes ice rink sale

The sale of the Lysander Radisson Community Arena from the town of Lysander to Rochester-based firm Home Ice 1 closed March 5.

Not your father’s regatta

USRowing Masters Regional Championships set to race June 28 on Onondaga Lake’s new seven-lane course

The second annual USRowing Northeast/Mid-Atlantic Masters Regional Championships hosted by the Syracuse Chargers Rowing Club Sunday, June 28, is unlikely to attract the same kind of crowd that flocked to the IRA races all those years ago.

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