To the editor: The January 20, 2016 edition of the Baldwinsville Messenger ran the editorial “Snowmobilers: Beware of early season conditions.” The editorial covered safety remarks made by the NYS Snowmobile Association (NYSSA) on the seasonal late start and snow cover for snowmobiling on the maintained clubs trails system. All good points of safety information, especially to “reach out to your local club for information on the trails” whose online website includes the club’s telephone (and often a snow phone) listing for trail conditions.
The snow has begun to fly in many parts of New York state, and snowmobile season is finally here.
For those not in the know, Knockerball — also known as “bubble soccer” — is a sport in which players wear large, inflatable plastic bubbles and attempt to knock each other over. “So it’s like dodgeball — and you’re it,” Councilor Ron Dudzinski said at the Nov. 4 town board meeting.
While it’s based on one of CBS’ most successful reality shows, the town of Van Buren Parks and Recreation Department’s fall event probably won’t have 10 million sets of eyes on its participants. But your family’s sets of eyes could be searching for clues in B’ville next month if you sign up for “The Amazing Race.”
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.
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Lyme disease is the fastest growing vector-borne infectious disease in the United States. It infects about 300,000 people a year, roughly 10 times more Americans than previously reported. The number of cases reported annually has increased nearly 25-fold since national surveillance began in 1982, making it a huge public health problem. So what should we do about it? To start, we should educate ourselves about the problem.
As you’re spending more time outside this summer, make sure you keep yourself and your pets safe from rabies. There is no treatment for this virus, which is transmitted by the bite of a rabid mammal, but luckily, rabies is preventable.
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.
As you enjoy some fun in the sun this Fourth of July, it’s important to protect your body’s largest organ: the skin.
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.
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:
Canton Woods looks forward to a summer season filled with summer foods and fun!
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.
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.
The ninth annual Wild Carp Classic will take place Saturday, May 16, to Tuesday, May 19, on the Seneca River.
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