n June 2010, our Syracuse Home Auxiliary celebrated a very special occasion - Eleanor Schurman's upcoming July 1 100th birthday as well as acknowledging her passion for volunteering and her support of our Auxiliary at Syracuse Home.
The Assembly passed an early voting bill last week. I voted against this measure. At a time when localities are stretched to the max, this would create another unfunded mandate and change our current system when it doesn’t need to be changed.
The Women of the First United Methodist Church of Baldwinsville want to thank everyone who worked at, purchased from and donated to this year's spring rummage sale. It was a success. We hope to see all of you in the fall.
After a slow start spring is in high gear now. Come on down and we’ll lend you a hand preparing for upcoming events or give you a quiet spot to regroup. Either way, the library is here to provide materials, answers, entertainment and a little surcease.
In light of the recent article in the Messenger, Future of Radisson ice arena uncertain, dated April 9, The Greater Baldwinsville Ice Arena would like to provide a response to the community and ensure everyone that the rink is here to stay and is being operated efficiently and effectively by a not-for-profit organization, the GBIA.
I would like to personally thank every volunteer that came to work on the canal clean-up day on Saturday, April 19. It was a cold and rainy day for this project, but more than 50 people came to help in our efforts.
COLUMN: From the legislature - How the shall vs. may issue effects concealed weapons in Onondaga County
An increasing number of county residents have asked why it is nearly impossible to get a concealed carry pistol permit in Onondaga County.
Sometimes I am surprised to hear that some in our community still may not know that we have a premier private, Catholic school right in our own backyard. St. Mary’s Academy, which has served the greater Baldwinsville area for more than six decades, is a small school with a big heart.
The Big Chill … Timber Banks … The Northwest YMCA. These are just a few of the many stories I have had the pleasure to write about here in Baldwinsville. It was nearly eight years ago when I took the position as Messenger editor. Little did I realize how much this “job” would change my life.
Have you experienced one Mother’s Day that stands out from all the rest? One that you’ll never forget?
May is in full flower here at the library. Things are a bit quieter than usual with storytime on hiatus and many of our regulars busy getting their homes and gardens ready for the summer season, but we’re still here. Stop in soon to enjoy the unusual quiet (for the moment at least) and this month’s photo exhibition by Baldwinsville teens.
Small business owners throughout New York State recently made their way to Albany. Chief among their concerns again this year pertained to overreaching regulations and paperwork mandates, which add to the overall cost of doing business.
In 2011, the commissioner of the American Cemetery in Colleville-sur Mer, Normandy told us that we should have informed them that the students from Baldwinsville were coming with their 1,200 messages of gratitude so that they could have been welcomed properly. So, this time, we did just that.
Now that spring has finally arrived it’s time to celebrate and we have just the tickets with a special appearance of Morris Dancers on May Day, craft programs of all kinds, prep courses for the SAT and summer job hunting and of course our annual Teen Photography Show.
It was recently reported that two Albany lawmakers from Downstate were involved in corruption and bribery. One lawmaker, Assemblyman Eric Stevenson, is accused of accepting more than $22,000 in bribes from four adult daycare centers, with the understanding that he would put forth legislation that would benefit the centers.