To the editor: I wanted to say how thankful I am. 2015 has been the worst year of my life. My 26-year-old son suffered a devastating stroke due to an operation in August. He remains hospitalized in Schenectady. As we attempt to function and deal with the overwhelming trauma of this event, I am thankful.
To the editor: In July of 2015, I attended a youth gathering with my church, St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Baldwinsville.
After a lifetime of work, retirees face an entirely new set of challenges. How can they keep healthy, happy and engaged in the so-called “golden” years?
For students who love to solve problems, want to make the world a better place and constantly wonder about how things work, a career in a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) field can be an attractive option.
Canton Woods is a multipurpose Senior Center. The center has two Outreach Workers known as Neighborhood Advisors. The Neighborhood Advisor program is funded by Onondaga County Department of Adult and Long Term Care Services.
For the last two months, we at the Baldwinsville Messenger have been accepting photographs as part of our inaugural Celebrate Fall Photo Contest, held in conjunction with Beaver Lake Nature Center. We’ve received over 100 entries that capture the beauty of Beaver Lake as summer faded into autumn, leaves blazing and geese flying. We’d like to thank the photographers, both amateur and professional, who shared their work with us and wish them luck as we move into the judging phase of our contest.
Trees were not yet ready to leaf out when this photo was taken circa 1905. Bundled up against the early spring chill, the men in the photo were anticipating the new planting season. The area where the soil has been turned over is not very large. Do you recognize the equipment and can you name the crop that will be planted here?
To the editor: I was heartened to see that you placed the article “Word of Life faces threats” on the front page of the Messenger (Oct. 21).
The dark days are here, my friends. Most of us are rolling out of bed before sunrise and returning home in darkness. Like it or not, winter is coming, and not just on HBO. This is all the more reason to stock up at our book sale for those days when the couch and your favorite blanket seem like the only refuge. There will be lots to choose from including lots of 1980s and ‘90s musical favorites to fuel nostalgia or instruct the uninitiated.
For the fourth straight year, at the October session, my colleagues and I approved a fiscally prudent budget featuring reduced county property taxes. Over those same four years, we’ve decreased the property tax levy by $9 million dollars, maintained one of New York’s top bond ratings and have continuously invested in physical and economic infrastructure.
When you celebrate your 60th birthday, make Canton Woods the first place you visit after you blow out the candles on your birthday cake! You will be glad you did! The center is the place to be for food, fun, fitness and fellowship. Take advantage of everything this valuable community resource offers.
For last year’s midterm elections, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation found that just 36.3 percent of registered voters headed to the polls. That’s the lowest it’s been since World War II.
A massive explosion ripped through this building and was followed by a spectacular fire. While the event almost blew the heart of the village off the map, it also put Baldwinsville into the national spotlight. Can you identify the location? Perhaps you remember the event.
To the editor: The Baldwinsville Optimist Club hosted its Halloween Window Painting event on Oct. 24 this year.
On Saturday, Oct. 3, the National Honor Flight Network welcomed more than 75 World War II veterans who participated in Syracuse’s Honor Flight Mission No. 6 back from their trip to Washington, D.C., at Hancock International airport with a “heroes” celebration.