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Canton Woods Senior Center: Happy birthday, Eleanor Schurman!

Canton Woods Senior Center recently had the honor of hosting Eleanor Schurman’s 105th birthday celebration.

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Library focus: Stay busy and dry at BPL

The combination of summer reading signup (still in progress) and the monsoon season kept things extremely lively at the library last week. I’m hoping that the rain ceases, but if it doesn’t we have plenty of activities and tasty takeouts at the library, both in the building and online.

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Baldwinsville History Mystery: Do you know anything about this picture?

Question: This photo shows one of the many rural communities within the Greater Baldwinsville area. Can you identify the community and the two churches?

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Canton Woods Senior Center: Food $en$e available at Canton Woods

Canton Woods participates in Food $en$e, which is run by the Food Bank of CNY. This fantastic program is designed to help stretch your monthly food budget. Each month the Food Bank offers a package of groceries valued at $30 for just $15.50.There is no age or income eligibility requirement for this program, and you may use your SNAP benefit. All packages must be preordered and prepaid. Packages are available for pick up at a later designated date. Call Canton Woods for more information.

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Library focus: Check out July’s programs at BPL

July is here with an amazing raft of programs, entertainment, crafts and opportunities for all ages including storytimes, summer reading games, crafts for kids, movies, music, tech classes and so much more! Come on down and join the fun you’ll be glad you did.  

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Baldwinsville History Mystery: Do you know anything about this picture?

The rain-slicked pavement and trees in early bud tell us that this photo was taken in the spring. Can you identify the business, its location or the year the photo was taken?

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FROM THE ASSEMBLY: Legislation that should be a ‘no-brainer’

There are times during the legislative session in Albany that you just scratch your head and think, “This is a ‘no-brainer.’” Two such bills were passed last week by the New York State Assembly, and each I am proud to have voted for.

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FROM THE LEGISLATURE: Construction, water chestnut removal to begin in Baldwinsville

As representatives of the greater Baldwinsville area, we want to update residents on upcoming County Department of Transportation (DOT) projects and water chestnut control efforts taking place along the Seneca River.

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Canton Woods Senior Center: Don’t forget to fill out the transportation survey

I hope you noticed the transportation survey printed in last week’s Messenger. Please take a few moments to complete the survey and return to Canton Woods, Baldwinsville Village Hall, the Lysander Town Hall or Van Buren Town Hall. If you missed the survey, you can pick a copy up at the locations mentioned above. Thank you for providing this valuable information.

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Baldwinsville History Mystery: Do you know anything about this picture?

This photo was taken by well-known local photographer Mark H. Chapman. In the late 1940s and early 1950s, our community was in great need of additional schools due to centralization as required by the state. The school pictured was one of the first built. Do you know which one and who the people in the photo are?

Guest column: Local urgent care provides insight on the rising concern of tick-borne illnesses 

Spring is finally here and summer is just around the corner bringing longer days, warmer weather and, unfortunately, tick bites. With a number of tick bite cases already being seen across all of Five Star Urgent Care’s Upstate New York facilities, transmission of tick-borne illnesses such as Lyme and Powassan, are becoming a concern. The best means of handling tick-borne infections is through preventing a tick bite from happening in the first place.

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Canton Woods Senior Center: Summer at Canton Woods offers a full calendar

Canton Woods offers a full calendar of regularly scheduled activities from bridge to Wii Bowling and canasta to Tai Chi. In addition to special events and programs highlighted here, the center’s daily programs are varied and diverse. Take a few minutes to stop by and learn more about Canton Woods!

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FROM THE ASSEMBLY: Governor moves from ‘three men in a room’ to ‘one-man parlor’

It is not a secret that New York is a challenging state in which to do business because of our high taxes and oppressive regulatory scheme. Some, but not all, of these policies originate out of New York City which faces different demographics and economic conditions than we do in Upstate New York.

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Library focus: North Syracuse Art Guild work on display

We’re deep in the middle of graduation season now, so things are likely to be quiet at the library this week. It’ a great time to get down here and check out our amazing art show of pieces by the North Syracuse Art Guild including glass work and paper sculpture in addition to traditional two-dimensional pieces.

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Baldwinsville History Mystery: Do you know anything about this picture?

This man was well-known for his volunteerism. What do you know about him? One of the B’ville Voices markers is being dedicated in his honor on June 28. Another of the markers will be dedicated at the same time at the Shacksboro Schoolhouse Museum.