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Canton Woods Senior Center: Stretch your dollars with Food $en$e

Canton Woods participates in the Food Bank of CNY’s Food $en$e Program. This program can help stretch your food buying dollars.

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Library Focus: What’s up next for the BPL’s book clubs?

Join the Mystery Book Club at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 11 for a discussion of “The Virgin of Small Plains,” by Nancy Pickard.

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

Take a good look at the included photos. Do you recognize the woman on the left?  What did she have to do with the photo above?

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Canton Woods Senior Center: Volunteer for the B’ville Express

If one of your New Year’s resolutions is volunteering, consider volunteering for B’ville Express. B’ville Express is funded by the Onondaga County Department of Adult and Long Term Care Services. The B’ville Express program transports seniors to medical appointments and other necessary services including Canton Woods Senior Center. 

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FROM THE ASSEMBLY: Latest ag. receipts show growth in industry; craft beer industry thriving

It was recently reported that agricultural receipts in New York came in at $6.36 billion in 2014 — a $1.7 billion increase over 2010 and a $667 million increase over 2013.

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

Winter weather did not stop this massive construction project. Wooden forms outline a lengthy trench and stacks of pipe await installation. Sections of barricade line the forefront of the trench. Can you identify the project and its location? The billboards and barricades may help date the event.

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EDITORIAL: January is National Mentoring Month

January is National Mentoring Month, a tradition started in 2002 by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership. Prominent supporters include President Barack Obama, former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, former Secretary of State Colin Powell, Sen. John McCain, baseball player Cal Ripken and late poet Maya Angelou.

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Canton Woods Senior Center: Happy New Year from Canton Woods Senior Center

The beginning of a New Year is the perfect time to try a new fitness program. Tuesday and Thursday mornings at Canton Woods offer a full range of opportunities to increase your activity and improve your health.

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FROM THE ASSEMBLY: Early detection assists treatment of Alzheimer’s, hope through research

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, an estimated 5.3 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease. Of the 5.3 million Americans with Alzheimer’s, an estimated 5.1 million people are age 65 and older, and approximately 200,000 individuals are under age 65. Research shows that almost two-thirds of Americans with Alzheimer’s are women.

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

See if you can identify the location of this house. Today it looks significantly different, as the porch is gone. Many of the older homes in the village originally had porches. Why the change? Can you identify other homes that either have modified porches or none at all?

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LIBRARY FOCUS: The library never really closes, even on Christmas

The library building will be closed Dec. 24, 25 and 26 for holiday observances, but all of our online resources will still be available for use on your computer, tablets and phones.

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Canton Woods Senior Center: Merry Christmas from Canton Woods!

Canton Woods Senior Center participants and staff wish all of our friends and neighbors in Greater Baldwinsville a very merry Christmas! Thank you all for your generosity during the holiday season and throughout the year.

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FROM THE ASSEMBLY: Create tax policies that support low-income earners

At the beginning of the year, New York state’s minimum wage will increase to $9 an hour. Many, particularly left-leaning organizations from NYC, argue that $9 isn’t enough and New York should raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour — a position with which Governor Cuomo agrees. Their basic argument is that we need higher wages to lift low-wage earners out of poverty. 

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

This photo represents a very important part of our early history. What does it represent and why was it important?

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From the Assembly: All the stars were aligned

I am pleased and proud to report that the Central New York Regional Economic Development Council (REDC) was awarded one of the top three economic development packages worth $500 million over five years. The other two regions of upstate that also received the highest monetary awards were the Finger Lakes Region and the Southern Tier Region.