Patriotism, sacrifice and love of one’s country. These three qualities define the two men chosen to lead this year’s Baldwinsville Memorial Day Parade – 2nd Lt. Nolan Miles who was selected to be the President of the Day and the late Cpl. Kyle Schneider who was selected as Grand Marshall.
Performance to benefit Kyle Schneider Memorial Scholarship
Sean Honsinger honored Cpl. Kyle Schneider with a musical rendition of “God Bless America” during the May 13 dedication ceremony for the Corporal Kyle Schneider Post Office Building.
Weekly event will take place Wednesdays beginning in June
It has been years since residents could purchase produce direct from local farmers within the village of Baldwinsville. But, thanks to the efforts of Mike Samoraj and willing participants, a farmers market will take place every Wednesday this harvest season in Village Square.
Baldwinsville Mayor Joseph Saraceni met with Messenger Editor Erin Wisneski on Tuesday, May 14, at Canton Woods Senior Center to chat about what’s new in the village. Canton Woods seniors kept the conversation going with questions and concerns regarding village happenings.
Brandon Hart has spearheaded a project at the once-forgotten Hardscrabble Cemetery.
The Board of Education has presented a $94,992,417 proposed budget to residents of the Baldwinsville Central School District and, once again, payroll and benefits had the biggest impact.
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.
For more than 40 years, the Greater Baldwinsville Chamber of Commerce has recognized a member of the local business community and honored them as the Business Person of the Year. This year’s honoree is Mark Dengler, president of Research & Marketing Strategies, Inc.
It seems that an Auburn plant is considering processing fracking waste, a liquid byproduct produced by the natural gas industry.
Baldwinsville is A Tree City USA, a distinction the village has carried for 26 consecutive years.
The New York State Canal System officially opens today. However, due to state budget cuts, boaters will experience restricted hours at most locks along the 500-plus mile waterway.
After only two years in the Northern States Junior Hockey League, the Syracuse Stampede claimed title to the league championship earlier this year.
A village of volunteers
Charlie Farrell and Dawn Custer both embody the volunteer spirit.
The towns of Lysander and Van Buren will receive increased Consolidated Local Street and High Improvement Program funding this year after several years of seeing a decline in state support for infrastructure. In fact, this is the first time in five years the state has increased funding to this program in an effort to promote job growth while rebuilding crumbling infrastructure.
B’ville 3-year-old fights complications from condition
William Relyea was diagnosed with Stage 3 Neuroblastoma on Dec. 7, 2009, at six months of age. While he successfully underwent chemotheraphy to shrink an invasive abdominal tumor followed by a successful surgery, the 3-year-old Baldwinsville boy struggles with serious post-surgical treatment complications. His body is now dependent on IV nutrition and he has life threatening medical emergencies.
Despite Mother Nature's efforts, we all know the warm, welcoming days of spring will be popping up soon to stay. With the arrival of spring come garage sales and perfect opportunities to start trekking the streets of your community for treasures.
Baldwinsville teens recently delivered hundreds of meals to the Baldwinsville Community Food Pantry.
Battle of the Bands to raise money for Stand Against Suicide
Payton Bird, an 11-year-old born performer, who has developed a following at the Open Mic Nights at the Cross Lake Inn & Marina, will be the opening act for 18 bands as she kicks off Battle of the Bands, a fundraiser for Stand Against Suicide, scheduled for this Saturday.
I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Lysander Supervisor John Salisbury for coffee and breakfast. We met at the Cottage Restaurant in Baldwinsville, and talked about the many things happening within the town.
The Town of Van Buren Highway Department will hold the annual Tire and Metal Drop off day from 8 a.m. to noon Friday, April 12, and Saturday, April 13, at the highway garage, 7895 W. Dead Creek Road, Baldwinsville.
Lysander and Van Buren officials are moving forward with the creation of a North West Fire District.
Randy Boivin’s life changed after receiving his first chiropractic adjustment at 22 years old.
Church to host Celtic program reflecting origins this Sunday
Fifty years ago, members of the First Presbyterian Church of Baldwinsville placed a time capsule in the church’s outer wall to celebrate its 150th birthday. On Jan. 13, the capsule was uncovered as the congregation kicked off the church’s 200th anniversary celebration.
Josiah Parish, a War of 1812 veteran, lies in an unmarked grave along Van Buren Road. There he is joined by 39 other pioneers of this area in what has long-been a forgotten cemetery.
Baldwinsville phones will be ringing the next two weekends and for good reasons – to support advanced education for youth in our community.
Organizers invite you to get involved with this year’s Baldwinsville Relay for Life.
Baldwinsville is becoming a destination for brides, according to photographer Sarah Heppell who recently helped Stephanie Long celebrate the opening of her new shop, Mirror Mirror Bridal Boutique.
Beat the boredom during winter break – sign up your athlete for the Baldwinsville Boys Basketball Booster Club’s basketball camp and help them to develop their talent.
Connie Cuddy is hooked on knitting. She so enjoys the skill she picked up more than 75 years ago at the age of 6 that she endures the discomfort it now brings due to her arthritis.
Church Women United of Baldwinsville and the Baldwinsville Ministerial Association will again sponsor the 2012 Lenten Luncheon Series at 12:05 p.m. every Friday during Lent with a meditation in the First United Methodist Church.
Officials asked whether hydrofracking was likely in the town of Van Buren and Plumley Engineering answered – no, it is not.
There was a full house at last Wednesday’s public hearing regarding a proposed extension to the Lysander Fire District into the Smokey Hollow and Northern fire protection districts in Lysander and Van Buren, respectively.
Susan Bertrand and Bryan Morgan are once again delivering inspiration to teens.
Hydrofracking has been a hot topic in New York State for years.
The Baldwinsville Big Chill drew more than 150 plungers, who dove into the chilly Seneca River last Saturday, and the entire event raised roughly $38,000, which will benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Central NY Chapter and the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central NY, as well as the Greater Baldwinsville Chamber of Commerce.
Residents interested in learning more about the possible impact of hydrofracking in greater Baldwinsville are invited to attend the next meeting of the Van Buren board.
The manner in which fire protection services are provided to many greater Baldwinsville residents may soon change.
Mayor Joseph Saraceni announced this year marks the 165th anniversary of the village becoming incorporated.
Baldwinsville Mayor Joseph Saraceni and Van Buren Supervisor Claude Sykes met with Messenger Editor Erin Wisneski on Tuesday, Jan. 8, at Canton Woods Senior Center to chat about what’s new in the village and town.
Cristina Jardine believes this year’s Polar Bear Plunge will blow last year’s record out of the water.
Village officials approved the local law regarding storage of recreation oriented vehicles (boats, RVs, snowmobiles, etc.) during the Jan. 17 board meeting.
Officials approved the $4,047,370 budget for the village of Baldwinsville on Thursday, Jan. 17.
Village officials have taken an ambiguous law and defined its various aspects for the betterment of all residents.
Chris Arnold credits online fundraising for Paige’s Butterfly Run’s record breaking numbers this year.
Attention Van Buren residents – there is no parking on town roads between the hours of 2 and 6 a.m., according to the Highway Superintendent Doug Foster. This is to allow the plows to remove any snow that has fallen through the night hours so that school buses along with morning commuters may have a clear road come dawn.
On Dec. 24, tragedy struck. Four volunteer firefighters were shot while responding to a fire in Webster, a suburb of Rochester.
G&C Foods, a Van Buren business, recently made a $10,000 donation to the Baldwinsville Community Food Pantry.
Officials will vote on a $4,047,370 budget for the village of Baldwinsville on Thursday, Jan. 17.
Baldwinsville’s Meals on Wheels program is in desperate need of drivers.
Ann Horan, who is spearheading efforts to ban hydrofracking in the towns of Lysander and Van Buren, has organized a free public viewing of the movie “Gasland.”