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Sarah Hall

Editor, Eagle Star-Review
315-434-8889 Ext: 310

Sarah Hall can be reached at editor@eaglestarreview.com.

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In Katrina’s wake

Ten years after storm, OSC is still rebuilding lives

Out of that determination, Operation Southern Comfort (OSC) was born. The group became a mission of St. Joseph the Worker Church in Liverpool, which affords it nonprofit status and the ability to get tax-deductible contributions and administrative support. Since that first trip, OSC has made more than 40 trips to the Gulf Coast. All trips are funded by traveler contributions; each volunteer is asked to pay $280 for their own expenses, room and board. Local contributions pay for construction materials. Volunteers have worked on personal homes, churches, community facilities and public parks. OSC participants have also planted trees in the area in an effort to lessen the impact of any future storms.

A walk for justice

Inaugural event raises funds for low-cost legal services

Too often, people who can’t afford a lawyer don’t get their needs met in the legal system. Fortunately, there are resources out there that can help. In Syracuse, people below a certain income threshold who need an attorney for any reason, be it for a civil or a criminal matter, can turn to either the Frank H. Hiscock Legal Aid Society or the Volunteer Lawyers Project of Onondaga County.

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BCSD investigating possible bus garage

Residents concerned about loss of green space

The Baldwinsville Central School District is investigating the possibility of building a new bus garage to replace its existing 70-year-old structure.

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Second annual Victory for Vets event to benefit Clear Path for Veterans

Last summer, Heather Graham and Rick Carlesco thought they’d host a simple barbecue to thank their clients and maybe raise a little money for a local charity along the way. Instead, they ended up establishing a nonprofit that will ultimately help Central New York’s veterans for years to come.

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Board president could win $10,000 for NAMOW

North Area Meals on Wheels Board of Trustees President Bob Graves is in the running to win $10,000 for the organization.

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Stretching your grocery dollars

Food Bank of CNY’s Food $en$e program offers grocery packages for $15.50

Linda Davis and her husband don’t get out much. “If Phoenix and Baldwinsville fell off the map, I’d be gone,” Davis said. “I really don’t leave the area.” The couple is also on a fixed income. That’s why, for the last 20 years, they’ve taken advantage of the Food Bank of Central New York’s Food $en$e program, a monthly food distribution program for individuals and families who want help stretching their monthly food budget, like the Davises. Once a month, people who want to participate sign up at the host site near their home, pre-paying $15.50 in cash or food stamps for the food package. Later in the month, when the food package is ready to be picked up, the customers return to the same site for their delivery.

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Alexa’s Friends Run supports pediatric cancer patients

Race to benefit Alexa’s Friends Fund at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital

Alexa Bolton knows how important a soft, fluffy towel can be.

Canton Woods needs donations from community

The Canton Woods Senior Center is in need of donations in order to continue to provide the same services to its participants. Van Buren Town Councilor Howard Tupper told the board and those in attendance at the July 7 board meeting that the center needs help from the community to continue operations.

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Body of Joshua Koegel pulled from river Monday

Around 9:12 a.m. Monday, July 13, members of the Seneca River Fire Department’s Water Rescue Unit recovered a body later identified as 36-year-old Joshua Koegel of Baldwinsville from the river near the Onondaga County Sewage Treatment Plant off Barbara Lane in the town of Lysander.

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Sheriffs, fire departments seek possible drowning victim in Seneca River

Saturday dawned warm and sunny, with news of another tragedy on the Seneca River. The Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office reported that a man, who remains unidentified, went missing early Saturday, July 11, near Lions Park in the town of Van Buren in the river. Deputies, along with representatives from the Baldwinsville Fire Department, are actively searching the water for the man.

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