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Manlius native serves with Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 71

A 2014 Fayetteville-Manlius graduate and Manlius native is serving with a U.S. Navy helicopter squadron that flies the Navy’s newest and most technologically-advanced helicopter, the MH-60R Sea Hawk. Airman Collin Martinez is an aviation electronics technician with the “Raptors” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 71, based out of San Diego.

New York state to offer internet-based safe boating education course

Online course makes it more convenient to satisfy boating education requirements

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (State Parks) today announced that boaters and personal watercraft operators can now obtain a boating safety certificate by successfully completing an approved online course. Until now, the only option for the 20,000 people seeking a boating safety certificate in New York each year was to complete an eight-hour classroom-based course.

New PACE CNY site to open in East Syracuse

PACE CNY, a program of all-inclusive care for the elderly, is building a new care center on 115 Creek Circle Drive in East Syracuse. It will be known as the Catherine McAuliffe PACE Center.

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Art sale to benefit Manlius Senior Centre

Looking for a new piece of art to add style to your home? Want to know that money you spend buying the piece goes toward a good cause? From June 1 to July 3, residents can stop by the Manlius Village Centre to view and purchase works of art donated by local artists to help raise funds for the Manlius Senior Centre.

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McKenney returns as Bishop Grimes coach

Five-time state champ hired two months after abrupt J-D departure

Bob McKenney’s abrupt departure from the Jamesville-DeWitt boys basketball program that he steered to five state championships in 19 seasons did not mark the end of his coaching career. Instead, McKenney is now in charge a few miles down the road, at Bishop Grimes, where his hiring was announced at a press conference Thursday inside the school’s gymnasium in front of family members, friends and approximately 100 students.

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Onondaga County Bar Association honors CBA mock trial team

The Onondaga County Bar Association honored the Christian Brothers Academy Mock Trial team at their annual Law Day luncheon, held at Sky Armory on May 1.

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DeWitt teen wins New York state video challenge

The DeWitt Community Library and DeWitt teens are featured in the winning video for New York state’s Teen Video Challenge contest.

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F-M again named among the 'Best Communities for Music Education in America'

The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) has once again named the Fayetteville-Manlius School District one of the nation’s “Best Communities for Music Education in America.”

MPH students recognized for achievement in visual arts

Manlius Pebble Hill eighth grader Loren (Ren) Brown was awarded First Place in the Congressional Art Competition.

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Village and town of Manlius hold Arbor Day tree-planting ceremony

Town awarded Tree City USA status for 11th consecutive year

Representatives from the village and town of Manlius joined together last week to celebrate Arbor Day, recognize the 11th year the town of Manlius has been named a Tree City USA and show the importance of making the area a tree-friendly place to live by planting a serviceberry tree that was donated by the Manlius Lions Club.

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F-M Relay for Life seeking cancer survivors to participate in ‘Survivor’s Lap’

This year’s F-M Relay for Life is quickly approaching, and the student group helping to organize the fundraiser is looking for cancer survivors to participate in the annual Survivor’s Lap.

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F-M voters approve $78.9 million budget

Mims, Izant and Cucinotta elected to the board of education

In a year with a contentious board of education race, voters in the Fayetteville-Manlius school district have chosen to elect from six total candidates incumbent Marissa Joy Mims, incumbent Lisa Izant and John Cucinotta to the F-M Board of Education for three-year terms. The school budget of $78.9 million was also approved with 1,720 votes yes and 565 votes no,

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Village of East Syracuse receives NYCOM achievement award

Award given as result of abolishment of police department

The decision to abolish the East Syracuse Police Department was not an easy one to make, but the outcome has been positive overall. Recently, the village of East Syracuse was awarded with a Local Government Achievement Award from the New York State Conference of Mayors (NYCOM) for making that decision.