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Volunteer of the Month – February 2016

BJ Brang — Clear Path for Veterans

While the previous columns have featured the individual volunteer, and then defined which organization was the main beneficiary of that person’s efforts, this column is different. The story of Clear Path for Veterans is so compelling that in itself defines why its volunteers are so important.

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ESM senior Maddie Armstrong signs NCAA National Letter Of Intent

East Syracuse Minoa Central High School Senior Maddie Armstrong signed a National Letter of Intent last week and will play soccer for the East Stroudsburg University (ESU) Warriors beginning in the fall of 2016. Armstrong will be an exercise science major and will pursue a minor in coaching.

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Area police blotters Weeks of Jan. 23 to Feb. 4

Weeks of Jan. 23 to Feb. 4

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Manlius Library gains access to new MacBook Pros, Adobe Creative Cloud products

Patrons at the Manlius Library now have the chance to experience a wider array of technology thanks to the addition of two MacBook Pro laptops and Adobe Creative Suite software, which are available for use in-house for cardholders.

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F-M student artists earn 159 CNY Scholastic Art Awards

Fayetteville-Manlius School District art students in grades seven through 12 recently won a total of 159 awards in the 2016 Central New York Regional Scholastic Art Awards competition.

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F-M girls indoor track are sectional champs

Hornets sweep distance races; boys finish fourth

Just as it has done so many times before, the Fayetteville-Manlius girls indoor track and field team played to its overwhelming strengths - and the result was a championship.

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Syracuse church collecting bottled water for Flint, MI

Second trip to community dealing with clean water crisis planned

Due to the overwhelming response and outpouring of community support, People’s A.M.E. Zion Church is opening its doors to another collection of bottled water to make a second trip to Flint, MI on Feb. 19 and 20.

Becallo to challenge Giordano in primary

The Onondaga County Republican Committee may have picked Vince Giordano to run against Assemblyman Al Stirpe for the 127th district seat, but Cicero Town Councilor Mike Becallo isn’t backing down. Becallo announced last week that he will continue his campaign for the seat, challenging Giordano in a primary this fall.

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Hughes to seek reelection as Fayetteville Village Justice

Jim Hughes recently announced that he is seeking re-election to continue serving as the Village of Fayetteville Justice for the March 15 village elections.

Annual Burn Run raises $7,500 for Burn Foundation

Members of the East Syracuse Volunteer Fire Dept. Inc. recently presented the Burn Foundation of Central New York with the proceeds from its annual Burn Run that was held Nov. 8, 2015.

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‘Tell your story’

School boards association urges residents to lobby for state aid

Local school districts have two demands for state legislators this budget season: get rid the gap elimination adjustment and fix the formula for foundation aid.

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Immaculate Conception sixth-grade students make blankets to be donated to refugee families

The Immaculate Conception sixth grade classes of Danielle Paige and Doreen Conrad assembled, cut and made cozy fleece blankets to be donated to the refugee families of the Salt City Harvest Farm.

February break activities offered through East Syracuse Parks and Recreation Department

The village of East Syracuse Parks and Recreation department is offering many activities for children during the week of February break (Feb. 16 to 19), including a gymnastics party, a bingo and movie event, bumper rock n’ bowl and an intramural and pizza party.

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East Syracuse votes to override NYS tax levy cap

The East Syracuse Village Board voted unanimously to override the New York State property tax levy limit for the upcoming fiscal year.