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Local teens heading to Irish dance world championships

When you think of youth dance classes, you typically think of the jazz, ballet, tap or hip-hop. But how often does Irish dancing — with a style that is characterized by a rigid upper body with fast moving footwork — come to mind as an extracurricular option? The sport is actually much bigger and more competitive than one would think.

F-M art program excels at 2015 Scholastic Art Awards

Fayetteville-Manlius School District art students in grades seven through 12 recently won a total of 154 awards at the 2015 Central New York Regional Scholastic Art Awards competition.

Cardboard sledding derby to raise money for ACR Health

ACR Health will hold its fifth annual Sled for RED Cardboard Sledding Derby at Four Seasons Golf & Ski Center in Fayetteville on Feb. 7.

Town of Manlius to waive special permit renewal fee

Would apply to residential properties in industrial zones

The Manlius Town Board decided last week that town residents who live in industrial zones will no longer be required to pay the $100 fee to renew their special use permit to have their property in an industrial zone.

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CNY Make-A-Wish celebrates 30 years of granting wishes

After granting more than 1,500 wishes, the Central New York chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation celebrated its 30th year anniversary at an event on Jan. 20 at the chapter’s office in East Syracuse.

Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists to offer public educational symposium on joint replacement

Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists has announced it will host an extensive, one-day educational symposium about the latest advances in joint replacement care. “Joint Replacement: The Future in Now, An Interactive Event with Expert Surgeons,” is scheduled from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, at Onondaga Community College, Storer Hall, 4585 West Seneca Turnpike.

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Local police departments receive traffic safety recognition

Both the Manlius and DeWitt police departments received awards for their traffic safety efforts at the annual Onondaga County Traffic Safety Advisory Board last week.

Village of Manlius makes zoning decisions

The Manlius Village Board recently approved changes to some village zoning regulations, including a local law regarding residential dwellings in commercial districts and a special use permit for a property on East Seneca Street.

Forum to examine link between child care and local economy

Affordable child care is the subject of a forum scheduled for Friday, Jan. 30, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. It takes place at the United Way of Central New York, 518 James St., Syracuse.

Paul Muench returns as F-M football coach

Former F-M mentor led program from 2000 to 2012

The new head varsity football coach at Fayetteville-Manlius is the old one. Paul Muench, who guided the Hornets for 13 seasons before stepping at the end of the 2012 season, was named Monday to return to the helm to replace Damien Rhodes.

Educational advocacy groups to host forums on school funding

Our schools are losing money every year — and New York state is taking it from them.

DeWitt to host forums to make town more pedestrian and biker friendly

The town of DeWitt will be hosting community discussions to gather information from the public about ways to make the town of DeWitt more pedestrian and bicycle friendly. Cyclists and walkers sharing the road with automobiles have inevitable impacts to both user groups.

Girls Red Rams avenge state final defeat

J-D defense smothers Pittsford Sutherland

More than 10 months had passed, and the stakes and venue were quite different. But the Jamesville-DeWitt girls basketball team still remembered what Pittsford Sutherland had done to them, ending the Red Rams’ dream of a first-ever state Class A championship one victory short of the summit in March 2014.

Hornets have wild week, rally past C-NS

F-M comeback follows road loss at Proctor

Following a week where it lost on the road and nearly suffered a devastating defeat at home before making a miraculous recovery, the Fayetteville-Manlius boys basketball team now turns its attention to a punishing regular-season homestretch.

J-D win streak ended by McQuaid at buzzer

CBA boys rolls to wins over C-NS, Fulton

Jamesville-DeWitt’s boys basketball team has waited since Dec. 29 to get another shot at Christian Brothers Academy, and it will arrive next on Feb. 3 – but only after some tough preliminaries both sides had to negotiate.

CBA/J-D hockey blanks Whitesboro

Brothers sit at no. 8 in state Division II rankings

With its long road swing in the books and plenty of big games ahead, the CBA/Jamesville-DeWitt ice hockey team, who sat at no. 8 in the latest state Division II rankings, had to avoid the trap of looking past the opponents in front of them.

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Police make arrest in Jamesville bank robbery

The Town of DeWitt Police Department have made an arrest after a bank robbery incident that took place at 11:15 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 22 at the M&T Bank, 6477 E. Seneca Tpk., Jamesville.

J-D/CBA swimmers duel with Liverpool

Knapp, Potocki, divers stand out in loss to Warriors

Having rampaged through their respective leagues, the Jamesville-DeWitt/CBA and Liverpool boys swim teams met up with each other, head-to-head, on Thursday night at J-D Middle School. Together, the two powers put together some of the season's fastest times, and the Red Rams more than held its own, even in a 99.5-86.5 defeat to the Warriors.

Grimes girls blitz Phoenix, survive Skaneateles

Cobras now no. 2 in state Class B rankings for first time

Now the Bishop Grimes girls basketball team might have a bit more than the Section III Class B and state titles down the road on its agenda. There’s a real chance the Cobras could sit atop the state Class B rankings at some point before the season ends. A steady climb up the state poll has now put the Cobras in the no. 2 spot, trailing only Irvington, who won four consecutive state titles from 2010 to 2013.

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F-M cross country teams and coaches to be honored

The accolades continue to roll in for the Fayetteville-Manlius High School national championship boys and girls cross country teams, as well as their head coach, Bill Aris.

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