Three-goal halftime lead disappears in 11-9 loss
Saturday afternoon's match-up between two of the premier boys lacrosse programs in Central New York offered an unusual storyline. Both Jamesville-DeWit and West Genesee appeared vulnerable, with the Red Rams humbled 11-10 by East Syracuse-Minoa earlier this month and the Wildcats a week removed from a 10-1 loss to Fairport.
Two MPH juniors are regional science fair winners
For many people, the mention of a science fair grand prize winner may be associated with the glasses-wearing, pimple-faced protagonists from “Revenge of the Nerds” or “The Big Bang Theory.” But Manlius Pebble Hill students Olivia Sheppard, 16, of Skaneateles, and 17-year-old Emerson Czerwinski Burkard, of Jamesville, are breaking the stereotype.
F-M routs Liverpool; CBA rolls past Jordan-Elbridge
Not only has the East Syracuse-Minoa boys lacrosse team kept itself among the handful of undefeated teams left in the Section III ranks, it has done so constantly rallying to pull out tight and dramatic contests.
Pair of sixth-inning runs allows Red Rams to edge Spartans
Just about any time the Jamesville-DeWitt softball team meets up with East Syracuse-Minoa, the records – and the relative degrees of success both programs have attained - matters little.
Hornets led by Millar, Barber, Avery, Ezidiegwu
Even the area’s track and field teams were not immune to weather issues, with Jamesville-DeWitt seeing last Wednesday’s three-way meet with Fulton and Chittenango postponed because snow still covered the Red Raiders’ home track.
Schepp Family Funeral Homes is proud to announce the welcome of two new directors. Katherine Velasco and Kurt Benedict have joined the funeral homes as licensed funeral directors. Velasco and Benedict both graduated from Simmons Institute of Mortuary Science in Syracuse where they both received a bachelor’s degree in funeral service. Both served their residency locally and were issued their New York State licenses in March of 2014.
Village will enter into a shared services agreement with DeWitt Jan. 1
After a year of heated board meetings and high tax rates, East Syracuse residents voted 333 to 199 in favor of abolishing the East Syracuse Police Department on April 16.
The town of Manlius Police Department received reaccreditation status from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) at an awards ceremony in Garden Grove, Calif., on March 22.
St. Matthew’s to celebrate Holy Week with a mix of tradition and faith
More than one billion Catholics across the world are in the midst of observing Holy Week, which began with a Palm Sunday service and will conclude with a final mass on Easter. Holy Week, the last week of Lent, is an deeply spiritual time of year for the Catholic Church – it begins with a celebration on Palm Sunday, then turns into a solemn observance of Jesus Christ’s death and ends with an elaborate, joyful celebration of Christ’s resurrection on Easter.
Red Rams looking to defend sectional Class A title
Nearly two weeks after it was supposed to get underway, the Jamesville-DeWitt softball team finally did so, and reminded everyone why the path to Section III Class A glory still runs right through them.
Cobras get fine pitching efforts from Schad, Steinberg
If the Bishop Grimes baseball team had to wait (and wait and wait) for action to get underway in the 2014 season, at least it took full advantage of a great opportunity once the waiting ended.
Community members looking for a hands-on education and technical experience in urban tree management are invited to sign-up for the CommuniTree Steward program. This volunteer service-based program from Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) offers FREE training in tree biology, tree identification, and planting and maintenance for young trees. Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) training, including in-depth ash tree identification, EAB detection and monitoring, are included in the course curriculum.
Koscs makes 21 saves; Gait, Brunner, Zerillo get four goals
In order to get a good shot at the top of the Section III Class C ranks, the Christian Brothers Academy boys lacrosse team first had to beat fellow challengers. That included LaFayette, who came to Alibrandi Stadium Thursday night and engaged in a tense, close contest before the Brothers broke it open in the fourth quarter, going on to beat the Lancers by a score of 14-9.
The spring and summer months after the Oscars come out can be a difficult time for American movie goers. It seems like all of the well-crafted, interesting movies have gone into hiding and in their place have arrived jarring blockbusters and action flicks designed solely to overstimulate the senses. While those movies can sometimes be fun (Thor, I'm thinking of you here), overall they don't offer much satisfaction to people who see cinema as an art form on par with great literature or painting.
Pearl sweeps distance events; Barber wins three times
As defending Section III Class AA champions on both the boys and girls sides, the Fayetteville-Manlius track and field team might find it difficult for anyone to topple them.
Paul Goetchius: On Point for College
April’s Volunteer of the Month is Paul Goetchius, a volunteer mentor in the On Point for College program. On Point for College is a nonprofit tax-exempt college access program founded in 1999 whose stated mission is to open the door to higher education for inner city youth.
Since moving to Syracuse from the Boston area in 2012, I have been captivated by the impassioned public push back here in Central New York on state-mandated accountability testing – high stakes testing that is lately driven by an approach to elementary and secondary education known as the Common Core Standards.
On his first visit to the United States, in the midst of an East Coast tour, international gospel sensation and social activist Tembalami is spending some of his time in Cazenovia and performing three concerts in the village this week. Tembalami Tagwirei— who is typically known simply as “Tembalami” — is a gospel musician from Zimbabwe with a passion for inspiring, motivating and educating the current as well as the next generation.
Hornets also rout Central Square, move to 3-2
A 1-2 start is not what the Fayetteville-Manlius boys lacrosse team is accustomed to, and early this week it had a chance to quickly put defeats to Cicero-North Syracuse and West Genesee aside and find its winning form again.
At the request of the Dewitt Republican Committee, I met with John Katko to discuss his views on a number of issues related to the 24th Congressional race. The committee, and even our non-political neighbors, have been concerned that candidates are too often being defined by the negative ads and sound-bites provided by their opponents. This is an effort to have Katko define who he is and how he will represent the people.