When you walk into Baldwinsville’s Canal Walk Cafe, you’re surrounded by the talents of local artists in a variety of media: culinary, crafting and paintings just to name a few. What you may not know is that one of those artists responsible for the eclectic and eye-catching decor is also involved in dishing up your palate’s preference. Meet your server, Jackie Colello, a gifted painter whose passion involves another kind of palette: color.
Proposed Chapel Street Apartments include residential units, commercial space and townhouses
A project in front of Fayetteville’s planning board could turn the old Syracuse Plastics factory into a mixed-use building as early as this year.
To the editor: My name is Bill Brazill, and I’ve been on the village board in Minoa for the past twelve years. John Champagne is also a board member, and he and I will be running for re-election on March 18, when the village will hold an election for two open trustee positions and the village justice position. Both of us have leadership skills, experience and years of community involvement.
Katko Tapped to Challenge Maffei for 24th Congressional District
Representatives of the Republican Party for the counties of Wayne, Oswego, Cayuga and Onondaga met Saturday, March 1 to identify candidates for the fall elections. Of the eight announced candidates for Congress, seven were present and each was given five minutes to address the gathering prior to the vote. At the start of the convention, County of Onondaga Republican Chair Tom Dadey announced that Jane Rossi, the eighth candidate, had withdrawn from consideration citing health issues of a close family member. We wish her and her family all the best in this difficult time.
A representative of the owner of the former Friendly’s Restaurant building on Genesee Street met a skeptical public and an unimpressed village of Fayetteville planning board Monday night.
Village-wide referendum vote to be held April 2
After almost one year of research and discussion, three motions to abolish, two public hearings and the finalization of a contract with DeWitt, the East Syracuse Village Board voted 4 -1 at its March 3 meeting in favor of abolishing its police department and entering into a shared services agreement with the town of DeWitt.
On Tuesday, March 18, voters in the village of Minoa will be able to cast their ballot in the local village election. Incumbents Bill Brazill and John Champagne are being challenged by newcomer Trevor Van Auken for the two available trustee seats on the village board. Voting runs from noon to 9 p.m. at village hall. For results of the election, check EagleBulletin.com for updates Tuesday night.
To the editor: Will Onondaga County import trash to burn? Three things to watch:
As controversies over Common Core and mandated standardized tests become more and more prevalent, many parents are choosing a new option in educating their children: homeschooling. Once the sole province of the very religious, homeschooling is becoming more popular every day, with a growth rate of 7 to 15 percent per year. Nationwide, about 2 million children learn at home instead of in a brick-and-mortar school, up from about 1 million in 2003. According to the U.S. Department of Education, about 88 percent of U.S. homeschool parents express concern about the school environment, citing drugs, negative peer pressure and general safety.
F-M's Quinlan, Broddus just miss reaching awards podium
From an injury one season ago that prevented an all-out pursuit for the biggest prize of the winter, CBA/Jamesville-DeWitt wrestler Ben Honis made quite an impression in his return to the state championship meet last weekend at Albany’s Times Union Center.
F-M's Avery, Millar each third in distance races
A string of top-10 finishes, including one runner-up effort, highlighted the work of the area’stop indoor track and field athletes during Saturday’s state championship meet at Cornell University’s Barton Hall.
Hot outside shooting by Gaelic Knights doom Red Rams
Exactly 374 days after having its 2012-13 season ended by Bishop Ludden in the playoffs, the Jamesville-Dewitt boys basketball team figured to have a strong chance to return the favor, only this time with higher stakes as the Section III Class A title was on the line.
Fayetteville native to run Boston Marathon on behalf of children’s bereavement center
Kay Rossi fell in love with running during her years playing lacrosse at Fayetteville-Manlius High School. And now, 15 years later, she’s hoping to achieve her long-time goal of running the Boston Marathon - and at the same time, she’ll be raising money for The Children’s Room, a Boston-area children’s bereavement center close to her heart.
Red Rams hold off Whitesboro, 47-38, in title game
Area and state polls have said all year that Jamesville-DeWitt was the team to beat in Section III Class A girls basketball. On Thursday night at the Carrier Dome, the No. 1 seed Red Rams proved it, beating No. 6 Whitesboro 47-38, giving J-D a third consecutive sectional championship.
When Larry Schunck was a young boy he saw firsthand what volunteering is all about when his father took him to the DeWitt Rotary Annual Pancake Day. Over the years, Schunck observed how many volunteer members of the club it took to put on such a large and important event. Schunck was also exposed to volunteering through the Boy Scouts. His father was the scoutmaster of Troop 22 in DeWitt, which was involved in many community projects. Schunck also involved himself as a volunteer at his church.
For the second consecutive year, Fayetteville-Manlius High School varsity rower Dana Moffat placed first in her division at the 2014 C.R.A.S.H.-B Sprints World Indoor Rowing Championship.
The Half Moon Bakery & Bistro graciously hosted the second annual Jamesville-DeWitt Ecumenical Food Pantry’s volunteer recognition event on Sunday, Feb. 16. Pantry volunteers and their guests enjoyed a variety of delicious desserts and each other’s company.
Kinship caregivers get support through statewide program, private pro bono clinic
When parents can no longer take care of their children, what happens next? Many times, relatives will step in, typically grandparents, to raise their son or daughter’s family. The reasons for kinship care are multiple and rarely, if ever, positive.
The 2014 DeVesty-Williams Scholarship will be awarded in early May by members of the Syracuse Press Club at its annual awards banquet. This $2,000 scholarship will be given to one full-time undergraduate student, who is majoring in print or broadcast journalism at a college/university in the Syracuse Press Club service area. The student scholarship recipient also must be a permanent resident of one of the following counties: Onondaga, Madison, Cortland, Cayuga, Oswego, Jefferson, St. Lawrence, Lewis, Herkimer, Oneida, Otsego, Delaware, Chenango, Broome, Tioga, Chemung, Tompkins, Wayne, Seneca, Schuyler and Yates. A student’s college residence is not considered a permanent residence. All students who fit the above criteria are encouraged to apply.
A rock’n’roll group featuring four Fayetteville-Manlius High School students and their lead singer from West Genesee High School have been nominated for a 2014 Syracuse Area Music Award. The band, Kill the Lites, is one of five nominees in the Sammys “pop” category. The awards show is set for 7 p.m. Friday, March 7, at the Palace Theater, in Eastwood.