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Barber brings decades of global experience to Manlius

Passion and customer relationship drives Italian barber’s business model

After more than half a century cutting and styling men’s hair at locations around the world, barber Benito “Benny” Catanzariti is bringing his decades of experience in men’s hair care and styling to A Look for All Seasons salon in Manlius.

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CBA Director of Athletics to be inducted into New York State Basketball Hall of Fame

Christian Brothers Academy Director of Athletics and boys basketball coach John “Buddy” Wleklinski ’75 will be inducted into the New York State Basketball Hall of Fame on March 22.

Get to know your East Syracuse Village Trustee candidates

On March 18, citizens in the village of East Syracuse will vote to fill two Village Trustee positions for the village board. The open seats to be filled currently belong to Barbara Falcone Quonce, who currently serves as the deputy mayor, and Trustee James Carr, who is up for re-election.

Village of Manlius approves code officer position

Prepares the Parks and Recreation Department for the upcoming summer season

The village of Manlius Board of Trustees last week reinstated a codes enforcement officer position for the village after approving a contract with MRB Group Engineering and Architectural Firm to provide the service.

Forward strides made on former Howard Johnson property

The town of DeWitt has announced they will not declare the former Howard Johnson property located off of Carrier Circle on Thompson Road as eminent domain due to forward strides made with McDonald's and the owner of the property.

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‘Evening in Vegas’ fundraiser supports ESM Education Foundation

Spend “An Evening in Vegas” at the East Syracuse Minoa Education Foundation (ESMEF) Dinner-Dance fundraiser from 6:30 to 11 p.m. Saturday, March 7, at Traditions at the Links in East Syracuse.

Fresh Air Fund announces new local chairperson

The Fresh Air Fund is pleased to announce that Donielle Dwyer, of Chittenango, is the newest Chairperson for the East Syracuse area. Dwyer, her husband Brian, and their daughters Brooklyn and Isabella started hosting through the Fresh Air Fund’s Volunteer Host Family Program last summer.

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New Cazenovia hops processing and distribution center in Cazenovia to serve all of CNY region

After spending two months crossing the Atlantic Ocean from Germany, waiting in the port of New York City and braving the cold and snowy roads of Upstate New York, The Wolf recently arrived in Cazenovia. The Wolf is not an animal or a person, but an 11.5-ton hops harvester/picker that is now permanently in place on a Rathbun Road hops farm in Cazenovia. It will be the foundation of The Bineyard — a new hops cooperative and distribution center that has plans to be the main hops processing and distribution facility in the CNY region.

Syracuse Press Club offering $2,000 scholarship

The Syracuse Press Club is now accepting applications for the 2015 DeVesty-Williams Scholarship. This $2,000 scholarship will be given to one full-time undergraduate student, who is studying print, broadcast or digital journalism at a college or university in the Syracuse Press Club service area. The application deadline is Wednesday, March 25, 2015.

J-D, CBA hoops set up sectional finals showdown

Red Rams beat top seed Carthage; Brothers handle Whitesboro

For all of the fun times the Jamesville-DeWitt and Christian Brothers Academy boys basketball teams have shared on the court in the last decade or so, they've never faced each other with a Section III championship at stake, largely because they were placed in separate classes once tournament time rolled around.

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B’ville vocal teacher rooting for ‘Voice’ contestant

Central New York is waiting for one of its own to hear from Hollywood. Josh Batstone, an 18-year-old aspiring musical theater performer from Fulton, will appear this week on NBC’s singing competition “The Voice.”

Girls Red Rams topple top seed Indian River

J-D to meet Whitesboro again in sectional Class A final

Sometimes, where a team is seeded matters plenty in an event such as the Section III girls basketball playoffs, and sometimes it does not. Jamesville-DeWitt is a clear example of the latter.

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J-D/CBA swimmers dazzle at state meet

Records broken as Knapp, Sawyer lead effort

The Jamesville-DeWitt/CBA boys swim team got just what it wanted out of its efforts at last weekend’s New York State Public High School Athletic Association championship meet at Ithaca College.

Broddus, Griffin wrestle at state meet

F-M star again goes 2-2 against top field

In his second chance to earn a New York State Public High School Athletic Association title, Fayetteville-Manlius wrestler Tristan Broddus wanted more than a break-even mark, but could not quite pull it off.

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CBA/J-D blanks Skaneateles in sectional hockey final

Taylor nets hat trick, Vinal 25 saves in 4-0 win

Bring the CBA/Jamesville-DeWitt ice hockey team to Utica Memorial Auditorium, and great things tend to happen. Two years after claiming both Section III and state titles on Utica ice, the Brothers reclaimed the sectional Division II championship Saturday afternoon with a 4-0 victory over state no-1-ranked Skaneateles.

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ShoppingTown Mall announces major renovation plans

100,000-square-feet of Sears wing to be demolished

Approximately 100,000 square feet of ShoppingTown Mall along Erie Boulevard is set to be demolished, and more parking, store fronts and outdoor walkways will take its place in an upcoming effort by Moonbeam Capital Investments, the company that bought ShoppingTown Mall in 2013, to entice new stores in and rejuvenate the moribund mall.

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Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office apprehends fugitive in East Syracuse

The Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office reported that they have apprehended the number three fugitive on the Onondaga County’s Top Ten Fugitive List on Friday, Feb. 27.

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F-M Relay for Life kicks off 2015 fundraising with dinner event

The Fayetteville-Manlius area Relay for Life will begin its fundraising efforts for the annual event with a kick-off dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 12, at the F-M high school cafeteria.

CBA/J-D hockey secures state tournament berth

Brothers beat Whitesboro, will face Skaneateles in sectional final

At least one mission is accomplished for CBA/Jamesville-DeWitt's ice hockey team. By defeating Whitesboro 6-1 in Wednesday night's Section III Division II semifinal at Onondaga Nation Arena, the Brothers assure itself a place in the state tournament, regardless of what happens in Saturday's final against state no. 1-ranked Skaneateles at Utica Memorial Auditorium.

Track athletes sweep to state qualifying meet wins

F-M's Millar, Barber, Ryan, Ezidiegwu earn first-place finishes

The quartet of area high school indoor track and field teams will all have representation when the top athletes gather at Cornell University on March 7 for the New York State Public High School Athletic Association championship meet.

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