Nina Davuluri may have been home for the first time since being crowned Miss America in September, but that didn’t mean she was taking the weekend off. Davuluri was out and about for three days as a part of her “Hometown Celebration Tour,” which began on Nov. 16 with a visit to Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital and concluded on the morning of Nov. 18 with a breakfast at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, sponsored by Syracuse Woman Magazine.
There is an abundance of blue lights around the village of Manlius this month, and it’s no coincidence. The lights were put up at the beginning of November, marking Diabetes Awareness Month, and were made possible by the Palladino family. Ever since 10 year old Frankie was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age six, his family has banded together to raise awareness about a disease that his mom, Patty Palladino, said carries many misconceptions.
CBA cannot overcome injuries, determined Express
No one on the Christian Brothers Academy football team thought that it would end here. For the Brothers, anything less than a season that ended on the first day of December at the Carrier Dome, with a state Class AA championship in sight, would leave a trace of disappointment, since all the pieces appeared to be in place for a run to the top.
Debbe Titus always talked about how she’d like to open a bakery in her hometown of Jamesville. And when she retired from the education industry a couple years ago, she decided there was no better time than now to make that dream a reality.
When I first met Vince Cook, I was working part-time as a server at the Market Diner in Syracuse. Vince was sitting alone, drinking coffee and reading a book on editing. He told me that he and his wife Terri were writing and publishing a book. He didn’t tell me the topic at that time, nor did I ask.
Onondaga County Sheriff Kevin E. Walsh reports that sheriff’s detectives arrested a man for rape yesterday morning.
For 15 years, Terri and Vince Cook thought they had a daughter. But as they watched their child change from the vibrant, happy kid they’d always known to a withdrawn, depressed and ultimately suicidal teen, they knew something was very wrong. “We’d been through the hard teenage years with [our older son], and we’d seen this,” Terri Cook said. “This was different. This was someone who was just struggling and nobody could figure out why.” It took years of turmoil before the Cooks could determine the root of the problem: Drew Cook was transgender, which meant that although he was physically female, he identified mentally and emotionally as a male.
Manlius doctor follows national trend, makes the switch to personalized care practice
A couple years ago, Dr. Christopher Stringer realized that he was unhappy with the way he was doing his job. When Stringer began practicing as an internist 33 years ago, he would usually see patients for at least 30 minutes at a time and he enjoyed the connections he made while talking to them. In recent years, practice focus has changed, and physicians are encouraged to see as many patients as possible each day. Appointments were cut down to about 10 to 15 minutes at a time – and for much of that time, Stringer was focused on the computer.
On Nov. 8, a ceremony was held at the Syracuse Veterans Administration Hospital to honor and recognize DeWitt veteran Fred Talbot for a poem he wrote, titled “Our Sworn Duty.” The poem was memorialized on a plaque, which was hung on the wall in the main lobby on the building’s first floor, and will remain there permanently.
Millar wins thrilling boys race; girls top Saratoga again
Just as it seems to do each November, the Fayetteville-Manlius cross country team offered a reminder why it is the strongest program in the state, and perhaps the nation, during Saturday's New York State Public High School Athletic Association championship meet at Queensbury High School.
Spartans fall to Burnt Hills in OT; Hornets routed by Shenendehowa
The area's pair of field hockey Section III champions searched for successful conclusions during Saturday's regional playoffs at Cicero-North Syracuse's Bragman Stadium, but neither East Syracuse-Minoa nor Fayetteville-Manlius was able to find it.
CBA needs late Zazzara touchdown to prevail 19-14
Put under pressure as never before in its undefeated quest for ultimate glory, the Christian Brothers Academy football team had a ready answer - and gained possession of a second consecutive Section III Class AA championship. From J.R. Zazzara's long touchdown run early in the fourth quarter to a defense that overcame injuries to key starters to make a key stop in the final minutes, the state no. 2-ranked Brothers fought past Henninger 19-14 in Saturday's sectional final at the Carrier Dome.
Coyne sisters, Hair, Schultz key Red Rams' efforts
First the Coyne sisters took their turns gathering up race victories. Then Molly Hair and Hayley Schultz made their decisive moves. Put it all together, and it meant that the Jamesville-DeWitt girls swim team would hold off host New Hartford and earn first place in Friday night's Section III Class B championship meet.
It happens once a year in Syracuse – on a chilly morning in November, volunteers show up in a city neighborhood to plant trees. On Nov. 9, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Onondaga County, the City of Syracuse and Onondaga Earth Corps will work with 100 volunteers in the annual tree planting in the Near Westside neighborhood.
Red Rams drop epic regional after 2-2 draw with Spartans
With each year, the Class A girls soccer regional playoff clashes between Jamesville-DeWitt and Burnt Hills/Ballston Lake have turned more epic. And none went longer, or had more twists and turns, than Tuesday night’s renewal at Stillwater High School, near Saratoga Springs. For more than two hours, the Red Rams and Spartans went back and forth, trading bursts of momentum, but settling nothing.
When you’re named the top running store in America, it would seem there’s nowhere to go but up. That’s exactly where Fleet Feet Sports went — well, north, anyway. Fleet Feet, a locally owned and operated store “dedicated to creating an inclusive environment in which all types of people receive outstanding service in the fitting of running, walking and cross training shoes as well as accessories and apparel for the active lifestyle” (according to its website) opened a second location in Market Fair North Plaza at 4136 Route 31, Clay, across from Great Northern Mall Friday, Nov. 1. The expansion was a result of expanding business in the original location in DeWitt, as well as a growing customer base in the north suburbs.
Board majority flips as Dems win three council seats
Democrats in the town of DeWitt finally have the majority they’ve sought for years. On Tuesday, DeWitt voters made it a clean sweep for the Democratic Party, re-electing Supervisor Ed Michalenko, who was uncontested, and electing Jamie Frank, Joey Chiarenza Jr., and Kerin Rigney to town councilor positions, all by wide margins.
For the second time in four years, Democratic candidate Mark Tetley and Republican Ed Theobald faced off against each other for the Manlius town supervisor seat. This time, the tables were turned as Tetley challenged incumbent Theobald for the supervisor job, but the outcome was the same; Theobald ousted him again, winning with 59 percent of the vote.
For more than 40 years, the Fayetteville-Manlius School District has offered four languages (Spanish, German, French and Latin) beginning in eighth grade. But for the 2013-14 school year, for the first time, students are beginning their language other than English experience (LOTE) in seventh grade.
Local 10-year-old continues to improve after falling down a well on Oct. 26
Approximately 200 members of the Cazenovia community attended a prayer service and candlelight vigil last week for Charlie Thompson, the 10-year-old boy who remains in stable but critical condition in Golisano Children’s Hospital after falling down a well on Oct. 26. Family, friends and supporters of Charlie of all ages — including many of his classmates and teachers from Cazenovia Middle School — turned out to the service, which was held at the First Presbyterian Church of Cazenovia and led by Thompson family friend Rev. Ethan Worthington, Cazenovia regional minister for Eastern Hills Bible Church in Manlius.