Town awarded Tree City USA status for 11th consecutive year
Representatives from the village and town of Manlius joined together last week to celebrate Arbor Day, recognize the 11th year the town of Manlius has been named a Tree City USA and show the importance of making the area a tree-friendly place to live by planting a serviceberry tree that was donated by the Manlius Lions Club.
This year’s F-M Relay for Life is quickly approaching, and the student group helping to organize the fundraiser is looking for cancer survivors to participate in the annual Survivor’s Lap.
Mims, Izant and Cucinotta elected to the board of education
In a year with a contentious board of education race, voters in the Fayetteville-Manlius school district have chosen to elect from six total candidates incumbent Marissa Joy Mims, incumbent Lisa Izant and John Cucinotta to the F-M Board of Education for three-year terms. The school budget of $78.9 million was also approved with 1,720 votes yes and 565 votes no,
Bonomo falls in playoff; CBA golfers come close
Every emotion, ranging from excitement to disappointment, was felt by the area’s girls golf teams during last Tuesday’s Section III championship tournament at Oneida’s Kanon Valley Country Club.
Award given as result of abolishment of police department
The decision to abolish the East Syracuse Police Department was not an easy one to make, but the outcome has been positive overall. Recently, the village of East Syracuse was awarded with a Local Government Achievement Award from the New York State Conference of Mayors (NYCOM) for making that decision.
Each year, we look forward to Memorial Day as a sign of summer and warmer weather. But as we prepare for barbecues and backyard parties, it’s also important for us to remember the true reason for the holiday: to honor and pay tribute to those who have lost their lives defending our nation’s freedom and to recognize the sacrifices of the brave men and women still abroad.
F-M sends a record five boats to the SRAA National Championship Regatta
The Fayetteville Manlius High School rowing program celebrated a historic trip to the New York State Scholastic Rowing Association’s Championship Regatta at Fish Creek on May 9 and 10. The F-M Hornets girls senior 2x (Dana Moffat and Jessika Coleman) won a gold medal and are the 2015 New York State Scholastic Champions.
John is looking for a home! This handsome boy is an adult, medium-energy pit bull mix. He is a Canine Ambassador and has honorably represented the shelter at many events. He’s a fantastic dog — he loves everyone, is good on a leash, great in the car and very gentle with children. He’s a shelter favorite, but he’s ready to have a home. Once you meet this brindle beauty, you’ll see what a special dog he is. Call the CNYSPCA at 454-4479 and ask about John.
As many as 20 percent of pregnant women women are affected by perinatal depression
In an attempt to raise awareness about PPD, Crouse’s Spirit of Women program, which is led by Kowaleski, is hosting the Climb with Crouse from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday, May 24, on the 2K Serengeti Trail at Green Lakes State Park in Fayetteville.
At about 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 16, Onondaga County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the town of Pompey after a reported drowning of a three-year-old boy.
Power display includes two home runs, six RBIs
What Webb Little started two weeks earlier, Sam Little finished – namely, a regular-season sweep by the Christian Brothers Academy baseball team over its neighbors from Jamesville-DeWitt.
CBA, J-D girls finish right behind Hornets
From all-around efforts in the pentathlon to exciting distance races, the Fayetteville-Manlius track and field teams were at the center of the main activity during last Friday’s Oneida Invitational.
Bishop Grimes earns pair of late victories
Jamesville-DeWitt’s softball team completed a regular-season sweep of East Syracuse Minoa last Wednesday afternoon, earning an 8-4 victory over the Spartans, and then 24 hours later the Red Rams finished off another sweep when Amanda Sumida threw a no-hitter and shut out Christian Brothers Academy 4-0.
CBA has no. 3 seed in Class A sectional tournament
Each of the area’s girls lacrosse team would get a weekend off before the gauntlet of the Section III playoffs start early this week. Christian Brothers Academy has the no. 3 seed in Class A, meaning that it has to beat no. 6 seed Liverpool in Tuesday’s opening round to get a shot at no. 2 seed Cicero-North Syracuse in Thursday’s semifinal at Chittenango.
J-D still unbeaten; MPH defeats Bishop Grimes
There turned out to be two area boys tennis teams that went through the regular season without a defeat – Fayetteville-Manlius and Jamesville-DeWitt.
Cobras, Spartans gain momentum as sectionals loom
In its only game last week, the Bishop Grimes baseball team started its push down the regular-season homestretch with a breakout effort at the plate in last Tuesday’s game against Altmar-Parish-Williamstown.
Good news for bus riders in Manlius. The Central New York Regional Transportation Authority (Centro) has announced they will not eliminate their midday bus service to Manlius.
For the eighth year in a row, the Utica National Insurance Group has recognized the Fayetteville-Manlius School District with a "School Safety Excellence Award" for its efforts in keeping students, staff and visitors safe.
Questions arise over endorsement process during board meeting
For the first time in more than a decade, the Fayetteville-Manlius Teacher’s Association (FMTA) has endorsed candidates for the upcoming school board election. The rarity of the endorsement has been overshadowed, however, by questions over the propriety of the union’s endorsement process.
The Fayetteville-Manlius School District track and turf field will be closed to the public from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 17.