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FROM THE ASSEMBLY: Women’s Equality Day is Aug. 26

In 1852, activists gathered in Syracuse to fight for equality at the third national Women’s Rights Convention. New York has remained at the forefront of the women’s rights movement ever since, but, despite significant gains, many women still lack full equality. On Aug. 26, I hope you’ll join me in observing Women’s Equality Day, which reminds us not only of the strides we have taken in securing full and equal rights for women but also of the importance of continuing the fight.

A walk for justice

Inaugural event raises funds for low-cost legal services

Too often, people who can’t afford a lawyer don’t get their needs met in the legal system. Fortunately, there are resources out there that can help. In Syracuse, people below a certain income threshold who need an attorney for any reason, be it for a civil or a criminal matter, can turn to either the Frank H. Hiscock Legal Aid Society or the Volunteer Lawyers Project of Onondaga County.

F-M announces fall sports schedule

Cross country girls, boys seek national championship again

Many stories fill the Fayetteville-Manlius fall sports season, from another national championship quest in cross country to the defense of a Section III Class AA title in boys soccer and the return of Paul Muench as varsity football coach, plus the return of junior varsity football. Here is the 2015 varsity sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.

CBA releases fall sports schedule

Football opens against Aquinas at Carrier Dome Sept. 5

Christian Brothers Academy’s 2015 fall sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.

Bishop Grimes releases fall sports schedule

Football Cobras return to Class D West ranks

Bishop Grimes Junior/Senior High School’s 2015 fall sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.

Eastwood-East Syracuse Kiwanis seeking new members

Eastwood-East Syracuse Kiwanis is seeking new members for fellowship and community service. The group meets weekly, at 12:15 p.m. every Thursday at Al's Village Diner, 508 West Manlius St., East Syracuse, to enjoy lunch and conduct our meeting.

Manlius Art Cinema to present National Theatre of London’s ‘The Audience,’ starring Helen Mirren

The Manlius Art Cinema is proud to host the Central New York’s screenings of the Royal National Theatre of London. The next production will be “The Audience,” starring Helen Mirren.

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Area police blotters: Week of Aug. 5 to 13

Area police blotters: Week of Aug. 5 to 13

Column: Wither our water?

Abundant, plentiful fresh water is a blessing found in Central New York. Supplied with lakes — large, medium and small — rivers, streams and even canals, we have little to complain about when it comes to our water.

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Theater review: Humor dark as deceit

Bittersweet ‘White Liars’ and broad ‘Black Comedy’ draw laughs at CNY Playhouse

Two one-act comedies — “The White Liars” and “Black Comedy” by renowned British playwright Sir Peter Shaffer — are drawing chuckles, guffaws and a few groans at CNY Playhouse this month.

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CBA student attends prestigious conference

Christian Brothers Academy’s Catherine Carter ’16 represented New York as a National Youth Delegate to the 2015 Washington Youth Summit on the Environment at George Mason University June 28 to July 3.

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State releases grades 3 to 8 assessment data

F-M performs above average

On Aug. 12, the New York State Education Department released results from assessment tests that students across the state in grades 3-8 took in the spring of 2015, giving teachers and administrators insight into curricular areas that may need to be refined to support student learning.

AJ’s Archery benefit bags $1,200 for charitable foundation

More than 30 archers participated recently in AJ’S Archery’s IBO World Championship Warm Up, and raised $1,200 to benefit the Syracuse-based charity “Two Smiles One Hope.”

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Elizabeth DiGennaro Awarded P.E.O. Sisterhood STAR Scholarship

The prestigious P.E.O. STAR Scholarship for the 2015-16 academic year was awarded to Elizabeth Louise DiGennaro, a recent graduate of Jamesville-DeWitt High School.

Manlius town board approves written procedures for planning board organization

Despite the plan to reduce the Manlius Planning Board from seven to five members being rejected last month, the Manlius Town Board has decided to approve some of the written regulations and procedures that were included in the draft of that local law.

Tillie's Touch to hold school supply giveaway in East Syracuse

“Tillie’s Touch,” a non-profit organization dedicated to providing assistance to students in need of “back to school” essentials, is holding its ESM Youth Day Picnic from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, at Hanlon Pool, Ellis Field Park, in East Syracuse.

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CNY business merge at second annual ‘Chamber Night’ at Owera Vineyards

About 75 representatives from local businesses and organizations from across Central New York last week gathered at Owera Vineyards in Cazenovia to enjoy food, wine and networking at the second annual Chamber Night, which was organized by the Greater Manlius Chamber of Commerce.

Column: Advice to college students on substance abuse

One of the subjects seldom discussed before students head off to college is the use and abuse of substances. Parents can try to convince themselves, “not my kid,” but the reality is that most college age students experiment with alcohol and drugs. College is a time of growth, exploration and independence. While we may not like it, most students will go to parties, drink and try other substances.

F-M grads make international splash

Moffat wins gold medal; Ruggeri heading to gymnastics World Championships

In both rowing and gymnastics, elite athletes with roots at Fayetteville-Manlius High School are continuing to make their alma mater proud. Dana Moffat, who just graduated from F-M last June, continued her ascension in rowing circles by winning a gold medal for the United states at the World Junior Championships in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on the same course where the Summer Olympics will get staged next year.

J-D announces fall sports schedule

Boys, girls soccer Red Rams defend sectional titles

During the Jamesville-DeWitt High School fall sports season, both the boys and girls soccer teams are defending Section III Class A titles and look to return to the state final four. Here is the 2015 varsity schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.

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