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ESM releases winter sports schedule

Boys, girls hoops Spartans start during Thanksgiving week

East Syracuse Minoa High School’s 2015-16 winter sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.

J-D announces winter sports schedule

Girls basketball Red Rams look to return to state Class A final

Jamesville-DeWitt High School’s 2015-16 winter sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.

Bishop Grimes announces winter sports schedule

Basketball teams both open during Thanksgiving week

Bishop Grimes Junior/Senior High School’s 2015-16 winter sports schedule, with all dates and times subject to change.

Best college prep? Unplug and read

Parents of high school students often inquire what they can do to help their children prepare for college. They consider AP classes, sports, even SAT prep work as the silver bullet. My two suggestions surprise most.

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Ten girls’ lacrosse athletes at CBA sign Division I collegiate letters of intent

Christian Brothers Academy has announced that 10 student-athletes, all girls’ lacrosse players, have signed letters of intent to continue their intercollegiate athletic careers at Division I institutions next year.

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LETTER: Dell thanks voters

To the editor: I would like to extend my heartfelt appreciation to the residents of Onondaga County who exercised their right to vote on Election Day and a special thank you to those of you who voted for me for county clerk.

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O’Keefe addresses DeWitt Rotary

Recently, Rotarian Mel Rubenstein introduced University Professor Sean O’Keefe at a Monday luncheon of the DeWitt Rotary. O’Keefe spoke about the concept of a new medical school in Syracuse.

Coyne leads swimmers at state meet

J-D senior sets record, posts top-10 finishes

Alden Coyne, who led Jamesville-DeWitt’s girls swim team to a perfect season, a Section III Class B title and the George Falwell Cup, set more records in her last appearance in the pool for the Red Rams.

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Police warn of increase in counterfeit credit card cases

DeWitt Chief of Police James C. Hildmann reports that Dewitt and other police agencies within Onondaga County have encountered numerous cloned credit card uses in the last few weeks.

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Area Police Blotters: Weeks of Oct. 31 to Nov. 11

Weeks of Oct. 31 to Nov. 11

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Local residents among 60 selected as ‘On My Own Time’ artists

The following east area residents are among the 60 amateur artists whose original works of visual art were chosen to be part of CNY Arts’ 42nd annual On My Own Time exhibit, which was on display at the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse through Nov. 8:

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Hunger does not have a season

Local business sells bracelets to benefit FM Community Outreach

The holiday season is upon us — a time where many people look for ways to give back to those who are less fortunate. But something many people may not realize is that there is a need to support people in their own communities year-round.

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Movie Review: Numbering the days – A review of “The 33”

There isn’t any doubt that mining is dangerous work. Compound that with the safety record prevalent in foreign countries and luck is what keeps many of these men alive from day to day. So it is in this story of a Chilean mine disaster that nearly claimed the lives of 33 miners near the tail end of 2010.

ESM School district among STEM Ecosystem Leaders at national meeting in Washington D.C.

East Syracuse Minoa Central School District educators and business partners were among the leaders from 27 STEM networks who gathered in Washington, D.C. Nov. 10 and 11 to initiate a national dialogue and exchange strategies for building real-world Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) learning opportunities.

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Shop Small Saturday campaign begins on Nov. 28

More than 40 businesses participating in campaign

More than 40 local businesses in the greater Manlius area will be offering coupons and deals that are good from Saturday, Nov. 28 through Jan. 9 as part of the Greater Manlius Chamber of Commerce Shop Small Business Saturday campaign.

Column: Letter from Oz

I am writing to you while on furlough from Oz, albeit briefly, after being caught up then set down in a nasty whirlwind. Luck is with me to have survived, as the debris swirling around in a cyclone is as dangerous as the twister itself, and, unfortunately does not go away, but is set down along with you.

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THEATER REVIEW: Sketchy comedy -- Monthy Python’s surreal satire scores at ShoppingTown’s CNY Playhouse

If you’re serious about silly walks, then hop, skip or sashay your way over to CNY Playhouse’s “A Tribute to Monty Python’s Flying Circus” running through Nov. 21, at ShoppingTown DeWitt.

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Five JD athletes sign letters of intent

Five Jamesville-DeWitt High School seniors signed their respective college letters of intent during a ceremony last Thursday at the J-D Hall of Fame Atrium.

Erie Canalway Trail - Syracuse Connector Route Project Public Meeting

A public meeting for the Erie Canalway Trail – Syracuse Connector Route Project will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 3, at the Museum of Science and Technology (MOST), 500 South Franklin Street, Syracuse.

In the Earth: Teenaged mineral star

The black tourmaline locality near Pierrepont, NY, is one of the oldest, most famous and still productive mineral localities in northern New York. Although many collectors, and most museums, have specimens of lustrous black tourmaline in their collections, relatively little was known about the history of the locality or the details of the minerals that occurred there and how they formed.

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