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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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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.

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First ever Manlius Chamber of Commerce Pizza Cook-off was a success

Come try ‘Not-cho Pizza’ at Uno Pizzeria in Fayetteville through Nov. 8

A few weeks ago, I was given the opportunity to be a “Celebrity Chef” for the first ever Pizza Cook-Off at Uno Pizzeria in Fayetteville, an event sponsored by the Greater Manlius Chamber of Commerce.

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Stickley CEO inducted into the American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame

Aminy I. Audi, Chairman and CEO of L. & J.G. Stickley, Inc. has recently been inducted into the American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame.

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Manlius Liquors celebrates 50 years as a family-owned business

Local and family-owned business Manlius Liquors was first opened 50 years ago by Stuart Holdinger at 330 Fayette St. in the village of Manlius. Decades later, their business is still going strong and is something that has been passed down to the next generation in the Holdinger family.

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Demolition of fire-damaged building begins to make room for new CVS Pharmacy in Manlius

Store is expected to open in late 2016

Demolition is underway to make room for a new location for the CVS Pharmacy in the village of Manlius on the corner of Fayette Street and Elmbrook Drive and the project is expected to be complete in the second half of 2016.

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FROM THE ASSEMBLY: Preparing our workforce for available jobs helps our whole communities

Jobs: they’ve been the number one issue in our community for a long time. We all know that we need good-paying jobs in our area, especially for our kids who are ready to join the workforce and want to stay and work here in Central New York and not be forced to move away.

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Mayor wants to remind drivers of DOT traffic changes in the village of Manlius

Several traffic changes in the village of Manlius have recently been made by the New York State Department of Transportation, and Mayor Paul Worrall wants to remind drivers to be aware of these changes as they are driving around the village.

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A Village Groomer has a new owner

A Village Groomer, located at 8122 E. Genesee St, Fayetteville, and announced Sarah Williams has taken over ownership of this pet grooming business.

CNY Flooring to hold grand opening

CNY Flooring will hold a grand opening from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24, at 254 Genesee St. in downtown Chittenango. The store will be serving coffee, cider and “spooktacular” treats. Also, between noon and 2 p.m. there will be pizza slices.

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Inland freight port proposed in Jamesville quarry

A quarry in Jamesville may soon become the location for a 290-acre inland port that would serve as a freight transportation hub in the Central New York area for the port of NY/NJ and the port of Oswego.

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Critz Farms celebrating 30 years in business, announces plans to open farm brewery, make beer

Critz Farms is known across Central New York as a premier place to visit to get apples, pumpkins, maple cider and Christmas trees — not to mention the animals to see and pet, the playground for the kids and the food to eat — but what most people may not know is that 2015 is the 30th year of business in Cazenovia for Matt and Juanita Critz. And after 30 years in business the Critzes have no intention to slow down — they have announced that by spring 2016 they plan to start brewing their own beer and selling it under the company name of Critz Farms Brewing and Cider Company.

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How sweet it is

Speach Family Candy Shoppe celebrates 95 years

For four generations, the Speach Family Candy Shoppe has been supplying Syracuse’s sweet tooth with its renowned brickle, chocolate bars and more. Now, owner Michael Speach is giving back to the community and his fellow small business owners with Speach’s 95th Anniversary Celebration.

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Schepp Family Funeral Homes earns Selected Independent Funeral Homes membership

Schepp Family Funeral Homes of Fayetteville, recently earned membership in Selected Independent Funeral Homes, an international association of premier, independently owned and operated funeral homes.

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Cocli Collection brings unique French fashions to Fayetteville

Ever since she was young, Claire Chardon has been sewing her own trousers and knitting different articles of clothing. “It’s something I’ve been interested in for a long time and one of my dreams has always been to have my own line of clothing,” she said.