With the long-awaited summer now in full swing, Open Farm Day is a chance to enjoy the bounty of some of Madison County’s best farms. Between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on July 26, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Madison County invites the public to take a behind-the-scenes look at local farms at its seventh annual Open Farm Day as 35 farms and three farmers’ markets open their gates to the public.
When the Underwood siblings were growing up in the DeWitt area, one of their favorite things to do as a family was to visit the local TCBY frozen yogurt shop, located in the plaza across from Tops.
The proposed Chapel Street Apartments in the village of Fayetteville are a step closer to becoming a reality.
Proceeds will pay for renovations to the museum
Since 1976, the Manlius Historical Society has documented history happening in within the town of Manlius and villages of Fayetteville, Manlius and Minoa.
Since the Manlius, Minoa and Fayetteville Police Departments consolidated in 1985 into the Manlius Police Department, the Town of Manlius has toyed with the idea of bringing the police department and the town offices together into one building in a centralized location.
A proposed amendment to a zoning chapter in the village of Fayetteville could change the rules that outline who can operate a business out of some of the village’s oldest homes.
Larger retail location opens with more local products and interactive space
The 2014 culinary forecast is in: according to more than 1,000 chefs surveyed by the National Restaurant Association, locally sourced meats are the most sought-after food item in the country. The farm-to-table movement has energized chefs and consumers alike to demand more local, quality foods. Indeed, the most recent census shows farms selling directly to consumers increased sales by more than 300 percent since 1992, and are growing twice as fast as the country’s total agricultural sales.
First infrared sauna spa opens in Manlius
There’s a new holistic healing technique sweeping the United States, and Renee Greco, one of the owners of Cure Infrared Sauna Spa, knows it’s more than just a fad.
How the Fayetteville Free Library transformed from a small suburban library into an internationally-recognized industry leader
Fayetteville Free Library Executive Director Sue Considine doesn’t play by the rules – she makes them. Since joining the FFL in 2001, Considine has moved the library from its 4,500 square foot building on East Genesee Street in 2003 to the vast 46,000 square foot space in the former Stickley Furniture Factory. She’s grown the staff from a handful of people to almost 50 and has increased the library’s budget from $300,000 to $1.6 million over the last ten years.
Several Fayetteville-Manlius High School students recently had the opportunity to compete for a scholarship while earning some real-world work experience.
Local father-daughter team sells insurance in the heart of Manlius
If you live in the village of Manlius, chances are you drive past the Webb Agency every day and may not know it. Although the independent insurance agency has only been at its current location across from the Swan Pond for two years, Lisé Hodinger said she and co-owner Calvin Webb, who is also her father, have been making an effort to make their company an active part of the Manlius community.
Google Street View visits Manlius and Fayetteville
Now that the weather is getting nicer, a number of people are beginning to flock to Central New York to enjoy it – including representatives from Google.
Bulgarian champion athlete teaches fencing in DeWitt
When Lubo Kalpaktchiev arrived in Syracuse from his hometown of Sofia, Bulgaria in 1999, he had nothing – no money, no knowledge of the English language or American culture.
It’s 10:30 a.m. on a Tuesday, and Side Hill Farmers Head Butcher Kevin McCann is still cutting pork chops. “I’m a little behind today,” McCann said, as he prepares the meat to be put on the top shelf of the glass display case for the day. “This morning I got caught up doing some research.”
Historic building with rich history now serves as office space for local professionals
You may have noticed the big white house nestled between the trees right in the middle of Lyndon Golf Course on Route 5 and wondered, “What is that building, anyway?” It’s called the White House, named after Ernest Ingersoll White, who built it as a summer home and farm in 1904. White believed that there would eventually be a lot of development on Syracuse’s east side, and wanted to create a “green belt” amongst all of the buildings and asphalt.