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2015 projects seek to make Jamesville a visitor destination

Next community meeting will be held Feb. 25

One local entrepreneur has a vision to make the hamlet of Jamesville a new dining and accommodation destination, and, to that end, he is currently in the midst of pushing forward on several proposed projects that he says will help enhance and spice up the small community during the ensuing year.

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Enders Road Elementary holds first-ever career fair

Elementary students in the Fayetteville-Manlius School District recently learned that it’s never too early to start thinking about what they want to be when they grow up.

Centro could eliminate midday service to Manlius

The Central New York Regional Transportation Authority (Centro) has announced due to a project $5 million deficit in the upcoming fiscal year, the company is considering service changes and restructuring of fare media in their service areas.

Menorah Park offers grants for assisted living facility

Menorah Park of Central New York has established a $110,000 financial assistance program to provide financial aid for eligible older adults to live in its assisted-living facility, The Inn.

DeWitt passes local law to promote solar panel installation

Approves putting parks building on Butternut Drive up for sale

The town of DeWitt has passed a local law that would speed the process of installing solar panel energy conversion systems on residences and businesses in the town by modifying the requirements needed for installation approval.

Plans for Fayetteville Dunkin’ Donuts move forward

After months of the old Friendly’s building sitting vacant and unused, plans to move a Dunkin’ Donuts franchise into the location are moving forward in the village of Fayetteville.

Town of Manlius to waive special permit renewal fee

Would apply to residential properties in industrial zones

The Manlius Town Board decided last week that town residents who live in industrial zones will no longer be required to pay the $100 fee to renew their special use permit to have their property in an industrial zone.

Village of Manlius makes zoning decisions

The Manlius Village Board recently approved changes to some village zoning regulations, including a local law regarding residential dwellings in commercial districts and a special use permit for a property on East Seneca Street.

Forum to examine link between child care and local economy

Affordable child care is the subject of a forum scheduled for Friday, Jan. 30, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. It takes place at the United Way of Central New York, 518 James St., Syracuse.

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Greater Manlius Chamber of Commerce honors public service at banquet

The Greater Manlius Chamber of Commerce last week honored outstanding citizens, businesses and non-profit organizations during its annual Distinguished Citizen’s Awards banquet.

Fayetteville residents voice concerns over proposed North Burdick Street development

Board votes 3-2 to adopt zone changes for project

Neighboring residents of the proposed 8,000-square-foot commercial development on North Burdick Street in Fayetteville last week voiced concerns about the planned location being on an area prone to flooding, and that a new development would displace the water into neighborhood homes.

No more: Starbucks customers who park at Empower Federal Credit Union will now get towed

Starbucks customers who can’t find a parking space and decide to park across the street to the Empower Federal Credit Union lot had better stop — bank officials are so annoyed by it that from now on all non-bank customers’ cars will be towed.

Ralph Lalama, Nancy Kelly headline January Jazzfest

The CNY Jazz Arts Foundation is warming away the midwinter blues with some jazz. January Jazzfest is filling four levels of Mohegan Manor in Baldwinsville with a sampler of jazz artists Sunday, Jan. 25, including vocalist Nancy Kelly, saxophonist Ralph Lalama and trombonist Melissa Gardiner.

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Murphy’s Specialized Pastry opens in Manlius

Accommodates both everyday and special event dessert needs

Looking for a tasty, yet good-looking dessert to serve at your next event or just to satisfy your sweet tooth? Then you may want to check out Murphy’s Specialized Pastry in the Limestone Commons Plaza in Manlius.

Residents have mixed feelings on ‘Ash for Trash’

About 50 people crowded into the Van Buren Town Hall to share their opinions on the proposed “Ash for Trash” waste management partnership between Onondaga and Cortland counties Jan. 6.