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The ‘Geek’ life

Fayetteville Library’s Geek Girl Camp encourages science, engineering, technology and math careers for girls

It’s not very common to find a public library that offers a week-long summer camp experience for kids. But the Fayetteville Free Library did just that from July 28 through Aug. 1, when it offered the first ever “Geek Girl Camp” for Central New York girls.

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No child left behind

Manlius author publishes book promoting awareness of changing family dynamics

During his more than 20 years of teaching in elementary schools in Brooklyn, Atlanta and Washington DC, Jason Galvez taught many different classes, several subjects and hundreds of students. And during his time working in Washington, DC, only one of his students came from a home with a mother and a father.

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ESM honors partnerships with SUNY-ESF and the village of Minoa

East Syracuse Minoa Central School District students benefit greatly from rewarding partnerships with the SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry (SUNY ESF) and the village of Minoa’s Cleanwater Educational Research Facility (CERF). The District honored both at a “Partnership for Learning” recognition on May 15.

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F-M students gain real-world work experience through internships

Several Fayetteville-Manlius High School students recently had the opportunity to compete for a scholarship while earning some real-world work experience.

Mayor Olson attends Maker Faire at the White House

Fayetteville Mayor Mark Olson was one of 20 mayors from across the nation invited to join President Barack Obama on June 18 for the first-ever Maker Faire, held at the White House. Olson also joined a policy discussion with senior Obama Administration officials to discuss support for manufacturing communities on economic, infrastructure and community revitalization.

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ESM students, community organizations simulate DWI accident

On June 11, the Manlius Police Department, East Syracuse and Minoa Fire Departments, E.A.V.E.S first responders, medical examiners and representatives from Schepp Family Funeral Homes were on the scene at East Syracuse Minoa High School for what appeared to be a two-car drunk driving accident.

Rain barrels looking even better for Park Hill and Franklin Park residents

The town of Dewitt is joining forces with CNY Central New York Decorative Artists chapter of the Society of Decorative Painters to offer rain barrel painting assistance for residents of the Franklin Park and Park Hill neighborhoods.

Upstate Medical University Scholarship Awarded to Fayetteville woman

The Nursing Alumni Association of Upstate Medical University awarded Christine L. Kirkman, of Fayetteville, the $1,000 Nursing Scholarship for Advanced Practice as she completed the master’s degree this May for Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in the College of Nursing, Class of 2014.

Fayetteville Library teams up with Webucator to offer free training to members

The Fayetteville Free Library has joined forces with Webucator, a national training company headquartered in Fayetteville, to offer free technology and business skills training to its members. The courses, which are offered online and are self-paced, can be taken at the FFL or from members’ homes.

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Big changes in store for ESM

District to begin Pine Grove Middle School renovations this month

On June 5, the East Syracuse Minoa School District held a groundbreaking ceremony for its “Greener, Greater Grove” project, a $29.4 million plan to renovate and make critical upgrades to Pine Grove Middle School.

10th Annual Car Show June 7 at ESM Features Wildcat Raffle

The East Syracuse Minoa Automotive Technology Club's tenth annual Cruise-In/Open House/Car Show is going to be held from noon to 4 p.m. on Sat., June 7. at ESM Central High School.

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AIDS Walk/Run raises more than $181,000

The 22nd Annual AIDS Walk/Run held June 1 at Beaver Lake Nature Center raised $181,860. Since it began in 1992, the AIDS Walk/Run has been the mainstay funding for ACR Health’s now extensive Adolescent Health Initiatives. The event has raised more than $2.3 million and positioned ACR Health as a state leader in youth education.

Have ESM Carpentry build your house, addition or other project

The carpentry program at the East Syracuse Minoa Central School District is now accepting project applications for the 2014-15 school year. Appropriate projects must be within the ESM school district boundaries and be sizeable enough to engage up to 20 students and may include a new home, addition, garage or similar project.

F-M teacher receives PBA service award

The Manlius Police Department recently recognized a Fayetteville-Manlius School District educator for her dedication to teaching students about health and safety.

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Fayetteville-Manlius students receive awards on National Latin Exam

More than 130 Fayetteville-Manlius School District students received awards on the 2014 National Latin Exam, including four who earned perfect scores.