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East Syracuse recreation to offer spring break events

The village of East Syracuse Parks and Recreation Department has announced it will offer the following programs during spring break for school-aged children.

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Bishop Grimes students give back to the community

Learning to volunteer their time to help others is an important part of the curriculum for students at Bishop Grimes Sr./Jr. School — so much so that it’s even a requirement for graduation.

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Parent volunteers help Fayetteville-Manlius students flip for gymnastics

The Enders Road Elementary School gymnasium was recently transformed into a gymnastics center, outfitted with thick, cushy mats covering much of the hardwood floors and climbing ropes dangling from the ceiling.

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Manlius veterinarian to offer first aid course for pet owners March 28

Dr. John Endres, owner of Compassionate Care Veterinary Hospital of Manlius, will present an American Red Cross Pet First Aid/CPR/Emergency Preparedness course from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at the Fayetteville Fire Department, 425 E. Genesee St., Fayetteville.

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CBA presents “Hello Dolly” March 27 and 28

Christian Brothers Academy presents “Hello Dolly” on Friday, March 27 and Saturday, March 28 at 7 p.m. at Nottingham High School.

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J-D, F-M named top public school districts in New York state in latest ranking

Jamesville-DeWitt and Fayetteville-Manlius school districts have been recognized for being in the top 100 school districts in New York state, according to a list developed by research analyst company Niche.

J-D approves contracts for turf field project

Superintendent says project is about $82,000 under budget so far

The Jamesville-DeWitt school district has approved the bids for the general construction and electrical phases of the $3.1 million capital project that will add a turf field and replace stadium lights to the main athletic facility at the high school.

Lifeguard certification course offered in DeWitt

Onondaga County Parks is offering an American Red Cross lifeguard training and certification course beginning with a pre-screening skills evaluation on Saturday April 4, with classes to start on Monday April 6 at Jamesville-DeWitt Middle School.

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Moore appointed vice president of development and executive director of OCC foundation

Onondaga Community College announced that it has appointed Lisa R. Moore as vice president of development and executive director of the OCC Foundation.

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Community supports J-D basketball coach McKenney at school board meeting

District officials said no decision has been made regarding boys' basketball program

More than 200 Jamesville-DeWitt community residents, students and former players attended the March 16 meeting of the J-D Board of Education to show their support of Bob McKenney, the varsity boys' basketball coach who is reportedly being forced to leave his position. Mark Schulman, president of the board of education, made a statement in the beginning of the meeting, which was moved to the high school auditorium because of the expected large turnout, that the board would take comments from the public, but would not make any decisions regarding the boys' basketball program that night.

F-M speaker to discuss his personal history of substance abuse

A former high school and college athlete will share with the Fayetteville-Manlius community how his use of drugs and alcohol negatively impacted the choices he made as a student and later in life as an adult.

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Fayetteville-Manlius High School students to hold dance marathon to raise money for Camp Good Days and Special Times

On Saturday, March 21, from 4 to 8 p.m., Fayetteville-Manlius High School, along with campers from Camp Good Days and Special Times, will collaborate for Dance Marathon 2015 (FM DM).

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Outpour of support from community in favor of J-D basketball coach McKenney

Petition gains more than 1450 signatures in one day

A change.org petition in support of Bob McKenney, the varsity coach for the Jamesville-DeWitt boys basketball team, has gained more than 1450 signatures over the course of one day.

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J-D substitute teacher charged again after additional victims come forward

The Onondaga County Sheriff Office reports that detectives assigned to the Sheriff’s Abused Persons Unit have charged the Jamesville-DeWitt substitute teacher Paul Haley again after additional victims came forward.

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J-D students named National Merit Scholarship finalists

Jamesville-DeWitt High School has announced that students Tal Shahar Frieden, Marion K. Maxwell and Andrew Bryant McVearry have been selected as finalists in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship program.

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