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ESM students help with tax time

High school students from East Syracuse Minoa will volunteer their time from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 14, to help people with their taxes. These students have been trained and certified as tax preparers and will be working at the PEACE Volunteer Income Tax site at Shoppingtown Mall in the Sears wing.

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CBA’s O’Connor, Popp named as finalists for National Merit Scholarship Program

Christian Brothers Academy seniors Daniel O’Connor and Joshua Popp have been named finalists in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program.

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CBA Director of Athletics to be inducted into New York State Basketball Hall of Fame

Christian Brothers Academy Director of Athletics and boys basketball coach John “Buddy” Wleklinski ’75 will be inducted into the New York State Basketball Hall of Fame on March 22.

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‘Evening in Vegas’ fundraiser supports ESM Education Foundation

Spend “An Evening in Vegas” at the East Syracuse Minoa Education Foundation (ESMEF) Dinner-Dance fundraiser from 6:30 to 11 p.m. Saturday, March 7, at Traditions at the Links in East Syracuse.

Syracuse Press Club offering $2,000 scholarship

The Syracuse Press Club is now accepting applications for the 2015 DeVesty-Williams Scholarship. This $2,000 scholarship will be given to one full-time undergraduate student, who is studying print, broadcast or digital journalism at a college or university in the Syracuse Press Club service area. The application deadline is Wednesday, March 25, 2015.

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The Nottingham residents ring in the Chinese New Year

More than 100 residents at The Nottingham Senior Living Center celebrated the beginning of the Year of the Ram for the Chinese New Year on Feb. 19.

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CBA students connect with local organizations at service fair

Christian Brothers Academy students had an opportunity to learn more about organizations in the Syracuse area, as Peer Ministers hosted a Service Fair in the Callahan Gym on Feb. 4.

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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.

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J-D students recognized with writing awards

Several students from Jamesville-DeWitt high school received awards in the 2015 Scholastic Writing Competition for the Northeast Region-at-large, which includes schools in Connecticut, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Vermont, New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island and Delaware.

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Despite financial troubles, Manlius Pebble Hill to remain open next year

Raises nearly $82,000 in recent phone-a-thon

Manlius Pebble Hill School in DeWitt has reached a deal with its bank and secured additional finances that will allow it to remain open for the next school year, school officials announced last week.

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F-M senior named semifinalist in national science talent search

Fayetteville-Manlius High School senior Jay Khurana was recently named a semifinalist in the 2015 Intel Science Talent Search, a program of Society for Science and the Public.

Governor Cuomo announces launch of $40 million New York microgrid competition

New and Improved microgrids will bolster community access to safe and reliable energy

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced the launch of the state's $40 million energy competition, NY Prize, which is now accepting proposals for microgrids that meet energy and resiliency needs of local communities. The prize money for the winning designs will be used to build microgrids across New York State to reduce customer costs and promote clean energy.

DCL announces upcoming Terrific Thursday program topics

The Terrific Thursdays programs continues at the DeWitt Community Library in 2015 with all new educational programming for children.

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F-M kicks-off Black History Month with annual assembly

Students at Fayetteville-Manlius high school got to showcase their talents through dancing, singing and poetry reading at an assembly to recognize Black History Month, which occurs throughout the month of February.

“Still Alice” opens at Manlius Art Cinema

“Still Alice” opens at Manlius Art Cinema

The Alzheimer’s Association staff will lead a discussion and Q&A session following the Syracuse-area debut of the critically-acclaimed film Still Alice, which begins a two-week engagement at the Manlius Art Cinema, 135 E. Seneca St., Manlius, on Feb. 13.