Fresh produce donations, tallied as part of Fayetteville-Manlius’ Plant a Row for the Hungry (PAR), rose dramatically in September thanks to the generosity of local gardeners and community garden initiatives. The total donated over the summer was 1,050 pounds. Launched by F-M Girl Scout Troop 10526, the F-M PAR project benefitted F-M Community Outreach and ran from June 2 through Sept. 16.
Since 1997, schools across the nation have been participating in the International Walk to School Day, which occurs one day each year in early October. On the morning of Oct. 9, five Central New York schools participated in the event: Minoa Elementary and Fremont Elementary in the East Syracuse Minoa school district, Waterman Elementary and State Street School in the Skaneateles school district and McKinley-Brighton Elementary in the Syracuse City school district.
Up-and-coming actress Kitty Doupe shines as a bewitching West Indian maid
Anything can happen in “Any Number Can Die.” Owls hoot, thunder howls, lights flicker and lives are lost due to gunshots, poison, hanging and stabbing. But don’t let that constant violence spoil your evening at the theater. It’s all in good fun, as the stage play soundly satirizes every murder mystery you’ve ever read or seen. The campy comedy by Vermont’s prolific and playful playwright, Fred Carmichael, is being staged through Oct. 13 by the Baldwinsville Theatre Guild.
Since 1987, Deborah Royle has operated the Royal Treatment Day Spa, where she specializes in massages, anti- aging facials and permanent makeup. But now she’s looking to spice things up a bit with the introduction of the Alex and Ani line of jewelry, which she just began offering this month.
Adams Acres is the only organic ‘U-pick’ apple orchard in CNY
If you travel south past the Jamesville Reservoir on Route 91 and drive a bit off the beaten path, you’ll stumble across Adams Acres, a family-run apple orchard tucked in between the rolling hills of Jamesville. Unlike some other orchards around Central New York, Bill and Kathy Adams decided from the start that they wanted their business to focus on two things: excellent customer service and simply just allowing people to pick apples.
The Attic. The Cage. The Incinerator? For those of you who love to jump out of your skin, just those names should give you goosebumps!
On Thursday, Oct. 3, the Rosamond Gifford Zoo will host, “Twilight at the Zoo Special Edition: A Life in the Wild with Jim Fowler.” The evening lecture begins at 6:30 p.m., and is sponsored by Mutual of Omaha.
The Manlius Library has a new director – his name is Matt DeLaney, and he’s only one out of two male library directors in the Onondaga County Public Library system. Although he’s in the minority, he’s anxious for people to look past that and focus on his leadership and new opportunities and connections he hopes to bring to the library.
Actress Mimi Kennedy to perform play about women’s rights visionary Matilda Joslyn Gage
Mimi Kennedy hasn’t always been passionate about history. In fact, until the mid-1990s, she even disliked it. The actress, author and activist was doing research for a fictional story when she called Sally Roesch Wagner, the executive director at the Matilda Joslyn Gage Foundation, with a question. When Wagner told Kennedy about who Gage was and her role as an American suffragist and abolitionist, Kennedy said that a lightbulb turned on inside of her head.
Baldwinsville resident Erin Scala just returned from a week, Sept. 6 through Sept. 13, at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. Below, the athlete chronicles her experience.
Weekend of great entertainment includes India Festival, Anime Convention, Total Woman Show, horse and goat shows
There will be fear at the Fair starting this weekend, as Fright Nights at the Fair return for another year of scaring people out of their wits. The chills, thrills, and screams begin Friday and run for five weekends in the Beef Barn at the New York State Fairgrounds. Hours are 7 p.m. to midnight on Fridays and Saturdays, and 7 to 11 p.m. on Sundays.
Ray Middle School administrator wins first place in world competition
Sharon Gridley-Pelkie is an artist; music and dance are in her blood. This past July, the Ray Middle School sixth grade assistant principal traveled to Puerto Rico to compete in the 2013 Fred Astaire Dance Studios World Championship. Out of the 54 studios from around the globe that brought contestants to compete in this annual event, Baldwinsville’s own brought home the gold, winning first place overall for Smooth Multi Dance Championship. She also won second place at the World Competition in the Multi Dance Latin Championship.
While countless radio programs provide chatter on the latest Syracuse University sports news, there is only one place where listeners might hear James Southerland talking candidly about why he chose to wear number 43: the NAPA Syracuse Legends Show with Mike Bristol.
The 2013 Syracuse Ride for Missing Children to be held this week
If you enjoy company while cycling long distances, why not consider riding for a cause? The 2013 Syracuse Ride for Missing children, a 100-mile police escorted bicycle ride through Syracuse and parts of Central New York, is taking place this Friday, Sept. 27. Sponsored by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children/New York (NCMEC/NY), the event serves three purposes.
The Manlius Chamber of Commerce is encouraging residents to discover Manlius throughout the month of October through its buy local campaign.